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Haruhiko Shono’s first game – Alice: An Interactive Museum – is completely forgotten nowadays, but it did manage to be awarded a

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


This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Dodonpachi

At the time of writing, there is really only one series in recent memory that has been almost universally accepted

Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Otogi

Much like the introduction to the first Otogi, the player sees a scrolling overview of the story so far. It speaks

Dead or Alive (Introduction / Characters)

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Dead or Alive

There’s no shortage of violent conflict in video games, and misplaced titillation is also offered in abundance, but few franchises


Cing had hit hard times in 2009. While their previous title, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, had seen critical acclaim and reached

Nester’s Funky Bowling

It’s hard to measure the scope of influence the long-running magazine Nintendo Power had on the US video game market. Though it


Quarth is a fun little shooter / puzzle hybrid from Konami. You control a small ship at the bottom of


Daiseiou is the Japanese name of a Hong Kong comic book based on the The Monkey King legend. Since Starfish already had the

Monster Maulers

When people think of Konami’s arcade titles, they tend to think (with good reason) of their famous licensed beat-em-ups – Teenage

Otogi: Myth of Demons

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Otogi

Otogi, as a series, was one of From Software’s most wonderful creations. Having released such incredible and groundbreaking titles such


Platformers may be the poster child for what anybody thinks of when the word “retro” is mentioned in tandem with

Cloud Master

For the most part, there is little remarkable about Chuuka Taisen, which translates to “Great Wizard of the Middle Kingdom”,

Mario & Wario

The mouse controller for the Super Nintendo is seen as synonymous with Mario Paint. This is pretty much a given as

Balloon Fight

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Balloon Fight

NEED: GAME AND WATCH IMAGE Nintendo is well-regarded as an innovator within the industry. Almost every franchise they made has