Holy Umbrella  – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella is an odd game and the type of title that probably had a 50/50 chance of being localized back in the day.  With its silly premise and good gameplay it occupies a space reserved for games like Kendo...
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Soul Blazer

Soul Blazer

I really miss Quintet.  As one of the earliest SNES developers they left a huge mark on gamers with Actraiser.  I’m sure like myself that was one of the first SNES games most saw and left us wanting more.  It...
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F-Zero

F-Zero

For as much as I like racing games I will admit that most of the 8-bit titles in the genre did nothing for me.  There were valiant attempts that were fun like R.C. Pro Am and Micro Machines but the...
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Incantation

Incantation

Eventually all good video game platforms take that long walk into the sunset as a new generation begins.  While it is sad to leave them behind for a shiny new toy you also get some classic games in those last...
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The Great Battle III

The Great Battle III

I’m really surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed Banpresto’s Great Battle series.  Normally I’m not a fan of the super deformed aesthetic but somehow this series has a charm that I can’t resist.  The first two SNES outings were good...
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Contra III: the Alien Wars

Contra III: the Alien Wars

If I had to sum up Contra III in one sentence it would be an action movie in video game form.  Many shooters that have tried distilling the high octane thrills of a two hour blockbuster into a video game....
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Super R-Type

Super R-Type

Super R-Type was my introduction to the series.  Where most had the fortune of playing versions on the Master System, Turbo Grafx or the original arcade game I was not as fortunate.  That is one hell of an introduction to...
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SD Kidou Senshi Gundam – V Sakusen Shidou

SD Kidou Senshi Gundam – V Sakusen Shidou

I remember being curious about the innumerable Mobile Suit Gundam games that were advertised in the back of magazines like EGM and Gamefan.  They seemed like the coolest games in the world but sadly up until the Dreamcast they never...
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Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

In the dark age of licensed games for the NES Capcom showed that you could create a more than respectable title if you actually gave a damn about the license.  In some cases like DuckTales they created classics.  As the...
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The Ignition Factor

The Ignition Factor

The firefighting sub-genre of action games might be underrepresented but man are there some real gems out there.  The Ignition Factor was a low key release in 1994 but one that I feel should have gotten more attention as it...
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