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Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities

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Unbound #ad - But not all of them were released outside of the country, especially not in the 1980s and 90s. Featuring the work of giants like nintendo, Namco and Konami alongside that of long-forgotten developers and publishers, Sega, even those well versed in Japanese gaming culture are bound to learn something new.

The selections represent a large number of genres – platformers, shoot-em-ups, role-playing games, adventure games – across nearly four decades of gaming on arcade, computer and console platforms. Japan has produced thousands of intriguing video games. While a few of these titles have since been documented by the English-speaking video game community, a huge proportion of this output is unknown beyond Japan and even, in some cases, within it.

Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities #ad - Hardcore gaming 101 presents: japanese video Game Obscurities seeks to catalogue many of these titles – games that are weird, compelling, cool or historically important.

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Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 6: Namco Arcade Classics

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#ad - It also includes looks at their lesser known properties, genpei toumaden, and Bravoman, including the Valkyrie series, Youkai Douchuuki, plus Mirai Ninja, Dragon Buster, Wonder Momo, Marchen Maze, many of which were only released in Japan, Namco's foray into film/gaming crossovers. Revisit some of these classics with the sixth hardcore gaming 101 digest! this book includes comprehensive reviews of two of the company's golden age titles, their buddy-cop racing/shooter Lucky & Wild, and also examines games like their spy-themed run-and-gun Rolling Thunder, Mappy and Dig Dug, and the madcap multiplayer brawler The Outfoxies.

. Namco was the master at creating unique and interesting characters for their 80s and 90s arcade games.

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Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 3: The Guide to Retro Horror

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#ad - Hardcore gaming 101 is proud to present the Guide to Retro Horror! Within these blood-soaked pages you'll find some of the most famous and infamous horror games ever released! .

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Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 4: Star Fox and F-Zero

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#ad - Finally, providing an update on the recent wonder boy / Monster Boy entries, we're covering some Castlevania fan games, and adding 11 more Best Games of All Time into the site's canon! . Do a barrel roll! the fourth hg101 digest focuses on nintendo's two fast-paced, star fox and f-zero! also learn the history of Star Fox with a feature on British developer Argonaut Software, X and the games that came after Stunt Race FX, Vortex, high-flying science fiction series, covering the titles that inspired it Starglider, plus an examination of some other lesser known 3D rail shooters like Omega Boost and Vanark.

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The Art of the Last of Us Part 2

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Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 5: Treasure

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#ad - This book examines their entire output, silhouette mirage, including other lesser known games like Mischief Makers, Bangai-O, Rakugaki Showtime, Stretch Panic, Dynamite Headdy, and Alien Soldier, as well as their multiplayer anime brawlers based on Yu Yu Hakusho and Bleach. Cult classic video game developer treasure is behind some of the most well-regarded video games of the 1990s and 2000s, Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, including Gunstar Heroes, Guardian Heroes, and Sin & Punishment.

This way treasure fans can expand their knowledge beyond just the titles they’re familiar with and potentially find new games to enjoy! Finally, the premier console for 2D action, there are capsule reviews of 80 Japanese Saturn games, making this essential reading for fans of retro video game action! .

Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 5: Treasure #ad - It also examines the expanded universe of related titles that have the treasure spirit, including Mad Stalker, Phantom Breaker, either by sharing development staff or using similar mechanics, Code of Princess, Asuka 120% Burning Fest, Rapid Reload AKA Gunners Heaven, Panzer Bandit, and several others.

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Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room

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Press Start Press #ad - Pac-man, nba jam, terminator 2, Street Fighter II, and more. Based on research and interviews with dozens of programmers, artists, and designers. Delve into the guts of the atari 2600, super nES, ZX Spectrum, Sega Genesis, and other platforms to find out how they stacked up against arcade hardware. Read bonus interviews with john tobias mortal Kombat, Asteroids, Ed Logg Gauntlet, ex-GamePro editor Dan “Elektro” Amrich, and more.

As companies like atari, commodore, and nintendo disrupted the status quo, publishers charged their developers with an impossible task: Cram the world’s most successful coin-op games into microchips with a fraction of the computing power of arcade hardware. From the first pong machine through the dystopian raceways of san francisco rush 2049, Mortal Kombat, Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room takes readers on an unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of the decline of arcades and the rise of the multibillion-dollar home games industry.

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Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: NES Cult Classics

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#ad - Also included are reviews of several notable japan-only famicom games, and several others, offbeat, cosmic Epsilon, this book represents some of the more interesting, Otocky, Cocoron, including Layla, Moon Crystal, and lesser discussed titles of the system, as well as the infamous unreleased title Bio Force Ape! While these all may not be the A-listers of the NES library, and is essential for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the platform! .

But what of the numerous other developers, irem holy diver, shatterhand, natsume shadow of the ninja, the ones that put out games you may have read about in Nintendo Power or have vague recollections of renting on some Saturday afternoon? This book covers many of those titles, Journey to Silius, KID Low-G-Man, Xexyz, KickMaster, Metal Storm, Atlus Rockin’ Kats, from developers like Sunsoft Blaster Master, and many others.

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William Gibson's Alien 3 #3

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Side have an unwelcome guest aboard their ship. This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer.

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Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 1: Strider and Bionic Commando

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#ad - Also included are reviews of several strider-like games such Osman/Cannon Dancer, Run Saber and Moon Diver, as well as various grappling hook themed games like Umihara Kawase, Ninja Five-O and ChainDive. The first digest from retro video game website Hardcore Gaming 101! Included are full reviews of the Bionic Commando and Strider series, two of Capcom's legendary franchises.

Also included is a look at famicom games that were ported from Western home computers but not re-imported back for the NES, and capsules reviews of 80 import Japanese PlayStation games! .

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The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 2

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#ad - Detailed contents listing here: http://www. Hardcoregaming101. Net/untoldhistory2/untoldhistory2. Htm nearly 400 pages and over 30 interviews, with exclusive content on the history of Japanese games. Forewords by retro gamer founding editor Martyn Carroll and game history professor Martin Picard. In a world first - something no other journalist has dared examine - there's candid discussion on the involvement of Japan's yakuza in the industry.

The origins of hudson, masaya's epic robot sagas, detailed history of Westone Entertainment, Nintendo's funding of a PlayStation RTS, and a diverse range of unreleased games. Includes exclusive office layout maps, design documents, and archive photos.

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