Arcade - Released - 1993
Athena No Hatena? is a Miscellaneous game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1993.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1989
The object of the game is the same as a regular game of bowling; score the highest to win. The game utilizes factors such as left or right-handedness, spin, power and weight of the ball which can affect the outcome of a throw.
Sega Saturn - Released - December 18, 1997
Crows: The Battle Action for SegaSaturn (クローズ ～ＴＨＥ ＢＡＴＴＬＥ ＡＣＴＩＯＮ ＦＯＲ ＳＥＧＡＳＡＴＵＲＮ～) is a beat-'em-up for the Sega Saturn. It is a 2D beat-'em-up based on the Crows manga series, where characters have super-deformed heads.
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 9, 1991
De-Block is a Puzzle game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Sega Saturn - Released - October 9, 1997
Dezaemon 2 (デザエモン２) is a Sega Saturn game released as part of the Dezaemon series exclusively in Japan. Like all games in the Dezaemon series, it allows the user to create home-made shoot-'em-up games, offering a wide variety of options in order to do so. Additions in Dezaemon 2 include the ability to create dedicated horizontal shooters as well as those which rely on 3D polygon graphics. There is an extensive library of video games made using the Dezaemon 2 engine, currently totalling over 200.
Nintendo 64 - Released - June 26, 1998
Dezaemon 3D is more of a game creator than an actual game. While it ships with two games, what really makes the cartridge special is the editor. It is far more than a level editor - you can use it to design your own 3D shooting game! In fact, both games were done with the very same editor. Designing 3D models, doing textures and composing a hit song are no small tasks mind you, so if you are more of the impatient type, you can skip the editor and head straight for the two sample games, Solid Gear and Usagi. Both games are shooters, but that is the only thing they have in common. Solid...
Nintendo Satellaview - 1994
Dezaemon is an Action game, developed and published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Sony Playstation - Released - October 22, 1998
Athena strikes again with another very capable game construction kit. Budding designers will get to draw their characters, or simply select from a collection of pre-made animals and other rascals. Once the game's hero has been knighted, a level designing engine may be used to craft the game world in your vision of what games should be. Platformers and shooters are the program's strengths although clever designers will be able to program more complicated offerings. Dezaemon Kids has about 100 user-created shooters on it, plus a simpler creation tool, as the game was geared toward younger...
Sony Playstation - Released - May 24, 1996
Dezaemon Plus is a Playstation One shooter creator allows you to create (almost) any kind of 2D you can imagine. The game is more of an update to the SNES iteration, rather than a full blown sequel. Several of the competition games bundled with Dezaemon appear to have actually been made using the SNES original. Although not as advanced as the later Saturn sequel (Dezaemon 2), this PS1 release is still pretty versatile, and a lot of fun. If you’ve ever used Mario Paint, all the tools will seem familiar. Released by Monkey Paw Games in its original Japanese form. TOOLS: The real flaw to...
Nintendo Entertainment System - November 16, 1988
Family Quiz 4-nin wa Rival (ファミリークイズ 4人はライバル? lit. Family Quiz 4 Man Rivalry) is a Japanese trivia game devloped by Athena for the Famicom, and published in Japan in November of 1988. This game was Athena's first console release. With a focus on family play, the game allows for four players to compete simultaneously. The goal is to beat the other opponents in four mini-games, each requiring that the player answer some Japanese trivia questions in order to proceed. The four mini-games are based on a game show, a board-game, the game of Othello, and a memory match game. In the game show, the...
Nintendo Game Boy Color - February 9, 2001
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 13, 1991
Dezaemon is an Action game, developed by Kid and published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - August 10, 2001
Goku Mahjong Deluxe: Mirai Senshi 21 is a Mahjong game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 2001.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - November 29, 2002
Higanbana is an Adventure game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 2002.
