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Makai Kingdom

Nippon Ichi’s Makai Kingdom combines bits and pieces from Disgaea and Phantom Brave, and tosses them in the blender to create another excellent, if

Gungrave: Overdose

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gungrave

It seems that Gungrave was just popular enough to warrant a sequel, but not popular enough for that sequel to retail at

Fire Emblem (Introduction)

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem is the “original” console strategy RPG, a genre that was previously bound only to computers. Designed by Intelligent Systems,

Zillion II: The Tri-Formation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Zillion

Zillion II (simply called Tri-Formation in Japan) is a massive departure from the original SMS game. Instead of being an daring, open-ended adventure

Skies of Arcadia

The year 2000 brought to the late, lamented Dreamcast one of the most majestic and simple RPGs to grace the

OutRun Europa

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series OutRun

OutRun Europa was licensed by Sega to US Gold and developed by Probe, the same folks behind the computer ports

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Rygar

WII SCREENS There have been many great video game events all throughout the annals of time. 1986: Rygar saves Argool.

Rygar (NES)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Rygar

When the hero of Argool made his debut on the NES, it was an entirely different venue from the arcade

Rygar (Arcade)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Rygar

Tecmo has really made a name for themselves over the time they’ve been in the gaming world, and that’s been

Mighty Final Fight

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Final Fight

In 1991, the Super Nintendo had arrived, and the regular NES was rather quickly forgotten by most publishers. Not content

Final Fight

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Final Fight

Co-authored by Sam Derboo Everyone remembers Double Dragon, the two-player side scrolling beat-em-up that featured companions using their mad martial arts

Zillion

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Zillion

Zillion (prefaced with “Akai Koudan” in Japan – it means “Red Photon”) is one of the most innovative titles on

R-Type

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series R-Type

The mid ‘80s was a renaissance for shooters. In 1985, Konami released Gradius. Not long later, in 1987, Irem released

Mobile Suit Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble

There’s a general consensus that licensed tie-ins suck, and Gundam games tend to suck even harder, if that’s possible. In

Popful Mail

Created by Falcom, publisher of popular Japanese RPGs such as Ys, Popful Mail is a fun little side scrolling action-RPG with anime style