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Hidden Jewel of the East: TurboGrafx-16 PC Engine Turns 28!

The year 1989 is a historical time in gaming history. After all, it is the year when Sega released the Sega Genesis, Nintendo came out with the Game Boy and Mother (Earthbound Zero), Mattel spawned the Power Glove (it’s so bad) and Mega Man 2 was brought over to the United States. However, there is […]

Super Mario World theme park Japan

New Super Nintendo World Images Emerge from Japan

I feel bad for you if you were not already aware that there is a Super Nintendo World theme park being built in Japan. Seriously. Where have you been living? Anyhow, there is a Super Nintendo World theme park being built in Japan. Right now.

Top 3 Import Games (Top 3 Tuesday)

Once more into the trenches, fellow Retromaniacs! This week, the studlier, more ruggedly handsome, infinitely cooler Michael (aka MichaelBtheGameGenie) raised a new topic which requires our input. Today’s video, which you should absolutely go and watch before you get any further into this column, requests his legions to choose and explain their Top 3 Import […]

Strange Games from the East: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Ace Pilot

Few series in the world have been as long lived as Mobile Suit Gundam. The epic space opera between the Earth Federation Forces and The Principality of Zeon. Theirs is a battle that will last an eternity, and is one that few anime fans haven’t at least heard in passing. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Ace Pilot was released […]

Strange Games from the East: Giftpia

How horrible would it be to grow up and never be considered an adult? To miss out on your coming of age ceremony, get arrested, and finally end up in jail with a bum? Now you only have two choices: to earn enough money to buy your adulthood or forever be chased by ghost if […]

Sakura Wars Tops SEGA Japan’s Poll

Sakura Wars has come top in two separate categories in a recent online poll conducted by SEGA Japan: Most Memorable Creation and Most Wished-For Revival. The long-running Strategy RPG franchise has been a sizeable hit in Japan and this was clearly backed up by the online voters. SEGA Japan announced the three-day poll on November […]

Puyo Puyo Chronicles Shown at Tokyo Game Show 2016

Sega are on quite a roll lately.  Just recently it was revealed that Sega were acquiring the Technosoft library that includes the Thunder Force series, Herzog Zwei and a few other titles.  Now it they are showing off Puyo Puyo Chronicles for the Nintendo 3DS.  This is great news for fans of this franchise when […]

Happy Birthday, Super Mario!

Everybody’s favorite Bowser basher, Goomba grinder, Koopa killer and Mushroom masticator blew away 8-bit Japanese gamers on this day in 1985. While Nintendo’s mascot would take another month to arrive on the North American continent, Super Mario Bros. wasted no time turning the video game world on its ear. No other game has ever made […]

Today in Japan Retro Gaming: Dragon Slayer IV (NES)

Dragon Slayer IV: DraSle Family is one of those lesser-known but still classic titles for the NES. Five playable characters, each with different abilities, must work in tandem to explore a dungeon, find essential equipment, and SPOILER ALERT!! slay the dragon. If that sounds somehow familiar, it’s probably because you’re a North American gamer who’s […]

Today in Japan Retro Gaming: Final Fight Guy (SNES)

Fans of Final Fight, Capcom’s genre-defining arcade punchfest, were understandably confused when it was released on the Super Nintendo. Let’s be kind: it, uh, wasn’t as arcade-perfect a port as Nintendo’s hype machine wanted us to believe. Gamers, being the ravenous, predatory species we are, pounced on every weakness. “What happened to the Factory stage?” […]


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