Microsoft MSX

MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983.

007: Licence to Kill

007: Licence to Kill

Microsoft MSX - 1989

007: Licence to Kill is a 1989 video game based on the James Bond film of the same name. The game's storyline closely follows that of the film, consisting of six scenes in which Bond chases drug czar Sanchez who has murdered his best friend Felix Leiter's bride. The scenes within the game vary in setting and include helicopter chases, underwater diving, water-skis and behind the wheel of an 18-wheel tanker truck.

10th Frame

10th Frame

Microsoft MSX - 1987

10th Frame is a ten-pin bowling simulation game created by Access Software in 1986, as a follow-up to the hugely successful Leaderboard golf game. Up to eight players could take part in open bowling or a tournament. There was a choice of 3 different difficulty levels—Kids (in which the ball always went straight), Amateur, and Professional.

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Microsoft MSX - December 1, 1983

10-Yard Fight (10ヤードファイト, Ten Yādo Faito) is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin.

180

180

Microsoft MSX - 1987

The player competes in 501 darts against other darts players waiting in a championship tournament with normal darts rules applying, subtracting your score from 501 to zero whilst finishing on a double. Beginning at the quarter finals, the player must win a best of three match to advance through the tournament. Win another match in the semi final stage to advance to the final and face the World Champion Jammy Jim. In the final match however, the player needs to win just one leg against him to win the tournament. Players can also compete against another human player or play Round the Clock,...

1942

1942

Microsoft MSX - 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.

3-D Golf Simulation

3-D Golf Simulation

Microsoft MSX - 1983

3D Water Driver

3D Water Driver

Microsoft MSX - 1984

4x4 Off-Road Racing

4x4 Off-Road Racing

Microsoft MSX - 1988

737 Flight Simulator

737 Flight Simulator

Microsoft MSX - 1984

737 Flight Simulator allows the player to sit at the controls of a Boeing 737 twin-engine jet airliner. The upper part of the screen consists of a simple external view (horizon, runway), while the lower displays the instrument panel (airspeed indicator and Machmeter, vertical speed indicator, altimeter, artificial horizon, compass, radio beacon (VOR) indicators, Ground Proximity Warning System, ILS, flap, landing gear & engine power indicators, fuel gauge). The user may attempt take-off, navigation or landing approach – with custom runway layouts and weather conditions possible. The...

A.E.

A.E.

Microsoft MSX - 1982

A.E. is a Space Invaders inspired game with a 3D view. In A.E. the earth is under attack by swarms of aliens who drop bomb after bomb and it's your job to defend planet Earth. You control a laser cannon that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen. To earn point you should shoot all the alien forces before they shoot you! The game becomes more challenging when you progress in the game as the alien swarm splits up and attack you from several sides.

A.M.C.

A.M.C.

Microsoft MSX - 1989

A.M.C.: Astro Marine Corps is a sideways scrolling shooter in which you control a member of the Astro Marine Corps who has to blast his way through the various alien infested levels. You have three lives and each life has an energy bar which is depleted by contact with aliens and can be replenished by picking up the 'E' powerup. Other powerups include three way fire and an overhead shield. There are various instant death hazards you must avoid such as a plant which smothers you and a dragon which devours you and spits out your bones.

A1 Spirit: The Way to Formula-1

A1 Spirit: The Way to Formula-1

Microsoft MSX - October 1, 1987

A special version of the original F-1 Spirit, A1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1, was released as a pack-in with Panasonic's "Joy Handle" game controller. The chief differences is that it features futuristic vehicles instead of racing cars, different passwords (e.g. "PANASONIC" to see the ending demo), and some bugfixes.

Aaargh!

Aaargh!

Microsoft MSX - 1989

Aaargh! is a fighting video game in which the player controls a giant monster, either an ogre or a lizard, with the goal of crushing and destroying everything in its path across different lands and periods of history.

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Abracadabra is a text adventure game developed by Odisea Software and published by Proein Soft Line only in Spanish for the Amstrad CPC, MSX and ZX Spectrum in 1988. In the year 1209, a knight named Clus d'Eledorf was bewitched by the jealous Queen Saligia, enamored with him, to become a ghost haunting the Castle Burgenfels until he would confess his love to her. The game is divided into two parts. In part one, Clus has to find a way to rid of the witch, break the curse and escape his prison. In the second part, Clus needs to seek out and rescue his beloved Princess Violeta from the Greenwald...

