#685 – Trojan

                                                                                                                   Co-starring Bon Jovi and The Shredder!                                                                                                                                                             Music by Kraftwerk.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating/simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1987   Compared to Capcom’s better remembered arcade ports for the NES, Trojan remains in semi-obscurity for its inability to distinguish itself. The game feels like a cautious … Continue reading #685 – Trojan

#684 – Trog!

                                                 In the arcade, Trog! had claymation graphics and was playable with 4 players…                                                                                              … but this is definitely not the case in the NES version.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Visual Concepts GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1991   If you like your Pac-Man clones smothered in a … Continue reading #684 – Trog!

#683 – Treasure Master

                                                                                    Sharks? Oversized flies? Killer robots? Scooter’s GOT THIS!                                                                                                                                       Boy’s got quite the pep in his step.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Softworks DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: December 1991   If Treasure Master is remembered at all, it’s less for its in-game “treasures” and more for its bizarre … Continue reading #683 – Treasure Master

#682 – Track & Field II

                                                                                                                                                     What, no badminton?!                                                                                                                                    … Continue reading #682 – Track & Field II

#681 – Track & Field

                                                                                   Nicolas Cage circa-“Raising Arizona” goes for the gusto. Oh, the 80s!                                                                                                                                               Methinks this will not end well.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: … Continue reading #681 – Track & Field

#680 – Toxic Crusaders

  “What do I hear for this swingin’ bachelor, ladies? As you can see by the mop, he’s not afraid to do a little housework!”                                                                                                 Toxie’s mop should take care of those piddly shotguns.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Toxic Crusaders is trash, … Continue reading #680 – Toxic Crusaders

#679 – Touch Down Fever

                                                                                                                                                      Bob Ross-endorsed cover.                                                                                                                                                             Pac-Man guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Are there any football titles on the NES besides Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl? Of course, other 8-bit football titles do physically exist, but why bother … Continue reading #679 – Touch Down Fever

#678 – Totally Rad

                                     This cover does not properly represent how much “early 90s” is contained within the game.                                                                                                                                   That boss is looking fab-u-lous!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Aicom Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Totally Rad is what happens when slang gets its own video game. The protagonist is … Continue reading #678 – Totally Rad

#677 – Total Recall

                                                                                                   Arnold wants his mind back. Who are you to resist?                                                                                                                                          “You should not drink and bake!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1990   Total Recall has an infamous reputation for being one of the worst games of all time. Not just on the … Continue reading #677 – Total Recall

#676 – Top Players Tennis

                                                                                                                   The Asmik dinosaur slightly resembles poo.                                                                                                                              Color scheme by Joker, out of Milan.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Asmik DEVELOPER: Home Data GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1990   Chris Evert and Ivan Lendl, two former World No. 1 tennis players, lent their good names to Top Players Tennis. I … Continue reading #676 – Top Players Tennis

#675 – Top Gun: The Second Mission

                                                                                                                                                          Uh oh. Storms a’brewin’.                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, I see ya.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Arcade shooter RELEASE DATE: January 1990   Was Top Gun for the NES a rousing financial success? There’s little reason for this sequel, other than to right the wrongs of the first title. … Continue reading #675 – Top Gun: The Second Mission

#674 – Top Gun

                                     If you look real close into the cockpit, you still won’t see any of the movie’s lovable characters.                                                                                                                                                                         That’s a lotta alt!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: November 1987   Mav, Goose, Iceman, Cougar and the boys are nowhere to be found in … Continue reading #674 – Top Gun