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Grapple Force Rena

There just seems to be something special about grappling hook mechanics that many people really like. Being able to grab


Video games are about many kinds of experiences. Some are about challenge. Some are about competition. Some are about experiencing

Tangle Tower

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Detective Grimoire

Five years after Vian brothers tried bringing Detective Grimoire into the commercial indie world, we finally have a sequel. They’ve

Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of a real world possible murder or murder/suicide Strap in, everyone. We have a really weird one

Songs for a Hero

The video game market in 1980s Brazil was like a parallel universe to the United States. Instead of the NES

Come See Our Panels at Too Many Games in Oaks, PA, June 24-26, 2022

It’s been three years, but HG101 is finally returning to Too Many Games! We’ll have our table set up selling


(Note: This review is based on the port made for Windows and Nintendo Switch in 2019, as the original iOS

Titus the Fox

At a first glance, Titus the Fox has nothing special about it. This would be one among dozens of unremarkable

She Sees Red

(CONTENT WARNING: This game features bloody violence, a scene of very mild nudity, and implied parental abuse) Interactive movies; a

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth

Record of Lodoss War is one of the most influential works of fantasy fiction in Japanese media. Beginning as a

Touhou Luna Nights

This review is featured in our Guide to Retro Indie Games Vol. 2 book, which includes coverage for several other

100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1988–1998 book on Kickstarter

Brett Weiss’ 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1988–1998 book is available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter! We contributed a piece on

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Spyro the Dragon

After a few middling sequels and a short-lived reboot, the Spyro series wound down while its main character began appearing

Worms Rumble

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Worms

  With such a well-worn concept, experimentation with the franchise is expected. Perhaps even necessary, considering how many games exist

Wonder Boy Collection

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Wonder Boy

The Wonder Boy / Monster World series saw a resurgence in the late 2010s, thanks to remakes like The Dragon’s


Toaplan is mostly known for their shoot-em-up output, but they had plenty of games in other genres, even if they

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Mass Effect

Bioware has had a rough decade. Dragon Age II started to show chinks in the armor, but could be forgiven

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Age of Empires

Released almost 15 years to the day after the original, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is proof that the

Night Shift

LucasArts, or Lucasfilm Games if you prefer, before getting shut down by Mickey Mouse in 2013 was a very well-regarded

Ginga Ninkyouden

Jaleco’s 1987 arcade action game Ginga Ninkyouden (“Tale of the Galactic Yakuza”) tells the story of Yatchan, a young gangster

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