Tag Archives: Hi-Tech Expressions

#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

#671 – Tom & Jerry – The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

                                                                                                                    Jerry’s swim trunks really seal the deal for me.                                                  Tom’s all like, “Bang, Jerry. You’re dead.” And Jerry’s like, “Tom, bro, that’s a finger.”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Jerry will never be caught by Tom. Tom is either … Continue reading #671 – Tom & Jerry – The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

#556/557 – Sesame Street: 123 AND Sesame Street: ABC/123

                                                                                           My final Sesame Street game. A moment of silence.                                                                                                                                                        You crazy for this one, Ernie.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: January 1989   Not to be confused with Sesame Street: ABC or the aborted time-traveling disco sequel Sesame Street: 456*, 123 is the … Continue reading #556/557 – Sesame Street: 123 AND Sesame Street: ABC/123

#555 – Sesame Street: Countdown

  The Count bends down and whispers in your child’s ear. Also, no seven-year-old would want to play this game.                                                                    Countdown might look complex, but it is anything but.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Sesame Street: Countdown stars yours and my favorite … Continue reading #555 – Sesame Street: Countdown

#554 – Sesame Street: Big Bird’s Hide & Speak

                                                                                                                              Big Bird talks and plays at you, rather.                                                                    “The waning sun will put an end to your spelling fun”… that’ll be five dollars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: October 1990   Put your thinking caps on for this preschool throwback. It’s time to … Continue reading #554 – Sesame Street: Big Bird’s Hide & Speak

#553 – Sesame Street: ABC

                                                                                                                                            Age 6 is pushing it, Hi- Tech.                                                           Ernie’s Super Fun Splash. Warning: the term “Super Fun” is super subjective.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: September 1989   If you’ve ever wanted to guide a rubber ducky to a lonesome, bathtub-engulfed Ernie, or detach … Continue reading #553 – Sesame Street: ABC

#540 – Rollerblade Racer

                                                            Does that guy in the front have a meth problem? What’s with his teeth?                                                                                                               “Oops!” is the ethos of Rollerblade Racer   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1993   If you’ve ever thought of Paperboy as a complex game, what with all the … Continue reading #540 – Rollerblade Racer

#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

#460 – Orb 3D

                                                                                                                                                           KROHNNNNNNN!!!!                                                                                                                              Level 01, the circliest of all the levels   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Software Toolworks GENRE: Pong/”puzzle” RELEASE DATE: October 1990   Orb 3D should have been called Pong II: Now With Objectives and Stuff because that’s pretty much what it is. There’s a story about an … Continue reading #460 – Orb 3D

#417 – Mickey’s Safari in Letterland

                                                                                                                               Mickey TALKS! Man, does he talk…                                                                                                                       Poaching is one of Mickey’s many talents.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Edutainment/Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: March 1993   Before Mickey decided that capturing numbers was more his bag, he traveled all across Letterland in search of the missing … Continue reading #417 – Mickey’s Safari in Letterland

#416 – Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland

                                                                                                                                 From ages dumb to vaguely aware.                                                         Mickey brushing up on his b-ball while trying to find the number 1. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: March 1994   Mickey as a character is an open canvas, a lifeless, albeit recognizable, personality. His amorphous identity … Continue reading #416 – Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland

#320 – Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival

                                                                                           Miss Piggy weighs at least fifty pounds heavier than that.                                                                                                                                                     Welcome to your doom.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Mind’s Eye GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: November 1990   “So you see I’ve got a funny face/I’ve got no worries.” This is a line … Continue reading #320 – Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival