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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, modeled after Fire Emblem Gaiden, hit the GBA shortly after Rekka no Ken and it shows. With numerous

Romancing SaGa

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series SaGa

The first in the series not on the Game Boy, and the first in the Super Famicom trilogy, was, unfortunately,

Fire Emblem (GBA)

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Fire Emblem

Rekka no Ken (“Blazing Sword”, AKA Fire Emblem 7) takes place several years before its predecessor and tells the story of

Metal Slug 1st Mission

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

The Neo Geo Pocket Color may not have lived long, but the quality-to-crap ratio is astoundingly high. It’s especially surprising

Cooking Fighter Hao

  On paper, Cooking Fighter Hao sounds brilliant. Created by Nippon Ichi Software, before they started with Marl Kingdom or any of their strategy games, Cooking

Super Turrican 2

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Turrican

Here we are at Turrican’s Long Goodbye. Factor 5 are such a talented team, this game could be considered a proof they

Evil Zone

In 1999, there was a relatively small developer named Yuke’s. Before they got wrapped up in licensed Naruto fighting games and Rumble Roses sequels,

Final Fantasy Legend II

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series SaGa

This sequel is very similar to the first game, in both story and gameplay. Once again, the player controls a

Final Fantasy Legend, The

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series SaGa

When thinking of Japanese RPGs, one will typically think of an anime-styled game like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, with linear, story-driven gameplay.

Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Even though SNK had an excellent reputation with creating 2D games, they were facing fierce opposition from the likes of Virtua

Fatal Fury: First Contact

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury: First Contact was developed at least in part by Yumekobo, who were also involved with SNK Gals Fighters. It plays

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

There are very few changes made from Real Bout Special to Real Bout Fatal Fury 2. The entire character roster is back with

Groove on Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Power Instinct

After nipping at the heels of the more popular 2D fighters, Atlus decided to reinvent the series in the third

Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special: Dominated Mind

This entry is part 13 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

When it came 32-bit console ports of 2D fighting games, PlayStation owners usually got shafted with terrible conversions, often saddled

Real Bout Fatal Fury

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury 3 had potential, but it never quite fulfilled it. Real Bout Fatal Fury is everything that its predecessor could and should

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