Donkey Kong Jr. Math

Overview / Review of Nintendo’s 1985 NES game, Donkey Kong Jr. Math.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Nintendo’s ”contribution” to the cognitive development of young children, was widely considered the weakest of the NES’ first wave of games, epitomizing the occasionally myopic approach of Nintendo’s marketing machine during the early 1980s. Much like R.O.B., Donkey Kong Jr. Math was soon regarded as a misguided attempt to do something different, and the Education “Series” … Continue reading

AD&D: Heroes of the Lance

Overview / Review of FCI’s 1991 NES game, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of the Lance.

Three centuries have passed since the thirteen days of sheer destruction, known as the Cataclysm, devastated Krynn. All sense of order fell to ruin, and the survivors, disenchanted with the gods, fought endlessly amongst one another. Forgetting the ways and beliefs of old, the people of Krynn… Continue reading