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Rival Schools United by Fate

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Rival Schools

Initially released in the arcades, and then a year later for the PS1, Rival Schools primarily focuses on a young

3 Count Bout

It goes without saying that SNK are well known for their fighting games. And rightly so – they made about

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

Twinkle Star Sprites: La Petite Princesse

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Twinkle Star Sprites

The original Twinkle Star Sprites came out in 1996, and it’s took nearly ten years for a new installment to

Rival Schools (Characters / Introduction)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Rival Schools

Rival Schools: United by Fate is a fighting game featuring bubbly cheerleaders, soccer players, hadoken-firing school teachers, devious principals with

Power Instinct (Introduction / Characters)

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

Back when Street Fighter II first came out, things were a lot different. Arcades were filled with Street Fighter cabinets. Whole pages of magazines

Matrimelee

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

Seven years after Groove on Fight, developer Noise Factory decided to resurrect the series on the Neo Geo under the title Shin

Purikura Daisakusen

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

The magical girl Clara was so popular that she ended up starring in her own game, dubbed “Prikura Daisakusen”. (“Prikura”

Gogetsuji Legends

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

Also known as “Power Instinct Legends” (although the title screen says Gouketsuji Legends), the third game is really more of an

Power Instinct 2

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

Power Instinct 2 improves greatly on the fighting engine of the original, making for a game that’s far more playable. There

Fatal Fury (Anime)

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf / Battle Fighters Garou Densetsu (バトルファイターズ 餓狼伝説) – Anime (1992)   The first of

Garou: Mark of the Wolves

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Garou: Mark of the Wolves is often compared to Street Fighter III for a number of reasons. For starters, both have some of

Real Bout Fatal Fury Special

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

This game’s title is a little bit misleading – the “Special” seems to imply that, like Fatal Fury 2, this is

Power Instinct

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

The original Power Instinct features a scant eight characters to choose from. The fighting engine feels a little off, and there are

Steam Heart’s

Note: Steam-Heart’s is technically a hentai game. Some of the screenshots on this page contain partial nudity, although the critical parts are

Ys (Anime)

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Ys

Like many of the more popular video games in the era, Ys was honored with two anime OVA series. The first one

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

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