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#603 – Star Soldier

                                                                       Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man in Star Soldier.                                                                                                                                                                        Lost in bonkers.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: January 1989   Star Soldier is the first in a series of largely unknown shoot-em-ups by Hudson Soft, and though it’s not labeled as such, a … Continue reading #603 – Star Soldier

#438 – Mystery Quest

                                                                                                Don’t worry, this isn’t the precursor to Quest 64.                                                                                    Two enemies at once? Someone take a screenshot of this!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Carry Lab GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: April 1989   I’d much rather play a slightly boring Japanese game than a slightly boring American game, if … Continue reading #438 – Mystery Quest

#393 – Mappy-Land

                                                        How did a mouse become a police officer in a land overrun with evil cats?                                                      There are almost always four ascending floors like this in each stage.  PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: April 1989   Mice running away from cats, collecting wedding rings and baseballs, … Continue reading #393 – Mappy-Land

#389 – Magician

                                                                            Taxan Consumer Division? As opposed to their Military Division?                                                                                                                 How many times must the game tell you?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Eurocom Entertainment Software GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Every step you take in Magician feels like it could be your last. Should you cast the … Continue reading #389 – Magician

#378 – Low G Man

                                                                                              This might be one of the best NES covers of all time.                                                                              Low G Man makes no apologies for his lack of G.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Kid GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   The protagonist of Taxan’s Low G Man is neither a baller nor a … Continue reading #378 – Low G Man

#243 – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

  Round about that time, old man Dickerson got his laser cannon and started blasting people for no reason at all.                                                      Large bosses – especially vehicles – are what’s on your plate. Better eat up.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Kid GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   As opposed to … Continue reading #243 – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

#232 – Fist of the North Star

                                                                                        It’s been… ONE WEEK SINCE YOU LOOKED AT ME!                                                                                            Like Castlevania meets Kung Fu meets Rolling Thunder.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Shouei GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1989   Nobody likes a chronic gambler, but most people like to tumble the dice every now and then. So here’s … Continue reading #232 – Fist of the North Star

#108 – Burai Fighter

                                                                                      Covers can lie, but this one doesn’t. This game is solid.                                                                                                                                       Holy smokes, this game is hard.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Taxan GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: March 1990   So the name Burai Fighter sounds retarded. I have been known to judge in haste, though, so I discovered, through the … Continue reading #108 – Burai Fighter

#6 – 8 Eyes

  Simon Belmont-er, Trevor Bel-er… some guy that’s trying to be a Belmont takes on hordes of skeletons.                                                                                     So… this is Africa, huh?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Thinking Rabbit GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1990   8 Eyes is not your friend. It’s a dark destroyer from worlds past, an … Continue reading #6 – 8 Eyes