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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...

Ali Baba

Ali Baba

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

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

Amazon Gakujutsu Tanken

Amazon Gakujutsu Tanken

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

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

Blackpoole no Tsurugi

Blackpoole no Tsurugi

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

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

The Blade of Blackpoole

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 1, 1984

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

The Count

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

You awaken in a sealed wing of the Count's Transylvanian castle, seemingly restrictive but yielding further avenues of secret passages and unexpected exits to the intrepid and timely explorer. Over the course of a few days you need to cultivate a familiarity with the layout of the castle and the nocturnal activities of its primary resident, who chooses to make midnight snacks of you rather than a main course. An unpredictable day/night cycle forces your hand, necessitating finding a reliable light source and some means of staying awake -- or else you awaken the next morning back in bed, your...

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1983

Cranston Manor is the fourth game in On-Line System's Hi-Res Adventures series, along with Mystery House, The Wizard and the Princess, and Mission Asteroid. In the game, you must invade a mansion that was occupied by a late millionaire and steal the sixteen treasures that lie in it. You perform actions in the game by only typing a one- or two-word command (e.g. "west", "get shovel", etc.), and you can save the game at any point in the game by inserting a disk and pressing a letter. Cranston Manor was based on the original text adventure, The Cranston Manor Adventure, by Larry Ledden.

Cranston Manor

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 1, 1983

Cranston Manor is the fourth game in On-Line System's Hi-Res Adventures series, along with Mystery House, The Wizard and the Princess, and Mission Asteroid. In the game, you must invade a mansion that was occupied by a late millionaire and steal the sixteen treasures that lie in it. You perform actions in the game by only typing a one- or two-word command (e.g. "west", "get shovel", etc.), and you can save the game at any point in the game by inserting a disk and pressing a letter. Cranston Manor was based on the original text adventure, The Cranston Manor Adventure, by Larry Ledden.

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

NEC PC-9801 - Released - January 1, 1984

In a faraway world, an event of cosmic importance is about to occur: a Great Conjunction of the planet's Three Suns. A thousand years ago, when the Suns last came together, a cruel and selfish tribe known as the Skeksis seized control of the radiant Crystal that once brought harmony to all beings. A quarrel erupted and blows were struck, fracturing the Crystal and sending a shard flying off into the countryside. The Crystal darkened, and evil spread like a cloud across the land. Now, as Jen, last known survivor of the Gelfling race, it is up to you to travel the world and fulfill an ancient...

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

The Dark Crystal is closely based on Jim Henson's film of the same name. The game is set in Thra, a world with three suns, which come together every thousand years in an event known as "The Great Conjunction". The player controls Jen, the last survivor of the Gelfings, a race of mole-like people. He must find a dark crystal and its broken shard, and repair it to end the reign of a tyrannical lord. Like other installments of the Hi-Res Adventures series, the game is entirely text-based, with non-animated graphics to illustrate the areas. Movement between areas and interaction with the game...

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The Dark Crystal is closely based on Jim Henson's film of the same name. The game is set in Thra, a world with three suns, which come together every thousand years in an event known as "The Great Conjunction". The player controls Jen, the last survivor of the Gelfings, a race of mole-like people. He must find a dark crystal and its broken shard, and repair it to end the reign of a tyrannical lord. Like other installments of the Hi-Res Adventures series, the game is entirely text-based, with non-animated graphics to illustrate the areas. Movement between areas and interaction with the game...

Darwin's Dilemma

Darwin's Dilemma

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 9, 1991

Darwin’s Dilemma is a puzzle game, the goal is to push matching creatures together. Make enough matches, and the creatures evolve in to new ones, which must then be further matched to evolve into a more advanced creature up the evolutionary chain, and so on. There's also a limited amount of swaps which allow you to change creature place with Darwin.

Dragon Wars

Dragon Wars

Sharp X68000 - Released - May 31, 1991

Dragon Wars takes place in the magical land of Dilmun, an island of salvation perverted into a world of horror by Namtar (as you might expect - the bad guy). The player starts with a party of four in the city of Purgatory, equipped with nothing more than.. well - nothing. Worst of all your magic users won't help you out, either, because magic has been banned (to correct this unpleasing situation is one of your main objectives). Other main targets are surviving, getting out of Purgatory and toppling Namtar (maybe getting some decent clothing, one or two shiny swords and the like on your way...

Dragon Wars

Dragon Wars

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 12, 1990

Dragon Wars takes place in the magical land of Dilmun, an island of salvation perverted into a world of horror by Namtar (as you might expect - the bad guy). The player starts with a party of four in the city of Purgatory, equipped with nothing more than.. well - nothing. Worst of all your magic users won't help you out, either, because magic has been banned (to correct this unpleasing situation is one of your main objectives). Other main targets are surviving, getting out of Purgatory and toppling Namtar (maybe getting some decent clothing, one or two shiny swords and the like on your way...

Escape from Rungistan

Escape from Rungistan

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

While trying to sneak across the border to Rungistan you were caught and thrown in jail. You must use all the tools available to you to escape and make the long and perilous journey back across the border. Escape From Rungistan depicts your adventures in black and white line graphics and short text descriptions. The RETURN key toggles you back and forth between text and graphics. Despite its general adventure game feel, some puzzles occur in real time and there are some short arcade-like sequences such as when you have to ski down a hill avoiding the trees in your path.

