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Gekisha Boy

It’s a shoot-’em-up, but you’re shooting photos rather than bullets!
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Batman

There are three choices when you get the Batman licence, right? Platformer, beat-’em-up or driving game. Wrong. Meet Sunsoft’s secret fourth option…
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PC Genjin

Darran takes a fond look back at one of the PC Engine’s best platformers.
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Ghost Manor

I have a deep seated love of anything spooky especially if it is kitsch and plastic like a ghost train or a plastic light up skull or something…

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Splatterhouse

With a reboot of the series just around the corner it seems quite timely that a review of the granddaddy of gore appears here in the hallowed halls of Retro Gamer, that game is of course Splatterhouse…

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Toilet Kids

There are some things in this life that truly seem to belie reality: paranormal occurrences, UFO’s, bigfoot and finally the subject of our review here today, namely, Toilet Kids…

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Star Parodier

I have a massive soft spot for those rare occasions when the mighty shmup genre drops its biomechanical facade in favour of a more mind bending aesthetic: Parodious, Cho Aniki, Pop N' Twinbee, Fantasy Zone, Zonk, etc – I love 'em all! Now you may be asking yourself why on earth a 31 year old man would be addicted to such cutesy-cutesy nonsense and not playing the latest mind numbingly derivative FPS or the must-have, scar faced, superdude-with-attitude, open world affair of the moment? Well I think I just answered that question quite well and the key word is 'derivative…

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Legend of Hero Tonma

Following Ghouls and Ghosts was never going to be an easy job, but the humble Hero Tonma attempts to do just that – in his own special way…

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Cho Aniki

I remember back in the day when I first played Parodious and thought 'I will never play anything quite as mind meltingly beautiful as this…

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Gomola Speed

Along with games such as Splash Lake, Zipang and Gekisha Boy, Gomola Speed is a perfect example of a quirky PCE title that stands apart from much of the machines shooter dominated software catalogue…

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Boxy Boy

Known as Sokoban World in Japan, there have been many variants of this ’83 classic arcade puzzler and of course the 1990 Arcade game of the same name…

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Out Run

Well, if there was ever a game that needed no introduction, it has to be this one…

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Air Zonk

Being a massive fan of a good Bonk, both the game series and the act, I thought I’d follow up my review of Bonk’s Revenge with a tight and masterful review of Air Zonk, an offshoot from the Bonk series where you take control of a futuristic looking Bonk called Zonk (‘cause Z’s more futuristic you see…

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Military Madness

While you probably know the TG-16 for it's shoot 'em ups, this is one of the finest strategy games of the 8-bit era…

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Shinobi

Converted from Sega's legendary 1987 coin-op, Shinobi is an evergreen classic, still offering superb, tight gameplay and a great sense of style…

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New Zealand Story

Taito's classic platformer is a game that needs little introduction, being held in a similarly high regard as its Bubble Bobble series…

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Adventure Island

The main game in centred around a small village which acts as a sort of 'hub' to the surrounding levels…

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Strip Fighter 2

With all the adult games that Japanese developers come up with, it's no surprise that this game came into existence…

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Magical Chase

Magical Chase is one of the rarer Hucards availible for the PC Engine, with the US version, in particular, commanding high prices…

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Soldier Blade

Soldier Blade, last in the PC Engine's Star Soldier series (after Super Star Soldier and the misleadingly titled Final Soldier) is also, fittingly, the best…

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Sonson 2

This is a two-player game where you guide Monkey around a series of caves, woods and buildings searching for the mystery demon who kidnapped Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka…

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Vigilante

Vigilante is a beat'um up that is based on an ageold formula of the old 'rescue the kidnapped woman by beating up tons of thugs'…

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Devil Crash

Devil Crash is the sequel to Alien Crush, the Giger themed pinball game from 1988…

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R-Type

R-Type is a game which really needs no introduction…

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Galaga 88

One of the earlier notable PC Engine games, Galaga 88 is a classical blaster of the highest quality…

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