Shadowrun

Shadowrun

Words cannot express how much I love Shadowrun and cyberpunk in general.  I’ve never had the chance to play the pen & paper game but have devoured the source books and many of the novels.  In the mid-90s gamers were...
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Bonk’s Adventure

Bonk’s Adventure

I think it is safe to say that the Turbo Grafx-16 did not make a great first impression in North America.  While the NES had Super Mario Brothers and the Genesis had Altered Beast the system was saddled with Keith...
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Astyanax

Astyanax

I remember picking up the box for Astyanax in Woolworth wondering how to pronounce the title, let alone what it was.  If that was the marketing department’s intent it definitely worked on me.  Odd name aside the screenshots on the...
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Final Fight

Final Fight

Final Fight is one of the most popular arcade games of all time.  In terms of its relevance it did for beat em ups what Street Fighter did for fighting games.  It wasn’t the first in its genre but it...
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Light Crusader

Light Crusader

Throughout Treasure’s long and storied history they have created many a legendary action and shooting game.  They have only occasionally dabbled in other genres.  The one genre they have almost completed avoided is the RPG with Light Crusader being...
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Mike Tyson’s Punchout!

Mike Tyson’s Punchout!

Even though Mike Tyson’s Punchout! was one of the earliest Nintendo titles it remains one of its most significant.  Not just because of its celebrity endorsement and graphics but because it is still to this day of the system’s best. ...
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Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken

Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken

Over here in the West the Disney license was usually handled by one publisher per platform.  Initially Sega did a fine job churning out gold for their systems then Virgin took the flag.  Capcom would do right by Nintendo owners...
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Revenge of Shinobi

Revenge of Shinobi

The Revenge of Shinobi was probably one of the first killer apps for the Sega Genesis.  That’s a bold statement but completely true.  In the early years of the system’s life arcade ports of varying quality dominated its lineup.  While...
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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

As much as we all loved Disney’s animated films during the early 90s there is a brief window that no one ever talks about.  In the mid-80s Filmation, the fine creators of such classics as He-Man and Fat Albert decided...
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King of Demons

King of Demons

While we are familiar with Japanese publishers such as Capcom, Konami, and Square Enix over the decades there have been many companies that have flirted with game’s publishing that you have probably never heard of.  Usually this is with good...
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