August 11, 1990
Another game of matching mahjong tiles. It has a twist, but the only interesting thing about it is its backstory.
May 18, 1990
Game Boy’s first boxing title takes a lot of inspiration from Punch-Out!!… and then just keeps adding stuff and adding stuff, until it collapses into a heap of overcomplicated design. There’s merit here, sadly spoiled by a lack of restraint.
January 14, 1990
The oldest game ever to appear on the original Game Boy, Heiankyo Alien faithfully adapts the classic PC trap-’em-up by the same name as well as introducing a visually overhauled remake with new features and aliens to contend with. Though simple and oddly named, it’s nevertheless a legitimate classic.
January 12, 1990
An uninspiring Japan-only pinball game whose main claim to fame is that it features some obscure Jaleco characters in extremely minor cameo roles.
September 21, 1989
How circular gaming has become. Over the past couple of decades, portable and PC gaming have essentially existed on opposite ends of the medium’s total spectrum; handheld systems lend themselves to low-power, efficient game design, whereas PC developers typically revel in the format’s raw power, sometimes designing games that demand so much processing muscle that […]