Chrono Trigger

Game Data: Review Date: June 21, 2021 Release Date: March 11, 1995 Platform: SNES Publisher: Square Developer: Square Genre: RPG Anecdotes: Way back when, I brought Final Fantasy Chronicles for the PlayStation. However, I bought for FF4 so I could play all of the FF games from 1 to 9 on the PlayStation. Of course,… Continue reading Chrono Trigger

Donkey Kong Country

Game Data: Review Date: June 18, 2021 Release Date: November 21, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Rare Genre: Linear Platformer Description: Similar to Super Mario World, Donkey Kong gets his own platformer. He gets a little help from his nephew Diddy during levels, but other members of the Kong family will appear after some… Continue reading Donkey Kong Country

Super Mario Kart

Review Date: May 24, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1992 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Racing Anecdotes: One night in 1996, my aunt and uncle decided to have a pig roast party. They had nearly all of the family there, plus a good portion of their block. Obviously, I already knew all of my cousins… Continue reading Super Mario Kart

Tecmo Bowl

Review Date: April 9, 2021 Release Date: February 1, 1989 Platform: NES Publisher: No idea. I think it began with a T? Genre: Sports Anecdotes: Before 1985, nobody in my house cared about football. The 1985 Bears, however, changed that. They were a phenomenon that took over Chicago. Naturally, the video game medium started trying… Continue reading Tecmo Bowl

Super Pitfall

Review Date: March 13, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1987 Platform: NES Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: This flawless masterpiece was a childhood favorite in my house. We loved trying to shoot frogs and always missing. We loved jumping into random birds to enter a dungeon. We loved getting lost in that dungeon until we quit.… Continue reading Super Pitfall

Pitfall II

Review Date: February 3, 2021 Release Date: April 1984, before the video game revival Platform: Atari 800 Developer: Activision Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: In my Pitfall review, I mentioned how I would play it at the cousins’ house. The setting and the gameplay were outstanding. By time Pitfall II came around, though, everyone just lost… Continue reading Pitfall II