Tag Archives: Platformer

#668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

                                                                                                                                                                                   Poor Dodo…                                                                                                   Gingivitis is the number-one cause of tooth trap decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platforming RELEASE DATE: April 1993   They’re crazy! They’re wacky! They chew lots of tobaccy! Yes, the Tiny Toons are back in yet another madcap romp for your NES. Instead of … Continue reading #668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

#666 – Tiny Toon Adventures

                                                                                                                                                   You get what you pay for.                                                                                                  More than a little reminiscent of Super Mario Bros. 3…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   “Tiny Toon Adventures” was, depending on your age when they debuted, part of the Golden Renaissance of cartoons in the … Continue reading #666 – Tiny Toon Adventures

#625 – Super Mario Bros. 3

                                                                                                                                Soaring to new heights of excellence.                                                                                         Love those cinnamon bun clouds.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1990   If there is such a thing as “the perfect NES game,” Super Mario Bros. 3 is it. From the moment the curtain rises to … Continue reading #625 – Super Mario Bros. 3

#624 – Super Mario Bros. 2

                                                                                                                                                  “Madness” is accurate.                                                                                                                   Luigi’s like, Yeah, I’ll do that when I’m dead.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Nintendo incorporates Mario into every different genre now, from street b-ball to Dance Dance Revolution to whatever Fortune Street is, so it’s hard to … Continue reading #624 – Super Mario Bros. 2

BONUS ROUND – Super Mario Bros. 2 (JP) a.k.a. The Lost Levels (US and EU)

                                                          Be warned: Mario is luring you into the game with his happy-go-lucky smile.                                                                                                                         At least the clouds are happy, right? Right?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1986   Busta Rhymes once asked, “Are you prepared?” Small pause. “I hope you are prepared.” I … Continue reading BONUS ROUND – Super Mario Bros. 2 (JP) a.k.a. The Lost Levels (US and EU)

BONUS ROUND – All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. (JP ONLY)

                                                                                                                                                      So very right. So very wrong.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: 1986   (a slightly altered version of this article appeared on GoozerNation.com in December 2011)   The original Super Mario Bros. changed gaming history, which is why it’s interesting that several different/alternate versions of the … Continue reading BONUS ROUND – All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. (JP ONLY)

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 4: Worlds 5-8

                                         Europe put a black border around the Japanese cover – pure genius!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Missed the previous posts? PART 1, PART 2, PART 3                                                                                                     World 5-1                                                                                                                                                   Three-fer Madness.   The Bullet Bill’s arrival marks the second half … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 4: Worlds 5-8

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 3: Worlds 2-4

                                                                                                       Bowser and Toadstool/Peach have come a long way.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985                                                                                                     World 2-1                                                            The lack of oxygen doesn’t hold Mario back from dancing on a vine.   With the second world, Nintendo tweaks an important ground rule … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 3: Worlds 2-4

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 2: World 1

                                                                                                                                                               In case you forgot…                                                                                                                                                Hooray! The title screen!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985                                                                          World 1-1 or “How Mario Got His Pilot Wings”                                                                                                       It happens to the best of us.   Mario starts off small and weak. … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 2: World 1

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 1 – An Overview

                                                                                   The Lord of the Jump makes a significant, life-destroying error.                                                                   Bowser looked a lot more frightening back in the day.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985   The original Super Mario Bros. is one of the most analyzed and discussed games of … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 1 – An Overview

#572 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The World

                                                                                                        Marge ice skating with the penguins is brilliant.                                                                                                                                                           Poor misshapen Bart.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Less than a year after the atrocity that was Bart Vs. The Space Mutants comes Bart Vs. The World, a slightly better, if still underwhelming … Continue reading #572 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The World

#542 – Rollergames

                                        Harrison Ford stars as Billy Rollergame, an aging cyberpunk who’s out for one last roll.                                                                                                       Run-down alleys are no match for Jazzercise.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platformer/beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1990   How many rollerbladers does it take to make a decent beat-em-up? I don’t … Continue reading #542 – Rollergames