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Aleste

Aleste

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 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 - Released - 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 - Released - 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...

Alien Crush

Alien Crush

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 14, 1988

Imagine a living pinball machine...with aliens and outlandish worlds to throw at you. And turbo-charged, speed-of-light pinball action. You control the flippers and ball speed to defeat the Slime, the Tentacloid and Scorpion. Go for the eyes! This is full-tilt, out-of-this-world action! Surrealistic graphics plus true-to-life, earsplitting arcade pinball sound.

Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel

Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - March 31, 2000

Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel is a role playing game developed and published by Compile for the Game Boy Color; it was released on March 31, 2000. The game revolves around the collection of cards, each of which contains a monster. Madou Monogatari/Puyo Puyo protagonist Arle Nadja and her usual foes, such as Skeleton T and Schezo Wegey, use these monsters to assist them in battle.

Armored Core: Verdict Day

Armored Core: Verdict Day

Sony Playstation 3 - September 24, 2013

Renowned Japanese game developer FromSoftware returns to its hardcore mech action franchise with ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY. Command a squadron of advanced Armored Core mechs in a dystopian future ravaged by war and stripped of natural resources. Players will form squads of up to 20 members and enlist into one of the various in-game factions to wrestle control of territories away from other players in the game's persistent multiplayer mode. New gameplay features will be implemented into ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY to ensure that players who choose to play alone will be able to recruit a squad of...

Bee & Flower

Bee & Flower

Microsoft MSX - Released - January 1, 1983

Blazing Lazers

Blazing Lazers

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 7, 1989

Seated at the helm of 80 tons of awesome firepower-a Gunhead Star Fighter-you've jsut run into the ruthless Dark Squadron. Dangerously close to the Earth, they threaten to destroy the world with 8 Super Weapons. Only you and your Star Fighter's blazing lazers and bombs stand between them and certain destruction. Plan your strategy and power up with the 8 diffrent enhancements that appear-you'll need more than straight shooting to fight your way out of this one!

Borderline

Borderline

Sega SG-1000 - 1983

Borderline (ボーダーライン) is a VIC Dual arcade game developed in 1980 by Sega. It is a shoot-'em-up in which the player controls a red jeep who must destroy the enemy refineries. Borderline was ported to the SG-1000 in 1983, and has also been released as part of the Sega Ages 2500 series in Japan. The second gameplay section was also recycled for the Atari 2600 release of Thunderground, though instead of driving a jeep the player controls a tank.

Borderline

Borderline

Sega SC-3000 - Released - 1983

Borderline is an overhead arcade shooter that puts the player in control of a Jeep in a war zone. The Jeep is equipped with a gun that has unlimited ammunition. Each round consists of four stages; after the player has completed all of them, the game proceeds to the next round, with increased difficulty. The first stage is a vertically scrolling shooter: the player can move the Jeep in all directions, shooting at enemies that try to destroy it by collision; the goal is simply to survive. The other stages share a different gameplay concept: the player has to navigate the Jeep towards enemy...

C So!

C So!

Sega SG-1000 - 1985

C_So! (C-SO!) is a 1985 SG-1000 game developed by Compile and published by Sega. It is a port of an MSX game from the same year, which was published by Pony Canyon. The game has the player collect various items and defeat monsters by using see-saws. In order to progress, all items must be collected and all monsters must be destroyed. There is also an edit mode, allowing the player to create their own levels. The game was only released in Japan.

Casino Games

Casino Games

Sega Master System - Released - 1989

Welcome to Sega Royale, where fortunes can be made or lost with the turn of a card. You have $500 to play the games of your choice. Which will they be? Challenge high stakes gamblers in a game of poker. Beat the dealer in a fast-moving game of Black Jack. Enter the world of the rich and famous in the famous game of Baccarat. Run the gambit with Lady Luck on the Sega slot machines, or just relax with a game of pinball! Bet as little as $1, up to $1,000, in your living room. Casino Games even has a Password save so you can keep your winnings for your next gambling trip! If you lose all...

Champion Billards

Champion Billards

Sega SC-3000 - Released - 1986

In this version of billiards, you progress to the each next level by sinking all the other balls with a red ball. The billiard tables are like miniature golf greens. If you break open the yellow ball, sometimes a yellow "Flicky" bird is released (Sega released Flicky in 1984).

Champion Billiards

Champion Billiards

Sega SG-1000 - 1986

Champion Billiards (チャンピオンビリヤード) is a simplistic billiards game built for the SG-1000. It is the first game in Compile's "Lunar Pool" series. It was not released outside of Japan. Unlike the other Champion Sports games, Champion Billiards is not an accurate representation of it's sport. Instead, Champion Billiards is a level-based physics game. The goal of each level is to use the red cue ball to sink the other balls. Trivia: Breaking open the yellow ball can release a yellow Flicky.

Choplifter

Choplifter

Sega SG-1000 - 1985

Choplifter! is a side-scrolling action/arcade game that puts you in command of an attack chopper. Your mission: Go behind enemy lines and rescue up to 16 hostages per level. Be careful, though, because tanks and enemy aircraft will try to stop you - and they won't stop shooting while you are rescuing those hostages!

