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Actraiser 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Actraiser

The highly-anticipated sequel to ActRaiser appeared at first glance to deliver a fantastic combination of familiar elements and new designs.

Night Slashers

Night Slashers is a beat-em-up, and not a particularly revolutionary one, at that. What makes it unique, though, is its


As one of the very first arcade games, it’s surprising that Pong never really got as many remakes or games

Zunzunkyou no Yabou

There are some games which exist that are incredibly “Japanese.” Being that many games in the eighties and nineties were


The early releases of the SNES were aimed at proving the system’s technical capabilities, particularly the liberal use of Mode

Ninja Kids

Ninjas have been a staple of pop culture for a large portion of the later 20th century, though it’s hard

Nightshade (NES)

The Nintendo Entertainment System is more revered for its fast-paced action games than investigative adventure yarns, the latter of which

Trio the Punch

Some games refuse to be classified by any conventional definition. Trio the Punch‘s existence defies all explanations and laws of


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Actraiser

As one of the many fine titles to herald the success of Nintendo’s new technical powerhouse, ActRaiser had a little


by Sotenga Even in their early days, Sega were always thinking of bold new concepts to innovate and evolve the

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