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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

Site Updates: New Features, New Books, Patreon Goodies, and more!

Time for a semi-regular updates for everything that’s going on around these here parts. New (and Returning) Features and Columns

Where in Hell is Carmen Santiago?

Broderbund’s Carmen Sandiego educational series was immensely popular in the late 80s and early 90s, enough to eventually earn it

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

SNK’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed over the years, having gone bankrupt in 2001 then resurrected by Playmore, then floundering

Animal Land Satsujin Jiken

Enix kickstarted the whole mystery Japanese adventure game craze of the 80s with Portopia Satsujin Renzoku Jiken, which was followed

Legend of Hero Tonma

Legend of Hero Tonma is one of those ridiculously difficult arcade side-scrollers from Irem, continuing their traditional of previous games

Cease and Desist – Parodies and Infringement in Video Games

Much of the video game industry was the Wild West during the 80s, particularly in Japan. Since it wasn’t regulated

Monster Pro Wrestling

As wrestling video games grew in popularity in the early 90s (largely thanks to the Fire Pro Wrestling series, at

Paladin (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Paladin (or “The Paladin“, as written in-game) is an early action-RPG released by Bothtec in 1985. Various Japanese sites indicate

Wild Riders

Sega/Wow Entertainments’s Wild Riders is part of the company’s long line of intense arcade racing games, but it’s got a

Cool Riders

Cool Riders looks and feels a lot like OutRunners, one of the sequels to OutRun, except it features motorcycles rather

HG101 at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo and A Video Game Con

The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo is this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th. Myself and Xerxes

Ninja Emaki

Capcom’s 1985 release Commando basically defined the overhead run-and-gun arcade genre, with many other similar games (particularly Ikari Warriors) also re-using

Cross-Series Cameo: Adol in Lunar: The Silver Star

Video game publishers occasionally cross-reference competitors titles in cheeky ways, though sometimes have to be done subtly to avoid copyright

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