Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou

The Magic of Scheherezade is not only my favorite 8-bit RPG but also one of my favorite NES games of all time.  Part of that is owed to its setting; Arabian themed games in general are rare; let alone an...
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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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Youkai Club

Youkai Club

As the NES rose to prominence platformers took over the market with every publisher getting in on it.  Even though we got our fair share there were 3 times as many platformers that didn’t come to the US.  Of course...
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Devastator

Devastator

In America the Sega CD is often looked back on as a wasteland full of terrible FMV games and licensed junk.  That is true to an extent but when you dig deeper it has an alright library of diverse games. ...
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Twinkle Tale

Twinkle Tale

The Cotton series of shooters are an incredible bunch that practically no one has ever heard of because only one single release came to the US.  And that game is one of the rarest and most expensive retro games of...
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Parodius – Non Sense Fantasy

Parodius – Non Sense Fantasy

I will forever remain jealous of European gamers for receiving the majority of the Parodius series.  As a parody of the otherwise serious Gradius games Parodius could have been nothing more than silly joke.  But in reality it is a...
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Fuzzical Fighter

Fuzzical Fighter

I loved the Guardian Legend when I got it for Christmas as a surprise gift in 1990.  There was nothing else like it and I loved both shooters and RPGs so it was like getting the best of both worlds. ...
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Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken

Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken

Over here in the West the Disney license was usually handled by one publisher per platform.  Initially Sega did a fine job churning out gold for their systems then Virgin took the flag.  Capcom would do right by Nintendo owners...
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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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Download

Download

I love surprises like this.  Much like the Saturn to truly get the most out of the Turbo Grafx-16 you’ll have to explore its Japanese library.  There are a wide range of titles only released in Japan and if you...
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