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Japanese

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!”…

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.…

RIAH

RIAH is a freeware platformer that looks and plays a lot like a classic NES or SMS title. It looks very “8-bit”. You play a heroine who is on some sort of quest for some reason or another. Absolutely no story is given in this game, but it is actually kind of nice not to have to sit through screens of back story and some bullshit training mode before you can even start playing the game itself.…

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.…