500 Word Indies: Muri Feb 26, 2015
A retro throwback to DOS-era sidescrollers, complete with PC speaker-type sound effects.
This time we're covering the slightly controversial erotic match 3 game HuniePop. We also take a quick look at the stop motion shmup The Blue Flamingo and an early access strategic mind game with rabbits, Obey.
Your Weekly Kusoge: Ninja Clowns Feb 25, 2015
Ninjas! Clowns! They go together terribly in this wretched arcade beat-em-up from Strata.
Violent Storm Feb 23, 2015
Another gang busting beat-'em-up by Konami, this is often lumped in with the Crime Fighters series on those grounds (as did our old article), but it is actually very distinct from the other two.
Crime Fighters / Vendetta Feb 23, 2015
Over the course of the next few weeks, we're going to completely replace most of our coverage on classic Konami beat-'em-ups with newly written standalone articles, starting with this pair of overly stereotypical '80s/'90s street gang brawlers.
Game Club 199X: Obitus Feb 22, 2015
If you're following the iTunes/RSS feed, you might have seen this about a week ago. If not: After last month's text-only offering, we're back to games with
pretty pictures and sound. But still forced to draw maps to be able to do anything. The HG101 Podcast Warriors take on Psygosis's 1991 multi-platform RPG/adventure Obitus.
Brain Lord Feb 21, 2015
An excellent (and sadly overlooked) SNES action-RPG developed by the same team as 7th Saga and Mystic Ark.
Update: Pre-Street Fighter II Fighting Games Feb 19, 2015
We've expanded our big genre overview with four more titles that are not necessarily great, but historically interesting: Chop Suey, Knight Games, Nekketsu Judo and Panza Kick Boxing. Not entirely new but previously unannounced at this space is the coverage for the early IBM PC title Bushido.
Your Weekly Kusoge: Man Enough Feb 18, 2015
This attempt at a dating sim, featuring very embrassed looking real life digitized models, is about the worst you could hope for.
Last Alert Feb 16, 2015
One of the early Turbografx-16 CD-ROMs, this Telenet run-and-gun can't quite measure up to the best, but it's still pretty fun. Plus the English voice acting is famously laughable.
Litil Divil Feb 15, 2015
Explore the depths of hell in this action-adventure with some high quality animation.
Suikoden Feb 13, 2015
We updated our article on Konami's 108-character RPG series with coverage for the Japan-exclusive PSP title, with some additional smaller text updates in between.
Your Weekly Kusoge: Madō King Granzort Feb 12, 2015
This pseudo follow-up to Keith Courage in Alpha Zones completely fails to show off the improved technology of the Supergrafx console.
Pandemonium! Feb 10, 2015
Two early 2.5D platformers that tried to combine traditional gameplay with polygonal visuals, that's mostly remembered now for the creepy jester protagonist.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (N64) Feb 6, 2015
There were a number of Neon Genesis Evangelion games, but most of them were adventure games or weird "raise Rei Ayanami as your daughter" sims. This is one of the "action" games based on the anime...though it's still not terribly good.
Your Weekly Kusoge: Deep Blue Feb 4, 2015
Experience four levels of sea life being flung at you from the right side of the screen forever in this extremely poor Turbografx-16 shooter.
Nethack Feb 2, 2015
What began as a clone of ASCII based dungeon hack RPG Rogue eventually spawned into an addictive classic.
Dragon Knight Jan 30, 2015
WARNING: Due to the subject matter, this is the most NSFW article on the site ever. Only browse in a safe environment and in a situation where you're comfortable with seeing exploitative erotic content.
One of the formative works of Japanese erotic gaming, this series of RPGs proved that ero software could actually be backed up by a proper game.
First Strike: Broforce and Super Time Force Ultra! Jan 28, 2015
Another day, another First Strike! And another double header, to boot. We're covering two run & guns with a twist this time, namely Broforce and Super Time Force Ultra!
Your Weekly Kusoge: Total Recall Jan 28, 2015
It's another shlocky NES Schwarzenegger tie-in, which doesn't even seem to be able to remember which movie it's supposed to imitate.
Pengo Jan 27, 2015
This one has been in our article pipeline for years, but finally we managed to wrap it up with the latest remake, which was released for the Xbox 360 exclusively in Japan. Back in its time, this early Sega title was one of their first big hits, and apparently tremendously popular in Japan and Europe, judging by the many clones on various computer platforms.
Browsing genres just got better! Jan 27, 2015
We revised our genre index to make it much easier for you to find interesting-looking games. Every genre now gets its own page, and every article is represented with a screenshot. Check it out the link and have fun exploring! (Themes will follow eventually, but it will take a while.)
Godzilla Jan 26, 2015
Some of the earliest games starring the greatest monster of them all. To be continued some time in the future...
Submissions are temporarily closed Jan 25, 2015
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Tecmo Knight / Wild Fang Jan 24, 2015
Absurdly violent arcade beat-'em-up where you can summon a tiger, a giant and a dragon to ride on and take out huge enemies as a tiny knight, made by Tecmo (who would have guessed?) shortly after the original Ninja Gaiden.
Dark Half Jan 22, 2015
Control both an evil overlord and the hero sent to kill him in this darkly innovative Super Famicom RPG from Westone/Enix.
Our latest book has been released! Including reviews of Gradius, Parodius, TwinBee, Otomedius, Xexex, Space Manbow, Axelay, and many more. Paperback and Kindle available at Amazon, for retail price $25.00 (and on other European sites too), and PDF available at Sellfy! of $4.99!
Your Weekly Kusoge: China Warrior Jan 21, 2015
This early PC Engine/Turbografx-16 title shows of the system's ability to handle large sprites, at the expense of a playable game.
Silent Dragon Jan 20, 2015
This slightly-above-average beat-em-up from the developers of Double Dragon 3 is just weird enough to be worth checking out.
Floor 13 Jan 19, 2015
A resource management sim for the PC/Amiga where you control an immoral, corrupt bureaucrat who orders assassinations, spreads disinformation and works with only the interest of his political party in mind.
Ninja Gaiden Jan 17, 2015
It's been a while since our Ninja Gaiden article has been up-to-date, but now we can finally give you our view of Ninja Gaiden 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Not much good news, unfortunately. Also new is coverage of some mobile ports and spin-offs, as well as smaller text tweaks and additional screenshots throughout.
S.C.A.T. Jan 14, 2015
Although we previously covered this game as part of a larger "Natsume NES games" article, we've decided to expand each game into single articles, starting with the side-scrolling shooter S.C.A.T. (AKA Final Mission and Action in New York), which was heavily influenced by Capcom's Forgotten Worlds.
YWK+: Jacob Buczynski's Games Jan 14, 2015
What was originally supposed to be a Your Weekly Kusoge entry on the infamous Revenge of the Sunfish turned into a broader view at this man's strange creations.
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