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Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu

Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 24, 1989

Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu ("Dark Myth: The Legend of Takeru Yamato") is an adventure game based on a manga of the same name by Daijiro Morohoshi, who wrote a lot of sci-fi and historical mangas with dark Lovecraftian themes. He is credited in the game's opening credits. The story of the game is that a distant descendant or reincarnation of Takeru Yamato - the legendary prince of the Yamato people that assassinated the leader of the supposedly barbaric Kumaso clan - is looking into the death of his father and discovers a plot by some still-existing Kumaso to resurrect their dark...

Barunba

Barunba

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

A shooter in comic style where you control a spacecraft equiped with a weapons ring around it enabled to shoot in various directions. Weapons can be upgraded by shooting enemies and picking up the pods they might change in. The levels automatically scroll and move in all directions. Each level has its own theme and is quite long and has two bosses: a mid-level boss and an end boss. Both bosses have to be defeated before you can continue to finish the level or go to the next. A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the energy bar of your ship and it's game over when that bar has...

Chuugoku Janshi Story: Tonfuu

Chuugoku Janshi Story: Tonfuu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 23, 1989

Chuugoku Janshi Story: Tonfuu ("Chinese Mahjong Story: East Wind") is a mahjong game for the Famicom released by ZAP and Natsume. It is a two-player variant of mahjong, where the human player competes with a CPU opponent in a series of single games. Chuugoku Janshi Story is set up as a tournament, where players have to win several games in a row to be crowned victor.

Cosmo Explorer

Cosmo Explorer

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Fairy

Fairy

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Glider

Glider

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Glider is a Strategy game, developed and published by Zap, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Manes

Manes

Microsoft MSX - Released

Midnight Brothers

Midnight Brothers

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

The game starts with the Shobijin being taken away by an UFO, and saying "HELP, MOTHRA!" The game starts with Mothra Larva hatching from an egg. She can shoot webs to stun any monster (except Godzilla and Hedorah). Mothra can walk north, south, west and east, but the screen locks after going up so Mothra cannot go to places that went offscreen. Mothra can only survive 5 hits of minimal damage, and there are only three lives. However, there are hidden power-ups that restore health that need to be shot with web to be revealed and become obtainable. It is possible to get extra lives by scoring...

Payload

Payload

Microsoft MSX

In this driving game you control a freelance Japanese lorry driver. Who is responsible for his own freight and only gets payed at delivery. In this game it's all about control and management. You can choose your own contracts. You have to deliver your good on time. Any delay will be deducted from your commission. Delivering the goods on time can be quite a challenge. If you overload your truck the police will fine you if they order you to stop. The police will also fine you if you exceed the speed limit or don't stop at a traffic light when it's red. The gasoline and truck repairs - in case of...

Rally

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Summer Games

Summer Games

Sega Master System - Released - 1990

The ceremonial flame is lit, the pigeons released... the Summer Games have officially begun! Athletes from eight different nations are gathered here to display their various talents. You have the chance to outshine them all. Compete in swimming, diving, and track and field events. Choose a nation to represent and go for the Golden Medal, or even a new world record!

Super Rugby

Super Rugby

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 27, 1989

Super Rugby is a rugby game released for the Famicom by ZAP and TSS. Though it shares its name with the Super Rugby international rugby union, the latter was formed years after this game's release so the name is coincidental. It is also not to be confused with the 1994 Super Famicom game Super Rugby. The game uses a top-down perspective of the pitch with the two sides oriented vertically, and the player is able to assign points to various stats before playing a match to focus on certain areas of their playstyle. Options include a one-off "Training" exhibition match, a "League" game which...

Taiyou no Shinden: Asteka II

Taiyou no Shinden: Asteka II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - December 10, 1987

Despite its name (a misspelling of Azteca), the story of Taiyo no Shinden: Asteka II is dedicated to the Maya people, indigenous inhabitants of Southern Mexico and Central America, rather than the Aztecs. The player controls a nameless adventurer who searches for the Sun Key, a mysterious ancient artifact which can unlock the secrets of the Mayan civilization. Taiyo no Shinden: Asteka II is an adventure game which takes place in the ruins of the ancient city Chichen Itza on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. There is a top-down overworld on which the player can physically navigate the...

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