Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 20, 1991
Asmik is not only a name of a game-developing company, but, as we learn from this game, also a cute little pink dragon. Recently, monsters began to invade the peaceful country of the dragons. The only way to stop this invasion is to contact the six Dragon Gods. Unfortunately, those gods seem to be asleep. So now Asmik must travel all over the world to find six magical splitters, that will help him to awaken the dragons and to defeat the monsters. This is a traditional action platform game. Asmik can jump and exhale steam from his nostrils to turn all his enemies into eggs. Those eggs can be eaten and later used for various purposes (during boss battles, acquiring upgrades at a shop that becomes available once you have completed a stage, etc.). Asmik dies if he comes into close contact with an enemy. Boss battles differ from the rest of the game, each one being a mini-game of its own, for example a rock-paper-scissors game during which Asmik uses his correct choices to gain time to proceed to the next stage.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 25, 1990
Baken Hisshou Gaku: Gate In (or "Horse Betting Certain Victory School: Gate In") is a horse racing simulation game for the NES/Famicom. The idea is that there are a large number of parameters that you can adjust, such as how long a race is, where it is held, the lineage of the horses, the natural temperament of the horses, and so on. After setting as many parameters as you like, you can start the race and see which horse wins. There is no winning or losing from your perspective (none of the horses are "yours", and you don't get to place any bets or anything), you just change parameters and see what happens. The idea is that this game will teach you how to do well at betting on horse racing by letting you play with parameters and experiment to find what are considered the important conditions that determine what makes a horse do well in a race. There are no ending credits or anything, there is no condition to "beat the game". There are no seasons. It is simply adjust parameters and start the race, repeat ad nauseam.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 28, 1994
Bakenou TV '94 is the fourth and final entry in the Bakenou horse betting series., developed by Graphic Research and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 17, 1993
Bakenou V3 is the third horse betting game in the Bakenou series., developed by Graphic Research and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc, which was released in Japan in 1993.
Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - December 11, 1998
Barcode Taisen Bardigun is a Role-Playing game developed by Graphic Research and published by Tamsoft for the Game Boy Color. Barcode Taisen Bardigun was only released in Japan. Players start off in Barcode Taisen Bardigun with a short cutscene. After the cutscene is over the player then gets to choose to be either the male or the female character. Players scan cards in order to get new monsters and power ups. These monsters are raised by the players and can be used in battles.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 5, 1991
Baseball Fighter is a Sports game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Vap, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Sony Playstation - Released - March 31, 1999
The man with the big bombs is blowing up a completely different type of game in this strange and whimsical racing game. It sure isn't like your typical racer -- Bomberman Fantasy Race has players riding on big loping kangaroos and giant blue rabbitty-dinos as they hop and dash to the finish line with long, bounding gaits. It's a wild race, made even wilder with all the bombs and action of Bomberman. Two can challenge each other to a blast around the track, or run for it on your own in the single-player mode. Buy new bombs and better ride-a-long animals to give the competition something to blow its top over!
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 25, 1989
Captain Ed is an Action game, developed by Graphic Research and published by CBS Sony Group, which was released in Japan in 1989.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 27, 1992
Captain Tsubasa VS is a Game Boy videogame released in March 27 1992 by Tecmo. Developed like the rest of the Tecmo Captain Tsubasa videogame series, this game is a prequel to the first Famicom game.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 29, 1995
A horseracing simulator that offers players the opportunity to raise their own racehorses and use them to compete in competitions across Japan, heading up to the prestigious G1 tier. The game is a sequel to 1994's Derby Jockey: Kishou e no Michi and features similar gameplay.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 18, 1994
A horseracing game that joins contemporary franchises like ASCII's Derby Stallion or Hect's Thoroughbred Breeder in giving players some control over the horses they raise and their prowess in races. The player can decide when the horse should move into a sprint while racing, often dependent on the temperament and stats of the horse.
Sony Playstation - Released - November 5, 1998
Nippon Golf Kyoukai Kanshuu - Double Eagle is a 3d golf game that has 8 selectables characters four males and four females and four caddies. There are also 3 play modes : -PGA mode: The player play a tournament -Free mode: The player play alone -Vs mode: The player play against other player.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 17, 1992
DX Bakenou Z is a a horse race betting game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc, which was released in Japan in 1992.
