NEC PC-8801

Featuring a 4MHz Z80A-compatible processor and a 640x200-pixel, 8-color display, the PC-8801 was twice as fast as the PC-8001, with eight times as many pixels and up to four times as much RAM. However, the biggest selling point was its backwards...

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...

177

177

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

177 is the number of the Japanese criminal legislation paragraph that forbids rape. The game, however, does just the opposite: it puts the player in control of a man who must pursue a fleeing young girl and rape her. The game has two gameplay modes. The first is a side-scrolling arcade sequence during which the player has to prevent the girl from reaching her house, and avoid the hazards on the protagonist's way. These include stones, barriers, animals such as dogs and turtles, etc., and can be avoided by destroying or jumping over them. The protagonist runs automatically, but the player can...

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.

3D Golf Simulation

3D Golf Simulation

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

The 4th Unit

The 4th Unit

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

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

NEC PC-8801 - 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

NEC PC-8801 - 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: Zero

The 4th Unit Act.4: Zero

NEC PC-8801 - Released - July 5, 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...

A.E.

A.E.

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

A.E. is a Space Invaders inspired game with a 3D view. In A.E. the earth is under attack by swarms of aliens who drop bomb after bomb, and it's your job to defend planet Earth. You control a laser cannon that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen. To earn point you should shoot all the alien forces before they shoot you! The game becomes more challenging when you progress in the game as the alien swarm splits up and attack you from several sides.

Abunai Josei Shinrigaku Nyuumon

Abunai Josei Shinrigaku Nyuumon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Abunai Josei Shinrigaku Nyuumon is an Adventure game, developed and published by Fairy Tale, which was released in Japan in 1987

Abunai Tengu Densetsu

Abunai Tengu Densetsu

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 15, 1989

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...

Abyss

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The year is 3001. Mankind has conquered the galaxy and established an alliance to protect peace in the known space. The galactic federation of the ninth planet sends a man into deep space on a confidential operation known as "Abyss". However, the commander is captured by a criminal syndicate. His memory is erased, and he is rendered unable to communicate with his allies. His goal is to escape and find a way to return to the mother ship. Abyss is a text adventure with graphics. The player must input combinations of verb commands and objects in order to communicate with the environment and...

Abyss II: Tears of Emperor

Abyss II: Tears of Emperor

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

In the year 3006, various organizations in the galaxy are searching for a legendary weapon known as Tears of Emperor. It is said that possession of this weapon will allow its owner to dominate the entire world. A criminal syndicate called Grimp has devised its own scheme for procuring the weapon. They kidnapped a well-known space explorer and infused his body with a tiny neutron bomb. If the explorer will not obtain Tears of Emperor for them, the bomb will detonate... Abyss II: Tears of Emperor is a follow-up to Abyss. Like its predecessor, the game is a text adventure with graphics. The...

Acrojet

Acrojet

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Acrojet contains ten acrobatic events which can be played by up to four players and at four different levels of difficulty. In all ten events you fly a BD5J Acrojet over a series of obstacles. Some game parameters can be set. You can decide how the weather conditions are going to be. An instrument panel at the bottom of the screen contains several read-outs, like a altitude meter, a compass, an artificial horizon and a vertical velocity meter.

Adrenalin Connection

Adrenalin Connection

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Adrenalin Connection is an Adventure game, developed and published by Victor Interactive Software, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Advanced Fantasian: Quest for Lost Sanctuary

Advanced Fantasian: Quest for Lost Sanctuary

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Long ago, humans and other creatures lived peacefully in a magical paradise. However, one day a new star appeared nearby. A meteorite fell onto the Earth, turning it into a realm of perpetual darkness and misery. Humans managed to restore the land to its original state. But orcs, trolls, and other hostile races refused to give up their territory. Thus, the second age of peace quickly turned into an age of a new battle... Advanced Fantasian is a follow-up to Fantasian. Like its predecessor, it is a Western-style (despite its Japanese origins) role-playing game most closely resembling...

