Holy Umbrella  – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella is an odd game and the type of title that probably had a 50/50 chance of being localized back in the day.  With its silly premise and good gameplay it occupies a space reserved for games like Kendo...
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Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

The Revenge of Shinobi was a significant release for the Genesis as one of its first major new releases.  Between the nuanced gameplay and fantastic production values it was incredible and of course everyone wanted a sequel.  That game would...
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Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

These days I am not one for multiplayer in most forms.  While the majority of the gaming population moves from one multiplayer shooter to the next or enjoys coop gameplay I could care less.  It is ironic for a number...
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Legendary Axe

Legendary Axe

Back in the day with new console launches the pack-in title was usually the flagship game.  It was usually a game designed to show off a new system’s technical prowess first and foremost.  The NES had Super Mario Bros., the...
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Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Looking back on my childhood I remember just how much patience I had.  When you are young and new video games are a rare gift you will put up with any piece of crap for entertainment.  At least I tell...
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Magical Chase

Magical Chase

At this point Magical Chase has become something of a legend within the video game industry.  You simply cannot talk about it without mentioning the ridiculous prices it commands on Ebay and similar websites.  At any given moment you can...
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Incantation

Incantation

Eventually all good video game platforms take that long walk into the sunset as a new generation begins.  While it is sad to leave them behind for a shiny new toy you also get some classic games in those last...
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Rolling Thunder 2

Rolling Thunder 2

My first exposure to Rolling Thunder came from the Tengen NES port on one of those weird black cartridge.  I didn’t know what to make of it at first as my initial impression was to go in guns blazing.  But...
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Devilish: the Next Possession

Devilish: the Next Possession

As someone who has been gaming for well over thirty years nostalgia plays a big factor in my gaming tastes.  While I was there for the Atari 2600 and its contemporaries I have little nostalgia for that period with few...
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Contra (Japan)

Contra (Japan)

We live in a time now where a significant number of Japanese video games are released almost simultaneously worldwide.  That is a tremendous feat regardless of title but is especially impressive for Rpgs.  Back in the 80s this wasn’t the...
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