Tag Archives: TOSE

#748 – Yoshi’s Cookie

                                                                                                               Yoshi’s gonna get the ‘betes if he’s not careful.                                                                                                                      Well, at least he quit his medical practice.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: April 1993   Yoshi’s Cookie is broken, has jarring difficulty spikes, and is a really stupid idea for a puzzle game. … Continue reading #748 – Yoshi’s Cookie

#680 – Toxic Crusaders

  “What do I hear for this swingin’ bachelor, ladies? As you can see by the mop, he’s not afraid to do a little housework!”                                                                                                 Toxie’s mop should take care of those piddly shotguns.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Toxic Crusaders is trash, … Continue reading #680 – Toxic Crusaders

#657 – Tetris 2

                                                                                                                                                                                       Poor Tetris.                                                                                                                                        Even the COM isn’t doing that well.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1993   The original Tetris for the NES is a complete work, perfect inasmuch as any game can be perfect. So why Tetris 2? Perhaps a Tetris sequel … Continue reading #657 – Tetris 2

#565 – Short Order/Eggsplode!

                                                                  The beef and the buns look exactly the same. “Short Order,” my eye.                      It’ll take you a half hour and a couple heart attacks to build a burger with the pig’s specifications.*   PLAYERS: 1-5 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Mini-games RELEASE DATE: December 1989   As a Power … Continue reading #565 – Short Order/Eggsplode!

#564 – Shooting Range

                                                                                                            Warning: Zapper does not fire actual lasers.                                                                                                     Welp, I’m horrified. Well done, Shooting Range.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Today’s outdoor “shooting range” implies real guns, earplugs, and precious antique cans. According to Bandai, a Shooting Range is a … Continue reading #564 – Shooting Range

#508 – Racket Attack

                                                                                                                                                          The eternal struggle…                                                                                                                                                                   Slice that ball good!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1988   A tennis game called Racket Attack? I suppose that makes sense, even if it is a little boring. In my opinion, Racket Attack should be about an old … Continue reading #508 – Racket Attack

#490 – Pro Sports Hockey

                                                                                                                                 The sport of bloody, toothless kings!                                                                                                                                                                  Pipe down in there, #32!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1993   If you’re a hockey aficionado or if you just like beating people up atop sheets of ice, Pro Sport Hockey has you covered!… for … Continue reading #490 – Pro Sports Hockey

#478 – Pinball Quest

                                                                                                                                                         What’s your pinball fantasy?                                                                                                   Pinball Quest scores bonus points for delicious puns.                                                                                                                                                                                “Ow, my face!”   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: June 1990   If you only bow down before one Pinball King on the NES, please, make it Pinball Quest. … Continue reading #478 – Pinball Quest

#451 – Ninja Kid

                                             Throwing a shuriken (even a poorly drawn one) at the television is never a good idea, kids.                                                        See those candles? Spark ’em with your flame buddy to ditch this catacomb.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Arcade platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1986   Ninja Kid would be downright … Continue reading #451 – Ninja Kid

#441 – NES Play Action Football

                                                                                                         Stars and stripes forever, hopefully not forever.                                                                                                                                           The Power Bowl, brought to you by High Society.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous (Multitap time!) PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1990   It’s probably wrong for a non-football fan to review a football game, but despite what my … Continue reading #441 – NES Play Action Football

#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

#382 – M.U.S.C.L.E.

                                                                        Ultimate Muscleruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!                                                                                                                                Methinks this match is a little unfair. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: October 1986   M.U.S.C.L.E. stands for Most Unusually Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere. It isn’t the most apt description for a wrestling game starring the masked, uh, things from “Ultimate Muscle” … Continue reading #382 – M.U.S.C.L.E.