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HG101 Year-End Book Status Updates – A Guide to Japanese Role Playing Games, Japanese Video Game Obscurities Vol. 2, and more!

Time of a year end round up here at HG101! When we began 2019, we had pretty ambitious plans when

New Patreon Exclusive Postcards!

Here’s our second batch of retro game-themed postcards featuring originally commissioned artwork, created exclusively for our Patreon donors! Our first

Top Speed

Sega’s 1986 arcade racer OutRun was a technical marvel, featuring brilliantly lush graphics, a stellar soundtrack, and super smooth scaling

Crime City

Crime City is basically Taito’s take on side-scrolling action games like Namco’s Rolling Thunder and Sega’s Shinobi. The goal, per


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Robocop

RoboCop is one of the defining action movies of the 80s. It tells the story of heroic police officer Lt.

RoboCop 2 (Arcade)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Robocop

Ocean retained the RoboCop license for all of the subsequent console and computer versions, none of which were very good.

Retro Horror and Star Fox/F-Zero Digest Featured in the Latest Storybundle

The latest Storybundle features two of our recent eBooks – The Guide to Retro Horror and Star Fox/F-Zero, which includes

Silent Hill

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Silent Hill

“The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh.” Capcom’s Resident Evil wasn’t the first horror adventure game,

Ninja Saviors, The: Return of the Warriors

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Ninja Warriors

Tengo Project is a small group of developers working within Natsume-Atari to update some of their classic games. Their first

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

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