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.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth

.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 24, 2006

.hack//G.U. takes place in an alternate version of Earth in the year 2017. As depicted in the first .hack game series, the "2nd Network Crisis" was an incident that occurred seven years ago in which many computer systems across Japan malfunctioned. Through the efforts of those games' hero, Kite, the incident resulted in the birth of Aura, the ultimate artificial intelligence (AI), capable of making decisions for itself. Under the guidance of Aura, The World, the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game at the time, flourishes and the events of .hack//Legend of the Twilight...

500 GP

500 GP

Arcade - Released - 1998

The FIA licensed successor to the Suzuka 24 games where the player chooses from three licensed courses : Jerez, Paul Ricard or Suzuka. The game features authentic motorcycles from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. It also has likenesses of the real 500cc GP riders in the game.

90 Minutes: European Prime Goal

90 Minutes: European Prime Goal

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 4, 1995

Enter into Europe. Challenge any one of the fourteen greatest European football teams and play the game how it was meant to be played. Exciting action, feverish atmosphere and the highest level of football detail from training and single matches to full blown cup and league modes are here to satisfy the urge for the irresistible game.

Abnormal Check

Abnormal Check

Arcade - Released - 1997

One of Namco’s stranger games. a Quiz game released in Japan in May 1997.

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 1, 2001

The continent of Usea was struck by an asteroid, causing the death of half a million people. The neighboring Erusea used this as an opportunity to invade and occupy almost all of Usea. Based on its eastern coast, the Independent States Allied Forces (ISAF) try to regain ground an engage the Eruseans in aerial battles. An elite pilot using the codename Mobius 1 is sent on a number of missions to fight Eruseans and help ISAF to win the war. While performing those missions, Mobius 1 begins to learn about the impact war has on civilians, and the pilots of the opposing side. Ace Combat 04:...

Ace Combat 2

Ace Combat 2

Sony Playstation - Released - July 31, 1997

Ace Combat 2 is the sequel to Namco's PSX combat flight simulator Air Combat. Ace Combat 2 puts you back in the cockpit as a mercenary pilot out to foil a world-threatening terrorist plot. You'll proceed through 30 missions in which your success will allow you to buy weapon upgrades, parts and other gimmicks just like in the original. The game offers sharper graphics and sounds, more planes and options, dual shock support as well as adding analog joystick support.

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

Sony Playstation - Released - March 2, 2000

In Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere the player takes the place of an ace fighter pilot who works for an organization called "UPEO" and has to accomplish various missions, e.g. taking out a special aircraft carrier or taking out enemy satellite systems in orbit around earth. The player can earn ratings from A to D: the higher the rating, the higher the chance that the player can acquire new kinds of planes. The game has many environments which range from normal aerial missions to stratospheric missions and even outer space missions. A special catch is that the player often has to make decisions...

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 25, 2004

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is a first person air combat and flight simulator. Like other Ace Combat games, each mission is determined by a level briefing and objectives. There are 32 missions in the main campaign mode, while an additional "arcade" mode puts the player in the role of Mobius One (from Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies) as he faces endless waves of enemy attacks. Regardless of the mode chosen, once in the air the player will have control over speed, direction, altitude, gun cannon, missiles and special weapon of their aircraft. A new feature from previous Ace Combat games, is the...

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - October 23, 2007

Throughout Ace Combat 6, the player must pilot a fighter jet or other aircraft to destroy foes both in the air and on the ground. As an arcade flight game, it simplifies flight controls and gives the player a large amount of bullets, missiles and other weapons, putting them up against a very large amount of enemy forces. In addition to missiles and a vulcan cannon, the player can equip special weapons such as heat-seeking missiles, bombs, rocket launchers, and others. The player can lock on to a number of foes, and assist different tactical squads by switching between their respective HUD...

Ace Combat Infinity

Ace Combat Infinity

Sony Playstation 3 - May 20, 2014

Ace Combat Infinity is set in an alternate timeline, in which Earth was ravaged by the "Ulysses Disaster". In 1994, a fictional asteroid collides with one of Jupiter's moons, 5254 Ulysses. This event sends about 10,000 meteors heading for Earth, all expected to impact the planet in five years' time. Faced with the prospect of extinction, the world's major superpowers build "Stonehenge", a network of anti-air railguns across the planet.[4] The meteor storm finally hits Earth in July 1999. While Stonehenge destroys enough of the inbound meteors to prevent human extinction, the remaining meteors...

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - April 25, 2006

This sixth installment in the Ace Combat series is a prequel to Ace Combat 5 that tells about the Belkan War eluded to in Unsung War. The story is told through the eyes of a reporter, 15 years after the altercation, uncovering secrets about the Belkan War of how it led to war, the outcome of the nuclear detonations within their borders and a near disastrous secret that nearly led to the destruction of a nation. The main game mode is the story mode, in which the player takes control of an Ustio mercenary pilot, call-sign "Demon Lord", taking part of the said war, advancing missions and...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Sony Playstation 3 - October 11, 2011

Developed by the Project Aces team, ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON intensifies the franchise, escalating combat to the next level with aircraft that are literally torn apart, spewing oil and debris across the sky. Players will engage in combat across the globe, dodging skyscrapers, and turning their enemies into fiery supersonic debris in both single player and online multiplayer. Never before has combat been so fast and in-your-face.

