The Nintendo Entertainment System is an 8-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America during 1985, in Europe during 1986 and Australia in 1987. In most of Asia, including Japan (where it was first launched in 1983), China,...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released
Shen Qi De Mao Zi is a backport of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap on the Famicom. It was published and developed by Shenzhen Nanjing. This game has a title hack where the title screen is changed to The Phantom Hourglass.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 30, 1985
You're the quarterback in this amazingly real football game! Enjoy realistic grid-iron action as you move your team up and down the field to victory! Run, pass, kick, punt -- you call the plays in this true-to-life football game. Play against the computer, or against a friend, for hours of real football action. The sights, the sounds and the plays are so real, you'll think you're right on the fifty yard line!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 11, 1985
1942. . . you and daring fighter pilot "Super Ace" are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy. Over land, on the sea and in the air, your own skill and dexterity. . . combined with Super Ace's flying mastery, duel enemy pilots in fighter and bomber aircraft. 1942. . . it's airplanes taking off and landing on ocean-going aircraft carriers. . . disrupting enemy formations ready to attack. . . intercepting enemy air warriors you must defeat by "blasting 'em out of the sky." Will it be victory? Or defeat? It's in your skillful hands !!!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 20, 1988
ALL THE ARCADE ACTION! THE ULTIMATE AIR/SEA BATTLE! The most crucial and decisive battle of World War Il is about to be fought . . . by you! Enemy forces are descending upon Midway Island. Enemy bombers, dive bombers, and zeros are roaring over the island like a typhoon. The surrounding Pacific waters are teeming with enemy aircraft carriers. As the top gun of the Navy’s most elite crew of fighter pilots, you must pilot your specially-outfitted P-38 into the very midst of the enemy squadron. Equipped with an array of secret weapons, only you can turn the tide against the formidable...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1991
1991 Du Ma Racing is an unlicensed horse racing game for the NES that was developed by Idea-Tek and published by Super Mega. The game offers two game modes. In race mode, two players can compete in a race. By pressing a button at the right time, they can build up their horse's power, then press another button to release it and give their horse an edge in the race. The player who does this faster and more accurately will have a better chance of winning the race. In gamble mode, 1 to 6 players start out with 500 credits to place bets on 5 horses. The race will be simulated without any...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 18, 1992
1999: Hore, Mita koto ka! Seikimatsu is a Family Computer video game that takes place in the late twentieth century right up through the year 1999. This game is similar to a crossover between Monopoly and The Game of Life. Aliens arrive to tell the players to live their lives to the fullest before it's too late because of some event that will occur at the end of 1999.Cards are used instead of dice and the players might be involved in automobile accidents, jobs, investing in the stock market, falling in love with a woman, or a single round at the slot machines
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 2010
As part of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., this game was installed as a channel on some Nintendo Wii Systems sold around late 2010. It was advertised as "the NES classic with a fun touch". It is exactly the same as Super Mario Bros., except all the question mark blocks have the number 25 on them. The copyright year on the title screen has also been updated to reflect the anniversary.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1993
3 in 1 Supergun is a compilation of light gun games, developed by Chengdu Tai Jing Da Dong Computer Co and published by Micro Genius, which was released in Asia and Italy in 1993. This multicart contains three games, of which require a zapper to play. Oddly, all 3 games start up with a menu reading "Gun Fighter" on the top and with the option of selecting 3 difficulties. At least two versions of this multicart are known to exist, with the other version(s) fixing the spelling of "Clown" on the menu and adding 3 (non-zapper) games; one dumped variant adds F15 City War, Poke Block...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1989
This is an adaptation of Blockout, which in itself is a 3D version of Tetris. This is emphasized with the cartridge itself, having the artwork ripped from the original game. In this version the well is 5x5x10 cubes large and the size never changes, unlike the official versions. The controls are somewhat unorthodox, as unlike most other games, the Select button pauses the game while Start speeds up the block so that it moves to the bottom of the well faster. The block designs themselves are the same as in the arcade version of Blockout.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 1, 1987
The battle of a lifetime comes alive in 3-D! WorldRunner. The wildest of the space cowboys is out looking for adventure. Now he's got it, and he needs your help. A strange world terrorized by Grax, the Alien Serpentbeast, has asked you, WorldRunner, for help. Knowing you can outrun, outjump and outblast anyone or anything, you race into battle. But this is no ordinary fight. These battles will carry you to eight strange planets filled with bottomless pits, shooting stars, and poisonous aliens, all sworn to defend their Serpent King. And each new world is ruled by an Alien...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 2, 1984
4 Nin Uchi Mahjong is a simple mahjong game. It allows players to compete against three computer opponents instead of one. The game is made with a single 16kbyte PROM and 8kbyte CHROM, thus it does not use any special mapper chips.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1991
An infamous bootleg implied to be made and released by J.Y. Company because of the label on the PCB. It is a sprite hack of "The Flintstones: Rescue of Dino and Hoppy". Aside from the title screen, and a few minor graphical changes, it remains largely the same.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1989
