NEC PC-9801

The PC-9800 series, commonly shortened to PC-98, is a lineup of Japanese 16-bit and 32-bit personal computers manufactured by NEC from 1982 through 2000. The platform established NEC's dominance in the Japanese personal computer market, and by 1999,...

The 2nd Super Witch Great War

NEC PC-9801 - 1995

A simple strategy game featuring characters borrowed from popular anime, such as Magic Knights Rayearth and Akazukin Chacha.

3×3 Eyes Sanjiyan Henjyo

3×3 Eyes Sanjiyan Henjyo

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 5, 1993

Sanjiyan Henjō is based on the manga and anime series 3x3 Eyes. Pai, a young girl from the immortal tribe of sanzhiyan, three-eyed demons of Chinese origin, wants to become a human again. She meets a Japanese teenager named Yakumo Fujii, whom she accidentally turns into a "wu", an immortal obedient servant of a three-eyed demon. Together, Pai and Yakumo try to regain their lost humanity. This game can be considered a side-story to the series. The player does not control Yakumo, but an ordinary high-school student named Kenichi Yamamoto. Accidentally, Kenichi comes into contact with the...

46 Okunen Monogatari: The Shinkaron

46 Okunen Monogatari: The Shinkaron

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 24, 1990

The dawn of time...You are one of the first creatures to inhabit the earth! There were no peace treaties back in the early days, just your character in a jaw-clamping, teeth-flying, survival of the fittest, right to live. With the new Multi-change option and "Book of Life" feature, you can create and save up to 50 of the biggest, baddest creatures you can conjure up! The only thing standing between you and the fabled land of Eden, are 4.6 billion years worth of Mother Nature's meanest creations!

Ah! An

Ah! An

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 22, 1993

Ah! An is an Adventure game, developed and published by Wendy Magazine, which was released in Japan in 1993.

Alantia: Legend of Blue Star

Alantia: Legend of Blue Star

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 21, 1988

Alantia is a rail shooter, much like Space Harrier, but with a few twists. Instead of a flying man, you play as a running girl that shoots magic bolts from her staff. It has some very nice graphics for its time and boasts some very good music. It takes place in Sword World, a Tabletop Role Playing Game setting that is very popular in Japan. While most other Sword World video games are RPGs or visual novels, Alantia is very different, being an action game.

Alpha Dain

Alpha Dain

NEC PC-9801 - April 28, 1992

Turn based strategy with Giant Mecha

Amaranth

Amaranth

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 14, 1990

Trouble is in the kingdom of Stellar. The lovely princess has disappeared, and the king sends his best men to investigate. All they find on the spot where the princess has vanished is a confused young boy who has lost his memory and knows only his name: Liann. Since he still might have some connection to the princess' disappearance, the king sends Liann on a quest to find her. And perhaps along the way, the boy will be able to find the magic flower called Amaranth, that restores people's memories... Amaranth is a RPG with action-based combat. Enemies appear randomly, and Liann and his party...

Amaranth II

Amaranth II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 21, 1992

Years have passed since the great hero Liann Fremdes defeated the evil Bosedorf and brought peace to the kingdom of Stellar, opening a new chapter in its glorious history. Liann has retired since then, hoping to have some peace for himself. But once a hero, always a hero: an aggressive nation from the West threatens the country, and help is needed. Liann arrives at the city of Strahl to talk to the local king, and hooks up with an elf girl named Din who is willing to accompany the hero on his travels... Amaranth II is the second in the series of action-based RPGs. The party roams the world...

Amaranth III

Amaranth III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 14, 1994

Amaranth III directly continues the story of the second game. The knight Lyann Fremdes and his lovely companion, the elf Din, the heroes of the game, head to the city of Dematria, where Din is met with joy; there is even an article about her magical healing powers in a local newspaper. All goes well till the heroes decide to visit the city Magnelia. A hostile army invades the train station and massacres people. Looks like Lyann and Din have to hide for the time being, before they can think of a secure way to stop the enemies - which is anything but easy, since the enemy seems to possess...

Amaranth IV

Amaranth IV

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 4, 1995

Amaranth IV continues the over-arching story of the series. The main heroine in this game is not Liann Fremdes, the usual protagonist of Amaranth games, but his lovely elf companion Din. After visiting the ancient city of Posse and meeting some new friends, Din heads to the capital city of Stellar to meet prince Deinass, whom she helped eight years ago during events described in the previous game. But shadows from the past keep haunting the young prince. His sister is kidnapped by an old acquaintance. Din, Deinass, and their friends must do everything they can to bring her back and to stop a...

Amaranth KH

Amaranth KH

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 21, 1995

Amaranth KH is a side-story in the Amaranth series, and can be considered a prequel to all the previous games; it doesn't feature the same heroes, but is set in the same universe, at a much earlier time, when the kingdom of Stellar was not yet built and when Posse was a flourishing city. The game tells the story of Landschaft, a young warrior in the army or Rauschritt. He trains in the Posse camp with his best friend Dienstag and the lovely Jungfer. He is well-known for his courage, but he first needs to prove himself worthy of being a true night. It began as an educational battle for the...

