Microsoft MSX2

1942

1942

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter for one or two players. The year is 1942, and you are a daring fighter pilot "Super Ace". You begin and end each of the numerous levels on an aircraft carrier and then fly your plane into battle against the enemy over both sea and land. After destroying certain plane formations you can collect several different power ups to increase your fire power and chances of survival.

AcroJet

AcroJet

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

The player flies a BD5J, a small agile jet. The player has to complete a series of eight stunt courses and routines with the jet. For example, in one set, the player has to fly the plane around a series of pylons. In another, the player must fly a figure eight. Stunts get harder as play progresses. Some game parameters, such as weather, are configurable. There are ten acrobatic events which can be played by up to four players at four levels of difficulty. In all ten events the player must fly over a series of obstacles.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Microsoft MSX2 - 1991

Based on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal. The gameplay consists of horizontal fighting with a maze like map using doors to change the view. The party consists of the 8 Heroes of the Lance, using one at a time and the player can switch between them at any time. Each character has different types of attacks and spells making them more suited to fighting different enemies as well as acting as lives. One of the AD&D games that takes a break from the usual RPG...

AKIN

AKIN

Microsoft MSX2 - September 1, 1995

At a certain point in time and space, man has become immortal. Well, almost. If the medics arrive in time, your soul can be saved. The technical term for this soul is a core. Cores can be transferred into a device called a soulkeeper. From the soulkeeper, cores can then be uploaded into other bodies or androids. Usually, special androids are created to be united with a core. The hero of our story is Ducane Seven. Ducane is a small military droid. Not the kind used for core transfers. And after several years of inactivity, post-production void, Ducane is switched on. Strangely enough, he...

Albatross II: Masters' History

Albatross II: Masters' History

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1989

The sequel to Albatross brings better graphics, more courses, more options and more challenge than any other golf tournament before!

Aleste

Aleste

Microsoft MSX2 - February 29, 1988

The story of Aleste concerns the manmade supercomputer DIA 51, which has been infected by a hybrid virus that is spreading like wildfire, eventually leading DIA 51 to eliminate the human race. When Yuri, Ray's girlfriend, gets injured in DIA's assault, Raymond Waizen has all the reason in the world to get rid of DIA 51 once and for all in his Aleste fighter. Aleste is more or less the sequel to Zanac, as it features the same AI generated enemy waves and weapon system. It did, however, start a whole new plot - evil plant creatures were taking over the planet, so you fight against monstrous...

Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Microsoft MSX2 - November 10, 1989

The game takes place in the year 2039, two decades after the super computer DIA51 attacked and decimated the Earth. After the long restoration period, Earth is invaded by a race of alien plant-like humanoids called the Vagand, intent on finding a new food source on Earth. In their first attack on Earth, the Vagand destroys an Earth space cruiser commanded by the previous Earth hero, Ray Waizen. Their plan to invade Earth is challenged by the newest version of the Aleste piloted by the daughter of Ray and Yuri Waizen, Ellinor, who has vowed to avenge her father's death and to personally kill...

Aleste Gaiden

Aleste Gaiden

Microsoft MSX2 - September 1, 1989

The sequel to Aleste 2.It was released as a free game in Compile's now defunct WOOMB magazine. It is also known as Aleste Special, because it was released in the Disc Station 4 Aku Gau disc in Autumn. Unlike Aleste 1, you are not controlling a spaceship, but instead you're controlling a robot. However, like Aleste, you can shoot enemies, enemies can shoot you, collect power ups, and defeat bosses at the end of a level. However, new to this game is the ability to jump over holes in the ground. This adds a new challenge to the game. In some levels, there are even obstacles like cars that you...

American Soccer

American Soccer

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

American Soccer is a Sports game, developed by Universal and published by Nidecom, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Andorogynus

Andorogynus

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

In our universe matter and anti-matter co-exist with each other. However, prevalence of anti-matter may create chaos and eventually disrupt the normal flow of things. In a corner of a universe, a concentration of anti-matter led to the creation of an entire star, breeding forms of life threatening to destroy the world. Human beings, in an effort to save the universe, created the powerful Andorogynus - a life form capable of being male and female at once - and sent it on a mission to destroy the creation of anti-matter. Andorogynus (sic) is a top-down shoot-em-up. The player controls the...

