#253 – Ghostbusters

                                                                                                                                                  I am very much afraid of these ghosts.                                                       Make yourself comfortable. The predominant gameplay, believe it or not, is driving.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Bits Laboratory GENRE: Driving/Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   You know what a Ghostbusters game should be? A side-scrolling action game with, oh, six … Continue reading #253 – Ghostbusters

#252 – Genghis Khan

  “A best seller in Japan,” at a time when that declaration meant something. Once again, an awesome cover.                                                                                                                              Not sickness… NOT SICKNESS!!!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Koei DEVELOPER: Koei GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: January 1990   This quote is taken directly from the Genghis Khan instruction manual: “In Koei simulation games, … Continue reading #252 – Genghis Khan

#251 – Gemfire

                                                                                Gotta hand it to Koei, they always produce quality covers.                                                                                                                      For shame, Flax.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Koei DEVELOPER: Koei GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: March 1992   I am awful at strategy games, which means that Koei games and I rarely get along. Quite frankly, I’m surprised Koei’s still going … Continue reading #251 – Gemfire

#250 – Gauntlet II

                                             Thor confused at what he doing battling with three dorks less powerful than he.                                                                                   Mind the bones of your fallen comrades.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Perhaps I picked the wrong character this time? Perhaps the gameplay just didn’t hold … Continue reading #250 – Gauntlet II

#249 – Gauntlet

                                                                                    I really want to know what Beefcake McGee is pointing at.                                                                                                                                Somebody sneezed on the graphics.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1987   Gauntlet is not a game for those who just want to throw on some Benny Goodman and settle back into … Continue reading #249 – Gauntlet

#248 – Gargoyle’s Quest II

  Firebrand, your head is much too large for your squatty body. Also, Capcom thinks mighty highly of themselves.                                                                                         C’mon, one wing flap after the other.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1992   I’ve always found it odd for game developers to begin a series … Continue reading #248 – Gargoyle’s Quest II

#247 – Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century

                                                                   I hope the future holds more interesting things than poo weaponry.                                                                You’re the best… AROUND! NOTHING’S EVER GONNA KEEP YOU DOWN!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Activision GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Galaxy, Galaga, Galactic, they all come out the same color in the end. Galaxy … Continue reading #247 – Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century

#246 – Galaga: Demons of Death

  I didn’t even know Demons of Death was the subtitle for Galaga until I played the NES port. Oh Galaga, you still have much to teach us after all these years!                                         Nothing like some double-ship action to ruin some space bees plans for the evening.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai … Continue reading #246 – Galaga: Demons of Death

#245 – Galactic Crusader

                           Quality home entertainment that’s in no way lacking the Nintendo Seal of Quality… oh wait.     The colors really stand out, as does the feeling of being in space. None of that matters when you’re playing the game, though.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bunch Games DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: 1990 … Continue reading #245 – Galactic Crusader

#244 – G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor

  Remember kids, whenever you’re firing a sniper rifle, make sure to yell and shoot with no regard for anything.                                                                                                                                          Thor, wait! We’re your allies!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Kid GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1992   “If it ain’t broke, then don’t touch it because you’ll probably end up … Continue reading #244 – G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor

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