Overview / Review of Kemco’s 1990 NES game, North & South.
Juxtaposed against the dramatic tensions of the American Civil War, North & South’s comedic take on the hostilities that split America in two presents players with an opportunity to rewrite the course of US history. Steeped in the aesthetic stylings of the reknowned 1970s Belgian comic Les Tuniques Bleues (The Blue Tunics), North & South combines turn-based strategy with action in a briskly-paced… Continue reading →
Overview / Review of Sofel’s 1993 NES game, Casino Kid II.
The US only sequel to Casino Kid, Casino Kid II attempts to refine the formula as established by Sofel’s first casino simulator. After becoming a millionaire and spending a year at the top of his game as the King of the Casino, the kid receives a message from a “mystery man… Continue reading →
Overview / Review of Sofel’s 1989 NES game, Casino Kid.
Sofel, a company known in Japan for PC business application development rather than video games, released their first American NES title, Casino Kid, in 1989. The player is the titular Casino Kid, a fresh face at the Golden Crumbs (a mock of the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas), with $500 in pocket and a dream to become the King of the Casino… Continue reading →
Overview / Review of Sofel’s 1990 NES game, Wall Street Kid.
Following in the footsteps of Sofel’s previous NES effort, Casino Kid, Wall Street Kid merges elements of the simulation and adventure genres into a distinctive and appealing amalgamation of the two, however off-beat. Developed in Japan during the famous… Continue reading →