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Taito Milestones

Taito Milestones is a collection of ten games from Taito’s early history, with releases spanning from 1981 to 1987. Alpine

Powa!

The indie Game Boy game Powa! owes a lot to some of its cutesy 1990s portable forebears, particularly Nintendo’s Kirby’s

Transformer

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Sega 8-bit Mecha

Sega gave the mecha shoot-em-up genre a go for a third time in 1986 with an arcade game that runs

TransBot

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sega 8-bit Mecha

Sega followed up their mecha shooter Orguss with a spiritual successor on the Master System in 1985, stripped of any

Orguss

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Sega 8-bit Mecha

Super Dimension Century Orguss is a 1983 sci-fi anime from studio Big West, and a follow-up to Macross, also known

Basted

Basted (バステッド) Developer: Anime International Company (AIC) / Japan Total System (JTS) Release Date: 1994 Platforms: PC Engine Super CD

The Unofficial Guide to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona in the latest StoryBundle!

HG101 Presents The Unofficial Guide to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona is now available in the latest StoryBundle for a

Yasuhiko Yoshikazu Games – Giant Gorg / Arion / Venus Wars

This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We put out a whole book about them, which is available

Revised Article Payment Rates and Patreon Goals for 2022

Happy 2022 everyone! Things are relatively okay at HG101 headquarters but we’re going to be making a few changes in

Blazing Rangers

Karu_gamo is the developer behind the retro-styled indie hits Protect Me Knight for the Xbox 360 and its sequel Gotta

HG101 2021 Year in Review and Upcoming Projects

2021 is coming to a close, so it’s time to look back on all of the stuff we’ve done this

Clockwork Aquario

Clockwork Aquario was the final arcade game developed by Westone, the folks behind the Wonder Boy / Monster World games. Originally developed in

Shin Megami Tensei V Release Week Sale on itch.io!

Shin Megami Tensei V is due out this week, which is pretty exciting! The last core entry came out in

Mizuiro Blood

Mizuiro Blood (みずいろブラッド) Release Date: 2007 Developer: CRAFTS&MEISTER Platform: Nintendo DS This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature.

Reprints of the JRPG Book are now available!

Back in July of this year, Bitmap Books published a 652 page book on Japanese RPGs. Demand for it was

Götzendiener

Götzendiener (ゲッツェンディーナー) Release Date: 1994 Developer: Studio Alex / Gainax Platform: PC Engine CD This article is part of our

Metal Fangs

Metal Fangs (メタルファング) Developer: Victor Interactive Software Platform: Mega Drive Release Date: 1993 This article is part of our Japanese

Space Invaders Invincible Collection

Released in 1978, Tomohiro Nishikado’s Space Invaders is one of the most popular arcade games of all time. There have

Rabbit

Rabbit (羅媚斗) Release Date: 1997 Developer: Aorn Platforms: Arcade, Saturn This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We

The HG101 Guide to Beat-Em-Ups Vol. 1 is now available!

It’s been about a week or so, but the HG101 Guide to Beat-Em-Ups Volume 1 is now available at Amazon,

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