Angel

Angel

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1993

Angel Army

Angel Army

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 1, 1993

The first creation of Illusion, a company famous for its adult games, was a turn-based war game - with the only factor hinting at its creator's libido-flattering future being the generals of the game - all pretty girls, all from different countries. There are three modes in the game: player vs. computer, in which the player selects any general of any country; campaign mode, in which the player progresses stage-by-stage, beginning with Japan; and two-player mode, in which the players can choose any stage from the beginning. The gameplay itself is rather complex; as the general, the player...

Angel Halo

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 17, 1996

The year is 1999. All over the world, excitement grows as the next millennium approaches. For the ordinary Japanese teenager Masa it doesn't mean that much. But very soon he discovers that he was wrong. At the turn of the millennium, ancient prophecies are being fulfilled. The advent of the Messiah is near, and the forces of darkness send their minions to corrupt and enslave the world. They have infiltrated Masa's high school as well. With the help of the exchange student Sophia, who is in fact an angel in human form, Masa must stop the evil... Angel Halo is a visual novel: the entire game...

Angel Night

Angel Night

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 26, 1996

In the miraculous World of Demons, there lived a vampiric count. One day, standing near the statue of the Goddess of Time, the count thought with sadness of everyone's mortal fate; at this moment the God of Death appeared, telling the count he has a visitor in his castle. The visitor turns out to be a succubus named Karuru, who suggests that the count trains two young female demons, Tiris and Emalis, and sends them to the other worlds... Angel Night has elements of adventure game (verb-based interface, menu-based navigation through the game world, usage of inventory items, etc.), visual...

Appareden: Fukuryuu no Shou

Appareden: Fukuryuu no Shou

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 8, 1995

The rulers of Edo have heard about a powerful Dragon God who was sealed long time ago, and whose defeat made it possible to create the country of Japan. He wants to restore this great power for his own selfish purposes. The hero of the game is a young warrior named Gento, whose companion is a feline creature named Benimaru. One day Gento arrives at a northern village and is attacked by Edo soldiers. Determined to find out the reason for this hostility, Gento and Benimaru embark on a long journey across the whole Japan.

Area 88: Etranger 1995

Area 88: Etranger 1995

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 16, 1995

Area 88: Ikkakujuu no Kiseki

Area 88: Ikkakujuu no Kiseki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 10, 1995

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1987

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 the bat below them as they fall (meaning that you risk missing the ball if you go for them at the wrong time). The power-ups include lasers (which are mounted to each side of the ship and allow you to shoot out the blocks), a catching device (so as to be able to fire the ball off at a different angle...

Ash.

Ash.

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 7, 1994

Battle Skin Panic 9821

Battle Skin Panic 9821

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 21, 1993

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...

Binyuu Hunter

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 28, 1995

After the Earth became devastated by pollution and other disasters, humans started building space colonies. The majority of human beings were born in space since then. But their health was much worse than the health of average human being born on the Earth before. Scientists have developed a unique technology on the second oldest space colony, named T2. But something went terribly wrong, and soon the scientists realized that they were killing human beings with the new technology. The project leader was killed, and a man named Nakajima took the power into his own hands, intending to continue...

Brandish

Brandish

NEC PC-9801 - October 25, 1991

Once there was a prosperous kingdom, which was protected by a tower, where a mighty dragon was living. The people of the kingdom were secure with such a guardian. But one man wanted the dragon's power for something else, and this man was the king. He went to the tower and tried to kill the dragon, in order to rob his power. But the dragon's fury turned the king into a horrible creature, a demon, and his evil essence made his entire kingdom sink deep under the earth. Many years have passed, and now you take control of a traveler named Varik (Ares in the Japanese version). A young woman...

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 12, 1993

The Planet Buster continues the story that was told in the first Brandish, depicting the events that happened three years after the evil demonic king was defeated in his lost kingdom, sunken deep underground. The player takes control of a young warrior named Ares, who wields a magical weapon - a powerful sword called the Planet Buster. One day, while traveling through a desert, Ares is captured by a warlock named Karl, who is after the powers hidden within the magical sword. Suspecting Ares might have some valuable information, Karl doesn't execute him, but takes away the Planet Buster and...

Bretonne Lais

Bretonne Lais

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 24, 1989

Bretonne Lais is a role-playing game loosely based on the Breton lays, medieval European (mostly French or English) romance tales drawing inspiration from chivalric stories and Celtic mythology and folklore. Rather than presenting a single story the game is divided into several unrelated scenarios, each involving Celtic legends and mostly focusing on supernatural motives (floating islands, unicorns, popular Celtic figures such as Queen Mab, etc.). The player can choose between several male and female characters with pre-defined anime-style portraits, allocating points into their primary...

Briganty: The Roots of Darkness

Briganty: The Roots of Darkness

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 27, 1995

Briganty: The Roots of Darkness is a side-scrolling action game with role-playing, platforming and beat-em-up elements. Stages are selected from a map and for the most part must be completed in a linear order, though at some points the player can choose which stage to tackle first. In the town it is possible to heal and save the game. The player controls Gady most of the time, though in some stages Sephina is the playable character. Both can jump, defend, and dash; Gady uses fists to beat up enemies, while Sephina fights with a sword. Stages are populated by various types of enemies and...

