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Dragon Half

Dragon Half

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

One of the games based on Ryuusuke Mita's eponymous manga. The story focuses on the manga's protagonist, a cute half-human, half-dragon girl named Mink. She is in love with a pop singer and dragon-slayer Dick Saucer; however, to win his love, Mink has to find a magical potion to turn her into a human. In the game, Mink and her friend Lufa and Pia are having a vacation on the beach, listening to Dick Saucer's concert on the radio. When Dick mentions Mink in his "special thanks" speech, she decides to find him no matter what, even if it means changing her own nature. This version of Dragon...

Eiyuu Shigan: Gal Act Heroism

Eiyuu Shigan: Gal Act Heroism

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 23, 1994

Eiyuu Shigan: Gal Act Heroism differs in premise and structure from the vast majority of Japanese RPGs by focusing on non-linear questing rather than following a developed narrative. The game is set on a nameless island, which has elements of medieval fantasy as well as futuristic civilization. It allows the player to control a party of three female students from the School of Adventuring. The player can name the girls, but not change their unique battle techniques and proficiencies. The goal of the game is to reach a higher rank than the three competing teams (also containing girls only)....

Elm Knight

Elm Knight

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

Elm Knight is set in a futuristic world, dominated by the totalitarian regime of the Empire, which hunts down the so-called "Irregulars" - people who have supernatural abilities. The young Rick Chandler is attending the Pilot Academy, where he learns to control giant robots known as "MPS". He discovers that he might be in possession of magical abilities (which would make him an Irregular), and escapes to the desert, where he meets a girl named Selena, who directs him to the base of a rebel organization. Joining the rebels, Rick must face his Imperial superiors, some of which are closely...

Illusion City: Genei Toshi

Illusion City: Genei Toshi

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

In the beginning of 21th century a terrible disaster, called "demon-coming crisis", devastated the Asian continent. Hong Kong was most affected by the mysterious demonic attack. Terrible diseases turned the once prosperous city into a pale shadow of itself. But once people came back to see what happened to the isolated city, they saw it was ruled by a new order - a corporation called SIVA. The new order proclaimed New Hong Kong to be an independent state. People's Republic of China and United Kingdom signed an agreement in which they both renounced their claims over the city. The player...

Illusion City: Genei Toshi

Illusion City: Genei Toshi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 18, 1992

In the beginning of 21th century a terrible disaster, called "demon-coming crisis", devastated the Asian continent. Hong Kong was most affected by the mysterious demonic attack. Terrible diseases turned the once prosperous city into a pale shadow of itself. But once people came back to see what happened to the isolated city, they saw it was ruled by a new order - a corporation called SIVA. The new order proclaimed New Hong Kong to be an independent state. People's Republic of China and United Kingdom signed an agreement in which they both renounced their claims over the city. The player...

Illusion City: Gen'ei Toshi

Illusion City: Gen'ei Toshi

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1993

In the beginning of 21th century a terrible disaster, called "demon-coming crisis", devastated the Asian continent. Hong Kong was most affected by the mysterious demonic attack. Terrible diseases turned the once prosperous city into a pale shadow of itself. But once people came back to see what happened to the isolated city, they saw it was ruled by a new order - a corporation called SIVA. The new order proclaimed New Hong Kong to be an independent state. People's Republic of China and United Kingdom signed an agreement in which they both renounced their claims over the city. The player...

Kimagure Orange Road: Natsu no Mirage

Kimagure Orange Road: Natsu no Mirage

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

The game is based on the manga and anime series Kimagure Orange Road. The protagonist is a young boy named Kyosuke Kasuga. He and his siblings (twin sisters) possess supernatural abilities: telekinesis, teleportation, time shift, etc. The tradition of their family forbids them to use these powers publicly. Whenever they fail to hide their unique nature, the whole family has to move. But now Kyosuke has met a beautiful girl, who is being courted by another guy - a big temptation for him to use the powers... Kimagure Orange Road: Natsu no Mirage is a Japanese-style adventure game. The...

Kokuu Hyouryuu Nirgends

Kokuu Hyouryuu Nirgends

NEC PC-FX - June 28, 1996

Kokuu Hyouryuu Nirgends tells the story of a young man named Dunn Bit, who was just recruited for a special military unit called "Windmuhle". Led by the young and pretty captain Eis Schwarz, this unit specializes in unique airplanes that can transform into giant combat robots called "Divers". They have recently began operation in the country of Vidar, where enemy activity has been spotted. Dunn has to prove himself as a capable pilot and fighter, and perhaps also to make impression on the gorgeous captain or other people in his team, most of which are pretty girls. The game is a mixture of...

Konpeki No Kantai

Konpeki No Kantai

NEC PC-FX - May 31, 1995

Konpeki No Kantai is based on the anime series Deep Blue Fleet, which, in its turn, is based on the novel of the same name by Yoshio Aramaki. The game follows the story of the anime since the first episode. It is set in an alternate universe, following a fictional story of a real historical character, admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884 -1943), the commander of the Japanese fleet during World War II. In reality, he was killed during a plane attack by American forces. However, in the anime (and the game) he is miraculously transported on board of the ship Nisshin, shortly after the battle of...

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

The game is based on the manga Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi. Set in Tokyo of the 80-ies, the story can be described as a romantic tale with a touch of comedy. It centers on a boarding house which is managed by the young and lovely widow Kyoko Otonashi. The protagonist is a college student named Yusaki Godai, and his relationship with Kyoko is the main plot line. The game's story approximately corresponds to the middle volumes of the manga until the conclusion. The game is a "puzzle-less" adventure, the gameplay mostly focusing on simply depleting all the verb commands at every given...

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

The game is based on the manga Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi. Set in Tokyo of the 80-ies, the story can be described as a romantic tale with a touch of comedy. It centers on a boarding house which is managed by the young and lovely widow Kyoko Otonashi. The protagonist is a college student named Yusaki Godai, and his relationship with Kyoko is the main plot line. The game's story approximately corresponds to the middle volumes of the manga until the conclusion. The game is a "puzzle-less" adventure, the gameplay mostly focusing on simply depleting all the verb commands at every given...

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen special

Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen special

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 16, 1988

The game is based on the manga Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi. Set in Tokyo of the 80-ies, the story can be described as a romantic tale with a touch of comedy. It centers on a boarding house which is managed by the young and lovely widow Kyoko Otonashi. The protagonist is a college student named Yusaki Godai, and his relationship with Kyoko is the main plot line. The game's story approximately corresponds to the middle volumes of the manga until the conclusion. The game is a "puzzle-less" adventure, the gameplay mostly focusing on simply depleting all the verb commands at every given...

Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph

Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 10, 1986

Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph is a Japanese menu-based graphical adventure game based on the anime and manga series. Players control Yusaku Godai and will need to help him find a secret photograph that's been hidden away by the manager. Godai will need to bribe the inhabitants, which constantly move around the house in order to get access to Kyoko's room. But even if Godai makes it into the manager's room and tries to look at the framed photo, something will always happen which will force Godai to leave the room. Thus, after multiple attempts, Godai makes the (il)logical decision to...

Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph

Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 10, 1986

Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph is a Japanese menu-based graphical adventure game based on the anime and manga series. Players control Yusaku Godai and will need to help him find a secret photograph that's been hidden away by the manager. Godai will need to bribe the inhabitants, which constantly move around the house in order to get access to Kyoko's room. But even if Godai makes it into the manager's room and tries to look at the framed photo, something will always happen which will force Godai to leave the room. Thus, after multiple attempts, Godai makes the (il)logical decision to...

Marionette Company

Marionette Company

Sega Dreamcast - December 10, 1999

Marionette Company 2 is a direct sequel to Marionette Company and you play as a same high-school student from the original. One day, while reminiscing on the events from the past, you stumble upon a pair of abandoned marionettes, Marine and Maria. You take Marine under your care while your classmate Alessa takes the other one. While Alessa dont think of marionettes as anything more than a bunch of circuits pieced together, you experience tells you thats not true and you decide to prove her wrong by once again raising your marionette to a near-human form. This visual novel comes with a...

Marionette Company 2

Marionette Company 2

Sega Dreamcast - Released - May 18, 2000

Marionette Company 2 is a direct sequel to Marionette Company and you play as a same high-school student from the original. One day, while reminiscing on the events from the past, you stumble upon a pair of abandoned marionettes, Marine and Maria. You take Marine under your care while your classmate Alessa takes the other one. While Alessa don't think of marionettes as anything more than a bunch of circuits pieced together, you experience tells you that's not true and you decide to prove her wrong by once again raising your marionette to a near-human form. This visual novel comes with a...

Marionette Company 2 Chu!

Marionette Company 2 Chu!

Sony Playstation - Released - May 18, 2000

Marionette Company 2 is the sequel to the adventure simulation game that was also released for the Dreamcast console. Despite your status as a high school malcontent, Micro Cabin deems teenagers capable of improving the logical capacity and design of a sophisticated marionette named Marina. With technical know-how and astute conversation, players teach Marina about the ways of the world and attempt to guide her to becoming a self-sufficient individual. All this while attending school and interacting with classmates. The game features japanese voice acting for all the game characters and...

Mystic Formula

Mystic Formula

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - July 23, 1993

In a world where advanced technology and magic co-exist, the Magic Empire controls the vast arid wastelands and the dwellings of mythical creatures. A group of four treasure hunters come across an announcement promising a reward of one million credits to whoever would recover a mysterious purple stone with the engraving of the Empire's crest on it. The four find the artifact relatively quickly, but it is stolen from them by another group with an agenda of their own. Now the heroes must bring the stone back while dealing with the dangerous foes on their way. Mystic Formula is a top-down...

Riglord Saga 2

Riglord Saga 2

Sega Saturn - Released - November 8, 1996

The sequel to Blazing Heroes, originally known as Riglord Saga. You play the role of Mieu, the princess of Dragoon Kingdom. One day the castle is attacked by two men from a mysterious organization called the Seven Wisemen. The princess and her best friend have no choice but to escape, but it seems that they are the ones their enemies are looking for! The game utilizes the same gameplay system as the predecessor. You form a large party with which you participate in long, strategic turn-based battles. You move your characters on the battle field, attacking enemies or casting magical spells....

Sword & Sorcery

Sword & Sorcery

Sega Saturn - Released - May 31, 1996

Follow the story of an absent-minded young sorceress Lucienne and her gang of misfit monsters, as they try to stop the evil mage Death Shadow from destroying the world. Lucienne’s Quest is a game in classic roleplaying genre, but presented in full 3D graphics (and sprite characters) uncommon for the time. The battles are fought in traditional turn-based manner, but allow for more strategy than most classic RPGs. The game places ambient obstacles on the battlefield to block some attack paths, but allows the player to strategically reposition his fighters along the bottom two rows of the map...

Xak II: Rising of the Redmoon

Sharp X68000 - Released - August 29, 1992

Three years have passed since the brave young warrior Latok Kart defeated the evil demon Badu, bringing peace to Xak, the world of humans. But one of Badu's servants, a sorcerer known as the Necromancer, has escaped. He plans to summon another dark being, known as the Gospel, from the demon world Zekisis to the world of Xak. Meanwhile, Latok and his companion, the fairy Pixie, are on the way to the village of Banuwa, hearing the rumor that Latok's long lost father has been seen nearby... Rising of the Redmoon is the sequel to The Art of Visual Stage and the second entry in the Xak series....

Xak II: Rising of the Redmoon

Xak II: Rising of the Redmoon

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 2, 1990

Three years have passed since the brave young warrior Latok Kart defeated the evil demon Badu, bringing peace to Xak, the world of humans. But one of Badu's servants, a sorcerer known as the Necromancer, has escaped. He plans to summon another dark being, known as the Gospel, from the demon world Zekisis to the world of Xak. Meanwhile, Latok and his companion, the fairy Pixie, are on the way to the village of Banuwa, hearing the rumor that Latok's long lost father has been seen nearby... Rising of the Redmoon is the sequel to The Art of Visual Stage and the second entry in the Xak series....

Xak III: The Eternal Recurrence

Xak III: The Eternal Recurrence

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 23, 1993

The great hero Latok, the descendant of the war god Duel, has returned to his hometown Fearless, where he lives peacefully with his mother. But one day, a messenger brings terrible news: the castle of Farland was attacked, the king, the princess, and countless soldiers brutally slain. Zomu Dizae, the third and the final demon commander of the dark world Zekisis (Latok has defeated the other two, Badu and Gospel), has arrived. He is aided by the treacherous Necromancer, who turned the soldiers of Farland into monsters. Will Latok be able to defeat the evil once again? Xak III: The Eternal...

Xak III: The Eternal Recurrence

Xak III: The Eternal Recurrence

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 30, 1994

The great hero Latok, the descendant of the war god Duel, has returned to his hometown Fearless, where he lives peacefully with his mother. But one day, a messenger brings terrible news: the castle of Farland was attacked, the king, the princess, and countless soldiers brutally slain. Zomu Dizae, the third and the final demon commander of the dark world Zekisis (Latok has defeated the other two, Badu and Gospel), has arrived. He is aided by the treacherous Necromancer, who turned the soldiers of Farland into monsters. Will Latok be able to defeat the evil once again? Xak III: The Eternal...

Xak: The Art of Visual Stage

Xak: The Art of Visual Stage

Sharp X68000 - Released - April 27, 1990

Two hundred and fifty years ago, the god Duel defeated an evil demon named Badu, encasing him in a mountain of ice. Now Badu has managed to escape from his prison. Demons have overrun the land, and the king of Wavis sends a messenger to a warrior named Dork Kart, asking him to defend the country. However, Dork is absent, and his sixteen-year-old son Latok decides to do the king's bidding, and even go as far as to confront Badu himself. Xak: The Art of Visual Stage is an action RPG, in which Latok travels through the world of Xak, exploring its outdoor environments and dungeons, and...

Xak: The Art of Visual Stage

Xak: The Art of Visual Stage

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Two hundred and fifty years ago, the god Duel defeated an evil demon named Badu, encasing him in a mountain of ice. Now Badu has managed to escape from his prison. Demons have overrun the land, and the king of Wavis sends a messenger to a warrior named Dork Kart, asking him to defend the country. However, Dork is absent, and his sixteen-year-old son Latok decides to do the king's bidding, and even go as far as to confront Badu himself. Xak: The Art of Visual Stage is an action RPG, in which Latok travels through the world of Xak, exploring its outdoor environments and dungeons, and...

Xak: The Tower of Gazzel

Xak: The Tower of Gazzel

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1991

The events of this game take place shortly after the hero Latok defeated the demon Gospel in Xak II: The Rising of the Redmoon. Latok hears rumors about a man who looks exactly like him and was last seen near an old tower infested by monsters, which nobody dares enter. Latok and his girlfriend Fray arrive at the tower entrance and meet their friends there. Latok decides to venture into the tower with just one companion, unaware of the fact that the "false Latok" was just a trap set by powerful demons, intended to lure him into the den of evil. Xak Precious Package: The Tower of Gazzel is a...

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