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika - Genchouhishi

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika - Genchouhishi

Microsoft MSX2 - 1992

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi is a Strategy game, developed and published by Koei, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika - Genghis Khan

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika - Genghis Khan

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Become Genghis Khan and lead the most fearsome army in the known world. Use your Land of Mongols to build an empire on the bodies of your enemies and the rubble of their conquered cities. With skill, cunning, diplomacy and luck, all of Europe and Asia could be yours. Failure means shame in the eyes of your princess, or even death! Victory on the battlefield requires bold strategy and clever planning. Outmaneuver your opponent with cavalry, lay siege to his castle with archers or even challenge him to a duel. But success also requires brilliant political tactics and a sharp eye for business...

Arctic

Arctic

Microsoft MSX2 - July 21, 1989

Puzzle game to return the orange and blue balls to the location of the same color by rolling along the rails.

Arcus

Arcus

Microsoft MSX2 - November 1, 1988

The people of the kingdom Arkases have mastered the ways of magic, thanks to their connection to the world of spirits. However, the humans used their magical powers to wage war on each other and to disrupt the harmony. Finally, the Golden Dragon told the king of Arkases that his country will be punished for the deeds of the humans. Enter Jedah Chaf, a young man who has left his home village to fulfill his dream of becoming a knight. Will Jedah be able to save his country and to restore peace in the world? Arcus is a RPG that is played entirely from first-person perspective. You navigate...

Arkanoid II: Revenge Of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge Of Doh

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets! A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has lauched the craft Vaus II to make a preemptive attack on Xorg.

Arugisu no Tsubasa

Arugisu no Tsubasa

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Arugisu no Tsubasa (Wings of Arugisu) is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Kogado, which was released in Japan in 1988.

AshGuine Story II - Kokuu no Gajou

AshGuine Story II - Kokuu no Gajou

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

An action RPG for MSX released in 1987 and published by T&E Soft. The story of AshGuine II can be viewed as being set up in an alternate universe to and not a direct sequel to AshGuine I.

AshGuine Story III - Fukushuu no Honoo

AshGuine Story III - Fukushuu no Honoo

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

Developed by Micro Cabin, AshGuine Story III is a top-view action-RPG with real-time battles. You navigate through the game world just like in an RPG and you have to get into houses to talk to people to gather information.

AshGuine: Densetsu no Seisenshi

AshGuine: Densetsu no Seisenshi

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

The evil Banutracus had destroyed the great civilization of the planet Nepenthus and brought it down to a primitive state. War broke out between the planet's humble Eletrian people and Banutracus's barbarous Cooligan invaders. After a long struggle, the Eletrians got united under the powerful leadership of one they called the father and managed to obtain a momentary peace. Howerver, when Banutracus returned to his planet he killed the father and re-established his hold. One Cooligan Gea saw the evil nature of Banutracus and escaped with the father's only daughter Neshah to one of the great...

Back to the Future Adventure

Back to the Future Adventure

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

This video game incarnation of the movie Back to the Future (1985) is a Japanese-style adventure game with visual novel elements. The story follows that of the movie, putting the player in control of its protagonist Marty McFly as he accidentally travels to the past and must make his parents fall in love with each other. The game's visuals are composed out of digitized photos of original scenes from the movie, though the plot is more concise and many scenes are missing. Many screens offer a list of verbs (such as Look, Say, Show, Go, etc.) for the player to choose from, but usually only one...

Balance of Power: Geopolitics in the Nuclear Age

Microsoft MSX2

Bank Buster

Microsoft MSX2

Barunba

Barunba

Microsoft MSX2 - 1990

A shooter in comic style where you control a spacecraft equiped with a weapons ring around it enabled to shoot in various directions. Weapons can be upgraded by shooting enemies and picking up the pods they might change in. The levels automatically scroll and move in all directions. Each level has its own theme and is quite long and has two bosses: a mid-level boss and an end boss. Both bosses have to be defeated before you can continue to finish the level or go to the next. A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the energy bar of your ship and it's game over when that bar has...

