Category: Feature

Ecsaform (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Ecsaform (1999) Developer: Emotion / Bandai Visual Platforms: PlayStation Seseri is a young girl in the kingdom of Solpagania, the

The Hidden Husband of Black/Matrix

The world of Flight-Plan’s SRPG Black/Matrix is like an inverted version of Christianity – the seven deadly sins are considered

Cookie’s Bustle (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Cookie Blair is a five year old girl from New Jersey, but she think she’s a teddy bear, so that’s

Sinful Eden

Looking at a single screen of this game, you’d expect this Kusoge piece would be about how it’s a gross

Yu Yu Hakusho Conclusion – PlayStation 2 cont., Nintendo DS, Mobile

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Yu Yu Hakusho Franchise Overview

Yu Yu Hakusho Forever – Playstation 2 (2005) The first of two 3D fighters developed by Dimps, Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 4 – Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Yu Yu Hakusho Franchise Overview

Yu Yu Hakusho – Ghost Files: Spirit Detective – Game Boy Advance (2003) For Atari’s first game based on the

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 3 – Mega Drive, Game Gear, 3DO

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Yu Yu Hakusho Franchise Overview

Yu Yu Hakusho Gaiden – Mega Drive (1994) One of the rare Japanese adventure games to play out in third-person,

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 1 – Intro, Game Boy & PC Engine CD

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Yu Yu Hakusho Franchise Overview

A vastly popular manga and anime in mid-90s Japan, Yu Yu Hakusho began life as the story of a deceased

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 2 – Famicom & Super Famicom

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Yu Yu Hakusho Franchise Overview

Yu Yu Hakusho: Bakutou Ankoku Bujutsu Kai – Famicom (1993) The lone (and late) Famicom entry could only be played

Xerd no Densetsu (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

On the surface, Vic Tokai and Graphic Research’s Xerd no Densetsu (“The Legend of Xerd”) seems like a typical JRPG for

Black Rainbow

The hidden object genre is kind of fascinating because while it’s certainly lacking in depth, the formula for making a

Hurry Fox (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Like many Japanese computer game publishers in the 80s, Micro Cabin developed a number of adventure games. Alas, their first

Eggy (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

During the early days of computer gaming, publishers often found products by holding game development competitions. Enix was one of

Cruise Chaser Blassty (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Square’s first role-playing game sure has a lot going for it. For starters, it eschews fantasy traditions for sci-fi flavor,

Fantasian (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Among the early Japanese RPG scene, Xtalsoft’s Mugen no Shinzou series is well known for combining the exploration of Ultima


Harakiri (1990) Developer: Game Arts Platforms: PC88 “I don’t know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture

Animal Land Satsujin Jiken

Enix kickstarted the whole mystery Japanese adventure game craze of the 80s with Portopia Satsujin Renzoku Jiken, which was followed

Cease and Desist – Parodies and Infringement in Video Games

Much of the video game industry was the Wild West during the 80s, particularly in Japan. Since it wasn’t regulated

Paladin (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Paladin (or “The Paladin“, as written in-game) is an early action-RPG released by Bothtec in 1985. Various Japanese sites indicate

Cross-Series Cameo: Adol in Lunar: The Silver Star

Video game publishers occasionally cross-reference competitors titles in cheeky ways, though sometimes have to be done subtly to avoid copyright

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