Funhouse Mystery

Funhouse Mystery

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Funhouse Mystery is a text-adventure game originally written and coded by Scott Adams and published by Adventure International in 1979. The NEC PC-88 version was released in 1985 by StarCraft for the Japanese audiences, though the game still supports English commands. You are a secret agent tasked to retrieve some secret plans that have been stolen and hidden somewhere inside a fun house. Once inside it, you have to solve several puzzles, such as navigate through a maze, a shooting gallery, a merry-go-round, and charm a friendly mermaid. Main differences from the original western...

Future Wars

Future Wars

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 24, 1991

In the year 1989, a simple window cleaner is working outside of a skyscraper. Intending to play a prank on his angry boss, the unlikely hero discovers a secret passage leading to a time machine along with mysterious alien documents. Operating the device transports the protagonist to the year 1304, where he is given a seemingly ordinary task of rescuing a lady in danger. However, he soon finds out about a much more serious threat of a global alien invasion. The hero has to travel to the remote future of the 44th century and eventually to the even more remote past of the Cretaceous period to...

Future Wars: Toki no Boukensha

Future Wars: Toki no Boukensha

Sharp X68000 - Released - August 9, 1991

In the year 1989, a simple window cleaner is working outside of a skyscraper. Intending to play a prank on his angry boss, the unlikely hero discovers a secret passage leading to a time machine along with mysterious alien documents. Operating the device transports the protagonist to the year 1304, where he is given a seemingly ordinary task of rescuing a lady in danger. However, he soon finds out about a much more serious threat of a global alien invasion. The hero has to travel to the remote future of the 44th century and eventually to the even more remote past of the Cretaceous period to...

Gemstone Warrior

Gemstone Warrior

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Gemstone Warrior is an action game with adventure elements. Players work their way through an underground catacomb, doing three things at once. First they need to find five pieces of a gemstone, spread throughout the maze. Second they need to avoid getting killed by the guardians of the catacomb. Finally they need to map the game, because the place is so large that it is easy to get lost. Once the Gemstone Warrior has collected the five gemstone pieces, he needs to move back to the point where he began the game. The hero has to go underground because of demons. They stole the gemstone from...

Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb

Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 14, 1995

In this game you are Rif, a young fox, who is falsely accused of stealing the magical orb of storms. This orb is capable of predicting when storms will arrive. Obviously this is important to farmers, but it is just as important to the boar tribe, for their supply of mud. You'll have to find the Orb and the real thief, to clear your name, save your girlfriend and prevent war with the boar tribe. While your doing this you'll encounter a much larger mystery: What is the origin of the tribes? Legend has it that the humans gave the animals the power of thought and speech, and then vanished. Who...

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

Many years ago, the dark lord Sauron forged the One Ring to control the races of the Middle Earth. He was defeated by the human prince Isildur, who took the ring to himself. But such was the evil power of the ring that it brought misfortune to whoever dared to bear it, corrupting their souls. Eventually, the ring ended up by Frodo Baggins, a peaceful hobbit who was unaware of his possession's true nature. Realizing that the only way to be free of the ring's power would be to destroy it, the wizard Gandalf tells Frodo to carry it to Sauron's land, Mordor, and throw it into the lava rivers of...

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is a role-playing game following the second book in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is a direct sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I. Controlling multiple characters from the book, players struggle to reach the Two Towers on the ultimate quest to destroy the One Ring. The gameplay is quite similar to that of the first game. The players navigate the parties of characters over top-down environments, fighting enemies and performing quests. Since the storyline of the second book splits into several...

Kabul Spy

Kabul Spy

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1984

Kabul Spy is a color graphic adventure game where the player must type VERB NOUN commands. The game has a save/restore feature that allows you to return to your game. The player gains points by solving puzzles, to a maximum of 700 points. The player can lose points through various non-fatal mistakes including shooting innocents. When the player makes a fatal mistake, they receive a score which shows how much of the game they have completed. You are a Western agent, whose goal is to rescue Professor Paul Eisenstadt from Afghanistan, where he is being held hostage by the KGB. You start in an...

Kabul Spy

Kabul Spy

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Kabul Spy is a color graphic adventure game where the player must type VERB NOUN commands. The game has a save/restore feature that allows you to return to your game. The player gains points by solving puzzles, to a maximum of 700 points. The player can lose points through various non-fatal mistakes including shooting innocents. When the player makes a fatal mistake, they receive a score which shows how much of the game they have completed. You are a Western agent, whose goal is to rescue Professor Paul Eisenstadt from Afghanistan, where he is being held hostage by the KGB. You start in an...

King's Bounty

King's Bounty

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

As a knight, paladin, barbarian or sorceress, amass an army of creatures to take on the local baddies and search for the Sceptre of Order. A turn based game with a time limit that decreases depending on the skill level you play at. Depending on your allegiance, you will initially start with a different set of creatures, though the king will not mind whether you're his knight or barbarian. Game consists of four maps, each with more mean creatures to control and meaner opponents to fight, but acquiring those maps early will let you find and buy some mean creatures that will help you easily...

