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Nickname: Discoalucard Contact info: Email, Twitter Head Editor. SHOPPING PLEASE!

Banana Prince

KID was one of the many, many mid-level developers for the Famicom/NES –  too small to actually publish their own

Japanese Video Game Obscurities Update: Completion of the Manuscript and Submission to the Publisher

Hi all! Just a quick update on the status of this. I’m getting together the final steps for submitting everything

Sonic & Knuckles

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic & Knuckles is basically the second part of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Some might have been angry that Sega

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

This entry is part 4 of 22 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

As expected, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a massive success for the 1992 holiday season. A sequel was started almost

Sonic CD

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

While Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was being developed in the United States, some of the original Japanese staff stayed back

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog was an extraordinary success, and gave Sega and the Genesis the muscle it needed to stand up

Sonic the Hedgehog

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega was one of the largest arcade game developers during the 80s, but they didn’t quite have the same success

HG101 at Too Many Games in Oaks PA on June 22-24

I’ve been going to the Too Many Games convention as a vendor almost every year for the past five years,

Mappy

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Mappy

The battle of “cat vs. mouse” has been told countless times, through children’s stories to cartoon to video games. Mappy

Hopping Mappy

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Mappy

Mappy‘s only true arcade sequel came in the form of the 1986 release Hopping Mappy. (“Hopping” is a verb in

Mappy Land

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Mappy

Mappy Land, the first Mappy game developed exclusively for the console audience attempts to greatly expand on the original, with

Mappy Kids

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Mappy

Mappy Land told the story of Mappy and Mapico finding love. In this sequel, again exclusive to the Famicom, they’ve

Mappy (Mobile Games)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Mappy

Teku-Teku Mappy (テクテクマッピー) – Mobile (2003) Mappy de Puzzle (マッピーDEパズル) – Mobile (2003) These are two Mappy-themed puzzle games developed for

Mappy (Misc)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Mappy

Mappy Robot While most overseas gamers are familiar with Mappy and the Nyamco gang through the video games, they actually

Matou no Houkai

A number of games fashioned themselves after Konami’s Castlevania, but fewer mimicked its sequel. Matou no Houkai (“Collapse of the

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