Friday, November 8, 2013

Wolverine on the NES

This game had great Jim Lee art in the ads, but I never saw it at any video rental store or department store as a kid.  I've always been curious about it, and now decades later, I discover it's...a Metroid knock-off?  Did LJN make any good games for the Nintendo?


6 comments:

cyke68 said...

At first I thought this was referring to the Tiger game (it was Wolverine and Cyclops vs. Magneto and Sabretooth for like 90 levels). But I do vaguely recall the ads for it now. Wasn't there an "homage" of that image of Cap leaping from Uncanny #268, but with Wolverine in the same pose? I guess Lee can't be accused of swiping from himself.

Anything X-Men related on NES was just the drizzling shits. This was helped to no end by the awesome Konami game that everyone loved and omnipresent at every arcade. I still wanna buy the six-player version that thing and stick it in my house. Perhaps one day, when I'm rich and eccentric enough to get away with it.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would have released that arcade game on a home console.

I had the Super Nintendo Wolverine game, and that was quite awful.
I don't remember seeing the Nintendo one at any rental stores either.

j said...

The two X-Men games for the Sega Genesis were where it was at.

Great soundtracks too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlKpdkBzm1c

I dont think those were LJN games though.

Also the Capcom fighting games obviously.

Teebore said...

@cyke68: But I do vaguely recall the ads for it now. Wasn't there an "homage" of that image of Cap leaping from Uncanny #268, but with Wolverine in the same pose?

If you're thinking of the same image I am, wasn't that originally uses as a cover to one of the issues of Wolverine's solo series?

Not that it isn't still an homage, but at least Lee created the second image for a specific purpose.

Formiga Atômica (Cesar R. Pontual) said...

G. Kendall: I apologize for changing the subject here, but I thought it would be interesting if you review X-Men 2099.

G. Kendall said...

I think someone specifically asked me NOT to review X-Men 2099 once. I think someone (not me) should review it while looking at the 2099 line as a whole. I honestly don't have a lot to say about the book, even though I do have a little bit of nostalgia for it.

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