Hop on and hang ten as you crash around corners, swerve on sidewalks, and leap over the locals of Skate City, a skateboarder's fantasy world where virtually every surface is skateable. Flip and twist around the street fighters, Frisbee throwers, hard bodies, and killer bees that jam city streets. Polish your skills and take your act to the skate parks where you'll vie for medals and cash in downhill, jump, ramp, and slalom competition. Shoot the tubes, "catch air" as you fly off ramps -- master all of the moves, including the dangerous 720°. You'll need every edge as you try to become champion...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 27, 1988
8 Eyes is set in a post-apocalyptic future. Mankind is recovering from hundreds of years of chaos and nuclear war, and civilization is being rebuilt by the Great King, who harnesses the power of the eight jewels. The jewels, known as the 8 Eyes, were formed at the centers of eight nuclear explosions that came close to destroying the Earth. The 8 Eyes have mysterious power which, in the wrong hands, could bring about the end of the world. The Great King's eight power-hungry dukes steal the jewels for themselves and banish the King to the nuclear wastelands, threatening to once again plunge the...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 10, 1988
'89 Dennou Kyuusei Uranai is one of those horoscope sims that used to be very popular in Japan in the early days of home consoles. They still exist today, but they tend to be extended to more interactive dating sims rather than just walls of text to read. This game being released in December 1988 and namely so, it was designed to predict your fortune for the upcoming year 1989. This makes attempting to play it already kind of useless once the year had passed. Therefore one can only look back at what the computer predicted for you back in 1989.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2008
This first ever NES Christmas cart is a great gift and background for your parties. Enjoy a peaceful snow scene (based on the snow demo by Anders Astrand) instead of the typical fireplace channel on your TV. Then use the controller to change between 4 different holiday tunes with authentic 8 bit sound. While everyone is drunk on egg nog use the controller to switch between many different patterns for the colorful blinky lights that surround the edge of the cart! Top loader recommended to see the pretty colors, but front loader looks cool too
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2009
It's that special time of year again, a time we spend with friends and family, a time of rejoice and generosity, a time for sipping eggnog whilst warming our socks in front of a toasty fire, and a time for taking a snowball square in the face from your freckle-faced neighbor, Jeffey. Payback time! Gather up three of your best (or preferably worst) friends for the newest game by RetroZone, Snowball Fight!!!, a four-player blizzard blast! While everyone is drunk on egg nog trip out to the colorful blinky lights that surround the edge of the cart! Top loader recommended to see...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2010
Gather up three of your best (or preferably worst) friends for the newest game by RetroZone, Jolly Joyriding!!!, a four-player drunken bumper car present throwing fest! While everyone is drunk on egg nog trip out to the colorful blinky lights that surround the edge of the cart! Top loader recommended to see the pretty colors, but front loader looks cool too. When you score a point, the cart changes to your player color!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2011
Gather up all of your best friends for the newest game by RetroZone, Fireplace Bash!!. A four-player brick breaking party game that doubles as a lovely musical 8-bit fireplace background for your xmas parties, or it can also be enjoyed alone! While everyone is drunk on egg nog trip out to the colorful blinky lights that surround the edge of the cart. Top loader recommended to see the pretty colors, but front loader looks cool too. When you defend your fireplace the blinky lights changes to your player color. This year the blinky lights are even more blindingly bright!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2012
Move over, Red Baron, Santa is here, and he's packin'! With 8 BIT XMAS 2012, you can invite three of your best (or worst!) friends for a day of high-flying 4-player armed-to-the-teeth biplane-riding shoot-em-up fun! Much more than a reproduction, this original game cartridge is built using all new parts. No donor carts were harmed in the making of this game. If you just want to play the game, here is a free ROM download! Load it up on your PowerPak or favorite emulator and destroy your friends. You will be sad you are missing out on the amazing blinky lights that flash when...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2013
There's nothing more emblematic of the Holiday seasons than the cozy feeling you get waking to a fire and conifer brimming under with presents. That feeling of togetherness and warmth and holiday spirit shared while singing songs of the season with friends and family. That feeling of turning Santa's Blaster into a killing machine to use against space aliens. Ah, such memories!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2014
There's nothing more emblematic of the Holiday seasons than the cozy feeling you get waking to a fire and conifer brimming under with presents. That feeling of togetherness and warmth and holiday spirit shared while singing songs of the season with friends and family. That feeling of dominating your friends until they throw the controller at your TV. Ah, such memories! This year's game puts 2 teams of 3 players against each other in a crazy battle. It is the first ever simultaneous 6 player NES game! Multiple player types and many goals for victory keep the action going and make your...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2015
There's nothing more emblematic of the Holiday seasons than the cozy feeling you get waking to a fire and conifer brimming under with presents. That feeling of togetherness and warmth and holiday spirit shared while singing songs of the season with friends and family. That feeling of dominating your friends until they throw the controller at your TV. Ah, such memories! This year's game tests your abilities when your life lasts only 12 Seconds. The blinky LEDs count down until you die where you stand. Navigate jumping puzzles to reach the exit at the top of the screen. You will need to...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2016
PINBALL! That's right, this year's game is xmas pinball! Shoot the ramp, aim for the targets, and light up "SANTA" for big points. If you're skilled enough you can even unlock multiball! Think you are a pinball wizard? Xmas pinball is scoreboard compatible, you can upload your best score with the AVS and see how you rank!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 25, 1992
Aa Yakyuu Jinsei Icchokusen is a board game. The title translates to "Straight Baseball Life". Players assume the role of a small child who goes through the ranks and eventually becomes a professional baseball player if the player is successful.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 15, 1989