Bishoujo Shashinkan Special: The Double Vision

Bishoujo Shashinkan Special: The Double Vision

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Bishoujo Shashinkan Special: The Double Vision is a combined release of Bishojo Shashinkan: Moving School and Bishojo Shashinkan: Studio Cut, neither of which were released separately for the MSX or X68000. Both games put you as a photographer trying to take photos of schoolgirls, where you must use your judgment to set exposure correctly. As the game(s) progresses, the option to use an automatic camera is removed, forcing you to correctly guess both aperture, shutter speed, film sensitivity and if flash should be used.

Blade Lords

Blade Lords

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1994

Blade Lords is a one or two-player platform game in the tradition of Bubble Bobble ... but far more violent. 60 stages await the player, and you might defeat the evil wizard Ayraa. Cute enemies just ask to be destroyed, and bonusses are everywhere for the taking. Oh, and the other player would love to be stunned...

Booming Boy

Booming Boy

Microsoft MSX2 - June 13, 2015

Booming Boy features all the components required that will make you enjoy as a classic Japanese arcade game in the first half of the 80's.Place as many bombs as you can, destroy all the obstacles in order to find the hidden power-ups and eliminate your enemies quickly before time runs out. 5 areas consisting of 5 stages with a lot of enemies plus bosses. You will have hours of fun reliving those wonderful moments of amusement arcades.

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on,...

The Castle

The Castle

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

The Cockpit

The Cockpit

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

The Cockpit is a Simulation game, developed and published by Nidecom, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Columns

Columns

Microsoft MSX2

The game takes place inside a tall, rectangular playing area, as in Tetris. Columns of three different symbols (such as differently-colored jewels) appear, one at a time, at the top of the well and fall to the bottom, landing either on the floor or on top of previously-fallen "Columns". While a column is falling, the player can move it left and right, and can also cycle the positions of the symbols within it. If, after a column has fallen, there are three or more of the same symbols connected in a straight line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, those symbols disappear. The pile of...

Contra

Contra

Microsoft MSX2 - December 20, 1989

The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien warmonger, Red Falcon. Earth's only hope rests with you, a courageous member of the Special Forces elite commando squad. Your mission: Battle deep into the deadly Amazon jungle, where the Red Falcon and his galactic henchmen have transformed ancient Mayan temples into awesome monuments dedicated to mass destruction. A multitude of weapons, from rapid-fire machine guns to high-tech lasers are at your disposal as you sweat blood, fighting past 3-D mazes, underground security systems, and tropical forests...

Crimson

Crimson

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Crimson is a medieval-themed role-playing game similar to Dragon Quest. The player controls a lone character, a young man whose father sent him on a mission to defeat the evil monster Crimson before passing away. Exploration is done in an overhead fashion, and is divided into world map and hostile areas, which are usually maze-like and contain one or more dungeons each. In towns the hero can buy weapons, armor, and items, as well as rest in inns. Enemies appear randomly, and the battles are turn-based. The player character can either attack, defend, or use an item. Combat is...

Daikoukai Jidai

Daikoukai Jidai

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

The Franco family used to be one of the influential houses of Portugal. That is until the head of the family sailed out of a disastrous voyage to find the kingdom of Prester John. The disarray that followed brought about an end to the nobility of the Franco name. 100 years have passed and Portugal has prospered through it's sailing and trading empires. Young Leon Fanco wishes to restore his family's good name and make a name for himself as a sailor. At the heart of his ambition is the fair lady, Christiana, who is desired by the likely heir to the kingdom. Towards that end, Leon has been...

Daisenryaku

Daisenryaku

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

Daisenryaku is a Strategy game, developed by SystemSoft and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Darwin 4078

Darwin 4078

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

The game takes place within a gigantic spaceship which has virtually infinite capacity because of its ability to manipulate time and space. The player must deal with enigmatic creatures called EVOL, which consist only of pure energy and need to keep themselves in capsules in order to maintain their existence in the world. All of the characters in the game are designed to resemble microscopic organisms, both in their appearance and their quick, tricky movements. The player's ship undergoes over 10 types of transformations throughout the game, each with offensive and defensive maneuvers...

Deep Forest

Deep Forest

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Deep Forest is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by XAIN, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Dires: Giger Loop

Dires: Giger Loop

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

Dires: Giger Loop is an Action game, developed and published by Bothtec, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest

Microsoft MSX2 - November 1, 1986

All is darkness. The Dragon-lord has captured the Princess and stolen Erdrick's powerful ball of light. You are Erdrick's heir. To you has fallen the most dangerous task - to rescue the King's daughter and recover the mystic ball of light. Search out the Dragon-lord's lair and face your destiny. In this role-playing adventure you are the Dragon Warrior!

