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...

38 Man Kilo no Kokuu

38 Man Kilo no Kokuu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Following a devastating atomic war between USA and Soviet Union, the Earth has plunged into chaos and destruction in the 1990-ies. It was not until the middle of the 21th century that humanity started to recover from its losses. Earth was nearly abandoned, and representative of the most powerful countries concentrated on space colonization projects. The Americans founded an organization called NSCA (National Space Colonized Association). Their project, SC (Space Colony), was a huge tower, comparable to the mythical Tower of Babel. This is also the home of the game's protagonist, who returns...

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!

4D Boxing

4D Boxing

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 14, 1993

4-D Boxing leaves behind any pretences of being a pure arcade game based on boxing, and aims to recreate the sport in full detail. The graphics engine allows for multiple camera angles and viewpoints, and considerably detailed visuals. These required more advanced hardware than was common at the time, but a stick-figure mode was included as a compromise. The moves on offer include all the uppercuts and hooks of a real fight, and the players are designed to move realistically to implement them. You progress through the game by taking on a succession of increasingly difficult fighters, and...

4D Driving

4D Driving

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 5, 1993

4D Driving is a 3D car racing simulation. The game contains a variety of cars, courses, and opponents to choose from. The game provides unusual stunt objects including loops, corkscrews and jumps. It is possible to watch races in instant replay from different camera angles. A track editor is included as well.

4D Tennis

4D Tennis

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 23, 1993

Being part of Mindscape's 4D Sports game series, this program tries to realistically reproduce the game of tennis. Just like all the other games from the series, 4D Sports Tennis offers "true four-dimensional gameplay" by letting the player access advanced replay features. The game is based on simple, untextured 3D polygon graphics, providing not only a standard fixed camera and freely positionable views, but also a very unique first-person view, in which the player does see nothing of his own character except for the racket, and the view is always following the ball.

The 4th Unit

The 4th Unit

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

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

The 4th Unit 2

The 4th Unit 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 14, 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-9801 - Released - 1989

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

The 4th Unit Act.4: Zerø

The 4th Unit Act.4: Zerø

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 20, 1989

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...

The 4th Unit Five: D-Again

The 4th Unit Five: D-Again

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 27, 1990

The criminal trade organization WWWF was finally defeated. The bionic soldier Blon-Win is appointed a high-ranked inspector and sent on a mission to protect the secret service agent Remi Binderk on the way to the United Nations conference in Geneva. On board the TGV train in France Blon-Win encounters her old acquaintance Dalzy, who tells her that former WWWF members have united to form the Einheit group, and are working on a new dangerous weapon known as G-R. D-Again is the fifth entry in The 4th Unit series and a sequel to Zerø. Gameplay-wise, it retains most elements introduced in the...

688 Attack Sub

688 Attack Sub

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 23, 1991

An early submarine game with ten missions which can be played with both American and Soviet attack submarines. The game focuses on realism with several stations the player can use (sonar, weapons, navigation, helm, radio and periscope) but most duties can be delegated to crew members. The graphics are mostly close-up views of the control panels but in some occasions they feature digitized images of surface ships and crew.

The 7 Colors

The 7 Colors

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1992

It might be a "battle of colours", two "enemies" engaging in a "fight" to "conquer the territory" on the "battlefield". Or, despite Infogrames' martial marketing efforts, The 7 Colors might just be a puzzle game with brightly colored diamonds. In the wake of Alexey Pajitnov's block-busting Tetris, Infogrames licensed another Russian mathematician's concept for a game of logics and dexterity: Two players start from opposite ends of a board, filled with rectangles of seven different colors, and take turns in picking one of these colors. All diamonds of that color bordering on the player's...

