Arcade - Released - 1993
Athena No Hatena? is a Miscellaneous game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1993.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - November 1, 1993
Wage deadly attacks to mind-blowing Techno tracks when you confront BioMetal mutants in the ultimate cyberbattle for intergalactic domination! You control the awesome firepower of the Halbard fighter, armed with an arsenal of six changeable superweapons. Blast the BioMetals with the radical GAM-a biologically engineered system built to protect and destroy! Master six lethal alien environments and waste wave after wave of BioMetal marauders. It's an epic showdown played out to the rhythm of a cutting-edge soundtrack, composed by world-renowned Techno group 2 Unlimited! BioMetal extinction or...
Sony Playstation - Released - August 4, 2003
Blockids for PlayStation is a 3D take on the arcade classic Breakout. Players choose one of eight animated characters and prepare to compete against an assortment of colorful opponents whose fortresses must be breached. The object is to break a series of bricks by smashing a ricocheting ball into them using a horizontal paddle. The default view is presented from an angled top-down perspective, but players can switch to a perspective right behind the paddle for a more 3D feel. New twists on the classic gameplay include the ability to bounce the ball over barriers as well as earn a special...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 27, 1990
The Dragon Master, Darklarza, has been terrorizing the kingdom for numerous years. The king was forced into exile by this threat. He retreated, with the bravest knight in the kingdom. This knight, named Geraden, must hold his fort. Darklarza stages an attack on the king's fortress, breaks in and manages to abduct the royal princess. Now it is up to the brave Geraden to journey throughout the kingdom, rescue the captive princess, and put an end to Darklarza's evil reign once and for all.
Sega Saturn - Released - December 18, 1997
Crows: The Battle Action for SegaSaturn (クローズ ～ＴＨＥ ＢＡＴＴＬＥ ＡＣＴＩＯＮ ＦＯＲ ＳＥＧＡＳＡＴＵＲＮ～) is a beat-'em-up for the Sega Saturn. It is a 2D beat-'em-up based on the Crows manga series, where characters have super-deformed heads.
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 9, 1991
De-Block is a Puzzle game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Sega Saturn - Released - October 9, 1997
Dezaemon 2 (デザエモン２) is a Sega Saturn game released as part of the Dezaemon series exclusively in Japan. Like all games in the Dezaemon series, it allows the user to create home-made shoot-'em-up games, offering a wide variety of options in order to do so. Additions in Dezaemon 2 include the ability to create dedicated horizontal shooters as well as those which rely on 3D polygon graphics. There is an extensive library of video games made using the Dezaemon 2 engine, currently totalling over 200.
Nintendo 64 - Released - June 26, 1998
Dezaemon 3D is more of a game creator than an actual game. While it ships with two games, what really makes the cartridge special is the editor. It is far more than a level editor - you can use it to design your own 3D shooting game! In fact, both games were done with the very same editor. Designing 3D models, doing textures and composing a hit song are no small tasks mind you, so if you are more of the impatient type, you can skip the editor and head straight for the two sample games, Solid Gear and Usagi. Both games are shooters, but that is the only thing they have in common. Solid...
Nintendo Satellaview - 1994
Dezaemon is an Action game, developed and published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Nintendo 64DD - Unreleased - 1998
Dezaemon 3D is a shoot ’em up game creator developed by Athena and released for the Nintendo 64 only in Japan in 1998. The game was one in which one could design their own shooting game levels similar to the levels shown in Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth. The game had nearly limitless options, from creating the stage boss or adding a custom soundtrack for each level. A 64DD add-on was planned but they never released it: only some messages from the editor mode revealed this unused connection.
Sony Playstation - Released - October 22, 1998
Athena strikes again with another very capable game construction kit. Budding designers will get to draw their characters, or simply select from a collection of pre-made animals and other rascals. Once the game's hero has been knighted, a level designing engine may be used to craft the game world in your vision of what games should be. Platformers and shooters are the program's strengths although clever designers will be able to program more complicated offerings. Dezaemon Kids has about 100 user-created shooters on it, plus a simpler creation tool, as the game was geared toward younger...
