#114 – Captain Comic: The Adventure

                              All gamers want a crotch shot of a dope in a spacesuit, right? Ugh, Color Dreams, come on.                                                             You play as a creeper in the local park. Luckily, the wildlife are on to you.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Michael Denio GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: 1989   … Continue reading #114 – Captain Comic: The Adventure

#445 – Nightshade

                                                                                                                                                               CURSE YOU, ANUBIS!     Every character is uniquely designed. It’s a nice break from the never-ending clones that typically populate games.*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Point-and-click adventure RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Despite taking its name from a toxic flower, Nightshade truly is a breath of fresh … Continue reading #445 – Nightshade

#444 – Nightmare on Elm Street

                                 Four score and seven meltings ago, Freddy was just a humble school janitor, living the dream.                                                                                                                           Snakes are no match for your red jumpsuit. HIKEEBA!   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1990   I’ve given decent scores … Continue reading #444 – Nightmare on Elm Street

#443 – Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing

                                                                        That red blurb is what text looks like when you read it at 200 km/hr.     Unsurprisingly, Japan has one of the hardest tracks to complete. You’ll need lots of practice before you succeed here.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Gremlin Graphics GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1993   I discovered … Continue reading #443 – Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing

#442 – NFL Football

                                                                                        That is one blurry pseudo-painting there. Also, FOOTBALL!                                                                                                             AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THA-A-ANG!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1989   I have some readers out there who are sports fans, so let me just say, I’m sorry. While I … Continue reading #442 – NFL Football

#441 – NES Play Action Football

                                                                                                         Stars and stripes forever, hopefully not forever.                                                                                                                                           The Power Bowl, brought to you by High Society.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous (Multitap time!) PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1990   It’s probably wrong for a non-football fan to review a football game, but despite what my … Continue reading #441 – NES Play Action Football

#440 – NES Open Tournament Golf

                                                                                                                     Monty Mole? What are you doing here?                                                                                                   Swing and a sploosh, Mario.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1991   The original Golf was Nintendo’s attempt to put their mustachioed stamp on one of Japan’s most beloved sports. It was a miserable failure. … Continue reading #440 – NES Open Tournament Golf

#439 – NARC

                                    “No one had the guts…” to do what, exactly? Port this game with working code?                                       One renegade NARC agent decides to wean down the homeless population of the city.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim Entertainment DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action/Arcade RELEASE DATE: August 1990   Despite never seeing NARC in … Continue reading #439 – NARC

#438 – Mystery Quest

                                                                                                Don’t worry, this isn’t the precursor to Quest 64.                                                                                    Two enemies at once? Someone take a screenshot of this!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Carry Lab GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: April 1989   I’d much rather play a slightly boring Japanese game than a slightly boring American game, if … Continue reading #438 – Mystery Quest

#437 – The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World

                                                                                                       Booger Man fights against mutant snot rockets!                                    The take-home message from Mutant Virus is that purple always triumphs over light blue.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Softworks DEVELOPER: Rocket Science Production GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Mutant Virus is a generic title, isn’t it? I’m assuming that’s why … Continue reading #437 – The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World

#435 – Motor City Patrol

                          Would a toy company make a video game in order to sell more toys to sell more videogames? Wah?                                                              I could take pretty much any screenshot and it would look about this thrilling.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Matchbox International DEVELOPER: Source Research & Development GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1992 … Continue reading #435 – Motor City Patrol

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