ASCII Corporation

1942

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter for one or two players. The year is 1942, and you are a daring fighter pilot "Super Ace". You begin and end each of the numerous levels on an aircraft carrier and then fly your plane into battle against the enemy over both sea and land. After destroying certain plane formations you can collect several different power ups to increase your fire power and chances of survival. You can also make your plane roll to avoid enemy attacks 3 times per life. There are 24 levels, the first being Midway and the last The Final Area.

Air Hockey

Air Hockey

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1992

The MSX version of the air hockey game which is often found in an arcade center. The light gun "Plus X Terminator Laser" is necessary. If there are two light guns, two-people can play against each other.

Akatsuki no Bizantira

Akatsuki no Bizantira

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

The game's story is based on a fantasy novel of the same name by Hiroe Suga. In a world with two moons, humans peacefully co-exist with various species of intelligent animals, called "mebu". But something has destroyed the balance in that world, and animals have started to attack humans. A female warrior named Bizantira, accompanied by the yellow bird Diel, decides to find out the reason behind these occurrences and to discover the truth about humans and mebu. The game is a very basic Japanese-style RPG, with minimal story development and simple gameplay mechanics. The player controls...

Amnork

Amnork

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1986

Released for the Fujitsu FM-77 AV computer in 1986, this game was an early 3D first-person shooter. It was notable for its advanced 3D graphics engine, which processed 3D polygons at high frame rates for its time. It was the first FPS to use 3D polygons.

Ardy Lightfoot

Ardy Lightfoot

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 26, 1993

The rainbow has been broken into 7 pieces! Ardy, our young and brave adventurer, with Pec, his friend-for-ever, are ready to sacrifice their lives to gather the 7 gems containing the colors of the rainbow, then their wishes will come true and they will finally save Nina from the clutches of Visconty. As a platformer, the player controls Ardy on a 2D stage and can jump and attack either with Pec or can bounce one enemies heads with his tail. In some situations, Pec can also be used to destroy blocks or as a jetpack to fly through areas of a level depending on the color. Stars can be...

Arion

Arion

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The game follows the story of anime with the same title. In Thrace, Arion is taken from his mother Demeter by the god Hades. In the Underworld, Arion is trained to be a warrior. His training is driven by revenge: Arion was told that his mother's blindness was caused by Zeus and Zeus' death will remove the curse. Finally, Arion and Geedo (a huge ape-like creature who had become Arion's friend and companion) left the Underworld to find Zeus. Seneca, a small thief, makes off with Arion's sword and this leads Arion to his first encounter with the forces of Zeus, commanded by his daughter Athena....

Arion

Sharp MZ-2500 - Released - 1986

Game follows the story of anime with the same title. In Thrace, Arion is taken from his mother Demeter by the god Hades. In the Underworld, Arion is trained to be a warrior. His training is driven by revenge: Arion was told that his mother's blindness was caused by Zeus and Zeus' death will remove the curse. Finally, Arion and Geedo (a huge ape-like creature who had become Arion's friend and companion) left the Underworld to find Zeus. Seneca, a small thief, makes off with Arion's sword and this leads Arion to his first encounter with the forces of Zeus, commanded by his daughter Athena....

Arion

Arion

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1986

Game follows the story of anime with the same title. In Thrace, Arion is taken from his mother Demeter by the god Hades. In the Underworld, Arion is trained to be a warrior. His training is driven by revenge: Arion was told that his mother's blindness was caused by Zeus and Zeus' death will remove the curse. Finally, Arion and Geedo (a huge ape-like creature who had become Arion's friend and companion) left the Underworld to find Zeus. Seneca, a small thief, makes off with Arion's sword and this leads Arion to his first encounter with the forces of Zeus, commanded by his daughter Athena....

Arion

Arion

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

Game follows the story of anime with the same title. In Thrace, Arion is taken from his mother Demeter by the god Hades. In the Underworld, Arion is trained to be a warrior. His training is driven by revenge: Arion was told that his mother's blindness was caused by Zeus and Zeus' death will remove the curse. Finally, Arion and Geedo (a huge ape-like creature who had become Arion's friend and companion) left the Underworld to find Zeus. Seneca, a small thief, makes off with Arion's sword and this leads Arion to his first encounter with the forces of Zeus, commanded by his daughter Athena....

Athletic Ball

Athletic Ball

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Bass Landing

Bass Landing

Sony Playstation - Released - January 14, 1999

Designed for the armchair angler in mind, Bass Landing captures the essence of being on an actual lake and boat without the hassle of reaching into your tackle box and pulling back a handful of slime! There are five different lakes in all, ranging from the murky Lunker Lake to the mountainous clarity of Crystal Lake. Each contains natural and manmade hazards (branches, poles, rocks) and different kind of fish--depending on the kind of fish you want, choose your lake accordingly. For instance, the Silver Carp can only be found in dark, murky lakes or swamps and the Spotted Bass resides in...

