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OutRun 2 / Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series OutRun

Nearly 10 years after the release of OutRunners, Sega released OutRun 2, a marvel of a game. OutRun 2 looks

Brandish VT

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Brandish

The final Brandish game drastically retooled the formula in order to attract a new audience. In fact, it was originally conceived as

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Brandish

Brandish 2 is subtitled The Planet Buster. This is the name of a sword so powerful it can annihilate an entire planet.

OutRun 2019

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series OutRun

OutRun 2019’s roots are probably the most curious in the franchise. The project was originally conceived in the early 1990s

OutRunners

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series OutRun

After a whole slew of disappointing semi-sequels, AM2 got behind the wheel again and brought back the graphics, the music

Harmful Park

Konami was a fantastic developer, but they can be bastards sometimes, especially when it comes to their shooters. Like, the

Metal Slug (PlayStation 2)

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Metal Slug

Pretty much everyone on the face of the planet, even those who’d never heard of SNK, cringed when the first

OutRun 3D

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series OutRun

After OutRun’s success, Sega released a number of spin-offs for the home market, created entirely for Westerners. OutRun 3D is

Battle OutRun

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series OutRun

Classic arcade gamers are most likely familiar with Chase HQ by Taito, a good old police-chase game in which you

Turbo OutRun

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series OutRun

The arcade version of Turbo OutRun was basically an upgrade kit; a set of stickers and decals for the old

Metal Slug 6

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Metal Slug

Metal Slug 6 is the first (and only) entry to run on the Atomiswave platform, leaving the old Neo Geo hardware

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces was supposedly released on December 31, 1999 (the supposed final hour before Y2K was apparently about

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Cybattler

Given Japan’s penchant for giant robots, it’s no surprise that there are a great many mecha-based Japanese shooters. More often

Metal Slug 5

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Metal Slug

After Metal Slug 4, the next installment headed back to SNK Playmore. This time it’s substantially better compared to Metal Slug 4,

Metal Slug 4

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Metal Slug

Metal Slug 3, The King of Fighters 2000 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves were the last three Neo Geo games made by the