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A-Na-Za: Kaleidoscope Special

A-Na-Za: Kaleidoscope Special

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Anaza: Kaleidoscope Special is an Action game, developed and published by Hot-B, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Ancient Magic: Bazoe! Mahou Sekai

Ancient Magic: Bazoe! Mahou Sekai

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 23, 1993

Ancient Magic: Bazoe! Mahou Sekai ("Ancient Magic: Bazoe! World of Magic") is a turn-based traditional JRPG exclusively for the Super Famicom. Hot-B, developers best known for their fishing games, developed and published this fantasy-based RPG where the player must learn the ways of magic in order to follow their legendary wizard father. The game plays similarly to other turn-based RPGs, like Lufia, Dragon Quest or Breath of Fire.

Big Bass World Championship

Big Bass World Championship

Sony Playstation - Released - November 17, 1997

BIG BASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP places you into the world of competitive, professional fishing. Customize your tackle box and fishing style, then head out to Raccoon Lake and take on the pros in the Tournament mode. If the competition keeps stressing you out, go for a casual afternoon of relaxation in the Practice mode. No matter how you choose to play the game, the underwater camera will capture every second of fish fighting action. With all of the action and excitement of professional fishing, BIG BASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP will keep all the future Hank Parker's of the world happy.

The Black Bass

The Black Bass

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Black Bass with Blue Marlin

Black Bass with Blue Marlin

Sony Playstation - Released - August 17, 1999

BLACK BASS WITH BLUE MARLIN brings the joys of the lake and the sea to the PlayStation. You won't miss a second of the action with a wide variety of camera angles. For those who want an arcade feel, choose the underwater camera and watch that fish fight; the above-water view provides a simulation experience, where the fish is unknown until it is brought in. Don't worry, bringing in the fish is not going to be a problem with the large number of spots to drop a line. Naturally, dropping the line is not going to be enough; you'll have to choose lures wisely and use the proper technique if you...

Black Bass: Lure Fishing

Black Bass: Lure Fishing

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - January 1, 1999

Now you can enter a summer-long fishing tournament in BLACK BASS LURE FISHING. At the beginning of the tournament, you have the lowest ranking and can only fish on one lake. But if you perform well enough and move up the ranks, your class will change and you will be able to choose which of the two lakes you want to fish on. Should you do really well and move into the top two classes, you will be given access to special techniques like Let Fish Go, 8 Magic, Power Lift, Dancing Worm, Dancing Frog, and Last Strike. Along the way, you will be able to use eight different lures to attract the big...

The Blue Marlin

The Blue Marlin

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 8, 1992

Catch this! Your chance to reel in the action! HOT-B presents the exhilarating and backbreaking challenge of saltwater fishing for your NES. Below the warm blue waters, off the world's most famous deep sea fishing destinations, awaits the ultimate fishing trophy - THE BLUE MARLIN. Match your strength against the writhing frenzy of the powerful Blue Marlin. THE BLUE MARLIN is not another fish story, it's a realistic fishing simulation guaranteed to get you hooked!

The Blue Marlin

The Blue Marlin

Sony Playstation - Released - May 2, 2000

The Blue Marlin is a 1991 fishing video game developed and published by Hot B for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Following in the tradition of its predecessors, The Black Bass for MSX and The Black Bass for NES, the objective is to win a tournament by catching the largest fish in the time allotted. The Blue Marlin features four tournament rounds (one in Florida and the other three in Hawaii). Experience the joys of fishing in BLACK BASS WITH BLUE MARLIN, as you venture out on the lake and bring in the biggest bass possible. If lakes and bass are not your thing, hit the exotic...

Crack Down

Crack Down

Sega Genesis - Released - December 20, 1990

Crack Down is a time-limited action game. The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

Dennou Suikoden

Dennou Suikoden

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 12, 1987

Game is based on the classic Chinese four-book epic "Suikoden" and uses the same character in an original story. Three scenarios are available from the start and upon clearing them the fourth one opens up. One of the stories starts with two journalists investigating a strange get into an ambush. One of them gets a strange disease that kills in two months time. To get the cure it's needed to break through three gateways and reach the peak of a mountain. There's a good English walkthrough of this game, but it covers only one story out of four due to ingame bugs. It's a rather complex game since...

Detonator Orgun

Detonator Orgun

Sega CD - Released - July 31, 1992

Somewhere in space a battle is going on. Mechanized knights of unknown origin battle each other, ending up on the Moon, where a fight to the death takes place. Apparently Orgun has been marked for death by his own kind, the Evoluders, a bloodthirsty race of machine-cyborgs bent on conquering and destruction. Meanwhile back on Earth in City No. 5, a college student named Tomoru Shindo is somehow contacted by Orgun as he is dying on the Moon. Orgun has also been sending instructions to Earth received by the Earth Defense Force, for building a new Orgun, one which Tomoru is now destined to...

