Category Archives: Winter 1989

PSGCast Episode One – Ancient Weapons of Dubious Value

While we are currently having some issues with figuring out the hosting/I am having issues figuring out how to make an iTunes feed, I feel like it’s time to finally give the people (well, person) what they want and post … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Podcast, RPG, Winter 1989 | 2 Comments

The Revenge of Shinobi [The Super Shinobi] (12/2/1989)

(Guest post thoughtfully provided by buddy-in-residence of the The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), Brandon Teel. As usual, he absolutely knocked it out of the park. Technically this is out of order, but I doubt anyone will really … Continue reading

Posted in Platformer, Winter 1989 | 5 Comments

Herzog Zwei (12/15/1989)

Believe it or not, there was a time before the internet when the differences between a game’s Japanese and overseas release were shrouded in mystery.  This sticks out for me mostly due to reading a strategy guide for Super Mario … Continue reading

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Mahjong Cop Ryuu – Shiro Ookami no Yabou (12/14/1989)

It really goes without saying that not every game released in Japan makes it to the West.  So far the Mega Drive has been lucky in that it has only seen a small handful of games that  weren’t localized, a … Continue reading

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Truxton [Tatsujin] (12/9/89)

Here is another guest post from friend of The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), Joe of the gaming podcast OnTheStick and, judging by his internet presence, everything else in the world.  He’s graciously donated his time and shmup … Continue reading

Posted in Shooter, Winter 1989 | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Revenge of Shinobi [The Super Shinobi] (12/2/1989)

This is just a placeholder, as what is unquestionably the best game of the first year and change of the Mega Drive’s life needs a little extra love and care from cool-pal-in -residence of The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic … Continue reading

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Mystic Defender [Kujakuō 2 Gen-ei Jō] (11/25/1989)

For as long as games have been ported over from Japan,  they’ve been changed for Western audiences.  In  the time frame we are most interested in here at The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), this was often … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Platformer, Winter 1989 | 4 Comments