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Parity Shot Integral

Parity shot integral is a side-scrollling shooter created by indie Japanese game developer Crane House. I’m not actually sure what the status of this indie game group is because, despite the download page for this game still being up, their homepage seems to be gone. As far as cutesy Japanese side-scrolling shooters go, it’s pretty good. The download is available directly from their website.…

Fist of the North Star (Famicon)

Fist of the North Star is a legendary Japanese manga series which ran in the mid-80’s. It spawned an anime series, a (terrible) live action film and, of course, a string of tie-in video games. The Famicon version isn’t the very first video game incarnation of the series, but it is as good a place as any to start.

For those who are not familiar with the original manga series, it revolves around Kenshiro, a wandering ass-kicker who wanders around a post-apocalyptic wasteland kicking the asses of all he feels deserve and ass kicking.…

Future Cop: LAPD

Future Cop LAPD was published by Electronic Arts (before they turned into the glorified crap factory they are today) in 1998 for the Sony Playstation. The game puts the player in the giant metallic shoes of an X1 Alpha: a sophisticated anti-crime vehicle murder factory on legs. The X1 Alpha is a run-of-the-mill combat mecha which also has the ability to transform into a fast, deadly, and damn near uncontrollable hover craft.…