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Wonder Boy III : The Dragon’s Trap

Wonder Boy III : The Dragon’s trap is the third Wonder Boy game on the Sega Master System, following from Wonder Boy in Monster Land. The game was created by West One studios and published by sega in 1989, and was later ported to the gamegear. Despite being created by a Japanese company, Wonder Boy III was actually released in English on the sega Master System in North America and Europe before being ported to the PC Engine in Japan a few years later as an Adventure Island title.…

1980’s Japanese Commercials

A collection of Japanese commercials from the 1980’s

Arkista’s Ring

Arkista’s Ring is a top-down action rpg released in the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990 by Sammy of America. Despite Sammy of America being a subsidiary of a Japanese company, Arkista’s Ring was only ever released in North America. The game centers around a green haired elf named Christine as she searches the land for Arkista’s Ring which was taken by the evil Shogun (again, never released in Japan) and is needed to return light to the land of the elves.…

Shaolin Drunk Monkey

Old School Kung Fu Awesomeness

Magical Jewelry ~メルーの冒険~

Magic Jewlery is a puzzle based platformer from Japanese freeware game developer Many. It features a little witch who has the ability to create magic boulders and place them in front of herself. The object of the game is to use her magic boulders to reach the gems that are sprinkled about each stage. The basic mechanics of the game are pretty simple and it doesn’t take very long at all to become proficient and magical boulder creation.…

Maho-Shu

Cutesy little side scrolling shooter based on anime series Purikyua. It’s a fan-made game and isn’t endorsed of part of the official canon of the series, which by the way is aimed at little girls. With the aside, the Maho-Shu is a freeware title and is enjoyable enough to warrant that hefty price tag.

You select between two different characters with slightly different attributes (in practice they are about the same) and get to blasting the shit out of everything.…

Blue Tights 青いタイツ

For the first time in a very long time a game made me gave me a case of the “what the fuck?”s. Literally. I opened up this game and said “what the fuuuuuck?” as soon as the gameplay started. My wife was all like “stop talking to your computer, you know it can’t hear you”, so I was all like “go make me a turkey pot pie!”…

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World was developed and published by Sega before being released in 1986 on the Sega Master System. It would eventually prove to be the defining game of the Master System until and certain blue hedgehog with a disregard for speed limits would hit the scene much later in the 90’s. When the Master System 2 was released, Alex Kidd in Miracle world was actually built into the system, with no cartridge needed to play the game.…

Yamamoto san

Yamamoto San is a side scrolling platformer from a freeware developer by the name of Yuzuru Yasuda . I think that might actually be his real name. The game has 16 levels in total, each offering plenty of platform jumping and baddie busting action. The first couple of levels are actually a kind of training mode which is entirely in Japanese, however anyone familiar with platform games should have zero trouble figuring out the basics.…

Excelsior, Phase One

Excelsior, Phase One is the first of two freeware role playing games produced by 11th Dimension Entertainment. The first game is reminiscent of the early Ultima games, while the second installment looks and plays more like one of the later entries in the Ultima series. In my humble and often disregarded opinion, Excelsior Phase One trumps the lot. Well maybe it doesn’t quite “trump” the Ultima series, but it is definitely on the same level.…