Tag Archives: Adventure

#753 – Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

                                                                    Zoda, at his book signing. “To Mike: Deadest Wishes! MWAHAHAHAH!”                                                                                                                                                                 Don’t forget the opium!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1994   Mike, the innocuous, yo-yo lovin’, all-American blank slate returns for more island hopping in the sequel to Star Tropics. This time, Mike … Continue reading #753 – Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

#738 – Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth

                                                                                  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

#731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

                                              We’re calling out the big guns: Gandalf, Robin Hood, and the, uh… Prince of Persia.                                                                            Surely those green gargoyles don’t enjoy being used as platforms.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1992   Nah, I didn’t forget to review Wizards & Warriors II. Here … Continue reading #731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

#721 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

                                                             I really think Bob Hoskins posing seductively would have sold more copies.                                                                                       Out for a drive, amidst concrete and clay and general decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Rare came so close to getting Who Framed Roger Rabbit? right that it … Continue reading #721 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

#698 – Uninvited

                                                                                                                         This cover gave me nightmares as a kid.                                                                    A little red demon dinosaur seems to be playing a game of “Trollolololol.”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: ICOM Simulations GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: June 1991   Uninvited is the final entry in the Kemco adventure trilogy on the NES. It’s … Continue reading #698 – Uninvited

#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

#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

#626 – Super Pitfall

                                  Pitfall Harry argues vociferously with a cobra about how “super” Super Pitfall really is.                                        Super Pitfall is like Wrecking Crew, only not enjoyable. And not at all like Wrecking Crew.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1987   How does one usher in … Continue reading #626 – Super Pitfall

#615 – Strider

                                                                                                   Hiryu is easily offended by gross mustaches.                                                            He also runs laps up the pyramids every day. “It’s good for my glutes!” he cries.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1989   Strider should be great. Capcom developed it. It stars a sweet ninja with … Continue reading #615 – Strider

#610 – StarTropics

                                                                                                                                                             Such an evocative cover.                                                                                                                                                                      Eyes up top, chief.*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: December 1990   StarTropics starts off as an all-American take on the original Legend of Zelda before blossoming into its own brand of adventure funk. You are Mike Jones, a “teenage … Continue reading #610 – StarTropics

#604 – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

                                                                                                                                            “Oh yes, it’s Ladies’ Night!”                                                                                                                              Those are some scary looking puppets.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Set phasers… to lull! Kirk, Spock, and associates want you to search for dilithium crystals, battle Romulan warships, and meander aimlessly around foreign planets. … Continue reading #604 – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary