Tag Archives: Fighting

#651 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

                                                                                                                             Konami’s covers are always fantastic.                                                                                                                    It’s like I’m playing the end of the first movie!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Fighting RELEASE DATE: February 1994   A Turtles fighting game is a brilliant idea, but on the NES? With a controller that only has two buttons … Continue reading #651 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

#8 – Action 52: Part the Last

                                                                                                                                                                                    ARGH!                                                                                                                                                                       NEVER AGAIN!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Active Enterprises DEVELOPER: Active Enterprises GENRE: Controller-smashing RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Parts One, Two, and Three can be found here. Order is key.                                                                                                                  #40: Billy Bob     Trapped in a cage (despite all my rage), I can not … Continue reading #8 – Action 52: Part the Last

#8 – Action 52: Part the Third

                                                      Poorly made in America is still made in America. Let’s keep work at home, folks.                                                                                                                                                                            Biodegrade this!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Active Enterprises DEVELOPER: Active Enterprises GENRE: Every genre, and as crappy as you could possibly conceive. RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Read PART 1 and PART 2   … Continue reading #8 – Action 52: Part the Third

#8 – Action 52: Part the Second

                                                                                The games inside are a lot more surreal than this cover suggests.                                                                   No actual cheetahs were turned into men during the making of these games.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Active Enterprises DEVELOPER: Active Enterprises GENRE: Everything, but mostly platforming and shmups RELEASE DATE: September 1991   First, catch up … Continue reading #8 – Action 52: Part the Second

#8 – Action 52: Part the First

                                                                                                                              I suggest you don’t pay that retail price.                                                                                                                                        It takes two to make a thing go right.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Active Enterprises DEVELOPER: Active Enterprises GENRE: Multi-cart – shmups, platformers, fighting, puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1991   A number of retro reviewers have taken on the unlicensed Pandora’s … Continue reading #8 – Action 52: Part the First

#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

#236 – Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

                                                                                                                           Ralph Macchio’s worst nightmare…                                                                                                         Fighting little girls… disgraceful.                                                                    This right here is what fighting games were like before Street Fighter II.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture Brain GENRE: Beat-em-up/Fighting RELEASE DATE: August 1989   Before fighting games ran amok after the insane popularity of … Continue reading #236 – Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

#78 – Best of the Best: Championship Karate

                                                                                                                               This ain’t no game! It’s a VHS tape!                                                                                                                   Tsong Po takes little to no guff, so beware.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Loricels GENRE: Fighting sim RELEASE DATE: December 1992     Electro Brain went all out with this “Eric Roberts” simulator. The game begins on a standard … Continue reading #78 – Best of the Best: Championship Karate