This one is for the Hulkamaniacs! In this week's episode, we review arcade classic, WWF: WrestleFest. This game was released in 1991 by Technos Japan and Tecmo. You could play as a good number of the popular WWF wrestlers at the time. This includes Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Big Boss Man return from WWF Superstars. Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Earthquake, Mr. Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter, Demolition Smash, and Demolition Crush.
In this week's episode, Shawn, Rob and Cal review "Growl", an obscure beat-em up by Taito. Growl, also known as Runark in Japan, was released in 1990. You play as one of four different forest rangers that must rescue various endangered species from evil poachers. It allows an impressive amount of enemies of screen at once which was quite a feat for the time.
In this weeks episode, our very special friend Cal (The Ultimate Ecco the Dolphin fan) joins us. We cover Sunset Riders, which was released in 1991 by Konami. It is a run-and-gun style shooter that can support up to four players. It is famous for its stylized and rather flamboyant take on the old west.
King of the Monsters is a co-op beat em up style game that was released in 1991 by SNK Playmore. This game mimics wrestling games but replaces fighters with knock offs of popular kaiju monsters of the era such as Godzilla, King Kong and Ultraman.
Is this, or is this not, a game with a chibi-caveman and cartoon dinosaurs? If this was an early Walt Disney short everything, even inanimate objects, would have cheery smiley faces and whistle along with Riki as he skips through the forest. that’s how “cutsey” and childlike this game presents itself. I’m here to tell you though; Brother, this ain’t no kids’ game.
X-Men is an arcade game that was released in 1992 by Konami. It was later ported to Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in 2010. This game was based on the 1989 Pilot of the original X-Men cartoon. This game featured Wolverine, Cyclops, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler and Dazzler as playable characters. Some of the arcade cabinets for this game even allowed up to six players at one time.
In this week's episode, Shawn and Rob review Megaman: The Power Battle. Capcom released this game into Japanese arcades in 1995. It did not make it to the US until 2006 in the Megaman Anniversary Collection for Gamecube, Playstation 2 and Xbox. Instead of a platformer, this version of Megaman played a lot more like a fighting game. Watch our video to hear our thoughts!
In the first episode of Let's Play Arcade, we review Street Smart by SNK. Street Smart is a co-op fighting / beat-em up game that was released in 1989. It was later ported to the Sega Master System in 1991. Players must fight two computer opponents in order to win the affection of young women. At the end of each match, you must fight your partner to decide who will get the woman as their prize.
This is the first episode of Let's Play Arcade hosted by Shawn McFadden and Robert Carrick. In this first episode, we talk about our channel and give a preview of some things to come. We hope to make this a weekly series so start tuned. You can add us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or visit our blog for updates about our project. Thanks for watching!