DNA

DNA

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1987

DNA (Donna) is the name of the star in the universe. The giant city Megaro Dynamo is is inhabited by the two classes - titan (ruling class) and oak (laborers). The titans have excellent abilities, but their existence is endangered as they are cursed with reproductive function weakened with every generation. There is a girl from the titan class Mercedes who wished to undergo an experiment to fix this fatal trait. And the hero is an oak class member Cesare who wishes to protect her.

Genji

Genji

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 1, 1988

Main character is legendary Genji who searches for a killer. The first three games of Hot-B were original and left a really good impression. This material is much more difficult. This work is almost entirely stripped of eroticism which makes it even more difficult. Still, they really tried to spice things up. We find out the the criminal actually came from future to change history and we ride the time machine ourselves to get him. That's the twist worthy of Hot-B! Still the flow of the game is not even remotely good enough to fit for a masterpiece.

Graffiti Kingdom

Graffiti Kingdom

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - August 12, 2005

Graffiti Kingdom is the sequel to Magic Pengel, an action adventure game developed by Taito. In the game, you play as a prince who must use his magic wand to save his parents and his home. Use the in-game drawing tools to transform your character into three different creatures at anytime, turn 2D shapes into 3D objects, and pull off a variety of special attacks

Hangzo

Hangzo

Arcade - Unreleased

Unreleased video game. Last prototype version from January 1992.

In The Psychic City

In The Psychic City

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

About ten thousand years ago, certain humans began to develop psychic powers, eventually evolving into a new race known as the Rapp people. For the most part, they succeeded to hide their identity, living among humans; but humans have always mistrusted their supernatural abilities and mercilessly killed them whenever they were spotted, such as for example during the medieval witch hunts. Finally, the Third World War in the 21st century saw the Rapp people as scapegoats. They were hunted down and forced to hide in the ruins of New York. The protagonist of the game initially participates in...

In The Psychic City

In The Psychic City

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

About ten thousand years ago, certain humans began to develop psychic powers, eventually evolving into a new race known as the Rapp people. For the most part, they succeeded to hide their identity, living among humans; but humans have always mistrusted their supernatural abilities and mercilessly killed them whenever they were spotted, such as for example during the medieval witch hunts. Finally, the Third World War in the 21st century saw the Rapp people as scapegoats. They were hunted down and forced to hide in the ruins of New York. The protagonist of the game initially participates in...

Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel

Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel

Sega Genesis - Released - April 26, 1991

Ka•Ge•Ki is a slightly-angled 3rd person beat-'em-up set around underground fighting matches a la Pit-Fighter in which you must take down every member of a notorious biker gang. Each match begins with a showdown with several weaker henchmen and then moves on to next of the 9 gang members, who must be KO'd 3 times before moving on to the next round. The game allows you to move your character in any direction, provided he doesn't leave the confines of the arena, and allows you to attack via mostly a combination of button presses that also trigger dodges and parries depending on the button...

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Sharp X1 - Released - 1985

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

The King Salmon

The King Salmon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

King Salmon: The Big Catch

King Salmon: The Big Catch

Sega Genesis - Released - September 26, 1992

King Salmon: The Big Catch is a fishing competition simulator: a player has to spend a day fishing for king salmon. Activities simulated include driving a boat to choose the best place to fish, choice of lures, line lengths, fishing depths, driving a boat to troll for salmon and, finally, pulling the caught fish out. The objective is to overcome some fictional fishermen, played by computer, in terms of the fish caught. Game also includes simple role-playing elements, as player's skill improve with time and experience and it's possible to catch bigger and better fish successfully.

The MonMon Monster

The MonMon Monster

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

The MonMon Monster is an Action game, developed and published by Hot-B, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Moon Child

Moon Child

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

One Way Trap

One Way Trap

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Over Horizon

Over Horizon

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 26, 1991

Over Horizon is a side-scrolling shooter in which the player has to guide a spaceship through various levels and destroy numerous enemies. The ship's weapons can be fired in tow directions and defeated enemies sometimes drop power-ups that equip the ship with different weapons and up to two options. There are three different weapons in addition to the standard shot: Laser, homing missiles and bombs. The "Edit Mode" presents an unusual feature. In it, players can determine the options positions (which can be changed by pressing the A and B button simultaneously), as well as the properties of...

