“Hey ladies!” So it’s come to this. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Meldac DEVELOPER: Kaze GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1991 Namakubi, the decapitated samurai zombie head star of Zombie Nation, is the wind beneath our wings. He spews rivers of vomit upon creatures of the earth. Endless waves of … Continue reading #754 – Zombie Nation
This cover’s all kinds of crazy. Much like the game itself! “Ziggy… can’t hear you now. We had to pack his ears with gauze.“ PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Asmik Corporation DEVELOPER: Cyclone System GENRE: Shmup/Action/Adventure/First-person shooter RELEASE DATE: November 1991 Wurm is a genre sampler. It hands out bite-size … Continue reading #738 – Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Tike Myson takes on Mittle Lac! I just wanted it more. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Romstar DEVELOPER: Pixel GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1991 I don’t expect much from boxing games that don’t have the words “Punch” … Continue reading #733 – World Champ
Sabretooth looks like a hairier adult version of Jonny Quest. Your most fearsome foe. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1991 Wolverine is a disgrace to the character it’s named after (I am aware ‘after’ is a preposition at the end of … Continue reading #732 – Wolverine
Yeah, I know. The ghost of H.P. Lovecraft did some design work here. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1991 Perhaps the only Mega Man-inspired title to feature a Native American protagonist, the abhorrently titled Whomp ‘Em doesn’t break racial boundaries inasmuch as … Continue reading #722 – Whomp ‘Em
Why… there he is. I understand this is a circus, but beyond that… PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1991 Had Waldo the courtesy to save children’s eyes before they went blind of their own accord, we wouldn’t have been forced to … Continue reading #720 – Where’s Waldo?
Carmen Sandiego has pissed off people through the ages. That’s impressive. Spanish conquistadors were jerks. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Distinctive Entertainment GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: October 1991 Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? is not a rhetorical question. The goal of the game is to travel through … Continue reading #719 – Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
“This Game is For Advanced Players”? I’d say This Game is For No One. Where’s Gretzky? WE CAME FOR GRETZKY! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1991 “What the hell’s going on?” is not a phrase one wants to utter during … Continue reading #711 – Wayne Gretzky Hockey
Tiger sold separately. That’ll be a thousand dollars. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Western Technologies GENRE: “Not a game! A Drawing and Animation System!” RELEASE DATE: June 1991 Unlike the glorified coloring book, Color a Dinosaur, Videomation allows you to draw your own dinosaurs; ones that don’t resemble … Continue reading #704 – Videomation
“Only this gun can save us now!” Jack Skellington guest stars. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1991 Vice: Project Doom may as well have been called Ninja Gaiden: Let’s Get Silly. Vice borrows liberally from the storied trilogy, including but not … Continue reading #703 – Vice: Project Doom
Sharks can’t play volleyball. Crabs can’t play either. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Idea-Tek GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1991 Venice Beach Volleyball is your standard back-and-forth volleyball throwdown, complete with salacious cover. There’s four teams – two male, two female – to choose from, each … Continue reading #702 – Venice Beach Volleyball
The gang is looking a little, er… stiff. Stone: “So this is my life…” PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Special FX GENRE: Shooter/Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991 The third mission in The Untouchables places you, as Eliot Ness, on the ground in the middle of a gun fight. … Continue reading #699 – The Untouchables