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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

Dog of Bay (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Dog of Bay  Platforms: PlayStation 2 Developer: Cavia Release Year: 2000 This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature.


After the closure of Toaplan in 1994, much of the staff scattered in the winds, forming companies like Cave, Takumi,

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Vanillaware as a company has had its existence defined through its gorgeous 2D artwork, as seen in games like Odin

Patreon Postcards, Recent Books, and Plans for 2021

So 2020 is (finally) coming to a close, which means it’s time to give an update on everything going on

Greatest Hits Storybundle includes 95 ebooks, including 13 HG101 books!

The latest Storybundle includes a whopping 95 video game-themed ebooks, including 13 of ours, for only $30! It’s an incredible

Fundraiser for Rob Strangman

Rob Strangman has been a part of the retro gaming scene since the late 1990s. He’s founded several websites, including

Dyna Gear

It’s the future year 2993, and space time patroller Roger has followed space criminal Gustaf through a time warp, sending


There’s not much context given when you start up UPL’s Vandyke – there’s a dragon on the title screen, and

HG101 Early Holiday book sale on!

To celebrate the launch of our long-awaited Shin Megami Tensei / Persona book, we’re having a holiday sale on our

The Unofficial Shin Megami Tensei and Persona book is now available!

After nearly seven years of work, The Unofficial Guide to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona has finally been released! Paperbacks

Streets of Rage 4

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Streets of Rage

There were several attempts at a fourth Streets of Rage game – one that ended up becoming Eidos’ Fighting Force,

Submissions are open again!

Hello! It’s time to re-open HG101 submissions for 2021! Are you interested in contributing? We cover a wide variety of

Lurking Horror, The

Infocom created some of the best text adventures of the 80s, starting with the seminal Zork fantasy series, branching off

Sakura Wars (2019)

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

While the Sakura Taisen was a smash hit in the 1990s, the series never quite transitioned beyond Sega’s hardware, effectively

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