Biff Wellington smacks it out of the box! That’s supposed to be a ninja pitching. Points for trying! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: July 1989 In 1989, before the Neo-Geo CD, before the two-hundred dollar cassette cartridge games, before the crazy 6-in-1 arcade … Continue reading #061 – Baseball Stars
Go get ’em boys! Why, yes, I am playing baseball in space! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture Brain GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1990 Well, kiss my grits! Baseball Simulator 1,000 plays like an updated, well-rounded sequel to the original Baseball and that makes for … Continue reading #060 – Baseball Simulator 1,000
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 #059 – Baseball
Fighting? Baseball? Robots?… FIGHTING BASEBALL ROBOTS! Gibson rounds second! Henley preps his Lasergun! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1991 To make the sport of baseball more interesting, Konami (under the guise of Ultra Games) decided to replace the fat, mustachioed players … Continue reading #058 – Base Wars: Cyber Stadium Series
Just your average 80s white guy hittin’ the links! Does “light rough” actually exist? PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1989 I’m not sure pro golfers would scratch their buttocks in public with their clubs, but I know I might be tempted … Continue reading #053 – Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach
This cover is atrocious and does not represent the awesomeness of the game. One of the game’s many fantastic snippets of animation. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1990 Let me get something out of the way: this game is not related … Continue reading #050 – Bad News Baseball
Aren’t racial riots hilarious? Acclaim bets yes! Takin’ it to the hole or downtown or something. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1990 Did somebody say “basketbrawl“?!… No? Anybody? Alright, well, Acclaim said it, and lo, Arch Rivals was born. I’m not sure … Continue reading #039 – Arch Rivals: A Basket Brawl!
Only in America can two men in tights compete atop puffy mushrooms to see whose genitalia is the largest. Can you scale the wall? I couldn’t. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Incredible Technologies GENRE: Action sports RELEASE DATE: October 1991 Even as a young child, the concept of … Continue reading #037 – American Gladiators
The LA Breakers cordially invite you to “The Slam.” My beloved Zephyrs suckin’ it up. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Vic Tokai DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1989 Let me set the record here and now: I don’t like sports games. I don’t want to like sports games. … Continue reading #034 – All-Pro Basketball
FIGHT FOR ALL THE YARDS, BOYOS!