King's Bounty: Nusumareta Chitsujo

King's Bounty: Nusumareta Chitsujo

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 8, 1994

As a knight, paladin, barbarian or sorceress, amass an army of creatures to take on the local baddies and search for the Sceptre of Order. A turn based game with a time limit that decreases depending on the skill level you play at. Depending on your allegiance, you will initially start with a different set of creatures, though the king will not mind whether you're his knight or barbarian. Game consists of four maps, each with more mean creatures to control and meaner opponents to fight, but acquiring those maps early will let you find and buy some mean creatures that will help you easily...

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 14, 1995

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1995

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1995

The Dark Army is on the move again, led by the evil sorceress Scotia. Her goal is obvious: to destroy Gladstone Keep and its ruler King Richard. Scotia herself has recently become more powerful after acquiring "the Mask" from the Urban Mines, gaining the ability to shape-shift. She is virtually unstoppable and able to infiltrate Gladstone Keep, poisoning King Richard. If it were not for the intervention of Sorceress Dawn, the monarch would surely be dead. In order to find a cure for the King's illness, a band of heroes must set out on an adventure, and keep themselves alive from the Dark Army...

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Sharp X1 - Released - 1987

Las Vegas is a Japan-exclusive graphical variant of Softporn Adventure, and hence can be seen as an earlier version of Leisure Suit Larry, which was released a few months later. The gameplay is, by and large, identical to the original text-only version, with the exception of a few adjustments made to the monetary system and a few commands handled slightly differently. Like before, the player types text commands consisting of combinations of verbs and objects. The game recognizes both Japanese and English inputs. The major difference is the inclusion of graphics. Each location is represented...

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Las Vegas is a Japan-exclusive graphical variant of Softporn Adventure, and hence can be seen as an earlier version of Leisure Suit Larry, which was released a few months later. The gameplay is, by and large, identical to the original text-only version, with the exception of a few adjustments made to the monetary system and a few commands handled slightly differently. Like before, the player types text commands consisting of combinations of verbs and objects. The game recognizes both Japanese and English inputs. The major difference is the inclusion of graphics. Each location is represented...

The Legend of Kyrandia

The Legend of Kyrandia

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

The Legend of Kyrandia is the first in a trilogy of adventure games by Westwood. In this game the player controls Brandon, grandson of Kallak - a wizard of the realm of Kyrandia. Malcolm, a psychotic jester imprisoned in the past by Kallak, has broken free and wishes to take over the land as well as lay down his revenge. He turns Kallak into stone leaving him with only his eyes, so that Kallak is not denied his tears for Kyrandia's sake. This is where Brandon steps in; returning home shortly afterwards only to find that his grandfather has been turned into stone, Brandon is being told by a...

The Magic Candle: Volume 1

The Magic Candle: Volume 1

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 25, 1991

The Magic Candle is best described as an Ultima clone. Its a top-down party-driven RPG. The plot revolves around you (Lukas) and your party of intrepid adventurers, whose task it is to seal the demon Dreax within the Magic Candle (which is burning down, and when it does, he gets released). The game has 3 difficulty levels (changing the number of 'days' you get to complete the game in.) A lot of travelling, dungeon-crawling, town-exploring, and especially, lots of conversing with NPCs.

Masquerade

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

You are a detective and you are really struggling with your latest case as you try to bring down a crime boss. People won't talk and any clues you have found have been worthless, that is until you manage to spot a stooge from the same crime organization. You follow him to a hotel where you manage to knock him out. With certain items on his body you are able to find a fresh approach to your toughest case yet. Masquerade is a graphic text adventure where you see a picture of each location you are in, while text below the picture describes what you can see. You use the keyboard to type in...

Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World

Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 17, 1989

The space traveler and rogue guardian Sheltem has left the world VARN, where he was pursued by the relentless Corak the Mysterious and a party of local adventurers helping him. The Gates to Another World eventually takes all of them to another world, known as CRON. There, a great turmoil is caused by Sheltem's actions, and the heroes must stop his madness, preventing him from casting the planet into its own sun.

Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra

Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

A party of brave heroes managed to defeat the corrupted guardian Sheltem as he attempted to destroy the world of CRON. However, the great battle between the guardians Corak and Sheltem continued in another place - the world of Terra, where Sheltem was originally appointed as a guardian. Revolting against the powerful race of the Ancients, Sheltem takes possession of their space-traveling nacelles, hurling them at the suns of other planets. It is now up to a group of local adventurers to help Corak and vanquish Sheltem once and for all. Isles of Terra is the third installment in the Might...

Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen

Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

Description The evasive guardian Sheltem has once again escaped from relentless Corak and the six heroes of Terra who were helping him. The brave adventurers tried to pursue him on his journey through space, but were unable to reach the destination. Meanwhile, the distant world of Xeen is experiencing new troubles. A mysterious villain known as Lord Xeen has imprisoned Crodo, the local oversees, and is plotting to execute control over the land. A band of local adventurers becomes involved in the conflict and get to the bottom of the mystery. Clouds of Xeen is the fourth installment in the...

Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen

Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

Following the trail of Prince Roland, six brave adventurers venture into the Darkside, the other side of the world Xeen. There, a mysterious person who calls himself Lord Alamar has defeated the local queen and usurped her throne. Allies of the Dragon Pharaoh, the Guardian of Darkside, have either joined Alamar or perished in their resistance. The Guardian bestows his powers upon the adventurers, who must liberate Xeen and eventually help the space traveler Corak to finally destroy the corrupt Guardian Sheltem for good. Darkside of Xeen is the fifth installment of the Might and Magic, a...

