Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Japanese Video Game Obscurities

By Kurt Kalata

101 rare, weird and important Japanese video games

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Cover Sketch by Thor Thorvaldson

Hi everyone!

Thor Thorvaldson, who you may remember as the cover artist for our 200 Best Video Games of All Time and Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2 book, has prepared a cover sketch for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, shown below:


See how many characters you can name!

Disclaimer though: I'm still waffling on whether to include Wonder Project J or its N64 sequel, so that one might change! I also requested the presence of Madison and Crystal (or Mania and Maria, if you prefer their Japanese names) from Battlemania Daiginjou.


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Feliks Balzer
 Feliks Balzer says:

hmm...would you consider not putting a generic anime character at the center of attention? a book about japanese video game obscurities has so much more potential to stand out from the croud.

posted 10th August 2017

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