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Cyberblock Metal Orange

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

Kumatanchi

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

Korokoro Post Nin

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

HG101 Guide to Shoot-em-ups Vol. 2 and Metroid/Kid Icarus Digest in latest Storybundle!

HG101 Presents The Guide to Shoot-em-ups Vol. 2 and HG101 Digest Vol 7: Metroid and Kid Icarus are available in

Come See Our Panels at Too Many Games in Oaks, PA, June 24-26, 2022

It’s been three years, but HG101 is finally returning to Too Many Games! We’ll have our table set up selling

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth

Record of Lodoss War is one of the most influential works of fantasy fiction in Japanese media. Beginning as a

Touhou Luna Nights

This review is featured in our Guide to Retro Indie Games Vol. 2 book, which includes coverage for several other

100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1988–1998 book on Kickstarter

Brett Weiss’ 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1988–1998 book is available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter! We contributed a piece on

Wonder Boy Collection

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Wonder Boy

The Wonder Boy / Monster World series saw a resurgence in the late 2010s, thanks to remakes like The Dragon’s

Wardner

Toaplan is mostly known for their shoot-em-up output, but they had plenty of games in other genres, even if they

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

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