Abu Simbel Profanation

Abu Simbel Profanation

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Ace of Aces is a combat flight simulator developed by Artech Digital Entertainment in 1986 for many platforms, including the ZX Spectrum, MS-DOS, Atari 7800 and Commodore 64. The game takes place during World War II in which the player flies a RAF Mosquito long range fighter-bomber equipped with rockets, bombs and a cannon. Missions include destroying German fighter planes, bombers, V-1 flying bombs, U-boats, and trains. Ace of Aces received mixed reviews but as of 1987, it was the second best-selling Commodore 64 game published by Accolade.

Actman

Actman

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Addicta Ball

Addicta Ball

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Addicta Ball is a Breakout clone with a twist. Players control a paddle to break down a wall of different block by bouncing a ball against them, but instead of removing them to clear a level, players need to make a path for the paddle to pass through. As time goes on, the bricks move lower down the screen so the path needs to be created as long as there is an opportunity. The game is over when the bricks hit the paddle. There are different kinds of power-ups, weapons, a thruster to move over the screen, and a barrier at the bottom of the screen that prevents the ball from disappearing, but...

Adven' chuta!

Adven' chuta!

Microsoft MSX - 1983

Taking its title from the English word "adventure" and the squeak of a mouse; "chu", Adven'chuta is an old school adventure game, not far from Atari's old Adventure. As a mouse, you must get around a dungeon populated by dangerous frogs and spiders. There are jars which may contain both treasures and danger, and which block the way. You have an inventory, but it can only contain one item at any time. Take care in what you pick up and leave behind. Juggling the inventory becomes a basic skill since items will block the narrow passages of the dungeon. Basic items are keys, for opening the...

After Burner

After Burner

Microsoft MSX - 1988

The game allows the player to control a F-14 Tomcat jet, which must destroy a series of enemy jets throughout 18 stages. At the start of the game, the player takes off from an aircraft carrier called the SEGA Enterprise, which shares a similar name to the one used in the 1986 film Top Gun.

After the War

After the War

Microsoft MSX - 1989

After The War is a video game published in 1989 by Dinamic Software, in which the player controls a character through a post-apocalyptic city, probably after a nuclear war. Released and unreleased artworks by Luis Royo and Alfonso Azpiri reveals that the city should be a post-nuclear version of New York City. The game consisted of two separate parts; the second half of the game was made accessible by successfully completing part one, whereupon the player is given a password. First part is localized in the streets of the city, and is just a sequence of fights with minor enemies and some...

Afteroids

Afteroids

Microsoft MSX - 1988

You control a spaceship that floats around. You have to blast all the meteors and other objects that bounce in the area. However, shooting the meteors will cause them to fragment into several smaller meteors.

Albatross

Albatross

Microsoft MSX - September 1, 1986

Albatross is a top view golf game that consists of an 18 holes course. You can select your own clubs from 14 drivers, irons and a putter. Further you can adjust your stance, how you hit the ball and your swing. It features a split screen with two views, an overhead view of the entire hole and a more detailed zoom of your ball's current position. The screen also contains a status bar with all necessary information. The gameplay options include single player stroke play, multi player stroke play, or multi player match play.

Ale Hop!

Ale Hop!

Microsoft MSX - 1988

We were in a small planet (perfectly round), called "Balloon", inhabited by the Pelotos Amarillos, also spherical. All was peace and tranquillity in this planet, until one day, there arrived strange visitors who subdued all its inhabitants. Reunited the council of the Pelotos Ancianos, they determined to send an intrepid soldier to finish with the tyranny of the invaders. You, "Ale Hop!", are the chosen one. You must be able infiltrate in the enemy base to thus end with the domination. But it will not be easy, because for it, you must cross six complexes of galleries that precede to the base....

Alien 8

Alien 8

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Alien 8 is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ultimate Play The Game. It was released for the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC and MSX in 1985. The game is a spiritual successor to the best-selling Knight Lore, which was lauded by critics for its isometric graphics. In the game, the player takes control of a robot, Alien 8, whose job is to ensure that all of the cryogenically frozen passengers on board a starship remain viable during the ship's voyage.

