Thursday, April 8, 2010

Treasure: They Build Legends...

So, back in 1992, a group of Konami employees decided to do their own thing and started a development house called Treasure, Co. Ltd. Over the years, Treasure has created titles that have been called the holy grails of gaming. From run and gun romps like Gunstar Heroes(which is one of my favorite games), to shoot em up epics like Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun, Treasure pretty much delivers. I'm including a list of their work, mainly because ANYONE who claims to be a real gamer should play a minimum of five games from their catalog. Some of my personal favorites include: Gunstar Heroes (Genesis): it's equal parts Contra and Mega Man, and the formula works like a dream, Dynamite Headdy (Genesis): a game with intense action and a very quirky sense of humor, Ikaruga (Gamecube, Dreamcast, XBox Live Arcade): by far, one of the most brutally rewarding shoot em ups you'll ever play, and Stretch Panic (Playstation 2): a game so strange and so quirky it defies all logic at times, but you'll love it. Check the list, since some of these games are available on download services like Virtual console, PlayStation Network, and XBox Live Arcade.

Games developed by Treasure

Items marked with a "*" were not released in North America/Europe/Australia.

* List courtesy of

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