City Adventure Touch: Mystery of Triangle

City Adventure Touch: Mystery of Triangle

Nintendo Entertainment System - March 14, 1987

Crusader

Crusader

Microsoft MSX - July 3, 1985

C-So!

C-So!

Microsoft MSX

C-So! is a platform game in which you control a man that has to collect items like flowers, apples and cherries, while he is being chased by hostile monsters. The monsters must be crushed or hurled against the ceiling by using a hand spike. Each level also contains elastic beds and doors. The beds make it possible to jump from platform to platform and the doors make it possible to escape the monsters by leaving through one door and showing up at the other. Before you can continue to the next level all items must have been collected and all monsters killed.(Moby Games)

Devil's Crush

Devil's Crush

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 20, 1990

Play video pinball that will set you on fire! Explosive graphics and demonic sound beckon you to the underworld for a devilish pinball simulation. Rebound off the She-Giant. So beautiful when she sleeps. So evil when she awakens. Burn up in the bonus rounds where dragons will roast you, skeletons will toast you and sorcerers will plan a barbecue around you. Finally, if you flip your way past them all, fight the ultimate Armageddon!

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 1, 1993

Evil Dr. Robotnik™ has invented a machine that turns good folks into rotten robots! In Mobius, the famous home of Sonic The Hedgehog™, village bean folk are being rounded up and thrown into the Doctor's dungeons, there to await their turn in the steamer!

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Sega Master System - Released - July 26, 1994

You'll have to stay calm and think fast to win this highly addictive puzzle game. Play against a friend, or slam Dr. Robotnik's evil henchbots in the competition modes! Pit yourself against the timer, or try the Puzzle Mode for a special challenge! This game is a rebranded version of the Puyo Puyo series of games.

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Sega Genesis - Released - November 30, 1993

Set on planet Mobius, Dr. Robotnik has hatched a new plan to menace the world and its inhabitants - by kidnapping the citizens of Beanville and turning them into devious robot slaves, the doctor will create an army that will help him rid the planet of music and fun forever. To this end, he has created a giant roboticizing machine called the "Mean Bean-Steaming Machine" to use on the jolly bean folk. Putting his plan into motion, Robotnik sends out his henchbots to round up all the unfortunate bean folk and group them together in dark dungeons so they can be sent to the Mean Bean-Steaming...

Dragon Quiz

Dragon Quiz

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Taking its name as pun on the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quiz is a hybrid of a role-playing and a quiz game. Set in the very peaceful Quiz kingdom, the story revolves around a prince and his fair maid. One day, the Quiz king gives his son a pet dragon which the prince soon becomes very fond of. Unfortunately, his girlfriend is not equally fond of losing his attention, so she takes the dragon and leaves, intending to abandon it in a far-off place, so that it may never return and contend for her prince's love. Thus, the prince sets off to find his girlfriend and his pet dragon, somewhere in...

Dragon's Fury

Dragon's Fury

Sega Genesis - Released - October 10, 1991

Imagine an adventure game in the format of pinball, and you get Dragon's Fury. Your hero is a small silver ball, and your battlefield is a three-tiered pinball machine. Using your ball, you can defeat monsters, rack up points, and enter bonus stages. If you play with enough skill, you can trigger all sorts of point-accumulating bonuses. If you get one billion points, you get to fight the final boss and view the ending to the game.

Famimaga Disk Vol. 5: Puyo Puyo

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - October 25, 1991

Puyo Puyo is the first entry of Compile's Puyo Puyo series. It was released on the MSX and Famicom Disk System on October 25, 1991; the FDS version was published by Tokuma Shoten as part of their "Famimaga Disk" line of games. The FDS version would later be released on a Famicom cart in 1993. Puyo Puyo would be succeeded by a much more popular arcade game of the same name. Puyo Puyo contains three modes: Endless, Mission, and Verses. In Endless Mode, players match Puyo until the top of their well is filled. If the player chooses, either a giant 2x2 green Puyo or Carbucle will periodically...

Final Justice

Final Justice

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Final Justice is a vertical shoot 'em up game developed by Compile. In Final Justice, you control a space craft that has to defend the earth against an invasion of aliens. You have to navigate your space ship around various obstacles and destroy all sorts of enemies at the same time. At the end of each round an end boss has to be defeated before you can continue to the next round.

GG Aleste

GG Aleste

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 29, 1991

GG Aleste (GGアレスタ) is a game in Compile's Aleste series of shoot-'em-ups for the Sega Game Gear. It was only released in Japan and is one of the few Compile Game Gear games published by Compile rather than Sega.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Sega Genesis - Released - June 30, 1990

If you thought the Ghostbusters went out of business after their last victory - you're wrong! The ghosts are back in town! Peter, Raymond and Egon are back on their feet and ready to save the world. But again ghostbusting requires a lot of money, a lot of equipment and of course, a lot of guts. Are you daring enough to guide the Ghostbusters throughout their mission? Are you determined enough to solve the dreaded mystery of the missing stone tablet? Once you step into the world of fiends, there's no turning back! Ghosts, ghouls, goblins - you name it. They all await your arrival. So before...

