Tag Archives: Tradewest

#637 – Taboo: The Sixth Sense

                                                                            Look at that smug sun… “I got’cher lucky numbers right here, boy.”                                                                                                                                                          Here was my question…                                                                                                       And here was the answer. Taboo sure has my number!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Tarot simulator RELEASE DATE: April 1989   It’ll only take two of your … Continue reading #637 – Taboo: The Sixth Sense

#587 – Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship

           Conquer 12 alien worlds, then Westernize them so that they may know the joy of McDonalds.                                                                                                                                                                        Run, little jetman.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Solar Jetman carves its own weird niche on the NES, with little regard for what any player … Continue reading #587 – Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship

#506 – R.C. Pro-Am II

                                                                              That bi-plane means business. He’ll bomb your truck good.                                                                                               Pretty much any screenshot of the game looks like this.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: December 1992   R.C. Pro-Am broke through the barriers of mediocrity in the NES racing library and zoomed off … Continue reading #506 – R.C. Pro-Am II

#387 – Magic Johnson’s Fast Break

                                                I’ve always wondered how one slams and jams at the same time. Teach me, Magic!     This game should have been called Pepsi Presents: Tradewest’s Magic Johnson’s Fast Break, The Game (Sponsored by Pepsi)   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1990   “Fast Break … Continue reading #387 – Magic Johnson’s Fast Break

#323 – John Elway’s Quarterback

                                                                        ‘Cause nothing sells a game like a goofy dude sneering at his audience!                                                    All those extra, discarded “Lost in Space” robots had to go somewhere…   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1989   For someone who actively dislikes football, nothing raises the … Continue reading #323 – John Elway’s Quarterback

#310 – Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off-Road

                                                                                                                           Four-player ACTION ACTION ACTION!                                                                                                         They’re so cute and dirty.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Do you know how silly it feels to write out that title? You should give it a try sometime. Mr. Stewart’s vanity forces him to have … Continue reading #310 – Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off-Road

#159 – Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat

                                                                  Looking at this cover makes me want to mow down on some Red Vines.     This small situation could spell a disaster. Luckily, all those cars spinning around the track is cause for hurrah!   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: August 1992   What if you … Continue reading #159 – Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat

#282 – High Speed

  3 years later, Rare made Donkey Kong Country and became one of the hottest gaming companies in the world. Everyone starts small.                                                                                                    This looks far worse in motion.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: July 1991   I’m not sure when console pinball games have … Continue reading #282 – High Speed

#188 – Double Dragon

                                                                                                    This cover looks a lot sillier than I remember as a kid.     Abobo is one of my favorite NES bosses of all time because he looks like a peanut with a mustache on steroids. Also, his name is ABOBO.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Technos GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #188 – Double Dragon

#75 – Battletoads & Double Dragon

                                                                                                                        Even the cover bears great potential…                                                        … but with great potential comes great responsibility.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1993   How is Battletoads and Double Dragon not a good idea? Two of the best brawlers for the NES team up in an epic … Continue reading #75 – Battletoads & Double Dragon

#74 – Battletoads

  Perhaps it’s my “inner child of the 90s” talking, but this is a well-done, amusing cover. Even their logo in the upper left-hand corner is cool.                                                                                                                                                          Curse you, Stage 3!!!!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1991   Battletoads is a spectacularly difficult … Continue reading #74 – Battletoads