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Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 248: Dark Seal

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank perhaps the most Data Easty of Data East beat-em-ups.

Hana Taaka Daka!?

The PC Engine was a great hardware for shoot-em-ups as it could handle fast gameplay and high amount of simultaneous

Wing Commander: Armada

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Wing Commander

By 1994, momentum was building in the Wing Commander brand. While Academy gave fans the mission creator they always wanted,

Wing Commander: Privateer

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Wing Commander

With Wing Commander: Academy, Origin had seen the value in developing smaller games with existing technology in order to recoup the

Wing Commander: Academy

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Wing Commander

  The prolonged development time of Strike Commander made Origin realize they could not capitalize exclusively on bigger titles. The

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Here’s our second batch of retro game-themed postcards featuring originally commissioned artwork, created exclusively for our Patreon donors! Our first

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 247: Samurai Shodown

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the best fighting game to take place in early spring 1788.

Papers, Please

Papers, Please is many things. Papers, Please is one of the first games to come up in any discussion about

Top Speed

Sega’s 1986 arcade racer OutRun was a technical marvel, featuring brilliantly lush graphics, a stellar soundtrack, and super smooth scaling

Crime City

Crime City is basically Taito’s take on side-scrolling action games like Namco’s Rolling Thunder and Sega’s Shinobi. The goal, per

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 246: Breakdown

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Namco’s First Person Puncher for the original Xbox

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 245: Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the classic adventure game that’s like a Dan Brown novel but with more clowns.

Solomon’s Key (Spinoffs / Ripoffs)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

Zipang (ジパング ) – PC Engine (1990) For some unfathomable reason, the 1990 Japanese fantasy samurai film Jipangu/Zipang spawned not

Monster Rancher Explorer

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

Monster Rancher Explorer is yet another reinvention of the original 1986 Solomon’s Key, and yet another example of a popular

Solomon’s Key

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

For some reason Japanese retro gamers often fondly remember old arcade games that are nowadays seen as ridiculously difficult, frustrating

Fire ‘n Ice

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

Solomon’s Key 2 is a follow-up that came out in 1992 but only for Nintendo’s 8-bit console. North American NES

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 244: EVO: The Search for Eden

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the SNES game about a mermaid who evolves into a goat-rhino who evolves into a man who kills a giant space amoeba and then gets lectured by the sun.

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 243: Klonoa: The Door to Phantomile

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the PS1 platformer that introduced the world to Namco’s favorite long-eared cat.

Dingo

Rareware has always been a developer that’s been proud of its history. Even in a gaming environment that’s slowly forgotten

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