Dragon Quest II

Dragon Quest II

Microsoft MSX2 - May 1, 1988

Long ago, a descendant of Erdrick the Great defeated the Dragonlord and recovered the mystical ball of light in Alefgard. Under the rule of his children and their descendants there was prosperity throughout the land for generations. One day, however, this peace was shattered by the wicked Sorcerer Hargon. Now it is time for you to claim your birthright as the Prince of Midenhall, for Erdrick's blood also flows through your veins. With the Prince of Cannock and the Princess of Moonbrooke by your side, you are about to embark on a most adventurous journey. Use your strength and cunning for you...

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Microsoft MSX2 - July 9, 1987

Long ago, an evil dragon named Keela was imprisoned inside a magical dungeon. However time has passed and the magic that sealed the dragon away is weakening. The Drasle family decides that it's time to destroy the dragon once and for all. However only one weapon is capable of doing this, the Dragon Slayer, which is itself sealed away by four magical crowns. The Drasle family decides to take on this quest, and will use every member of the family in order to accomplish it. The player chooses a character from among five different members of the Drasle family. The choices are: Xemm the father and...

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes tells the story of a young prince named Selios. One day his old teacher Raiyas sends him to a nearby cave to retrieve a magic weapon. When the prince returns, he finds the house attacked by monsters. Raiyas tells him to seek help in the castle of a baron, whose country has always been allies with theirs for a long time. However, the baron betrays Selios' trust and imprisons him. The young prince manages to escape, but without the possibility to return he has no choice but to wander through the land, trying to find trustworthy companions who would help him to...

DragonBuster

DragonBuster

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

Originating in the arcades, Dragon Buster is an action platform game composed out of several large levels, each one containing various stages: a cave, a tower, a castle, etc. The player's goal in every level is to reach the final stage where the protagonist faces the level boss. There are often several ways to reach the final stages, and not all stages are necessary to visit. Equipped with a sword, the player character moves through platform stages, clearing them of diverse monsters, collecting power-ups and trying to stay in good health until the level boss, since it is impossible to heal...

Druid

Druid

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Druid is an action game inspired by the arcade hit Gauntlet. As the eponymous hero, your job is to destroy four magic skulls hidden over eight levels. The game is presented in a top-down view. The druid walks around the terrain seeking out the staircase that leads to the next level. On the way, he is harassed by hordes of monsters that come out of every direction and attack him, decreasing his health. To defend himself, the druid can use the spells of water, fire or electricity to toss projectiles. However, these magical weapons have limited ammo. The druid also has...

DuckTales

DuckTales

Microsoft MSX2 - May 1, 1994

Duckcity, today... because of a smart move from Magica, the lucky dime of Dagobert has vanished. Dagobert counts on YOU! A game full of adventure, confrontations and loadsa money!

Dynamite Bowl

Dynamite Bowl

Microsoft MSX2 - May 27, 1987

The general concept is that up to five players can play on any of the 30 bowling lanes available; simulating the concept of being in a bowling league. Players can change their lane positioning, determine how strong the throw is, and even make the ball go through various curves (or even through a straight ball into the pins). Each player character can be either male or female with options for bowling ball weights ranging from 7 pounds or 3.2 kilograms to 15 pounds or 6.8 kilograms.

The Eidolon

The Eidolon

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level. Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was...

Elthlead

Elthlead

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

Elthlead is also notable for being the first fantasy SLG game ever developed. While most SLG fans look back to Master of Monsters or Fire Emblem as the origin of the genre, these games were released in 1988 and 1990 respectively. The world of Elthlead also introduced the universe that would provide the framework for NCS' later Langrisser series.

Europa Sensen

Europa Sensen

Microsoft MSX2 - 1992

The game is an historical simulation of the European and North African theaters of World War II. The game allows player to role-play as Army commanders for either the Axis or Allied forces. This game emphasizes the military aspects of the war and leaves diplomacy to the politicians.

