Nintendo’s Metroid series has become one of the most influential in the video gaming sphere, to the point where it’s responsible for the whole “Metroidvania” subgenre. Learn about the history of this sci-fi classic, as well as its star Samus Aran, in this Nintendo-themed HG101 digest. Also included is coverage for Metroid’s spiritual brother, Kid Icarus, as well as other lesser known (but still beloved) Nintendo classics like Punch-Out!! and Balloon Fight, and other obscurities like Joy Mech Fight, The Mysterious Murasame Castle, and Devil World!
A sequel to the first Retro Game Super Translation Selection book originally published in 2017, this volume analyzes even more lines of dialogue from classic video games, compares how they were localized, and includes some explanation for the business or cultural reasons surrounding such changes.
Blast off again and check out the second in HG101’s line of books on shoot-em-ups! This volume features the works of Namco (Xevious, Dragon Spirit), Toaplan (Tiger Heli, Truxton, Batsugun), Raizing (Sorcer Striker, Battle Garegga, Terra Diver), and Psikyo (Strikers 1945, Samurai Aces), as well as several other arcade and console shooters like Trouble Shooter / Battlemania, Gaiares, Phalanx, and more!