THE LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN COMIC BOOK GAMES PART 3

Let’s turn our attention from DC to Marvel, as we explore some unfortunate tragedies in their video game portfolio. X-MEN: MIND GAMES (SEGA 32X) The 32X was Sega’s final attempt to prolong the life of the Sega Genesis before the company moved into the 32-bit era with the Sega Saturn. Sega had somewhat of a…

THE PUNISHER: VIDEO GAMES LOW HANGING FRUIT

If you look at console based games going back to the NES forwards, you can almost see trends in what genres were the most desired. In the 8-16 bit era it was all about having a mascot: Nintendo had Mario, Sega had Sonic, Capcom had MegaMan, and this spawned many wannabes like your Bubsy the Cat…

REVIEW: THE PUNISHER: THE ULTIMATE PAYBACK! (GAME BOY)

The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! plays nearly identically to its counterpart on the NES, and in fact comes from the same developer, Beam Software. Unfortunately, it’s missing a lot of what made that game fun. The largest omission being the ability to move The Punisher across the screen to avoid bullets. It’s an understandable omission…

REVIEW: THE PUNISHER (NES)

When I was a kid renting out NES games from our local gas stations, the place we rented most of our NES games in our hometown, the mere idea of a Punisher game was far too exciting. Without knowing anything about the game (couldn’t really run to the internet back in the early 1990’s) my…

REVIEW: THE PUNISHER (SEGA GENESIS)

Man, that cover, just…wow. The Punisher looks like he’s going to jump off the box and swallow you whole. Before I get into talking about this game, I’m going to lay out some things. This game is a conversion of an arcade game, however growing up, I didn’t have a local arcade, the closest was…

REVIEW: THE PUNISHER (XBOX)

  Existing as I do now in the future, I can’t think of anyone I would rather make a Punisher videogame than Volition. This is the studio that put itself on the map for making EVERYTHING destructible in the Red Faction shooter franchise, and would eventually go on to make the crazy over the top…