Taito Corporation

A.L.C.O.N.

A.L.C.O.N.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Taking place in the year 2059 in another galaxy, mankind has colonized an alien planet called Theon after evacuating a previously colonized planet Orac. Five years ago, the colony on Orac was attacked by alien invaders and the war was so intense, the colonists were forced to leave. However, Theon is now under attack by the same alien fleet, but the humans are ready. The player assumes the role of an Allied League of Cosmic Nations (ALCON) fighter pilot in the SW475 star fighter to stop the invaders from taking over Theon.

Aces of War

Aces of War

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - June 30, 2006

In Aces of War you take control of 40 different types of aircraft in an attempt to change the course of events. Avoid enemy fire, bomb enemy ships and attack enemy fighters, and then watch the replays of your heroic actions just as if you were part of a war blockbuster. And for some real dogfight action you can try shooting your pals out of the sky in the great VS mode, or you can let them be your wingmen in the cooperative mode.

Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble

Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - March 15, 2016

Arcade Archives re-release.

Arcade Archives: The Legend of Kage

Arcade Archives: The Legend of Kage

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - December 1, 2015

Arcade Archives re-release.

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1988

The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1987

The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning the bat below them as they fall (meaning that you risk missing the ball if you go for them at the wrong time). The power-ups include lasers (which are mounted to each side of the ship and allow you to shoot out the blocks), a catching device (so as to be able to fire the ball off at a different angle...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1987

The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety.

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Atari ST - Released - 1987

The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Arkanoid (アルカノイド, Arukanoido) is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It expanded upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s by adding power-ups, different types of bricks, a variety of level layouts, and visual layering and depth. The title refers to a doomed "mothership" from which the player's ship, the Vaus, escapes. Arkanoid revived the Breakout concept, resulting in many clones and similar games for home computers, even over a decade later.

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Commodore 64 - Released - June 15, 1988

Can you survive the challenge? The award winning arcade original voted "one of the best home video games ever" by Electronic Game Player Magazine is ready and waiting for you to play on your home computer. The non-stop space action thrusts you into a do-or-die battle for survival and thrills you through 33 screens of challenge and excitement. Arkanoid game features include arcade quality graphics, full range sound effects and 33 action screens.

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Apple IIGS - Released - 1988

The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning...

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets! A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has launched the craft Vaus II to make a preemptive attack on Xorg.

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

MS-DOS - Released - January 1, 1989

Eons ago, you battered DOH into an intergalactic pulp and escaped. But a scrap of DOH's core energy survived... And now DOH's hurtling toward you across space and time in the Xorg, a huge spaceship that's crashed into our universe from an unknown dimension. Use your ultra-fast reflexes and intense concentration to get to the core of the Xorg without pounding your ship to interstellar scrap. Or take a break from battle. Create your own force barriers with the Arkanoid Construction set, the latest in intergalactic dimension-building tools. If you're good enough, youll get through. And come...

Arkanoid Live!

Arkanoid Live!

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - January 6, 2010

The classic ARKANOID comes back to life in XBLA! Destroy every block on screen by bouncing an Energy Ball against them with your Vaus!

Arkanoid: Doh It Again

Nintendo Satellaview - Released - 1997

BS Arkanoid: Doh It Again is an Action game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1997.

Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets! Revenge of Doh continues Arkanoid's plot as follows, directly taken (including typoes) from the game: A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has...

Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1988

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets!

Basketball

Basketball

Arcade - Released - January 5, 1974

Released in the arcades in early 1974, Basketball was a landmark title, notable for several firsts in video gaming. It was the first basketball video game, the first video game to use sprites, and the first to represent human characters. It was also the first Japanese video game licensed for release in North America, having been developed by Taito and then licensed to Midway for the North American market, where 1,400 units were sold in 1974, a production record for Midway at the time.

Battle Gear 4 Tuned

Battle Gear 4 Tuned

Taito Type X - Released - July 13, 2005

Battle Gear 4 is an arcade racing game by Taito Corporation released in July 2005. It is the fifth product of the Battle Gear series. In 2006 the cabinets have then been updated to the Battle Gear 4 Tuned specification, which contains more cars, courses, and a new game mode.

Battle Lane! Vol. 5

Battle Lane! Vol. 5

Arcade - Released - 1986

A six-stage game where you ride a motorcycle and shoot at enemy vehicles. Enter the enemy's base and destroy their secret weapon. Pick up bazookas for extra fire power. The fate of the country hangs in the balance. Break through the enemy checkpoints using your machine gun, bazooka and driving skill. Pick up more bazookas five missiles each along the road. Finally, enter the enemy base and destroy their secret weapon. The game has five checkpoints with the base coming after the fifth checkpoint. Each wall is broken with five missiles. Hint: shoot seven to ten defenders before trying for...

Bonze Adventure

Bonze Adventure

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1988

The player controls a Buddhist monk, Bonze Kackremboh. His weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called "mala" beads, which can be powered up until they become almost as large as the player. The monk battles snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts and other enemy creatures.

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on, or to trap...

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

In the game, each player controls one of the two Bubble Dragons, Bub and Bob. The player can move along platforms, as well as jump to those above and to the side, similar to most platform games. The player can also blow bubbles. These can trap enemies, who are defeated if the bubble is then burst by the player's spiny back. Bubbles that contain enemies can be popped at the same time resulting in different foods being projected around the level. Each enemy trapped in a bubble equates to a different food. Food is consumed and transferred to points (an increasing scale of 1000 points is awarded...

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Commodore Amiga - Released - November 1, 1988

Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on, or to trap...

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 19, 1990

Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on, or to trap...

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Apple II - Released - July 1, 1989

Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on, or to trap...

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Nintendo Switch - Released - December 13, 2019

Playing alone or with up to 3 friends in couch co-op mode, jump your bubble dragons through 100 levels to defeat the wicked magician Bonner and his henchmen. The popular dragons Bub and Bob are back! Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is the latest game in the legendary Bubble Bobble series from Taito. Play alone or with up to 3 friends in couch co-op mode and jump your bubble dragons through 100 levels to defy the wicked magician Bonner and his henchmen. The bubbles don't just let you trap your opponents, either – your dragons can also jump on them to reach higher platforms. Collect...

Bubble Bobble: Old & New

Bubble Bobble: Old & New

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - September 28, 2004

No one has ever been able to say just why Bubble Bobble is so much fun, but its mixture of cute baby dinosaurs, candy, and bubbles should give those new to the game an idea. Battle your way through over 100 levels of frantic bubble mayhem. Capture your enemies in bubbles then pop them with your spiky back to clear each stage. Find your way to the bottom of the 100-level cave and save a damsel in distress. Fortunately, if you've never experienced the glee for yourself, all of those elements are back in force in Bubble Bobble Old & New for Game Boy Advance. The game closely follows the original...

Bubble Symphony

Bubble Symphony

Sega Saturn - Released - November 27, 1997

In Bubble Symphony, you play one of four dragons - Bubblun, Bobblun, Kululun, and Cororon. Each dragon has its advantages and disadvantages. You have the task of trapping your enemies in bubbles, then bumping into them to make them turn into food, which you can get for points. There are multiple paths that you can take, and bosses that you have to defeat in order to proceed to the next set of levels. Multiple endings are viewed depending on skill and secrets found. Features an excellent soundtrack and guest appearances from various Taito games.

Bust-A-Move

Bust-A-Move

Windows - Released - January 1, 1995

Bust-A-Move (also known as Puzzle Bobble) is a real-time puzzle game in which the player controls a device called "pointer" at the bottom of the screen, aiming and releasing randomly colored bubbles upwards. Depending on the aiming, the bubbles may float up directly or bounce off the walls, changing their trajectory. The goal is to aim the bubbles in such a way that they will touch identically colored ones. When such bubbles form a group of three or more, they pop and disappear from the screen. If the ceiling of the area is covered by too many bubbles, it will gradually descend; the game is...

Bust-A-Move

Bust-A-Move

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 1, 1995

Bust-A-Move (also known as Puzzle Bobble) is a real-time puzzle game in which the player controls a device called "pointer" at the bottom of the screen, aiming and releasing randomly colored bubbles upwards. Depending on the aiming, the bubbles may float up directly or bounce off the walls, changing their trajectory. The goal is to aim the bubbles in such a way that they will touch identically colored ones. When such bubbles form a group of three or more, they pop and disappear from the screen. If the ceiling of the area is covered by too many bubbles, it will gradually descend; the game is...

Bust-A-Move

Bust-A-Move

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Released - January 1, 1995

Bust-A-Move (also known as Puzzle Bobble) is a real-time puzzle game in which the player controls a device called "pointer" at the bottom of the screen, aiming and releasing randomly colored bubbles upwards. Depending on the aiming, the bubbles may float up directly or bounce off the walls, changing their trajectory. The goal is to aim the bubbles in such a way that they will touch identically colored ones. When such bubbles form a group of three or more, they pop and disappear from the screen.

Bust-A-Move 3

Bust-A-Move 3

Sega Saturn - Released - March 28, 1997

Link 3 or more colored bubbles by shooting an identical colored bubble. When they are joined together, they pop. This game completely abandons the idea of previous titles that the playfield is being pushed down by some sort of mechanical device and instead attaches groups of bubbles to nodes that move downwards. When a node is no longer connected to any bubbles it will disappear and when all nodes in a level have vanished the level is complete. One result of this change that may appear strange to players of previous versions is that shooting a bubble to the top of the visible playfield...

Bust-A-Move 3000

Bust-A-Move 3000

Nintendo GameCube - Released - December 3, 2002

Super Bust-A-Move is a real-time puzzle game similar to its predecessors in the Bust-A-Move series. It adds a new multiplayer mode and features graphical enhancements. The aim of the game, as with the previous titles in the series, is to remove a collected number of colored bubbles from the game screen. To do so, at the bottom of the screen, you aim and fire the colored bubbles from a launcher, sending the bubbles upwards into the container. Match three or more together of the same color to clear them from the screen. If you're too slow, the collection of bubbles moves down the screen...

Bust-A-Move Again

Bust-A-Move Again

MS-DOS - Released - 1996

Bub and Bob are back! Like in Tetris in reverse, you shoot bubbles at an array of different-colored bubbles stuck in an ever descending ceiling, attempting to match them up three by three to make them disappear. This edition contains both puzzle challenges, multiplayer and normal progressive stages.

Bust-A-Move Millennium

Bust-A-Move Millennium

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - October 11, 2000

BUST-A-MOVE MILENNIUM EDITION on Game Boy Color brings a bevy of often-requested new features to this classic puzzler. Bubbles of different colors descend from the top of the screen in clumps. Using your blaster that fires colored bubbles of your own, you must attempt to clear the screen as best as you can. BUST-A-MOVE MILENNIUM EDITION offers five unique modes of play. In the returning Puzzle mode, you'll play through a huge number of new stages of bubble-busting action that require careful planning and fast reflexes. Challenge mode also returns to test your BUST-A-MOVE skills. In the brand...

Cadash

Cadash

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 18, 1991

Arise brave warrior, our services are once again needed! Baarogue the Destroyer has kidnapped the King's only daughter, Princess Sarasa, and is now bent on universal dominance! Become a powerful Fighter, a resourceful Mage, a magic-laden Priestess, or an agile Ninja in your quest to return peace to the once-tranquil land of Deerzar! Be wary on the path to your goal! Baarogue has littered it with many foes, from the re-animated Hands of Stone to the Giant Pedra- Pods of Dokra-ri. Enlist the services of a trustworthy friend to aid you, for this quest allows two brave souls to venture forth via...

Cameltry

Cameltry

Sharp X68000 - Released - September 25, 1991

The game ran on Taito's F1 system hardware and used the same optical rotary system utilized in Taito's 1986 arcade game Arkanoid. It was later ported in 1992 to the Super NES, and in 1993 to the FM Towns computer. The Super NES release was titled On The Ball in North America and Europe, and was compatible with the Super NES Mouse. The gameplay consists of moving a ball through a labyrinth by rotating the board itself around the ball. There's a kind of knick-knack you may find in dusty games rooms, a maze through which you navigate a marble by subtly tilting the board, dancing with gravity...

Cameltry

Cameltry

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

There's a kind of knick-knack you may find in dusty games rooms, a maze through which you navigate a marble by subtly tilting the board, dancing with gravity and momentum, deftly rolling your sphere out of dead ends and around the obstacles posed by holes in the board. Marble Madness explores this theme in a fudged 3-D perspective, Cloud Kingdoms in a flat 2-D one -- both by directly influencing the actions of the ball. The game takes a different approach toward a similar end; instead of moving the ball around the board, you move the board around the ball.

Cameltry

Cameltry

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - 1992

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

Sega SC-3000 - Released - 1985

Chack'n Pop is considered a predecessor of Bubble Bobble. It is a platform game where a roundish yellow creature, named Chack'n, must fight against Monstas and Mightas in order to reclaim hearts that were stolen during a romantic encounter with Miss Chack'n. The Monstas themselves hatch from eggs hanging from the ceilings and the Mightas push a rock that is used as the game's timer. The Monsta eggs have three phases: if it's blue, it's completely harmless, if it's yellow it will pop within 10 seconds and if an egg turns red it will pop almost immediately. Chack'n uses bombs to blow up...

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

Sharp X1 - Released - 1984

Chack'n Pop is considered a predecessor of Bubble Bobble. It is a platform game where a roundish yellow creature, named Chack'n, must fight against Monstas and Mightas in order to reclaim hearts that were stolen during a romantic encounter with Miss Chack'n. The Monstas themselves hatch from eggs hanging from the ceilings and the Mightas push a rock that is used as the game's timer. The Monsta eggs have three phases: if it's blue, it's completely harmless, if it's yellow it will pop within 10 seconds and if an egg turns red it will pop almost immediately. Chack'n uses bombs to blow up...

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

Chack'n Pop is considered a predecessor of Bubble Bobble. It is a platform game where a roundish yellow creature, named Chack'n, must fight against Monstas and Mightas in order to reclaim hearts that were stolen during a romantic encounter with Miss Chack'n. The Monstas themselves hatch from eggs hanging from the ceilings and the Mightas push a rock that is used as the game's timer. The Monsta eggs have three phases: if it's blue, it's completely harmless, if it's yellow it will pop within 10 seconds and if an egg turns red it will pop almost immediately. Chack'n uses bombs to blow up...