Might and Magic: Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

Might and Magic: Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

Sharp X68000 - Released - October 15, 1988

A party of adventurers in what appears to be a medieval fantasy world called Varn is looking for an entrance to the highly coveted Inner Sanctum. Before long the heroes realize that one of the four kings that rule the countries of Varn is in fact an impostor, a creature from outer space. Their task is to find the real king and ultimately stop the mysterious space traveler, revealing the truth about the world's origin in the process. The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a role-playing game and the first installment in the Might and Magic series. Core gameplay concept is similar to that of...

Might and Magic: Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

Might and Magic: Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

A party of adventurers in what appears to be a medieval fantasy world called Varn is looking for an entrance to the highly coveted Inner Sanctum. Before long the heroes realize that one of the four kings that rule the countries of Varn is in fact an impostor, a creature from outer space. Their task is to find the real king and ultimately stop the mysterious space traveler, revealing the truth about the world's origin in the process. The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a role-playing game and the first installment in the Might and Magic series. Core gameplay concept is similar to that of...

Might and Magic: Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

Might and Magic: Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

Sharp X1 - Released - 1988

A party of adventurers in what appears to be a medieval fantasy world called Varn is looking for an entrance to the highly coveted Inner Sanctum. Before long the heroes realize that one of the four kings that rule the countries of Varn is in fact an impostor, a creature from outer space. Their task is to find the real king and ultimately stop the mysterious space traveler, revealing the truth about the world's origin in the process. The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a role-playing game and the first installment in the Might and Magic series. Core gameplay concept is similar to that of...

Might and Magic: Book Two: Gates to Another World!

Might and Magic: Book Two: Gates to Another World!

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

The space traveler and rogue guardian Sheltem has left the world VARN, where he was pursued by the relentless Corak the Mysterious and a party of local adventurers helping him. The Gates to Another World eventually takes all of them to another world, known as CRON. There, a great turmoil is caused by Sheltem's actions, and the heroes must stop his madness, preventing him from casting the planet into its own sun. Gates to Another World is the second installment in the Might and Magic series, and a sequel to Secret of the Inner Sanctum. Core gameplay is similar to predecessor, with the player...

Mission Asteroid

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

In this game, you play an astronaut who is asked by Mission Control to send a rocket up to an asteroid and blow it up before it reaches Earth. The trouble is: you will be unable to find the asteroid without a flight plan. This early adventure game is very short, and, in order to accomplish the task, the game requires you to enter one- or two-word commands to perform various actions. The game may be saved to a floppy disk at any point in the game.

Mission Asteroid

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 1, 1983

In this game, you play an astronaut who is asked by Mission Control to send a rocket up to an asteroid and blow it up before it reaches Earth. The trouble is: you will be unable to find the asteroid without a flight plan. This early adventure game is very short, and, in order to accomplish the task, the game requires you to enter one- or two-word commands to perform various actions. The game may be saved to a floppy disk at any point in the game.

Mystery House

Mystery House

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1983

Mystery House is a monochrome interactive fiction adventure game that places the player in a Victorian mansion with seven other people. As the player explores the mansion, he discovers that there is a killer murdering each guest one by one. The objective of the game is to figure out who the murderer is before the murderer finds the hero. Players explore and manipulate objects by typing in one or two-word phrases such as "north" or "get knife".

Phantasie

Phantasie

Sharp X1 - Released - 1987

The island of Gelnor has been taken over by The Black Knights, who demand sacrifices and homage as they travel from town to town. Defeat them and their master, Nikademus! Phantasie is a classic role-playing game, and one of the first to introduce a "bank" for storing money in addition to expanding on the classic Wizardry-style gameplay of building your own adventuring party with traveling from town to town via the countryside, overhead views of dungeons, and multiple styles of attack.

Phantasie

Phantasie

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

The island of Gelnor has been taken over by The Black Knights, who demand sacrifices and homage as they travel from town to town. Defeat them and their master, Nikademus! Phantasie is a classic role-playing game, and one of the first to introduce a "bank" for storing money in addition to expanding on the classic Wizardry-style gameplay of building your own adventuring party with traveling from town to town via the countryside, overhead views of dungeons, and multiple styles of attack.

Phantasie

Phantasie

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

The island of Gelnor has been taken over by The Black Knights, who demand sacrifices and homage as they travel from town to town. Defeat them and their master, Nikademus! Phantasie is a classic role-playing game, and one of the first to introduce a "bank" for storing money in addition to expanding on the classic Wizardry-style gameplay of building your own adventuring party with traveling from town to town via the countryside, overhead views of dungeons, and multiple styles of attack.

Phantasie II

Phantasie II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Phantasie II is the sequel to the role-playing game Phantasie. Nothing has changed substantially: the gameplay and the graphics are identical to Phantasie. The adventuring party travels from town to town using a overview map of the countryside. There are many dungeons to explore and many different monsters to battle. Again the Dark Lord Nikademus is the players' evil opponent, having fashioned an evil orb and cast a curse on the beautiful island of Ferronrah, enslaving its people. The players' mission is to find and destroy the evil orb.

Phantasie II

Phantasie II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 17, 1987

Phantasie II is the sequel to the role-playing game Phantasie. Nothing has changed substantially: the gameplay and the graphics are identical to Phantasie. The adventuring party travels from town to town using a overview map of the countryside. There are many dungeons to explore and many different monsters to battle. Again the Dark Lord Nikademus is the players' evil opponent, having fashioned an evil orb and cast a curse on the beautiful island of Ferronrah, enslaving its people. The players' mission is to find and destroy the evil orb.

