All posts by Steven Barbato

Wonder Dog

It’s no secret that mascot platformers were a big thing in the 90s. Everyone in every industry wanted a piece

Battle of Kingdom

Battle of Kingdom (バトルオブキングダム) Developer: Lenar / Live Planning Platform: Game Boy Release Date: 1993 This article is part of

Lord of the Sword

As one of the few “Adventure Role-Playing” games on the Master System to follow in the wake of Phantasy Star,

Charge ‘N Blast

Sega’s Dreamcast became known as a haven for top-notch, highly replayable arcade ports, and Charge ‘N Blast takes so many

Eternal Legend

During the late 1980s into 1990, Dragon Quest’s first four entries had taken Japan by storm, making RPGs the hot

Cyber Core

The TurboGrafx-16 is known for its vast library of shoot-em-ups, so it can be difficult for the more obscure ones

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Hoshi wo Sagashite (星をさがして…)  Developer: Sega Release Date: 1988 Platforms: Sega Mark III / Master System This article is part

Tinkle Pit (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Tinkle Pit (ティンクルピット) Developer: Namco Release Date: 1993 Platforms: Arcade This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We

Hansha de Spark! (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Hansha de Spark (反射でスパーク!) Developer: Prism Inc Platform: Saturn Release Date: 1997 This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities


They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and Vexx is proof that idiom also applies to video

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