Tag Archives: Gametek

#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!

#443 – Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing

                                                                        That red blurb is what text looks like when you read it at 200 km/hr.     Unsurprisingly, Japan has one of the hardest tracks to complete. You’ll need lots of practice before you succeed here.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Gremlin Graphics GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1993   I discovered … Continue reading #443 – Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing

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

#278 – Harlem Globetrotters

                                                                                                                                                                 The gods must be crazy!                                                                                                                              Even the color scheme hates this game.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Softie Inc. GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1991   What child of the 90s doesn’t remember the Harlem Globetrotters flagrantly breaking every rule of basketball? They were more circus sideshow than … Continue reading #278 – Harlem Globetrotters

#231 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part VI – The Perfect Fit

                                                                         Yeah, it’s a perfect “something that rhymes with fit,” alright.                                                                      You only have three minutes left! Hurry up and flip that ‘G’ over!!!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: March 1990   The Fisher Price saga ends today with A Perfect Fit, … Continue reading #231 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part VI – The Perfect Fit

#230 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part V – I Can Remember

                                    Expect your memory capacity to expand to at least 30KB after playing through this game.                                                                                             A Viewmaster, huh… OH GOOD   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: GameTek DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: March 1990   At first I thought this game would be the Fisher Price version of … Continue reading #230 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part V – I Can Remember

#229 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part IV – Firehouse Rescue

  If 8-year-olds need to play this game to help them learn to make decisions, then God help the future of America.                                                                                                                                                               Wait… where’s the fire?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: GameTek DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: March 1992   If I were to tell you that I’ve longed for the … Continue reading #229 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part IV – Firehouse Rescue

#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

#187 – Double Dare

                                         An abnormal amount of bright yellow and pink went into the making of this cover.                                                                                                                                                               Yeah, but where’s the Gak?   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Trivia/Minigame RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Remember slime, Gak, and any other number of “gross” products from the 1990s? Nickelodeon popularized … Continue reading #187 – Double Dare

#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