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus is the third chapter of the Phantasie trilogy. This time, the Dark Lord Nikademus has set his evil sights on conquering - not only an island - but the entire world. He must be stopped, and you've chosen to undertake this difficult and dangerous quest. The basic gameplay in this game is quite similar to the system implemented in part one and part two, with several additions and enhancements. Some weapons and spells have been added. During combat, you can move each character to the front, middle, or back of the party. It's also possible to aim your spells...

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1989

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus is the third chapter of the Phantasie trilogy. This time, the Dark Lord Nikademus has set his evil sights on conquering - not only an island - but the entire world. He must be stopped, and you've chosen to undertake this difficult and dangerous quest. The basic gameplay in this game is quite similar to the system implemented in part one and part two, with several additions and enhancements. Some weapons and spells have been added. During combat, you can move each character to the front, middle, or back of the party. It's also possible to aim your spells...

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus is the third chapter of the Phantasie trilogy. This time, the Dark Lord Nikademus has set his evil sights on conquering - not only an island - but the entire world. He must be stopped, and you've chosen to undertake this difficult and dangerous quest. The basic gameplay in this game is quite similar to the system implemented in part one and part two, with several additions and enhancements. Some weapons and spells have been added. During combat, you can move each character to the front, middle, or back of the party. It's also possible to aim your spells...

Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes

Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1990

After the evil Nikademus was defeated, the land of Scandor enjoyed a time period of peace, which lasted twenty years. However, when a ship sent to the Skull Island disappeared without trace, Scandor's inhabitants realized a new threat was rising... Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes is the fourth entry in the RPG series Phantasie, and the only one that was released exclusively for Japanese computers. Gameplay-wise and visually, the game is very similar to the previous installments. The player creates a party of adventurers (up to six active combatants, including the series' trademark "random...

Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes

Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 28, 1991

After the evil Nikademus was defeated, the land of Scandor enjoyed a time period of peace, which lasted twenty years. However, when a ship sent to the Skull Island disappeared without trace, Scandor's inhabitants realized a new threat was rising... Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes is the fourth entry in the RPG series Phantasie, and the only one that was released exclusively for Japanese computers. Gameplay-wise and visually, the game is very similar to the previous installments. The player creates a party of adventurers (up to six active combatants, including the series' trademark "random...

Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes

Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 14, 1990

After the evil Nikademus was defeated, the land of Scandor enjoyed a time period of peace, which lasted twenty years. However, when a ship sent to the Skull Island disappeared without trace, Scandor's inhabitants realized a new threat was rising... Phantasie IV: The Birth of Heroes is the fourth entry in the RPG series Phantasie, and the only one that was released exclusively for Japanese computers. Gameplay-wise and visually, the game is very similar to the previous installments. The player creates a party of adventurers (up to six active combatants, including the series' trademark "random...

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

This is adventure #2 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. In this adventure, you shuffle between three locales: an unremarkable (at first) London flat and two islands littered with dangerous critters and people. The goal of the game is to find the two pirate treasures on the treasure island. You move about and use objects by typing one or two word commands such as NORTH, INVENTORY, or GET SNEAKERS. You only have to type the first 3 letters of a command or object for the parser to recognize it.

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 1, 1984

This is the enhanced version of the original all-text Scott Adams Adventure, Pirate Adventure. Additions to the original game include illustrations for each location, and support for the VOTRAX voice synthesizer. Otherwise the game remains essentially the same as the original.

Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth

Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth

Sharp X68000 - Released - February 1, 1991

Infocom picked up this title as the first in their RPG line. Originally self-published by Simulated Environment Systems as Quarterstaff (see there for details) exclusively for the Mac, Infocom spruced up the game, added a subtitle, added color for color Macs, fixed numerous bugs, and even changed the story somewhat. They also added a Help window for hints, and various other handy gadgets.

Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth

Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 10, 1990

The player takes the part of Titus, a former blacksmith sent by the Druid Council to explore the remains of an underground colony of druids who vanished without a trace. During the course of his adventures, Titus may befriend other characters and persuade them to join his party. Character skills improve with practice, and the game tracks the hunger, thirst and energy levels of characters.

The Quest

The Quest

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

A dragon is terrorizing the kingdom of Balema, and King Galt send his champion, named Gorn, to solve the problem. The player takes the role of a nameless advisor, who has to help the strong, but not very intelligent Gorn to get rid of the dragon and save his homeland. The Quest was one of the first graphic adventures that incorporated full sentence parsing. Unlike most other adventures, the commands the player inputs do not refer to the playable character. Rather, as the playable character, the player gives those commands to Gorn. Instead of just entering short verb commands, the player is...

Roadwar 2000

Roadwar 2000

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

Roadwar 2000 is a post-apocalyptic strategy game. In the year 2000, bacteriological warfare has nearly destroyed civilization. Crime flourished, and highways turned into battlegrounds between different gangs. The protagonist is a leader of one of these gangs. More patriotically inclined than other criminal lords, he accepts a mission from the FBI: locate eight scientists who might be able to develop a vaccine against the deadly disease. The player commands the gang in tactical combat against rival gangs, mutants, and cannibals. It is possible to assign player-controlled characters to...

