Microsoft MSX2

The MSX2 was the second generation of the MSX1 standard, unofficially also known as "MSX2", released by Microsoft in 1985.

1942

1942

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter for one or two players. The year is 1942, and you are a daring fighter pilot "Super Ace". You begin and end each of the numerous levels on an aircraft carrier and then fly your plane into battle against the enemy over both sea and land. After destroying certain plane formations you can collect several different power ups to increase your fire power and chances of survival.

The 4th Unit

The 4th Unit

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

One day a mysterious spaceship was sighted above Japan. Suspecting an alien invasion, the authorities ordered to shoot it down. However, to everyone's astonishment, the aircraft turned out to be completely unmanned and abandoned. Shortly thereafter, a teenage girl was found in the nearby forest. She doesn't remember anything except her name, Blon-Win, but apparently there is a connection between her and the strange aircraft. Blon-Win eventually finds out that she possesses unique powers, and joins the 4th Unit, a team of bionic soldiers who combat crime. The 4th Unit is a Japanese-style...

The 4th Unit 2

The 4th Unit 2

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

The 4th Unit 2 is a direct sequel to The 4th Unit. The young and pretty bionic soldier Blon-Win has exposed the dark schemes of the trade organization WWWF. However, a new conspiracy is rising. WWWF has employed another bionic soldier, a young woman named Dalzy, who manages to seal Blon-Win's psychic powers. Blon-Win is arrested by WWWF and must find a way to contact her friends, escape, and defeat the treacherous organization. The sequel follows the same gameplay format, being a predominantly puzzle-less Japanese-style adventure with an interface that combines menu-based verb selection and...

The 4th Unit Act.3: Dual Targets

The 4th Unit Act.3: Dual Targets

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Three months have passed since the destruction of the oceanic base of the criminal organization WWWF. One day, Blon-Win and Asshu spot an android assassin attempting to infiltrate the Unified Force base. It appears that the androids, controlled by the WWWF, intend to kidnap the scientist responsible for the revolutionary device known as PPB (Psycho Power Booster). In addition, they have developed a bionic soldier who is a clone of Blon-Win. As if this weren't enough, Blon-Win's old nemesis Dalzy appears on the stage as well... Dual Targets is the third entry in the 4th Unit series and a...

The 4th Unit Act.4: Zerø

The 4th Unit Act.4: Zerø

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - April 20, 1990

Zerø is the fourth entry in the 4th Unit series and a direct sequel to Dual Targets. Only a few days have passed since the andoird assaults and the shocking encounter with Blon-Win's clone. The Unified Force gathers all its resources, preparing to engage the shady trade organization WWWF. However, a strange accident leads Blon-Win to assume that one of the Unified Force's members might be a traitor. Gameplay-wise, Zerø returns to the Japanese adventure format of the first two entries, abandoning the visual novel style of its immediate predecessor. However, it still retains the emotional...

Aapaa MyaaDock

Aapaa MyaaDock

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Abunai Chouhan Shoubu

Abunai Chouhan Shoubu

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Abunai Chouhan Shoubu is an Action game, developed and published by Omega System, which was released in Japan in 1988

Abunai Tengu Densetsu

Abunai Tengu Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - February 15, 1990

Kazumi Kinoshita and Sanae Kanazawa are two high school girls who go on a school trip together with their classmates. Shortly after their arrival at the camp dormitory, various girls become targeted by unknown assailants. In order to solve the mystery the two heroines must talk to their classmates, collect clues, and eventually find the culprits. Abunai Tengu Densetsu is an adventure game with menu-based navigation and input. Most screens offer a fairly long list of verb commands, some of which must be combined with objects or persons selected from a sub-menu in order to interact with the...

AcroJet

AcroJet

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - January 1, 1988

The player flies a BD5J, a small agile jet. The player has to complete a series of eight stunt courses and routines with the jet. For example, in one set, the player has to fly the plane around a series of pylons. In another, the player must fly a figure eight. Stunts get harder as play progresses. Some game parameters, such as weather, are configurable. There are ten acrobatic events which can be played by up to four players at four levels of difficulty. In all ten events the player must fly over a series of obstacles.

