Tag Archives: Sunsoft

#743 – Xenophobe

                                                                                                                                                                 Ridley Scott’s Xenophobe                                                                                                                         “Alert! You’re playing Xenophobe! Alert!”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Sunsoft GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Dr. Kwack is a disgruntled duck doctor. Mr. Fogg is a misshapen potato man. Dr. Zordirz is a human of moderate proportions, but he wears an eyepatch … Continue reading #743 – Xenophobe

#629 – Super Spy Hunter

                                                              No David Hasselhoff aficionado for this box art. Just pure vehicular lightning.                                                                                                             The worst section in an otherwise fantastic game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Tokai Engineering GENRE: Racing/Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Super Spy Hunter isn’t technically a sequel to the pointless Spy Hunter. It’s originally a … Continue reading #629 – Super Spy Hunter

#596 – Spy Hunter

                                                                                                                                  Feathered wings very much included.                                                                                                      Lousy armored cars. Always in the way of progress.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Sunsoft GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   So Spy Hunter‘s an “arcade classic” right? Then why is it so void of purpose and meaning? Few games provoke a sense … Continue reading #596 – Spy Hunter

#578 – Sky Kid

                   Charles Lindbergh looks for work, finds it on the Sky Kid cover, laments that he is no longer a child.                                                                                                                          “Authentic Arcade Edition” you say? PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Put some grease in your garter, Sky Kid! Or is it, … Continue reading #578 – Sky Kid

#366 – Lemmings

                                                                       Happily committing suicide for the greater good. Communists!                                                                                                                                                                               Fireworks!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Lemmings are the gaming equivalent of cheap slave labor, which is why almost every system, from the Amiga to the CDi to the friggin’ Vita, has been … Continue reading #366 – Lemmings

#482 – Platoon

                                                                                                                                                                                             Uh… really?                                                                                            Maybe you should get going, game. You ever think of that?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SunSoft DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: December 1988   What confused person green lit a licensed game based off of “Platoon”? Oliver Stone’s insane Vietnam epic might make for a good film, … Continue reading #482 – Platoon

#326 – Journey to Silius

  Unfortunately, the presence of the main character and the robot enemy ruin this otherwise brilliant minimalist cover.     Journey to Silius resembles Mega Man in terms of aggressive shooting gameplay and, at times, overwhelming difficulty.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Tokai Engineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Rescuing princesses?! Hah! … Continue reading #326 – Journey to Silius

#270 – Gremlins 2: The New Batch

                                                       I miss the Gremlins, but I really don’t want them to make a comeback.     If I’m not mistaken, Gizmo is about ready to plummet down a ventilation shaft. Bust out your balloon, Gizmo! To safety!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SunSoft DEVELOPER: SunSoft GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1990   I really … Continue reading #270 – Gremlins 2: The New Batch

#240 – Freedom Force

                            The ultimate Zapper Gun Game? And Duran Duran co-wrote the script? I need to play this!     The game’s quite bloody for an early NES game. Also, don’t be fooled by the woman in a purple dress: she’s really an old crone that will transform you into a wise-cracking cat with sunglasses … Continue reading #240 – Freedom Force

#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

#89 – Blaster Master

                                                           Why aim at the monster, when the Tetris piece behind him is far more threatening?                                                                                                                                         Does Nintendo know about this?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Sunsoft GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1988   Two highly acclaimed NES games in a row?! Surely this streak will end tomorrow when … Continue reading #89 – Blaster Master