Broadway Densetsu Ellena

Broadway Densetsu Ellena

NEC PC-9801 - December 15, 1994

Under the long title of “Broadway Densetsu Ellena: The Legend that a girl who wanna get a chance with her DANCE be cool” lies a game where our blonde protagonist named Ellena travels the world imitating the steps of her international teachers in pursuit of the dream of getting that aformentioned "cool dance". The further the game advances, the longer the sequence of movements becomes, and therefore the harder it is to remember it.

Burning Dragon Plus

Burning Dragon Plus

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 25, 1994

Cal

Cal

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1990

The hero of this game is an ordinary high school student (the player has to name him by himself). He is mostly interested in pretty girls, in particular the lovely Mika, with whom he is even ready to discuss books just to get her attention. One day, a beautiful woman appears in front of him out of nowhere. She says that she is Venus, the goddess of love. She comes from a world called Cal, the eternal world populated by lovely girls. She tells the hero that soon he will be needed in that world... and disappears. Was that a dream? Or will our hero really travel to the magical world of Cal and...

Cal Gaiden: Tiny Steps

Cal Gaiden: Tiny Steps

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 24, 1993

Cal Gaiden is not directly connected to other Cal games story-wise, completely abandoning the protagonist Wataru Ishibashi, the storyline concerning ancient Greek gods, and the multi-cultural fantasy setting. Instead, it follows the exploits of Satoru, a young man who its trying to find the love of his life. There are four possible candidates: the initial romantic interest Mari Inoue, the elusive Manako Sakamoto, and two co-workers - Ami and Yōko. The player can choose to start a specific chapter dedicated to each of these young women (the last two are grouped together). The gameplay...

Cal II

Cal II

NEC PC-9801 - 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...

Cal III

Cal III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 10, 1993

Two years have passed since Wataru Ishibashi, an ordinary high-school student in modern-day Japan, visited the magic world of beautiful goddesses and rescued his girlfriend Mika. It seems he can now finally enjoy a peaceful time with his beloved girl. But one day, his old friend Ches, a cute cat-like fairy girl, appears in his room and summons him to the world of gods. It appears that Venus, the goddess of love, is in trouble due to the unforeseen events that have led to the outbreak of the Trojan war. Wataru is about to begin another adventure in the world of gods and ancient cultures. Cal...

Caramel Quest: Meitenkyō no Megami Zō

Caramel Quest: Meitenkyō no Megami Zō

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 14, 1991

Long time ago, during the celestial war between the light and the dark heavenly realms, a beautiful goddess statue was sent to promote peace between the realms. However, the dark side used the statue for the opposite purpose. In the end, powerful magic was needed to shatter the statue and finally starting the era of peace. However, the spirit of the goddess is about to be resurrected. Many years later, the young prince Toffeel is dreaming of a present for his birthday, but is sent by his strict father on a mission to exterminate monsters. Soon he becomes involved in the greatest adventure of...

The Castle

The Castle

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1985

In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

Castles

Castles

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 21, 1992

Build a series of castles to gain dominion over all the land. You'll have to make decisions that will affect your favor with the Church, nobles, and peasants. Keep a strong military and a large workforce while watching the level of your treasury.

Castles II: Bretagne Touitsu Senki

Castles II: Bretagne Touitsu Senki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 3, 1993

Castles II expands on the original by changing the interface and adding video cutscenes on the CD-based versions. You choose to be one of five feuding lords vying for the Crown. Conquering, spying, sabotage, diplomacy, whatever it takes--as long as you keep the Pope and your people happy. You have to reach 7,000 points to petition the Pope for the throne, and then you have to maintain those points for 4-5 game months to win the game. However, your rivals will attack you as soon as the Pope declares his support, so be sure you have a strong military before applying for the Papal...

Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross: Love Stories

Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross: Love Stories

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 29, 1994

Based on the Macross anime, Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Love Stories is a direct sequel to Skull Leader; the game continues its story, as the humans on board the SDF-1 Macross continue to fight the Zentradi aliens under the command of Britai Kridanik. Visual style and gameplay system are nearly identical to those of the predecessor: the player deploys unit commanders on an isometric battle field and moves them in turn-based fashion, attacking enemies with mechs and space ships controlled by the commanders. The sequel features more different human commanders as well as new ship and mech types....

CORPSE-PARTY

CORPSE-PARTY

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 22, 1996

The game begins with Ayumi Shinozaki who is telling a scary story to her friends who have decided to stay in school after the cultural festival. Suddenly, someone knocks at the door and Satoshi Mochida, terrified, goes to open it. He is surprised when he finds his little sister who came looking for him. Following the presentations, the classmates decide to tidy up the room until they hear a strange sound. Frightened, they prepare and leave the class when a sudden earthquake catapults them into an abandoned schoolhouse. The protagonists are all in the same dimension, but they decide to form...

Cosmic Psycho

Cosmic Psycho

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 20, 1991

Kazuyuki is just an ordinary Japanese high-school student... or so he was before he saw a strange dream. In that dream, a girl was calling him from the outer space, imploring him to help her... The next day, Kazuyuki receives a strange phone call, after which he finds himself on board of a space ship! The girl from his dream appears and introduces herself: she is Marin, one of the members of a special squad that fights mysterious alien beings known as EX. Apparently, her message through time went to the wrong recipient, and now Kazuyuki is "stuck" in the end of the twenty-third century,...

