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Psycho Soldier

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Athena

After releasing Athena, SNK apparently decided that they liked the character so much that they’d re-use her in a completely


The SNK of the mid-80s was mostly known for military-themed action games like TNK III or Ikari Warriors. Athena is

SegaSonic Bros.

This entry is part 12 of 22 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega found massive popularity with Sonic the Hedgehog, a cute-but-cool animal mascot that almost singlehandledly turned around the fate of

Let’s help crowdfund Japansoft: An Oral History

Back in 2013, The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers project began on Kickstarter, as dozens of developers of classic

Hurry Fox (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Like many Japanese computer game publishers in the 80s, Micro Cabin developed a number of adventure games. Alas, their first

Black Bird

Yoshiro Kimura is known for offbeat games, particularly titles like Moon: Remix RPG Adventure and Chulip. While these titles were


Capcom’s Final Fight is one of the seminal entries in the beat-em-up genre, which refined the work done by Technos

Captain Commando

Final Fight was a huge success for Capcom, and thus the company followed it up with a number of similar

Section Z

In Capcom’s early days, they developed a handful of vertical shoot-em-ups patterned after Xevious, including 1942, Vulgus, and Exed Eyes.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a compilation of games from SNK’s early history, before they were known for the Neo

Knights of the Round

Of the three arcade beat-em-ups Capcom released in 1991, it’s easy to get the two fantasy-themed ones confused. The King

Happy Halloween 2018 from HG101!

Happy Halloween! Like most websites, we’ve been doing Halloween-themed articles for awhile now, and this year we actually put out

King of Dragons, The

Capcom had a small thing going with swords and sorcery arcade RPGs, starting with 1987’s Black Tiger and evolving into

Magic Sword

Due to the popularity of RPGs like Dragon Quest, a number of Japanese arcade games experimented with melding role-playing elements

Youkai Yashiki

The article is featured in HG101 Digest Vol. 3: The Guide to Retro Horror. Please check it out! Youkai Yashiki

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