Exterlien

Exterlien

Microsoft MSX2 - November 30, 1990

The plot of Exterlien is very simple: a beauty contest is held in an amusement park. Suddenly, monsters invade the park in an attempt to kidnap the girls. The protagonist, a young man named Masato, decides to venture into the dangerous zone and rescue the beauties. Exterlien has turn-based battles against monsters, but it cannot be qualified as an RPG due to the extreme simplicity of the combat. The player should simply figure out which attack damages the monster most. There are no experience points, physical exploration, money, equipment, or any other essential RPG elements. The core...

F1 Douchuuki

F1 Douchuuki

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

The seven missions featured in this simulation of F-15 flight are all real-life missions the plane was originally used in. They take in the Middle East and Asia in the 1970s and early 1980s, and have air and ground targets to destroy. You have machine guns, guided missiles and bombs at your disposal. There is an arcade mode and 3 further difficulty levels. The game features 3 enemy aircraft and 3 types of enemy SAMs.

Famicle Parodic

Famicle Parodic

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

Shoot and bomb your way around in this Xevious-style shooter for the MSX2.

Famicle Parodic 2

Famicle Parodic 2

Microsoft MSX2 - 1990

Family Billiards

Family Billiards

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Family Billiards is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Dual and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Family Boxing: MSX Title Match

Family Boxing: MSX Title Match

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

Ring King is a boxing game in which the action in the ring is viewed in a 3D top-down view and a full range of moves is provided, with the standard jabs complimented by body punches and the ability to dodge, duck or raise your guard. Each punch weakens your opponent's strength which can slightly recover during a round break. A rain of well placed blows can produce a quick knockout, but normally you must hit your opponent many times before he goes down. The game has three play modes. There is training mode to train your player before you enter a tournament. A ranking mode where you can...

Fantasy Zone II

Fantasy Zone II

Microsoft MSX2 - 1989

Opa-Opa is at it again in this zany return to his original homeland some ten years later. Welcome to Fantasy Zone II where perils are great and rewards even greater. During your visit you'll discover that peace is at stake once again and those who threaten it are more cunning and wicked than before. So beware, the evil Blackhearts are near and they're not alone. Scores of unusual and seemingly innocent creatures will enthusiastically approach you. But don't be fooled. They're not here to help. They're henchmen for the dark powers of the Blackhearts. And they'll sabotage every chance you've got...

Final Mystery: Murder Club

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Final Mystery: Murder Club is an adventure game with simulation elements. The player controls the private detective J.B. Harold, who must investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman named Bill Robbins and bring the murderer to court. The player has to do all the work a real detective would do: find clues, gather evidence, interrogate suspects, establish the motive for the crime — and in the end, make sure the case will stand up in the court.

Fire Ball

Fire Ball

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

Generic Pinball Game

Fleet Commander II: Koukon no Kaiiki

Fleet Commander II: Koukon no Kaiiki

Microsoft MSX2 - 1990

Fleet Commander II: Koukon no Kaiiki is a Strategy game, developed and published by ASCII, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Fray in Magical Adventure

Fray in Magical Adventure

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

Fray in Magical Adventure, also known as just Fray (フレイ) and Fray-Xak Epilogue (Gai-den),[1] is a 1990 spin-off "gaiden" (sidestory) game in a role-playing video game series Xak developed and published by the Japanese software developer MicroCabin. Even though it is directly connected to the more serious Xak storyline, Fray has a less serious tone and light-hearted comedic approach to telling the story. It was originally released for the MSX2 and was later ported to several different systems, among them MSX turbo R, PC-9801, PC Engine (as Fray CD), and Game Gear. Fray is a simple action RPG....

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Jishou! Kyougou Janshi Hen

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Jishou! Kyougou Janshi Hen

Microsoft MSX2 - 1989

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Jisou! Kyougou Janshi Hen is a Board game, developed and published by Game Arts, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Ganbare Goemon!: Karakuri Douchuu

Ganbare Goemon!: Karakuri Douchuu

Microsoft MSX2 - February 25, 1987

The second game in the Ganbare Goemon series (known in English as Mystical Ninja) and the first released on a video game console and home computer. It was initially released for the Family Computer July 30, 1986[1] and later released for the MSX one year later. The game revolves around the main character, Goemon, and his exploits. As the name suggests, his character was based on Ishikawa Goemon, the noble thief of Japanese Folklore. Unlike its sequels, this game still doesn't feature the comic situation and strange characters that define the series, and Goemon is portrayed as a noble thief...

