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,...

!DUPLICATE 1 The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1992

The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan. Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons,...

!DUPLICATE 1 Watashi o Golf ni Tsuretette

!DUPLICATE 1 Watashi o Golf ni Tsuretette

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 8, 1991

Can you impress one of fifteen girls with your superior golf skills? She may be very happy about it. It's a real golf game with some text. HCG is as reward. Without the nanpa attribute game feels boring.

!DUPLICATE 2 The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1992

The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan. Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons,...

!DUPLICATE 2 Watashi o Golf ni Tsuretette

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 8, 1991

Can you impress one of fifteen girls with your superior golf skills? She may be very happy about it. It's a real golf game with some text. HCG is as reward. Without the nanpa attribute game feels boring.

!DUPLICATE Carmen Sandiego in Japan

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 21, 1989

Carmen Sandiego is a master thief who leads the criminal organization V.I.L.E. This organization specializes in stealing Japan's treasures without a trace. Alarmed by this, the player has been tasked with hunting down V.I.L.E.'s henchmen and eventually Carmen Sandiego herself. Carmen Sandiego in Japan is a game that tests the player's knowledge about Japanese geography. Missions begin with a treasure being stolen and the player arriving at that location. A time limit counts down while they search the area and interview witnesses to find which prefecture the thief flew to next. The player...

!DUPLICATE 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

!DUPLICATE Faladia

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 28, 1994

Faladia is the last in the row of Kinpukurin's experimental RPGs. As in their other games, the story is very sparse: a certain kingdom has enjoyed an age of peace and prosperity, but when the gods turned away from the people, it was invaded by enemies. A group of survivors has escaped into a cave, and it is from there that the nameless hero of the game begins his adventure. Similarly to Kinpukurin's earlier RPG Free Will, Faladia combines elements of Japanese RPG (top-down navigation, random turn-based battles with simple mechanics, etc.) with a more "Western" approach to RPG design. The...

!DUPLICATE 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,...

!DUPLICATE Ishin no Arashi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

Ishin no Arashi is set during Bakumatsu period (around 1850 until the Meiji Restoration of 1867), the final stretch of the Japanese Edo period, which was a turbulent time, a time of great struggle between the supporters of the feudal shoguns, the rulers of the country, and the adherents of the Emperor, which eventually won and carried through the Meiji Restoration, turning Japan into a modern, powerful state. In Ishin no Arashi the player can choose one of the three major battles of Bakumastu period, and decide which leader will eventually propel Japan towards the Meiji era. This strategy...

!DUPLICATE Jangou 3

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 19, 1992

!DUPLICATE Jedai

!DUPLICATE Jedai

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

!DUPLICATE Schwarzschild IV: The Cradle End

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 2, 1993

The Cradle End is the fourth entry in the Schwarzschild series. The events of the game take place in 3958, two years before those depicted in Schwarzschild II: Teikoku no Haishin. The setting this time is Bardis star system. The omnipresent dominance of empires has been replaced by alliances and struggle between smaller nations. The player takes control of Clair Youngleaf, the leader of one of these nations, who must decide its future fate through diplomacy and wars. The game's concept is identical to that of the previous installments of the series. Like before, grand strategy is the core...

!DUPLICATE Tamura Mitsuaki no Mahjong Seminar

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1991

!DUPLICATE Tanigawa Koji no Shougi Shinan III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 21, 1991

!DUPLICATE Tuned Heart

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 23, 1996

The protagonist of the game is assigned to supervise and lead a group known as Tuned Heart, which fights crime on city streets. The members of the group are all young and pretty girls, and also experts in firearms and vehicles. Mysterious mind-controlling criminals have appeared in America, and now cities are overrun by biker gangs and other criminals. It's time for the hero to assemble his group and show those criminals who is the boss! Tuned Heart is a turn-based strategy game with strong RPG elements. Characters are moved around on vast top-down battle fields, attacking enemies with...

