Psycho Chaser

Psycho Chaser

The Turbo Grafx was a decent console in the US but had a fantastic library in Japan.  Almost every console has hidden gems that were left in Japan but next to the Saturn the PC Engine is the worst offender...
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Ninja Spirit

Ninja Spirit

As a fan of the Turbo Grafx I had to accept certain things.  One, that I would probably be the only one that owned one in my neighborhood.  And that It would never have the large library of the Sega...
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Splatterhouse

Splatterhouse

Ah the innocent gaming years of the 80s.  While everyone was busy pumping out bright and cheery platformers Namco said screw that and took inspiration from the horror movies of the time and created Splatterhouse.  It’s kind of funny to...
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Macross 2036

Macross 2036

The world of video game imports was a strange place for me up until around 2001 or so.  I knew it was possible to buy Japanese video games and had a list of titles I was interested in.  But I...
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Valis IV

Valis IV

I liked Super Valis IV in spite of its many problems.  In my opinion it fell in line with the rest of the series as a solid yet flawed gem.  However despite my appreciation for it I could tell there...
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Valis III

Valis III

Valis III would be the last in the series to come to the US which is a bit sad.  But at the very least the series went out on a high note and we were spared seeing the property whored...
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Valis II

Valis II

Valis was not an especially good title.  In fact you could even say it was only slightly above average.  Early in the Sega Genesis’ life you could appreciate it but as superior titles released it couldn’t keep up.  Yet there...
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Mugen Senshi Valis

Mugen Senshi Valis

  This is going to sound really strange but I love the Valis games despite the fact they are solid titles at best.  The series has had its ups and downs over the years but I have always had a...
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R-Type

R-Type

Of the many shooters that I have played over the decades I count three that shaped my tastes.  Gradius was one of the first major shooters I ever played.  There’s Zanac, which introduced me to Compile and their penchant for...
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Last Alert

Last Alert

The Turbo Grafx-16 had very little success when it came to side scrolling action games.  While Genesis owners got to enjoy Gunstar Heroes and Contra Hard Corps they were left with…Bloody Wolf and Final Zone 2.  I like Bloody Wolf...
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