CrEastar: Planets in Legend

CrEastar: Planets in Legend

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 10, 1989

CrEastar is an RPG game set on another planet. Players take the role of Alex, a warrior in a mecha suit who witnesses the destruction of his hometown by invaders from space. The game plays out like a typical turn-based RPG with some exceptions such as the ability to target multiple enemies in one attack and healing by taking steps. Alex also gains back some HP after each battle. Alex can increase his max HP by either leveling up after gathering enough experience or finding power-ups hidden in various areas and can jump to get over gaps in caves. The enemies are not visible on the map and...

CRW metal jacket

CRW metal jacket

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 7, 1994

You command a group of well-armed soldiers through a series of missions, from infiltrating a drug lord's mansion to assassinating the leader of a coup. The game proceeds in real-time, but you can pause the action at any time to give orders for your soldiers to move or attack. Your units can pilot one of three specialized mechs: Attacker, Defender, or Sniper, and your squad leader Reiko has an exclusive Commander mech. Each mech has a special move in addition to attacking or defending, such as the Defender's Search, which reveals a small area of the map from the fog of war.

D'ark

D'ark

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 11, 1992

Somewhere lies a beautiful island, which for centuries has been the battle ground for the titanic war between the forces of Light and Darkness. No side was able to control the island for a long time; after a while, the war raged anew, and the island fell under the control of the other side. Forty years ago, the Light, represented by human being, prevailed in the latest battle. The island was occupied by humans. One day, a strange-looking man appeared on it. He had no memory of his own past, except his name, Dulldeek, and the hatred to humans. Without knowing what this hatred was caused by,...

Dark Seraphim

Dark Seraphim

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 14, 1995

God created paradise, where the angels lived, and the Earth, populated by humans. The humans were not content with their fate and rebelled against God. But as a result, demons invaded the Earth, led by Satan himself. The proud humans of the city Sodom started building the Tower of Babel (sic), trying to reach the skies. God sent a high-ranked seraph named Alucard to reason with humans. However, archangel Michael thought differently, figuring that the humans deserved no forgiveness. Meanwhile, the Satan has his own plans...

Dead Force

Dead Force

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 29, 1994

In the middle of the continent of Lorelei lies the Karma mountain range, separating two cultures. To the East is the peaceful, rural Canaan federation. To the West is Dardila, the land of monks. The peaceful days of these nations were over when a meteor fell on Dardila, gradually turning the monks evil. A war erupted, and Dardilan forces overrun Canaan. Marion, the crown prince of Canaan, has just turned fourteen, and has to deal with the tremendous responsibility of commanding his army and winning the war. Dead Force is a tactical role-playing game. The entire game consists of large-scale...

Dead of the Brain

Dead of the Brain

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 15, 1992

The day began with great news: the genius scientist Dr. Cooger phoned his friend, a young man named Cole, and told him that he has, in fact, invented a medicine that resurrects living beings! So, where's the catch? Well, there seems to be a tiny problem... the resurrected creature turns into a wild, murderous zombie! After such a "resurrection" (performed on a poor policeman), the great scientist and his buddy escape to the cemetery, where they accidentally drop the vial with the resurrection medicine...

Dead of the Brain 2

Dead of the Brain 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 26, 1993

The devastating zombie invasion, caused by the scientist Dr. Cooger and his resurrection medicine, was finally stopped, and the young hero Cole could marry his sweetheart Sheila. But alas, if only everything could be so simple... A biker gang starts terrorizing the town. Sheila and Cole find a dead body in Cole's apartment. And soon they discover that not all the traces of the resurrection medicine were destroyed...

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1991

"Well, kid, you really stepped in it this time! Either you're bein' framed for a murder or you really iced the guy, but if I was you, I'd get outta town. 'Course I ain't you, and you ain't got my sense. Knowin' you, you'll try ta figure it all out. Jeesh, some guys never learn. Do ya really think ya got a chance with the cops, the mob and who knows who else all after ya? Well good luck, pal. Oh by the way, did I mention that ya don't even remember who ya are?" Enter Deja Vu, one of Mindscape's interactive graphic adventures. They're games which draw you into the action. There are no...

Dennou Gakuen

Dennou Gakuen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 15, 1989

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.

Dennou Gakuen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 15, 1989

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.

Dennou Gakuen II: Highway Buster!!

Dennou Gakuen II: Highway Buster!!

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 10, 1989

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. The game is a minimalistic adventure game, where the player goes around the campus and town using seven commands. Talking to people advances the...

Dennou Gakuen III: Top o Nerae!

Dennou Gakuen III: Top o Nerae!

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 24, 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...

Dennou Gakuen IV: Ape Hunter J

Dennou Gakuen IV: Ape Hunter J

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 20, 1991

In 2006 the people had just one anxiety - "Monkey". Elimination of ozone layer by ultraviolet rays after 1980s caused ape mutation evolution. Mutants were intelligent and since they started to look like humans they secretly infiltrated human society. Thus appeared ape hunters - specialists in identification and "processing" of monkeys. You are such an ape hunter and you've just received a request from school director to reveal monkeys in the school. The only way to check it is undress the subject and find evidence of his red ass and tail.

