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DIRES: giger・loop

DIRES: giger・loop

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

DIRES (Digital Image Real-Time Energy Simulation) giger・loop is a 3D action game in which players steer aircraft and need to topple poles. Gameplay is divided into 2 parts. The first part has players place poles with the opposite color in the looping field. The status bar will deplete and show players how many poles they can place. The second part starts as soon as all the poles are placed. In this part, players need to topple poles of their color while avoiding their opponents poles which they've placed in the first part of the game. In this part, the status bar will increase after the...

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu

Sharp X68000 - Released - January 26, 1990

This is the first in Bothtec's series of games based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's science fiction novel cycle Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The games are set in the fictional future as depicted in the novels: humanity has spread all over the Milky Way, and split into two powerful states which are having a permanent war with each other: the Galactic Empire, and the Free Planets Alliance. Two genius strategists are leading the forces of their respective states: Reinhard von Müsel for the Empire, and Yang Wenli for the Alliance. The game is dedicated entirely to large-scale...

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II

Sharp X68000 - Released - November 30, 1990

The second game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The game plays very similarly to its predecessor: the player selects a scenario and tries to fulfill the victory requirements it imposes. There are five possible...

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II DX+ Set

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II DX+ Set

Sharp X68000 - Released - September 15, 1991

The upgraded DX version of Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II, with an added game set. The second game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The game plays very similarly to its predecessor: the player selects a scenario and tries to...

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu III

Ginga Eiyū Densetsu III

Sharp X68000 - Released - June 20, 1993

The third game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes science fiction novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismarck's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The third installment enhances the traditional gameplay of the series in significant ways. Instead of having the player focus entirely on space combat,...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - November 9, 1989

This is the first in Bothtec's series of games based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's science fiction novel cycle Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The games are set in the fictional future as depicted in the novels: humanity has spread all over the Milky Way, and split into two powerful states which are having a permanent war with each other: the Galactic Empire, and the Free Planets Alliance. Two genius strategists are leading the forces of their respective states: Reinhard von Müsel for the Empire, and Yang Wenli for the Alliance. The game is dedicated entirely to large-scale...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - December 23, 1990

The second game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The game plays very similarly to its predecessor: the player selects a scenario and tries to fulfill the victory requirements it imposes. There are five possible...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1990

The second game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The game plays very similarly to its predecessor: the player selects a scenario and tries to fulfill the victory requirements it imposes. There are five possible...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 5, 1990

The second game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The game plays very similarly to its predecessor: the player selects a scenario and tries to fulfill the victory requirements it imposes. There are five possible...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II DX Kit

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II DX Kit

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 6, 1992

The third game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes science fiction novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismarck's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The third installment enhances the traditional gameplay of the series in significant ways. Instead of having the player focus entirely on space combat,...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu IV

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu IV

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 9, 1994

The fourth game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes science fiction novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. Ginga Eiyū Densetsu IV follows the model used in the third game, rather the pure combat-oriented gameplay of the first two. It expands and refines the...

Hot Dog

Sharp X1 - Released - 1985

Hotdog is a simple skiing simulation game offering three events: slalom, mogul, and aerial. The player controls the skiier, and can move left and right as well as increase or decrease the speed. There is a single-player mode where the player is ranked against computer opponents, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to five players.

Hotdog

Hotdog

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Hotdog is a simple skiing simulation game offering three events: slalom, mogul, and aerial. The player controls the skiier, and can move left and right as well as increase or decrease the speed. There is a single-player mode where the player is ranked against computer opponents, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to five players.

Hotdog

Hotdog

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1986

Hotdog is a simple skiing simulation game offering three events: slalom, mogul, and aerial. The player controls the skiier, and can move left and right as well as increase or decrease the speed. There is a single-player mode where the player is ranked against computer opponents, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to five players.

Hotel Wars

Hotel Wars

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Hotel Wars is a business simulation game where players build a chain of hotels in Europe. Up to 4 players can compete against the CPU. The game has a fixed period of time and doesn't tell players what their CPU competitor is doing. There are 18 European cities available and players are given 9 options to choose during their turns. They can build hotels, hire chefs and managers, train them, get loans from banks, buy or sell stocks to increase their revenue. Players can use a telephone to call financial advisors that will give them information about their competitors, an insurance company to...

Hotel Wars

Hotel Wars

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

Hotel Wars is a business simulation game where players build a chain of hotels in Europe. Up to 4 players can compete against the CPU. The game has a fixed period of time and doesn't tell players what their CPU competitor is doing. There are 18 European cities available and players are given 9 options to choose during their turns. They can build hotels, hire chefs and managers, train them, get loans from banks, buy or sell stocks to increase their revenue. Players can use a telephone to call financial advisors that will give them information about their competitors, an insurance company to...

Hotel Wars

Hotel Wars

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 17, 1989

Hotel Wars is a business simulation game where players build a chain of hotels in Europe. Up to 4 players can compete against the CPU. The game has a fixed period of time and doesn't tell players what their CPU competitor is doing. There are 18 European cities available and players are given 9 options to choose during their turns. They can build hotels, hire chefs and managers, train them, get loans from banks, buy or sell stocks to increase their revenue. Players can use a telephone to call financial advisors that will give them information about their competitors, an insurance company to...

