Category: Dark Age of JRPGs

Lost Power (The Dark Age of JRPGs)

The Makai is ruled by a number of demon lords, each vying for higher status on the food chain by

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

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

Riglas (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Most RPGs of the 80s utilized an overhead view or a first person perspective, while a select few (such as

Weird 2 (Dark Age of JRPGs)

I thought a game named Weird 2 would be an interesting game to cover for this column…but nope! It’s actually

Mugen no Shinzou (Dark Age of JRPGs)

I promised we’d meet Xtal Soft again soon, didn’t I? Mugen no Shinzou (“Heart of Fantasy”) is actually their first RPG and

Courageous Perseus (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Hey, this is the first game in this series where I actually saw the end of it! Mostly because it

Danchizuma no Yuuwaku (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Japan being Japan, you knew it was only a matter of time until the first “erotic” game would show up

Panorama Toh (Dark Age of JRPGs)

If you thought Dragon Slayer was Falcom’s first RPG, you guessed wrong. Well, admittedly it’s a bit of a stretch

Some More Games We Cannot Play (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Greetings! The above is actually the cover for Dragon and Princess, which we already wrote about, but we couldn’t find

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