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Final Fantasy

Introduction

Hironobu Sakaguchi was a student at Yokohama National University. He studied electrical engineering, but dropped out mid-semester in 1983 along with his colleague, Hiromichi Tanaka. 3,386 more words

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How Devious are You?

That was the heart of the question behind the ad campaign for Xevious, a video arcade game from the early 1980s. This game was so popular in Japan that is spawned many sequals, and even led to the model company WAVE issuing a commemorative kit of Solvalou, the main fighter the player uses in the game! 31 more words

The Legend of Zelda

Introduction

July 15, 1983 marked the launch of Nintendo’s Famicom console. It was released alongside ports of three golden-age arcade games: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. 3,299 more words

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King's Knight

Introduction

In September of 1983, a company in Yokohama named Square was founded by Masafumi Miyamoto shortly after graduating from one of Japan’s most prestigious universities: Waseda. 2,815 more words

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Takeshi's Challenge

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In the seventies, two friends, Takeshi Kitano and Nirō Kaneko (also known as Kiyoshi Kaneko), formed a comedy duo known as Two Beat. Taking on the stage names Beat Takeshi and Beat Kiyoshi, their manzai routines, a sketch which involves back-and-forth banter between a funny man (boke) and a straight man (tsukkomi), became a massive success when they performed on television for the first time in 1976. 1,976 more words

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Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

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In the mid-eighties, unbeknownst to Western hobbyists, the Eastern scene was quickly developing an interest in RPGs thanks to the Dragon Quest series created by Yuji Horii and Koichi Nakamura. 2,820 more words

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Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line

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Yuji Horii’s 1986 effort, Dragon Quest, would go on to sell more than two-million copies. In doing so, it introduced the role-playing game to a whole new audience. 2,317 more words

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