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Wrestling with Pixels paperback now available on Amazon!

After being in the works for nearly seven years, the paperback version of Wrestling with Pixels is finally publicly available

HG101 PDFs now on, 25% off sale for the next week!

In the past, we used a site called Sellfy to sell PDFs of all of the HG101-published books. However, in

Langrisser I & II (PS4/NSW)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Langrisser

Langrisser was one of the standout SRPGs of the 16-bit era, a combination of epic tactical battles, outstanding music, and

Hook (PC)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Hook

Steven Spielburg’s 1991 movie Hook told the story of a grown-up Peter Pan, who had left behind Neverland for the


The partnership between Nintendo and Argonaut ultimately created three games – X, Star Fox, and Stunt Race FX (with the

Space Hunter

Space Hunter is a science fiction action-adventure game from Kemco, starring a female cyborg named Altiana. The evil Dr. De

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo

Japanese publisher Zerodiv has been keeping Psikyo’s shoot-em-ups alive in the modern era, thanks to ports to smartphones as well

Wrestling with Pixels digital versions now available!

Over six years in the making, Wrestling with Pixels, a comprehensive guide to nearly every wrestling game ever made, is

Little Nemo: Dream Master

Little Nemo in Slumberland was an American comic strip that began in 1905, written and illustrated by Winsor McCay. It ran


Hachoo! sounds like an extremely forceful sneeze, but it’s actually the unusual title for a 1989 arcade beat-em-up from Jaleco.

Tetra Star: The Fighter

Tetra Star is a 3D shooter, developed by Home Data / Disco and published by Taito, but it seems to

Cosmic Epsilon

Most 8-bit games use simple color cycling effects to simulate a 3D perspective, such as the roads in something like

Fuzzical Fighter

The popularity of Enix’s Dragon Quest caused not only a huge wave of clones for the Famicom, but also some

Lost Power (The Dark Age of JRPGs)

The Makai is ruled by a number of demon lords, each vying for higher status on the food chain by

Wrestling with Pixels Complete Preview PDF Available for Kickstarter and Patreon Backers!

It’s been a very (very, very) long road, but Wrestling with Pixels is finally almost complete! If you’re a Kickstarter

Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken

Pack-In Video was sort of like the Acclaim of Japanese publishers – much of their output was quick cash-ins outsourced

Shamus: Case II

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Shamus

The follow-up to Shamus tries something completely different, shedding its Berzerk-esque gameplay for something a little bit more original. It’s


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Shamus

Synapse Software was only alive for a few years in the early-to-mid 1980s, but during their brief existence, they developed

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Blu-Ray

Now available on Amazon for $23.99 Author and journalist John Szczepaniak spent three months travelling around Japan, interviewing over 80

Submissions are open for 2020!

We are officially re-opening submissions for 2020! Please make sure to check out the submissions guidelines and send in your

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