Ace Driver

Ace Driver

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1994

Ace Driver made extensive use of the CPU Assist technique whereby a trailing player would be given a significant speed boost to allow them to catch the leading player. However, the speed boost continued for a short while after the losing player had overtaken the leader - leading to a tactic known as boosting where a player would deliberately allow themselves to lose the lead, then during the last half of the last game lap would easily take back the lead with no hope of the opposing player catching them. Boosting also meant that straight skill races were difficult to have as CPU assist would...

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1995

Ace Driver Victory Lap is a sequel of is a 3D racing arcade game released by Namco in 1995, featuring more tracks and Formula One cars (which all, again, carry advertisements for older Namco games) than its predecessor, as well as a new championship mode, all in a modern futuristic setting.

Air Buster

Air Buster

Arcade - Released - 1990

Air Buster is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game produced by Kaneko and co-distributed by Namco for the arcades in 1990. It was subsequently ported to the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 (under the title Aero Blasters) and for the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1991. In Air Buster, the player controls a fighter jet also designed for space travel and shoots enemies, collects power-ups, and defeats bosses to advance levels. As a console game, Air Buster had the distinction of being two player simultaneous, which was rare among side scrolling shooters on home consoles at the time.

Air Combat

Air Combat

Sony Playstation - Released - June 29, 1995

In Namco's Air Combat, it is up to you to eliminate the enemy terrorist forces that threaten global prosperity. Intelligence has hinted that their main assault will be by sky and aircraft. You will engage in tactical dogfights and use any means necessary to shoot them out of the air and stop their devious plans. As you progress throughout the various missions, you are awarded cash that allows you to buy newer and better aircraft. There are a multitude of planes included, such as the Mig and the elusive Stealth Bomber. Naturally, you will have to start out with smaller, less powerful...

Air Combat

Air Combat

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1992

Air Combat is the the first entry in the long running Ace Combat series. As the pilot of a F16 Falcon the objective is to destroy enemy planes using guns or missiles over a succession of sorties and missions. A timer counts down during play and once it reaches zero the pilot is ejected signalling a game over. The timer can be extended by shooting down enemy planes. In between missions the player has to land his jetfighter on an aircraft carrier. The game uses semi-realistic physics and has roots in arcade gameplay, characteristics that followed the series for years to come.

Air Combat 22

Air Combat 22

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1993

Air Combat 22 (エアーコンバット 22 Eā Konbatto 22?) is a flight simulator arcade game, released by Namco in 1995; it is the arcade sequel to Air Combat in the Ace Combat series, and was named Air Combat "22" because it runs on Namco's Super System 22 hardware.

Alien Sector

Alien Sector

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1985

Alien Sector is a scrolling shooter arcade game, that was released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, but with a video system like that used in Metro-Cross and Dragon Buster (modified to support vertical scrolling and a 2048-color palette). Ten years after its original arcade release, it was ported to the Sharp X68000, and it was also included in the fifth volume of the Namco Museum series on the Sony PlayStation. The game's primary protagonist, Toby "Kissy" Masuyo, predates by one year Samus Aran from Metroid as a human female playable character, although her face isn't...

Alpine Racer

Alpine Racer

Arcade - Released - September 11, 1994

Alpine Racer is a 3D Alpine skiing arcade game released by Namco in 1994. It features downhill and gate with three courses and two play modes - Race and Time Attack. The player stands on a set of ski-like foot stands while holding onto two bars for stability to play.

Alpine Racer 2

Alpine Racer 2

Arcade - Released - December 6, 1996

Alpine Racer 2 is a 3D Alpine skiing arcade game released by Namco in 1996. It is the sequel to Alpine Racer. This is a checkpoint-style racing game, featuring realistic physics, unique controls and an unusual genre for a racing game. It features three separate courses and your choice of speed or gate racing. There is a cool replay feature for finishing in first place.

Alpine Surfer

Alpine Surfer

Arcade - Released - 1996

A snowboarding simulator from Namco. Choose a course of various difficulty and race until time runs out. It runs on Namco System 22 hardware, and is based on their Alpine Racer series of snowboarding games.

Angler King

Angler King

Arcade - Released - 1998

Angler King is a fishing arcade game that was released by Namco in 1998, only in Japan; it runs on the company's System 23 hardware, features three different selectable fishers, and utilizes a virtual harpoon gun mounted to the front of its cabinet, but much like their two X-Day games, not much else is known about it because it does not work properly in MAME.

Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis

Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis

Sony Playstation - Released - June 18, 1999

Combining NAMCO'S classic addictive gameplay with the World's top tennis star, ANNA KOURNIKOVA'S SMASH COURT TENNIS is the last word in multi-player fun - exclusive to Playstation. Learn all the real shots of tennis. Practise with the comprehensive Training Mode! Multiple game modes, including Tournament, Street Tennis and the explosive Bomb Ball! Fantastic multi-player fun for 1-4 players.

Aqua Jet

Aqua Jet

Arcade - Released - 1996

A jet ski simulator that allows the players to experience the race on the open water. There are 2 courses the standard course and the expert course. The replica jet ski gives the player realism and allows them to perform mid-air tricks off jumps. In the expert course players can even submerge there craft after a jump to add to the realism.

Aqua Rush

Aqua Rush

Arcade - Released - October 1, 1999

Aqua Rush is a puzzle game with an underwater theme. It's similar to Tetris but instead of blocks falling from the top they here appear from the bottom and move upwards. The blocks are meant to be bubbles and the player has to combine them with static bubbles that are pre placed on the playing field. Similar to Tetris, bubbles that cover the whole width of the playing field burst and disappear. The aim is to make it through the ocean and reach the surface. There are three different levels that are divided into stages. To complete a stage the player has to clear the red bubbles at the top. The...

Arcade Classic 3: Galaga/Galaxian

Arcade Classic 3: Galaga/Galaxian

Nintendo Game Boy - 1995

Galaga The Galaga Military Front has Launched a Full Attack! Accompanied by an escort of evil Zakkos and Goei guards, the Boss Galagas attempt to lock you into their tractor beams. Beat the relentless aliens at their own cruel game by uncovering the secret of the Dual Fighter and unleashing your powered-up wrath on the swooping creatures. Test your aim and build up your ship reserves in the Challenging Stages, too! Galaxian Pilot the Galakship and Conquer the Alien Forces! You are a lone Galaxian warrior chosen for a mission to repel the evil Aliens. Your only defense is your trusty...

Arcade Classics

Arcade Classics

Philips CD-i - Released - January 1, 1996

Remember the good old days spending hours behind the arcade machine? These days are back. "Arcade Classics" has 3 all time classic games from the time that "Game play" was #1: Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian and Galaga!

Armadillo Racing

Arcade - Released - 1996

You play as an armadillo in this racing game. This is the first game where the player character can actually have a heart attack!

Assault Plus

Assault Plus

Arcade - Released - 1988

Your mission is to reclaim your homeland by destroying the enemy forces that have taken over. You have an Assault tank, the supreme mobile weapon. Your tank has artillery guns and grenades, can perform Rapid Rolls to dodge enemy shots, and uses Power Wheelies to launch grenades. The player's tank must obliterate multiple waves of enemy vehicles in mountain and city terrains. The game's top-down view rotates around tank which keeps the vehicle pointing in a forward direction. Jump on lift pads to rise above the landscape and drop devastating nukes. This game is an upgrade of "Assault"....

Babel no Tou

Babel no Tou

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 18, 1986

Babel no Tou (Tower of Babel) is a platform puzzle game in which the player controls Indiana Borgnine, an archaeologist in search of the air gardens of Babylon. The only path to the gardens lies through the intimidating sixty-four floors of the famous Tower of Babel. The hero must escape the various rooms of the biblical structure while collecting treasure. Each room is a separate puzzle, where the main objective is to pick up and stack L-shaped building blocks to construct stairs or bridges and reach the exit door. In each of these rooms, the player has a limited number of times that they...

Bakutotsu Kijuutei

Bakutotsu Kijuutei

Arcade - Released - 1988

Bakutotsu Kijuutei (爆突機銃艇?) is a scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1988 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 1 hardware and is the sequel to Baraduke, which was released 3 years earlier. The player controls a spaceman in a bio-suit fighting strange-looking Octy and saving the one-eyed Paccets. The Paccets that the player collects during each round are added to the score at the end of the round instead of being in the bonus round, which only happens before a boss round. If a Paccet is accidentally shot or killed by an enemy, he will explode and send his eyeball...

Ball Jacks

Ball Jacks

Sega Genesis - Released - November 1, 1993

Ball Jacks is a competitive action game taking place in the distant future. Two robot crabs, piloted by men seeking fame and fortune, face opposite each other in an arena. Behind them is a conveyor belt with large metal balls rotating around. The goal is to capture the opponent's balls and hold them until their timer runs out. Each crab has two claws which operate independently; they can be used to grab balls from the opposite side of the screen, as well as to knock them out of the opponent's grip. The player must also be careful, as taking a hit from behind will damage the crab, and if it...

Barunba

Barunba

Microsoft MSX2+ - Released - 1990

Batter Up

Batter Up

Sega Game Gear - Released - April 5, 1991

Batter Up is a baseball game for one or two players. It features a fictional "Namco League" consisting of 14 teams, each with their own player roster, with different players having their own strengths and weaknesses. At the start of a game, players select their team, their opponent, game length (5 or 9 innings), stadium (Park or City - City having higher fences, thus making home runs more difficult) and starting pitcher. During a game, players will control all aspects: pitching, batting, running and fielding. A variety of throws plus curve balls are available for pitchers and batters have...

