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10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 30, 1985

The main idea of this game is that players take control of a football team and have the task of trying to score a touchdown before the clock runs out. Players start out as a high school team. Games consists of two halves. One touchdown must be scored before time runs out in each half or the game is lost. After a touchdown is scored, the half ends and the 2nd half of the game starts. If the player scores in both halves, they win the game, and then move on to the next level of difficulty. Difficulty levels after high school go from college, pro, then to super. The higher the difficulty, the...

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1983

The game is viewed in a top-down perspective and is vertical scrolling. The player does not select plays for either offense or defense. On offense, the player simply receives the ball upon the snap and either attempt to run with the quarterback, toss the ball to a running back, or throw the ball to the one long distance receiver - basically the option offense. On defense, the player chooses one of two players to control, and the computer manipulates the others. The ball can also be punted or a field goal can be attempted. 10-Yard Fight has five levels of difficulty; from easiest to most...

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Microsoft MSX - Released - December 1, 1983

10-Yard Fight (10ヤードファイト, Ten Yādo Faito) is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin.

Ai Sensei No Oshiete: Watashi No Hoshi

Ai Sensei No Oshiete: Watashi No Hoshi

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 26, 1993

Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi is a Japanese-exclusive Famicom non-game that is focused on astrology. The player must choose his zodiac sign, along with his or her birthdate, and the Japanese prefecture that he happens to be born and/or reside in. This software is not recommended for those who live outside of Japan for that reason. Gender must also be chosen (either male or female). There are eight different types of fortune-telling in the game. The text in the game (for both the menus and the fortunes themselves) are entirely in Japanese. Due to graphical limitations, all the human...

Air Assault

Air Assault

Arcade - Released - 1993

Air Assault is a 2D up-scrolling shoot 'em up game where you take control of fighter. The game is similar to Air Duel. You have to tward the evil plans of an organization called the Fourth empire over the span of eight stages. As you make progress and fight of various tanks, flying crafts, ships, static guns and bosses power-ups come available. Power-ups can be collected from capsules. Four types of guns are available: Balkan gun (broad strait shooting gun), Wing gun (broad arc shooting gun), graviton laser (strait narrow beam) and grenade (all direction gun). Missiles include the strait...

Air Duel

Air Duel

Arcade - Released - July 4, 1990

The player selects from a jet fighter or helicopter, shoot enemies in the air and ground, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. The game differs from most others in the genre in that you can change the aircraft you use at the start of each level. The jet fighter always shoots straight forward; power-ups increase the width and strength of its shots. The helicopter fires thinner and weaker shots, but turns in the direction it moves (similar to the later Zero Gunner), giving it great range; powerups increase the strength of shots, as well as the number of bullets per shot...

Andromeda

Andromeda

Arcade - Released - 1979

A colorful vertical space battle game where the player uses a laser cannon to destroy enemy ships.

Battle Chopper

Battle Chopper

Arcade - December 9, 1987

Players control a wacky fighter chopper name Mr. Heli, while shooting enemies, collecting power-ups, and defeating bosses to advance levels.

The Battle-Road

The Battle-Road

Arcade - Released - 1984

The Battle-Road is a vertical scrolling shooter racing arcade game released by Irem in 1984. The game was an early open-ended vehicle combat game that featured branching paths and up to 32 possible routes. The player controls a car that is armed with two different types of guns (frontal and side), and drives for a road full of other dangerous vehicles like cars, motorcycles, trucks, helicopters. There are also other kinds of obstacles on the road. There is more than one path, in the same style used in Outrun.

Blade Master

Blade Master

Arcade - Released - 1991

Blade Master is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either the twin swordsman Roy or the spearman Arnold. The people are threatened by the King of Darkness and his phantom army, and the only one who knows the spell to lock him away is Arnold's sister, Princess Emina. She however is kidnapped by the phantom army, and now Arnold and Roy have to fight their way through the king's minions to save her. You fight various fantasy themed enemies and bosses, and along the way health can be replenished by consuming water of life found in destroyable jars. Gold...

Bomber Man

Bomber Man

Arcade - Released - 1991

In the future, fight competitions among robots are the most popular event. Bomber Man & King Bomber are the supreme champions, however King Bomber turns evil and attacks mankind with his loyal minions. Bomber Man & his brother Bomber Man 2 must defeat these henchmen and show King Bomber that crime just doesn't pay! Features cute graphics & music and insanely addictive gameplay. Have a blast, but don't get blasted yourself!

Bomber Man World

Bomber Man World

Arcade - Released - 1992

Despite his defeat and reform last time in Bomberman Arcade, King Bomber could not accept the peaceful life, and has returned to his malicious ways. Not only has he called upon his armies to rise across the planet, but he's taken over the United Nations bulding! The Bomberman brothers set out on a globe-trotting quest to end his villainous antics. It follows much the same Bomberman formula, defeat enemies to clear the stage, face a boss at the end of each world, but introduces more enemies, new power-ups, and enhanced 4-player support. All four players can now work together in the Normal...

Cosmic Cop

Cosmic Cop

Arcade - Released - 1991

Armed Police Unit Gallop, also known as Cosmic Cop is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Item in 1991. It is part of the popular R-Type video game series.

Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou

Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou

Nintendo Game Boy - March 25, 1994

From the series of "Hammerin' Harry". The second Game Boy game takes out heroes to the final frontier - outer space. The basic gameplay is much the same as its predecessor, although it's a bit more difficult. At a few points, you'll be accompanied by some robot helpers, who show up at specific points in each stage to spring you over walls or supply extra firepower. It also has a particularly cool final battle where the roles are reversed - instead of being a lone character against a huge machine, you control a huge machine against one single character, a wily ninja who blinks in and out of...

DinoCity

DinoCity

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 17, 1992

TEAM UP WITH THE DINOSAURS FOR A SUPER-HUGE ADVENTURE! Uh oh, you've just been launched into the prehistoric age by a whacko TV monitor, and the biggest thing going is dinosaurs! Luckily, the dinosaurs have a huge liking for time travelers like you and your friend. Now you just have to solve the problem of the Neanderthals. These cave heads are out to destroy "DinoCity" - and all the dinosaurs in it. So hop on the back of your favorite dinosaur, and get ready for some fast-action fun on a very LARGE scale.

Disaster Report

Disaster Report

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 18, 2002

Keith Miyamoto is a reporter who works for an important newspaper in Los Angeles. In 2005, he travels to an island called Capital City, where he has to get a new job. However, on his way from the airport to the city, a terrible earthquake occurs. The train collapses and Keith finds himself abandoned by the rescue team. Now he has to escape the island, try to save the people stranded on it, and discover the true reasons behind the chaos in the city. But that will be anything but easy. The earthquake continues, and any time Keith steps on a half-collapsed bridge, crawls over a pile of rumble, or...

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Arcade - Released - 1989

Kayas became the King of the Agamen Empire when he was just fifteen years old. Together with the Dragon of Light, Kayas' task is to prevent the King of Darkness from achieving his evil ambition of filling the kingdom with black power. Join Kayas in the battle against the dangerous darkness. Play a human hero astride a mighty dragon and seek to destroy all in your path.

Dream Soccer '94

Dream Soccer '94

Arcade - Released - 1994

An arcade soccer game from Irem and Data East produced in 1994

Eiyuu San Goku Shi

Eiyuu San Goku Shi

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 26, 1993

Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san

Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 22, 1993

Hammerin' Harry and his friends have brought themselves a new house. They stand outside its front gate, watching it shine. They also watch a bomb fly past the house and destroy it. His friends are left devastated, and Harry seeks revenge on those responsible for the bombing. In Ganbare Daiku no Gensan, you must go through five stages (with two areas each), destroying workers that get in your way using your mallet. You can use it to perform two special attacks. One that sends fireballs going in all directions, and a more powerful one that sends shockwaves, destroying everything on screen. At...

GunForce II

GunForce II

Arcade - Released - 1994

Gunforce II (Geo Storm in Japan) is a run and gun video game developed and published by Irem Corporation in 1994 for arcades. It was Irem's last arcade game. This game was created by the same staff which would later form Nazca and is considered the spiritual predecessor to the Metal Slug series. Gunforce II plays much like other run and guns, where you control your character and must move through the stage while shooting down enemies. The character uses two guns at the same time, which fire at different angles each. You can pick up special weapons with limited ammo, which will replace one...

Gussun Oyoyo

Gussun Oyoyo

Sony Playstation - Released - April 28, 1995

Gussun Oyoyo is a game that can be described as a cross between Tetris, Solomon's Key and Lemmings. The game is a conversion of the Irem's arcade machine from 1993. The other games in the Gussun Oyoyo series which are featured on the Saturn and Super Famicom are all based on the same idea. Except for Gussun Paradise on PSone, which is much closer to single screen platformers like Bubble Bobble and Don Doko Don. The difference with other games that appear to be in the same category is that you can't control the character that walks around the screen (Gussun), instead you control falling...

Hammerin' Harry

Hammerin' Harry

Nintendo Entertainment System - November 15, 1991

Hammerin' Harry is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Irem, which was released in Europe in 1992.

Hammerin' Harry

Hammerin' Harry

Arcade - Released - 1990

In the peaceful town of Carpentersville, some workers known as The Rusty Nailers decide to bulldoze a house that belongs to Harry. Harry is certainly not happy with this, and goes on a rampage, destroying workers that get in his way. As Harry, you can destroy workers in one of two ways: you can smash them when one of them gets near them, or you can pound the ground, and by doing this, you will send shockwaves in both directions. There are four environments in which Harry needs to get through: construction sites, sewer, ship, and the mansion where Harry meets the leader who ordered the...

Head On (Irem)

Arcade - Released - 1979

Irem's Head On is a 2-D maze racing game. You control your car through the maze to pick up the dots while at the same time avoiding the car, or cars, that are constantly trying to ram you. Successfully get through one maze and many more await you. This is good practice for freeway driving in the big city.

Holy Diver

Holy Diver

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 28, 1989

Randy, the hero, is setting out to retrieve the five emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson Family in an attempt to expell the greatest evil, the Black Slayer. He will have to battle through the horde of evil and dark creatures at Black Slayer's command however, making his mission near impossible! However, he can counter their Black Magics as he gains the use of new, Holy Magics as well as some much needed equipment! So, set out with courage, hope, and a little luck, or the darkness will surely dominate!