Aguni no Ishi

Aguni no Ishi

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Akanbe Dragon

Akanbe Dragon

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Akanbe Dragon can be seen as a forerunner to the company's long-running Super Robot Taisen franchise. On a one-screen playfield, you have a group of dinosaurs opposing a computer-controlled group of beasts. As in chess, you move your creatures around the board, each creature having different movement patterns and range; some move only diagonally, others move only short distances in the cardinal directions. When two creatures end up on the same square, a fight commences. Unlike the Super Robot games, these fights are totally interactive action sequences seen from a side view. You must move your...

AKIN

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - September 1, 1995

At a certain point in time and space, man has become immortal. Well, almost. If the medics arrive in time, your soul can be saved. The technical term for this soul is a core. Cores can be transferred into a device called a soulkeeper. From the soulkeeper, cores can then be uploaded into other bodies or androids. Usually, special androids are created to be united with a core. The hero of our story is Ducane Seven. Ducane is a small military droid. Not the kind used for core transfers. And after several years of inactivity, post-production void, Ducane is switched on. Strangely enough, he...

Albatross II: Masters' History

Albatross II: Masters' History

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - January 1, 1989

The sequel to Albatross brings better graphics, more courses, more options and more challenge than any other golf tournament before!

Aleste

Aleste

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - February 29, 1988

The story of Aleste concerns the manmade supercomputer DIA 51, which has been infected by a hybrid virus that is spreading like wildfire, eventually leading DIA 51 to eliminate the human race. When Yuri, Ray's girlfriend, gets injured in DIA's assault, Raymond Waizen has all the reason in the world to get rid of DIA 51 once and for all in his Aleste fighter. Aleste is more or less the sequel to Zanac, as it features the same AI generated enemy waves and weapon system. It did, however, start a whole new plot - evil plant creatures were taking over the planet, so you fight against monstrous...

Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - November 10, 1989

The game takes place in the year 2039, two decades after the super computer DIA51 attacked and decimated the Earth. After the long restoration period, Earth is invaded by a race of alien plant-like humanoids called the Vagand, intent on finding a new food source on Earth. In their first attack on Earth, the Vagand destroys an Earth space cruiser commanded by the previous Earth hero, Ray Waizen. Their plan to invade Earth is challenged by the newest version of the Aleste piloted by the daughter of Ray and Yuri Waizen, Ellinor, who has vowed to avenge her father's death and to personally kill...

Aleste Gaiden

Aleste Gaiden

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - September 1, 1989

The sequel to Aleste 2.It was released as a free game in Compile's now defunct WOOMB magazine. It is also known as Aleste Special, because it was released in the Disc Station 4 Aku Gau disc in Autumn. Unlike Aleste 1, you are not controlling a spaceship, but instead you're controlling a robot. However, like Aleste, you can shoot enemies, enemies can shoot you, collect power ups, and defeat bosses at the end of a level. However, new to this game is the ability to jump over holes in the ground. This adds a new challenge to the game. In some levels, there are even obstacles like cars that you...

Ali Baba

Ali Baba

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Adventure with the famous Ali Baba!

Amazonas

Amazonas

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Amazonas is a graphical text adventure game by Michael Crichton. You work for the NSRT (National Satellite Resource Technology), a top secret research firm. Waiting for a transmission from a team sent to the Amazon Rainforest, you realize the expedition has gone wrong, and it is your job to travel to the Amazon Rainforest and figure out what happened. The game features three difficulty levels, timed sequences and action-based mini games. Included in the folder is a map of the Amazon rainforest and a technical briefing of your mission from the NSRT home office.

American Soccer

American Soccer

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

American Soccer is a Sports game, developed by Universal and published by Nidecom, which was released in Japan in 1988.

American Success

American Success

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Andorogynus

Andorogynus

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

In our universe matter and anti-matter co-exist with each other. However, prevalence of anti-matter may create chaos and eventually disrupt the normal flow of things. In a corner of a universe, a concentration of anti-matter led to the creation of an entire star, breeding forms of life threatening to destroy the world. Human beings, in an effort to save the universe, created the powerful Andorogynus - a life form capable of being male and female at once - and sent it on a mission to destroy the creation of anti-matter. Andorogynus (sic) is a top-down shoot-em-up. The player controls the...