Adventure Land

Adventure Land

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Adventure Land was an update of the text-only Adventureland. It had many additional features including: Hi-Res graphics, Text-to-Speech hardware support, upper- and lowercase support for display (but not for input). Gameplay was very similar to the original. You still used the same one or two word commands to move about and manipulate objects. The RETURN key toggled back and forth between graphics and text. The objective of the game is to collect all the treasures. There are all sorts of places to explore above and below ground. You have to outwit and escape many creatures during your...

Again

Again

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Aggress

Aggress

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Aggres is a sequel to Zodiac. The search for the space archaeologist D. Dumas, who disappeared five years ago, has led the courier-turned-detective Boy and his assistant, the robotic Amaroid Marie, to a galactic megalopolis simply known as "The City", where they hope to find answers regarding the mysterious disappearance. Gameplay-wise, the game abandons the text adventure format of its predecessor and instead presents a set menu with verb commands (Examine, Talk, Move, etc.) that are used for combinations with on-screen characters and people to interact with the environment and advance the...

Aguni no Ishi

Aguni no Ishi

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

AIR

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.

Akujo Densetsu II: Sailor Fuku Rhapsody

Akujo Densetsu II: Sailor Fuku Rhapsody

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Akujo Kamakiri

Akujo Kamakiri

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

Albatross

Albatross

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Albatross is a top view golf game that consists of an 18 holes course. You can select your own clubs from 14 drivers, irons and a putter. Further you can adjust your stance, how you hit the ball and your swing. It features a split screen with two views, an overhead view of the entire hole and a more detailed zoom of your ball's current position. The screen also contains a status bar with all necessary information. The gameplay options include single player stroke play, multi player stroke play, or multi player match play.

Alfaim

Alfaim

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

One day a high school academy student runs out of the class and commits suicide - as it was reported - because of sexual misconduct. His best friend Ikeuchi Ryo did not believe the story, because his friend had number 21 on his palm - and went to his friend's house for investigation. There he found a letter saying the boy would die the next day. The next day when the new transfer student arrived to the class Ikeuchi Ryo fell unconscious upon meeting him. After awakening in the infirmary he realized he gained superpowers and using them showed that the new transfer student and the home teacher...

Ali Baba

Ali Baba

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Ali Baba is an overhead dungeon crawler with strong RPG elements that sends you on a search for the Sultan's kidnapped daughter, Princess Buddir-al-Buddoor. You journey into the (often trapped) underworld to fight the nefarious thieves. Your party is chosen from a range of 17 characters, and can feature humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings. They can be controlled in a turn-based fashion by one player or in a co-operative mode. As you look for the princess, you'll come across hoards of gold ducats, with which you can buy armor and weapons. There are also runes offering hints. Vicious...

Alice

Alice

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Alice: Adventures in Wonderland is a rather frivolous adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. It is a text adventure with graphics; the player can interact with the environment by typing combinations of verbs and objects (e.g. "open door"). Some basic commands are bound to the function keys. Content-wise, the game features a few familiar characters and situations from the book, but many of them are completely new and involve not only story segments (such as a fight with a dragon) but also explicit erotic images such as naked pixies etc.

All Cast Star Trek

All Cast Star Trek

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1982

Alley Cat

Alley Cat

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Alley Cat is an action game consisting of several mini games tied together. You're a little black cat who wants to make love to a pretty lady cat that lives in an apartment complex. Play all kinds of cat-themed mini games in order to reach her and score as many points as you can while doing so. You start out in an alley and need to get inside the apartment by climbing on garbage cans and a fence. Next, jump on a clothesline and through several open windows while big dogs try to eat you and people throw garbage at you. Outside of the apartment complex you can score points by eating the mice...

Alpha

Alpha

NEC PC-8801 - Released - July 8, 1986

Alpha is an early game by Square, that had started its existence as a developer of Japanese-only text adventures before it became famous for its Final Fantasy series. Alpha describes the adventures of a female pilot whose space ship, the Daedalos, has crash-landed on an unknown planet. The interface is entirely text-based. Both the text messages displayed and the text input are in katakana (Japanese syllabic writing system). Several special commands can be accessed by pressing shortcut keys (Latin letters on the keyboard). The locations are displayed as still pictures above the text, same way...

