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From the maker of Pony Island and The Hex comes Inscryption, a game both very much like Daniel Mullins’ past

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 459: Rival Schools: United By Fate

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank a game where schools, instead of nurturing young minds, gleefully pit their students against each other in violent, brain damage-inducing contests. NCAA College Football 2k3? Think again!

Wonder Dog

It’s no secret that mascot platformers were a big thing in the 90s. Everyone in every industry wanted a piece

Psychonauts 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Psychonauts

The original Psychonauts became a cult classic in quick order, and a sequel had been craved for years. Eventually, Schafer

HG101 Digest Vol. 7: Metroid and Kid Icarus

Nintendo’s Metroid series has become one of the most influential in the video gaming sphere, to the point where it’s responsible for the whole “Metroidvania” subgenre. Learn about the history of this sci-fi classic, as well as its star Samus Aran, in this Nintendo-themed HG101 digest. Also included is coverage for Metroid’s spiritual brother, Kid Icarus, as well as other lesser known (but still beloved) Nintendo classics like Punch-Out!! and Balloon Fight, and other obscurities like Joy Mech Fight, The Mysterious Murasame Castle, and Devil World!

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 458: Wacky Races

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank a kart racer homage to a Saturday morning classic and ponder the life choices of one Dick Dastardly.

HG101 2021 Year in Review and Upcoming Projects

2021 is coming to a close, so it’s time to look back on all of the stuff we’ve done this

Battle of Kingdom

Battle of Kingdom (バトルオブキングダム) Developer: Lenar / Live Planning Platform: Game Boy Release Date: 1993 This article is part of

Cruelty Squad

Cruelty Squad is an absolute marvel of a video game. As of writing, the game has garnered an absurdly impressive

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 457: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the game that, if nothing else, taught us what “PMC” stands for.

Speed Punks

In 1994, Norwegian developer Funcom founded an office in Dublin, Ireland to create console games while they focused on developing

Clockwork Aquario

Clockwork Aquario was the final arcade game developed by Westone, the folks behind the Wonder Boy / Monster World games. Originally developed in

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 456: Rygar (feat. Brian Riggsbee)

oin the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Rygar for the NES with Brian Riggsbee, author of The Legend of Argus: The Complete History of Rygar.

Quest for Infamy

Quest for Infamy began life as a Quest for Glory-inspired fan game, and booting it up feels like a trip

Heroine’s Quest

Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is the very definition of a labor of love. Originally conceived in the mid-2000s

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 455: Hyper Light Drifter

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Heart Machine’s 2016 indie action-RPG, featuring a visually stunning

8-Bit Adv Steins;Gate

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate has a particular fascination with retro technology, which resulted in a short spin-off text adventure made for PCs. When

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 454: Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Toys for Bob’s Asteroids-adjacent, open-galaxy space epic. 500 stars, 3,800 planets, and 100 percent fun!

Lord of the Sword

As one of the few “Adventure Role-Playing” games on the Master System to follow in the wake of Phantasy Star,


An interesting development in the indie and small games scene is that there tends to be teams that try to

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