Angelus: Akuma no Fukuin

Angelus: Akuma no Fukuin

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Two horrifying incidents that happened in two unrelated places. A man in Peru, one of the constructors of a new dam. An American female exchange student in Japan. Both were suddenly struck by a horrible disease that deformed their faces... Two young special agents, Alice and Brian, are sent to investigate the mystery, that will lead them into a dark world of occult and demonic forces... Akuma no Fukuin (Japanese for Devil's Gospel) is a Japanese-style adventure game. The player chooses menu commands ("Look", "Talk", etc.) that are displayed under a still picture that represents the...

Anger: Part I

Anger: Part I

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Included with the disk subscription of MSX Club Magazine 40 Mentioned in• MSX Club Magazine 40 on page 69 (review)

Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu

Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

The game is based on old Japanese legends about Yamato Takeru, a legendary hero of ancient Japan. The game starts when Yamato Takeru is a thirteen-year-old boy. His father was killed under mysterious circumstances. Searching his things, the boy found a postcard that gave him his first clue for the investigation. From that moment, his adventure begins. Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu is a Japanese-style first-person perspective adventure. You interact with the environments by selecting options from a menu (such as "Look", "Take", "Move", etc.).

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi is a Strategy game, developed and published by Koei, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genghis Khan

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genghis Khan

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Become Genghis Khan and lead the most fearsome army in the known world. Use your Land of Mongols to build an empire on the bodies of your enemies and the rubble of their conquered cities. With skill, cunning, diplomacy and luck, all of Europe and Asia could be yours. Failure means shame in the eyes of your princess, or even death! Victory on the battlefield requires bold strategy and clever planning. Outmaneuver your opponent with cavalry, lay siege to his castle with archers or even challenge him to a duel. But success also requires brilliant political tactics and a sharp eye for business...

Arab Poetry

Arab Poetry

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Arc

Arc

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

Arctic

Arctic

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - July 21, 1989

Puzzle game to return the orange and blue balls to the location of the same color by rolling along the rails.

Arcus

Arcus

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - November 1, 1988

The people of the kingdom Arkases have mastered the ways of magic, thanks to their connection to the world of spirits. However, the humans used their magical powers to wage war on each other and to disrupt the harmony. Finally, the Golden Dragon told the king of Arkases that his country will be punished for the deeds of the humans. Enter Jedah Chaf, a young man who has left his home village to fulfill his dream of becoming a knight. Will Jedah be able to save his country and to restore peace in the world? Arcus is a RPG that is played entirely from first-person perspective. You navigate...

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Ten years have passed since the knight Jedah Chaf and his companions gained an audience with the Golden Dragon and made the choice that determined the destiny of the Arcusas land. The half-elf Picto was one of the five heroes who accompanied Jedah. A new adventure lies in front of him. Rumors of the legendary Rune Blade draw him out on a new quest, but his true mission will be to find his legendary companions and to rid Arcusas of a new terrible evil.

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - February 24, 1990

Arcshu: Kagerou no Jidai o Koete is loosely related to the greater Arcus series. It is a visual novel created in the parody style, and in the process hits many common pop culture items of the day (movies, novels, comics, animation, etc.). The story follows the main character, Jeda, through a series of still images and standard adventure-game puzzles and menu-based navigation as the player works through an overlying mystery. As the story progresses, Jeda finds that there is a hole in his dimension, and the only way to repair this hole is to travel through other dimensions (and time) to seek out...

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets! A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has lauched the craft Vaus II to make a preemptive attack on Xorg.

Arugisu no Tsubasa

Arugisu no Tsubasa

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Arugisu no Tsubasa (Wings of Arugisu) is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Kogado, which was released in Japan in 1988.

AshGuine Story II: Kokuu no Gajou

AshGuine Story II: Kokuu no Gajou

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

An action RPG for MSX released in 1987 and published by T&E Soft. The story of AshGuine II can be viewed as being set up in an alternate universe to and not a direct sequel to AshGuine I.

AshGuine Story III: Fukushuu no Honoo

AshGuine Story III: Fukushuu no Honoo

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Developed by Micro Cabin, AshGuine Story III is a top-view action-RPG with real-time battles. You navigate through the game world just like in an RPG and you have to get into houses to talk to people to gather information.