Palamedes II: Star Twinkles

Palamedes II: Star Twinkles

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 7, 1991

Palamedes II can be described as "its predecessor, turned upside down". As before, your goal is to rearrange a set of dice and put them in a row for elimination. Only series of dice such as 4-4-4-4-4 or 1-2-3-4-5 can be eliminated, and depending on the series, this will result in one or several rows of dice to be eliminated from the screen. Unlike the original Palamedes, this time your character stands on top of the dice, and the growing pile of dice will crush him unless he makes the correct combinations to eliminate the pile. It's a bit like Tetris, and a bit like Klax. Two modes are...

Schmeiser Robo

Arcade - Released - 1993

Schmeiser Robo is a 2D fighting game. The player can choose one from eight characters (Hiro, Lana, Jay, Dali-Dali, Lu Wang, Virtual , Doug, Wyatt) and each of them fight inside their own unique mechs called "Walkers". Game has 1 unplayable boss (Z'Hell). Player's character fights against his or her rival in duel - whichever is better in 2 of 3 round, wins. The game uses 3 buttons, for punching, kicking, and the guard button. Game has several "new" features like air-guarding, counter-attacking, or guard-canceling.

Shingen the Ruler

Shingen the Ruler

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 21, 1989

You are SHINGEN, 16th century samurai warlord. This is the ultimate in war simulation games. With your skill as a strategist you develop your country into a mighty war machine. You control agriculture, mining and morale among your people. You must overcome typhoons, epidemics, mine cave-ins, as well as powerful enemies. Now, enter SHINGEN's dream of total domination. Riflemen, Lancers, Calvary and Ninja spies are waiting for your commands on 42 different battlefields. Only your skill shall determine victory or defeat!

Star Odyssey

Star Odyssey

Sega Genesis - Released - June 22, 1991

In the distant future, mankind has long left the Earth and spread all over the Milky Way. Humans settled down on different planets, sometimes coming into contact with other races, and established a connection between them. The player is a nameless young man who was a mere child when he survived a spaceship crash and had to seek shelter on a new planet. Now he is sixteen, and his parents send him as a foreign student to the planet Terra. That is where his adventure begins! Star Odyssey (originally released as Blue Almanac) is a sci-fi themed Japanese-style role-playing game. The player's...

Steel Empire

Steel Empire

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - August 12, 2005

It is the age of steel. Mammoth battleships cruise the skies. Armored locomotives carry cannons the size of rail-way cars. Invincible fortresses float on air...and military might rules the day. The Motorhead Empire has conquered and enslaved most of the world. Only one hope remains... The Republic of Silverhead. Their Z-01 Zeppelin flying ship launches lethal aerial-mines. Their Striker airplane fires armor piercing missiles. Their Lightning Bomb will reduce Motorhead's flame-shooting juggernauts to crumbling hulks of burning metal. Enter a future that might have been. It's time to wage the...

Steel Empire

Steel Empire

Sega Genesis - Released - March 13, 1992

It is the age of steel. Mammoth battleships cruise the skies. Armored locomotives carry cannons the size of railway cars. Invincible fortresses float on air... and military might rules the day. The Motorhead Empire has conquered and enslaved most of the world. Only one hope remains... The Republic of Silverhead. Their Z-01 Zeppelin flying ship launches lethal aerial-mines. Their Striker airplane fires armor piercing missiles. Their Lightning Bomb will reduce Motorhead's flame-shooting juggernauts to crumbling hulks of burning metal. Enter a future that might have been. It's time to wage...

Super Black Bass

Super Black Bass

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 1, 1993

Fish indoors...you never had it so good! Compete in four exciting tournaments against top anglers for the celebrated title of Super Bass Champion. Your senses will REEL!

Super Black Bass: Real Fight

Super Black Bass: Real Fight

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - December 10, 1999

Super Shanghai Dragon's Eye

Arcade - Released - 1992

The ancient fascination of Mah-Jongg meets the cutting edge of video games in the most captivating strategy game to challenge the Western world - Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye. Calculate your moves! Beware the art of maneuver. An intricate ever-changing layout of ancient tiles marked with mysteriously eye-catching designs challenges your every move. Think before you make your move - it could be your last. Clear the board! Snap off matching pairs until the board is empty. Looks simple enough... but looks can be deceiving. The next tile you need may be buried five deep. Choose from 13 deceptively...

Yami no Iyo Densetsu

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1989

You're a spiritual detective Shura and being requested to help Metropolitan Police Department to investigate murder of a man who was sucked all the blood off and death of a girl in a different prefecture.

Yami no Iyo Densetsu: Joouzuka Satsujin Jiken

Yami no Iyo Densetsu: Joouzuka Satsujin Jiken

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

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