Tuesday, October 30, 2018

GamePro's Carts That Go Bump in the Night (October 1990)

For Halloween I've scanned GamePro's Carts That Go Bump in the Night article from the October 1990 issue that has five reviews of Nintendo Entertainment System games and one for Game Boy. Following the reviews is a list of some other games that does include the Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16. All of the reviews are for games that were expected to be available soon except for Drac's Night Out which the article states as coming in spring 1991. However, despite being completed and possibly quite good (GamePro gave it a perfect score on Gameplay and FunFactor), the game never released. I've mentioned before that GamePro typically wasn't too tough on games but Drac's Night Out was only outscored by Castlevania III here. In a rather odd endorsement, Drac's Night out developer Microsmiths was forced by publisher Parker Brothers to have Dracula wear Reebok Pumps. You can read an interview with Microsmiths' Mark Lesser at Digital Press where he briefly talks about the game.

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