Desire ~Haitoku no Rasen~

Desire ~Haitoku no Rasen~

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 22, 1994

A research institute is located on a remote island. Apparently the researches being conducted there have some sort of an unofficial link with the military, so journalist Albert Macdgul is sent to investigate and see what he can find out. At the same time Tina, a young girl, is washed ashore on the island with no recollection of what has happened to her or who she is. Meanwhile, the technical manager Makoto Izumi seems to think that something weird is going on with the researches being conducted.

Diadrum

Diadrum

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 2, 1993

Diadrum is a Strategy game, developed and published by Nippon Create, which was released in Japan in 1993

Diadrum

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 2, 1993

Diadrum is a Strategy game, developed and published by Nippon Create, which was released in Japan in 1993

DOOM

DOOM

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 9, 1994

You're a Marine stationed on Mars when a military experiment goes wrong. Your mission: Blast your way to freedom through the classic world of DOOM. Face off against Hell’s army, including stampeding demons, and lay waste to rooms of monsters with an arsenal of classic weapons.

DOOM II

DOOM II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 29, 1995

Let the Obsession begin. Again. This time, the entire forces of the netherworld have overrun Earth. To save her, you must descend into the stygian depths of Hell itself! Battle mightier, nastier, deadlier demons and monsters. Use more powerful weapons. Survive more mind-blowing explosions and more of the bloodiest, fiercest, most awesome blastfest ever!

Dr. Brain: Puzzle no Shiro

Dr. Brain: Puzzle no Shiro

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 9, 1992

Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a two-part series of educational puzzle-games from Sierra. This brain-blasting game is set, how surprisingly, in Dr. Brain's castle, where the player will have to beat Dr. Brain's traps and puzzles in order to fulfill the assignment given.

Dragon Half

Dragon Half

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 3, 1993

Meet Mink. She is in love with a pop singer and dragon-slayer Dick Saucer; however, to win his love, Mink has to find a magical potion to turn her into a human. In the game, Mink and her friend Lufa and Pia are having a vacation on the beach, listening to Dick Saucer's concert on the radio. When Dick mentions Mink in his "special thanks" speech, she decides to find him no matter what, even if it means changing her own nature.

Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 1, 1989

Strawberry Fields was once a peaceful land. Ruled by the lovely queen Luna and populated only by women, the country knew no trouble. The Goddess Tower protected the inhabitants of Strawberry Fields. But recently, something happened in the tower. It is said that a dragon descended upon it, spawning an army of dragon knights who were threatening the peaceful land. The queen Luna summons you, a wandering adventurer, to descend into the depth of the Goddess Tower and to purge the evil from the land.

Dragon Knight 4

Dragon Knight 4

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 25, 1994

Years have passed after Takeru defeated the ultimate evil. He married his sweetheart Luna, and they had a son named Kakeru. This fifteen-year-old boy has one weakness: he likes naked female elves. But soon he learns that the evil wizard Lushifon wants to turn all people into stones and control the whole world while nobody is able to stop him. Together with the mysterious swordsman Eto and many other heroes, Kakeru must perform his ultimate quest and defeat Lushifon and his minions.

Dragon Knight II

Dragon Knight II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 21, 1990

Strawberry Fields; a magic country populated almost exclusively by beautiful young girls (that is, if we don't count the Wise Old Man and a couple of other male exceptions). All went well in this peaceful place, until the evil witch Mesaana abducted some of the country's lovely inhabitants and placed a curse upon them, turning them into hideous monsters. Enter Takeru Yamato, a young adventurer who happens to be in Strawberry Fields at that time. Takeru is told that in order to remove the curse one has to find three sacred writings, buried deep within three dangerous dungeons. Looks like a job...

Dragon Knight III

Dragon Knight III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 13, 1991

After liberating Strawberry Fields from an evil curse in his previous adventure, Takeru finds himself in a situation unworthy of his heroic status: robbers have taken all his possessions, including his magic sword, and even his clothes! So the first task for the unsuccessful hero will be to get some money. Luckily, the mayor has an assignment for the hero, for which he is also willing to pay. Takeru accepts the assignment without knowing what it will lead to - traveling all over the world, fighting fearsome enemies, encounter beautiful women, and solving a mystery that will also reveal the...

Dragon Sōseiki

Dragon Sōseiki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 7, 1992

The setting of Dragon Sōseiki is based on true historical evidence of a pre-Inca civilization in South America, today's Bolivia, known as Tiawanako or Tiwanaku, stretching in time as far as 1500 BC. The game incorporates some historical and mythological information about the Tiawanako culture; however, most of the other elements for the setting, the characters, and the plot are pure fantasy. The game follows the adventures of a young orphan named Guy Pendragon, who explores the Great Underground Empire of Tiawanako with his old mentor Topa. The mayor of one of the towns asks Guy to bring...