Alphos

Alphos

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

Alphos is a basic vertically-scrolling shooter patterned after the 1982 Namco coin-op Xevious. Piloting the fighter craft Mnemonic, the player must fight back against the invading alien Alphos. Much like Namco's game, the player can shoot both air and ground targets separately, and there are many types of enemies and stationary targets in both planes. The game gives the player three lives and no continues, and can save high scores to disk.

Amanxas

Amanxas

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Amazon Gakujutsu Tanken

Amazon Gakujutsu Tanken

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Amazon Gakujutsu Tanken (Expedition Amazon) puts you in control of a team of 4 explorers on an expedition to map and study (i.e.: plunder) the ruins of the Incan civilization. Your team consists of a Medic, a Field Assistant, a Radio Operator, and a Guard. After equipping your team with all the necessary supplies (don't forget the mosquito netting!) you travel to your base camp at the edge of the jungle where you will begin your journey. You will quickly meet up with many of the hazards of the jungle as you explore, including hostile natives (hope your Guard is a good shot!), mosquitoes,...

Amazones no Hihou

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Those who find the secret treasure of amazons will get immortality. The hero takes up this challenge and now he needs to deal with a lot of amazons that dwell in this forest.

American Truck

American Truck

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

American Truck is a top view race and driving game. In each stage you 'll have to reach the finish line before you run out of gasoline or time. Additional gasoline can be acquired by picking up the gasoline items that do appear randomly on the road, but be careful, bombs appear randomly too. Further, you have to avoid crashes with other traffic like cars and trucks and don't get off the road or crash into walls.

The Ancient Art of War

The Ancient Art of War

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The Ancient Art of War is a real-time strategy game based on the very basic elements of war: unit types, formation, and strength. The game is set in ancient battle-style times before the use of gun powder, consisting of the three basic unit types of that period: the light armored but fast 'barbarians', the heavily armored but slow 'knights', and the ranged 'archers'. A fourth non-combatant unit type is also available: 'spies', which is only available under certain campaign rule settings. The game consists of different scenarios to choose from, each with a different geographical setting,...

Angel Hearts

Angel Hearts

NEC PC-8801 - Released - June 16, 1989

In a certain girls' high school, students have begun to mysteriously disappear. Authorities suggest that a secret society is at work. A spy needs to be sent in order to solve the mystery, and this mission falls into the hands of this game's hero. His boss explains to him that the quest is dangerous, indeed: many students associated with the mysterious cult have gone rampant and will attack any trespasser on sight!.. This simple story is the background for an (equally) simple RPG. The gameplay resembles that of "dungeon crawlers", meaning that there are no friendly areas; though the view for...

Angelus: Akuma no Fukuin

Angelus: Akuma no Fukuin

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

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...

Aoi Uchuu no Bouken

Aoi Uchuu no Bouken

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika is a turn-based strategy video game series developed and published by Japanese video game company Koei. The series is set in Yuan Dynasty of China (12th - 14th century), and based on the first Emperor of Yuan Dynasty - Genghis Khan. The gameplay is similar as Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Nobunaga's Ambition series. The second and the third title were released in Western. Players become Temujin, who has just become 20, and fight to unify the Mongolian plains. After uniting the plains, you are renamed Genghis Khan and proceed to conquer Eurasia. Grow...

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi

NEC PC-8801 - Released - July 30, 1992

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi (Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf) is a 2D turn-based grand strategy game, based on the life of the historical Mongol leader Temujin, better known as Genghis Khan. The gameplay is similar to other grand strategy games from Koei, like Romance of the Three Kingdoms or Nobunaga's Ambition. The game has various scenarios from the Conquest of Mongolia (the unification of Mongol tribes) to World Conquest (with up to six playable factions). On the world/country map (divided into smaller provinces) the player develops his own provinces, gives orders...

