Year: 2016

Downwell

Downwell is a game where you jump into a well and then go down it. Also, there are monsters that you

Spriggan Mark 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Spriggan

The second Spriggan game has almost nothing to do with the first, changing the setting from fantasy to futuristic military.

Hyper Princess Pitch

Operation Carnage was never the most well known of DOS games, and even if you consider yourself a fan of the

Aleste Gaiden

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

Released two months before Aleste 2, Aleste Gaiden was released as part of the Disk Station Special Fall package, which

Aleste 2

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

Aleste 2 takes place twenty years after the destruction of Dia 51. The Vagant (AKA Bargund) Emperor Gaizel has made

Power Strike / Aleste

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

Despite the change in name, Aleste (pronounced “alesta”) is the sequel to Zanac. This is because the copyright for the

R-Type Delta

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series R-Type

In the late ‘90s, 3D video games were greatly overtaking the popularity of 2D, resulting in the downfall of many

R-Type III

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series R-Type

R-Type III is the first title in the series exclusively for consoles. It was developed by Tamtex, a subsidiary of

Robo Aleste

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

Robo Aleste for the Sega CD is essentially the sequel to MUSHA. It begins with a relatively lengthy storyline that

Rainbow Cotton

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cotton

Rainbow Cotton is technically the sequel to the Mega Drive game Panorama Cotton. It features the same behind-the-back 3D view,

Deus Ex GO

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Deus Ex

Mobile spin-offs of AAA games have typically been a sketchy thing, as developers often attempt to cram something vaguely resembling

Cotton 2 / Cotton Boomerang

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Cotton

The first true sequel to Cotton appeared in the arcades several years after the original, running on Sega’s ST-V hardware.

Zanac x Zanac

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Zanac

Compile almost completely stopped developing shoot-em-ups after 1993’s Sylphia, as some of the staff had since departed to form Raizing,

Tsugunai: Atonement

RPGs are long and take time to develop, so it’s rare that many are available at console launches. In the

Panorama Cotton

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Cotton

Panorama Cotton is one of the most technically impressive games on the Mega Drive – even Alien Soldier and The

Spriggan Powered

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Spriggan

The third (and final) Spriggan game was released in 1996, in the twilight years of the Super Famicom. It was

Thunder Force

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Thunder Force

From its humble origins in the Japanese computer scene of the mid-1980s, the Thunder Force series managed to stand out

Cosmic Cop

rimented with a few other shooters, including the similarly-themed X-Multiply and the dark fantasy Dragon Breed. Before returning to their

Broken Thunder

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Thunder Force

Broken Thunder and Segagaga After Thunder Force V, the fate of the series has been in limbo, due to Technosoft

Blazing Lazers

Thanks to the success of Zanac and Aleste, Compile found themselves as one of the “go to” development houses for

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