Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1993
The Game Boy version of Alien³ differs significantly from the console games based on the third Alien film. Unlike the more shooter-oriented action on the consoles, this title is played from a top-down perspective, with a greater emphasis on exploration, acquiring items to beat limited puzzles, and survival. As Ripley, you must navigate the corridors of the Fury 161 prison, searching for items to aid your escape. Unlike the film it is based on, multiple Aliens are running loose and attacking the prisoners, plus an Alien Queen nesting in the furnace. The player must map out the labyrinthine halls and ventilation systems to easily move around the complex. They must also find weapons to defend Ripley from the Aliens, along with a flamethrower and fuel to torch their eggs. Only after destroying the Queen and her eggs, may Ripley activate the crashed escape pod and leave the planet.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 1, 1991
Castelian is a platform game with some distinctive, unique features. The player character, a small green creature called Pogo, is on a mission to destroy eight towers that have been built onto the sea by planting bombs at the towers' peaks. Pogo's progress is hindered by enemies and obstacles which he has to avoid in order to reach the top of the tower. The actual game play happens at each tower in turn. Pogo starts from the bottom and has to find his way up to the top. The towers are cylinder-shaped and have ledges on their outside, either horizontal, forming stairs or connected by elevators. Because of the cylindrical shape, the towers have no "left" or "right" edges, instead allowing Pogo to walk all around the tower. There are some differences in the Japanese Famicom version. Pogo is replaced with Kyorochan (the cartoon bird mascot for ChocoBall), and the jewels have been replaced with ChocoBalls.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - May 1, 1991
Julius is his name. Demolition is his game. Eight colossal towers that almost crack the sky! You and Julius - the Anurian Hybrid - are charged with the task of collapsing the alien towers. As Julius climbs and leaps across the face of each tower, he is confronted by potent and very deadly adversaries. Roving Hexalons, scanning I-Balls, orbiting Spheroids and dissolving pathways threaten you at every turn. Their mere touch will cost you your life! Yet, somehow, you must reach the tower's top in order to detonate your powerful D-bombs! Your courage, skill and determination will guide you to the summit of Castelian. Fire your Carbonobombs, catch the high-speed elevator, and escape into the doorways of the unknown. The island's future depends upon you and Julius. Watch him, learn his secrets and demolition will become your game!
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 31, 1990
When H.Q. radios you the bad guy's stats, you don't just follow that car, you bash it. Or smash it. Or do anything it takes to rid the road of thugs. So stomp on the gas and feel the heat waves rise. This hot arcade hit gives you hundreds of miles of screaming, twisting LA highways to master. And never enough time to relax. At the start of each level the player is informed who they are pursuing, a great distance away: They must apprehend the criminal before their time limit expires. The criminal's car is constantly moving away, so if the player repeatedly crashes or drives too slowly, the criminal will escape. At some points during the game the road splits, and the correct turn must be taken, otherwise it will take longer to catch the criminal. When their vehicle is reached, the time limit is extended; the vehicle must be rammed a number of times until the criminal is forced to stop, then is arrested.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 27, 1992
High-Tech Tactics Save Earth Enemy commandos are unleashing a diabolical plan to destroy Earth. The stakes have never been higher. The enemy has never been tougher. The destiny of every country on Earth hangs in the balance, and a call has gone out for a multi-national force of battle hardened fighters. This is the GunForce. They come from every corner of Earth. And they bring with them the ultimate fighting skills. But now they will face an enemy of cosmic strength and strategy. And they will be tested to the limit as they fight high-tech fighters through five challenging, action-packed levels of the Universe. So fire up for adventure, and start kicking commandos with the hottest new hit from Irem.
Sega Genesis - Released - November 1, 1993
Last Action Hero blasts you out of the real world - onto the silver screen - and back again, in a non-stop action-adventure based on the epic fantasy feature starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. As movie hero Jack Slater, you'll team up with your biggest fan, Danny Madigan, who's got a magic movie ticket that's the ticket to serious trouble. Leaping between both the movie world and the real world with this magic ticket, you'll get into wild chases and deadly fights with the most dangerous criminals imaginable. Last Action Hero delivers all the excitement of the Schwarzenegger film with just one difference... you're the star! But this time, you must ultimately defeat the arch henchman Benedict to ensure a happy ending.