Battle Cars

Battle Cars

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - 1993

The start of the 22nd century saw a true new world order. Survivors of the devastation lived in city states. Technology sophisticated and jaded by years of war the people demanded a new sport for their new age....Battle Cars...technology...aggression...Battle Cars. Afforded the same popularity earlier cultures had given artists or pop musicians, Battle Car drivers are heroes. Their only rule is to win.

Battle City

Battle City

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 9, 1985

Battle City is a refined version of Namco's arcade game Tank Battalion. Destroy different enemy tanks, while trying to keep them away from your base. When you have destroyed 20 enemy tanks you advance to the next level with different layout. In each level there's some obstacles which you can use to your advantage. Obstacles include red bricks which you can shoot out of your way, silver bricks which are highly armored, water and ice. You start the game with a basic tank, which you can power up to better one little by little. The game includes a construction mode, so you can make your own...

Battle City

Battle City

Nintendo Game Boy - August 9, 1991

Battle City is a refined version of Namco's old arcade game Tank Battalion. Destroy different enemy tanks, while trying to keep them away from your base. When you have destroyed 20 enemy tanks you advance to the next level with different layout. In each level there's some obstacles which you can use to your advantage. Obstacles include bricks which you can shoot out of your way, silver bricks which are highly armored, water and ice. You start the game with a basic tank, which you can power up to better one little by little.

Battle Fleet

Battle Fleet

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 22, 1990

Battle Fleet is a Strategy game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Battle Space

Battle Space

Nintendo Game Boy - December 25, 1992

A pack-in game that came with the Barcode Boy in Japan.

Beraboh Man

Beraboh Man

Arcade - 1988

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - September 20, 2005

Based on the best-selling book that has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide, the game takes players on a nighttime adventure. When the Bears are caught in a thunderous storm and lose their way, they take shelter in a looming, crooked old oak tree in the heart of a dark wood. This giant oak turns out to be The Spooky Old Tree, and without a moment's rest, the Bears must work together to confront the many frightful beasts dwelling within.

Blast Off

Blast Off

Arcade - Released - 1989

Blast Off (ブラストオフ Burasuto Ofu) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan; it runs on Namco System 1 hardware, and despite the drastically different gameplay, it is the sequel to Bosconian which was released eight years earlier in Japan and the United States.

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Arcade - June 1, 1979

In this old ball and paddle game, you control a paddle that must rebound a ball into the colorized bricks and pop-bumpers.

Bosconian

Bosconian

Arcade - Released - 1981

The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy bases and ships. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions and can fire both forward and backward. Each level consists of a number of green space stations that must all be destroyed to advance to the next level (a semi-transparent mini-map helps identify their location). Each station consists of six cannons arranged in a hexagon, surrounding a central core. The player must either destroy all six cannons or shoot the core to destroy a station, and in later levels the core is...

Bosconian

Bosconian

Microsoft MSX - 1984

The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy missiles and bases. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions, and can fire both forward and backward. Each round consists of a number of green enemy bases that must all be destroyed to advance to the next round (a semi-transparent automap helps identify their location). Each station consists of six cannons arranged in a hexagon, surrounding a central core. The player must either destroy all six cannons or shoot the core to destroy a station, and in later rounds the core is...

Bosconian

Sord M5 - Released - 1982

Bosconian is a space shooter. It's your job to destroy enormous enemy battle stations scattered throughout the galaxy, which is filled with meteors and space mines. You can either do this by destroying one by one their outer structures or with a single shot in their core. They are heavily defended however by guns, fighters and (in later levels) missiles. Destroying all battle stations, with the help of your radar, will bring you to the next level. Often the enemy will try to destroy you by launching attack waves. Keep your eyes out for the enemy spy ship, if it escapes your fire, you are...

Bravoman

Bravoman

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 13, 1990

The village of Nitta has been invaded by the army of Dr. Bomb, an evil scientist who is plotting to take over the world. Facing this crisis is Bravoman, who received his powers from Alpha Man to stand up against Dr. Bomb in the name of justice. The village of Nitta consists of 22 stages -- action stages that take place on the ground and shooting stages that take place underwater. Action stages use a unique control system in which the height of a jump and the distance of an attack changes depending on how long players hold down the button. Players collect the Luck Symbols that appear when they...

Breakdown

Breakdown

Microsoft Xbox - March 16, 2004

Breakdown is unique in that it is technically categorized as a first-person shooter, but integrates the experiences of a fighting game into the experience as well as using auto-lock-on for shooting enemies. The viewpoint never leaves the perspective of the player, and interaction with objects, reloading of guns, and the impact of hitting the floor are all seen through this first-person perspective. Unlike other first-person shooters, interaction with objects is also all done in a realistic manner in Breakdown; ammunition is picked up by looking down and grabbing it with your arm instead of...

