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Toki no Senshi – Chrono Soldier

The mid-eighties saw the inception of a genre known as run-and-guns, which were popularized by the likes of Capcom’s Commando and SNK’s Ikari

Lufia: The Ruins of Lore

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Lufia

Lufia: The Ruins Of Lore returns the series to the puzzle-dungeon style game-play of the second game, along with re-introducing the

Knuckle Bash

Although Toaplan is mostly known for their amazing shooters like Truxton, Zero Wing, and Batsugun, they often dabbled in other genres. Knuckle Bash was one such attempt,

Martial Champion

Fighting games in the nineties were as common as pennies in a mall fountain. Street Fighter II had been so influential and


When most people think of shoot-em-ups, they think of giant bosses, screens full of bullets, tight controls, and the ability

Grand Master

Grand Master is a virtually unknown and underappreciated action-RPG for the Famicom. It was developed by Soft Machine and published by


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

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