Category Archives: R

Games starting with ‘R’

#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

#547 – Rush’n Attack

                                                                                                                                                      Tom Selleck is Mr. Attack                                                                                 Giving some mid-air props to the Almighty for a job well done.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: April 1987   It’s shank or be shanked in Rush’n Attack. Or shot. Or exploded. Or jump kicked in the face. … Continue reading #547 – Rush’n Attack

#546 – Roundball: 2-on-2 Challenge

                                                                                                                                            Celebrate good times, c’mon?     Mustard yellow is everybody’s favorite color. Much like Hanson is everybody’s favorite ball handler.   PLAYERS: 1-4 (simultaneous) PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Park Place Productions GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: May 1992   Is “roundball” an alternative name for basketball? Or did Park Place Productions not want to name … Continue reading #546 – Roundball: 2-on-2 Challenge

#545 – Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

                                                                                                                                           Ancient China looks rough.                                                                                                                                        Don’t screw it up, Wang Kuang   PLAYERS: 1-12 (alternating, of course) PUBLISHER: Koei DEVELOPER: Koei GENRE: Turn-based strategy RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Recruit generals, spy on neighboring provinces, train soldiers, make alliances, go to war: a filthy year’s worth of work in Romance of … Continue reading #545 – Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

#544 – Romance of the Three Kingdoms

                                                                                                                       Koei covers are always masterfully done.                                                                                                                                                        Metals? ABSOLUTELY!   PLAYERS: 1-8 alternating PUBLISHER: Koei DEVELOPER: Koei GENRE: Turn-based strategy RELEASE DATE: October 1989   Nobunaga’s Ambition was Koei’s first “Koei” game – tons of history, tons of strategy, statistically overwhelming – but Romance of the Three Kingdoms was their first … Continue reading #544 – Romance of the Three Kingdoms

#543 – Rolling Thunder

                                                       Daryl Hall rescues Sheila E. from the oppressive sounds of the Eighties.                                                                              Has anyone considered how the red box feels about this situation?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Arc System Works GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1989   Rolling Thunder is a sentimental favorite. I usually try to not … Continue reading #543 – Rolling Thunder

#542 – Rollergames

                                        Harrison Ford stars as Billy Rollergame, an aging cyberpunk who’s out for one last roll.                                                                                                       Run-down alleys are no match for Jazzercise.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platformer/beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1990   How many rollerbladers does it take to make a decent beat-em-up? I don’t … Continue reading #542 – Rollergames

#540 – Rollerblade Racer

                                                            Does that guy in the front have a meth problem? What’s with his teeth?                                                                                                               “Oops!” is the ethos of Rollerblade Racer   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1993   If you’ve ever thought of Paperboy as a complex game, what with all the … Continue reading #540 – Rollerblade Racer

#539 – Rollerball

                                                                                                                                                                     The future is now!                                                                     Led Zeppelin and their Bouncing Bumpers, ladies and gentlemen!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: February 1990   Even if you heartily enjoy pinball video games, one must admit that said genre can only produce a limited amount … Continue reading #539 – Rollerball

#538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

                                                        That ball’s comin’ right for you, but will you be able to hit it? Think again!                                                                                                                                                         Look at all that baseball.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Just when you thought you were content with your NES baseball game collection, … Continue reading #538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

#537 – Rockin’ Kats

                                                                                                        Such a simple, cartoony design. Wonderfully done.                                                         I’m not sure if this is racist or not, but it does actually happen within the game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Before Atlus established themselves in the States as the torchbearers of anything … Continue reading #537 – Rockin’ Kats

#536 – The Rocketeer

                                                                               Fantastic box-art. If only the game were this well-conceived.           That gangster’s purple zoot suit, stylish though it may be, is no match for the Rocketeer’s fearsome helmet.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai America DEVELOPER: Bandai GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: May 1991   I complained vigorously about the Rocket Ranger resembling/completely … Continue reading #536 – The Rocketeer