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Alisia Dragoon

Alisia Dragoon

Sega Genesis - Released - April 23, 1992

The evil being Baldour is close to awakening from his long slumber with the help of his aide Ornah. The world cannot bear a second revival of Baldour. Alisia Dragoon is the daughter of the mage that once contained Baldour. Her father was tortured and killed before her very eyes when she was young. Alisia is now of age and possesses power that rivals her father. Fueled by anger over his death and the desire for revenge, Alisia treks out to battle Baldour.

Aretha

Aretha

Nintendo Game Boy - November 16, 1990

Aretha (????, "Aretha") is a role-playing video game developed by Japan Art Media (JAM) and published by Yanoman Corporation to an exclusively Japanese market. It was originally released for the Game Boy in 1990 and later ported to the Super Famicom (SNES) as Aretha the Super Famicom in 1993. Aretha was the first title in the game series of the same name.

Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger!

Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger!

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 21, 1989

The player controls a female character throughout most of the game. A male character is played towards the end of the game. The game uses "Levels", HP, items, and upgrades. Three game saving slots are used, rather than passwords. Overhead view action oriented battles. Randomly generated battles while traversing the overworld.

Fatal Inertia EX

Fatal Inertia EX

Sony Playstation 3 - June 19, 2008

Set in the middle of the 22nd century Fatal Inertia EX is an evolutionary sporting event that draws from the combined disciplines of rally racing, demolition derby, and tactical air warfare. In this brave new world of combat racing, players pilot their gravity-defying machines through the untamed wilderness, while unconventional weapons move and react to realistic principles of physics and magnetism rather than follow pre-scripted motions. Fatal Inertia EX features a never-before-seen environment exclusive to the PlayStation 3 system. Situated amidst scorching desert dunes, the Fatal...

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact was released in 1989. It retained the same concept as the original Thexder but added many improvements. The Fire Hawk robot had the same design as the Thexder: the main laser, shield, and ability to transform into a jet. It also had upgrades to allow it to launch guided missiles, and use special weapons found throughout the game. Obtaining special weapons caused a weapon carrier droid to be deployed, and if positioned correctly, would act as a shield against enemies. Graphics were improved from the original game, and game play was divided into...

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 2018

Retaining the same concept as the original Thexder but adding many improvements. The Fire Hawk robot had the same design as the Thexder: the main laser, shield, and ability to transform into a jet. It also had upgrades to allow it to launch guided missiles, and use special weapons found throughout the game. Obtaining special weapons caused a weapon carrier droid to be deployed, and if positioned correctly, would act as a shield against enemies. Graphics were improved from the original game, and game play was divided into sub-levels, with the fourth sub-level containing a "boss" enemy. It was...

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 11, 1988

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Game Arts and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 7, 1990

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2 is a Miscellaneous game, published by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Gekitou! Tokyo Mahjong Land Hen

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Gekitou! Tokyo Mahjong Land Hen

Sega CD - Released - December 18, 1992

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Gekitou! Tokyo Mahjong Land Hen (ぎゅわんぶらあ自己中心派2 激闘! 東京マージャンランド編) is a Sega Mega-CD sequel to Gambler Jiko Chuushinha.

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Jishou! Kyougou Janshi Hen

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Jishou! Kyougou Janshi Hen

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Jisou! Kyougou Janshi Hen is a Board game, developed and published by Game Arts, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Katayama Masayuki no Mahjong Doujou

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Katayama Masayuki no Mahjong Doujou

Sega Genesis - Released - December 14, 1990

Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Katayama Masayuki no Mahjong Doujou (ぎゅわんぶらあ自己中心派 片山まさゆきの麻雀道場) is a 1990 mahjong game by Game Arts for the Sega Mega Drive made with the video game license to Kodansha's Gambler Jiko Chuushinha manga — one of many such games by Game Arts.

Grandia

Grandia

Sega Saturn - October 26, 1999

The ancient Angelou civilization has ceased to exist centuries ago, and technology in the world develops rapidly. General Baal, the head of the militaristic Garlyle Forces, organizes an excavation of ancient ruins, apparently for philanthropic reasons. Meanwhile, Justin, a young boy from the nearby town of Parm, decides to investigate the ruins in search of the Spirit Stone, an artefact that once belonged to his missing father. A mysterious holographic image tells him that he should travel to faraway lands to discover the stone's true power, and he embarks on the most dangerous adventure of...

