Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami

Another example of a heralded Nintendo franchise that began on the Disk System, Hikari Shinwa (known outside of Japan as Kid Icarus) is a concise adventure platformer that, despite its age, is still highly playable and highly regarded even today.

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Deep Dungeon: Madō Senki

Nintendo wasn’t the only company that launched popular franchises on the Disk System. Like Konami with Castlevania, HummingBirdSoft’s first Deep Dungeon entry saw a dual release on both the Disk System and the MSX computing standard, and was also the first RPG released on Nintendo’s disk-based platform.
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