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Heavy Barrel

While Data East was one of the most prolific arcade developers in the late 80s and early 90s, they were

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Lufia

The best part of the original Lufia lied in its opening moments, with the defeat of the Sinistrals. Lufia II is a prequel, elaborating

Bloody Wolf

Data East’s Bloody Wolf involves the harrowing story of two commandos sent into enemy territory to – what else? –


Falsion is a 3D shooter for the Famicom Disk System, similar to Sega’s Space Harrier. Falsion, however, differentiates itself from

Ninja Princess

Capcom’s Commando is usually hailed as the originator of the run-n-gun genre, but Sega’s Ninja Princess actually came out two

Ghost House

In Sega’s Ghost House, you control a boy named Mick, who looks vaguely like Alex Kidd’s Transylvanian cousin. The goal

Sword Master

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Castle of Dragon

Many developers clamored to release games on the ailing NES when they knew that the next generation was coming in

Castle of Dragon

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Castle of Dragon

Sword-and-sorcery fantasy is perhaps the basest you can get for video game inspiration. You know, games with dragons, wizards, barbarians,

Space Quest V

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Space Quest

It took him a total of three games, but Roger finally found his way home to Xenon after the conclusion

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series Ys

Ys III was often regarded as a bastard child of the series for moving to the side-scrolling perspective. Aware of the

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