Hyrule Historia is a massive book containing behind the scenes information on The Legend of Zelda, as well as an official timeline. First announced in 2011, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia was only available in Japan and left western fans wondering if they would ever see a translated version. Low and behold in 2012, Dark Horse Comics announced they would be releasing the book in North America, Europe, and Australia. The Gaming Historian gives an overview of the book and lets you know if it’s worth picking up.
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IN 1989, Bandai published an NES game titled “Monster Party.” It was a standard platformer and didn’t revolutionize gameplay, but the game was very…strange. There were random disturbing scenes in the game, as well as awkward boss battles. It wasn’t until 2001 that the world discovered the true secret behind this game. Learn more about this unique title on the Nintendo Entertainment System!
In 1995, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 64DD to keep up with their competitor, the Sony Playstation. The add-on would bring the Nintendo 64 online and have improved graphics, bigger games, and the ability to download updates to games. However, it wouldn’t be released until 1999, and was ultimately a complete failure. Learn more about this add-on, which was released only in Japan.
In 1992, a game known as Little Samson was released for the NES, and went virtually unknown. It’s a shame, as this game is without a doubt, the definition of a hidden gem. Today, it is one of the most sought after video games for the original Nintendo.
But what is really so fascinating about this game…is why it went unknown.