#277 – Gyruss

                                                     I’d say the game is as epic as the cover, but I have no idea what’s going on here.                                         When I was younger, trips through the galaxy were never this chaotic and filled with death.  PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: February 1989   And with … Continue reading #277 – Gyruss

#276 – Gyromite

                                                                                                                            Ah yes, the long-lived Robot Series.                     Eat some turnips, collect some dynamite, and be in bed before the sun goes down. That’s Gyromite!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Gyromite is commonly known for being one of the only two … Continue reading #276 – Gyromite

#275 – Gun Nac

  When the Mighty Carrot Poobah attacks, only Gun Nac can complement a delicious Cobb salad with his organs!     Rest assured, large mechanical objects are but a small concern compared to the deadly carrot stabbings.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: ASCII Entertainment DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1991   I’m going to … Continue reading #275 – Gun Nac

#274 – Gun.Smoke

                                  Capcom’s riding off into the sunset with a trough full of dollars and my utmost respect.                                                               She may not be the purdiest game on the block, but her heart is pure.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: February 1988   Perhaps I’m just happy to … Continue reading #274 – Gun.Smoke

#273 – Gumshoe

                                                                                       Godzilla’s got it in for the gumshoe.                                         Return the diamonds to South Africa lest Congo Jack come and tear you a new gumshoe.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: June 1986   A quick confession: I’m playing all of these Zapper games with my … Continue reading #273 – Gumshoe

#272 – Guerrilla War

                                                            Richard Karn and Kris Kristofferson take on network television executives.                                                                                                       No peasant’s laundry is safe.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Contra, we’ve had some good times together. You are, as they say in the biz, a “non-stop action thrill ride.” … Continue reading #272 – Guerrilla War

#271 – The Guardian Legend

                                                                                                                        How can a box look both cool and goofy?                                                                                                       X9, Y14… you sunk my scantily-clad space warrior! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Action/Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1989   There ain’t nothing wrong with genre-splicing, especially when the result is an intriguing, inscrutable mess like Guardian Legend. I played … Continue reading #271 – The Guardian Legend

#270 – Gremlins 2: The New Batch

                                                       I miss the Gremlins, but I really don’t want them to make a comeback.     If I’m not mistaken, Gizmo is about ready to plummet down a ventilation shaft. Bust out your balloon, Gizmo! To safety!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SunSoft DEVELOPER: SunSoft GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1990   I really … Continue reading #270 – Gremlins 2: The New Batch

#269 – Greg Norman’s Golf Power

                                                              Woah, Greg, c’mon there’s enough Golf Power for everyone.                                      Hey, it’s hard to create a course out of nothing, alright? Can’t a Norman get a break?!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: Gremlin Graphics GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: July 1992   Underneath this should-have-been-decent golf game lies troubles, … Continue reading #269 – Greg Norman’s Golf Power

#268 – The Great Waldo Search

                                                                                                                                 Waldo’s taunting you. Don’t give in.                                                                                          Well, there he is right there. And there. And over there.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Who didn’t love a good (or great, even) Waldo search back in the day? The “Where’s Waldo” book … Continue reading #268 – The Great Waldo Search

#267 – Gradius

  Not at all inspired by Star Wars. I mean, c’mon, would George Lucas include anything as silly as an Easter Island head in his movies?…     Getting some lean back, listening to Steely Dan. Killin’ robots, everything’s a cool groove, baby.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #267 – Gradius

#266 – Gotcha! – The Sport!

                                                                                                                      You’ve been got.                               Paintball Wars were about as gangster as the late 80s got, aside from Public Enemy, of course.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sanritsu GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: November 1987   With a name like Gotcha! and a cover that reeks … Continue reading #266 – Gotcha! – The Sport!

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