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Aqua Jack

Most of Taito’s Z System games were driving titles like Chase HQ. One of the exceptions, along with Night Striker,

Galactic Storm

Sega’s Galaxy Force II, released in 1988, was the culmination of their Super Scaler line of the games, using their


by Andrew K – March 26, 2011 Japanese game developer Cave, though still extremely obscure to a majority of casual

Double Dragon Neon

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Double Dragon

The Double Dragon franchise has been passed around to more developers than most people would even bother to count throughout

Dig, The

by Ryan Woodward Development Hell: a damnation that not even Vergil would attempt to guide anyone through. Mired in horrifying

Rudra no Hihou

by Ryan B & Joey G Square, now Square-Enix, is most known for their RPG series Final Fantasy, as well

J. J. Squawkers

Athena is a company that fits the definition of “middle-in-the-line”. It was founded in July 1987, and stayed in the

Gotcha Force

by Trace Wysaske In 2002, an unprecedented collaboration was formed between two gaming giants with the announcement of the Capcom

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

The NES had a surprising number of RPGs in its catalogue. Not as many as its counterpart the Famicom but

Tengai Makyou: The Apocalypse IV

The death of the PC-FX, plus assorted development issues, essentially spelled the end of the planned third Tengai Makyou game.

Battle of Olympus, The

Greek mythology is full of exciting heroes, treacherous gods, and gross monsters. The Battle of Olympus, the first original title


One of the coolest moments of Taito’s Rayforce (hilariously also known as Layer Section, also known as Galactic Attack, also known as Gunlock) was when

Wolfenstein: The New Order

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Wolfenstein

When 2009’s Wolfenstein sequel failed to capture the sales numbers Activision had expected, things looked grim for the Wolfenstein fan

Wolfenstein (2009)

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Wolfenstein

Around 2005, id Software announced that it was working on a sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which would be developed

Rise of the Triad (2013)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Rise of the Triad

  As Rise of the Triad faded quietly into relative obscurity, the FPS genre would move onward. We’d go from