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After Burner II

After Burner II

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 28, 1990

One of Sega's big arcade hits using their 'super scaler' technology, it was a bold move to try and convert this to any home machine. After Burner II is, quite simply, one of the most mindless shooters that you're ever likely to play: simply fly your F-14 into the screen, dodging missiles like crazy and letting all hell loose with your vulcan cannon. There is precious little strategy - even less than Space Harrier, and often luck plays more of a part than skill. The action is split up by the occasional bonus stage - a run through a canyon blowing up anything that dares to exist in front of you....

Ai Chou Aniki

Ai Chou Aniki

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - February 24, 1995

The Cho Aniki series returns with their first sequel, the one that would cement the series humorous fetish with bodybuilders and other assorted stuff. As in the original Cho Aniki: Super Big Brothers, Ai Cho Aniki is a side-scrolling shooter in which you have to clear several stages of enemies with your flying avatar. Said avatar this time can be either of the two "option" bodybuilders that were supporting characters in the original while the original's main cast plays only small cameo roles as they appear every now and then to drop power-ups. Our two beloved speedo-wearing beefcakes also...

Astro Robo SASA

Astro Robo SASA

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 9, 1985

This is a shooting game with a twist. You are in control of a small character who has to go through a serious of stages. Each stage consists of one screen only and contains several energy packs hidden behind various obstacles. Your goal is to eat up all the energy packs at a given stage, or destroy them. If you manage to eat the energy packs, you'll gain more energy points, which carry over to the next stage. You'll need the energy points because every shot from your gun costs you one, and each collision with the various enemies flying around can deplete a large bulk of them. The twist of...

CD Maajan Bishoujo Chuushinha

CD Maajan Bishoujo Chuushinha

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - July 30, 1993

Darius Alpha

Darius Alpha

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1990

One of the rarest games for the PC Engine, Darius Alpha was only offered to those who bought both the CD and HuCard versions of Darius Plus (Which doesn't make much sense, considering how similar the two versions are). People who just couldn't get enough of Darius could now play another variation on the same theme. Darius Alpha is built on the same codebase as Darius Plus, but has been remodeled into a so-called "boss-fight" game, e.g. a game where you only fight the bosses of a game or game series. You start out with an unequipped ship and must take down the boss of the first level, King...

Darius Plus

Darius Plus

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 21, 1990

Darius Plus was released in Japan on September 21, 1990 for the PC Engine, and was developed by Bits Laboratory and published by NEC Avenue. The Darius series went up against the big guns of R-Type and Gradius as another side-scrolling shoot 'em up with a player-directed power-up system. Darius Plus is essentially Super Darius, the TurboGrafx-CD version which is the closest to Arcade perfect, but with fewer bosses. The same version could also be played on the SuperGrafx and had special features that would enhance the experience when played on that system in particular - similar to how...

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Dorapon Quest

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Dorapon Quest

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 18, 1994

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Dorapon Quest is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1994.

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Mahjong Kouisen

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Mahjong Kouisen

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - September 25, 1992

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Mahjong Kouisen is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by PalSoft, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 22, 1986

Contents of this game: Ghost-catching gear. One hit song. Slime. Paranormal activity. Ghostbusters headquarters. One Marshmallow Man. Laser stream throws. One ectomobile. One street map. One Temple of Zuul. And a zillion ghosts! Who ya gonna call?

Hanjuku Hero

Hanjuku Hero

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 2, 1988

Hanjuku Hero is a Strategy game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by SquareSoft, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Hellfire S: The Another Story

Hellfire S: The Another Story

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - April 12, 1991

Hellfire S is a Shoot-'Em-Up game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by NEC International, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Kekkon Zenya

Kekkon Zenya

Sega Saturn - Released - October 27, 1995

Kekkon Zenya is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by Shogakukan, which was released in Japan in 1995.

Kekkon: Marriage - Zen'ya

Sega Saturn - October 10, 1997

Kikikai-kai: Dotou Hen

Kikikai-kai: Dotou Hen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 28, 1987

A port of the arcade shooter of the same name, Kikikai-kai: Dotou Hen puts you in the shoes of Shinto priestess Sayo, as she traverses feudal Japan in hopes of rescuing the ancient spirits of luck that have been taken captive by a collection of monsters straight out of Japanese folklore. The game plays as a scrolling top-down shooter with complete freedom of movement, which allows for maze-like stages that Sayo must clear of enemies using her ceremonial baton and her mystic energies. The game features two-player "hotseat" gameplay in which the 2nd player takes over when the first one loses...

Kitchen Panic

Kitchen Panic

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - May 10, 1991

Kitchen Panic is an Action game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by Coconuts Japan, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Magma Project: Hacker

Magma Project: Hacker

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 10, 1989

Magma Project Hacker is a sci-fi themed RPG and an adaptation of the 1985 PC/Amiga/Atari ST strategy game Hacker. As with the Famicom Disk System adaptation of Monty on the Run, a considerable number of liberties were taken with the game's themes practically transforming it into a completely different game. Ironically, the story more closely resembles another western PC game, Captive, with its plot. The player character witnesses a murder and is told to seek information on a shadowy organization known as the Magma Project by the dying victim. In order to effectively hunt for clues, the...

