Yo, you got a shoutout on GiantBomb. Good blog, bub!

That’s pretty amazing! Is it the podcast or the website?

Patrick Klepek has actually been reblogging my stuff once in awhile on his tumblr, but this is the first I’ve heard of getting any mention over there.

Also just discovered that Jeff Gerstmann has me in the “Following” section on his tumblr.

Request Day Coming Up — 4/28/14

I’ve decided to bring back GIF requests for a trial run, next Monday (4/28/14). If there’s a game you want me to make a GIF for, send me the name of it before then. One GIF per game. One request per person. I’ll see how many I can put together, and I’ll post them all on Monday. As usual, no PC games please.

Why do you post mainly Japanese video games, I wouldn't call them obscure just a different nationality that wasn't localized, some of these are quite popular in other nations. Where's the American or even PAL obscure games?

Oh I’ve done plenty of Western games. I just like Japanese games better, and that’s mostly what I play for fun. And the only reason I do this blog is for fun. My fun. There are plenty of great blogs that only do Western games, like dos-ist-gut. So if you don’t like my blog, just unfollow me, and go follow them instead.

But before you go, you might want to check out just a few of the Western game GIFs that I have done:

Bandana City

Dark Seed

Deus Ex Machina

Fury of the Furries

Haunted House

Rex Ronin

Rick Dangerous 2

Rockstar Ate My Hamster

Smurf

Starquake

Terramex

The Colonel’s Bequest

Thunder Hoop

Waxworks

Weird Dreams

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.

minor programming note

LIfe’s got a bit hectic for me at the moment, so it looks like I have to put new GIF requests on hold for a little while. I’ll let y’all know when they’re back. The last remaining ones I’ve accepted will go up Monday.

Get to Know Me!

Feeling bored today, so I made an “ABOUT ME” page. I would call it a FAQ, but I really don’t get these questions very frequently.

Hi, I noticed you post lots and lots of Tomba! 2 stuff so I thought you should know it comes out on the PSN Marketplace tomorrow (2/18/14)

Yep, I’m aware of that. But before everybody gets too excited, make sure you realize this is the Japanese version, and there is a LOT of text in this game. This is not just a simple platformer, it’s an adventure game with a lot of fetch quests, so you really need to know what’s going on. I think it’s pretty ridiculous that they can’t figure out a way to give us the English version of it.

Do you have a list of any obscure Cute 'em up-games? (weird/cute sidescrolling shooters)

I guess it would be nice if I had a tag for them on my blog, but it looks like tvtropes has a list here, and I’ve already posted things for a lot of the games on it:

Air Zonk

Coryoon

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Cotton

Fantasy Zone

Gunbird

Gun Nac

Harmful Park

Keio Flying Squadron

King and Balloon

KiKi KaiKai

Pariodius

Pocky & Rocky

Space Invaders ‘95

Star Parodier

TwinBee

Surprised at the lack of wonderswan titles appearing, that console comes under obscure I should think (unfortunately)

Well that’s probably because there aren’t a lot of games for the Wonderswan; at least not when you compare it to Nintendo, Sega and Sony handhelds.

If anybody knows of any great, obscure Wonderswan games that you want me to cover then please let me know. You can see the ones I’ve already done here:

http://obscurevideogames.tumblr.com/tagged/wonderswan

title - Oh My God! (Atlus - arcade - 1993) 
Today is all about 2nds. It is the 2nd anniversary of the Obscure Video Games tumblr, so I figured I should celebrate by doing an HD remake of my 2nd GIF ever. Long-time followers may also remember that the 2nd guy from the left on weirdo Mt. Rushmore used to be my avatar.
So anyhow, thanks for sticking with me! This second year has been insane:
The blog went from 1000 followers to over 40,000.
For a couple of days this was the #1 trending blog on the tumblr mobile app.
Kotaku, laughing squid and boing boing all discovered me within days of each other.
I got senpai to notice me.
I think I pissed off Shantae.
I finally made it onto the tumblr radar.
My GIFs were (allegedly) displayed at SXSW.
I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like a year from now, but I promise to do my best to keep this thing going and worth your time.
I suppose I’m overdue for “shout outs”, but Instead of just giving you a list of the best video game blogs, here are some of the people on tumblr who seriously follow my blog and make all the work I put into it seem worthwhile:
wonderful people who also just happen to give me lots of great stuff to reblog: vgjunk, cipater, kimimisstuff, anklerocker, n64thstreet, hydao, encounteredanassailant
other friendly people I enjoy chatting with: mrgilder, fabulation, friskywoods, slitherup, hitmeupman, apebit, horny-tyrant-pevertimus-maximus, fergzilla, motherplayer, lunaticobscurity, elcomfortador, splattertrigger, awdplace, insertquarterbin
my most obsessive super-fans: princewatercress, sclr, kurhl, metalfro
Sorry if I forgot anybody; there are just too many great people on here!

title - Oh My God! (Atlus - arcade - 1993) 

Today is all about 2nds. It is the 2nd anniversary of the Obscure Video Games tumblr, so I figured I should celebrate by doing an HD remake of my 2nd GIF ever. Long-time followers may also remember that the 2nd guy from the left on weirdo Mt. Rushmore used to be my avatar.

So anyhow, thanks for sticking with me! This second year has been insane:

I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like a year from now, but I promise to do my best to keep this thing going and worth your time.

I suppose I’m overdue for “shout outs”, but Instead of just giving you a list of the best video game blogs, here are some of the people on tumblr who seriously follow my blog and make all the work I put into it seem worthwhile:

Sorry if I forgot anybody; there are just too many great people on here!

I was wondering if you could share some of your favorite rpgs with gameplay/controls similar to that of the Mother series with a great story as well, if you know any... thank you!

This may come as a surprise to you, but I haven’t played any 16-bit RPG’s like Earthbound for more than an hour into the game. Back in the early 90s, when I did play games (which wasn’t often) it was almost exclusively platformers. In fact I didn’t really start getting into turn-based JRPG’s until the PS2. So I’m probably not the best person to ask.

my #1 most popular GIF of 2013
obscurevideogames:

flap - Gimmick! aka Mr. Gimmick (Sunsoft - NES - 1992)
requested by marbletoss

my #1 most popular GIF of 2013

obscurevideogames:

flap - Gimmick! aka Mr. Gimmick (Sunsoft - NES - 1992)

requested by marbletoss

my #2 most popular GIF of 2013
obscurevideogames:

KRAKEN - Dynamite Cop (Sega - Dreamcast - 1999)
requested by carsonfuckingdaly

my #2 most popular GIF of 2013

obscurevideogames:

KRAKEN - Dynamite Cop (Sega - Dreamcast - 1999)

requested by carsonfuckingdaly

my #3 most popular GIF of 2013
obscurevideogames:

chest bump - Crayon Shin Chan: Arashi wo yobu Enji
(Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993)

my #3 most popular GIF of 2013

obscurevideogames:

chest bump - Crayon Shin Chan: Arashi wo yobu Enji

(Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993)

my #4 most popular GIF of 2013
obscurevideogames:

get down - Dynamite Cop (Sega - Dreamcast - 1999)
requested by carsonfuckingdaly

my #4 most popular GIF of 2013

obscurevideogames:

get down - Dynamite Cop (Sega - Dreamcast - 1999)

requested by carsonfuckingdaly