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The Super Famicom was home to a number of excellent action-RPGs, amongst them Illusions of Gaia, Soul Blazer, Terranigma, Brain Lord, and many others.

Shadow Hearts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Shadow Hearts

If there’s one thing the video game community can always be relied on to do, it’s second-guessing itself, often in

Flame Zapper Kotsujin

For the most part, NEC’s PC-9801 platform was largely known for strategy games, RPGs and visual novels. While there are

Baruusa No Fukushuu

Zainsoft isn’t exactly a company that’s recognized very much. While they published a number of action and RPGs in the

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller was the product of the burgeoning multimedia era in the mid-90s. PCs were finally infiltrating the

The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble

The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble is often lumped in together with Coktel’s Gobliiins series, although it’s actually an


Timequest, Legend Entertainment’s second release, is very reminiscent of Sierra’s text adventure Time Zone. Spanning six disks and retailing at nearly

Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer

  Oh, the glories of the public domain. For decades, movies and games alike have adapted works of classic literature

Sword of Vermilion

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Sega and NEC were pumping the audience for the world of 16-bit consoles.

Curse of Monkey Island, The

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Monkey Island

Monkey Island 2 ended somewhat confusingly, and so the third game begins on a similarly baffling note. Guybrush is floating

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Monkey Island

The second Monkey Island game begins with Guybrush literally hanging by a thread, dangling helplessly over a pit and grasping

Raiden IV

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Raiden

After the somewhat diminishing return of Raiden III, the revival of the classic series would get another shot with Raiden IV. shoot-em-ups

Raiden III

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Raiden

Seven years after Raiden Fighters Jet and a staggering eleven years after Raiden DX, the last of the classic series, Raiden finally makes a comeback

Dynamite Dux

Belt-scrolling beat-em-ups are typically serious business. The likes of Double Dragon, Final Fight, Golden Axe, Streets of  Rage and many


Bionic Commando (2009)

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bionic Commando

One year after the spectacular Bionic Commando Rearmed, the long-anticipated build-up to an actual all-new game in the series finally