The Best Play Baseball

The Best Play Baseball

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1991

Boomerang

Boomerang

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Boukenshatachi: Kenja no Yuigon

Boukenshatachi: Kenja no Yuigon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - May 23, 1986

Chinese style gag-comedy. You train in the mountains with your master. One day a mysterious stranger hands over a golden a key. And so the adventure starts...

Boukenshatachi: Kenja no Yuigon

Boukenshatachi: Kenja no Yuigon

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1987

Chinese style gag-comedy. You train in the mountains with your master. One day a mysterious stranger hands over a golden a key. And so the adventure starts...

Break Out

Break Out

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

In Breakout, there is a wall of bricks along the top of the screen and your goal is to destroy the entire wall one brick at a time! To do this, you control a paddle at the bottom of the screen which is used to reflect a bouncing ball into the bricks. When the ball hits a brick, it will destroy it. You start with five balls, and the game ends when all five fall off the bottom of the screen. Also included are several game variations, including breakthru (the ball will go straight through bricks instead of bouncing back), timed breakout (you have a time limit to gain as many points as you can),...

The Castle

The Castle

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The Castle

The Castle

Sharp X1 - Released - 1985

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The Castle

The Castle

Microsoft MSX - 1985

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The Castle

The Castle

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The Castle

The Castle

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1985

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The Castle

The Castle

Sega SC-3000 - Released - 1986

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

Castle Excellent

Castle Excellent

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

The puzzle and platform game Castle Excellent is a sequel to The Castle. In Castle Excellent you control a prince that has to save the princess again. To find your princess you have to explore the castle, which has 100 different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as you have to avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and have to use objects to get to the next door. In each room you have to collect keys and items like rings and gold bars. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color. The main difference with the original The...

Castle Excellent

Castle Excellent

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

The puzzle and platform game Castle Excellent is a sequel to The Castle. In Castle Excellent you control a prince that has to save the princess again. To find your princess you have to explore the castle, which has 100 different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as you have to avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and have to use objects to get to the next door. In each room you have to collect keys and items like rings and gold bars. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color. The main difference with the original...

Castle Excellent

Castle Excellent

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

The puzzle and platform game Castle Excellent is a sequel to The Castle. In Castle Excellent you control a prince that has to save the princess again. To find your princess you have to explore the castle, which has 100 different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as you have to avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and have to use objects to get to the next door. In each room you have to collect keys and items like rings and gold bars. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color. The main difference with the original The...

Castle Excellent

Castle Excellent

Sharp X1 - Released - 1985

The puzzle and platform game Castle Excellent is a sequel to The Castle. In Castle Excellent you control a prince that has to save the princess again. To find your princess you have to explore the castle, which has 100 different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as you have to avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and have to use objects to get to the next door. In each room you have to collect keys and items like rings and gold bars. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color. The main difference with the original The...

Castlequest

Castlequest

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 28, 1986

A long time ago in a faraway land, there lived a lovely young princess named Margarita. Her beauty and grace were known throughout the land - especially to Mad Mizer, the Dark Lord of the grim Groken Castle high in the Forbidden Mountains. He had vowed to make the Princess his queen; and so, one terrible day, he sent his ghoulish helpers to capture her, and she was carried off and imprisoned in one of the hundred miserable rooms of Groken Castle. News of the kidnapping spread throughout the kingdom, and many courageous young men braved the perils of Groken Castle in an attempt to rescue the...

Chaos Angels

Chaos Angels

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

One day, a lone traveler came from the desert to a small camp. There, he sat down, weary from his long travel, enjoying a short rest. "Have you heard of the Tower of Ouroboros"? - asked him a bearded old man who was sitting nearby. - "A legend says that if fulfills all your wishes. Many heroes tried their luck there. None has returned. Dangers lure at every corner in the tower, deadly enchantresses who will bring demise on anyone daring to set his foot there". Without answering, the young traveler left the camp, and soon he was standing at the tower gate...

Chaos Angels

Chaos Angels

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

One day, a lone traveler came from the desert to a small camp. There, he sat down, weary from his long travel, enjoying a short rest. "Have you heard of the Tower of Ouroboros"? - asked him a bearded old man who was sitting nearby. - "A legend says that if fulfills all your wishes. Many heroes tried their luck there. None has returned. Dangers lure at every corner in the tower, deadly enchantresses who will bring demise on anyone daring to set his foot there". Without answering, the young traveler left the camp, and soon he was standing at the tower gate... Chaos Angels is a semi-erotic RPG...