Roadwar 2000

Roadwar 2000

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Roadwar 2000 is a post-apocalyptic strategy game. In the year 2000, bacteriological warfare has nearly destroyed civilization. Crime flourished, and highways turned into battlegrounds between different gangs. The protagonist is a leader of one of these gangs. More patriotically inclined than other criminal lords, he accepts a mission from the FBI: locate eight scientists who might be able to develop a vaccine against the deadly disease. The player commands the gang in tactical combat against rival gangs, mutants, and cannibals. It is possible to assign player-controlled characters to...

Rogue Alliance

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

Rogue Alliance (called Realms of Darkness outside Japan) combines traditional RPG gameplay (party, stats, and combat system) with some elements borrowed from text adventures. Assemble a party of one to eight characters and go on quests to gain power and riches and magical items by defeating monsters. The game consists of many scenarios, each requiring several hours of playing to be completed. Move around in the realms using your keyboard or joystick or both. Travel and explore cities, dungeons, caverns and other types of dwellings. and talk to city inhabitants. Creating characters...

Rogue Alliance

Rogue Alliance

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Realms of Darkness combines traditional RPG gameplay (party, stats, and combat system) with some elements borrowed from text adventures. Assemble a party of one to eight characters and go on quests to gain power and riches and magical items by defeating monsters. The game consists of many scenarios, each requiring several hours of playing to be completed. Move around in the realms using your keyboard or joystick or both. Travel and explore cities, dungeons, caverns and other types of dwellings. and talk to city inhabitants. Creating characters requires that you determine their traits and...

Rogue Alliance

Rogue Alliance

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 9, 1989

Rogue Alliance combines traditional RPG gameplay (party, stats, and combat system) with some elements borrowed from text adventures. Assemble a party of one to eight characters and go on quests to gain power and riches and magical items by defeating monsters. The game consists of many scenarios, each requiring several hours of playing to be completed. Move around in the realms using your keyboard or joystick or both. Travel and explore cities, dungeons, caverns and other types of dwellings. and talk to city inhabitants. Creating characters requires that you determine their traits and...

Rogue Alliance

Rogue Alliance

Sharp X68000 - Released - July 21, 1989

Realms of Darkness combines traditional RPG gameplay (party, stats, and combat system) with some elements borrowed from text adventures. Assemble a party of one to eight characters and go on quests to gain power and riches and magical items by defeating monsters. The game consists of many scenarios, each requiring several hours of playing to be completed. Move around in the realms using your keyboard or joystick or both. Travel and explore cities, dungeons, caverns and other types of dwellings. and talk to city inhabitants. Creating characters requires that you determine their traits and...

Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Sherwood Forest is an graphic adventure game with a text parser. You play Robin Hood and your goal is to marry Maid Marion. The regular Robin Hood cast makes an appearance: Little John, Friar Tuck, the Merry Men, and Sheriff of Nottingham. Your travels take you through forests, up mountains, into caves, and you even get to fly in an albeit unconventional way.

Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 1, 1984

Sherwood Forest is an graphic adventure game with a text parser. You play Robin Hood and your goal is to marry Maid Marion. The regular Robin Hood cast makes an appearance: Little John, Friar Tuck, the Merry Men, and Sheriff of Nottingham. Your travels take you through forests, up mountains, into caves, and you even get to fly in an albeit unconventional way.

Shoumakyou no Densetsu

Shoumakyou no Densetsu

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Main character is caught by the enemy and starts in prison. He needs to break free and explore Japanese castle to find five pieces of the mystery mirror within time limit.

Snoggle

Snoggle

Apple II - Released - 1981

You are Snoggle, fleeing through a maze of ghosts who will eat you if they catch you. You have to be quick, you need to be bold, to master the eight levels of this fast-action puzzler. Basically, Snoggle is a Pac-Man clone, and one of the earliest ones on the Apple II computer.

Space Hulk

Space Hulk

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 3, 1995

Space Hulk is a real-time conversion of the original board game by Games Workshop set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players control a squad of Space Marines in an maze allowing 90 degree turns which they may view through multiple first person cameras or using an overhead map. Their mission: to wipe out the Genestealers, a vicious alien race inhabiting the derelict ships. The 5-man squad (sometimes accompanied by another), encased in Terminator armors and armed with long range and melee weapons, can be given tactical orders (executed simultaneously) via map - with an option to...

Starfire

Starfire

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 14, 1994

You start the game as a member of a mercenary squad piloting Motor Shells, infantry mechs deployed from space. The squad is under contract by the government and stationed onboard the battleship Dragonet, tasked with various dirty jobs like subduing colonial uprisings and cleaning up orbital bio factories that have gone out of control. Inevitably events unfold that leave you as the only one who can prevent a mysterious invader from taking control of the galaxy. Starcraft Inc. is mainly known for porting numerous popular western games from DOS to Japanese home computer systems like PC-98 and...

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

Strange Odyssey is the sixth game of the Scott Adams text adventures series, marketed by Scott's company, Adventure International. It is an old-style text adventure sporting a two word parser and split screen interface. You play a space traveller whose space ship breaks down while orbiting a remote asteroid. Starting with only a phase pistol, space suit, and shovel, our mission is to collect 5 alien treasures and link back up with your mothership.

