For my money, the years 1984 to 1986 might have been the greatest consecutive three -year stretch ever for summer blockbusters.
In 1986, we got Top Gun, Aliens and Ferris Bueller's Day Off; 1985 was Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Goonies and Back to the Future; and 1984 saw The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins and Ghostbusters. Since then, every summer Hollywood lineup, for me, seems to strive for the futile reclamation of those days.
So pardon me for feeling a bit nostalgic, but the long, torturous journey of Ghostbusters: The Video Game at last comes to an end on Tuesday. It is indisputably this week's highlight, releasing on no fewer than six platforms. Everything else has the misfortune of dropping right at the time I'm feeling like a sixth grader all over again.
This week's count: Eight for Wii and DS, seven for PC, three for 360, two for PS2 and PS3, one for PSP, zero for N-Gage.
June 15 (Monday)
Eduardo the Samurai Toaster (Wii)
Terminator Salvation (PC)
Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! (Wii)
June 16 (Tuesday)
Ghostbusters The Video Game (PS2, DS, WII, 360, PS3, PSP, PC)
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits (PS2, PS3, 360, Wii)
Let's Tap (Wii)
Big League Sports: Summer (Wii, DS)
Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues (DS)
Hurry Up Hedgehog! (DS)
Discovery Kids: Parrot Pals (DS)
Diva Girls: Divas on Ice (DS, Wii)
Roogoo Attack (DS)
June 17 (Wednesday)
Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War (PC)
America's Army 3 (PC)
Sword of the Stars: Argos Naval Yard (PC)
Dawn of Discovery (DS)
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers (360)
Luna Online (PC)
Dawn of Discovery (PC)