Tag Archives: Activision

#692 – Ultimate Air Combat

                                                                                              Take that, purveyors of viewpoints inferior to mine!           Ultimate Air Combat doesn’t screenshot well. I could take just about any picture and it would look like this.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Activision GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: April 1992   I’ve never been one for flight sims on … Continue reading #692 – Ultimate Air Combat

#660 – Thunderbirds

                                                                                                                                                               Take that, day time!                                                                            Thunderbird 3, hoping to make it out of Varicose Vein Valley alive.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Pack-in Video GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Creepy British puppets from the 60s have no place in video games, and yet, in the 80s and early … Continue reading #660 – Thunderbirds

#658 – The Three Stooges

                                                                                                                                                  Calling all chowdah-heads!                                                                                                                                     “Mutton for brains, the both of ya!”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Minigame RELEASE DATE: October 1989   The Three Stooges is a basket of strange nyuks: a handful of minigames/events starring the Stooges that limits their antics, while staying true to … Continue reading #658 – The Three Stooges

#633 – Sword Master

  The Sword Master does look pretty cool on the cover. And the screenshots don’t look cheesy in the background. Well done, Activision.                                                           Sword Master: “Woah woah woah, nobody ever said anything about magic!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Athena GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Sword Master is a … Continue reading #633 – Sword Master

#626 – Super Pitfall

                                  Pitfall Harry argues vociferously with a cobra about how “super” Super Pitfall really is.                                        Super Pitfall is like Wrecking Crew, only not enjoyable. And not at all like Wrecking Crew.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1987   How does one usher in … Continue reading #626 – Super Pitfall

#611 – Stealth ATF

                                                                                                                                                                                   All the Fight!                                                                                     Is that supposed to be the Middle East or a Nacho Cheese Dorito?   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Sim RELEASE DATE: October 1989   Throw on some Whitesnake and put on your Tom Cruise-approved sunglasses: Stealth ATF puts you in control of … Continue reading #611 – Stealth ATF

#254 – Ghostbusters II

  I think Dan Aykroyd makes his own vodka now. “Two shots and you won’t be afraid of no ghosts, or your stomach contents back!”                                 Dan Aykroyd: “Alright, boys, we’re going to drink my vodka until this game’s playable!”   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April … Continue reading #254 – Ghostbusters II

#253 – Ghostbusters

                                                                                                                                                  I am very much afraid of these ghosts.                                                       Make yourself comfortable. The predominant gameplay, believe it or not, is driving.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Bits Laboratory GENRE: Driving/Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   You know what a Ghostbusters game should be? A side-scrolling action game with, oh, six … Continue reading #253 – Ghostbusters

#247 – Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century

                                                                   I hope the future holds more interesting things than poo weaponry.                                                                You’re the best… AROUND! NOTHING’S EVER GONNA KEEP YOU DOWN!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Activision GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Galaxy, Galaga, Galactic, they all come out the same color in the end. Galaxy … Continue reading #247 – Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century

#177 – Die Hard

                                                        “Die Hard or Die Tryin’” is actually the title of 50 Cent’s latest masterwork.     Thanks be to Vizzed.com for this screenshot. It’s not their fault the game resembles blue raspberry poo.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Pack-In Video GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1992   I’ve never seen the actual … Continue reading #177 – Die Hard

#40 – Archon

                                                                                                                                                                       Warning: actual game may resemble chess.                                                                                                                                                Well… I had a Water Elemental.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Bullet-Proof Software GENRE: Chess-esque RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Upon first glance, Archon appears to be a simple game of monster chess, Light versus Dark. On the Light side are … Continue reading #40 – Archon