Your home planet of Abadox has been swallowed whole by the deadliest menace in space! Its name: Parasitis. Its prey: All surrounding life forms. Its goal: To feed on the entire Universe! You are Second Lieutenant Nazal, the only surviving warrior of The World Alive Force. Parasitis has crushed The Force's attack ships and consumed a hospital ship — with the beautiful Princess Maria still on board! Your Mission: Blast your way inside Parasitis' gruesome body and battle your way to its Core. Hurry! Princess Maria may still be alive! Hurtle down Parasitis' throat, blast through its cellular...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - October 17, 2017
Ace Harding: Lost in Las Vegas is the sequel to Kemco's point-and-click adventure game, Déjà Vu, about an amnesiac detective trying to remember his identity. It was later released for the Game Boy Color as part of Déjà Vu and Déjà Vu II: The Casebooks of Ace Harding. No prototypes of this game have surfaced so far.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1991
Get 52 "New and Original" exciting games for play on your Nintendo System. Try to get Billy Bob out of the Dungeon where he is imprisoned, to save MARYLOU. Go along with the ACTION GAMEMASTER as he changes into one of the fearsome CHEETAHMEN to try to defeat all of the ACTION 52 evil attackers. These two games plus an additional 50 games on this one "Multi-GamePak" will keep you entertained for a long time.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1991
Adam and Eve, were free and happily playing in the garden of Eden, but a perverse and hypocritical serpent makes their life insecure and miserable. In order to protect and protect their garden from Eden, Adan and Eve try to hunt the snake out of the garden. Unfortunately the snake always mocks Adam and Eve. Who will lend a hand in this war? Nobody knows. Please give your spiritual support in action.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1992
The Addams Family father and husband, Gomez Addams, as he attempts to save the members of his family who have been kidnapped. They have been stowed away in various locations in the mansion and are protected by a boss of some sort. The manservant Lurch and the severed hand Thing are the only characters not to be kidnapped.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992
The plot of Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt centered around Pugsley's attempts to win a scavenger hunt challenge proposed by his sister, Wednesday. His hunt takes him to the bedrooms of each member of the Addams family in order to find one item from each.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 21, 1992
The dragonmen have taken Solace. Its beautiful tree houses lie black and battered amid the stumps of great vallenwood trees. Kapak Draconians, armed with poisoned weapons, enforce a crutal martial law on the survivors. And Solace is only one outpost: the dragonarmies control the plains. Only the elven kingdom of Qualinesti stands unconquered. The rest of the plainsmen suffer the most: a long slave caravan hauls hundreds of them to the fortress prison of Pax Tharkas.
Nintendo Entertainment System - July 1, 1992
Wicked dragonarmies threaten the good people of Ansalon. There's only one defense..fight dragons with dragons! Command your winged warrior to fly off and challenge enemy beasts in a tooth-and-claw battle high above Krynn. It's awesome airborne fantasy action in the AD&D game tradition! *Engage in exciting dragon-to-dragon combat *Control breathtaking on-screen airborne battles *Choose from 3 types of dragons: Bronze, Silver, and Gold *Attack with potent breath weapons like paralyzing gas, lightning and fireballs *Fly at your choice of 2 altitudes *Play alone or against an...
Nintendo Entertainment System - January 1, 1991
At last! You can play the first Official ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS action game made for the Ninendo Entertainment System! HEROES OF THE LANCE is based on the Dragons of Despair DRAGONLANCE module, placing you in control of eight fantasy characters. Guide your brave companions through their adventures as they encounter dragons and swarves...magic monsters, in their quest for the precious Disks of Mishakal. The fate of the world of Krynn is in your hands! Vanquish the ancient black dragon Khisanth or you are doomed to failure!
Nintendo Entertainment System - March 21, 1991
Hillsfar is a single-hero role-playing game (in comparison to other Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games, where the player usually controls a group of characters). A combination of first person perspective (when traveling in the city of Hillsfar) and third person perspective (usually in some action-style mini-quests) viewpoints. As a would-be-hero, four classes are available in a randomly generated mission-based plot: fighter, thief, cleric, or magic-user. Each class to a certain extent, have different assigned quests given by each respective guild.
Nintendo Entertainment System - June 28, 1991
The city of Phlan lies in ruins. Your band of adventurers can help to rebuild the once-proud city and restore it to its former glory. Along the way you hope to find the legendary Pool of Radiance, said to glow with its own mystical power. Does it really give tremendous strength to the warrior who bathes in its magic waters? Or is that just an elfin myth? Before you meet the challenges ahead you must set off on your glorious quest to drive out the monsters and let civilization reign once more! FANTASY ROLE PLAYING ADVENTURE!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 31, 1992
The gameplay and the design haven't much changed since Adventure Island II. There is a world map, you can choose items before starting a level, the levels themselves are quite short (unlike Adventure Island, where each large level contained several stages). You perform standard "adventure island" activities: ride various types of dinosaurs, throw boomerangs at snails, birds, snakes and skulls, collect grapes and apples, jump over stones and, of course, ride your old trusty skateboard.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1991
Soar into action with Adventure Island II. That Evil Witch Doctor's just snatched your favorite lady. And you've got to battle your way past EIGHT treacherous islands to get her back. Combat prehistoric monsters -- some of the creepiest, fire-spitting critters ever to slither across a video screen! Survive molten volcanoes. Dodge giant scorpions and king cobras. And the action gets even crazier with a new vertical/horizontal scroll, while stage select lets you control play. So sharpen your axe, slip on a leopard skin, and take off for ADVENTURE ISLAND II. It's gonna be a wild ride!!!