Burning Force

Burning Force

Arcade - January 1, 1989

Burning Force (バーニングフォース) is a shoot 'em up arcade game that was originally released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 2 hardware.

Captain Tsubasa

Captain Tsubasa

Sony Playstation 2 - October 19, 2006

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Quiz de Piihyara

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Quiz de Piihyara

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 10, 1992

Popular children's character Chibi Maruko-chan makes her way onto the PC Engine with this cleverly presented action/quiz game. Choose your difficulty and set off down the street...but beware as there are birds, cats and nasty robots intent on zapping you. You have as defense your explorer's helmet, and magical stars shoot out of it to dispatch the baddies (jumping on their heads for a quick escape is also an option if you need to). While all this is going on, you are presented with a series of questions at the top of the screen. You have a choice of answers from A-D and to make a selection you...

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Uki Uki Shopping

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Uki Uki Shopping

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 4, 1991

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Uki Uki Shopping is a simple board game for the Famicom, geared towards kids. The premise is to travel the map to reach a certain landmark before the others, all while buying souvenirs at these locations along the way. There really isn't anything to the game, since your results are not saved or carried over to a new map; when you win the current game, that's all there is. The gameplay and general concept is simple with the inclusion of special cards you can receive to affect the others or yourself. In addition to gaining Yen, you can also gain Happiness Points, which you...

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping

Sega Genesis - Released - January 14, 1992

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping (ちびまる子ちゃん わくわくショッピング) is a 1992 video board game by Namco for the Sega Mega Drive tying into Nippon Animation's Chibi Maruko-chan anime.

Chuugen no Hasha: Sangoku Shouseiden

Chuugen no Hasha: Sangoku Shouseiden

Sony PSP - Released - February 9, 2006

Namco has tapped into its library and resurrected two classic Famicom titles for this PSP remake. Taking control of 400 different generals during the Sengoku era, your goal is to unite China as one by expanding your land through negotiations and war. The game incldues a strategic battle mode where you plan your moves in advance, move your troops on the battle field, and face off in attacks. You also have to manage the internal affairs of your government.

Classic NES Series: Pac-Man

Classic NES Series: Pac-Man

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - June 2, 2004

The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots. When all dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage, between some stages one of three intermission animations plays. Four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If an enemy touches Pac-Man, a life is lost. When all lives have been lost, the game ends.

Cosmo Gang The Video

Cosmo Gang The Video

Arcade - Released - 1991

Cosmo Gang: The Video is a fixed shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 199. It runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and is based on a redemption game called Cosmo Gang that was released in the previous year (and licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution).

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - February 26, 1993

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle is a puzzle game from Namco and the second game to feature their Cosmo Gang characters. The Cosmo Gang were originally attached to a group of redemption games (like pachinko or claw machines) from Namco, but would eventually star in two Arcade games: Cosmo Gang: The Video, a Galaga clone, and Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle. This game would become the basis of Namco's more well-known puzzle game Pac-Attack, featuring Pac-Man. As with Pac-Attack, the idea is to stack up a lot of the animated face icons (members of the Cosmo Gang) in an unbroken chain and then drop a bomb...

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - October 29, 1992

Cosmo Gang: The Video is a single-screen shoot 'em up that greatly resembles Galaga with its gameplay, with enemies swooping in and ship upgrades that can be earned by shooting down the UFO enemy at the top of the screen. The Cosmo Gang are based on a series of characters that had previously been used by Namco for a redemption game (a type of Arcade machine that dispenses award tokens for winning a rudimentary game, of which pachinko is the most popular variant) the previous year. The subtitle suggests that this is their video game debut. Originally released in the Arcades, Cosmo Gang: The...

Crisis Zone

Crisis Zone

Arcade - Released - 1999

Crisis Zone was produced by Namco in 1999. The third game in Namco's "Crisis" line of gun games, in which you are equipped with a submachine gun to take out terrorists.

Critical Velocity

Critical Velocity

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 13, 2005

An original racing title created specifically for the PlayStation 2, Critical Velocity (formerly Rune Chaser) is Namco's first major Japanese racing franchise since Ridge Racer. Developed internally by Namco Japan, the game is a free roaming, story-based driving adventure with a huge city environment and multiple plot-motivated missions. Jobs include pursuing targets, destroying obstacles, evading angry racers, and more. Every included automobile is based on a real life counterpart as well. And though none of them carry an official license or logo, range from three different types: Sports...

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Arcade - November 1, 1979

Cutie Q (キューティーQ Kyūtī Kyū) is an arcade game that was designed by Toru Iwatani and released by Namco in 1979. It is the second sequel to Gee Bee, which was released in the previous year. It was one of the first games to display its year on its start screen, and award an extra life (instead of a replay or extra credit) on getting a preset point value. It also introduced cute non-player characters, including one with a name, "Walk-Man", paving the way for the named cute player character and ghosts in Pac-Man.[1] Like its predecessors, Cutie Q plays like a mix of pinball and Breakout-style...

