Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 20, 1990
Blodia is a puzzle game with similarities to sliding block puzzles. Each level is composed of a number of tiles and every one has a part of a pipe (straight or angular) on it - except one which is just a black hole. In one tile a red ball starts rolling and all tiles it rolls through become blank. The goal of each level is to let the ball roll through all pipe parts without meeting the hole or a blank tile. To ensure this, the player can move the parts while using the hole as buffer. So, as example, if the player clicks on a tile which is a few tiles away from the hole, all tiles between...
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 11, 1990
Blodia Land: Puzzle Quest is a Puzzle game, developed by TOSE and published by Tonkin House, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Sega Saturn - Released - July 18, 1997
A game based on a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book by Yamaguchi Masaya. You wake up dizzy and confused in a private detective's office and discover the corpse of the detective next to you. After searching the office for clues, you are confronted by two police officers. In hiding, you decide to discover the truth and catch the mysterious murderer called Cat the Ripper.
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 31, 1992
Futuristic dodgeball game with a choice of fantastical teams and a varied collection of themed courts. The game that has 3 play modes. The one player tournament, and a one and two player Free Battle modes. The one player tournament consists of 6 stages each harder than the last which take your team to the championship. The object of this game is to strike opponent players until all of their armor is gone, and strike them once more to eliminate them from the game.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 30, 1992
In the 24th century, mankind has gone into space. The crew of the starship Swordfish are in an engagement with space pirates when the battle takes a turn for the worse. In desperation, the crew activate their jump drive without a destination... and end up flung across the galaxy to the galactic core. The Swordfish however is badly damaged with many casualties including the captain. Only 26 of the crew survive, and of them only 6 are qualified for combat: The commander, two soldiers, a mechanic and a doctor and six giant "Module" mechanized suits available for them. These survivors locate...
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - October 12, 1990
In the 24th century, mankind has gone into space. The crew of the starship Swordfish are in an engagement with space pirates when the battle takes a turn for the worse. In desperation, the crew activate their jump drive without a destination... and end up flung across the galaxy to the galactic core. The Swordfish however is badly damaged with many casualties including the captain. Only 26 of the crew survive, and of them only six are qualified for combat: The commander, two soldiers, a mechanic and a doctor and six giant "Module" mechanized suits available for them. These survivors locate...
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 6, 1991
Dodge Boy is a Sports game, developed by TOSE and published by Tonkin House, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Nintendo Entertainment System - October 27, 1989
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball (released in Japan as Softball Tengoku) is a one- or two-player NES video game where players can pick and choose various fictional softball players and customize their own team to take to the championship.
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - November 9, 1990
Kattobi! Takuhai-kun ("Fury! Delivery Boy") is a top-down action/driving game. The player is a delivery boy who must make a series of increasingly surreal deliveries across town, occasionally leaving the country and getting into trouble with drug trafficking. As the player complete jobs, they can use their earnings to buy better two-wheeled delivery vehicles, upgrading from a pedal bike to a moped to a state-of-the-art motorcycle. Destroying their vehicle (by losing a life) drops them back down to the regular pedal bike.
Sony Playstation - Released - September 27, 1996
Kuro no Jyusan is a sound novel / visual novel adventure game supervised by horror novel japanese writer Tsuji Aya and divided into 13 different chapters, in which the player will have different game endings depending of his choices during the game. The game stories are mostly ghost stories.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 3, 1992
Light Fantasy is an RPG with strategy elements. Rather than an action RPG in a Ys vein, Light Fantasy's combat consists of random encounters against groups of enemies in grid-based strategic battles in which player characters need to be moved into place before they can attack effectively. These battles occur on the overworld map, rather than a separate battle screen. The game was followed up with a sequel: Light Fantasy II.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 17, 1995
Light Fantasy II is a turn-based RPG set in the same world of its predecessor Light Fantasy, only several centuries later. In the lore of the world, the ally Goddess of the previous game has become the antagonist, and a new party forms to remove her from power. Players can put together parties made of fellow humans and friendly monsters that can be convinced to join the group.
NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 1, 1990
Like Alice in Wonderland, you are a child jumping into a magical world filled with fantastical places and peculiar characters. The world can be navigated screen by screen, by clicking the mouse where you want to go. Many objects on each screen can be clicked to find hidden animations and sounds. Exploring the completely open world, you can listen to and have educational conversations with Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Dragon, and others. The Manhole is aimed at children, and focuses on exploration and experimentation. There is no progress to be made, no goal to be reached, and the player can not fail....