AshGuine: Densetsu no Seisenshi

AshGuine: Densetsu no Seisenshi

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

The evil Banutracus had destroyed the great civilization of the planet Nepenthus and brought it down to a primitive state. War broke out between the planet's humble Eletrian people and Banutracus's barbarous Cooligan invaders. After a long struggle, the Eletrians got united under the powerful leadership of one they called the father and managed to obtain a momentary peace. Howerver, when Banutracus returned to his planet he killed the father and re-established his hold. One Cooligan Gea saw the evil nature of Banutracus and escaped with the father's only daughter Neshah to one of the great...

Aura Battle Dunbine

Aura Battle Dunbine

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Babel: The New Megablocks

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1994

Back to the Future Adventure

Back to the Future Adventure

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

This video game incarnation of the movie Back to the Future (1985) is a Japanese-style adventure game with visual novel elements. The story follows that of the movie, putting the player in control of its protagonist Marty McFly as he accidentally travels to the past and must make his parents fall in love with each other. The game's visuals are composed out of digitized photos of original scenes from the movie, though the plot is more concise and many scenes are missing. Many screens offer a list of verbs (such as Look, Say, Show, Go, etc.) for the player to choose from, but usually only one...

Balance of Power: Geopolitics in the Nuclear Age

Microsoft MSX2

Bank Buster

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

The only way to break into a well-stocked bank is to head underground, and smash your way through layer after layer of earth. This makes for a game influenced by Breakout, but with many subtleties of its own. You have full control over the bat, able to move up and down as well as left and right. The latter can be useful as only part of the bottom of the screen actually results in the ball going out of play - a wall protects much of the floor. There are inbuilt trees which can't be played through, and dynamite sticks which can clear large sections of earthing at a time.

Barunba

Barunba

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

A shooter in comic style where you control a spacecraft equiped with a weapons ring around it enabled to shoot in various directions. Weapons can be upgraded by shooting enemies and picking up the pods they might change in. The levels automatically scroll and move in all directions. Each level has its own theme and is quite long and has two bosses: a mid-level boss and an end boss. Both bosses have to be defeated before you can continue to finish the level or go to the next. A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the energy bar of your ship and it's game over when that bar has...

Basaro Attacker

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

Bastard

Bastard

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

A Maze like adventure game

Be-Bop Bout

Be-Bop Bout

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1994

A Card based Fighting game Translated in ENGLISH and Declared FREEWARE in 1997.

Best Nine Professional Baseball

Best Nine Professional Baseball

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Bet Your Life

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1994

Birdy World

Birdy World

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Bishoujo Daizukan

Bishoujo Daizukan

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Bishoujo Shashinkan Special: The Double Vision

Bishoujo Shashinkan Special: The Double Vision

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Bishoujo Shashinkan Special: The Double Vision is a combined release of Bishojo Shashinkan: Moving School and Bishojo Shashinkan: Studio Cut, neither of which were released separately for the MSX or X68000. Both games put you as a photographer trying to take photos of schoolgirls, where you must use your judgment to set exposure correctly. As the game(s) progresses, the option to use an automatic camera is removed, forcing you to correctly guess both aperture, shutter speed, film sensitivity and if flash should be used.

Black Cyclon

Black Cyclon

Microsoft MSX2 - Released

Blade Lords

Blade Lords

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - January 1, 1994

Blade Lords is a one or two-player platform game in the tradition of Bubble Bobble ... but far more violent. 60 stages await the player, and you might defeat the evil wizard Ayraa. Cute enemies just ask to be destroyed, and bonusses are everywhere for the taking. Oh, and the other player would love to be stunned...

Block Terminator

Block Terminator

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Block Terminator is a Adult Break-out type of game, published by Dot Plan, which was released in Japan in 1988

Blue Warrior

Blue Warrior

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 2000

A nice Knightmare clone released in 2000 by Moai-Tech. Declared Freeware in 2003

Boggle

Boggle

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Game Show Boggle on your MSX 2 DUTCH!

