Data East Corporation

Aaron Spelling

Pinball - Released - 1992

Aaron Spelling was produced by Data East in 1992.

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Arcade - Released - 1981

Astro Fantasia is a fixed shooter arcade game that was released by Data East in 1981. The player gets to pilot a single fighter spaceship against an armada of enemies. There are two different play screens that alternate: Wave 1 uses pseudo 3D graphics and has a large red bit of what appears to be part of a very large spaceship as background on the bottom half of the screen. You can move your ship around anywhere on the red background, but the black area beyond is off limits. The game opens with a large mothership craft visible at the top of the screen, but your shots cannot reach it at this...

Avengers in Galactic Storm

Avengers in Galactic Storm

Arcade - Released - 1995

Avengers in Galactic Storm is a fighting arcade game developed and published by Data East. It features a single or two-player story mode or multiplayer head-to-head mode, and was the first modern fighting game to feature assistant characters commonly referred to by gamers either as "helpers" or "strikers". The game is based on characters in the Marvel universe, primarily The Avengers but also the Kree. The game's plot and roster of playable characters is based on the Operation: Galactic Storm story arc. The player has a character roster of eight playable fighters to choose from, each with...

Backfire!

Backfire!

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1995

A rally-type racing game from Data East. Players can choose between 2 fictitious rally cars, "Farco R4 Cup" or "Andula 2.0", and race through 6 stages. It is also possible to play one against another on a split screen.

Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Based on the 1989-Batman movie. The game consists of five different parts, each resembling well known game types. Part one, the chemical plant: Hunt down Jack Napier who has raided the plant (typical platform action, climb ladders or use "Bat"-rope and shoot at some enemies...). Part two, "Batmobile" (...the car): Joker is chasing you and have to escape to "Bat"-cave. Avoid obstacles like police blocking the road and others. Part three, "Bat"-cave: A puzzle game where you have to find a certain item (belonging to Joker) amongst other items. Part four, "Batjet": Cut the ropes of the balloons...

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Arcade - Released - 1988

A golf game with a top-down view of the course. Clouds move across the screen indicating the wind's speed and direction.

Boomer Rang'r

Boomer Rang'r

Arcade - Released - 1983

A caveman runs around tossing his boomerang at enemy cavemen and prehistoric creatures. Pick up potions to spell out BOOMER RANG'R to move to next level. For even more fun, kill a dinosaur rider and mount his dinosaur! The player controls Whirley, a caveman armed with a boomerang whose quest is to find a lost treasure in that prehistoric land. As he searches for the lost treasure, must fight off enemy cavemen armed with clubs, dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters. He must also look out for vultures who drop rocks. Whirley can also mount a dinosaur and ride it after he kill the caveman...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Arcade - Released - 1984

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

Boulder Dash / Boulder Dash Part 2

Boulder Dash / Boulder Dash Part 2

Arcade - Released - 1990

Boulder Dash is a video game released in 1984 by First Star Software for Atari 8-bit computers. There have been numerous versions and sequels in this series for numerous interactive platforms including: Apple II, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, NES, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, PC, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Intellivision, Mac, Xbox 360 and many other platforms. It also influenced other games in the rocks-and-diamonds genre such as Repton. The original Boulder Dash was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray, and on October 28, 1983, acquired by First Star Software, which still owns the...

China Town

China Town

Arcade - Released - 1998

Line up three tiles in a row either vertically, horizontally or in an 'L' like shape. The tiles must be three the same or in sequential order by either Japanese character or numerical. You are trying to create a mahjong set or hand in a limited ammount of time. The game looks like a cross between mahjong and Tetris. After completing a level on some games you can play a pump game where you try to pump up your opponent's balloon until it bursts.

Continuum

Continuum

MS-DOS - Released - August 1, 1990

Continuum is a 3D game viewed from third-person perspective. The player pilots a "Mobile", a craft which bounces off of the platforms that fill the rooms. The player can rotate the craft left and right, thrust it forward, and move the camera up and down for optimal viewing. The game contains 256 rooms, which the player explores while in search of 16 crystals and 16 cubes. The Mobile bounces from platform to platform, making its way around the room to the doors that lead into other rooms. On the way, the player encounters many other creatures and vehicles, as well as surprises, such as rooms...