Hook

Hook

Arcade - Released - 1992

Hook is a side-scrolling, weapon based beat'em up, based on the movie with the same title. Up to four players control Peter Pan or one from the Lost Boys: Ace, Pockets, Thudbutt or Rufio, fighting against Captain Hook and his pirates. Gameplay is similar to other games, like Golden Axe - the heroes go to the right, and kill enemies with their weapons and magic.

Horizon

Arcade - Unreleased - 1985

A horizontally scrolling shooter, Horizon is the sequel to Moon Patrol. Both were developed by Irem; Moon Patrol was licensed to Williams. Players take control of hover vehicle armed with a turret and a cannon, rolling over the terrain and alternating their position and perspective on three different lanes to destroy enemies and dodge attacks while avoiding obstacles and picking up fuel and other items.

Image Fight

Image Fight

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 1, 1990

Mankind struggles to survive! Without warning they came... And laid waste to the moon and man's bases on it. Ill-prepared and outgunned, Earth scientists worked feverishly to build a weapon to turn the tide. The "OF-1" is the ultimate fighter. Even as the crews prepare to fight, industrial and military space complexes disappear, one by one. Viewing screens, hooked to spy satellites, flash images of unidentified fighter attacks and a strange vegetation coiling itself around the moon's computer like an insidious serpent. Victory will come only to the worthy. Are you?

Image Fight

Image Fight

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - July 27, 1990

Image Fight is an intense vertical shooter by Irem and is the conversion of their own arcade game released back in 1988. The player takes control of the OF-1, a powerful Orbit Fighter ship codenamed Daidalos on a mission to annihilate the Moon defense system which suddenly went out of control. The rather unique feature of Image Fight is the "simulation mode" (called 'Image Fight') that precedes the "real battle" (called 'Real Fight'). The game counts a grand total of eight zones - the first five are Combat Training Stages and happen in a virtual space where the player must at least achieve a...

Image Fight II: Operation Deepstriker

Image Fight II: Operation Deepstriker

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 18, 1992

Image Fight II Operation Deepstriker is a vertical shooter by Irem and sequel of the arcade game Image Fight originally released in 1988 (and ported to the PC Engine in 1990). Humanity tries to rebuild itself from the aftermath of the first Image Fight - the computer on the moon was destroyed and peace had finally returned. But three years after the attack, a space probe detects unknown objects hurtling towards planet Earth. The signs are clear - a massive alien invasion is underway. After a first encounter around Saturn, Image Fight requires the player to progress through four "simulation...

In the Hunt

In the Hunt

Arcade - Released - 1993

An organization known as the D.A.S. (The Dark Anarchy Society) uses magnetic doomsday machines to melt the polar ice caps and thus desolate the world. Although the entire world is flooded, a few societies survive to build over the highest structures they can find and continue living. In this post apocalyptic scenario, the D.A.S., who were prepared for this catastrophe, reign supreme over the survivors with martial law and military weapons of extraordinary power. Upon learning of a new D.A.S. superweapon being developed, "Yugusukyuure", the remaining survivors who are terrorized by D.A.S....

IPM Invader

Arcade - 1979

A color space invaders clone developed by IPM (now known as Irem) in 1979.

Irem Arcade Classics

Irem Arcade Classics

Sony Playstation - Released - July 26, 1996

A very hard-to-find collection of retro arcade titles, Irem Arcade Classics brings three cult coin-op favorites to the PlayStation (also released in Sega Saturn): - 10-YARD FIGHT: 10-Yard Fight is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin. It is the first slightly realistic American football video game ever developed and released. Gameplay: The game is viewed in a top-down perspective and is vertical scrolling. The player does not select plays for either offense or...

Irem Arcade Classics

Irem Arcade Classics

Sega Saturn - Released - April 26, 1996

Irem Arcade Classics (アイレム アーケードクラシックス) is a compilation of three arcade games by Irem, released exclusively in Japan for the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation. - 10-Yard Fight - Spartan-X (Kung-Fu Master) - Zippy Race (Motorace USA)

Irem Arcade Hits

Irem Arcade Hits

Windows - Released - December 9, 2010

IREM Arcades Hits, the legendaries arcade games are back! Introduced in the 90s, this common goal of all IREM games’ heroes to save the world and to do everyhting possible, no matter the cost, to reach their objective makes these Arcade games so famous. 18 games are included in this collection - Kung-Fu Master, Vigilante, Ninja Spirit, R-Type Leo, Air Duel, Battle Chopper, Cosmic Cop, Dragon Breed, Gunforce, Gunforce 2, Hammerin’ Harry, Image Fight, Legend of Hero Tonma, Mystic Riders, Undercover Cops, In the Hunt, Superior Soldiers, Blade Master - providing you with an explosive mix of...

The Irem Skins Game

The Irem Skins Game

Arcade - Released - 1992

The Irem Skins Game (known outside of North America as Major Title 2: Tournament Leader) is a golf simulation game developed and released by Irem for arcades (running their M92 hardware) in 1992. The sequel to Major Title, Irem Skins Game adds a new game mode (skins game, where up to four players compete to earn "money" per-hole), multiple golfers to choose from (each with their own unique stats), two fictional golf courses to choose from, and the option to keep persistent records for each player (similar to NBA Jam). Some of these features were later used in the game's spiritual successor:...

