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Trio the Punch

Some games refuse to be classified by any conventional definition. Trio the Punch‘s existence defies all explanations and laws of

Punch-Out!! (Introduction / Characters)

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Punch-Out

Nintendo’s take on the boxing world is quite interesting. While not the first boxing video game, Punch-Out!! was certainly the first one

HG101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities

101 rare, weird and important Japanese video games!

Japanese Video Game Obscurities Update: Games That Didn’t Make The Cut

In the last update, I posted the finalized list of games featured in this book. If you’re wondering what happened

Japanese Video Game Obscurities Update: Completion of the Manuscript and Submission to the Publisher

Hi all! Just a quick update on the status of this. I’m getting together the final steps for submitting everything

Karnov

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

Garyo Retsuden

Garyo Retsuden is a weird, overhead run-and-gun with a “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” motif. The heroes are three brothers:

Atomic Runner Chelnov

Atomic Runner Chelnov, like many of Data East’s titles, is one of those games that’s regarded as a cult classic

Boogie Wings

Boogie Wings, known in Japan as The Great Ragtime Show, is one of Data East’s most obscure arcade titles. Too

HG101 Presents: Data East Arcade Classics

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Are you a bad enough dude to buy this book? Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Data East

I’m Sorry

Video games don’t often tackle satirical matters, but back in the mid-eighties when games were in a bizarre state of

Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty

Even though it was hardly an exemplary game, it’s hard not to feel pity for Fighter’s History. Its only claim

WWF WrestleFest

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Technos Wrestling

Please check out Wrestling with Pixels, our comprehensive look at the history of wrestling video games! By late 1991, the

WWF Superstars

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Technos Wrestling

Please check out Wrestling with Pixels, our comprehensive look at the history of wrestling video games! Pro wrestling hit its

WWF WrestleMania (Midway)

Please check out Wrestling with Pixels, our comprehensive look at the history of wrestling video games! After the steroid trial

Sonic Drift 2

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Drift 2 came out a year after the first game, and got a Western release this time (though only

Mega Man 11

This entry is part 13 of 38 in the series Mega Man

The departure of Keiji Inafune from Capcom left multiple franchises under his watch floating in limbo. Most striking was the

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat‘s previous attempts to break out of its conventional one-on-one fighting roots have been… if there’s a more condescending

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Ys

Despite being their most famous franchise, Falcom has often taken its time to expand the core entries of the Ys

Ys Origin

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Ys

Ys Origin is the first game in the series that doesn’t star, or even involve, Adol Christin (although he is technically

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