Counter Steer

Counter Steer

Arcade - Released - 1985

Counter Steer was developed and published by Data East and only released in Japan in 1985. A top down motorcycle racing game.

Diet Go Go

Diet Go Go

Arcade - 1992

Diet Go Go is a single-screen platform game for one or two players, in which the aim is to clear each screen of monsters and avoid getting fat. Monsters are defeated by throwing food at them until they inflate (get fat), then touching them to burst them, sending them flying around the screen and killing any other monsters they come into contact with. Many monsters also throw food at the players, making them increasingly fat. If players get too fat, they lose a life, although bonus diet sodas occasionally appear and can be picked up to reverse the effect. Contact with monsters who aren't fully...

Doukoku Soshite...

Doukoku Soshite...

Sega Saturn - Released - February 26, 1998

In this game, you play the role of a high-school student (whom you can name as you like). A bus takes him and his classmates to the school every day. But this time, just when the hero was talking to one of his classmates, the lovely girl Riyo, a car drove up to the bus, there was a sound of a crash, and then the hero became unconscious. When he woke up, he found himself, his classmates (most of whom were girls), and a couple of unknown people in a locked room in a strange mansion. Soon the hero realizes something terrible is going on in the mansion. People are being killed under mysterious...

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

The prophecy has been fulfilled. The world shall be ruled by the dragons. On an island far away, their lords prepare for the conquest of the lands. There is only one hope for mankind. The emperor sends out four heroes -- warriors and magicians -- to solve the puzzle of tears and prevent the invasion of the Drakkhen. Drakkhen is a role-playing game with a visual presentation that combines 3D landscapes and 2D interiors. The player's party will travel overland on a flat terrain made up of vectors, on which 2D objects are zoomed (The same type of engine was later used in Eternam). The player...

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The prophecy has been fulfilled. The world shall be ruled by the dragons. On an island far away, their lords prepare for the conquest of the lands. There is only one hope for mankind. The emperor sends out four heroes -- warriors and magicians -- to solve the puzzle of tears and prevent the invasion of the Drakkhen. Drakkhen is a role-playing game with a visual presentation that combines 3D landscapes and 2D interiors. The player's party will travel overland on a flat terrain made up of vectors, on which 2D objects are zoomed (The same type of engine was later used in Eternam). The player...

Flash Boy

Arcade - Released - 1981

In The Deco Kid (Flash Boy in Japan) you fly around in space as a superhero. You have no bullets, your only weapons are your fists and your super speed. However, once you run low on energy, you can no longer use your super speed to kill enemies.

Graplop

Graplop

Arcade - Released - 1983

The ball is used to dislodge an ever-changing array of 'grapes' in this souped-up breakout proto-Arkanoid style game. Cluster Buster or Graplop was released in November 1983. It was known as the 28th video game (Cassette no. 28) made for the Deco Cassette System.

Home Run Nighter: Pennant League!!

Home Run Nighter: Pennant League!!

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 31, 1989

Home Run Nighter: Pennant League!! is a Sports game, developed and published by Data East, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game where one or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

A conversion of the arcade game, Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game. One or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.

Ikari Warriors Part II: Victory Road

Ikari Warriors Part II: Victory Road

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Heavy on the action, Ikari Warriors became a favorite both in the arcades and on home consoles. To fuel that frenzy, SNK and Tradewest teamed up again for a sequel, Victory Road, released later that same year. This time, the Ikari Warriors take on more cosmic foes, battling rock-headed beasts, one-eyed green men and other odd creatures.

Janken Game Acchi Muite Hoi!

Arcade - Released - 1995

A Stone-Scissor-Paper game realeased by Data East Corp in 1995.

Karate Champ

Karate Champ

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - July 22, 1988

The player assumes the role of a karate competitor and fights against another player or the computer. Using two joysticks, players can execute a number of moves. Gameplay consists of a two dimensional fight between Karate characters wearing white and red gi, followed by various bonus rounds for the successful player. This pattern repeats itself in the next, more challenging round set against a new background. Unlike most later fighter-type games, there are no health bar or hit points. A hit successfully landed ends the round and earns the player or his opponent either one point or half...

