#498 – Qix

                                                                                    “Your Mind is Your Only Weapon”? That’s a terrible slogan.                                                                                                                This doesn’t look good. Or like anything at all.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Novotrade GENRE: Arcade/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: January 1991   Qix are not part of this complete breakfast, but they are pronounced ‘Kix’ (not Qu-ix) so … Continue reading #498 – Qix

#497 – Q*bert

                                                                                                                                                     Q*bert, what won’t you say?                                                                                                                                                         The calm before the storm.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Arcade/puzzle RELEASE DATE: February 1989   I’m a mid-Eighties baby, so I never touched a lot of the classic arcade-era games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Galaga until they were … Continue reading #497 – Q*bert

#496 – Pyramid

                                                                     That’s one sassy necklace she has there. Even the golden cat thinks so.                                                                             This is about as good as it’s getting. Pyramid only helps Pyramid.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1992   But… but… I already reviewed this game. Like Puzzle, Pyramid … Continue reading #496 – Pyramid

#495 – Puzznic

                                                                                                                    Not completely enthralled? Just you wait.                                                                                Simple looking, perhaps, but those red triangles mean business.                                                    This is Puzznic‘s good friend, Gravnic. Please don’t exclude him because he’s different.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1990   A Puzznic Smoothie sounds like … Continue reading #495 – Puzznic

#494 – Puzzle

                                                                                                                           Hey! That’s not where a tiger’s mouth goes.                                                                                                                                                                 I did this all by myself!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Uh… puzzle. RELEASE DATE: 1990   If you’ve been following the blog since last September or so, Puzzle might seem vaguely familiar. I actually … Continue reading #494 – Puzzle

#493 – Puss ‘N Boots: Pero’s Great Adventure

                                                                                       Doesn’t this look awesome? The kid in me is swooning.                                                                                                                                                                                 Best face ever.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Shouei GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1990   I’m not sure how great Pero’s adventure is, but it is all-encompassing. From Arabia to the West to New York to somewhere … Continue reading #493 – Puss ‘N Boots: Pero’s Great Adventure

#492 – The Punisher

                                                                                                                                          Never shoot on an upset stomach.                                                                                                                                                    Hitman just took his last ride.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Frank Castle has walked a hard road. Vietnam tours are grueling enough, but finding your family murdered would put any man over the … Continue reading #492 – The Punisher

#491 – Pro Wrestling

                                                                                                          One of the best, most hilarious black box covers.                                                                                                                                                               Say it ain’t so, Starman!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Nintendo covered just about every sport on the NES. From ice hockey to baseball to tennis to football to soccer, and … Continue reading #491 – Pro Wrestling

#490 – Pro Sports Hockey

                                                                                                                                 The sport of bloody, toothless kings!                                                                                                                                                                  Pipe down in there, #32!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1993   If you’re a hockey aficionado or if you just like beating people up atop sheets of ice, Pro Sport Hockey has you covered!… for … Continue reading #490 – Pro Sports Hockey

#489 – Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

                                                                                                                   Will you heed the call of the Salad Kingdom?                                                                                                                                                                                       He sure is!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson DEVELOPER: Hudson GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1991   An overflowing bowl of salad makes the night come alive with freshness, but don’t tell Sir Cucumber I said that! Princess Tomato is a … Continue reading #489 – Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

#488 – Prince of Persia

                                                                                                                                                                                  Not my prince…                                                 This screenshot proudly brought to you by Questicle.net! I have ten more just like ’em.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: MotiveTime GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Prince of Persia may have been a quality Apple II game – “groundbreaking,” “innovative,” and other high-falutin’ … Continue reading #488 – Prince of Persia