Paladin

Paladin

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Paladin is a side scrolling Action RPG where players take the role of a paladin who goes through 100 stages to find 3 magical swords and rescue a princess from a villain called "God". In between some of the levels, players can buy weapons, armor and medicine in shops, as well as rest in hospitals. Players can also use magic to inflict more damage on their enemies.

Peeping Scandal

Peeping Scandal

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Peeping Scandal is a variation of the 15 puzzle with scantily clad women. Players choose one of the girls (Sayuri, Hiromi, Kumiko, Erika or Tomoko) and slide the tiles until they've completed an area of the screen. As soon as players have finished putting the tiles in order, the next area is open for them to solve. Solving all 10 areas will unlock a picture of the girl the players have chosen. The game has a password system with players inputting keywords to resume the game with the areas they've already cleared.

Peeping Scandals

Peeping Scandals

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 1, 1984

Peeping Scandal is a variation of the 15 puzzle with scantily clad women. Players choose one of the girls (Sayuri, Hiromi, Kumiko, Erika or Tomoko) and slide the tiles until they've completed an area of the screen. As soon as players have finished putting the tiles in order, the next area is open for them to solve. Solving all 10 areas will unlock a picture of the girl the players have chosen. The game has a password system with players inputting keywords to resume the game with the areas they've already cleared.

Phantasie II

Phantasie II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Phantasie II is the sequel to the role-playing game Phantasie. Nothing has changed substantially: the gameplay and the graphics are identical to Phantasie. The adventuring party travels from town to town using a overview map of the countryside. There are many dungeons to explore and many different monsters to battle. Again the Dark Lord Nikademus is the players' evil opponent, having fashioned an evil orb and cast a curse on the beautiful island of Ferronrah, enslaving its people. The players' mission is to find and destroy the evil orb.

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus is the third chapter of the Phantasie trilogy. This time, the Dark Lord Nikademus has set his evil sights on conquering - not only an island - but the entire world. He must be stopped, and you've chosen to undertake this difficult and dangerous quest. The basic gameplay in this game is quite similar to the system implemented in part one and part two, with several additions and enhancements. Some weapons and spells have been added. During combat, you can move each character to the front, middle, or back of the party. It's also possible to aim your spells...

Relics

Relics

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Relics is an action-adventure game where players take the role of a spirit who can possess different characters. The spirit appears at underwater ruins with no explanation why it became a spirit and what it needs to do. In fact, one will only find out about the story of the game when seeing the real ending. The graphic style of the game is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Players can possess other bodies after killing their owners, but to get the real ending, they must explore the ruins while avoiding unnecessary combat by running away or ignoring the characters they meet on their way....

Relics

Relics

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1986

Relics is an action-adventure game where players take the role of a spirit who can possess different characters. The spirit appears at underwater ruins with no explanation why it became a spirit and what it needs to do. In fact, one will only find out about the story of the game when seeing the real ending. The graphic style of the game is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Players can possess other bodies after killing their owners, but to get the real ending, they must explore the ruins while avoiding unnecessary combat by running away or ignoring the characters they meet on their way....

Relics

Relics

Sharp MZ-2500 - Released - 1986

Relics is an action-adventure game where players take the role of a spirit who can possess different characters. The spirit appears at underwater ruins with no explanation why it became a spirit and what it needs to do. In fact, one will only find out about the story of the game when seeing the real ending. The graphic style of the game is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Players can possess other bodies after killing their owners, but to get the real ending, they must explore the ruins while avoiding unnecessary combat by running away or ignoring the characters they meet on their way....

Relics

Relics

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

Relics is an action-adventure game where players take the role of a spirit who can possess different characters. The spirit appears at underwater ruins with no explanation why it became a spirit and what it needs to do. In fact, one will only find out about the story of the game when seeing the real ending. The graphic style of the game is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Players can possess other bodies after killing their owners, but to get the real ending, they must explore the ruins while avoiding unnecessary combat by running away or ignoring the characters they meet on their way....

Relics

Relics

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1987

Relics is an action-adventure game where you play as a spirit who possesses different characters to progress through the game. You appear at underwater ruins and there's no explanation as to why you became a spirit or what you need to do. In fact, you will only find out about the story when you see the real ending. There is no music in the game apart from the opening and the real ending, and the graphic style is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Depending on the body possessed, you will get different skills and attacks and the game offers multiple endings depending on the player's actions....

Relics

Relics

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

Relics is an action-adventure game where players take the role of a spirit who can possess different characters. The spirit appears at underwater ruins with no explanation why it became a spirit and what it needs to do. In fact, one will only find out about the story of the game when seeing the real ending. The graphic style of the game is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Players can possess other bodies after killing their owners, but to get the real ending, they must explore the ruins while avoiding unnecessary combat by running away or ignoring the characters they meet on their way....

Rinne

Rinne

Windows - Released - June 30, 2005

Rinne is an isometric action role-playing game. Players take the role of the Valkyrie and explore a virtual world in a distant planet. The Valkyrie has the Body Snatch ability which allows it to possess its enemies as well as a Transform ability that allows it to become any creature that it had already possessed and gain new skills and attacks. Players can summon creatures that were already possessed to assist them in battles through the Latency menu. There are no experience points in this game so players can only become stronger and progress through the game by possessing characters with...

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