Nintendo Entertainment System - November 16, 1988
Family Quiz 4-nin wa Rival (ファミリークイズ 4人はライバル? lit. Family Quiz 4 Man Rivalry) is a Japanese trivia game devloped by Athena for the Famicom, and published in Japan in November of 1988. This game was Athena's first console release. With a focus on family play, the game allows for four players to compete simultaneously. The goal is to beat the other opponents in four mini-games, each requiring that the player answer some Japanese trivia questions in order to proceed. The four mini-games are based on a game show, a board-game, the game of Othello, and a memory match game. In the game show, the...
Nintendo Game Boy Color - February 9, 2001
Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - August 10, 2001
Goku Mahjong Deluxe: Mirai Senshi 21 is a Mahjong game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 2001.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - November 29, 2002
Higanbana is an Adventure game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 2002.
Arcade - Released - 1993
Release in 1993, distributed by Able and developed by Athena , J. J. Squawkers is, on the surface, your typical 90s platformer. As Ani (player one) or Ototo (player two), you must resore peace to Pastachioville by beating up pretty much anyone or anything that gets in your way over five (technically four- one's a boss rush) side-scrolling stages.
Sega Saturn - Released - September 27, 1996
Pukunpa Joshikousei No Houkago is a puzzle game that features high school female characters that will enter a puzzle competition between them. The gameplay is simple: The player have to join more than 3 puzzle pieces of the same colour to make them dissapear and that way it will send them to his opponent. There are also stoney faced blocks that can't be destroyed so its best to concentrate. When the opponent or the player pieces reaches the top the match ends. The game features different female characters to choose and different game and difficulty modes.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1994
Japan-only shooter construction kit for the Super Famicom system. Use a simple, icon-based menu system to execute commands. A paint program-style sprite editor lets you design your own friendly and enemy avatars from scratch and give them specific properties. You can also design your own title screen and use a BGM studio editor to compose music for use in the game. Music input is handled via instrument icons that can be assigned to music sheets. Dezaemon includes a sample shooting game called DAIOH.
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 24, 1989
Lutter is a game comprised of single screens full of traps, obstacles, enemies and items that the eponymous hero Lutter must navigate in order to find six missing damsels and the enormous monsters that hold them hostage. The game has some element of non-linearity, as there are numerous paths that split off to explore. The chief goal is to find keys that unlock doors to new areas and eventually to large, screen-sized bosses that Lutter must defeat in shoot 'em up style boss fights. The game also features a few RPG aspects: Lutter has a health bar and can level up, which increases his health...
Sony Playstation - Released - May 30, 1997
Oda Nobunaga (June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582) was the initiator of the unification of Japan under the shogunate in the late 16th century, which ruled Japan until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. He was also a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. His opus was continued, completed and finalized by his successors Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy shugo (military governor) with land holdings in Owari Province. Nobunaga lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japan before his death in...
Nintendo Game Boy Color - August 15, 1999
The action and excitement of using a big ball to knock down white pins comes to the Game Boy Color with POCKET BOWLING. Make your selection from six different bowlers, including an android. Once you have a bowler that matches your style of play, use the Training mode to work on picking up spares and to get the hang of the game controls. When you are ready for some action, play against a human or computer opponent in the Standard mode. If you want an extra challenge, try to win a tournament against four opponents in four different alleys. In all of the modes, getting the perfect shot requires...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 11, 1993
Pro Mahjong Kiwame ("Pro Mahjong Extreme") is a Super Famicom mahjong game from Athena and the first of their Pro Mahjong Kiwame series, which would go on to have many sequels for various systems (including Pro Mahjong Kiwame GB for Game Boy). The game is touted as a serious mahjong game, requiring a certain level of skill from its players. Unlike many early video game mahjong games, the game allows for the full four participant experience rather than the truncated one-on-one set-up.
Nintendo 64 - Released - November 21, 1997
Pro Mahjong Kiwame 64 is a Mahjong simulation game released for the Nintendo 64 only in Japan in 1997.
