Dragon’s Lair

Overview / Review of Sony Imagesoft’s 1990 NES game, Dragon’s Lair.

When originally published in 1983, Dragon’s Lair was a true technological marvel. Released at a time when Spy Hunter, Mario Bros., and Ms. Pac-Man were wowing arcade goers with cutting edge graphics, the innovation introduced by Dragon’s Lair hardly seemed possible. Utilizing the storage space granted by brand-new optical storage media technologies… Continue reading

Cliffhanger

Overview / Review of Sony Imagesoft’s 1993 NES game, Cliffhanger.

Based Carolco’s 1993 Sylvester Stallone blockbuster, Cliffhanger for the NES appeared on shelves six months after the movie’s theatrical release. It was one of six Cliffhanger games released by Sony Imagesoft between 1993-94, and is virtually identical to both the Gameboy and Sega Game Gear versions. Like the film, the story begins with terrorists trying to steal $100 million from a Treasury jet in midflight. An FBI plane shoots the terrorists’ plane down over the Rockies… Continue reading