Jaleco

Operation: Logic Bomb

Jaleco is one of the few publishers that I don’t really have a strong opinion of.  Throughout the 8 & 16-bit era they released many titles however outside of the Bases Loaded and Rushing Beat series never managed to achieve a breakout hit.  It always seemed as though the majority of their output were right on the cusp of greatness but held back by one or two flaws.  The few that overcame this ...[Read More]

Totally Rad

1991-92 were truly epic years in the NES’s life.  At that point the hardware had been on the market for 6 years in the US (8 in Japan) meaning developers were squeezing every last drop of power the little grey box could muster.  Some true classics were released in that time frame such as Super Mario Brothers 3, Battletoads, and Batman: Revenge of the Joker, etc.  But just as many flew under the ra...[Read More]

Astyanax

Astyanax.  What a weird choice for a game title.  Most games live or die on store shelves from factors not even related to whether the game is good or not.  Box art, customer awareness, the screenshots used to “sell it”, all of these are elements that can make or break a game at retail.  I mean, when you think about it, there is no way in hell Mega man should have been a hit with that atrocious co...[Read More]

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