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Waku Waku 7

After stumbling a bit with Galaxy Fight, their previous fighting games, Sunsoft got its act together with Waku Waku 7.

Hyper Duel 

To the gaming world at large, the now defunct Japanese videog ame software developer Technosoft is by far best known

Power Blade / Power Blazer

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Power Blade

There are well over a thousand video games released on the Famicom, and only a fraction of them were ever

Record of Rozen War: ALiBAT

The anime series Rozen Maiden focuses mostly  on a bunch of doll sisters obsessed with one-upping each other. They have weapons, they

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Klonoa

Klonoa’s PS2 outing introduces fully polygonal characters and gorgeous cel shaded graphics. The original game looked pretty decent on the

Sengoku Blade

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sengoku Ace

Sengoku Ace proved to be popular enough in the arcades to warrant a fairly big sequel. While Sengoku Ace exuded a lot of

Sengoku Cannon

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

Although Psikyo more or less collapsed around 2001, some of its members went on to form X-Nauts (pronounced “Cross-Nauts”), who

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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