Bomb Jack

Microsoft MSX2 - Homebrew - 2004

Bomberman

Microsoft MSX2 - 1995

Bomberman 2

Microsoft MSX2 - 1997

Bomberman 2 is a Bomberman clone, right down to the name, for the MSX2. As in its source of inspiration, you go around in a labyrinth made out of blocks and populated with monsters, laying out bombs to blow your way through the labyrinth and to kill off the monsters. The power-up system is rather big and unlike that of Hudson, including items that make you invisible, invert directions, slow-downs and most of all money. The standard fare of extra bombs and extra firepower, however, is not so common, and you have a limited amount of bombs to drop. Most levels make use of special tiles such as...

Booming Boy

Booming Boy

Microsoft MSX2 - June 13, 2015

Booming Boy features all the components required that will make you enjoy as a classic Japanese arcade game in the first half of the 80's.Place as many bombs as you can, destroy all the obstacles in order to find the hidden power-ups and eliminate your enemies quickly before time runs out. 5 areas consisting of 5 stages with a lot of enemies plus bosses. You will have hours of fun reliving those wonderful moments of amusement arcades.

Bozo's Big Adventure

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Breaker

Breaker

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Fall brick elimination play! The merit group software house "Radarsoft" of the Netherlands remade the starting point of a game with completely new thought. A two-person simultaneous play is possible.

Brisk

Brisk

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1993

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on, or to trap...

Burai

Burai

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

The evil god Daar was defeated long time ago. The difference races of Kypros could co-exist in peace. But Daar had followers, among them a powerful warrior named Bido. He intends to resurrect Daar and attack the king of Kypros. His minions attack three strongest knights who serve the king. But before he died, one of the knights released eight magical pearls. Each pearl can choose a hero, and eight heroes together would be able to stop Bido. Those heroes live in different places and belong to different races - humans, dragons, lizard-men, dog-like wosshus. Among them there are simple fighters,...

Burai II

Burai II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Butaporc

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

Cal II

Cal II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

You are Wataru Ishibashi, a high-school student in modern Japan. Up until recently you led a normal life, enjoying the relationship with your lovely girlfriend Mika. But short before the graduation ceremony, you had a strange vision that you first believe to be a dream. But when you are contacted by Venus, the goddess of love, you realise Mika was abducted by Aeon, the goddess of time, and transferred into the Realm of Time. You must now travel to the legendary dream world of beautiful goddesses and bring Mika back. Cal II plays like a Japanese-style adventure game with visual novel...

Can Can Bunny Spirits

Can Can Bunny Spirits

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

The third in the Can Can Bunny series, Can Can Bunny Spirits deals with a nameless hero (the player has to give him a name) who is - in accordance with Can Can Bunny tradition - a lonely guy who can't get a girlfriend. One night he sits at home and stares at the moon. Suddenly, the magic fairy Ariko appears in front of him and gives him... no, this time not the Magic Book, but a Magic Crescent! With the help of this crescent, the hero can turn into totally different young men - which will naturally increase his chances in impressing girls and ultimately having sex with them. Can Can Bunny...

Can Can Bunny Superior

Can Can Bunny Superior

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - April 16, 1990

The second game in the Can Can Bunny series follows the story of a young Japanese boy named Takeshi. One fine night he looks out of the window and notices a sexy girl undressing in the opposite building. "Oh, if only I could get her", sighs Takeshi. Immediately, the kind bunny-eared fairy Ariko from the Magic Land appears and... grants Takeshi's wish! He now possesses a Magic Book that will teach him ho to conquer the hearts of pretty girls... and not just the hearts! Compared to the first game, Can Can Bunny Superior plays more like a stereotypical Japanese adventure, without the...

Canvas of a Tear

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Casablanca ni Ai o: Satsujinsha wa Jikuu o Koete

Casablanca ni Ai o: Satsujinsha wa Jikuu o Koete

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

The year is 1945. Jerry Randolph, a female reporter working for the Chicago newspaper "Daily Casablanca", finds a diary belonging to her high school friend May Elgar, who has disappeared several years ago under mysterious circumstances. Jerry discovers that May's father was working on a groundbreaking scientific project. Too late to save Dr. Elgar from untimely death, Jerry uses a time machine constructed by him to travel to 1916, following the traces left by the criminals. In spite of its title, the game has little to do with the famous movie Casablanca beyond a few loose references. It is...

