Home Alone (1991)
Title: Home Alone Developer: Imagineering Inc. Publisher: THQ NA Release Date: December, 1991 Now as a kid I love this movie. It still plays every Christmas. This game completely does the movie zero justice. It looks more like an NES game with the way it looks and sounds. The game starts with Harry and Marv scopin’ the place out and chatting. Then you start in Kevin’s room...
Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (1991)
Action or Simulation. You Can Enjoy Them Both in This Ultimate Baseball Game. Title: Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 Developer: Culture Brain Publisher: Culture Brain NA Release Date: December, 1991 Coincidence that I’m playing another baseball game and I’m heading to another baseball game this upcoming weekend. Hopefully the actual game I’m going to fares better that this one. I...
Command your U.S. nuclear helicopter through 7 grueling levels & smash the resistance! Title: D-Force Developer: ISCO Publisher: Asmik Corporation of America NA Release Date: December, 1991 A top down shooter for the SNES. Think this is the first one so far in the life of this blog. I haven’t played this before and I was looking forward to a good top down action shooter. But good it...
Super Tennis (1991)
Title: Super Tennis Developer: TOSE Publisher: Nintendo NA Release Date: November, 1991 When I saw this game on my next to play list, I was a little skeptical. I’d never heard of it before and was going to chalk it up to a generic sports game. I was pleasantly surprised after a while. After the short intro, you can choose to play a singles, doubles, or circuit game. I went to doubles...
Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts (1991)
Title: Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom NA Release Date: November, 1991 A side scrolling platformer originally released on the SNES; it has also graced collections or downloads on the PSX, PS2, Xbox, GBA, and PS3 to name a few. What really boggles my mind is WHY? I had a friend when I was in grade 8 who didn’t have an SNES, but bought this game so he...
Paperboy 2 (1991)
Title: Paperboy 2 Developer: Tengen Publisher: Mindscape Inc. NA Release Date: November, 1991 I’ll save you all some time. If you’ve played the original in 1988 on the NES, you’ve pretty much played this one. Not much has changed in the 3 years separating the two games. I was never really a huge fan of the game. The premise is simple. You’re a paperboy (or you can be a papergirl in this...
Final Fight (1991)
Title: Final Fight Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom NA Release Date: September, 1991 Another classic for the SNES. I think most people have played Final Fight before. Is this the first side scrolling beat ‘em up I’m going through for this system? I think it is! I first played this at the local Pizza Pizza on one of those arcade machines. Coin-op it was, but it also featured 2-player...
Darius Twin (1991)
Title: Darius Twin Developer: Taito Corporation Publisher: Taito Corporation NA Release Date: November, 1991 A side scrolling shooter set in space. Nothing too original there, but as you’ll see, the enemies aren’t just robots, they’re all themed around robotic *fish*. I think everyone knows the premise of these games. You have a main weapon, you have a secondary weapon, you avoid...
Hello Everyone! If you haven’t noticed, I added a reblog button on the top of each post. Turns out it’s a huge deal in the Tumblr community. Anyways, I’ve been testing it out, so I’ve been reblogging my own posts if you guys are wondering why I’m tooting my own horn here. I’m having problems gettings the notes counter working. People will like my post but it...
Create Order from Chaos! Title: ActRaiser Developer: Quintet Publisher: Enix America, Inc. NA Release Date: November, 1991 Alright, straight off. That’s What She Wants. A mixture of a platformer and top down city planning god overlord game that is notoriously fun. This was a game that I rented from the local Blockbuster (when they still existed), and beat in one night. You are known...
True Golf Classics - Waialae Country Club (1991)
Title: True Golf Classics: Waialae Country Club Developer: T&E Soft Publisher: T&E Soft NA Release Date: November, 1991 Yes! Another golf game! I am somewhat partial to golf games. I used to play Tiger Woods PGA on the original Xbox with 3 other friends and it was a completely blast to play (regardless of how boring it may sound). Waialae is an actual golf course in Hawai’i. Now...
