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.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 11, 1992
Years ago humanity abandoned the over-polluted Earth to make a new home on Mars. Now, without warning, a mechanical moon has appeared in the skies over Mars, and is raining down destruction on the colonies. A plan is hastily put into action to destroy the moon and its armada of space-craft. Due to the impossible task of surviving a direct assault, the mission is code-named Acrobat Mission. Your spaceship in Acrobat Mission is capable of firing a single straight ahead shot. By picking up a Wide upgrade, more shots are added that fly off at an angle, and the shot can be charged up to unleash...
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!
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.
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.
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...
Nintendo Entertainment System - October 22, 1993
Daiku no Gen-San 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu is an Action game, developed by Micronics and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 1993.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 18, 1987
Jongbou is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Micronics and published by K Amusement Leasing, which was released in Japan in 1987.
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.
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.
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".
Nintendo Entertainment System - February 6, 1990
Mottomo Abunai Deka is an Action game, developed by Micronics and published by Toei Animation, which was released in Japan in 1990.
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...
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...
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 4, 1987
Based on the manga and OVA of the same name, this action rpg tells the story of an average guy who ends up being taken prisoner by an invading alien force. Things get even more complicated when the alien woman who took him turns out to be the daughter of the alien ruler, and she just happens to take a strong liking to this young human male.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
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...
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.
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,...
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.
Nintendo Entertainment System - September 5, 1987
Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai is an Action game, developed by Micronics and published by Toshiba EMI, which was released in Japan in 1987.
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...