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King of Fighters Kyo, The

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series King of Fighters

The King of Fighters Kyo is an interesting game; it’s technically an RPG, although it has more in common with

Escape Velocity: Nova

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity: Nova is the latest installment into the Escape Velocity series. This installment is very unique in several ways. First off, it

Escape Velocity: Override

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity: Override is a perfect example of a game that took an awesome concept that was well executed and made

Escape Velocity

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity (or “EV” for short) is a sandbox-style game where the entire universe is open for your exploration, and it’s

Athena: Awakening from an Ordinary Life

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Athena

Athena has never been SNK’s most consistently portrayed character – she was a warrior goddess at first, then a pop


This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Berzerk / Frenzy

The NES era saw video games become more complex and larger in scope, but it also meant the beginning of

Legendary Axe II, The

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Legendary Axe

In 1990, Victor Musical Industries decided that the next Legendary Axe title should be based around almost-naked barbarians instead of almost-naked cavemen.

Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter

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

The first thing one notices when playing Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter – the numeral “V” was dropped in the American release

Big Bang Beat: 1st Impression

As of 2007, the 2D fighting game was in pretty poor shape. Capcom, the guys who popularized the whole bit,

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

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