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Monster Bash

For those who grew up gaming with a DOS PC, a lot of people will hold the same reverence for

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 70: Final Fantasy Tactics, Gauntlet Legends

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they discuss Shakespearian stratagems and the fine art of food-sniping. Patreon bonus for

Happy Halloween 2017 from HG101

Every year we post a series of spooky articles around this time of year. We actually have a whole ton

Mystic Midway: Phantom Express

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Mystic Midway

This time around, the theme is a roller coaster, split into seven stages, each one representing one part of your

Mystic Midway: Rest In Pieces

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Mystic Midway

The CD-i, despite the best efforts of both its marketers and its developers, just wasn’t meant to be a games

Metroid Omoroid – Metroid II’s Commercial Catch Copy

In Japan, video games are often sold with “catch copy”, memorable phrases that are the equivalent to Hollywood movie taglines.


The “boss-rush” fighting game never took off as a genre, but while Monster Maulers and Warzard garnered something of a

Dust: An Elysian Tail

One of the most beautiful elements of the indie scene is that you get games by people who normally wouldn’t

Welcome to the new HG101!

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but HG101 has finally joined the 21st century with modern web design and

Tokyo Xanadu

The first thing to address about Tokyo Xanadu is the title. The game was published in Japan in 2015, thirty

HG101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities

101 rare, weird and important Japanese video games Cover sketch by Thor Thorvaldson Now crowdfunding on Unbound! Japan has produced


This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Zwei!!

The genre term “dungeon crawler” comes from a specific kind of RPGs which involves, suitably enough, crawling dungeons. They typically

Bio Senshi Dan

Released in late 1987, Bio Senshi Dan: Inkrizer to no Tatakai (“Bio Warrior Dan: Fight Against The Inkrizers”) is an

Arkista’s Ring

Most people associate top-down shooters with frantic action or some kind of glitz/glam/gore excess thanks to the like of Smash

Fire Emblem Gaiden

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem Gaiden was released two years after the original. While most of the graphics have been recycled (outside of