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#200 – Dragon Warrior II

                         It’s amusing that Enix would put such ridiculous American box art on a blatantly Japanese RPG.                                                                                              Not quite as iconic as the Slimes… PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Enix America DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: September 1990   One reason I appreciate the Dragon Quest/Warrior series more than the Final … Continue reading #200 – Dragon Warrior II

#199 – Dragon Warrior

                                                                                           Before Skyrim, Dragon Warrior was as big as they came.                  Who would have thought in 1986 that the Slimes would become ubiquitous with Dragon Warrior/Quest?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: ChunSoft GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1989   The name Dragon Warrior carries very little cachet with anyone other … Continue reading #199 – Dragon Warrior

#175 – Destiny of an Emperor

                      Believe it or not, the free Mega Man sticker is not the coolest thing about purchasing this game.                                                                                        The battles are faster and better than Final Fantasy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: RPG/Strategy RELEASE DATE: September 1990   I felt like I was headed down the barrel … Continue reading #175 – Destiny of an Emperor

#164 – Deadly Towers

                        If your character were really that strong and beefy, this game would be a walk in the park.                                                                                                                                                            Welcome to your doom!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Lenar GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Some games have bad reputations, then there is Deadly Towers. It was proclaimed the … Continue reading #164 – Deadly Towers

#155 – Crystalis

                                                                                         You got this, unassuming hero guy.                                   He’s a stranger in a strange land. He’s also shroomin’. (thanks to MobyGames.com for the snap).   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Am I wandering into sacrilege territory by not devoting more time and effort into … Continue reading #155 – Crystalis

#71 – Battle of Olympus

                                                                                       How I wish this cover truly represented the game within.     Those who aren’t comfortable with their protagonist bowing down to gods probably shouldn’t embark on this battle. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broaderbund DEVELOPER: Infinity GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Perhaps I’ve gotten too used to contemporary games, where the developers … Continue reading #71 – Battle of Olympus

#13 – AD&D: Pool of Radiance

                                        The warrior thinks the dragon is his only foe, but his real nemesis is that leering skull.                                                                                                                    That’s right, Orc. Give my regards to Sauron.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Marionette GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Pool of Radiance begins similar to Hillsfar. Make a character, choose … Continue reading #13 – AD&D: Pool of Radiance

#12 – AD&D: Hillsfar

  You forget yourself, sir, and the realm from whence you came. Get thee to the Far Hills- er, Hillsfar!                                                                                                       There, but for the grace of God… PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: F.C.I. DEVELOPER: SSI GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: November 1993   Hear ye, hear ye! Should ye need a D&D game on your … Continue reading #12 – AD&D: Hillsfar

#11 – AD&D: Heroes of the Lance

                                                                                                      That is one sweet image, worthy of any nerd’s basement wall.                                               This painting accurately represents the horrors found in Heroes of the Lance. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: January 1991   Heroes of the Lance is bad. Really bad. Select one of eight porno stars- er… … Continue reading #11 – AD&D: Heroes of the Lance

#10 – Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike

                      So… is Dragonlance a person? A company? A campaign? Help me out here, D&D aficionados.     So a blue dragon, a red dragon, and a neanderthal go into a bar, right? A few drinks later, the neanderthal’s huckin’ rocks at the dragons, calling them his wives! He’s got a prayer! PLAYERS: 1-2 … Continue reading #10 – Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike