Tag Archives: HAL Labs

By Request – New Ghostbusters II

                                                                                                                                            That’s right, Egon’s out in front.                                                                                                                   I find this game guilty… of being AWESOME!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1990   New Ghostbusters II is what most gamers desired/expected to see from a “Ghostbusters” game circa ’89. Instead of mundane tasks … Continue reading By Request – New Ghostbusters II

#701 – Vegas Dream

                                                                                                                                     Too… many… gambling… devices!                                                                          Getting blitzed at a Vegas dive is a pretty special way to meet someone.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Gambling RELEASE DATE: March 1990   You couldn’t pay me to spend a weekend in Vegas, but I don’t mind dabbling in … Continue reading #701 – Vegas Dream

#539 – Rollerball

                                                                                                                                                                     The future is now!                                                                     Led Zeppelin and their Bouncing Bumpers, ladies and gentlemen!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: February 1990   Even if you heartily enjoy pinball video games, one must admit that said genre can only produce a limited amount … Continue reading #539 – Rollerball

#461 – Othello

                                                                                                                                                        It’s sponsored by Merlin!                                                                                                     It’s anyone’s game at this point… but probably white’s.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1988   From the smoke-stained Sixties backgrounds to the antiquated pseudo-checkers gameplay, Othello proudly displays its grandmotherly leanings. But don’t let the old-fashioned … Continue reading #461 – Othello

#425 – Millipede

                                                      “Thrust that arrow straight between his eyes, I did! And the bugger still ate me!”                                                                                                                               It’s a menagerie of what-have-you.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Arcade shooter RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Millipede is one of those “before-my-time” romps that I’ve never been able … Continue reading #425 – Millipede

#383 – Mach Rider

                                                                                     You’se a big, fine, Rider, won’t you back that thing up…                                                                                                             Desert racing is always the most extreme.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1985                                     As ground-breaking as Mach Rider probably felt in 1985, with its behind-the-cyclist view-point, impressive graphics, and surprisingly … Continue reading #383 – Mach Rider