NEC PC-8801

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...

1000nen Oukoku

1000nen Oukoku

NEC PC-8801 - Released - August 1, 1986

The prophet Nostradamus has foreseen that the world as we know it shall end in the year 1999, and the thousand-year kingdom of angels and children will commence. A young boy named Shou is at first unaware of these prophecies, enjoying a normal life with his sweetheart Alisa. However, a series of events changes his life forever, as he is entrusted with the task of saving humans by discovering the ancient continent of Atlantis. 1000-nen Ōkoku is an adventure game viewed from first-person perspective. Navigation and interaction with the environment is performed by selecting verb commands from...

1942

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

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. You can also make your plane roll to avoid enemy attacks 3 times per life. There are 24 levels, the first being Midway and the last The Final Area.

AIR

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.

Ashe

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.

Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985

In Balloon Fight you need to fly around with the aid of two balloons and try to pop your opponent's balloons before they pop yours. Landing on top of your opponents will cause their balloons to pop and they will use a parachute to fall to safety. You then have to destroy the fallen opponents by running into them before they can blow a new balloon and rejoin the battle. Should both of your balloons get popped, you will fall into the water below and lose a life. There is also a second game variation called "balloon trip" where you need to collect as many balloons as possible while avoiding the...

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Countdown

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Countdown

NEC PC-8801 - 1985

1999. In the darkness of night an unidentified flying object is discovered. The scientists are flabbergasted. But calculations show that it will collide with Earth in the early morning... It does. News that the object is a weapons-crammed spacecraft strikes everyone with great dismay. Is there War in space? 2.009. Ten years later. Macross -the space cruiser- has been repaired when new UFO's appear in the skies. Their horrifying message: surrender Macross and her crew or total destruction shall be yours.. Enemy commando's even manage to abduct co-pilot Lon. It's up to Prynce,...

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

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.

Door-Door

Door-Door

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...

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 1, 1989

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes is the sixth game in the Dragon Slayer line of games, and the first in The Legend of Heroes series. The game is notable for being among the first Japanese-style turn-based RPGs with visible enemies and non-random battles. Unlike most other Dragon Slayer games, the installments of the Legend of Heroes series feature turn-based combat.

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - March 19, 1992

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II is part of the Dragon Slayer series and the second entry in the sub-series The Legend of Heroes. The game is set approximately 20 years after the events of the first game. The protagonist spots strange beings in spacesuits outside of the capital city. They do not recognize the spacesuits and believe them to be monsters. The second Dragon Slayer is very similar to the first game, graphically and gameplay-wise. The only major difference is the fact that the enemies are now completely visible on screen before battles, so that the player can avoid...

Excitebike

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985

Hudson Soft's conversion of the Famicom / NES Excitebike, designed for the PC-8801. Race by yourself against the clock or compete with other motocross riders on 5 tracks full of long straights, large jumps and obstacles to win the Excitebike championship. Create your own tracks by placing jumps and obstacles of all different sizes and shapes on the track and choosing how many laps each race will have, then race against the clock or other riders to see how your track fares in competition.

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

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...

Hydlide

Hydlide

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 1, 1984

An evil demon named Varalys casts a curse upon the princess Ann, turning her into three fairies. You control Sir Jim and set out to find the fairies, and then slay Varalys. Only by vanquishing Varalys can the curse be lifted. Once the princess is restored the kingdom will be saved.

Ice Climber

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985

Hudson Soft's conversion of the Famicom / NES title Ice Climber, designed for the PC-8801. In Ice Climber one or two players need to climb their way to the top of 32 different mountains. Each mountain is broken up into eight levels of platforms along with a bonus stage at the top. Attempting to stop the player from making upward progress are different creatures ranging from polar bears to condors, as well as treacherous landscapes with falling icicles, moving platforms, and icy floors. To help out, the players have a weapon, a mallet, which can be used to knock out enemies as well as bust away...

King Flappy

King Flappy

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 31, 1985

King Flappy is the sequel to Flappy, featuring more difficult puzzles aimed at anyone who managed to clear the original 200 levels. Gameplay remains the same: you need to push a blue stone onto its blue tile destination in each level. Each 5 levels a password is displayed so you can resume where you left off.

Lolita Syndrome

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...

Mario Bros. Special

Mario Bros. Special

NEC PC-8801 - Released - February 1, 1984

Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes. The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types, but with the same objective. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they sit on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when a set number of coins is collected. For the two player mode, the first to collect the set amount of...

Mugen Senshi Valis

Mugen Senshi Valis

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 1, 1986

Mugen Senshi Valis II

Mugen Senshi Valis II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - August 9, 1989

Nintendo no Golf

Nintendo no Golf

NEC PC-8801 - Released - April 1, 1985

Golf features two challenging 18 hole courses where players are able to play a round of golf, and allows players to choose a club, adjust stance and control the swing. The game features three alternating views; an overhead long-range view of the entire hole, an overhead medium-range view from the ball's current location, and an overhead close-range view of the green. Gameplay modes include 1 player, or 2 player play with a link cable.

