Tag Archives: Nintendo

#59 – Baseball

                                                                                                                   Vintage black NES covers are the best.                       When you get a home run, the crowd turns into little blinking Christmas lights. Ah, technology.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   I grew up playing Baseball. It’s a simple, often boring game, but like … Continue reading #59 – Baseball

#57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting

                                                                                              At least the cover is accurate. It really is that bland.                                       I think this screenshot is your reward for shooting all of Mario – er, Barker Bill’s kitchenware.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Zapper RELEASE DATE: August 1990   I always wanted to play more Zapper games … Continue reading #57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting

#52 – Balloon Fight

                                                                                             It’s always a party when you’re fighting with balloons!                                                                                                        The birds look so defeated as they float down.                                            PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   Balloon Fight is a veiled metaphor for the underground animal fighting circuit. In the game, harmless creatures … Continue reading #52 – Balloon Fight

#38 – Anticipation

                                 Only people with horrible fashion sense and feathered hair are allowed to play.                            So if the shoe and the horn joined forces, would they become a shoe horn?… I’ll show myself out.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Board Game RELEASE DATE: November 1988   One must play this … Continue reading #38 – Anticipation

#2 – 1942

                                                       Somewhere Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett are holding each other.     Once you get those add-ons to your plane, all other countries’ aircraft will figuratively bow before your awesomeness or die in your destructive wake.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Historical Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: 1986, forty-four years after 1942 … Continue reading #2 – 1942

#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