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Two players control two soldiers, named Ricky and Mary, who fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels while rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages, the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they are then able to move onto the next stage.

Aliens

Aliens

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Based on the science fiction thriller, Aliens the computer game takes you into confrontations with the most ruthless creatures ever to appear on the cinema screen. Your mission is to keep control of the base by any means, while keeping your crew members alive. You command six crew members from the Mobile Tactical Command Bay outside the base. You need to coordinate the actions of the six crew members. You are about to realize, Ripley was right after all...

Aliens: Alien 2

Aliens: Alien 2

Microsoft MSX - March 2, 1987

Whereas most platforms, including the MSX, received their own versions of Activision's Aliens, Square gave Japanese MSX users a unique spin-off. Aliens: Alien 2 is an arcade platformer (or run'n'gun if you like) featuring Ripley on a planet infested with aliens. Armed with only a basic gun at first, she faces facehuggers that come out of alien eggs. After having dispatched a face hugger, the egg may be shot to reveal an item. Items may be hand grenades, stronger guns or wing items which make her jump longer. For some reason, the planet is infested not only with aliens and their offspring,...

Alpha Roid

Alpha Roid

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Alpha Roid is an Action game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Altered Beast is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. The game is set in Ancient Greece, and follows a centurion who is resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena, and to do so becomes able to turn into beasts such as the werewolf with the use of power-ups.

Amaurote

Amaurote

Microsoft MSX - 1987

The player controls an "Arachnus 4", an armoured fighting-machine that moves on four legs. The player must first select a sector to play in via a map screen and then control the Arachnus as it wanders an isometric view of the cityscape attacking marauding insects and searching for the insect queen using a scanner. The Arachnus attacks by launching bouncing bombs. It can only launch one at a time so if a bomb misses its intended target the player will have to wait until it hits the scenery or bounces against the fence of the play area before he can fire again. Once the queen has been located,...

American Truck

American Truck

Microsoft MSX - 1985

This is a slightly strange game where you drive a giant 18-wheels truck racing recklessly in a highway and knocking out of the road innocent cars and ambulances.

Amo del Mundo

Amo del Mundo

Microsoft MSX - 1990

Angel Nieto Pole 500

Angel Nieto Pole 500

Microsoft MSX - 1990

Angelo

Angelo

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Angelo is an Action game, developed by Mass Tael LTD and published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Angleball

Angleball

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Angleball is a variation on Pool, using a hexagonal table with 6 pockets and 6 sides. The ball can rebound off these at unusual angles, making the outcomes of shots harder to predict. The basic objective is to pot all the balls, while failing to pot a ball in 3 shots will lose you the frame unless your opponent also fails to do this. The game can be played by one or two players, with the one-player game consisting of a sequence of 20 different table layouts, each requiring its own style to win. Two-player games can take place on any of these layouts or one of your own design using the...

Antarctic Adventure

Antarctic Adventure

Microsoft MSX - December 1, 1983

The player takes the role of an Antarctic penguin, racing to disparate research stations owned by different countries in Antarctica. Penta must reach the next station before time runs out while avoiding sea lions and breaks in the ice. Throughout the levels, fish jump out of ice holes and can be caught for bonus points. The game, like many early video games, has no ending – when the player reaches the last station, the game starts from the first level again, but with increased difficulty.

Antares

Antares

Microsoft MSX - 1987

The Apeman Strikes Again

The Apeman Strikes Again

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The 'Apeman Strikes Again' is a well done and clone of Nintendo's 'Donkey Kong' (that was released on the MSX) and an underappreciated game on the MSX. 'He is coming for you!' is an unforgetable line just like the evil laughter you hear when Mario falls to his dead. The game contains all 4 levels.

Aramo

Aramo

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Far away from galaxy. It's possible exit in safety from the labyrinth?

Arctic

Arctic

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1989

Puzzle Game. Very Rare. Also available on NES.

