Pax Softnica

Attack Four

Attack Four

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Balloon Fight GB

Balloon Fight GB

Nintendo Game Boy Color - July 31, 2000

Balloon Fight GB is a color remake of Balloon Kid. All features from Balloon Kid are still intact. The main new addition is that there is color. There is now also a world map, and the title screen and menu systems are slightly different. Through the world map, levels are given names, which were previously unknown since Balloon Kid did not give any names to areas or levels. Balloon Fight GB is notoriously rare, and it was distributed via the Nintendo Power Flash cartridge, which is no longer supported by Nintendo. As such, copies of this game downloaded onto one of these cartridges can...

Balloon Kid

Balloon Kid

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 5, 1990

Take to the skies with Balloon Kid. You'll have to think light as you float across the most unfriendly skies around. Nasty flying creatures will test your piloting skills, but don't go too low because even nastier enemies await you on the ground. Get extra bonuses by gathering all the balloons you can for a series of challenging tests of skill. Take a big gulp of courage and give Alice a hand as she searches for her missing brother. Play alone or use your Video Link cable to race against a friend. Either way, Balloon Kid will give you a lift.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Nintendo Game Boy - June 14, 1994

Donkey Kong returns to Game Boy! This famous ape has kidnapped Pauline and climbed to the top of a perilous skyscraper. Challenged by many perils and unending puzzles, Mario must reach his arch rival. As he makes his way Mario will need to gather disappearing keys to unlock doors of hidden rooms. Donkey Kong devises evil tricks to confuse and trap him. Our heroic plumber has his hands full this time! Donkey Kong is a platform game developed in 1994 by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game system, which also contains puzzle elements. Donkey Kong is loosely based on the 1981...

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima - Kouhen

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima - Kouhen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - September 30, 1987

Once upon a time, there was an elderly couple living in Nagakushi village, a small village located far up in the mountains. The couple had no children, until one day, they were entrusted with the care of an infant boy and girl, as prophesied in a dream. The years went by, and when the two children were 8 years old, there was a terrible occurrence in the western capital. An evil dragon suddenly appeared in the city, turning humans into oni, ogres that suck away the souls of other humans. The oni advanced as far as Nagakushi village, stealing away the souls of the elderly couple. Fortunately the...

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima - Zenpen

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima - Zenpen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - September 4, 1987

Once upon a time, there was an elderly couple living in Nagakushi village, a small village located far up in the mountains. The couple had no children, until one day, they were entrusted with the care of an infant boy and girl, as prophesied in a dream. The years went by, and when the two children were 8 years old, there was a terrible occurrence in the western capital. An evil dragon suddenly appeared in the city, turning humans into oni, ogres that suck away the souls of other humans. The oni advanced as far as Nagakushi village, stealing away the souls of the elderly couple. Fortunately the...

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuuyuuki - Kouhen

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuuyuuki - Kouhen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 14, 1989

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuuyuuki ("Famicom Fairy Tales: Yuuyuuki") is the second of two text adventure games in the Famicom Mukashibanashi series developed by Pax Softnica and Nintendo themselves for the Famicom Disk System peripheral. It shares many similarities with its predecessor Shin Onigashima: Both games required two disks that were released separately, both feature an innovative "main character switch" feature that allows the player to switch from two playable characters and both are based on ancient Far Eastern literature. In Yuuyuuki's case the literature in question is the ancient...

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuuyuuki - Zenpen

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuuyuuki - Zenpen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - September 14, 1989

Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuuyuuki ("Famicom Fairy Tales: Yuuyuuki") is the second of two text adventure games in the Famicom Mukashibanashi series developed by Pax Softnica and Nintendo themselves for the Famicom Disk System peripheral. It shares many similarities with its predecessor Shin Onigashima: Both games required two disks that were released separately, both feature an innovative "main character switch" feature that allows the player to switch from two playable characters and both are based on ancient Far Eastern literature. In Yuuyuuki's case the literature in question is the ancient...

Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak

Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - April 8, 2003

All the hamsters are bickering, and there's little wonder why! Spat, a meddling troublemaker, is telling fibs and causing heartache everywhere. It's up to Hamtaro and best-girl Bijou to follow Spat, stop the squabbling, and get everyone back on talking terms again.

Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!

Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - October 28, 2002

Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! is a Role-Playing game, developed by Pax Softonica and published by Nintendo, which was released in 2001.

