Tag Archives: Game Show

#726 – Win, Lose, or Draw

                                                                                                                                   Well, doesn’t that look like a treat.                                                                                                                                                   It doesn’t fit, but it’s the truth.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: March 1990   Win, Lose, or Draw sounds snappier than Win, Lose AND Draw, though the latter is more accurate. No matter … Continue reading #726 – Win, Lose, or Draw

#715-718 – The Wheel of Fortune Tetralogy

  Assuming Pat Sajak and Vanna White have immortality clauses in their contract, I think we’ll be watching “Wheel of Fortune” for years to come. And why not? Pat is dry and witty, with just the right amount of personality while Vanna says a lot by saying little. The show itself is a weird, addicting … Continue reading #715-718 – The Wheel of Fortune Tetralogy

#622 – Super Jeopardy!

                                                                                             Digitized speech? 4-Player Game?! I’m hyperventilating!                                                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas, 3 A.M.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Gametek GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Gametek’s obsession with misshapen troll people continues in Super Jeopardy!. It’s the last of Gametek’s quad-fecta of Jeopardy! games on the Nintendo and the … Continue reading #622 – Super Jeopardy!

#520 – Remote Control

                                                                                                                          The tagline is blunt, harsh, and accurate.                                                                                                                        The contestants’ faces mimic my own.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: May 1990   Remote Control replicates the MTV game show in almost every way. Three contestants select from nine channels on a large TV. … Continue reading #520 – Remote Control

TRIPLE THREAT – #316, #317, #318 – Jeopardy!, Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition, Jeopardy! Junior Edition

                                                                                                                        Where’s Trebek? We have a score to settle…                                                                                                          TREBEK! I know you’re hiding behind that podium!                                                                                               Cowering behind children, eh Trebek? You make me sick…                                                                                                                                                It’s “Jeopardy!” alright.   PLAYERS: 1-3 alternating PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game show … Continue reading TRIPLE THREAT – #316, #317, #318 – Jeopardy!, Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition, Jeopardy! Junior Edition

#284 – Hollywood Squares

                                                                                                                                                                                       Save me…                                                                                                  A more hideous gaggle of creatures, I’ve never seen.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: GameTek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game Show RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Is there anything sadder than washed-up C-list … Continue reading #284 – Hollywood Squares

#218 – Family Feud

                                                                                                                                                        Yup… there’s the stage.                                                                                                           Go on, answer the question… see what happens.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: May 1991   The people in Family Feud look like they got Joseph-and-his-Technicolor-Dreamcoat paint thrust onto them before being beaten with ugly sticks and … Continue reading #218 – Family Feud

#138 – Classic Concentration

                                                                                                Schoolhouse Rock: The Game                                                  What you see is what you get. On behalf of the development team, I apologize.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Softie GENRE: Game-show RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Game-show video games are a tricky proposition. The fun of watching “Wheel of Fortune” or “Jeopardy” … Continue reading #138 – Classic Concentration