#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

#474 – Phantom Fighter

          Phantom Fighter now has its own fruit snacks, complete with Banana Heroes and Strawberry Kyonshi!                                                Are the enemies’ hops supposed to be intimidating? It’s more pathetic than scary.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Marionette GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Kyonshi Fighter doesn’t sound as cool as Phantom … Continue reading #474 – Phantom Fighter

#473 – Pesterminator: The Western Exterminator

                                                                                                                    “Hey! I’m trying to eat lunch here!” – Rat                                                                                                                    See any bugs?… than I’ve done my job.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: 1990   If you’ve ever had a spider crawl into your mouth while you sleep, or lines of ants enter … Continue reading #473 – Pesterminator: The Western Exterminator

#472 – Peek-A-Boo Poker

                                                                                                        Hey! Aren’t you the girls from Bubble Bath Babes?!                                                                                It’s the hottest poker game of all time. No, really. Can’t you tell?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Panesian DEVELOPER: Panesian GENRE: Cardgames RELEASE DATE: 1991   Unlike other 8-bit, uh, “erotica” by Panesian (see Bubble Bath Babes and Hot Slots), Peek-A-Boo … Continue reading #472 – Peek-A-Boo Poker

#47 – Baby Boomer

                                                                         “Best Rated Light Gun Game” by The Color Dreams newsletter.                                                                                      Chicken MilkNuggets are always good with a side of Baby.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: 1989   Many of you know people or have parents that are “Baby Boomers” but do … Continue reading #47 – Baby Boomer

#470 – Paperboy 2

                                                                                                                                                                                     Poor shlub…                                                                         Every neighborhood has one of these lightning-spewing gargoyle houses.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Our little PaperBoy is all grown up! No longer confined to the left side of the road, this blossoming PaperMan can now attack both … Continue reading #470 – Paperboy 2

#469 – Paperboy

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks Billy Everyteen!                                                                                                                    Bro, face it, those pants are never going up.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape, Inc. DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: December 1988   I’ve never personally bicycled through a neighborhood at four in the morning, groggily hucking papers at doors. If Paperboy is realistic in … Continue reading #469 – Paperboy

#468 – Panic Restaurant

  Another horrifying cover to scare children into submission. Did anyone think this would endear the game to children or parents?                                                        The chef is thinking about nothing in particular, when out of the cupboard….   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: EIM GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1992   Panic Restaurant is very … Continue reading #468 – Panic Restaurant

#467 – Palamedes

                               You have every right to be terrified. Perhaps the most disturbing of all Nintendo covers.                                Look at those imposing rows of dice! But check out my sweet combo at the bottom… oh my, yes.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hot-B DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1990   From … Continue reading #467 – Palamedes

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