Category Archives: Platformer

The Revenge of Shinobi [The Super Shinobi] (12/2/1989)

(Guest post thoughtfully provided by buddy-in-residence of the The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), Brandon Teel. As usual, he absolutely knocked it out of the park. Technically this is out of order, but I doubt anyone will really … Continue reading

Posted in Platformer, Winter 1989 | 5 Comments

Mystic Defender [Kujakuō 2 Gen-ei Jō] (11/25/1989)

For as long as games have been ported over from Japan,  they’ve been changed for Western audiences.  In  the time frame we are most interested in here at The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), this was often … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Platformer, Winter 1989 | 4 Comments

Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts [Dai Makai Mura] (08/03/1989)

For most of my life, Sega has been The Sonic Company. Sonic the Hedgehog saw release shortly before my seventh birthday, officially making the Sega Genesis the most desirable object in the world, and Sega immediately set out to start … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Platformer, Summer 1989 | 13 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