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Sega Master System - Released - 1987

Starting your own Ghostbusters business is tough. It takes a lot of money. A lot of equipment. And lots of hard work. But someone's gotta do it. Besides, look at the rewards. You get to drive some of the world's hottest cars. And play with the latest high-tech equipment. Like Super Ion Beams, Laser Confinement Systems and Image Intensifiers. You get to get closer than anyone's ever been to the ominous Marshmallow Man. And best of all, if you're lucky, you'll meet face to face with the ghost leader of the universe, Gorza. So if you're tired of your regular old job, why not sign on as a...

Girly Block

Girly Block

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

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

Godzilla

Godzilla

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 18, 1990

DESTROY ALL ROCKS AND ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SCENE! SOMEWHERE AMONG 64 SCENES MINILLA IS CONFINED! Do you remember that Godzilla had a little son? Minilla is his name. He has been kidnapped by horrible monsters and confined to a great labyrinth called Matrix, which is overrun by powerful monsters. Can Godzilla rescue his son? Minilla at stake!!

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 9, 1988

The invaders from Planet X attack earth as part of their plan to conquer the entire universe, using a legion of space monsters. The earth sends Godzilla, the strongest monster on the earth, and Mothra, to defend itself. Godzilla advances through 8 battle stages to defeat a legion of space monsters controlled by Planet X. For the sake of the future of the earth, Godzilla's fierce battle now begin...

Golvellius II

Golvellius II

Microsoft MSX2+ - Released - 1988

Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen

Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - April 12, 1991

In this falling-block puzzle game, a small girl pushes segments of water pipe down a vertical shaft. This shaft is the field of play. The player must quickly rotate and place the tiles to catch and conduct a continuously flowing stream of water from pipes on one side of the shaft to the other. When the player successfully links an inflow pipe on one side of the shaft to an outflow pipe on the other side, a row of tiles disappears, and the player earns points. By clearing the requisite number of rows, the player proceeds to the next game level.

Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen

Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen

Nintendo Entertainment System - April 12, 1991

In this falling-block puzzle game, a small girl—wearing a Russian national costume of sarafan, kokoshnik, and valenki—pushes tiles representing segments of water pipe down a two-dimensional, vertical shaft; this shaft is the field of play. A second girl, also in national costume, waves semaphore flags to give the impression that she guides the placement of the tiles. The player must quickly rotate and place the tiles to catch and conduct a continuously-flowing stream of water from pipes on one side of the shaft to the other. When the player successfully links an inflow pipe on one side of...

Gorby's Pipeline

Gorby's Pipeline

Microsoft MSX2 - April 12, 1991

In this falling-block puzzle game, a small girl—wearing a Russian national costume of sarafan, kokoshnik, and valenki—pushes tiles representing segments of water pipe down a two-dimensional, vertical shaft; this shaft is the field of play. A second girl, also in national costume, waves semaphore flags to give the impression that she guides the placement of the tiles. The player must quickly rotate and place the tiles to catch and conduct a continuously-flowing stream of water from pipes on one side of the shaft to the other. When the player successfully links an inflow pipe on one side of...

Gozira-Kun

Gozira-Kun

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The Guardian Legend

The Guardian Legend

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 5, 1988

In The Guardian Legend, the player controls the female guardian of Earth, a "highly sophisticated aerobot transformer". The player's mission is to infiltrate Naju, a large planet-like object which aliens sent hurtling towards the Earth. While inside, the player must activate ten safety devices in order to initialize Naju's self-destruct mechanism and destroy the alien world before it reaches Earth. Five hostile tribes of alien lifeforms are vie for control of territories within Naju,and the player needs to fight through them to successfully activate the switches and escape.

Guardic

Guardic

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1986

Guardic (ガーディック Gādikku?) is a shoot 'em up video game for the MSX computer. It was created and developed by Satoshi "Pac" Fujishima while working for Compile, the creators of other shoot 'em up games such as Zanac, The Guardian Legend, and Blazing Lazers. Guardic is unique in that the player can choose stages, which are connected by a maze. Each stage is a non-scrollable single screen and has 1 to 3 groups of different enemies. The player can "buy" ship power-ups like speed, weaponry, and special powers before each stage—a departure from the traditional scrolling-shooter power-up system....

Gulkave

Gulkave

Sega SG-1000 - 1986

Gulkave (?????) is an SG-1000 shoot 'em up game developed by Compile and published by Sega in 1986. It is a horizontal shooter, in which the player controls a spaceship that must destroy the 8 fortresses of the Gulbas Empire and several various enemies. Despite the limitations of the console, there are 30 "acts", and each "act" has a different background and there are numerous powerups available, setting it apart from most other SG-1000 shooters at the time.

Gulkave

Gulkave

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Deviating slightly from Compile's usual vertically scrolling fashion, Gulkave is a rather orthodox horizontal shooter. Flying across – or inside – a parallax scrolling landscape, your spaceship must singlehandedly take out eight fortresses. In your way stand enemy spaceships that either try to crush you or fire at you, as well as some asteroids thrown in for good measure. For each hit you take, your ship is not destroyed. Instead, you have a power (barrier) bar that decreases gradually until you finally lose a ship. At the end of each level, bonus points are given according to your remaining...

Gun-Nac

Gun-Nac

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 5, 1990

The most happening place in the universe is the trendy, upscale solar system of IOTA Synthetica, part of the Galactic Federation of artificial stars. It's as far from dirty old Earth as can be... But don't sign up to go yet! A strange cosmic energy field with a major attitude has engulfed the system, and the most outrageous things are happening. Ordinary inanimate objects are coming to life - harmless little animals are becoming rabid giants - and the freaked-out residents are under attack! The only Galactic Commander who can handle this ordeal is the eccentric renegade called Gun-Nac. He can...

