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Battle Heat!

Battle Heat!

NEC PC-FX - December 23, 1994

In a desolate and cruel world, two clans are fighting for domination: the noble Republic of Kriph, led by the warrior Kai, and the evil Holy Dark Empire, led by Alamis and the mysterious armored Götz von Dark. The player can choose to play as any of the good and evil characters (four for each clan) - but it is only possible to fight warriors of the opposing party. Battle Heat!'s biggest innovation as a fighting game is the fact that every single move is viewed as a full-motion anime-style sequence. Each of the controller's buttons is assigned to a specific move (including jumping), and...

Binary Land

Binary Land

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

In the Famicom version of the game, players have to unite two penguins, Gurin (male) and Malon (female), who are in love. The MSX version features a human boy and a human girl; gameplay remains identical to the Famicom version. Players control Malon and Gurin simultaneously; with a timer adding to the difficulty. These penguins move in mirror images of each other. The game features many different stages. After completing the 17th stage, players have to start over again on stage 1. "Je te veux" by Erik Satie is the background music in the game during the levels. Upon uniting the two penguins,...

Bomber King

Bomber King

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

RoboWarrior takes place on an alien planet called Altile. The player operates a cyborg named ZED (Z-type Earth Defence). In the game, ZED raids Altile to fight the Xantho empire and destroy its leader, Xur. ZED deploys bombs to clear a path through rocks, walls, and forests, while killing enemies and collecting items. Some gameplay elements resemble those of Bomberman (1983). RoboWarrior comprises five level formats. In one, the player must obtain a key before the time limit expires. In another, the key is unavailable until the player acquires a crystal or chalice. Some levels are cast in...

Bomberman

Bomberman

MS-DOS - Released - September 7, 1990

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over the rivers, forest and mountains. Bomberman's job is to save her, battling the sea of the enemies, with only bombs at his disposal. The range of Bomberman's bomb explosions can be upgraded with time, but if he dies, the range resets back to the minimum range and Bomberman loses his previous skills. Some updates can make Bomberman walk through the walls, increase his speed, and give him some other assets to aid him in his quest to save the woman he loves. This...

Bomberman: Panic Bomber

Bomberman: Panic Bomber

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 22, 1994

Panic Bomber is a falling block puzzle game, somewhat reminiscent of Puyo Puyo games: instead of Tetris-like abstract blocks, little colored heads are falling down and must be arranged in rows of three (vertically or horizontally), by rotating them and matching them with other heads of the same color. In this case, the heads clearly belong to the titular character of the Bomberman series. The game has similar gameplay and opponents as in the handheld version; Bomberman automatically advances on a "world map", defeating opponents in falling block contests in a linear fashion. However, this...

Dyna Blaster

Dyna Blaster

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over the rivers, forest and mountains. Bomberman's job is to save her, battling the sea of the enemies, with only bombs at his disposal. The range of Bomberman's bomb explosions can be upgraded with time, but if he dies, the range resets back to the minimum range and Bomberman loses his previous skills. Some updates can make Bomberman walk through the walls, increase his speed, and give him some other assets to aid him in his quest to save the woman he loves. This...

The Dynastic Hero

The Dynastic Hero

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - May 20, 1994

The Dynastic Hero is a slightly re-branded version of Wonder Boy in Monster World for the Turbo Duo.The game features palette-swapped visuals, new insect-themed graphics for main characters (and insects' natural predators as bosses), a Red Book audio soundtrack which is completely different from the Wonder Boy original, and anime-style cutscenes at the intro and ending. Shion was renamed Dyna and was modeled after a Hercules Beetle, and the final boss was changed to a giant lizard king. An English-language version was also produced, but both were built off of the Japanese version of Wonder Boy...

Godzilla Bakutou Retsuden

Godzilla Bakutou Retsuden

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - February 26, 1993

This interpretation of the famous giant monster from the Japanese cinematic industry takes form of a fighting game, only instead of the usual brave martial artists the players control horrifying monsters from the traditional Toho lineage: the titular beast itself, Rodan, Anguirus, Ghidorah, and others. The game has two modes: Normal and Vs. The latter is essentially a two-player mode, which allows the players to engage in giant monster battles in a variety of scenarios. Most of the monsters, however, are locked in the Vs. mode before the player has completed the Normal mode. The Normal...

