Tag Archives: Puzzle

#590 – Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos

                                                                                                    But… you already have a staff.                                                                                               The Eyeball Robe triplets think you’ve gone far enough.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Puzzle/Dungeon-crawler RELEASE DATE: June 1990   That crazy staff of Demnos! Always … Continue reading #590 – Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos

#589 – Solomon’s Key

                                                                                                                                                                    Unlock ’em. I dare ya.                                                                                                                                                       One of many, many deaths.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Puzzle/Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1987   Solomon’s Key isn’t your standard NES slop pile. It’s half puzzler, half arcade game, all difficult. You’ll need a sharp mind and quick reflexes if you … Continue reading #589 – Solomon’s Key

#571 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The Space Mutants

                                                                                                                            Sorry Bart, I believe I will have a cow.                                      Bart ponders the significance of space mutants jumping in front of a “Space Mutants 4” poster.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: February 1991   For the first few years of the Simpsons’ television existence, the … Continue reading #571 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The Space Mutants

#563 – Shockwave

                                         What is wrong with that spaceman’s body? I’d say see a doctor, but fat chance!                                                                                                                                     “Hello… is there anybody in there?”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Game Cartridges DEVELOPER: American Game Cartridges GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   Shockwave was actually included in Maxi-15, a “more junk-for-your-buck” unlicensed multi-cart. But … Continue reading #563 – Shockwave

#529 – Robo Warrior

                                                                                                 Now displayed at the World’s Trade Fair of 1929!                                                                                          Look at all that shrubbery, just waiting to be exploded!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Action/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Welcome to Robo Warrior, a little known Bomberman spin-off that tries to inject more action into the … Continue reading #529 – Robo Warrior

#366 – Lemmings

                                                                       Happily committing suicide for the greater good. Communists!                                                                                                                                                                               Fireworks!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Lemmings are the gaming equivalent of cheap slave labor, which is why almost every system, from the Amiga to the CDi to the friggin’ Vita, has been … Continue reading #366 – Lemmings

#498 – Qix

                                                                                    “Your Mind is Your Only Weapon”? That’s a terrible slogan.                                                                                                                This doesn’t look good. Or like anything at all.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Novotrade GENRE: Arcade/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: January 1991   Qix are not part of this complete breakfast, but they are pronounced ‘Kix’ (not Qu-ix) so … Continue reading #498 – Qix

#497 – Q*bert

                                                                                                                                                     Q*bert, what won’t you say?                                                                                                                                                         The calm before the storm.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Arcade/puzzle RELEASE DATE: February 1989   I’m a mid-Eighties baby, so I never touched a lot of the classic arcade-era games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Galaga until they were … Continue reading #497 – Q*bert

#496 – Pyramid

                                                                     That’s one sassy necklace she has there. Even the golden cat thinks so.                                                                             This is about as good as it’s getting. Pyramid only helps Pyramid.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1992   But… but… I already reviewed this game. Like Puzzle, Pyramid … Continue reading #496 – Pyramid

#495 – Puzznic

                                                                                                                    Not completely enthralled? Just you wait.                                                                                Simple looking, perhaps, but those red triangles mean business.                                                    This is Puzznic‘s good friend, Gravnic. Please don’t exclude him because he’s different.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1990   A Puzznic Smoothie sounds like … Continue reading #495 – Puzznic

#494 – Puzzle

                                                                                                                           Hey! That’s not where a tiger’s mouth goes.                                                                                                                                                                 I did this all by myself!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Uh… puzzle. RELEASE DATE: 1990   If you’ve been following the blog since last September or so, Puzzle might seem vaguely familiar. I actually … Continue reading #494 – Puzzle

#480 – Pipe Dream

                                                                                                                                                    Doesn’t that look appetizing.                                                                           All my pipe dreams are about to be washed away in a sea of flooz!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bullet-proof Software DEVELOPER: Distinctive Software GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1990   If you can see in four dimensions and relish the thought of connecting pipes … Continue reading #480 – Pipe Dream