Tag Archives: Sports

#652 – Tennis

                                                                                                                                        But… his shirt is blue in the game.                                                                                                                                                Mario reffin’ like he’s got a pair.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Twenty years before Wii Sports lit up retirement homes worldwide, Tennis was Nintendo’s first stab at the back-and-forth racket game. … Continue reading #652 – Tennis

#647 – Tecmo World Wrestling

                                             “Wait, why are we fighting? Black codpiece, red codpiece. They both get the job done!”                                                                                                                         Served with a side of “shut your mouth.”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1990   You heard it here first, pansies. Tecmo World Wrestling, the best wrestler … Continue reading #647 – Tecmo World Wrestling

#646 – Tecmo Super Bowl

                                                                                                                Can I get to the Super Bowl? Sure, why not.                                                                                                                                                   Still better than Madden.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Tecmo Super Bowl is Tecmo Bowl on athlete-endorsed steroids. Everything you appreciated about the original – tight controls, infinite replayability, outlandish … Continue reading #646 – Tecmo Super Bowl

#645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

                                                                                                                                              Real men playing basketball.                                                                                                                                                 Make me proud, Hornacek.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Tecmo NBA Basketball was, at the time of its 1992 release, probably the definitive basketball title on the NES. All of the teams, players, and stats … Continue reading #645 – Tecmo NBA Basketball

#644 – Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

                                                                                                                                                    That’s one shiny soccer ball.                                                                                                                                                                                       It sure is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports/RPG RELEASE DATE: September 1992   Tecmo Cup Soccer Game isn’t so much a soccer game as it is a series of cinematic soccer-related vignettes. Rather than controlling your entire team from a 3/4 … Continue reading #644 – Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

#642 – Tecmo Bowl

                                                                                                  We can’t all be winners. But I’m pretty sure this guy is.                                                                                                                                                Perhaps today is my birthday.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1989   Tecmo Bowl is the quintessential NES football game for casuals and die-hards alike. If you’re a pro amateur … Continue reading #642 – Tecmo Bowl

#641 – Tecmo Baseball

                                                                                                                                                      Hi, I’m Intimidation Jackson.                                                                                                                                                  Baseball, Tecmo-style.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1989   Tecmo Bowl is considered by many retro gamers to be the best football game on the NES, so it’s not surprising that some of Tecmo’s other sports titles have … Continue reading #641 – Tecmo Baseball

#636 – T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

                                                                                                               Pearl City, Hawaii must be proud of their legacy.                                                                                                  Who wouldn’t want to watch a surfing cat in a blazer?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1988   Before Thrilla Gorilla embarked on his personal “Surfari,” he was competing against Kool Kat (a … Continue reading #636 – T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

#627 – Super Spike V’Ball

                                                                                                              Surf and turf, brah!                                                                                                                                               A hush falls over the crowd…   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Technos GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1990   If you’ve ever wanted to see Billy and Jimmy from the Double Dragon series in their swim trunks, then Super Spike V’Ball is the title … Continue reading #627 – Super Spike V’Ball

#620 – Super Dodgeball

                                                                                                                                                                                  Uh…                                                                                                                                                                         That’s better.                                                                           Playing in Iceland, though it looks suspiciously like another planet.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Million GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Is there anything Kunio-kun and his gang can’t do? River City Ransom added depth to the stale beat … Continue reading #620 – Super Dodgeball

#600/#734 – Stadium Events/World Class Track Meet

                        If you have a sealed copy of this, you should come over to my house so we can fawn over it together.     If you have a sealed copy of this, you obtained it from a sorcerer – or a scam artist. No box was ever created for this game.     … Continue reading #600/#734 – Stadium Events/World Class Track Meet

#586 – Soccer

                                                  I’m typically a fan of the black box covers, but I can’t says I appreciate this one.                                                                                                      I wasn’t aware skipping was a large part of soccer.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Nintendo’s early sports games for the NES may … Continue reading #586 – Soccer