Tag Archives: Minigames

#727 – Winter Games

                                                                                                                                                                     Computer World.                                                                                                                      Enjoy the attention while it lasts, honey.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Atelier Double GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: September 1987   The best part about Winter Games might be the snazzy retro box art. Look at it! It feels Kraftwerkian in its color choice of deep blue … Continue reading #727 – Winter Games

#658 – The Three Stooges

                                                                                                                                                  Calling all chowdah-heads!                                                                                                                                     “Mutton for brains, the both of ya!”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Minigame RELEASE DATE: October 1989   The Three Stooges is a basket of strange nyuks: a handful of minigames/events starring the Stooges that limits their antics, while staying true to … Continue reading #658 – The Three Stooges

#599 – Stack-Up

                                                        Stack it up, stack it in, let me begin, I came to win, stack on me, that’s a sin.                                                                                         There were moments of cold, there were flashes of light.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Robot-assisted mini-games RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Stack-Up is less a game … Continue reading #599 – Stack-Up

#584 – Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular

  This game originally featured Donald Duck in Japan, but due to licensing restrictions, Kemco had to change the main character to Snoopy. This neither hinders nor helps the actual game.                                                                                                                        A Sack Race, in the Depression part of town.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Kemco GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #584 – Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular

#576 – Ski or Die

                                                                                                                                                               It’s a snow-nado, bro!                                                                                                                                         The Extreme Polar Bears Club   PLAYERS: 1-6 alternating PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: February 1991   According to Ski or Die, snow melts skaters’ edgy, hardcore exteriors into a warm, child-like playfulness. Free of a need to be “hip” or “with … Continue reading #576 – Ski or Die

#565 – Short Order/Eggsplode!

                                                                  The beef and the buns look exactly the same. “Short Order,” my eye.                      It’ll take you a half hour and a couple heart attacks to build a burger with the pig’s specifications.*   PLAYERS: 1-5 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Mini-games RELEASE DATE: December 1989   As a Power … Continue reading #565 – Short Order/Eggsplode!

#452 – Nintendo World Championships 1990

                                                  A lesser gray cartridge. It’s worth some bucks, but not as much as…*                                                                                                 You’ll need a down payment on a house to own this.^                                                           In between each game, screens like this inform you of each game’s goal. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo/Square GENRE: Mini-games RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #452 – Nintendo World Championships 1990

#281 – Heavy Shreddin’

                                    With such gratuitous amounts of hot pink on the cover, you know this game is wicked!!!                                                                                 Just a cougar looking for a good time on the slopes!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Parker Brothers DEVELOPER: Imagineering Inc. GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1990   When a game is titled Heavy Shreddin‘, … Continue reading #281 – Heavy Shreddin’

#114 – Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92

                                                                                                                                                                Um… thanks Capcom?                                                                                                 Oh I see, this is the real cover! Look, it’s Balrog!                                                                                                                     Get ready to pummel the tips of your fingers!   PLAYERS: 1-8 alternating PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: August 1992   Gold Medal Challenge was released to coincide with the … Continue reading #114 – Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92

#112 – California Games

                                                                 This cover contains all the evil wrought in the 1980s. It must be destroyed.                                                                                                                                         When sidewalks fight back…   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Epyx (ported by Rare) GENRE: Sports/Minigames RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Before Rare blew our collective gaming minds in 1994 with the graphical powerhouse … Continue reading #112 – California Games