Tag Archives: Data East

#714 – Werewolf: The Last Warrior

                                                                              Is… is the werewolf busting out of an NES cartridge?                        Don’t mind me, Everytown USA! Just a werewolf climbin’ up a skyscraper!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Werewolf: The Last Warrior wants so badly to be your new … Continue reading #714 – Werewolf: The Last Warrior

#638 – Tag Team Wrestling

                                                                                                        PROTIP: “Arcade hit!” didn’t always mean “NES hit!”                                                                                                                                                             Only Round 1?… *sigh*   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: October 1986   “Tag Team Wrestling is some archaic wrestling action, action, action!” but if it were up to me, I’d remove two of … Continue reading #638 – Tag Team Wrestling

#566 – Side Pocket

                                                                                                    Cyndi Lauper cheers on Rick Astley from afar.                                                                                  The City Master is ordering a milk on the rocks, just because.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Namco DEVELOPER: Data East GENRE: Pool RELEASE DATE: June 1987   NES pool simulators are a curious lot. Fantasy titles like Lunar Pool take place … Continue reading #566 – Side Pocket

#531 – Robocop 2

                                                                                                                     Yup, he still doesn’t have any emotions.                                                                                                                                The mirthless howl of the damned.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Painting By Numbers GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1991   Words from Robocop 2‘s Game Over screen: “Robocop is taken away for calibration. But he will try again!” Good for … Continue reading #531 – Robocop 2

#530 – Robocop

                                                                                                                                          Robocop dares you to play his game.     The bottom menu looks more complex than the game actually is. Punch the dog, shoot the dude in purple, and keep walkin’.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1989   “Robocop is never discouraged. Let’s do … Continue reading #530 – Robocop

#524 – Ring King

                                                                      Ray Leonard Jr. approved Ring King as soon as the check cleared.                                                                                                     Great character animation for an early NES game.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1987   There’s only one NES boxing game that matters: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (or, if you … Continue reading #524 – Ring King

#518 – Rampage

                                                     I like the citizens cheering on the destruction. You’re next, business-people!                                                                                                   Saving the worst for last. Ralph’s face says it all.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Data East GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Rampage‘s building-smashing ethos isn’t the most cultured or open-minded, but it does … Continue reading #518 – Rampage

#339 – Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

                                                  Kid Niki, in no way, resembles this mullet-driven beefcake. A pox on this cover!                                                                                                                              Is this racist? I’m still laughing at it.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1987   “Atta Boy!” are the two words that appear on the top of … Continue reading #339 – Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

#333 – Karnov

                                                                          Karnov smashes through every single era of time with his Iron Fists!                                                                            When Karnov aches, he turns blue. No amount of ‘K’s will cure him.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1988   Karnov is a soulless, heartless brute of a game, … Continue reading #333 – Karnov

#331 – Karate Champ

                                                                                               For better or for worse, this image sums up the game.                                                                                                                                                         It’s a Muppet Jamboree!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Fighting RELEASE DATE: November 1986   More like Karate Chump, amirite brahs? I don’t care if Karate Champ was one of the first … Continue reading #331 – Karate Champ

#322 – Joe & Mac

                  Who’d want to rescue the neanderthal equivalent of Kate Capshaw from “Temple of Doom” anyway?     The graphics have a certain Bonk flavor to them, but Joe and Mac doesn’t even begin to approach the depth of Bonk.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Elite Systems GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #322 – Joe & Mac

#280 – Heavy Barrel

                                                                                                                                      I… I… I just don’t know what to say.                                      Boys, boys, put down those firearms, and let’s solve our differences with some Friendship tea!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Data East GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1990   “That is quite the heavy barrel you have there, … Continue reading #280 – Heavy Barrel