Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou

The Magic of Scheherezade is not only my favorite 8-bit RPG but also one of my favorite NES games of all time.  Part of that is owed to its setting; Arabian themed games in general are rare; let alone an...
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Sunset Riders

Sunset Riders

Contra III is one of my favorite action games of all time.  It holds up surprisingly well for an early SNES title and considering their later work on the system I had hoped Konami would grace the system with a...
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Super Valis IV

Super Valis IV

And so the Valis saga finally ends.  At least in the US.  Super Valis IV was the last game in the series to be released worldwide.  While they never reached the popularity of their competitors the Valis games carved out...
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Hagane

Hagane

As an SNES owner for the majority of the 16-bit generation certain games made me extremely jealous.  Gunstar Heroes is a contender for game of the generation in my eyes and few action games could match it.  Shinobi III was...
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King of Dragons

King of Dragons

The King of Dragons is an interesting game.  It was released not long after Final Fight blew the doors off the genre and a legion of imitators followed.  It tried to do more with its mechanics than most of those...
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Hook

Hook

Movie licensed video games were on average absolutely dreadful during the 8 and 16-bit era.  Sure you could blame this on the films publishers chose to create tie-ins to; I don’t think anyone expected Beethoven’s 2nd to light up the...
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Run Saber

Run Saber

Early on in the Super Nintendo’s life Capcom blessed the system with many arcade ports such as U.N. Squadron, Final Fight, and Super Buster Brothers.  All great titles but I’m sure I’m not the only one who wondered if they...
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Parodius – Non Sense Fantasy

Parodius – Non Sense Fantasy

I will forever remain jealous of European gamers for receiving the majority of the Parodius series.  As a parody of the otherwise serious Gradius games Parodius could have been nothing more than silly joke.  But in reality it is a...
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Super Mario Rpg

Super Mario Rpg

The concept of a Super Mario RPG doesn’t seem strange now considering the Paper Mario series is a modern day staple.  But at one point even suggesting such a thing would invoke laughter.  Square Enix and Nintendo didn’t seem to...
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Rockman & Forte

Rockman & Forte

It is hard to believe but for a while there Capcom were hesitant to release certain Mega Man titles in the US.  This was mostly due to the long lead times of cartridge manufacturing and being left with large volumes...
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