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Montana, Joe Montana

What if I told you that there was a time that you could play a NFL licensed game, and it had nothing to do with John Madden. That the A, B, and C buttons were all you needed to call and run plays. That the two games that came out before they got the licence, had the greatest quarter back of his generation, possibly the greatest of all time, front and center of the game, and they were named after him. ESPN and Captain Pain Products presents, 30 for……. OK, that’s enough before I and the HBCL gets sued. We are a bunch of empty bags anyway. Since it’s Monday, my Painkillers know that it’s time to grab a buddy, and since I said the buttons earlier, you should have hooked up your Genesis by now. It’s time to play NFL Sports Talk Football 93 featuring Joe Montana.

As I said earlier, this is the third game in the Joe Montana series of games, but the first to use the NFL license. This allowed them to actually use the names of the 28 teams at the time and use the phrase “Super Bowl “,when in the past they only used the city, and they played in the Sega Bowl. The game also has commentary. It uses some robotic voice, cause it sure as hell doesn’t sound like the late Lon Simmons. The playbook is also a good size, so there are many plays to choose from.

The game is fun to play. You and your buddy will have a good time playing this classic game, and trying to remember what teams were good, and who was on each team during that time. You can also see the evolution of football games, and see some of the building blocks for a game like Madden. Also you playing this game, you have a much better chance of getting and winning the Super bowl, than winning your fantasy football league.

 

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Toad Power!

Are you ready? No, I said are you ready? Nope, because it’s Monday once again. Just like no one is ready for Asuka, no one is ready for Mondays. Fear not my little Painkillers, the Captain is here to make your Monday, a bit more bearable. So like always, it time to grab a buddy, and you choose if you want to hook up either your NES or your Sega Genesis (I’ll be talking about the Genesis copy, since that’s the one I played, and they are both the same.), and it’s time to play some Battletoads!

Those of you that are familiar with this game, already know that I could have easily wrote this for our No Save November series going on this month, due to the extreme difficulty of this game, and of course not using a save or password feature. Crazy part is, the Sega Genesis version of the game, is said to be less difficult than the NES version, and I still found it hard as hell. Depending on your skill level as a gamer, these 13 levels can either be a cake walk, or your never ending nightmare.

The plot of the game, maybe the only simple thing in this game. Pimple (one of the battletoads) and Princess Angelica have been kidnapped by the Dark Queen, and it’s up to Rash, and Zitz to rescue them. You play as either Rash or Zitz, depending on if you are player one or player two, and play through 13 of the craziest levels in gaming. It’s not only the fact that most of the levels are crazy hard, it doesn’t help matters that you are able to accidentally hit your ally (or on purpose if you are a real jerk). Also, say if one of you happens to die, and needs to continue, well now you are both screwed, because you now both have to restart the entire level over. Yeah, have fun with that.

Overall, Battletoads is a fun and good game. It will not only put all of your gaming skills to the test, it will also put your friendship to the test as well. Will you and your friend survive the Battletoad onslaught, or will your friendship be ruined over this, like other friendships have been over that classic board game did. You know which one I’m talking about. The one with the old guy with the top hat and the monocle.

 

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Time to Test Your Jitsu

So here we are again! It’s Friday, you just got home from work, and you are trying to avoid the few friends that you have, because they still want to go out and eat and drink pumpkin flavored bullshit. So what now? Do you want to play a game that is hard as hell, and you wished had a save feature? You do? Great, go grab your Genesis, and prepare yourself for the fuckery know as Revenge of the Shinobi. Thanks, a lot No Save November!
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The Barbarian, The Amazon and The Dwarf

Hello November! Here at the HBCL, we love our themes. So this month’s theme is No Saves November ( I see what you did there Chairman!). So, any post that falls under this theme, will be about games that don’t have a normal save function, or someone broked, up the save options. Therefore, for my first post for No Save November, I figured that I would start off with something that many people would know. Now, let’s dive head first into Golden Axe for the Sega Genesis.
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