The Irem Skins Game

The Irem Skins Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1992

Tee Up And Wager Down! Irem's Skins game will test your timing, your strength and your strategy on every one of these 18 championship holes. The 16-bit graphics are so gripping and realistic, you'll think you're out on the links. Swing into action with either skins or match play. Skins stakes are high because it's winner-takes-all on every hole. Match play combines different styles for an all-round challenge. Tee off on the Irem Skins Game today. And go "fore" it!

Kickle Cubicle

Kickle Cubicle

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 29, 1990

The Kingdom's covered with ice! And it's likely to stay that way unless Kickle saves the day! The Wicked Wizard King came to the Fantasy Kingdom and covered the Four Lands with ice. Now, armed with his freezing breath, Kickle sets out to save his friends. Join Kickle as he attempts to rescue the kingdom from this puzzling predicament of perpetual winter.

Kid Niki

Kid Niki

Nintendo Game Boy - January 1, 1991

One day in Feudal Japan, Kid Niki, the most radical of ninjas, is training at his Ninja School. Suddenly, a passing bird is struck down by an arrow and lands at Niki's feet. Attached is a note explaining that Niki's girlfriend, Princess Margo, has been kidnapped by the evil Stone Wizard. With the cry of "Will help you!" Niki bursts through the wall of his school and sets off on his quest to save Margo.

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Arcade - Released - October 2, 1986

One day in Feudal Japan, Kid Niki, the most radical of ninjas, is training at his Ninja School. Suddenly, a passing bird is struck down by an arrow and lands at Niki's feet. Attached is a note explaining that Niki's girlfriend, Princess Margo, has been kidnapped by the evil Stone Wizard. With the cry of "Will help you!" Niki bursts through the wall of his school and sets off on his quest to save Margo.

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Apple II - December 1, 1986

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja, known in Japan as Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (快傑ヤンチャ丸, lit. "The Wonderful Yanchamaru"), is an arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1986, and was later published outside Japan by Data East in 1987. The arcade game runs on Irem-62 Hardware, the same as Kung Fu Master.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 21, 1985

You'll need lightning fast reactions to knock out the Knife Thrower, stop the Stick Fighter, and trip up the evil Tom Tom Brothers in this action-packed martial arts contest! Are you sure you're tough enough? Because it'll take all your strength and skill to master the moves in KUNG FU, beat your opponents, and rescue the fair Sylvia who's held captive on the top floor! The action is non-stop, and just when you think you've got your enemies licked there's always a Giant, a Snake, or a fire-breathing Dragon to contend with in KUNG FU!

Kung Fu

Arcade - 1985

Kung-Fu Master is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game produced by Irem as arcade game in 1984 and distributed by Data East in North America. The game was initially released in Japan under the title of Spartan X[a] as a tie-in based on the Jackie Chan film Wheels on Meals (which was also distributed under the name Spartan X in Japan); however, the game has no bearing on the plot of the film outside the names of the main protagonist and his girlfriend, allowing Irem to export the game without the license by simply changing the title. The players control Thomas, the titular Kung-Fu Master, as he...

Kung-Fu Master

Kung-Fu Master

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - February 8, 1991

Leap into Action! Trouble's brewing under the blistering desert sun. The arch-fiend Daddy Long Legs and his army of Ninja Mercenaries, Kung Phooeys, and other bandits are cooking up something evil in their Pyramid-shaped factories and not telling anyone about it. Bruce Leap, Kung-Fu Master and part-time camel racer, must once again jump into the fry and set things straight. Leap has no need for guns, his hands and feet are themselves lethal weapons.

Legend of Hero Tonma

Legend of Hero Tonma

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 1, 1993

Legend of Hero Tonma is an action game that puts players in control of the magic-user Tonma, whose role – as was typical for game heroes of the day – is to travel to another world and save the princess. Fight your way through seven stages using Tonma’s jump ability and shot power. Collect power-ups and barriers to grow in strength and pummel your enemies. Bring that strength to the end of each stage to face off against and defeat the menacing bosses that aim to keep you from the princess.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Sony Playstation Vita - November 11, 2014

The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac...

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Sony Playstation 4 - November 11, 2014

The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac...

Lethal Thunder

Lethal Thunder

Arcade - Released - 1991

Lethal Thunder is a 2D arcade vertically scrolling space shooter. The player controls a spaceship that flies forward, destroys enemies, and defeats bosses, but with a button-mashing mechanic. The player has to mash the shot button to increase firepower. He can find various weapons to use. Lethal Thunder has co-op multiplayer for two players.

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Arcade - Released - 1984

The Bungeling Empire has stolen a huge cache of gold from its rightful owners, and your mission is to infiltrate its treasury and recapture it. This entails progressing through 150 screens of platforms, ladders and ropes. The Empire has sent robotic guards down to protect the gold, and contact with any of these will cost you a life. Your method of escaping them is to press fire to dig a hole in their line of movement, thus causing them to fall in briefly, allowing you to move across the gap safely. Once all the gold has been collected, a ladder allowing you to move onto the next screen is...

Lot Lot

Lot Lot

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 21, 1985

Lot Lot is a puzzle game involving pachinko balls and has a superficiality similarity to that popular Japanese gambling game. Instead of firing the balls around a table full of pins that change their course, the goal is to make sure the balls run into one of the four troughs that score points, with the higher numbered scoring zones being preferable. If any drop into the "Out" zone, the game is over.

