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Adventure Quiz: Capcom World: The Adventures of Hatena

Adventure Quiz: Capcom World: The Adventures of Hatena

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 19, 1992

Adventure Quiz is a compilation of two games previously released on the arcades, Capcom World and Hatena? no Daiboken. Both games play very similarly: the player has to roll dice in order to navigate his/her alter ego on a board with medieval/fantasy backgrounds. Depending on the result, the character advances a certain amount of squares, which lead to various quiz challenges. The player has to answer a series of questions within a time limit, choosing the right answer among the several (usually four) available ones. Two-player gameplay is also possible. Upon reaching the final square of...

Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985

In Balloon Fight you need to fly around with the aid of two balloons and try to pop your opponent's balloons before they pop yours. Landing on top of your opponents will cause their balloons to pop and they will use a parachute to fall to safety. You then have to destroy the fallen opponents by running into them before they can blow a new balloon and rejoin the battle. Should both of your balloons get popped, you will fall into the water below and lose a life. There is also a second game variation called "balloon trip" where you need to collect as many balloons as possible while avoiding the...

Battle Heat!

Battle Heat!

NEC PC-FX - December 23, 1994

In a desolate and cruel world, two clans are fighting for domination: the noble Republic of Kriph, led by the warrior Kai, and the evil Holy Dark Empire, led by Alamis and the mysterious armored Götz von Dark. The player can choose to play as any of the good and evil characters (four for each clan) - but it is only possible to fight warriors of the opposing party. Battle Heat!'s biggest innovation as a fighting game is the fact that every single move is viewed as a full-motion anime-style sequence. Each of the controller's buttons is assigned to a specific move (including jumping), and...

Blood Gear

Blood Gear

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - October 28, 1994

The Deguna Empire is terrorizing the planets and their inhabitants, using their unbeaten military force consisting of "Powered Gears", giant combat robots piloted by human fighters from the inside. One day, a squad of Empire robots assaulted a laboratory, in which two scientists were working on their own Powered Gear project. One of the scientists, heavily wounded, still managed to deliver a Powered Gear control device to his young apprentice Aref, before he died from his wounds. Enraged, Aref swears revenge to the Empire and everything it represents. With his own new Powered Gear, and perhaps...

Bomber King

Bomber King

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

RoboWarrior takes place on an alien planet called Altile. The player operates a cyborg named ZED (Z-type Earth Defence). In the game, ZED raids Altile to fight the Xantho empire and destroy its leader, Xur. ZED deploys bombs to clear a path through rocks, walls, and forests, while killing enemies and collecting items. Some gameplay elements resemble those of Bomberman (1983). RoboWarrior comprises five level formats. In one, the player must obtain a key before the time limit expires. In another, the key is unavailable until the player acquires a crystal or chalice. Some levels are cast in...

Bomber Man GB

Bomber Man GB

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - August 10, 1994

This is a Japan only release, not to be confused with the USA release Bomberman GB, which is a different game. In the one player game, you are placed in an arena with a dark Bomberman for a best-two-out-of-three round. You must, using your bombs, blow him up without getting blown up yourself. After you beat him, the process repeats with two Bombermen then three Bombermen. After you beat the three Bombermen in two out of three rounds, you must beat a boss character to move on. When playing the rounds, you can find power-ups to increase the blast size, allow more than one bomb on the...

Bomberman

Bomberman

MS-DOS - Released - September 7, 1990

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over the rivers, forest and mountains. Bomberman's job is to save her, battling the sea of the enemies, with only bombs at his disposal. The range of Bomberman's bomb explosions can be upgraded with time, but if he dies, the range resets back to the minimum range and Bomberman loses his previous skills. Some updates can make Bomberman walk through the walls, increase his speed, and give him some other assets to aid him in his quest to save the woman he loves. This...

Bomberman Kart DX

Bomberman Kart DX

Sony Playstation 2 - April 15, 2004

Bomberman gets out of the maze to go racing in a kart. Like Mario Kart players get to race around on the wild tracks while attacking the other racers, pick-up bonus items along the way, and use those speed boosts to launch you past the other guys. Choose from a variety of different karts and characters.