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Chack'n Pop is considered a predecessor of Bubble Bobble. It is a platform game where a roundish yellow creature, named Chack'n, must fight against Monstas and Mightas in order to reclaim hearts that were stolen during a romantic encounter with Miss Chack'n. The Monstas themselves hatch from eggs hanging from the ceilings and the Mightas push a rock that is used as the game's timer. The Monsta eggs have three phases: if it's blue, it's completely harmless, if it's yellow it will pop within 10 seconds and if an egg turns red it will pop almost immediately. Chack'n uses bombs to blow up...

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

Arcade - Released - 1983

Chack'n Pop was developed and released by Taito in 1983. Chack'n Pop is considered a predecessor of Bubble Bobble. It is a platform game where a roundish yellow creature, named Chack'n, must fight against Monstas and Mightas in order to reclaim hearts that were stolen during a romantic encounter with Miss Chack'n. The Monstas themselves hatch from eggs hanging from the ceilings and the Mightas push a rock that is used as the game's timer. The Monsta eggs have three phases: if it's blue, it's completely harmless, if it's yellow it will pop within 10 seconds and if an egg turns red it will...

Chaos Break

Chaos Break

Sony Playstation - Released - January 27, 2000

Chaos Break is essentially a third-person shooting game, with echoes of survival horror such as Resident Evil. Set in an abandoned biochemical laboratory on an isolated island, the two player characters, Mitsuki and Rick, are part of an investigatory and cleansing force sent to find out the cause of an 'anomalous thermal reaction'. This game is a spin-off, set in the same universe as the arcade game Chaos Heat. Progress through the game is made by defeating enemies, which in this case are alien lifeforms and the laboratory's own automated defence system. An element of survival horror is...

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

As an undercover agent of Chase Headquarters, your job is to patrol the streets and track down five criminals. You are given a mission briefing before you start which gives information on the suspect and what car they drive. Then you drive across the city without crashing into other cars, and catch up with the criminal's car. To arrest the suspects, you must keep bumping into their car until it is no longer functional. And you have to do this under a strict time limit. You can't afford to crash into cars or buildings or you waste time getting on the road again. However, once you've caught up...

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Atari ST - Released - 1986

As an undercover agent of Chase Headquarters, your job is to patrol the streets and track down five criminals. You are given a mission briefing before you start which gives information on the suspect and what car they drive. Then you drive across the city without crashing into other cars, and catch up with the criminal's car. To arrest the suspects, you must keep bumping into their car until it is no longer functional. And you have to do this under a strict time limit. You can't afford to crash into cars or buildings or you waste time getting on the road again. However, once you've caught...

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

As an undercover agent of Chase Headquarters, your job is to patrol the streets and track down five criminals. You are given a mission briefing before you start which gives information on the suspect and what car they drive. Then you drive across the city without crashing into other cars, and catch up with the criminal's car. To arrest the suspects, you must keep bumping into their car until it is no longer functional. And you have to do this under a strict time limit. You can't afford to crash into cars or buildings or you waste time getting on the road again.

Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation

Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Three girls have been reported missing including the mayor's daughter, and Chase Special Investigations has asked you to track down five vehicles, mentioned in the mission briefing, who are believed to be involved in the kidnapping. Using a heavy-designed machine with a V6 DOHC 3000CC Twin Turbo Engine, five sets of nitro-fuel boosts, and a gun attached to the steering wheel (which you can use to damage the target vehicle), your mission is to patrol the streets and find these vehicles. The gameplay is similar to Chase H.Q., but there are a few differences. For example, cars travel in both...

Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation

Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1990

Three girls have been reported missing including the mayor's daughter, and Chase Special Investigations has asked you to track down five vehicles, mentioned in the mission briefing, who are believed to be involved in the kidnapping. Using a heavy-designed machine with a V6 DOHC 3000CC Twin Turbo Engine, five sets of nitro-fuel boosts, and a gun attached to the steering wheel (which you can use to damage the target vehicle), your mission is to patrol the streets and find these vehicles. The gameplay is similar to Chase H.Q., but there are a few differences. For example, cars travel in both...

Chase H.Q.: Secret Police

Chase H.Q.: Secret Police

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - May 30, 2000

The chase is on in CHASE HQ: Secret Police for the Game Boy Color. Loosely adapted from the arcade game of the same name, CHASE HQ is a unique mix of racing and action for one or two players. In the One-Player mode, you'll lead a handpicked team of undercover cops, each with unique talents. You'll be shown what kind of vehicle the suspect is driving, and then you'll hit the streets to find him. When you finally locate the perp, you'll switch to a behind-the-vehicle view as you try to shoot or bump the criminal off the road. Once you've managed to lower their life-bar far enough, they'll pull...

Chuka Taisen

Chuka Taisen

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

You play a small character who floats about on a cloud and shoots small balls of energy at bad guys who fly at you from the left and right of the screen. You can collect powerups and visit shops to upgrade your offensive and defensive powers. There are a number of different stages which are punctated by a mini-boss half way through and a big (literally) boss at the end. This is one of the only games ever made which features flying noodle bowls and bears with guns.

