All posts by Ed Murphy

Ginga Ninkyouden

Jaleco’s 1987 arcade action game Ginga Ninkyouden (“Tale of the Galactic Yakuza”) tells the story of Yatchan, a young gangster

Tank Battalion (Other Games)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tank Battalion

Tancle (タンくる) – Windows (2008) In the mid-2000s, Namco partnered with Japanese online game developer VerX to resurrect its older

Tank Force

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Tank Battalion

It would take another six years until Namco put out the next installment in the series, developed exclusively for arcades.

Tank Battalion / Battle City

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Tank Battalion

From the late ‘70s to the early ‘80s, commonly dubbed the golden age of arcade gaming, Namco found its footing

Tower of Babel, The

Mesopotamian mythology, originating from the earliest footnotes in human history, is a popular subject in pop culture when it comes

Astrocounter of Crescents

Astrocounter of Crescents, a 1996 mecha beat-em-up from Korea, is many things. It’s heralded as a hallmark of the ‘90s

Hook (Arcade)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Hook

Hook is a 1991 fantasy film directed by Steven Spielberg, acting as a continuation to the original Peter Pan play/novel

Zero Team

The Japanese developer Seibu Kaihatsu is famous as a shoot-em-up creator thanks to their hugely popular Raiden series, but their


Amongst the lineage of peppy Taito platformers, Recalhorn is something of a missing link, primarily because it was never publicly


Developed and released exclusively in South Korea during the DOS heydays, Lychnis is a 2D platformer, and a very average

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