98 Stadium

98 Stadium

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 29, 1994

98 Stadium is a Sports game, developed and published by Nippon Softech, which was released in Japan in 1994

98 stadium 2

98 stadium 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 16, 1995

98 Stadium 2 is a Sports game, developed and published by Nippon Softech, which was released in Japan in 1995

AD&D: Curse of the Azure Bonds

AD&D: Curse of the Azure Bonds

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 21, 1991

Outside of the town of Tilverton, the party of heroes has been ambushed, captured and cursed with five azure markings called "bonds". These bonds have dangerous magical powers that can take control of the heroes at the most inopportune times. They must now search for the source of the bonds, and free themselves from the curse. The second in the Gold Box series of role-playing games, Curse of the Azure Bonds is a sequel to Pool of Radiance. The gameplay is nearly identical to that of the predecessor and other Gold Box games. Following the AD&D rules of role-playing, the player creates a...

AD&D: Pool of Radiance

AD&D: Pool of Radiance

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 21, 1989

Located on the northern shore of the Moonsea in Forgotten Realms, Phlan was once a flourishing trade city. However, lately monsters began settling in it, gradually turning whole districts into ruins. Only New Phlan remained under human control, but its inhabitants are afraid to venture into the monster-infested areas. In order to clean the nearby Barren River and rebuild Phlan, local authorities spread rumors about alleged riches hidden somewhere in the city. A party of adventurers, attracted by these news, sails towards Phlan and accepts the quest. Pool of Radiance is the first adaptation...

AD&D: Pools of Darkness

AD&D: Pools of Darkness

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 19, 1993

Ten years have passed since the events described in Pool of Radiance, and the heroes return to the city where it all started, Phlan. The city is thriving, and looks quite idyllic; but a sinister force is lurking deep in the shadows... After the heroes leave to escort the council member Sasha on a diplomatic assignment, the evil Lord Bane sends four of his most feared lieutenants to destroy the cities of Faerun and twist our dimension. The goal is clear: explore the land and rid it of the evil, by taking on Bane's minions one by one... Pools of Darkness is the fourth of Gold Box series of...

AD&D: Secret of the Silver Blades

AD&D: Secret of the Silver Blades

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 17, 1992

The heroes from Pool of Radiance and Curse of the Azure Bonds return once again. This time, they arrive naked via a magical well inside a frozen town wishing for heroes to help them. The party once again attempts to save a town under siege (once re-equipped) and struggles to learn the secret of the Silver Blades... The gameplay is quite similar to that of the previous Gold Box games. Following the AD&D rules of role-playing, the player creates a party of characters (up to the maximum of six). Exploration takes place in pseudo-3D environments, from first-person view. Battles (random as well...

Advanced Lord Monarch

Advanced Lord Monarch

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 29, 1991

The "advanced" version of Falcom's Lord Monarch which includes new maps and other improvements.

Advanced Power Dolls 2

Advanced Power Dolls 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 23, 1996

Advanced Power Dolls 2 is, like other installments in the series, a sci-fi mecha-themed turn-based tactical game. Visually and gameplay-wise it is nearly identical to Power Dolls 2 and Power Dolls 2 Dash, though without the selectable difficulty level of the latter. It introduces three new campaigns which depict a renewed struggle between the governments of Omni and Earth after an attempt at peaceful reconciliation by Omni was foiled. There is a greater number of selectable characters and specific vehicle requirements (types of planes, helicopters, etc.) for certain missions.

Aggregate

Aggregate

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1994

Aggregate is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Japan Home Video, which was released in Japan in 1994

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.

Ah! Megami-Sama

Ah! Megami-Sama

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 20, 1993

Based on the anime series Ah! My Goddess, the game follows the story of a Japanese high-school student named Keiichi, who has accidentally summoned the powerful, yet very lovely Norse goddess Verdandi (mercilessly misspelled Belldandy in the game) and pronounced a wish to stay with her forever. Now the gorgeous goddess has become a part of his life, and the two find themselves involved in constant misunderstandings and comical situations, yet also develop feelings for each other... The game is a typical visual novel. The only gameplay is a periodical decision-making (usually between two...

