Tag: Rating

Game #74: Sorcerer’s Kingdom (Genesis) – Understandably Forgotten (Finished)

Game 74 Title: Sorcerer’s Kingdom Released: June 1993 (February 1992 JPN) Platform: Genesis Developer: NCS/Masaya (& Technical Wave) Publisher: Treco Genre: RPG Exploration – Top-down Combat – Turn based (strategic) Series – Standalone It’s difficult to pin down a development company for this one even though they received full credits — as best I can tell they were a bunch […]

Game #72: Ninja Boy 2 (Game Boy) – Ninjas vs. Pirates, In Space! (Finished)

I had planned to use this color palette,but forgot when it came time to play Game 72 Title: Ninja Boy 2Released: April 1993 (November 1991 JPN)Platform: Game BoyDeveloper: Culture BrainPublisher: Culture BrainGenre: Action RPGExploration – Top-downCombat – Action (turn-based bosses)Series – Super Chinese (Japanese name) So, we’re stuck with the default […]

Game #70: Great Greed (Game Boy) – The Road to Hell (Finished)

Game 70 Title: Great GreedReleased: April 1993 (September 1992 JPN)Platform: Game BoyDeveloper: NamcoPublisher: NamcoGenre: RPGExploration – Top-downCombat – Turn basedSeries – Standalone When I started writing up my list of RPGs, I didn’t think much of the Game Boy titles (well, aside from the Final Fantasy games). Yet, I’ve been impressed […]

Game #69: Super Ninja Boy (SNES) – Dragon Ball Gaiden (Finished)

Game 69 Title: Super Ninja BoyReleased: 1993 (December 1991 JPN)Platform: SNESDeveloper: Culture BrainPublisher: Culture BrainGenre: Action-RPGExploration – Top-downCombat – Action side scrollingSeries – Ninja Boy (Super Chinese in Japan) Hopeful yet cautious about this new iteration I curbed my enthusiasm with low expectations. In the end, I wasn’t disappointed with […]

Game #67: Gauntlet IV (Genesis) – Dragons All The Way Up (Finished)

Game 67 Title: Gauntlet 4 Released: 1993 Platform: Genesis Developer: Atari Games Corporation Publisher: Tengen Genre: Action-RPG Exploration – Top-down Combat – Active Series – Gauntlet This title surprised me. First, I had written it off the list for no other reason than it was Gauntlet. How could that series have enough RPG elements to include? […]

Game #64: Exile (TurboGrafx-CD) – Another Arabian Night (Finished)

Game 64 Title: ExileReleased: 1992 (December 1991 JPN)Platform: TurboGrafx-CD (Genesis)Developer: Renovation GamesPublisher: Working DesignsGenre: RPGExploration – Top-downCombat – Action (side-view)Series – Exile (XZR) It always feels weirdly different jumping into a series at game two compared to jumping into an established character at the start of a new game. There’s […]

Game #63: Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TurboGrafx-CD) – It’s In Your Hands Now (Finished)

Game 63 Title: Dragon Slayer: The Legend of HeroesReleased: December 1992 (October 1991 JPN)Platform: TurboGrafx-CDDeveloper: Nihon FalcomPublisher: Hudson SoftGenre: RPGExploration – Top-downCombat – Turn basedSeries – The Legend of Heroes (Dragon Slayer)Here’s a title that I didn’t expect much from, and thus wasn’t disappointed. The voiced dialogue is major selling […]