Tag Archives: Mindscape

#653 – The Terminator

                                                                                                         Arnold demands kisses of the bullet-filled variety.                                                                                                                                                           When Kyle was a man.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Terminator? Shoot yeah, I remember him. Big muscly fellow, liked leather, shades, and loud guns. He was always after my patron, Kyle Reese … Continue reading #653 – The Terminator

#546 – Roundball: 2-on-2 Challenge

                                                                                                                                            Celebrate good times, c’mon?     Mustard yellow is everybody’s favorite color. Much like Hanson is everybody’s favorite ball handler.   PLAYERS: 1-4 (simultaneous) PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Park Place Productions GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: May 1992   Is “roundball” an alternative name for basketball? Or did Park Place Productions not want to name … Continue reading #546 – Roundball: 2-on-2 Challenge

#527 – RoadBlasters

                                                                                                                                                        Blasting roads since 1990.                                                                                                                   Level 6 embraces cotton candy as a lifestyle.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: January 1990   RoadBlasters is an exciting mess, a weapons-based arcade racer that delivers in size what it lacks in depth. Fifty levels (!) of twisty … Continue reading #527 – RoadBlasters

#470 – Paperboy 2

                                                                                                                                                                                     Poor shlub…                                                                         Every neighborhood has one of these lightning-spewing gargoyle houses.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Our little PaperBoy is all grown up! No longer confined to the left side of the road, this blossoming PaperMan can now attack both … Continue reading #470 – Paperboy 2

#469 – Paperboy

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks Billy Everyteen!                                                                                                                    Bro, face it, those pants are never going up.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape, Inc. DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: December 1988   I’ve never personally bicycled through a neighborhood at four in the morning, groggily hucking papers at doors. If Paperboy is realistic in … Continue reading #469 – Paperboy

#427 – Miracle Piano Teaching System

                                                                                                                                      It’s a miracle that this ever worked.                                                    This demo is about as far as you’ll get if you don’t have the keyboard.*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Software Toolworks GENRE: Musical Instruction RELEASE DATE: 1990   Imagine strutting your way to your local Target or Funco-Land, cane in hand, … Continue reading #427 – Miracle Piano Teaching System

#384 – Mad Max

                                                                                                                                                    Mel Gibson, in simpler times.     I wish Mad Max would have just been R.C. Pro-Am in the desert. A rip-off, sure, but anything’s better than the alternative.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Mindscape GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Max may be mad, but not nearly as much as … Continue reading #384 – Mad Max

#381 – M.U.L.E.

                                                                                                                   Believe it or not, this is not a Rush cover.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Ozark Software GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Every so often, a game comes along that makes me stop dead in my questing tracks. Not because the game is good necessarily, but because I’m so … Continue reading #381 – M.U.L.E.

#377 – Loopz

                                                                                          The boldest statement ever printed on a game box?      Somewhere in the world, someone finds this screenshot more enticing than a scantily-clad beautiful woman.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: B.I.T.S. GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1990   When you wake up in the morning, you don’t have a bowl … Continue reading #377 – Loopz

#358 – The Last Starfighter

                                                                                                                             This cover is pure lies! Lies and hearsay!                                              It’s an innocent looking shmup that would stab you in the back if it ever got the chance!   PLAYERS:1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Graftgold GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1990   The Last Starfighter isn’t based on “The Last Starfighter” film, … Continue reading #358 – The Last Starfighter

#306 – Infiltrator

                                                                                                                                     Helicopter’s coming for you, son!                                          You’ve interrupted the guard’s calisthenics. You shall now pay the ultimate price.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Chris Gray Enterprises GENRE: Flight-sim/action-adventure RELEASE DATE: January 1990   I’m not sure whether I should take this helicopter simulator/spy game seriously. For starters, the lead character’s name … Continue reading #306 – Infiltrator

#304 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

                                                                                            Harrison Ford’s like “Yeah, I’ll pass.”                                                      A lot of effort went into making those children look as soulless as possible.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape/Tengen DEVELOPER: Atari Games GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1988   The film “Temple of Doom” is generally considered the weakest of the original Indiana Jones … Continue reading #304 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom