#673 – Toobin’

                                                                                                                                                                         Look at him bro – er, go!                                                                                                                             Water in the desert? Yeah right, Toobin’.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1989   The concept of Toobin’ is one of the all-time best in video game history. Two bros named Biff and Jet embark on … Continue reading #673 – Toobin’

#672 – Tombs & Treasure

                                                                                                 Don’t you hate it when that happens?                                                                                                                     El Slug! Priceless.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Infocom DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Adventure/RPG RELEASE DATE: June 1991   Tombs & Treasure (perhaps the ultimate winning combination) stars a tow-headed young lad and his green-haired girlfriend as they search for clues regarding the disappearance … Continue reading #672 – Tombs & Treasure

#671 – Tom & Jerry – The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

                                                                                                                    Jerry’s swim trunks really seal the deal for me.                                                  Tom’s all like, “Bang, Jerry. You’re dead.” And Jerry’s like, “Tom, bro, that’s a finger.”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Jerry will never be caught by Tom. Tom is either … Continue reading #671 – Tom & Jerry – The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

#670 – Toki

                                                                                                                                                               Toki’s not here, man…                                                                                                                                                                                      Uh… what?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Oog oog. Are you folks ready to go ape? Unappealing cover notwithstanding, Toki is a minor platforming triumph. You play as titular lord of the jungle, Toki, a man-turned-monkey … Continue reading #670 – Toki

#669 – To The Earth

                                                                                                                               Finally, a game where I’m in command.                                                     This is an image of your spaceship exploding. You will see this many, many times.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Cirque Verte GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: November 1989   In an ironic, bitter twist, you never reach the earth in To … Continue reading #669 – To The Earth

#668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

                                                                                                                                                                                   Poor Dodo…                                                                                                   Gingivitis is the number-one cause of tooth trap decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platforming RELEASE DATE: April 1993   They’re crazy! They’re wacky! They chew lots of tobaccy! Yes, the Tiny Toons are back in yet another madcap romp for your NES. Instead of … Continue reading #668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

#667 – Tiny Toon Adventures: Cartoon Workshop

                                                                                                                             “Cut! Cut! This is all wrong, all wrong!”                                                                                                                                          Uh… Furball? You all right there?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Novotrade GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Tiny Toon Adventures: Cartoon Workshop is the type of pseudo-edutainment game one expects on the PC, not the NES. As the subtitle … Continue reading #667 – Tiny Toon Adventures: Cartoon Workshop

#666 – Tiny Toon Adventures

                                                                                                                                                   You get what you pay for.                                                                                                  More than a little reminiscent of Super Mario Bros. 3…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   “Tiny Toon Adventures” was, depending on your age when they debuted, part of the Golden Renaissance of cartoons in the … Continue reading #666 – Tiny Toon Adventures

#665 – Times of Lore

                                                                                                                                        Evocative cover for a bland game.                                                                                                                              *rimshot*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Toho DEVELOPER: Origin GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: May 1991   Times of Lore answers the question, “What if the original Dragon Warrior was a non-threatening action-RPG?” You play as a knight, valkyrie, or barbarian who runs errands for powerful … Continue reading #665 – Times of Lore

#664 – Time Lord

                                                                                                                                 You can’t just become a Time Lord…                                                                                                                                        Ugh, time banditos are the worst.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Time waits for no man, including the man known as “Time Lord.” One would think if your birth name was Time Lord, … Continue reading #664 – Time Lord

#663 – Tiles of Fate

                                                                                                                                                               What sorcery is this?                                                                                Level 5 is when Tiles of Fate decided to ratchet up the difficulty.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: C&E Inc. GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   I reviewed Tiles of Fate in September 2012 as part of a fifteen-game multi-cart known as … Continue reading #663 – Tiles of Fate

#662 – Tiger-Heli

                                                        Strangely serene painting for the cover of a shoot-em-up. I blame the sunset.                                                                                                                                                                Don’t drink the water.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Tiger-Heli is often confused as Tiger Hell, though the latter is another concept altogether. The game is a … Continue reading #662 – Tiger-Heli

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