Thursday, 30 June 2011

Highway Hunter (MS-DOS)

No need to guess what kind of game this is, it's playing a demo behind the menu.

Batman - The Video Game (Genesis/Mega Drive)


Still no theme from the movie, but this has much moodier music than the last few Batman games.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tin Star (SNES)

I've played this one before, though all I can remember about it is it's about a robot sheriff who likes to make bad jokes and do acrobatics while shooting bandits.

The title song is a nice track that sounds more than a little inspired by Ennio Morricone's western themes.

Batman - The Video Game (GB)


Not a very interesting title screen, but I'm liking the music.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Monday, 27 June 2011

Mutant Penguins (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

What? Where?

Batman: The Movie (Amiga)


There were at least six different games released to tie in with the 1989 Tim Burton movie, and this seems to be the first of them, released for home computers. Each computer got a different looking version to suit the hardware available, but they're basically the same thing. I think.

Either way I'm only playing the Amiga version, with its majestic array of bat-symbols on the title screen.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (32X)

THAT is what a decent looking title screen looks like. This was a pretty popular game if I remember right, definitely more than Super Pitfall ever was anyway.

Super Pitfall (NES)

Okay, the hero is holding his revolver backwards on the title screen, not a great sign.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Yendorian Tales Book 1: Chapter 2 (MS-DOS)

I'm kind of disappointed they stopped the title there, they've still got half the screen to fill.

ACT 1,

Wild Guns (SNES)

That is a damn fine looking title screen in my opinion. Okay I'm not sure about the pink, but the rest of it is great.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Kingpin: Life of Crime (PC) - Guest Post

I've been waiting to play this game for years. Now that I've got a cutting-edge 20th century 'computer', Kingpin: Life of Crime is finally within my grasp.

Resurrection: Rise 2 (MS-DOS)

Also known as Rise 2: Resurrection... or Rise of the Robots 2. This could be interesting.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Untouchables (SNES)

Another game based on a movie. Brilliant.

Hang on, this isn't actually based on the movie, it's a game of the TV series.

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (SNES)

Another game based on a movie.

Did they just flood fill the outline of that text? Look at the inside of the letters b, e and a.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Mazer (3DO) - Guest Post

Hey, folks! Today, I'm playing Mazer!

It's a 3DO exclusive developed by legendary arcade FMV light-gun shooter developer American Laser Games! Are you ready?

Batman: The Caped Crusader (Atari ST)

Poor Batman's being squeezed out of his own game by all the other logos.

The music sounds like a remix of the 1960's tv series theme, which I guess was THE Batman theme at the time seeing as the Tim Burton movie was still a year away.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

T-Mek (32X)

That would be a cool title screen if it wasn't for the low colour depth. Seems like this could be a decent game.

Xardion (SNES)

I'll be shocked if this isn't a sci-fi space shoot 'em up.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Bloody Wolf (TurboGrafx-16)

Another arcade conversion. I'm hoping it turns out to be better than Dragon Ninja.

Dragon Ninja (ZX Spectrum)

Also known as Bad Dudes, and Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja. Based on the famous arcade game.

To be honest I'm only playing this because I saw the title screen and wanted an excuse to post it.

Semi-Random Game Box