Tag Archives: Platformer

Lost in the Minus World – Review # -1: Titanic

  Hello, NESQuesters! I’m Matthew Conway, writer of various internet blog-things of no consequence and full-time Retro Gaming Rain Man. I’m here because the proprietor of this fine website asked me to pen a few guest articles for him while he’s busy doing other things. I’ll never forget when I got the call from Mr. Cornelius. Our … Continue reading Lost in the Minus World – Review # -1: Titanic

Weekend Roundup: Reviews for the Masses

  Far be it from me to shortchange anybody’s request for a game review, but… you all gave me a lot of requests; 43, if my math isn’t mistaken. There’s no way I can devote large chunks of time to each game – especially deep titles like Sweet Home, Mother, or Final Fantasy 2 and … Continue reading Weekend Roundup: Reviews for the Masses

#746 – Yo! Noid

                                                                                                                                                                     Capcom… really?                                                                                                                                                                      Elmer Fudd guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: NOW Productions GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Yo! Noid has a strong cult following, despite starring one of the most obnoxious mascots of the ’90s. “But Dylan! It’s a classic tough-as-nails Capcom platformer in the vein … Continue reading #746 – Yo! Noid

#745 – Xexyz

                                                                                                                                                   But wait, there’s more!                                                                                                                                                  Just another day on XEXYZ.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Platformer/shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Just so we’re all clear, a “XEXYZ” (pronounced zeks-zees) is a series of five worlds turned into one nation; at least according to the official … Continue reading #745 – Xexyz

#730 – Wizards & Warriors

                                                                                                                                  I tell you, my locks will not be tamed!                                                                                         Kuros is hot-blooded, but there’s no need to check and see.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1987   If you were a knight at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, you might act … Continue reading #730 – Wizards & Warriors

#723 – Widget

                                                                                   And you may say to yourself, This is not my beautiful game.                                                                                                         No intimidating Yeti will make Widget lose his joy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Graphic Research GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Despite looking like a Hanna Barbera reject from the ’70s, Widget’s origins lie in … Continue reading #723 – Widget

#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

#712 – Wayne’s World

                                                                                                                                          Is that a handbag next to Wayne?                                                                                                                                                                                             No way.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1993   What could a Wayne’s World game entail, you ask? A most reasonable question, given that neither of the “Wayne’s World” films lent themselves readily to game … Continue reading #712 – Wayne’s World

#707 – Wacky Races

                                                                                                                          Is Dastardly showing Muttley the future?                                                             This reminds me of a game with another hairy, barrel-chested individual.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: May 1992   Strap on your helmet and safety goggles for Wacky Races, inspired by the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. … Continue reading #707 – Wacky Races

#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

#671 – Tom & Jerry – The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

                                                                                                                    Jerry’s swim trunks really seal the deal for me.                                                  Tom’s all like, “Bang, Jerry. You’re dead.” And Jerry’s like, “Tom, bro, that’s a finger.”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Jerry will never be caught by Tom. Tom is either … Continue reading #671 – Tom & Jerry – The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

#670 – Toki

                                                                                                                                                               Toki’s not here, man…                                                                                                                                                                                      Uh… what?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Oog oog. Are you folks ready to go ape? Unappealing cover notwithstanding, Toki is a minor platforming triumph. You play as titular lord of the jungle, Toki, a man-turned-monkey … Continue reading #670 – Toki