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Airwolf

Airwolf

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 24, 1988

Completely different that the version published by Acclaim in the US. Airwolf is an horizontal shooter by Kyugo Boueki and based on the popular American television series aired in the 1980s. The player takes control of a super helicopter codenamed Airwolf, a military aircraft capable of supersonic speeds and stealth capabilities, and embarks on perilous undercover missions. Before each stage, the player is prompted to pick one primary air-weapon and a secondary ground-bomb. The primary weapon comes in three types - the Chain Gun fires straight ahead and at an angle, the Falcon fires small...

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Sega Master System - Released - October 18, 1987

Sega's super arcade hit comes to life, on your Sega System! A mysterious alien space fleet has invaded human occupied space. Called the Alien Syndrome, they are the deadliest creatures mankind has ever encountered. The Alien Syndrome shoots first, and asks no questions! A battalion of your friends attacks the alien fleet. But they are captured and held hostage. Earth Command sends one soldier to get them back. You! You're RICKY, Earth Command Trooper. When it comes to deep space combat, you are the best. Armed only with a combat rifle, you must infiltrate each alien ship, rescue the...

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 2, 1988

The extra-terrestrials in this game are anything but friendly. They're slimy monsters that are holding space colonists captive aboard seven alien starships. For one or two players, this super action game challenges you to free the helpless hostages. Search each ship's deadly levels, using flamethrowers and laser cannons to vaporize alien scum. Look for maps to help you find your way. After you've saved all the captives from one ship, you must destroy its powerful leader before you can move on to the next ship. Remember, to the aliens, you're slime. And they want you good... and dead!

Appoooh

Appoooh

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1984

A cartoony but surprisingly deep (for its time) pro wrestling game by Sega featuring parodies of popular wrestlers of the day.

Bank Panic

Bank Panic

Sega SG-1000 - Released - 1985

Bank Panic (バンクパニック) is an arcade shooting game developed by Sanritsu and manufactured by Sega in 1984. It was later ported by Sega to the SG-1000 and Sega Master System. An unlicensed clone called West Bank was released for several home computer systems. The same hardware would also be used for the later Sega/Sanritsu game Combat Hawk. The player takes on the role of a sheriff in 19th century USA, protecting a bank from armed robbers. There are twelve doors arranged in a circle, with the player in the centre, which can be viewed three at a time. Robbers who appear from the doors are to be...

Bomber Raid

Bomber Raid

Sega Master System - Released - February 4, 1989

Who has Mach-6 speed, helabad weapons, and a love for wastin' dweebs in tanks? You do. It's the gnarliest fighter-bomber game ever. So hot it feels like a coin-op. Why? Two-mega power means we cram a lot more game in the cartridge. So you get more action for your money.

Combat Hawk

Arcade - 1987

A reaction-based shoot-em-up in which the player takes on the role of an army soldier.

Dr. Micro

Dr. Micro

Arcade - Released - 1983

Dr. Micro is a platform game that was released by Sanritsu (in 1983); as with Dream Shopper, it runs on Namco's Pac-Man hardware (a Zilog Z80 running at 3.072 MHz), but with three Texas Instruments SN-76496s running at 4.608 MHz and one MSM-5205 running at 384 KHz for sound. The player must use a 4-way joystick to take control of an unnamed man who is on a mission to defeat an evil scientist (who is that eponymous "Dr. Micro") - and the first stage will see him making his way from one side of the screen to the other by dropping down onto vertically-moving platforms while firing shots at...

Dream Shopper

Dream Shopper

Arcade - Released - 1982

Dream Shopper is a 1982 arcade puzzle game made by Sanritsu. In one part, try to collect up to $10000 in merchandise. In the another part (the "Act I" and so forth) try to get past the enemies to your sweetheart.

Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone

Sega Game Gear - Released - July 19, 1991

Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage. Once you've destroyed the bases, you'll have to beat the stage boss in order to move on to the next level. By using your guns and bombs wisely, you'll be able to take down your enemies and explore each of the crazy environments in this side-scroller. You can also buy upgraded weapons for your ship by accessing the shop.

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 20, 1988

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...

Ganbare Chinsan Ooshoubu

Ganbare Chinsan Ooshoubu

Arcade - Released - 1987

Golfamania

Golfamania

Sega Master System - Released - 1990

You'll need sharp eyes, a smooth swing, and perfect judgment if you're going to master Golfamania. Out on the links you'll have to consider the distance, the wind, the lie of the ball, where to hit the ball and which club to use. Then watch that power meter and swing for the pin!

Mahjong Sengoku Jidai

Mahjong Sengoku Jidai

Sega Master System - Released - October 18, 1987

Mahjong Sengoku Jidai ("Sengoku Period Mahjong") is a fairly straightforward Mahjong game from Sanritsu.

OutRun

OutRun

Sega Game Gear - Released - August 9, 1991

OutRun is a racing game originating in the arcades. The player can race across varied terrain in a readily available Ferrari, complete with a female passenger, over a series of short tracks. Gameplay is viewed form just above and behind the car. The roads are full of sharp bends and hazards, contact with which can cause the car to roll and lose the player's time. On each section of track there is a fork in the road, allowing the player to choose which direction he or she wishes to go in. The player has to to complete five track sections in total, out of the fifteen in the game.

Psychic World

Psychic World

Sega Game Gear - April 26, 1991

Dr. Knavik needs you to use his special "ESP Booster" to rescue young Cecile. She and her sister, Lucia, were his assistants, and the monsters Dr. Knavik kept for experiments escaped with her! Venture out into this frightening, mystical, often beautiful world, fend off the many creatures and dangers, and save poor Cecile!

Rougien

Rougien

Arcade - Released - 1982

Rougien was produced by Sanritsu in 1982. A weird space shooter in which you fly a space shuttle who has to shoot down aliens, and a boss that could only be described as a giant set of lips.

Tetris

Tetris

Sega Genesis - Released - 1989

Tetris (テトリス) is a 1988 arcade game developed and published by Sega for Sega System 16 arcade hardware. It is a derivative of an earlier Tetris game, created by Alexey Pajitnov for Soviet Elektronika 60 terminal computers in 1984.

Van Van Car

Van Van Car

Arcade - Released - 1983

Van-Van Car is an arcade game that was released by Sanritsu, in 1983, and licensed to Karateco for EU manufacture and distribution; as with Dream Shopper and Dr. Micro, it runs on Namco's Pac-Man hardware (a Zilog Z80, running at 3.072 MHz), but with two Texas Instruments SN-76496s running at 1.78975 MHz for sound. The flyer may give the impression that it uses an isometric perspective but it uses the same overhead view as the first six Pac-Man titles - and, the player must use a 4-directional joystick to take control of a yellow racer car (the eponymous "Van-Van Car"), which is on a mission...

Wanted

Wanted

Sega Master System - Released - August 1, 1989

Get ready for an adventure in Sega's wild, wild west! Become the Sheriff of the western territories. You've got a silver star and a trusty Sega Light Phaser. Your gunfighting skills are about to be put to the test by the meanest bunch of desperadoes ever to ride the outlaw trail. In towns. Across country. Down dusty streets. Your job is to clean them up! When you find the outlaws, shoot fast...or they'll plug you first! To make matters worse, the townspeople are walking the streets. Hit them and you'll lose part of your life meter! In between rounds you'll find challenge scenes to help...

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