HAL Laboratory

Adventures of Lolo

Adventures of Lolo

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 1, 1989

Prince Lolo of Gentryland visited Eden, a country of Love and Peace, and enjoyed many pleasant days with Princess Lala of Eden. But one day, Egger, the King of Darkness, who had an evil plot to conquer Eden, spirited the Princess away before Lolo's eyes. After a long and difficult journey, Lolo has come to the evil Castle of the Labyrinth. The castle is guarded by an army of evil monsters led by Egger, the King of Darkness. Can Lolo solve the seemingly endless series of mazes and save Lala? Lolo is not gifted with strength or agility, but has great courage and patience. Now the battle...

Arcana

Arcana

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 27, 1992

Arcana - 1. Mysterious knowledge known only to initiates. 2. Ancient rites and spiritual powers understood by only a few. 3. The secrets held by the Card Masters now fast disappearing. The art of the Card Masters has gradually died out. None of the young people want to learn the ancient system of casting spells and calling up spirits using the cards. But an evil conspiracy has taken hold of the kingdom. Rooks, descended from the last of the true Card Masters, is recruited to overthrow the sinister regime. Relying on what little he knows of the ancient art, learning along the way, trusting...

Balance

Balance

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Bowling

Bowling

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1983

Bull and Mighty's Slim Chance

Bull and Mighty's Slim Chance

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Butamaru Pants

Butamaru Pants

Microsoft MSX - 1983

Our hero is a piglet named Pig Mock. He has to catch all the eggs that mean Thunder Pants hurl at him and throw back only the red eggs. But if Pig Mock is too absorbed in hurling back the eggs, here comes Uncle Dust Pan to clean up the mess. You must jump to avoid being swept up together with the broken egg shells. It's a thrilling, exciting game for you!

Day Dreamin' Davey

Day Dreamin' Davey

Nintendo Entertainment System - June 1, 1992

The game starts out with the main protagonist, Davey, arriving at school. Then a bully (Lumpy) takes his pencil. Now all throughout class Davey is daydreaming of being in several different locations revolving around Medieval Times, the Wild West and Ancient Greece and each level contains at the end something Davey must collect that will always resemble the shapes of school items (e.g., a pencil, a ruler or a trophy).

Dunk Shot

Dunk Shot

Microsoft MSX - February 2, 1986

DUNKSHOT is the ultimate basketball game. You choose the colour of the court. You choose the colour of the uniforms. You choose the players for your team just as you would in real life. Every player has strong and weak points and each of them improves as the game progresses. You can move them on and off the court just as you like. You are the coach! You device the strength of the opposing team. You decide how long the game will be. There are a wide range of formation tactics to choose from. The game is fast and exciting. The rules are almost the same as in a real-life game, but you...

Egger Land

Egger Land

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - January 29, 1987

Eggerland is the first Eggerland game for a Nintendo console and the third game in the series overall, after Eggerland Mystery 1 and 2 for the MSX. Much of the game's resources and levels actually come from Eggerland Mystery 2, though there's a lot of extra elements as well. The series would become better known in the West as Adventures of Lolo. The game features Prince Lolo and his attempts to rescue his girlfriend Lala from the diabolical King Egger by solving a series of puzzle rooms involving collecting hearts and avoiding enemies. This game is of the "labyrinth" model of Eggerland...

Egger Land: Souzou e no Tabidachi

Egger Land: Souzou e no Tabidachi

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 20, 1988

Eggerland: Souzouhe no Tabidachi ("Eggerland: Journey to Creation") is the third Eggerland game made for a Nintendo system and the fifth game overall. Unlike the two previous Famicom games, it is of the "tower" format, where stages follow consecutively one after the other, rather than the "labyrinth" format where Lolo has some non-linear freedom as to where to go next. The tower format would also be the one adopted for the next three games - the Adventures of Lolo series. Souzouhe no Tabidachi was created as part of Nintendo's "Disk Writer" service, wherein a Nintendo Famicom Disk System...

