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HG101 Books Featured in the Latest Storybundle

The latest Storybundle features not just one but two of HG101 ebooks! If you pay $5, you’ll get a copy

Rush’n Attack: Ex-Patriot

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Rush 'n Attack

Konami resurrected a number of their properties for various digital distribution platforms, resulting in new games in the Contra, Gradius,

Act-Fancer

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Darwin

Though it’s not apparent from the title (or even from glancing at it), the goofily named Act-Fancer is actually a

SRD: Super Real Darwin

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Darwin

Released just a year after Darwin 4078, Super Real Darwin doesn’t really change up a whole lot. Many of the

Darwin 4078

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Darwin

Pretty much every major Japanese developer in the mid-80s had their Xevious clones. Capcom had Vulgus and Exed Exes. Konami

HG101 Plans for 2019

We’ve got lots of stuff planned for 2019 here at HG101! Here’s the lowdown: HG101 Digest Vol. 4: Star Fox

Steins;Gate Elite

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate Elite, a remake of the famed 2009 science fiction visual novel, was originally conceived by lead designer and producer

B-Wings

B-Wings (which stands for “Battle Wings”) is an early vertical shoot-em-up from Data East. As the title suggests, the main

Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, The

Nippon Ichi’s The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince is sort of similar to Nippon Ichi’s 2013 Vita/Windows game htoL#NiQ:

Trojan

In 1984, Irem developed Kung Fu Master, the arcade game that more or less established the “walk forward and beat

Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Commando

It took them nearly twenty years, but in 2008, Capcom dug up the Commando license and published a new entry in the

Mercs

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Commando

Many of the games released in the wake of Commando borrowed themes from American action movies – Ikari Warriors was

Hyper Light Drifter

With the indie game renaissance, one of the favorite subgenres of developers has been the Metroidvania, otherwise known as a

Commando

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Commando

Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, one of the more popular arcade subgenres was the “overhead run-and-gun”. They featured

Xerd no Densetsu (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

On the surface, Vic Tokai and Graphic Research’s Xerd no Densetsu (“The Legend of Xerd”) seems like a typical JRPG for

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