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24th May '17 8:01:34 PM kazokuhouou
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* The aptly named ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' is a side-story to the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia original]] ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' game, while ''Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'' is one to ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of Holy War]]''. The two titles are generally considered full instalments in the ''Fire Emblem'' series, being the second and fifth respectively, though there are some portions of the Japanese fanbase who don't consider ''Gaiden'' to be a full ''FE'' game. Also present are the {{Satellaview}} instalments in the series, which are briefer games focusing on small groups of the cast of the first/third game doing things in the intervening time period between Dolhr's victory and the start of the first/third games; they were later remade and included as a bonus in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.

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* The aptly named ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' is a side-story to the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia original]] ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' game, and the UpdatedRerelease, ''Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'' also links it to the distant past of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [[spoiler: what with revealing the origins of ''Awakening'''s BigBad Grima and all]], while ''Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'' is one to ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of Holy War]]''. The two titles are generally considered full instalments in the ''Fire Emblem'' series, being the second and fifth respectively, though there are some portions of the Japanese fanbase who don't consider ''Gaiden'' to be a full ''FE'' game. Also present are the {{Satellaview}} instalments in the series, which are briefer games focusing on small groups of the cast of the first/third game doing things in the intervening time period between Dolhr's victory and the start of the first/third games; they were later remade and included as a bonus in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
24th May '17 12:44:00 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Each ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game had a Game Boy follow-up in the ''Donkey Kong Land'' series. The first was a completely separate adventure, the second was basically a port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' and the third was a basic collection of very generic levels in the style of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''.

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* Each ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game had has a Game Boy follow-up in the ''Donkey Kong Land'' series. The first was is a completely separate adventure, the second was is basically a port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' and the third was is a basic collection of very generic levels in the style of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''.



* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' had a canon gaiden game on the GameBoyAdvance, detailing a new training facility that was overrun by Morden's forces. Best of all, two of the trainees, playable characters Walter and Tyra, single-handedly take it all back.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' had has a canon gaiden game on the GameBoyAdvance, detailing a new training facility that was overrun by Morden's forces. Best of all, two of the trainees, playable characters Walter and Tyra, single-handedly take it all back.
24th May '17 12:41:38 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/RType Leo'' has gameplay significant from a "real" ''R-Type'' game. Instead of a Force Pod, you had two smaller pods that provided additional firepower and had a homing charge attack, and the plot takes place before any other games in the series. The obscure ''Armed Police Unit Gallop'' is also a Gaiden Game.

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* ''VideoGame/RType Leo'' has gameplay significant from a "real" ''R-Type'' game. Instead of a Force Pod, you had have two smaller pods that provided provide additional firepower and had have a homing charge attack, and the plot takes place before any other games in the series. The obscure ''Armed Police Unit Gallop'' is also a Gaiden Game.Game, featuring similar mechanics but involving police chases of criminals rather than extraterrestrial threats.
5th May '17 2:55:41 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' started off originally as a gaiden game of sorts in the SMT universe, taking place just before ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. It later became canon when the protagonist appeared in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/Persona2'', and started the IntercontinuityCrossover that occurs throughout the Megaten franchise.

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* ** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' started off originally as a gaiden game of sorts in the SMT universe, taking place just before ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. It later became canon when the protagonist appeared in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/Persona2'', and started the IntercontinuityCrossover that occurs throughout the Megaten franchise.
5th May '17 2:55:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''VideoGame/{{DJ MAX}}'' series has primarily been a ''{{beatmania}}''-like game, but the newly-released arcade game ''DJ MAX Technika'' is a much different game, with touchscreen-based gameplay combining elements of ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan''/''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' and ''{{Lumines}}''. Due to its similarities to the former and its harsh LifeMeter, it's a very NintendoHard game; you can easily fail a song in the first 10 seconds.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{DJ MAX}}'' series has primarily been a ''{{beatmania}}''-like game, but the newly-released arcade game ''DJ MAX Technika'' is a much different game, with touchscreen-based gameplay combining elements of ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan''/''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', and ''{{Lumines}}''.''VideoGame/{{Lumines}}''. Due to its similarities to the former and its harsh LifeMeter, it's a very NintendoHard game; you can easily fail a song in the first 10 seconds.



* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' started off originally as a gaiden game of sorts in the Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei universe, taking place just before ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. It later became canon when the protagonist appeared in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', and started the InterContinuityCrossover that occurs throughout the Megaten franchise.
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' may sort of count; despite the fact that it was originally meant to be the fourth game in the main series, it doesn't have a clear-cut connection with the previous three entries (which themselves were pretty closely linked together).
*** Hell, it turns out that the ''actual'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' isn't all that connected to the other main series games either.
** There are more spinoff games than there are main series games. Hell, there are more games in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series [[CashCowFranchise than in the main series.]]
** There are even Persona spinoffs (a spinoff ''of'' a spinoff,) including fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' (which might not count, as it advances the plot of the series, even if only a little bit) a browser-based RPG, and a long series of cell phone games based on ''VideoGame/Persona3'' (including one focusing on [[RobotGirl Aigis]] 10 years before the start of the game.)

