#648 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

                                                                       The cover remains striking, despite the red bandana confusion.                                                                                                                                                           Suck on bo, Rocksteady.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1989   If you were a child in the late 80s/early 90s and you didn’t love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you were probably … Continue reading #648 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

#647 – Tecmo World Wrestling

                                             “Wait, why are we fighting? Black codpiece, red codpiece. They both get the job done!”                                                                                                                         Served with a side of “shut your mouth.”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1990   You heard it here first, pansies. Tecmo World Wrestling, the best wrestler … Continue reading #647 – Tecmo World Wrestling

#646 – Tecmo Super Bowl

                                                                                                                Can I get to the Super Bowl? Sure, why not.                                                                                                                                                   Still better than Madden.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Tecmo Super Bowl is Tecmo Bowl on athlete-endorsed steroids. Everything you appreciated about the original – tight controls, infinite replayability, outlandish … Continue reading #646 – Tecmo Super Bowl

#645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

                                                                                                                                              Real men playing basketball.                                                                                                                                                 Make me proud, Hornacek.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Tecmo NBA Basketball was, at the time of its 1992 release, probably the definitive basketball title on the NES. All of the teams, players, and stats … Continue reading #645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

#644 – Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

                                                                                                                                                    That’s one shiny soccer ball.                                                                                                                                                                                       It sure is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports/RPG RELEASE DATE: September 1992   Tecmo Cup Soccer Game isn’t so much a soccer game as it is a series of cinematic soccer-related vignettes. Rather than controlling your entire team from a 3/4 … Continue reading #644 – Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

#643 – TaleSpin

                                                                                                                     Baloo’s having too much fun in that plane.                                                                                       Toad Man’s stage from Mega Man 4 makes a guest appearance.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: December 1991   TaleSpin is the unsung game in Capcom’s Disney television quadtych on the NES. While Darkwing Duck, Rescue … Continue reading #643 – TaleSpin

#642 – Tecmo Bowl

                                                                                                  We can’t all be winners. But I’m pretty sure this guy is.                                                                                                                                                Perhaps today is my birthday.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1989   Tecmo Bowl is the quintessential NES football game for casuals and die-hards alike. If you’re a pro amateur … Continue reading #642 – Tecmo Bowl

#641 – Tecmo Baseball

                                                                                                                                                      Hi, I’m Intimidation Jackson.                                                                                                                                                  Baseball, Tecmo-style.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1989   Tecmo Bowl is considered by many retro gamers to be the best football game on the NES, so it’s not surprising that some of Tecmo’s other sports titles have … Continue reading #641 – Tecmo Baseball

#640 – Target: Renegade

                                                                                                                                                  The bullet’s already in his fist.                                                                                                              I don’t have any change, but I can spare ya a fist.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: March 1990   Renegade was a by-the-numbers brawler that, nevertheless, gave the player a valuable message: don’t go into the … Continue reading #640 – Target: Renegade

#639 – Tagin’ Dragon

                                                                                          Twenty levels worth of buncha muncha cruncha dragon.                                                                         That pile of bones is my dragon carcass. They look a bit like lions, don’t they?   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bunch Games DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1989   Sachen is one of the shiftiest unlicensed developers on the NES, … Continue reading #639 – Tagin’ Dragon

#638 – Tag Team Wrestling

                                                                                                        PROTIP: “Arcade hit!” didn’t always mean “NES hit!”                                                                                                                                                             Only Round 1?… *sigh*   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: October 1986   “Tag Team Wrestling is some archaic wrestling action, action, action!” but if it were up to me, I’d remove two of … Continue reading #638 – Tag Team Wrestling

#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