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Arubarea no Otome: Uruwashi no Seikishitachi

Arubarea no Otome: Uruwashi no Seikishitachi

Sony Playstation - Released - October 8, 1998

In "Arubarea no Otome", you play one of the three girls who were summoned to the castle of the Queen of Arubarea to study fighting and magical arts (you can name your heroine as you like, but the default name is Ashanty). As an additional reward - beside the graduation - you can try to impress and ultimately to win the heart of one of the five great knights of the kingdom. Your goal in the game is to make sure you become stronger and more charming than your two rivals, and to make a good impression on the Queen and the knights. You must plan a schedule for your studies in castle. You can...

Assault Suit Leynos 2

Assault Suit Leynos 2

Sega Saturn - Released - February 21, 1997

Japan-only sequel to Target Earth, Leynos 2 puts you in the cockpit of a giant mecha robot as you scroll and shoot your way through a series of 7 individual missions tied loosely together by a generic sci-fi plot. The game itself plays as a side-scrolling shooter set in different planets as well as outer space (where you can fly anywhere with your jump-jets). You have a variety of upgradeable weaponry which allow you to shoot anywhere on-screen as well as auto-lock individual enemies, and depending on how well you do on each stage you get a specific rating score that allows you to upgrade...

Assault Suits Valken

Assault Suits Valken

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - 2005

Upgraded remake of the original Juusou Kihei Valken (Assault Suits Valken) for the Super Famicom, released internationally as Cybernator. The action is set in the 22nd century, when humankind has developed high-power weaponry that can hover despite being armed to the teeth. The game starts with the same classic Level 0 30-second opening sequence followed by lots more side scrolling mech action.

Cho Aniki

Cho Aniki

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 25, 1992

The odd world in this shooter made for quite the conversation piece in its day. Players control either Idaten or Benten, celestial warriors out to bring an end to the tyrannical rule of the emperor of Planet Builder, who holds muscular prowess to be the supreme virtue of the universe. Aided by able-bodied muscle-head options Adon and Samson, they must battle to defeat the emperors army across five stages. Use the buttons to fire away and lay into the Builder forces! Power up your character and options with protein from defeated enemies to have them "bulk up" with a yell, and take their macho...

Choujikuu Yousai Macross 2036

Choujikuu Yousai Macross 2036

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - April 3, 1992

Choosing to move on with a new story rather than that of the Macross anime, the creators of Macross 2036 brought in the original character designer, Haruhiko Mikimoto, for this horizontal shoot 'em up. The game features extensive anime sequences between levels to recreate the feeling of the show, and these are well drawn although quite heavy in dialogue. The gameplay itself is nothing new - you have a primary weapon and optional secondary weapon that is extra powerful, and you have to mow down the Zentradi forces in your Valkyrie (which only gets to transform at specific points). Power-up pods...

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Eien No Love Song

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Eien No Love Song

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - December 4, 1992

A fairly straightforward strategy game that was similar to the Nectaris games on the platform. The story was based after the events in "Macross: Do You Remember Love", featuring original characters. The appeal of the game was largely the cinematics and the Macross license, since there were no shortage of generic turn based strategy games at the time.

Double Dungeons

Double Dungeons

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 29, 1989

Summoned by the King, you are the last hope of a once peaceful land. Journey deep within the earth on your quest to destroy a strange, unnatural force. With new "split screen" action you and a partner can work together to uncover the mysteries of the eerie underground labyrinth and its evil inhabitants. Face the Death Crow, Pumpkin Head, and Savage Elf in over 22 levels of chilling adventure. You won't want to travel alone - and you don't have to!

Double Moon Densetsu

Double Moon Densetsu

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 30, 1992

Double Moon Densetsu (ダブルムーン伝説?) is a 1992 role-playing video game for the Family Computer published by Masaya. It is based on an earlier play-by-mail RPG also titled Double Moon Densetsu, serialized in Marukatsu Famicom and eventually Marukatsu Super Famicom; in addition to this computer game, there was also a tabletop RPG system produced based on the work. A deity named Fatima created a world with two different continents; that divided the world of sorcery from the world of swordsmanship. An evil demon plans to destroy this world by bringing forth a dark dragon from a demonic dimension.

