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Bakushou! Star Monomane Shitennou

Bakushou! Star Monomane Shitennou

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 14, 1990

This game is a humorous "star simulation", or, better to say, a strategy game with elements of luck, in which your goal is to become a famous musician or a star of the Japanese theater, particularly succeeding in monomane, a technique of imitation. There are four characters in the game which are controlled by players or computer. The turns of the game are determined by a roll of dice. The characters are located on a city map, and move around it according to the number that their dice rolled, somewhat similarly to monopoly-type board games. Each time you stop, you access a location where...

Battleship

Battleship

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 1, 1992

Do you have what it takes to command your own fleet of six ships? Can you survive thrilling, ruthless combat on the high seas? Stalk your enemy through unfriendly waters. Secretly plot your plan of attack. Then fire. It's a hit! But remain on red alert! For your opponent wants victory as much as you do! Capsize a carrier. Demolish a destroyer. Sink up to six ships in your opponent's fleet before your own vessels are found and sunk. Blast the torpedoes and full speed ahead! Strategically hide your own ships while you formulate a cunning plan of attack on your opponent. Enjoy classic game...

Battleship: The Classic Naval Combat Game

Battleship: The Classic Naval Combat Game

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - January 1, 1999

Now it's your turn to sink your opponent's battleship in this Game Boy Color rendition of the classic strategic board game. Players deploy all four of their ships to different areas on a grid, and take turns firing shots at various parts of their opponent's grid. Hit each ship the required number of times, and the ship is removed from play. In a unique twist on the classic game, each ship has new weapons. For the solo player, there are 48 missions to complete with animated full-color cutscenes to inspire you to victory! The real challenge however, is taking on a human opponent via a link...

Bokujou Monogatari

Nintendo Satellaview - Released - 1996

This is a playable demo of the Super Famicom game Bokujou Monogatari, known as Harvest Moon outside of Japan, which was released as a single broadcast. Not to be confused with Bokujou Monogatari's sequel, which is also called Bokujou Monogatari and was also broadcast on the Satellaview, but in four parts.

Bokujou Monogatari: Dai-2-wa

Nintendo Satellaview - Released - September 9, 1996

BS Bokujou Monogatari is a Downloadable 4-part Soundlink game for the Satellaview that was broadcast in at least 2 runs between September 2, 1996 and November 30, 1996. The game is a life-simulation game and it comes as a pseudo-sequel to the earlier-broadcast (July 1996)/retail release Bokujou Monogatari, commonly known internationally as "Harvest Moon"; this has given the series the fan-nickname "BS Harvest Moon" as a result. Together with the game (typically immediately before and after), 10-minute broadcasts of a related nature were released entitled BS Bokujou Monogatari Torisetsu (a...

Bokujou Monogatari: Dai-3-wa

Nintendo Satellaview - Released - September 16, 1996

BS Bokujou Monogatari is a Downloadable 4-part Soundlink game for the Satellaview that was broadcast in at least 2 runs between September 2, 1996 and November 30, 1996. The game is a life-simulation game and it comes as a pseudo-sequel to the earlier-broadcast (July 1996)/retail release Bokujou Monogatari, commonly known internationally as "Harvest Moon"; this has given the series the fan-nickname "BS Harvest Moon" as a result. Together with the game (typically immediately before and after), 10-minute broadcasts of a related nature were released entitled BS Bokujou Monogatari Torisetsu (a...

Bokujou Monogatari: Dai-4-wa

Nintendo Satellaview - Released - September 23, 1996

BS Bokujou Monogatari is a Downloadable 4-part Soundlink game for the Satellaview that was broadcast in at least 2 runs between September 2, 1996 and November 30, 1996. The game is a life-simulation game and it comes as a pseudo-sequel to the earlier-broadcast (July 1996)/retail release Bokujou Monogatari, commonly known internationally as "Harvest Moon"; this has given the series the fan-nickname "BS Harvest Moon" as a result. Together with the game (typically immediately before and after), 10-minute broadcasts of a related nature were released entitled BS Bokujou Monogatari Torisetsu (a...

Boundary Gate: Daughter of Kingdom

Boundary Gate: Daughter of Kingdom

NEC PC-FX - Released - January 24, 1997

Long time ago, the First Mother created the world and blessed it with five magical symbols that would keep it in balance. The symbols were hidden deep in a sacred temple, to protect everything and everyone around them. Many years later, an adventurer named Finn was looking for work in the city of Ambrose. There was indeed much work to do: monsters roamed the country, the threat of war was more real than ever. One night Finn was strolling through the city when he suddenly spotted a young girl attacked by a monster. Naturally, he defeated the monster and saved the girl, who turned out to be a...