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genghis Khan

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genghis Khan

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genghis Khan is a top-down 2D turn-based grand strategy game, based on the real mongol leader Genghis Khan's life. The game's main objective is to become the supreme ruler. The player can select from two campaigns: Mongol conquest or World conquest. In the Mongol conquest, players take on the role as Temujin (later known as Genghis Khan), with the goal being to unite all the tribes of Mongolia. In the World conquest, Players can be one of four characters. Similar to the Mongol conquest, players must unite all the countries together. Players can use military...

Apploon

Apploon

NEC PC-8801 - 1984

Apploon (a portmanteau of "apple" and "balloon") is a simple arcade action game where the player controls a man at the bottom of the screen armed with a bow. A man at the top of the screen holds a supply of apples -- he tosses them onto the playing field, and they bounce and roll towards the bottom of the screen. At the same time, men at the sides of the screen release balloons, which slowly float towards the top. The player must use his arrows to shoot these objects so that apples do not reach the bottom of the screen -- apples are apparently deadly to this fellow -- and balloons do not reach...

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Archon is a strategic board game with some similarities to chess. Two sides, a light one and a dark one, consisting of 18 pieces each compete on a board divided into (9 by 9) squares. You win the game by having one of your units on each of the five powerpoint squares, by removing all opposing pieces from the board or by imprisoning the last remaining creature of the opposing side. However, you can't just remove a piece from the board by landing on it. When two pieces clash, the outcome is decided in the battle arena during one-on-one real-time combat. If the real-time combat takes place on...

Arctic

Arctic

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists of a set of rails in various arrangements, often looping around each other and splitting in various directions. Each stage contains a number of colored balls which begin in corresponding slots, and after launching them the goal is to return the balls to the matching-colored slots. The only interaction the player has with the board is switching two sets of splits; there are yellow and blue splits, which will redirect any balls moving through them, and the player can only...

Arcus

Arcus

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 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

NEC PC-8801 - 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. Visually, Arcus II is more similar to a traditional Japanese RPG than its predecessor. The navigation is done in top-down perspective in all...

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 16, 1989

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te 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...

Argo

Argo

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Loosely based on the Greek myth of the Argonauts, Argo focuses on its central protagonist Iason (Jason), narrating a simple story that does not quite correspond to the known myth: Iason's father has been poisoned, and his native city Iolkos overrun by monsters known as Pontos. Iason must single-handedly eliminate them and save his homeland. Argo is a role-playing game set in a pseudo-3D continuous world. The player explores the environments from a first-person view. It is possible to try to talk to any encountered character, as well as attack anyone. Most battles take place within the...

Arguice no Tsubasa: Youka Ankoku Hen

Arguice no Tsubasa: Youka Ankoku Hen

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Arion

Arion

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The game follows the story of anime with the same title. In Thrace, Arion is taken from his mother Demeter by the god Hades. In the Underworld, Arion is trained to be a warrior. His training is driven by revenge: Arion was told that his mother's blindness was caused by Zeus and Zeus' death will remove the curse. Finally, Arion and Geedo (a huge ape-like creature who had become Arion's friend and companion) left the Underworld to find Zeus. Seneca, a small thief, makes off with Arion's sword and this leads Arion to his first encounter with the forces of Zeus, commanded by his daughter Athena....

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning...

Arks Road

Arks Road

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Arrange Ball

Arrange Ball

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Ashe

Ashe

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 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.

Asteka

Asteka

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Asteka might be a misspelling of Azteca, but it deals with the legacy of the Maya culture rather than the Aztecs. The player takes control of a nameless adventurer who travels to the town of Palenque in South Mexico. There, he has to visit various locations and talk to the local inhabitants in order to gain entrance to the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple, which supposedly harbors the deepest secrets of their civilization. The game is a text adventure with graphics. The player switches between locations by typing words for "North", "South", etc., or simply by using the numeric arrow keys....

Asteka II: Taiyou no Shinden

Asteka II: Taiyou no Shinden

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Despite its name (a misspelling of Azteca), the story of Taiyō no Shinden: Asteka II is dedicated to the Maya people, indigenous inhabitants of Southern Mexico and Central America, rather than the Aztecs. The player controls a nameless adventurer who searches for the Sun Key, a mysterious ancient artifact which can unlock the secrets of the Mayan civilization. Taiyō no Shinden: Asteka II is an adventure game which takes place in the ruins of the ancient city Chichen Itza on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. There is a top-down overworld on which the player can physically navigate the...

