Digital archaeology, game disassemblies and more

Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo-Geo, Neo-Geo CD & Sega Saturn versions) - Debug Options and Dueling Cakes

One of the most loved games by fans of the legendary Neo-Geo has a boatload of debug tools and a hidden mini game...

Original Strider Hiryuu arcade title screen

Just a quickie article so this isn't lost to the sands of Twitter.

Mahou Keibitai Gunhōki (aka Mystic Riders) - Debug Tools with Stage Select

Witches on their brooms shooting magic missiles is the name of the game, literally: gunhōki translates to "gun broom." There's a stage select buried in the code, which is accessible on actual hardware without any code hacks. Neat!

Blocken - Debug Functions and Graphics Viewer

What happens when you cross Breakout with puzzle game versus mode mechanics? You get an adorable hot mess called Blocken! 

Naname de Magic - Debug Tools and Graphics Viewer

A cute falling blocks style puzzle game with a spellcasting twist and a surprisingly detailed CPU Player debugging tool.

Magical Speed - Hidden Debugging Menu & Unused Graphics

Today we look at Magical Speed, a simple but surprisingly fun Allumer game based on the card game Speed. Turns out there's a hidden debug menu in the code that's super simple to re-enable, and lots (LOTS) of unused graphics.