Gandhara

Gandhara

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

Gandhara refers to the capital of the Kushan Empire, (today's Pakistan and Afghanistan), founded in 1st century BC, whose rulers were Buddhists; it was one of the most flourishing Buddhist states in history. The story of the game, however, is based on pure mythology, featuring Buddhist deities in their distinctly Japanese incarnations. The protagonist is contacted by the bodhisattva Akasagarbha (known as Kokūzō in Japan, from the Chinese Xukongzang), who tells him that the world is in danger: the king of demons is trying to locate and neutralize the holy Ashes of Buddha, whose power protects...

Garyuoh

Garyuoh

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

A spectacular battle scene that can not breathe in the background is backed by a magnificent story. You must break through a number of difficulties by using weapons that can shoot in 8 directions for high speed vertical scrolling. Outstanding graphics and super fun game filled with numerous characters, defeat the enemy Dragon King!

Gekitotsu! Pennant Race

Gekitotsu! Pennant Race

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

The thrill of Baseball is made even more realistic with Konami's Pennant Race! Batter up and go for a home run!

Gekitotsu! Pennant Race 2

Gekitotsu! Pennant Race 2

Microsoft MSX2 - 1989

The excitement of baseball returns to the MSX with Gekitotsu! Pennant Race 2! More teams, more stadiums, more excitement, more action!

Girly Block

Girly Block

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

A supercomputer called "Omega" has kidnapped a valious asset. At your hands the most powerful unit to stand a chance to rescue her.

The Great Giana Sisters

The Great Giana Sisters

Microsoft MSX2 - April 1, 1993

The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game like Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. After a long and deep sleep, Giana finds herself in a mysterious and evil dreamworld where everything is strange and different. In 32 levels, Giana has to fight against bad monsters, huge spiders and lots of other creatures to find a magic diamond that makes it possible to return to her own world.

Hacker

Hacker

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Hacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve.

Hai no Majutsushi

Microsoft MSX2 - 1989

Hai no Majutsushi is an implementation of Mahjong tile game. The opponents in the game are characters from Konami's popular franchises: Simon Belmont from Castlevania series, Aphrodite and Poporon (Popolon) from Knightmare series, a snatcher from Snatcher, Dr. Venom from Gradius series, Goemon from Ganbare Goemon series, Penta the penguin from Antarctic Adventure series, and Moai from Gradius / Parodius series.

Hai no Majutsushi

Hai no Majutsushi

Microsoft MSX2 - 1989

Hai no Majutsushi is an implementation of Mahjong tile game. The opponents in the game are characters from Konami's popular franchises: Simon Belmont from Castlevania series, Aphrodite and Poporon (Popolon) from Knightmare series, a snatcher from Snatcher, Dr. Venom from Gradius series, Goemon from Ganbare Goemon series, Penta the penguin from Antarctic Adventure series, and Moai from Gradius / Parodius series.

Hard Ball

Hard Ball

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Hard Ball is a baseball game for one or two players. You can throw a variety of pitches from fast balls to curve balls, steal bases, select team members, and substitute players as the game is played.

Hi no tori Hououhen

Hi no tori Hououhen

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Based on the "Ho-o" (or "Karma" volume) of Osamu Tezuka's famous manga Hi no tori (or "Phoenix"), "Hi no tori Hououhen" is a vertically-scrolling shooting game where Gaou's goal is to locate the mystical phoenix across 6 stages of labyrinths, enemies and various other obstacles. As the game progresses, Gaou can power up by obtaining phoenix plumes to activate special weapons and other items to help him gain abilities such as invulnerability and special shots. In order to reach the final boss and pay a visit to the phoenix, Gaou must obtain a series of keys scattered across the stages - and...

Higemaru Makai Shima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken

Higemaru Makai Shima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Taking the basic concept of Pirate Ship Higemaru, the Arcade game on which it is based, and expandings on it, is an adventure game as expansive and in-depth as the Legend of Zelda. The goal is to sail around until the player finds a pirate ship (the friendly green merchant ships will simply provide hints) and clear the boss. Doing so will allow the player to collect a port key which allows them to set anchor on one of the titular seven islands. The player must then remove the boss of that island and recover the treasure. At which point, the process must be repeated.

High School Story

High School Story

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

High School Story is an Adventure game with adult theme, developed and published by Great, which was released in Japan in 1988.

