These days, every time a new Michael Bay blockbuster hits the theater, an accompanying Transformers video game also slithers onto the market. For the most part, these games exemplify the underbelly of triple-A game development. They’re the type of poorly designed, poorly executed titles that the industry could easily live without. But fanboys need their fix, so publishers like Activation churn them out by the boatload.
Back in the NES era, though, being a Transformers super fan meant watching cartoons and playing with action figures. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee never really find a home on any console…kinda.
An NES abomination that used the “Transformers” moniker was released in Japan, but American Transformers fans were spared. And that is a very good thing.
Last week, our friends at Retrovolve played the Famcom edition of Transformers, and it was gross. You should watch the video.