Nintendo Entertainment System - June 1, 1990
The game places you as a non-choosable main character. Goofy left the golden key for the castle gate inside, and Mickey Mouse asks your help to find six silver keys needed to open the Cinderella Castle gate and allow the Disney parade to begin. The player must complete five different stages, modeled after rides in Disney theme parks, as well as a trivia quest in order to retrieve the keys. Following this, Mickey congratulates the player and the parade begins.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 12, 1988
The player takes control of the title character, Billy West, who must fight save to his girlfriend Annabelle Lane from the gang of Godfather Gordon. There are a total of ten stages in all: six side-scrolling beat-em-up stages (or street fighting stages, as the game actually dubs them), two light gun shooting (shoot-'em-up) stages, and two action driving stages.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 10, 1987
Somewhere in the land of dinosaurs, a hero known as Dino-Riki sets out to battle against the beasts of the ancient times and prove man's right to survival amongst evolution. You control Dino-Riki from a top-down perspective as the screen scrolls towards the top. Dino Riki must shoot the enemies in his way as well as leap over pits and avoid obstacles. His chances improve when he obtains weapon power-ups such as fireballs or boomerangs. Angel Wings also help and let Dino Riki fly above the ground. At the end of each level, Dino-Riki faces off against a boss creature.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased
Franky, one of the many creations of Dr Von Frankenbone, has awoken to find his love, Bitsy, has vanished. Discovering the other evil creations of the castle has taken Bitsy and left pieces of her around the castle, Franky must find his way through the many levels and put Bitsy back together. Franky can shoot his way past many of the evil creatures, but you must also dodge falling objects and jump over trapdoors to stay alive. Power outlets can re-charge Franky to full health, while lamps must be used to see through the dark dungeons. The NES version was never officially released, only a...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 1, 1990
"Okay little buddy, you just stay right behind your old pal the Skipper and everything's gonna be just fine. All we have to do is follow these clues and find the magic stone tablet and we can get off this forsaken island once and for all. So Gilligan, please try not to mess things up just this one time. Stay away from the quicksand and don't go wandering off into any dark caves. Can you promise me that, little buddy? Little buddy? Now where has he gone to? Gilligan, get out of that tree and stop messing around!! OK, just walk right in my footsteps and don't cause any more trouble or we could...
Nintendo Entertainment System - 2004
In a time history forgot, the lands of Amaranth were shrouded in darkness and danger. From hidden caves forth to terrorize the small, peace-loving villages of the valleys. Most were powerless against the ravages of these minions of darkness. It was a time of locked doors and darkened windows, when people hid in their beds and prayed for an end to the night. In spite of these tales of dread, warriors, adventurers and treasure-hunters would still find their way to the caves to seek fortune and glory. Two of these treasure-hunters were known in the taverns and inns of Amaranth as Lex and Grim.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 1, 1989
Prince Lolo of Gentryland visited Eden, a country of Love and Peace, and enjoyed many pleasant days with Princess Lala of Eden. But one day, Egger, the King of Darkness, who had an evil plot to conquer Eden, spirited the Princess away before Lolo's eyes. After a long and difficult journey, Lolo has come to the evil Castle of the Labyrinth. The castle is guarded by an army of evil monsters led by Egger, the King of Darkness. Can Lolo solve the seemingly endless series of mazes and save Lala? Lolo is not gifted with strength or agility, but has great courage and patience. Now the battle...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 6, 1990
Our Hero Lolo has charmed and enchanted puzzle-loving game players around the world with his unfailing courage and plucky persistence — and now he's off for his second quest! Join forces with Lolo and his faithful side-kick Lala for another journey full of puzzles and pitfalls. The whole crew is back — Snakey, Leeper, Medusa, Gol, Don Medusa, Rocky, and of course our favorite, Alma. Improved graphics, increased difficulty, and a few new tricks and techniques will keep you guessing through every fun-filled moment. A game for mental giants of all ages.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 26, 1990
The journey continues! The game preferred by the best and the brightest is back with a brand new installment. See if you qualify! Seventeen levels, one hundred rooms. Play as either Lolo or Lala. Underwater levels with new challenges. Lolo's Grandpa teaches you the tricks of the game. New tactics, techniques and characters.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1990
You are Rad Gravity, a futuristic heroic spaceman. A mad scientist disrupts the peaceful universe and it is your job to visit various planets to re-establish contact between all the worlds. Sights vary between verdant planets, lava pits and hazardous jumps, with gravity variations and craters. Take a radical trek through interstellar space...Mix it up with weird aliens...And save the galaxy from the evil Agathos. Get upside down...in the greatest space adventure ever!
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 1, 1992
Moose on the Loose or Squirrely Heroes! An all-new episode in Bullwinkle's life when he finds out he's the Lost Earl of Moosechester! He and his pal, Rocket J. Squirrel must get from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota to the Abombinable Manor in England in order for him to collect his inheritence. Problem is, those two no-Goodniks, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are after the same fortune. As Bullwinkle, you'll lock antlers with all sorts of dastardly enemies while avoiding Boris and Natasha's bombastic attacks. Or, as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, you'll soar into action against villains armed...
Nintendo Entertainment System - February 6, 1989
Tom Sawyer's famous literary exploits come to life in this adventure where you play Tom Sawyer (or Huck Finn in a 2 player game). The adventure begins in Tom's dream while he sleeps in school. Control in this typical platform game consists of jumping and throwing rocks. Avoid many obstacles such as rolling barrels; defeat persistent enemies such as pirates, mice, and even a giant octopus. Help Tom navigate down the Mississippi River, through forests, haunted houses, and the sky above.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 30, 1989
You scream off the carrier, there's no time to think! You're caught in a swarm of enemy aircraft and more are dead ahead. They're closing at Mach 5, as your machine guns start blasting. Burn through a sky of flying metal! Radar-lock on the frontal attackers and respond with missiles. Your enemies are specks on the horizon, then instantly they're in your face, launching even faster missiles! Nothing can prepare you for the incredible speed of the attack. Hit your afterburner! Dive and twist! Throw your plane into a 360 roll as the enemy spins by so close you almost touch wing tips. Day or...
