January2021

December2020

  • Feature Five Frantic Years - A Brief History of Aleste

    A blast from the past

    Compile are best known as the creators of the evergreen Puyo Puyo series, a franchise that began as a spin-off of their Japan-only Madou Monogatari series of (mostly) dungeon-crawling RPGs and gone on to weather just about all the ups and downs gaming can throw at it – not just surviving the demise of Compile itself in 2003,...

September2020

July2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #51 - Super Aleste / Space Megaforce

    A Megaforce to be reckoned with

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly contest that pits three box art variants from around the world against each other in a fight for your vote. Last week observed three versions of ActRaiser 2 locked in combat. While Japan trailed from the very beginning, it was an exceptionally close fight between North America and...

December2018