Air Combat II

Air Combat II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 28, 1991

Air Combat 2 is a first-person flight and air combat simulation. The player can choose between eight missions of various difficulty. The missions have abstract names and are not associated with particular geographical locations, though they may include different types of terrain (desert, grassland, etc.) to fly over. Available aircraft are F-14A, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18A, YF-22A, YF-23A, TORNADO-IDS, F-117A, JAS39, F-4, MIG-29, Su-27, MIG-21, Rafale A, and MIG-31. Each of these can be outfitted with different weapons. The player can also choose a wingman to assist during the missions.

Air Combat III

Air Combat III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 11, 1992

Air Combat III is a Simulation game, developed and published by SystemSoft, which was released in Japan in 1992

Air Combat: Yuugekiou II

Air Combat: Yuugekiou II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Yūgekiō is a 3D flight and air combat simulation seen from a cockpit first-person perspective. The player can choose between mission and flight modes. Mission mode involves traveling to specific destinations and fulfilling particular objectives (such as eliminating a number of enemy aircraft). Flight mode allows the player to choose a real-world location between cities such as New York, Paris, Hong-Kong, and others. The player can also choose between night and daytime, customize the difficulty level and the maximum number of enemies in a location.

Aiza: New Generation

Aiza: New Generation

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 20, 1991

Somewhere on the continent of Fandell, there is a kingdom known as Wineslem. For hundreds of years, this kingdom has been enjoying a peaceful life. Its inhabitants make wine from the country's fine grapes, and merchants from all over the world travel there. But the era of piece has come to an end. An evil force that was asleep for thousand years has awakened. Ferocious monsters and terrible disease plague the kingdom. One day, a Wineslem girl named Elphie finds an unconscious young man on the lake shore. He doesn't remember anything about his past. But with his outstanding skills, he might...

Akiko GOLD: The Queen of Adult

Akiko GOLD: The Queen of Adult

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 22, 1994

A certain girl's high school has attracted the attention of the authorities: girls are disappearing, and there are rumors of strange cult-like activities going on in the school. Secret service sends a female agent (codename "Akiko") to the high school. Posing as an English teacher, Akiko must unravel the mystery - which she eventually does, though not quite the way one would expect from a special agent... The gameplay is very simple Japanese-style adventure: every screen presents a menu of possible verb commands and objects ("Look at...", "Talk about...", etc.) By going through these...

Akiko Premium Version

Akiko Premium Version

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 22, 1993

Akiko Yagami is a young woman who has just accepted a teaching job offer from the Noble Girls High School. She is determined to be a good teacher and concentrate on her work. But upon arriving, she realizes that the school is a playground for wild sex. Akiko is seduced by her female boss, witnesses sex scenes between students, and finally gives in to her urges... Akiko walks the middle ground between adventure and visual novel. There are almost no recurring commands, and the player mostly advances simply of going through the few possible choices. However, its is often necessary to move...

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

Alpha

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 4, 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...

Alpha Dain

Alpha Dain

NEC PC-9801 - April 28, 1992

Turn based strategy with Giant Mecha

Alshark

Alshark

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 24, 1991

Alshark is a Japanese-style sci-fi role-playing game with several distinguishing features. The player controls a party of up to five characters, exploring a vast world consisting of several solar systems, each with its own planets and space stations, many of which can be accessed in any order. Navigation in space is done with the help of the space ship Atlia, which can be equipped with various weapons, engines and frames. From time to time the player will engage in random space combat against enemy ships, earning scrap that can be converted into money. These dogfights are automatic by default,...

Alvaleak Boukenki

Alvaleak Boukenki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 5, 1993

The land of Alvaleak is home to many explorers and adventures who hunt for rare treasures. Three such adventurers descended once into a mysterious cave - and no one has ever heard from them afterwards. Their children grew up and became adventurers themselves, members of the adventurers' guild: the boy Riva and the girl Emily. One day they are entrusted with a dangerous assignment: explore the so-called "diamond cave", grab the treasures, and report to the superiors. The young heroes do not now that this is just the beginning of a grand journey, during which they will discover the truth about...

