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Panzer Bandit

Sega/Treasure’s 1996 beat-em-up/RPG Guardian Heroes was a surprise cult international hit, but it didn’t come of out of nowhere. It

Mad Stalker: Full Metal Force

Mad Stalker is Fill-In Cafe’s first attempt at a beat-em-up. Designed and programmed by Masatoshi Imaizumi and Masaki Ukyo, its

8-Bit Yu-No’s Great Adventure

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Yu-No

When 5pb/MAGES put out the re-release of Steins;Gate Elite, they commissioned an adventure game in the style of an 8-bit Famicom

YU-NO (Remake)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Yu-No

YU-NO‘s reputation grew over the years, especially due to internationally popular titles like Steins;Gate, which were heavily inspired by it.


Japanese developer TAD Corp was formed by a handful of former Data East employees in the late 80s. They were

Mystic Formula

Micro Cabin’s PC Engine game Mystic Formula is one of those games that shows quite a bit of promise. It’s a run-and-gun

Patreon Exclusive Podcast Episodes

The Top 47,585 Games of All Times publishes two episodes per week for regular listeners, but Patreon donors receive a

HG101 at A Video Game Con this weekend in Parsippany NJ

We’ll be at A Video Game Con this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8th 2019, at the Parsippany

Child of Eden

In 2001, Sega and United Game Artists published Rez, a rail shooter that combined graphics and audio into a dazzling

McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure

In the late 1980s and early 90s, there were a handful of platformers tie-ins with McDonald’s fast food. They were


To understand Midway’s drug-busting arcade game NARC, you first need some background of American politics of the era. While the

Xain’d Sleena

Technos was primarily known for beat-em-ups like Renegade and Double Dragon, or assorted wrestling games. Their second game, before they

Collector Postcards and Other New Patreon Goodies for 2019!

We’ve introduced some exciting new additions to our Patreon! (1) Collector’s Postcards I think one of the coolest things about

More HG101 Books Featured in the Latest Storybundle

The latest Storybundle features not just one, not two, but three HG101 ebooks! If you pay $5, you’ll get a

HG101 at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo 2019

HG101 will be at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo on Saturday, August 10th in Garden City, NY. We’ll be

Questprobe Featuring Human Torch and the Thing

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Questprobe

The third and final Questprobe text adventure features one-half of the Fantastic Four: Human Torch and Thing. The whole treasure

Questprobe Featuring Spider-Man

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Questprobe

The second Questprobe game focuses on Spider-Man. It’s yet another treasure hunt, as Peter Parker must scour The Daily Bugle

Questprobe Featuring The Hulk

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Questprobe

Adventure International was a developer from the late 1970s to mid-80s found by Scott Adams (no relation to the Dilbert

Ecsaform (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Ecsaform (1999) Developer: Emotion / Bandai Visual Platforms: PlayStation Seseri is a young girl in the kingdom of Solpagania, the

The Hidden Husband of Black/Matrix

The world of Flight-Plan’s SRPG Black/Matrix is like an inverted version of Christianity – the seven deadly sins are considered

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