Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - July 12, 1988
Akuu Senki Raijin is a vertical shooter where the player controls a mecha that transforms into a starfighter. Like Square's earlier semi-classic Thexder, the player can opt to change between the two modes of their craft at certain points during each level. Upon touching ground as the mecha, the player is occasionally able to find other directions to continue exploring as a spaceship, presenting both vertical-scrolling and side-scrolling shoot-'em-up sections.
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987
Developed by Micro Cabin, AshGuine Story III is a top-view action-RPG with real-time battles. You navigate through the game world just like in an RPG and you have to get into houses to talk to people to gather information.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - May 29, 1992
Hex-based strategy war game set in modern times. Up to four players can compete in battles set in various different countries.
NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 3, 1993
Meet Mink. She is in love with a pop singer and dragon-slayer Dick Saucer; however, to win his love, Mink has to find a magical potion to turn her into a human. In the game, Mink and her friend Lufa and Pia are having a vacation on the beach, listening to Dick Saucer's concert on the radio. When Dick mentions Mink in his "special thanks" speech, she decides to find him no matter what, even if it means changing her own nature.
NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 20, 1992
Elm Knight is set in a futuristic world, dominated by the totalitarian regime of the Empire, which hunts down the so-called "Irregulars" - people who have supernatural abilities. The young Rick Chandler is attending the Pilot Academy, where he learns to control giant robots known as "MPS". He discovers that he might be in possession of magical abilities (which would make him an Irregular), and escapes to the desert, where he meets a girl named Selena, who directs him to the base of a rebel organization. Joining the rebels, Rick must face his Imperial superiors, some of which are closely...
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988
Final Mystery: Murder Club is an adventure game with simulation elements. The player controls the private detective J.B. Harold, who must investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman named Bill Robbins and bring the murderer to court. The player has to do all the work a real detective would do: find clues, gather evidence, interrogate suspects, establish the motive for the crime — and in the end, make sure the case will stand up in the court.
Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990
Fray in Magical Adventure, also known as just Fray (フレイ) and Fray-Xak Epilogue (Gai-den), is a 1990 spin-off "gaiden" (sidestory) game in a role-playing video game series Xak developed and published by the Japanese software developer MicroCabin. Even though it is directly connected to the more serious Xak storyline, Fray has a less serious tone and light-hearted comedic approach to telling the story. It was originally released for the MSX2 and was later ported to several different systems, among them MSX turbo R, PC-9801, PC Engine (as Fray CD), and Game Gear. Fray is a simple action RPG....
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 30, 1994
This version of Fray in Magical Adventure differs from the original MSX and subsequent computer releases in several ways. It retains the major events of the story and gameplay mechanics; even though it has more detailed graphics, it still looks too similarly to the original release to be qualified as a remake. The major difference is in the layout of locations and enemies. Some levels are entirely different, even when they are composed of the same elements. For example, the introductory level of the original version is skipped; the subsequent level has a different layout and new enemies. There...
Sega Game Gear - Released - December 27, 1991
This is a top-down action game, which can be called a shooter of the run and gun variety, even though it is set in a medieval world. Fray can only use her staff, which works as a ranged weapon, casting projectiles. By pressing down the action button, it is possible to increase the size and the power of the projected missile. With the exception of towns, the screen scrolls vertically when Fray moves forward. Like in most shooters of this type, Fray receives damage when she touches an enemy or hit by its projectile attack. Fray visits towns on the way, where she can buy weapons, armor, potions,...
3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Released - May 6, 1993
Welcome to GUARDIAN WAR. This is a story about another world, another time. This was a beautiful world guarded by Goddess Erald. Darkness feared the Goddess Erald, and there was no way that Darkness could enter this beautiful world, until..... GUARDIAN WAR! -All combats take place with 3D animations. -Gain experience and new powers. -32,000 color 3D graphics. -Fully animated 3D magic effects. -55 3D computer graphic characters.
Microsoft MSX2+ - January 1, 1991
In the beginning of 21th century a terrible disaster, called "demon-coming crisis", devastated the Asian continent. Hong Kong was most affected by the mysterious demonic attack. Terrible diseases turned the once prosperous city into a pale shadow of itself. But once people came back to see what happened to the isolated city, they saw it was ruled by a new order - a corporation called SIVA. The new order proclaimed New Hong Kong to be an independent state. People's Republic of China and United Kingdom signed an agreement in which they both renounced their claims over the city. The player...
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986
Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shogi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.
3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Released - April 21, 1995
The game follows all combat operations depicted in the anime series of the same name, with battles fought on an isometric map. The player also has the capability to develop new weapons. However, where the anime series ends with Japan declaring victory with the US and Britain over Nazi Germany, Japan's survival in the war is uncertain when Otaka's government is deposed in another coup, Yamamoto dies in jail, and the Deep Blue Fleet's secrets are exposed.
3DO Interactive Multiplayer - 1993
Referred to only as a "software program", it offers players the freedom to design a variety of structures. Homes, apartments and offices are included in the different variety of play areas. Environments can be as realistic or unrealistic as possible. The player will select the structure's style, shape and the number of rooms. Choose color schemes, furniture and decorations as you see fit. Once done creating, "walk around" inside and experience the excitement of having created a place of your very own! The game was notable for having detailed 3D polygon graphics for its time.
