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Harmful Park

Konami was a fantastic developer, but they can be bastards sometimes, especially when it comes to their shooters. Like, the

Darkstalkers Compilations

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Darkstalkers

Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service – Dreamcast (2000) A Dreamcast port of Vampire Savior 2 with a few nifty extra features came out

Vampire Savior

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Darkstalkers

Here it is: the pinnacle of the Darkstalkers series and one of the most overlooked masterpieces of electronic entertainment. Darkstalkers 3 blows the previous

Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Darkstalkers

Now this is more like it. Night Warriors improves upon Darkstalkers in virtually every possible way, and is a far smoother and more enjoyable

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Darkstalkers

Darkstalkers was a labor of love on Capcom’s part, and it shows. For one thing, the graphics are absolutely gorgeous for

Shenmue (Misc)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Shenmue

Shenmue Online (쉔무 온라인) – Windows (unreleased) After the release of Shenmue II, the franchise went into the dark. No one really

Darkstalkers (Introduction / Characters)

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Darkstalkers

Darkstalkers (known as Vampire in Japan) was Capcom’s other original fighting game series. Its popularity never came anywhere near Street Fighter‘s, but its colorful characters, innovate

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Disgaea

With La Pucelle dealing with angels and heaven and whatnot, its successor, Disgaea, takes a look at the opposite side of the coin,

Metal Slug (PlayStation 2)

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

Pretty much everyone on the face of the planet, even those who’d never heard of SNK, cringed when the first

OutRun 3D

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series OutRun

After OutRun’s success, Sega released a number of spin-offs for the home market, created entirely for Westerners. OutRun 3D is

Battle OutRun

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series OutRun

Classic arcade gamers are most likely familiar with Chase HQ by Taito, a good old police-chase game in which you

Turbo OutRun

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series OutRun

The arcade version of Turbo OutRun was basically an upgrade kit; a set of stickers and decals for the old

Metal Slug 6

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

Metal Slug 6 is the first (and only) entry to run on the Atomiswave platform, leaving the old Neo Geo hardware

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces was supposedly released on December 31, 1999 (the supposed final hour before Y2K was apparently about

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Cybattler

Given Japan’s penchant for giant robots, it’s no surprise that there are a great many mecha-based Japanese shooters. More often

Tenshi no Present: Marl Oukoku Monogatari

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Marl Kingdom

Angel’s Present (or Tenshi no Present, if you’re sticking with the Japanese names) is made up of five short stories starring

La Pucelle: Tactics

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Marl Kingdom

Nippon Ichi’s start in 1994 was hardly glorious. They became known for creating tile puzzle games and other irrelevant publications

Little Princess: Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime 2

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Marl Kingdom

Having found her prince, Cornett and Ferdinand settle down as rulers of the Marl Kingdom. Soon after, they have their

Metal Slug 5

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

After Metal Slug 4, the next installment headed back to SNK Playmore. This time it’s substantially better compared to Metal Slug 4,

Metal Slug 4

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

Metal Slug 3, The King of Fighters 2000 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves were the last three Neo Geo games made by the

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