Tag Archives: Irem

#598 – Sqoon

                                                                                                                                               It’s a long way to Tipperary!                                                                                                                                                                       Oh wait, there it is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Home Data GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Sqoon tries to be everything all of the time. It is one of two games on the NES where you commandeer a submarine. It … Continue reading #598 – Sqoon

#592 – Spelunker

                                                                                                                                                                         Have at thee, bat!                                                                         Spelunker vs. a rope. It’s a much harder battle than one would think.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   I’ll be in my cold, cold grave before I give Spelunker another chance. And that’s a downright dirty shame … Continue reading #592 – Spelunker

#413 – Metal Storm

                                                                That mech design brings me back to the glory days of Japanese robots.                                                                                                      Let’s just say, Metal Storm don’t want no scrubs.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Tamtex GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1991   The name “Metal Storm” screams late 80s metal festival with bands like Ratt, Poison, … Continue reading #413 – Metal Storm

#353 – Kung-Fu

                                                                                                                                     Kung-Fu (warning: does not contain any actual kung-fu)     And by kicking over his opponent, Kung-Fu Man realized he would spend the rest of his days in a wheelchair.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Action/Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind. Or … Continue reading #353 – Kung-Fu

#335 – Kickle Cubicle

                                                                 Irem couldn’t have chosen a more disturbing cover for a really fun game.                                                                                               If you succeed, you’ll be decorated with a circle of carrots.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1990   If it wasn’t for my beloved Lolo series, Kickle Cubicle would have … Continue reading #335 – Kickle Cubicle

#298 – Image Fight

  The space craft is placed just below the man’s crotch, where he can make sure it stays out of trouble.                                                                                                                                                      Will the thrills never cease?!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1990   I was going to start off this review with a “this … Continue reading #298 – Image Fight

#1 – 10 Yard Fight

                                                                                    Those players should really get their rickets looked at.                                                                                             I expect some fighting around that particular yard line.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   10 Yard Fight a.k.a the Japanese attempt to sabotage the sport of football. The year is 1985. … Continue reading #1 – 10 Yard Fight