Graham Russell

On this episode, Graham and Jeremy walk you through the actually-very-new PS3 release, Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai All-Star Special! A remake of a late-life Famicom title from Technos, it features characters from the Kunio universe, one you may have experienced through River City Ransom, Super Dodge Ball, Nintendo World Cup or Crash ‘n’ the Boys. It’s an unlikely recreation of an odd obstacle-course-and-fighting title, and sure to appeal to people looking for Japanese weirdness! Watch and see if it’s for you.

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

This time, Snack Time doubles as pizza time, as Graham, Andrew and Lucas revisit SNES classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. The heroes in a half-shell haven’t seen a game this good in decades, and we look back fondly on a more favorable time for the franchise’s interactive efforts.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

Half-Smash Bros., half-Shonen Jump, PS2/GameCube release Battle Stadium D.O.N throws Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto characters into a super-powered mash-up brawler. Graham and Jeremy check it out!

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

Graham, Andrew and Henry delve into the clay-mazing world of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, the Wii U sequel to early-life DS gem Canvas Curse.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

Graham and Jeremy bust out a SNES Mouse to show off this totally-in-English-but-never-released-overseas title from Nintendo and Game Freak, Mario & Wario. See how it basically set up the mobile puzzle game template in the early ’90s!

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

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When looking at the lineup of games published by NIS America, hToL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary doesn’t exactly fit in. You’re expecting to see more anime-styled RPGs and strategy games with a lot of humor and assorted silliness. You’re expecting to see months of gameplay and a sensibility that seems out-of-place among most Western titles but right at home on a system like the Vita. You’re expecting to see exploding penguins.

The last thing you’re expecting to see is The Firefly DiaryREAD MORE

Pushing boxes has never been this tense! Or rewarding? Graham, Ryan and Andrew play The Adventures of Lolo, now available on all Virtual Consoles, and remember just what made this long-dormant puzzle series so fun.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

Graham and Jeremy take a look at Jikkyo Pawafuru Puroyakyu 2012 for PS3, a fun entry in the long-running Power Pros baseball series. Despite its cute appearance and pick-up-and-play approachability, it has a surprising amount of depth!

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday. Next time, we’ll see if we can get some help pulling these buckets off our heads!

In this episode of Snack Time, our punches move with the fullest of motion. Lucas joins Graham and Andrew to check out Stay Dead Evolution, the new FMV fighting game and sequel to the 2012 release known simply as Stay Dead. Watch as we take on the likes of Dukerg and Iblis with well-timed arrow key presses!

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

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Do you like games? Notice that I didn’t say “video games” or “board games” here, and that’s intentional. If you like games, that’s it, really, and games that appeal to your sensibilities can be delivered to you through screen or cardboard just fine. This is how it is now, though at least in North America, it’s taken a while to get here. READ MORE