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 31, 1989

You command an A.N.G.E.L. Fish Attack Sub. Your mission: rid the oceans of the evil aliens in their Undersea Palace deep in the ocean depths. On top of the water, all is calm and beautiful. But as you descend toward the Palace, you won't believe your goggles! Scaled creatures snarl. Swarms of mutant fish attack. Power up! Use the Swirl Cutter! Energy Fin full-throttle ... Fire! Fire! Fire!

Die Hard

Die Hard

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 19, 1991

Dozens of terrorists. A handful of hostages. World class weapons. And a barefoot cop with very little time. You're John McClane, a tough New York cop, alone, tired and barefoot. Terrorists have taken over the building, they've got hostages, including your wife, and the L.A. cops don't know about you or the terrorists... yet! Intelligent enemies: The terrorists don't stay in one place and they track you from level to level. Exclusive "RealVision" feature: See only what your character can see. Use stairs, elevators and air vents to go from floor to floor, evade enemy fire, or launch surprise...

F-1 Pilot

F-1 Pilot

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 23, 1989

F-1 Pilot is a F1 racing game for the PC Engine, one that depicts the racing from the driver's seat of the vehicle. The player is able to select a car before a race, but they all appear to be functionally identical except for the color. The player can also choose to have engine noises or BGM (Background music), but not both. Selecting either of the BGM modes will disable all sound effects from the game, including tire screeching and crashing noises.

The Golf

The Golf

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

The Golf is a Sports game, developed and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1989.

The Golf

Microsoft MSX2+ - Released - 1989

The Golf is a Sports game, developed and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1989.

The Golf

The Golf

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken

Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 13, 1991

Hihou Densetsu Chris no Bouken is an Action game, developed by Arc System Works and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Hustler 2055

Hustler 2055

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 10, 1992

Iso Zuri Ritou Hen

Iso Zuri Ritou Hen

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 19, 1996

Isozuri: Ritou Hen ("Rock Fishing: Island Edition", where Isozuri specifically refers to standing on a rocky coastline while casting out to sea) is a fishing game exclusive to the Super Famicom. The player travels around an archipelago finding a place to start angling, catching different ocean fish depending on the location and the time of day. The game was one of many fishing simulators developed by Pack-In-Video for the console. Players had a limited selection of bait and lures they could switch between depending on the available fish.

Jissen Billiards

Jissen Billiards

Sharp X68000 - Released - June 21, 1990

Jissen Billiards is a billiards game, developed and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Jissen Billiards

Jissen Billiards

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Knight Rider Special

Knight Rider Special

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 22, 1994

Knight Rider Special (ナイトライダースペシャル Naito Raidā Supesharu?) is a video game for the PC-Engine based on the 1980s television series Knight Rider. It was produced by and published by Pack-In Video Co. Ltd, who also developed the NES version. on December 16, 1994 in Japan only. The game features sound bites by KITT's voice actor, Akio Nojima, straight from the show's Japanese dub. Unlike the NES version, Special's game play is featured in third person perspective akin to even the most basic driving games like Out Run and Rad Racer. The action is very similar to that of Chase H.Q. which also...

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

The player starts this game off controlling the actions of an ordinary citizen on their way to a movie theater. In the south cinema, the player chats with two teenagers about the actual movie at which point a hush descends upon the room and the in-game film begins...where the player learns that they have been chosen to be the thrall of Jareth the Goblin King, who must be overcome to finish the game. A clock ticks down 13 meager hours to complete this task, lest the player's character end up lost in the labyrinth forever.

Lode Runner: Lost Labyrinth

Lode Runner: Lost Labyrinth

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - July 27, 1990

A very straightforward conversion of a popular puzzle platform game. You must collect the piles of gold on each level, while avoiding the robots on patrol. To defend yourself, you are able to shoot holes in the platforms to your left or right, and these will capture the robots for a short time before they climb out again. Once you have collected all the gold, make your way to the top of the screen for the next level. The game also includes a level editor.

Mirai Senshi: Raios

Mirai Senshi: Raios

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1989

Future Wars: Lios (未来戦史:ライオス Mirai Senshi: Raiosu = Future Soldier: Lios) is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Pack-In-Video, the same developers who brought us Die Hard (NES). In this game, you play as Cecilia and her army of robots. You must make it to Goinkia's castle and stop him from taking over. To do this, you must travel the overworld and select a location. Once you do, you must take out the enemy's commander robot and then the enemy's base. Then you will win and will be allowed to progress. Sometimes defeating enemies unlocks new weapons.

