The Wing of Madoola

Developer: Sunsoft    Publisher: Sunsoft    Released: December 12, 1986    Genre: Adventure It’s interesting to look back and examine the evolution of certain genres. With the advent of home consoles games began to offer deeper experiences in addition to quick arcade action.  The Legend of Zelda and others of its ilk showed that a sprawling […]

Bio Senshi Dan: Increaser to no Tataki

Developer: Atlus    Publisher: Jaleco    Released: September 22, 1987    Genre: Action Zelda II was an interesting experiment and one that remains polarizing to this day.  Regardless of your feelings about it one cannot deny its scope and sense of adventure.  Yet despite its success there were few titles like it in the US.  […]

Mission Impossible

Konami were one of the few NES publishers whose output I would buy sight unseen.  I even bought their sports games and I’m not even into the genre.  That being said their later output flew under my radar as my attention was on the SNES and Sega Genesis.  Games like Bucky O’Hare and TMNT III […]

A Boy & His Blob

The NES library has its highs and lows.  Many genres that are still around today were created on that little gray box.  But it was also home to shovelware the likes of which is rarely seen in the industry.  During that initial rush of ground breaking titles A Boy & His Blob was released.  This […]

Demon’s Crest

In spite of their crushing difficulty I love the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series.  But the series does have a deep, dark, secret.  The best games in the series have nothing to do with Arthur and star its most hated enemy, Firebrand.  Gargoyle’s Quest 1 & 2 are some of the best games on their respective […]

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Kick Master

Developer: KID      Publisher: Taito      Released: 1992      Genre: Action      Platform: NES Toward the end of the NES’ life cycle when everyone else had moved on Taito levelled up.  I liked Power Blade as much as the next man but before that they were your average video game publisher.  That all changed in 1992 as they unleashed […]

Uninvited

The NES had a surprisingly decently library of point and click adventure games.  But even with that in mind Uninvited is rarely mentioned.  That could be due to its late release.  The NES was still popular in 1991 but the Genesis and SNES would soon dominate.  Many cool titles began to fall by the wayside, […]

Déjà Vu

I have to credit the MacVenture series of NES ports as the titles that made me a fan of point and click adventures.  While I read Nintendo Power’s coverage of Maniac Mansion it didn’t grab me.  But Shadowgate seemed incredibly cool with its dark atmosphere.  I enjoyed it but Déjà Vu is the one that […]

The Firemen

Today we have thousands of games released a year on Steam alone.  Yet even with that deluge of content games about firefighting are still rare.  Sega gave us Brave Firefighters in the arcade and the cool but flawed Burning Rangers but the SNES was blessed with two really cool titles before that.  The Ignition Factor […]