Chaos Angels

Chaos Angels

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

One day, a lone traveler came from the desert to a small camp. There, he sat down, weary from his long travel, enjoying a short rest. "Have you heard of the Tower of Ouroboros"? - asked him a bearded old man who was sitting nearby. - "A legend says that if fulfills all your wishes. Many heroes tried their luck there. None has returned. Dangers lure at every corner in the tower, deadly enchantresses who will bring demise on anyone daring to set his foot there". Without answering, the young traveler left the camp, and soon he was standing at the tower gate... Chaos Angels is a semi-erotic RPG...

Cuarto

Sharp X68000 - Homebrew - December 6, 1991

A horizontally scrolling shoot'em up for the sharp x68000.

Derby Stallion

Derby Stallion

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 28, 1993

A horse racing simulation game, which seems to be a popular genre in Japan. Indeed, the game only was released in that country. A horse breeding, training, and racing simulation, Derby Stallion surpassed 4,000,000 units sold across the Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Playstation consoles. No other horse racing game has performed in such a manner.

Derby Stallion

Derby Stallion

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - February 18, 1994

A horse racing simulation game, which seems to be a popular genre in Japan. Indeed, the game only was released in that country. A horse breeding, training, and racing simulation, Derby Stallion surpassed 4,000,000 units sold across the Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Playstation consoles. No other horse racing game has performed in such a manner.

Derby Stallion 96

Derby Stallion 96

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 15, 1996

The ultimate goal of the player in the Derby Stallion games is to win the title of GI (Group I) Racer. To do this, the player must attempt to develop the greatest stock of horses that he can in order to have the greatest chance at each of the weekday and holiday races that compose the 1-year racing schedule of the fictitious "SRA" (an abbreviation of Sonobe Racing Association) group. Between races, the player engages in numerous business simulation, farm simulation, and role-playing activities. Derby Stallion 96 comes with an special cartridge that support updates with the satellaview system.

Derby Stallion 98

Derby Stallion 98

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 25, 1998

The Derby Stallion also known in Japan by the portmanteau abbreviation DerbyStal video games are a series of genre-merging horse-racing and business simulation games originally created by ASCII Entertainment, and released by Nintendo. The series comprises 21 games, spans more than 10 console platforms, and is the best-selling horse racing series of all time with total sales topping more than 4 million in Japan.

Derby Stallion II

Derby Stallion II

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 18, 1994

The sequel to 1991's Best Keiba Derby Stallion. The goal of the game is to raise a stable of racehorses and make a fortune racing and breeding them.

Derby Stallion III

Derby Stallion III

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 20, 1995

Derby Stallion III is a horse-racing management game where the player selects and breeds horses. The intent is to produce racehorse champions, through which the player will make the majority of their revenue. They can govern various aspects of the horse breeding and raising, as well as the ranch.

Down the World: Mervil's Ambition

Down the World: Mervil's Ambition

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 30, 1994

A Final Fantasy IV-like role-playing video game where the player takes the role as Mervil as he tries to become the most successful man in his world. During the course of the game, he fights rough monsters, goes on perilous quests, and becomes tougher as he acquires stronger equipment and fights evil forces. The first fifteen minutes of the game is completely non-interactive, including the random monster fights.

Gang Master

Gang Master

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Golf

Golf

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Igo II

Igo II

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1989

Igo II is a computer adaptation of the Chinese game weiqi (known internationally as go). Several levels of difficulty are present, from beginner to advanced. It is also possible to undo moves or let the computer AI take over for demo gameplay and suggestions. The FM Towns version also features different types of board, including wood, stone, sky- and space-themed.

Igo II

Igo II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

Igo II is a computer adaptation of the Chinese game weiqi (known internationally as go). Several levels of difficulty are present, from beginner to advanced. It is also possible to undo moves or let the computer AI take over for demo gameplay and suggestions. The FM Towns version also features different types of board, including wood, stone, sky- and space-themed.

Igo III

Igo III

NEC PC-9801 - Released

Iligks Episode I: Theseus

Iligks Episode I: Theseus

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Theseus is a smooth scrolling platform game inspired by the maze portion of the arcade game Major Havoc. In each level, the titular character is trapped in a labyrinth, and must find a ring and a key before rescuing his girlfriend. The labyrinth is oriented vertically, and must be traversed by running and jumping. Theseus can jump any distance vertically while holding down the jump button, and can maneuver in mid-air. Obstacles within the maze include lava and invulnerable creatures whose touch reduce the players vitality. There is also a time-limit for completion of the level. Having...

