A FAIRLY UNIQUE BUT PROBLEMATIC UNSOPHISTICATED RPG FOR THE NES: TIMES OF LORE

TIMES OF LORE for the Nintendo Entertainment System Cons: Graphics; battle system; familiar storyline; difficulty level; relatively short Set in medieval-like fantasy land of goblins, ghouls, wizards, and dragons, Times of Lore seems less a typical NES-era role-playing game and more an unconventional adventure game. Originally developed by Origin Systems (known for the Ultima series of games) and ported

AN OVERLOOKED CLASSIC FOR THE SNES: SHADOWRUN

SHADOWRUN for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Pros: Innovative gameplay; compelling story and atmosphere Cons: Low-key ending; difficulty level can be frustrating Among the many role-playing games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a few truly stand out as being wholly unique. Earthbound, for example, switched up the setting from a medieval-like fantasy-like world to a

A SATISFYING RPG ADVENTURE FOR THE NES – ROBIN HOOD:PRINCE OF THIEVES

ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES for the Nintendo Entertainment System Pros: Graphics, sense of variety, RPG elements Cons: A few issues relating to gameplay; not especially difficult Released in 1991 by Virgin Games and based on the film of the same name, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a pretty nifty combination of adventure and role-playing game

“…TO BOLDLY DELIVER ONE OF THE WORST NES GAME ENDINGS EVER…” STAR TREK: 25TH ANNIVERSARY

STAR TREK: 25th ANNIVERSARY for the Nintendo Entertainment System Pros: Decent puzzles with some freedom to experiment; enjoyable recreation of the atmosphere of the old TV show Cons: One of least satisfying NES game endings ever; limited replay value; potentially high frustration level Based on the popular television show of the 1960s, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary for

TO BOLDLY DELIVER ONE OF THE WORST NES GAME ENDINGS EVER…” STAR TREK: 25TH ANNIVERSARY

STAR TREK: 25th ANNIVERSARY for the Nintendo Entertainment System Pros: Decent puzzles with some freedom to experiment; enjoyable recreation of the atmosphere of the old TV show Cons: One of least satisfying NES game endings ever; limited replay value; potentially high frustration level Based on the popular television show of the 1960s, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary for

NIFTY TACTICAL SIMULATION FOR THE NES – RESCUE: THE EMBASSY MISSION

RESCUE: THE EMBASSY MISSION for the Nintendo Entertainment System Pros: Nothing if not unique; fun to play; polished gameplay Cons: SHORT! Minimal replay value; fairly easy to beat, but difficult to perfect Eleven days ago, the embassy of an unnamed country was taken over by terrori…er…fanatics (Nintendo – always keen to avoid potentially sensitive subjects