Well, doesn’t that look like a treat. It doesn’t fit, but it’s the truth. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: March 1990 Win, Lose, or Draw sounds snappier than Win, Lose AND Draw, though the latter is more accurate. No matter … Continue reading #726 – Win, Lose, or Draw
Assuming Pat Sajak and Vanna White have immortality clauses in their contract, I think we’ll be watching “Wheel of Fortune” for years to come. And why not? Pat is dry and witty, with just the right amount of personality while Vanna says a lot by saying little. The show itself is a weird, addicting … Continue reading #715-718 – The Wheel of Fortune Tetralogy
Digitized speech? 4-Player Game?! I’m hyperventilating! Las Vegas, 3 A.M. PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Gametek GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: September 1991 Gametek’s obsession with misshapen troll people continues in Super Jeopardy!. It’s the last of Gametek’s quad-fecta of Jeopardy! games on the Nintendo and the … Continue reading #622 – Super Jeopardy!
The tagline is blunt, harsh, and accurate. The contestants’ faces mimic my own. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: May 1990 Remote Control replicates the MTV game show in almost every way. Three contestants select from nine channels on a large TV. … Continue reading #520 – Remote Control
Where’s Trebek? We have a score to settle… TREBEK! I know you’re hiding behind that podium! Cowering behind children, eh Trebek? You make me sick… It’s “Jeopardy!” alright. PLAYERS: 1-3 alternating PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game show … Continue reading #316-318 – Jeopardy! Games
Save me… A more hideous gaggle of creatures, I’ve never seen. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: GameTek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game Show RELEASE DATE: September 1989 Is there anything sadder than washed-up C-list … Continue reading #284 – Hollywood Squares
Yup… there’s the stage. Go on, answer the question… see what happens. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: May 1991 The people in Family Feud look like they got Joseph-and-his-Technicolor-Dreamcoat paint thrust onto them before being beaten with ugly sticks and … Continue reading #218 – Family Feud
Schoolhouse Rock: The Game What you see is what you get. On behalf of the development team, I apologize. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Softie GENRE: Game-show RELEASE DATE: September 1990 Game-show video games are a tricky proposition. The fun of watching “Wheel of Fortune” or “Jeopardy” … Continue reading #138 – Classic Concentration