Category: Feature

Primordial Pauline: How Did Mario’s First Girlfriend Get Her Name?

The story of how Mario got his name is fairly well known – in the original Japanese arcade release of Donkey

Hybrid Front, The

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

Garage: Bad Dream Adventure

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

Star Cruiser

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

Asuka 120% Final Burning Fest

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

Kuma Uta

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

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. Soma Bringer (2008) Developer: Monolith Soft Platform: DS Monolith

Tower of Archeos, The

So the ultra-hard dungeon crawling rogue-like genre is overdone. How do you breathe life into it? French developer Benjamin Soulé’s

Huuma Mina: The Game

Remember that weird puzzle game that retold Cinderella with more torture and murder? Same dev made another game before it,

Cinderella Escape 2!! Revenge

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Cinderella Escape

Disclaimer: The author of this article started backing the developer on their Patreon shortly after purchasing this game. Hajime’s sequel