Paperboy 2

Review Date: May 21, 2021 Release Date: April 1, 1992 Platform: NES Publisher: Tengen Genre: ??? Description: Paperboy or Papergirl has to deliver newspapers to subscribers while dodging all sorts of other nonsense going on in or near the street. Positives: -It was nice of Tengen to add the option to play as a Papergirl.… Continue reading Paperboy 2

Gauntlet II

Review Date: April 26, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1990 Platform: NES Publisher: Atari/Tengen Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: After playing the first NES Gauntlet, I thought the second would improve on the first game. Gauntlet was a personal favorite of mine. I had heard about Gauntlet II somewhere, likely Nintendo Power, but then the disappointment started.… Continue reading Gauntlet II


Review Date: April 16, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1989** (see footnote) Platform: NES Publisher: Tengen** (see footnote) Anecdotes: Growing up, from ages 5 to 14, there were five people in my house. The Nintendos were mostly for us boys, but every once in a while, there would be a game that gets my parents… Continue reading Tetris

Marble Madness

Review Date: April 11, 2021 Release Date: March 1, 1989 Platform: NES Publisher: Atari Genre: Racing Anecdotes: Whenever things start to go downhill and people feel like they’re losing their marbles, it’s time to roll out a video game. In our case, Marble Madness was the game that would get played when we only had… Continue reading Marble Madness


Review Date: April 7, 2021 Release Date: December 1, 1988 Platform: NES Publisher: Mindscape, maybe Tengen Genre: ??? Anecdotes: I’ve never worked as a paperboy, but from playing this game, I now understand what the job is like. I didn’t realize that breakdancers practice right in the paperboy’s way. I didn’t realize that miniature tornadoes… Continue reading Paperboy