Bomberman: Panic Bomber

Bomberman: Panic Bomber

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 22, 1994

Panic Bomber is a falling block puzzle game, somewhat reminiscent of Puyo Puyo games: instead of Tetris-like abstract blocks, little colored heads are falling down and must be arranged in rows of three (vertically or horizontally), by rotating them and matching them with other heads of the same color. In this case, the heads clearly belong to the titular character of the Bomberman series. The game has similar gameplay and opponents as in the handheld version; Bomberman automatically advances on a "world map", defeating opponents in falling block contests in a linear fashion. However, this...

Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night

Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - May 29, 1992

Based on the popular Doraemon franchise, Nobita no Dorabian Night follows the adventures of the titular robotic cat, as he tries to rescue his friends from different time periods. How did this happen? Naturally, because of Nobita, Doraemon's best friend and geek extraordinaire. Something went wrong when Nobita was showing his friends a time machine, so they ended up stranded in hostile worlds, and now it's Doraemon's job to save them! The game is a traditional platformer; Doraemon's main activities are jumping his way through the levels and eliminating enemies who try to stop him. Doraemon...

The Dynastic Hero

The Dynastic Hero

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - May 20, 1994

The Dynastic Hero is a slightly re-branded version of Wonder Boy in Monster World for the Turbo Duo.The game features palette-swapped visuals, new insect-themed graphics for main characters (and insects' natural predators as bosses), a Red Book audio soundtrack which is completely different from the Wonder Boy original, and anime-style cutscenes at the intro and ending. Shion was renamed Dyna and was modeled after a Hercules Beetle, and the final boss was changed to a giant lizard king. An English-language version was also produced, but both were built off of the Japanese version of Wonder Boy...

Excitebike

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985

Hudson Soft's conversion of the Famicom / NES Excitebike, designed for the PC-8801. Race by yourself against the clock or compete with other motocross riders on 5 tracks full of long straights, large jumps and obstacles to win the Excitebike championship. Create your own tracks by placing jumps and obstacles of all different sizes and shapes on the track and choosing how many laps each race will have, then race against the clock or other riders to see how your track fares in competition.

Far East of Eden: Tengai Makyou: Fuun Kabuki-den

Far East of Eden: Tengai Makyou: Fuun Kabuki-den

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - July 10, 1993

Tengai Makyou: Fuun Kabuki Den is a turn-based RPG developed by RED Company that stars Kabuki Danjirou, one of the four heroes from Tengai Makyou II. Unlike the previous entries in the series, the battle system does not have a first-person viewpoint, but rather a side view similar to that of the 2D Final Fantasy titles. The game is also a bit more lighthearted and humorous than it's predecessors, featuring elements such as villains who sing a song before doing battle with the party. Fuun Kabuki Den was first released by Hudson for the PC-Engine CD in 1993 and later saw a re-release in the...

Garou Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai

Garou Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 12, 1994

Again, the Lone Wolves return! Geese Howard may have been defeated, but that doesn't mean all is peaceful. A new opponent, Wolfgang Krauser, has come forth to begin a new Fatal Fury tournament. The Lone Wolves return, with new faces amongst them. Only one can be declared the winner though. The player can choose one from eight playable characters: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, Big Bear, Jubei Yamada, Cheng Sinzan, Kim Kaphwan, and Mai Shiranui. The game has four bosses. The combat system is more complex than in the first game, supporting four keys to attack. The two-plane...

Hu PGA Tour Power Golf 2: Golfer

Hu PGA Tour Power Golf 2: Golfer

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 4, 1994

Power Golf 2: Golfer is a follow-up to Power Golf. The game attempts to realistically simulate golf and contains many features and variables that influence gameplay. There are two modes in the game: Normal and Tournament. In the normal mode up to four players can compete against each other or computer opponent in stroke play, match play, driving range, and putting green. Real Japanese golf courses are available for selection, complete with digitized photos and introductions. The player can select to control Japanese golfers and choose between a variety of clubs, as well as manually influence...