Nintendo Entertainment System - March 26, 1993
Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi is a Japanese-exclusive Famicom non-game that is focused on astrology. The player must choose his zodiac sign, along with his or her birthdate, and the Japanese prefecture that he happens to be born and/or reside in. This software is not recommended for those who live outside of Japan for that reason. Gender must also be chosen (either male or female). There are eight different types of fortune-telling in the game. The text in the game (for both the menus and the fortunes themselves) are entirely in Japanese. Due to graphical limitations, all the human...
Nintendo Entertainment System - November 21, 1986
Aigiina No Yogen: Balubalouk No Densetsu Yori follows the platforming adventures of Jason as he traverses Balba in search for the Aura-Stars, magical artefacts created by King Aighina. His adventures take him through six dungeons of various sizes on his quest to rid the country of evil. Along the way, Jason must also find Princess Laira, the daughter of King Aighina and the only one who knows how to use the Aura-Stars.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 17, 1987
The Federation of Intergalactic Powers is under threat by gigantic fortress spaceships which have suddenly appeared and destroyed nearby civilization. When conventional defense tactics fail, the Federation looks to find a specially selected person, Hal Bailman and equip him with a special "Lightship". His mission will to be to fly through the defenses of the eight known Air Fortresses and dock at the airlock. Then he must travel through the fortress in only a spacesuit to find and destroy the central core. Once the central core is destroyed, Hal must then quickly find the emergency lightship...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased
The player begins every round atop inflating stations. These inflating stations, which are scattered throughout the arenas, also act as checkpoints. Remaining atop an inflating station for too long will cause the player to burst. A bar gauge at the bottom of the screen allows the player to monitor their air level.
Nintendo Entertainment System - 1993
UFO's have landed on earth its up to you to take commend and protect earth from devastation.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 19, 1989
Deep within enemy territory, your fellow countrymen are imprisoned. Only one man in the free world would dare attempt to save them. You, Stringfellow Hawke, commander of Airwolf. And yet, as you strap yourself into the cockpit of your supersonic jet copter, you know this is the most dangerous assignment you have ever flown. Your mission is mapped out. Airwolf's heat-seeking missiles and superpowered machine guns are fired up, ready to blow the terrorists away. But can you evade enemy radar time after time? Can you sneak behind the enemy lines, find the captives and bring them to safety...
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 24, 1988
Completely different that the version published by Acclaim in the US. Airwolf is an horizontal shooter by Kyugo Boueki and based on the popular American television series aired in the 1980s. The player takes control of a super helicopter codenamed Airwolf, a military aircraft capable of supersonic speeds and stealth capabilities, and embarks on perilous undercover missions. Before each stage, the player is prompted to pick one primary air-weapon and a secondary ground-bomb. The primary weapon comes in three types - the Chain Gun fires straight ahead and at an angle, the Falcon fires small...
Nintendo Entertainment System - February 8, 1991
The game is based on the detective story Ghost Train, the first one written by the popular Japanese author Jiro Akagawa. You play a young detective who investigates a strange case: eight people have disappeared, and rumors are heard about a mysterious Ghost Train. You head to a remote village to learn more about those events. In this adventure game, you can move your hero from third-person perspective, but you can leave a screen only via a menu command. The menu is unique to each location; in some of them, you'll be able to investigate a room by moving around a cursor and clicking on objects,...
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 24, 1988
A text adventure game based on the anime of the same name. In the 21st Century, 30 years after a devastating global nuclear war, mankind is once again on the brink of total annihilation. In a world populated by rival motorcycle gangs and petty politicians, a powerful psychic force, known only as 'Akira,' suddenly resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo The player takes the role of Kaneda, who begins the game when his motorcycle gang is taken into police custody after the abduction of their friend Tetsuo by the military. Progress in the game is made by selecting actions from a list. The current location is...
Nintendo Entertainment System - October 19, 1990
Kid Dracula is an unusual side-scroller from Konami. It's a parody of the company's popular Castlevania series. Instead of playing as a member of the Belmont family, you play as young Kid Dracula. You have been woken up from your sleep by the evil demon Garamos, who's been wrecking havoc in Dracula's Castle. It's up to you to stop him by traveling across several different locations, including Dracula's Castle, New York, the Sea, and Egypt! Gameplay consists of very standard jump and shoot platform action. As you progress through the 8 levels, you gain the ability to perform spells, such...
