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Magic of Scheherazade, The

A variety of beloved fantasy series debuts appeared on the NES. Final Fantasy, Square’s supposed final game, brought its developer back

Rambo III (Euro PC)

The home computer version of Rambo III is broken up into three segments. The first is an overhead exploration sequence where you

Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Hammerin Harry

On the surface, the Super Famicom Gen-san game might be the closest you can get to the arcade version, but

UFO: A Day in the Life

After an enterprising start with outcast RPG Moon, Love-de-Lic displayed no signs of being intimidated by the public’s shortage of

Moon: Remix RPG Adventure

There is an immense dichotomy between the small size of Japan and the great expansive economy which they attained in

Rambo III (Genesis)

Take this analogy – Rambo: First Blood Part II for the SMS is to Commando as Rambo III for the Genesis is to Mercs. It’s a much

Rambo III (SMS)

Unlike the previous Rambo game for the Sega Master System, this is a shooting gallery-style game that requires the Light Phaser. You

Jajamaru Gekimaden: Maboroshi no Kinmajou

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Ninja Jajamaru-kun

The fourth Famicom Jajamaru-kun game (the subtitle “Legend of the Demon Attack Jajamaru: The Illusionary Golden Demon Castle”) is an action-RPG that

Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Hammerin Harry

This Famicom-only Gen-san sequel, whose subtitle translates to “Red-Headed Dan’s Counterattack”, doesn’t really add much to the mix – it’s

Breath of Fire II

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Breath of Fire

With the small success of the first game, Capcom naturally decided to do what they do best and make a

Kizuchida Quiz da Gen-san Da!

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Hammerin Harry

This is fairly simplistic board/quiz game. As Gen moves forward across the board, he needs to answer questions within a

Ninja Taro

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Ninja Jajamaru-kun

While the NES version of Ninja Taro was cancelled, American Sammy did bring out the Game Boy version. It is a totally

Jajamaru Ninpou Chou

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Ninja Jajamaru-kun

Eager to hop on the RPG gravy train, the third Jajamaru-kun title (translated as “The Ninja Magic Scroll”) is a Dragon Quest clone. This

Panzer Dragoon (Anime)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon got its own anime in 1996, which was translated and brought to the States by ADV. It is, as

Panzer Dragoon Mini

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Panzer Dragoon

The appeal of Panzer Dragoon lies in its gorgeously detailed 3D world, something which can’t exactly be replicated in the 8-bit hardware

Panzer Dragoon Orta

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Panzer Dragoon

After the death of the Dreamcast, Sega went multi-platform and divided its efforts amongst the three remaining platforms. Most of

Hammerin’ Harry: Ghost Breeding Company

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Hammerin Harry

It’s Hammerin’ Harry versus the undead! The first of many portable sequels, this Game Boy game implements a life meter

Breath of Fire

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Breath of Fire

Breath of Fire is, for the most part, a forgotten relic from the rise of the RPG. It garnered a cult

Panzer Dragoon Saga

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Panzer Dragoon

All throughout the Saturn’s life, the system struggled for an RPG to define it, mostly to combat the alliance of Final

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