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 15, 1991

The prophecy has been fulfilled. The world shall be ruled by the dragons. On an island far away, their lords prepare for the conquest of the lands. There is only one hope for mankind. The emperor sends out four heroes -- warriors and magicians -- to solve the puzzle of tears and prevent the invasion of the Drakkhen. Drakkhen is a role-playing game with a visual presentation that combines 3D landscapes and 2D interiors. The player's party will travel overland on a flat terrain made up of vectors, on which 2D objects are zoomed (The same type of engine was later used in Eternam). The player will...

E.S.P

E.S.P

NEC PC-9801 - February 19, 2020

E.S.P. is a side-scrolling shooter. There is no plot in the game - the player controls a robot-like flying device, shooting his way through hordes of organic and mechanical enemies. The player-controlled device can be moved in four directions, and also adjust the angle of fire. There is only one kind of power-up in the game (a floating letter P); eating it will expand the range of the device's fire and also grant it an additional weapon (shooting blue spheres); the player can then adjust the fire angle in such a way that the device can shoot in different directions with different...

E.V.O.: The Theory of Evolution

E.V.O.: The Theory of Evolution

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 20, 2020

It's time to start your own exciting Theory of Evolution! 4.6 billion years ago, a miraculous planet was born in a small corner of the universe. 1 billion years after that Life emerged there, and it was given an important mission... That Life..., was you! Your story beings in the seas 400 million years ago, home of the first fish, the Thelodus. One day these once peaceful waters are touched by the long reach of the Devil... This is a role-playing game where you start as a fish with four different attributes (Wisdom, Vitality, Endurance, and Attack). Your character's evolution is based...

Edge

Edge

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 15, 1993

In the 22nd century, a powerful magnetic wave obliterated half of Eurasia. Anarchy ensued, the traditional system of government was abolished, and the continent soon turned into a no-man's-land. The power shifted towards huge corporations, which controlled the construction of space stations and ensured living conditions on the Earth. Two oligarchs were the most powerful ones: Phatty in Hong-Kong, and Tenkai in Tokyo.

El-Hazard: The Magnificent World

El-Hazard: The Magnificent World

NEC PC-9801 - March 22, 1996

Elm Knight: A Living Body Armor

Elm Knight: A Living Body Armor

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 20, 1992

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

Epic

Epic

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 10, 1993

The sun is about to go supernova and humanity must find a new home. All the population is packed into a huge fleet of ships and they set off for a suitable planet. Unfortunately the route goes straight through the territory of a hostile alien race, the Rexxons. The game is a space shooter but you also get surface missions on different planets. The main emphasis on the game is the graphics which were excellent when the game was released but this meant that the game was very short with just 9 levels. There are loads of cutscenes all with music from Holst's planet suite.

Eve Burst Error

Eve Burst Error

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 24, 1995

A Bizarre Serial Murder Mystery. There's A Serial Killer Close By. A Prohibited Psychothriller. The Multi-Sight System Reveals Surprising Truth! In this game there are two heroes, Kojiroh and Marina, who are each called to solve their own cases. This game allows you to switch characters at any time to solve the mysteries these heroes encounter. This "Multi-Sight Adventure" allows you to view what's happening behind-the-scenes from the other character's perspective, bump into each other, and sometimes even help each other out. Together, they come closer and closer to the shocking truth...

Farland Story

Farland Story

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 15, 1993

A knight named Arc is in love with the beautiful priestess Ferio. One day, when Arc and his best friend Randia are out of town, a hostile army under the command of a mysterious Black Knight invades the town and kidnaps Ferio. Thus begins Arc's quest to defeat the enemies and to rescue his beloved one from their clutches.

Farland Story Denki: Arc Ou no Ensei

Farland Story Denki: Arc Ou no Ensei

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 10, 1994

This is a sequel to the first Farland Story game. After Arc and his friends have defeated the evil Demon King, the brave knight was chosen to be the next king, and the lovely priestess Ferio agreed to be his wife. On the day of coronation, Arc and his little sister recall the events of the grand battle, when suddenly they hear a noise from the shrine with the Hole Sword. When they rush there, they find out the sword was taken away by demons. So, was the Demon King not defeated by Arc after all? The game looks very similarly to its predecessor. The entire gameplay is dedicated to strategic...

Farland Story: Daichi no Kizuna

Farland Story: Daichi no Kizuna

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 17, 1995

This Farland Story game (chronologically the fifth in the main series) tells a story which is not directly connected to the adventures of Arc and his friends (told in the first three games). In this game, you control Kushna, the 17-year-old princess of Sardis. Two important people wish to marry her: the young Shacliff, prince of the neighbor kingdom Rulphan, and the count Geruda. However, the princess feels she is too young to marry anybody, and escapes the castle, dreaming to find a quiet place where she could practice martial arts. The situation changes somewhat when she accidentally meets...

Farland Story: Juuou no Akashi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 11, 1995

Farland Story: Juuou no Akashi is the seventh entry in the Farland Story series, and the final installment for the PC-98. Like its predecessor, Juuou no Akashi brings the familiar, light tactics gameplay of the rest of the series to a brand-new setting. This world is filled with the descendants of beast-gods, who can transform into the animal of their tribe. You play as Van, the son of the chief of the Lion Tribe, who meets a human princess trying to lift the curse a beastman placed on her father. Van recruits a colorful cast of characters from the various beast tribes, as well as humans,...

