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Every company has their oddballs and one-offs that get eclipsed by their bigger franchises. Urban Champion is more or less forgotten by

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The very first TMNT game came in 1989 on the NES, appropriately titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Interestingly enough, Konami opted for a

Ninja Clowns

In the world of beat-em-ups, it takes a lot to be remembered. Even such gems of the genre as Ninja Baseball

Kingdom O’ Magic

SCI’s Kingdom O’ Magic is about as close as anyone got to a Monty Python skit in video game form. Oh, sure, they were

Sakura Wars 2

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Sakura Wars

This much-anticipated sequel was released for Saturn in April of 1998. It remains the breakout hit of the series, selling


This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Valis

Valis used to be the pride of Japanese B-tier developer Telenet. Due to the games being decent at best, the series

Eternal Daughter

There are many indie platformers more well known than Eternal Daughter – and that’s a real shame because there aren’t many indie

Nontan to Issho: Kuru Kuru Puzzle

This is another puzzle-drop game along with another Japanese license heralded by Game Freak . Nontan is a mischievous kitten

Lemmings Paintball

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Lemmings

The lemmings have apparently had an argument of something or another, and they’re ready to fight about it. Unlike that


This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Mushihime-sama

When creating a game, the most important thing to be is flexible. One day your game could be an ultra

RayCrisis: Series Termination

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series RayForce

The Ray- series has a morbidly fascinating backstory to it, light and understated though it may be. Granted, RayStorm did not get really grim


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Espgaluda

Cave’s 1998 psychic-themed shoot-em-up ESP was well-received in arcades and remains fondly regarded (infinite boss milking excepted) today: regular requests for

ObsCure: The Aftermath

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Obscure

A few years later, Microïds felt lucky and gave the green light for a second ObsCure in 2007, smartly called ObsCure II… at


It took less than a year after his debut as a helpful steed in Super Mario World for Yoshi and his colorful

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Amnesia

The second full game in the Amnesia series wasn’t developed by Frictional Games, but instead was taken over by The Chinese Room,

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