Iligks Episode IV: The Maze of Illegus

Iligks Episode IV: The Maze of Illegus

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Al-Mazar, a mysterious, inhospitable planet, is covered by a vast network of mazes. You have drawn the short straw and find yourself in the first maze, with no food, water or light. Somehow you have to escape from not one but 10 mazes. In full daylight the labyrinths are all coloured green and yellow. Your path through the maze is briIIiantly portrayed on screen as if you were actually standing inside one of the labyrinth corridors, the maze walls looming up on either side. Various shades of green help to give each labyrinth a three-dimensional look. Various objects, both dangerous and useful,...

Janka

Janka

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

A mahjong game for the MSX.

Kakinoki Shougi

Kakinoki Shougi

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - 1994

Lord Over

Lord Over

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Lords of Conquest is a Japanese strategy game that is somewhat based on the board game Risk. It was developed and published by ASCII Corporation in 1984.

Lord Over

Lord Over

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1982

Mahjong Ganryuujima

Mahjong Ganryuujima

Sony Playstation - Released - July 7, 1995

Maidon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Maou Halton no Wana: Insiders: Pasokon Naibu e no Tabi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

MSX 21

MSX 21

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

A casino gambling card game.

Ninjara Hoi!

Ninjara Hoi!

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 8, 1990

Ninjara Hoi! is an RPG made in the style of the more well-known Dragon Warrior, which itself spawned a number of clones back in the '80s and '90s. It's known as a bit of a humorous game in same vein as Tengai Makyou, with much of its humor centered around on various pop and historical figures of Japanese culture. This game, along with a number of other Famicom titles by ASCII, uses an expansion plug-in for the Japanese Famicom known as a Turbo File. This Turbo File is essentially a memory card, compatible with a number of other ASCII titles at the save time to store save data from the game....

Panzer Front

Panzer Front

Sony Playstation - Released - October 9, 2001

Set in various theaters of World War II, this tank sim pits Russian, German, and American armor against each other in a series of missions designed to test both strategizing and twitching abilities, albeit with a heavy emphasis on the former. The game offers two main modes, Tank Select and Tactics. Tank Select is an arcade-style mode, with exaggerated tank capabilities and basic missions, most revolving around killing whatever moves. Tactics offers a selection of 28 different maps with a variety of terrain, opposition, and victory conditions. The missions are almost evenly divided between...

Penguin-Kun Wars

Penguin-Kun Wars

Microsoft MSX - Released - February 8, 1985

A penguin rolls spheres across a table attempting to knock its opponent out for points. The character with the fewest spheres on its side of the table at the end of the timed match is the winner.

Queen's Golf Training Center

Queen's Golf Training Center

Microsoft MSX

Queen's Golf is a standard 18-hole golf game, played from a top-down perspective. The player can compete in stroke play or match play against a friend or the computer. The player can select a golf club type, the course of the ball, and the power to hit the ball.

Rise Out

Rise Out

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Rise Out From Dungeons is a platform game where you must guide an unnamed character through 20 dungeons avoiding traps and red-colored men. The graphics and game mechanics are strikingly similar to Lode Runner, but with a twist. As in Lode Runner, you must collect several objects all over the level while avoiding red-colored men, there are many stairs and gaps where you fall down if you are not careful. If you fall in the water, you die. You can also destroy blocks by shooting them with your gun. Curiously enough, the "red men" can't be defeated by your gun, and they will follow you...

Rogue

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

Rotors

Rotors

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

RPG Maker 2000

RPG Maker 2000

Windows - Released - April 5, 2000

RPG Maker 2000 (RM2K) is the second Microsoft Windows version of the RPG Maker series of programs developed by Enterbrain [1] and published by ASCII. RPG Maker 2000 was originally released as RPG Tsukūru 2000 (RPGツクール2000) in April, 2000 in Japan. Initially outside Japan, it had only received weak distributions among Taiwan and South Korea markets, undergone unauthorized translations into various languages, and unauthorized distribution via Internet. On July 7, 2015 the Humble Game Maker Bundle went live, including this program, which is where it was first officially released in English. It...

Ryukyu

Microsoft MSX2

Ryukyu is an unusual puzzle game produced by Ascii Corporation and published by Face. Decorated in a Hawaiian theme (actually, the game is probably based on the Japanese Ryukyu Islands), the game mixes together elements from various classic features with new ones - the most obvious being traditionnal Poker and Tetris. The game field is made of a uniform "five by five" grid. Playing cards are dropped from the top of the field and fill up these empty spaces. When a row, a column or a diagonal of five cards is filled, the game awards the player points for creating poker hands (card combinations)...