Sega Saturn - Released - September 27, 1996
Pukunpa Joshikousei No Houkago is a puzzle game that features high school female characters that will enter a puzzle competition between them. The gameplay is simple: The player have to join more than 3 puzzle pieces of the same colour to make them dissapear and that way it will send them to his opponent. There are also stoney faced blocks that can't be destroyed so its best to concentrate. When the opponent or the player pieces reaches the top the match ends. The game features different female characters to choose and different game and difficulty modes.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1994
Japan-only shooter construction kit for the Super Famicom system. Use a simple, icon-based menu system to execute commands. A paint program-style sprite editor lets you design your own friendly and enemy avatars from scratch and give them specific properties. You can also design your own title screen and use a BGM studio editor to compose music for use in the game. Music input is handled via instrument icons that can be assigned to music sheets. Dezaemon includes a sample shooting game called DAIOH.
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 24, 1989
Lutter is a game comprised of single screens full of traps, obstacles, enemies and items that the eponymous hero Lutter must navigate in order to find six missing damsels and the enormous monsters that hold them hostage. The game has some element of non-linearity, as there are numerous paths that split off to explore. The chief goal is to find keys that unlock doors to new areas and eventually to large, screen-sized bosses that Lutter must defeat in shoot 'em up style boss fights. The game also features a few RPG aspects: Lutter has a health bar and can level up, which increases his health...
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 15, 1994
Mogura de Pon! is an Action game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Sony Playstation - Released - November 5, 1998
This game is a Japan-only port of the original Neo-Geo MVS Arcade system game of the same name (aka. "Money Puzzle Exchanger" in America), but it replaces the in-game synthesized audio of the original with enhanced digital audio soundtrack from the CD on top of other minor features. Money Idol Exchanger is a stacking game similar to the Magical Drop, Astro Pop, and Puzzle Bobble series whereby players race to prevent a perpetually falling array of coins in different values from filling up the screen. Coins are combined (vertically and/or horizontally) to form higher valued coins; for...
Sony Playstation - Released - May 30, 1997
Oda Nobunaga (June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582) was the initiator of the unification of Japan under the shogunate in the late 16th century, which ruled Japan until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. He was also a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. His opus was continued, completed and finalized by his successors Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy shugo (military governor) with land holdings in Owari Province. Nobunaga lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japan before his death in...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 11, 1993
Pro Mahjong Kiwame ("Pro Mahjong Extreme") is a Super Famicom mahjong game from Athena and the first of their Pro Mahjong Kiwame series, which would go on to have many sequels for various systems (including Pro Mahjong Kiwame GB for Game Boy). The game is touted as a serious mahjong game, requiring a certain level of skill from its players. Unlike many early video game mahjong games, the game allows for the full four participant experience rather than the truncated one-on-one set-up.
Nintendo 64 - Released - November 21, 1997
Pro Mahjong Kiwame 64 is a Mahjong simulation game released for the Nintendo 64 only in Japan in 1997.
Sega Dreamcast - Released - March 30, 2000
Pro Mahjong Kiwame D (プロ麻雀 極D) is a mahjong game for the Sega Dreamcast.
WonderSwan - Released - October 7, 1999
Authentic four-player mahjong game, Pro Mahjong Kiwame, has appeared in WonderSwan as a game that will satisfy all mahjong beginners and advanced players. The game includes rules of mahjong, a memo function that does not require an instruction manual, a role list function, and other functions that are very kind to beginners, as well as a level system that allows you to level up your skills. Everyone can be satisfied with the fun of mahjong for beginners and the strength of the authentic school for advanced players. In addition, the auto-save function, the albums for each station, and the...