Nintendo Entertainment System - February 24, 1990
Based on a popular manga, the game follows Akuma-kun, who the player controls, through three different types of areas. The world map allows Akuma-kun to visit different towns and dungeons. The world map is in an overhead perspective and features random encounters, which pit Akuma-kun against randomly appearing enemies. During battles, the perspective switches to first-person and the player selects different types of attacks from a menu. During battle, the player can summon demons to aid Akuma-kun with fighting. The player's party and the enemies then take turns attacking each other, similar to...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 31, 1989
Get ready for racing action like you've never experienced it. Because Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is so much more than just a game you drive. It's a game you design, a game where everything - from the pit crew to the power boost, from the suspension to the speed, right down to the color of the racing machine itself - is in your control. An entire racing season on the world's 16 toughest tracks lies ahead. Each demands its own strategy; Al Jr. will give you advice before every race. In the pusuit of the season's championship, you can set up and modify your own car, or climb behind the wheel of...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1994
Hang on to your carpet for ACTION and FUN! Aladdin slashes his shining scimitar to fight through Agrabah, escape the Sultan's dungeon, survive the fiery Cave of Wonders, snatch the Genie's Lamp and save Princess Jasmine from the evil Jafar! Aladdin battles thieves and desert warriors, and barely dodges danger on his high-speed carpet. Palace Guards drop their drawers and camels spit dirt wads. Aladdin ping-pongs like a pinball INSIDE the Genie's Lamp!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1995
Aladdin (阿拉丁 in Chinese) is a port of the SNES version of the game of the same name, made by Hummer Team in 1995. The game is one of the more well known pirate ports and is commonly found on multicarts (in its MMC3 hacked form). This game is a port of the SNES Aladdin. It has all the stages from the original and it even has the bonus game (although the genie is missing due to the NES lacking Mode 7). The game lacks Abu following you, guards being able to throw barrels at you and civilians. Also the huge snake is missing at the end when fighting Jafar. The physics are similarly programmed to...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed
Aladdin is a port of the Sega Mega Drive game of the same name, made by Super Game for the Famicom. This is one of three ports of Virgin's Aladdin games to the NES, alongside Aladdin II and the official European NES port. (Hummer Team's Aladdin is a port of Capcom's SNES game, which is related only in name to Virgin's) The gameplay mechanics and controls of this port are generally considered to be the best of all three; jumping can be somewhat sluggish but nevertheless it is considerably more responsive than both the official port and Aladdin II, although there are collision detection...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1994
Like Aladdin by Super Game, this game is a port of the Mega Drive version of Aladdin. This port is often considered to be much worse than those two, suffering from poor programming, controls and collision detection, as well as numerous other flaws. The story was completely omitted from this game, apart from an ending being present. Upon starting the game the player is given the option to start on any of the 8 levels that this game has.
Nintendo Entertainment System - 1993
Super-Hero with a Bionic Beak! Whoa... Alfred needs your help! The Evil Meka-Chickens have raided the hen house and stolen Alfred's chick, Floella, and all the little egg-a-roonies! Now, these turkeys say they'll scramble the eggs. It's nothing to crow about! An egg-xasperated Alfred Chicken struts off to pluck his loved ones from the dangers of the Meka-Chickens' world. Remember, while Alfred is a super-hero wannabe, he's still a ruffled-feather chicken... you gotta help! Egg-splore way out worlds and warp space. Fight fowl feasting fiends. Find fine feathered friends. Make Meka-Chickens...
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 2, 1988
The extra-terrestrials in this game are anything but friendly. They're slimy monsters that are holding space colonists captive aboard seven alien starships. For one or two players, this super action game challenges you to free the helpless hostages. Search each ship's deadly levels, using flamethrowers and laser cannons to vaporize alien scum. Look for maps to help you find your way. After you've saved all the captives from one ship, you must destroy its powerful leader before you can move on to the next ship. Remember, to the aliens, you're slime. And they want you good... and dead!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 1, 1993
Alien³ is a video game based on the movie sequel of the same name. The plot of the movie picks up directly after the end of Aliens. Ellen Ripley, the main character of the Alien series, is in cryo-sleep aboard the space ship Sulaco. Unfortunately, an alien or two has stowed away on the Sulaco, and wreaked havoc within the ship. Thus, it crash lands on the prison colony planet Fiorina 161. Ripley and the unarmed prisoners have to figure out a way to survive the aliens terrorizing the colony until help arrives. The game play of the various Alien³ conversions varies from platform to platform....
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 21, 1989
The crowd is roaring and the pressure is on... You're just a basket away from victory. There are only seconds remaining in the game, and you've got the ball. But you're facing a tough zone defense that's bent on keeping you from scoring. What do you do? Pass the ball? Try to drive for a lay-up and risk a foul? Or just put everything on the line and take a shot from where you stand? Whatever your decision, it'd better be quick. Because the ref has his hand on the whistle, and the clock is running...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 3, 1986
Out beyond, in the galaxy of Tetrenova, a war has been fought that has exhausted resources and even worlds. The survivors band together and look for a new place to rebuild. They choose a seemingly undeveloped planet, Earth. Using your defense ship 'Syd,' you must destroy the invading forces and ground targets with bombs. Obtain power-ups to gain energy for ship upgrades that allow you to transform to a more powerful machine. The game itself is a vertical shooter, moving continuously up towards the top of the screen.
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 27, 2011
You control a hero who has a phantom twin, his alter ego. When the hero moves, the alter ego moves too in a mirrored fashion. In some levels the movements are mirrored horizontally, in other ones they are mirrored vertically. You can switch between the hero and his alter ego limited number of times in a level…
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 2, 1988
Amagon, the most decorated Marine, was assigned a mission by his commander to investigate a strange, monster-infested South Pacific island, from which no man has ever returned alive. With a machine gun as his only weapon, he took off by plane and crash-landed on the island's beachhead. Amagon, with his unique ability to transform into the huge Megagon, there begins his mission to become first to conquer the island. See and experience the amazing adventures of our hero, Amagon! His rescue ship is waiting at the other side of the island. Good luck!
Nintendo Entertainment System - October 28, 1988
America Daitouryou Senkyo, helpfully translated as "United State Presidential Race" on the game's box, is a text-heavy simulator where the player chooses a candidate and runs for the US presidency. The player can choose from historically accurate 1988 presidential election candidates George HW Bush (for Republicans) and Michael Dukakis (for Democrats) as well as real-life political figures involved in the 1988 election - Jesse Jackson and Pat Robertson. They can also select between a fictional representation of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called "Sasha", and "Suzuki", a...
Nintendo Entertainment System - November 29, 1991
This game has two modes: story and tournament. Tournament mode is the simpler one: you compete against seven opponents in a quiz that concerns various historical, geographical, social, and cultural aspects of United States of America. Some questions require you to choose "yes" or "no", while others present you a short list of possible answers, of which you should choose the correct one. The participants' responses are timed. In the story mode, you can navigate the character you created (male or female) in a top-down city. Avoiding getting hit by the numerous cars in the area, you must make...
Nintendo Entertainment System - September 23, 1989
The player must earn money in order to become the wealthiest gambler in the world. The game, set in New York City, is considered a spin-off from the Pachio-kun franchise. Roads, taxis and automobiles are not portrayed in the game. However, a black limousine that escorts the player from the air force base to the final casino is portrayed as driving on grass. This is in direct opposition to the real New York City where the majority of the surface is concrete (either as roads, parking lots, or as foundations for the buildings). Only parks and some older residential districts use grass in their...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1991
American Gladiators is licensed from the popular TV show of the same name. It features a series of events testing players' strength, speed and skill against a trained team of ten 'Gladiators', five male and five female. The female characters are Ice, Gold, Lace, Blaze and Zap, most of them know by their bodybuilding achievements. Main male characters are Turbo, Nitro (he featured several US National TV commercials), Gemini, Thunder and Laser (Mr. Montana on 1986).
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - March 23, 2012
The game follows the same story as the mobile phone game: There are 4 "acts", each with several levels. The mission is to destroy the pigs, who have stolen eggs from the birds' nest. In this version, there is only one kind of bird and one kind of pig. The music is lifted from the Nice Code game Star, and there are no sound effects.
Nintendo Entertainment System - March 24, 1989
Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu ("Dark Myth: The Legend of Takeru Yamato") is an adventure game based on a manga of the same name by Daijiro Morohoshi, who wrote a lot of sci-fi and historical mangas with dark Lovecraftian themes. He is credited in the game's opening credits. The story of the game is that a distant descendant or reincarnation of Takeru Yamato - the legendary prince of the Yamato people that assassinated the leader of the supposedly barbaric Kumaso clan - is looking into the death of his father and discovers a plot by some still-existing Kumaso to resurrect their dark...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1988
Bored with board games? Tired of pursuing trivia? Had your fill of ethical questions? Then you're ready for ANTICIPATION. This zany, unpredictable, totally wacked-out video board game begins with a giant connect-the-dots puzzle. Suddenly, a video pencil starts connecting the dots and, before you know it, you're in a maddening race against the clock, trying to solve the puzzle. Is it an Igloo? A Penguin? Whatever it is, you - and all your friends - will have a great time trying to guess what the pencil is drawing. Guess right and you'll get a crack at the really tough puzzles - no dots or...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - 1992
Arcadia VI is an unfinished multi-cart that was intended to be released on the NES with 6 games. The only know proto, currently only has 4 games. Of the 4 games, only one game (Tennis) has been completed. The 4 games on the cart are: Tennis Xerxes Ghurka Twin Cam Turbo
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1990
The full-court action between the Arch Rivals is really hot tonight. Here's Mohawk, taking it to the hoop... POW! He just got nailed in the alley with a right cross! FOUL! FOUL! FOUL! What?! No Foul? That's right. No Fouls. This is basketball where breaking the rules is part of the rules! If you can't block a shot - knock your opponent's block off. If you can't steal the ball - steal his shorts! But don't think these tactics are enough to win. Arch Rivals still requires real B-ball skills like passing, shooting, ball handling, slam dunks, and 3 point shots. Based on the arcade smash hit,...
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 1, 1989
A chess board is lined with trolls, wizards, knights and other magical beings. Just another strategy game? Don't count on it. When you challenge a square held by the enemy, the board explodes into a battlefield. Your strategic skills on the game board will determine your fate in battle as you take on your opponent in a heartpounding duel to the death. With sixteen different characters and an ever-changing board, you'll never play the same game twice. If the Goblin catches air with his club, the swift sword of the Knight may steal a leg or two. The Sorceress has no fear of the massive,...
Nintendo Entertainment System - February 23, 1990
Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists of a set of rails in various arrangements, often looping around each other and splitting in various directions. Each stage contains a number of colored balls which begin in corresponding slots, and after launching them the goal is to return the balls to the matching-colored slots. The only interaction the player has with the board is switching two sets of splits; there are yellow and blue splits, which will redirect any balls moving through them, and the player can only...
Nintendo Entertainment System - January 1, 1989
Go North to the Arctic and meet Mr. Penguin. He is one of the great pioneers of the icy climate and if I may say so, a survivor. His game is collecting diamonds scattered in the coldest corners of the globe. Guide Mr. Penguin through each round and help him with his diamond collection. You must collect all the diamonds and stash them safely in your igloo. Watch out! Those nasty seals have tusks as sharp as blades. If you can't crush them with a block of ice I suggest you dive out of their way. Hang on! This is only round No. 1. Now let's try getting through to round No. 50. If you manage to...