!DUPLICATE Wonpara Wars II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 10, 1995

The protagonist of the first game, Leopard Chateau-Lyon, finds himself wandering in a forest, having no memory of his own past, except his name. He is captured by two female warriors and is brought to their queen. It appears that there are only women in this country; when the hero says he is a man, the queen rejoices, telling him about an ancient legend that prophesied the advent of a creature named man, who will save their country from the ruthless queen of the neighboring land. The hero has to prove himself worthy of his heroic status and to defeat the enemy forces that threaten the...

!DUPLICATE Zai Metajo

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 20, 1996

Zai Metajo is the second part of the story described in Metajo. This time, the player controls a group of secret agents within the students committee of the Girls High School attached to the Meta-Topology University, led by Yurika Asano. Endowed with special powers, the girls try to protect the integrity of the school against opponents of meta-topology, as well as possible traitors within their own ranks. Gameplay-wise, this chapter is nearly identical to the first one, relying on the same tactical RPG template with melee attacks and special meta-topology powers. The game offers a few more...

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NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

2 Shot Diary

2 Shot Diary

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 21, 1994

2 Shot Diary is a collection of twelve short episodes of sexual nature, each told by a different young woman, presented as entries in their diaries. There is no connection between the stories.

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 1/4

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 1/4

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 9, 1995

This is the first of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike the first game with its 12 different scenarios, it only contains 2, and both are very short; however (also unlike the first game), most of the scenes here are animated. Both scenarios consist entirely of depictions of explicit sex. One of the scenarios is about a girl named Yukari; after her father died, she had to look for a job, and finally became a maid in a mansion of a rich oligarch, who molests her sexually. The other scenario is dedicated to a very young girl named Emi, who...

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 2/4

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 2/4

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 29, 1996

This is the second of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike the first game with its 12 different scenarios, it only contains 2, and both are very short; however (also unlike the first game), most of the scenes here are animated. Both scenarios consist entirely of depictions of explicit sex. One of the two scenarios shows a young girl named Mayumi in her house, when suddenly a stranger phones her, and the two have passionate telephone sex. The other scenario deals with a schoolgirl named Mai. She is ambushed by a gang of men who undress her...

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 3/4

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 3/4

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 6, 1996

This is the third of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike the first game with its 12 different scenarios, it only contains 2, and both are very short; however (also unlike the first game), most of the scenes here are animated. Both scenarios consist entirely of depictions of explicit sex. One of the two scenarios focuses on a young photographer named Youko; unexpectedly, her boss asks her to take part in a production of a lesbian porn movie. The other scenario involves a young girl named Saki going to the bar, getting a bit drunk, and...

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 4/4

2 Shot Diary 2: Memory 4/4

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 25, 1996

2069 AD

2069 AD

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 3, 1991

Year 2069. The number of women decreased sharply. Many of the remaining women started to behave rigidly towards the men and men suicide cases skyrocketed. The hero starts to wear a dubious costume and the mask of a wrestler calling himself "Mr. S". He will punish arrogant women. The battle sequences don't allow to get bored. It's also the first game to have sound CG attached to the game. Overall the content is not special.

2601: Teikoku Kidou Butai no Koubou

2601: Teikoku Kidou Butai no Koubou

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 16, 1994

2601: Teikoku Kidou Butai no Koubou is a Strategy game, developed and published by Nexus Interact, which was released in Japan in 1994

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...

31: Iwayuru Hitotsu no Chou Lovely na Bouken Katsugeki

31: Iwayuru Hitotsu no Chou Lovely na Bouken Katsugeki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 2, 1995

The heroine of this curiously named title is Choko, the princess of the fictional country Baskin, which is mostly a medieval world with some modern-day anachronisms. She lives in the capital city Robins with her Mom and Dad, namely queen and king. Her curious nature eventually leads her to some interesting acquaintances, including magic users and adventurers, who help her to uncover a threat to her family and country. The princess has to travel through a dangerous forest with her best buddy Meron, in order to protect Baskin from danger. 31... is a Japanese-style adventure game. 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...

