Tag Archives: SNK

#679 – Touch Down Fever

                                                                                                                                                      Bob Ross-endorsed cover.                                                                                                                                                             Pac-Man guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Are there any football titles on the NES besides Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl? Of course, other 8-bit football titles do physically exist, but why bother … Continue reading #679 – Touch Down Fever

#464 – P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

                                                                                              What a tease! Prisoners of War isn’t two-player at all!                                             Look at all those spare knives just laying there, begging to be thrown at someone!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1989   SNK have a real obsession with war, don’t they? They’ve developed … Continue reading #464 – P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

#400 – Mechanized Attack

                                                                                            I’ve had a vendetta against dogs and divers for years…                                                                                                              Your battleship can’t help you now, unholy diver!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: June 1990   In the late 80s and early 90s, the arcade scene was exploding with shooting games. These were … Continue reading #400 – Mechanized Attack

#370 – Little League Baseball: Championship Series

                                                              I bet that batter eats a loaf of Iron Kids bread a day.     In Little League Baseball, you are indeed playing a baseball game with kids. Not much else to say, really.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: July 1990   There’s absolutely nothing wrong … Continue reading #370 – Little League Baseball: Championship Series

#359 – Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf

                                                                            There was a U.S. National Video Game Team?                                                                                       Probably one of the nicest looking golf games for the NES   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1988   If Lee Trevino ran at you with a nine-iron, you would do one of two things: … Continue reading #359 – Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf

#307 – Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy

                                                                                              James Woods as the Foul-Mouthed Tank Operator                                         You think those tanks are going to let your iron butt through?! TAKE ‘EM THE @!@! OUT!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: July 1988   There’s nothing wrong with invading Normandy every now and again, especially if … Continue reading #307 – Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy

#296 – Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

                                                             Sorry Paul, the power of your pecs will not repel the creatures.                             Shoot, blow things up, die, game over, take out cartridge, ponder it, shake head, walk away.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1988   Paul and Vince, the Ikari Warriors (not … Continue reading #296 – Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

#295 – Ikari Warriors

                    Tom Selleck and Corey Feldman are Mr and Mrs. Ikari in “National Lampoon’s Vietnam Vacation!”                                        Is that a pink machine gun he’s wielding? I’ll give him this: he’s committed to that color.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: May 1987   SNK, those noble … Continue reading #295 – Ikari Warriors

#272 – Guerrilla War

                                                            Richard Karn and Kris Kristofferson take on network television executives.                                                                                                       No peasant’s laundry is safe.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Contra, we’ve had some good times together. You are, as they say in the biz, a “non-stop action thrill ride.” … Continue reading #272 – Guerrilla War

#155 – Crystalis

                                                                                         You got this, unassuming hero guy.                                   He’s a stranger in a strange land. He’s also shroomin’. (thanks to MobyGames.com for the snap).   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Am I wandering into sacrilege territory by not devoting more time and effort into … Continue reading #155 – Crystalis

#61 – Baseball Stars

                                                                                                                    Biff Wellington smacks it out of the box!                                                                                                  That’s supposed to be a ninja pitching. Points for trying! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: July 1989 In 1989, before the Neo-Geo CD, before the two-hundred dollar cassette cartridge games, before the crazy 6-in-1 arcade systems, … Continue reading #61 – Baseball Stars