Cyber Commando

Cyber Commando

Arcade - Released - 1994

The player pilots a futuristic tank that glides smoothly over the surface like a "sled," searching for enemies to destroy. This is part of the Cyber Sled series.

Cyber Cycles

Cyber Cycles

Arcade - Released - 1995

A two-player 3-D polygon motorcycle racing game.

Cyber Sled

Cyber Sled

Sony Playstation - Released - October 18, 1995

High-tech tanks meet full blown, first person firepower. Cyber Sled cataplults you to a future where tank warfare resembles forumla one racing on an arena football field. Eleven armored battlesleds play hide-and-seek, then seek-and-destroy; each with enough weaponry to take out the former Soviet Union. Their sole purpose? Blow you to scrap. Blink, and you're Cyber-Dead.

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Sega Genesis - Released - December 18, 1990

Dangerous Seed (デンジャラスシード) is a 1989 arcade shoot-'em-up by Namco ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990. Both versions were released exclusively in Japan. The Moon Diver is a ship consisting of three sub-ships, sometimes called wings: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. You must stop an alien invasion whose base is Danger Seed by going through several "tubes;" however before the game starts Beta and Gamma break off and you must begin with Alpha alone. A shoots a normal shot which can be rapidfired. B shoots a bomb (you have a limited supply of bombs). As you pass through each tube, your ship...

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Arcade - Released - 1989

Dangerous Seed is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan; it runs on Namco System 1 hardware and later in 1990, a Sega Mega Drive version was also developed and released (like the arcade original it was, again, released only in Japan).

Dead To Rights

Dead To Rights

Microsoft Xbox - June 3, 2002

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead To Rights

Dead To Rights

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 18, 2002

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights

Nintendo GameCube - November 25, 2002

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead To Rights

Windows - Released - November 10, 2003

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead to Rights: Reckoning

Dead to Rights: Reckoning

Sony PSP - Released - June 28, 2005

Fearless cop Jack Slate is back in the first installment of the Dead to Rights series on a handheld system. As Jack, you must navigate the corrupt underworld of Grant City to rescue the lost informant before it's too late. Dead to Rights: Reckoning features a new storyline, as well as new moves and weapons.

Death by Degrees

Death by Degrees

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - January 27, 2005

Nina Williams, world-renowned assassin, has been hired by the CIA and MI6 to join a team which is attempting to infiltrate "Kometa," a notorious criminal organization. The team's strategy involves gaining access to the target through a fighting tournament being held on the "Amphitrite," a luxury cruise ship owned and operated by Kometa. The game's most remarkable feature is the ability to allow Nina to use her martial arts skills to break the bones of her enemies through use of carefully aimed attacks. These attacks do more damage to the enemy and show the player the damage being inflicted...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Atari 2600 - January 1, 1982

The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters. This can be done by inflating them until they pop or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: Pookas, round red monsters (said to be modeled after tomatoes) who wear yellow goggles, and Fygars, green dragons who can breathe fire. The player's character is Dig Dug, dressed in white and blue, and able to dig tunnels. Dig Dug is killed if he is caught by either Pooka or Fygar, burned by a Fygar's fire, or crushed by a rock.

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 4, 1985

Dig a little deeper into this thrilling action game as Dig Dug! Take up the role of Dig Dug, the champion of love and justice, as you drill through the ground and defeat any enemies that stray in your path. Clear the stage by avoiding and defeating the persistent Pooka and the deep-dwelling but whimsical Fygars. Hit enemies with the harpoon and pump air into them, or drop rocks from above. Pass through inflated enemies, or defeat multiple enemies in an adjacent passage for an even higher score. To earn a chance at bonus points, don't forget to collect those vegetables that appear! Keep on...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 1, 1992

DIG DUG WILL PUMP YOU UP Dig Dug is on duty keeping the garden growing. Armed only with a pump and your wits to defend your turf, you have to stay a step ahead of bumbling Pookas and flaming Fygars. Bait Pookas under falling rocks or use the pump to pop pesky Fygars. Chow veggies for extra points. A gardner's job is never done. Keep the challenge alive with New Dig Dug. Burrow through the earth to uncover keys to the next level. Blast Pookas with bombs or roll over Fygars with iron balls. Packed with more weapons, enemies, boss encounters, and obstacles, New Dig Dug delivers. Classic...

Dig Dug

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - July 20, 1990

Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds,...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

MS-DOS - Released - 1983

Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds,...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Arcade - Released - April 19, 1982

The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters, either by inflating them with an air pump until they explode or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: "Pookas" (a race of cute round red monsters, said to be modeled after tomatoes, that wear yellow goggles) and "Fygars" (a race of green dragons that can breathe fire when their wings flash). The player's character is the eponymous Dig Dug, dressed in white and blue and able to dig tunnels through dirt. Dig Dug will be killed if he is caught by either a Pooka or a Fygar, burned by a...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Atari 800 - 1982

The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them with an air pump until they explode, or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: "Pookas" (a race of cute round red monsters, said to be modeled after tomatoes, that wear yellow goggles) and "Fygars" (a race of green dragons that can breathe fire while their wings flash). The player's character is the eponymous Dig Dug, dressed in white and blue and able to dig tunnels through dirt. Dig Dug will be killed if he is caught by either a Pooka or a Fygar, burned by a Fygar's...

