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Is Konami’s Castlevania One of the Most Underrated Game Series Ever?

One of the earliest games I can remember playing, apart from Super Mario Bros. (スーパーマリオブラザーズ), was Castlevania (悪魔城ドラキュラ). I can still remember the opening of the original game. You play as the brave Simon Belmont (シモン・ベルモント), you march to the front gates of Dracula’s castle, which you can see in the backdrop, epic music plays…

Into JRPGs? Know the History Behind the JRPG Classic, Dragon Quest!

The Dragon Quest franchise is one of the longest running and most important JRPG franchises of all time. Its effect on the entire genre of video games cannot be overstated. The original Dragon Quest on NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) essentially created the JRPG, without it, there would be no Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Pokemon, or…

“Mamma Mia!” The Super Mario Brothers Are Now on Uno Cards with a Twist!

One of the undeniable things in life is how everything is much more fun with our friends around. We all go through countless memories with our friends whether these may be some of the happiest, saddest, or even the stupidest times around. Most of us have also enjoyed our time with our friends by hanging…

What Makes Japanese RPGs Stand Out From the Others?

Japan has lots of things that make the world get hyped, and Japanese video games or Japanese RPG (JRPG) are a part of that hype. Still, there are many people in the West who prefer JRPGs, and there are Japanese people who prefer Western RPGs. So what’s the differences between games like Final Fantasy, Call…

Splatoon, Nintendo’s Most Fashionably “Japanese” Game

Nintendo, a company that has been putting smiles on the faces of everyone since the 1980s, has consistently remained as the main contributor to the game industry by creating gaming’s most beloved intellectual properties. Regardless of your age you must have heard or even played incarnations of many Nintendo’s franchises, such as Super Mario Brothers,…

Japanese Gaming History: The Third Console War

Rise of the West Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Microsoft became the industry leader in home computer operating systems and one of the world’s largest brands, making their founder the richest man in the world. After watching nearly 2 decades of home game consoles slowly suck away…

Japanese Gaming History: The Second Console Wars

Rise of the Playstation After Sony’s humiliation at the hands of Nintendo at the 1991 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Sony’s president Norio Ohga was furious and craved revenge. He asked a young up-and-comer Ken Kutaragi to develop a console that could finally topple Nintendo from their perch.   en.m.wikipedia.org/ Kutaragi attacked the project with relish.…

Super Mario and Friends: The Most Famous Characters of All Time!

Super Mario And Friends It’s me, Mario! No, it’s me, Luigi! No, Princess Peach it is! Harhar, Bowser will defeat you all! If these names mean nothing to you, you are probably new to the franchise of Super Mario. In that case, I recommend you to continue reading because it’s time to meet a few…