Tag Archives: Sports

International Cricket – By Request

                                                                       You have to dress like a member of Devo to participate in cricket.                                                                                                                            Swagger is also a requirement for bowlers.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Laser Beam Entertainment DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1992   Much to my chagrin, International Cricket is not about a cricket who travels … Continue reading International Cricket – By Request

#735 – World Games

                                                                        “Gentlemen, with our powers combined, we could rule this world!”                                                                                                  The pelican watches the stupid man with great interest.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Epyx (Ported by Rare) GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1989   World Games may have united gamers from all nations when it debuted in … Continue reading #735 – World Games

#733 – World Champ

                                                                                                                                               Tike Myson takes on Mittle Lac!                                                                                                                                                                        I just wanted it more.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Romstar DEVELOPER: Pixel GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1991   I don’t expect much from boxing games that don’t have the words “Punch” … Continue reading #733 – World Champ

#727 – Winter Games

                                                                                                                                                                     Computer World.                                                                                                                      Enjoy the attention while it lasts, honey.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Atelier Double GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: September 1987   The best part about Winter Games might be the snazzy retro box art. Look at it! It feels Kraftwerkian in its color choice of deep blue … Continue reading #727 – Winter Games

#711 – Wayne Gretzky Hockey

                                                             “This Game is For Advanced Players”? I’d say This Game is For No One.                                                                                                           Where’s Gretzky? WE CAME FOR GRETZKY!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1991   “What the hell’s going on?” is not a phrase one wants to utter during … Continue reading #711 – Wayne Gretzky Hockey

#706 – Volleyball

                                                                       Wipe those smiles off your faces! Nobody’s enjoying themselves here!                                                                                                                          A more pathetic display I’ve never seen.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Volleyball makes you feel like you’ve never played a game before. After team U.S.A. – my pride and … Continue reading #706 – Volleyball

#702 – Venice Beach Volleyball

                                                                                                                                                   Sharks can’t play volleyball.                                                                                                                                                          Crabs can’t play either.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Idea-Tek GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1991   Venice Beach Volleyball is your standard back-and-forth volleyball throwdown, complete with salacious cover. There’s four teams – two male, two female – to choose from, each … Continue reading #702 – Venice Beach Volleyball

#694 – Ultimate League Soccer

                                           The ultimate average soccer title. Watch out for Gene Simmons in the background.                                                                                         Red shirt passes it to red shirt. Red shirt hits! He scores!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Hacker International GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1992   If there were such a thing as honest … Continue reading #694 – Ultimate League Soccer

#693 – Ultimate Basketball

                                                                                                                                    You can do better than this game, kid.              You’ll be spending most of your time on the side of the court, wishing for a better basketball experience.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1990   For whatever reason, basketball is a hard … Continue reading #693 – Ultimate Basketball

#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

#676 – Top Players Tennis

                                                                                                                   The Asmik dinosaur slightly resembles poo.                                                                                                                              Color scheme by Joker, out of Milan.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Asmik DEVELOPER: Home Data GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1990   Chris Evert and Ivan Lendl, two former World No. 1 tennis players, lent their good names to Top Players Tennis. I … Continue reading #676 – Top Players Tennis

#652 – Tennis

                                                                                                                                        But… his shirt is blue in the game.                                                                                                                                                Mario reffin’ like he’s got a pair.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Twenty years before Wii Sports lit up retirement homes worldwide, Tennis was Nintendo’s first stab at the back-and-forth racket game. … Continue reading #652 – Tennis