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Arcade - Released - March 1, 1985

Dig Dug II (ディグダグⅡ Digu Dagu Tsu?), subtitled Trouble in Paradise for Bandai's American NES port, is the arcade sequel to Dig Dug, released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware but with a video system like that used in Mappy, The Tower of Druaga and Grobda (without the DAC). A reimagined version for the PC titled Dig Dug Island, featuring online multiplayer and graphical style of Dig Dug Remix, was also released in 2008 exclusively in Japan. However, the game's servers were shutdown in just under a year, leaving it now unplayable.

Dig Dug II

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 31, 1990

Unlike the first game, Dig Dug II takes place on an island with an overhead view. The goal is simple: to kill all the enemies on the round. There are two types of enemies; Pookas (the round red monsters with goggles) only have the power to kill a player by touching him, but Fygars (the dragons) have the power to kill a player either by touching him or horizontally breathing fire to burn him. In this game, Taizo Hori (the player's character) is armed with two weapons. One is the pump from the original Dig Dug, which is used to inflate enemies until they bust. The other is a jackhammer,...

Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise

Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 18, 1986

DIG DUG has decided to chill out from the pressures of the real world by taking a long overdue vacation on a beautiful Caribbean island. "At last," he thinks to himself, "sun, sand, surf, and no more hassles from those miserable pests Pooka and Fygar!" Lying in a hammock between the graceful palm trees, he drifts off into a blissful dream of beautiful bikini clad native girls catering to his every wish. But just when he thinks he's got it made in the shade, along come his troublesome enemies to turn his peaceful paradise into a tropical nightmare. Help DIG DUG rid the island of these...

Dig Dug: Digging Strike

Dig Dug: Digging Strike

Nintendo DS - October 18, 2005

Twenty years later, the master digger returns to save the world! The arcade classic returns with a dual screen twist and all new gameplay. Monsters are terrorizing the islands! Classic enemies Pooka and Fygar plus a host of new bosses are causing trouble and it's up to Dig Dug and his crew to sink the islands and drive these critters into the sea. Players explore 3D environments to pinpoint fault lines that will trap the boss monsters, then dig on the bottom screen to connect fault lines until the islands break apart but timing is critical. Trapping the monsters behind fault lines on the...

Dino Stalker

Dino Stalker

Sony Playstation 2 - September 17, 2002

Time Gone Haywire. World War II. Fighter down. Pilot Lt. Mike Wired?s plane takes heavy damage during a dogfight over the Atlantic. Forced to eject? he?s suddenly enveloped in a blinding flash of white light and being guided towards an ominous jungle below. Everything around him has changed. The distant moan of strange beasts. An unfamiliar weapon appears in his hand. A thundering roar and crashing trees give way to an impossible sight ? beasts from another time. Now you determine the fate of this hero?lost in time. Face off against an onslaught of prehistoric beasts in first person...

Dokuganryuu Masamune

Dokuganryuu Masamune

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 5, 1988

Dokuganryu Masamune ("One-Eyed Dragon Masamune" - One-Eyed Dragon was Masamune Date's nickname, due to his eyepatch) is a strategic simulation based in the Sengoku period of Japan. The player controls Masamune Date, one of the most talented tacticians among the daimyos of the period. The game was released around the same time as the NES versions of Hot-B's Takeda Shingen and Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition - each features a different daimyo of the same era as their main protagonist. In the game, you play as the warring overlord, and your aim is the unification of 11 regions under one rule....

Donkey Konga

Donkey Konga

Nintendo GameCube - September 27, 2004

A rhythm and beat game like the popular Dance Dance Revolution game series, but instead of matching the beats with your feet you use your hands to play the bongos. Starring the characters from the Donkey Kong series of games. There are more than 30 tunes to drum beats to, from every genre of music - pop favorites to classical remixes. The more on-time your beats are with the music the higher score you get to earn more coins to unlock different beat sounds.

Donkey Konga 2

Donkey Konga 2

Nintendo GameCube - May 9, 2005

A rhythm and beat game like the popular Dance Dance Revolution game series, but instead of matching the beats with your feet you use your hands to play the bongos. Starring the characters from the Donkey Kong series of games. There are more than 30 tunes to drum beats to, from every genre of music - pop favorites to classical remixes. The more on-time your beats are with the music the higher score you get to earn more coins to unlock different beat sounds.