Ryukyu

Ryukyu

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - October 26, 1990

Ryukyu is an unusual puzzle game produced by Ascii Corporation and published by Face. Decorated in a Hawaiian theme (actually, the game is probably based on the Japanese Ryukyu Islands), the game mixes together elements from various classic features with new ones - the most obvious being traditionnal Poker and Tetris. The game field is made of a uniform "five by five" grid. Playing cards are dropped from the top of the field and fill up these empty spaces. When a row, a column or a diagonal of five cards is filled, the game awards the player points for creating poker hands (card combinations)...

Sanrio Cup: Pon Pon Volley

Sanrio Cup: Pon Pon Volley

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 17, 1992

Sanrio Cup: Pon Pon Volley is a volleyball video game featuring many of the popular Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Keroppi and Minna no Tabo. Matches can be played in with either two, three or four players. Players can choose between three different tracks of background music, or to simply play without the music. The game is basically a volleyball/tennis game but without the nets, closely resembling four-square. There is an option to increase the difficulty level that modifies the level of intelligence with which computer-controlled play. There are opportunities to commit...

Scope On

Scope On

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Soko-Ban

Soko-Ban

Apple II - Released - 1988

Soko-Ban is a classic puzzle game, the basis of numerous clones in the later years. It is set in a warehouse. On each level, the player must push crates (from square to square) to get them onto designated spots; once each crate is on a marked spot, the level is complete. Crates can only be pushed one at a time (so two crates next to each other cannot be pushed together), and cannot be pulled--so it's possible to get a crate stuck in a corner, where it cannot be retrieved! By the last levels, you must plan 40 steps in advance.

Soko-Ban

Soko-Ban

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Soko-Ban is a classic puzzle game, the basis of numerous clones in the later years. It is set in a warehouse. On each level, the player must push crates (from square to square) to get them onto designated spots; once each crate is on a marked spot, the level is complete. Crates can only be pushed one at a time (so two crates next to each other cannot be pushed together), and cannot be pulled--so it's possible to get a crate stuck in a corner, where it cannot be retrieved! By the last levels, you must plan 40 steps in advance.

Soko-Ban

Soko-Ban

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Soko-Ban is a classic puzzle game, the basis of numerous clones in the later years. It is set in a warehouse. On each level, the player must push crates (from square to square) to get them onto designated spots; once each crate is on a marked spot, the level is complete. Crates can only be pushed one at a time (so two crates next to each other cannot be pushed together), and cannot be pulled--so it's possible to get a crate stuck in a corner, where it cannot be retrieved! By the last levels, you must plan 40 steps in advance.

Spindizzy Worlds

Spindizzy Worlds

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 7, 1992

SPINDIZZY WORLDS! JOIN THE REVOLUTION! THE PLACE. A solar system layered with clusters of worlds so perilous, nothing but top speed and intense coordination can transport you from sphere to sphere! While spinning through multiple dangers, objects, and aliens, you must gather the jewels, fuel and bonus levels needed to win your way to more difficult and complex worlds. THE TIME. In such places, minutes become seconds and seconds slip by ...you're always on the verge of time running out. Since fuel supplies deplete quickly and must constantly be replenished, only bold, expert explorers beam...

Star Voyager

Star Voyager

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 23, 1986

Adjust your warp meter. Check support systems, laser cannons, defense shields, enemy location. And strap yourself in for the ultimate starfight! Your civilization boarded CosmoStation Noah and left the dying red sun behind. A generation of searching for a new home had only led to frustration. And then, in Spiral Galaxy IX, a flotilla of Molok Wardrivers surrounded Noah. No escape. Prisoners of your own CosmoStation. You and Adam, the bio-computer, had trained for years. You climb into the most supra-tech attack vessel ever conceived. You set out with laser cannons, barrier shields, starbombs,...

Thunder Ball

Thunder Ball

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Trial Ski

Trial Ski

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

TZR: Grandprix Rider

TZR: Grandprix Rider

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor

Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 26, 1992

Wizardry Gaiden - The Second Episode: Curse of the Ancient Emperor (Japanese: ???????·??II: ???????, Uiza-dorii Gaiden II: Kodai Koutei no Noroi), published in 1992 by ASCII, for the Nintendo Gameboy portable video game system. It's a sequel to Wizardry Gaiden: Suffering of the Queen. The game's engine is identical to it's predecessor apart from additional spells and items and a changed bestiary. It is the first game in the Wizardry series to not be set in the Kingdom of Llygamyn, instead taking place in the Kingdom of Almarl, swapping the late-Medieval-West-European-derived setting for...

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