Guru Logic Champ

Guru Logic Champ

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - November 29, 2001

Hustle Chumy

Hustle Chumy

Sega SG-1000 - 1984

Hustle Chumy is an SG-1000 and MSX game developed by Compile and released in 1984. In Hustle Chumy players control a mouse named Chumy who needs to collect apples (and other food) in a sewer, avoiding other critters as he goes. As Chumy eats more food, his speed decreases, but his fireballs are given a longer range. Levels have varying layouts. There are several types of enemies in the game, most of which can be defeated with fireballs.

Jagur 5 Ma No Sankaku Chitai Sakusen

Jagur 5 Ma No Sankaku Chitai Sakusen

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1987

Kirby's Avalanche

Kirby's Avalanche

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 1, 1995

AVALANCHE! The call is heard in the hills and valley throughout Dream Land! The people of the country hold their breath in wonder. The First Annual Dream Land's Avalanche Competition has begun! It's up to you to blast Kirby's adversaries in the most thunderous puzzler around. Strategically stack the color-coded Blobs and watch them meld together. A colossal explosion will cause a massive bombardment of Boulders to cascade upon your opponent! Rise above these grizzled veterans and claim the prized Dream Fountain Cup! Help Kirby bury his opponents in a landslide victory!

Legacy of the Wizard

Legacy of the Wizard

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 17, 1987

Long, long ago, an evil dragon terrorized the forest until it was imprisoned by a powerful wizard. Now, years later, the dragon has revived and it's up to you to use the power of the wizard's descendants, the Draslefamily, to defeat the dragon once again. The whole family takes part in this action adventure as the parents, children and even the family pet search huge dungeons for gold, keys, magic, hidden crowns and finally the magical sword that can destroy the dragon.

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Sega SG-1000 - 1984

Lode Runner is a puzzle/action game originally developed by Douglas E. Smith and published by Brøderbund Software in 1983. It made its way to many home computers and video games consoles of the day including the SG-1000. Like the NES port, this version only has 50 levels instead of 150 in the original Apple II version, but is much faster.

Lode Runner II

Lode Runner II

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Lunar Ball

Lunar Ball

Microsoft MSX

Lunar Pool

Lunar Pool

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 5, 1985

Lunar Pool is the first advanced home video billiards game ever. Never before has the player been able to choose among 60 different "tables." Jump around to your favorite, or master each stage consecutively. Your score is kept automatically. You set up the electronic cue stick, aim the cue ball, choose the power you need and shoot! Then watch the ball ricochet around the "table" and land in the pocket. Learn to be a "hustler" by mastering all 60 stages!

Madō Monogatari 1-2-3

Madō Monogatari 1-2-3

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

A three-chapter first person RPG that chronicles the adventures of the young apprentice sorceress Arle Nadja with all three chapters made as independent games but released under a single package. The first game starts as the little Arle attempts to graduate from her magic school by conquering the evil Satan tower. The second game jumps forward in time to a 16-year old Arle, now an accomplished magician, who must escape a dungeon and defeat those that imprisoned her. The third and final game in the package faces Arle off against an evil sorceress that aims to avenge the deeds Arle did on Satan...

Madou Monogatari

Madou Monogatari

Sega Saturn - Released - July 23, 1998

Madō Monogatari is an RPG featuring the characters and settings from the Puyo Puyo series. You start the game as young magician Arle, who sets out to explore the land in order to uncover the mystery of a new breed of plants that have appeared that seem to be affecting the magic realm. As you are joined with other Puyo Puyo characters (friendly ones of course) you explore the land and fight baddies as well as several classic Puyo Puyo baddies. The game is played from an isometric world-map in which you explore the land and its dungeons, you can chat with NPCs and barter via screen overlays,...

Madou Monogatari : Hanamaru Daiyouchienji

Madou Monogatari : Hanamaru Daiyouchienji

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 1, 1996

Arle Nadja is 5 years old and is attending kindergarten, and it´s final exam time. But in order to take her final exam, she needs to locate a Final Exam Certificate... In the meantime, a letter arrives which speaks of eight magical gems. Find all eight and take them to the Wizard´s Mountain, and you will be granted one wish. Arle decides to search for the gems and wish for her final exam certificate, and along the way she´ll have to fight off a gang of local bullies and other various characters you may recognize from the Puyo Puyo series of games!

Madou Monogatari A: Doki Doki Vacation

Madou Monogatari A: Doki Doki Vacation

Sega Game Gear - Released - November 24, 1995

The story of Madō Monogatari A takes place at a time between Madō Monogatari I and Madō Monogatari II. Arle, the heroine of the series, is a little girl who studies magic. One day, she goes into a forest, only to notice that something terrible happened to it and its inhabitants, the fairies. Is this the work of the archenemy, Satan-sama? That's what Arle has to find out! Like most other Madō Monogatari games, it takes place in 3D maze-like dungeons, which you should explore, find treasures, and fight enemies. The turn-based, random battles are viewed from the same first-person perspective...

