Retro Hanashi: Sonic 3D Blast (Flickies’ Island)

“Sonic 3D Blast is unmissable if you’re the kind of fan who wants to experience all the deep, dusty corners of Sonic’s past adventures.”   Modern Day Price Range and Availability Sonic 3D Blast is one of those games that is quite difficult to acquire these days. If you’re able to play it on a…

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April Update: New Artwork + News

It’s been some time since the last update! Today, I want to show you the new artwork I added and tell you about what’s coming up soon. First, here are some illustrations I made over the past few months. Beat from NEO: The World Ends With You, Mikazuki Munechika from Touken Ranbu, and Ayumu from…

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Endless Doors for Opera GX is out!

I’m pleased to announce the release of Endless Doors, a game for Opera GX made for the GXC #NoticeMe Game Jam! Endless Doors is an arcade-style horror game produced by Roguetoad27, with artwork and assets by MGaru (that’s me!) and Scarletta. I created the backgrounds, doors, objects, and covers for the game, while Scarletta (an…

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Retro Hanashi: Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity

  “Stella Deus is a highly engaging, isometric strategy game that features complex gameplay [and] an endearing cast of characters that struggle to give meaning to a world that is ending.”       Modern day price range and availability It will be hard for you to find a cheap copy of Stella Deus for…

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Happy New Year! Silent Manga + Updated Content

It’s finally the new year! A lot has happened in the past month, and so I’ve added the new illustrations I made to the site. Please enjoy them! At the same time, the results of the latest round of the Silent Manga Audition were announced! Although my work was not awarded, I was very happy…

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Retro Hanashi: Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast)

Retro Hanashi: Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast)   “Imaginative, ruthless, and gorgeous.”             Modern day price range and availability: Ecco the Dolphin is one of many underrated hits on the Dreamcast, and luckily, you can purchase it online for around ten dollars. Recently, I’ve seen prices float…

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Retro Hanashi: Metropolis Street Racer (MSR)

Retro Hanashi: Metropolis Street Racer (MSR) (Dreamcast)   “A truly wonderful experience for those willing to travel back in time and think differently about how they race.” Modern day price range and availability: Luckily, MSR is relatively easy to find online, but prices vary considerably. These days, you can find it for as little as…

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Announcement: Retro Hanashi is up!

The first entry in my new blog, Retro Hanashi, is ready to sate your curiosity! Coming from the Japanese hanashi, meaning “talk” or “conversation”, and the English retro, meaning “aged to glorious, glorious perfection”, Retro Hanashi sits you down for a talk about the undeniable beauty of old video games. Each article focuses on one…

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Announcement: Celebrate! Shiftaria is open!

Hello one, hello all! Yes, Shiftaria is all open and ready for your browsing! “But what is this site?” you ask. “Why am I even here?” Excellent questions, visitor. Allow me to explain! Shiftaria.com was made by me, MGaru (or Miraigaru), to host my artistic portfolio, my blog, and more. Here, you can browse my…

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Announcement: Shiftaria is opening soon!

It’s true! After several months in the making, Shiftaria.com is truly about to open its doors! There are a few kinks that still need to be ironed out, but everything on the site is working well, and upcoming content is all prepared for you. While you wait for lots of fun and exciting content, feel…

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