Marble Madness

Overview / Review of Milton Bradley’s 1989 NES game, Marble Madness.

Marble Madness, Atari’s 1984 arcade hit, was a landmark game for several reasons. As the flagship title for Atari’s 16-bit System 1 arcade hardware, it flaunted its state-of-the-art muscle with its convincing pseudo-3D graphics, unique trackball controls, and the first ever implementation of … Continue reading

Where’s Waldo?

Overview / Review of T*HQ’s 1991 NES game, Where’s Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?, the worldwide smash hit series of children’s books by British illustrator Martin Handford, dares adventurous readers to find the eponymous traveler, recognizable by his trademark red and white striped jumper, matching bobble hat, and large black specs. Waldo, or Wally, as he is known in his native England, has a habit of getting lost amongst giant throngs of people in a multitude of (often hilarious) situations… Continue reading

Mendel Palace

Overview / Review of Hudson’s 1990 NES game, Mendel’s Palace.

Mendel Palace was the first game ever produced by Game Freak, headed up by Satoshi Tajiri, who would become a superstar of the videogame world with the release of Pokémon (Gameboy, 1995). In Tajiri’s premier work, Bon-Bon has to save his best friend, Candy, from a dream. Falling asleep… Continue reading