Ys Origin June 14, 2017
Ys Origin was recently ported to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita courtesy of DotEmu (after otherwise being PC-exclusive), so we've updated our article with a short review, plus made a few small additions to the rest of the article (Ys I/II smartphone port, Ys VI PC English version).
Your Weekly Kusoge: Day Dreamin' Davey June 12, 2017
While this NES game from Sculptured Software has a rather high concept story and ambitious structure, it's also a barely functional one with some baffling design choices
Kero Blaster June 9, 2017
Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya's follow-up to Cave Story isn't quite as complex, but it manages to perfect its simple design in incredibly impressive ways.
Fatal Labyrinth / Dragon Crystal June 5, 2017
Two early console Rogue-likes from Sega, predating the establishment of this particularly genre by the Mystery Dungeon games.
Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 50: Krull the Conqueror (Atari 2600), Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles June 4, 2017
Join the HG101 talking heads as they go all-out on this special 50th episode, talking 'bout toothy space boomerangs and did someone call for a marsupial with attitude?
Plok June 2, 2017
John and Ste Pickford's dadaist SNES platformer stands out from the typical 16-bit platformer fare, especially due to its excellent soundtrack by the Follin brothers.
Your Weekly Kusoge: Fight For Life May 30, 2017
If Kasumi Ninja wasn't enough, Fight For Life just continues the Jaguar's streak for reprehensible fighting games, though this time patterned after Virtua Fighter instead of Mortal Kombat.
Masochisia May 28, 2017
A disturbing first person adventure game based on real life serial killer Albert Fish.
Raid Wind 2: ALLTYNEX May 25, 2017
Our article on the excellent doujin shoot-em-up series Alltynex has been expanded to include its FM Towns originator, Raid Wind 2.
C-Dogs May 25, 2017
One of the many titles that popped up on shareware compilation discs, this DOS shooter, also known as Cyberdogs, contains such simple joy as blasting stuff and collecting goofy stuff.
Crisis Beat May 21, 2017
A 3D beat-em-up reminiscent of the Dynamite Deka (Die Hard Arcade) series, released for the PS1 in Japan and Europe.
Lucifer Ring May 21, 2017
The follow-up to Crisis Beat, Lucifer Ring is a somewhat more successful second attempt at a 3D beat-em-up, this time giving the game a fantasy makeover.
Noobow May 18, 2017
A 1992 licensed game by Irem based on a Japanese chocolate mascot, a simple but enjoyable game that just about anyone can get into and enjoy.
Elemental Gearbolt May 14, 2017
One of the rare non-Namco light gun games worth playing on the PlayStation, taking place in a fantasy world and featuring a vaguely RPG-esque leveling system.
Join the HG101 Soda Shaq afficianados as they chat about interdimensional martial arts quests and the best giant head in shoot-em-ups.
Brigador May 11, 2017
A recent isometric mecha shooter, basically Desert Strike with the style of Syndicate and Shadowrun.
Hellsinker May 9, 2017
A ridiculously deep doujin shoot-em-up, whose mechanics resemble that of Battle Garegga by the way of Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun.
Flinthook May 6, 2017
An indie rogue-lite where you use your hook to zip around levels and hunt for cash, rendered with some beautiful pixelwork.
Join the HG101 big fat party animals as they talk attitude-having mascot animals and video games' greatest pie graph.
Assault Trooper May 4, 2017
An ugly but nonetheless fantastic IBM PC game that deserves more attention, especially those who remember playing the demo on those "100+ Games" disks of yore.