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1942

1942

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 11, 1985

1942. . . you and daring fighter pilot "Super Ace" are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy. Over land, on the sea and in the air, your own skill and dexterity. . . combined with Super Ace's flying mastery, duel enemy pilots in fighter and bomber aircraft. 1942. . . it's airplanes taking off and landing on ocean-going aircraft carriers. . . disrupting enemy formations ready to attack. . . intercepting enemy air warriors you must defeat by "blasting 'em out of the sky." Will it be victory? Or defeat? It's in your skillful hands !!!

'89 Dennou Kyuusei Uranai

'89 Dennou Kyuusei Uranai

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 10, 1988

'89 Dennou Kyuusei Uranai is one of those horoscope sims that used to be very popular in Japan in the early days of home consoles. They still exist today, but they tend to be extended to more interactive dating sims rather than just walls of text to read. This game being released in December 1988 and namely so, it was designed to predict your fortune for the upcoming year 1989. This makes attempting to play it already kind of useless once the year had passed. Therefore one can only look back at what the computer predicted for you back in 1989.

Athena

Athena

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 5, 1987

I am ATHENA. They call me the Goddess of Wisdom, but I have grown weary of my dull life in the castle. The Fantasy World beyond the castle walls beckons to me! Strange and fearsome creatures will attack me at every turn. But I will find weapons along the way: a ball and chain, a bow and arrow, or a mighty sword will be my defense! In the Fantasy World, I can put on wings and take to the sky, or become a mermaid to explore the ocean depths. There, the Goddess of Wisdom can become the Princess of Victory!

Atomic Robo-Kid

Atomic Robo-Kid

Sega Genesis - Released - October 1, 1990

As the half-human half-cyborg flying machine of the title, you are faced with 28 levels to clear of enemies. The gameplay is horizontally scrolling. Your unit is able to fly and then hold at a certain level in space. Defeated enemies often release gems, which can be collected towards power-ups. These include more powerful or multi-directional firing.

Bloody Warriors: Shango no Gyakushuu

Bloody Warriors: Shango no Gyakushuu

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 19, 1990

Bloody Warriors: Shango no Gyakushuu is a Role-Playing game, developed by Micronics and published by Toei Animation, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Chou Fuyuu Yousai Exed Exes

Chou Fuyuu Yousai Exed Exes

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 21, 1985

On a planet 6000 light-years from earth, there were creatures called Exes, which resemble large insects, that were used for industrial purposes. However, these creatures one day took to revolting against their creators. Two battle machines have been sent to fight against the Exes, known as Colonel and Sargent. The Exes are nearing completion of their secret weapon, Exed Exes, and they must be defeated before this is allowed to happen! Exed Exes is a basic vertical scrolling shooter; the game scrolls forward, and the player can maneuver their ship around the screen to shoot enemies and avoid...

Daiku no Gen-San 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu

Daiku no Gen-San 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 22, 1993

The Famicom-only sequel to Hammerin' Harry.

Elevator Action

Elevator Action

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 28, 1985

The player assumes the role of a spy who infiltrates a building filled with elevators. He must collect secret documents from the building and traverse the 30 levels of the building using an increasingly complex series of elevators. The player is pursued by enemy agents who appear from behind closed doors. The player must outwit them via force or evasion. Successful completion of a level involves collecting all the secret documents and traversing the building from top to bottom. In the lower floors of the building, the elevator systems are so complex that some puzzle-solving skills are needed.

F1 Circus MD

F1 Circus MD

Sega Genesis - Released - December 20, 1991

F1 Circus MD (F1サーカスMD) is a 1991 racing game by Nihon Bussan for the Sega Mega Drive in their F1 Circus series, which also contains a Mega CD game. The game is a typical Formula 1 racing game. In World Championship mode, you are limited to a predefined course set, but you may choose your team, lap count, vehicle specifics, etc. Races are presented in a top-down view. A accelerates, B breaks, Up shifts down, Down shifts up, and C opens a menu.

Geimos

Geimos

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 28, 1985

Geimos is an arcade style space shooter where players take control of a spaceship that flies over several different planets' surfaces destroying the incoming enemy units. The game contains two different game modes. "Mode A" keeps the games camera perspective in the same position. Players have control over their spaceships altitude while flying around the screen and can fire two different weapons. One weapon is meant for ground enemies while the other weapon is meant for aerial enemies. While the majority of the enemies are gun towers, ships and tanks that can be defeated in one shot, at...

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 26, 1986

The player takes the role of commando-like warriors named Ralf and Clark, who must try to reach the village of Ikari. Enemy units attempting to kill the player include tanks, enemy soldiers and helicopters. A number of power-ups along the way help the player to achieve victory.

