Tag Archives: Nintendo

#182 – Donkey Kong

  It’s  lame that Nintendo put an image of Mario circa Mario Bros. 1, as opposed to the original Jumpman image featured below. Other than that, it’s classic black-box, baby.                                                                                                                   My favorite level.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   I don’t know if … Continue reading #182 – Donkey Kong

#158 – Dance Aerobics

                                                        I’ve been saying it for years: skinny kids need to get into shape!                                                                              Would any woman really want to wear one of those?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Human GENRE: Fitness RELEASE DATE: March 1989   Dust off a pink leotard and your Power Pad, ’cause it’s time for … Continue reading #158 – Dance Aerobics

#142 – Cobra Triangle

                                                                                                                Best tub time ever.                                                                                                            Zoom zoom and stuff…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1989   I was really hoping Cobra Triangle would be the sequel to Cobra Command seeing as, you know, they both have the word COBRA in the title. Alas, it’s … Continue reading #142 – Cobra Triangle

#140 – Clu Clu Land

                                                                                         That rupee design looks familiar…     Want to snag more points? Play two-player without another person. You’ll get bonus points at the end of each level, simply for completing it.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Before the NES, Nintendo was known for … Continue reading #140 – Clu Clu Land

#59 – Baseball

                                                                                                                   Vintage black NES covers are the best.                       When you get a home run, the crowd turns into little blinking Christmas lights. Ah, technology.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   I grew up playing Baseball. It’s a simple, often boring game, but like … Continue reading #59 – Baseball

#57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting

                                                                                              At least the cover is accurate. It really is that bland.                                       I think this screenshot is your reward for shooting all of Mario – er, Barker Bill’s kitchenware.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Zapper RELEASE DATE: August 1990   I always wanted to play more Zapper games … Continue reading #57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting

#52 – Balloon Fight

                                                                                             It’s always a party when you’re fighting with balloons!                                                                                                        The birds look so defeated as they float down.                                            PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   Balloon Fight is a veiled metaphor for the underground animal fighting circuit. In the game, harmless creatures … Continue reading #52 – Balloon Fight

#38 – Anticipation

                                 Only people with horrible fashion sense and feathered hair are allowed to play.                            So if the shoe and the horn joined forces, would they become a shoe horn?… I’ll show myself out.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Board Game RELEASE DATE: November 1988   One must play this … Continue reading #38 – Anticipation