Nintendo Entertainment System - April 17, 1986
Argus is a vertical shooter by Jaleco and conversion of an arcade game originally released in 1986. The players takes control of a space-fighter equipped with a front laser gun and ground bombs. Although the game features power-ups, they follow an unusual and unique formula - tiles on the ground must be destroyed in order to upgrade the main weapon or trigger special events. However, three of these tiles must be destroyed to activate such power-ups - B creates a temporary barrier around the ship,P upgrades the primary weapon and L gives the player an extra bonus at the end of each stage....
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 26, 1986
It's a real block-buster! Use your special Vaus controller to shatter the walls of the space system in 33 amazing rounds of a fight for survival! Control the action of your adventure with the high speed controller included. Use with Arkanoid now... use with other great Taito games to come.
Nintendo Entertainment System - March 8, 1988
Eons have passed... yet despite apparent annihilation in the original ARKANOID game, Dimension-controlling force DOH has come back to life, and occupying the huge spacecraft ZARG, has entered our universe. ARKANOID-type spacefighter MIXTEC runs through long forgotten computer data until it finds the answer to this threat... VAUS 2 is launched and speeds towards the threatening alien presence, before it can extract its revenge... "Arkanoid II"!
Nintendo Entertainment System - June 1, 1990
The Evil Shogun has stolen the ring of Arkista, plunging the Elven Kingdom into darkness and despair. Only one elf, Christine, is brave enough to take up the treacherous challenge to recover the stolen treasure. She must fight, through towns, graveyards, and mazes crawling with hordes of monsters. Yet, with your help, can she make it to the infamous Ninja Dungeon?
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 9, 1991
Armadillo is the name of an NES/Family Computer platform video game, published by IGS in 1991. The player controls a yellow armadillo with a red hat named Billy the Shell. Before each level, the player gets to move around on a board game-type screen, reminiscent of Super Mario Bros. 3. There are a lot of small squares, and the player can move on them one at a time. There are also some larger squares with pictures on them, and if the player is on them, he/she can choose to begin an action stage, which has to be cleared before the player can pass it. There is also another character moving...
Nintendo Entertainment System - November 13, 1987
Artelius is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Nihon Bussan, which was released in Japan in 1987. An advanced civilization once flourished in a fictional solar system. One day, a black hole appeared and sucked everyone who lived there into another dimension. This parallel universe came to be known as Artelius. Ruled by the diabolical king Sarbelor, he controls a machine that has split the universe into spaces filled with asteroid belts. A cyborg has been built by a scientist named Dr. Rado in order to defeat Sarbelor; only he has been entrusted with this mission to save...
Nintendo Entertainment System - December 20, 1991
Asmik-kun Land (アスミッくん ランド Asumikkun Rando') is a Famicom game published by Asmik in 1991. A pink dinosaur named Asmik-kun (named "Boomer" in the English release of Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World) seeks to recover six fragments so he can wake the dragon ruler of the world and make Asmik Land a paradise.
Nintendo Entertainment System - February 9, 2012
“Assimilate” itself is a very simple retro-style game, in the mold of the NES’s earliest titles which were mostly ports from the arcades. You control an alien spaceship named Ossan. The goal of each level is to maneuver Ossan around a series of deadly projectiles and enemies while kidnapping and assimilating the humans below. Scoop up a human with your tractor beam and use one of four tools to convert them into your alien slave. Then, plant them back in the same building from which you picked them up without dropping them. The level is completed when you have assimilated 100% of the...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1993
OBELIX has disappeared... The peace and quiet of the small village of indomitable Gauls is broken by a disturbing piece of news: Obelix has failed to return from his wild boar hunt. The village council convenes and Asterix decides to set off to find his friend. Leave with him and travel throughout Gaul, across the Roman Empire, taking your search as far afield as the Egyptian Pyramids... And as you battle with the Roman armies and avoid the traps set by Caesar's spies, perhaps you will find Obelix. Magic potion, Romans, fights, punches, catapults, wild boar, not forgetting that...
Nintendo Entertainment System - October 26, 1990
Astro Fang: Super Machine (アストロ・ファング Asutoro Fangu) is a Family Computer video game that was released for an exclusively Japanese market in 1990. Somewhere in the galaxy lies the planet RS-121 – a desolate planet that has suffered terrible disasters which made life impossible. Only one construction still remains on the planet – a highway called the Black Line. It is said than an ancient legend is somehow connected to this highway. Players must knock enemies off the road by using missiles before they can knock him off the same highway. Automobile repair shops can be found where cars can...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 9, 1985
This is a shooting game with a twist. You are in control of a small character who has to go through a serious of stages. Each stage consists of one screen only and contains several energy packs hidden behind various obstacles. Your goal is to eat up all the energy packs at a given stage, or destroy them. If you manage to eat the energy packs, you'll gain more energy points, which carry over to the next stage. You'll need the energy points because every shot from your gun costs you one, and each collision with the various enemies flying around can deplete a large bulk of them. The twist of...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 21, 1989
Astyanax is a side-scrolling platform game. The controls are fairly simple: the A Button makes Astyanax jump, the B Button will attack with an axe called Bash, and a combination of up and attack will perform a special magic attack. The game also contains a few role-playing elements, such as weapons upgrades. It had a unique feature (for the time) of a bar that grows between attacks; the length of the bar determines how much damage Astyanax will do with his next attack. If one attacks rapidly, one's hits will do little damage, much unlike most games where a rapid succession of hits would all be...