Voting Week 17

For our 17th week, our returning champion Defender is taking on four other games:  E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Berzerk, Atari Video Cube, and Centipede. Which do you think is best? Defender Released in 1981. “Defender put players in charge of a ship sent to protect mankind from wave after wave of attacking alien forces. Armed with … Continue reading

Winners Week 16

Here’s a quick run-down of the results of Week 16: Atari NES Game Boy Defender: 3 votes Asteroids: 2 votes Haunted House: 1 vote  Math Gran Prix: 0 votes Demons to Diamonds: 0 votes Super Mario Bros.: 7 votes Athletic World: 0 votes Kid Icarus: 0 votes Mighty Bomb Jack: 0 votes Rygar: 0 votes … Continue reading

Family Vacation

My family and I took a short, two-day vacation to the mountains of northwestern Virginia. I hate mountains, but it was a chance to get away. If you think that means no gaming, you’re sorely mistaken. At least, my girls got to play. On the ride to our destination, I was in charge of child … Continue reading

Voting Week 16

For our sixteenth week, our returning champion Asteroids is taking on four other games:  Math Gran Prix, Haunted House, Defender, and Demons to Diamonds. Which do you think is best? Asteroids Released in 1981. “Asteroids is a conversion of the arcade game of the same name. Play the role of a spaceship pilot trapped in … Continue reading

Winners Week 15

Here’s a quick run-down of the results of Week 15: Atari Asteroids: 7 votes Missile Command: 4 votes Warlords: 4 votes Video Pinball: 1 vote Stellar Tracks: 0 votes NES Super Mario Bros.: 20 votes Castlevania: 17 votes BurgerTime: 2 votes Ikari Warriors: 0 votes Side Pocket: 0 votes Game Boy Tetris: 21 votes Golf: … Continue reading

PlayStation–Week 8

The eighth week of PlayStation games brings back Rayman to take on Geom Cube, Mortal Kombat 3, Novastorm, and Theme Park. Which is the best game? Rayman Released in 1995. “When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman’s world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons – source of light and Rayman’s … Continue reading

Sega Genesis–Week 3

The third Sega Genesis battle has Phantasy Star II returning against Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf,  Thunder Force II, Last Battle, and  World Championship Soccer. Which is the best game? Phantasy Star II Released in 1989. “A millennium has passed since Alis defeated the ultimate evil in the first Phantasy Star. The planet Motavia of the … Continue reading

Super Nintendo–Week 15

Our fifteenth week for the Super Nintendo has Super Mario World returning against Lemmings, PGA Tour Golf, Pit-Fighter, and SmartBall. Which is the best game? Super Mario World Released in 1991. “Mario is having a vacation in Dinosaur Land when he learns that Princess Peach Toadstool has been kidnapped by the evil King Koopa Bowser. … Continue reading

Game Boy–Week 15

Our fifteenth Game Boy match-up is Tetris versus Golf, HAL Wrestling, Heavyweight Championship Boxing, and Heiankyo Alien. Which is best? Tetris Released in 1989. “This version of Tetris is one of many conversions of the famous block-stacking game, and was included with the Game Boy upon its release in several territories. The goal is to … Continue reading

Nintendo–Week 15

For our fifteenth Nintendo face-off, we have Super Mario Bros. returning to take on BurgerTime, Castlevania, Ikari Warriors, and Side Pocket. Which is the best game? Super Mario Bros. Released in 1985. “The Princess has been kidnapped by the evil Bowser, and it is up to Mario and brother Luigi to save the day. The first … Continue reading