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Remember Dream

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Remember Dream

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 29, 1992

A 1992 Famicom game published by Yutaka based on the Minky Momo magical girl anime.

Minna no Taabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen

Minna no Taabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen

Nintendo Entertainment System - November 22, 1991

Minna no Tabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen is a Puzzle game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by Character Soft, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

Sega CD - Released - August 7, 1992

The Grand Vizier Jaffar has thrown you into a dark dungeon and plans to marry the girl of your dreams in an hour. You're not going to let that happen are you? Try to escape from the dungeon, take out Jaffar's guards, find your way through the Sultan's palace and defeat Jaffar himself. Now go, you've got 60 minutes! Prince of Persia is a 2D platformer with run and jump gameplay. Your hero must avoid deadly traps, solve some simple puzzles and engage in sword fights with the guards. The player has an infinite amount of lives, but has to restart at the beginning of a level each time he dies,...

Sengoku no Hasha: Tenkafubu e no Michi

Sengoku no Hasha: Tenkafubu e no Michi

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 22, 1995

Sengoku no Hasha ("Supreme Ruler of Sengoku") is a strategy sim based on the Sengoku-era of 16th century feudal Japan. The player selects one of the many daimyo (warlords) of the period and attempts to conquer the other territories. The game's full title is Sengoku no Hasha: Tenka Fubu e no Michi, which translates to "Supreme Ruler of Sengoku: The Road to Tenka Fubu" where Tenka Fubu was Oda Nobunaga's governing credo that roughly means "to rule the world with force" which he took up after announcing his intent to unite Japan through warfare. The player can select to begin on various dates...

Splash Lake

Splash Lake

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 28, 1991

Splash Lake is an action-puzzle game for the TurboGrafx-CD and PC Engine CD-ROM. The player is an ostrich named Ozzie and must walk around a grid, pecking at certain lynchpin areas of the ground in order to collapse parts of the level into the ocean. The goal is to remove all enemies by dropping the ground they're walking on. It is structurally similar to Dig Dug 2. The game has a multiplayer mode, which allows two players to try to outmaneuver and out-think each other.

Thexder

Thexder

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 19, 1985

A platform shooter from Japan, Thexder offers many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. You pilot a Battletech-style robot capable of switching from a mech into a jet at any time. Your weapon auto-aims, but uses up a fixed amount of rechargeable energy; if you run out of this energy, you'll have to wait a few seconds before you can fire again. Your mech also contains a shield that can be activated to protect you from harm, but this lasts for a few seconds and uses up some of your life energy.

Toilet Kids

Toilet Kids

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 6, 1992

One night, while visiting the bathroom, the protagonist suddenly finds himself flushed down the toilet and transported to a mysterious realm filled with strange monsters. Piloting a flying vehicle, the protagonist is tasked to defeat the the inhabitants of the mysterious world and find a way to return home. Toilet Kids is an Japanese exclusive PC Engine vertical-scrolling shooter very similar in gameplay to Xevious. The game has only four stages and makes heavy use of toilet humor and scatological references.

True Love Story

True Love Story

Sony Playstation - Released - December 13, 1996

True Love Story is a series of four dating sims (as distinct from the similar but unrelated title True Love). True Love Story and True Love Story 2 were released by ASCII for the PlayStation. True Love Story 3 and True Love Story: Summer Days, and yet... were released by Enterbrain for the PlayStation 2. The True Love Story land are notable for their geko, or walk-home system. When the player asks a girl to walk home with him from school, the game enters a special conversation mode. In this mode, in addition to the usual long-term, strategic "love meter", the girl you are conversing with...

True Love Story 2

True Love Story 2

Sony Playstation - Released - January 21, 1999

True Love Story is a series of four dating sims (as distinct from the similar but unrelated title True Love). True Love Story and True Love Story 2 were released by ASCII for the PlayStation. True Love Story 3 and True Love Story: Summer Days, and yet... were released by Enterbrain for the PlayStation 2. The True Love Story land are notable for their geko, or walk-home system. When the player asks a girl to walk home with him from school, the game enters a special conversation mode. In this mode, in addition to the usual long-term, strategic "love meter", the girl you are conversing with...

True Love Story F: Fan Disc

True Love Story F: Fan Disc

Sony Playstation - Released - November 25, 1999

True Love Story is a series of four dating sims (as distinct from the similar but unrelated title True Love). True Love Story and True Love Story 2 were released by ASCII for the PlayStation. True Love Story 3 and True Love Story: Summer Days, and yet... were released by Enterbrain for the PlayStation 2. The True Love Story land are notable for their geko, or walk-home system. When the player asks a girl to walk home with him from school, the game enters a special conversation mode. In this mode, in addition to the usual long-term, strategic "love meter", the girl you are conversing with...

True Love Story: Remember My Heart

True Love Story: Remember My Heart

Sony Playstation - Released - December 11, 1997

True Love Story is a series of four dating sims (as distinct from the similar but unrelated title True Love). True Love Story and True Love Story 2 were released by ASCII for the PlayStation. True Love Story 3 and True Love Story: Summer Days, and yet... were released by Enterbrain for the PlayStation 2. The True Love Story land are notable for their geko, or walk-home system. When the player asks a girl to walk home with him from school, the game enters a special conversation mode. In this mode, in addition to the usual long-term, strategic "love meter", the girl you are conversing with...

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