Why… there he is. I understand this is a circus, but beyond that… PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1991 Had Waldo the courtesy to save children’s eyes before they went blind of their own accord, we wouldn’t have been forced to … Continue reading #720 – Where’s Waldo?
Is that a handbag next to Wayne? No way. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1993 What could a Wayne’s World game entail, you ask? A most reasonable question, given that neither of the “Wayne’s World” films lent themselves readily to game … Continue reading #712 – Wayne’s World
“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
Tiger sold separately. That’ll be a thousand dollars. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Western Technologies GENRE: “Not a game! A Drawing and Animation System!” RELEASE DATE: June 1991 Unlike the glorified coloring book, Color a Dinosaur, Videomation allows you to draw your own dinosaurs; ones that don’t resemble … Continue reading #704 – Videomation
Grumpy old Swamp Thing wakes up from his nap to find kids playing on his swamp. These hot coals are ok to walk across, but step on that bubbling pot and your health will reduce something fierce. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992 … Continue reading #632 – Swamp Thing
Peter jumps into the white oblivion. Just a hobbit trying to make it in a elf’s world. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Equilibrium GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1991 Was the cartoon upon which this game was based really popular enough to warrant this half-baked adaptation? Perhaps, but … Continue reading #239 – Fox’s Peter Pan and the Pirates
Ren’s just greedy and Stimpy’s an idiot. I wish money sacks really would rain down. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1993 I’m still in awe that Nickelodeon ever allowed “Ren and Stimpy” to air on their network. It was random, disgusting, and … Continue reading #521 – The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$!
Sometimes even the 90s can be wrong. This is one of those times. Well, I’m horrified. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Eurocom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1991 Not to be confused with Ian Fleming’s masterful creation James Bond (Sr.) or the dimwitted fish knock-off James Pond, James … Continue reading #314 – James Bond Jr.
I wonder if Joe Pesci was annoyed that he couldn’t say the F word every five seconds in these movies. To escape the briefcase of doom, Kevin must stand for three minutes on a plant. Further instructions to follow. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October … Continue reading #286 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Take a cue from the Culkster: this game is scream-worthy. A shiny buffalo nickel for the man who can have some fun with the nightmares contained here! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1991 Funny story. Bethesda Softworks developed Home Alone for … Continue reading #285 – Home Alone
Waldo’s taunting you. Don’t give in. Well, there he is right there. And there. And over there. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: December 1992 Who didn’t love a good (or great, even) Waldo search back in the day? The “Where’s Waldo” book … Continue reading #268 – The Great Waldo Search
Tomatoes come in both red and green varieties. Those with teeth are not recommended for consumption by the FDA. Grumpy Tomato turns his attention towards the girl playing hopscotch. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1992 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is based on … Continue reading #46 – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes