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Argus

Argus

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 17, 1986

Argus is a vertical shooter by Jaleco and conversion of an arcade game originally released in 1986. The players takes control of a space-fighter equipped with a front laser gun and ground bombs. Although the game features power-ups, they follow an unusual and unique formula - tiles on the ground must be destroyed in order to upgrade the main weapon or trigger special events. However, three of these tiles must be destroyed to activate such power-ups - B creates a temporary barrier around the ship,P upgrades the primary weapon and L gives the player an extra bonus at the end of each stage....

Arkista's Ring

Arkista's Ring

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 1, 1990

The Evil Shogun has stolen the ring of Arkista, plunging the Elven Kingdom into darkness and despair. Only one elf, Christine, is brave enough to take up the treacherous challenge to recover the stolen treasure. She must fight, through towns, graveyards, and mazes crawling with hordes of monsters. Yet, with your help, can she make it to the infamous Ninja Dungeon?

Butasan

Butasan

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1987

Butasan (γΆγŸγ•γ‚“) (also known as Mr. Pig and Pig and Bombers) is a 1987 arcade game developed by NMK and Jaleco. The player controls a pig and the aim of the game is to blow up other pigs by throwing bombs at them. The bombs are randomly spawned across the map and can be picked up and thrown at the other pigs. The bombs are given a number between 5 and 30; when the bomb is thrown it takes that number of seconds to explode. Bombs which directly hit pigs explode on contact. Various power ups are available throughout the game such as gas that makes all other characters fall asleep. A bonus...

Desert War

Desert War

Arcade - Released - 1995

A vertically scrolling helicopter battle game where the mission is to rescue the prisoners of war from enemy battlefields.

Double Dealer

Arcade - 1989

Esper Boukentai

Esper Boukentai

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 13, 1987

Esper Boukentai is an exploration game which uses Jaleco's arcade game Psychic 5 as the basis for the story and the cast of characters which you use throughout the game. Each character possesses different attributes, including their jumping ability, their ability to hover in mid-air, and their strength. As in the arcade, some characters must be rescued in order to make them playable. This game boasts over 50 household items which serve as animated enemies throughout each level.

GunNail

GunNail

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1993

GunNail is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up produced by NMK and Tecmo in 1993. The player controls a spaceship which can be equipped with straight, spread, or homing lasers. The game has a high difficulty curve, as all power-ups are lost upon death and the colorful sprites and screen effects make enemy projectiles difficult to avoid.

Hacha Mecha Fighter

Hacha Mecha Fighter

Arcade - Released - 1991

Hacha Mecha Fighter is a small Japanese shmup similar to games like Cloud Master and Fantasy Zone . You control a cute little teddy bear flying a tiny plane and your mission will consist of crossing infested levels of enemies. Bunnies, ducklings and other very cute creatures get your way, and you must destroy them before they destroy you.

Legend of Makai

Legend of Makai

Arcade - Released - 1988

Legend of Makai is a 2D arcade platform game set in a fantasy world. A princess has been kidnapped by an evil wizard, and the player must rescue her. He controls a boy who is wielding a sword, but the hero can also buy upgrades, like axes ( ranged weapons). The gameplay consists of moving and jumping through non-linear levels, killing enemies, searching keys and doors and buying various stuff in shops. The hero has a life bar so he doesn't die in one hit, there is however a time limit for additional difficulty.

Mahjong Daireikai

Mahjong Daireikai

Arcade - Released - 1989

Mahjong Daireikai is a co-developed mahjong arcade game developed and manufactured by both Jaleco and NM in 1989.

Ninja Crusaders

Ninja Crusaders

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 14, 1990

A force of alien invaders has descended upon the Earth and has wiped out humanity for the most part. Some ninjas survived the onslaught, however, and two ninjas in particular, named Blade and Talon, are assigned to rid the planet of this alien menace. Ninja Crusaders is a side-scrolling action game that can be played alone or with two players fighting side by side. A ninja player can jump quite high and begins the game with a ninja throwing star weapon that can travel the length of the screen, although it's not very powerful. Other weapons are available for the taking throughout the levels,...

Ninja Taro

Ninja Taro

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 1, 1992

High Adventure in the Far East It's the era of feudal war in Japan. One Shogun struggles to unite the provinces, but he needs help. His villainous arch-rival is rumored to be dead, but a merciless legion of anarcy continues to plague the countryside. If he is dead, then who could be leading th evil forces which prevent Japan from attaining peace and order? This chaos must be stopped! From the ranks of the Phantom sect to the Shogun's aid comes Ninja Taro. With the cunning of a thief, the skill of a master, and a legendary sword, he must venture forth to tame the minions of evil, and...

Okkotoshi Puzzle Tonjan!?

Okkotoshi Puzzle Tonjan!?

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 29, 1989

Okkotoshi Puzzle Tonjan!? ("Drop Down Puzzle Tonjan?!", sometimes known as simply Tonjan) is a puzzle game from NMK that features anthropomorphic pigs pushing mahjong tiles around in a maze, attempting to push entire stacks down one of the many holes in the area. Bonus points are awarded for pushing certain specified tiles into holes first, and there's one tile in particular that will complete the level once pushed down a hole and is the only compulsory target. Future levels increase the number of tiles and the difficulty, adding fish tiles that cause the player to lose a life if they are...

P-47 Aces

P-47 Aces

Arcade - Released - 1995

P-47 Aces is a horizonal-scrolling shooter game similar to its predecessor, P-47: The Phantom Fighter, where players assume the role of one of the four pilots from an elite squadron sent by the United World Armies taking control of their respective airplanes with their own unique abilities through eight increasingly difficult levels that take place across multiple countries around the world, each with a boss at the end that must be defeated to progress, in a effort to make a dent against the enemy. Certain enemies carry icon-based power-up items that can be picked to increase the aircraft's...

P-47: The Freedom Fighter

P-47: The Freedom Fighter

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 20, 1989

The P-47 was one of the toughest planes in use in World War 2, and this side-scrolling shoot 'em up puts you in control of one as you take on hordes of Nazis. 16-bit versions have a simultaneous 2-player mode, as well as the ability to wrap-around the game with increased difficulty up to 4 times. You are initially armed with a machine gun, but can also pick up bombs, spray missiles and multi-missiles by picking up the appropriate letter. Each weapon can be upgraded by picking up further tokens of the same type. Tokens offering extra lives and speed-ups are also on offer.

Psychic 5

Psychic 5

Arcade - Released - 1987

Psychic 5 was developed by NMK and published by Jaleco in 1987 Psychic 5 is a 2D action platformer game. It is the prequel to the Famicom game Esper Boukentai. You control one of five Espers, characters with psychic abilities, and have to maneuver through a total of 8 maze-like levels, finding and defeating Satan at the end of each. Players can jump and attack, or slow their descent in mid-air by hovering (holding up). Two Espers are available at the start, with the rest unlocked by finding and breaking Magic Jars. Each Esper has different attributes; for example, the large Bunta is slow,...

Quiz Gakuen Paradise

Quiz Gakuen Paradise

Arcade - 1991

Quiz Gakuen Paradise is a Quiz game, developed by Sankindo and published by NMK, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Rolan's Curse

Rolan's Curse

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 26, 1990

Once the people of Rolan was terrorized by the evil ruler King Barius before he was imprisoned in a castle deep within the forest. When the king many years later was released he immediately unleashed legions of regenerating monsters on the citizens of the land. Now a hero (or two if you play it in multiplayer) is needed to defeat him and his minions. The game is an action based RPG played with an isometric perspective. As you battle your way through enemy territory you have two weapons, the sword that you start the game with and a Fire Wand that throws fireballs. You will also find some...

Rolan's Curse 2

Rolan's Curse 2

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - February 21, 1992

There was much rejoicing in the land of Rolan! King Barius, who had placed a curse on the poor land, had been conquered by the valor and courage of two brave knights. But little did they know, that King Barius was not dead, but rather dwelling in darkness and waiting for the perfect moment to take his revenge. Now monsters of old have arisen to terrorize the people of Rolan and devastate the land. It's time to prepare for battle... again! In Rolan's Curse 2, a single player takes control of a brave knight destined to once again destroy King Barius' forces and restore peace to Rolan. This...

Saboten Bombers

Saboten Bombers

Arcade - Released - 1992

Saboten Bombers was produced by Tecmo in 1992 A multi-level platform game where the player controls a cactus that has to dodge and defeat its enemies. You are a cactus that can jump, run and throw objects. There are many levels with several comedic enemies. This game was released in Japan only.

Saint Dragon

Saint Dragon

Arcade - Released - 1989

Saint Dragon is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up in which the player controls the cyborg Saint Dragon, who has rebelled against the tyrannical Monster Cyborg army. Saint Dragon is initially armed with a plasma bolts and a fiery breath. By collecting tokens, the dragon's firepower can be upgraded with pulse torpedoes, a laser, bouncing bombs, ring lasers or a turret. Other tokens can upgrade the dragon's speed, weapon power, or initiate a "hyper" mode which endows maximum firepower and invulnerability. In addition, the dragon has an armoured tail which follows the player's movement, allowing it to...