Arcticfox

Arcticfox

Microsoft MSX - 1989

The game is set in a fictional 2005 where aliens have taken over Antarctica in an attempt to steal the Earth's oxygen. The player is sent to eradicate the intruders using a new super tank codenamed Arcticfox. The player must pilot the tank into enemy territory with the goal of knocking out the alien base. The player uses the tank's abilities to destroy the aliens' ships and equipment. The Arcticfox tank is equipped with a cannon, guided missiles and land mines, and is outfitted with radar, a GPS device, and fore and aft viewscreens. The player fights a variety of enemy units including...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It expanded upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s by adding power-ups, different types of bricks, a variety of level layouts, and visual layering and depth. The title refers to a doomed "mothership" from which the player's ship, the Vaus, escapes. The player controls the "Vaus", a space vessel that acts as the game's "paddle" which prevents a ball from falling from the playing field, attempting to bounce it against a number of bricks

Arkos

Arkos

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Army Moves

Army Moves

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Army Moves is a scrolling shooter game developed by Dinamic Software for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum. It is the first chapter of the Moves Trilogy and it was followed by Navy Moves in 1987 and Arctic Moves in 1995. The game contains seven levels that are divided in two main sections. The first four levels make up the first section, where the player has to drive an army unit (jeep or helicopter) through a terrain, steering clear of hostile vehicles. In the last three levels that comprise the second main section, one plays as a soldier who shoots...

Arquímedes XXI

Arquímedes XXI

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Arquímedes XXI was originally released for the Spectrum and MSX machines in 1987, and for the Amstrad CPC in 2011. Firstly, this is a pure text adventure. The game starts with a well drawn introduction screen. Because of the well drawn in-game screens, the gameplay is further assisted. The plot is very interesting, thus the grab factor is strong.

Aspar GP Master

Aspar GP Master

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Grand Prix Master is a viewed-from-above, motor cycle racing game in which you find yourself taking part in the 80cc World Motor Cycle Racing Championship. It's a game of points-tables, racetracks and bikes that look like tadpoles in which you get to play the Spanish Motorcyle Champion Jorge Martinez 'Aspar'. The aim of the game is to compete against the other motorcyclists inthe championship in an attempt to win it. So zip up your leathers, sit astride and prepare to race.

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Astro Plumber

Astro Plumber

Microsoft MSX - 1985

You are the maintenance man just arrived from Earth. Your task is to repair the leaking air pipes in caverns under the Moon's surface, which supply the scientists of COLONY 11, a research station.

The A-Team

The A-Team

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Your assignment consists in guiding The A-Team through two dangerous missions. On the first operation you will have to travel to the Morania desert in order to reduce a dangerous group of Arab terrorists who have met in an abandoned town. On the second one, you will have to destroy a military base located in Tirania, where an invasion of the neighboring countries is being prepared. In order to carry out so difficult missions you count with a modern N-16 A2 rifle gunner with telescope sight, 2 shippers of 50 bullets each one and 2 long-reach pumps, although in the course of the combat you will...

Athletic Land

Athletic Land

Microsoft MSX - May 1, 1984

On your mark! Get set! GO! Your physical prowess is tested to the limit all hazards. You can almost hear the wild shouts of the crowd ring in your ears as they urge you on to the goal line. Exciting fun for all ages!

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Auf Wiedersehen Monty (German for "Goodbye Monty") is a computer game for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX and Commodore 16. Released in 1987, it is the fourth of the Monty series, following Monty is Innocent, Monty on the Run and the successful original Wanted: Monty Mole. It was written by Peter Harrap and Shaun Hollingworth with music by Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish. The player controls Monty as he travels around Europe collecting money in order to buy a Greek island - Montos, where he can safely retire. Gameplay is in the style of a flick-screen platform game, similar to...

Avenger

Avenger

Microsoft MSX - 1986

In the sequel to The Way of the Tiger, Yaemon the Grand Master of Flame is the villain of the piece. He has killed your foster-father Naijish and stolen the Scrolls of Kettsuin. Your quest to recover the scroll and avenge your father's death is viewed from above and superficially resembles Gauntlet. You start outside the Quench Heart Keep, and must initially find enough keys in the grounds and connected buildings to penetrate it, and then kill each of the 3 guards. There are other prey including spiders to fend off - these know how to home in on you. You are armed with a limited number...

