Monthly Archives: July 2010

Super Daisenryaku (04/29/1989)

To say I was obsessed with wargames as a young teenager would be an overstatement, but it’s still a little closer to the truth than I’d like to admit. Bolstered largely by a broadband connection on the family computer that … Continue reading

Posted in Early 1989, Strategy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Tommy Lasorda Baseball [Super League] (04/22/1989)

It took the better part of a month, but we’ve finally reached the point where games are unremarkable or otherwise not exactly worth the novella that previous entries received. In fact, the two most interesting things to say about Tommy … Continue reading

Posted in Early 1989, Sports | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Phantasy Star II (03/21/1989)

In certain ways, it’s both very obvious that Phantasy Star II: Fantashī Sutā Tsū Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni (which apparently translates literally to something akin to At the End of the Time Which Can Never Be Returned To, which … Continue reading

Posted in Early 1989, RPG | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle [Alex Kidd Tenkuu Mashiro] (02/10/1989)

It took five entries before arriving at a game that received different different box art in the various regions, and it’s hard to really tell which one is worse. The western Alex Kidd has the eerie displaced eyes of a … Continue reading

Posted in Early 1989, Platformer | 7 Comments

Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou (12/24/1988)

Four games in, and we are at the first Japan-only release.  I know Christmas is not exactly the same merciless onslaught of retail merchandising across the Pacific as it is here, but you’d still think that the sole December release … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 1988, Platformer | 7 Comments

Altered Beast [Jūōki] (11/27/1988)

So a funny thing happened on the way to writing this. Though I am trying to rush through this earlier slog of games to have time to write about entry #6 (which most people would eagerly attest to being the … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Fall 1988 | 5 Comments

Procedural Update

So, just some housekeeping here, so unless you are terribly interested in how I plan on going about this, feel free to come back on Tuesday. -I’ve decided on a regular schedule of Tuesday/Friday. So far, I have a week … Continue reading

Posted in Metapost | 5 Comments