Castle Adventure

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Castlevania

Castlevania

Microsoft MSX2 - ROM Hack - 2016

Patched version of Vampire Killer in order to turn it into classic Castlevania from Nintendo NES.

Chaos Angels

Chaos Angels

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

One day, a lone traveler came from the desert to a small camp. There, he sat down, weary from his long travel, enjoying a short rest. "Have you heard of the Tower of Ouroboros"? - asked him a bearded old man who was sitting nearby. - "A legend says that if fulfills all your wishes. Many heroes tried their luck there. None has returned. Dangers lure at every corner in the tower, deadly enchantresses who will bring demise on anyone daring to set his foot there". Without answering, the young traveler left the camp, and soon he was standing at the tower gate...

Chuka Taisen

Chuka Taisen

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

You play a small character who floats about on a cloud and shoots small balls of energy at bad guys who fly at you from the left and right of the screen. You can collect powerups and visit shops to upgrade your offensive and defensive powers. There are a number of different stages which are punctated by a mini-boss half way through and a big (literally) boss at the end. This is one of the only games ever made which features flying noodle bowls and bears with guns.

The Cockpit

The Cockpit

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

The Cockpit is a Japanese commercial plane simulator for runway landings only. After a successful touchdown you can progress to other airports around the country, each with increasing difficulty in the way of wind interference. The graphics and controls are quite basic, but the game still aims to provide immersion during each short landing sequence. The later versions on X68000 and PC-98 feature control tower speech and higher resolutions which add further realism to the simulation.

Colpo Grosso al Casino

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Columns

Columns

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

The game takes place inside a tall, rectangular playing area, as in Tetris. Columns of three different symbols (such as differently-colored jewels) appear, one at a time, at the top of the well and fall to the bottom, landing either on the floor or on top of previously-fallen "Columns". While a column is falling, the player can move it left and right, and can also cycle the positions of the symbols within it. If, after a column has fallen, there are three or more of the same symbols connected in a straight line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, those symbols disappear. The pile of...

Conqueror

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1992

Construction Craze

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1994

Contra

Contra

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - December 20, 1989

The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien warmonger, Red Falcon. Earth's only hope rests with you, a courageous member of the Special Forces elite commando squad. Your mission: Battle deep into the deadly Amazon jungle, where the Red Falcon and his galactic henchmen have transformed ancient Mayan temples into awesome monuments dedicated to mass destruction. A multitude of weapons, from rapid-fire machine guns to high-tech lasers are at your disposal as you sweat blood, fighting past 3-D mazes, underground security systems, and tropical forests...

Cosmic Soldier

Cosmic Soldier

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1985

The year is 3530 AD. The KGD (an obvious nod to the developer Kogado) Star System has fallen into the clutches of the evil Quila Empire. The hero of the game is a soldier of the Galactic Alliance who receives a mission to infiltrate a Quila base with his companion, a beautiful female android, and eventually defeat the enemy.

Cosmo Gang DE Puzzle

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1999

Cosmos Club

Cosmos Club

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Cosmos Club is an Adventure game, developed and published by Jast, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Cowboyana Jones

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Crafton & Xunk

Crafton & Xunk

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Crafton & Xunk is a Graphic adventure game, originally released for the Amstrad CPC in 1986. It was programmed by Remi Herbulot, with graphics by Michel Rho, and was published in France by ERE Informatique and by PSS in Britain. An Atari ST version was released in 1987. The game is played out in isometric area with a futuristic sci-fi plot with puzzle solving. Reaction from the games industry and magazines was generally positive, gaining accolades and high ratings in reviews. A sequel, Get Dexter 2, was released in 1988. Plot: In 2912 a war rages on earth and is escalating out of control. If...

Crescent Moon Girl

Crescent Moon Girl

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

The protagonist of Crescent Moon Girl is a cat who accidentally walks into a tent and triggers the appearance of a mysterious female magician and her strange assistant. They turn the cat into a young man and tell him that in order to become a cat again he has to find three particularly well-endowed young girls and bring them to the tent. The ex-feline begins his quest in a town containing many female inhabitants, with only a select few answering to the requirements that are his ticket back to his native shape. The gameplay follows a Japanese template, with menu-based navigation and...