B.C. II - Grog's Revenge

B.C. II - Grog's Revenge

Microsoft MSX - 1985

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge is a 1984 video game by Sierra On-Line for the Commodore 64, ColecoVision, and MSX. It is the sequel to B.C.'s Quest For Tires and is based on B.C., the newspaper comic strip by Johnny Hart. The player controls Thor, a caveman, who rides a stone unicycle. Thor is searching for the "Meaning of Life" within several mountains. The player must navigate through the mountains, collecting clams. Like the comic strip, they are used as money, in this case to pay the toll to another caveman, Peter, to access the next mountain.

Backgammon

Backgammon

Microsoft MSX - 1984

A computer version of the classic board game Backgammon. The game board is displayed from a top down perspective. The game lets the player compete against a computer opponent or another player. The objective of the game is to be the first player to move all fifteen of their pieces off of the board. The typical rules of Backgammon apply. Players roll two dice (if a pair is rolled it becomes four for that turn with the extra two being a copy of the original pair) to move their pieces to an empty slot, a slot occupied by their own pieces, or a slot that contains only one of their opponents...

Banana Prince

Banana Prince

Microsoft MSX - December 20, 1991

Banana Prince, known in Japan as Bananan Ouji no Daibouken (バナナン王子の大冒険), is a 2D platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was released in Japan by Takara on December 20, 1991. The German version, released in February 1992, features slightly different graphics and gameshow questions.

Barbarian

Barbarian

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Barbarian is a 1987 computer platform game by Psygnosis. It was first developed for the Atari ST, and was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. In the game, the player is Hegor, a barbarian who must traverse several dungeons and underground habitats to defeat his brother, the evil sorcerer Necron. He has a sword and bow in his arsenal of weapons. Running and jumping, as with many platform games, comprises a large part of the gameplay of this title. The game used a unique control system to make up for lack of more than one joystick button on many...

Barbarian II

Barbarian II

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is an action video game released in 1988 for various personal computer platforms, such as Commodore 64 and MS-DOS. It is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (released in 1987), which offers sword fighting action to one or two players. Unlike its predecessor, Barbarian II features only a single-player mode, in which the player assumes the role of either sword-wielding Princess Mariana or the titular savage, who is armed with a battleaxe. Their common quest is to pursue the evil wizard Drax, who has fled to his dungeon hideout after his defeat in the...

Barnstorner

Barnstorner

Microsoft MSX - 1985

You are a stunt pilot who are supposed to crash into a water tower, but your path is blocked by a multitude of hot-air balloons. To get them out of way, you must hit their baskets with flour bombs thrown out of your plane. While your plane can fly both up, down, left and right, it has a great inertia, and thus you risk at all times to run into one of the balloons or into the borders of the screen at an uncontrollable speed. Your speed also makes the bombs fall at different paths, which means that hitting the small baskets requires both precision and timing. The air is also filled with clouds...

Batman

Batman

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Batman is a 1986 3D isometric action-adventure game by Ocean Software for the Amstrad PCW, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX, MSX-2 microcomputers, and the first Batman game ever developed. Upon release, the game received favorable reviews, and received a sequel two years later, titled Batman: The Caped Crusader. The object of the game is to rescue Robin by collecting the seven parts of the Batcraft hovercraft that are scattered around the Batcave. The gameplay takes place in a 3D isometric universe, which programmer John Ritman and artist Bernie Drummond would further develop for 1987's...

Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

Microsoft MSX - 1989

Batman also known as Batman: The Movie is an action video game developed by Ocean Software based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released in 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum and MSX. The game is also known as Batman: The Movie. The game consists of five stages based on events from the movie. Each stage has a time limit and a health gauge (represented by Batman's face turning into the Joker's), with Batman losing a life if he runs out of either.

Battle Chopper

Battle Chopper

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Battle Chopper is a helicopter shooter where the aim is to destroy as many tanks on the ground as you can before you are destroyed. The screen is split into three parts with the main screen showing you looking at your helicopter from behind at a 3rd person perspective flying into the screen showing any tanks on the ground. Another part shows your damage status and score, and finally the third part is where you play and control the game. This part is a radar and it shows the tanks coming down the screen and you control two bars up, down, left or right, and where the bars meet is where your...