WonderSwan Color - Released - January 3, 2002
In the game the player will choose one of the characters from the Straw Hat Pirates and will fight another member of the Straw Hat Pirates within the board game. The main goal for the player is to find the treasure or special item before his opponent does. Each player will run around the board fighting against other pirates. The members of the crew the player did not choose as his or her character will also be running around along with other enemies.
WonderSwan Color - Released - December 20, 2002
The story is loosely based upon the East Blue Saga. The Straw Hat Pirates challenge Buggy and his crew to a race in order to find the treasure. The gameplay is similar to One Piece: Treasure Wars. The player is able to choose a character from the Straw Hat crew, including Nico Robin, to play in a board game style and race to find the hidden treasure.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 23, 1993
GI King! Sanbiki no Yosouya is a Sports game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Vic Tokai, which was released in Japan in 1993.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - May 17, 1991
Bet on virtual horse races in this Japanese only Game Boy game.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 19, 1993
J.League Fighting Soccer is a soccer game based on the inaugural season of the Japanese J. League. The player can choose among 16 teams and either participate in the league, a tournament, an exhibition match or a two-player game (via link cable). The player can also choose the tactical approach of the team. During the match the field is shown from an angled side view and scrolls from left to right. The player either controls the athlete at the ball or the nearest defender; they can pass, shoot and tackle.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 27, 1994
J.League Winning Goal is a soccer game released for the Game Boy and Family Computer that revolves around the J-League. There is an exhibition, a season mode, a playoff mode, and a practice mode. The object in the game is to win the championship so that the player's chosen team can be called the greatest team in all of Japan.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 27, 1992
J-League Fighting Soccer: The King of Ace Strikers (Jリーグ ファイティングサッカー J-Rīgu Faitingu Sakkā) is a Japan-exclusive soccer simulation video game for the Game Boy and Family Computer. The Game Boy version (released almost 5 months before the start of the inaugural season of the J. League) was the first title officially licensed by the J. League.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 21, 1995
J.League Live '95 is a Sports game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Electronic Arts Victor, which was released in Japan in 1995.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 2, 1994
J.League Winning Goal is a soccer game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Electronic Arts Victor, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - July 21, 1991
A rather interesting puzzle game the likes I've otherwise yet to see. With a small plot based off connecting the star-crossed lovers or something, your main goal is to shift tiles on a field to connect two distinct points while another person tries to do the same. It is a pretty fun game, and one of the few GameBoy puzzle games that actually have challenged me strategically. At the title screen, press Down, Up, Right, Left and B. If done right a sound will be heard. Now press Start to begin on a special stage.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 21, 1988
Kujaku Ou is based on the comic by the same name, published in Young Jump in the late eighties and drawn by Makoto Ogino. The story is centered around the demon-hunting Buddhist monk Kujaku, who gets send out by his master to investigate rumors about attacks on a nearby temple, which ultimately leads him on a quest to stop a demon clan from summoning their Dark Lord into the world. The game is a menu-based adventure game with verbs like "go", "speak", or "look" being the first menu choice, followed by objects/nouns in subsequent menus. From time to time Kujaku encounters enemies which he has to battle in a short combat sequences, which work similar to turn-based RPGs from that era (Dragon Quest). During combats, options are limited to fight, run away or use one of several prayers, which work as sort of magical spells.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1989
Meimon! Takonishi Ouendan (usually localized as "The West Tako Cheerleaders", but literally translates to "Prestigious School! West Tako Cheerleading Squad") is a Famicom strategy game based on the manga of the same name about a young man who joins his school's intimidating cheerleading squad. In 1987, this same property also saw a live-action movie adaptation. The game has players moving characters around a city map and fighting rival ouendan teams for dominance. Combat occurs whenever two units meet on the map and cuts to a timing-based mini-game where the player has to input a command before their opponent's fist reaches the current character's profile. The closer the fist gets, the more likely it is that the enemy gets in their attack before the player can. Stronger attacks are listed further down the menu, increasing the risk vs. reward factor as the player scrambles to execute them in time. After winning a map, the player's party can gain levels and acquire new special attacks, which show up in the attack menu on rare occasions and are very powerful.
Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - April 1, 2000
Before the world's continents broke up into pieces, a huge disaster hit the world. People prayed to God for help, and God created new life forms. However, new life forms brought new troubles, so God became exasperated and sealed them in "disc stones". Many years have passed since then and God entrusted the humans with the secret of "disc stones". Today people still continue searching for these missing "disc stones" to unlock the lifeforms within. In the anime, the monsters were created by scientists. It is said that the "disc stones" are almost impossible to find among the ancient ruins. It is said that one monster is trapped inside each one. One day a group of workers excavating the ancient ruins happened to dig up one of these mythical disc stones. The worker who first discovered a disc stone took the disc to the Monsters' Temple. There the priests, using the ancient methods, unlocked the monster inside the disc stone. In a place where ranchers and monsters coexisted peacefully, the battle of the monsters began. As time passed these monster battles became extremely popular, and monster breeding became the standard pastime of the land. Eventually disc stones were found around the entire world. Now ranchers across the globe come together and enter unto battle.
Nintendo Game Boy Color - October 1, 2000
The MONSTER RANCHER franchise returns with this thoroughly entertaining adventure for handheld gamers. Help the well-meaning Cox fight through 60 enormous, puzzle-filled levels, fending off certain monsters while allying yourself with others. Each level requires you to find a hidden key in order to advance to the next stage, a task that becomes increasingly difficult as things progress. Luckily, you're not going at it alone. You can unlock such friendly beasts as Gali, Hare, Mocchi, Suezo, and Tiger in order to help you fend off all enemies. Each of the friendly monsters serves as a power-up of sorts, increasing your overall speed, granting you temporary invincibility, and more. Fans of the series know just how fun collecting and utilizing monsters can be, and the premise is at its absolute best in this GBA installment. Cool, anime-style graphics abound throughout the massive gaming experience, which allows you to play alone or square off against a fellow Rancher.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 17, 1995
A competitive farming game around to be the first to successfully plant and harvest a number of specific crops, indicated by a quota in the middle of the screen. The player has a four-by-four grid with which to plant crops, each of which will grow at a specific rate. They must also fight off various creatures which show up to eat or damage the crops. Once each crop has fully grown, the player can run down to collect them and use the empty land left behind to plant something else.
BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983
You are the space pilot defending one of Earth's eight stratosphere layers. Fusion bombers descend from space to destroy Earth. Your mission is to destroy the bombers. You are armed with Mega-Bolts and your display shows target range and direction and your energy level and mission time. Two Scorpion fighters defend their bombers with Energy Blasters and Blue Ice homing missiles. Destroy the missiles or they will destroy you. If time runs out, the Fusion bombers will sink below the horizon to battle with your lower stratosphere comrades. If you let more escape than permitted, your comrades cannot cope and Earth is lost. Destroy five consecutive bombers and you will be prompted to a lower stratosphere layer with shorter mission time, less permitted misses and more vicious Scorpion fighters.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 7, 1995
Pachinko Tetsujin: Shichiban Shoubu ("Pachinko Sage: Seventh Game", roughly) is a pachinko game developed by Graphic Research and published by Daikoku Denki, a pachinko machine manufacturer, for the Super Famicom platform. The player can choose from a variety of machines, earning enough pachinko balls to move the game's story forward. The game also has a non-story mode where the player can freely play on the machines.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - August 24, 1990
Power Mission is a turn-based strategy game set at sea. Both players choose one of five fleets which consist of combinations of eight different units. Different kinds of units have varying attributes like attack strength or range. At the start of a battle, both opponents place their units on their own half of the battlefield. Then, in each turn, they have a certain amount of moves available which can be used to move the units, scout ahead or attack. The position of enemy units is unknown until an own unit is in range and uses its radar. The goal is to completely destroy the enemy fleet. The single-player consists of playing through all eleven maps in order.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 1, 1990
Power Racer is a racing game which takes obvious game elements from Pac-Man. It is addictive in its own way, since you drive a small car around a track collecting pellets and avoiding contact with the opponent's car. There are items you can collect along the way, but there are also hazards and obstacles designed to mess with your progress. There are only two game modes, one on a regular course with no items (sort of like a survival mode), and a special mode where there are items and obstacles to face. You can also play in the special mode against a second human player. It can be fun, albeit tough to put down, so give it a try!