Eggerland 2

Eggerland 2

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

The Eggerland series consists of several puzzle games. This game is a sequel to Eggerland Mystery. Again you play Lolo, a blue ball-like character with eyes, arms, and legs. The story mainly deals with King Egger, the villain, who has captured princess Lala, who is similar to Lolo, only she is red. Again it's up to Lolo to rescue Lala by travelling through Egger's domain and solving the puzzle rooms laid out before him. You must guide Lolo through a room of tiles and collect all of the Heart Framers in the room. Doing this opens up a Jewel Box, which contains an item. Successfully acquiring...

Eggerland Mystery

Eggerland Mystery

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

The Eggerland series consists of several puzzle games. You play Lolo, a blue ball-like character with eyes, arms, and legs. The story mainly deals with King Egger, the villain, who has captured princess Lala, who is similar to Lolo, only colored red. It is up to Lolo to rescue Lala by travelling through Egger's domain and solving the puzzle rooms laid out before him. You must guide Lolo through a room of tiles and collect all of the Heart Framers in the room. Doing this opens up a Jewel Box, which contains an item. Successfully acquiring the contents of the Jewel Box will clear the room of all...

Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu

Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu

Nintendo Entertainment System - August 9, 1988

Eggerland: Meikyū no Fukkatsu (エッガーランド 迷宮の復活 Eggerland: Revival of the Labyrinth?) is a puzzle video game developed by HAL Laboratory for the Family Computer. It was released in 1988 in Japan as the fourth game in the Eggerland series following Eggerland Mystery, and is the third in the series not counting the port of Eggerland 2 made for the Famicom Disk System. The game contains roughly 162 stages (or maps), which are arranged on an 8-by-16 grid (with some stages hidden).

Fire Bam

Fire Bam

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - February 1, 1988

Bam must explore a world and "unfold" it into its full size by exploring towers and defeating boss characters inside. In addition to the starting equipment, five weapons, shields, and boots can be purchased or obtained to give the player a degree of customization. The game sends Bam into a forest where he has to defeat all sorts of monsters. Defeated enemies drop fire elements which can be collected and used as currency inside the shops scattered around the game. Special items and new weapons can be purchased this way. Bam will eventually discover tall towers, each one of which needs to be...

Gall Force: Eternal Story

Gall Force: Eternal Story

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - December 10, 1986

Gall Force: Eternal Story is a game that tells an additional tale from the Gall Force anime series, a series which revolves around a galactic battle between the all-female Solnoids and the race known as the Paranoids. This game tells the story of Rabby, the second-in-command of the space cruiser Star Leaf, having to rescue her six crew mates and also destroy the fortress of the Paranoids. The game is a vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up. Players start by flying over the surface of the planet Terra, dodging and destroying enemies until they reach a set of launchers. Each launcher launches the...

Hal Wrestling

Hal Wrestling

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 14, 1990

Get a headlock on fun with Hal Wrestling! Eight rompin', stompin' brutes squares off in a head-to-head matches any sports fan can enjoy! All the pro wrestling moves you can use and a few you haven't seen before! Go one-on-one against the computer or a friend, or round up your own four-man wrecking crew for thunderous action! Hal Wrestling - we're coming to get YOU!

Hole In One

Hole In One

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Hole in One Professional

Hole in One Professional

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The grandiose and yet elegant course layout - the beatiful Hal Country Club. The clear-to-see display and close-to-real soundtrack create two golf courses with 36 holes. Now you can enjoy the strokes as much as you please. Or maybe your friends want to join you to complete and share fun. If you want another game, how about a match with the computer or the world's top players? Let's go now. Meet the challenge of the Hal Country Club.

Hole in One Special

Hole in One Special

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

After the huge success of the first two releases HAL Laboratory released a third golf simulation game. Again it is a standard 18-hole golf game, played from a top-down perspective. Hole In One Special can be played up to two players at three difficulty levels: average, expert and pro. You can compete in stroke play, match play and tournament play. The tournament play can be set at one to four days. During the game the following options can be changed: the direction of the ball, pick a club, set the curve of the ball and the stroke power. The main difference with the other two releases in...

