Tag Archives: American Video Entertainment

#709 – Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

  Rats are so desperate to kill Wally Bear that they’ll throw cartoon bombs at him in broad daylight. Slow your roll, Wally!                                                                                                                                                          Just say NO to ancient evil.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Game Cartridges GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1992   Wally Bear and the NO! … Continue reading #709 – Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

#702 – Venice Beach Volleyball

                                                                                                                                                   Sharks can’t play volleyball.                                                                                                                                                          Crabs can’t play either.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Idea-Tek GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1991   Venice Beach Volleyball is your standard back-and-forth volleyball throwdown, complete with salacious cover. There’s four teams – two male, two female – to choose from, each … Continue reading #702 – Venice Beach Volleyball

#694 – Ultimate League Soccer

                                           The ultimate average soccer title. Watch out for Gene Simmons in the background.                                                                                         Red shirt passes it to red shirt. Red shirt hits! He scores!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Hacker International GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1992   If there were such a thing as honest … Continue reading #694 – Ultimate League Soccer

#686 – Trolls on Treasure Island

                                                                                                                                 Perhaps the cave will hold some pants.                                                                                                                                                             Smirking bastards.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Arcade/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1994   I always knew there were Trolls on Treasure Island, but until I learned of this game’s existence, I couldn’t prove it. Trolls On … Continue reading #686 – Trolls on Treasure Island

#663 – Tiles of Fate

                                                                                                                                                               What sorcery is this?                                                                                Level 5 is when Tiles of Fate decided to ratchet up the difficulty.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: C&E Inc. GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   I reviewed Tiles of Fate in September 2012 as part of a fifteen-game multi-cart known as … Continue reading #663 – Tiles of Fate

#588 – Solitaire

  Nothin’ like setting up a card table on the beach and playing solitaire. This shot must have been taken in Florida.                                                                                                                                                                                End of the line.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Odyssey Software GENRE: Card game RELEASE DATE: 1992   Your brother or sister has played solitaire. Your parents … Continue reading #588 – Solitaire

#511 – Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II

                                                                                                                                                    What’s her left hand doing?                                                                                                                                                                   Big fun?! Where?   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Idea-Tek GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1991   Deluxe Tennis II implies that there was ever a Deluxe Tennis I. There wasn’t and there never will be. So why market this nondescript tennis game … Continue reading #511 – Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II

#496 – Pyramid

                                                                     That’s one sassy necklace she has there. Even the golden cat thinks so.                                                                             This is about as good as it’s getting. Pyramid only helps Pyramid.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1992   But… but… I already reviewed this game. Like Puzzle, Pyramid … Continue reading #496 – Pyramid

#494 – Puzzle

                                                                                                                           Hey! That’s not where a tiger’s mouth goes.                                                                                                                                                                 I did this all by myself!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Uh… puzzle. RELEASE DATE: 1990   If you’ve been following the blog since last September or so, Puzzle might seem vaguely familiar. I actually … Continue reading #494 – Puzzle

#409 – Mermaids of Atlantis: The Riddle of the Magic Bubble

                                                                                                                                              I think I’ll pass, my dear.                                                                                      Bubbles for days, ya’ll… bubbles for days.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Panesian GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1991   Who doesn’t remember Bubble Bath Babes, the extremely rare, unlicensed nudie puzzle game? My review for it is one of the … Continue reading #409 – Mermaids of Atlantis: The Riddle of the Magic Bubble

#399 – Maxi 15: Part 2

                                                                                  The final seven games reviewed for your bemusement!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Various GENRE: Various RELEASE DATE: 1992                                                                                                                  STAKK’M                                                                                                                                    There’s that yum yum stakk’um I’ve been longing for.    Please won’t you stakk’m… for the children? This is another one of those “falling … Continue reading #399 – Maxi 15: Part 2

#399 – Maxi 15: Part 1

                                                  The Maxi 15 cartridge gives itself five out of five stars. “I’m awesome!” it declares.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Various GENRE: Various RELEASE DATE: 1992   The unfortunately titled Maxi-15 takes it to the hoop with fifteen games of varying quality. All of the games, save for two … Continue reading #399 – Maxi 15: Part 1