Saturday, 26 March 2011

Friday, 25 March 2011

On the Ball (SNES)

This is a football management game isn't it?

Mountain Bike Rally (SNES)

The poor guy looks possessed. A company called Life Fitness making a video game seems a little ironic, but whatever.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates (SNES)

To be honest, I don't think this will be that bad. I already hate the music, but I've played enough of these cartoon games now to expect competent graphics and gameplay.

Rondo of Swords (DS) - Guest Post

A shiny new guest post from first time contributor Nessiah.

I decided to try out the interesting game, Rondo of Swords.

Mo Hawk & Headphone Jack (SNES)

It looks a lot worse in motion. The background I mean, not the naked... uh, thing. The naked thing doesn't move.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge (SNES)

I apologise for the boring content of this game. I'm trying to be varied with my genres.

Metal Morph (SNES)

This one ain't messing around.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Mecarobot Golf (SNES)

Oh wow. There is no way this is going to live up to that title. It'll be like Ninja Golf all over again.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (SNES)

Another movie tie-in. But is it a shitty one?

Monday, 21 March 2011

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: King Graham's Board Game Challenge (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Another Monday, another guest post by frequent contributor mecha-neko, who sadly lost his mind halfway through playing this game.

Following on from the previous collection's non-stop roller-coaster ride of skill shooting, drunken mischief and duels to the death, Crazy Nick has returned with another Software Pick. Crazily picked for us today... a couple of board games: Backgammon and Checkers.

Lucky Luke (SNES)

Another cowboy shooter?

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Lost Vikings II (SNES)

Cool art intermission.

Lock On (SNES)

I was so disappointed when this didn't shout 'LOCK ON!' in a really arcadey style way at the start.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Kawasaki Caribbean Challenge (SNES)

Bikes AND boats? Oh my!

Kawasaki Superbike Challenge (SNES)

Hmm, not the worst title screen yet, but it's not exactly pretty. I can't figure out if that writing is supposed to be made out of glass or chrome.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Jammit (SNES)

Well I don't usually like basketball games, but hey I'll give it a shot!

James Bond Jr (SNES)

So far I've mostly stuck to playing games I haven't played before, so that everything would be new to me. But this is a special case, this one I've owned for years.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES)

Hey, that is a nice looking title screen, even if it is just a scan of the poster.

The Ignition Factor (SNES)

That is actually a weirdly creepy title screen in game, probably because of the heat haze effect it uses.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit (SNES)

Seriously? Did Frasier get a game too? What about Roseanne? Fresh Prince! That should have totally gotten a game.

Hanna Barbera's Turbo Toons (SNES)

Okay, I would have to guess Mario Kart clone. Though it wouldn't surprise me looking at those sprites if it's some kind of side view platformer racer. I played a Wacky Races game like that once, car racing in side view. But only once.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Soccer Kid Fun Facts

Time to pause for a moment for some pointless Soccer Kid facts.

1. The main character's face will give you nightmares:

Hurricanes (SNES)

You can find my second look at the game here instead: Hurricanes (SNES) - Replay.

OH COME ON! This can't be another sports game? Please be a platformer, please be a platformer, please be a platformer...

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Super High Impact (SNES)

Well I don't usually like American football games, but hey I'll give it a shot!

Hit the Ice (SNES)

Well I don't usually like hockey games, but hey I'll give it a shot!

Man this menu music is terrible. They've done that thing where they use voice samples, it's really cheesy.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Might and Magic VI (PC) - Guest Post

Ocean returns with another guest post.

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Time to play Might and Magic VI! It is a game I have not played in a while. This game was released in 1998. You'll be able to tell.

The Great Waldo Search (SNES)

Fun fact: in the UK he's called 'Wally'!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Flintstones (SNES)

Is this based on the movie? Okay, I'm going to judge this one on its title screen. This one is going to be ASS.

The Flintstones - The Treasure of Sierra Madrock (SNES)

I know I should know better than to judge a game by its title screen at this point, but this isn't filling me with enthusiasm.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: Robin Hood's Games of Skill and Chance (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Another guest post by mecha-neko!

I know that Sierra made a Robin Hood themed adventure game in 1991 (Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood), though I don't know how it relates to this game pack.

The Firemen (SNES)

I'm not optimistic to be honest. I've played firefighting games before and I don't have fond memories of them. Or any memories at all in fact.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Ketsui (Arcade) - Guest Post

Another guest post by Nintondo Man. Apparently it's the first in an ongoing series!

It even has a banner!

Eye of the Beholder (SNES)

I'm half hoping they've turned it into a platformer. With bunnies and a forest level.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Faceball 2000 (SNES)

No really, this is a SNES game that really exists and was sold in shops.

Adventures in Formula 1 Gaming (SNES)

First up is:

Rock music!

Wait, what's BATTLE mode? I'm getting images in my head of F1 cars with Gatling guns.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Blazing Thunder (Amiga)

In my first post on this blog, I showed the title screens for three games. I just thought the title screens looked funny, I wasn't planning to show anything more from them. But people were curious so I went back and replayed them. I've already done Danger Freak and Hawkeye, and this is the last of them:

Is that Rambo with the rocket launcher, or was the picture drawn by Rambo? It does look like the kind of thing I'd imagine Rambo would draw.

Dream TV (SNES)

Oh, I hope it's like Smash TV!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Hawkeye (Amiga)

In my first post, Square one, I posted title screens from three of the games that inspired me to make this blog. But people were curious about what the games themselves were like, so a few days ago I posted about the first of them. Now the second game is up:

If my face had half the skin missing I'd be screaming too.

Semi-Random Game Box