Farland Story: Juuou no Akashi

Farland Story: Juuou no Akashi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 11, 1995

Farland Story: Juuou no Akashi is the seventh entry in the Farland Story series, and the final installment for the PC-98. Like its predecessor, Juuou no Akashi brings the familiar, light tactics gameplay of the rest of the series to a brand-new setting. This world is filled with the descendants of beast-gods, who can transform into the animal of their tribe. You play as Van, the son of the chief of the Lion Tribe, who meets a human princess trying to lift the curse a beastman placed on her father. Van recruits a colorful cast of characters from the various beast tribes, as well as humans,...

Farland Story: Kamigami no Isen

Farland Story: Kamigami no Isen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1995

The sixth in the row on Farland Story games, "Kamigami no Isen" is set in a different world than the rest: a retro-style, Western-like environment with elements of sci-fi. You control a thief named Grey, who one day gets caught "in flagrante", and is saved by a girl named Elicia. It seems that Elicia and her sister have to escape the house, persecuted by enemies. Grey decides to help the sister, and gets involved in a conspiracy he would never dream about. Despite having a totally different story and setting, this Farland Story game still looks and plays more or less exactly the same as its...

Farland Story: Shirogane no Tsubasa

Farland Story: Shirogane no Tsubasa

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 11, 1994

Chronologically the fourth Farland Story game, "Shirogane no Tsubasa" makes a fresh start story-wise, bring the first Farland Story not to deal with the hero Arc and his friends. In this game, you follow the destiny of a rebel group, who had to flee from the evil despot Pepper. Led by the cat-man Darland and the fugitive Phir, the rebels must overcome all possible obstacles in order to put an end to the evil reign and to restore peace in the land. Although the game has a different story, it still looks and plays more or less the same way as the first three Farland Story games. The game...

Farland Story: Tenshi no Namida

Farland Story: Tenshi no Namida

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 15, 1994

"Tenshi no Namida" is a sequel to Farland Story Denki: Arc Ou no Ensei. One day the queen Ferio finds an unconscious young girl near the castle. The girl has lost her memory. In a terrible nightmare, she hears the voice of a demon lord, calling her "Fana". Beside this name, she cannot remember anything. Ferio asks her husband, the king Arc, to take Fana to a nearby city and to visit the archbishop, who might know more about Fana's past. The two are unaware of the grave dangers which await them because of this decision... The third in the row of Farland Story games, "Tenshi no Namida" looks...

Flame Zapper Kotsujin

Flame Zapper Kotsujin

NEC PC-9801 - Homebrew - 1996

Flashback

Flashback

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 22, 1994

You're Conrad B. Hart, Galaxis Bureau of Investigation Agent and right now you're stranded on a far-away planet after discovering an alien plot to overtake Earth. You must travel and find your way through four planets back to Earth and foil the aliens' sinister and deadly plans.

Fushigi no Umi no Nadia

Fushigi no Umi no Nadia

NEC PC-9801 - March 27, 1992

One of the games based on the Japanese animated series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, which is loosely based on works by the famous French writer Jules Verne, in particular Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. The story focuses on a fourteen-year-old French boy named Jean, who is a talented inventor and an avid adventurer. Together with Nadia, a runaway circus girl of mysterious African origins, they travel all around the world in an attempt to reveal the secret of Nadia's pendant, pursued by the race of Neo-Atlanteans and their ruthless leader Gargoyle. The game's narrative is...

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 4, 1997

In 199X, Tokyo was destroyed by ICBMs, resulting in a nuclear holocaust. Some people with foresight had built underground shelters and survived the Great Cataclysm, while demons began to rampage on the ground. People in the underground shelters still need to defend against demon invasion, and thus an organization called Devil Busters have formed. Around 20 years passed, and a new generation has grown up in the shelters...

GLO·RI·A ~Kindan no Ketsuzoku~

GLO·RI·A ~Kindan no Ketsuzoku~

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 9, 1996

In Gloria, the player controls a British exchange student with a good reputation in an American university, soon employed by a famous millionaire who wants the player to be a tutor for his daughters. He has five of them, all living in a beautiful mansion. Now it's up to the player to educate them...

Grand Prix Circus

Grand Prix Circus

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 20, 1990

Grand Prix Circus is a Racing game, developed and published by West Side, which was released in Japan in 1990

Grand Prix Circus 2

Grand Prix Circus 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 8, 1992

Grand Prix Circus 2 is a Racing game, developed and published by West Side, which was released in Japan in 1992

GunBlaze

GunBlaze

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1994

The events of this game take place in London, in the second half of the 19th century. Mark Flint is a young private detective. One day he sees several men assault a young girl near his apartment. He saves the girl, only to discover that he has seen her face already on a wanted poster. But the girl (whose name is Jewel) explains that she is being hunted by the mysterious society of Rosenkreuz. Her father was a great scientist who knew how to make items out of pure ether; his zeppelin was attacked, and the Rosenkreuz are after the ether-made necklace Jewel is wearing. Mark, Jewel, and their...

Hercequary

Hercequary

NEC PC-9801

Shrine maiden candidates from eight lands meet to fight to be crowned the priestess to rule the lands.

