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Mega Man Legends

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Mega Man Legends

The 5th generation of video games was a transitional period for the medium. For years leading up to the 32-

Last Resort

Something many of these more popular early SNK games have in common is that they all borrow heavily from the

Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Double Dragon

Wander of the Dragons is another result of Million’s franchise mongering, but unfortunately it isn’t a quality product like Double Dragon Neon.


Demon Sword

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Legend of Kage

Demon Sword (or Fudou Myououden in Japan, translated to “The Legend of Acala”) isn’t technically a sequel to The Legend

Dragon Lair

If you’re interested in the early history of RPGs, you may have read the story about the Westerner who introduced

Vectorman 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Vectorman

Sega of America’s story is one of the most interesting and troubled in the video game industry. After striking it

Batman (PC Engine)

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Batman

This would be Sunsoft’s final Batman game to tie in with a movie. It’s “based on” the 1989 film again but despite


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Vectorman

“WINNERS DON’T USE DRUGS” is probably one of the most iconic political slogans of all time, with most – if

Man Enough

When it comes to games involving the pursuit of romance, it’s not often something that we of the Western hemisphere

Deus Ex: The Fall

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Deus Ex

Deus Ex: The Fall, a prequel game to Human Revolution released first for the iOS devices, is an impressive technical achievement. It’s

Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Ogre Battle

Released in 2001 in Japan, a year prior to Quest’s purchase by Square Enix, this work is the last original

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Ogre Battle

Following the cult attention lavished upon Tactics Ogre, Squaresoft wished to replicate that effect for its flagship franchise. Matsuno, Yoshida, Sakimoto


Metroidvanias can be difficult to keep fresh, especially given the many, many stabs at the genre people have made over

HG101 Presents: The 200 Best Video Games of All Time

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Deae Tonosama Appare Ichiban

Some retro games acquire mythical status for being both very elusive and very expensive. One such game is Deae Tonosama Appare