RPM Racing (1991)
Title: RPM Racing Developer: Silicon & Synapse Publisher: Interplay NA Release Date: November, 1991 I knew I shouldn’t have expected much when I found out that RPM actually stood for Radical Psycho Machine instead of its traditional meaning. The goal of this game is to win races (surprise surprise), upgrade your vehicle until you win the final level and get 30 million big ones. Well...
John Madden Football (1991)
Title: John Madden Football Developer: Park Place Productions Publisher: Electronic Arts NA Release Date: November 1991 FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL (Please refer to the Simpsons). I can’t find the clip so I might have to make one myself out of my DVDs I don’t know how to play football. As a Canadian, hockey is more of my sport, or even baseball. I vaguely know the rules. Get the ball to...
Check out SNES games in action!
Someone has done what I couldn’t be bothered to do and that was to record my game play, edit it and post it on youtube. They don’t comment on the games because I think they rely on visitors to leave comments so their website hasn’t rendered mine moot. Check them out at http://snesguide.com/ and it offers a few minutes of gameplay of SNES games. I’m not sure if it has all...
Final Fantasy II (1991)
Title: Final Fantasy II Developer: SquareSoft Publisher: SquareSoft NA Release Date: November 23rd, 1991 One of the very few Final Fantasy series games that I’ve not had the pleasure of playing. For some reason, everyone had heard of Final Fantasy III, but this one was hardly mentioned. At least that’s how I perceived it anyways. This one is actually Final Fantasy IV (Just like the North...
Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball (1991)
Title: Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball Developer: Hudson Soft Publisher: Hudson Soft NA Release Date: November, 1991 Who has never wanted to push the kid in gym class hogging the basketball? Come on don’t lie. Fortunately for us, we had this game to keep us from actually doing it. Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball. I don’t actually watch basketball, so I have no idea who this man...
Ultraman: Towards the Future (1991)
Title: Ultraman: Towards the Future Developer: Bandai Publisher: Bandai NA Release Date: September, 1991 I had thought I had heard of Ultraman before. I was right. It was an animated series in Japan and I had one of the robots from the game as a toy. I’ve never seen the show and never played this game until now. Thank goodness. This is probably one of the worst fighting games that I...
U.N. Squadron (1991)
Title: U.N. Squadron Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom NA Release Date: September, 1991 Oh what a game to follow Super R-Type. Basically another side scrolling shooter but perhaps a little more rooted in reality as you fly airplanes (that I believe are real or at least semi-real). Originally released in 1989 on the CPS arcade system (the menu even looks like Streetfighter). It was...
Super R-Type (1991)
“R” you ready for super graphics, higher-powered action and a galaxy full of challenge? Super R-Type is ready for you! Title: Super R-Type Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem NA Release Date: September, 1991 One of my favourite shooters when I was a child. Though I’d like to presume that I was much better at it when I was 10 than now. I think amongst my friends, it was known as...
The Ultimate Triumph of Good Over Evil! Title: Populous Developer: Bullfrog Publisher: Electronic Arts NA Release Date: September, 1991 This is definitely one of those games where you need the instruction manual. This is also the only game I have ever played where the tutorial provided absolutely no instruction at all. You play as a deity for the forces of good to indirectly influence...
Title: HyperZone Developer: HAL Laboratory Publisher: HAL America NA Release Date: September, 1991 HyperZone. I had no idea what this game was about upon hearing the name, but it sounded interesting. Boy was I ever wrong. My first impressions upon starting the game were woah! Rainbow road has gone insane! It’s as if Space Harrier and F-Zero got married and had Hyperzone. It’s an on the...
HAL's Hole in One Golf
Title: HAL’s Hole in One Golf Developer: HAL Laboratories Publisher: HAL America NA Release Date: September, 1991 Golf! While I like to play golf IRL (but very terrible at it), I enjoy the games much more because I can actually hit the ball! The very first golf game I was exposed to was one of the Tiger Woods series on the original XBOX. It was a great game and I have continued to...
