Legends of the Diamond for NES Complete in Box

Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Front
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Front
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Front
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Side
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Side
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Back
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Back
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Top
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Top
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Instruction Manual
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Instruction Manual

Legends of the Diamond was released for the NES in January 1992 by Bandai. You play as baseball’s greatest players of all time.

Contra Nintendo NES Complete in Box

Contra NES Complete in Box - Front
Contra NES Complete in Box - Front
Contra NES Complete in Box – Front
Contra NES Complete in Box - Back
Contra NES Complete in Box – Back

Contra was released for the NES in 1988 by Konami. Contra is one of the best side scrolling shooter games for the NES. It’s a classic side scrolling shooter. Contra is a port of the Konmai arcade game of the same name. The goal is to kill all aliens that get in your way.

The gameplay is what really makes Contra one of the best games for the NES. It’s great as a one player game but with two people it’s so much more fun. It’s super fun playing Contra with a second player unless your friend takes all the gun power ups! Remember sharing is caring.

Contra also had the infamous Konami code for 30 lives: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start. Who can forget that?

Since it’s one of my favorite NES games of all time I own a complete in box (CIB) Contra that is a treasured part of my game collection.

Pics of my copy of Konami’s classic Castlevania complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.

Super C for NES Complete in Box

Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES - Back view
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES - Back view

One of my favorite games and the follow-up sequel to Contra, Super C is a great two player game. If you’re a fan of Contra you’ll love the gameplay of Super C.

Bad Street Brawler – Worst NES Games

Bad Street Brawler Title Screen

Bad Street Brawler was released by Mattel in 1989 for the NES. It’s a side scrolling beat em up game. It’s one of the few games that was to be used with the crappy Mattel Power Glove for the NES which is ironic because the Power Glove sucks too.

Mattel Power Glove
Mattel Power Glove

I remember getting this game as a gift when I was as a kid and wanting it to be good but it really, really sucks.

The music is the first thing that comes to mind about this game. It’s so repetitive and the sound effects are so annoying that it’s better to play with the sound muted. I hate the theme song and it gets stuck in my head for some reason!

The graphics are cheesy and have very little detail. The Flintstones type background of each level looks like it took five minutes to develop. Even the colors used are ugly.

For some reason in the story you’re fighting against a bunch of midget clones, meth head freaks with baseball bats and gorillas. The game doesn’t make any sense. During gameplay every once in a while some dude will come on screen and open his trench coat to flash you and out comes a heart with wings. That makes sense right?!

It’s a two player game but you alternate turns. I guess the only thing that would have made this crappy game a little more fun to play is if two people could actually play it at the same time. No dice.

Bad Street Brawler Title Screen
Bad Street Brawler Title Screen
Bad Street Brawler Trip
Bad Street Brawler Trip
Bad Street Brawler Gameplay
Bad Street Brawler Gameplay
Bad Street Brawler End Level 1
Bad Street Brawler End Level 1
Bad Street Brawler- Mattel
Bad Street Brawler- Mattel

Jackal

Jackal Gameplay

Jackal was released in 1988 by Konami for the NES. It’s a port of the Top Gunner arcade game. It’s a run and gun shooting game. The goal of Jackal is to save hostage POWs that have been captured by the enemy army. You must battle your way through six levels of hostile tanks, soldiers, planes, boats, and cannons.

You drive a Jeep that fires bullets and you can throw hand grenades. Your Jeep can be upgraded which makes the gameplay much more interesting. Every time you pickup a hostage POW that’s flashing you will get a missile upgrade. The first missile upgrade will turn your hand grenades into a one shot missile. You can collect a total of four hostage POW powerups that will turn your Jeep into a multi missile launching machine! Once you fully upgrade the Jeep you will shoot a missile that when it explodes it will shoot in four directions killing anything in its path.

As you progress through the levels you will find a helicopter pick up for the hostage POWs. If you drop off enough hostages you will full max out your Jeep’s weapon upgrades.

Jackal is a great multi player game. Two player simultaneous coop mode is a lot of fun. You can really get on a roll once both players have their Jeeps fully upgraded.

Unlike other Konami games Jackal does not have the “Konami Code”. You have a limited amout of lives and continues. You can collect extra lives for getting high scores.

Game Genie codes for Jackal
SZPTSI Both players have infinite lives
PAPKXZ Both players start with 1 life
PAPKXX Both players start with 9 lives
GXZTSG Keep weapons after death
LEZTKG Full weapons after death

Jackal Title Screen
Jackal Title Screen
Jackal Gameplay
Jackal Gameplay
Jackal Cut Scene
Jackal Cut Scene
Jackal Dropping off POWs
Jackal Dropping off POWs
Jackal Cut Scene 2
Jackal Cut Scene 2
Jackal Level Screen
Jackal Level Screen
Jackal Gameplay 4
Jackal Gameplay 4