3ta-kun

3ta-kun

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 19, 1991

A nameless otaku (which roughly corresponds to the English geek, albeit with a focused "nerdiness" in all things anime) encounters an aggressively-looking Santa Claus, who offers to test his knowledge; if he succeeds, he can have his way with a few magically summoned beautiful girls... Santa-kun is a quiz simulation. Santa asks a question, and the player must choose the correct answer among the three available ones. The game consists of several "matches"; in the beginning of each, a fully dressed young girl is introduced. A match consists of three rounds (25 questions all together); after...

3tsu no Negai

3tsu no Negai

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 30, 1995

Main character approaches a vending machine to buy milk and presses three buttons in a row. Suddenly a demon appears before him and promises to fulfill three wishes. Story proceeds in omnibus format for different wishes.

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!

48 Night Story

48 Night Story

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 21, 1992

48 Night Story has, despite its name, no story (on the game's title screen, the number "8" is written by combining the international signs for "male" and "female"...). The game is entirely dedicated to sex and can be therefore considered a sex simulation. There are 48 young girls to choose from. Each of them has a name and a short biography, including likes and dislikes, sexual experience, etc. After choosing a girl, the game has to match her portrait by clicking on one of the four cards hiding pictures of different girls. Then the player goes through the girl's bio, asking a limited amount of...

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...

5-Jikanme no Venus

5-Jikanme no Venus

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 7, 1995

Shimeji attends the Touyama High School. She has a best friend there, is successful in studies, and also has a part-time job as a waitress. Yet she is not happy. One day, her friends find her on the floor, unconscious. They bring her to the young school doctor, who also happens to be the protagonist of this game. The hero is impressed by Shimeji's beauty, but he is also determined to find the cause of her depression. Piece by piece he uncovers the truth about Shimeji's life... The game is composed mainly of text accompanied by pictures. Movement and most of the actions are done...

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

Abunai Tengu Densetsu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 15, 1989

Kazumi Kinoshita and Sanae Kanazawa are two high school girls who go on a school trip together with their classmates. Shortly after their arrival at the camp dormitory, various girls become targeted by unknown assailants. In order to solve the mystery the two heroines must talk to their classmates, collect clues, and eventually find the culprits. Abunai Tengu Densetsu is an adventure game with menu-based navigation and input. Most screens offer a fairly long list of verb commands, some of which must be combined with objects or persons selected from a sub-menu in order to interact with the...

Ace of Spades

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 7, 1995

Acrojet

Acrojet

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

Acrojet contains ten acrobatic events which can be played by up to four players and at four different levels of difficulty. In all ten events you fly a BD5J Acrojet over a series of obstacles: In the Pylon Race you have to fly around pylons and land safely. In the Slalom Race you have to fly a 'figure 8'. In the next event, the Ribbon Cut you have to break two ribbons. In the Inverted Ribbon Cut you perform the same stunt but flying the plane upside down. In the Ribbon Roll there are two ribbons in a row and you have to fly under one and complete a full roll followed by flying under the...

Adrenalin Connection

Adrenalin Connection

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 21, 1987

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Curse of the Azure Bonds

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: 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...

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1992

A dragon flight simulator set in the AD&D world of Dragonlance. Fly dragons through the War of the Lance. When you successfully complete a mission, you can advance in rank, gain magical items and hit points or get a better dragon. The 20 missions include intercepting enemy dragons, destroying enemy ships and protecting the forces of good.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: 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...

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pools of Darkness

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: 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...

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Secret of the Silver Blades

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: 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.

Adventureland

Adventureland

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1984

Adventureland is an update to the text-only Adventureland from 1978. It has many additional features including: Hi-Res graphics, Text-to-Speech hardware support, upper- and lowercase support for display (but not for input). Gameplay is very similar to the original. You still use the same one or two word commands to move about and manipulate objects. The RETURN key toggles back and forth between graphics and text. The objective of the game is to collect all the treasures. There are all sorts of places to explore above and below ground. You have to outwit and escape many creatures during...

Aegeankai no Shizuku

Aegeankai no Shizuku

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 15, 1995

Aegean Kai no Shizuku is an Adventure game, developed and published by Illusion Core, which was released in Japan in 1995

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

Agumix Selects! Tokusen Graphic Shuu

Agumix Selects! Tokusen Graphic Shuu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 1, 1992

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...

Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo: Red Cobra

Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo: Red Cobra

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 10, 1995

Mr. M (whom true fans of Illusion games will certainly recognize as the one and the only Mokkoriman) is an alien who looks like a human being. Since he is a super-hero, his main concern is to save people - most importantly, women. For Mr. M, "saving" is synonymous with "sexually satisfying". There are beautiful women on remote planets that have not experienced the joy of true sexual satisfaction. Only one man can save them - Mr. M's friend, the famous Space Gigolo, Red Cobra, the one who "lives and dies for love and justice"! And he has just the right tool - an intelligent sex toy named Pakki!...

Ai Shimai: Futari no Kajitsu

Ai Shimai: Futari no Kajitsu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 30, 1994

Takehito Nogawa is a young boy whose father is a wealthy businessman, owner of a powerful corporation. The boy is supposed to help his father and eventually become a true heir to him in business and management; instead, Takehito uses every opportunity to skip work and hang around the high school, where he engages in sexual escapades with two beautiful sisters. So the only real challenge for him is: which one of them does he like more?.. The game has a typical "Look - Think - Talk" menu during most scenes, and sexually-related commands during the numerous corresponding activities. There is...

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.

Air Management 2: Koukuuou o Mezase

Air Management 2: Koukuuou o Mezase

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 1, 1993

You have just been elected as the CEO of a brand new airline company that must compete against 3 other airlines for global dominance. Set up new routes, buy businesses, and manage all your resources including planes, cashflow, and company representatives. The basic premise of the game is the same as that of the original Aerobiz, but this time you have more planes to choose from, more city airports spanned over 7 different global regions, and 4 different time period scenarios complete with historically accurate political relationships and events. Do you have what it takes to make your...

Air Management: Oozora ni Kakeru

Air Management: Oozora ni Kakeru

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 1, 1992

You are the CEO of an airline company. Your goal is to become the most successful airline in the world by connecting all 22 cities with air routes, maintain a profit, and meet the required quota of passengers. If you cannot turn a profit for a year or meet the victory conditions in 32 years you lose. Some strategic decisions you must make include negotiating for open air routes, purchasing or selling aircraft, invest in branch offices and hotels, advertise your airline and set budgets. You must also pay attention to statistics like quarterly and annual sales reports, as well as city data....

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...

Akai Suishou no Hitomi

Akai Suishou no Hitomi

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 29, 1996

Hero is a detective, but he has so few requests that his main occupation is a part time work at sports accessories store. In a gym equipment room he discovers a hanging mummified corpse. According to victim's older sister Makoto, her brother was alive just a while ago. Together with Makoto you are to discover the truth behind this suspicious case. Quite a light ADV detective work more about girls than about mystery. Hero investigates hand by hand with a partner girl and it's possible to choose between two assistant girls. There are many other girls on the way as well. There's also strong NTR...

Akatsuki no Bizantira

Akatsuki no Bizantira

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

The game's story is based on a fantasy novel of the same name by Hiroe Suga. In a world with two moons, humans peacefully co-exist with various species of intelligent animals, called "mebu". But something has destroyed the balance in that world, and animals have started to attack humans. A female warrior named Bizantira, accompanied by the yellow bird Diel, decides to find out the reason behind these occurrences and to discover the truth about humans and mebu. The game is a very basic Japanese-style RPG, with minimal story development and simple gameplay mechanics. The player controls...

Aki to Tsukasa no Fushigi no Kabe

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

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...

Aktie: Kabushiki Toushi Simulation Game

Aktie: Kabushiki Toushi Simulation Game

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 8, 1991

Aktie: Kabushiki Toushi Simulation Game is a Simulation game, developed and published by Fuga, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Aku no RPG: Ki

Aku no RPG: Ki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1991

Akumu: Aoi Kajitsu no Sange

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 26, 1996

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.

Alaskan Malamute G.C.

Alaskan Malamute G.C.