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...

Ambition

Ambition

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1993

The Ancient Art of War

The Ancient Art of War

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1987

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

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...

Angelus: Akuma no Fukuin

Angelus: Akuma no Fukuin

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

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

Animahjong V3

Animahjong V3

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 26, 1993

In this pre-Viper game by Sogna, an elderly mahjong master with no sons seeks a male successor. When he discovers the protagonist, he offers him one of his three daughters for a wife. His daughters, Rumi, Miyabi, and Yumika, disagree because they've never met him, so the old man suggests they play strip mahjong with him in order to get to know him. Since they are all skilled mahjong players, they think they will embarrass him and agree. Like Sogna's later games, Animahjong V3 features high-quality animation during the strip scenes. The characters return in the sequel, Animahjong X.

Animahjong X Perfect

Animahjong X Perfect

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 9, 1994

There is no real story in this game: the nameless protagonist is a young man who roams the city in his car with just one goal in mind: strip mahjong. In the story mode, the hero visits different locations (mahjong parlor, shop, hospital, etc.) and plays mahjong with the pretty girls he finds there; after having won, he proceeds to the next location and next heroines. In the battle mode, the player can one or three others. After each successful mahjong round, the girl who lost removes an item of her clothes. As in other games by Sogna, the undressing sequences are fully...

Another Genesis

Another Genesis

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 21, 1990

The young Jin has grown up in a quiet secluded hut in a peaceful family, thinking it was his own. But when he turns sixteen, he finds out that he was adopted; on a rainy night, he was found outside of the hut. His mother, dying from numerous wounds, gave his adoptive family a sword and a letter which explained that Jin was destined to prevent a resurrection of an evil demon lord once he turned seventeen. Jin leaves his home and embarks on the perilous journey that will shape his destiny... Another Genesis is a rather simple and very traditional Japanese-style RPG. The player navigates the...

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.

Arcus

Arcus

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 10, 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-9801 - Released - 1990

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...

Arcus III

Arcus III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 18, 1991

Twelve years have passed since the half-elf Pikto and his friends have defeated the evil demon and restored peace in the world of Arcusas. But evil raises its ugly head one more time. The capital city is attacked, the soldiers are massacred... Is the powerful sorcerer Vido to blame? But Pikto knows that in order to preserve peace in the land, different races - elves, dwarves, humans - have to unite. He must find faithful companions, venture to dangerous places. and save the world once again! Arcus III returns to the traditional gameplay concept of the first game: the entire game plays from...

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te

Arcush: Kagerou no Jidai o Koe te

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1990

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

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...

Armist

Armist

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1992

In the future, advanced genetic studies opened unseen possibilities for mankind. After years of research, it finally became possible to create artificial human beings with animal traits, the so-called deminoids. The player takes the role of the head of a detective agency named Armist; two pretty female deminoids (with bunny and cat ears) are his trustworthy partners. Investigating a murder in a huge deminoid-producing company, the hero will eventually discover the truth about this scientific achievement and all its implications... Armist is a Japanese-style adventure, with still screens as...

Arquelphos

Arquelphos

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 15, 1993

Arquelphos is a Strategy game, developed and published by D.O., which was released in Japan in 1993

Ash.

Ash.

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 7, 1994

Atlantia

Atlantia

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 22, 1994

Atlantia is an Adventure game, developed and published by Japan Home Video, which was released in Japan in 1994

Aura Battler Dunbine: Byston Well no Honoo

Aura Battler Dunbine: Byston Well no Honoo

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 9, 1991

Aura Battler Dunbine – Byston Well no Honoo( a.k.a. Aura Battler DUNBINE ~バイストンウェルの炎~ ) is a Strategy game published and developed by Family Soft. It was Released in 1991 in Japan.