Sony Playstation - Released - January 10, 1997
Pururun! With Shape UP Girls is a breakout puzzle game that features more than 100 stages. The game is endorsed by the popular japanese music group Shape Up Girls (they began their career in the year 1994 and they had released some cds). The game features movies and photographs of the girls. The goal is to clear all the bricks in each stage to advance to the next one. The game features an unlockable pictures and movie gallery and 3 difficulties modes.
Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 1, 2002
Go anywhere, smash anything that gets in your way. It's not always about driving well in New York - sometimes it's about getting from A to B by any means. If it involves taking out a few cars, buses, fire engines, taxis, delivery vans, telephone boxes, jumping a few ramps, making a few shortcuts... then so be it!
WonderSwan - Released - December 29, 1999
With a simple system, familiar characters, and exciting action battles, the original, hugely popular SD Gundam is back in WonderSwan! The player must choose one of the four armies (Federation, Zeon, Titans or Axis) and use their mobile suits and battleships to capture the enemy's capital. The characters in the game are selected from popular characters that appeared between First Gundam and Char's Counterattack.
WonderSwan Color - Released - December 21, 2000
Hoshin Engi is inspired by the Chinese literary classic Investiture of the Gods, a shenmo novel. The story involves the Chinese mythology and history of China, in particular the last members of the In (Yin Dynasty aka Shang Dynasty) and the plot to overthrow them. The game is based on manga from 1996-2000, but it has a new protagonist and original storyline.
WonderSwan - Released - February 24, 2000
Senkaiden: TV Animation Senkaiden Houshin Engi Yori is a RPG based on the Houshin Engi japanese manga series by Ryu Fujisaki. Houshin Engi was inspired by an ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The story involves the Chinese mythology and history of China, in particular the last members of the In (Yin Dynasty) and the plot to overthrow them. The story is set in legendary China. A beautiful female fox spirit named Dakki So is controlling the emperor Chuu-oh and the ruling In (Yin) dynasty, and is using her power over him to do evil in the nation. An immortal-in-training named Taikoubou is chosen by the great immortal sages for the Houshin Project to seal away or destroy the evil demons that infest the world. In the course of his adventures, Taikoubou gathers other powerful companions and sets out to seal away the demons and eventually destroy Dakki herself.
WonderSwan Color - Released - August 29, 2002
This is an RPG with a branching storyline. Depending on your progress, you will be able to experience history that can't be found in the original work. Defeat Shamans in battles with your spiritual powers and Shaman energy.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 16, 1998
Shin Keiba Kizoku Pocket Jockey is a Sports game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Kemco, which was released in Japan in 1998.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 24, 1988
Shoukoushi Cedie is the Japanese title of the 1886 Frances Hodgson Burnett novel Little Lord Fauntleroy, about a down-to-earth kid from New York discovering his heritage as the heir to an Earldom in England, moving to his inherited estate and learning how to become a nobleman. Fuji Television created a 43 episode anime series based on the novel in 1988, and this video game adaptation is based on that TV show. Fuji Television is perhaps best known in western video game circles for being responsible for Doki Doki Panic (the game the American/European Super Mario Bros 2 is based on) as well as airing GameCenter CX (or Retro Game Master). The game plays much like a regular Famicom adventure game: The player walks around, talks to people and finds items which are used to solve puzzles. However, rather than selecting destinations from a menu, the player manually walks around the different locales using a top-down perspective. There are also action sequences where the player must avoid random pedestrians when leaving the estate. If he collides with an NPC, or goes into the wrong door, he is chided by his tutor and forced to answer trivia questions.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 1, 1991
Solomon's Club is a sequel to Solomon's Key, which has similar gameplay combining platform gaming with puzzle elements. There are five levels, each with ten rooms. In each room you must retrieve the key and go to the exit. You can create or remove blocks to your left and right, or while crouching lower-left and lower right. You can use these blocks as platform to climb onto, or use them to block enemies or fire balls. You can also break blocks by jumping from below them, like doing a headbutt. There are several enemies, such as fire breathing dragons, shooting gargoyles and ghosts. Collect bells to release fairies from the exit as bonus points, and collect coins for money to spend in shops. Some rooms have a shop where you can buy items, such as fire balls or hammers.
Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - November 23, 2000
Soreike! Anpanman: 5-tsu no Tou no Ousama is an Action game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Tamsoft, which was released in Japan in 2000.
Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - December 3, 1999
Soreike! Anpanman: Fushigi na Nikoniko Album is a Role-Playing game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Tamsoft, which was released in Japan in 1999.
Sony Playstation - Released - February 28, 1998
Speed Racer is an English adaptation name of the Japanese manga and anime, Mach Go Go Go which centered on automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print form in Shueisha's 1958 Shonen Book, and was released in tankobon book form by Sun Wide Comics, re-released in Japan by Fusosha. . Based on the popular cartoon, Speed Racer joins the plethora of racing games available for the PlayStation. As Speed Racer himself, you can race on three different tracks simply titled S, M and L for small, medium and large. Before beginning a race you must choose between three slight variations of Speed Racer's famous white Mach 5, one of which has manual transmission. Each of the three cars is equipped with special features such as grip tires, rotary saws, a periscope, a deflector and auto jacks. Other options include 18 different soundtracks, normal and endurance racing modes and the ability to increase the speed and efficiency of your opponents.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 22, 1995
Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour is the spiritual successor to Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken for the Super Famicom. In it, Mickey Mouse must use his balloon backpack to traverse a castle full of Disney villains and haunted objects as he collects items to defeat the Horned King.
Sega Genesis - Released - February 22, 1991
You're an elite chopper jockey, ready to launch your Cobra against the coastal defenses of an evil superpower. They've got the numbers. You've got the might and the fight! You're Twin Cobra, the most awesome attack weapon in the skies! Bank in low over the desert and start pounding. The enemy's all over you! Knock out swarms of attack copters while you avoid smoking sheets of ground fire! Blast battalions of tanks into smoking craters. Then it's open ocean warfare! Machine gun a fiery trail through wave after wave of heavily armed gunboats. Bomb huge battleships and destroyers. Strafe gigantic armored carriers as they pour on the firepower. The longer you live, the tougher you get. Your weapons fire faster and harder. But the hostiles keep coming! See how much you can make the ground grunts scream! It's your war now.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 24, 1989
Vegas Connection: Casino yori Ai o Komete ("Vegas Connection: From Casino with Love", a riff on the 1963 Bond movie From Russia with Love) is an adventure/gambling game. It is set within a casino where the player must gather clues and raise funds to secure the release of the main character's girlfriend who has been kidnapped by an unknown suspect. The player-controlled character Roberto is staying in Las Vegas with his girlfriend Marian in a motel room on a romantic vacation. He is summoned to the motel clerk to pay his hotel bill only to discover that Marian was apparently kidnapped by a mysterious person under the employment of Akiko. He must then solve the mystery. Roberto must be able to pay the $800,000 in ransom money for the location of his girlfriend to be revealed. Key people show up in the adventure component of the game and give out advice whenever he makes a notable amount of money at blackjack. The first informant shows up after increasing Roberto's bankroll to $5,000 and the final informant appears once Roberto has $100,000 in his pocketbook. In addition, the player can opt to play Vegas Connection's various casino games from the main menu. This mode offers three modes: slots, roulette and blackjack. The game keeps track of the player's winnings on a separate screen.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1992
A Widget for all troubles! When Widget accidentally sends himself to Earth, he finds a whole planet-full of problems. Luckily, he can transform into many different shapes and fight the criminals who are trying to destroy Earth. As a Cannon, a Bird, a Dolphin, and more, Widget can tackle these fiends and finally face his own corrupt twin. Now join in the most dangerous, action-packed adventure a young Widget has ever faced!
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - January 1, 1992
World Beach Volley is a Sports game, developed by Graphic Research and published by IGS, which was released in Japan in 1991.