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 11, 1992

Alaskan malamute is actually a dog breed (similar to Siberian husky); but this game has nothing to do with dogs and everything to do with golf. The introduction story tells us that in 1912, the famous American businessman J.P.Morgan founded a golf tournament in Alaska. The best golfers from all over the world came to compete, but nobody from Japan... so naturally, the player has to correct that! Referring to itself as a "3D simulation golf game", Alaskan Malamute G.C. features pseudo-3D terrain with rotatable camera. The player is able to adjust his golfer's position, strength, direction,...

Albatross

Albatross

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

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

Albatross 2: Master's History

Albatross 2: Master's History

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 10, 1989

Albatross 2: Master's History is a golf game, developed and published by Nippon Telenet, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Albion: Hakua no Kishi Densetsu

Albion: Hakua no Kishi Densetsu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 10, 1989

Albion: Hakua no Kishi Densetsu is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Chaos, which was released in Japan in 1989

Alice no Yakata

Alice no Yakata

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 15, 1990

Alice no Yakata is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Alice Soft, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Alice no Yakata II

Alice no Yakata II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 15, 1992

Alice no Yakata II is an Action game, developed and published by Alice Soft, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Alice no Yakata III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 9, 1995

Alice-tachi no Gogo Vol. 1

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 1, 1989

The plot of this game is very simple: there is a big Expo in Japan, and the protagonist - working as a journalist for a company called "Oh!" (suspiciously similar to the company that designed this game) - must enter each pavilion and take pictures of the female models there. The trick is that the company is interested in erotic pictures of semi- or completely nude models, so the hero must use all his charm in order to convince the models to do so... Alice-tachi no Gogo can be considered an adventure game with RPG angle. The main challenge of the game is to explore the huge, complex Expo...

Alice-tachi no Gogo Vol. 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 1, 1989

As the name implies, this is the continuation of Alice-tachi no Gogo Vol. 1. The two volumes were released as separate game packages, but they can be considered two parts of the same game. The second volume has exactly the same story as the first: as a journalist working for a company named "Oh!", the player has to explore a huge Expo area and take pictures of as many pretty girls as possible, preferably undressed. The gameplay is identical to the first volume. The protagonist procures items or information to access new areas of the Expo, and deals with the girls in the pavilions in a...

All Bishoujo Extra

All Bishoujo Extra

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 22, 1993

All Bishoujo Extra is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Arkham Products, which was released in Japan in 1993.

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 11, 1994

Jeremy Hartwood has committed suicide in his Louisiana mansion, Derceto. You take the role of either Edward Carnby, a private investigator, or Emily Hartwood, Jeremy's niece, and investigate the suspicious death. The three-floor mansion is reputed to be haunted by its eccentric past owner. Very quickly, you realise that it is. Warped rats, zombies and giant worms are among the foes who are after you, and you must somehow escape. Alone in the Dark is an action-adventure survival horror game. The action is displayed from a number of fixed viewpoints. The backgrounds are 2D painted images,...

Alone in the Dark 2

Alone in the Dark 2

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 3, 1994

In Alone in the Dark 2, you take the role of detective Edward Carnby, one of the two main characters in the original Alone in the Dark. Carnby is now called upon to investigate a bootlegger named One Eyed Jack after an old detective college name Stryker attributes Jack to the kidnapping of young Grace Saunders. Stryker attempts to infiltrate Jack's dilapidated mansion of Hell's Kitchen and rescue the girl, only to disappear himself. That's where Carnby comes in. Carnby soon learns that Jack and his gangsters are really 15th century pirates who gained immortality after Jack joined forces...

Alone in the Dark 3

Alone in the Dark 3

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 8, 1995

After surviving through two encounters with the supernatural in Derceto and Hell's Kitchen, detective Edward Carnby is ready for another round of being Alone in the Dark. In the third game in the series, we learn that Emily Hartwood (the other main character from the original game) started a career in Hollywood movies after surviving her ordeal in Derceto. Her latest project is a spaghetti western being filmed in an abandoned western ghost town called Slaughter Gultch, which rests precariously on the edge of the San Andreas fault. Originally a gold town set up rather rudely on ancient...

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...

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