Year: 2012

Primordia

Primordia is the product of a collaboration of sorts between Wadjet Eye Games and Wormwood Studios. It was designed and

Shinobi (3DS)

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Shinobi

Seven years after the last proper installment on the PS2, Shinobi returned in 2011 on the 3DS. In Japan appropriately

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Bionic Commando

While Bionic Commando Rearmed was initially created to tie-in with the 2009 reimaging, it ended up being substantially more popular than the

Bullet

Bullet is a twin stick shooter offering by Sega, where there’s nothing to understand except you have a gun and

Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Disaster Report

Another sequel (albeit one that never left Japan), and another overhaul to the survival system. Instead of hydration or cold

Fire Bam

Now this is an odd one: an action RPG released on the Famicom Disk System that not too many people

Hotline Miami

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami presents itself with bizarre and slightly disturbing official art, uses a whimsical rainbow of colors to paint a

Paris-Dakar Rally Special

Let’s be honest: Paris-Dakar Rally race car drivers don’t get paid nearly enough. Even with all of the sponsorship money,

Raw Danger!

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Disaster Report

  The sequel to Disaster Report, localized as Raw Danger! in the west, is bigger, better and far more ambitious than the

Gardia

Nearly every shoot-em-up taking place in a vertical overhead perspective after 1982 is basically a different form of Xevious. Still, vertical shoot-em-up

Chatan Yarakuu Shanku

1991 was indisputably THE year of the fighting game. That was when Street Fighter II revolutionized the genre worldwide, ushering in a

Final Fight 2

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Final Fight

Capcom felt fit to give a SNES-only sequel to Final Fight, especially given that their home port of the original was

Viper Phase-1

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Raiden

If Seibu Kaihatsu makes a shoot-em-up that is not billed as Raiden and does not look like Raiden, yet its gameplay is somewhat

Another Century’s Episode 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Another Century's Episode

Considering Banpresto & From Software’s track record, it’s not surprising they brought out a sequel a little over a year

Another Century’s Episode

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Another Century's Episode

Before the late 90s, mission-based 3D mecha action games were mostly associated with PC series like MechWarrior or Heavy Gear, which leaned more

Brave Blade

Brave Blade was the very last shooter Raizing made before focusing on fighting games. If something is going to end, why

Battle Bakraid

After the diversion of Armed Police Batrider, Battle Bakraid is the true sequel to Battle Garegga. It takes elements from Batrider and experiments with

Armed Police Batrider

Armed Police Batrider is probably the closest shooter equivalent to SNK’s The King of Fighters. There’s heavy emphasis on using teams and

Battle Garegga

Battle Garegga is a game with a divisive reputation. A number of shoot-em-up fans regard it as one of the best

Wade Hixton’s Counter Punch

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Punch-Out

Developed by Inferno Games, Wade Hixton’s Counter Punch is an obvious tribute to the Punch-Out!! series in terms of gameplay (especially compared to the

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