Yo Joe! A Look At G.I. Joe Games Throughout The Years
Posted on Saturday, March 9 @ 06:22:27 PST by GR_Staff
Brought to you by GI: Joe Retaliation out on BLU-RAY™, DVD & Digital August 14
I’m an '80s kid, so I’ve grown up alongside the juggernaut known as G.I. Joe. On top of entertaining my young mind, it taught me valuable lessons on life. After all, knowing is half the battle. I read the comics, I owned the action-figures (don’t you dare call them dolls), I watched the animated series, and more relevant to GameRevolution, I played the video games. In anticipation for the new movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, we’re taking a look back at the G.I. Joe video games of the past.
G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike (Atari 2600)Just look at those graphics! What is happening to that Cobra? Is it striking? Having a seizure? I don’t know. All I do know that the Joe team had extremely long noses, and that the game was published by Parker Brothers—you know, the same people who make Monopoly. Good thing they stuck to board games and forgot about video game development.
After seeing the visuals on the last game, it doesn’t surprise me that I couldn’t find even one screenshot of actual gameplay. Instead, I found this box art… which… doesn’t really help. I can’t tell if the game featured glowing outlines of characters vaguely based on the franchise, or if that’s just what the cover looks like. I think it’s safe to say that this is one of those circumstances where judging something by its cover is probably appropriate.
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