Mahjong Kazoku

Mahjong Kazoku

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 4, 1987

Mahjong Kazoku ("Mahjong Family") is a standard Mahjong simulation game for Nintendo's Famicom Disk System. It is a one-on-one version of the game, rather than the standard four-player board game arrangement, and it incorporates many of the various and byzantine scoring rules of the game. Irem developed and published the game but left a mysterious licensing credit to Ox Inc. on the title screen. It's possible the game is a port of an obscure Japanese Mahjong computer game, or at least borrows some of its coding for the AI opponent or scoring systems.

Major Title

Major Title

Arcade - Released - 1990

The Irem Skins Game is an arcade-style golf simulation. The game is presented in a mixed perspective. The pre-shot perspective is a standard third-person view from just behind the golfer, but once the ball is hit, the view switches to a top-down perspective to track the ball in flight. The game takes a simplified approach to hitting the ball. Instead of setting the power and controlling the shot, the only function of the vertically oriented swing meter is to select the vertical angle of the shot, which, in turn, sets the amount of backspin/topspin applied to the ball. The strength of each...

Major Title 2

Major Title 2

Arcade - Released - 1992

Major Title 2 is a golf game for up to four players who choose to play as one of four different golfers. Each golfer possesses a unique skill-set that influences their ability to make certain types of shots (power hitter, all-round player, technician and magician). The game offers a choice of two different courses and provides the usual array of game modes: tournament, match play, stroke play and a skins game. During play, the action is presented in two different perspectives. The pre-shot perspective is a standard third-person view from behind the golfer but once the ball is hit, the...

Meikyu Jima

Meikyu Jima

Arcade - Released - 1988

Meikyūjima or Kickle Cubicle is a sliding puzzle game in the vein of Adventures of Lolo where the Wicked Wizard King covered the kingdom with ice and hid the people and palaces deep within the ice. Armed with his freezing breath, Kickle sets out to save his friends and attempts to rescue the kingdom from this puzzling predicament of perpetual winter. Each level has a fixed time limit and enemies that will try and block your progress. The four lands (Garden, Fruit, Cake and Toy) have 17 or 18 puzzles in each. Beat all of those and there is a Special Stage with 30 more challenging...

Metal Storm

Metal Storm

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 28, 1991

Battle station cyberg's massive computer that keeps peace throughout the solar system is no longer user friendly. It's gone wildly out of control. The LaserGun it operates has already destroyed Neptune. Earth is its next target. As a high-tech hot shot, you must enter Cyber's core and activate the system's self-destruct mechanism. Mankind is reyling on your know-how and toughness to see this thing through. But time is running out...

Metal Storm: Collector's Edition

Metal Storm: Collector's Edition

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 17, 2019

For the first time ever, the Japanese version of the classic NES® game Metal Storm has been translated to English along with the white mech, cinematic introduction to the plot, and higher difficulty level options. This is an official re-release produced by Retro-bit under the blessing of Irem, distributed by Limited Run, CastleMania Games, and other independent retailers.

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Moon Patrol is a side-scrolling game where the player must drive a moon buggy from one station on the Moon to another, all while avoiding crashing or getting destroyed by alien ships. The vehicle is constantly moving right and the player can speed up or slow down, jump, and shoot (simultaneously firing upwards and forwards.) There are 25 checkpoints along the way, each symbolized with a letter from A to Z, and serving as a respawn point. Every five checkpoints mark a separate "stage" within the entire course; reaching the end of a stage under the par time grants a large score bonus. Dangers...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari 2600 - Released - 1983

Moon Patrol is a side-scrolling game where the player must drive a moon buggy from one station on the Moon to another, all while avoiding crashing or getting destroyed by alien ships. The vehicle is constantly moving right and the player can speed up or slow down, jump, and shoot (simultaneously firing upwards and forwards.) There are 25 checkpoints along the way, each symbolized with a letter from A to Z, and serving as a respawn point. Every five checkpoints mark a separate "stage" within the entire course; reaching the end of a stage under the par time grants a large score bonus. Dangers...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari 5200 - July 1, 1983

he player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector Nine, the home of the "toughest thugs in the galaxy." The top portion of the screen shows a timeline-style map of the current course, and three indicator lights. The top light indicates upcoming enemy aerial attacks, the middle one indicates an upcoming minefield, and the bottom one indicates enemies approaching from behind. The map shows five different checkpoints labeled E, J, O, T and Z. Similar to racing games, the time spent during between each checkpoint is compared to the average which determines the number of...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Apple II - Released - 1983

A straightforward adaptation of Williams' cult arcade classic, Atari's Moon Patrol for the Apple II is a somewhat stripped-down, no-frills experience which concentrates on the action of the game, rather than getting the visuals or the sound right. The game offers either joystick or keyboard control (and fair warning: the keyboard control scheme is nearly impossible). Moon Patrol manages to give justice to most of the visuals, though some of the graphic nuances -- the lunar cities in the background, the shading on the triple-sphere ships which lob crater-making bombs at you -- is sacrificed,...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Microsoft MSX

Moon Patrol is a side-scrolling game where the player must drive a moon buggy from one station on the Moon to another, all while avoiding crashing or getting destroyed by alien ships. The vehicle is constantly moving right and the player can speed up or slow down, jump, and shoot (simultaneously firing upwards and forwards.) There are 25 checkpoints along the way, each symbolized with a letter from A to Z, and serving as a respawn point. Every five checkpoints mark a separate "stage" within the entire course; reaching the end of a stage under the par time grants a large score bonus. Dangers...

