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Learn to plant bears in the ground in Koneko Monogatari

Do you remember the film The Adventures of Milo and Otis? I don’t. It was based on a 1986 Japanese film called Koneko Monogatari. It’s not bad, I guess, if you think you can trust critics. It’s about a kitten getting lost ...

 
 
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Mind your manners and hold the door in Enix's Door Door

The official release date of the Nintendo Entertainment System was October 1985, but in truth, that was a test launch. Most people in North America didn’t have a chance to buy the console until Autumn of ‘86. At that point, the ...

 
 
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Brush up on your suplexes for Tecmo's Tsuppari Oozumou

I don’t have much to say about the sport of sumo. It’s really old and has held onto many of its traditions. It’s also not difficult to get the gist of. Push the other rikishi out of the ring or knock them off their feet. B...

 
 
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Travel to the 32th zone in Sunsoft's Atlantis no Nazo

Part of what draws me to Famicom games is the fact that I missed out entirely on the culture around it. Not only am I of an age that would have given the Super Famicom more significance, but -- and this may shock you -- I’m not Japane...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Throw down in Nintendo's own lost classic, Joy Mecha Fight

In 1991, Street Fighter II radically altered the video game landscape. It opened a portal through which all sorts of pretenders started flowing out. Some of them were good! Most of them were bad. The one I present to you this Famicom Friday...

 
 
 
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Trim your waistline in Konami's Yume Penguin Monogatari

Konami’s output on the Famicom was simply amazing. While we certainly got some good games on this side of the pond, such as Castlevania and Contra, there were a plethora of great titles that stayed in their homeland. They were once a ...

 
 
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Meet Spelunker, one of Japan's most treasured bad games

While the phenomenon of appreciating bad games exists everywhere in the world, perhaps no player base is as conscious of it as those in Japan. Unlike us, they have a very concise word for describing terrible games: kusoge. That’s "kus...

 
 
 
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How The Legend of Zelda helped free us from arcade ports

I find it difficult to travel back and play early 8-bit consoles like the Atari 2600 or Colecovision. It’s not that their primitive graphics and sound fail to capture my attention, but rather, they’re so dedicated to replicating...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SNK shmup Alpha Mission returns on Nintendo Switch

This week, your retro friend and mine, Hamster, has pulled up another classic '80s arcade and given it a new lease of life on a modern platform, as SNK shmup Alpha Mission takes to the skies once more on Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades ...

 
 
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Console Command - Famicom Disk System

[With all the mini consoles being announced, both official and unofficial, it's fascinating to hear about what was essentially the NES in Japan, except not really. But don't listen to me prattle on about what the Famicom Disk System was or ...

 
 
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Review: Holy Diver Collector's Edition

I am ecstatic that I can go online today and buy so many new games for old systems. Just a few years ago, the only options similar to this at least on the NES were reproduction carts – games that either never came out in the west or n...

 
 
 
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Return of Double Dragon is getting a PS4 release

About a month ago, Arc System Works and Tommo Japan announced that they were teaming up to make replica carts of Return of Double Dragon for the SNES. Now, the game is going to get a digital re-release on PS4 later in the year. Since the re...

 
 




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MeeGhoulz

So, RE8 is the RE4 of this Only a hell lottta If you keep that in mind, perhaps youll like I And dont get me started on how Dimitrescu is wasted on a weak

 
medicamecanica

It was a long ass trip, but I beat the third area of Swore it was way later than it actually The boss and story stuff that followed was

 
bong264

Heres a classic for mothers day :P

 
TheBlondeBass

ITS TORCHS BIRTHDAY? HAPPY BRITHDAY MECH MAN!!

 
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Beat Pretty good game overall! Good soundtrack, fun levels and enemies, interesting

 
Seymour

Ape Out is currently less than a fiver on Do Do the monkey with me!

 
Frostyflakes

Happy birthday It has been a genuine pleasure to have been able to game with you and youve been a very welcoming part of this Im not even mad about what you did with that EOD bot that one Not at Why would I be mad?

 
Tricerapops

Got New Pokemon Snap for the The oldest played the first game and loved it and his 14 yo sister is obsessed w photography and Pokemon, so Im guessing it will be a Took flowers to Lauren at Been a good Happy Mothers Day, also!

 
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So I guess I have bad taste in I really am digging too addictive to feed the tims

 
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Successful fishing expedition!

 
 

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