HyperZone

HyperZone

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

The year - 2089. The place - the desolate surfaces of the asteroids in the HyperZone Asteroid Belt. The enemy - time, the hostile environment, sweltering heat, bone-chilling cold, and the endless double track of HyperZone. Traveling at hyper-speed, skimming the surface of the asteroid, eyes burning from seeking an elusive enemy, finger coiled on the trigger - it's going to be a long, terrifying ride...

Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional

Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 1, 1988

HAL's Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional is a standard 18-hole golf game, played from a top-down perspective. You can compete in stroke play with up to four players, or match play against a friend or the computer. When playing against the computer, you will play against an opponent that uses metal clubs, which hit farther than the standard wooden clubs. In addition to stroke and match play, you can obtain passwords that allow you to replay any spectacular shots that you make (eagles, holes-in-one, and double-eagles).

Jupiter Lander

Jupiter Lander

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

You have to try to slowly land a spaceship on Jupiter. For this you have three landing platforms. If you make it to land on one of the three platforms with slow falling speed in the yellow range (meter display at the right of the screen), you get points and a refill of the tank. The game is over when the tank display shows zero. The space ship is destroyed when landing with too high speed or when touching the rock walls of the planet.

Karamaru

Karamaru

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Metal Slader Glory

Metal Slader Glory

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 30, 1991

Eight years after a great war was waged between colonies in outer space, peace has finally settled back onto the Earth. Tadashi Himukai, a 17-year-old war orphan, purchases a used worker-mech in order to start a construction business with his girlfriend, Elina Furfa. However, when he first activates it, the worker-mech disguise falls away, revealing a combat model Metal Slader, which were all supposedly dismantled after the war, and an enigmatic message is displayed in the cockpit: "EARTH IN PERIL... SEEK THE CREATOR". Prompted by this warning, Tadashi, his sister Azusa, and Elina head out...

Mingle Magnet

Mingle Magnet

WonderSwan - Released - November 2, 1999

Mingle Magnet is a simple puzzle game of the falling block variety. The player oversees a 10 x 10 square field where the first four rows (three on easy) have been filled by blocks. Each block shows one of three symbols, a dark gray circle, a light gray circle, and a white circle. When ever any of blocks with matching symbols touch they will form a link. By moving the cursor over a chain and clicking on it the player will be given points based on its size on the chain will be removed. The goal is to get a large score while making sure that new pieces can still enter the field. Once no more...

Mobile Planet Stylus: Approach from the Westgate

Mobile Planet Stylus: Approach from the Westgate

Microsoft MSX

Mole Attack

Mole Attack

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

Mole Attack is one of the earliest computerized Whac-a-Mole variants. Gameplay should be clear: Moles randomly pop out of several holes (arranged in a 3x3 grid), and you can hit them using the right keyboard key (one for each hole). The sooner you hit the mole's head, the more points you get -- but if you hit the mole's buttocks (yes, them buggers sometimes pop up that way), you lose points. After 60 seconds, the game ends and your score is shown.

Money Wars

Money Wars

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

In Money Wars the player takes the role of a robber that has to retrieve and deliver bags of money without getting shot. The game is viewed from a side perspective. The player starts at the left side and has to move across the screen to the money bag that lies on the right side and then return to his starting position. From the top deadly arrows are shot towards him and these he has to dodge or he will lose a life. To his help he has three brick barricades that he can hide behind. He can't hide too long though as the barricades take damage from the arrows and will after a while be gone. The...

Mr. Chin

Mr. Chin

Microsoft MSX

Mr. Chin is a Chinese circus performer who specializes in balancing spinning plates on poles. Each stage consists of three levels with seven poles on each level, and Mr. Chin must demonstrate his acrobatic skills by spinning dishes on all of the poles at once. An unappreciative critic tries to thwart Mr.Chin by throwing cutlery at him from off-stage which he must avoid by either jumping or ducking. The frequency at which these objects are thrown increases for later stages. From stage 4, gaps in the floor appear and move about which will cause the circus star to fall. From stage 10, the levels...