Nekketsu Legend Baseballer

Nekketsu Legend Baseballer

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 16, 1995

In a world where baseball plays a pivotal role in people's lives, teams compete against each for supremacy, using spiritual and magical moves, as well as robots. Recently, a powerful demon took control of the land, and some humans began using the art of baseball for evil purposes. The malevolent Dark Baseballer has been terrorizing innocents, and it is up to a group of young people to restore justice. Nekketsu Legend Baseballer is a role-playing game dedicated to baseball. There is no actual baseball simulation in the game: much of it plays like a traditional Japanese RPG, with top-down...

Nushi Tsuri 64: Shiokaze Ninotte

Nushi Tsuri 64: Shiokaze Ninotte

Nintendo 64 - Released - May 26, 2000

Like the predecessor, this ecological tale lets players choose from four different characters, each with a slightly different quest. The setting has changed to a tropical island, but the basic idea is the same: explore the world, solve small side quests, collect insects, catch and catalogue fish, sell them for money, buy new fishing equipment, and so on.

Pinball Graffiti

Pinball Graffiti

Sega Saturn - Released - July 12, 1996

The first true 32 bit pinball tables. View your extreme skills from any angle and any perspective with 3D panning camera angles and sweeping crane shots, and even an inside the ball perspective. Sampled sound effects and video clips make these super fast tables the only ones worth playing.

Power Gate

Power Gate

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - August 30, 1991

Power Gate is a horizontal shoot 'em up developed by Make and published by Pack-in-Video. The game is a fairly standard example of its genre, with a handful of power-ups that include bombs for attacking ground targets, as well as more powerful weapons that can only be used once apiece. The player's fighter has three shield bars that lets them take three hits before being destroyed. These shield bars can be restored with certain power-ups as well.

Rambo

Rambo

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

You start off in the middle of the battlefield wielding only a knife, which you use by running into enemies and jamming the attack button, hoping they die before you do. If you explore around, you can find other weapons like arrows and machine guns, which can be used for a limited amount of times. Although you regenerate health by standing still for a few seconds, you'll constantly be running out of food if you dawdle, and you can only take a few hits anyway. The game world isn't very big, but you get to hop into a canoe, find keys, avoid snakes, and generally rummage around to find whatever...

Silviana

Silviana

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1989

A fun little disk-based action-RPG for the MSX2 similar to the Ys series.

Space Camp

Space Camp

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Based on a special effects movie, Space Camp takes place in space (it says so in big letters on the cover). You guide your spaceship through orbit, avoiding meteor showers, military satellites and other obstacles. The control method is much like "lunar lander" type games, but in zero gravity, so a quick thrust with the engines will move the ship indefinitely. Since you have limited oxygen and energy reserves, you must pick up oxygen bottles and energy canisters from the space stations you fly past. After the vertically scrolling space sequence, you jump out the ship and explore a space...

Super Rambo Special

Super Rambo Special

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Super Rambo Special is an action game based on movie Rambo: First Blood Part 2. As in the movie you play the part of one-man-army John Rambo who is busted out of prison by his former CO to go deep into the Vietnamese jungle and rescue a group of P.O.W.s. You control Rambo from a top-down perspective as he explores the jungle looking for keys and avoiding enemy patrols, the keys allow you to unlock the many huts you will come across in the jungle and must be explored to release the P.O.W.s and gather weapons and munitions in order to raise some hell, as your trusty knife is not going to cut...

Tsuri Tarou

Tsuri Tarou

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 8, 1994

Tsuri Tarou ("Fishing Taro") is a 1994 angling game for the Super Famicom from Pack-In-Video. It plays similarly to Natsume's Legend of the River King series in that the player character must start by catching smaller fish to pay for upgrades to land bigger fish and reach better fishing locales. Like the majority of Super Famicom fishing games, it was never localized for the US.

Tsuri Tarou

Nintendo Satellaview - Released - 1994

Tsuri Tarou ("Fishing Taro") is a 1994 angling game from Pack-In-Video. It plays similarly to Natsume's Legend of the River King series in that the player character must start by catching smaller fish to pay for upgrades to land bigger fish and reach better fishing locales.

Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyoto Kurama Sansou Satsujin Jiken

Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyoto Kurama Sansou Satsujin Jiken

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Released - March 20, 1994

Kyouto Anba Sansou Satsujin Jiken (京都鞍馬山荘殺人事件) is a murder mystery adventure game based on writings of Misa Yamamura, a Japanese writer of murder mystery novels. The protagonist of the story is Akiko Sonoyama (園山千晶), freelancer who finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery after the son of the host dies during the dinner right after drinking the wine. The game uses live-action videos and actors and shows the player protagonist in 3rd-person during investigation, similar to other games of such era, such as The Beast Within or Phantasmagoria 2. During gameplay, the full-screen videos...

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