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Kid Niki is armed with the Spinning Sword, which according to the game's manual, "has been passed down from generation to generation from the School of Chirin." In addition to the spinning sword, Kid Niki can gain extra offensive power by collecting Bells. The Golden Bell allows him to launch a projectile every time Kid Niki spins his sword, and the Silver Bell creates a spinning force field around him. Both of these power-ups last for a limited amount of time. The game is divided up into seven rounds, with a boss character at the end of each one.

KULT

KULT

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic environment. Society consists of two races: Tuner; who possess psy-powers and Protozorqs; who are physical mutants. Raven, a Tuner, is caught prisoner in the temple of the Protozorqs, and must find his girlfriend, who was also kidnapped, to finally proceed to escape with her. Raven is aware that his quest won't be simple since the Protozorqs, armed with "zapsticks", will gladly kill him if he does anything they dislike.

Lock'n'Chase

Lock'n'Chase

Arcade - Released - June 19, 1981

Lock 'n' Chase is an arcade action game similar to Pac-Man. You play a thief who is trapped in a maze like vault. To get out, you need to collect all of the gold dots located in the maze. Your task won't be easy, since there are four police officers in the vault who are constantly trying to catch you! Located throughout the maze are numerous doors. As you run through the maze, you have the ability to temporarily close a door in an attempt to block the police. You can only close two doors at a time, and any closed doors automatically open again after a short amount of time. When all of the gold...

Mad Motor

Arcade - Unreleased - 1989

Mad motor is a 2D side-scrolling biker-themed beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of a motor driver on a highway. You have to beat-up enemies driving different types of motors and cars as well enemies on gliders. Bosses include a apelike boss hanging from an helicopter and a guy standing on top of a car in full Japanese armor. You can transform in to a more powerful hulky long haired guy on a tricycle motor. The background scenery includes, cities, deserts and forests.

Magical Drop

Magical Drop

Sega Saturn - Released - December 15, 1995

This is the very first coin-op game (and home conversions) in the Magical Drop series. Similar to other titles in the series, the goal of the game is to clear the screen of constantly advancing objects called 'drops'. The player character, stuck at the bottom of the screen, has a grapple which can be used to pull down a single drop, change its colour and put it back in line. Drops disappear when a line of three or more drops of the same colour is created. There are several game modes: endless mode, story mode, two-player mode, and puzzle mode.

Makai Hakkenden Shada

Makai Hakkenden Shada

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - April 1, 1989

The story of this game is loosely based on the 19th century Japanese epic novel Nanso Satomi Hakkenden ("Tale of Eight Dogs") by Kyokutei Bakin. In the game, the player controls a young warrior named Shin. The elder of his home village tells him that a magical artifact known as the Statue of the Four Gods has been stolen. This artifact was sealing away the spirit of the evil Tamazusa. To prevent Tamazusa's resurrection, Shin must find seven other warriors. Only when they are united can the evil be defeated once and for all... Despite the premise of eight warriors, Makai Hakkenden Shada is...

Metal Max

Metal Max

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 24, 1991

Metal Max is a RPG set in a futuristic world, where monsters and mechanical creatures roam the land and where many people live in huge underground caves. You play the role of a young boy who lives in a town with his father and his older sister. Your biggest dream is to become a "hunter" - to kill the monsters that are roaming outside, and to receive rewards for that. Your father doesn't approve of your dream, but you nevertheless decide to explore the underground caves surrounding your town, to learn more about the world you live in, and eventually become a true hunter and help to overthrow...

Midnight Resistance

Midnight Resistance

Arcade - Released - 1989

The Midnight Resistance fighters are up against the awesome powers of mad scientist King Crimson and his Crimson Corps. Crimson has kidnapped your scientist grandfather and five more of your relatives, and aims to put his advanced plans to evil use. Take control of a Resistance fighter in this scrolling shoot 'em up consisting of nine platform-based levels, each ending with a Boss to defeat. Your enemies appear on foot and in vehicles, and Crimson has also planted machine gun bays en route. Dead enemies release keys, which can be traded in at shop points for weapons. These weapons...

