If you've ever wanted to expand your knowledge of Japanese games on foreign consoles like the FM Towns or PC88/98 but didn't know where to start your studies, Hardcore Gaming 101 produced a great article on just that topic!

While the post just scratches the surface of "the obtuse Japanese computer scene", it includes brief descriptions and screenshots from notable Japanese computer games like Popful Mail (pictured above) and Silpheed.

Check out the screenshots for Edge and Hover Attack (the inspiration for Treasure's Bangai-O series) after the break -- how could you not want to play these?