7 posts tagged classic video games
NES Box Art: The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Released on August 12, 1988 (JP) June 1989 (NA)
You’re a ragin’ Cajun on the tail of a swamp rat. For the first time ever, three of the most awesome action video experiences explode into one mean swamp stompin’ adventure.
From zappin’ mobsters and wrestlin’ gators in muddy marshes, to chasin’ through the streets of New Orleans, drivin’ and a shootin’ in your road huggin’ four wheel drive doom machine, you’re up against it all!
'Cause that gangster king of Bourbon Street has snatched your best girl - pretty little Annabelle, the sweetest honey around - and run her off to his heavily armed estate, a plantation filled with perils and pitfalls.
So muster up courage and sharpen your foot long blade. It’s time to go huntin’. But if you ain’t careful, the prey will eat you alive - I Gar-Ron-Tee!
NES Box Art: Super Mario Bros.
Released on September 13, 1985
Do you have what it takes to save the Mushroom Princess?
You’ll have to think fast and move even faster to complete this quest! The Mushroom Princess is being held captive by the evil Koopa tribe of turtles. It’s up to you to rescue her from the clutches of the Koopa King before time runs out. But it won’t be easy. To get to the princess, you’ll have to climb mountains, cross seas, avoid bottomless pits, fight off turtle soldiers and a host of black magic traps that only a Koopa King can devise. It’s another non-stop adventure from the Super Mario Bros.!
NES Box Art: The Orignal Mario Bros.
Released on June 1, 1986
You’ll need lighting-fast reactions to get out of this pipeline adventure alive!
Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumbing when all sorts of weird creatures come flying out of the pipes. Turtles, crabs — even fighterflies — attack the helpless Mario Bros. It’s up to you to kick, punch and knock out these sewer pests before time runs out! But beware. Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play against the computer, or with a friend — either way, this is one underground classic you’ll want to play time and time again!
NES Box Art: Donkey Kong Classics
Released in October 1988 (US) August 10, 1989 (EU)
What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A Donkey Kong double feature! In Donkey Kong you’ll duck barrel bombs and flaming fireballs as you help Mario save his girlfriend Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong. In Donkey Kong Jr., you’ll join forces with these madcap monkeys to help Donkey Kong Jr. rescue his father from Mario’s prison. Are you ready for laughter? You’d better be. Because this double dose of monkey business will have you rolling in the aisles!
Classic Ads: Spy Hunter
Spy Hunter is a 1983 arcade game designed by George Gomez and developed and released by Bally Midway. It is an vertical scrolling action/driving game with the player in the role of a spy driving an armed sportscar. The object of the game is to travel the freeway destroying as many enemy vehicles as possible while protecting civilian vehicles. The game uses top-down perspective. [Wiki]