Attack!! Hiroko-chan

Attack!! Hiroko-chan

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

Ayumi

Ayumi

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1990

Ayumi had been an ordinary Japanese teenage girl - until one day, when summer vacation was just about to begin, a strange creature appeared and told her that a parallel world is in danger. Only Ayumi can stop the evil warlock Baram and his monster minions, since the inhabitants of the other world consider her a goddess incarnate. Ayumi is an adventure game with comical and slight erotic undertones. Interaction with the environment is performed by selecting commands (such as Examine, Ask, Take etc.) from a menu. However, unlike most Japanese adventures, navigation is done in a RPG-like...

Aztec

Aztec

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Aztec is an Indiana Jones-type action game with adventure elements, featuring our hero's quest to recover a valuable Jade Idol from a maze. Armed with only three sticks of dynamite and a pistol, the hero must get by traps, animals (lots of snakes and panthers), and natives, and find a way to make it out alive. The value of the Idol is set on the level of difficulty and declines as the game progresses. Thus, the player is awarded with the speed of which a successful recovery can be made. Multiple commands allow for freedom of movement, and expand the adventuring side of the game. The...

Babylon

Babylon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The country of Babylon was once a thriving community, enjoying peace and prosperity. However, all that changed when monsters invaded the land. Eventually, the entire population was wiped out and Babylon became an enclosed area no one dared to enter. Only one brave adventurer traveled to Babylon in an attempt to destroy the evil that dominated it. Babylon is a side-view action game with light platforming and role-playing elements. The game takes place across interconnected screens, often arranged in maze-like patterns, with vertical shafts that required climbing, dropping down, or jumping...

Back to the Future Adventure

Back to the Future Adventure

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 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...

Backgammon

Backgammon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Balance of Power

Balance of Power

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

The year is 1986. You take on the role of the US President or the Russian General Secretary. You have the full industrial capacity, covert forces, and military might of your country at your command. Your job? To make your country the world's most powerful and prestigious over the course of your eight years in office. Sounds easy, doesn't it? It would be if the other guy didn't have his finger poised over a red button that could wipe out the world! You must use diplomacy, make treaties, issue risky, covert CIA or KGB actions, or riskier, direct military intervention to prop up third world...

Ball Panicker

Ball Panicker

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

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...

Baltic Kantai wo Oe

Baltic Kantai wo Oe

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1982

Bastard Special

Bastard Special

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Bastard Special is an action RPG, somewhat similar to The Legend of Zelda (even though that one is an action adventure), based on the manga and anime "Bastard". You fight monsters and humanoid beings in a very huge dungeon, eventually getting gold and experience points. Gold can be used to spend outside the dungeons in shops where you can buy better weapons, armor and shields, items for healing or other purposes, spells or in a temple to heal your status.

Batten Tanuki no Daibouken

Batten Tanuki no Daibouken

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

An action platformer starring a fighting raccoon dog.

Battle Entry

NEC PC-8801 - Homebrew

Battle Entry is a doujin action game in which you control a tank (the player is on the right side) and you have to destroy the other tank. You have a movable turret at the top that you can move in 8 directions. There are two difficulty settings and the option to watch the computer play against itself.

Battle Mecha Xabungle: Blue Gale: Part 1

Battle Mecha Xabungle: Blue Gale: Part 1

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

Battle Skin Panic

Battle Skin Panic

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 15, 1990

Arigawa is just an ordinary Japanese teenager, who attends an ordinary Japanese high school. At least he was ordinary until he met Mimi, the charming new exchange student. One day, being a perfect gentleman, Arigawa walked her home after the school, but was attacked by angry female martial artists. Mimi reveals to him that she has studied esoteric martial skills by a man known simply as "The Teacher". Unfortunately, not every one who knows these secret techniques uses them for the good. The young hero gets involved in a conflict from which there is no escape...

