Tag Archives: Aicom

#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

#693 – Ultimate Basketball

                                                                                                                                    You can do better than this game, kid.              You’ll be spending most of your time on the side of the court, wishing for a better basketball experience.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1990   For whatever reason, basketball is a hard … Continue reading #693 – Ultimate Basketball

#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

#385 – The Mafat Conspiracy

                                                                                                                     This cover is actually quite awesome…                                         … but check out this cover for the Famicom. I’d hang this on my wall, it’s so good.                                                 Despite the looming danger, Duke feels it’s better to keep his hands warm.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Vic Tokai DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Action/adventure/racing/shooting … Continue reading #385 – The Mafat Conspiracy

#288 – Hoops

            Remember the days when men wore short shorts and white men couldn’t jump? Jaleco remembers.                                                                                                                               That is a very lonely-looking court.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Hoops is an odd sort: a 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 basketball game that seems to … Continue reading #288 – Hoops

#036 – Amagon

                                                                                                                      Little Ronnie Howard’s all grown up.                                                                          Shoot those birds, Amagon. That’ll teach ’em to fly on your island!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sammy Studios DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: April 1989   Let’s begin with semantics: what is an “Amagon” exactly? If your guess is a bunch of letters … Continue reading #036 – Amagon

#034 – All-Pro Basketball

                                                                The LA Breakers cordially invite you to “The Slam.”                                                                                                                                           My beloved Zephyrs suckin’ it up.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Vic Tokai DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Let me set the record here and now: I don’t like sports games. I don’t want to like sports games. … Continue reading #034 – All-Pro Basketball