Category Archives: D

Games starting with ‘D’

#210 – Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

                              I nominate this for the most epic NES cover ever. Boba Fett against a space T-Rex? Radical!                                                                                                                                                                             Badass cutscenes confirmed.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai America DEVELOPER: Advance Communication Company GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1990   The letter ‘D’ goes out with a bang with the brilliantly titled Dynowarz: … Continue reading #210 – Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

#209 – Dusty Diamond’s All-Star Softball

                                                                                       I wonder how much Norman Rockwell’s understudy got paid for this…                                                                                     I can almost taste the sweat and nostalgia.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Other than having an long, unwieldy, and objectively stupid name, Dusty Diamond’s flaws are few. It’s … Continue reading #209 – Dusty Diamond’s All-Star Softball

#208 – Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

                                                                              Unless you just cast a diarrhea spell, I see no magic here.     After Pinocchio gets turned into a real boy, he must slay the townsfolk in order to prove his humanity.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: First-person RPG RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Dungeon Magic promises so much, … Continue reading #208 – Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

#207 – Dudes with Attitude

                                    I trust this cover will be giving me plenty of nightmares in the upcoming holiday season.                                     One of the earlier levels. The smushy star pieces are actually pieces of pre-chewed gum… ew.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1990   … Continue reading #207 – Dudes with Attitude

#206 – DuckTales 2

  Forgive the blurriness. Just imagine you’re viewing the cover through Scrooge McDuck’s cataract wrapped eyes.                                                                      When Easter Island heads attack, Scrooge busts out his pogo stick.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1993   The adventures of Scroogibald McDuckleton continue in this much-improved sequel. In … Continue reading #206 – DuckTales 2

#205 – DuckTales

                                                                                                                          Scrooge McDuck: the original gangsta?                                                                  His pimp cane will find you. Even in the depths of Antarctica.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1989   I don’t know a single Nintendo-raised child that hates on DuckTales or even finds … Continue reading #205 – DuckTales

#204 – Duck Hunt

                                                                                     Expect some snarkiness from your dog for that missed shot.                                                                                                                           Told ya.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Lightgun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Many people remember Duck Hunt as the second game they ever played, after Super Mario Bros. For those that grew up with the combo … Continue reading #204 – Duck Hunt

#203 – Dragon’s Lair

  Imagine a child, who loved the arcade version, getting this for Christmas. Then imagine the dragon on the cover eating said child.                                                                                                                                     I hear ya, Bonesy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: CSG Imagesoft DEVELOPER: MotiveTime GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Of all the important things I’m thankful for – family, … Continue reading #203 – Dragon’s Lair

#202 – Dragon Warrior IV

                                                               The final ill-conceived Dragon Warrior cover for the NES.                                                                         Do Dragon Warriors *really* wear pink armor?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Enix America DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: October 1992   For those NES owners that loved RPGs of any flavor, the Dragon Warrior series must have felt like a … Continue reading #202 – Dragon Warrior IV

#201 – Dragon Warrior III

                                                       Look at all that loot! Incidentally, the game itself is worth a pretty penny now.                                                                                   This fight seems just a tad one-sided. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Enix America DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: March 1992   Dragon Warrior III is the last entry in the … Continue reading #201 – Dragon Warrior III

#200 – Dragon Warrior II

                         It’s amusing that Enix would put such ridiculous American box art on a blatantly Japanese RPG.                                                                                              Not quite as iconic as the Slimes… PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Enix America DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: September 1990   One reason I appreciate the Dragon Quest/Warrior series more than the Final … Continue reading #200 – Dragon Warrior II

#199 – Dragon Warrior

                                                                                           Before Skyrim, Dragon Warrior was as big as they came.                  Who would have thought in 1986 that the Slimes would become ubiquitous with Dragon Warrior/Quest?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1989   The name Dragon Warrior carries very little cachet with anyone other … Continue reading #199 – Dragon Warrior