#219 – Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

                                                                      If this game was advertised on television, it couldn’t possibly be bad!                                                                                              I’m already reeling from how FANTASTIC this game is!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: 1993   You may remember Dizzy the Egg from his previous adventures in, uh, Dizzy the Adventurer. While … Continue reading #219 – Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

#218 – Family Feud

                                                                                                                                                        Yup… there’s the stage.                                                                                                           Go on, answer the question… see what happens.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: May 1991   The people in Family Feud look like they got Joseph-and-his-Technicolor-Dreamcoat paint thrust onto them before being beaten with ugly sticks and … Continue reading #218 – Family Feud

#217 – F-15 Strike Eagle

                                                                                     Realism = what the hell is going on?                                                                                                                  No more blood for crappy “flight simulators”! PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: MicroProse DEVELOPER: MicroProse GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Our good friends MicroProse had the monopoly on developing crappy flight games based around military jets, … Continue reading #217 – F-15 Strike Eagle

#216 – F-15 City War

                             Nothing like soaring above the heavens to remind you that your task is to blow up an entire city.                                                                The poor office workers!!! (thanks to Consoleclassix.com for the jpg)   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: 1990   One, two, three, four, … Continue reading #216 – F-15 City War

#215 – F-117A Stealth Fighter

  “The real stealth fighter experience” as long as you come into the game with no knowledge of what it would feel like to experience a real stealth fighter.                                                      If you haven’t already passed out from boredom, continue following the red arrow.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: MicroProse DEVELOPER: MicroProse GENRE: Flight sim … Continue reading #215 – F-117A Stealth Fighter

#214 – Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

                                                  Despite the lack of quality in the actual game, this cover is kind of awesome.                                                                                    This is the best Wisdom Tree could do.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Wisdom Tree DEVELOPER: Wisdom Tree GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   I grew up going to Sunday School and the story of … Continue reading #214 – Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

#213 – Excitebike

                                                                             Why yes, it does feel good to be a gangsta. Thank you for asking!                                                                                          I predict the most wonderful amount of chaos on this track.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Excitebike is a racing boss. Forget a “Cool Runnings”-esque … Continue reading #213 – Excitebike

#212 – Eliminator Boat Duel

                                                                                                                               So this is what it’s like to be colorblind…                                                                                                               Speed 3: Sad Day for All Concerned   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Last night, I explained about the action that took place in, on, or around elevators between … Continue reading #212 – Eliminator Boat Duel

#211 – Elevator Action

                            Columbo takes a break from his cigar to bring you these important documents for your NES!                                              This is what happens when all the lights go out. Kanye doesn’t show up, thankfully.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: August 1987   Have you ever wanted … Continue reading #211 – Elevator Action

#210 – Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

                              I nominate this for the most epic NES cover ever. Boba Fett against a space T-Rex? Radical!                                                                                                                                                                             Badass cutscenes confirmed.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai America DEVELOPER: Advance Communication Company GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1990   The letter ‘D’ goes out with a bang with the brilliantly titled Dynowarz: … Continue reading #210 – Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

#209 – Dusty Diamond’s All-Star Softball

                                                                                       I wonder how much Norman Rockwell’s understudy got paid for this…                                                                                     I can almost taste the sweat and nostalgia.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Other than having an long, unwieldy, and objectively stupid name, Dusty Diamond’s flaws are few. It’s … Continue reading #209 – Dusty Diamond’s All-Star Softball

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