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Transformers: Mystery of Convoy

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In 1984, five people, Kojin Ono, Takashi Matsuda, Hideaki Yoke, Hiroyuki Obara, and Satoshi Koizumi designed twenty-eight figures using molds from the Japanese toy lines, Diaclone and Microman. 3,045 more words

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Friday the 13th (NES)

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May 9, 1980 marked the debut of Friday the 13th. It was directed by Sean S. Cunningham, who previously worked with Wes Craven on the 1972 exploitation horror film… 3,647 more words

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Final Fantasy II

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As Hironobu Sakaguchi and his team at Squaresoft developed Final Fantasy, the management decided to have 400,000 cartridges manufactured in order to make a sequel possible. 4,099 more words

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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When The Legend of Zelda saw its international release in 1987, it quickly became one of the hallmarks of Nintendo’s 8-bit console. The reason for this far surpasses its impressive sales figures; it managed to offer gameplay only a select few had experienced before. 3,748 more words

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Final Fantasy

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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

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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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