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You’ve Probably Never Played… Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel Developer: Copya System Ltd. Publisher: Asmik Corporation Platform(s): Mega Drive Release Date: December 12th 1990 (Japan exclusive) Wrestling games are hardly an obscure affair, especially in the fourth generation of consoles. The likes of Fire Pro Wrestling … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Daze Before Christmas

Daze Before Christmas Developer:  Funcom Publisher: Sunsoft Platform(s): Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo Release Date: 1994 It’s understandable that seasonal video games are rarely the most successful of titles. Whilst certain memorable holiday-themed spinoffs such as Sega’s Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams or magazine giveaway Christmas Lemmings exist, you’ll be … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Melfand Stories

Melfand Stories Developer:  Sting Publisher: ASCII Platform(s): Super Famicom Release Date: March 25th 1994 (Japan exclusive) During the 16-bit era of gaming, beat ’em ups were a dime a dozen. Finally gamers around the world could play faithful recreations of their favourite … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013

Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013 Developer:  Level-5 Publisher: Level-5 Platform(s): Wii Release Date: December 20th 2012 (Japan exclusive) If you’re not a football (the non-American, soccer kind) fan then you probably look at the wide range of available football games and think ‘how are … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Judgement Silversword: Rebirth Edition

Judgement Silversword: Rebirth Edition Developer:  M-KAI Publisher: Qute Platform(s): WonderSwan Color Release Date: February 2nd 2003 (Japan exclusive) The tale of the WonderSwan is a curious one. Released exclusively in Japan by Bandai and worked on by the legendary Gunpei Yokoi, the man … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2

BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2 Developer:  Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): Super Famicom (via Satellaview) Release Date: 1997 (Japan exclusive) Considering that only last week we were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the original F-Zero, I felt there was … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Wily & Right no RockBoard: That’s Paradise

Wily & Right no RockBoard: That’s Paradise Developer:  Capcom Publisher: Capcom Platform(s): Famicom Release Date: 15th January 1993 (Japan exclusive) It seems that these days, almost every major franchise has taken the opportunity to trade their usual fanfare in favour of … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… N.Y. Nyankies

N.Y. Nyankies (Rockin’ Kats) Developer: Atlus Publisher: Atlus Platform(s): Famicom/NES Release Date: 5th April 1991 Long ago, before the likes of Persona and Etrian Odyssey had even been thought of, Atlus was a very different company. This was a decidedly younger Atlus, perhaps one … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Wrecking Crew ’98

Wrecking Crew ’98 Developer: Nintendo R&D1, Pax Softnica Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): Super Famicom (via Nintendo Power service) Release Date: 1st January 1998 (Japan exclusive) As I mentioned in my Mario spin-off characters feature last month, Nintendo’s main man can be considered a jack of all-trades; … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Innsmouth no Yakata

Innsmouth no Yakata (The Mansion of Innsmouth) Developer: Be Top Publisher: I’Max Platform(s): Virtual Boy Release Date: 13th October 1995 (Japan exclusive) If you ask me, there are some things you shouldn’t do that come down to common sense. Going into a … Continue reading

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