Tag Archives: Atlus

#723 – Widget

                                                                                   And you may say to yourself, This is not my beautiful game.                                                                                                         No intimidating Yeti will make Widget lose his joy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Graphic Research GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Despite looking like a Hanna Barbera reject from the ’70s, Widget’s origins lie in … Continue reading #723 – Widget

#707 – Wacky Races

                                                                                                                          Is Dastardly showing Muttley the future?                                                             This reminds me of a game with another hairy, barrel-chested individual.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: May 1992   Strap on your helmet and safety goggles for Wacky Races, inspired by the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. … Continue reading #707 – Wacky Races

#636 – T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

                                                                                                               Pearl City, Hawaii must be proud of their legacy.                                                                                                  Who wouldn’t want to watch a surfing cat in a blazer?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1988   Before Thrilla Gorilla embarked on his personal “Surfari,”he was competing against Kool Kat (a large … Continue reading #636 – T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

#537 – Rockin’ Kats

                                                                                                        Such a simple, cartoony design. Wonderfully done.                                                         I’m not sure if this is racist or not, but it does actually happen within the game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Before Atlus established themselves in the States as the torchbearers of anything … Continue reading #537 – Rockin’ Kats

#442 – NFL Football

                                                                                        That is one awful pseudo-painting there. Also, FOOTBALL!                                                                                                             AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THA-A-ANG!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1989   I have some readers out there who are sports fans, so let me just say, I’m sorry. While I … Continue reading #442 – NFL Football

#391 – Major League Baseball

                                                                            “Enteractive” you say? The purposeful misspelling intrigues.                                                               That peach uniform really brings out the players’ natural blush.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1988   There are approximately fifty trillion baseball games for the NES, and I can say, … Continue reading #391 – Major League Baseball

#332 – The Karate Kid

                              Master the Martial Arts! Apparently, in LJN’s fractured worldview, there’s only one kind.                                                                                                                                                          Go ninja, go ninja, GO! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer/Action RELEASE DATE: November 1987   The Karate Kid was one of LJN’s first attempts to destroy a beloved movie franchise, and to that … Continue reading #332 – The Karate Kid

#263 – Golf Grand Slam

                               This is a far cry from Atlus’ future, where demon summoners and angsty teens roam the earth.                                                                                                                                      A grand slam for the ages. Take that, Denny’s.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Despite Nintendo’s attempt to destroy the sport of golf … Continue reading #263 – Golf Grand Slam

#241 – Friday the 13th

                                                                                               Jason and his amazing Technicolor DreamHatchet!                                                                             This looks promising! Better hide out in the woods for awhile. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1989   LJN games sure do try hard, don’t they? Any other publisher would have probably tried to make Friday … Continue reading #241 – Friday the 13th