Tag Archives: Compile

#750 – Zanac

                                                                                                          They’ve got the whooooole world in their hands.                                                                                                                   I can’t count the number of times I died here.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: October 1987   Zanac is either a gentle joyride across twelve planets, or a relentless shoot-em-up co-sponsored by the devil. It’s … Continue reading #750 – Zanac

#672 – Tombs & Treasure

                                                                                                 Don’t you hate it when that happens?                                                                                                                     El Slug! Priceless.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Infocom DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Adventure/RPG RELEASE DATE: June 1991   Tombs & Treasure (perhaps the ultimate winning combination) stars a tow-headed young lad and his green-haired girlfriend as they search for clues regarding the disappearance … Continue reading #672 – Tombs & Treasure

#379 – Lunar Pool

                                                       “So her name was Rio, and she danced in the sand! Can you believe that?!”                                                                                                    Yes, this is only Stage 5. There are 60 stages.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Pool (Sports?) RELEASE DATE: October 1987   Don’t be fooled by those two normal-looking Reaganites playing … Continue reading #379 – Lunar Pool

#275 – Gun Nac

  When the Mighty Carrot Poobah attacks, only Gun Nac can complement a delicious Cobb salad with his organs!     Rest assured, large mechanical objects are but a small concern compared to the deadly carrot stabbings.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: ASCII Entertainment DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1991   I’m going to … Continue reading #275 – Gun Nac

#271 – The Guardian Legend

                                                                                                                        How can a box look both cool and goofy?                                                                                                       X9, Y14… you sunk my scantily-clad space warrior! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Action/Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1989   There ain’t nothing wrong with genre-splicing, especially when the result is an intriguing, inscrutable mess like Guardian Legend. I played … Continue reading #271 – The Guardian Legend

#259 – Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

                               Ah, the Nuclear Age was a real treat, wasn’t it? Good thing society has moved on… oh wait.                                                                                        Godzilla kicks rocks. They had it comin’.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Toho DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1989   I’m not sure if kids today appreciate Godzilla as much as … Continue reading #259 – Godzilla: Monster of Monsters