Tag Archives: Action

#709 – Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

  Rats are so desperate to kill Wally Bear that they’ll throw cartoon bombs at him in broad daylight. Slow your roll, Wally!                                                                                                                                                          Just say NO to ancient evil.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Game Cartridges GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1992   Wally Bear and the NO! … Continue reading #709 – Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

#703 – Vice: Project Doom

                                                                                                                                        “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

#699 – The Untouchables

                                                                                                                              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

#696 – The Uncanny X-Men

                                                                                                                           Where’s a priest when you need one?                                                                                                                                                 Guts Man?… Is that you?!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: LJN GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Webster defines “uncanny” as “strange or unusual in a way that is surprising or difficult to understand.” This word applies to the X-Men … Continue reading #696 – The Uncanny X-Men

#695 – Ultimate Stuntman

                                                                                                                              Pretty sure that’s an airbrushed Arnold.                                          He wouldn’t be the Ultimate Stuntman if he couldn’t climb up a building with his bare hands.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Action/Shoot-em-up/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   Ultimate Stuntman is an odd, unpolished game that manages to entertain in spite of … Continue reading #695 – Ultimate Stuntman

#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

#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

#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

#654 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

                                                                                                                                               The judgment is in his eyes.                                                                                                                        Arnold just wants a drink, not a hullabaloo.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1992   “Terminator 2” is one of the greatest action films of all time, so its only natural that its 8-bit counterpart reek … Continue reading #654 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

#653 – The Terminator

                                                                                                         Arnold demands kisses of the bullet-filled variety.                                                                                                                                                           When Kyle was a man.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Terminator? Shoot yeah, I remember him. Big muscly fellow, liked leather, shades, and loud guns. He was always after my patron, Kyle Reese … Continue reading #653 – The Terminator