Grandia

Grandia

Sony Playstation - Released - September 30, 1999

Grandia (Japanese: グランディア Gurandia?) is a role-playing video game developed by Game Arts originally for the Sega Saturn console as the first game in their Grandia series. Initially released in Japan in January 1997, the game was later ported to the PlayStation in June 1999, with an English version of the game appearing on the platform in North America in the following September by SCEA, and later in Europe in March 2001 by Ubisoft. The game was produced by much of the same staff who worked on the company's previous role-playing endeavor, the Lunar series, including producer Yoichi Miyagi and...

Grandia II

Grandia II

Sony Playstation 2 - January 28, 2002

Grandia 2 is a 3D RPG, viewed from a top-down perspective for most of the game and a 3rd person view during battle. Controlling Ryudo, the player will explore various locations, locating townspeople and objects within an area to interact with. Towns and dungeons are displayed in the same manner, though dungeons tend to be mazes filled with monsters and towns tend to be friendly areas filled instead with conversation and shops. Any monsters present in these areas will be shown walking around. Walking over to and touching the monster in any way will activate a battle. If the monster notices the...

Grandia II

Grandia II

Sega Dreamcast - Released - December 6, 2000

The story focuses on Ryudo the Geohound (a kind of mercenary) and his talking bird, Skye. Together they accept a mission from the town of Carbo's church as bodyguards for Elena, a Songstress of Granas, who is on her way to Garmia Tower. The job turns into something much more after an incident at the tower, and Ryudo and Elena find themselves travelling all over the world, meeting some new friends and some new enemies.

Grandia II

Grandia II

Windows - March 10, 2002

The story focuses on Ryudo the Geohound (a kind of mercenary) and his talking bird, Skye. Together they accept a mission from the town of Carbo's church as bodyguards for Elena, a Songstress of Granas, who is on her way to Garmia Tower. The job turns into something much more after an incident at the tower, and Ryudo and Elena find themselves travelling all over the world, meeting some new friends and some new enemies.

Grandia II Anniversary Edition

Grandia II Anniversary Edition

Windows - Released - August 24, 2015

15 years after the stunning Dreamcast debut of Ryudo and his epic adventure, Grandia II is back and better than ever! The classic Japanese RPG returns with enhanced visuals, new difficulty level, and features both keyboard and gamepad support! Take the role of a hardened mercenary with a heart, and go on an epic adventure filled with magic, new friendships, and surprising storyline twists in search of a weapon once wielded by a deity. It’s the classic tale of a band of adventurers destined to save the world, but things are not always as they seem… Grandia II is famous for its great...

Grandia III

Grandia III

Sony Playstation 2 - February 14, 2006

The longstanding RPG series returns to PlayStation 2 in this skyward-bound sequel. Players begin in the role of a young man named Yuki, who dreams of becoming an airplane pilot. He soon meets Alfina, a gifted "Communicator" who can actually speak with the "Guardian" gods who protect the world, but who faces some troubles in her own family. The two soon realize that the lands they love are on the brink of destruction, and that together, they may the save the good people of the world and shape its future for generations to come. Grandia III features an enhanced version of the series' distinct...

Grandia Xtreme

Grandia Xtreme

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 30, 2002

The Spirits, who once protected the world, have gone loose. Running around wildly, they created monsters who disturbed the peace in the world and provoked two mighty nations to start an all-destroying war. After years of battles and pain, the two nations finally decided to sign a peace agreement. Now they wish concentrate together on hunting down and eliminating the insane Spirits. You control a young boy named Evan, who wants to become a Ranger (a fighter who possesses unique abilities), like his father. But before he can be initiated as a Ranger, he has to fulfill an important mission and...

Grandia: Digital Museum

Grandia: Digital Museum

Sega Saturn - Released - May 28, 1998

Grandia Digital Museum (グランディア デジタルミュージアム) is an entry in Game Arts's Grandia series, released for the Sega Saturn in 1998 exclusively in Japan. In this game, you control four of the main characters of the original Grandia as they try to recover stolen Grandia artwork from a museum they are trapped in. To do so, you battle various enemies in the museum in the same way you battle enemies in the original game.

