Year: 2017

Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Metroid

In 2016, the Metroid franchise was in a bad place. The series seemed all but killed off thanks to the

AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Metroid

After Zero Mission, some Metroid fans began to wonder: if Nintendo remade the first game, then would they do the

Metroid: Zero Mission

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Metroid

The dual release of Metroid Prime and Metroid Fusion brought a new spotlight on the Metroid series, bringing in a

Metroid Fusion

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Metroid

The Metroid series skipped the Nintendo 64 era, so they made up it in 2002 with the release of two

Super Metroid

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Metroid

During the SNES era, many developers were honing their crafts by iterating on ideas from the previous console generation. You

Metroid II: Return of Samus

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Metroid

Rather than directly converting their NES and SNES games, Nintendo made it a habit to create unique entries of their


This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Metroid

In March 1986, Nintendo released the Famicom Disk System, as a way to get around of the technical limitations of

Explosive Breaker

Kaneko was one of the those mid-tier game development companies that was mostly known for their softcore Qix clone Gals

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Ninja Gaiden

After the disaster that was Ninja Gaiden 3, Team Ninja apparently wisely concluded that they are not worthy of making new Ninja

Samurai Nipponichi

Samurai Nipponichi (also spelled Samurai Nihon-Ichi) translates to “Japan’s Number One Samurai”. A rather cool title, though North American players wouldn’t have

Fatal Fury

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

While often inaccurately perceived as a Street Fighter II clone, Fatal Fury (known in Japan as Garou Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai, or “Legend of the

Maken X

Maken X is an anomaly of a video game. Of Atlus’ two Dreamcast projects (the other being the horror game deSpiria),

Death Duel

A complete blip in the history of gaming, RazorSoft left the scene just as quickly as they entered. Almost all

Xari Arena

Between their arcade and console divisions, Atari left a multitude of unreleased games across gaming history. Far too many of

Noitu Love 2: Devolution

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Noitu Love

While the original Noitu Love was a pretty impressive piece of work, all things considered, its sequel is clearly where

Last Armageddon

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Last Armageddon

Last Armageddon is an infamously player-unfriendly RPG for Japanese PCs, released by a new developer trying to subvert the Dragon Quest

After Armageddon Gaiden (Mega CD)

After Armageddon Gaiden

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Last Armageddon

Though the hopes of a rumored direct sequel to Last Armageddon died with the demise of Brain Grey, Iijima later

Noitu Love

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Noitu Love

You might not be familiar with the name Joakim Sandberg, although it’s not unlikely you’ve seen his work. As a


Karnov, released to arcades in 1987, puts players in the shoes of the titular Russian fire-breathing strongman as he conquers

Tower of Archeos, The

So the ultra-hard dungeon crawling rogue-like genre is overdone. How do you breathe life into it? French developer Benjamin Soulé’s

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