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Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu’s Dororo

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when Osamu Tezuka is mentioned? If you are even remotely into animation


by James Ensing In the gaming world, rogue apostrophes are generally found in first person shooters with a Western fantasy

Gamera 2000

by Deuce One could hardly blame you for scoffing at this game simply by virtue of the license… while Gamera


by Daniel VanRoach The late 80s and early 90s brought us a vast selection of cool dudes with attitudes. From


William Shatner is many things to many people, but he is still known best to most as Captain James Tiberius

Ninja Spirit

Ninja games were all over the video game landscape in late 80s and early 90s, but it’s interesting to note

Dragon Breed

When one gets right down to it, video games are all about managing vulnerabilities, protecting oneself against damage while still


X-Multiply begins with the close-up of a human face, its dead eyes staring in a disturbed, halfway psychotic state. Then

Dragon Scroll

Dragon Scroll was Konami’s attempt at a Zelda-style action RPG, released just a little more than one and-a-half year after Miyamoto’s masterpiece.

Dragon Blaze

Psikyo is largely known for creating an expansive line of shooters, with their most famous being Strikers 1945, Sengoku Ace, and Gunbird. In

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Shantae

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse finds the purple haired hero joining forces with recurring baddie Risky Boots. Why? Risky’s old compatriot,

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shantae

Due to the original Shantae‘s extremely low sales, WayForward focused almost completely on licensed games during the GBA and DS era,

Dark Spire, The

by Adam Mrozinski Developed by Success and released in the Nintendo DS, The Dark Spire takes heavy amounts of inspiration


by Aaron “muteKi” Kearns Long long ago a company called Sega had a bit of an image problem. They needed

Ranger X

by Robert Greene Ranger X, also known as Ex-Ranza in Japan, was published by Sega for the Genesis/Mega Drive in