Kirby25: Kirby’s Dream Land (GB, 1992)

Welcome to Kirby25! To celebrate the Kirby franchise’s 25th anniversary, we’re playing all the games in the series in weekly video features. It feels like 2017 could use some happy, relaxing fun, and we hope these episodes will be a welcome respite from the stress of life.

This week, Lucas White (@HokutoNoRucas) joins in as we play through the very first game: Kirby’s Dream Land for the original Game Boy. The game’s a fascinating case study in just how much of the eventual formula was in place in the first title and how much wasn’t.

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Video: Fighting to survive in Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Shiren the Wanderer is back in the West! The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate marks the return for Chunsoft’s flagship Mystery Dungeon title courtesy of Aksys, American publisher of the company’s Zero Escape games. It’s a venerable series, but one that’s seen more acceptance outside Japan as roguelike titles have grown in popularity.

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