Crimson

Crimson

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Crimson is a medieval-themed role-playing game similar to Dragon Quest. The player controls a lone character, a young man whose father sent him on a mission to defeat the evil monster Crimson before passing away. Exploration is done in an overhead fashion, and is divided into world map and hostile areas, which are usually maze-like and contain one or more dungeons each. In towns the hero can buy weapons, armor, and items, as well as rest in inns. Enemies appear randomly, and the battles are turn-based. The player character can either attack, defend, or use an item. Combat is viewed from a...

Crimson II

Crimson II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Years have passed since the evil Crimson was defeated. Peace was restored, and humanity enjoyed an era of prosperity. But a new demonic being has arisen, ending the peace in the world. Five heroes must find each other and unite in order to vanquish him.

Crimson III

Crimson III

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

Cut Down

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Cybernetic Hi-School part 1

Cybernetic Hi-School part 1

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

You have been selected as one of the few lucky male pupils to go to the famous Cybernetic Hi-School. But before you can enroll, you must undergo three tests executed by fellow female pupils. Each test has three rounds of 25 questions, of which 20 must be correctly answered. As you finish a round, your examinator takes off some clothes, until they are entirely naked. The questions are decidedly nerdy, pertaining mainly to science fiction, comics, animation and toys, as well as the technology used in such genres and media.

Cybernetic Hi-School Part 2: Highway Buster

Cybernetic Hi-School Part 2: Highway Buster

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

Something strange is afoot in town. A midnight rider is assaulting drivers on the highway, bombarding them with tricky quiz questions. If the driver can't answer the questions, he and his car is blown up. Out of fear of the so-called Highway Buster, people dare no longer use the highways. As a student at the Cybernetic Hi-School, the player is given the task by the headmaster of finding out who the Highway Buster is, and ultimately defeat him.

Cybernetic Hi-School Part 3

Cybernetic Hi-School Part 3

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

Just like the two previous Cybernetic Hi-School games, the third part is a strip quiz game. This time, it is centred upon Gainax's famous Gunbuster animation videos. You, as an alpha-class Top, are supposed to win three keys to pilot the Great Gunbuster robot against the cosmic threat to humanity. The keys are held by Jung-Freud, Kazumi (oneesama) and Noriko, and you must retrieve the keys by defeating each character in a quiz game, which has the side-effect of stripping them of all their clothes. Each character asks questions around a certain theme; Jung-Freud asks about the Soviet...

Cytron

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1994

D.A.S.S.

D.A.S.S.

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1993

Vertical Shoot'em Up

D.P.S. Dream Program System SG: Set 2

D.P.S. Dream Program System SG: Set 2

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - May 15, 1991

D.P.S. SG Set 2 is the third entry in the D.P.S./Dream Program System series. Like the other D.P.S. games, it is a collection of three short scenarios, which are unrelated to each other story-wise and can be played separately. Those scenarios are presented as cartridges played on a fictional console named Dream Program System. Each scenario allows the player to choose between two different protagonists, or two different personalities for the protagonist. All of the scenarios feature nudity and/or sexual situations. The scenarios in this game include: A horror story entitled Antique...

D.P.S. Dream Program System SG: Set 3

D.P.S. Dream Program System SG: Set 3

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - December 15, 1991

D.P.S. SG Set 3 is the fourth entry in the D.P.S./Dream Program System series. Like the other D.P.S. games, it is a collection of three short scenarios, which are unrelated to each other story-wise and can be played separately. Those scenarios are presented as cartridges played on a fictional console named Dream Program System. Each scenario allows the player to choose between two different protagonists, or two different personalities for the protagonist. All of the scenarios feature nudity and/or sexual situations. The scenarios in this game include: A rather mundane depiction of a...

Daikoukai Jidai

Daikoukai Jidai

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1990

The Franco family used to be one of the influential houses of Portugal. That is until the head of the family sailed out of a disastrous voyage to find the kingdom of Prester John. The disarray that followed brought about an end to the nobility of the Franco name. 100 years have passed and Portugal has prospered through it's sailing and trading empires. Young Leon Fanco wishes to restore his family's good name and make a name for himself as a sailor. At the heart of his ambition is the fair lady, Christiana, who is desired by the likely heir to the kingdom. Towards that end, Leon has been...

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