Nintendo Game Boy - December 23, 1994
Pro Mahjong Kiwame GB is a Miscellaneous game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 22, 1994
Pro Mahjong Kiwame II ("Pro Mahjong Extreme II") is the second of three Pro Mahjong Kiwame games for the Super Famicom. It features multiple modes for playing mahjong against CPU opponents. It is better suited for advanced players, and also includes professional tips presented in the form of a mahjong trivia quiz. The game also uses digitized photos of professional mahjong players. Like most mahjong games, Pro Mahjong Kiwame II was never released outside of Japan. It sits between Pro Mahjong Kiwame and Pro Mahjong Kiwame III.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 30, 1995
Pro Mahjong Kiwame III ("Pro Mahjong Extreme III") is the third and final game in Athena's series of serious mahjong simulators for the Super Famicom. The series would continue on other platforms, including Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus for Sony PlayStation and Pro Mahjong Kiwame 64 for N64. The game has all the features that the Pro Mahjong Kiwame series is known for: digitized photos for opponents, professional tips for advanced players and a no-frills presentation.
Sony Playstation - Released - October 12, 1998
Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus II is a mahjong game and is the second game in the series released for the Playstation One console. The game features 16 different real mahjong players as opponents and the game mode is a 4 player vs mahjong. The game got 3 game modes: Professional, Gamble & Training. Mahjong is a game for four players that originated in China. It was called, meaning sparrow in ancient China, which is still the name most commonly used in some southern Chinese dialects such as Cantonese and Minnan, as well as in Japanese. However, most Mandarin-speaking Chinese now call the game má...
Sega Saturn - Released - January 12, 1996
Pro Mahjong Kiwame S (プロ麻雀極Ｓ) is a mahjong game for Sega Titan Video arcade hardware and the Sega Saturn.
Sony Playstation - Released - October 28, 1999
Pro Mahjong Kiwame Tengensenhen is a mahjong game and is the first game in the series released for the Playstation One console. The game features 16 different real mahjong players as opponents and the game mode is a 4 player vs mahjong. The game features 3 game modes: Professional, Gamble & Training.
Nintendo Game Boy - December 18, 1992
Quiz Nihon Mukashi Banashi: Athena no Hatena is a Miscellaneous game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1992.
Nintendo Virtual Boy - Released - December 22, 1995
Virtual Bowling is a Sports game, developed and published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1995.
Sony Playstation - Released - November 26, 1998
Waku Waku Volley is a series of indoor volleyball video games released for PlayStation and PlayStation 2. It is a part of the Superlite 2000 series. The first and PSone game was released in 1998 in Japan and the second was released for PS2 in 2003 in Japan and in Europe with the name Volleyball Xciting.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 28, 1994
Waratte Iitomo! Tamolympic ("It's OK to Laugh! Tamolympic") is a party mini-game collection based on the Japanese TV show of the same name. The show was a daily hour-long comedy variety show featuring recurring guests and various skits and interviews, hosted by the shades-wearing comedian Tamori (whose real name is Kazuyoshi Morita). It aired from 1982-2014 and made several longevity records in the process. The game allows for up to four players, but only two players ever play at once: most of the mini-games are based on completing a task within a set time or with a certain amount of...
Nintendo Entertainment System - July 13, 1990
Wit's is a Puzzle game, published by Athena, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 16, 1995
Yakouchuu is an adventure game for the Super Famicom. The title translates to Phosphorescent Animalcule (animalcule meaning a microscopic animal, a portmanteau of animal and molecule) and specifically to Noctiluca scintillans. It is a "sound novel" in the vein of Chunsoft's hits Otogirisou and Kamaitachi no Yoru (localized as Banshee's Last Cry): the player reads a novel-like story as the text appears on the screen with a static backdrop and background sounds to set the scene. They also occasionally make choices which can determine the route of the story. Yakouchuu concerns the ship "Diana"...
Nintendo 64 - Released - October 22, 1999
Yakouchuu II: Satsujin Kouro is the sequel to the text adventure game, Yakouchuu, released for the Super Famicom in 1995. Yakouchuu GB was also released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color. The story of Yakouchuu II takes place at sea. After a ship has been attacked, players must investigate what happened.