BioMetal

BioMetal

During the great shooter explosion of the 90s a game had to do something different to stand out.  Whether it was a new play mechanic, unique weapons, or employing new technology, you needed an edge to get noticed.  As someone...
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Trouble Shooter

Trouble Shooter

I really miss publishers like Vic Tokai. Like a Jaleco or Kemco they never had that breakout hit that gamers would associate with their name. Everyone reveres the bigger publishers like Capcom, Konami, and Square, and rightfully so. But the...
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Chōjin Sentai Jetman

Chōjin Sentai Jetman

It still blows my mind that there are fans out there that are not aware that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is based on a long running Japanese series. Even I put two and two together years ago. In the US...
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Arcus Spirits

Arcus Spirits

If you were an early adapter of the Sega Genesis chances are you were familiar with Renovation.  This little known publisher released some of the best games for the system in its early years such as Gaiares and El Viento. ...
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Splatterhouse 2

Splatterhouse 2

It’s funny to look back at the original Splatterhouse.  It was gory for its time and caused a bit of a stir.  Yet kids like me at the time could play it and no one batted an eye.  We were...
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Super Dodge Ball

Super Dodge Ball

I never got to play Dodge Ball in school.  As a child of the 80s every TV show and cartoon depicted this vicious sport as a rite of passage for the youth.  The closest equivalent I had was scatter but...
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Exile: Wicked Phenomenon

Exile: Wicked Phenomenon

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Exile series.  I thought the protagonist Sadler looked so cool in all of the previews I read and while I had to settle for the Genesis version it still lived up to...
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Rastan Saga II

Rastan Saga II

I really enjoyed the Master System version of Rastan as it was a genre that was almost non-existent on the NES.  I guess the closest comparison would be that Conan game and the less said about it the better.  Although...
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Mickey Mousecapade

Mickey Mousecapade

I have a special hatred for Mickey Mousecapade.  Growing up when new games were a rarity borrowing games from friends was the only way to play new releases.  Just picture it: you’ve been playing nothing but Legendary Wings for months. ...
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Rival Turf

Rival Turf

Once Final Fight hit big the beat em up genre truly exploded in popularity.  Nearly every publisher at some point or another tried their hand at the genre, often with mixed results.  Jaleco was one such publisher.  Throughout their history...
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