Cabal

Overview / Review of Milton Bradley’s 1990 NES game, Cabal.

Based on TAD’s innovative and relatively popular 1988 arcade release, Cabal for the NES is an impressively accurate conversion. In response to growing concerns over the Dreaded Republic of Allied Terrorists’ (D.R.A.T.) plans for world domination, two anonymous commandos have been recruited by the International World Affairs Council. To foil the terrorist plot, the two commandos visit five key terrorist … Continue reading

Amagon

Overview / Review of American Sammy’s 1989 NES game, Amagon.

Amagon, developer Aicom’s first American released title, strands its titular hero on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. Several men have been sent to explore this isle that is rumored to harbor all sorts of horrible monsters, but none have returned alive. The celebrated Marine war hero, Amagon, is assigned to check things out. The situation quickly deteriorates… 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

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Overview / Review for LJN’s 1989 NES game, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Published a year after the release of the massively popular, groundbreaking 1988 Robert Zemeckis film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the NES game bearing the same title loosely applies the skeletal framework of the movie’s plot for an interesting take on the action adventure genre. Roger is a huge movie star… Continue reading

Ikari Warriors

Overview / Review of SNK’s 1987 NES game, Ikari Warriors.

Ikari Warriors is an adaptation of the beloved SNK 1986 arcade game of the same name. Heavily inspired by Capcom’s Commando and Sylvester Stallone’s 1985 movie Rambo: First Blood Part II (the game takes its name from the Japanese title, ランボー怒りの脱出… Continue reading

Mega Man

Overview / Review of Capcom’s 1987 NES game, Mega Man.

As Capcom’s first game designed specifically with the home based console in mind, Mega Man was a pioneer in the video gaming world. Though it never reached the heights of financial or critical success that its sequels would eventually receive, Capcom’s premier original NES game… Continue reading