#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

#583 – Snake’s Revenge

                                                                                          Snake’s got his silencer aimed at the female assassin.                                                                            There’s spotlights now, because that’s what you’ve always wanted.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: April 1990   “Metal GEEEEAAAAR?” Well, yes and no. Snake’s Revenge is the unofficial North American/European sequel to the first Metal … Continue reading #583 – Snake’s Revenge

#582 – Snake Rattle ‘n Roll

                                                                                                                 These snakes have herped their last derp.                                                                                                                 Now I’ve seen it all.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Kudos to Rare for making a bat-guano crazy Marble Madness sequel that skimps on the marbles in favor of cartoon snakes. You play as … Continue reading #582 – Snake Rattle ‘n Roll

#581 – Smash T.V.

                                                                                      Go on, readers, you can make fun of this cover by yourselves.                                            I didn’t realize all of Smash T.V.‘s enemies were Communistas, and robots at that.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Beam Entertainment GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Violent game shows: the scourge of civilization in … Continue reading #581 – Smash T.V.

#580 – Slalom

  Slalom might be one of the last black box games, and the only black box title not developed by Nintendo at that!                                                                                  Should I be happy or concerned that I crossed the finish line?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Skiing RELEASE DATE: August 1987   Rare began … Continue reading #580 – Slalom

#579 – Sky Shark

                                                       What young child wouldn’t want a game with a terrifying man on the cover?                                                              No enemies around, big plane ahead. Everything’s comin’ up Sky Shark!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Would you like to know how difficult Sky Shark is? … Continue reading #579 – Sky Shark

#578 – Sky Kid

                   Charles Lindbergh looks for work, finds it on the Sky Kid cover, laments that he is no longer a child.                                                                                                                          “Authentic Arcade Edition” you say? PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Put some grease in your garter, Sky Kid! Or is it, … Continue reading #578 – Sky Kid

#577 – Skull & Crossbones

                                                                                                                “Yargh, I hate the sea and everything in it!”                                               Billowy pantaloons are good for one’s health, according to every 15th century doctor.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1990   After a few years of being employed as a pirate, one could imagine that … Continue reading #577 – Skull & Crossbones

#576 – Ski or Die

                                                                                                                                                               It’s a snow-nado, bro!                                                                                                                                         The Extreme Polar Bears Club   PLAYERS: 1-6 alternating PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: February 1991   According to Ski or Die, snow melts skaters’ edgy, hardcore exteriors into a warm, child-like playfulness. Free of a need to be “hip” or “with … Continue reading #576 – Ski or Die

#575 – Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble

                                                                                                                                   Bro gets his kicks in a mall. Radical!                                                                                                If only skateboards were still allowed in malls today.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Skating RELEASE DATE: December 1990   You think you know fear? Try taking down the mayor’s wife with a paint gun without thrashing and … Continue reading #575 – Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble

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