High School! Kimengumi

High School! Kimengumi

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Adventure game based on the manga by Motoei Shinzawa with the same name.

Hole in One Special

Hole in One Special

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

After the huge success of the first two releases HAL Laboratory released a third golf simulation game. Again it is a standard 18-hole golf game, played from a top-down perspective. Hole In One Special can be played up to two players at three difficulty levels: average, expert and pro. You can compete in stroke play, match play and tournament play. The tournament play can be set at one to four days. During the game the following options can be changed: the direction of the ball, pick a club, set the curve of the ball and the stroke power. The main difference with the...

Hydlide 3: The Space Memories

Hydlide 3: The Space Memories

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

The third entry in the Hydlide series, continuing its action RPG legacy. Character creation allows the player to choose one of the four character classes: Warrior, Thief, Priest, and Monk. In combat, the protagonist uses melee or long-ranged weapons or casts magic spells. Unlike the previous games in the series, the player is required to press the attack button during melee combat, instead of simply "bumping" into the enemies. There is an internal clock in the game, which makes it necessary for the protagonist to sleep periodically and regain his strength. The main character also has to eat...

Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong

Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Originally released for Famicom in 1987, Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong made its way to MSX2 one year later, thanks to the good folks at Pack-In-Video. The game is identical to its Famicom counterpart and features some solid 1v1 mahjong action.

Ikari

Ikari

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Better known as Ikari Warriors in the west, Ikari is a vertically scrolling action game where one or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.

Inemuri Ryuu Adada Tetsuya no A-Kyuu Mahjong

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Inemuri Ryuu Adada Tetsuya no A-Kyuu Mahjong is a Board game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Inindou: Datou Nobunaga

Inindou: Datou Nobunaga

Microsoft MSX2 - 1991

1581, Japan. Fearing a rebellion and striving to conquer the entire country, the warlock Nobunaga orders to attack the Iga ninja clan. The ninjas bravely defend their village, but, being vastly outnumbered, are mercilessly slain by Nobunaga's men. Only one survived: you, the hero of the game. Shortly before the assault you were sent to a nearby village to warn the elder of Nobunaga's attack. However, the other village is also destroyed by Nobunaga's army. You swear to avenge his crime. But for now, you are just an inexperienced young men, and are "wanted" by Nobunaga's men and ruthless bounty...

Ishin no Arashi

Ishin no Arashi

Microsoft MSX2 - 1989

Ishin no Arashi is set during Bakumatsu period (around 1850 until the Meiji Restoration of 1867), the final stretch of the Japanese Edo period, which was a turbulent time, a time of great struggle between the supporters of the feudal shoguns, the rulers of the country, and the adherents of the Emperor, which eventually won and carried through the Meiji Restoration, turning Japan into a modern, powerful state. In Ishin no Arashi the player can choose one of the three major battles of Bakumastu period, and decide which leader will eventually propel Japan towards the Meiji era. This...

Jansei

Jansei

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

Jansei is a Board game, developed and published by Sony, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Kempelen Chess

Kempelen Chess

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Kempelen Chess is a computer chess game with a top-down view but with a 3D-feel. It includes various boards and play options. You can choose to play at one of the seven different difficulty levels. Chess can be played against the computer or a friend. All pieces are animated when moved.

KiKi KaiKai

KiKi KaiKai

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

The game follows the adventures of "Sayo-chan", a young Shinto shrine maiden living in Feudal Japan. One night, while Sayo-chan is fanning a ceremonial fire, she is visited by the Seven Lucky Gods, who warn her of a great, impending danger. Suddenly, a band of mischievous goblins appear and kidnap the gods, quickly retreating to a faraway mountain range. Sayo-chan, determined to help the gods, sets off on a journey across the countryside, where she confronts a number of strange creatures from Japanese mythology, including yokai, obake, and yurei-like monsters. After defeating several powerful...

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

Based on King Kong Lives movie King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu is an action game with puzzle-solving and role-play elements, a more complex experience compared to Famicom version of King Kong 2. You play as Mitchel (Hank Mitchell from the movie) who travels to Golnebo Isle in search of Lady Kong, the only creature whose blood can save King Kong, seriously wounded in the end of the first movie. Exploring the island Mitchel will fight enemies with melee weapons and magic scrolls and gain experience points. With enough experience he levels up and gets increase in strength, speed, health and...

