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Magical Taluluto-kun

Magical Taluluto-kun was a manga first published in Weekly Shounen Jump starting in 1988 and running until 1992. With a premise not unlike The

Mercenary Kings

Tribute Games is one of several independent game companies looking to carve their notch in virtual history, and they seem

Pink Sweets ~Ibara Sorekara~

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Ibara

The release of Ibara was met with a rather mixed reception. Fans of Battle Garegga loved it, but most of the Cave fan base,

Jetsons, The: Invasion of the Planet Pirates / Youkai Buster

The major problem many licensed property-based video games have is applicability. In many cases, it’s akin to forcing a square

Doki Doki Penguin Land

It seems weird, looking back at Doki Doki Penguin Land now. Hisao Oguchi inherited the presidency over Sega Corporation in 2003, and

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Lufia

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals for the Nintendo DS is a complete overhaul of Lufia II, less of a remake and more

7th Saga, The

The early nineties were an interesting time for the Japanese RPG. Final Fantasy had already been around for a few years, but

Smart Ball

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Jerry Boy

Game Freak’s ambitious initial title was followed up by a much more standard platformer. Funny enough, it was also one

Jelly Boy 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Jerry Boy

In 1994 Game Freak decided to expand upon its earlier slime platformer, taking the same mechanics with an entirely new

Donkey Kong Country

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong. The name alone has a particular resonance far beyond gaming culture. Before there were “gamers”, at least as

Dark Half

Superficially workmanlike, Dark Half is actually one of the more unusual and challenging RPGs available on the Super Famicom. It’s


Namco is known for a number of shooters – Xevious, Dragon Spirit, Phelios – which are mostly vertically-oriented. Ordyne is a break from these, a side-scrolling

HG101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters

Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles Shoot the core! Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters includes 154 pages with full

Ninja Gaiden II (NES)

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos takes place shortly after the events of the first game. Ryu has defeated


This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Brandish

Brandish is a series of overhead dungeon crawlers from Falcom. Like most of their games, it began on Japanese PCs, though