Elthlead

Elthlead

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Elthlead is 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.

Gaia no Monshou

Gaia no Monshou

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - September 23, 1988

Gaia no Monshō (also known as the 'Crest of Gaia') is a fantasy round-based strategy game by NCS and conversion of a game originally released for the NEC PC-8801 in 1987. The Light and Dark forces are engaged in a fierce war and Böser, leader of the Dark Army, is now ready to capture the Rall Tower, source of the world's energy. Sieghart, leader of the Light army, is the only one who stands between the evil Böser and the complete decimation of the kingdom. Gaia no Monshō is a turn-based strategy game at heart - the player moves troops around a battlefield and attacks nearby enemy units. An...

Head Buster

Head Buster

Sega Game Gear - Released - March 15, 1991

Head Buster (ヘッドバスター?, Headbuster) is a Game Gear video game that involves robots fighting in combat sequences. The object is to earn more gold by winning matches and spending that money on better weapons like rifles, missile launchers, and flamethrowers. Robots can be traded in for money (gold) if updating them is impossible. At the center of each starting point is a base (circle). Either the base must be destroyed or all the opponent's robots must be destroyed in order to clear the battlefield. There is a certain range to each weapon; opponents cannot be attacked if they are too close or...

Hellfire

Hellfire

Sega Genesis - Released - September 28, 1990

In the year 2998, humanity has finally reached the stars, and was able to build a prosperous, peaceful society. However, a space matter known as the Black Nebula began to spread, threatening to engulf the galaxies controlled by humans. It turned out that a robotic dictator named Super Mech was behind this occurrence. The Earth sends Captain Lancer, a skillful pilot navigating the powerful CNCS1 aircraft, equipped with the most powerful weapon: the Hellfire...

Isshou Asoberu Todai Shogi: Sakidzume Shogi Dojo

Isshou Asoberu Todai Shogi: Sakidzume Shogi Dojo

Sony PSP - Released - April 19, 2007

Isshou Asoberu Todai Shogi: Sakidzume Shogi Dojo is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2007.

Keibatsuu Portable

Keibatsuu Portable

Sony PSP - Released - May 15, 2008

Keibatsuu Portable is a Sports game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2008.

Keibatsuu Portable 2: JRA Koushiki Data 23 Nenbun Shuuroku

Keibatsuu Portable 2: JRA Koushiki Data 23 Nenbun Shuuroku

Sony PSP - Released - April 16, 2009

Keibatsuu Portable 2: JRA Koushiki Data 23 Nenbun Shuuroku is a Sports game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2009.

Langrisser Millennium WS: The Last Century

Langrisser Millennium WS: The Last Century

WonderSwan - Released - March 9, 2000

Langrisser Millennium WS: The Last Century is yet another installment of the long-running Japanese strategy RPG series. You control five main characters: Taji, a young boy whom was chosen as the ruler of the country Salem; Nei Lee Sun, the ruler of Chin, who helps Taji when he gets involved in a war; Masariva, a half-beast and a former slave who became a queen, but preferred the life of a wanderer; Rumaty Marf, the queen of the country Misla, on a quest for an angel who appeared in her dream; and Saryune, the ruler of Vidern, whose only desire is power. Those five rulers meet each other, when...

Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei

Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei

Nintendo 3DS - April 19, 2016

The game takes place in a flooded world and the story's protagonist is a man with the Sacred Sword Langrisser, looking to reunite himself with a childhood friend, while fighting the empire's army. The battle system is the same as known from other Langrisser titles, but with 10-on-10 battles fought by super-deformed 3D characters serving as units. The units consist of Infantry, Cavalry, and Archers.

Mahjong Haoh Battle Royale II

Mahjong Haoh Battle Royale II

Sony PSP - Released - January 14, 2010

Mahjong Haoh Battle Royale II is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2010.

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Dankyuu Battle

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Dankyuu Battle

Sony PSP - Released - December 6, 2007

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Dankyuu Battle is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2007.