Saiyuuki World

Saiyuuki World

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 11, 1988

An adaption of Wonder Boy in Monster Land for the Famicom. This version of that game now has its setting influenced by the Journey to the West novel. Players take on the role of Sun Wukong (Goku in Japanese), who has to free captured monks so they can be able to travel from China all the way to India in order to receive the word of Buddha and bring it to the Chinese people. Saiyuuki World features eleven side-scrolling stages, Goku can jump and he can equip a dagger to stab enemies. Defeated enemies leave behind money which can be spent in the various stores found throughout the stages....

SD Keiji: Blader

SD Keiji: Blader

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 19, 1991

SD Keiji: Blader is a Role-Playing game, developed by NMK and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Super Spacefortress Macross

Super Spacefortress Macross

Arcade - Released - 1992

Super Spacefortress Macross is a vertically-scrolling shoot'em up based on the 1984 theatrical film in the Macross franchise, commonly known in English as Macross: Do You Remember Love?. Players control the VF-1 Valkyrie fighters of ace pilots Max Jenius and (in two-player games only) Hikaru Ichijyo in combat against the Zentradi. The game consists of seven levels, mostly based on action scenes from the film, including confrontations over Macross City, in the rings of Saturn, the surface of the devastated Earth, and the final battle against Boddole Zer. Gameplay is similar to Raiden: the...

Super Spacefortress Macross II

Super Spacefortress Macross II

Arcade - Released - 1993

In 1999, an alien ship crashes on South Atalia Island and makes the human race aware of other life in space. Ten years later, the ship is reconstructed and christened as the SDF-1 Macross. However, on the day of its maiden voyage, an alien race called the Zentraedi make their appearance on Earth, beginning the UN Spacy/Zentraedi war that would change the history of both races forever.

Task Force Harrier

Task Force Harrier

Arcade - Released - 1989

Task Force Harrier is a 2D arcade vertically-scrolling shooter where the player controls a Harrier V fighter plane. The gameplay is similar to Xevious. The player shoots enemies in the air and bombs enemies on the ground. It is possible to collect power-ups to increase firepower. The game has a cooperative 2-player mode.

Thunder Dragon

Thunder Dragon

Arcade - ROM Hack - 1991

Thunder Dragon was produced by NMK in 1991. Thunder Dragon is a vertically scrolling shoot'em-up for 1 or 2 players. The players controls a futuristic helicopter through 8 stages with an end boss at the end of each stage. Enemies include futuristic vehicles, space craft, mechs. The players have a standard weapon and special screen clearing bombs. The standard weapon can be powered up with missiles, wide shot, lasers or heavy fire by picking up icons labeled 1 through 4.

Thunder Dragon 2

Arcade - Released - 1993

Thunder Dragon 2 was produced by NMK in 1993. A vertically scrolling shoot'em-up for 1 or 2 players (simultaneously) The players control a crop duster plane or a more futuristic looking plane, both with propeller. There are 8 stages in total with a battle against an end boss (or as the game calls them "area guardian") at the end of each stage. Enemies include standard planes, helicopters and tanks as well as more futuristic looking vehicles and space craft. At the beginning of each stage a text "Battle is begun. Good luck" or "Stage 2" etc. appears. Players can actually shoot and...

Zed Blade

Zed Blade

Arcade - Released - 1994

Zed Blade is a side-scrolling shooter with a sci-fi theme. You and/or a friend must choose one of three characters to play as, each with different speeds at which they control their ships. Then select three weapons to use for the front and back of your ship. During play, you must travel to every planet in the solar system, and defeat the various enemy ships and the boss near the end of the planet. Your weapons can be upgraded during the battle, and you can also collect HyperBombs if you want to do maximum damage. The soundtrack is reminiscent of early 1990's "rave" music.

Zed Blade

Zed Blade

SNK Neo Geo AES - Unlicensed - January 1, 1994

Zed Blade is a side-scrolling shooter with a sci-fi theme. You and/or a friend must choose one of three characters to play as, each with different speeds at which they control their ships. Then select three weapons to use for the front and back of your ship. During play, you must travel to every planet in the solar system, and defeat the various enemy ships and the boss near the end of the planet. Your weapons can be upgraded during the battle, and you can also collect HyperBombs if you want to do maximum damage. The soundtrack is reminiscent of early 1990's "rave" music.

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