King's Valley II: The Seal of El Giza

King's Valley II: The Seal of El Giza

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Far, far into the future, inter-planetary archaeologist Vick XIII, makes a choking discovery. The pyramids on earth are malfunctioning devices of alien origin with enough energy to destroy earth. And it's up to Vick to switch off the core functions of El Giza. The game consists of six pyramids each with its own wall engravings and color pattern; every pyramid contains 10 levels. The idea of the game is to collect crystals called soul stones in each level by solving the different puzzles and evading or killing the enemies using the many tools and weapons available to unlock the exit door...

Kisei

Kisei

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Kisei is a Board game, developed by Shogi Master and published by Sony, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Kitahei

Kitahei

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shogi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

You play as a techno scavenger in the year 2049, exploring the Koronis Rift, the Ancients abandoned the planet, leaving behind many different artifacts and ships, which you can loot. Send your droid to retrieve modules and try to figure out what the ancient technology is for. It could be batteries, shields or even weapons, to help you fight the trigger-happy saucers that want you dead. The game uses fractal graphics, the terrain is vast and detailed, and the story behind it is quite complex, considering the type of game.

Kyoto Ryuu no Tera Satsujin Jiken

Kyoto Ryuu no Tera Satsujin Jiken

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

Kyoto Ryuu no Tera Satsujin Jiken is an Adventure game, developed and published by Taito, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

The player starts this game off controlling the actions of an ordinary citizen on their way to a movie theater. In the south cinema, the player chats with two teenagers about the actual movie at which point a hush descends upon the room and the in-game film begins...where the player learns that they have been chosen to be the thrall of Jareth the Goblin King, who must be overcome to finish the game. A clock ticks down 13 meager hours to complete this task, lest the player's character end up lost in the labyrinth forever.

Laydock

Laydock

Microsoft MSX2 - January 22, 1986

Two jet fighters go on a mission together, each managed and controlled by a different player. The jets can be docked side-by-side or end-to-end for greater fire and fighting power. When docked one player is the pilot and the other is the weapons officer. The game can also be played by a single player. When you progress in the game you can select more advanced weapon systems to fight the over 50 different enemy characters.

L'Empereur

L'Empereur

Microsoft MSX2 - 1990

Fighting his way from an Officer to Emperor of France, he came closer to unifying Europe than any other leader. A military genius, his weakness in politics eventually led to his demise. The French Revolution is over and the people are in search of a new leader. Enemies of the state surround you. As Napoleon, you must gain respect, protect and strive towards the greater glory of France. You command the Grande Armee. Stop trade with threatening nations and go to war. Fire your cannons from the mountains, charge your cavalry, and build bridges to reach enemies across treacherous waters....

Lupin Sansei: Babylon no Ougon Densetsu

Lupin Sansei: Babylon no Ougon Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

A Lupin III adventure game inspired by the same title anime movie

Lupin Sansei: Cagliostro no Shiro

Lupin Sansei: Cagliostro no Shiro

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

A video game adaption of Hayao Miyazaki's Lupin III anime film of the same name.

Mad Rider

Mad Rider

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Racing game against the clock. At the beginning you can select between six courses (Megacity, Plateau, Alps, Island, Egyptian and Canyon). You're driving a red sports car, and need to avoid other drivers and obstacles. You don't race other drivers. If you hit objects you tend to explode, apart from water, oil and Motor Cyclists where you spin out and can regain control.

Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

A humble adventure game. This game will be enjoyed by fans, but others may not find it interesting. In addition to pleasing the tenants with various things like cup ramen and liquor you must also get on the good side of the manager. The story advances the more you enter the manager's room, but aside from that there are few restrictions on what you can do. Aside from a couple of exceptions you will not encounter "game over

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen

Microsoft MSX2 - 1988

The game is based on the manga Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi. Set in Tokyo of the 80's, the story can be described as a romantic tale with a touch of comedy. It centers on a boarding house which is managed by the young and lovely widow Kyoko Otonashi. The protagonist is a college student named Yusaki Godai, and his relationship with Kyoko is the main plot line. The game's story approximately corresponds to the middle volumes of the manga until the conclusion. The game is a "puzzle-less" adventure, the gameplay mostly focusing on simply depleting all the verb...

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