Tag Archives: Hudson Soft

#745 – Xexyz

                                                                                                                                                   But wait, there’s more!                                                                                                                                                  Just another day on XEXYZ.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Platformer/shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Just so we’re all clear, a “XEXYZ” (pronounced zeks-zees) is a series of five worlds turned into one nation; at least according to the official … Continue reading #745 – Xexyz

#609 – Starship Hector

                                             Hudson Soft put “HECTOR” in big, bold font so the kids would come runnin’                                                                          On the surface of an alien tongue. Mind the extravagant papillae.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1990   For a game named after Hudson Soft’s fifty-eight year old … Continue reading #609 – Starship Hector

#603 – Star Soldier

                                                                       Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man in Star Soldier.                                                                                                                                                                        Lost in bonkers.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: January 1989   Star Soldier is the first in a series of largely unknown shoot-em-ups by Hudson Soft, and though it’s not labeled as such, a … Continue reading #603 – Star Soldier

#602 – Star Force

                                                                           “I’ve dined with the finest captains, exploded the finest planets…”                                                                                                                                Is this the end of STAR FORCE?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: November 1987   Star Force is like a tumbler of C-grade whiskey all … Continue reading #602 – Star Force

BONUS ROUND! – Nuts and Milk (JPN)

  According to Wikipedia, this was the first third-party game to be released on the Famicom. Interesting, if true.                                                                                                                                                         Milk feels emasculated.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1984   The combination of nuts and milk is downright ridiculous. What kind of snack … Continue reading BONUS ROUND! – Nuts and Milk (JPN)

#513 – Raid on Bungeling Bay

                                                                                                    “Action Series”? Not on your life, Broderbund!                                                                                                                            The Broderbund logo, alive and well.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Broderbund (port by Hudson) GENRE: Action/strategy RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Raid on Bungeling Bay is a half-baked blend of action and strategy that doesn’t do either genre justice. … Continue reading #513 – Raid on Bungeling Bay

#426 – Milon’s Secret Castle

                                                                                           Over 3/4 of a million disappointed Japanese children.                                                          This, Milon, is an alien. Blow a bubble on him and he will get out of your way.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: 1986   I was entirely prepared to hate Milon’s Secret Castle, … Continue reading #426 – Milon’s Secret Castle

#415 – Mickey Mousecapade

                                  I applaud this cover, both for being awesome and for having very little to do with the game.                                                  Mickey and Minnie’s house is in shambles. Rebuild lest their marriage be torn in twain. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Capcom’s Disney games … Continue reading #415 – Mickey Mousecapade

#408 – Mendel Palace

                                                                                                                                                                 It’s ok to be horrified.                                                     Sumos are slow and heavy, but they can dish out the pain as well as you can.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Game Freak GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1990   Mendel Palace is a psycho killer mind trip that could have … Continue reading #408 – Mendel Palace

#375 – Lode Runner

                                                                                                                Broderbund graciously provides your loot bags                                                                                                                                                                          Toying with death. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Lode Runner is about getting the gold. It’s about staying on top. It’s a tale of power, money, and backstabbing in a land composed of bricks, … Continue reading #375 – Lode Runner

#313 – Jackie Chan’s Action Kung-Fu

                                          Perhaps the game would have sold better if Jackie Chan’s body possessed a neck.                                                  Not even Buddha will be spared in Jackie Chan’s destructive wake.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Now Production GENRE: Action/Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Say what you will about Jackie Chan’s career post-Rush … Continue reading #313 – Jackie Chan’s Action Kung-Fu

#223 – Felix the Cat

                                                                                                                             Top-hat Felix is here to save the day!                                                                                 Your bag of tricks can’t save you now, Felix!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft USA DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1992   I never watched much of the “Felix the Cat” cartoon when I was a child. It … Continue reading #223 – Felix the Cat