Chuuka Taisen

Chuuka Taisen

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 22, 1989

The player controls Mike Chen floating on a cloud, maneuvering around the screen and shooting balls of energy at flying enemies. Powerups can be collected for stronger and faster firepower. Some parts of the game stage have doors that give the player the opportunity to buy special bomb types with collectible credits. Each stage has its own mini-boss and big boss. Throughout the stages, the player restarts at certain checkpoints after losing a life.

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the essential gameplay structure. The first race is in Brazil and features 100 cars, and requires you to finish in the top 80 in order to qualify for next race. As you work through the 8 races the size of the field steadily decreases, but so does the worst acceptable finishing position to qualify. The car has high and low gears, and is susceptible to damage from contact with another car. Once you hit a car or a piece of the trackside scenery you will be called into the pits -...

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the essential gameplay structure. The first race is in Brazil and features 100 cars, and requires you to finish in the top 80 in order to qualify for next race. As you work through the 8 races the size of the field steadily decreases, but so does the worst acceptable finishing position to qualify.

CosmoWarrior Zero

CosmoWarrior Zero

Sony Playstation - Released - May 18, 2000

Cosmowarrior Rei Zero is a 3d action game based on the Cosmo Warrior Zero science fiction OVA series. Plot: It's the end of the 30th century. Humanity is reaching as far as Andromeda, but the mechanized beings that humanity created become rogue and conquer their creators, enslaving humanity. Those who don't want to suffer their control have fled Earth. Zero is one of these men. He is a commander of the independent Fleet, what remains of the armed forces of Earth. The war against humanoids left him without family and now his only motivation is to fight the mechanical men, but he receives...

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Arcade - April 1, 1980

The player controls a box tied to a floating balloon, which swings left and right continually, within a maze filled with spikes. Any contact with the spikes, either with the balloon or the box, destroys the balloon. Using a four-way joystick, the player moves the box through the maze and toward the goal, ensuring that the swinging balloon avoids the spikes. The player collects points as the box moves closer to the goal (backtracking earns no points). Certain areas of the maze are colored green and purple, and the player will earn more points if the balloon and box pass through the area...

Darius Gaiden: Silver Hawk Extra Version

Arcade - ROM Hack - March 6, 1995

Darius Gaiden (Japanese:ダライアス 外伝, "Darius Side Story") is a shoot 'em up video game released for the Arcades in 1994 in Japan and North America, respectively. Arcade promos in North America announced it as Darius III, but never got released with such name. The "extra" ROM hack version was released in 1995. The ROM hack version features rearranged levels, as well as automatically-enabled auto fire, two extra weapon power levels (bigger wave shot and a bigger red wave shot) and an all-stage mode that can be accessed by starting the game in two player mode.

Darius+

Darius+

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Darius was Taito's effort to compete in the arcades against the likes of R-Type and Gradius. Technically impressive, it featured three screens depicting the largest playfield seen in a game so far (the same system was employed for Ninja Warriors), with the player sitting atop a big set of loudspeakers. Visually and audibly, it was a league above Irem's and Konami's offerings. When Taito (and others) ported the game to home machines, they were forced to shrink the playfield to fit in one single screen, and re-dubbed it Darius Plus. The plot of Darius involves the two heroes Proco Jr. and...

Darius+

Darius+

Atari ST - Released - 1989

Darius was Taito's effort to compete in the arcades against the likes of R-Type and Gradius. Technically impressive, it featured three screens depicting the largest playfield seen in a game so far (the same system was employed for Ninja Warriors), with the player sitting atop a big set of loudspeakers. Visually and audibly, it was a league above Irem's and Konami's offerings. When Taito (and others) ported the game to home machines, they were forced to shrink the playfield to fit in one single screen, and re-dubbed it Darius Plus. The plot of Darius involves the two heroes Proco Jr. and...

Densha de Go! 3: Tsuukinhen

Densha de Go! 3: Tsuukinhen

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - March 15, 2001

Densha de Go! Final

Densha de Go! Final

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - May 27, 2004

Densha de GO! Final is another entry in the popular Japanese series of train driving simulations. Players can drive a number of the trains on the following lines: Yamanote Line in Tokyo, Chūō Main Line, Osaka Loop Line and Tōkaidō Main Line. New to this game is a chain system which rewards flawless gameplay with a higher score and introduces a more arcade emphasis. Afterwards these points can be used for unlocking new trains, slide shows and videos. There is also a Conductor Mode, in which you have to announce the name of the upcoming station and open and close the trains' doors on the...

Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousen Hen

Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousen Hen

Sony PSP - Released - January 19, 2006

Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousen Hen is a Simulation game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousen Hen

Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousen Hen

Sony PSP - Released - March 30, 2006

Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousen Hen is a Simulation game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Densha de Go! Pocket: Toukaidousen Hen

Densha de Go! Pocket: Toukaidousen Hen

Sony PSP - Released - July 27, 2006

Densha de Go! Pocket Toukaidousen Hen is a Simulation game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Densha de Go! Professional 2

Densha de Go! Professional 2

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - February 27, 2003

Densha de Go! Professional 2 is a Simulation game, published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2003

Densha de Go! Shinkansen: Sanyou Shinkansen-hen

Densha de Go! Shinkansen: Sanyou Shinkansen-hen

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 20, 2001

Don Doko Don

Don Doko Don

Arcade - Released - 1989

The players are bearded dwarves who must defeat various enemies by using a mallet to stun them. Players can pick stunned enemies up and throw them at other enemies to destroy them. Destroyed enemies leave behind fruit which can be collected for points. Once all enemies are destroyed play proceeds to the next level which is generally more difficult. Throughout the game, various power-ups can be collected, which represent potions, hammers, or books help the players' character speed up, receive more power, or kill in different ways. In certain screens various secret levels can be accessed.

Elevator Action

Elevator Action

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

You are Agent 17 (codename: "Otto"). Your mission is to secure all top secret documents from a security building and escape in the getaway car, located in the basement of the building. Enemies spies are scattered throughout the 30-floor building and they have only one mission: execute Agent 17 at all costs. There are several ways in which Agent 17 can kill them: Shooting them with his gun. Kicking them by jumping onto them. Shooting a light on the ceiling while in an elevator, dropping the light onto one of them. Crushing them with an elevator. Whenever a light has been dropped, the...

Elevator Action

Elevator Action

Atari 2600 - Unreleased

Elevator Action is an unreleased prototype that is about 95% complete. There are some issues with collision detection, but overall it is quite playable. At Classic Gaming Expo 2001, CGE Services Corp. released Elevator Action with an Atari-style box and label. Around 200 copies of the game were available at the show and they were sold out by the day's end.

Elevator Action

Elevator Action

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

You are Agent 17 (codename: "Otto"). Your mission is to secure all top secret documents from a security building and escape in the getaway car, located in the basement of the building. Enemies spies are scattered throughout the 30-floor building and they have only one mission: execute Agent 17 at all costs. There are several ways in which Agent 17 can kill them: Shooting them with his gun. Kicking them by jumping onto them. Shooting a light on the ceiling while in an elevator, dropping the light onto one of them. Crushing them with an elevator. Whenever a light has...

Elevator Action

Elevator Action

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

You are Agent 17 (codename: "Otto"). Your mission is to secure all top secret documents from a security building and escape in the getaway car, located in the basement of the building. Enemies spies are scattered throughout the 30-floor building and they have only one mission: execute Agent 17 at all costs. There are several ways in which Agent 17 can kill them: Shooting them with his gun. Kicking them by jumping onto them. Shooting a light on the ceiling while in an elevator, dropping the light onto one of them. Crushing them with an elevator. Whenever a light has been dropped, the...

Elevator Action Deluxe

Elevator Action Deluxe

Sony Playstation 3 - August 30, 2011

You are a legendary super spy. Your mission: steal the documents and escape. But this isn't the same game you remember from the arcades! New bad guys, new traps, and new challenges all await you. Enjoy ELEVATOR ACTION for the first time with HD graphics, and challenge your friends in up to 4 player local multiplayer action. And, as an added bonus, you'll get the original ELEVATOR ACTION free along with your purchase of ELEVATOR ACTION DELUXE. The game has been upgraded. Are you good enough to survive?

Energy Airforce

Energy Airforce

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - March 4, 2005

Flight simulation has never been a genre inclined to take root in a console environment. More than a few arcade-oriented specimens have enjoyed success here and there, particularly Namco's Ace Combat games, but interface issues and the prevailing taste of the market seem to have kept more complex air combat games out of the picture. Presently, however, Taito has plans to change that, with a solidly realistic flight sim for PlayStation 2 due to hit Japan in December. Entitled Energy Airforce, it's to combine realistic control with exacting visual presentation -- if nothing else, it should be an...

Energy Airforce: aimStrike!

Energy Airforce: aimStrike!

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 2, 2003

Energy Airforce: aimStrike! is the second title in Taito's military flight sim series, and is greatly expanded over its predecessor. Several new types of aircraft have been added, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-15 Eagle, and A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the need to pass license tests to unlock aircraft has been removed. As before, the game includes a wide range of missions, including both air-to-air and air-to-surface missions, and there is also a mission generator called Strike Mode, where the player can set up a wide range of options and play a free mission.

Erementar Gerad: Matoe, Suifu no Ken

Erementar Gerad: Matoe, Suifu no Ken

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - June 30, 2005

A cell-shaded videogame version of the popular comic "Erementar Gerad" (sic), perhaps more appropriately romaji-fied as Elemental Gerad. The game allows you to battle as Cloud Van Giruet or other characters from the series in one-on-one fights. In addition to standard fighting moves, you'll also find a few special attacks which make use of the special connection between a character and his weapon. The game will feature four modes of play: story mode, single play, multi play and practice. Story mode follows the story of the comic.

