Rapid Reload

Rapid Reload

Gunner’s Heaven holds the distinction of being one of the first PlayStation games I ever read about.  Next to Battle Arena Toshinden it seemed like the coolest game in the world.  I mean, it’s practically a 32-bit Gunstar Heroes!  Sadly...
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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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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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Mega Man 7

Mega Man 7

If you thought the wait for Mega Man X was bad the continuation of the original series would not hit the SNES until its final years.  By the time Mega Man 7 was released Mega Man X3 was a few...
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Light Crusader

Light Crusader

Throughout Treasure’s long and storied history they have created many a legendary action and shooting game.  They have only occasionally dabbled in other genres.  The one genre they have almost completed avoided is the RPG with Light Crusader being...
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King of Demons

King of Demons

While we are familiar with Japanese publishers such as Capcom, Konami, and Square Enix over the decades there have been many companies that have flirted with game’s publishing that you have probably never heard of.  Usually this is with good...
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Magical Pop’n

Magical Pop’n

As I plumb the import libraries of these old consoles I am continually astounded at the sheer number of hidden gems most have never heard of.  You’ll hear plenty about licensed titles such as Gundam or any number of RPGs...
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