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500-Word Indies: Darkness Aug 21, 2014

Another Indiana Jones wannabe arrives on the Commodore 64 scene.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Gokuu Densetsu: Magic Beast Warriors Aug 20, 2014

Digitized, rubber suit wearing weirdos reenact the legend of the Monkey King in this early PS1 fighting game.

Site Update: New Alternate Layout Aug 19, 2014

One of the most frequent complaints about the site is the unusual color scheme, which not few readers tend to find straining to their eyes. To those we can now finally offer a solution. If you take a look at the site header menu above, you will find it has been extended by two buttons - the right one allows switching to black text on a bright background. Please understand that it doesn't yet work on all pages as some are still built with completely different HTML code, but it should be active for about 90% of the site. If you happen to run into any other issues with it, please notify us on the forums or on Facebook.

Mega Man: Classic Series Aug 18, 2014

This week: Some more compilations and Powered Up, the extended PSP remake of the original.

Steel Empire Aug 17, 2014

The classic Genesis steampunk shooter gets a modern update with this 3DS downloadable title.

Amazing Princess Sarah Aug 16, 2014

Yes, it goes way overboard with the titillation, but it's also a well-designed sidescrolling platformer by the creator of Akane the Kunoichi.

High Rise Aug 15, 2014

This forgotten old puzzle game may look a lot like a kind of Tetris clone on first glance, but it actually predates Pajitnov's masterpiece and plays quite differently.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Muscle March Aug 13, 2014

Welcome this parade of beefy dudes (and one dudette and a polar bear) into your Wii in this ridiculous title from Namco-Bandai.

Mitchell Corporation arcade games available to license Aug 13, 2014

A diverse selection of Mitchell Corporation's arcade back catalogue is up for grabs, to license and re-release on modern systems, including the phenomenal Cannon Dancer / Osman.

GC9X Post Mortem - ESwat Aug 13, 2014

KaL, Snarboo and extra special guest Larry Bundy tackle a dual sampler of SEGA's classic Genesis title ESWAT City Under Siege and the slightly lesser but still quite decent ESWAT arcade.

Tomba! Aug 12, 2014

Two PS1 cult classic platformers developed by a Capcom alum, starring a pink haired feral child and his revenge against evil pigs.

Mega Man: Classic Series Aug 11, 2014

The Blue Bomber makes some rare visits to Sega consoles and the NES games get reissued on PlayStation.

Best of PC Engine / Sega CD Music Part 18 Aug 10, 2014

Tracks from Batman Returns, Chuck Rock and Emerald Dragon.

Freescape Aug 7, 2014

The world's first proprietary 3D game engine and its games, hailing from the UK.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Midgard Aug 6, 2014

Western PC gamers of the late 1990s, you thought you had it bad with all those incompetent Diablo clones? You don't know what your Japanese comrades got.

Youkai Club Aug 5, 2014

This Famicom action-platformer from Jaleco aspires to the heights of Castlevania, but never quite reaches it.

Mega Man: Classic Series Aug 4, 2014

This Mega Man Monday, we're covering the two standalone boss rushes that originated in the arcades.

500-Word Indies: Nidhogg Aug 2, 2014

The fast-paced alternative fighting game with pseudo-retro graphics has been a critics' darling ever since it's been first shown in 2010, but what do we think?

Nayuta no Kiseki Aug 1, 2014

Falcom creates another great action-RPG to stand up next to their Ys series.

TekWar Jul 31, 2014

Well, the kids have to learn about TekWar sooner or later.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Contra: Legacy of War Jul 30, 2014

Our Patreon hit our funding goal, so we can now bring Your Weekly Kusoge out on an actual weekly basis! To celebrate, here's the first, rather poor, take on a 32-bit Contra. Please check out our call for kusoge submissions as well!

Robotrek Jul 30, 2014

Quintet's robot developing SNES RPG, whose ominous North American copy betrays the relatively goofy game contained inside.

Mega Man: Classic Series Jul 28, 2014

This week: Mega Man goes portable with the entire 5-part run for the classic monochrome Game Boy.

HG101 State of the Union July 2014 Jul 27, 2014

We've been running our Patreon for about a month now, so check out the changes we've made to the site, presently and going forward, including revised submission guidelines with new payment rates!

Gold Rush Jul 27, 2014

Sierra's ancient non-quite-educational adventure game about the California Gold Rush recently popped up on Steam, as a prelude to a remake coming later on. It doesn't hold up.

Game Club 199x: Dark Seed Jul 27, 2014

HG101's merry pranksters discuss H.R. Giger-designed adventure Dark Seed and trade skull-baby pregnancy woes, then promptly fall asleep at 8:00 PM sharp.

500-Word Indies: Dominique Pampelmousse Jul 26, 2014

A clay animation noir muscial adventure. What!?

Thrill Kill Jul 26, 2014

This PS1 fighting game was so brutal and distasteful, it never saw official release.

Bahamut Lagoon Jul 22, 2014

One of Square's oft-overlooked SFC titles pairs up gorgeous dragons with tactical strategy.

Mega Man: Classic Series Jul 21, 2014

Good old NES Mega Man got revived for two more games on modern consoles.

Spotlight Article: Ys Jul 20, 2014

Our long running 16 page Ys article has been updated to include a review of the Vita title, Memories of Celceta, plus revamped and/or totally rewritten reviews for Ys IV, Ys V (owing to the recent fan translation), Ys VI, and Ys Origin, amongst other small additions.

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