Mr. Heli no Daibouken

Mr. Heli no Daibouken

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 6, 1987

Mr. Heli takes place in the year 2999 and Mr. Muddy is threatening the planet. Fortunately the player has a fully armed large helicopter with which to attack his sadistic minions. The helicopter will fly through four side-view levels, primarily scrolling left to right but with some variant, each of which ends with a boss. As well as enemies, there are many blocks on the levels. The weapon upgrade system is build into these, which function in two different ways. Most will drop crystals, which if collected are added to a cash total. The others reveal a picture of a weapon with a price - make...

Mystic Riders

Mystic Riders

Arcade - Released - 1992

Players take the role of child witches that ride on broomsticks in this horizontally scrolling, six-level shooter. Broomsticks can be fired off in any of eight directions as a massive power-up.

Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Taiyou to Tsuki no Monogatari

Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Taiyou to Tsuki no Monogatari

Sony PSP - Released - July 23, 2009

Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Taiyou to Tsuki no Monogatari is a Strategy game, developed and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 2009.

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Arcade - Released - September 17, 1993

Some of the most prized treasures from the Baseball Hall of Fame have been stolen, and the Commissioner of Baseball needs YOU to get them back! But is there more to this quest than meets the eye? Who is really behind the theft?

Ninja Spirit

Ninja Spirit

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

A ninja-based action game that has the player leading Moonlight through numerous enemy-riddled levels on a quest to exact revenge against his father's murderer. To accomplish this task Moonlight is armed with a katana, shurikens, bombs, and a sickle and chain weapon. Each weapon offers its own advantages and must be used at certain times to overcome specific obstacles or opponents. The game's coin-op origins are evident in the fact that that the home versions do not have passwords or saves. To compensate for this, however, adjustable difficulty settings were added.

Ninja Spirit

Ninja Spirit

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1990

Play as the ninja Moonlight and engage in a fierce battle to avenge his father's death and unlock the secrets of his birth. Select between the original Arcade Mode and PC-Engine MODE, which includes a life gauge. Use four types of weapons: katana, shuriken, bombs and chain and sickles to battle your way through the enemies. Pick up power-up items and switch between weapons to give you the advantage. You'll need to consider the enemy attacks and your weapon's abilities in order to deftly make it through all seven stages. Use your skills and attacks to get through the game's boundless enemies...

Noobow

Noobow

Nintendo Game Boy - January 1, 1992

Help Noobow get to the end of each level in this candy-filled puzzler from Irem!

Oli-Boo-Chu

Oli-Boo-Chu

Arcade - Released - 1981

A Japanese maze game created by GDI and Irem where you a character resembling humpty dumpty to catch and bang mice and you must avoid big lizards or they will eat you alive.

PachiPara Slot: Pachi-Slot Super Umi Monogatari

PachiPara Slot: Pachi-Slot Super Umi Monogatari

Sony PSP - Released - May 26, 2011

PachiPara Slot: Pachi-Slot Super Umi Monogatari is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 2011.

Parlor! Pro 64: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Pro 64: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Nintendo 64 - Released - January 29, 1999

This may be seen as the hardest of all the Pachinko games on the N64. The main menu has a career mode, quick play, options menu and a mix of quick play and career mode. The game has 3 tables which are available from the start.

Polaroid Pete

Polaroid Pete

Sony Playstation 2 - May 31, 2001

In the game, players assume the role of a news reporter named Pete Goldman for the fictional newspaper Planet Times. Goldman is on assignment to photograph Japan's wildest events and win the Pulitzer Prize. Throughout the course of their journey, players can visit a variety of locations, including a haunted house, a city being overrun by dinosaurs, and an out-of-hand sports event.

Pound for Pound

Pound for Pound

Arcade - Released - 1990

Pound for Pound is an overhead boxing game by Irem release in 1990 with big and detailed characters and a high difficulty.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Nintendo Wii - November 30, 2007

Set in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players battle in turn-based, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player allows gamers to battle against the computer AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action allows gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer allows gamers to battle live...

Racing Damashii

Racing Damashii

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 19, 1991

Racing Damashii is a motorcycle racing game with six courses. It is basically action-oriented, but the player needs to watch the damage of the motorcycle (decreases with crashes) and the tire condition (decreases when leaving the road). If one of the two bars runs out, the race is over, but repairs are conducted during pit stops. The two playing modes for single-player are training races and a championship in which points are awarded for good end positions. Those can be reinvested into motorcycle upgrades. The perspective is 3D with the camera fixed behind the player's vehicle.

Racing Damashii

Racing Damashii

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - February 28, 1991

Racing Damashii ("Racing Spirits") is a motorcycle racing game developed and released by Irem. It was released on the PC Engine and Game Boy, both in Japan only. The game uses the Hang-On perspective, with the camera perspective hovering behind the biker, and has a permanent split-screen format that will either display a second player or the CPU opponent. The game also features customization elements, allowing the player to purchase parts and configure their bikes between races. Players can attempt the Grand Prix or Endurance races, or practice on certain tracks with the Test Run mode. The...

