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The Goonies (US/EU Computer)

Created by Datasoft, The Goonies for home computers is essentially a prototype to team based puzzler solvers such as The Lost Vikings. In

Waku Waku 7

After stumbling a bit with Galaxy Fight, their previous fighting games, Sunsoft got its act together with Waku Waku 7.

Hyper Duel 

To the gaming world at large, the now defunct Japanese videog ame software developer Technosoft is by far best known

Power Blade / Power Blazer

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Power Blade

There are well over a thousand video games released on the Famicom, and only a fraction of them were ever

Record of Rozen War: ALiBAT

The anime series Rozen Maiden focuses mostly  on a bunch of doll sisters obsessed with one-upping each other. They have weapons, they

Street Combat / Ranma ½: Chounai Gekitouhen

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Ranma 1/2 Fighters

by ZZZ and Pat R. – July 3, 2007 Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma ½ is a bizarre humor-oriented martial arts series with a very large cast, a

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Klonoa

Klonoa’s PS2 outing introduces fully polygonal characters and gorgeous cel shaded graphics. The original game looked pretty decent on the

Sengoku Blade

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sengoku Ace

Sengoku Ace proved to be popular enough in the arcades to warrant a fairly big sequel. While Sengoku Ace exuded a lot of

Sengoku Cannon

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Sengoku Ace

Although Psikyo more or less collapsed around 2005, it founds a spiritual successor in X-Nauts (pronounced “Cross-Nauts”), who did the

Duo Princess

Long time Square fans will probably remember a little action-RPG from the PSOne era called Threads of Fate, also known as Dew


Makai Kingdom

Nippon Ichi’s Makai Kingdom combines bits and pieces from Disgaea and Phantom Brave, and tosses them in the blender to create another excellent, if

Gungrave: Overdose

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gungrave

It seems that Gungrave was just popular enough to warrant a sequel, but not popular enough for that sequel to retail at

Art of Fighting (Anime)

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Art of Fighting

Pretty much any fighting game in the early-to-mid ’90s got its own anime OVAs, be it Fatal Fury, Tekken, Battle Arena Toshinden or Samurai Shodown. Art

Art of Fighting 3

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting 3 is a drastic step away from its predecessors. In Japan, it’s known as Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden, portraying

Art of Fighting 2

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Art of Fighting

Taking place a year after the original game, Art of Fighting 2 tells the tales of both the first King of Fighters

Fatal Fury 2

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

While the original Fatal Fury resembled Street Fighter II because it was based on the same source, Fatal Fury 2 is definitely a blatant clone. The


There was once a time when LucasArts wasn’t just the publisher/developer of the latest line of throwaway Star Warsand Indiana Jones games. Before

Pinball Quest

Over the years, there have been a few really bizarre hybrids of RPGs with other genres. Zero 4 Champ for SFC, TG-16,

Art of Fighting (Intro / Characters)

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Art of Fighting

Back in 1992, Street Fighter II was the new kid on the block, and other arcade developers were scrambling for ways to

Fire Emblem (Introduction)

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem is the “original” console strategy RPG, a genre that was previously bound only to computers. Designed by Intelligent Systems,

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