#486 – Power Punch II

                                                                                                                                  The bout to knock the other alien out.                                                                                                                                                                                                     What?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Softworks DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1992   Three bizarre facts about Power Punch II:   Power Punch II was originally going to be called Mike Tyson’s Intergalactic Power Punch, but was changed … Continue reading #486 – Power Punch II

#485 – Power Blade 2

                                                                                                                                 The best boomerang in town, she is.                                                                                                              How’s Duke Nukem gonna get out of this one?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1992   The pen might be mightier than the sword, but the Power Blade smashes the pen into a dark, inky mess. … Continue reading #485 – Power Blade 2

#484 – Power Blade

                                                                    Twenty bucks that guy’s chin sharpened that boomerang- er, “blade.”                                                                                      Level 3 springs this horrible surprise on you without warning.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: ACTION RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Are you powerful enough to wield the almighty Power Blade?! Even if you think you can, … Continue reading #484 – Power Blade

#483 – Popeye

  The “Arcade Series”: lonely shmuck collecting points for no reason whatsoever. It’s like looking into a mirror!                                                                                                                                                                           Suck on that, Bluto!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   Olive Oyl might be the most obnoxious damsel-in-distress ever. She’s loud, she’s rail-thin, and she’s … Continue reading #483 – Popeye

#482 – Platoon

                                                                                                                                                                                             Uh… really?                                                                                            Maybe you should get going, game. You ever think of that?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SunSoft DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: December 1988   What confused person green lit a licensed game based off of “Platoon”? Oliver Stone’s insane Vietnam epic might make for a good film, … Continue reading #482 – Platoon

#481 – Pirates!

                                                                                       Skeletons can grow beards?! Who says games don’t teach?                                                                                                                                                                                   I am so angry!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: October 1991   The NES continues to surprise with this smashing port of the 1987 Commodore 64 game, Sid Meier’s Pirates!. Typically, computer ports on … Continue reading #481 – Pirates!

#480 – Pipe Dream

                                                                                                                                                    Doesn’t that look appetizing.                                                                           All my pipe dreams are about to be washed away in a sea of flooz!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bullet-proof Software DEVELOPER: Distinctive Software GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1990   If you can see in four dimensions and relish the thought of connecting pipes … Continue reading #480 – Pipe Dream

#85 – Bill Elliott’s NASCAR Challenge

                                                           Mr. Elliott is holding what fraternity brothers like to call, an American stein.                                                                                                                                          Gimme one reason to stay here…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Distinctive Software GENRE: Racing sim RELEASE DATE: April 1991   I can understand why someone would want to be a NASCAR driver: millions of dollars, … Continue reading #85 – Bill Elliott’s NASCAR Challenge

#478 – Pinball Quest

                                                                                                                                                         What’s your pinball fantasy?                                                                                                   Pinball Quest scores bonus points for delicious puns.                                                                                                                                                                                “Ow, my face!”   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: June 1990   If you only bow down before one Pinball King on the NES, please, make it Pinball Quest. … Continue reading #478 – Pinball Quest

#477 – Pinball

                           Mario decided for the orange-and-blue ensemble. I want to know where he got orange shoes…                                                                                              The top half of the table, complete with marine animals!                                                                                             The bottom half of the table. Baby ducks equal stoppers!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #477 – Pinball

#476 – Pin Bot

                                                                                                                                                 You heard the box! Dare him!                                                                                           303,000 points, my eye! I’ll dance on Pin Bot’s grave!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: April 1990   No amount of hand exercises or Seventies instructional videos will make me good at Actual Pinball, but I’ve been … Continue reading #476 – Pin Bot

#475 – Pictionary

                                               You’ll need excessive amounts of power to want to play this version of “Pictionary.”                                                                                                                                                                                   Heh heh heh…     Remember when you played “Pictionary” and you had to rescue people from a burning building? What a mirthful evening that was!   PLAYERS: 1-2 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Board … Continue reading #475 – Pictionary