It’s a long way to Tipperary! Oh wait, there it is. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Home Data GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1987 Sqoon tries to be everything all of the time. It is one of two games on the NES where you commandeer a submarine. It … Continue reading #598 – Sqoon
Have at thee, bat! Spelunker vs. a rope. It’s a much harder battle than one would think. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987 I’ll be in my cold, cold grave before I give Spelunker another chance. And that’s a downright dirty shame … Continue reading #592 – Spelunker
That mech design brings me back to the glory days of Japanese robots. Let’s just say, Metal Storm don’t want no scrubs. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Tamtex GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1991 The name “Metal Storm” screams late 80s metal festival with bands like Ratt, Poison, … Continue reading #413 – Metal Storm
Kung-Fu (warning: does not contain any actual kung-fu) And by kicking over his opponent, Kung-Fu Man realized he would spend the rest of his days in a wheelchair. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Action/Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985 Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind. Or … Continue reading #353 – Kung-Fu
Irem couldn’t have chosen a more disturbing cover for a really fun game. If you succeed, you’ll be decorated with a circle of carrots. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1990 If it wasn’t for my beloved Lolo series, Kickle Cubicle would have … Continue reading #335 – Kickle Cubicle
The space craft is placed just below the man’s crotch, where he can make sure it stays out of trouble. Will the thrills never cease?! PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1990 I was going to start off this review with a “this … Continue reading #298 – Image Fight
FIGHT FOR ALL THE YARDS, BOYOS!