Hot Pop

Hot Pop

Commodore 64 - 1985

In this Arcade game the gameplay is quite simple, the hero, named "Milk" must get all the fruits in the screen in order to free his girlfriend (don't ask me what's the relation) who is captured inside of a house. Your rival "'Nuts" will try to keep you away from your goal. To obtain the fruit, Milk will climb up ladders and jump onto different platforms. Points are earned by obtaining the fruit, jumping over Nuts and completing the level in the shortest amount of time (obtaining the Bonus score value). Two game modes are included as well as a level editor.

Hu PGA Tour Power Golf 2: Golfer

Hu PGA Tour Power Golf 2: Golfer

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 4, 1994

Power Golf 2: Golfer is a follow-up to Power Golf. The game attempts to realistically simulate golf and contains many features and variables that influence gameplay. There are two modes in the game: Normal and Tournament. In the normal mode up to four players can compete against each other or computer opponent in stroke play, match play, driving range, and putting green. Real Japanese golf courses are available for selection, complete with digitized photos and introductions. The player can select to control Japanese golfers and choose between a variety of clubs, as well as manually influence...

Hyaku Monogatari: Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi

Hyaku Monogatari: Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 5, 1994

Its sub-title translated as True Scary Stories, Hyaku Monogatari is a video game homage to the parlour game Hyaku Monogatari Kaidankai, which was popular during the Edo period (17th - middle of 19th century) in Japan. The game involved gathering at night, lighting a hundred candles and telling horror stories, extinguishing the candles one by one until the room became completely dark. The game contains a hundred horror stories told in a linear fashion through text, digitized photos and sound effects. Most of the stories are very short and non-interactive. The exceptions usually involve...

Kishin Douji Zenki FX: Vajura Fight

Kishin Douji Zenki FX: Vajura Fight

NEC PC-FX - December 22, 1995

Kishin Doji Zenki FX: Vajura Fight is based on the manga Kishin Doji Zenki by Kikuhide Tani. Once upon a time the Japanese priest Enno has fought and defeated the demon lord Zenki. Zenki was sealed for centuries in the magical bracelet that the Enno family carried through generations. But now, in modern-day Japan, demons called Seeds of Karuma, who worship an ancient evil goddess, began to appear on the Earth, bringing death and destruction. Enno's descendant, a lovely young girl named Chiaki, has no choice but to use her bracelet to summon Zenki! But while being sealed, Zenki has reverted to...

Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy

Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy

Sega Saturn - Released - March 22, 1996

The game is based on the anime Gulliver Boy, created by Teruhisa Hiroi. Gulliver is a young boy who studies magic in a school in a small town in Italy, but is bored with the studies and craves adventure. After he gets his magical diploma, he goes to Venice to hook up with his best friends - the girl Misty, who has healing powers, and the genius inventor Edison. Together, they must stop the plot of the Spanish crown to dominate the world. Kūsō Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy differs greatly from the Super Famicom interpretation of the anime. Unlike that action role-playing game, it is a...

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Nintendo DS - Released - October 26, 2006

This NDS release includes two full games from NES (Family Computer) platform: Lode Runner Championship Lode Runner Lode Runner release for Nintendo DS platform contains certain upgrades and differences to fit the gameplay on Nintendo DS handheld. Additionally, this release features some new gameplay modes not present in the original versions of included games. The game idea is to control your character to collect lodestones on multi-story platform levels and dig holes to trap your enemies. Having collected all lodestones you can move up to the next level.

Mitsubachi Gakuen

Mitsubachi Gakuen

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 14, 1990

Mitsubachi Gakuen is an adventure game in which the player takes the role of a teacher in the Mitsubachi Academy, entrusted with the task of helping its female students to reach stardom by monitoring their studies and activities. The game is divided into four seasons, each with a sub-plot of its own (e.g. preparing to a competition with another school and handling intrusive journalists and possible spies), and each dealing with a team of five different girls. The player can check the dossier of all the twenty students at any time and learn more about them. The game features digitized photos of...