European Football Champ

European Football Champ

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

European Football Champ was released to coincide with the 1992 European Championships. The game scrolls horizontally at a slight angle, and recreates the coin-op's close-up zoom effect after a player scores. Only a small area of the pitch is on screen at a time, but there is a scanner to show the whole pitch. Although the game has a referee, he often loses attention, and these moments give you a chance to foul, punch or side-swipe opposition players. One and two player options are included.

European Football Champ

European Football Champ

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

European Football Champ was released to coincide with the 1992 European Championships. The game scrolls horizontally at a slight angle, and recreates the coin-op's close-up zoom effect after a player scores. Only a small area of the pitch is on screen at a time, but there is a scanner to show the whole pitch. Although the game has a referee, he often loses attention, and these moments give you a chance to foul, punch or side-swipe opposition players. One and two player options are included.

Exit

Exit

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - October 24, 2007

Exit is a unique puzzle game for the PSP. You can play as "Mr. Esc," a professional rescuer, and help people escape from a variety of dangerous disasters. The game features more than 100 different escape scenarios, ranging from exploding factories to flooding subways. Rescued victims become allies and can help you move heavy objects or complete tricky puzzles. The platforming gameplay is augmented by colorful comic book stylings and fluid animation

Exit

Exit

Sony PSP - Released - February 14, 2006

Exit is a unique puzzle game for the PSP. You can play as "Mr. Esc," a professional rescuer, and help people escape from a variety of dangerous disasters. The game features more than 100 different escape scenarios, ranging from exploding factories to flooding subways. Rescued victims become allies and can help you move heavy objects or complete tricky puzzles. The platforming gameplay is augmented by colorful comic book stylings and fluid animation.

Exit 2

Exit 2

Sony PSP - Released - March 22, 2007

Mr. ESC returns in the sequel to the original Exit. Once again, the player must use a combination of platform jumping and puzzle solving to rescue trapped civilians with particular personality traits. The game features a variety of tools (such as ladders and fire extinguishers) to get past some of the many hazards across the levels (like weakened floors, fire, and electric arcs). The player must use Mr. ESC's athleticism and planning to clear a safe path for the civilians to reach the exit. Civilians have basic A.I., and can be ordered to stay or follow. The player can also direct one...

Exit DS

Exit DS

Nintendo DS - Released - November 4, 2008

Exit DS consists of over 100 levels in which the player takes control of Mr. Esc who must rescue people from various conditions (Flames, Smoke, Ice, etc.). To do so, the player must move Mr. Esc and the Escapees, either with the stylus or the control pad, and have them perform various actions throughout the puzzle-like levels, such as moving boxes, extinguishing flames and breaking icicles. Each different character possess a different set of abilities and problems. For example, Large People can push heavier objects, but need the help of two Adults to climb higher than 1 meter. Each level...

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Sharp X68000 - Released - September 27, 1991

The Fairyland Story puts the player in control of Ptolemy the witch, who must make her way through 101 single-screen rounds and defeat the evil purple dragon Dracolisk to retrieve the holy diamond and return peace to the land. Ptolemy's main weapon is her magic attack, which turns enemies into cakes for a short while, then the enemies can be either destroyed by further magic attacks or by being dropped off a platform, possibly squashing other enemies below.

Final Blow

Final Blow

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1990

Final Blow is an action game based around the sport of boxing. You can play the fighters in a sequence of knock-out competitions, (the computer versions also include a round-robin league). Rounds last one minute, with a short break in between them. As in the real sport, your aim is to knock your opponent down for 10 seconds, by gradually weakening him with a series of punches. You can block punches, to avoid them inflicting damage onto you. The ring is of a limited size, so players can be cornered, although the referee will intervene to break the boxers up if they become entangled in a...

Front Line

Front Line

ColecoVision - Released - December 1, 1983

Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game. Your mission is to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress. To reach the fortress, you will have to make your way through varied and dangerous terrain. Jungles, deserts, brush, and rocks all slow your progress, plus each area has numerous enemy fighters and tanks trying to stop you. To help get past these obstacles, you are armed with a machine gun and grenades; at some points in the game you may even come across an abandoned tank which you can control to increase your odds of survival. When you reach the end of the level and...

Front Line

Front Line

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game. Your mission is to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress. To reach the fortress, you will have to make your way through varied and dangerous terrain. Jungles, deserts, brush, and rocks all slow your progress, plus each area has numerous enemy fighters and tanks trying to stop you. To help get past these obstacles, you are armed with a machine gun and grenades; at some points in the game you may even come across an abandoned tank which you can control to increase your odds of survival. When you reach the end of the level and...

Front Line

Front Line

Atari 2600 - Released - 1984

Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game. Your mission is to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress. To reach the fortress, you will have to make your way through varied and dangerous terrain. Jungles, deserts, brush, and rocks all slow your progress, plus each area has numerous enemy fighters and tanks trying to stop you. To help get past these obstacles, you are armed with a machine gun and grenades; at some points in the game you may even come across an abandoned tank which you can control to increase your odds of survival. When you reach the end of the level and...

