Tag Archives: Jaleco

#749 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

                                                                                                                                                                             Pre-‘Beouf                                                                                              Indy’s seventeen gold bars ought to destroy those cannons!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Who would have thought that the best “Indiana Jones” game for the NES would be based on the short-lived “Young Indiana” television series? Yet Young Indiana … Continue reading #749 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

#722 – Whomp ‘Em

                                                                                                                                                                                           Yeah, I know.                                                                                            The ghost of H.P. Lovecraft did some design work here.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Perhaps the only Mega Man-inspired title to feature a Native American protagonist, the abhorrently titled Whomp ‘Em doesn’t break racial boundaries inasmuch as … Continue reading #722 – Whomp ‘Em

#678 – Totally Rad

                                     This cover does not properly represent how much “early 90s” is contained within the game.                                                                                                                                   That boss is looking fab-u-lous!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Aicom Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Totally Rad is what happens when slang gets its own video game. The protagonist is … Continue reading #678 – Totally Rad

#560 – Shatterhand

                                                                                                                                                David Arquette finally loses it.                                                                                                                                 That green vest just screams good taste.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1991   In Shatterhand, you play a man – let’s call him Biff ShatterPow – whose hands can literally cripple nations. Or at least shatter them. … Continue reading #560 – Shatterhand

#529 – Robo Warrior

                                                                                                 Now displayed at the World’s Trade Fair of 1929!                                                                                          Look at all that shrubbery, just waiting to be exploded!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Action/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Welcome to Robo Warrior, a little known Bomberman spin-off that tries to inject more action into the … Continue reading #529 – Robo Warrior

#519 – Rampart

                                                                          I assumed the cannons fired themselves. I ASSUMED WRONG!                                                                                                                                 Well, I don’t like to brag, but…   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Bitmasters GENRE: Action/Strategy RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Rampart didn’t interest me as a kid: castles, cannons, ships, strategy. No thanks. At eight years of age, I … Continue reading #519 – Rampart

#508 – Racket Attack

                                                                                                                                                          The eternal struggle…                                                                                                                                                                   Slice that ball good!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1988   A tennis game called Racket Attack? I suppose that makes sense, even if it is a little boring. In my opinion, Racket Attack should be about an old … Continue reading #508 – Racket Attack

#490 – Pro Sports Hockey

                                                                                                                                 The sport of bloody, toothless kings!                                                                                                                                                                  Pipe down in there, #32!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1993   If you’re a hockey aficionado or if you just like beating people up atop sheets of ice, Pro Sport Hockey has you covered!… for … Continue reading #490 – Pro Sports Hockey

#478 – Pinball Quest

                                                                                                                                                         What’s your pinball fantasy?                                                                                                   Pinball Quest scores bonus points for delicious puns.                                                                                                                                                                                “Ow, my face!”   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: June 1990   If you only bow down before one Pinball King on the NES, please, make it Pinball Quest. … Continue reading #478 – Pinball Quest

#412 – Metal Mech: Man or Machine

                                                                                                                                        They’re the original odd couple!                                                                                                          Solid graphics can’t save this snoozeburger.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Metal Mech is the definition of a pointless game where nothing really happens. You star as Joe Q. Sixpack, a renegade fighter who’s attached … Continue reading #412 – Metal Mech: Man or Machine

#392 – Maniac Mansion

                                                                                                                               I think this cover speaks for itself.                                                                                                                              Hi there!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Lucasfilms GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1990                                                     I’m all for blowing up hamsters, but could you kids turn down that damn radio?! Maniac Mansion has always stood out from other point-and-click adventure games because … Continue reading #392 – Maniac Mansion

#357 – The Last Ninja

                                                                                   Just in case you were curious this is the “Game of the Year.”                                                                                                                                                      Sleepin’ like a baby.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1991   For those who like their reviews with a side of history, stuff this into your hipster corn cob … Continue reading #357 – The Last Ninja