Hyper Securities: Kinmirai Bishoujo Police Nisshi

Hyper Securities: Kinmirai Bishoujo Police Nisshi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 27, 1995

Idol Project

Idol Project

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 22, 1994

In Idol Project, the player takes a role of a young man named Takashi, who works for a company called Mobius, an agency whose goal is to turn young Japanese girls into famous singers. The game can be qualified as simulation: the main gameplay focus is on finding young talents and helping them to become famous. There is also a strong RPG element in the game. Takashi and his recruited "stars" gain levels according to their success. Takashi also has two other parameters, "Power" and "HP". "Power" is Takashi's stamina, which depletes regularly and can be restored with food, sleep, medicine, etc....

Idol Project 2

Idol Project 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 22, 1995

Unlike the first Idol Project, the story of the sequel is directly related to to the anime series Idol Project, starring the same characters, with the young and ambitious Mimu Emilton as the protagonist. Mimu finds herself on a tropical island, where she must rise to fame by winning contests and promoting her singing skills. Like in the previous game, the majority of gameplay is dedicated to exploring the top-down city, visiting various places, searching for necessary people and raising the protagonist's parameters. Mimu has a much more detailed set of parameters than the hero of the previous...

Isaku

Isaku

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 25, 1995

Kenta is an ordinary Japanese teenager who enjoys his high school life. One day, he receives an anonymous letter, apparently from a girl, who says she likes him, and wants to meet him in an abandoned school building. However, upon arriving there, he finds that several of his classmates and teachers (mostly female) are there as well. When Kenta realizes they were lured there, it is already too late - they are locked in the building, unable to get out. Kenta must find a way to save his friends... but what if he can't save them all?.. Though a Japanese game, Isaku is a point-and-click...

Jinn: Eternal Hero

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 9, 1994

The hero of this game is much more interested in pretty girls than in ancient prophecies and religious rituals. However, once he finds out that his sweetheart Adiana is a descendant of an ancient god, and that young men of the village participate in a dangerous ritual in order to be chosen as her husband, the hero decides he must act. Little does he know that this would just be the beginning of a long adventure, involving all this stuff he is not interested in... plus lots of pretty girls! Jinn: Eternal Hero is a Japanese-style RPG with randomly appearing enemies and turn-based combat, with...

Kagaku Ninja-tai Gatchaman Taose! Galactor

Kagaku Ninja-tai Gatchaman Taose! Galactor

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

The game is based on the anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (also known under differently translated titles Battle of the Planets and G-Force). Set in the future, it describes the adventures of a team of five young superheroes under the command of Dr. Nambu, the head of the International Science Organization, whose goal is to fight evil aliens known as the Galactor. Led by the mysterious Berg Kattse and aided by a robotic construct known as the Turtle King, the Galactor are trying to steal uranium in order to create more machines and conquer the world. The Ninja Team is lead by Ken Washio and...

Kami no Machi

Kami no Machi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Kami no Machi is an Adventure game, published by Panther Software, which was released in Japan in 1989

Kamigami no Daichi: Kojiki Gaiden

Kamigami no Daichi: Kojiki Gaiden

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 28, 1993

Kamigami no Daichi: Kojiki Gaiden is a Role-Playing game, published by Koei, which was released in Japan in 1993.

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: Operation Tokyo Bay

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: Operation Tokyo Bay

NEC PC-9801 - February 25, 1994

Patlabor: Operation Tokyo Bay is a real-time city-building simulation somewhat similar to SimCity series. The setting is taken from the Patlabor anime series, more specifically Patlabor: The Movie (1989). The story begins in 1998, when Tokyo Bay undergoes a drastic re-development, which includes the construction of artificial islands under the codename "Babylon Project". The player is entrusted with the task of designing the infrastructure of the city. Four types of pre-made transportation networks can be selected before the actual construction begins. The player is also prompted to position...

Kisou Shinden Gen-Kaiser

Kisou Shinden Gen-Kaiser

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 10, 1995

A scientist named Zen Shiratori was investigating the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple, convinced that the proof of the existence of a parallel world lies there. He found a strange glowing orb, which was later accidentally discover by his fourteen-year-old son Gen, who was rummaging through Dad's collection. As a result, Gen was indeed teleported into a parallel world. There, he meets a young girl named Rinna, who tells him that he is, in fact, "Gen-Kaiser", the much-expected savior of their world. Piloting giant combat robots, the two must protect the innocents of that world and defeat evil.

KO Seiki Beast Sanjuushi: Gaia no Fukkatsu

KO Seiki Beast Sanjuushi: Gaia no Fukkatsu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 22, 1992

The game is based on the anime series known in English as K.O. Beast. In the future, the Earth is split in two halves. Humans control the Southern hemisphere, while the Northern one is inhabited by various half-human, half-beast tribes. The humans want to conquer the lands of the half-beasts and to possess their sacred statues called jinn. The game begins when the three main heroes, the half-beasts Wan Dabadatta ("Derbard" in English anime translation), Bud Mint, and the mermaid Mei Mer have already met each other. They found themselves in the Saihate tower, when the two human warriors V-Darn...

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