Tag Archives: Licensed

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

#746 – Yo! Noid

                                                                                                                                                                     Capcom… really?                                                                                                                                                                      Elmer Fudd guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: NOW Productions GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Yo! Noid has a strong cult following, despite starring one of the most obnoxious mascots of the ’90s. “But Dylan! It’s a classic tough-as-nails Capcom platformer in the vein … Continue reading #746 – Yo! Noid

#732 – Wolverine

                                                                                  Sabretooth looks like a hairier adult version of Jonny Quest.                                                                                                                                                           Your most fearsome foe.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Wolverine is a disgrace to the character it’s named after (I am aware ‘after’ is a preposition at the end of … Continue reading #732 – Wolverine

#723 – Widget

                                                                                   And you may say to yourself, This is not my beautiful game.                                                                                                         No intimidating Yeti will make Widget lose his joy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Graphic Research GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Despite looking like a Hanna Barbera reject from the ’70s, Widget’s origins lie in … Continue reading #723 – Widget

#720 – Where’s Waldo?

                                                                                                                                                                       Why… there he is.                                                                                                               I understand this is a circus, but beyond that…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Had Waldo the courtesy to save children’s eyes before they went blind of their own accord, we wouldn’t have been forced to … Continue reading #720 – Where’s Waldo?

#712 – Wayne’s World

                                                                                                                                          Is that a handbag next to Wayne?                                                                                                                                                                                             No way.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1993   What could a Wayne’s World game entail, you ask? A most reasonable question, given that neither of the “Wayne’s World” films lent themselves readily to game … Continue reading #712 – Wayne’s World

#707 – Wacky Races

                                                                                                                          Is Dastardly showing Muttley the future?                                                             This reminds me of a game with another hairy, barrel-chested individual.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: May 1992   Strap on your helmet and safety goggles for Wacky Races, inspired by the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. … Continue reading #707 – Wacky Races

#699 – The Untouchables

                                                                                                                              The gang is looking a little, er… stiff.                                                                                                                                                              Stone: “So this is my life…”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Special FX GENRE: Shooter/Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   The third mission in The Untouchables places you, as Eliot Ness, on the ground in the middle of a gun fight. … Continue reading #699 – The Untouchables

#696 – The Uncanny X-Men

                                                                                                                           Where’s a priest when you need one?                                                                                                                                                 Guts Man?… Is that you?!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: LJN GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Webster defines “uncanny” as “strange or unusual in a way that is surprising or difficult to understand.” This word applies to the X-Men … Continue reading #696 – The Uncanny X-Men

#680 – Toxic Crusaders

  “What do I hear for this swingin’ bachelor, ladies? As you can see by the mop, he’s not afraid to do a little housework!”                                                                                                 Toxie’s mop should take care of those piddly shotguns.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Toxic Crusaders is trash, … Continue reading #680 – Toxic Crusaders

#677 – Total Recall

                                                                                                   Arnold wants his mind back. Who are you to resist?                                                                                                                                          “You should not drink and bake!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1990   Total Recall has an infamous reputation for being one of the worst games of all time. Not just on the … Continue reading #677 – Total Recall