Watara Supervision - Released - 1988
Matta Blatta is a simple side-scrolling shoot-'em'-up. The player controls a space ship traveling down a long corridor against endless waves of erratically-moving enemies. Each wave consists of a different type of enemy with a different movement and firing pattern. There are two types of power-ups that appear; one will increase the ship's firepower and movement speed, while the other will grant a temporary shield.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - June 1, 1993
England is in turmoil! While King Richard the Lion-Hearted is off fighting the Crusades in Jerusalem, the relentlessly greedy Sheriff of Nottingham rises to power by running roughshod over the poor folk of Britain. Now you are Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the only man with enough cunning, agility and courage to combat the Sheriff and his evil witch, Mortianna. First, you must battle cutthroat guards and escape the Saracen dungeon where you, your friend, Peter Dubois, and your new companion, the mysterious, but loyal, Azeem, are held prisoners of the Crusades. Back in England, you'll explore the treacherous Sherwood Forest where you'll muster your band: Little John, Friar Tuck and Will Scarlett. But remember, they will only follow you if you prove yourself worthy enough to lead them, rescue the lovely Maid Marian and free England from tyranny.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 19, 1991
The galaxy is in deep peril: foul creatures from the evil Bydo Empire have warped across space to invade and conquer our planet! There is only one hope for victory. The Earth Defense League has chosen you to pilot R-9, a nuclear-powered space fighter that can cut through invading aliens faster than a light saber through butter. Fly R-9 through many exciting levels of high-powered action. Use your plasma gun to rip through armies of nasty creatures and their deadly machines. And when the going gets really tough, pick up Droid Units to make your ship even harder hitting!
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 1, 1992
These Armchair Quarterbacks Go 400 Miles Per Hour! Travel to exotic arenas throughout the galaxy and thrill to the cheers of millions! jump into the cockpit of your RetroGrav and get ready for the fastest most dangerous sport this side of the Milky Way! In Space Football, the object is to snare the roving hoverball and take it to your goal. But there are plenty of hazards to stop you from scoring! Magnetic flux fields that drain your energy, spincycles that twist you out of control and, of course, your well-armed opponent is waiting to slam your ship into permanent retirement! Play against a variety of robot warriors (vs. the computer), or in one-on-one action against your friends! See who has what it takes to become the ultimate high-speed hero in this fantastic fantasy game.
Sega Master System - Released - 1993
Doctor Octopus is planning the crowning caper of his criminal career... TO RULE THE WORLD! He has reunited the Sinister Six: Electra, Sandman, Mysteria, The Vulture and Hobgoblin. Nothing stands in the way of these reunited Super Villains... except your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man! Can Spidey save the world? Are his super powers enough to defeat The Sinister Six or is this more than oven Spider-Man can handle? Only you hold the answer because YOU are Spider-Man swinging into the hottest Master System adventure yet!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1992
Doctor Octopus is planning the crowning caper of his criminal career... to RULE THE WORLD! He has recruited The Sinister Six: Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, The Vulture, and Hobgoblin. With these Super Villains together again nothing stands in their way... except your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Can Spider-Man save the world? Are his spider powers enough to defeat The Sinister Six or is this more than even Spidey can handle? Only you hold the answer because YOU are Spider-Man - swinging into your first NES adventure ever!
Sega Genesis - Released - December 1, 1993
You are a T-800: living tissue over a metal endoskeleton. It is a T-1000: experimental polymimetic liquid-metal terminator (newer model). Your mission: save John Connor and prevent Judgment Day. Its mission: just the opposite. You're armed with a head-up display, sawed-off shotgun, military issue machine gun and blazing mini-gun. It is virtually indestructible, can "morph" into almost any shape and has never failed before. You ... you don't have a shot, do you? Hasta la vista, baby!!!
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1993
One of the several games based on the eponymous movie. The player controls the T-800 terminator, a cyborg from the future, who travels to the year 1995 to protect John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance against machines, from being killed by another terminator, the highly advanced model T-1000. This adaptation of the movie is essentially a side-scrolling action game, with both melee combat and shooting; there are also driving sequences between the side-scrolling levels, which mainly consists of avoiding pursuers and safely arriving to the next destination. T-800's default weapon is a pistol, but he can later acquire other weapons such as a shotgun, a mini-gun, etc. The "good terminator" can also use kicks and punches to dispose of the enemies. As in the movie, T-1000 appears frequently and must be fought and incapacitated, but can not be permanently killed until the ending part. Another objective the player must complete is collecting various robotic parts that could lead to a construction of a new terminator. These parts must be sought out and destroyed, to make this new technique impossible
Nintendo Game Boy - 1992
Whenever J. Jonah puts me on the front page, it's gotta be bad news... "Spider-Man Wanted In Daring Daylight Robbery!" Hmm, I don't need my spider-sense to know that something mysterious is going on here. Better get swinging if I'm going to get to the bottom of this mess... alive! "Wall climber! You are no match for my ghoulish Goblin Glider!" "I break more than just the laws of gravity, web-head!" Your spider-sense will be tingling until you solve this mystery. Ride the deadly Skull-Coaster in search of Carnage.