Hyaku Monogatari: Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi

Hyaku Monogatari: Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 5, 1994

Its sub-title translated as True Scary Stories, Hyaku Monogatari is a video game homage to the parlour game Hyaku Monogatari Kaidankai, which was popular during the Edo period (17th - middle of 19th century) in Japan. The game involved gathering at night, lighting a hundred candles and telling horror stories, extinguishing the candles one by one until the room became completely dark. The game contains a hundred horror stories told in a linear fashion through text, digitized photos and sound effects. Most of the stories are very short and non-interactive. The exceptions usually involve...

Ice Climber

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 1, 1985

Hudson Soft's conversion of the Famicom / NES title Ice Climber, designed for the PC-8801. In Ice Climber one or two players need to climb their way to the top of 32 different mountains. Each mountain is broken up into eight levels of platforms along with a bonus stage at the top. Attempting to stop the player from making upward progress are different creatures ranging from polar bears to condors, as well as treacherous landscapes with falling icicles, moving platforms, and icy floors. To help out, the players have a weapon, a mallet, which can be used to knock out enemies as well as bust away...

Kishin Douji Zenki: Rettou Raiden

Kishin Douji Zenki: Rettou Raiden

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 4, 1995

Once already Chiaki and her reluctant demon servant Zenki have saved the world from the forces of darkness, but apparently once is never enough. Chiaki has a vision of five cloaked figures and knows that only she and Zenki can stop them. At once they set off to track down the demon leaders. In Kishin Douji ZENKI: Battle Raiden the player takes the role of Zenki. At first, and occasionally through the game, Zenki will be in his powered down form where he can only punch, jump, and dash. After Chiaki recovers her bracelet, or regains her concentration, or whatever she needs to do at the time,...

Klax

Klax

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 14, 1990

An action/puzzle game, the object is to catch assorted color falling tiles and create rows, columns, or diagonals of a single color. Each level requires a different pattern to be made, and the tiles fall faster, more at a time, and in an increasing number of colors as the game progresses.

Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy

Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy

Sega Saturn - Released - March 22, 1996

The game is based on the anime Gulliver Boy, created by Teruhisa Hiroi. Gulliver is a young boy who studies magic in a school in a small town in Italy, but is bored with the studies and craves adventure. After he gets his magical diploma, he goes to Venice to hook up with his best friends - the girl Misty, who has healing powers, and the genius inventor Edison. Together, they must stop the plot of the Spanish crown to dominate the world. Kūsō Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy differs greatly from the Super Famicom interpretation of the anime. Unlike that action role-playing game, it is a...

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Nintendo DS - Released - October 26, 2006

This NDS release includes two full games from NES (Family Computer) platform: Lode Runner Championship Lode Runner Lode Runner release for Nintendo DS platform contains certain upgrades and differences to fit the gameplay on Nintendo DS handheld. Additionally, this release features some new gameplay modes not present in the original versions of included games. The game idea is to control your character to collect lodestones on multi-story platform levels and dig holes to trap your enemies. Having collected all lodestones you can move up to the next level.

Mitsubachi Gakuen

Mitsubachi Gakuen

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 14, 1990

Mitsubachi Gakuen is an adventure game in which the player takes the role of a teacher in the Mitsubachi Academy, entrusted with the task of helping its female students to reach stardom by monitoring their studies and activities. The game is divided into four seasons, each with a sub-plot of its own (e.g. preparing to a competition with another school and handling intrusive journalists and possible spies), and each dealing with a team of five different girls. The player can check the dossier of all the twenty students at any time and learn more about them. The game features digitized photos of...

Nintendo no Golf

Nintendo no Golf

NEC PC-8801 - Released - April 1, 1985

Golf features two challenging 18 hole courses where players are able to play a round of golf, and allows players to choose a club, adjust stance and control the swing. The game features three alternating views; an overhead long-range view of the entire hole, an overhead medium-range view from the ball's current location, and an overhead close-range view of the green. Gameplay modes include 1 player, or 2 player play with a link cable.

