Wing of Madoola

Review Date: February 25, 2021 Release Date: December 18, 1986 (Japan date; Japan only release) Platform: NES Famicom Publisher: Sunsoft Genre: Linear Platformer with RPG elements Anecdotes: Having just played Super Mario 2 and Lum’s Wedding Bell, I’m a little worried about what’s next on the Japan exclusive list. Super Mario 2 was difficult to… Continue reading Wing of Madoola

Ghosts ‘N Goblins

Review Date: February 24, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1986 Platform: NES Publisher: Capcom Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: Sometime in 1987, I was at a house in the neighborhood. When I walked into the other room, there were two guys playing this game. They were in the blue section of level 3 and failing spectacularly… Continue reading Ghosts ‘N Goblins


Review Date: February 23, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1986 Platform: NES Publisher: Capcom Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: A common theme is NES games, especially early on, is to shove as many enemies on the screen as possible in order to add difficulty. War themed games were less common, but frequent enough. Capcom, an excellent gaming… Continue reading Commando

Lum’s Wedding Bell

Review Date: February 22, 2021 Release Date: October 23, 1986 (Japan date used; the game was never released in North America) Platform: NES (or technically Famicom) Publisher: Jaleco Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: Remember on the Goonies review how I said I was looking for variety? Well, one way I am doing that is by looking… Continue reading Lum’s Wedding Bell


Review Date: February 20, 2021 Release Date: June 6, 1986 Platform: NES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: ? Anecdotes: Normally, I like to play the original versions of games. I like to play the games in their original forms. I made an exception here, but I can not remember why. This game is a rather ridiculous game… Continue reading Popeye

Super Mario Bros. 2 (Eastern Version)

Review Date: February 19, 2021 Release Date: June 3, 1986 (Japan date); on a related note, dumpsters overflowed on Thursday, June 5, 1986 due to all of the broken Famicom controllers in Japan Platform: NES (but really, it’s the Famicom) Publisher: Nintendo (the Evil Sadist division) Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: (Note: This is the Japanese… Continue reading Super Mario Bros. 2 (Eastern Version)

The Goonies

Review Date: February 17, 2021 Release Date: February 21, 1986 (Japan date; game was never released in the US) Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: I’ve moved on from the NES launch. I’m up to 1986, when Nintendo starting opening itself up to titles from other companies. I’ll be getting into some excellent… Continue reading The Goonies