Heisei Shin Onigashima: Zenpen

Heisei Shin Onigashima: Zenpen

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 1, 1997

An adventure game based on the old Japanese fairy tale about Momotaro, a boy who was found by an old couple inside of a huge peach (hence the name Momotaro - "Peach Guy"). Momotaro grows up and embarks on a journey to rid the land of the vicious tribe of ogres, and to take their treasures. On his way he meets three animals - a dog, a monkey, and a pheasant, who help him to defeat the ogres. This game is the first part of the story, and is divided into two large chapters, the first telling the story of the dog Ringo, the second the story of the monkey Matsunosuke. In this adventure, you...

Hello Kitty World

Hello Kitty World

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 27, 1992

The little kitten Kitty, her kitten friend Mimi and their bear friend Tippy love playing with balloons. One day, Tippy has inflated a whole bunch of balloons when suddenly a strong wind blows. Tippy is blown away! The only way for Kitty and Mimi to find their friend again is to pick some balloons and fly to her rescue. Hello Kitty World is quite similar to Balloon Kid – a forced side-scrolling platform adventure where you control a character floating around with a balloon in the hand. Kitty (or Mimi) starts out on each level with two balloons, and by pushing the A button, she moves upward...

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 15, 1988

It's fast skatin', hip checkin', high scoring action. Lead your team into center ice, over the opponent's blue line. Pass over to the point and set up for the tip in - Score! Choose a country for you and your opponent, select a level of play and face off at center ice to become the top goal scorer in Nintendo's Ice Hockey! Get charged with a penalty and test your defense. Or attack on a power play and use your puck handling skills to catch your opponents off guard. Either way, you can become a superstar in the league of Nintendo Ice Hockey!

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - January 21, 1988

Ice Hockey is a sports game for one or two players. Start of by selecting a team and customizing your players. Each team member can be one of three player types: small and skinny (very fast, but not good at checking or shooting), very large (slow, but with a strong body check and outstanding shooting strength) or average (medium speed, with average checking and shooting strength). After the teams are set up, it's time to play some ice hockey! Gameplay features a scrolling screen to follow the action, and lets you choose which of the players you wish to control when on defense (on offense you...

Konae-chan no Dokidoki Penguin Kazoku

Nintendo Satellaview - 1996

Konae-chan no DokiDoki Pengin Kazoku is a Downloadable Event Game developed by Pax Softnica for the Satellaview. It stars Konae and was distributed as a tie in to the Radio Program "If Tomorrow Comes...".

Mole Mania

Mole Mania

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - February 1, 1997

Join Muddy Mole in a race to destroy enemies and obstacles in an attempt to defeat the evil farmer, Jinbei. Blast strategic exits using black balls and tunnel your way to the next action-packed level. Help Muddy solve the incredible puzzles of Jinbei Land and reunite him with his beloved mole family. You'll dig the fast pace and challenging fun of Mole Mania!

Snoopy Concert

Snoopy Concert

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 19, 1995

The game is a less of a self-contained game and more a collection of four smaller ones; including a point-and-click segment featuring Schroeder. The player controls Woodstock and direct Snoopy as he performs all sorts of errands for different Peanuts characters. The player does a separate game for each character; some of them require him to do a little detective work, or to direct Snoopy to win a race, or to get a character to some place. The ultimate goal in the game is to get everyone in shape for Snoopy's concert. Games can either be played using stereo or monoaural sound. The music was...

Star Wars Episode I: Racer

Star Wars Episode I: Racer

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - December 1, 1999

The game design of the Game Boy Color edition of Star Wars Episode I: Racer is loosely based on the Nintendo 64 version. The game still takes place over multiple planets in the Star Wars universe -- the deserts of Tatooine, the ice tracks of Ando Prime, and swamps of Baroonda. You take control of Anakin and try and defeat your "rival" on each of the game's tracks. When you come in first on any track, you can take control of that track's "rival" alien and his pod racer -- and each alien's Pod Racer controls and drives differently. The controls are of the simple Accelerate, Brake, Left Turn,...

