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Dead or Alive Paradise

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Dead or Alive

You’d think it would be rather embarrassing to play a game like Dead or Alive Xtreme in public, but nonetheless Tecmo eventually

Smart Ball

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Jerry Boy

Game Freak’s ambitious initial title was followed up by a much more standard platformer. Funny enough, it was also one

Jelly Boy 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Jerry Boy

In 1994 Game Freak decided to expand upon its earlier slime platformer, taking the same mechanics with an entirely new

Donkey Kong Country

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong. The name alone has a particular resonance far beyond gaming culture. Before there were “gamers”, at least as

Dark Half

Superficially workmanlike, Dark Half is actually one of the more unusual and challenging RPGs available on the Super Famicom. It’s


Namco is known for a number of shooters – Xevious, Dragon Spirit, Phelios – which are mostly vertically-oriented. Ordyne is a break from these, a side-scrolling

HG101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Shoot the core! Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters includes 154 pages with full

Ninja Gaiden II (NES)

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos takes place shortly after the events of the first game. Ryu has defeated


This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Brandish

Brandish is a series of overhead dungeon crawlers from Falcom. Like most of their games, it began on Japanese PCs, though

Metal Morph

Origin Systems is a company that made video game history not only with its seminal Ultima franchise, but also with their long-lived


It was hard to accurately replicate sports games in the early eighties. For a game as simple as table tennis, Pong was

Adventures of Lomax, The

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Lemmings

The lemmings have starred in numerous games, on tons of consoles and computer platforms. They’ve had a reasonably smooth transition


In what perhaps seems like a strange choice for a game, Moai-kun is par for the norm from Konami. The game is


This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Twinbee

  TwinBee is one of Konami’s most popular shooter series. There’s no doubt about the game’s immense popularity. However, those

Dragon Knight II

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Dragon Knight

A sequel wasn’t planned when Elf made the first Dragon Knight, but the huge popularity and strong fan demand prompted them

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