Madou Monogatari I

Madou Monogatari I

Sega Genesis - March 22, 1996

Madou Monogatari I or Madoh Monogatari I (魔導物語 I) is a remake of the first part of Compile's Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 trilogy of RPGs released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1996 exclusively in Japan. It is the last officially released Mega Drive game in Japan (with the last first party game, Pepenga Pengo, released a few months earlier), and the only such released in 1996. Out of all the versions of Madou Monogatari 1, this is the most different from the others, with a radically different battle system, new characters, and sidequests — however the story and basic gameplay remain (almost) the...

Madou Monogatari I: 3tsu no Madoukyuu

Madou Monogatari I: 3tsu no Madoukyuu

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 3, 1993

In this game, you play a young apprentice sorceress named Arle. She studies at a magic school, and is about to take her most important examination: go to the Tower of Satan, defeat the enemies and overcome all the obstacles on the way using her magic power! Madō Monogatari I is a role-playing game. Featuring characters from the Puyo Puyo games, it is set in a 3D dungeon which you explore from first-person perspective. Combat takes place on a side-scrolling screen, and is a mixture of turn-based and real-time styles. Enemies attack you even if you wait, but you have time to perform your...

Madou Monogatari II: Arle 16-Sai

Madou Monogatari II: Arle 16-Sai

Sega Game Gear - Released - May 20, 1994

Eleven years have passed since Arle Nadja, magician girl extraordinaire, has defeated the evil as part of her examination in the magical school. Now she is sixteen and she can still remember the spells she has learned long time ago. One day she meets a fresh young man who without any apparent reason casts a powerful spell on her. Arle finds herself locked in a prison cell. Grabbing the key, she runs out of the cell, only to find out she is imprisoned in a huge dungeon populated by vicious monsters... Madō Monogatari II retains the gameplay system of the previous game. You navigate Arle...

Madou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joou-Sama

Madou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joou-Sama

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 30, 1994

You play as the young magician Arle Nadja. One day Arle goes out for a walk and meets a mysterious woman. The woman tells her that she will avenge the death of Satan, whom Arle has defeated in the end of her first adventure. The woman then summons the awful monster Minotaur. Arle has no choice but to run away, and she falls down through a trap into a dungeon. It appears she is now alone there, because the first creature she meets in this dungeon is a frosh king. He asks Arle to use her magical powers to defeat the monsters in the dungeon and to find a way to escape from Minotaur and the...

Maou Golvellius

Maou Golvellius

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Golvellius is an action adventure video game for the Japanese MSX home computer system that plays much like The Legend of Zelda. The scenario is the same in all the three different versions of Golvellius. The ending promised a sequel, which was never developed/released.

MUSHA: Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor

MUSHA: Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor

Sega Genesis - Released - 1990

Our Solar System is under siege from Dire 51 - the MUSHA Team is the only hope we've got! In the ultimate battle, you must blast the controlling intellicomputer Dire 51 and regain control of the planets. You'll earn special weapons like the Vanishing Buster, Blazing Beam, and Defensive Detonator. Change weapons fast, or you'll be blown to oblivion. Blazing features include 4 Mbit ROM, 7 levels, Weapon options and Selectable Firing Direction, Multiple Endings, and 16-bit graphics. On the MUSHA team, skill alone won't cut it, your existence depends on quick reflex and instinct! Do you...

Naxat Super Pinball: Jaki Hakai

Naxat Super Pinball: Jaki Hakai

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 18, 1992

Jaki Crush is a pinball video game for the Super Famicom that was originally released in 1992, exclusively in Japan. The game is the third in the Crush Pinball series, and was preceded by Alien Crush and Devil's Crush. It is considered to be very obscure and is often thought to be the forgotten entry in the series. The game features a theme revolving around the mythology of a type of Japanese demon or ogre, called a jaki. A single table is divided into three different sectors; carrying two flippers each. Moving targets must be hit for points along with targets that remain stationary....

Nazo Puyo

Sega Game Gear - Released - July 27, 1993

Nazo Puyo (Secret Puyo) takes the "Quest mode" found in many Puyo Puyo games and breaks it off into a game of its own. Whereas the usual Puyo Puyo gameplay is centred around beating an opponent by having a more skillful play technique, the puzzle mode (and all Nazo Puyo) games is a leisurely puzzle game where you have to fulfill a set goal on a screen already filled with a certain arrangement of Puyos. These goals may be to simply eliminate all Puyos on-screen, to eliminate all Puyos of a certain colour, or to eliminate a certain number of Puyos at once. You may also be asked to do a...

Nazo Puyo 2

Nazo Puyo 2

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 10, 1993

Nazo Puyo 2 continues where the original left off. It contains 200 new puzzles to solve, compared to the 100 of the predecessor. Each puzzle is played Puyo Puyo-style, but with a certain goal to complete using a preset set of puyos, e.g. "destroy all puyos", "eliminate 9 puyos at once", "make a triple combo" and so on, thereby taxing players' Puyo Puyo skills and strategies. Another new addition is a battery backup, allowing players not only to save their current position, but also to save all puzzles that may have been created in the edit mode.

Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux

Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux

Sega Game Gear - Released - July 29, 1994

One day, Arle, the cute girl who is also the protagonist of the Puyo Puyo and Madō Monogatari games, decides that she shall have curry rice for dinner. She heads for the market, but all the market stalls are run by the usual crowd of baddies from Puyo Puyo. And they won't take cash! Instead, before they give her the necessary ingredients, she must solve the Puyo puzzles they have on offer. The game starts out as a normal top-down RPG, where Arle can go from stand to stand and choose in which turn to clear the merchants' puzzles. The puzzles are played in the typical Nazo Puyo style, with a...

Noukone Puzzle Takoron

Arcade

N-Sub

N-Sub

Sega SG-1000 - 1983

A big battle developes on a cobalt blue sea. Fire a torpedo when you find the enemy's ships. Avoid the destroyer's attack by using your missiles, torpedoes and depth bombs. Counter-attack and sink the enemy's ships. The enemy attack becomes more intense with each new round.

N-Sub

N-Sub

Sega SC-3000 - Released - 1983

N-Sub puts the player in control of a submarine in the Cobalt Blue Sea. The action takes place on one screen; the player-controlled submarine can move in all directions and must defend itself against an onslaught of enemy ships and submarines by firing torpedoes at them. Torpedoes can be fired vertically (which is the only way to hit ships) and horizontally (to deal with enemy submarines), activated by two different buttons. Pressing the button down allows firing short bursts of three torpedoes each. A round is over after an enemy fleet of twelve ships and a destroyer has completed a fixed...

Parlour Games

Parlour Games

Sega Master System - Released - December 27, 1987

Choose from the exciting challenges and action of Billiards, Darts or World Bingo! In Billiards, choose nine-ball or rotation. Play the Dart games 301 or 501. Or test your luck in a high-stakes game of World Bingo.

Pocket Puyo Puyo Sun

Pocket Puyo Puyo Sun

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - November 27, 1998

Puyo Puyo Sun is the third entry in the main Puyo Puyo series of real-time puzzle games, its title being a pun involving the Japanese word for "three". The evil Dark Prince has caused the sun to augment its size and power to dangerous levels, and thus the Puyo Puyo world is on the verge of being scorched unless you prevent it. The game features three distinct story campaigns, each pitting you against a different set of enemies which you must battle in classic Puyo Puyo fashion: In each stage you face off against an opponent in two different play areas, one for you and one for your opponent....

Pocket Puyo Puyo Tsuu

Pocket Puyo Puyo Tsuu

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 13, 1996

The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine four or more blocks (Puyos) of the same color, which then disappear. The remaining Puyos will then fall down and can produce combos which can cause special blocks (Nuisance Puyos, that can only be destroyed by eliminating adjacent Puyos) to appear on the enemy's field. This game includes a story mode, in which Arle (the main character) fights against computer enemies and a vs player mode.

Pocket Puyo Puyo~n

Pocket Puyo Puyo~n

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - September 22, 2000

Power Strike II

Power Strike II

Sega Master System - Released - 1993

A lone pilot puts on his flight gear and gets ready. His life has been leading up to this moment - he knows that the time has come to take on the air pirates' sky forces! The battle has begun. Are you ready to help in the fight to free the skies from the clutches of the air pirates?

Power Strike II

Power Strike II

Sega Game Gear - Released - October 1, 1993

Power Strike II is a Shooter game, developed by Compile and published by Sega, which was released in Europe in 1993.

Puyo Pop

Puyo Pop

SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color - Released - July 22, 1999

The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine four or more blocks (Puyos) of the same color, which then disappear. The remaining Puyos will then fall down and can produce combos which can cause special blocks (Nuisance Puyos, that can only be destroyed by eliminating adjacent Puyos) to appear on the enemy's field. This game includes a story mode, in which Arle (the main character) fights against computer enemies and a vs player mode

Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 25, 1994

A year after the release of the falling block puzzle game Puyo Puyo for MSX and Famicom, an arcade version was released that took the basic concept, but transformed it from a solo into a competitive game, changing the series fundamentally: all ports and later entries in the series are based on this version. The original arcade version has two modes: a single-player story mode and a two-player competitive mode. In story mode (which is based on characters from Compile's RPG series Madō Monogatari), the player controls Arle Nadja (Silvana in the English translation of the arcade version), a...

Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo

Sega Genesis - December 18, 1992

Puyo Puyo (ぷよぷよ) is a Japanese falling block puzzle game developed and published by Compile in 1992 for Sega System C2 arcade hardware. It is widely considered to be the first "major" entry in the Puyo Puyo series, being a noticeably expanded port of a prior 1991 Puyo Puyo release for MSX2 computers and the Nintendo Famicom in Japan.

Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo

Nintendo Game Boy - July 31, 1994

This game was released only in Japan and is a port of the Arcade original.

Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo

Sega Game Gear - Released - March 19, 1993

Puyo Puyo is a Japanese falling block puzzle game developed by Compile and published by Sega in 1993. Unique to the Game Gear version is an additional quest mode. Similar to the mission mode of the original MSX/Famicom version, it presents a series of pre-filled playing fields with a specific task, like making a minimum number of puyos disappear in one move, or removing all puyos of a certain color. Progress is saved via passwords.

Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo

Microsoft MSX2 - October 25, 1991

The main game of Puyo Puyo is played against at least one opponent, computer or human. The game itself has three modes, Single Puyo Puyo, Double Puyo Puyo, and Endless Puyo Puyo. In Single mode, the player takes on the role of Arle Nadja, a 16-year-old female spellcaster that has the pleasure of foiling Satan's plans. Satan wishes to take over the world, and Arle stands in his way. Arle must first however battle her way through 12 opponents before facing Satan, and unlike Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, with the exception of Rulue, they are not under Satan's control, nor were they created by...

Puyo Puyo 2

Puyo Puyo 2

Sega Saturn - Released - October 27, 1995

The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your grid of falling patterns called puyos by forming chains of four or more same-colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns. What makes this a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your opponent's grid. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent's grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you've won the game.

Puyo Puyo 2

MS-DOS - Released - October 27, 1995

The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine four or more blocks (Puyos) of the same color, which then disappear. The remaining Puyos will then fall down and can produce combos which can cause special blocks (Nuisance Puyos, that can only be destroyed by eliminating adjacent Puyos) to appear on the enemy's field. This game includes a story mode, in which Arle (the main character) fights against computer enemies, and a vs player mode.

Puyo Puyo 2

Puyo Puyo 2

Arcade - Released - 1994

Puyo Puyo 2 was developed by Compile and published by Sega in 1994. Pairs of colored blobs fall from the top of the screen, and can be rotated left and right. Matching three or more blobs of the same color causes them to disappear. The game is played against another player, whether human or computer-based, and the player who survives the longest (who does not allow their half of the screen to become filled with blobs) wins the match. Cute anime characters duke it out through falling-blob puzzle game matches. As your character progresses through waves of opponents, the battles become more...

Puyo Puyo 2: Ketteiban

Puyo Puyo 2: Ketteiban

Sony Playstation - Released - November 15, 1996

This game is a Japan-only port of the second game in the Puyo Puyo series originally made for the Arcades by Sega. It's based on the Sega Saturn port, but featuring a modified version of Remix's Practice mode that incorporates the Saturn version's previously-exclusive Beginner characters. Starting with this port, Minako Ozawa replaces Mami Inoue as Arle's voice actress.

Puyo Puyo 4

Puyo Puyo 4

Sega Dreamcast - December 3, 1999

This game was released only in Japan. It is the fourth game in the Puyo Puyo series and the last set during the Madou-era in the main series. Continuing the trend of naming the games after puns, the name comes from a pun on "yon", the Japanese word for the number 4, but this time this is the only reference to the pun. The gameplay in is similar to that of Puyo Puyo 2, but adds super attacks. Clearing chains now builds up a "charge meter" which allows players to use them. The only other addition was a new game mode which could be played with a number of different field sizes, smaller or...

Puyo Puyo 4: Puyo Puyon Party

Puyo Puyo 4: Puyo Puyon Party

Nintendo 64 - Released - December 3, 1999

This game was released only in Japan. It is the fourth game in the Puyo Puyo series and the last set during the Madou-era in the main series. Continuing the trend of naming the games after puns, the name comes from a pun on "yon", the Japanese word for the number 4, but this time this is the only reference to the pun. The gameplay in is similar to that of Puyo Puyo 2, but adds super attacks. Clearing chains now builds up a "charge meter" which allows players to use them. The only other addition was a new game mode which could be played with a number of different field sizes, smaller or...

Puyo Puyo Box

Puyo Puyo Box

Sony Playstation - Released - December 21, 2000

This is a compilation game consisting of modes from previous Puyo Puyo games. It is Compile's last recognized Puyo Puyo title in the series before Sega obtained the rights. Puyo Puyo Box, being a compilation, primarily consists of modes from earlier Puyo Puyo games, but also contains original content. This game has a plethora of game modes available to the user. It contains ports of "Puyo Puyo" and "Puyo Puyo 2", as well as a RPG-styled quest mode in which the player plays as Arle and battles against members of the other cast in Puyo Puyo matches. It also houses a "Stage Clear" mode in...

Puyo Puyo CD 2

Puyo Puyo CD 2

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - 1996

The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine four or more blocks (Puyos) of the same color, which then disappear. The remaining Puyos will then fall down and can produce combos which can cause special blocks (Nuisance Puyos, that can only be destroyed by eliminating adjacent Puyos) to appear on the enemy's field.

Puyo Puyo Da! Featuring Ellena System

Puyo Puyo Da! Featuring Ellena System

Sega Dreamcast - Released - December 16, 1999

Puyo Puyo Da! Featuring Ellena System (ぷよぷよDA! -featuring ELLENA system-) is a rhythm game based on the Puyo Puyo series. It was released for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware and the Sega Dreamcast in 1999.

Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Homebrew - August 27, 1999

Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars is a turn-based strategy game released for the Game Boy Color. Despite its name, the only Puyo Puyo characters present in the game are Arle Nadja in a cameo role and the Puyo themselves. Otherwise, the game has an all-new cast, including new protagonists Daichi, Sho, and Marin. The game’s focus is on placing Puyo into a large variety of mech suits and having them fight.

