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Posts tagged “yoshio ishii”

Have You Played… Hoshi Saga?

Hoshi Saga has been my constant companion throughout the years of RPS. Collections of micro-puzzles from developer Yoshio Ishii, they appear without warning, with gaps of a couple of years, then two in six months, then vanish again for a bit. In wanting to recommend the series as a Have You Played, I've checked back, and noticed I've missed everything since 2011. HOW? There are…

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Star Me Kitten: Hoshi Saga 7

It's on days like today, when there is NO PC NEWS AT ALL, that I remember to return to Neko Games. The creator of the wonderful Hoshi Saga series has always created a new gem since my last visit, and it's just as true today. Today there's Ouka. It's similar to the star-hunting antics of Hoshi Saga, in that you're aiming to complete lots of…

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Star Plucker: Hoshi Saga 5

Crikey, a new one already! I do so love the Hoshi Saga series from Nekogames, as I was saying but only the other day. Part five is available now, and it's fantastic. Once more there's twenty-five micro-challenges asking you to find a star within an inventive, cute way. And unlike part four, this time there's toughies amongst the delightfully simple.

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Stars In My Eyes: Hoshi Saga 4

Oh my goodness, there's a new Hoshi Saga game. And it's in colour. But let me explain. If you've been following carefully you'll have noticed that every now and then I remember to check the site of Yoshio Ishii, NekoGames, to see if anything new has appeared. Because when something has, it's always worth a look. And this time: a fourth Hoshi Saga, the blissfully…

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Seeing Stars: Another Trip To Nekogames

Every few months I sit up with a start and think to myself, "I haven't checked Nekogames for ages!" The obscure Japanese site, in a muddle of Japanese and English, is most known for the splendid Cursor*10 - a puzzle game that has inspired many others since. Then there's my absolute favourites, the Hoshi Saga games asking you to hunt down a star in dozens…

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Star Search: Hoshi Saga 3

While it appeared a couple of weeks ago, I've only just noticed the latest Hoshi Saga game has been released. Yoshio Ishii is a wonderfully inventive man, his tiny, simple Flash games stacked with gorgeous ideas. And the Hoshi Saga are best of all, each comprising of 30 minuscule gaming morsels where you must aim to find a star. You can find part one here,…

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Who On Earth Is Yoshio Ishii?

After playing both of the really lovely Hoshi Saga games (and then annoying my sister by not helping her when she gets stuck), I realised that they came from the same person who wrote the completely stunning Cursor*10, Yoshio Ishii. I then realised I don't have the faintest idea who Yoshio Ishii is, and wanted to find out. It's not immediately clear. For someone who's…

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