Monopoly

Overview / Review of Parker Brothers’ 1991 NES game, Monopoly.

Following “Black Tuesday,” the infamous stock market crash on Wall Street of 1929 that sent the world economy into a desperate tailspin, a board game rising from the wake of the previous crash in 1893 discovered a newfound resurgence at the hands of an unemployed laborer, Charles Darrow. Looking to make ends meet, he reinvigorated Lizzie Magie’s game, The Landlord’s Game, originally designed to illustrate the evils of monopolistic empires… Continue reading

Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Overview / Review of Konami’s 1990 NES game, Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Championship Golf.

As a port of Accolade’s 1988 PC game, Konami’s Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf for the NES does an admirable job of recreating the core experience with few concessions made. For his first starring role in a video game, the winner of 18 major golf championships selected his 18 favorite holes from famous American and British courses… Continue reading