Dream Master

Dream Master

In Japan there were far too many Dragon Quest clones for the Famicom.  I don’t mean games that were inspired by it; I mean titles that aside from slightly different art were virtually identical to Enix’s classic.  It should have...
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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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Super Mario Rpg

Super Mario Rpg

The concept of a Super Mario RPG doesn’t seem strange now considering the Paper Mario series is a modern day staple.  But at one point even suggesting such a thing would invoke laughter.  Square Enix and Nintendo didn’t seem to...
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Sugoro Quest

Sugoro Quest

Sugoro Quest is the type of game that would definitely have been one of my favorites back in the day.  While my friends wouldn’t give awesome titles like the Magic of Scheherezade or Crystalis a chance I was drawn to...
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7th Saga

7th Saga

It was common practice back in the day to make difficulty adjustments when localizing games for western markets.  Games were made a bit more challenging for the US and bumped up even further for Europe.  When done right it can...
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