Captain N: The Game Master was a Saturday morning cartoon that celebrated the video games of the 8-bit era while also making the basest commercial pitch of “Hey, kids, buy this thing!” In fact, what I’m writing about in this post represents Captain N doing both of these things simultaneously, [...]
Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is Samurai Shodown II Referencing a Real-Life 16th-Century Cyborg?
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Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Real-Life Revolutionaries Behind Charlotte from Samurai Shodown
Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Real-Life Revolutionaries Behind Charlotte From Samurai Shodown Jul 12, 2022 written by Drew Mackie A sort of period piece Street Fighter with swords, Samurai Shodown is a fighting game series whose characters draw from a variety of real-life sources. Some of the inspirations [...]