Grandia: Parallel Trippers

Grandia: Parallel Trippers

Nintendo Game Boy Color - December 22, 2000

This is the story of Yuuhi's journey to return home. To do this he must obtain three keys from different areas of the world so that he can unlock a seal in the Tower of White. The evil Gurgan, who is responsible for Yuuhi's appearance in this new world, must be defeated!

Gungriffon

Gungriffon

Sega Saturn - January 1, 1996

Pilot an enormous walking mech to complete missions set all over the world in late 21st century warfare fighting other mechs, trucks and helicopters. The missions, set in different weathers and at different times of day, usually have specific objectives, be they search and destroy, protecting allies or killing everything. Four weapons are available: the main cannon; a weak machine gun that overheats with prolonged use; clusters of grenades and limited supplies of homing missiles. Damage repair and extra ammo is available from supply helicopters, but these are vulnerable to attack. Ally mechs...

Gungriffon Allied Strike

Gungriffon Allied Strike

Microsoft Xbox - Released - December 14, 2004

All natural resources have been exhausted, enemy alliances are strong, and everyone if fighting for what is left. The end of the world is near. You are a renegade soldier, equipped with the ultimate mech weaponry. Your prime mission is to save what is left by taking down the enemy armored tanks in strategic combat. The future is in your hands. Are you ready to fight for it?

Gungriffon Blaze

Gungriffon Blaze

Sony Playstation 2 - October 26, 2000

Gungriffon Blaze is a 3D battlemech game. The game contains six scenarios with a multitude of free-roaming levels. The gameplay is mainly action-oriented, allowing to customize the player-controlled robot before it goes to fight, or within the game after picking up various extras. There are about forty different enemy types, including tanks, other mechs, etc. Much of the environment is destructible. The game only features single-player mode.

Gungriffon II

Gungriffon II

Sega Saturn - April 23, 1998

Gungriffon II is 3D FPP mecha simulator, similar to Armored Core or Mechwarrior, continuation of Gungriffon, released only in Japan. The player is a pilot of giant humanoid looking, heavily armed robot. He must complete various missions (search & destroy, guard various objects, etc.), and fight against other robots and tanks. Various robots and equipment for combat can be selected. The game also has two additional game modes, a special virtual training mode, and survival mode. Gungriffon II supports up to 2 players on one machine and 4 with cable link for multiplayer.

Janou Touryuumon

Janou Touryuumon

Sega Genesis - Released - November 5, 1993

Janou Touryuumon (雀皇登竜門) is a 1989 mahjong game for the PC-98 by Game Arts. Sega ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1993.

Joushou Mahjong Tenpai

Joushou Mahjong Tenpai

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - September 29, 1995

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Sony Playstation - Released - December 15, 2000

The enchanting world of LUNAR comes to life once more in the enhanced PlayStation game console version of the classic RPG sequel. Join freewheeling Hiro and the adorable Ruby, a thousand years after the events of LUNAR: Silver Star Story, as they work to unlock the secrets of the Blue Spire... and the strange young girl they found within it! But be careful - dark forces are trying to revive the evil Zophar, and immerse LUNAR in darkness forever. Journey to distant lands in the search of the Goddess Althena, who may be the only one powerful enough to stop Zophar. Along to way, you'll meet...

Lunar: Dragon Song

Lunar: Dragon Song

Nintendo DS - Released - September 27, 2005

Through the Darkness find the Light! When The Legends of Dragons were first born, an age of darkness descended on the world of Lunar. Join the untried hero Jian and his friends on their journey to save Lunar from the powerful forces of evil.

Lunar: Eternal Blue

Lunar: Eternal Blue

Sega CD - Released - December 22, 1994

Come back to the enchanting world of Lunar! Join Hiro and Ruby 1,000 years after the first adventure, as they work to unlock the secrets of the Blue Spire and the strange young girl they found within it! But be careful! Forces are at work trying to revive the evil Zophar and immerse Lunar in darkness forever! Journey to distant lands in search of the Goddess Althena, who may be the only one powerful enough to stop Zophar. Along the way, you'll meet exciting new characters, fight fully animated monsters, traverse snow-covered peaks, and crawl through slimy dungeons as you work towards the...

