Tag Archives: Platformer

#26 – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

                                                                                          You must be THIS corn pone to enjoy this game.                               Round about then, ol’ Tom lost a few inches on the Mississippi Line. “Tarnation!” Tom blathered.        PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Seta DEVELOPER: Winkysoft (Winkysoft?!) GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: August 1989   I believe it was Mark Twain that said, … Continue reading #26 – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

#25 – The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

                                                                                             Must we treat our children like brainless meat puppets…                                                     Well, they replicated the crappy art aesthetic from the show. That’s something.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Where to begin? I’m not really an angry guy, as my friends will attest, … Continue reading #25 – The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

#24 – The Adventures of Rad Gravity

  Rad Gravity resembles Bruce Campbell a bit, but don’t be fooled! You can’t wield a boomstick in the game.                                                                                                         It kind of resembles dump here, but it gets better.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Playing anything with a name like Rad … Continue reading #24 – The Adventures of Rad Gravity

#23 – Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

                                                                                                                             Breathtaking, isn’t it? Just wait…                                                                                                                    This is where the game stops being fun.                                                                                                That’s you in the pancho. Ready for danger and RAIN!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1990   What do you think of when the word “magic” pops … Continue reading #23 – Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

#15 – Adventure Island II

                                                                                                Oh my goodness, Higgins, look what you done did!                                                                                                                                                       It’s a me! Higgins!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Now Production GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Say what you will about the first Adventure Island: it was a well-done Mario clone, even if it lacked some of … Continue reading #15 – Adventure Island II

#14 – Adventure Island

                                                                                                                                  Higgins a-go-go, baby!                                                                              I gotta admire Higgins for his tenacity. Brother never stops moving.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1988   Master Higgins directs, writes, and stars in the very first Adventure Island game, a hop-and-bop platformer that’s loosely related to … Continue reading #14 – Adventure Island

#8/9 – The Addams Family/Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt

                                                                                                                                       Ah, thank you, Thing.        Nothing’s scarier than a frolic out in “The Garden.” PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1992   The Addams Family is the epitome of average, a side-scroller that doubles as a collect-a-thon. You play as Gomez, the patriarch of the Addamses, and … Continue reading #8/9 – The Addams Family/Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt

#6 – 8 Eyes

  Simon Belmont-er, Trevor Bel-er… some guy that’s trying to be a Belmont takes on hordes of skeletons.                                                                                     So… this is Africa, huh?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Thinking Rabbit GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1990   8 Eyes is not your friend. It’s a dark destroyer from worlds past, an … Continue reading #6 – 8 Eyes