Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

Overview / Review of Nintendo’s 1994 NES game, Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II.

Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II is a direct sequel to the original StarTropics, released four years prior, and was released in North America only. As Nintendo’s penultimate NES game development project and release, it was used in conjunction with Mega Man 6 in a television advertising designed to stimulate interest in… Continue reading

StarTropics

Overview / Review of Nintendo’s 1990 NES game, StarTropics.

StarTropics represents Nintendo’s recognition of the popularity that its NES had achieved in the United States by the late 1980’s. Understanding that there were significant differences that defined fans’ interests between Japan and the US, Nintendo assigned one of its Japanese development teams, R&D3 (previously responsible for Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!… Continue reading

King’s Quest V

Overview / Review of Konami’s 1992 NES game, King’s Quest V.

Originally developed and released in 1990 by Sierra On-line for the PC, Roberta Williams’ King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! marked a turning point in computer game development, benefitting from a massive million dollar budget, hand-painted VGA graphics produced under the direction of Emmy award winner Bill Davis, digital sound… Continue reading

Nightshade Part 1 – The Claws of Sutekh

Review / Overview of Ultra’s 1992 NES game, Nightshade Part 1 – The Claws of Sutekh.

Metro City, after decades of prosperity and growth, has fallen into a state of decline. Crime rates and corruption are at an all time high, and a mysterious figure, Sutekh, unifies all of the local crime lords under his banner in a push to gain control of the city. With the people terrified and the police ineffective, it’s clear that extreme measures are necessary… Continue reading