Nintendo no Tennis

Nintendo no Tennis

NEC PC-8801 - Released - June 1, 1985

Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. One player vs computer or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.). Players are controlled by the movement buttons, but while button A indicates a low hit, button B indicates a high one. You have the choice of four levels of computer AI, or two player via Game Boy link cable. The usual assortment of shots are available, including forehand and backhand, lobs and volleys when up close to the net.

Populous: The Promised Lands

Populous: The Promised Lands

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - October 25, 1991

This Data Disk for Populous adds five new landscape types: Wild West, Silly Land, Block Land, Révolution Française and Bit Plains. The types can be used to create new maps in Paint Map mode and the disk also has 500 new maps for Conquest mode.

Quiz Caravan Cult Q

Quiz Caravan Cult Q

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - May 28, 1993

Quiz Caravan: Cult Q is a trivia game with four modes. The main mode involves a quiz competition in which players can choose the topics of the questions, e.g. movies, video games, history, etc. Up to five players can participate in this mode or compete against the computer AI. The "adventure mode" is a board game in which the player-controlled character's movement is determined by a dice roll. Normal fields lead to short quiz encounters; other fields may enhance the protagonist's hit points, and the final field on each stage is a more challenging "boss battle". Time attack mode involves...

Quiz Tonosama no Yabou

Quiz Tonosama no Yabou

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - October 10, 1992

Quiz Tonosama no Yabō is a trivia game with strategy elements, set during the Sengoku time period of the Japanese history. Single and two-player game modes are available. Players select warlords to control, and rise to dominance by defeating other warlords in quiz encounters. Each attempt at conquering a province leads to a quiz posed by the defending warlord. The themes of the quiz may have nothing to do with the historical period and range from general knowledge to Japanese anime and video games.

Ryuuko no Ken

Ryuuko no Ken

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 26, 1994

Yuri Sakazaki has been kidnapped! Her big brother Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, his best friend, go search for her on the streets of South Town. As they go deeper and deeper they will find clues as to who ordered the kidnapping, the Sakazaki family's relation to the mob, and a person from their past. The gameplay differs from most fighting games. In this game, you have a Spirit meter. A Spirit meter is in the game and will decrease as you perform special moves. It can be recharged, but doing so leaves you open to attack. When your health is almost gone, you can perform a secret...

Salad no Kuni no Tomato-hime

Salad no Kuni no Tomato-hime

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The evil Minister Pumpkin betrayed his king, kidnapped his daughter, the lovely Princess Tomato, and began to terrorize the land of vegetables. The king entrusted Sir Cucumber with the task of freeing his daughter and his kingdom. Without further delay, the brave warrior embarks on a long journey. Salad no Kuni no Tomato-hime is a text adventure game with graphics. Locations are presented as still images viewed from first-person perspective, and the player interacts with the environment by typing commands. Even though the game's text is entirely in Japanese, the game only understands...

Seiryuu Densetsu Monbit

Seiryuu Densetsu Monbit

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 30, 1991

On one fateful night, a purple meteor has fallen down from the skies. Harnessing its power, the Demon Folk grew stronger, and started attacking peace-loving tribes and their villages. One warrior of the bunny-eared Monbit tribe stood up against the demons. Riding a dragon, he entered the palace of the Demon King and shattered the magic amulet he was wearing. However, the warrior was gravely wounded himself. He entrusted the amulet with the tribe elder. Years have passed, and the demons are once again rearing their ugly heads. The young hero is the only one who can save the world - by using the...

Seiya Monogatari: Anearth Fantasy Stories

Seiya Monogatari: Anearth Fantasy Stories

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 22, 1995

A mysterious young woman with a baby was attacked during the Holy Night. She managed to escape, but collapsed and died in front of the church in the city of Yalem. But the baby survived, grew up, and eventually became a hero on a quest to avenge his mother's murderers and save the world. Seiya Monogatari: Anearth Fantasy Stories differs from most other role-playing games in several important aspects. The player creates the main character in a unique way: when the baby lies on the snow outside of the church, several people pass by. The player can choose to press the action button, making the...

