Tag Archives: American Sammy

#703 – Vice: Project Doom

                                                                                                                                        “Only this gun can save us now!”                                                                                                                                                    Jack Skellington guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Vice: Project Doom may as well have been called Ninja Gaiden: Let’s Get Silly. Vice borrows liberally from the storied trilogy, including but not … Continue reading #703 – Vice: Project Doom

#693 – Ultimate Basketball

                                                                                                                                    You can do better than this game, kid.              You’ll be spending most of your time on the side of the court, wishing for a better basketball experience.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1990   For whatever reason, basketball is a hard … Continue reading #693 – Ultimate Basketball

#687 – Twin Cobra

                                                               What makes a “mega” chip? And where does one procure two of them?                                                                          No annoying morse-code soundtrack in Twin Cobra, thank God.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: January 1990   The NES has a king’s ransom of shoot-em-ups, many of which lack personality, … Continue reading #687 – Twin Cobra

#661 – Thundercade

                                                                                                                                Good thing he’s wearing his helmet.                                                                                                           The peach tanks struck fear into my heart.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1989   Thundercade is the shoot-em-up equivalent of a contemporary summer blockbuster: fun and exciting while you’re watching/playing it, but once it’s … Continue reading #661 – Thundercade

#569 – Silkworm

                                                                                                                                 The best tag-team shmup of its day.                                                                                                                                Calm before the inevitable crap storm.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: American Sammy GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1990   Two questions you should ask yourself while engaging a shoot-em-up: 1) does it present a unique/interesting concept that enhances the … Continue reading #569 – Silkworm

#420 – Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

                                                                                      This is one gnarly looking cover. Why is your party pint-size?                                                   Go ahead, Fighters… see what happens when you waltz down that corridor.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: G-Amusements GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1992   Unless you like your RPGs on the slower end, my guess is, … Continue reading #420 – Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

#414 – Michael Andretti’s World Grand Prix

                                                                          Michael Andretti came to party responsibility, hence the almost-mullet.                                                                                                                                                                              Go man, go! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Human GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: June 1990   I’m not sure what right a hardcore F1 simulator has in being on a system like the NES. Racing simulators are designed to … Continue reading #414 – Michael Andretti’s World Grand Prix

#42 – Arkista’s Ring

                                                                                                                   That cape is boss                                                                                                                             It looks more complex than it really is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: NMK GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1990 Arkista’s Ring dares to copy Zelda and leave out the non-linear exploration that made the latter game so popular! How would American Sammy accomplish … Continue reading #42 – Arkista’s Ring