Mail call: Square's PlayStation fighting games

Bushido Blade! Tobal! Ergheiz! If you punched wobbly triangles, tell us about it!

In addition to our upcoming Myst/HyperCard episode, we'll also be recording a podcast about the surprisingly rich legacy of Squaresoft-published fighting games on the original PlayStation. Believe it or not, there were five! Square was all over the map in the PS1 era, and while not everything they produced spun its way into gold, they struck success more often than not.

In our upcoming Micro episode, we'll be discussing all five games in various degrees of thoroughness, and we'd love your feedback too!

We'll be tackling the following games:

  • Tobal No. 1
  • Bushido Blade
  • Tobal 2
  • Bushido Blade 2
  • Ergheiz: God Bless the Ring

If any of these titles tickle your nostalgia, shoot me an email sometime before Friday! We'd love to share your experiences in our upcoming episode, so drop me an email at the usual address: jparish [at] We look forward to hearing your anecdotes about the time you and a friend fought a slow-paced 20-minute battle to the death after chopping one another's legs in Bushido Blade.