Shanghai II

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 8, 1989

Shanghai II is a variant of the puzzle game also known as solitaire mahjong. 144 mahjong tiles are arranged in rows and stacked upon each other in various patterns; the player's goal is to remove pairs of matching tiles that do not have adjacent tiles from both sides until the whole board is clear. This variant features six patterns named after animals: tiger, scorpion, monkey, snake, panther, and dragon. The player can choose to display hints or reverse any amount of moves. A mode with a time limit is available as well.

Shanghai II

Shanghai II

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - April 13, 1990

Shanghai II is a variant of the puzzle game also known as solitaire mahjong. 144 mahjong tiles are arranged in rows and stacked upon each other in various patterns; the player's goal is to remove pairs of matching tiles that do not have adjacent tiles from both sides until the whole board is clear. This variant features six patterns named after animals: tiger, scorpion, monkey, snake, panther, and dragon. The player can choose to display hints or reverse any amount of moves. A mode with a time limit is available as well.

SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 14, 1993

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots. The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

Tengai Makyou: Dennou Karakuri Kakutouden

Tengai Makyou: Dennou Karakuri Kakutouden

NEC PC-FX - July 28, 1995

The ancient demon Yomi is about to be revived once again, and warriors all over the land of Jipang have gathered to stop him. But only the strongest of them can fight Yomi, after he has defeated all the others - because this story is but an excuse for fights between familiar characters from Tengai Makyō universe! This fighting game uses the same system as the previously released Battle Heat: each and every move of the characters is displayed as an anime-style movie. The player presses appropriate buttons for offensive and defensive moves (also controlling the power of the move), after which...

Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You

Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - June 29, 1990

Urusei Yatsura: Stay with You is based on the manga series by Rumiko Takahashi. The protagonist is Ataru Moroboshi, a high school student who accidentally evokes love in the heart of Lum, the princess of an alien demon-like race. The game does not recount the initial events of the manga and instead is built like an episode, assuming the player's familiarity with the general story and characters. Ataru's ex-girlfriend Shinobu disappears under mysterious circumstances. Ataru and Lum must explore the high school building and find out what happened to Shinobu. The gameplay is that of a...

Virus

Virus

Sega Saturn - Released - August 22, 1997

It is the 22nd century. Human beings have long reached outer space and traveled to other planets. But they could not find happiness, and soon their only source of feelings became the "Cyber Net", a virtual world where people could experience simple emotions such as love or hatred. One day, a deadly virus was discovered in the Cyber Net. A special unit called Blue Metal was sent to annihilate the virus. But something went wrong, and the members of the unit were killed. Serge Shadix survived, but his brother Leon never came back. This accident made Serge join a force called STAND (Special Team...

World Heroes 2

World Heroes 2

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 4, 1994

The time-traveling tournament fighters are back! The original eight characters from the previous game return, along with six new characters hand-picked from several different eras and locations all through time. Who or what is behind this new tournament? In order to find that out, the strongest fighter must defeat all the opponents, win the title, and face the one who has all the answers. The second World Heroes game features new stages and music, as well as improved animation and graphics. Fighters can now reflect projectile moves at their opponents, and reverse normal throws if the...

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1993

Graffiti artists live a hard life. Joe and Nat are always on the run, trying to escape New York's police. When they reach a mysterious castle, there's no way of knowing they're in deep trouble already. Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts is a platform game featuring two characters. The protagonists can jump, crawl, kick, beat, slide, and swim. They are even able to hold their breath when under water. If you are playing the game solely, "Joe" is your character of choice. A friend can take on Nat's part at the same PC. The game's purpose is to get rid of "Professor X", who is the bad guy. The...

You-You Jinsei

You-You Jinsei

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - April 22, 1988

A ‘Game of Life’ style board game that the Japanese seem fond of. You and either computer or real players take it in turns to ‘roll’ the spinner (dice) and make your way around the game board. Certain squares allow you to gamble, others let you take out insurance, and others let you get money from the bank. As you progress, your character gets married, has kids and goes through life experiences. It can be played without knowledge of Japanese but very much relies on it to enjoy the game in any way.

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