Firestriker

Firestriker

I’ve always appreciated the offbeat, weird titles that receive little press but fill out a console library.  I like blockbuster games as much as the next man but it is the lower budget titles that offer something different.  For every...
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Gokujou Parodius

Gokujou Parodius

As much as I love Street Fighter I do hate what it inadvertently caused.  In the 80s and early 90s arcades were home to a large variety of games in every genre.  That variety dried up as fighting games took...
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Snatcher

Snatcher

It is interesting to look at the landscape of the visual novel market now.  If you are a fan of the genre you are completely spoiled, especially on the PC and Vita.  This is an extreme turnaround from the prevailing...
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Castlevania: Bloodlines

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Konami were one of the last major publishers to come to the Genesis but did so in grand fashion.  Aside from new IP like Rocket Knight Adventures they also produced great new entries in existing series like Contra Hard Corps...
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Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra Hard Corps is the epitome of the Contra series in many ways and one could argue the best title in the series.  If you were speaking of the Japanese version I would agree.  It has everything you could possibly...
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Aladdin

Aladdin

Aladdin was the movie event of 1992 and with good reason.  The film was amazing, both story wise and in its animation.  The following year the video game blitz would occur with every viable platform seeing some version of the...
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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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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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Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Going into 1993 Sega had built up a tremendous amount of momentum due to their success with Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  That led to more third parties hopping on board.  Capcom would be one of the last holdouts along with...
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Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6 holds the distinction of being one of the last Nintendo games released in the US, coming well into the Super Nintendo’s life.  I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that Nintendo would not have bothered publishing...
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