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Sony PSP - Released - March 2, 2010

While seemingly placid on the surface, the world of Lunar is slowly descending into chaos, as the Goddess Althena, the creator and guardian of the world, has disappeared and the valiant efforts of the legendary Dragonmaster Dyne and his faithful companions fade into obscurity. With Althena gone and no one able or willing to become the next Dragonmaster, a shadowy figure, known only as the Magic Emperor, has started plotting to usurp Althena's place and become a god. In a remote village far removed from the decay that is slowly spreading throughout the world lives a young man named Alex, who...

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Sony Playstation - Released - May 28, 1999

Return to the world of LUNAR, in the completely reworked 32-bit version of the RPG classic. Journey back to a place where dragons yet live, and magic is valued above all else. Join Alex, the young adventurer, as he begins a quest with his friends to save their land from the crushing advance of the Magic Emperor. Explore Dungeons, fight terrifying monsters, and gather information from the locals as you advance toward the explosive encounter with the Magic Emperor himself! Exciting, menu-driven combat will keep you challanged until the last. And, thanks to the storage power of CD and the...

Lunar: The Silver Star

Lunar: The Silver Star

Sega CD - Released - June 26, 1992

Welcome to the world of Lunar, where dragons yet live and magic is valued above all else. Join Alex, the young adventurer as he begins a quest with his friends to save their land from the crushing advances of the Magic Emperor. Explore dungeons, fight terrifying monsters, and gather information from the locals as you advance toward the explosive confrontation with the Magic Emperor himself! Exciting, menu-driven combat will keep you challenged until the last. And thanks to the storage power of the CD, Lunar contains awesome animation sequences that'll get you involved in the story -- fast! Get...

The Magic Obelisk

The Magic Obelisk

Nintendo Wii - December 28, 2009

What awaits at the end of the journey...? The Magic Obelisk is an action-adventure game in which you become Popo, a light spirit, and your mission is to guide Lukus, a tree spirit, to each stage's goal while moving only within the shadow. You can help him do this by shining your light near the mysterious magic obelisks, allowing you to create and connect shadows to solve tricks and gimmicks along the way to each goal. Join Lukus as he travels through a light-filled realm with quirky creatures and spirits, trying to find the own perfect spot to become a tree to help someone...

Project Sylpheed

Project Sylpheed

Microsoft Xbox 360 - July 10, 2007

Project Sylpheed is an arcade-style shooter and is the follow-up to Silpheed: The Lost Planet on the PlayStation 2. The game's story takes place in the year 2632, five hundred years after humanity left the solar system. Under Earth's rule, 11 different star systems have now been terraformed and colonized. However, there are a number of groups who object to Earth's rule and desire independence; four of them have joined forces and formed a rebel group called the ADAN Freedom Alliance. The main characters in the story are Katana Faraway, Ellen Bernstein, and Margras Mason; all are young pilots...

Ragnarok Odyssey

Ragnarok Odyssey

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - October 30, 2012

Ragnarok Odyssey is set in an original world based on Norse mythology where a battle is being waged between humans and giants after the fall of the gods had previously separated the races. Players create their characters from over 20,000 possible combinations based on customizable physical features, then select one of six specialized job classes. The game's real-time battles are fast and furious as players can fling enemies skyward, follow them into the air for gravity-defying strikes, then finish off the combo by smacking them clear across the stage. Gameplay is driven forward by...

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

Sony Playstation 3 - April 1, 2014

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE is a completely evolved version of the popular giant-hunting game released on PlayStation Vita, adding a wealth of new content and features and introducing a PlayStation 3 version. New job-specific ACE skills change the battle dynamic significantly, while the addition of hirable in-game mercenaries ensures that players can have a battle party to take on the toughest foes even when they can't get online. The new Yggdrasil Tower, with its randomly generated levels, along with a consistent supply of new online quests, ensures that there will always be unique content each time...

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

Sony Playstation Vita - April 1, 2014

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE is a completely evolved version of the popular giant-hunting game released on PlayStation Vita, adding a wealth of new content and features and introducing a PlayStation 3 version. New job-specific ACE skills change the battle dynamic significantly, while the addition of hirable in-game mercenaries ensures that players can have a battle party to take on the toughest foes even when they can't get online. The new Yggdrasil Tower, with its randomly generated levels, along with a consistent supply of new online quests, ensures that there will always be unique content each time...

