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Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 12, 1993

The Planet Buster continues the story that was told in the first Brandish, depicting the events that happened three years after the evil demonic king was defeated in his lost kingdom, sunken deep underground. The player takes control of a young warrior named Ares, who wields a magical weapon - a powerful sword called the Planet Buster. One day, while traveling through a desert, Ares is captured by a warlock named Karl, who is after the powers hidden within the magical sword. Suspecting Ares might have some valuable information, Karl doesn't execute him, but takes away the Planet Buster and...

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - July 9, 1987

Long ago, an evil dragon named Keela was imprisoned inside a magical dungeon. However time has passed and the magic that sealed the dragon away is weakening. The Drasle family decides that it's time to destroy the dragon once and for all. However only one weapon is capable of doing this, the Dragon Slayer, which is itself sealed away by four magical crowns. The Drasle family decides to take on this quest, and will use every member of the family in order to accomplish it. The player chooses a character from among five different members of the Drasle family. The choices are: Xemm the father and...

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Microsoft MSX - July 9, 1987

Long ago, an evil dragon named Keela was imprisoned inside a magical dungeon. However time has passed and the magic that sealed the dragon away is weakening. The Drasle family decides that it's time to destroy the dragon once and for all. However only one weapon is capable of doing this, the Dragon Slayer, which is itself sealed away by four magical crowns. The Drasle family decides to take on this quest, and will use every member of the family in order to accomplish it. The player chooses a character from among five different members of the Drasle family. The choices are: Xemm the father and...

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes tells the story of a young prince named Selios. One day his old teacher Raiyas sends him to a nearby cave to retrieve a magic weapon. When the prince returns, he finds the house attacked by monsters. Raiyas tells him to seek help in the castle of a baron, whose country has always been allies with theirs for a long time. However, the baron betrays Selios' trust and imprisons him. The young prince manages to escape, but without the possibility to return he has no choice but to wander through the land, trying to find trustworthy companions who would help him to...

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 1, 1989

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes is the sixth game in the Dragon Slayer line of games, and the first in The Legend of Heroes series. The game is notable for being among the first Japanese-style turn-based RPGs with visible enemies and non-random battles. Unlike most other Dragon Slayer games, the installments of the Legend of Heroes series feature turn-based combat.

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - March 19, 1992

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II is part of the Dragon Slayer series and the second entry in the sub-series The Legend of Heroes. The game is set approximately 20 years after the events of the first game. The protagonist spots strange beings in spacesuits outside of the capital city. They do not recognize the spacesuits and believe them to be monsters. The second Dragon Slayer is very similar to the first game, graphically and gameplay-wise. The only major difference is the fact that the enemies are now completely visible on screen before battles, so that the player can avoid...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

Sony Playstation 3 - Released - September 25, 2014

Trails of Cold Steel II picks up one month after the decisive collision which changed the fate of the entire nation of Erebonia. The speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns with all the bells and whistles players fondly remember together with a new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation both across the land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray.

Nayuta no Kiseki

Nayuta no Kiseki

Sony PSP - July 26, 2012

Nayuta no Kiseki (?????? Nayuta no Kiseki?, Trails of Nayuta) is an action-RPG developed by Nihon Falcom for PlayStation Portable. The game belongs to The Legend of Heroes series of role-playing video games, but is more action-oriented, and is not a mainline entry in the series.

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - December 1, 1986

In Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr. you are a young warrior whom the king sends on a mission to rescue a lost princess. You must leave the town and enter the dreadful monster-infested catacombs in order to complete your quest. The game is a departure from Dragon Slayer RPG-oriented gameplay style. It tends more towards medieval-themed platformer action. The hero has hit points, can buy items and weapons, use magic, and stay in inns to recover health. However, instead of receiving experience points and becoming stronger, you simply must attack quicker (by bumping into your opponent on platform...

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1986

In Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr., you are a young warrior whom the king sends on a mission to rescue a lost princess. You must leave the town and enter the dreadful monster-infested catacombs in order to complete your quest. The game is a departure from Dragon Slayer RPG-oriented gameplay style. It tends more towards medieval-themed platformer action. The hero has hit points, can buy items and weapons, use magic, and stay in inns to recover health. However, instead of receiving experience points and becoming stronger, you simply must attack quicker (by bumping into your opponent on platform...

Sorcerian

Sorcerian

Microsoft MSX2 - 1991

Sorcerian is a side-scrolling action-RPG. The player can create up to ten characters, from whom up to four members can be present in a party at the same time. Each character is highly customizable, with four different classes/races (fighter, wizard, elf, and dwarf) and over 60 possible jobs/occupations (ranging from clown to exorcist) available for them to perform; each has its own strengths and weaknesses, affecting the seven primary attributes (strength, intelligence, protection, magic resistance, vitality, dexterity, and karma) in different ways, as well as different equipment...