Raw Danger!

Raw Danger!

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - June 12, 2007

After the dedication of your new city is washed away in a cataclysmic flood, you find yourself in Raw Danger. Civilization as you know it has collapsed and now you must make your way out of the city while staying dry and warm in a metropolis that now resembles Atlantis. Gamers may take the role of six different people and play through several different storylines as they progress through the game. Each person is influenced by the actions of another. For example, if you place supplies and clothes in a locker the next character you play can find and use those items. The enemy in the game is...

Red Alert

Red Alert

Arcade - 1981

In Red Alert, the player controls an anti-aircraft turret that can move left and right across the ground, and can only fire straight up. The objective of the game is to keep the turret alive, and to keep the attackers from destroying the city. To do this, the player must maneuver their turret under the attackers, and fire upwards into them, before they drop their bombs.

Risky Challenge

Risky Challenge

Arcade - Released - 1993

Professional treasure hunters Vic and Vinnie went down deep into the dungeon, looking for the treasures of an ancient kingdom. No Sooner has they reached the bottom than the dungeon began to crumble with tremendous sound. Now they made up their minds and started climbing up to the exit. making use of falling blocks.

Rocky Rodent

Rocky Rodent

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 30, 1993

CAUTION! MERGING MANIAC! There's a hot rodent on the road. Rocky. He's quicker than a greased hairball. Wound tighter than a hairpin turn. He's got hair with an attitude. And the fastest can of hairspray in the west. He's trouble in the fast lane. Tricks in a can. Cars, trucks and uncool dudes pull over-or end up looking like a hairpiece with a bad case of the rats. Rocky Rodent. He's good road-from Irem.

R-Type

R-Type

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the R-9 spaceship as it launches a last-ditch effort to repel the evil Bydo empire.

R-Type

R-Type

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1987

R-Type is set in the 22nd century, and the player flies a futuristic fighter craft called the R-9a "Arrowhead", named for its shape, and because it is the ninth model in the 'R' series of fighter craft (but it is the first of the series to actually be used in combat; the previous models were all prototypes). The mission is to 'blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire'. The significance of the R- in the series title refers to the production code as well as the term of endearment for the player fighter craft, the "Round Canopy".

R-Type

R-Type

Microsoft MSX - July 1, 1987

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Irem in 1987. The player controls a space fighter named the R-9 to defend humanity against a mysterious powerful alien life-form known as the "Bydo". The game is notable for programming which was ambitious for the time, with a wide range of both power-ups and enemies, as well as levels of varying design and length, and sprites larger than a single screen.

R-Type

R-Type

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1989

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the R-9 spaceship as it launches a last-ditch effort to repel the evil Bydo empire. The R-9 comes equipped as standard with a small gun which can only take down the smallest of enemies without firing several shots. By holding down the fire button, it can be loaded up so as to release a large burst of energy, eliminating all but the strongest enemies in its path. From time to time, pods will come flying in your direction. Upon being shot, they release an upgrade. The first one will...

R-Type

R-Type

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 25, 1988

The PC Engine port of the shoot'em up classic R-Type was released in two parts in Japan: R-Type I includes the first four, R-Type II the last four levels. A desperate battle is being fought out in the limitless and unknown dimensions of space which have been contaminated and corrupted by an evil power. The evil power is the Bydo Empire, which is determined to subjugate the world. It is inhabited by weird creatures, whose very sight inspires fear. But mankind is fighting back, and sends you into battle in an incredibly sophisticated plane, the R-9 fighter. Behind the control panel of this...

R-Type Command

R-Type Command

Sony PSP - Released - May 6, 2008

A mysterious alien race called the Bydo have begun a war with mankind and after losing waves after waves of enemy fighters in Bydo territory, Earth has sent a lone commander leading a small armada into the heart of the Bydo Empire to end the war. R-Type Command is a turn-based strategy re-make of the side-scrolling shooter, R-Type series. This version still has the side-scrolling view, but uses hexagonal grid to move. Players have over 100 units to use as well as many weapons to unlock and use against enemy ships. After each mission, upgrades, weapons and ships are able to be purchased and...

R-Type Complete CD

R-Type Complete CD

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 20, 1991

This CD combines both HuCards into the complete game, as it originally should have been. There are some added visual scenes to justify the CD format, as well as re-arranged music tracks for each level.

R-Type Delta

R-Type Delta

Sony Playstation - Released - August 10, 1999

The story of R-Type Delta throws players into the year 2163, a time of utter chaos. After suffering massive damage, the Bydo Empire has resurfaced with new plans to destroy Earth. By using the destructive newly infected Mortiz-G as a doomsday weapon, the evil empire is threatening to destroy all of the planet's major cities and eventually the human race. Naturally, it is up to you to save the planet by commandeering one of three different R-Type warships! The R9a Delta features a devastating energy dispersing wave cannon with a special nuclear fusion weapon and a quad-force (force powers...