Silpheed

Silpheed

Sega CD - Released - July 7, 1993

Fight back against Xacalite's terrorist forces and reclaim Earth's mother computer in your SA-77 Silpheed starfighter! A remake of the 1986 Japanese PC game, Silpheed is a shoot-'em-up that combines polygonal graphics with creative use of the Sega CD's FMV capabilities to provide excellent visuals and gameplay.

Silpheed

Silpheed

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 5, 1986

In Silpheed, the player pilots a spaceship through levels of increasing difficulty, in a pseudo-3D vertically scrolling field, shooting everything in his path. New weapons will become available as he gathers points, and power-ups are sprinkled throughout the levels. The game is one of the first-ever that used music as a selling point.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Nintendo Wii - Released - March 9, 2008

All your favorite characters are back and ready to brawl in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii™. The fourth installment in this award-winning series features old and new characters battling for supremacy on more than 12 different stages.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up

Nintendo Wii - September 22, 2009

The game is a 4-player 2.5D fighting game, similar to the Super Smash Bros. series. During battle, players attempt to KO opponents by depleting their life bar, knocking them off the stage or into traps.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 29, 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up is a 4-player 2.5D fighting game, similar to the Super Smash Bros. series. During battle, players attempt to KO opponents by depleting their life bar, knocking them off the stage or into traps. Each character has their own unique move set, with many able to perform additional techniques such as clinging to and leaping from walls. Characters are color-coded on-screen via an optional glow effect to help players keep track of their character. Like Super Smash Bros., the game features many customizable options for battles. The game stresses interaction...

Tenka Fubu Eiyuutachi no Houkou

Tenka Fubu Eiyuutachi no Houkou

Sega CD - December 28, 1991

Tenka Fubu: Eiyuutachi no Houkou (天下布武 英雄たちの咆哮) is a simulation game for the Sega Mega-CD.

Thexder

Thexder

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Thexder (???? Teguza?) is an arcade-style run-and-gun shooter action game from Game Arts, originally released as a PC game for the NEC PC-8001 in 1985 and subsequently ported to a number of other personal computer platforms throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well as the Nintendo Entertainment System. Originally released in 1985 for the NEC PC-8801 platform in Japan, Game Arts licensed Thexder to Square in order to develop a conversion for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game console. In 1987, Game Arts also developed a Thexder conversion for the MSX platform. The game was licensed to...

Thexder

Thexder

Apple IIGS - Released - 1987

Thexder (テグザー, Teguzā) is an arcade-style run-and-gun shooter action game from Game Arts, originally released as a PC game for the NEC PC-8001 in 1985 and subsequently ported to a number of other personal computer platforms throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well as the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Thexder

Thexder

NEC PC-8801 - Released - April 1, 1985

A platform shooter from Japan, Thexder offers many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. You pilot a Battletech-style robot capable of switching from a mech into a jet at any time. Your weapon auto-aims, but uses up a fixed amount of rechargeable energy; if you run out of this energy, you'll have to wait a few seconds before you can fire again. Your mech also contains a shield that can be activated to protect you from harm, but this lasts for a few seconds and uses up some of your life energy.

Thexder

Thexder

Commodore Amiga - 1987

A platform shooter from Japan, Thexder offers many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. You pilot a Battletech-style robot capable of switching from a mech into a jet at any time. Your weapon auto-aims, but uses up a fixed amount of rechargeable energy; if you run out of this energy, you'll have to wait a few seconds before you can fire again. Your mech also contains a shield that can be activated to protect you from harm, but this lasts for a few seconds and uses up some of your life energy.

Urusei Yatsura: Dear My Friends

Urusei Yatsura: Dear My Friends

Sega CD - April 15, 1994

This adventure game was released only in Japan and is based on Rumiko Takashi's Urusei Yatsura series.

Yumimi Mix

Yumimi Mix

Sega CD - January 29, 1993

Yumimi Mix (ゆみみみっくす) is an adventure game for the Sega Mega-CD. It was only released in Japan, and was re-released on the Sega Saturn as Yumimi Mix Remix.

Yumimi Mix Remix

Yumimi Mix Remix

Sega Saturn - July 28, 1995

Yumimi Mix Remix (ゆみみみっくす リみっくす) is a Sega Saturn re-release of Yumimi Mix.

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