Tag Archives: Bandai

#744 – Xevious

                                                                                                          Standing on the edge of tomorrow… yesterday!                                                                                                                                             That’s a forest, not a jello mold.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1988   The slogan for the original arcade version of Xevious (pronounced Zeh Vee Us) was “Are you devious enough to beat Xevious?” … Continue reading #744 – Xevious

#734/#600 – World Class Track Meet/Stadium Events

                      If you have a boxed copy of this, you should come over so we can fawn over it together.     If you have a boxed copy of this, you obtained it from a sorcerer – or a scam artist. No box was ever made for this game.     Those stairs represent … Continue reading #734/#600 – World Class Track Meet/Stadium Events

#680 – Toxic Crusaders

  “What do I hear for this swingin’ bachelor, ladies? As you can see by the mop, he’s not afraid to do a little housework!”                                                                                                 Toxie’s mop should take care of those piddly shotguns.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Toxic Crusaders is trash, … Continue reading #680 – Toxic Crusaders

#613 – Street Cop

                                                                                             I’ll be takin’ that soul of yours now. Nice and easy.                                                                                                    Copping a feel on an officer is an arrestable offense.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: Human Entertainment GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Street…? Cop…? Street Cop. In this Power Pad/controller collaboration (1989 y’all!), you guide a … Continue reading #613 – Street Cop

#600/#734 – Stadium Events/World Class Track Meet

                        If you have a sealed copy of this, you should come over to my house so we can fawn over it together.     If you have a sealed copy of this, you obtained it from a sorcerer – or a scam artist. No box was ever created for this game.     … Continue reading #600/#734 – Stadium Events/World Class Track Meet

#564 – Shooting Range

                                                                                                            Warning: Zapper does not fire actual lasers.                                                                                                     Welp, I’m horrified. Well done, Shooting Range.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Today’s outdoor “shooting range” implies real guns, earplugs, and precious antique cans. According to Bandai, a Shooting Range is a … Continue reading #564 – Shooting Range

#536 – The Rocketeer

                                                                               Fantastic box-art. If only the game were this well-conceived.           That gangster’s purple zoot suit, stylish though it may be, is no match for the Rocketeer’s fearsome helmet.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai America DEVELOPER: Bandai GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: May 1991   I complained vigorously about the Rocket Ranger resembling/completely … Continue reading #536 – The Rocketeer

#451 – Ninja Kid

                                             Throwing a shuriken (even a poorly drawn one) at the television is never a good idea, kids.                                                        See those candles? Spark ’em with your flame buddy to ditch this catacomb.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Arcade platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1986   Ninja Kid would be downright … Continue reading #451 – Ninja Kid

#432 – Monster Party

                                                                                                                                                                        The gang’s all here!                                                                Wander far enough into the level and this happens. Believe it or not, this is a licensed game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: Human Entertainment GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1989   At the heart of Monster Party is a boy, a baseball bat, … Continue reading #432 – Monster Party

#382 – M.U.S.C.L.E.

                                                                        Ultimate Muscleruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!                                                                                                                                Methinks this match is a little unfair. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: October 1986   M.U.S.C.L.E. stands for Most Unusually Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere. It isn’t the most apt description for a wrestling game starring the masked, uh, things from “Ultimate Muscle” … Continue reading #382 – M.U.S.C.L.E.

#365 – Legends of the Diamond: The Baseball Championship Game

                                                                                                               That is a serious pair of manly muttonchops.                                                                                                       Big B. Herman brings it home.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner, they’re all here! Some of these legends are crotchety, some zombified, but all … Continue reading #365 – Legends of the Diamond: The Baseball Championship Game

#246 – Galaga: Demons of Death

  I didn’t even know Demons of Death was the subtitle for Galaga until I played the NES port. Oh Galaga, you still have much to teach us after all these years!                                         Nothing like some double-ship action to ruin some space bees plans for the evening.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai … Continue reading #246 – Galaga: Demons of Death