Tag Archives: RPG

#420 – Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

                                                                                      This is one gnarly looking cover. Why is your party pint-size?                                                   Go ahead, Fighters… see what happens when you waltz down that corridor.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: G-Amusements GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1992   Unless you like your RPGs on the slower end, my guess is, … Continue reading #420 – Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

#388 – Magic of Scheherazade

  I’ve never understood developers’ need to make NES box art look so realistic. They age so poorly.     As opposed to this Famicom cover, which looks awesome and gives a better feel for the game’s spirit.                                                                                                                      You’re knee-deep in adventure now, son!    PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture … Continue reading #388 – Magic of Scheherazade

#373 – Little Ninja Brothers

                                                                                                                                                                            Yes, yes, YES!!!!                                                                                          Fighting pink triceratops men in a forest… ah memories.                                                                                                     Got a little story… about Jack and Ryu-u! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture Brain GENRE: Action/RPG/Track-and-field RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Little Ninja Brothers might be the most ridiculous one-to-two-player action/RPG/track-and-field game … Continue reading #373 – Little Ninja Brothers

#362 – The Legend of the Ghost Lion or Ghost Lion

                                                                    What’s Lita Ford doing with Siegfried and Roy’s lion?                                                               This little girl can dream and hope and stab with the best of them.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Kemco GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: October 1992   The opening scenes of The Legend of the Ghost Lion (or simply, Ghost … Continue reading #362 – The Legend of the Ghost Lion or Ghost Lion

#292 – Hydlide

                                                                                             A technically decent, if not completely boring cover.                                                          No EXP, eh? My friend, you’re in this journey for the long haul…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: T&E Soft GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Hydlide lives up (or down) to … Continue reading #292 – Hydlide

#226 – Final Fantasy

  This, friends, is how you do an RPG cover. And look how much stuff you got with the actual game! Nowadays, all that would cost you an extra thirty bucks.                                                                                                                                           Totally the trolls from “Troll 2”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Squaresoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: May 1990   I … Continue reading #226 – Final Fantasy

#225 – Fester’s Quest

  I’m both astonished and embarrassed for Sunsoft. They usually make such good games. Also, is Fester supposed to be Curly from the Three Stooges here?     Those three toad/alien things will probably kill Fester, by the way. True story.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SunSoft DEVELOPER: SunSoft GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1989   … Continue reading #225 – Fester’s Quest

#222 – Faxanadu

                                                 It’s a nice change-of-pace to see a simplistic game cover like this. Well done, Falcom!                                                                                     Dat spike (s). (thanks to MobyGames.com for the screenshot)   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Falcom GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1989   It’s hard to properly review RPGs on this blog (unless, of course, … Continue reading #222 – Faxanadu

#221 – Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

                                                                                I wish the game were as interesting as this undercooked cover.                                                                        This is the battle screen on the overworld, and that’s all there is to say.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nexoft DEVELOPER: Gamearts GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: June 1991   I enjoy old games, especially NES games. If I didn’t, … Continue reading #221 – Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

#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

#202 – Dragon Warrior IV

                                                               The final ill-conceived Dragon Warrior cover for the NES.                                                                         Do Dragon Warriors *really* wear pink armor?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Enix America DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: October 1992   For those NES owners that loved RPGs of any flavor, the Dragon Warrior series must have felt like a … Continue reading #202 – Dragon Warrior IV

#201 – Dragon Warrior III

                                                       Look at all that loot! Incidentally, the game itself is worth a pretty penny now.                                                                                   This fight seems just a tad one-sided. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Enix America DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: March 1992   Dragon Warrior III is the last entry in the … Continue reading #201 – Dragon Warrior III