Tag Archives: Shooter

#699 – The Untouchables

                                                                                                                              The gang is looking a little, er… stiff.                                                                                                                                                              Stone: “So this is my life…”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Special FX GENRE: Shooter/Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   The third mission in The Untouchables places you, as Eliot Ness, on the ground in the middle of a gun fight. … Continue reading #699 – The Untouchables

#675 – Top Gun: The Second Mission

                                                                                                                                                          Uh oh. Storms a’brewin’.                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, I see ya.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Arcade shooter RELEASE DATE: January 1990   Was Top Gun for the NES a rousing financial success? There’s little reason for this sequel, other than to right the wrongs of the first title. … Continue reading #675 – Top Gun: The Second Mission

#523 – Rescue: The Embassy Mission

                                                                                                                                 That terrorist knows he’s hosed.               Steve shoots out windows for the fun of it. In his sniper class, he was voted “Most Likely to Die First.”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Infogrames GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: January 1990   The NES really was the system that launched a thousand … Continue reading #523 – Rescue: The Embassy Mission

#492 – The Punisher

                                                                                                                                          Never shoot on an upset stomach.                                                                                                                                                    Hitman just took his last ride.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Frank Castle has walked a hard road. Vietnam tours are grueling enough, but finding your family murdered would put any man over the … Continue reading #492 – The Punisher

#459 – Operation Wolf

                                                                                                I eat Green Berets for breakfast…                                                                               Won’t somebody please think of the chickens!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Shooter/Light gun RELEASE DATE: May 1989   Let us all bow our heads and remember Operation Wolf the way I feel it would want to be remembered: in the arcades. … Continue reading #459 – Operation Wolf

#342 – King’s Knight

  At least Square didn’t try to “Americanize” this cover with some beefy hunk and scantily clad bikini babe, although “action-adventure” is a real stretch.     This screenshot is obtuse, so allow me to explain: you’re an old man, perhaps in Greece, shooting at evil mythical creatures.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Squaresoft DEVELOPER: Bits … Continue reading #342 – King’s Knight

#309 – Isolated Warrior

  Pink was really the warrior’s choice back then. Perhaps the color warded off such disturbing creatures as that skull/brain entity in the background.                                                                        When I think of shooters and explosions, I don’t think of Lisa Frank.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: NTVIC DEVELOPER: Kid GENRE: Action/shooter RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Isn’t … Continue reading #309 – Isolated Warrior

#246 – Galaga: Demons of Death

  I didn’t even know Demons of Death was the subtitle for Galaga until I played the NES port. Oh Galaga, you still have much to teach us after all these years!                                         Nothing like some double-ship action to ruin some space bees plans for the evening.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai … Continue reading #246 – Galaga: Demons of Death

#216 – F-15 City War

                             Nothing like soaring above the heavens to remind you that your task is to blow up an entire city.                                                                The poor office workers!!! (thanks to Consoleclassix.com for the jpg)   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: 1990   One, two, three, four, … Continue reading #216 – F-15 City War

#167 – Defender II

                                                                            He thought he had defended for the last time…                                                                                   The airship is moving backwards! What shmup heresy is this! PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: July 1988   I’ll come clean with all of you retro gaming lovers: before today, I had never … Continue reading #167 – Defender II

#157 – Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

                                              Well, there’s no music in the game, so those sound effects better be super de duper.                                             Getting in between those two whirlythingies will test many inches of your patience.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Gremlin Graphics GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: December 1989    Cybernoid is like a dance between … Continue reading #157 – Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

#115 – Captain Skyhawk

                                        This will be the Captain’s last mission as he’s suffering from jaundice. Do him proud!                                                                    All aboard the Skyhawk Express, non-stop flight to pain.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade shooter RELEASE DATE: June 1990   Any classic video game that contains a ¾ degree isometric … Continue reading #115 – Captain Skyhawk