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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

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SonSon II

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Black Tiger

Capcom’s barbarian-themed arcade game Black Tiger was scheduled to be ported to the PC Engine at one point. However, sometime during

Black Tiger

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Black Tiger

Capcom’s Black Tiger is one of the many dark fantasy barbarian-themed arcade games of the mid/late 80s, undoubtedly inspired by

Son Son

Much of Capcom’s early output was dominated by shoot-em-ups, and most of these – Vulgus, Exed Exes, 1942 – were

Speed Rumbler, The

Capcom’s The Speed Rumbler is very much inspired by Mad Max and Road Warrior. Taking place in a vaguely post-apocalyptic

HG101 Digest Vol. 3: The Guide to Retro Horror is now available!

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428: Shibuya Scramble

Chunsoft is one of the great pioneers of Japanese storytelling. In 1991, they developed and published Otogirisou (“St. John’s Wort”), a

Dragon Lore II: Heart of the Dragon Man

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dragon Lore

So technically the hero, Werner, got inducted into the Dragon Knights at the end of the first Dragon Lore, but

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