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' started off originally as a gaiden game of sorts in the Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei SMT universe, taking place just before ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. It later became canon when the protagonist appeared in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona2'', and started the InterContinuityCrossover IntercontinuityCrossover that occurs throughout the Megaten franchise.
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' may sort of count; despite the fact that it was originally meant to be the fourth game in the main series, it doesn't have a clear-cut connection with the previous three entries (which themselves were pretty closely linked together). \n*** Hell, (Amusingly enough, it turns turned out that the ''actual'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' isn't all that connected to the other main series games either.
either.)
** There are more spinoff games than there are main series games. Hell, there are more games in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series [[CashCowFranchise than in the main series.]]
**
]] There are even Persona ''Persona'' spinoffs (a spinoff ''of'' a spinoff,) including fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' (which might not count, as it advances the plot of the series, even if only a little bit) a browser-based RPG, and a long series of cell phone games based on ''VideoGame/Persona3'' (including one focusing on [[RobotGirl Aigis]] 10 years before the start of the game.)game).
24th Apr '17 10:29:24 AM TheGreatKomodo
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* Every ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' game from GTA III to San Andreas was a Gaiden Game; they all took place in the same universe and had some recurring characters, but took place in three different decades (the Stories games took place a few years before Vice City and III) and locations. Other than a few characters who appear in multiple games, the storylines are completely unrelated and don't affect one another. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' totally remakes the universe with a brand new Liberty City, though Vice City and San Andreas are confirmed to exist.

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* Every ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' game from GTA III to San Andreas Vice City Stories was a Gaiden Game; they all took place in the same universe and had some recurring characters, but took place in three different decades (the Stories games took place a few years before Vice City and III) and locations. Other than a few characters who appear in multiple games, the storylines are completely unrelated and don't affect one another. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' totally remakes the universe with a brand new Liberty City, though Vice City and San Andreas are confirmed to exist.
22nd Apr '17 4:39:24 PM nombretomado
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* There are two Japan-only games in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series called, quite simply, ''Suikogaiden volumes 1 and 2''. These games are basically side-stories featuring a previously-unknown character from Harmonia named Nash Latkje (who would later appear as a Star of Destiny in ''SuikodenIII''). The two games take place around the time of ''Suikoden II'', the first starting before and during [[SuikodenII SII]], and the second taking place shortly after the end of [[SuikodenII SII]]. In both games, Nash interacts with various characters from ''SuikodenII'', giving more perspective on many of the lesser-known characters.
** Also ''[[SuikodenTactics Suikoden Tactics/Rhapsodia]]'', set just after ''SuikodenIV''.

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* There are two Japan-only games in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series called, quite simply, ''Suikogaiden volumes 1 and 2''. These games are basically side-stories featuring a previously-unknown character from Harmonia named Nash Latkje (who would later appear as a Star of Destiny in ''SuikodenIII''). ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII''). The two games take place around the time of ''Suikoden II'', the first starting before and during [[SuikodenII [[VideoGame/SuikodenII SII]], and the second taking place shortly after the end of [[SuikodenII [[VideoGame/SuikodenII SII]]. In both games, Nash interacts with various characters from ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', giving more perspective on many of the lesser-known characters.
** Also ''[[SuikodenTactics ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenTactics Suikoden Tactics/Rhapsodia]]'', set just after ''SuikodenIV''.''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
2nd Apr '17 1:18:57 PM nombretomado
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** There are even Persona spinoffs (a spinoff ''of'' a spinoff,) including fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' (which might not count, as it advances the plot of the series, even if only a little bit) a browser-based RPG, and a long series of cell phone games based on ''{{Persona 3}}'' (including one focusing on [[RobotGirl Aigis]] 10 years before the start of the game.)

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** There are even Persona spinoffs (a spinoff ''of'' a spinoff,) including fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' (which might not count, as it advances the plot of the series, even if only a little bit) a browser-based RPG, and a long series of cell phone games based on ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' (including one focusing on [[RobotGirl Aigis]] 10 years before the start of the game.)
26th Mar '17 2:06:06 PM nombretomado
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* The ''OgreBattle'' series has two. ''Ogre Battle: Legend Of The Zenobia Prince'', a [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]] game for the NeoGeoPocket and ''VideoGame/TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis'', both of which tell the backstories of characters from ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' and ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'', respectively.

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* The ''OgreBattle'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' series has two. ''Ogre Battle: Legend Of The Zenobia Prince'', a [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]] game for the NeoGeoPocket UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket and ''VideoGame/TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis'', both of which tell the backstories of characters from ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' and ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'', respectively.
18th Mar '17 8:14:00 PM BackLash
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** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterOnlineMouseGeneration'' is a one-off game in the series that has no connection to the main series.
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