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - August 7, 1992
Masakari Densetsu: Kintarou Action-Hen is an Action game, developed by TOSE and published by Tonkin House, which was released in Japan in 1992.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 28, 1994
Masakari Densetsu: Kintarou Role-Playing-Hen is a Role-Playing game, developed by Tomcat System and published by Tonkin House, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 25, 1995
Matsukata Hiroki no Super Trawling ("Hiroki Matsukata's Super Trawling") is a fishing game for the Super Famicom featuring actor and enthusiastic angler Hiroki Matsukata, best known for his tough guy roles in yakuza movies. The player travels to exotic fishing locations across the globe, looking for especially large fish such as blue marlin. The game also requires that the player fights the fish, wearing it out before they can drag it into their boat. The game's competitions require that the player throw back any fish below a certain weight, and there's a time limit to find a winning fish.
NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 24, 1992
Omega casts the player into the role of a cyber-tank designer and programmer. The goal is to design a powerful tank capable of defeating opponents within the frames of a limited budget. A successful completion of this task grants the player character a higher security clearance and a large budget. Combat plays little to no role in the game; the gameplay is dedicated to designing the tanks themselves. The player programs tanks by using a built-in text editor. It is possible to assign different artificial intelligence script commands that control various aspects of the tank, as well as enable...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 25, 1989
Perfect Bowling is a Japan-only Famicom bowling game, in which the player competes with other computer opponents. Each of the opponents has their own name, appearance and style of play. The game seems to take place in the future, with lanes restocking pins with lasers and certain characters dressed in strange, futuristic (or at least an 80s interpretation of futuristic) fashions. This is a complete departure from its box art, which seems more reminiscent of the 1950s and 60s. The game allows for a lot of precision-based options in order to bowl effectively. This includes rotating the ball...
Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - August 29, 2002
Fortress city Silt is the capital city of the Lucitamia kingdom. Main character is a knight who lives there and dreams about becoming a true holy knight. As soon as he reaches this position, he is sent to fight demons in the party of holy knights that includes another newcomer Karen. But a series of strange incidents happen at Silt left with weakened defenders. Protagonist will need to unveil this conspiracy and learn the secret of the "sorrow princess".
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 19, 1990
Roadster lets the player race a sports car over tracks on various terrain. The game offers two different racing modes. In the training mode players can practice by driving solo on any of the sixteen tracks available, with the tracks consisting of five city courses, four country courses, four mountain courses, a dirt course, and two gymkhana courses. The main mode available is the race mode. In this mode players select the amount of races they want to compete in (5, 10, 15, or 20). After that is decided, players choose from one of six different drivers. Each driver comes with their own weight...
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 14, 1990
Sekigahara is a hex-based strategy war-sim published by Tonkin House. The game is named for and depicts the Battle of Sekigahara, which would later establish the Tokagawa shogunate and ended the Sengoku era of Japan. Players move their various samurai units in alternating turns as they set up their armies for a climactic battle.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 27, 1996
This title is a compilation of five sports games released between 1989 and 1991. 1989 - Seaside Volley (known in North America as Malibu Beach Volleyball) 1990 - Boxing (known in North America as Heavyweight Championship Boxing) 1990 - Roadster 1991 - Soccer (known in Europe as Football International) 1991 - Dodge Boy
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 21, 1994
Based on the real-life eponymous Rugby Union league that features teams from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The game depicts the action via a horizontal perspective, and zooms in when the ball is held by a player. When the ball is kicked, the camera zooms out to let the player see the entire pitch. The game includes scrums and all the other rules and features of Rugby Union.
Sony Playstation - Released - December 26, 1996
Tasogare no Ode - Ode to the Sunset Era (Koukon no Ode): Ruckert (the game's main character) is a troubadour and is on a ship, the ship was caught in a storm and shipwrecked. He wakes up on a beach of an island. He realise that he lost his instruments and decide to go to the village near the beach. As soon as he arrives he got caught in a barroom fight and after that he will start his journey and will meet some people that will join him in his adventure. To advance in the game the player will have to use different objects that he will obtain talking to some characters. The game features...
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - October 20, 1989
Tatsu no Ko Fighter (or Tatsunoko Fighter) is a side-scrolling platformer exclusively for the PC Engine. The player is a farmer with a staff weapon who makes his way across a land filled with odd creatures and goofy-looking warriors. He is encouraged by a facsimile of the game's artistic lead, manga artist Akira Miyashita, and can learn new spells as the game continues. These spells can greatly help in defeating tougher enemies and preserving the player character's health. When the player reaches the boss, the character switches from a farmer boy in a straw hat to a burly shirtless dude,...
NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 6, 1992
The nine stories are based on supernatural tales of the Ming dynasty, from the works Jiandeng Xinhua (剪灯新話) and Sanyan (三言). In his reinterpretation of these stories, Ueda recast them as historical tales set in Japan, weaving together elements of the source tales with a rich array of references to historical events, personages, and literary works, both Japanese and Chinese. In his use of Chinese compounds glossed with Japanese phonetic readings, Ueda frequently incorporates double meanings and word play into his text. Ueda’s penchant for allusion is evident in the Chinese preface, which is...