All posts by Hugo Provost

Shadow Blasters

Released in the early days of the Genesis, Shadow Blasters is an obscure side-scroller with a few bright ideas. In

Dahna: Megami Tanjou

Dahna: Megami Tanjou (or “Dahna: Goddess’ Birth” in the fan translation) tends to draw comparisons to the Rastan and Golden

Danan: The Jungle Fighter

Though Sega’s Master System only seized a small fraction of the Japanese and North American markets, it did very well

Kujaku Ou

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

While little-known in the West, Makoto Ogino’s Kujaku Ou (or Peacock King) was a popular and critically-acclaimed manga series in

Kujaku Ou 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

For their second Kujaku Ou game, publisher Pony Canyon went with a different developer, Atelier Double. The choice was a

SpellCaster

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

Though SpellCaster was one of the more popular Master System games, few knew at the time that the original Japanese release

Mystic Defender

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

Many places on the Internet refer to Mystic Defender as the sequel to SpellCaster. Technically, this isn’t exactly true. It

Hissatsu!

In Japan, period dramas occupy a place roughly equivalent to that of cop shows in America. Countless have been produced

Kaze Kiri Ninja Action

Kaze Kiri is a surprisingly experimental game. You would probably expect a single-plane beat-em-up with a ninja theme to play

Revengers of Vengeance

Revengers of Vengeance may not come up in conversation often, but when it does, it’s usually because of its title.

Venom & Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Spider-Man & Venom

While he started as a villain, Venom’s popularity lead to his transformation into an anti-hero with multiple mini-series to his

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Spider-Man & Venom

For almost two decades following the advent of the NES, Japanese game companies generally dominated the arcade and console landscapes, while

Samurai Gunn

Samurai Gunn is one of the most accessible fighting games you’ll find. It has nearly no learning curve, nothing you

Soul of the Samurai

Like many game concepts, Soul of the Samurai‘s results from the mixing of ideas popular at the time of its

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