Year: 2011

Turrican II: The Final Fight

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Turrican

After Turrican’s great success, a sequel was only a matter of time. And when it arrived, it drastically improved on the original

Dragon Spirit

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Dragon Spirit

Developed by Namco in 1987 and published overseas by Atari, Dragon Spirit is essentially an updated version of their classic overhead shooter Xevious,

Dragon Saber

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dragon Spirit

Released two years later, Dragon Saber: After Story of Dragon Spirit improves on nearly every aspect of the original. The setting has

Simon the Sorcerer 3D

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Simon the Sorcerer

After Simon the Sorcerer II, Adventure Soft took a break with The Feeble Files, another humorous adventure game, this time focusing on

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

One of Konami’s lesser-known Famicom gems, Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa stars the eponymous Upa, an energetic baby who is apparently really intelligent

Runaway: A Twist of Fate

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Runaway

Pendulo followed up with the third Runaway game, released in late 2009. Rather than picking up immediately where its predecessor left off, Runaway:

Ultima: Miscellaneous

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Ultima

Cancelled Games Probably the most anticipated game in this section, Ultima Online 2, sequel to the smash hit UO, was canceled in

Psycho Fox

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Vic Tokai Platformers

Psycho Fox could basically be Kid Kool 2. Owing from the move to the NES to the SMS, the graphics are similar

DecapAttack / Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibouken

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Vic Tokai Platformers

The basic concepts behind Kid Kool and Psycho Fox were carried forward into the 16-bit era, in what became two different titles, depending on

Kid Kool

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Vic Tokai Platformers

Kid Kool. Psycho Fox. Magical Hat no Buttobi Tabo! Daibōken. DecapAttack. Four titles which, at first glance, seemingly have nothing in common, yet

BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles

BCV, short for Battle Construction Vehicles, and known as Kensetsu Juuki Kenka Battle: Buchigire Kongou! in its native Japan, embraces

Neural Gear

Developed by Fill in Cafe and published by Cross Media Soft, Neural Gear is a rail shooter that closely resembles Space Harrier, released exclusively for

Sol Divide

Psikyo’s Sol Divide is quite an unusual game, one that blends numerous genres into one. It’s mostly a horizontal shooter, although it

ESP Ra.De.

Cave’s ESP Ra.De. (pronounced “esp-raid”) is conceptually quite different from typical shoot-em-ups. Rather than taking the role of spaceships or other similar

Astérix & Obélix

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Asterix

Whenever you have a team of brothers or dynamic duos of any kind, the supporting member of that team up

Xevious 3D/G

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Xevious

Xevious 3D/G was released in arcades in 1996, and shortly thereafter on the PlayStation, under the title Xevious 3D/G+. The graphics are

Rhythm ‘n’ Face

Following his two weird sort-of-adventure games LSD and Tokyo Wakusei PLANTEOKIO, Osamu Sato designed one last game for his PlayStation collaboration with Asmik:

Gordo 106: The Mutated Lab Monkey

The golden era of the late 70s and early 80s was ruled by Atari, with them and other publishers often

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game had been such a great success both critically and financially, that the sidescrolling

Raiden Fighters Jet

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Raiden

Raiden Fighters Jet is the apotheosis of the Raiden Fighters trilogy and arguably one of the greatest arcade shoot-em-ups of all time.

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