HE’S FINALLY BACK TO KICK SOME TAIL!
I suppose before diving straight into this game, I should get who I am and what I do out of the way. My name is Josh Stewart, and I’ve been following Questicle since its earliest days. Dylan has moved on to the massive undertaking of playing everything for every Sega console, but I’m sure … Continue reading Un-American #1 – Dig Dug
Hello again, Nintendo fanbodies! MC here, still locked inside Dylan’s panic room. Still eating Snickers bars for sustenance. Still wondering what the upside was to take on this gig in the first place… But enough of my problems – today should be celebrated as a momentous occasion! It’s Questicle.net’s first foray into the … Continue reading Lost in the Minus World – Review # -2: Zooming Secretary
Ridley Scott’s Xenophobe “Alert! You’re playing Xenophobe! Alert!” PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Sunsoft GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: December 1988 Dr. Kwack is a disgruntled duck doctor. Mr. Fogg is a misshapen potato man. Dr. Zordirz is a human of moderate proportions, but he wears an eyepatch … Continue reading #743 – Xenophobe
This cover is bonkers compared to the actual game. I expected less pastels. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Westwood Studios GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1988 Vindicators is the story of a space tank’s constant fight for survival. Literally, all you do in this game is shoot other … Continue reading #705 – Vindicators
Don’t ever hand someone a firecracker next to an open sewer. The moral of Urban Champion is, street violence should be rewarded with confetti. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986 Two nameless hoodlums drop everything to brawl. They stand on either … Continue reading #700 – Urban Champion
Perhaps the cave will hold some pants. Smirking bastards. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Arcade/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1994 I always knew there were Trolls on Treasure Island, but until I learned of this game’s existence, I couldn’t prove it. Trolls On … Continue reading #686 – Trolls on Treasure Island
In the arcade, Trog! had claymation graphics and was playable with 4 players… … but this is definitely not the case in the NES version. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Visual Concepts GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1991 If you like your Pac-Man clones smothered in a … Continue reading #684 – Trog!
Uh oh. Storms a’brewin’. Yeah, I see ya. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Arcade shooter RELEASE DATE: January 1990 Was Top Gun for the NES a rousing financial success? There’s little reason for this sequel, other than to right the wrongs of the first title. … Continue reading #675 – Top Gun: The Second Mission
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’
Twenty levels worth of buncha muncha cruncha dragon. That pile of bones is my dragon carcass. They look a bit like lions, don’t they? PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bunch Games DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1989 Sachen is one of the shiftiest unlicensed developers on the NES, … Continue reading #639 – Tagin’ Dragon
Now you’re playing with a smelly glove! Overcome by boredom. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mattel DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1990 Super Glove Ball was designed to be played with the Mattel Power Glove. Even in 1990, this seems insane. Sure, the Power Glove had a great … Continue reading #621 – Super Glove Ball