Battle-Bunnygirl

Battle-Bunnygirl

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1990

Battle-Bunnygirl is a JRPG where you lead a group of three female protagonists (all "bunnygirls", which means they look like Playboy bunny girls), and you wander around an overworld, going into towns where you buy stuff in shops and rest in inns and outside towns you fight monsters and humanoid beings ... which are always female.

Belloncho Series 1: Body Inspection in Belloncho: Girl's High-School Version

Belloncho Series 1: Body Inspection in Belloncho: Girl's High-School Version

NEC PC-8801 - Released - March 29, 1990

You are Nanako Hongou, a new transfer student to the all-girls school, St. Belloncho Academy. Hearing rumors of a sketchy body inspection taking place at the school infirmary, you decide to take it upon yourself to unearth the culprit, and expose the secrets of St. Belloncho Academy. Fight an eclectic cast of delinquents while going about your school life and solving mysteries.

The Big Oil King

The Big Oil King

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

The Big Oil King is a simulation game for 1-4 players. The goal is to become filthy rich and the titular oil king by buying oil fields. Some are more expensive to buy than others and the player can only buy certain oil fields.

Bishoujo Baseball Gakuen

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

Bishoujo Noriko

Bishoujo Noriko

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Bishoujo Shashinkan Bangai-Hen: Outside Story

Bishoujo Shashinkan Bangai-Hen: Outside Story

NEC PC-8801 - Released - September 10, 1990

This is a story of everyday life in female-dominant police department. Yuko conducts investigations, arrests and enjoys her work as police officer.

Bishoujo Shashinkan Series Part III: Photo Club Kyoufu no Yakatahen

Bishoujo Shashinkan Series Part III: Photo Club Kyoufu no Yakatahen

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Bishoujo Shashinkan: Studio Cut

Bishoujo Shashinkan: Studio Cut

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Bishoujo Shasinkan: Moving School

Bishoujo Shasinkan: Moving School

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

In Bishōjo shashinkan (Pretty girls photo exhibition or something like that), your task is to photograph pretty girls in various situations. You are given a choice of point-and-shoot, single lens reflex and a pro camera. In order to get a real photograph, you must evaluate the lighting situation and subject and choose the correct shutter speed, film speed, aperture and whether to use flash or not. The choice of camera is also a choice of difficulty level. With a point-and-shoot, you need only get one variable right, whereas the pro camera requires you to set both aperture, shutter and film...

Bishoujo wa Check ga Osuki

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

The Black Bass

The Black Bass

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Rumor says that the legendary Black Onyx, an artifact that grants eternal youth and happiness to those who can find it, lies within the Black Tower near the town of Utsuro. You assemble a party of brave adventurers and venture into the tower, defeating monsters on your way to the great treasure. The Black Onyx is one of the first traditional role-playing games made by a Japanese company. It is similar in gameplay to early Wizardry and Ultima games with killing monsters and exploring dungeons, with dark, realistic visuals. The player creates a party (up to five members) and explores a...

Blackpoole no Tsurugi

Blackpoole no Tsurugi

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The Blade of Blackpoole is an illustrated text adventure with a medieval fantasy setting. Starting with only a pocket full of gold coins, the player's task is to recover the magical sword Myraglym, last seen near the lake at Blackpoole. On the way to the goal, there will be large forests, tricky swamps, a dangerous maze and high cliffs. Deadly creatures also abound, including a talking carnivorous plant, an aggressive lizardman and a hungry water beast. Some helpful characters may also be in the area. The game consists of around 60 locations, each with its own picture. Many of the...

Blue Moon Story: Part I

Blue Moon Story: Part I

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

Bokosuka Wars

Bokosuka Wars

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

King Ogreth of the Basam Empire has invaded your country and either captured or turned into rocks and trees all your soldiers. You, king Suren, are left completely alone. In a desperate attempt, you decide to walk to king Ogreth's castle and to defeat him. You hope you'll be able to find some way to bring your soldiers back to you... In this strategy game, your goal sounds simple – just walk a distance of 600 meters and defeat king Ogreth. But to do that is not simple at all. Bumping into trees and rocks, king Suren can bring his soldiers to life. Once there are some knights in his small...