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Jansou Battle

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Jansou Battle

Sony PSP - Released - November 30, 2006

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Jansou Battle is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Moto Roader

Moto Roader

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - February 23, 1989

Moto Roader is a futuristic racing game that allows up to five players to compete against each other. Players use the cash earned when they win a race to power up their machine. Not only can they change the "tire" and "body" of their vehicles, but they also can add "special" parts. Jump over tall obstacles with a "hopper" and blast past rivals at incredible speeds with "nitro." What multiplayer game would be complete without attack items? Use a forward-launching "grenade" or a backward-dropping "bomber" to blow up and knock away rivals. Outmaneuver rivals in all eight heats to become the...

Moto Roader II

Moto Roader II

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 29, 1991

Moto Roader II is a top-down racing game for the PC Engine and the sequel to the original Moto Roader. Unlike its predecessor Moto Roader II is set in a science fiction/future setting. Despite this difference the game retains the top-down perspective and gameplay from the previous game. The game was released exclusively for the PC Engine in Japan in 1991. It would later join a host of other PC Engine games in Hudson's "PC Engine Classics" range released digitally on the PlayStation 3's PSN store.

Nazo No Masquerade

Nazo No Masquerade

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 2, 1990

Nazo no Masquerade ("Mystery of the Masquerade") is a menu-driven adventure game for the PC Engine. It was developed by Riverhillsoft, a company best known for the JB Harold series of murder mystery adventure games. The player is a detective staying in a mansion while investigating a crime on the premises in the early 20th century. They can move around the mansion via a map that can be pulled up at any time, and talk to various NPCs staying in the mansion's many rooms.

Ranma ½

Ranma ½

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 7, 1990

The first Ranma 1/2 game based on Rumiko Takahashi’s popular manga. You play Ranma, a boy who after falling in a magical hot spring, changes into a girl if he gets wet. The only way to change back is to come into contact with hot water. The large cast of supporting characters includes many shape changing people, including a panda, cat and goose! The game itself is a scrolling beat ‘em up (with some one-on-one stages) with a major focus on the visual scenes between levels that tell the story from the manga.

Ranma ½: Byakuranaika

Ranma ½: Byakuranaika

Sega CD - Released - April 23, 1993

This is the only Ranma game on this platform and was only released in Japan. It features an original story centering on a new character, Arisa Nanjo. After Ranma Saotome's friends go missing, it is up to him to track them down. The game is a video novel which involves the player, acting as Ranma, selecting from a series of choices, such as what to do or say to someone. The results are then played out in an animated sequence. It uses a Rock-Paper-Scissors-style battle system. The characters are voiced by the original cast from the Anime series.

Saikyou Toudai Shougi Deluxe

Saikyou Toudai Shougi Deluxe

Sony PSP - Released - August 20, 2009

Saikyou Toudai Shogi Deluxe is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2009.

Shogi ga Tsuyokunaru: Gekishi: Jouseki Dojo

Shogi ga Tsuyokunaru: Gekishi: Jouseki Dojo

Sony PSP - Released - August 9, 2007

Shogi ga Tsuyokunaru: Gekishi - Jouseki Dojo is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2007.

Shogi World Champion: Gekisashi Portable

Shogi World Champion: Gekisashi Portable

Sony PSP - Released - April 15, 2010

Shogi World Champion: Gekisashi Portable is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2010.

Shove It! ...The Warehouse Game

Shove It! ...The Warehouse Game

Sega Genesis - Released - January 30, 1990

You'll need brains and brawn to solve these mind bending puzzles. You're Stevedore the warehouse man. You shove boxes for a living. This morning you met the girl of your dreams, but to get to her you'll need the car of your dreams! And that means working overtime and using your head. Now you've got a big job ahead of you, 16 levels, 160 warehouses that need to have their boxes shoved into order. Each room is a puzzle that takes skill, strategy and your wits to solve. As you progress, the warehouses get harder. It's addictive! Once you start you can't stop. Some warehouses may seem...

Sorcerer's Kingdom

Sorcerer's Kingdom

Sega Genesis - Released - February 7, 1992

The ear-splitting cry of a Griffin wracks your brain and echoes down the long dark corridors of Sorcerer's Kingdom. Only your sense of duty to your King gives you the courage to venture forth. As you defeat foe after foe in this precarious land, you feel your muscles growing stronger and your reflexes getting swifter. Up ahead you finally glimpse the daylight and run for fear of what is closing in behind you. You find yourself at the edge of a towering cliff where your only hope for escape is to don your magical wings and fly...