Puyo Puyo Sun

Puyo Puyo Sun

Sega Saturn - Released - February 14, 1997

Puyo Puyo SUN (ぷよぷよSUN Puyopuyo San?) is the third installment of the Puyo Puyo games series, and the sequel to Puyo Puyo Tsu, made in 1996 by Compile. After the highly acclaimed success of its predecessor, Compile took a slightly more retro approach, so players had a more original feel to the game over that of Tsu. The name of Puyo Puyo SUN comes from a Japanese pun on san, and also indicates a new Puyo brought into the game. As Sun Puyo were used in this game, and the game itself is not only set on a tropical beach, but is the third in the series (san (三?) is the Japanese word for the number...

Puyo Puyo Sun

Puyo Puyo Sun

Sega ST-V - Released - 1996

Puyo Puyo Sun is the third entry in the main Puyo Puyo series of real-time puzzle games, its title being a pun involving the Japanese word for "three". The evil Dark Prince has caused the sun to augment its size and power to dangerous levels, and thus the Puyo Puyo world is on the verge of being scorched unless you prevent it. The game features three distinct story campaigns, each pitting you against a different set of enemies which you must battle in classic Puyo Puyo fashion: In each stage you face off against an opponent in two different play areas, one for you and one for your opponent....

Puyo Puyo Sun

Puyo Puyo Sun

Arcade - Released - 1996

Puyo Puyo Sun was developed and published by Compile in 1996 Puyo Puyo Sun is the third entry in the main Puyo Puyo series of real-time puzzle games, its title being a pun involving the Japanese word for "three". The evil Dark Prince has caused the sun to augment its size and power to dangerous levels, and thus the Puyo Puyo world is on the verge of being scorched unless you prevent it. The game features three distinct story campaigns, each pitting you against a different set of enemies which you must battle in classic Puyo Puyo fashion: In each stage you face off against an opponent in...

Puyo Puyo Sun

Puyo Puyo Sun

Windows - April 17, 1998

This is the 3rd installment of the Puyo Puyo games series, and the sequel to Puyo Puyo Tsu. After the highly acclaimed success of its predecessor, Compile took a slightly more retro approach, so players had a more original feel to the game over that of Tsu. The name of Puyo Puyo SUN comes from a Japanese pun on san, and also indicates a new Puyo brought into the game. As Sun Puyo were used in this game, and the game itself is not only set on a tropical beach, but is the third in the series (san (三)) is the Japanese word for the number three), the name served multiple purposes. This game was...

Puyo Puyo Sun - Ketteiban

Puyo Puyo Sun - Ketteiban

Sony Playstation - Released - November 27, 1997

This game is a Japan-only port of the third game in the Puyo Puyo series originally made for the Arcades by Sega. The name of Puyo Puyo Sun comes from a Japanese pun on "san", and also indicates a new Ojama brought into the game. As Sun Puyos were used in this game, and the game itself is not only set on a tropical beach, but is the third in the series (三, "san" is the Japanese word for the number 3), the name suited the game. Just like the predecessors, Puyos fall from the top of the screen in pairs, can be moved left and right, and can be rotated clockwise and anti-clockwise by 90°....

Puyo Puyo Sun 64

Puyo Puyo Sun 64

Nintendo 64 - Released - October 31, 1997

Puyo Puyo SUN (ぷよぷよSUN Puyopuyo San?) is the third installment of the Puyo Puyo games series, and the sequel to Puyo Puyo Tsu, made in 1996 by Compile. After the highly acclaimed success of its predecessor, Compile took a slightly more retro approach, so players had a more original feel to the game over that of Tsu. The name of Puyo Puyo SUN comes from a Japanese pun on san, and also indicates a new Puyo brought into the game. As Sun Puyo were used in this game, and the game itself is not only set on a tropical beach, but is the third in the series (san (三?) is the Japanese word for the...

Puyo Puyo Tsuu

Puyo Puyo Tsuu

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 16, 1994

The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine four or more blocks (Puyos) of the same color, which then disappear. The remaining Puyos will then fall down and can produce combos which can cause special blocks (Nuisance Puyos, that can only be destroyed by eliminating adjacent Puyos) to appear on the enemy's field. This game includes a story mode, in which Arle (the main character) fights against computer enemies and a vs player mode.

Puyo Puyo Tsuu

Puyo Puyo Tsuu

WonderSwan - Released - March 11, 1999

The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine four or more blocks (Puyos) of the same color, which then disappear. The remaining Puyos will then fall down and can produce combos which can cause special blocks (Nuisance Puyos, that can only be destroyed by eliminating adjacent Puyos) to appear on the enemy's field.

Puyo Puyo~n - Car-kun to Issho

Puyo Puyo~n - Car-kun to Issho

Sony Playstation - Released - December 16, 1999

This game was released only in Japan. It is the fourth game in the Puyo Puyo series and the last set during the Madou-era in the main series. Continuing the trend of naming the games after puns, the name comes from a pun on "yon", the Japanese word for the number 4, but this time this is the only reference to the pun. The gameplay in is similar to that of Puyo Puyo 2, but adds super attacks. Clearing chains now builds up a "charge meter" which allows players to use them. The only other addition was a new game mode which could be played with a number of different field sizes, smaller or...

Robo Aleste

Robo Aleste

Sega CD - Released - November 27, 1992

Pilot your massive mecha Aleste in the name of the Oda clan and seek revenge against the evil Chugoku Army for their atrocities! Robo Aleste is another title in the Aleste series by famed shoot-'em-up developer Compile where players must collect power-ups to defeat countless waves of enemies and large bosses.

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