#294 – Ice Hockey

                                                                                                                                       Chuck Norris, Hockey Ranger.                   Every single one of those bobble-heads in the audience is cruisin’ for a bruisin’. You heard it here first!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Pax Softonica GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1988   There’s really no reason why hockey players and fans alike should … Continue reading #294 – Ice Hockey

#293 – Ice Climber

                                                                                                                         That polar bear had it coming, I’m sure.     When you die, you turn into a snowflake! Not pictured: your character’s death or any sign of a snowflake.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   If there was ever a doubt that Nintendo didn’t … Continue reading #293 – Ice Climber

#292 – Hydlide

                                                                                             A technically decent, if not completely boring cover.                                                          No EXP, eh? My friend, you’re in this journey for the long haul…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: T&E Soft GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Hydlide lives up (or down) to … Continue reading #292 – Hydlide

#291 – The Hunt for Red October

                                                                                                        Connery is pissed, which doesn’t bode well.                                                                                               Turrets in the darkest depths of the ocean? Insanity!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   How does one make a video game about tensions between Russian and American naval units in the mid-80s? … Continue reading #291 – The Hunt for Red October

#290 – Hudson Hawk

                                                                                                                 This is a far cry from “The Return of Bruno.”                                                                                                       That dog will throw you off a building. No joke.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1992   “Hudson Hawk” eh? According to many movie buffs, this is either one of Bruce Willis’ … Continue reading #290 – Hudson Hawk

#289 – Hot Slot (s)

                                                                             What is this, Duke Nukem? Go take a bath, you cardboard cutouts!                                                 Behold! The thrilling spectacle of virtual slot machines, sans naked women!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Panesian DEVELOPER: Hacker International GENRE: Gambling RELEASE DATE: 1991   The second after Bubble Bath Babes in the infamous Panesian trilogy of NES … Continue reading #289 – Hot Slot (s)

#288 – Hoops

            Remember the days when men wore short shorts and white men couldn’t jump? Jaleco remembers.                                                                                                                               That is a very lonely-looking court.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Hoops is an odd sort: a 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 basketball game that seems to … Continue reading #288 – Hoops

#287 – Hook

                                                                                  A couple of fools playing dress-up on a cruise ship for the damned…     You think you can just get accepted into the Lollipop Guild? Survive a night in a ghost mine with floating pirate badges and we’ll talk   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Painting By … Continue reading #287 – Hook

#286 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

                    I wonder if Joe Pesci was annoyed that he couldn’t say the F word every five seconds in these movies.     To escape the briefcase of doom, Kevin must stand for three minutes on a plant.  Further instructions to follow.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October … Continue reading #286 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

#285 – Home Alone

                                                                                      Take a cue from the Culkster: this game is scream-worthy.                               A shiny buffalo nickel for the man who can have some fun with the nightmares contained here!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Funny story. Bethesda Softworks developed Home Alone for … Continue reading #285 – Home Alone

#284 – Hollywood Squares

                                                                                                                                                                                       Save me…                                                                                                  A more hideous gaggle of creatures, I’ve never seen.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: GameTek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game Show RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Is there anything sadder than washed-up C-list … Continue reading #284 – Hollywood Squares