Tag Archives: LJN

#739-742 – WWF Games

  My love affair with the WWF (or the WWE, as it’s unfortunately referred to now) lasted two glorious years. From 1999-2001, my buddy Alex and I indulged in Sunday Pay-Per-View matches at his house, courteously paid for by his parents. WWF was knee deep in the “Attitude Era,” and the rise of some of … Continue reading #739-742 – WWF Games

#732 – Wolverine

                                                                                  Sabretooth looks like a hairier adult version of Jonny Quest.                                                                                                                                                           Your most fearsome foe.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Wolverine is a disgrace to the character it’s named after (I am aware ‘after’ is a preposition at the end of … Continue reading #732 – Wolverine

#721 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

                                                             I really think Bob Hoskins posing seductively would have sold more copies.                                                                                       Out for a drive, amidst concrete and clay and general decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Rare came so close to getting Who Framed Roger Rabbit? right that it … Continue reading #721 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

#696 – The Uncanny X-Men

                                                                                                                           Where’s a priest when you need one?                                                                                                                                                 Guts Man?… Is that you?!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: LJN GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Webster defines “uncanny” as “strange or unusual in a way that is surprising or difficult to understand.” This word applies to the X-Men … Continue reading #696 – The Uncanny X-Men

#654 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

                                                                                                                                               The judgment is in his eyes.                                                                                                                        Arnold just wants a drink, not a hullabaloo.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1992   “Terminator 2” is one of the greatest action films of all time, so its only natural that its 8-bit counterpart reek … Continue reading #654 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

#636 – T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

                                                                                                               Pearl City, Hawaii must be proud of their legacy.                                                                                                  Who wouldn’t want to watch a surfing cat in a blazer?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1988   Before Thrilla Gorilla embarked on his personal “Surfari,”he was competing against Kool Kat (a large … Continue reading #636 – T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

#635 – T&C Surf Designs: Thrilla’s Surfari

                                                                                                     If your child ever asks what the 90s were about….                                                                                    Without a doubt, one of the most disturbing boss designs on the NES.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1992   T&C Surf Designs … Continue reading #635 – T&C Surf Designs: Thrilla’s Surfari

#593 – Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six

                                                      Only Hobgoblin and possibly Mysterio look even the least bit threatening.                                                                                                   Even the rats dive-bomb Spidey. He just can’t get a break.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Bits Studios GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1992   Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, Hobgoblin, and Doctor Octopus have teamed up to stop … Continue reading #593 – Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six

#538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

                                                        That ball’s comin’ right for you, but will you be able to hit it? Think again!                                                                                                                                                         Look at all that baseball.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Just when you thought you were content with your NES baseball game collection, … Continue reading #538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

#492 – The Punisher

                                                                                                                                          Never shoot on an upset stomach.                                                                                                                                                    Hitman just took his last ride.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Frank Castle has walked a hard road. Vietnam tours are grueling enough, but finding your family murdered would put any man over the … Continue reading #492 – The Punisher

#475 – Pictionary

                                               You’ll need excessive amounts of power to want to play this version of “Pictionary.”                                                                                                                                                                                   Heh heh heh…     Remember when you played “Pictionary” and you had to rescue people from a burning building? What a mirthful evening that was!   PLAYERS: 1-2 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Board … Continue reading #475 – Pictionary

#444 – Nightmare on Elm Street

                                 Four score and seven meltings ago, Freddy was just a humble school janitor, living the dream.                                                                                                                           Snakes are no match for your red jumpsuit. HIKEEBA!   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1990   I’ve given decent scores … Continue reading #444 – Nightmare on Elm Street