Rainbow Islands Extra / Rainbow Islands

  I’ll have what that child’s having.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Aisystem Tokyo GENRE: Arcade platformer DIFFICULTY: Moderate RELEASE DATE: 10/05/90 – (JP)   After the dinosaur brothers Bub and Bob destroyed the villainous Super Drunk at the end of Bubble Bobble, their prehistoric flesh dissolved to reveal that they were human after […]

Time Gal

  In this special series on the Pioneer LaserActive, guest author Taylor Pinson will be discussing some of the games released on the Sega PAC, an add-on for the LaserActive that could play Genesis, Sega CD, and Mega LD titles.   At least the gloves will keep her hands warm.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Pioneer/Taito […]

Strider

  Why, yes, I would like to play Strider…   …unless Zach Morris, age 45, has anything to say about it.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sega DEVELOPER: Capcom (port by Sega) GENRE: Action DIFFICULTY: Adjustable RELEASE DATE: 09/29/90 – (JP)                                              11/90 – (US)                                              05/91 – (EU)   Since its arcade release in 1989, […]

Hellfire

  Really more of a heck fire, if you ask me.   Then again, this warped US cover does play hell on my eyes. Hellfire, it is!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Masaya (JP), Seismic (US), Sega (EU) DEVELOPER: Toaplan GENRE: Shoot-em-up DIFFICULTY: Hard RELEASE DATE: 09/28/90 – (JP)                                              11/90 – (US)                                              05/92 – […]

Super Monaco GP

  Black eyes and a boatload of confidence.   Vroom, they say   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sega DEVELOPER: Sega GENRE: Racing DIFFICULTY: Adjustable RELEASE DATE: 08/09/90 – (JP)                                               09/90 – (US)                                               01/91 – (EU)   In Super Monaco GP, I crashed my car repeatedly into stacks of tires. I failed to brake properly […]

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