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Ys (Anime)

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Ys

Like many of the more popular video games in the era, Ys was honored with two anime OVA series. The first one

Langrisser III

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Langrisser

Masaya decided to reinvent the wheel for Langrisser‘s first 32-bit outing. The result was met with disapproval by fans everywhere, although

Langrisser II

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Langrisser

Langrisser II came shortly after the success of the original and was initially released for the Mega Drive. The game opens


This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Langrisser

The strategy RPG genre has been gaining steam slowly in America. While most Westerners were introduced to it through Sega’s Shining

Final Fight

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Final Fight

Co-authored by Sam Derboo The belt-scrolling beat-em-up genre was established by Technos’ Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun/Renegade, and further evolved through the


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Zillion

Zillion (prefaced with “Akai Koudan” in Japan – it means “Red Photon”) is one of the most innovative titles on


This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series R-Type

The mid ‘80s was a renaissance for shooters. In 1985, Konami released Gradius. Not long later, in 1987, Irem released

Mobile Suit Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble

There’s a general consensus that licensed tie-ins suck, and Gundam games tend to suck even harder, if that’s possible. In

Popful Mail

Created by Falcom, publisher of popular Japanese RPGs such as Ys, Popful Mail is a fun little side scrolling action-RPG with anime style

Twinkle Star Sprites

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Twinkle Star Sprites

Every once in awhile, some brilliant designer decides to fuse two genres together to create an absolute work of stunningly


Namco’s Xbox title Breakdown is something of a tremendous paradox. At times, you’ll be shaking your head in extraordinary boredom; at others,

Metal Slug 2 / X

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Metal Slug

The original Metal Slug had WWII-esque look to it, with you going through various western European looking locales. Metal Slug 2 has you travelling

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