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Cool Riders

Cool Riders looks and feels a lot like OutRunners, one of the sequels to OutRun, except it features motorcycles rather

Kujaku Ou

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

While little-known in the West, Makoto Ogino’s Kujaku Ou (or Peacock King) was a popular and critically-acclaimed manga series in

Kujaku Ou 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

For their second Kujaku Ou game, publisher Pony Canyon went with a different developer, Atelier Double. The choice was a

SpellCaster

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

Though SpellCaster was one of the more popular Master System games, few knew at the time that the original Japanese release

Mystic Defender

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Kujaku Ou

Many places on the Internet refer to Mystic Defender as the sequel to SpellCaster. Technically, this isn’t exactly true. It

HG101 at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo and A Video Game Con

The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo is this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th. Myself and Xerxes

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 112: Vandal Hearts

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they discuss that one strategy RPG with the noses. This Friday’s Patreon bonus

Unavowed

It’s been four years since Dave Gilbert last directed a game with the fantastic Blackwell Epiphany. Since, Wadjet Eye has

Organ Trail

Sure, MECC’s The Oregon Trail was a landmark edutainment title teaching kids the harsh realities of American pioneers making the

Night of the Rabbit, The

An ongoing theme among Daedalic’s work are games about stories. The Dark Eye: Memoria, The Whispered World and its sequel

Xardion

With the resurgence of interest in exploration-focused “Metroidvania” platformers, from original titles like Axiom Verge, Hollow Knight and Shantae to

Wacky Wheels

Super Mario Kart was a pretty popular game when it hit the SNES in 1992, although the flood of licensed

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 111: Ninja Gaiden Black

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they discuss all your favorite Chinese ninja warriors. This Friday’s Patreon bonus game

Ninja Emaki

Capcom’s 1985 release Commando basically defined the overhead run-and-gun arcade genre, with many other similar games (particularly Ikari Warriors) also re-using

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 110: Mortal Kombat Trilogy

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they discuss all your favorite Chinese ninja warriors. This Friday’s Patreon bonus game