3DO Interactive Multiplayer - September 14, 1995
Lucienne’s Quest is a game in classic roleplaying genre, but presented in full 3D graphics (and sprite characters) uncommon for the time. The battles are fought in traditional turn-based manner, but allow for more strategy than most classic RPGs. The game places ambient obstacles on the battlefield to block some attack paths, but allows the player to strategically reposition his fighters along the bottom two rows of the map before every turn to take advantage of the terrain. The game also features a dynamic day/night system which serves little purpose other than changing one of your party...
Nintendo Game Boy Color - August 4, 2000
Magical Chase GB: Minarai Mahoutsukai Kenja no Tani e is a port of the original Turbografix-16 release. The game's protagonist is a witch called Ripple flying on a broomstick, along with two anthropomorphic stars which serve as Gradius-style options.
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - August 4, 1989
Maison Ikkoku (めぞん一刻?) is a graphical text-adventure game developed by Micro Cabin and published on multiple popular Japanese home computer systems towards the end of 1986. It was ported to the Famicom by Bothtec in 1988. Micro Cabin then ported the game one final time to the PC Engine in 1989. The game is based on the popular manga and anime series of the same name, Maison Ikkoku. The story is a bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 1980s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the gradual developing relationships between Yusaku...
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987
A humble adventure game. This game will be enjoyed by fans, but others may not find it interesting. In addition to pleasing the tenants with various things like cup ramen and liquor you must also get on the good side of the manager. The story advances the more you enter the manager's room, but aside from that there are few restrictions on what you can do. Aside from a couple of exceptions you will not encounter "game over
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988
The game is based on the manga Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi. Set in Tokyo of the 80's, the story can be described as a romantic tale with a touch of comedy. It centers on a boarding house which is managed by the young and lovely widow Kyoko Otonashi. The protagonist is a college student named Yusaki Godai, and his relationship with Kyoko is the main plot line. The game's story approximately corresponds to the middle volumes of the manga until the conclusion. The game is a "puzzle-less" adventure, the gameplay mostly focusing on simply depleting all the verb commands at every given...
Sony Playstation 2 - June 24, 2003
The game is a one-player simulation of naval combat, in which the player commands an individual ship. In the opening cutscene, a World War II-era destroyer is caught in a dimension-warping vortex and transported to a parallel universe where the technology level is the same (although science-fiction weapons such as rail guns are available), but the world is at war between two main factions, the Empire and the Freedom Forces. The first mission of the game revolves around navigating a destroyer to safety while being bombarded by unidentified ships. Upon rendezvous with friendly forces, later...
Sega Game Gear - Released - February 23, 1991
Pop Breaker is a puzzle game with action elements. The goal of each level is to destroy certain things. The basic way to do this is to shoot them, but there are various obstacles which need to be circumvented, e.g. mirrors which reflect shots; the direction is indicated by small arrows on the floor. Destructible blocks are distinguished by their colour, for example a purple block becomes blue when shot once and vaporizes after the next. Enemies are also capable of destroying blocks. Reflected own and enemy shots (along with mines on the floor) can kill the space ship, but extra lives can be...
Sony Playstation - Released - March 15, 2000
Grab your skateboard and be prepared to grind the rails and grab some big air! Street Sk8er 2, the sequel to the first-ever skateboarding game for the PlayStation has finally arrived. More than an upgrade to the 1999 hit Street Sk8er, with Street Sk8er 2 you can now design and compete in your own skate park, hit wide-open skating arenas in five international cities and play with 10 all-new customizable characters. With Street Sk8er 2, quarter pipes, half pipes, bowls, rails and ramps can be placed in any manner within the abandoned warehouse that serves as the skate parks' home. Killer...
3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Released - 1995
Follow the story of an absent-minded young sorceress Lucienne and her gang of misfit monsters, as they try to stop the evil mage Death Shadow from destroying the world. Sword & Sorcery is a game in classic roleplaying genre, but presented in full 3D graphics (and sprite characters) uncommon for the time. The battles are fought in traditional turn-based manner, but allow for more strategy than most classic RPGs. The game places ambient obstacles on the battlefield to block some attack paths, but allows the player to strategically reposition his fighters along the bottom two rows of the map...
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987
Urusei Yatsura: Koi no Survival Birthday is an Adventure game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1987.
Sony Playstation 2 - March 21, 2006
A continuation in Koei's Naval Ops series, Warship Gunner 2 has the player take control of huge naval forces in an alternate 1940's, with the ability of not only using traditional weapons of the times, such as huge deck guns and cannons, but also more advanced technology such as huge lasers. The player has the option to choose which ship they would like to use, using the analog controls to aim weapons and move the game camera to see more of the battlefield as well as using the d-pad to steer their ships. They can also research technology to build bigger and better weapons and build their...
The events of this game take place shortly after the hero Latok defeated the demon Gospel in Xak II: The Rising of the Redmoon. Latok hears rumors about a man who looks exactly like him and was last seen near an old tower infested by monsters, which nobody dares enter. Latok and his girlfriend Fray arrive at the tower entrance and meet their friends there. Latok decides to venture into the tower with just one companion, unaware of the fact that the "false Latok" was just a trap set by powerful demons, intended to lure him into the den of evil. Xak Precious Package: The Tower of Gazzel is a...