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A.L.C.O.N.

A.L.C.O.N.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Taking place in the year 2059 in another galaxy, mankind has colonized an alien planet called Theon after evacuating a previously colonized planet Orac. Five years ago, the colony on Orac was attacked by alien invaders and the war was so intense, the colonists were forced to leave. However, Theon is now under attack by the same alien fleet, but the humans are ready. The player assumes the role of an Allied League of Cosmic Nations (ALCON) fighter pilot in the SW475 star fighter to stop the invaders from taking over Theon.

Acrobat Mission

Arcade - Released - 1991

In the year 2100, the Earth's environment is devastated by its inhabitants, who develop their space technology to live on Mars. Before they left, the humans created a Bio-Computer assigned to replenish Earth's ecosystem in hopes of returning to Earth. 50 years after terra-forming parts of Mars, the human colonists were attacked by mysterious, but hostile UFOs. The military leaders among the colonists set up an attack force to defend the colonists using state of the art fighter ships identified as the Icarus. The main operation of attack is called "Acrobat Mission" because it exceeds the...

Air Inferno

Air Inferno

Arcade - Released - 1990

A helicopter rescue simulation with polygon-based graphics. The pilot will have to fly his helicopter through different missions, playing firemen by dropping water on burning houses and landing to rescue people. Missions include landing on ships, houses, skycrapers and flying through sandstorms. In the first mission, you fly the chopper to a burning skyscraper. A voice will cry out, "Operate the fire extinguisher NOW!" and you point toward the flaming window and press the extinguisher. Then with the fire out, you fly and land on the building to pick up survivors. Later missions include...

American Horseshoes

American Horseshoes

Arcade - Released - 1990

American Horseshoes is an adaptation of the Horseshoes lawn game where players take turns throwing a horseshoe around or near a stake. This game supports up to four players taking turns. A single credit is required per player for three innings. The game uses a standing cabinet with two buttons and a trackball in the middle. At the start the player chooses a character: Diamond Dave, Lucky Lou, Mayhem Mary or Tossin' Tom. Per inning each player gets to throw twice. The horizontal axis of the trackball is used to position the player and the vertical one determines the distance of each pitch. A...

Aqua Jack

Aqua Jack

Arcade - Released - 1989

Aqua Jack is arcade pseudo-3D shooter, it's similar to After Burner or Bimini Run. The player controls a war hovercraft, and fights against enemy's forces - like helicopters, boats, planes, tanks etc. He has cannon with unlimited ammo, and several bombs, his vehicle has turbo mode and ability to jump. Hovercraft must avoid various obstacles (natural and enemy's water mines) and enemy bullets - it's very fragile. Game has 8 levels.

Arabian Magic

Arabian Magic

Arcade - Released - 1992

The game is set in the mythical world of The Arabian Nights. Some time ago, the Evil One plagued the peaceful kingdom of Shahariyard. In order to save the King - who, by sorcery, had been transformed into a monkey - a group of heroes must find the Jewel of Seven Colors and release the evil hex. However, formidable monsters are lurking along their path. Prince Lassid, Princess Lisa, Sinbad and Afshaal, each armed with their own special magic and powers, set out on the quest for the Jewel of Seven Colors. Suspenseful battle scenes, skillful sword fights and a "magic lamp," which fells all...

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets! A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has launched the craft Vaus II to make a preemptive attack on Xorg.

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Commodore 64 - Released - November 11, 1988

HE'S BACK. HE'S MAD. HE WANTS REVENGE. Eons ago, you battered DOH into an intergalactic pulp and escaped. But a scrap of DOH's core energy survived... And now DOH's hurtling toward you across space and time in the Xorg, a huge spaceship that's crashed into our universe from an unknown dimension. Use your ultra-fast reflexes and intense concentration to get to the core of the Xorg without pounding your ship to interstellar scrap. Or take a break from battle. Create your own force barriers with the Arkanoid Construction Set, the latest in intergalactic dimension-building tools. If you're...

Complex X

Arcade - Released - 1984

A 1984 platform shooter game from Taito.

Haunted Museum

Haunted Museum

Taito Type X - Released - 2010

Haunted Museum (Panic Museum in Japan) is a Light Gun Game by Taito. In it you play two agents who have come to investigate mysterious disappearances in a local museum. Though once they get inside they find that a supernatural force has a hold over the building, bringing the exhibits to life that are not shy about attacking them. If that wasn't enough, the exhibits have worlds of their own that transport the two into different settings no matter how implausible (such as space or underwater). With each world conquered, an orb falls into place on a monument in the lobby of the building. So the...

Kick Master

Kick Master

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1992

The evil wizard Belzed and his forces have attacked the kingdom of Lowrel, killed its king and queen and kidnapped princess Silphee. Players take control of aspiring martial artist Thonolan who sets out to rescue Silphee and defeat Belzed. Kick Master is a side-scrolling platformer in which enemies are defeated by using various kicks and spells. Defeated enemies drop three items that refill Thoalon's health or magic, grant an extra life, damage him or increase his experience. When Thoalan gains a level, his maximum MP is increased and he learns new kicks, such as sliding, flying, roundhouse...

