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Blue Stinger

Oh, Blue Stinger. Sweet, sweet child. A game like you does not come about often enough. Critically and collectively panned

Kabuki Z

In the 80s, Taito produced a lot of popular coin-ops – mostly shoot-em-ups, puzzle and platform games. However, their beat-em-ups

Puyo Puyo Box

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Puyo Puyo

Compile’s last entry in the series ends it off with quite a bang, as Puyo Puyo Box is easily a game with

Populous II

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Populous

With Populous, Bullfrog had unintentionally spawned a massive hit that would draw a new line in the ever-shifting sands of taste.

Fighter & Attacker

Genres rise and fall in popularity. Whenever a huge breakout hit emerges and the me-toos swarm in, the limited store

Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Puyo Puyo

Many game series release a game in celebration of an anniversary, and the Puyo series is no different. PuyoPuyo 15th Anniversary is

Crows: The Battle Action for SegaSaturn

While not very well-known in North America, the “delinquent” manga genre goes back to the 1960s at least, spawning a

Ax Battler

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Golden Axe

Outside of the regular series of beat-em-ups, Sega also released a handful of Golden Axe spinoffs. For the Game Gear, there’s Ax Battler:


Sega’s ESWAT, like many ’80s arcade games, spread from the desire to create a game based off of a movie without

Super Tempo

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tempo

The Saturn is most fondly remembered for its strong library of 2D games, so it only makes sense that something

Tempo Jr.

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Tempo

Tempo Jr‘s existence is a testament to what plans Sega had in mind when they were making these games. The


This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Tempo

It’s safe to say the Sega 32X was a failure. Despite a low launch price and early praise from critics,

Ittle Dew

Young adventurer Dew and her somewhat faithful fox/fairy sidekick Tippsie find themselves adrift in unknown waters on an old rickety


Owlboy was a game that took nine years to make. It started development in 2007 and finally got released in 2016.

Danganronpa 3 (Anime)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Danganronpa

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE FRANCHISE (but not Danganronpa 3 itself) Something weird happened after that first anime adaptation. The