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Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 531: Shining in the Darkness

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the 1991 JRPG that kicked off the Shining Force series.

Rinne

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Relics

Among many games made by the famous Nihon Falcom, one stands out the most as the most unusual – that

Kumatanchi

This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We put out a whole book about them, which is available

Relics: The 2nd Birth

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Relics

After Relics: The Recur of Origin has gained some notoriety as a well-made remake of 1986’s original, Bothtec, the games’

Relics: The Recur of Origin

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Relics

Since the release of 1986’s Relics and 1987’s infamous Relics: Ankoku Yousai, Bothtec, these two games’ developer, has been through

Relics: Ankoku Yousai

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Relics

After a relative success of Relics in 1986 for a number of home computers, Bothtec, the team behind this game,

Relics

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Relics

While the first few games of Bothtec, a company primarily known for its Legend of Galactic Heroes games for multiple

Korokoro Post Nin

This article is part of our Japanese Obscurities feature. We put out a whole book about them, which is available

Doctor Hauzer

If you’ve heard the name Riverhillsoft, it’s most likely in the context of Overblood, one of the most ridiculous and

Ghost Sweeper Mikami

First published in 1991, in Weekly Shounen Sunday, GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!! (or “Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Great Paradise Battle!!”,

HG101 Guide to Shoot-em-ups Vol. 2 and Metroid/Kid Icarus Digest in latest Storybundle!

HG101 Presents The Guide to Shoot-em-ups Vol. 2 and HG101 Digest Vol 7: Metroid and Kid Icarus are available in

Ironclad

Developer Saurus worked as a second-party subsidiary of SNK for the Neo Geo and probably is most famous for its

Sigma Star Saga

Today WayForward Technologies is most famous for Shantae and other quality releases and reboots. In 2005, however, WayForward had not

Warlock

In 1989, Warlock, a fantasy horror film directed by Steve Minerand starring Julian Sands as the titular warlock, saw the

Puggsy

Initially released in June 1993 in PAL territories for the Genesis (with a Sega CD port the following November and

Santa Claus Jr. Advance

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Santa Claus

Released just over a year later for the still recent Game Boy Advance, Santa Claus Jr. Advance is quite different

Santa Claus Junior

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Santa Claus

German developer NEON Software is perhaps best known for their PS2 cult title Legend of Kay, but they were also

Daze Before Christmas

In the early 90s, Norwegian developer Funcom made their trade with licensed platformers based on animated films (Disney’s Pocahontas, A

Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon

Though it was made with good intentions and was, by some accounts, successful at educating children about diabetes, Captain Novolin

Hydra Castle Labyrinth

It doesn’t get much discussion nowadays, but gaming as a whole has a lot to thank Konami’s Maze of Galious

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