Xanadu Next

Xanadu Next

Nokia N-Gage - Released - June 20, 2005

The PC-based RPG bestseller, XANADU, has traversed the boundaries of time and is making its newest appearance on the N-Gage game deck as XANADU NEXT! The village chief's daughter, Momo, has been kidnapped and you have been asked to rescue her. Finding her will not be easy. You will have to battle hordes of demons and monsters, even challenging King-Dragon himself! Can you conquer the darkness hanging over the land and return the light of the gods to XANADU! You are the only one who can save this world. It's time to plunge into the darkness!

Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II

Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II

Microsoft MSX - November 6, 1987

Xanadu was the name of the summer capital of the Mongolian-ruled Yuan Dynasty in 13th century China. The game, however, is set in a fantasy world, its Xanadu being mysterious ruins beneath a prosperous kingdom, where only the bravest adventurers dare to venture. The player takes the role of one of such explorers, who is sent by the king to discover the secrets hidden deep within the ruins. Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II bears many similarities to the first Dragon Slayer, being a dungeon-crawling role-playing game with action combat, primarily revolving around exploration of vast underground...

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

A bright light shot up from Darm Tower in the end of the first Ys, and Adol Christin is awakened by a young girl who finds him lying on the ground. She introduces herself as Lilia and tells Adol he is in the land of Ys. Finally he was able to establish a connection between his world and this mysterious land! But finding the gateway to Ys is not enough: Adol must stop an evil entity that his archenemy Dark Fact served. And his foes already know where he is. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter is a direct sequel to Ys: The Vanished Omens. The game continues to utilize the action...

Ys V: Expert

Ys V: Expert

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - March 22, 1996

Ys V was originally released in 1995. In 1996, Falcom released a second version of the game for the Super Famicom with a higher difficulty level, known as Ys V Expert.

Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin

Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 29, 1995

Ys V: Kefin, The Lost City of Sand is the fifth game of the series. It was released for Snes in 1995. A remake was released for PS2 in 2006. Adol is travelling through new lands, in search of more adventure, when he hears of the vanished desert city of Kefin. He sets off to investigate this ancient city's disappearance. The RPG-style statistical elements and the overhead view of most of the previous games are retained in Ys V. As in Ys III, there is no auto-attack; the player must press a button to swing Adol's sword. Adol is also given the ability to jump and defend with his shield. A...

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - July 21, 2016

Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in a unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the bluehaired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA . Key Features: An Epic Tale - Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to unlock the...

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga

Sony PSP - July 29, 2010

The game features a clash between Falcom's two main franchises, Ys and Sora no Kiseki with appearances by a cast of familiar characters from each of the two series. The game's story mode is similar to those from the same fighting game genre. The player follows a character's journey across several stages to meet and fight different adversaries until achieving that character's epilogue. Unlike other games however, the battles follows Ys Seven's overhead display of combat and giving the player a greater variety of combat capabilities unique to those of a RPG.

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

In this game, the player takes the role of Adol (Aron in the English-language Sega Master System version) Christin, a red-haired adventurer and expert swordsman. One day he encounter a fortune teller who sends him on a quest to find information about the six books of Ys. It appears that there was once an ancient land called Ys, whose secret was sealed in those six books. Before long Adol learns that the six books were all stolen by the evil wizard Dark Fact (Dulk Dekt in the Sega Master System version, Malificus in the English-language computer versions). It is Adol's task to defeat the...

Ys: Wanderers from Ys

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

Adol Christin's long-time friend, Dogi, wishes to return to his home town of Redmont after hearing about strange disturbances that are happening there. Always looking for an adventure, Adol joins him and soon finds out the cause of this new evil. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys breaks away from the "bumping into enemies" battle system of the first two games, allowing Adol to control his sword in a variety of directions. Beside changing the battle system, the game's perspective switches to a side-scrolling view, as opposed to the top-down one of the previous games. Adol also has the ability to...

Zwei!!

Zwei!!

Sony PSP - December 30, 2001

Zwei!! (ツヴァイ!!, Tsuvai!!) is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation. It has been released on three platforms so far: Windows, PS2 and the PSP. The title itself is derived from the German word "zwei" meaning "two". An online version called Zwei!! Online, developed by Korean developer Neonsoft Corporation, was announced on August 2, 2007. A sequel Zwei II was released for Windows on September 25, 2008.

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