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 16, 1988

When we last saw Paul and Vince, they had saved the Colonel and were about to head for home in a special plane given to them by the General. But then, while in flight over the ocean, the sky suddenly blackens - the ocean begins to churn - and the plane goes spinning! A booming voice fills the cockpit: "Hear me, Warriors! Zang Zip, the War Dog, has enslaved the people of Earth. Only you can save us from his grip of evil!" Caught in a time warp, hurled thousands of years into the future, Paul and Vince know they have no choice but to meet this impossible challenge head-on. After all, they are...

Jongbou

Jongbou

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 18, 1987

Jongbou is a combination of the popular Chinese board game Mahjong and a block-breaking game such as Breakout. Players bounce a ball around a Mahjong table filled with concealed tiles, with their goal being to dislodge the tiles and collect the ones they wish to add to their hand by passing underneath them as they fall. The stage is over either after all the tiles have fallen or the player has a winning hand.

Kaguya Hime Densetsu

Kaguya Hime Densetsu

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 16, 1988

Kaguya Hime Densetsu is an Adventure game, developed by Micronics and published by Victor Interactive Software, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Mahjong Lemon Angel

Mahjong Lemon Angel

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - February 25, 1994

Mahjong Lemon Angel is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Micronics and published by Naxat Soft, which was released in Japan in 1994.

Miracle Ropitt: 2100-Nen no Daibouken

Miracle Ropitt: 2100-Nen no Daibouken

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 7, 1987

A girl in the year 2100 uses a robot suit. If the player is hit once, then the suit is lost and the player must play as the little girl. One more hit and the player loses a life. Although the game was only released in Japan for the Nintendo Famicom, the game's text is in English and is completely playable by English speakers. This game must be played through twice in order to see the true ending, just like in "Ghosts 'n Goblins".

Mottomo Abunai Deka

Mottomo Abunai Deka

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 6, 1990

Mottomo Abunai Deka ("More Dangerous Detectives") is a 1990 Famicom game based on Mottomo Abunai Deka, a 1989 movie spin-off of a cop show (Abunai Deka) which ran from 1986 to 1987 on the Nippon TV network. In the game, the two detectives from the franchise - Taka and Yuuji - fight against hordes of mobsters and criminals in a series of side-scrolling levels, with both characters available simultaneously in the game's two-player mode. The pair traditionally stick to their service handguns, but can pick up alternative limited-use weaponry like grenades or a machine gun in various spots...

Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shou

Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shou

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 27, 1988

Ninja-kun Ashura no Shou (忍者くん 阿修羅ノ章? lit. Little ninja: fighting demon chapter) is an action game developed by UPL and produced for arcades in 1987. It is the spritual successor to UPL's original Ninjakun. It was released around the world with the title Ninja-Kid II, and in the United States with the title Rad Action. Ashura no Shou expands upon the basic gameplay introduced in Ninjakun, by introducing new exploration concepts and challenging the player to complete 31 stages of action, with branching levels, larger enemies, and boss battles. The game was ported to the MSX and published by...

Onyanko Town

Onyanko Town

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 21, 1985

Players must play the role of a mother cat called Milky who lives in a dangerous metropolis full of dogs. The dogs want to kill Milky before she can rescue her son Michael who wandered out into the city on his own (and became lost). Players must catch the fish for temporary invincibility. However, the other enemies can still kill the mother cat like the fish merchant (who is the only humanoid bad guy in the game), the automobiles on the road, along with the manholes and the pylons. The city is divided into roads for automobile traffic and sidewalks for roaming pedestrian dogs in overalls. The...

Outlanders

Outlanders

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 4, 1987

Outlanders is an action RPG based on the manga by Joji Manabe. Tetsuya, being just a regular guy, isn't a particularly able fighter, and at first is only equipped with a sword, though he can eventually find other weapons including a gun. At the beginning, Tetsuya's only companion is the brown, cloaked alien Nao, who helps him escape the holding cell, but eventually he will find others who will help him. Other standard RPG features are also present: items can be found and stored, and some characters can learn magic. The game uses a password system to save progress.

Shin Satomi Hakken-Den: Hikari to Yami no Tatakai

Shin Satomi Hakken-Den: Hikari to Yami no Tatakai

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 8, 1989

Shin Satomi Hakkenden: Hikari to Yami no Tatakai ("New Eight Dog Chronicles: Battle of Light and Darkness") is a traditional Japanese RPG that follows the story of the 19th century historical novel Nansou Satomi Hakkenden, or Eight Dog Chronicles, based on eight half-brother samurai who were all descended from a dog and team up for various adventures across Sengoku period Japan. In particular, the game is based on the 1983 live-action movie, localized in the west as Legend of the Eight Samurai which in turn was based on a 1982 reworking of the epic novel named Shin Satomi Hakkenden. The...

