Overview / Review of Sunsoft’s 1988 NES game, Platoon.
Based on the star-studded Vietnam War epic of the same name, Platoon for the NES was released two years after the hit film saw a widespread US theater release. Bearing a tenuous connection to the events in the movie, Platoon makes a heroic effort to innovate on the trite and stale ideas that had, by 1988, pervaded the gameplay of most licensed-based games. While it does falter in its execution, Platoon blends numerous gaming conventions in unique and unexpected ways… Continue reading →
Overview / Review of Sunsoft’s 1990 NES game, Batman: The Video Game.
Based on Tim Burton’s 1989 classic cinematic reimagining of the iconic American superhero, Sunsoft’s Batman: The Video Game for the NES was released in early 1990, four months after the movie was released on VHS, and eight months after Batman’s initial theatrical run. Riding on the long-lasting popularity of the Caped Crusader’s return to form, the arrival of Batman’s video game adaptation was warmly greeted by players nationwide, many of whom… Continue reading →
An overview / review of Sunsoft’s 1989 NES game, Fester’s Quest.
Based on The Addams Family, the wildly popular 60’s television show, Fester’s Quest stars the titular would-be hero on a mission to save his town. As he’s moonbathing on the roof of the Addams’ manse late one night, Fester sees an alien spaceship flying over downtown, beaming up and kidnapping all the local citizens… Continue reading →