Ayumi-chan Monogatari

Ayumi-chan Monogatari

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 15, 1993

The premise of Ayumi-chan Monogatari is rather simple: the protagonist, a young boy named Kouichi, is in love with the most beautiful girl in his school, Ayumi Kawai. One day she admits that she also loves him, and they begin a relationship. The game starts when the two are already together, and is dedicated entirely to their dates - which consist mostly of sex. The game can be therefore considered a basic dating/sex simulation. Kouichi and Ayumi meet everyday, and the player, controlling Kouichi, can sometimes decide where they go - though the interaction is quite limited. The player can...

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1990

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Queen: Saikou Fighters Retsuden

Battle Queen: Saikou Fighters Retsuden

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 28, 1996

Battle Queen is all about fights between beautiful young women. In the beginning of the game the player is given the option to choose one of the three available fighters. Each one has an introduction story. Sayaka witnesses the murder of her father, a circus acrobat, by a witch known as Lavender; her story begins with a fight against her. Mai's and Mercedes' stories are one and the same; they are fighting for dominance in modern-day Japan, and fight each other in the first round of their stories. Despite looking like a fighting game, Battle Queen is strategy-, not action-oriented. The...

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...

Battletech: Ubawareta Seihai

Battletech: Ubawareta Seihai

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 12, 1993

You are Gideon Braver Vandenburg, heir to the planet. While you were away, unknown attackers destroyed your home, killed your entire family, and stole the Chalice that you need to win the throne. When you are implicated in your own family's death, you are forced into exile. With a help of an old friend who contributed an old Jenner and some credits, you must become a mercenary. Within five years, you must travel the Inner Sphere in search of clues to who set you up, and eventually avenge your family and recover the Chalice. The player travels to planets, searching for "fixers" who will set...

Beat Vice

Beat Vice

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 15, 1989

Beat Vice is an Action game, developed and published by Fuga, which was released in Japan in 1989

Be-Yond

Be-Yond

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 30, 1996

Monstrous aliens are attacking a skyscraper area in a modern city on the Earth. A special battleship, navigated by captain Eve Bloodymary and second-in-command Rose Daiquiri, is sent to deal with the threat. At the same time, the protagonist of the game awakens in a dark room. He remembers nothing but his name (default: Kojuurou), and a short scene: skyscraper, an alien approaching - darkness... Before long he meets a mysterious girl named Ren, who for some reason calls him "Master"... Is this a new threat to the human race? Or is Kojuurou's own nature changing?... Be-Yond is a...

Bible Master

Bible Master

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 17, 1993

Bible Master is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Glodia, which was released in Japan in 1993

Bible Master 2: The Chaos of Aglia

Bible Master 2: The Chaos of Aglia

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 8, 1994

Bible Master 2: The Chaos of Aglia is a hybrid of a real-time strategy and a role-playing game. The game is set in a fictional medieval fantasy world and its story takes place on the continent of Aglia. Many primary and secondary characters are featured and eventually become controllable by the player, but the initial segment of the story begins in the small southern kingdom of Finice-Deal, focusing on a young knight who has completed his nobility initiation and must protect his country from hostile pagan worshipers. The game is divided into scenarios, each built like a large-scale tactical...

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...

Bishoujo Hunter ZX

Bishoujo Hunter ZX

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 29, 1993

In the 1990-ies, increased tension between powerful countries of the world and economic crisis have eventually lead to open hostility. By 2018, the world was nearly destroyed in a devastated war. A handful of scientists working for peace have devised a plan - called "Project ZX" - to prevent this disaster from happening. All they need are a dozen of young, pretty girls, who would be trained with the newest scientific equipment. The hero of the game is a lazy teenager, fan of computers and - surprise! - pretty girls, and he is the one who is entrusted by an old scientist to find and recruit...

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

NEC PC-9801 - 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...

Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 23, 1990

Black Rainbow is an Adventure game, developed and published by Hobby Japan, which was released in Japan in 1990

Black Rainbow II

Black Rainbow II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1992

Black Rainbow is an Adventure game, developed and published by Hobby Japan, which was released in Japan in 1992

Blackthorne

Blackthorne

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 31, 1996

The planet Tuul was a peaceful place, until the evil warrior Sarlac used the power of the Darkstone to take control. Blackthorne's father, the good King Vlaros, sent him to Earth just as his kingdom crumbled around him. Now, twenty years later, Blackthorne is grown and must return to Tuul to free it from the clutches of Sarlac. Blackthorne is a platform action game played from a side-view with non-scrolling backgrounds. It has certain similarities to Prince of Persia, being set in maze-like environments and focusing on exploration and occasional puzzle-solving. Blackthorne fights enemies by...

Blitzkrieg: Toubu Sensen 1941-45

Blitzkrieg: Toubu Sensen 1941-45

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1990

The PC-98/Sharp X68000 release of Blitzkrieg: Tōbu Sensen 1941~45, which was later ported to the Super Famicom and renamed Barbarossa is a WWII strategy game, based upon the actual German invasion of Russia (codenamed "Operation Barbarossa"). Played on a isometric battlefield divided in hexagonal areas, each of the available vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, tanks, infantry, artillery) represent a certain defence value, speed, searching capability and certain attack power. The player must prevail and win through several mission campaigns to reach the city of Moscow in a certain amount of available...

Blood Seed

Blood Seed

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 21, 1991

The spaceship "Triant II", carrying an all-female crew under the command of Rachel Hugett, was attacked by mysterious aliens. The captain ordered to fire the strongest weapons, but nothing could help: the aliens invaded the ship... ...and in a unique twist, the player has to control an alien. No information is given about this playable character, that looks like a red crab. It starts at level 1, at the point where it invaded the ship. The game plays like a first-person dungeon crawler (this time the word "crawler" taken quite literally!). The alien moves through the pseudo-3D corridors of...

Bonnou Yobikou

Bonnou Yobikou

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 26, 1990

Bonnou Yobikou is a Quiz/Trivia game, developed and published by Software House Parsley, which was released in Japan in 1990

Bonnou Yobikou 2

Bonnou Yobikou 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 19, 1991

Bonnō-Yobikō 2 is a simulation of a game show (quiz). The player is given a time limit for each stage, which consists of 15 questions. The player must choose the correct answer among 4 available ones. It is possible to choose to compete in any of the 4 different categories: science, general knowledge (which include questions from different topics, such as geography, knowledge of Japanese language, etc.), anime (which also include video game-related questions), and finally, "men and women", which is just that: questions about sexual behavior, sex-related anatomy, sexual practices, etc. The...

Bonnou Yobikou 3

Bonnou Yobikou 3

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 20, 1992

Bonnō-Yobikō 3 is a quiz game. Unlike the previous game, it has a story with a protagonist: Miyake Kenichirou, a young man who is interested in two things: knowledge and pretty girls (aren't we all?..). He has heard of the famed Desires of Flesh Preparatory School (translation of the game's title), which is inhabited by gorgeous women. But in order to win their trust, the hero must prove his knowledge - mainly in anime and contemporary Japanese pop culture. The game has top-down view for school locations, and first-person view for the quiz parts. The navigation is extremely limited:...

Bounty Hunter Ludy

Bounty Hunter Ludy

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 25, 1996

Ludy is a famous space bounty hunter with top notch skills. But she's famous mostly for her ability to fall into troubles due because of uncontrolled destruction power. In order to deal with the debts she goes to casino but drenches down into even deeper debt. She is offered a top secret military case and she's in no position to reject it.

Brah: Choushinden

Brah: Choushinden

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 11, 2020

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...

Brandish 3: Spirit of Balcan

Brandish 3: Spirit of Balcan

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

The country of Fiberia has enjoyed the blessing of the Goddess. But as their king discovered an old manuscript, an ancient evil was called into the world. Was Balcan, the sorcerer killed by the great warrior Ares, the only one who knew how to stop evil? It's time for Ares to understand the meaning of Balcan's final words. Maybe the young sorceress Dela, still on a quest to avenge her teacher's death, can forgive Ares and join forces with him. Meanwhile, a new player appears - Unber, the female champion of Castle Town... Spirit of Balcan has the same gameplay system as the previous entries...