SonSon

SonSon

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 8, 1986

In this game, you play the role of either Son Son or Ton Ton as you try to rescue your three friends from the clutches of a random bad guy who kidnapped them right in front of you. Son Son is a side-scrolling action game, where the game field advances automatically, and the screen is divided in six different floors, all of which are populated by enemies or obstacles that will kill you if you touch them; but both Son Son and Ton Ton attack their enemies by shooting small bullets at them out of their weapons (a magic cane and a pitchfork, respectively). Their attack can also stop many enemy...

Spriggan Powered

Spriggan Powered

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - July 26, 1996

Spriggan Powered is an Action game, developed by Micronics and published by Naxat Soft, which was released in Japan in 1996.

Stick Hunter: Exciting Ice Hockey

Stick Hunter: Exciting Ice Hockey

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 18, 1987

Stick Hunter: Exciting Ice Hockey is a game for the Famicom released only in Japan in 1987. It was never released in North America. Stick Hunter was the first actual ice hockey game created for a Nintendo gaming system. The game was designed so that 1 player could play against the computer, or 2 players could play simultaneously against each other. The length of the periods and difficulty level could both be adjusted. Playing as a character who has possession of the puck, the character could not only skate faster, but could only shoot the puck forward. So if the player wanted to pass to...

Super Pitfall

Super Pitfall

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 5, 1986

Pitfall Harry returns to adventuring in this "Super" sequel to Pitfall! and Pitfall II: Lost Caverns. Harry’s mission: to recover the famed Raj Diamond, and also to rescue his niece Rhonda and loyal lion sidekick, Quickclaw. Now armed with a gun, Harry must navigate some 270 screens of 8-bit action-platforming. Valuable items will be collected along the way to aid your quest, but beware: dangers also abound, from snakes and spiders to falling rocks and boiling lava!

Super Volleyball

Super Volleyball

Sega Genesis - Released - February 1, 1991

Super Volleyball is an indoor volleyball game for one or two players. The single player mode offers two game options: normal game and World League. Choosing normal game pits the player against the computer in a single game. Choosing World League pits the player against all other teams available. A password save is available in this mode. The game features eight national teams (USA, USSR, Brazil, Holland, France, Italy, Japan and China), with fictitiously named players. Players can be changed during gameplay by pressing C. There is also an option to create new teams, choosing the team's...

Super Volleyball

Super Volleyball

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - February 7, 1990

Command your team against the best in the world with Super Volleyball, the simulation that gives you ultimate control. You choose the teams, the players and the moves. Keep their defense off balance with a variety of serves, lightning spikes, well-placed slams and player rotations. Be ready to strike back with power blocks and acrobatic saves. You can even create your own team of super players and take them through league competition to become the international champs. For a professional challenge -- and not a walk on the beach -- get set for Super Volleyball.

Thundercade

Thundercade

Nintendo Entertainment System - July 1, 1989

Terrorism has reached new heights. AATOM (Atomic Age Terrorist Organization of Miracali) has constructed their own nuclear power plant, and threaten the world with atomic terror. The world powers have decided to initiate operation THUNDERCADE to stop AATOM. Equipped with a high-performance combat motorcycle, sidecar cannons, and backed by a precision B-7 bomber, you set out on the dangerous mission.

Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1990

You pilot the TC-17 Twin Cobra assault helicopter to fight the forces of Commander Anziga, the myopic leader of the nation of Kaban. Your job is to fly into Kaban and take out the entire military base of Commander Anziga. You will fight small helicopters, tanks and stationary guns, defeat the large helicopters to get power-ups. By picking up colored icons (blue, yellow, red or green) you can change to different weapon types. Blue is a forward spread shot, yellow is a four-way shot, red is a wide forward laser shot and green is a continuous forward laser shot. At the end of each section,...

Zoids 2: Zenebasu no Gyakushuu

Zoids 2: Zenebasu no Gyakushuu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 27, 1989

Zoids 2: Zenebasu no Gyakushuu is a Role-Playing game, developed by Micronics and published by Toshiba EMI, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai

Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Zoids, an early line of robotic toys that resembled dinosaurs and other animals, were produced by Tomy and were a chief rival of the Transformers toys of Hasbro. Tomy did not yet have the means to develop video games based on their products, so publishing duties went to Toshiba-EMI while developers-for-hire Micronics worked on the game itself. Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai ("Zoids: Battle of the Central Continent") inexplicably resembles Dragon Quest, complete with medieval castles and a fantasy world that just so happens to have giant mechanical T-Rexes and triceratops walking around...

Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai

Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 5, 1987

In Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai, your goal is to reach the Empire's capital and free bases from its control. You take control of a Gojulas and explore a vast continent in an overhead view where enemy Zoids roam. When they catch you, you fight them in a first-person perspective in various environments. A radar lets you know where the enemies are, and you defeat them by firing your weapon. Each species of Zoids has its own statistics, and some are stronger than others. There are fortresses and villages where you can talk to other Zoids and discover secret passages.

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