Enter a scrolling 3-D world of fantasy! Title: Drakkhen Developer: Infogrames Publisher: KEMCO NA Release Date: September, 1991 Well here we have it. The very first RPG on the SNES. First designed for Amiga and Atari (released in the very late 80s) and later ported over to DOS and the SNES. It is somewhat similar to traditional RPGs we’ve all probably played before,...
The Chessmaster (1991)
Hello fans of SNES! It has been a while since I have been making posts. Due to a combination of sheer laziness, health issues, and getting an abundance of books that I wanted to read on my Kobo, I have been neglecting this blog :( However, I will be getting back on track now, so without any further delay, I present… The Chessmaster! Title: The Chessmaster Developer: Software Toolworks ...
Special Update - Will Wright!
Hello All! I have a very special update to my SimCity post. My very good friend, Andrew Mok (drumok.blogspot.com), has drawn Dr. Wright! Clickies on the picture will take you to his site. I hope you all go check it out. He’s also available for hire (not like that you guys). Yes, for an undisclosed amount you may hire him to come over and draw you while you play SNES. Also available for...
Super Bases Loaded (1991)
Ryne Sandberg Plays Super Bases Loaded Title: Super Bases Loaded Developer: TOSE Publisher: Jaleco NA Release Date: September, 1991 I have no idea who Mr. Sandberg is. I don’t watch baseball, and I only know the basic premise of playing the game. The first baseball videogame that I’ve ever played was Extra Innings for the SNES. That was fun, but cartoon like. I remember the outfielders...
Super Mario World (1991)
I’m going to be doing a special with this game, so it’ll take some time. I’ll continue to be doing single game updates while working on SMW
Create and Manage A Living City! Title: SimCity Developer: Maxis/Nintendo EAD (Entertainment Analysis and Development) Publisher: Nintendo NA Release Date: August 23, 1991 (Launch Title) The first city building simulation game I ever played. Designed by Will Wright (and I believe whom the character in my SNES screenshots is supposed to be) and published by Maxis, it has evolved into pretty...
The Sky’s the Limit Title: Pilotwings Developer: Nintendo EAD (Entertainment Analysis and Development) Publisher: Nintendo NA Release Date: August 23, 1991 (Launch Title) How did this game get so popular? There wasn’t an engaging story line or fast paced action. Was it because it was one of the first ‘simulators’ on the SNES? It was another game that extensively used Mode 7 which...
Title: F-Zero Developer: Nintendo EAD (Entertainment Analysis and Development) Publisher: Nintendo NA Release Date: August 23, 1991 (Launch Title) Another launch title for the SNES. This would also turn out to be my first racing game for this system. The manual tells me that the game takes place in the year 2560, where rich people (billionaires) whom are lethargic have created a new type...
Gradius III (1991)
Title: Gradius III Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami NA Release Date: August 23, 1991 (Launch Title) “Something Nasty is Going Around and the Whole Universe is Catching It!” Gross. One of the launch titles for the SNES. Back then, I didn’t yet have the internet, and I solely bought my games either by word of mouth or in this case, how the game looked based on the back of...
List of Games!
Attached is a Google Docs link to a PDF I created of the games in order. I couldn’t get more specific than month and year, so games may be out of order within a month. I don’t believe it will make a big difference however. If you beg to differ, or think I have missed something, leave a comment or send me an email! Link to PDF -TWSS
Some of my fondest memories of childhood were of playing SNES with friends and family. The games ranged from the truly terrible (Shaq-Fu?) to simply amazing (Too many to count). I also need to mention the truly frustrating (Gradius III) Without these classics from the NES and SNES era, I might have been outside hurting myself on my bike, or getting a sunburn. Kidding aside, these games have...