Full Throttle

Full Throttle

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 7, 1987

Full Throttle (also known as Top Speed outside Japan) is a racing game similar to Sega's OutRun. The player drives a red sports car resembling a Mazda RX-7. By using the nitro boost button speeds can exceed 400km/h. The game consists of 5 stages.

Furu Furu Park

Furu Furu Park

Nintendo Wii - Released - April 19, 2007

Furu Furu Park is a unique arcade experience that features 30 different mini games that all take advantage of the range of motion possible via Wii Remote play. Take on a friend in three multiplayer modes including Love Challenge where you can try your best to impress the girls!

Gardening Mama

Gardening Mama

Nintendo DS - Released - March 31, 2009

Join Mama from the award-winning, multi-million selling Cooking Mama franchise as she grows, nurtures and harvests fruits, vegetables and flowers in the first ever gardening game for DS!Gardening Mama transforms the DS stylus into a universal gardening tool that players will use to plant, nurture and harvest flowers, fruits and vegetables. Gamers can manage their garden through the seeding, blooming and maturation phases, and then produce items from the plants they’ve grown. A robust multiplayer mode lets up to four friends compete to grow the biggest harvest and Treasure Box mode lets players...

Great Gurianos

Great Gurianos

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In Great Gurianos, the player controls a gladiator who must battle through a castle. The game is viewed from the side while the screen scrolls. The player controls the gladiator's shield as objects fly towards him. The gladiator is also able to strike opponents with his sword. There are also icons to collect to boost your armor or give bonus points. The gladiator also has the ability of temporary invulnerability.

Hat Trick Hero

Hat Trick Hero

Arcade - March 27, 1992

European Football Champ was released to coincide with the 1992 European Championships. The game scrolls horizontally at a slight angle, and recreates the coin-op's close-up zoom effect after a player scores. Only a small area of the pitch is on screen at a time, but there is a scanner to show the whole pitch. Although the game has a referee, he often loses attention, and these moments give you a chance to foul, punch or side-swipe opposition players. One and two player options are included.

Hat Trick Hero S

Hat Trick Hero S

Sega Saturn - Released - December 8, 1995

"Hattrick Hero S" reminds us of the side-scrolling arcade soccer games in 2D that were popular in the coin-ops of the 90's, especially of the Super Sidekicks series. In this game we can choose among a large list of national teams (42 in total) from all the continents, and we can compete in either a friendly match, a championship, a world league or a penalty shoot out session. Each team counts with an "Ace" player (you can guess who he is by seeing "Ace" above his head during a match), or in other words, the man with the best skills in the team. The game also counts with a system that lets you...

Haunted Museum

Haunted Museum

Taito Type X - Released - 2010

Haunted Museum (Panic Museum in Japan) is a Light Gun Game by Taito. In it you play two agents who have come to investigate mysterious disappearances in a local museum. Though once they get inside they find that a supernatural force has a hold over the building, bringing the exhibits to life that are not shy about attacking them. If that wasn't enough, the exhibits have worlds of their own that transport the two into different settings no matter how implausible (such as space or underwater). With each world conquered, an orb falls into place on a monument in the lobby of the building. So the...

Hit the Ice: VHL: The Official Video Hockey League

Hit the Ice: VHL: The Official Video Hockey League

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 20, 1991

If you've ever heard the joke, "The other night I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out," then you already know what Hit the Ice is all about. This is rough and tumble, no holds barred hockey action that will challenge your stick-handling skills as well as your head-bashing abilities. While the traditional rules of hockey apply, that doesn't mean you can't throw an elbow or a high stick when the ref isn't looking. And since this is two-on-two hockey, the action is fast and furious as you try to outscore and outslug your opponent in four-player hockey action.

Honkaku Yonin-uchi Pro Mahjong: Mahjong-Ou Portable

Honkaku Yonin-uchi Pro Mahjong: Mahjong-Ou Portable

Sony PSP - Released - April 13, 2006

Honkaku Yonin-uchi Pro Mahjong: Mahjong-Ou Portable is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Insector X

Insector X

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 20, 1990

They're gonna bug ya... to DEATH! Compared to these guys, killer bees are about as scary as a butterfly. In this awesome insect Empire you've got to be a fast gun! No can of bug spray will help you here. These giant mechanized insects mean business. Become too enthralled with the beautiful landscape and your daydreams could become a nightmare! Become... Insector X! A moment's delay could be your last!!

International League Soccer

International League Soccer

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - 2000

International League Soccer is a soccer game which lets the player choose from over 40 national teams. There are friendly matches (with up to four human players), competitions and tourneys. A World Ranking mode keeps track of the performances of each player. These can be compared with the players of other teams in graded performances. A special feature of the game is that the controls can be changed so that most actions are bound to the same button. The game itself will then evaluate which action is most appropriate for the current situation. The game comes with variable weather effects,...

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