R-Type Final

R-Type Final

Sony Playstation 2 - June 19, 2003

In R-Type Final, your enemy is the Bydo, an evil (and living) weapon capable of reproducing itself. Humanity has fought the Bydo four times so far, and each time was victorious. However, each time the Bydo appears it is stronger than before, and now it's back and you need to destroy it again! Like other games in the R-Type Series, the game is a scrolling shooter where you need to guide a spaceship through various stages and destroy the many enemies (including very large end of level bosses). The game features a large variety of spaceships (over 100!) to choose from, each with varying...

R-Type II

R-Type II

Atari ST - Released - 1989

R-Type II is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1989. It is the second game in the R-Type series. The game is the sequel to R-Type, which was first released as an arcade game in 1987 and profoundly influenced later shooting games with its charge shots, unique weaponry, and grotesque enemies.

R-Type II

R-Type II

Commodore Amiga - 1989

R-Type II is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1989. It is the second game in the R-Type series. The player controls a ship called the R-9C (or R-9 Custom), which is an improved version of its predecessor game's ship; the R-9. The ship's design was changed slightly, and the wave cannon was given homing capabilities. Two new types of weapons (the Search Laser and Shotgun Laser) were added, bringing the total number of weapon types up to five. A new anti-ground unit bomb was also added to the missile inventory. Though the number of levels was...

R-Type II

R-Type II

Arcade - January 2, 1989

The inevitable sequel to the hugely-successful original finds the evil Bydo Empire once again intent on the destruction of all mankind. The infamous Beam Weapon and Pod Laser make a welcome return, as do the beautifully rendered, organic-looking levels. R-type II doesn't do anything that the original didn't do, but the sequel is every bit as good as its illustrious predecessor, with the same tight gameplay and imaginative level design that made R-type such a classic - although R-Type II is, if anything, more difficult than its already-unforgiving prequel.

R-Type III: The Third Lightning

R-Type III: The Third Lightning

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1994

UNDER A NEW BYDO THREAT, EARTH RETALIATES It was believed on Earth that the deadly BYDO Empire had been destroyed--but now they've returned, as nasty as ever. Their ships and armies are more powerful than before, and Earth will surely be conquered unless the new R-90 ship can destroy them. Powered with engines that launch it into different dimensions, and armed with the Round, Shadow, and Cyclone Forces, R-90 has what it takes to wipe out the BYDO threat. Then, the BYDO mother ship must be found and destroyed to entirely erase the species from our galaxy.

R-Type III: The Third Lightning

R-Type III: The Third Lightning

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - March 26, 2004

R-Type III was originally released only on the Super NES, but later ported to the Game Boy Advance. It was the first game in the series to introduce new Forces. As well as the original Force, the player could choose from two other Forces: the Shadow Force and the Cyclone Force. These both had new, different weapon sets and special enhancements. It also refined the weapons and charging system. It reverted to the original Red-Blue-Yellow weapon system, and the Diffusion Wave Cannon from R-Type II was replaced with a more standard wave cannon. Charging this cannon to full beam strength results...

R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate

R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate

Sony PSP - 2009

R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate (アール・タイプタクティクスツー -オペレーションビターチョコレート- Āru taipu Takutikusu Tsū: Operēshon Bitā Chokorēto?) is a turn-based strategy game/tactical role-playing game released in 2009 in Japan for the PlayStation Portable game console. It is the sequel to 2007's R-Type Tactics. The main part of the game consists of three campaigns, in which the player controls two human factions, then the Bydo Empire.

R-Types

R-Types

Sony Playstation - Released - February 28, 1999

R-Types is a compilation of R-Type and R-Type II ported pixel-for-pixel from the coin-op to the PlayStation. A couple of handy features have been added to lower the original difficulty level. First, your progress through the game is saved at the start of each level, so you don't have to start from scratch every time. Second, you now have unlimited continues. R-Types also contains a small library section which describes some of the story behind the R-Type universe, and lets you browse some of the in-game graphics. Other bonuses include an FMV intro movie and ending movies.

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 3

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 3

Sony Playstation - Released - March 9, 2000

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 3 is the third game in the longest pachinko gambling series (they continue the series in the Playstation 2 console) made by Irem. It features reproductions of three pachinko machines made by Sanyo Bussan: CR Wan Wan Paradise SK, CR Wan Wan Paradise SE, and CR Wan Wan Paradise S5. There are two modes available: Tsujo (Normal) mode allows the player to modify a wide range of settings for each machine, while Jissen (Battle) mode challenges the player to win as many balls as possible on the default settings with a limited starting pool and time limit. There is also a View...

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise DX

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise DX

Sony Playstation - Released - October 25, 2001

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise DX - Shinsou Kaiten - Wanwan Umi Monogatari is the sixth & last game for the Playstation One console in the longest pachinko gambling series (they continue the series in the Playstation 2 console) made by Irem, the game features 5 pachinko machines.

Seiken Acho

Seiken Acho

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Loosely based on a movie, Seiken Acho (Kung-Fu Master in other platforms) is a side scrolling action game for one or two players, who alternate turns. Mr. X has captured the pickpocket Sylvia and it is up to Thomas, a kung-fu master who owns a restaurant, to get her back. She is located on the top floor of Mr. X's castle and Thomas will need to fight his way to the top. Of course, this won't be easy as each floor has many opponents to get past and a floor boss at the end of each level. Thomas is able to move left and right, jump, duck, and punch and kick. Enemy projectiles such as...

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