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Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2, Game Boy Advance

Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 is the 2005 sequel to the accomplished Shaman King: Master of Spirits and was again developed and published by Konami, only for the Game Boy Advance.

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Shaman King: Master of Spirits, Game Boy Advance

Shaman King: Master of Spirits, much like the anime and manga that it’s based upon, is centred on the character Yoh Asakura and his battles to become Shaman King. It was first released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004, by Konami.

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Bionic Commando: Elite Forces, Game Boy Color

Developed by an American company, called Nintendo Software Technology, Bionic Commando: Elite Forces is the only game in the Bionic Commando series to be developed and published by Nintendo (and not the franchise owner, Capcom). It first came out – exclusively for the Game Boy Color – in the year 2000, and is a sequel to Bionic Commando on the Game Boy.

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Turrican, Amstrad CPC

Rainbow Artsclassic C64 shoot ’em up, Turrican, was converted to the Amstrad by Probe Software, and it demonstrates how to do this kind of side-scrolling run-and-gun shooter on the CPC. Compared to something like Gryzor, Turrican is streets ahead in terms of presentation and playability.

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Super Turrican 2, Super Nintendo

This sequel to Super Turrican was again created by German developer Factor 5 and was published by Ocean Software for the Super Nintendo in 1995.

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Mega Turrican, Megadrive/Genesis

Mega Turrican is a Megadrive/Genesis-exclusive remake of the famous run-and-gun shooter which was popularised on the Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts and later ported to other systems. This version was developed by Factor 5 (as were all of the later ports) and published by Data East in North America and Sony Imagesoft in Europe in 1994.

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Super Turrican, Super Nintendo

Super Turrican is an enhanced conversion of the original Turrican, created by German developer Factor 5 and published by Seika/Hudson Soft in 1993.

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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, PC Engine

Also known as Akumajo Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, Rondo of Blood is a famous entry in Konami‘s Castlevania series that was initially made exclusively for the PC Engine CD-ROM and first published in 1993.

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Vampire: Master of Darkness, Game Gear

Let’s not beat around the bush: Vampire: Master of Darkness is a blatant rip-off of Castlevania, but it’s a good one. It was developed by SIMS Co., Ltd. and published by Sega for the Master System and Game Gear in 1992.

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Turrican II: The Final Fight, Commodore 64

Turrican II: The Final Fight is the outstanding sequel to the excellent Turrican – a classic run-and-gun platform shooter created by German coder Manfred Trenz. It was originally published by Rainbow Arts for the Commodore 64 in 1991.

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