Brandish VT

Brandish VT

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1996

Somewhere in the desert of Kalua, in the country of Suelang, stands a huge tower. This is the Tower of Fata Morgana. Legends say that powerful ancient wisdom is hidden in this tower. But no one dares to venture in, fearing ferocious monsters and deadly traps. Three people, however, are exception to this rule: the young thief Dee, who hopes to steal treasure from the tower; the lovely elf witch Clare, who needs to discover ancient magic; and finally, a mysterious man named Quien, who doesn't remember his past and works as a mercenary... Brandish VT is the fourth installment of the Brandish...

Branmarker

Branmarker

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 12, 1991

The island of Radja was a peaceful place, ruled by a benevolent king. But one day, monsters have invaded the island. Both the prince and the princess of the kingdom were abducted. The king summons Shami, who, despite being a cute young girl, is the most powerful warrior of the kingdom. Shami has first to rescue the king's children, and eventually to find out the source of the demonic invasion. Gameplay-wise, Branmarker mainly follows early Dragon Quest template: it is a top-down RPG with random turn-based battles viewed from first-person perspective. The player controls Shami and another...

Branmarker 2

Branmarker 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 28, 1995

Branmarker 2 is a direct sequel to the first Branmarker. The heroine Shami has completed her quest, received the magical artifact known as "branmarker", and is returning home with her companion Viga. Alas, the evil sorceress Kara has other plans, so she steals the branmarker from Shami to use it for her own mysterious purposes. Shami and Viga have to find the thief and recover the artifact before hell is unleashed upon the world. Like its predecessor, the game is a traditional Japanese-style RPG: the party roams a top-down world map, fighting randomly appearing enemies in turn-based combat...

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.

Bubblegum Crisis: Crime Wave

Bubblegum Crisis: Crime Wave

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Set in the year 2033, the story begins with the AD Police responding to a Boomer appearance in the city. An AD Police officer called Schneider rushes to the scene and recklessly tries to take on the Boomer by himself, but ends up getting killed. Later on, the Knight Sabers realise that one of their members, Nene, has gone missing. As they search for her whereabouts, they also begin to uncover the truth behind the earlier Boomer incident and its connection with the Genom corporation. As one of the Knight Saber characters, the game focuses on exploring the different areas of Mega Tokyo and...

Bunretsu Shugoshin: Twinkle Star

Bunretsu Shugoshin: Twinkle Star

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 29, 1993

The hero of the game, a high-school student named Touma, has a strange dream, in which he is a hero, a savior of the world in a parallel dimension. And now he is dying, having sacrificed his life for a beautiful woman whom he calls Ruby. Touma wakes up, unable to understand anything, and suddenly realizes it was not a dream... at least not entirely. A magical symbol is engraved on his forehead. Touma realizes that he will have to learn more about his heroic destiny. Meanwhile, a young, seductive English teacher arrives at his school... Twinkle Star can be considered a visual novel, most of...

Burai: Gekan: Kanketsu-hen

Burai: Gekan: Kanketsu-hen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 27, 1990

The game is a direct follow-up to Burai: Jōkan, continuing its story. The eight heroes who were chosen by the magical pearls to stop the plans of the evil Bido to resurrect the dark god Daar continue their journeys. The young demon warrior Jakimaru is angry at Hayate for killing his companion, and he offers his service to Bido, who still hopes to defeat the eight heroes. As before, the player can choose to start as any of the heroes. However, since some of the heroes got together during the course of the previous game (Alec and Kuuku, Hayate and Lilian, etc.), there are only five different...

Burai: Joukan

Burai: Joukan

NEC PC-9801 - 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 Dragon Plus

Burning Dragon Plus

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 25, 1994

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