Category: Feature

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

Sonic’s Schoolhouse

It might not be entirely fair to single out an educational game for this sort of article. It’s entirely fair,

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

Horror Zombies from the Crypt

Horror Zombies from the Crypt – ah, if that title doesn’t spell exquisite home entertainment of the highest order. You know

Do Dutch Wives Dream of Electric Eels? (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Most computer RPGs in the early days (and even in the modern era) are based around some fantasy or swords

Gokuu Densetsu: Magic Beast Warriors

Mortal Kombat had a huge influence on practically every fighting game developed in America. In the mid-90s, the market was flooded

Dragon & Princess, The (Dark Age of JRPGs)

The Dragon & Princess ドラゴンアンドプリンセス – PC-88, FM-7 (December 1982)   When people think of Koei nowadays, the first association

Yoshiro Kimura

Photo by Daniel Feit from Inside Japan’s Indie Games Fest, Where Crazy Is Mandatory Q: You love travelling and have

Some Games We Cannot Play (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Alright, before we can go on with the regular program, here is one issue that we need to deal with

Seiken Densetsu (Dark Age of JRPGs)

No, this has nothing to do with Square’s popular Mana series, despite the identical Japanese title. This one was actually

Dungeon (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Koei’s final RPG for 1983 follows the classic Ultima formula closer than any of the other games shown thus far.

Dear Esther

When approached as a game, Dear Esther is bundled frustration. A game all wandering around an abandoned island sounds like a great

Ken to Mahou / Sword & Sorcery (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Last week I didn’t get to do another entry unfortunately (although I technically didn’t announce this as a weekly column

Franko: The Crazy Revenge

In the early 90s, the success of games like Final Fight, Golden Axe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the

Home: a unique horror adventure

The protagonist of Home is a nameless guy who wakes up in an unknown house with a wounded leg. Just in the

Edge Grinder

Edge Grinder is a game were you grind along edges. Well, technically it’s a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up, with lots of alien

Pyongyang Racer

There is nothing that decaying communist dictatorships love like tourism. The Republic of Cuba is a striking example of this


Western PC gamers of the late 1990s, you thought you had it bad with all those incompetent Diablo clones? You don’t know

Don’t Buy This: Five of the Worst Games Ever

Released in the UK on the 1st of April 1985, costing £2.50 and coming on audio cassette tape, Don’t Buy This is

Operation Body Count

The first thing we see is “Operation Body Count” rendered in bloody text, accompanied by an unnerving broadcast about a

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