Target Earth

Target Earth

Sega Genesis - Released - March 16, 1990

THE EARTH NEEDS YOU! Enemy Chron cyborgs are attacking Earth and its space bases with lightning fury. Everyone you know and love is about to be captured and turned into cyborgs by Chron... unless you come to Earth's defense. You are Rex, Commander of the Earth Defense League - ASSAULT SUIT UNIT. The Assault Suit is twelve feet of mechanized plated battle armor. Inside you control the most powerful weapons known to man. But.. your enemy is half machine! The story of Target Earth unfolds through eight separate missions of combat fun, action and excitement. From the battle for control of...

Tenchou no Igo

Tenchou no Igo

Sony PSP - Released - October 28, 2010

Tenchou no Igo is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2010.

Toudai Shogi: Meijinsen Dojo

Toudai Shogi: Meijinsen Dojo

Sony PSP - Released - October 28, 2010

Toudai Shogi: Meijinsen Dojo is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2010.

Trampoline Terror!

Trampoline Terror!

Sega Genesis - Released - 1990

From space, a menacing fortress appears in the sky. Surrounding it, a "trampoline" sidewalk armed with bombs and patrolled by enemy invaders. You, the Trampoline Terror, have the guts to fight back. Stealthful observation reveals self-destruct switches planted on 32 strongholds. Triggering each one will be no simple task. Powerful alien patrols will thwart your efforts, pushing you to the edge... and beyond! And beware the trampolines, whose very structure weakens with your every jump. Only your bounding skill and sharp cunning can save the day. So hop to it!

Umezawa Yukari no Yasashii Igo

Umezawa Yukari no Yasashii Igo

Sony PSP - Released - October 9, 2008

Umezawa Yukari no Yasashii Igo is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by NCS, which was released in Japan in 2008.

Vixen 357

Vixen 357

Sega Genesis - October 23, 1992

A war with the aliens was ended with victory of the Earth, thanks to secretly developed battle robots named SERDs. Years passed and wounds from this war were healed. Humans once again divided into multiple nations. And, as always, started to make a more powerful weapons. A new and much more powerful battle mech prototypes named VECTOR were developed and subsequently build. And while Takuya and his team were testing them, some unknown enemy VECTORs attacked their base. Vixen 357 is a turn-based strategy RPG game developed by the same team responsible for the Langrisser games. Those who...

Warsong

Warsong

Sega Genesis - April 25, 1991

The Dalsis Empire has laid seige upon the Castle of Baltia to seize the legendary sword WARSONG. In a desperate attempt, King Alfador sends his only son, Prince Garett, into the countryside, away from impending death. Now Garett must rally his allies from across the kingdom, and lead their valiant armies in a battle against the Empire to retrieve the sacred sword! But, time is running short! Command troops and choose your mission commanders. Unite with loyal allies and charge into campaigns that forge the destiny of a realm. Between you and the path to victory lie dangerous rogues, the steel...

Wings of Wor

Wings of Wor

Sega Genesis - Released - January 25, 1991

Wings of Wor/Gynoug is a horror-themed shoot'em up similar to Thunder Force and other horizontal shooters. But other than most of them where you play a spaceship of some sort, here you play as Wor, a member of the so-called 'Flying men' who look quite similar to angels. The home planet of these people, Iccus, has been taken over by a virus that has mutated into a collection of quite horrible creatures, and every previous attempt to battle them has failed. So now it is Wor's turn to save his home planet and destroy these mutants once and for all!

Winner's Horse

Winner's Horse

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 20, 1991

Zen-Nihon Pro Wrestling 2: 3-4 Budokan

Zen-Nihon Pro Wrestling 2: 3-4 Budokan

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 7, 1995

This game is the finale of the All Japan Pro Wrestling series for Super Famicom. It all started 1993 with the smooth but simple Zen Nihon Pro Wrestling. Then the updated version "Dash" was released with new performers, tag team wrestling moves, and the 4 way elimination match. 'Budoukan has the same basic look as the first 2 but everything has been re-drawn. The roster is bigger with 19 wrestlers! And the gameplay is deeper with more moves and a submission system. The music which was excellent in the previous games has been improved further. This is real wrestling, it's All Japan Pro...

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