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Akazukin Cha-Cha

Akazukin Cha-Cha

NEC PC-FX - October 25, 1996

The game is based on the manga Akazukin Cha-Cha ("Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha") by Min Ayahana, and subsequently on the animated TV series that followed it. The manga tells the story of a little girl named Cha-Cha who lives with her teacher on a mountain and studies magic. In the anime, the story was expanded to include the villainous Demon King, whom Cha-Cha and her best friend Riiya, a werewolf boy, must eventually defeat. Akazukin Cha-Cha is a game for up to six players. Each player corresponds to a character from the TV series. It is also possible to play just as Cha-Cha and to let the AI...

Angelique Special

Angelique Special

NEC PC-FX - December 22, 1995

Angelique Special is an enhanced version of the original Angelique for Super Famicom (SNES). There are no changes gameplay-wise (a mixture of adventure, strategy, and dating sim) or story-wise (a simple girl named Angelique Limoges must befriend nine Guardians to become a queen). This version features slightly improved graphics, CD-quality music, voice acting, and anime-style cut scenes.

Angelique Special 2

Angelique Special 2

NEC PC-FX - December 20, 1996

Following the events of the first Angelique game, Angelique Limoges has become the queen of Cosmos, and her former rival Rosalie - her aid. Now a whole new Cosmos has appeared, and it's time to choose a new queen for it. The candidates this time are Angelique Collet (the protagonist of the game) and Rachel Hart. The gameplay system remains largely unchanged in this sequel. Once again, Angelique has to use diplomacy to make the Nine Guardians lend her their powers (making the inhabitants of her land happy), or develop stronger feelings for her. New in this sequel is the ability to work with...

Angelique: Tenkuu no Requiem

Angelique: Tenkuu no Requiem

NEC PC-FX - April 2, 1998

The first RPG entry in Angelique universe, adventure/dating simulation games specifically created for female players and revolving around young girls on a quest to become queens of various planets. Player takes the role of Angelique Collet, the heroine of Angelique Special 2. Angelique Limoges, the protagonist of the first game, and now the queen of Angelique Collet's home planet, is threatened by a mysterious man named Leviath. Her Guardians are imprisoned and her life is in danger. Angelique Collet must liberate the Guardians and save her homeland. The game plays like a traditional...

Anime Freak FX Volume 1

Anime Freak FX Volume 1

NEC PC-FX - Released - August 12, 1995

NEC had the idea of releasing what is essentially a PC-FX game magazine in a game CD format. This is the first of what will later become bi-annual animefreak releases. It contains: - A demo of Akazukin Cha-Cha: Osawagase! Panic Race! - A slide show of photos of voice actresses - A karaoke mode for some of the songs used in PC-FX titles - A collection of movies dedicated to Lilith, the heroine of Megami Tengoku II PC-FX-related news - "Voice Idol" mode, which contains information about songs used in PC-FX games - The first episode of an anime mini-series called "Private Eye...

Aruberea's Maiden

Aruberea's Maiden

NEC PC-FX - June 27, 1997

In Aruberea's Maiden you play one of the three girls who were summoned to the castle of the Queen of Aruberea to study fighting and magical arts (you can name your heroine as you like). As an additional reward - beside the graduation - you can try to impress and ultimately to win the heart of one of the five great knights of the kingdom. Your goal in the game is to make sure you become stronger and more charming than your two rivals, and to make a good impression on the Queen and the knights. You must plan a schedule for your studies in castle. You can choose which classes to visit and...

Blue Breaker

Blue Breaker

NEC PC-FX - September 27, 1996

The world of Blue Breaker is called "the path in the middle of empty sky": floating islands connected with each other by bridges. It is the tradition of the people in this world that a fighter's full initiation can be completed only when he finds his true love and marries her. Such day has come now in the life of a young warrior named Kain, the hero of the game. His father explains to him that besides the usual warrior's goal of defeating the evil Dark Lord, Kain also has to find the girl of his dreams. He introduces to him a young sorceress named Asha, who becomes his first companion. But on...

Blue Breaker: Ken yorimo Hohoemi wo

Blue Breaker: Ken yorimo Hohoemi wo

Sega Saturn - Released - November 27, 1997

The world of Blue Breaker is called "the path in the middle of empty sky": floating islands connected with each other by bridges. It is the tradition of the people in this world that a fighter's full initiation can be completed only when he finds his true love and marries her. Such day has come now in the life of a young warrior named Kain, the hero of the game. His father explains to him that besides the usual warrior's goal of defeating the evil Dark Lord, Kain also has to find the girl of his dreams. He introduces to him a young sorceress named Asha, who becomes his first companion. But on...

Blue Chicago Blues

Blue Chicago Blues

NEC PC-FX - March 22, 1996

Following Murder Club, this is another detective story about the fearless private investigator J.B. Harold. This time, an unknown woman in a red dress was murdered in Chicago. A female detective who began investigating the murder was killed as well, and this time the killer made it look like a suicide. J.B. Harold arrives at Chicago and has now to work together with the local police and to solve the mystery. Blue Chicago Blues is an interactive movie. Most of the player's time is spent watching movie footage (with real actors and scenery). At certain points, the movie freezes, and the...

Boundary Gate: Daughter of Kingdom

Boundary Gate: Daughter of Kingdom

NEC PC-FX - 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...

Chip Chan Kick

Chip Chan Kick

NEC PC-FX - September 13, 1996

This is a platform game similar in style to Bubble Bobble and particularly to Parasol Stars. There are two playable characters, both of which are little girls. There is no difference between them gameplay-wise: both use a large blob-like animal to hit enemies from a short distance in a yo-yo-like fashion. It is possible to choose one of them as a single player, or to use them both cooperatively in the two-player mode. Each level of the game is divided into 10 stages, all of which are single screens with platform constructions. The player must eliminate all the enemies who wander around the...

Dead of the Brain 1 & 2

Dead of the Brain 1 & 2

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 3, 1999

Magicoal

Magicoal

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - October 29, 1993

Metamor Jupiter

Metamor Jupiter

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 22, 1993

Sci-fi shoot 'em up. The following information was kindly provided by Brandon Sheffield of www.insertcredit.com: Metamor Jupiter represents the first (major, he had one previous collaboration) foray into games by musician/designer Masaya Matsuura, of Parappa the Rapper fame. Matsuura, hot off the disbanding of his pop group PSY'S, wrote a vocal song and some incidental music for the game. As for the game itself, it's a rather standard shooter, but is also notable as an early creation of Flight Plan, the developer that went on to create such notable titles as Summon Night, Black/Matrix, Poison...

Moonlight Lady

Moonlight Lady

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 26, 1993

Ruruli Ra Rura

Ruruli Ra Rura

NEC PC-FX - Released - February 20, 1998

One fine day, a wandering young swordsman named Axid goes to a lake and sees a beautiful tiny girl in a bubble. In an attempt to save her he falls into the water and ends up in an underground cave. Axid saves a fairy magician called Reinas who was imprisoned in a crystal, and together they try to figure out how to help other unfortunate creatures who were trapped in this place...

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