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Heroes of a Broken Land – Retro inspired dungeoneering [Review]

October 7th 2014

Ta dah! Today is the day when I cross yet another item off my bucket list. My first ever game review just got published :)

The game I reviewed is Heroes of a Broken Land and you can read the whole review over at my friends at Indie Retro News.

Lady Sword: Ryakudatsusareta 10-nin no Otome

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Platforms: TurboGrafx-CD

Madō Monogatari A: Dokidoki Vacation

The story of Madō Monogatari A takes place at a time between Madō Monogatari I and Madō Monogatari II. Arle, the heroine of the series, is a little girl who studies magic. One day, she goes into a forest, only to notice that something terrible happened to it and its inhabitants, the fairies. Is this the work of the archenemy, Satan-sama? That’s what Arle has to find out! read more »

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Platforms: Game Gear

Madō Monogatari: Michikusa Ibun

As in most Madō Monogatari games, the story of Michikusa Ibun is quite simple: once again, the young magician Arle has to venture into a dangerous dungeon as part of her magical education. This time, Arle is a teenager, and has the cute creature Carbuncle (whose side job seems to be an official Compile mascot) accompanying her on her perilous journey. read more »

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Platforms: PC-98

Madō Monogatari: ARS

Madou Monogatari ARS is a prequel to Madou Monogatari 123 to explain how Arle Nadja obtained her powers, Schezo Wegey became a dark wizard, and Rulue fell in love with Satan. read more »

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Platforms: PC-98

Madō Monogatari 1-2-3

Madō Monogatari is a three-chapter first-person RPG that chronicles the adventures of the young apprentice sorceress Arle Nadja with all three chapters made as independent games but released under a single package. read more »

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Platforms: Game Gear, MSX, PC-98, Sega Mega Drive (Genesis), TurboGrafx-CD

Laplace no Ma

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Platforms: MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-CD

Rings of Medusa 2 – The Return of Medusa

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Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Dungeon Hack

Combine the gameplay ideas of Hack/NetHack with the Eye of the Beholder III game engine and you get a graphical version of Hack: Dungeon Hack. Largely based on a construction set, the player can create their own dungeons and then crawl through them. read more »

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Platforms: MS-DOS, PC-98

The Legacy: Realm of Terror

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Platforms: MS-DOS

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