WonderSwan - Released - October 7, 1999
Authentic four-player mahjong game, Pro Mahjong Kiwame, has appeared in WonderSwan as a game that will satisfy all mahjong beginners and advanced players. The game includes rules of mahjong, a memo function that does not require an instruction manual, a role list function, and other functions that are very kind to beginners, as well as a level system that allows you to level up your skills. Everyone can be satisfied with the fun of mahjong for beginners and the strength of the authentic school for advanced players. In addition, the auto-save function, the albums for each station, and the...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 22, 1994
Pro Mahjong Kiwame II ("Pro Mahjong Extreme II") is the second of three Pro Mahjong Kiwame games for the Super Famicom. It features multiple modes for playing mahjong against CPU opponents. It is better suited for advanced players, and also includes professional tips presented in the form of a mahjong trivia quiz. The game also uses digitized photos of professional mahjong players. Like most mahjong games, Pro Mahjong Kiwame II was never released outside of Japan. It sits between Pro Mahjong Kiwame and Pro Mahjong Kiwame III.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 30, 1995
Pro Mahjong Kiwame III ("Pro Mahjong Extreme III") is the third and final game in Athena's series of serious mahjong simulators for the Super Famicom. The series would continue on other platforms, including Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus for Sony PlayStation and Pro Mahjong Kiwame 64 for N64. The game has all the features that the Pro Mahjong Kiwame series is known for: digitized photos for opponents, professional tips for advanced players and a no-frills presentation.
Sega Saturn - Released - January 12, 1996
Pro Mahjong Kiwame S (プロ麻雀極Ｓ) is a mahjong game for Sega Titan Video arcade hardware and the Sega Saturn.
Nintendo Game Boy - December 18, 1992
Quiz Nihon Mukashi Banashi: Athena no Hatena is a Miscellaneous game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1992.
Arcade - Released - 1991
Strike Gunner S.T.G is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up video game originally released on the arcades in 1991 by Tecmo, and then later ported for the SNES. The player takes control of a high-tech jet, the "Strike Gunner" of the title, and faces wave after wave of enemies, ranging from helicopters, jets, tanks and airships, among others. On the first screen you select your secondary item like sheilds, homing missiles. etc.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 27, 1992
In the last years of the 20th century, the nations of the world have united to dismantle their massive arsenals of nuclear doom. But the dictator of Sovinia, a small rebel nation, still dreams of world domination. He has joined forces with a huge, hostile war force from beyond this planet. The Allied Countries of Earth try to resist, but without nuclear weapons, their efforts are futile. Then, in an ironic twist, the alien forces turn against their ally, and set out to complete their conquest and colonization of Earth. Now, with the survival of the human race at stake, the Allied Countries...
Nintendo 64 - Released - March 26, 1999
Do you really enjoy the sport of bowling, but just can't stand the ugly shoes? Have you ever wished you could bowl in your garage? In this sequel to fan-favorite SUPER BOWLING for the SNES, bowling has a whole new look and a whole new attitude. Choose a ball weighing from six to 16 pounds, adjust your power and hook, delicately pick a release point, and roll it on down the lane. SUPER BOWLING 64 features more characters than you can shake a stick at. In addition to the group of Japanese teens central to the game, you can play as a pixie, a blue giant, or a robotic penguin. Just to add to the...
Nintendo Entertainment System - January 7, 1992
Sharpen the Blade. Summon the Magic. Your Enemies Await! You are the Sword Master - the supreme warrior. Unleash your magic when a sword won't cut it. A kingdom to save... a slew of deadly levels to conquer! Huge enemies only a Sword Master would love. Razor-sharp graphics. Explosive special effects. Get airborne with the exclusive "Multi-Jump" feature.
Nintendo Virtual Boy - Released - December 22, 1995
Virtual Bowling is a Sports game, developed and published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1995.
Nintendo Entertainment System - July 13, 1990
Wit's is a Puzzle game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Nintendo Game Boy - April 1, 1990
World Bowling is a Sports game, developed and published by Athena, which was released in 1990.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 16, 1995
Yakouchuu is an adventure game for the Super Famicom. The title translates to Phosphorescent Animalcule (animalcule meaning a microscopic animal, a portmanteau of animal and molecule) and specifically to Noctiluca scintillans. It is a "sound novel" in the vein of Chunsoft's hits Otogirisou and Kamaitachi no Yoru (localized as Banshee's Last Cry): the player reads a novel-like story as the text appears on the screen with a static backdrop and background sounds to set the scene. They also occasionally make choices which can determine the route of the story. Yakouchuu concerns the ship "Diana"...
Nintendo 64 - Released - October 22, 1999
Yakouchuu II: Satsujin Kouro is the sequel to the text adventure game, Yakouchuu, released for the Super Famicom in 1995. Yakouchuu GB was also released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color. The story of Yakouchuu II takes place at sea. After a ship has been attacked, players must investigate what happened.