Battle Cross

Battle Cross

Microsoft MSX - 1984

A basic shooter where you fly a space ship and have to shoot fleets of ships that fly in from both sides of the screen and loop around in formation. While battling space ships you must avoid crashing on to a rock formations.

Battle for Midway

Battle for Midway

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The game is a turn-based strategy and focuses on naval battles during the Battle of Midway, which is initiated in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The player commands three American task forces; two United States Navy forces and one United States Air Force unit, which are stationed on Midway Atoll. The objective of the game is to defeat three attacking Imperial Japanese naval forces. Each American task force has an aircraft carrier, whereas the Japanese have four. The player begins the game with two American search aircraft used to locate and track the attacking Japanese...

Battle Ship Clapton II

Battle Ship Clapton II

Microsoft MSX - 1984

In this basic, top-down shoot-em-up set in space the player can move the ship anywhere on the screen to shoot the incoming enemy ships. There are also static mines that do not attack the player but explode when collided with. As time goes on different types of enemy ship target the player and more of them to shoot.

Beach Head

Beach Head

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The game's setting is the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Gameplay consists of several varying stages in which the player must control various vehicles including warships and tanks in order to defeat an enemy fleet, break through enemy beach defences and destroy an enormous gun-emplacement to win the game.

Beamrider

Beamrider

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Beamrider takes place above Earth's atmosphere, where a large alien shield called the Restrictor Shield surrounds the Earth. The player's objective is to clear the Shield's 99 sectors of alien craft while piloting the Beamrider ship. The Beamrider is equipped with a short-range laser lariat and a limited supply of torpedoes. The player is given three at the start of each sector.

Bee & Flower

Bee & Flower

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1983

Bestial Warrior

Bestial Warrior

Microsoft MSX - 1989

Sagar, the biggest fortress ever known to man, had become a challenge for most of the mercenaries. Many had already died in the attempt to access Sagar. Only one person, might be able to overcome the rocky system Kerman and enter the fortress. Krugger is his name, although most of his enemies know him as Bestial Warrior. Armed to the teeth, he will enter into the system and will need of your guidance and help to reach their goal: finding the three parts of the C70-Magnum, a devastating weapon. During the tour you can find objects that give greater power to your weapon, extra lives,...

Binary Land

Binary Land

Microsoft MSX - 1984

In the Famicom version of the game, players have to unite two penguins, Gurin (male) and Malon (female), who are in love. The MSX version features a human boy and a human girl; gameplay remains identical to the Famicom version. Players control Malon and Gurin simultaneously; with a timer adding to the difficulty. These penguins move in mirror images of each other. The game features many different stages. After completing the 17th stage, players have to start over again on stage 1. "Je te veux" by Erik Satie is the background music in the game during the levels. Upon uniting the two penguins,...

Bit Byter

Bit Byter

Microsoft MSX - 1985

For Bit Byter, the only pleasure in life is to bite a bit of this and a bit of that. He is always desperate to find something to bite, so, most of the time, he is in a great hurry. That is the reason why very often he crashes into the wall and dies. Worst still, he uses up energy very quickly while he is looking for a bit to bite. Once his energy runs out, he can no longer bite anything at all. To add excitement to his adventure, three SV-monsters keep chasing Bit Byter from the third level onwards.

Black Beard

Black Beard

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Red Beard, an old pal of Black Beard has stolen Black Beard's treasure map. You as Black Beard are furious about this and you enter Red Beard his ship. On board you have to roam around looking for the map. To open chests you must fire a bullet. You can collect several special potions that will give you new ammo, extra life etc. To prevent Red Beard's pirates to enter the ship you must use the torch to light the cannon and then you will find the map in the last chest.

Black Jack

Black Jack

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Black Jack card game, which is more or less acceptable, and with a ton of options. We even have the possibility to play without graphics.