Donkey Konga 3

Donkey Konga 3

Nintendo GameCube - March 17, 2005

Donkey Konga 3: All You Can Eat! Spring 50 Music Works Mix is a music video game in the Donkey Kong series developed by Namco and published by Nintendo. Before the second installment was released in North America, Nintendo and Namco had already started plans for the third game in the series, which, unlike the first two Donkey Konga games, was eventually released only in Japan in early 2005. Donkey Konga 3 features a total of 57 track (includes the all new track), over 20 track more than the first two games. 35 of these tunes are the usual classical, pop, and game selections, but an extra 21...

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1985

Dragon Buster is a platform dungeon crawl action role-playing arcade game that was developed by Namco in 1984 and released in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, modified to support vertical scrolling

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Originating in the arcades, Dragon Buster is an action platform game composed out of several large levels, each one containing various stages: a cave, a tower, a castle, etc. The player's goal in every level is to reach the final stage where the protagonist faces the level boss. There are often several ways to reach the final stages, and not all stages are necessary to visit. Equipped with a sword, the player character moves through platform stages, clearing them of diverse monsters, collecting power-ups and trying to stay in good health until the level boss, since it is impossible to heal...

Dragon Chronicle

Dragon Chronicle

Arcade - Released - 2002

Dragon Chronicle is a Strategy game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 2002. A touchscreen and card battle game. Your mission is to train your dragon and fight against other users. There are 6 types of dragon, include Light, Dark, Ice, Fire, Gold and Thunder. The game features an RPG like turn based battle system, you can issue 5 basic commands to your dragon: Shock, Magic, Guard, Shield and Pray. You can save your game to a memory card to continue in any arcade center.

Dragon Saber

Dragon Saber

Arcade - Released - 1990

Dragon Saber t is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game, released by Namco in 1990; it runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and as its complete title suggests, it is the sequel to Dragon Spirit which had been released three years earlier.

Dragon Spirit

Dragon Spirit

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1989

Amur, the spirit of the dragon, lives within you. As the winged creature that breathes mega-tons of fire, your mission is revealed. Rescue Princess Alicia from Zowel, Demon of Darkness. So take to the skies and destroy enemy creatures with breath and fireballs. Add dragon heads and incredible power-ups. Confront Zowel in a Super Battle of Beasts! (Careful not to breathe on Alicia).

Dragon Spirit

Dragon Spirit

Arcade - Released - 1987

Princess Alicia of the kingdom of Mitgult is kidnapped by the monster Zawell. It's now up to the heroic warrior Amul to transform himself into a blue dragon and go and rescue the princess. Dragon Spirit is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which consists of nine stages. Players fly around and destroy everything in their path. Much like in Xevious, action takes place on two planes, both in the sky (where the dragon is flying) and on the ground. The dragon has two different kind of attacks: fire that shoots up the screen, and fire that drops to hit a place on the ground in front of the...

Dragon Valor

Dragon Valor

Sony Playstation - Released - October 16, 2000

The game begins as the first hero, Clovis, sets out to avenge the death of his young sister by slaying the dragon that killed her. Clovis travels to the Lexis Empire and meets many other characters along the way. With luck and skill, Clovis defeats his enemy and the tale moves forward. The next quest in Dragon Valor is assumed by the next hero, who is one of Clovis' children. In an innovative feature, players will actually determine which heroes they will play and which quests they will attempt by choosing a mate for Clovis. After Clovis completes his quest he chooses a bride from the...

Dunk Mania

Dunk Mania

Arcade - Released - 1995

A two-on-two basketball game played from a midcourt sideline perspective. Emphasis is on dunks. After every dunk, two replays are shown of the dunk from different camera angles. Press start to skip the replays. After every basket, the other team gets the ball at half court -- no out of bounds throw-ins. Since there is no NBA license for this game, there are ten teams from US cities with names like the Orlando Gators and the Indiana Speeders. The computer's artificial intelligence is severely lacking even on the hard levels. The computer plays little to no defense at all. There is no...

Elminage Gothic

Elminage Gothic

Windows - September 18, 2014

From the makers of the world renowned “Wizardry Empire” titles, Starfish SD brings you the latest entry in their popular series of dungeon crawlers. Elminage Gothic, previously only available in Japanese on PlayStation® Portable, now comes to PC offering a classic old school dungeon crawling experience with a dark, gothic twist! In ancient times, the Great and Dark Gods clashed in a ferocious war over Man's control of the world, bringing despair and ruin to the lives of all humans. As the conflict raged, the Great Gods sought to vanquish the power of the Dark Gods through the faith of...

Emeraldia

Emeraldia

Arcade - 1993

Extra Bases

Extra Bases

Nintendo Game Boy - April 1, 1991

"Well it looks like the home town boys are down to their last out in this, the seventh game of an incredible series. The count is full, so the runners will be going. Here's the wind-up and the pitch..Oh, Wade got all of that one!!.. it's going...going....Cole races back to the warning track... It's Gone!!! Home Run!!!" Now you can experience all the excitement of a neck and neck pennant race with Extra Bases. Pitch, bat, field, and run the bases just like in a professional baseball game. You can also control all the coaching decisions like bringing in your ace relief pitcher or calling for...

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