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

In Bomb Jack, the player controls Jack, who must collect all the bombs in order to complete the current round and go onto the next one. This sounds easy, right? Wrong! Making Jack's task difficult are numerous enemies such as birds, mummies, turtles, and orbs. In each round, collecting a number of bombs results in a bonus coin appearing, and collecting this coin will make the player's score increase 2 to 4 times. More often than not, the "power ball" appears, and when you collect this, you can defeat enemies and have more time to collect all the bombs. There is also the "E" coin, which...

Bouken Roman

Bouken Roman

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Boukenshatachi: Kenja no Yuigon

Boukenshatachi: Kenja no Yuigon

NEC PC-8801 - Released - May 23, 1986

Chinese style gag-comedy. You train in the mountains with your master. One day a mysterious stranger hands over a golden a key. And so the adventure starts...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth. In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders. There are 20 areas to be completed. On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their...

Bubblegum Crisis: Crime Wave

Bubblegum Crisis: Crime Wave

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

Bubblegum Crisis: Crime Wave is a Simulation game, developed and published by Victor Interactive Software, which was released in Japan in 1989 Based on the characters rather than directly on the OAV series. The opening sequence explains that an unexpected Boomer attack is taking place in Downtown Megatokyo. A mysterious imposter from the AD Police seems to be involved and shortly after Nene goes missing. The game begins in Sylia's apartment where you choose which Knight Saber will uncover Nene's mysterious disappearance. Controlling the game is simple; arrow keys move your character and...

Burai: Joukan

Burai: Joukan

NEC PC-8801 - 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,...

Burning Point

Burning Point

NEC PC-8801 - Released - February 1, 1989

A young private detective named Mike Steel has opened a new office in Santa Chris, California. One day, a distinguished-looking elderly couple arranges an interview with him. It appears that their granddaughter is presumed dead, but the body has never been found. The couple hires Mike to search for the missing body; but as the detective begins to investigate the matter, he realizes that there is a much bigger conspiracy behind that. Burning Point is a mystery-themed adventure game. The game does not have the usual set of simple verb commands with object lists, which is common for Japanese...

Byakuya Monogatari

Byakuya Monogatari

NEC PC-8801 - Released - November 11, 1988

College student Hiroyuki Sato came to a hot spring resort and was shocked by western type mansion known as witch's house and decided to sneak in. This is a horror game with some comedy elements. The gameplay consists of you selecting a verb from the listed options, followed by a noun on the next one.

The Byouin

The Byouin

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Patients begin to die one by one under mysterious circumstances in a mental hospital. A young nurse named Ikuko Matsuda doubts that these deaths were natural. On day, Ikuko disappears, leaving behind a blood-stained cash card. Her fiance Katsuyoshi Yamazaki ventures into the hospital, attempting to investigate the mystery. The Byouin ("The Hospital") is an adventure game mostly consisting of text, with a few black-white anime-style drawings or digitized photos for certain locations and events. It is, however, not a text adventure, since there is no text input. The player selects commands...

Can Can Bunny

Can Can Bunny

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

The story of this game is simple. The protagonist is a lonely guy who constantly dreams about having a girlfriend but doesn't do anything to actually get one. One night, a fairy with bunny ears named Ariko appears in front of him and says she will fulfill one wish for him. Afterwards she simply guesses what the guy needs most badly: a girlfriend. So she gives him a magic book, which will give him information about five beautiful girls living somewhere in the city. With this book the hero's chances are increased. The quest for love begins! The game plays like a standard Japanese adventure...

Can Can Bunny Superior

Can Can Bunny Superior

NEC PC-8801 - 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...

Cannon Ball

Cannon Ball

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

You are the Cannon Man and you have to shoot the bouncing ball. When you hit the ball it will fall apart in two or three smaller balls and If you hit those smaller balls, they will also fall apart into two or three smaller balls. And if you hit the smallest balls again they will disappear. The gameplay is straightforward, you can only move from left to right and can shoot straight up. Don't get hit by the bouncing balls!

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