Tag Archives: Tecmo

#647 – Tecmo World Wrestling

                                             “Wait, why are we fighting? Black codpiece, red codpiece. They both get the job done!”                                                                                                                         Served with a side of “shut your mouth.”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1990   You heard it here first, pansies. Tecmo World Wrestling, the best wrestler … Continue reading #647 – Tecmo World Wrestling

#646 – Tecmo Super Bowl

                                                                                                                Can I get to the Super Bowl? Sure, why not.                                                                                                                                                   Still better than Madden.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Tecmo Super Bowl is Tecmo Bowl on athlete-endorsed steroids. Everything you appreciated about the original – tight controls, infinite replayability, outlandish … Continue reading #646 – Tecmo Super Bowl

#645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

                                                                                                                                              Real men playing basketball.                                                                                                                                                 Make me proud, Hornacek.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Tecmo NBA Basketball was, at the time of its 1992 release, probably the definitive basketball title on the NES. All of the teams, players, and stats … Continue reading #645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

#644 – Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

                                                                                                                                                    That’s one shiny soccer ball.                                                                                                                                                                                       It sure is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports/RPG RELEASE DATE: September 1992   Tecmo Cup Soccer Game isn’t so much a soccer game as it is a series of cinematic soccer-related vignettes. Rather than controlling your entire team from a 3/4 … Continue reading #644 – Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

#642 – Tecmo Bowl

                                                                                                  We can’t all be winners. But I’m pretty sure this guy is.                                                                                                                                                Perhaps today is my birthday.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1989   Tecmo Bowl is the quintessential NES football game for casuals and die-hards alike. If you’re a pro amateur … Continue reading #642 – Tecmo Bowl

#641 – Tecmo Baseball

                                                                                                                                                      Hi, I’m Intimidation Jackson.                                                                                                                                                  Baseball, Tecmo-style.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1989   Tecmo Bowl is considered by many retro gamers to be the best football game on the NES, so it’s not surprising that some of Tecmo’s other sports titles have … Continue reading #641 – Tecmo Baseball

#602 – Star Force

                                                                           “I’ve dined with the finest captains, exploded the finest planets…”                                                                                                                                Is this the end of STAR FORCE?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: November 1987   Star Force is like a tumbler of C-grade whiskey all … Continue reading #602 – Star Force

#589 – Solomon’s Key

                                                                                                                                                                    Unlock ’em. I dare ya.                                                                                                                                                       One of many, many deaths.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Puzzle/Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1987   Solomon’s Key isn’t your standard NES slop pile. It’s half puzzler, half arcade game, all difficult. You’ll need a sharp mind and quick reflexes if you … Continue reading #589 – Solomon’s Key

#548 – Rygar

                                                                    Ah, when a quarter of a million copies sold was considered a success.                                                                                                                                                                               Give us a kiss!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1987   “Rygar” is a name that demands to be shouted at the heavens, much like “Khan” or “Mendoza.” Go ahead, … Continue reading #548 – Rygar

#450 – Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

                                                                                                                            Ryu set fire to the rain before it was cool.                                                    Ninja Gaiden III might be (more) difficult, but it’s the best-looking game of the series.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1991   Ninja Gaiden III is the bad boy of the trilogy, complete … Continue reading #450 – Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

#449 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

                                                          I still have the original box for this game. Glad I do. The cover art is fantastic.                                                                                             One of my favorite levels. The snow, children! The snow!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Ninja Gaiden didn’t hold back. From the cut-scenes … Continue reading #449 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

#448 – Ninja Gaiden

                                                                                       Ryu leaves New York in flames? Yeah, I could see that.                                                                                             All they want is some kisses. Some flaming sword kisses.*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1989   Until Ninja Gaiden was released, 8-bit gamers had to get their story fix from … Continue reading #448 – Ninja Gaiden