The NEC PC8801 was the followup from the NEC PC8001. It was distributed in west Europe by NEC Neuss Germany. These even manufactured computer furniture to be bought by complete systems. In the U.K. this was also a well know model in the marked of...
NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987
AIR is primarily an action game with exploration and light role-playing elements. The player controls a tank-like space vehicle, moving from first-person perspective on planet surfaces. Several planets can be accessed and explored in any order. Contact with an enemy takes the player to a separate overhead screen where the battle takes place. The player must navigate the tank, shooting at the enemy and avoiding its attacks. Money is awarded, which can be spent to purchase more torpedoes and missiles, as well as repair the tank and buy new shields and batteries for it.
NEC PC-8801 - May 1, 1985
Ashe is a side-view shooter with some platforming elements. The player can explore several interconnected areas, though certain locations can only be accessed in a specific order, after having fulfilled other objectives or acquired the necessary items. The player character uses his psionic ability to shoot energy balls at enemies, which causes his ESP level to be gradually depleted. Certain areas require jumping or climbing on structures to bypass.
NEC PC-8801 - Released - August 1, 1987
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei is a game for the MSX series of computers, later ported to similar machines. Developed by Telenet, it is also the very first game in the entire Megami Tensei franchise; however, though it is based on the same source, it has no other ties to the later games developed by Atlus. The PC-88 version is essentially a remake of the original simpler MSX game. Gameplay is mostly based on the arcade game Gauntlet.
NEC PC-8801 - Released - February 1, 1983
Door Door blends puzzle and platform game elements. Players control Chun, a small, spherical animal outfitted with a baseball cap. Chun is relentlessly pursued by a quartet of game AI aliens traveling in unique deterministic algorithm paths. The most predictable aliens Namegon and Amechan follow Chun in the most direct path possible, Invekun deviates and follows roundabout paths using ladders, and Otapyon shadows Chun's jumps. The player's objective is to trap the aliens behind sliding doors positioned throughout each level, courses composed of platforms conjoined by assorted ladders. To...
NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985
Hudson Soft's conversion of the Famicom / NES Excitebike, designed for the PC-8801. Retains much of the gameplay of the original, albeit with less-smooth scrolling and smaller color palette.
NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989
Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact was released in 1989. It retained the same concept as the original Thexder but added many improvements. The Fire Hawk robot had the same design as the Thexder: the main laser, shield, and ability to transform into a jet. It also had upgrades to allow it to launch guided missiles, and use special weapons found throughout the game. Obtaining special weapons caused a weapon carrier droid to be deployed, and if positioned correctly, would act as a shield against enemies. Graphics were improved from the original game, and game play was divided into...
NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985
Hudson Soft's conversion of the Famicom / NES title Ice Climber, designed for the PC-8801. Retains much of the gameplay of the original, albeit with a smaller color palette.
NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983
Prior to creating its well-known series of role playing games which include Dragon Quest and Star Ocean, Enix was a niche game publisher which became involved in the creation of pornographic games during the 1980s. Lolita Syndrome was the winning game of the second Hobby Program Contest sponsored by Enix. Lolita Syndrome consists of four "rooms" (scenes), each shaped like a mini-game and each presenting a different young girl in a dangerous situation. These mini-games require little skill and are mostly based on guessing. For example, in one scene the player has to select numbered knives...
NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988
The inhabitants of the planet Rhea are being terrorized by a mysterious organization known as Hell Stones. To save his people, the king of Rhea himself steps out of his palace in order to single-handedly avert the threat. The Scheme is an action game with role-playing and light platforming elements. The player controls the king as he explores vast outdoor and indoor environments. While some locations are simple side-scrolling areas, others are built like large mazes with platforming segments - the king has to jump on platforms to access certain areas or avoid enemy attacks; however, he...
NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988
Shiryō Sensen 2 - War of the Dead Part 2 is a sequel to Shiryō Sensen - War of the Dead. Gameplay-wise, it is quite different from its predecessor. RPG elements such as a "world map", random encounters, heavy weapon and item management, etc. have been completely removed. The game is played entirely from top-down perspective, taking place in various districts of the large city. The gameplay can be described as a mixture of adventure and action elements. Laila has to explore the city, talk to characters, and sometimes procure items necessary to unlock a new location and advance the story. Combat...
NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986
Super Mario Bros. Special (スーパーマリオブラザーズ スペシャル) was developed by Hudson Soft and released in 1986 for the NEC PC-8801. Special was the first Nintendo-licensed follow-up to Super Mario Bros., released shortly before Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Although it has similar controls and graphics, there are new level layouts and the game scrolls in a different manner than the original game (differing based on the computer). In addition, many new enemies are included, including enemies from Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong.
NEC PC-8801 - Released - November 1, 1986
Pitfall Harry returns to adventuring in this “Super” sequel to Pitfall! and Pitfall II: Lost Caverns. Harry’s mission: to recover the famed Raj Diamond, and also to rescue his niece Rhonda and loyal lion sidekick, Quickclaw. Now armed with a gun, Harry must navigate some 270 screens of 8-bit action-platforming. Valuable items will be collected along the way to aid your quest, but beware: dangers also abound, from snakes and spiders to falling rocks and boiling lava!
NEC PC-8801 - Released - August 1, 1986
Wibarm, stylized as WiBArM, is an early role-playing shooter released by Arsys Software for the NEC PC-88 computer in Japan. It combines run and gun shooter gameplay with role-playing video game elements, and was also the first action role-playing game to feature 3D polygonal graphics. In Wibarm, the player controls a transformable mecha robot that can shift between walking mode, a tank, and a flying jet. The viewpoint switches between several different perspectives: a 2D top-down perspective while flying, a side-scrolling view during on-foot outdoor exploration, a fully 3D polygonal...