Time Zone

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Someone has chosen you to secure the Earth's future by destroying the evil ruler of the planet Neburon. He offers you the ability of time and space travel in order to do so, and has placed a time machine in your home so that you can travel to different time periods. In these periods, you will meet such famous names like Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, Cavemen, Robin Hood, Benjamin Franklin, and Cleopatra. Like other Hi-Res Adventures by On-Line Systems, you can switch between graphic and text modes. You are required to type a one- or two-word command to perform actions. The game can...

Time Zone

Time Zone

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 1, 1985

Someone has chosen you to secure the Earth's future by destroying the evil ruler of the planet Neburon. He offers you the ability of time and space travel in order to do so, and has placed a time machine in your home so that you can travel to different time periods. In these periods, you will meet such famous names like Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, Cavemen, Robin Hood, Benjamin Franklin, and Cleopatra. Like other Hi-Res Adventures by On-Line Systems, you can switch between graphic and text modes. You are required to type a one- or two-word command to perform actions. The game can...

Transylvania

Transylvania

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Transylvania is an adventure with optional graphics, and a VERB NOUN interface. Two weeks ago, Princess Sabrina suddenly vanished and remained unseen since. King John the Good asks any travellers to help in locating her - you volunteer. As you begin your quest in the dark forests of Transylvania, beware of the evil that lurks. You will encounter strange creatures like a vampire and a goblin, and experience strange things. Most importantly, a werewolf is constantly chasing you, until you find the pistol and bullets necessary to kill it. Remember fellow traveller, take care...

Transylvania

Transylvania

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1983

Transylvania is an adventure with optional graphics, and a VERB NOUN interface. Two weeks ago, Princess Sabrina suddenly vanished and remained unseen since. King John the Good asks any travellers to help in locating her - you volunteer. As you begin your quest in the dark forests of Transylvania, beware of the evil that lurks. You will encounter strange creatures like a vampire and a goblin, and experience strange things. Most importantly, a werewolf is constantly chasing you, until you find the pistol and bullets necessary to kill it. Remember fellow traveller, take care...

Transylvania

Transylvania

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1984

Transylvania is an adventure with optional graphics, and a VERB NOUN interface. Two weeks ago, Princess Sabrina suddenly vanished and remained unseen since. King John the Good asks any travellers to help in locating her - you volunteer. As you begin your quest in the dark forests of Transylvania, beware of the evil that lurks. You will encounter strange creatures like a vampire and a goblin, and experience strange things. Most importantly, a werewolf is constantly chasing you, until you find the pistol and bullets necessary to kill it. Remember fellow traveller, take care...

Transylvania II

Transylvania II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

In Transylvania we rescued Princess Sabrina, and met Crown Prince Erik. They return upon news of the King John the Good’s death, and learn the crown has vanished. The Vampire Lord Drakul tries to uncover its secrets to become King, and threatens its land. As their guide, they accompany you on their journey to reclaim the crown an amulet of immense power and rid the land of the Vampire. Certain tasks require their unique abilities, Princess Sabrina understands magic and Crown Prince Erik can use items that rightfully belongs to the heir of the throne, among other roles. Some places seem...

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1990

This game is based on the pen & paper RPG Tunnels & Trolls. After a four hundred year long war, humans and monsters finally signed a peace treaty, and harmony returned to the Dragon Land - but not for long. The leader of the monsters, the mysterious Lerotra'hh, declared the peace contract was invalid. Monsters began to attack human settlements once again. The only one who can save the humans is the mighty wizard Khazan. Unfortunately, Khazan was imprisoned in his exile. This is where a group of brave adventurers enters the picture, determined to rescue Khazan and defeat the evil. The...

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 9, 1990

This game is based on the pen & paper RPG Tunnels & Trolls. After a four hundred year long war, humans and monsters finally signed a peace treaty, and harmony returned to the Dragon Land - but not for long. The leader of the monsters, the mysterious Lerotra'hh, declared the peace contract was invalid. Monsters began to attack human settlements once again. The only one who can save the humans is the mighty wizard Khazan. Unfortunately, Khazan was imprisoned in his exile. This is where a group of brave adventurers enters the picture, determined to rescue Khazan and defeat the evil. The...

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

Sharp X68000 - Released - June 16, 1990

This game is based on the pen & paper RPG Tunnels & Trolls. After a four hundred year long war, humans and monsters finally signed a peace treaty, and harmony returned to the Dragon Land - but not for long. The leader of the monsters, the mysterious Lerotra'hh, declared the peace contract was invalid. Monsters began to attack human settlements once again. The only one who can save the humans is the mighty wizard Khazan. Unfortunately, Khazan was imprisoned in his exile. This is where a group of brave adventurers enters the picture, determined to rescue Khazan and defeat the evil. The...

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1990

This game is based on the pen & paper RPG Tunnels & Trolls. After a four hundred year long war, humans and monsters finally signed a peace treaty, and harmony returned to the Dragon Land - but not for long. The leader of the monsters, the mysterious Lerotra'hh, declared the peace contract was invalid. Monsters began to attack human settlements once again. The only one who can save the humans is the mighty wizard Khazan. Unfortunately, Khazan was imprisoned in his exile. This is where a group of brave adventurers enters the picture, determined to rescue Khazan and defeat the evil. The...

Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress...

Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress...