Super Dyna'mix Badminton

Super Dyna'mix Badminton

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 26, 1988

Super Dyna'mix Badminton is the first game for the Famicom to cover the sport of badminton. It was created by the developer/publisher team Pax Softnica and Vap Inc., previously behind Super Real Baseball '88. The game is depicted by a side-view, more commonly associated with volleyball video games than tennis video games, the latter favoring a viewpoint from behind one of the competitors. This comparison is also true for the sport of badminton itself, which has a similar focus on performing hard-to-counter spike attacks close to the net in order to score points. Because of the irregular...

Super Real Baseball '88

Super Real Baseball '88

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 30, 1988

Super Real Baseball was developed by Pax Softnica and published by Vap Inc., it was released in Japan only. It depicted a more "realistic" take on baseball when compared to its contemporaries at the time such as Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium and Moero! Pro Yakyuu (or R.B.I. Baseball and Bases Loaded, as they were known in the US), which generally involved more cartoonish characters. Unlike many baseball games, Super Real Baseball actually had the licenses needed to use official names and teams from the Nippon Professional Baseball league. Also different was how the game chose to view the wider...

Tao

Tao

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1989

Tao (??, lit. "Road") is an adventure video game for the Nintendo Family Computer about living the life of a nomad seeking spiritual enlightenment. On the way to enlightenment, the player roams from town to town solving quests for various non-player characters during the year 1999. Along the way, the red-headed character develops an alter ego named Tao (which can be summoned by rubbing on a special piece of stone), they must prevent the apocalypse from occurring by accomplishing the necessary quests. Players also have to visit cities that are made out of gold in order to complete the...

Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... - Kouhen

Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... - Kouhen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - July 26, 1991

Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... is an adventure game for the Famicom Disk System in which the protagonist is a disembodied ghost trying to track down his body, which has been taken over by a time-travelling demon. The demon is wrecking havoc across various points in history and the player, as the boy's spirit, has to try and stop it. The player has at their disposal the unique ability to possess various animals and people as well as the usual set of menu-driven commands common to Famicom adventure games. Time Twist was created by Pax Softnica and Nintendo themselves, using much of the...

Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... - Zenpen

Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... - Zenpen

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - July 26, 1991

Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... is an adventure game for the Famicom Disk System in which the protagonist is a disembodied ghost trying to track down his body, which has been taken over by a time-travelling demon. The demon is wrecking havoc across various points in history and the player, as the boy's spirit, has to try and stop it. The player has at their disposal the unique ability to possess various animals and people as well as the usual set of menu-driven commands common to Famicom adventure games. Time Twist was created by Pax Softnica and Nintendo themselves, using much of the...

Top Rank Tennis

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - May 1, 1993

Top Rank Tennis is a tennis game. Players can opt to play singles or doubles matches. There are only two game modes: Official or Practice. Normal tennis rules apply. Notably for a Game Boy title, the game's scoring is completely spoken out loud as well as other words such as "play" and "fault". Player rankings are saved using battery backed RAM. Multiplayer up to four players using the four player adapter is supported.

Volleyball

Volleyball

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - July 21, 1986

The game enables the player to choose the amount of people on their team, their country and their gender. The countries include the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Cuba, Russia (USR), and Tunisia. In the game the player will control their players by using the d-pad, and will use the b button to perform the game's various actions. The a button is not used in Volleyball. On the court there are two rows, 1 and 2. When the ball nears one of the rows, the team members in that row will then be able to be controlled by the player. If you are unable to hit the ball over the net,...

Wave Race

Wave Race

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - July 2, 1992

Jump aboard your Personal Water Craft and hit the waves! Pick one of three versatile PWC's - the nimble 550cc, the speedy 650cc, or the high-powered 800cc National Class racer. Splash your way through 8 tracks in the racing circuit, or compete in 8 different breakneck slalom courses. Watch the spray fly as you leave your opponents swamped in your wake! Save your quickest lap and course times. Race to top your fastest speed, or challenge up to three of your friends with the Four Player Adapter and pour on the power!

Wrecking Crew '98

Wrecking Crew '98

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 23, 1998

Mario, on his way home from a trip, discovers that Bowser has been conducting a construction campaign of building high-rises in the Mushroom Kingdom which are depriving the local plantlife of sunlight. Refusing to tolerate this, he brings out a mighty blue hammer from a chest inside his house and embarks on a mission to demolish the offending structures. Mario's old nemesis, Foreman Spike, along with a Gotcha Wrench, Eggplant Man, and more new and old enemies, are once again out to stop him on his quest, however.

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