Land Sea Air Squad

Land Sea Air Squad

Arcade - Released - 1986

Land Sea Air Squad is a 2D top-down shooter, with similar gameplay like Ikari Warriors (and controls from Commando). The player is a soldier, who must defeat an enemy army. As in Ikari Warriors, the player can control vehicles - tanks, helicopters and boats. He has a gun with unlimited ammo and grenades. At the end of each level, the player must beat a heavily armed vehicle.

Midnight Landing

Midnight Landing

Arcade - Released - 1987

Midnight Landing is the first game in Taito's arcade flight simulation series. It tasks players with safely landing a commercial jet liner making a night flight into a major city. The game begins with the plane already aloft and ready to begin its descent. Since the game takes place at night the player can't make out any scenery by eye, and has only the lights on the runway and the airplane's instruments to guide them. Despite being an arcade game, the pace is slow and deliberate; a single safe landing takes several minutes. The player controls the plane using two primary inputs: an...

Operation Gunbuster

Operation Gunbuster

Arcade - Released - 1992

Gun Buster (ガン バスター), also known as Gunbuster (ガンバスター)[1] and released in North America as Operation Gunbuster, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Taito and released for arcades in 1992. In contrast to on-rail light gun shooters at the time, this was one of the first arcade games to feature free-roaming FPS gameplay, the same year Wolfenstein 3D was released on personal computers. Gun Buster's control scheme consists of a joystick for movement and strafing and a light gun for aiming and turning. The player can also carry multiple weapons, each with different recharge rates...

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1989

The object of the game is to rescue the five hostages in the concentration camp. The game is divided into six stages: Communication Setup, Jungle, Village, Powder Magazine, Concentration Camp, and Airport. Completion of each stage advances the story. For example, upon completing the Jungle stage, an enemy leader is interrogated and the location of the enemy's concentration camp is found. This was one of the first shooter games to feature a storyline, and it had some similarities to real special operations missions.

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day? Operation Wolf is an arcade conversion of the game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if...

Puzznic

Puzznic

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

The challenge in each level of Puzznic is to manoeuvre a selection of blocks into place so as to clear them all, by making them make contact with blocks of the same design. You control a cross-hair, which can move a block left or right, which can cause it to fall if there is no block under the space it would occupy. There are many complications in terms of solving the levels. Moving platforms meaning that you need to move a block at a particular time, or in particular order, to prevent them being blockaded. In some situations there are an odd number of a certain type of block - solving...

Rambo III

Rambo III

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rambo III

Rambo III

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rambo III

Rambo III

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1988

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rastan

Rastan

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Rastan features five levels of hacking and slashing gameplay with a boss at the end of each level. Numerous enemies assault you on your journey such as flying demons, chimeras, valkyries, piranhas, skeleton undead and more. Fight through to the end and save the land of Lograth from certain doom. The game features different weapons such as axes, maces and fire swords, each with its own attributes like extended range or attack power. Armour can also be picked up in the forms shields, cloaks and armour, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of...

Renegade

Renegade

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes takes place in a Japanese city, whereas its western version named Renegade is set on the mean streets of Brooklyn. This conversion later produced unofficial sequels Target: Renegade and Renegade III: The Final Chapter. You must venture through to meet your girlfriend, and then rescue her from her kidnappers. This is split into five levels, taking you through the subway and the docks as well as some inhospitable streets. A wide range of aggressive moves are on offer, including...

Sky Shark

Sky Shark

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Sky Shark is a top-down shooter similar to Raiden. You start off with four lives and three bombs. With that (you can get more lives at certain point intervals, and more bombs can be found), you, the "Sky Shark" of your squadron, blast through five levels of enemy-infested battlefields with as many as six gun upgrades (Aside from the bombs and the gun upgrade, there are no other weapons to be found at all). Includes three difficulty levels and two-player support.

Sky Shark

Sky Shark

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Flying Shark is the definitive conversion of this shoot-'em-up, chart-topping classic hit from Taito. Develop your strategy as you face swarms of enemy planes, tanks, gun emplacements and a host of sea-borne craft as you bomb, blast and battle your way into arcade history!

Stratovox

Stratovox

Arcade - Released - November 3, 1980

Stratovox is a single screen shooting game in the style of Space Invaders. An alien fleet has assembled. Only your ship stands between the marauding hordes and a nearby planet with stranded astronauts. The aliens send out formations of fighters to deal with the player and to capture stranded astronauts from the surface of the planet. Your mission is to destroy all of the aliens before they completely de-populate the planet. The player starts the game with three lives and ten figures on the planet's surface. Lives are lost by crashing into aliens or their missiles. Aliens will frequently...

Wild Western

Wild Western

Arcade - Released - 1982

As a sheriff in the American Old West, you are charged with protecting a traveling train from waves of bandits on horseback and must escort the train safely to the next station. Shoot the bandits while making sure to avoid cacti, rocks, the train and the bandits' horses. If you hit an obstacle or are shot off your horse, you lose a life. Additionally, if three bandits manage to board the train, you also lose. In between each level, there is a brief minigame for bonus points, wherein you must test your accuracy and timing by a shooting a silver dollar in mid-air.

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