Ninja-kun: Asura no Shou

Ninja-kun: Asura no Shou

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

The game tells another story in Ninja-kun series. This time it’s a platform game with some twists. There are two tasks alternating through levels: you are required either to kill every enemy in the level (as in the previous games) or simply to reach the exit. Running into enemies usually won’t kill you, however if you are hit by a single projectile, you’ll have to start from a checkpoint. Enemies vary from plain ninjas to giant skeletons or killer fish. Each level has a time limit, and when this limit is close to an end a fire wheel of death will appear on the screen, chasing...

Pachipro Densetsu

Pachipro Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Pachipro Densetsu is a Pachinko game for one player.

Picture Puzzle

Picture Puzzle

Microsoft MSX

Picture Puzzle is a puzzle game. The player has to reconstruct an image that is cut out in 16 pieces and one of those pieces is not present. They can only move one piece at the time and only towards the missing piece. The pictures to reconstruct are cartoon style animal pictures such as a crocodile, a cat, a pig, a horse and elephant. It can be played by one or two players.(Moby Games)

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

In Radar Rat Race the player plays the role of a blue mouse, that has to search for cheese in a labyrinth within a certain time. To make it a bit harder, you are followed by several red mice which bring you certain death when you crash into one of them. As the red mice outnumber you, you should take into account that you might get encircled by several mice. A further peril are the black cats, which lure behind some of the corners. Into those also the red mice can run, but they are only delayed by the cat and not killed. With a "Star Screen" - a trace of stars that can be left behind by the...

Revenge of the 'Gator

Revenge of the 'Gator

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 28, 1990

It's pinball....with gators! This arcade-style title brings pinball on the go with the Game Boy! Score as many points as possible, but don't let your ball be eaten by the 'Gator!

Road Race

Road Race

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

Rollerball

Rollerball

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Rollerball is a pinball simulation for one to two players.

The Roving Planet Styllus

The Roving Planet Styllus

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Space Maze Attack

Space Maze Attack

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Space Maze Attack is a top-down shooter in which the player navigates a white spaceship in search of treasure through claustrophobic mazes that are infested with hostile aliens. The spacecraft is equipped with a simple peashooter and has limited energy. When the energy runs out, the spaceship explodes. Upon finding a treasure, the unused energy is converted to points and a new level starts. There is also a 2-player mode where two people can take turns in order to find out who can amass the highest score.

Space Trouble

Space Trouble

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

On the surface, Space Trouble looks like an orthodox shooter, but it has an unorthodox twist: Don't shoot! You navigate your ship through an asteroid field, with a finite fuel supply. From time to time, enemy ships come into view and try to hunt you down. Shoot them down, but bear in mind that each shot costs a little bit of fuel. Sometimes, you will encounter a fuel supply, and strewn throughout the game are powerups which boost your "flight record", which is turned to score as you complete a level. As the game progresses, the asteroids change into other obstacles, such as flying saucers,...

Super Alien

Super Alien

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

Super Billiards

Super Billiards

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Super Billiards is a pool simulations game. Basic pool, one of the most famous versions of billiards in the world is now available on your computer screen. Discover the excitement of balls colliding, the silence and concentration of the billiard room. The direction of the ball can be set as can the strength of the shot. This game can be played by one or two players.

Uchuu Keibitai SDF

Uchuu Keibitai SDF

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 7, 1990

A meteorite group floats in space, full of mystery. Near the sand filled planet, a battleship looms. Space colonies emerge in the moon light. In the endlessly wide universe, a large shooting game that unfolds .

Zukkoke Yajikita Onmitsu Douchuu

Zukkoke Yajikita Onmitsu Douchuu

Microsoft MSX2 - 1987

Zukkoke Yajikita Onmitsu Douchuu is an Action game, developed and published by HAL Laboratory, which was released in Japan in 1987.

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