Tag Archives: action adventure

Akumajō Dracula

The first entry in the famed Konami series, Akumajō Dracula was the birth of everything the eponymous series would come to represent, and would establish the fertile soil from which all subsequent entries would blossom.

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A landmark of video game exploration, Metroid would eschew many console video game conventions and give birth to a new breed of adventure game; complex, engaging, and at times both vast and claustrophobic.

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Nazo no Murasame Jō

The first Nintendo developed Disk System exclusive which was never released outside of Japan, Nazo no Murasame Jō’s steep difficulty and decidedly Asian influence may have been instrumental in preventing a Western release. 

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The Legend of Zelda

Famously based on Shigeru Miyamoto’s childhood adventures through the forests and caves near his home, The Legend of Zelda is a dense, sprawling adventure unlike any console video game that came before it.

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