Lords of Thunder

Lords of Thunder

As much as I like shooters during the 16-bit era they did become a bit stale.  The vast majority fell into the space shooter category and while I like sci-fi you can only shoot down so many aliens and capital...
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Raiden

Raiden

To the casual gaming public the name Raiden probably conjures up a certain thunder god in Mortal Kombat.  Or the nancy boy in Metal Gear Solid.  But for old school shooting fans they’ll remember one of the most well-known shooters...
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Cyber Cross

Cyber Cross

The Turbo Grafx-16 library was woefully inadequate in many genres.  It had its share of platformers and my god did It have shooters.  But side scrolling beat ‘em ups were a rarity, at least in the US.  To be fair...
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Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Adventure was a good first step in establishing a new franchise.  It was original, had good gameplay, and certainly looked nice for the time.  NEC knew this as it was one of the few games to receive an extensive...
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Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

Growing up there were certain games that had attained mythical status due to their rarity.  Most of these games such as Radiant Silvergun, Psychic Killer Taromaru, and Harmful Park are imports but the occasional domestic release would enter those ranks.&n...
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Sylphia

Sylphia

Any true shooter fan knows the name Compile.  They were literally the masters of the genre, creating many beloved classics.  But as with any company there are always bound to be a few games that slip through the cracks.  Sylphia...
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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

If you would have told me that a Castlevania game would never see a release in America back in the day I would have called you crazy.  Yet that is precisely what happened.  Konami gave the PC Engine a great...
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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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Detana!! Twinbee

Detana!! Twinbee

The fact that I like Detana!! Twinbee so much is one of the biggest surprises of my gaming life.  I was not a fan of Stinger, the lone game in the series to reach the US.  With that game souring...
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Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Sometimes the simplest ideas hit big.  Chase H.Q. is basically Outrun gussied up with a cops and robbers theme.  Except instead of pulling them over you instead ram into criminals to cause a fiery wreck that would kill the suspect...
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