Ninja (DECO)

Ninja (DECO)

Arcade - Released - 1980

Ninja is an arcade game released by Data East in December 1980. Also known as Sengoku Ninja Tai in Japan, it was the second game released for the DECO Cassette System. The objective of the game is to shoot the ninjas before they reach the top of the castle.

Ocean to Ocean

Arcade - Released - 1981

A Rare Medals style fruit/slot machine game. Runs on the "DECO Cassette System" hardware. Ocean to Ocean was known as the 10th game made for this system (Cassette no. 10).

Performan

Performan

Arcade - Released - 1985

This is a "static screen" shooter in which the player controls a robot named Performan that moves in four directions. The character's weapon is a "Perfor-Boomerang" that shoots in front of the player and a button allows the player to dig tunnels underground.

Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory

Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory

Arcade - Released - 1984

In this Burger Time spinoff, the player controls the Ice-cream man Peter Pepper with the object of placing ice-cream scoops into cones. The player can also put a scoop into a cone that already has a scoop. When all scoops are in cones, the player is taken to the next Pattern. Throwing an ice-cream scoop can send it up on a platform depending on the position. Living confectioneries and utensils will try to hinder Peter's progress, but they can be taken out by pushing or throwing an ice-cream scoop directly on them. Also enemies cannot harm Peter while they/he is climbing a ladder.

Platoon

Platoon

Apple II - Released - 1988

The film Platoon featured a squad of five soldiers on their mission for the US Army in Vietnam. In this action game based around the film, you take control of these five guys in turn, with the chance to switch between them as they each take one of the 3 hits that would kill them. The game recreates each of the sections of the film, starting with a side-scrolling journey through the jungle, with paths to cross both horizontally and vertically, and the ability to jump or duck hazards. You will need to blow up a bridge and then locate a village, which contains a torch, a map and a trap-door....

Platoon

Platoon

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

The film Platoon featured a squad of five soldiers on their mission for the US Army in Vietnam. In this action game based around the film, you take control of these five guys in turn, with the chance to switch between them as they each take one of the 3 hits that would kill them. The game recreates each of the sections of the film, starting with a side-scrolling journey through the jungle, with paths to cross both horizontally and vertically, and the ability to jump or duck hazards. You will need to blow up a bridge and then locate a village, which contains a torch, a map and a trap-door....

Pro Golf

Pro Golf

Arcade - Released - 1981

Pro Golf (also known as 18 Holes Pro Golf) is an early arcade golf game from Data East, and was released in September 1981.

RoboCop

RoboCop

Arcade - Released - 1988

RoboCop is a 1988 run and gun/beat 'em up hybrid arcade game developed and published by Data East with permission from Ocean Software. Other reworked versions appeared for home computers and video game consoles, most of them handled by Ocean, as well as a NES version ported by Sakata SAS and published by Data East. It has more recently appeared on mobile phones. The games capture the spirit of the RoboCop film to some degree, as it involves killing generic criminals and enemy bosses, like the dangerous ED-209. Being quite popular, RoboCop was followed by several sequels (most of them...

Sengoku Denshou

Sengoku Denshou

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 19, 1993

Sengoku, fully titled Sengoku Denshō (戦国伝承, lit. "Legacy of the Warring States") in Japan, is a beat 'em up arcade game. It is the first game of the Sengoku trilogy by SNK. It was ported to numerous home consoles including the Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Mega-CD and Super Famicom while the latter version was later canceled in North America. A player has a maximum of six health points. When certain enemies are defeated, spirits of powerful forms are available to transform into. In the SNES version transformation cannot be toggled, but stays constant for a limited time. The three different forms are...

Side Pocket

Side Pocket

Arcade - 1986

The primary play mode, called "Pocket Game", is a straight pool game set within a limited number of lives; the player must achieve a predetermined score to advance through four or five levels, each with increasing number of balls. The player earns points by potting balls, potting balls on consecutive shots, and potting balls in numerical order. On occasion, a flashing star appear in a pocket, and if the player pots a ball into that pocket in the same shot, a bonus will be awarded in the form of points, extra lives or a bonus round. One life is lost if the player scratches or fails to pot a...

