Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Meioutou Kessen

August 4, 1990

Based on a thoroughly Japanese manga, this thoroughly mediocre fighting game remained stranded in its homeland.

Ranma 1/2

July 28, 1990

A tolerable action-puzzle adaptation of Ranma 1/2, seemingly built on the skeleton of SD Lupin III.

SD Lupin III: Kinko Yaburi Daisakusen

April 13, 1990

The classic manga and anime comes to Game Boy in the form of… a generic, by-the-numbers puzzler. Because that’s precisely what one of the most beloved (and stylish!) comic franchises deserves, yeah.

Fist of the North Star: 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe

December 22, 1989

Here’s what you need to know about Fist of the North Star, if you’re unfamiliar with the concept: It’s based heavily on the Road Warrior/Mad Max movies. And it’s written by a guy who adopted the nom de plume Buronson. Yes, that’s how you write “Bronson” in Japanese. As in, Charles Bronson. In other words, […]