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

The sequel to Ultima featured several improvements over the original, such as larger town maps, and the concept of traveling through time gates into different eras on Earth. Other than that the gameplay is pretty much the same as in Ultima I, with your single character roaming the land fighting monsters and looking for key items. In the original Ultima a hero from a certain third rate blue planet orbiting an insignificant yellow sun came to the world of Sosaria and slew the evil wizard Mondain before he could fulfill his dreams of universal domination. Thus peace was brought to Sosaria, and...

Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress...

Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress...

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

The sequel to Ultima featured several improvements over the original, such as larger town maps, and the concept of traveling through time gates into different eras on Earth. Other than that the gameplay is pretty much the same as in Ultima I, with your single character roaming the land fighting monsters and looking for key items. In the original Ultima a hero from a certain third rate blue planet orbiting an insignificant yellow sun came to the world of Sosaria and slew the evil wizard Mondain before he could fulfill his dreams of universal domination. Thus peace was brought to Sosaria, and...

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

After the defeat of the evil wizard Mondain and his mistress Minax in the previous two Ultimas, peace has returned to the land of Sorsaria. Times passes and eventually geological disruptions and a resurgence of the monster populace occur, and it is soon learned that Mondain and Minax had conceived a child named Exodus before their death. Now that child has become an adult with the power to avenge the death of his parents. Obviously, it falls upon the hero from Earth to find and stop him. The third title in the Ultima series was the first to feature a party of adventurers instead of a single...

Ulysses

Ulysses

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1983

Ulysses is an adventure game where you play the part of Ulysses in ancient Greece. The king has given you the task of finding the golden fleece, a legendary treasure which is protected by the gods. You begin your quest in a small town, and will need to travel to several far away lands to find the fleece. Many characters from ancient mythology will be encountered along the way, including King Neptune, the Sirens, Cyclops, and others. You need to find a way past them as well as the many obstacles on sea and land if you are to be successful. Along the bottom of the screen is a text parser...

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece is an adventure game where you play the part of Ulysses in ancient Greece. The king has given you the task of finding the golden fleece, a legendary treasure which is protected by the gods. You begin your quest in a small town, and will need to travel to several far away lands to find the fleece. Many characters from ancient mythology will be encountered along the way, including King Neptune, the Sirens, Cyclops, and others. You need to find a way past them as well as the many obstacles on sea and land if you are to be successful. Along the bottom of the screen...

Voodoo Castle

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

The Count of Monte Cristo was eventually consumed entirely by his drive for revenge. Count Cristo, on the other hand, is merely the victim of a Voodoo curse an enemy hexed him with... an external plague more possible to reverse. Starting the game standing over his coffin, you wander the length and breadth of his castle in pursuit of a recipe and the verbal and material components needed to cast an antidote to counter his occult menace. It contains good-luck charms, the sorts of mad scientist chemical concoctions that might well yield a Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation, a flighty medium and her...

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The Count of Monte Cristo was eventually consumed entirely by his drive for revenge. Count Cristo, on the other hand, is merely the victim of a Voodoo curse an enemy hexed him with... an external plague more possible to reverse. Starting the game standing over his coffin, you wander the length and breadth of his castle in pursuit of a recipe and the verbal and material components needed to cast an antidote to counter his occult menace. It contains good-luck charms, the sorts of mad scientist chemical concoctions that might well yield a Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation, a flighty medium and her...

Voodoo Castle

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1984

This is the enhanced version of the original all-text Scott Adams Adventure, Voodoo Castle. Additions to the original game include illustrations for each location, and support for the VOTRAX voice synthesizer. Otherwise the game remains essentially the same as the original.

Voodoo Castle

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1984

This is the enhanced version of the original all-text Scott Adams Adventure, Voodoo Castle. Additions to the original game include illustrations for each location, and support for the VOTRAX voice synthesizer. Otherwise the game remains essentially the same as the original.

Wizard and Princess

Wizard and Princess

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

King George's daughter Priscilla has been kidnapped by an evil wizard named Harlin, who holds her in his castle. The King offers half of his kingdom to anyone who would venture into the faraway mountain land, enter the castle, defeat Harlin, and bring back the princess. Only one adventurer is brave enough to accept this challenge. Wizard and Princess is a text adventure with graphics. The game's environments are composed of still shots viewed from first-person perspective. The player types combinations of verbs and objects to interact with the game world, move between locations, solve...

Wizard and the Princess

Wizard and the Princess

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 1, 1983

King George's daughter Priscilla has been kidnapped by an evil wizard named Harlin, who holds her in his castle. The King offers half of his kingdom to anyone who would venture into the faraway mountain land, enter the castle, defeat Harlin, and bring back the princess. Only one adventurer is brave enough to accept this challenge. The Wizard and the Princess is a text adventure with graphics. The game's environments are composed of still shots viewed from first-person perspective. The player types combinations of verbs and objects to interact with the game world, move between locations,...

Yubiwa Monogatari Dai-2-kan: Futatsu no Tou

Yubiwa Monogatari Dai-2-kan: Futatsu no Tou

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 23, 1993

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is a role-playing game following the second book in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is a direct sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I. Controlling multiple characters from the book, players struggle to reach the Two Towers on the ultimate quest to destroy the One Ring. The gameplay is quite similar to that of the first game. The players navigate the parties of characters over top-down environments, fighting enemies and performing quests. Since the storyline of the second book splits into several...

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