#358 – The Last Starfighter

                                                                                                                             This cover is pure lies! Lies and hearsay!                                              It’s an innocent looking shmup that would stab you in the back if it ever got the chance!   PLAYERS:1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Graftgold GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1990   The Last Starfighter isn’t based on “The Last Starfighter” film, … Continue reading #358 – The Last Starfighter

#357 – The Last Ninja

                                                                                   Just in case you were curious this is the “Game of the Year.”                                                                                                                                                      Sleepin’ like a baby.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1991   For those who like their reviews with a side of history, stuff this into your hipster corn cob … Continue reading #357 – The Last Ninja

#356 – Last Action Hero

                                                                                                                                                     Don’t worry, it’s all a dream…                As with most Arnold-related happenings, everyone’s out to get you because you’re just that awesome.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Teeny Weeny Games GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1993   I don’t know if any Schwarzenegger fan would argue against “Last Action … Continue reading #356 – Last Action Hero

#355 – Laser Invasion

  With all this firepower aimed at your face, you’re gonna need at least ten shots of whiskey before you even think about playing.                                                                                                                                                       The Danger Zone is nigh.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/Light Gun RELEASE DATE: June 1991   There’s a whole lot of crushed dreams … Continue reading #355 – Laser Invasion

#354 – Kung-Fu Heroes

                                                                                                    KUNG – FU – HERO-O-ES!                                                                                                                                   The Big-Nose Clan is out for blood.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture Brain GENRE: Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: March 1989   Kung-Fu Heroes is a short, repetitive, addicting monster of a game. It’s a game that doesn’t really deserve to be played, … Continue reading #354 – Kung-Fu Heroes

#353 – Kung-Fu

                                                                                                                                     Kung-Fu (warning: does not contain any actual kung-fu)     And by kicking over his opponent, Kung-Fu Man realized he would spend the rest of his days in a wheelchair.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Action/Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind. Or … Continue reading #353 – Kung-Fu

#352 – Krusty’s Fun House

                                                                               I like that Bart’s smiling while Krusty’s being attacked by rats.                                  This screen cap explains everything you need to know about the game, and yet, it’s so vague…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Audiogenic GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1992   I’m all for watching hours of “The Simpsons” … Continue reading #352 – Krusty’s Fun House

#253/351 – George Foreman’s K.O. Boxing

                                                 Sure, Foreman’s all smiles, until Eddy “The Pirate” Preston knocks his teeth out.                                                                                      So George… how ’bout that Punch-Out game, huh? Pretty neat.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1992   I never expected a boxing game to be so depressing, but … Continue reading #253/351 – George Foreman’s K.O. Boxing

#350 – The Krion Conquest

                                                                              Glenda the Good Witch and the Tin Man strike out on their own.                                                                   I feel as though I’ve seen this game before, perhaps six different times…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Vic Tokai DEVELOPER: Vic Tokai GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   First of all, let me express how terribly … Continue reading #350 – The Krion Conquest

#349 – Krazy Kreatures

  Just in case anyone was wondering what demonic faces looked like encased in bubblegum, here they are!                                                             Should you choose to “go krazy,” this is what you have to look forward to.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Bitmasters GENRE: Arcade/puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   If I came … Continue reading #349 – Krazy Kreatures

#348 – Knight Rider

                                                                                                                                                           Hasslehoff not included.                                                                                                                                   Good thing you have a gun equipped.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Pack-In Video GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Disclaimer: I can’t relate to anyone’s fond memories of David Hasselhoff’s adventures with a snooty talking car, as the show went off the air when … Continue reading #348 – Knight Rider

#347 – Klax

                                                                         “You’ve been klaxing again, haven’t you Billy?”                                           Electric Light Orchestra should have composed the soundtrack for this game. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   Klax is a bold slap to the face of Tetris. Klax says, “Screw your outdated Soviet imagery and folk tunes. … Continue reading #347 – Klax

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