Tag Archives: Natsume

#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

#558 – Shadow of the Ninja

                                                    An evil metropolis, cyborg enemies, and futuristic ninjas. Harvest Moon, this ain’t.                                                                                                                                                          Yup, I’m almost dead.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Natsume DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Shadow of the Ninja is a cult hit, revered and championed by a small few, and forgotten by the … Continue reading #558 – Shadow of the Ninja

#549 – S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team

                                             These characters’ names are actually Arnold and Sigourney. I don’t think so, Natsume.                                                                                            Good thing your orbs are facing the correct direction.   PLAYERS: 1-2 (simultaneous) PUBLISHER: Natsume DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1991   The future! If videogames are to be believed, the future is scary and … Continue reading #549 – S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team

#485 – Power Blade 2

                                                                                                                                 The best boomerang in town, she is.                                                                                                              How’s Duke Nukem gonna get out of this one?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1992   The pen might be mightier than the sword, but the Power Blade smashes the pen into a dark, inky mess. … Continue reading #485 – Power Blade 2

#484 – Power Blade

                                                                    Twenty bucks that guy’s chin sharpened that boomerang- er, “blade.”                                                                                      Level 3 springs this horrible surprise on you without warning.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: ACTION RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Are you powerful enough to wield the almighty Power Blade?! Even if you think you can, … Continue reading #484 – Power Blade

#467 – Palamedes

                               You have every right to be terrified. Perhaps the most disturbing of all Nintendo covers.                                Look at those imposing rows of dice! But check out my sweet combo at the bottom… oh my, yes.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hot-B DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1990   From … Continue reading #467 – Palamedes

#319 – The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper

  “You see this cog, Jetson? I want it put back on my grandfather clock before sundown! And stop playing with company property!”                                                                                                                                                       The very definition of “derp”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1992   I’ve never liked “The Jetsons” and I don’t plan on … Continue reading #319 – The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper

#208 – Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

                                                                              Unless you just cast a diarrhea spell, I see no magic here.     After Pinocchio gets turned into a real boy, he must slay the townsfolk in order to prove his humanity.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: First-person RPG RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Dungeon Magic promises so much, … Continue reading #208 – Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

#196 – Dragon Fighter

                       Somebody made this cover and thought, “Yes, this will draw in all the 10-14-year-old males.”                                                                                                                                 Have at you, slime bears!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sofel DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1992   No game wants to be saddled with the name Dragon Fighter. It sounds like a cheap … Continue reading #196 – Dragon Fighter

#11 – AD&D: Heroes of the Lance

                                                                                                      That is one sweet image, worthy of any nerd’s basement wall.                                               This painting accurately represents the horrors found in Heroes of the Lance. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: January 1991   Heroes of the Lance is bad. Really bad. Select one of eight porno stars- er… … Continue reading #11 – AD&D: Heroes of the Lance