The Black Onyx II: Search for the Fire Crystal

The Black Onyx II: Search for the Fire Crystal

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1986

After having recovered the legendary Black Onyx in your previous adventure, your party of heroes took the portal in Utsuro town to a new world, where they begin the search for the powerful Fire Crystal. In order to find this mysterious artifact, they have to venture into a system of dungeons and to defeat the monsters that live in them. The sequel to Black Onyx is very similar to its predecessor, graphically as well as gameplay-wise. You build a party of up to five adventurers and take them to fight in first-person 3D dungeons. You encounter random enemies as well as fellow adventurers,...

Blagger

Blagger

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Blagger is a platform game created by Antony Crowther and released by Alligata for the Commodore 64 and BBC Micro computers in 1983, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC (through Amsoft) and MSX in 1984 and Commodore 16/Commodore Plus/4 in 1985. In some countries this game was released under the name Gangster. The gameplay is similar to that of Manic Miner, also released in 1983. A sequel, Son of Blagger, was released in 1984 with a third and final title Blagger Goes to Hollywood released in 1985.

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Microsoft MSX - 1987

As the name suggests, this arcade conversion updates the basic Asteroids gameplay. That means to say that the main gameplay consists of flying through single-screen wrap-around levels shooting at rocks, which split into smaller rocks when hit, eventually becoming small enough to disappear. In this case the Asteroids are protecting Mukor, an evil being who is poisoning planets under the Colonising Corp’s control. Each level is split into either 9 or 16 sub-levels, which are chosen through a square in which any remaining level which is adjacent to the last level completed can be selected....

Bloody

Bloody

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Blow Up!

Blow Up!

Microsoft MSX - 1987

In Blow Up! the player takes on the role of Joe Kowalski who must navigate his way to the exit in six progressively more difficult caverns. The game has similar gameplay as Boulder Dash, and each cavern must be completed within five minutes. Along the way, Joe will encounter various enemies. There are grabbers who will jump on Joe and slow him down. Darth Vader heads who move around more quickly and will shoot at you. Walking grenades will explode when you come too close to them. The green virus will spread around when it is unleashed and it will make you sick when you come into contact...

BMX Simulator

BMX Simulator

Microsoft MSX - 1986

This is an overhead-viewed racing game similar in style to Super Sprint. There are 7 courses of increasing difficulty, incorporating ramps and bumps which significantly affect the bike's handling. Each course has a time limit you must complete 3 laps of the course within, or it's game over. The further inside the time limit you are, the more points you score. There's a computer opponent, but the scoring isn't affected by whether you beat him just so long as you qualify. There is a two-player mode. A unique feature at the time is the action replay, which can be viewed in slow motion.

Boa

Boa

Microsoft MSX

Bomberman

Bomberman

Microsoft MSX - 1983

Bomber Man (??? Bakudan Otoko) is a maze-based video game developed by Hudson Soft and released only for home computers. While it is often overlooked, it is a distinct title and the first entry in the Bomberman series. The MSX and ZX Spectrum versions were localized in Europe as Eric and the Floaters.

Bomberman Special

Bomberman Special

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Borfesu To 5-Jin No Akuma

Borfesu To 5-Jin No Akuma

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1987

Bosconian

Bosconian

Microsoft MSX - 1984

The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy missiles and bases. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions, and can fire both forward and backward. Each round consists of a number of green enemy bases that must all be destroyed to advance to the next round (a semi-transparent automap helps identify their location). Each station consists of six cannons arranged in a hexagon, surrounding a central core. The player must either destroy all six cannons or shoot the core to destroy a station, and in later rounds the core is...

Break In

Break In

Microsoft MSX - 1987

You have to prevent a ball from falling from the playing field, attempting to bounce it against a number of bricks. The ball striking a brick causes the brick to disappear. Some bricks are protecting a key that open the wall to the next level. With this key collected, the player goes to the next level, where another pattern of bricks protecting one more key appears.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth. In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders. On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their heads or luring them into...

Bubbler

Bubbler

Microsoft MSX - 1987

The wizard tyrant Vadra has enslaved the inhabitants of the ancient city of Irkon and made them into immobile blobs. To further strengthen his grip of the city, he has created giant bottles that spew magical bubbles that create mutant enemies that enforce his control. His former assistant Kintor has given you the ability to move and created magical corks that can be used to close the bottles to lessen Vadra's grip. Your task is to cork the bottles and overthrow the evil wizard. The player controls a blob or bubble that can roll, jump, use chutes and elevators to move around a 3D system of...

