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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

Dragon Lore

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Dragon Lore

In the early ‘90s, computer rendered graphics were all the rage, ignited by fancy effects in 3D movies and carried

Eggy (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

During the early days of computer gaming, publishers often found products by holding game development competitions. Enix was one of

Upcoming Books Poll

Here at HG101, we currently have a few books already in the works: The Guide to Retro Horror (due in

Cruise Chaser Blassty (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Square’s first role-playing game sure has a lot going for it. For starters, it eschews fantasy traditions for sci-fi flavor,

Fantasian (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Among the early Japanese RPG scene, Xtalsoft’s Mugen no Shinzou series is well known for combining the exploration of Ultima

Star Control

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Star Control

The Star Control series, published by Accolade but primarily created by Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, is known for

Star Control II

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Star Control

Star Control II is a huge departure from the original. It takes the lore of the firstgame, which was largely

Star Control 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Star Control

The Ur-Quan menace was successfully defeated by the destruction of their flagship at the end of Star Control II, but


Harakiri (1990) Developer: Game Arts Platforms: PC88 “I don’t know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture

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