All posts by Steven Barbato

Metal Walker

The explosion of Pokemon’s popularity during the late 90s and early 2000s would go on to affect video game discourse

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Berserk

For the third game, the Berserk license would finally change hands, with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force taking the reins

Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shou

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Berserk

In 2004, Yuke’s would finally get another shot at the Berserk license. Berserk Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shou

Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Berserk

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk is unquestionably one of the most important manga ever created. It’s an unrelentingly grim and harrowing dark

Heroland

It’s no surprise that Heroland (released as “WORKxWORK” in Japan in 2018) was completely overlooked around its release in December

Away: Shuffle Dungeon

Mistwalker, a studio founded by the legendary Hironobu Sakaguchi, was responsible for games like Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey that

Confidential Mission

Confidential Mission is not what you’d call an imaginative game. Aside from wearing its James Bond inspiration proudly, Confidential Mission

Bouncer, The

During the late 90s, Square was on top of the gaming world. With their unmatched RPG output, they quickly worked

Chameleon Twist 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chameleon Twist

It didn’t take long for Japan System Supply to follow up with Chameleon Twist 2, releasing first in Japan this

Chameleon Twist

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Chameleon Twist

Back in 1997, Nintendo 64 owners didn’t have many platformers to choose from. While the console is recognized as a

Banishing Racer

The Game Boy had no shortage of platformers, even in its earliest years. From classics like Super Mario Land to

Gates of Zendocon

The Atari Lynx had the misfortune of releasing a mere two months after Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1989. While the

Sumo Fighter

Games about sumo aren’t exactly common, and when they do get made, they’re typically one-on-one fighting games that attempt to

Eggs of Steel

By the time it released in 1998, Eggs of Steel: Charlie’s Eggcellent Adventure (known as Hello Charlie!! in Japan) already

Adventures of Dino Riki, The

When one thinks of shoot-em-ups, the image of a lone spacecraft versus armies of aliens is often the first thing

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