Vigilante (Irem - arcade - 1988)
morebuildingsandfood:

Big Ice Cream from Vigilante, by Irem.

Vigilante (Irem - arcade - 1988)

morebuildingsandfood:

Big Ice Cream from Vigilante, by Irem.

tinycartridge:

I’m down to Smash some Cat Heroes ⊟

This new 3DS eShop game by Tom Create looks kinda dumb, but in the best way. Smash Cat Heroes is like a Dynasty/Samurai Warriors game, but 2D and starring cat versions of sengoku-era warriors. So basically hammering on the B button unleashes huge combos against cat enemies! And special moves that go “shoosh” and “argh!”

This will be out April 17, for $4. And speaking of small games on eShop, there’s  a sale on G-Style games starting April 12, and I recommend checking out Crazy Construction. There’s a demo!

I’ve been waiting for this game for awhile, so I’m pretty damn excited about this.

vgjunk:

Magical Drop III, arcade.

(Data East - 1987)

vgjunk:

Magical Drop III, arcade.

(Data East - 1987)

hellfire - Magical Night Dreams: Cotton 2 (Success - arcade - 1997)


push - Magical Night Dreams: Cotton 2 (Success - arcade - 1997)

push - Magical Night Dreams: Cotton 2 (Success - arcade - 1997)

bat castle - Magical Night Dreams: Cotton 2 (Success - arcade - 1997)

bat castle - Magical Night Dreams: Cotton 2 (Success - arcade - 1997)

oldgamemags:

Driller, Introducing Freescape

(Incentive Software - various home computers - 1987)

oldgamemags:

Driller, Introducing Freescape

(Incentive Software - various home computers - 1987)

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (Jaleco - PC - 2004)
from strategywiki: “released for Windows as part of an anniversary series of retro games. The Windows release uses the two altered sprites found in the arcade version as opposed to the original sprites from the Famicom version.”

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (Jaleco - PC - 2004)

from strategywiki: “released for Windows as part of an anniversary series of retro games. The Windows release uses the two altered sprites found in the arcade version as opposed to the original sprites from the Famicom version.”

exclamation - Super Wagyan Land 2 (Namco - Super Famicom - 1993)

exclamation - Super Wagyan Land 2 (Namco - Super Famicom - 1993)

in the pink - Wagyan Paradise (Namco - Super Famicom - 1994) 

in the pink - Wagyan Paradise (Namco - Super Famicom - 1994) 

stone face - Super Wagyan Land (Namco - Super Famicom - 1991)

stone face - Super Wagyan Land (Namco - Super Famicom - 1991)

Booby Boys (Nichibutsu - Game Boy - 1993)
acimon:

(ニチブツ日本物産「ブービーボーイズ」チラシ/Nichibutsu/NihonBussan”BoobyBoys”Flyerから)
statues - Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand (Konami - GBA - 2003) 

statues - Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand (Konami - GBA - 2003) 

After getting a complaint about Boktai this morning, and two for Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon on Sunday, I’ve updated my About Me / FAQ to answer the question “Why do you think [some game X] is obscure enough to post on your blog?”. And if you don’t feel like going to it, I’ll just leave the answer for you here:

There are different degrees of obscurity, and just because you’ve played a game doesn’t mean everybody else has. My goal with this tumblr isn’t to dig up games that even hardcore nerds have never heard of; it’s to bring attention to weird, quirky games that most gamers have missed out on for one reason or another. If it really bothers you enough that you feel the need to tell me a game I post isn’t obscure, then please hit the “unfollow” button at the top of the page instead.

"Bloodrust Mansion" -
Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand (Konami - GBA - 2003) 

"Bloodrust Mansion" -

Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand (Konami - GBA - 2003)