According to a source I cannot disclose but who is trusted by me, Solomon’s Key is a puzzle game developed by Tecmo in 1986 for arcade release on custom hardware based on the Z80 chipset. It is better known as a 1987 port to the Commodore 64 and the Nintendo Entertainment System, although it also appeared on many other game systems of the time, like the Sega Master System in 1988 and the Famicom Disk System, released in Japan on January 25, 1991.
Hey hey hey it’s episode 16 and we play Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for SNES! On this week’s show we are joined by Andrew, Will and Holly to take on Nintendo’s ambitious follow up to Super Mario World. Dinosaurs, shy guys, and the name a star phenomenon are discussed. It’s a real Mario Party ya’ll!
I had this crazy dream last night wherein it was revealed to me that the recent ‘cult status’ of this week’s game was actually part of a small conspiracy to help Bandai sell off the rest of their unsold copies of Monster Party for inflated prices.
Now I feel this wasn’t a dream at all, but a whisper from the Secret Chiefs. You heard it here first.
An in depth play-through of one of the most beloved and brutal action titles on the NES. Battletoads, created by Rare and published by Tradewest (1991) holds a place near and dear to the hearts of anyone in their early to mid 30s. Starring three anthropomorphic toads named after skin conditions, Rash, Zitz, and Pimple, the series was created to rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. The series as a whole has been quite popular and at its apex spawned an animated television pilot.
The initial Battletoads game for the NES was renowned for its difficulty, but also received a cult following and spawned sequels for various platforms including a crossover with the Double Dragon series. In each of the games, the objective is to defeat the toads’ nemesis the Dark Queen and her army of space mutants.
In the NES black box classic, the players controls Thomas, the titular Kung-Fu Master, as he fights his way through the five levels of the Devil’s Temple in order to rescue his girlfriend Sylvia from the mysterious crime boss Mr. X. The game is credited for laying the foundations of the beat ’em up genre, combining side-scrolling platform and fighting game elements with multiple enemies. (Wikipedia)
Kick, punch, jump! The Lordz of the Game accept the Kung Fu challenge, featuring Young Will of Wolfanimal.com fame!
Kung Fu is an underrated gem and finally receives the acclaim it deserves, alongside other notable cultural touchstones like Lou Reed’s Mok performance, Blue Diamond Gusset Jeans ads, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Buckner and Fuller classic, Ode to a Centipede!
Dr. Chaos, officially known as Dr. Chaos: Hell’s Gate (ドクター・カオス 地獄の扉 Dokutā Kaosu: Jigoku no Tobira?) in Japan, is an action-adventure game originally released in Japan for the Family Computer Disk System in 1987 by Pony Inc. An English localization was produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in North America by FCI in 1988. (Wikipedia)
The Lordz of the Game are back, featuring Young Will, to take on this truly terrifying FCI classic. It’s a game full of charm, ugly character design, and warp zones! Game Master Adam also gets a special call from his mother to talk about the rapper Stitches.
Also discussed: The Strokes post-This-is-It, #gamergate, and Strong Bad appearing on a Shellac record!
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