Tag Archives: Sports

#061 – Baseball Stars

                                                                                                                    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

#060 – Baseball Simulator 1,000

                                                                                                                                                                       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

#059 – 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 #059 – Baseball

#058 – Base Wars: Cyber Stadium Series

                                                                             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

#053 – Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

                                                                                                        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

#050 – Bad News Baseball

                                                             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

#039 – Arch Rivals: A Basket Brawl!

                                                                  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!

#037 – American Gladiators

  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

#034 – All-Pro Basketball

                                                                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