#595 – Spot: The Videogame!

                                                                                                                  The game critics?                                                                  Sleepless nights, bloodshot eyes, lots of lemony sugar drinks. Ba doo boom pow.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Arcadia Systems DEVELOPER: Arcadia Systems GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1990   The exclamation point in Spot: The Videogame! may seem ostentatious, but it is for the players’ benefit. … Continue reading #595 – Spot: The Videogame!

#594 – Spiritual Warfare

                                                                Putting a cross on a shield didn’t work out so great for Constantine.                                                                                                                                       “But all the cool kids are drinking!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Wisdom Tree DEVELOPER: Wisdom Tree GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: 1992   Rise from your knees, man of God. There’s an evil modern city waiting to be … Continue reading #594 – Spiritual Warfare

#593 – Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six

                                                      Only Hobgoblin and possibly Mysterio look even the least bit threatening.                                                                                                   Even the rats dive-bomb Spidey. He just can’t get a break.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Bits Studios GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1992   Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, Hobgoblin, and Doctor Octopus have teamed up to stop … Continue reading #593 – Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six

#592 – Spelunker

                                                                                                                                                                         Have at thee, bat!                                                                         Spelunker vs. a rope. It’s a much harder battle than one would think.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   I’ll be in my cold, cold grave before I give Spelunker another chance. And that’s a downright dirty shame … Continue reading #592 – Spelunker

#591 – Space Shuttle Project

                                                                                                                  This is what a space shuttle looks like, kids.                                           The entire game is a montage of various shuttle launches rendered in 8-bit – pretty ballsy, eh?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Absolute Entertainment DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Simulator RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Get your yaw, pitch and roll on with … Continue reading #591 – Space Shuttle Project

#590 – Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos

                                                                                                    But… you already have a staff.                                                                                               The Eyeball Robe triplets think you’ve gone far enough.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Puzzle/Dungeon-crawler RELEASE DATE: June 1990   That crazy staff of Demnos! Always … Continue reading #590 – Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos

#589 – Solomon’s Key

                                                                                                                                                                    Unlock ’em. I dare ya.                                                                                                                                                       One of many, many deaths.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Puzzle/Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1987   Solomon’s Key isn’t your standard NES slop pile. It’s half puzzler, half arcade game, all difficult. You’ll need a sharp mind and quick reflexes if you … Continue reading #589 – Solomon’s Key

#588 – Solitaire

  Nothin’ like setting up a card table on the beach and playing solitaire. This shot must have been taken in Florida.                                                                                                                                                                                End of the line.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Odyssey Software GENRE: Card game RELEASE DATE: 1992   Your brother or sister has played solitaire. Your parents … Continue reading #588 – Solitaire

#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

#586 – Soccer

                                                  I’m typically a fan of the black box covers, but I can’t says I appreciate this one.                                                                                                      I wasn’t aware skipping was a large part of soccer.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Nintendo’s early sports games for the NES may … Continue reading #586 – Soccer

#585 – Snow Brothers

                                                                                                Nick and Tom, you rascals!                                                                                                                                                          Now that’s “snow” like it.                                                                                                                             Everyone’s just having a gay ol’ time.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Sol GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Snow Brothers takes the Bubble Bobble formula – trap enemies in bubbles, pop to kill them … Continue reading #585 – Snow Brothers

#584 – Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular

  This game originally featured Donald Duck in Japan, but due to licensing restrictions, Kemco had to change the main character to Snoopy. This neither hinders nor helps the actual game.                                                                                                                        A Sack Race, in the Depression part of town.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Kemco GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #584 – Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular