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Bonk’s Adventure

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Bonk

Video gaming has always had mascots, stretching all the way back to Namco’s Pac-Man, and including such memorable characters as Mario

Sengoku Ace

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Sengoku Ace

The era just after the chaos the industry barely survived in the mid-80s was a spawning ground for upstart companies

Tales of Monkey Island

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Monkey Island

Escape from Monkey Island marked the end of adventure gaming for LucasArts, as they began to shift development towards legions of Star

Escape from Monkey Island

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Monkey Island

The Curse of Monkey Island ended with Guybrush burying LeChuck under a glacier and finally marrying Elaine Marley. They spend

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Kid Niki

Amidst the legions of ninja-themed video games released during the ’80s, Irem had an interesting idea – what if they

Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck, The

Even though Sega had already put out the Genesis and seeing great success with it, the Master System had a

Escape From Hell

The old days of computer RPGs were mostly dominated by the fantasy genre, with titles such as Ultima, and Might and Magic being

Metal Slug 7 / XX

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

The initial announcement of Metal Slug 7 on the Nintendo DS was a stake to the heart of 2D lovers anywhere. In

Colonel’s Bequest, The

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Laura Bow

Envisioned by Roberta Williams, Laura Bow is the star of a short lived series that draws from classic mystery novels.

Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Gabriel Knight

In the late ’90s, the adventure game genre was dying. LucasArts’ fantastic Grim Fandango had more or less flopped, Sierra’s latest entries

Beast Within, The: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gabriel Knight

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery picks up roughly a year after the end of the first game. Gabriel has

Psycho-Nics Oscar

Ever wonder how the Gradius power-up bar would work outside of a side-scrolling shooter? Konami eventually stuck it in the

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

The early 90s was a great time for America’s favorite pastime: the arcade scene was the healthiest they’d been in


The Super Famicom was home to a number of excellent action-RPGs, amongst them Illusions of Gaia, Soul Blazer, Terranigma, Brain Lord, and many others.

Shadow Hearts

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shadow Hearts

If there’s one thing the video game community can always be relied on to do, it’s second-guessing itself, often in