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Microsoft MSX

Budokan is a martial arts game covering Karate (unarmed combat), Kendo (using a wooden sword), Nunchaku (using piercing chain weapons) and Bo (using a staff). The player has a realistic range of moves and must use them wisely, as Ki (life-force) is drained for every move made, whether successful or not, and both this and your stamina level must be kept high. You can practice your skills alone, or spar against the instructors or your friends. Finally, when you feel you are ready, you can travel to the martial arts world championship tournament at Budokan.

Butamaru Pants

Butamaru Pants

Microsoft MSX - 1983

Our hero is a piglet named Pig Mock. He has to catch all the eggs that mean Thunder Pants hurl at him and throw back only the red eggs. But if Pig Mock is too absorbed in hurling back the eggs, here comes Uncle Dust Pan to clean up the mess. You must jump to avoid being swept up together with the broken egg shells. It's a thrilling, exciting game for you!

Camelot Warriors

Camelot Warriors

Microsoft MSX - 1985

If you dare to cross the threshold of mystery, forget everything that you know, because you will go into in a trip without return. Past and future worlds, black magic, hidden traps - take your sword with a lot of courage and never throw a glance back. Four elements from the 20th century have entered the world of Camelot: "The voice of another world", "Wisdom mirror", "The life elixir" and "The fire that doesn't burn". You must take them and present them to the guardians of each world, who will be in charge of their destruction. Camelot Warriors is an action game with platforming elements....

Capitan Sevilla

Capitan Sevilla

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Mariano Lopez, humble moustachioed vendor of morcilla sausages, is subjected to the effects of a nuclear blast. Unconscious, his rotund body lays on the road near his morcillas and the scattered remains of his truck. Hours later he awakes, hungry, and ingests one of his radiation-imbued morcillas. But what is this?! Mariano transforms: his muscles swell; his stature increases; his vulgar face re-arranges to present the visage of a handsome, dashing super-hero -- ready to fight the evil Professor Torrebruno! Aside from the transformation of the hero, gameplay is as per the standard for...

Car Jamboree

Car Jamboree

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Stunt racing - a crazy, exciting motor sport. Cars crash everywhere and your car spins, turns, slaloms and soars through the air with as many moves as a champion wrestler in the ring. Crush or be crushed. Kill or be killed. How long can you survive?

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Chack'n, a small yellow creature with extendable legs must traverse a series of single-screen mazes. He is capable of walking on floors or ceilings but not walls. He can climb steps and traverse high walls by extending his legs until he is tall enough to pass onto the next step. He is capable of throwing hand grenades to his left or right which, after a short period, explode into a cloud of smoke. Separate fire buttons control rolling to the left or right. Chack'n is killed if caught by the explosion cloud.

Choplifter

Choplifter

Microsoft MSX - 1984

In Choplifter, the player assumes the role of a combat helicopter pilot. The player attempts to save hostages being held in prisoner of war camps in territory ruled by the evil Bungeling Empire. The player must collect the hostages and transport them safely to the nearby friendly base, all the while fighting off hostile tanks and other enemy combatants.[3] According to the backstory, the helicopter parts were smuggled into the country described as "mail sorting equipment."

Color Midway

Color Midway

Microsoft MSX - 1983

Below your fighter, you have spotted a fleet of enemy warships. Your airfleet has only three fighters. You find yourself preparing for a life or death battle that can only begin right now. The enemy battleship has already begun to attack with full power. How much success will you have in defeating the enemy fleet?

Colt 36

Colt 36

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Come On! Picot

Come On! Picot

Microsoft MSX - August 5, 1986

This is a flick-screen platform game where Jean the protagonist is powerless but can command Picot to help him. Picot is very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to take on the many enemies you'll encounter as you attempt to reach the top of the tower.

Comic Bakery

Comic Bakery

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1984

A baker tries to bake and deliver bread while fighting raccoons. Pieces of bread are moving along a factory line. The raccoons try to eat your bread and also try to switch off your machines. You have to keep your machinery running and also scaring away the raccoons. If you do that your delivery truck will be loaded with bread and drive off.

Craze

Craze

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1988

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