Category: Feature

Digan no Maseki

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. If you

Germs: Nerawareta Machi

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. If you

Super Star

You know what’s kind of amazing about China? How little the country seems to care about copyright law. This game

Jon Ritman (Interview)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Monster Max

Aside from a “making of” feature in Retro Gamer issue 130, there wasn’t a lot of information available on Monster

Jagur 5

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. If you

Soma Bringer

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. If you

Capcpom Presents – Gamest’s Greatest Typos

Gamest was one of the many video game magazines that ran through the 80s up until 1999, primarily created for

“Ii desu tomo” – Golbez’s Famous Line

In Retro Game Super Translation Selection, there’s a section explaining the famous “You spoony bard!” quote from Final Fantasy IV,

Light and Shadows: Wolfenstein II Visual Glitches

Wolfenstein II begins with hero BJ Blazkowicz having survived a near death experience, and awakens in an extremely crippled state.

Press X To Not Die

With the rise of digital video, the revival of the FMV game is well under way, both large and small.

Don’t Believe Famitsu’s Lies – Final Fantasy Tactics’ Black Book

The Genji equipment is a series of samurai-themed weapons and armor found in most of the Final Fantasy games. In the PS1

Grave Rivalry – The Fate of Competing Video Game Heroes

Most video game publishers kept friendly relationships with each other, rarely referencing or parodying other games or characters other than

Metroid Omoroid – Metroid II’s Commercial Catch Copy

In Japan, video games are often sold with “catch copy”, memorable phrases that are the equivalent to Hollywood movie taglines.

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

Voyeur

The Phillips CDi wasn’t exactly meant to be a game console – rather, it was a “multimedia” player that was