Tag Archives: Capcom

#746 – Yo! Noid

                                                                                                                                                                     Capcom… really?                                                                                                                                                                      Elmer Fudd guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: NOW Productions GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Yo! Noid has a strong cult following, despite starring one of the most obnoxious mascots of the ’90s. “But Dylan! It’s a classic tough-as-nails Capcom platformer in the vein … Continue reading #746 – Yo! Noid

#725 – Willow

                                 “Willow: Back 2 Tha Ufgood” was the proposed existential sequel. It never came to pass.                                                                                                                            “Is that you, Smaug? My, you’ve aged!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Willow is an obviously well-constructed action-RPG, with gorgeous animation and graphics, solid controls, and … Continue reading #725 – Willow

#685 – Trojan

                                                                                                                   Co-starring Bon Jovi and The Shredder!                                                                                                                                                             Music by Kraftwerk.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating/simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1987   Compared to Capcom’s better remembered arcade ports for the NES, Trojan remains in semi-obscurity for its inability to distinguish itself. The game feels like a cautious … Continue reading #685 – Trojan

#643 – TaleSpin

                                                                                                                     Baloo’s having too much fun in that plane.                                                                                       Toad Man’s stage from Mega Man 4 makes a guest appearance.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: December 1991   TaleSpin is the unsung game in Capcom’s Disney television quadtych on the NES. While Darkwing Duck, Rescue … Continue reading #643 – TaleSpin

#615 – Strider

                                                                                                   Hiryu is easily offended by gross mustaches.                                                            He also runs laps up the pyramids every day. “It’s good for my glutes!” he cries.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1989   Strider should be great. Capcom developed it. It stars a sweet ninja with … Continue reading #615 – Strider

#614 – Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight

                                                                                  My seven-year-old self knew better: this wasn’t Street Fighter.                                                                                                                                                                                Well, poop.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight has nothing to do with either of those storied Capcom franchises. It could have been called Robo Generica for … Continue reading #614 – Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight

#585 – Snow Brothers

                                                                                                Nick and Tom, you rascals!                                                                                                                                                          Now that’s “snow” like it.                                                                                                                             Everyone’s just having a gay ol’ time.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Sol GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Snow Brothers takes the Bubble Bobble formula – trap enemies in bubbles, pop to kill them … Continue reading #585 – Snow Brothers

#551 – Section-Z

                                                                                                                                                  Another boss Capcom cover.                                                                    Stuck between a rock and a hard place… wait, where are the portals?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1987   There’s no better “retro gaming” moment than beating an incredibly challenging game, and the NES is full of examples: … Continue reading #551 – Section-Z

#422 – Mighty Final Fight

                                                    In a world without necks, these warriors fight to see who has the coolest shoes.                                                               Don’t call that room number expecting a good time.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1993   How mighty can three chibi characters be, you ask? Still thy tongue, … Continue reading #422 – Mighty Final Fight

#415 – Mickey Mousecapade

                                  I applaud this cover, both for being awesome and for having very little to do with the game.                                                  Mickey and Minnie’s house is in shambles. Rebuild lest their marriage be torn in twain. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Capcom’s Disney games … Continue reading #415 – Mickey Mousecapade

#406 – Mega Man 6

                                                                    After five tries, Capcom finally crafts a worthwhile American cover.                                                                                                        The gang’s all here for the final Famicom entry.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: Between December 1993 and March 1994   Mega Man VI didn’t just mark the end of the series on the … Continue reading #406 – Mega Man 6

#405 – Mega Man 5

                                                        Does Mega Man have some sort of magical zapping power I’m unaware of?                                                                 Why mess with success?… Capcom, that’s not a rhetorical question.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   A mere eleven months after Mega Man IV was unleashed to disappoint the … Continue reading #405 – Mega Man 5