#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

#243 – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

  Round about that time, old man Dickerson got his laser cannon and started blasting people for no reason at all.                                                      Large bosses – especially vehicles – are what’s on your plate. Better eat up.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Kid GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   As opposed to … Continue reading #243 – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

#242 – Fun House

  Fun House was released in January 1991. Four months later, the game show upon which it was based was cancelled.                                            Sadly, this is not a candy factory, but an elaborate death trap for children of all ages.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Realtime Associates GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: January … Continue reading #242 – Fun House

#241 – Friday the 13th

                                                                                               Jason and his amazing Technicolor DreamHatchet!                                                                             This looks promising! Better hide out in the woods for awhile. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1989   LJN games sure do try hard, don’t they? Any other publisher would have probably tried to make Friday … Continue reading #241 – Friday the 13th

#240 – Freedom Force

                            The ultimate Zapper Gun Game? And Duran Duran co-wrote the script? I need to play this!     The game’s quite bloody for an early NES game. Also, don’t be fooled by the woman in a purple dress: she’s really an old crone that will transform you into a wise-cracking cat with sunglasses … Continue reading #240 – Freedom Force

#239 – Frankenstein: The Monster Returns

                                                                                                                    What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Frankenstein?                                                                   Gonna pass on that kiss, bae, maybe next time.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: July 1991   What kind of revisionist history does Bandai think it can throw at the good people who play their games? Frankenstein’s Monster has never … Continue reading #239 – Frankenstein: The Monster Returns