Nintendo no Tennis

Nintendo no Tennis

NEC PC-8801 - Released - June 1, 1985

Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. One player vs computer or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.). Players are controlled by the movement buttons, but while button A indicates a low hit, button B indicates a high one. You have the choice of four levels of computer AI, or two player via Game Boy link cable. The usual assortment of shots are available, including forehand and backhand, lobs and volleys when up close to the net.

Punch Ball Mario Bros.

Punch Ball Mario Bros.

NEC PC-8801 - Released - August 26, 1984

Punch Ball Mario Bros. is a single-screen action game adapted from the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros.. Visually and structurally, the game is quite similar: enemies emerge from pipes at the top of the screen, and must be knocked over and kicked off the stage. Enemies that reach the bottom will enter a pipe and return to the top. The last remaining enemy on the stage, as well as any enemy left knocked over for too long, will change color and move faster. However, unlike the original game where Mario must flip enemies by hitting the platform they're on from underneath, in Punch Ball, Mario (and...

The Scheme

The Scheme

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...

Shiryou Sensen 2 - War of the Dead Part 2

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...

Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead - Browning no Fukkatsu

Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead - Browning no Fukkatsu

NEC PC-8801 - Released - July 5, 1988

After the special agent Laila used her psychic powers to prevent a portal to hell from opening, the supernatural forces seem to have all but disappeared. However, a new threat has emerged instead. A nuclear power plant in the industrial city of Sun Dorado has been taken over by terrorists. Laila is entrusted with the task of dealing with them. Being a part of the S-SWAT organization, whose goal is to fight otherworldly creatures, Laila realizes that there must be a hellish force behind the terrorists. Indeed, it appears that monsters from Hades have somehow crossed over to our world. Will...

Silpheed

Silpheed

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 5, 1986

In Silpheed, the player pilots a spaceship through levels of increasing difficulty, in a pseudo-3D vertically scrolling field, shooting everything in his path. New weapons will become available as he gathers points, and power-ups are sprinkled throughout the levels. The game is one of the first-ever that used music as a selling point.

Super Mario Bros. Special

Super Mario Bros. Special

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.

Super Pitfall

Super Pitfall

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!

Thexder

Thexder

NEC PC-8801 - Released - April 1, 1985

A platform shooter from Japan, Thexder offers many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. You pilot a Battletech-style robot capable of switching from a mech into a jet at any time. Your weapon auto-aims, but uses up a fixed amount of rechargeable energy; if you run out of this energy, you'll have to wait a few seconds before you can fire again. Your mech also contains a shield that can be activated to protect you from harm, but this lasts for a few seconds and uses up some of your life energy.

Wibarm

Wibarm

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...

XZR: Hakai no Guuzou

XZR: Hakai no Guuzou

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

The very first game in the series which would later be known as Exile on the TurboGrafx-16, it's nothing short of an insane storyline! You control Sadler, a Syrian assassin who smokes drugs to restore health and seeks to end the tyranny of the evil rulers, so you run around the land solving all sorts of problems, then you get transported to the future, where you must kill the President of the United States!

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

NEC PC-8801 - June 24, 1988

A bright light shot up from Darm Tower in the end of the first Ys, and Adol Christin is awakened by a young girl who finds him lying on the ground. She introduces herself as Lilia and tells Adol he is in the land of Ys. Finally he was able to establish a connection between his world and this mysterious land! But finding the gateway to Ys is not enough: Adol must stop an evil entity that his archenemy Dark Fact served. And his foes already know where he is. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter is a direct sequel to Ys: The Vanished Omens. The game continues to utilize the action...

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

NEC PC-8801 - July 28, 1989

The opening scene informs the player that it has been three years since the events of Ys I and Ys II. Adol Christin and his friend Dogi are on a journey. Passing through a town, they find a gypsy caravan and Dogi has his fortune told. The fortune teller's crystal ball explodes and both Adol and Dogi decide to go to Dogi's hometown of Redmont. On the way to Redmont, the pair chance upon a wildcat that attacks them, saving Dogi's childhood friend, Elena Stoddart, in the process. Upon arriving, they learn that the townspeople are being threatened by men from nearby Valestein Castle. Always ready...

YS: Ancient Ys Vanished

YS: Ancient Ys Vanished

NEC PC-8801 - June 21, 1987

Ancient Land of Ys... Where Action and Fantasy Come Together! The Ancient Land of Ys has desperate need of you. Malificus, the fiendish wizard, has seized the six Books of Ys and turned their powers against the people. Dread and terror grip the land. Only a wily warrior--one who can think and fight--will prevail against Malificus, his guardian monsters, and his evil reign. As you explore this strange and sinister land, you'll meet with battles, quests and mysteries at every turn. Success in combat brings you better weapons, magic rings, and masks. You need their powers--you must hunt down...

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