Tag Archives: Sculptured Software

#739-742 – WWF Games

  My love affair with the WWF (or the WWE, as it’s unfortunately referred to now) lasted two glorious years. From 1999-2001, my buddy Alex and I indulged in Sunday Pay-Per-View matches at his house, courteously paid for by his parents. WWF was knee deep in the “Attitude Era,” and the rise of some of … Continue reading #739-742 – WWF Games

#645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

                                                                                                                                              Real men playing basketball.                                                                                                                                                 Make me proud, Hornacek.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Tecmo NBA Basketball was, at the time of its 1992 release, probably the definitive basketball title on the NES. All of the teams, players, and stats … Continue reading #645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

#635 – T&C Surf Designs: Thrilla’s Surfari

                                                                                                     If your child ever asks what the 90s were about….                                                                                    Without a doubt, one of the most disturbing boss designs on the NES.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1992   T&C Surf Designs … Continue reading #635 – T&C Surf Designs: Thrilla’s Surfari

#601 – Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston

                                                                                                                                                     Mr. Stanley, I presume?                                                                       Say… what kind of expedition into the heart of darkness is this?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1992   Henry Morton Stanley is a tank. Not an Abrams tank, perhaps, but an M48: old, confused, and reliable. … Continue reading #601 – Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston

#538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

                                                        That ball’s comin’ right for you, but will you be able to hit it? Think again!                                                                                                                                                         Look at all that baseball.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Just when you thought you were content with your NES baseball game collection, … Continue reading #538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

#528 – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

                                                                                                        Don’t tell me… IT’S NOT WORTH DYING FOR!                                                                                                                                 Have at thee, you merry prankster!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Much like Conan the Barbarian or Tarzan, Robin Hood has never been an interesting fictional character to me. He’s a … Continue reading #528 – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

#430 – Monopoly

                                                                                             But Rich Uncle Pennybags! You’re going the wrong way!                                                                             That hand is surprisingly fast at rolling the dice. It’s the little things.   PLAYERS: 1-8 (multitap? rotating controllers? unsure) PUBLISHER: Parker Brothers DEVELOPER: Spectrum Holobyte GENRE: Board game RELEASE DATE: May 1991   Many of us grew up playing Monopoly … Continue reading #430 – Monopoly

#412 – Metal Mech: Man or Machine

                                                                                                                                        They’re the original odd couple!                                                                                                          Solid graphics can’t save this snoozeburger.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Metal Mech is the definition of a pointless game where nothing really happens. You star as Joe Q. Sixpack, a renegade fighter who’s attached … Continue reading #412 – Metal Mech: Man or Machine

#311 – Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

                                                           Mr. Nicklaus is thinking, “If I make this shot, I can get my face on a tea can.”                                                            You don’t have a choice: you must play as Mr. Nicklaus!!!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software (port by Konami) GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1990   When I … Continue reading #311 – Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

#212 – Eliminator Boat Duel

                                                                                                                               So this is what it’s like to be colorblind…                                                                                                               Speed 3: Sad Day for All Concerned   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Last night, I explained about the action that took place in, on, or around elevators between … Continue reading #212 – Eliminator Boat Duel

#162 – Day Dreamin’ Davey

                                                                                        Rest assured, Davey took his anti-depressants for this game.                                                                                                                                                           This screenshot makes me tired and sad.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1992   O, how wretched you and your daydreams are, Davey. The plot … Continue reading #162 – Day Dreamin’ Davey