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Nosferatu Oct 31, 2014

A triple feature of three very different horror games - a British microcomputer isometric adventure, a Super Famicom cinematic platformer and a 21st century first person shooter - all united by one name.

Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday Oct 30, 2014

Porky Pig may be one of the more underappreciated Looney Tunes characters, but some time around Halloween 1995, he got his very own SNES platformer for the spooky occasion.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Vampire Rain Oct 29, 2014

It's raining vampires! Well, actually it's just a failed stealth game featuring vampires...

CarnEvil Oct 28, 2014

Ridiculously over the top lightgun shooter about an evil carnival.

Sunsoft Gremlins 2 games Oct 28, 2014

A NES top-down action game and a Game Boy platformer starring the little monsters. (And yes, we're aware the films are actually set on Christmas - look forward for more Gremlin goodness around that time!)

Blackwell Oct 26, 2014

Halloween is about to rear its delightfully ugly head again, so until the 31st, we're gonna have a lot of content about spooky games for you. We're starting out mildly, with Dave Gilbert's recently completed point-and-click adventure cycle starring New York ghost counselor / paranormal investigator Rosa Blackwell and her ghost companion from the '20s, Joey Mallone.

Yumimi Mix Oct 25, 2014

Game Arts' cutesy Mega CD visual novel tells the incredulous story of interdimensional horse lovers.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Cyberdillo Oct 22, 2014

Live out your fantasies as a cybernetic armadillo in this insane, nightmarish FPS.

64th Street: A Detective Story Oct 21, 2014

Solve crimes by bashing some heads in this Jaleco beat-em-up, obstensibly set in the 1930s, except with cyborgs for some reason..

Boppin' Oct 19, 2014

An unusual Puzzle Bobble-type game on the Amiga and IBM PC, with unique visual stylings, tons of classic video game references, and completely inappropriate violence.

Puzzle Boy Oct 18, 2014

Atlus' series of Sokoban-style puzzle games starring vegetables, better known in English as Kwirk, Spud's Adventure and Amazing Tater.

Charlie Ninja Oct 16, 2014

Two wacky ninjas fight through an array of American stereotypes in this zany arcade game from Mitchell.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Dark Tower Oct 15, 2014

This hacked together Bubble Bobble clone features a nerd hero fighting against sprite rips from Ghosts n' Goblins.

Psychic War Oct 14, 2014

We've updated this article to include more information on this early sci-fi JRPG, one of the first of its kind to make it to North America.

In case you missed it: Japanese Game Expo Photos 1991-1992 and 1993-1994 Oct 14, 2014

Here's some old stuff from our blog! Glorious photos from various Japanese industry events, scanned from contemporaneous Korean magazines.

Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant and Nemesis Oct 13, 2014

Wizardry enters the 1990s - one is D.W. Bradley's final masterpiece for Sir-Tech, the other a mediocre Myst-ish spin-off.

Christopher Columbus is an Idiot Oct 13, 2014

Happy Columbus Day! Fumble your way towards the New World as the universe's most moronic explorer in HG101's own perpetually unfinished (but still playable) point-and-click adventure game.

Blog: HG101 State of the Union - October 2014 Oct 13, 2014

Updates on the Sega Classics Vol. 2 book and extra discounts for Patreon contributors, plus a summary of all of the articles from the past month.

Super Meat Boy Oct 12, 2014

Perfect your platforming skills in this kinda-gross indie gaming classic.

Lucky & Wild Oct 10, 2014

Live out your buddy cop movie fantasies with this two player light gun/racing hybrid from Namco.

500-Word Indies: Oneiric Gardens Oct 10, 2014

Awkward little free walk-'em-up in an incoherent, dreamlike world.

Game Club 199X - XCOM: UFO Defense Oct 9, 2014

It's nighttime in the big city. A convenience store clerk takes a penny, does not leave a penny. A flying saucer lands and a bunch of floating guys in capes come out. It's the HG101 podcast with your host, Snarboo.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Dianshi Mali Oct 8, 2014

Push Start to Rich in this shady bootleg Famicom slot machine simulator by "Namco Corporation".

Iron Horse Oct 7, 2014

Take down a group of train-robbing outlaws in this Western-themed arcade game from Konami.

Deae Tonosama Appare Ichiban Oct 5, 2014

Fight a legion of aliens invading feudal Japan in a campy run-and-gun similar to Choaniki.

Pier Solar and the Great Architects Oct 4, 2014

The ambitious Genesis indie RPG finally makes its way to more accessible platforms with a questionable "HD" conversion (but no worries - the original graphics are available as well).

Rogue Legacy Oct 2, 2014

Rogue is reimagined as a Metroidvania with this indie side-scrolling slasher.

Your Weekly Kusoge: Miracle Design Kart Racers Oct 1, 2014

Not two, not three, but four almost identical kart racers, all crappy, released under different names.

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Realms of Arkania

Cinematic Milestones

Alone in the Dark

Prince of Persia

Another World

Fighting Games

Virtua Fighter

Fatal Fury

King of Fighters



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Monkey Island

Gabriel Knight

Leisure Suit Larry

Side-Scrolling Action

Ninja Gaiden

Mega Man



Space Harrier

Golden Axe



Bionic Commando


Final Fight



Moon Crystal

Holy Diver

Super Famicom

Gunple: Gunman's Proof


Rendering Ranger: R2

Japanese PS1

Panzer Bandit

Harmful Park

Gunner's Heaven


Tracing the Influence

A History of Korean Gaming

Japanese Artwork of Western Games

Franchise Profiles


Donald Duck

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


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