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Another World / Out of this World

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Another World

During most of the ’80s, the real hotbed of game development was primarily Japan and the US. The Atari 2600

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Prinny

Nippon Ichi aren’t a company to do things in half-measures. Their Strategy RPGs are well known for the absurd amount

Spelunker

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Spelunker

When it comes to gaming habits, the Japanese tend to be a little xenophobic, as immensely popular titles Western titles

Machinarium

There are few game so gorgeously understated as Machinarium, a gorgeous little adventure game by Amanita Design, a small team of

Simon the Sorcerer: Who’d Even Want Contact?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Simon the Sorcerer

In the fifth Simon game, the Magic World has been invaded by a group of aliens called Nihonians, not only stirring up

Pandora Directive, The

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

Two years after the release of Under a Killing Moon, which proved to be a critical and financial success, Access released

Rusty

The PC98 and other Japanese home computers are known for having obscure rarities available nowhere else, and Rusty by C-Lab

Dragon Buster

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster is a bit of an obscure classic. Much like another similarly themed Namco title from the era, Tower of Druaga,

Under a Killing Moon

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

Tex Murphy disappeared from the gaming world for three years, only to resurface unexpectedly at the end in 1994 in Under

Martian Memorandum

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

A few years after the events of Mean Streets, Tex is once again contracted to find a missing person. This time,

Mean Streets

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tex Murphy

Back in the ’90s, Access Software was largely known for its popular Links series of golf games. But their other big entries

Vasara

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Vasara

The Vasara games are two fairly unique manic shooters. They’re set in medieval Japan, but feature giant flying robots, much like Compile’s M.U.S.H.A. and Robo Aleste.

Policenauts

For the longest time, Policenauts was considered Hideo Kojima’s lost masterpiece. Although initially released in 1994 for the Japanese PC-9821 home computer,

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Indiana Jones Point and Click

LucasArts continued to develop awesome graphic adventures after The Last Crusade was declared a hit film and game. In 1990, after the modest success

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Indiana Jones Point and Click

Indiana Jones is a name that you are required to know unless you studied abroad on Mars for the past