Nectaris

Nectaris

Sharp X68000 - Released - September 25, 1992

Nectaris / Military Madness is a futuristic turn-based strategy war game. The year is 2089 and the setting is Earth’s moon, which yields many important resources. While the governments of Earth bicker over their staked claims on the moon, the evil Axis Empire launches a lunar military campaign and takes over the moon, using its factories to produce advanced weaponry, the most devastating of which is the SAM (Supreme Atomic Missile). As commander of the Allied forces, it is the player’s responsibility to lead what’s left of the Allied armies in a desperate offensive against the Axis Empire on...

Punch Ball Mario Bros.

Punch Ball Mario Bros.

NEC PC-8801 - Released - August 26, 1984

Punch Ball Mario Bros. is a single-screen action game adapted from the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros.. Visually and structurally, the game is quite similar: enemies emerge from pipes at the top of the screen, and must be knocked over and kicked off the stage. Enemies that reach the bottom will enter a pipe and return to the top. The last remaining enemy on the stage, as well as any enemy left knocked over for too long, will change color and move faster. However, unlike the original game where Mario must flip enemies by hitting the platform they're on from underneath, in Punch Ball, Mario (and...

Seiryuu Densetsu Monbit

Seiryuu Densetsu Monbit

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 30, 1991

On one fateful night, a purple meteor has fallen down from the skies. Harnessing its power, the Demon Folk grew stronger, and started attacking peace-loving tribes and their villages. One warrior of the bunny-eared Monbit tribe stood up against the demons. Riding a dragon, he entered the palace of the Demon King and shattered the magic amulet he was wearing. However, the warrior was gravely wounded himself. He entrusted the amulet with the tribe elder. Years have passed, and the demons are once again rearing their ugly heads. The young hero is the only one who can save the world - by using the...

Sonic Shuffle

Sonic Shuffle

Sega Dreamcast - Released - November 14, 2000

It's party time! SONIC SHUFFLE allows you to play as your favorite characters from the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG series in a party game for the Sega Dreamcast. Play as Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Knuckles, and many more characters as you compete in environments straight out of SONIC ADVENTURE. These environments are so realistic, you'll swear you're playing in real life! Featuring intense mini-games, unique cel-shading graphics, and pumping music, this is one Sonic game you don't want to miss.

Tengai Makyou 3: Fuun Kabuki Den

Tengai Makyou 3: Fuun Kabuki Den

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - July 10, 1993

Once upon a time, the brave warriors of the Fire Clan fought the dark lord Masakado and defeated him, saving the beautiful land of Jipang. Many years later, the followers of the Daimon Cult tried to resurrect Masakado, but were defeated by the thief Ziria and other descendants of the Fire Clan. Kabuki Danjūrō, a flamboyant kabuki performer who fought together with the great hero Manjimaru and helped him defeat the guardians of the Dark Orchids, receives a letter from Orochimaru, one of the heroes of the battle against the Daimon Cult. It seems that the followers of this evil organization have...

Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You

Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - June 29, 1990

Urusei Yatsura: Stay with You is based on the manga series by Rumiko Takahashi. The protagonist is Ataru Moroboshi, a high school student who accidentally evokes love in the heart of Lum, the princess of an alien demon-like race. The game does not recount the initial events of the manga and instead is built like an episode, assuming the player's familiarity with the general story and characters. Ataru's ex-girlfriend Shinobu disappears under mysterious circumstances. Ataru and Lum must explore the high school building and find out what happened to Shinobu. The gameplay is that of a...

Virus

Virus

Sega Saturn - Released - August 22, 1997

It is the 22nd century. Human beings have long reached outer space and traveled to other planets. But they could not find happiness, and soon their only source of feelings became the "Cyber Net", a virtual world where people could experience simple emotions such as love or hatred. One day, a deadly virus was discovered in the Cyber Net. A special unit called Blue Metal was sent to annihilate the virus. But something went wrong, and the members of the unit were killed. Serge Shadix survived, but his brother Leon never came back. This accident made Serge join a force called STAND (Special Team...

Virus

Sega Saturn - Released - August 22, 1997

It is the 22nd century. Human beings have long reached outer space and traveled to other planets. But they could not find happiness, and soon their only source of feelings became the "Cyber Net", a virtual world where people could experience simple emotions such as love or hatred. One day, a deadly virus was discovered in the Cyber Net. A special unit called Blue Metal was sent to annihilate the virus. But something went wrong, and the members of the unit were killed. Serge Shadix survived, but his brother Leon never came back. This accident made Serge join a force called STAND (Special Team...

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