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July 16, 2019

Beat 'em ups were more or less dead in the 2000s, but that didn't stop Namco with their own addition to the genre, Urban Reign, which had a lot of depth to it.

July 12, 2019

Shady corporations and ancient aliens are the order of the day in Bounty Dog, a relatively obscure pair of anime OVAs from the 90s.

July 5, 2019

Conquest of the Crystal Palace was quite the hidden gem on the NES. It was a fun action game with some neat weapons and a sense of humor.

June 29, 2019

Sometimes a very simple premise is all one needs to enjoy an anime OVA. Black Magic M-66 does this quite well with its killer robot and the women trying to escape it.

June 27, 2019

The Firemen is an interesting action game for the SNES where, instead of fighting monsters, players are fighting fires.

June 24, 2019

Sometimes anime OVAs of the 80s and 90s had unusual mixes of themes in them. Idol Defense Force Hummingbird was one such example of this, combining pop idols and fighter planes.

June 21, 2019

The original PlayStation got quite a few shoot 'em ups for its library, but one that many have forgotten is Philosoma which combined a lot of features from other games in the genre.

June 20, 2019

There isn't a whole lot of anime out there that is focused on the world of professional wrestling, but Wanna Be's is a rare example of this from the mid 1980s.

June 18, 2019

Sometimes ultra violence rears it head in the most unexpected places. Dream Hunter Rem is one such example of this beneath its cutesy exterior.

June 14, 2019

It's always fun to see what seeing what Game Freak does when they're not making a new Pokemon game. Drill Dozer was one such outing released on the GBA.

June 7, 2019

What happens when felons are gathered to create an elite police force given carte blanche in how they deal with criminals? Well, Wild 7 happens.

May 23, 2019

Very early Japanese history was an interesting, mysterious time. Izumo is one of the few anime to visit this era.

May 16, 2019

Taito is a company people don't often think about when it comes to spectacle fighters. However, Bujingai: The Forsaken City was a very good effort in the genre by this publisher.

May 14, 2019

While a lot of anime OVAs to come out in the 90s were intended for a male audience, there was the occasional release directed toward girls. Pops is one such example, presenting a whirlwind high school romance.

May 9, 2019

While GameArts carved a name for itself with a number of quality RPGs, they also put out some interesting games in other genres. Alisia Dragoon was a well put together platformer / shooter for the Genesis / Mega Drive.

May 7, 2019

Sometimes when criminals start becoming heavily armed the best thing for the police to do is get bigger guns themselves. At least that's the Newport Police Department's logic in Dominion Tank Police.

May 3, 2019

During the 16-bit era of JRPGs, a lot of these games never came to the West. Cosmic Fantasy was one such series where almost none of the games got translated into English, yet being quite popular in Japan. Cosmic Fantasy: Ginga Mehyou no Wana is an anime OVA based on the series.

May 1, 2019

Data East released a lot of interesting games in the 80s and 90s, some of them being fairly experimental. One such example was Silent Debuggers for the PC Engine, a very early attempt at a first person shooter.

April 29, 2019

There were a lot of anime OVAs in the 90s that were based on fighting games. Most of them were pretty bad. Psychic Force was slightly less terrible than its contemporaries.

April 26, 2019

Trying to make a single OVA out of a series of manga is not an easy task. Squeezing down several books worth of content into a 60 minute show means a lot gets cut out. Such is the case with Outlanders. The OVA isn't terrible, but so much of the manga has been left out that it might as well be a totally different story being told.

April 24, 2019

Vic Tokai liked to experiment with their games from time to time. Nothing too over the top, but a little different. Trouble Shooter did this with the shoot 'em up, creating a very nice, lighthearted experience.

April 22, 2019

There are some real stinkers for anime to come out in the 1980s where studios seemed to go out of their way to make something that just ticked boxes rather than actually be good. Superdimensional Romanesque Samy - Missing 99 is one such example of this.

April 19, 2019

There were a few fighter plane-themed anime to come along in the 1990s. 801 T.T.S. Airbats was an OVA series about an all-women squadron and one of the better of these anime to come along during that time.

April 16, 2019

During the late 80s, Capcom released a number of games for the NES. Little Nemo - The Dream Master was one of the more interesting, but lesser known of these.

April 12, 2019

Ever wonder what happens when Gainax makes a bad anime? If so, look no further that Debutante Detective Corps. It's quite the disappointment.

April 10, 2019

While Capcom is more known for their 2D fighting games, Star Gladiator was their first tentative steps to 3D arenas. Set in the future, players can choose from all manner of intergalactic beings to control.

April 8, 2019

Ancient civilizations with super weapons were a popular theme for anime of the early 1990s, and Ellcia was one such series of OVAs to embrace it.

April 5, 2019

Looking for a series that feels like a 1990s arcade racing game adapted into an anime? If so, Future GPX Cyber Formula may just be the show for you.

April 2, 2019

Sometimes all one wants in an anime is titillation with a bit of blood and guts. Legend of Lemnear has healthy doses of both and even throws in some bikini armour for good measure.

April 1, 2019

A film based on a series of fantasy novels in Japan, The Weathering Continent gives viewers a brief glimpse into a world devastated by centuries of environmental calamities as a trio of adventurers wander this land.
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