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Zoom Panel on Nintendo History at the Chester Public Library

This Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 EST I’ll be giving a Zoom panel on the history of Nintendo characters in

Planet Dob (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Planet Dob Developer: Microvision Release Date: 1999 Platforms: PlayStation This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We put

Shadows of the Tusk

Shadows of the Tusk Developer: Hudson Release Date: 1998 Platforms: Saturn This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature.

NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1

While the Neo Geo Pocket Color was trounced by the Game Boy Color when it was initially released, it’s seen

Sukeban Deka II (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Sukeban Deka II: Shoujo Tekkamen Densetsu (スケバン刑事II:少女鉄仮面伝説) Developer: Sega Platform: Mark III / Master System Release date: 1987 This article

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Ys

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox takes place shortly after Ys Seven, with Adol and Dogi visiting the province of Gilia, which

Woody Poco (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Woody Poco (うっでいぽこ) Developer: dB-SOFT Platform: MSX2, PC88, PC98, X1, FM-7, Famicom Release date: 1986 This article is part of

Open submissions for Japanese Video Game Obscurity column

We recently hit out Patreon goal for weekly feature columns, most of which have been part of the Japanese Video

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Famicom Disk System with 50% off our Complete Guide ebook!

The Famicom Disk System is 35 years old this month! Released on February 21, 1986, it was home to numerous

Majoriko Inbizone (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Majoriko Inbizone (魔浄理子 淫靡界 – インビゾーン) Platforms: PC-88 Developer: Natsume / Dynamic Planning Release Year: 1988 This article is part

Milano no Arubaito Collection (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Milano no Arubaito Collection Release Date: 1999 Developer: Westone Platform: PlayStation This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature.

Digital version of Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Vol. 3 now available

Previously, the third volume of the Untold History of Japanese Game Developers was only available in paperback, but a digital

Produce (Japanese Game Video Game Obscurity)

Developer: dB-SOFT Release Date: 1987 Platforms: PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1 This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We

Shantae and the Seven Sirens

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Shantae

Shantae and friends decide to take a vacation in their fifth game, Shantae and the Seven Sirens. The purple haired

The Weird World of Roblox

If you spend any time around kids, you’ve probably heard them talk about Roblox. It’s insanely popular with the young’uns,

GG Aleste 3

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

GG Aleste 3 (subtitled Last Messiah) is a brand new shoot-em-up in the Aleste series developed in 2020 as a bonus

Aleste Collection

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

Compile was a mainstay of the Japanese shoot-em-up scene throughout the 1980s and early 90s, creating such games as Zanac,

Touhouken Bunroku (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Touhouken Bunroku  Developer: Natsume Release Date: 1988 Platforms: Famicom This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We put

Touryuu Densetsu Elan Doreé (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Touryuu Densetsu Elan Doreé (闘龍伝説エランドール) Platforms: Arcade, Saturn Developer: Sai-Mate Release Year: 1998 This article is part of our Japanese

Return of the Ninja

Shadow of the Ninja was a decent NES action game from Natsume released in 1991, which set itself apart from

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