All posts by Chris Rasa

Alien Syndrome (2009)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Alien Syndrome

Despite the arguable lack of quality in the GBA versions of The Revenge of Shinobi and Altered Beast: Guardian of

Axiom Verge

Metroid (together with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and its successors) are the two names that created the “Metroidvania” subgenre,

Sinistron

Released in 1991, IGS/Alfa Systems’ Sinistron quickly got lost in the crowd both in Japan and in the US, due

Jinmu Denshou

Space Harrier‘s release in 1985 was followed by many imitators. Their quality is as varied as their settings, running the

Trouble Shooter

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Battle Mania

Trouble Shooter is a fitting Genesis game from Vic Tokai, combining the art style and goofy characters one would expect from

Werewolf: The Last Warrior

After putting one on one fighting games on the map with Karate Champ in 1984, Data East would continue to hit it

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

King of Fighters ’98, The

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series King of Fighters

With the Orochi storyline concluded, SNK created the first “Dream Match” title, which ditched the plot and added nearly all

King of Fighters ’97, The

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series King of Fighters

While King of Fighters ’96‘s rushed production resulted in a fun but very unbalanced game, SNK didn’t hesitate to add even

King of Fighters ’96, The

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series King of Fighters

When The King of Fighters ’96 was released, it made a pretty big impact. Besides some major changes to how the game

King of Fighters ’95, The

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series King of Fighters

The King of Fighters ’95 is a nice improvement over its predecessor, mostly because it let players choose their own team.

King of Fighters ’94, The

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series King of Fighters

The first game in the series, The King of Fighters ’94 has a lot of innovative ideas, but it’s been completely surpassed

PuLiRuLa

1991 was a big year for the beat-em-up genre, with big hits like Streets of Rage and Knights of the

Last Alert

Capitalizing on the success of Commando and Ikari Warriors along with countless popular action films of the time, the late

Metal Stoker

Face is a mostly unknown publisher even in Japan, and even more unknown is Sankido, the developer name under which

Mutation Nation

In the year 2050…Bio-chemistry and genetics has surpassed even our own imagination! A scientist who had been working on bizarre

Outlander

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Mad Max

As the Sega Genesis’ popularity grew in the US in the early 90s, Mindscape tried their hand at a Mad Max game

Odallus: The Dark Call

Odallus: The Dark Call is the second game from JoyMasher, and opens up with an introduction as typical as their previous

Pulstar

SNK made several shooters in their early history, but only a few of these were produced for their Neo Geo

Blazing Star

Blazing Star is the first game developed by Yumekobo, though Yumekobo has actually been around since the late 80s. They’re actually

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