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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

SegaSonic The Hedgehog

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog was revealed to the gaming audience in 1991, and defined Sega for years to come. However, there

Weird 2 (Dark Age of JRPGs)

I thought a game named Weird 2 would be an interesting game to cover for this column…but nope! It’s actually

Sonic Mania

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Despite being some of the most popular games in the Genesis, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise really floundered after the

Overseas Sequels

The cultural appeal of certain video games can vary greatly around the world, sometimes having vastly different receptions based on

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

While Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends continued to remain popular in the post-Genesis era, the series was never quite

Banana Prince

KID was one of the many, many mid-level developers for the Famicom/NES –  too small to actually publish their own

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

Sonic & Knuckles

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic & Knuckles is basically the second part of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Some might have been angry that Sega

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

As expected, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a massive success for the 1992 holiday season. A sequel was started almost

Sonic CD

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

While Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was being developed in the United States, some of the original Japanese staff stayed back

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog was an extraordinary success, and gave Sega and the Genesis the muscle it needed to stand up

Sonic the Hedgehog

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega was one of the largest arcade game developers during the 80s, but they didn’t quite have the same success

HG101 at Too Many Games in Oaks PA on June 22-24

I’ve been going to the Too Many Games convention as a vendor almost every year for the past five years,

Mappy

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Mappy

The battle of “cat vs. mouse” has been told countless times, through children’s stories to cartoon to video games. Mappy