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You’ve Probably Never Played… Barbarossa

Barbarossa Developer(s): SystemSoft Publisher: Sammy Platform(s): Super Famicom Release Date: November 27th 1992 (Japan exclusive) Hitler was a bad guy. It’s hardly a surprise, all things considered, that the majority of his video game appearances have seen him take on the fitting role … Continue reading

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You’ve probably never played… ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat

ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat Developer(s): Mistwalker, Racjin Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): DS Release Date: October 4th 2007 (Japan exclusive) Despite the relatively unchanging formulas that run throughout the genre, turn-based, grid-based strategy games have consistently managed to retain their popularity across every generation. With newcomers … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Sonic Cafe mobile games

Sonic Cafe series Developer(s): Sonic Team Publisher: Sega Platform(s): Mobile Release Date: 2001-2007 It would be no stretch to say that Sonic has been around. Featured in games of all genres and on almost every platform under the sun since Sega’s exit … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Last Ranker

Last Ranker Developer(s): Imageepoch, Capcom Publisher: Capcom Platform(s): PSP Release Date: July 15th 2010 (Japan exclusive) There are countless Japanese RPGs where a youth loses all he holds dear, hearth and home lost in one brief moment. This results in him embarking on a … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Kaze no Notam

Kaze no Notam (Notam of Wind) Developer(s): Artdink Publisher: Artdink Platform(s): PlayStation Release Date: September 11th 1997 (Japan exclusive) When it comes to capturing the feeling of flight, video games have a tendency to focus on speed above all else – modern air vehicles offer the … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Wakusei Aton Gaiden

Wakusei Aton Gaiden (Planet Aton Side-Story) Developer(s): Kokuzeichou Publisher: Kokuzeichou Platform(s): Famicom Disk System Release Date: November 1990 (Japan exclusive) When games come from an unexpected place, be it through their developer, country of origin or distribution method, they more often than not have … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Tetris (CD-i)

Tetris Developer(s): Philips POV Publisher: Philips Interactive Entertainment Platform(s): Philips CD-i Release Date: 1992 “The classic becomes a legend in CD-i” It’s undeniable that Tetris is a classic. It has gone down in history as the undisputed king of puzzle games, available for … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Ikki

Ikki Developer(s): Tose, Sunsoft Publisher: Sunsoft Platform(s): Arcade, Famicom, PlayStation, Mobile, PC, Wii (VC), PS4 (Arcade Archives) Release Date: November 27th 1985 (Famicom) For a single game to define an entire aspect of gaming itself, it has to do something pretty special. Some … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… New 3D Golf Simulation: Devil’s Course

New 3D Golf Simulation: Devil’s Course (True Golf Classics: Wicked 18)  Developer: T&E Soft Publisher: T&E Soft, Bullet-Proof Software Platform(s): SNES, PC9801, 3DO, Mega Drive Release Date: March 5th 1993 (JPN), October 1993 (US) Have you ever wondered to yourself ‘is there golf in hell?’ If … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen

Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen Developer: Ajinomoto Publisher: Ajinomoto Platform(s): Super Famicom Release Date: September 1993 (Japan exclusive) When games are developed for advertising reasons, they have a strong tendency to suffer in quality, putting brand names and mascots before all else. The … Continue reading

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