Category: Foreign Gaming

  • Foreign Favorites: Volume 3 – Japan Pickups Edition

    Foreign Favorites: Volume 3 – Japan Pickups Edition

    By Michael Mygind This time around, I’ll be focusing on four games that I picked up while on vacation in Japan. Pop ‘n TwinBee (1993, Konami, Super Famicom) This shoot ‘em up (or shmup) is the sixth game in the TwinBee series, which are often referred to as “cute ‘em ups” for their cartoony style…

    By Michael Mygind This time around, I’ll be focusing on four games that I picked up while on vacation in Japan. Pop ‘n TwinBee (1993, Konami, Super Famicom) This shoot ‘em up (or shmup) is the sixth game in the TwinBee series, which are often referred to as “cute ‘em ups” for their cartoony style…

  • Gaming in Translation (Part 3/3) – A Suitcase Full of Games

    Gaming in Translation (Part 3/3) – A Suitcase Full of Games

    By Michael Mygind This past March, my wife and I were able to make a trip that I’ve wanted to make since I was little: Japan, the land of the rising sun, Nintendo, Sega, SNK and a ton of retro video games for the picking. This final installment of my little Japan recap will be…

    By Michael Mygind This past March, my wife and I were able to make a trip that I’ve wanted to make since I was little: Japan, the land of the rising sun, Nintendo, Sega, SNK and a ton of retro video games for the picking. This final installment of my little Japan recap will be…

  • Gaming in Translation (Part 2/3) – Nerd Culture in Japan

    Gaming in Translation (Part 2/3) – Nerd Culture in Japan

    By Michael Mygind This past March, my wife and I were betting odds explained that I’ve wanted to make since I was little: Japan, the land of the rising sun, anime, manga and the video game developers that helped the industry recover from the crash in the early 80’s and make it what it is today.   While my…

    By Michael Mygind This past March, my wife and I were betting odds explained that I’ve wanted to make since I was little: Japan, the land of the rising sun, anime, manga and the video game developers that helped the industry recover from the crash in the early 80’s and make it what it is today.   While my…

  • Gaming in Translation (Part 1/3) – Impressions of Japan

    Gaming in Translation (Part 1/3) – Impressions of Japan

    By Michael Mygind This past March, my wife and I were able to make a trip that I’ve wanted to make since I was little: Japan, the land of the rising sun, Mount Fuji and culture that is still intact. Despite this being a video gaming blog, I feel it would be a serious injustice…

    By Michael Mygind This past March, my wife and I were able to make a trip that I’ve wanted to make since I was little: Japan, the land of the rising sun, Mount Fuji and culture that is still intact. Despite this being a video gaming blog, I feel it would be a serious injustice…

  • Foreign Favorites: Volume 2

    Foreign Favorites: Volume 2

    By Michael Mygind This is another look at some games that we never saw a release for on our side of the world. This time around, I’ll be focusing on three action games on the Super Famicom, N64 and Sony PlayStation. Sengoku Densyo (1993, Data East, Super Famicom) Sengoku Densyo is the home port of…

    By Michael Mygind This is another look at some games that we never saw a release for on our side of the world. This time around, I’ll be focusing on three action games on the Super Famicom, N64 and Sony PlayStation. Sengoku Densyo (1993, Data East, Super Famicom) Sengoku Densyo is the home port of…

  • Foreign Favorites – Volume 1

    Foreign Favorites – Volume 1

    By Michael Mygind There are some awesome retro imports out there that a lot of people don’t know about. So, this is a feature that I’ll be writing from time to time to put a spotlight on some of great foreign games that I feel are worth checking out. I won’t go into great depth,…

    By Michael Mygind There are some awesome retro imports out there that a lot of people don’t know about. So, this is a feature that I’ll be writing from time to time to put a spotlight on some of great foreign games that I feel are worth checking out. I won’t go into great depth,…