Tag Archives: FCI

#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

#713 – WCW: World Championship Wrestling

                                                                                                                                         Did this look intimidating in 1990?                                                      That’s me in the corner/That’s me on the ground/curled/losing lots of bloood.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nichibutsu GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Not even the talents of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat can save WCW Wrestling from making a spectacle … Continue reading #713 – WCW: World Championship Wrestling

#691 – Ultima: Warriors of Destiny

                                                                                                                                                          “Cometh at me, brother!”                                                                                                                                                    Oh, the horrible memories.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Origin GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: January 1993   The Ultima ports on the NES are defined by their varying quality. Exodus had its faults (some might say ‘quirks’), but it was playable. Quest of the Avatar … Continue reading #691 – Ultima: Warriors of Destiny

#552 – Seicross

                        Seicross was originally called Sector Zone in the arcades. “Seicross” was obviously more marketable.                                                                                             Yes, this is the NES version, not the Commodore 64 port.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nihon Bussan GENRE: Racing/shmup RELEASE DATE: October 1988   “Arcade Classic” the Seicross box claims in a bright … Continue reading #552 – Seicross

#474 – Phantom Fighter

          Phantom Fighter now has its own fruit snacks, complete with Banana Heroes and Strawberry Kyonshi!                                                Are the enemies’ hops supposed to be intimidating? It’s more pathetic than scary.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Marionette GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Kyonshi Fighter doesn’t sound as cool as Phantom … Continue reading #474 – Phantom Fighter

#390 – Magmax

                                                     Great cover for a disappointing game. Also, I could have used that shield.                                                                                                             Magmax, ladies and gentleman, in all its glory.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nihon … Continue reading #390 – Magmax

#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

#292 – Hydlide

                                                                                             A technically decent, if not completely boring cover.                                                          No EXP, eh? My friend, you’re in this journey for the long haul…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: T&E Soft GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Hydlide lives up (or down) to … Continue reading #292 – Hydlide

#193 – Dr. Chaos

                                                                                                 I wanted to rent this game as a child. I’m glad I didn’t.     This is the side-scrolling portion of Dr. Chaos. I would have liked a little more yellow diarrhea color in the game, to be honest.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Marionette GENRE: Adventure/Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1988   … Continue reading #193 – Dr. Chaos

#99 – Break Time: The National Pool Tour

                                                                                                                Dennis the Menace: Pool Shark for Hire                                                                                                  Keep thinking, Ed. Just think both of our lives away.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Pony Canyon GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1993   After a hard week’s worth of vampire killing, there’s no better way to unwind than with … Continue reading #99 – Break Time: The National Pool Tour

#56 – The Bard’s Tale

                   “So I was just walking down the road, right? And this guy threw a Bard’s Tale cartridge at me!”                                                                                                          I sentence you to cast this game into oblivion.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Atelier Double GENRE: Computer RPG RELEASE DATE: November 1991   The Bard’s Tale is one in … Continue reading #56 – The Bard’s Tale

#13 – AD&D: Pool of Radiance

                                        The warrior thinks the dragon is his only foe, but his real nemesis is that leering skull.                                                                                                                    That’s right, Orc. Give my regards to Sauron.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Marionette GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Pool of Radiance begins similar to Hillsfar. Make a character, choose … Continue reading #13 – AD&D: Pool of Radiance