Stadium Hero '96

Stadium Hero '96

Arcade - Released - 1996

Stadium Hero ’96 is an arcade baseball game with cartoon characters. Play in tournament mode to try to win the championship in 1 player or 2 player mode.

Super Astro Fighter

Super Astro Fighter

Arcade - Released - 1981

Super Astro Fighter was produced by Data East in 1982. A simple space shooter from Data East.

Super Birdie Rush

Super Birdie Rush

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 6, 1992

Super Birdie Rush is a top-down golf game released exclusively in Japan and the sequel to Golf Club: Birdie Rush. Super Birdie Rush was either developed by Data East or commissioned by them, and they also published the game. The player can select between Stroke Play, Match Play and Tournament, each of which takes progressively more time to complete. The game takes advantage of Mode 7 when presenting an overhead view of each hole before the player can tee off. It otherwise takes the common video game golf route of having the player hit the button to stop a moving gauge in order to determine...

Super Doubles Tennis

Super Doubles Tennis

Arcade - Released - 1983

Super Doubles Tennis was produced by Data East in 1983. A tennis game from Data East.

Tag Team Wrestling

Tag Team Wrestling

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

A wrestling game that focused on teams. You can either play as a face team (the good guys) or a heel team (the baddies)!

Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Mikan no Report

Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Mikan no Report

Sega Saturn - Released - November 29, 1996

Tantei Jingūji Saburō ~ Mikan no Rupo is a Japanese style adventure game in the detective/mystery genre. It is the 5th game in the Jake Hunter / Tantei Jingūji Saburō series, being released between Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni... (1990) and Yume no Owari ni (1998). While following the same formula of the previous titles, the game features a "Zapping System", allowing the player to see the story from the perspective of other characters as well as Jingūji. Also featured in this title is car chase and following suspects in the form of 3D mini-games, although these features would rarely be seen again...

Tournament Pro Golf

Tournament Pro Golf

Arcade - Released - 1981

A 1981 18 holes Golf game for one or two players release in 1981 for Data East's DECO Cassette System. Called 18 Challenge Pro Golf (18チャレンジプロゴルフ) in Japan

Vs. T.K.O. Boxing

Vs. T.K.O. Boxing

Arcade - 1987

Vs. T.K.O. Boxing is a Sports / Boxing game developed by Namco / Data East USA in 1987 for the Arcade.

Winning Shot

Winning Shot

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 3, 1989

Winning Shot is a golf game which is completely played from a top-down perspective. The hitting mechanics are based on a menu in which the player can set the used club (out of 14), the hitting strength and the location where the ball is hit. The courses feature many obstacles which should be avoided and wind which should be calculated in. Besides the single-player mode in which the player participates in tournaments there are also two multiplayer modes: one for two players and another one for up to four players. The basic goal for both is to have the lowest amount of hits after 18 holes, but...

Zaviga

Zaviga

Arcade - Released - 1984

Zaviga was produced by Data East in 1984. A vertical shooter tank game. Zaviga is a top view vertical shooter with the screen scrolling upwards constantly, though the screen does scroll to the left or the right when you move in that direction. You start the game as a tank and you must drive along blasting and throwing bombs along the floor of a huge canyon with different routes that can be taken. A sight in front of your tank shows you where the bombs are going to land. Your tank has the ability to turn into a jet fighter at any time which enables you to fly over the canyon and blast and...

Zero Target

Zero Target

Arcade - Released - 1985

Zero Target was produced by Data East in 1985. Airplane shooting game from Data East's classic era.

Zeroize

Arcade - Released - 1983

Zeroize was known as the 37th video game release made for this system (Cassette No. 37). Runs on the "DECO Cassette System" hardware A one or two player maze game published and developed by Data East in 1983.

Zippy Bug

Zippy Bug

Arcade - Released - 1986

This game is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up where the player controls a character that has to climb a tree and shoot bug-like enemies. The story is that the princess has been kidnapped by the villains of the Insect World, and Zippy Bug has to rescue her. After shooting the enemies, they drop fruits that the player can collect for extra points, and skulls that are deadly if touched. The player is able to fly for a short time, and every time this is done, one of the letters from the 'I Love You' at the bottom of the screen is used up. The letters regenerate over a small period of time. There...

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