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Advanced Lord Monarch

Advanced Lord Monarch

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 29, 1991

The "advanced" version of Falcom's Lord Monarch which includes new maps and other improvements.

Brandish

Brandish

NEC PC-9801 - October 25, 1991

Once there was a prosperous kingdom, which was protected by a tower, where a mighty dragon was living. The people of the kingdom were secure with such a guardian. But one man wanted the dragon's power for something else, and this man was the king. He went to the tower and tried to kill the dragon, in order to rob his power. But the dragon's fury turned the king into a horrible creature, a demon, and his evil essence made his entire kingdom sink deep under the earth. Many years have passed, and now you take control of a traveler named Varik (Ares in the Japanese version). A young woman...

Brandish

Brandish

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1991

Once there was a prosperous kingdom, which was protected by a tower, where a mighty dragon was living. The people of the kingdom were secure with such a guardian. But one man wanted the dragon's power for something else, and this man was the king. He went to the tower and tried to kill the dragon, in order to rob his power. But the dragon's fury turned the king into a horrible creature, a demon, and his evil essence made his entire kingdom sink deep under the earth. Many years have passed, and now you take control of a traveler named Varik (Ares in the Japanese version). A young woman...

Brandish 3: Spirit of Balcan

Brandish 3: Spirit of Balcan

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

The country of Fiberia has enjoyed the blessing of the Goddess. But as their king discovered an old manuscript, an ancient evil was called into the world. Was Balcan, the sorcerer killed by the great warrior Ares, the only one who knew how to stop evil? It's time for Ares to understand the meaning of Balcan's final words. Maybe the young sorceress Dela, still on a quest to avenge her teacher's death, can forgive Ares and join forces with him. Meanwhile, a new player appears - Unber, the female champion of Castle Town... Spirit of Balcan has the same gameplay system as the previous entries...

Brandish 4

Brandish 4

Windows - Released - 1998

Brandish 4 is a re-release of Brandish VT. It has slightly improved graphics and sound quality, as well as two new playable characters (in addition to the three available in Brandish VT). Both these characters appear in the original game, but are not playable; in Brandish 4, each gets a chapter of her/his own. The two characters are the sorceress Mermelade, who possesses the ability to transform into a cat, and the skilled fist-fighter Garahad.

Brandish VT

Brandish VT

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1996

Somewhere in the desert of Kalua, in the country of Suelang, stands a huge tower. This is the Tower of Fata Morgana. Legends say that powerful ancient wisdom is hidden in this tower. But no one dares to venture in, fearing ferocious monsters and deadly traps. Three people, however, are exception to this rule: the young thief Dee, who hopes to steal treasure from the tower; the lovely elf witch Clare, who needs to discover ancient magic; and finally, a mysterious man named Quien, who doesn't remember his past and works as a mercenary... Brandish VT is the fourth installment of the Brandish...

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 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 II

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1992

Years have passed since prince Selios, the hero of the first game, defeated the demon god Agunija in the ultimate battle. Peace returned to the land of Iseruhasa. Selios married his sweetheart Dina, and they had a child, whom they gave the name Atlas. At the age of fifteen, Atlas was already a strong warrior, thanks to the lessons of his teacher Lowel. Everything seemed peaceful in the country, until two warriors spotted strange creatures near the capital city. Those were... men in space suits! Of course, the warriors could not have known this and believed them to be monsters. Do the...

The Legend of Heroes III: Shiroki Majo Renewal

The Legend of Heroes III: Shiroki Majo Renewal

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 26, 1995

Jurio is a young boy who must travel to five sacred shrines as part of his warrior initiation rite. The lovely magician Chris accompanies him on his journey. But soon the two young people discover that they must face dangers far beyond those they have imagined. The prophecy of the mysterious White Witch is about to be fulfilled: a great wave will destroy the entire world of Tirasweel if nobody stops the man behind it... The third entry in Legend of Heroes series (and also the first without the reference to Dragon Slayer universe in its title) introduces a new battle system: the battles in...

The Legend of Heroes IV: Akai Shizuku

The Legend of Heroes IV: Akai Shizuku

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 25, 1996

Long time ago, two gods, Bardus and Octum, fought for dominance in the world. The benevolent Bardus defeated the evil Octum, but as a result has lost his power and had to be dissected into six parts, which were since watched over by the goddess Durga. Many years later, two young people - Avin and his sister Eimelle - are working for the Church of Bardus. One day a mysterious man who calls himself Belias arrives and murders Avin's old mentor. The two youths embark on a journey to find the murderer and eventually discover the truth about their own role in events that will decide the fate of...

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

Sony PSP - Released - September 29, 2011

Ao no Kiseki is a sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki and continues the story of Lloyd Bannings, Elie MacDowel, Tio Plate and Randy Orlando, leading characters we got to know in the previous game. The game continues the next chapter in Crossbell State while introducing new menace which will lead the protagonists on a whole new adventure, meeting new characters and visiting new places. Game 3D isometric bird's eye view perspective is unaltered while gameplay itself has some new features, especially the new burst battle system. The game also features climate change such as morning,...

Lord Monarch

Lord Monarch

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 21, 1991

You are prince Alfred, the son of the great king of Monarch. Since you have been a rather fresh and lazy boy, the king decides to strengthen you by sending you to battle. You are now sixteen, and you must prove you are worthy of being the prince of Monarch! This is a strategy war game. You command an army and can perform various actions, such as sending troops, fortifying your position, allying with another ruler, etc. There are time limits to your strategic operations during which you'll have to defeat the enemy.

Popful Mail

Popful Mail

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 22, 1992

Mail is a young, cute, enthusiastic female bounty-hunting elf. Unfortunately, every time a bounty is a near something goes wrong: the last case was particularly painful, involving Mail bravely cutting off the head of a famous criminal - only to realize that his body escaped without the head. Mail tried at least to sell the head in the nearest town, but discovered that the local tavern was full of these heads stored in a basket. But not all is lost: Mail reads a poster that promises a big reward for someone who catches an evil wizard who terrorizes the land. Sounds like just the job Mail was...

Popful Mail

Popful Mail

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 20, 1991

Mail is a young, cute, enthusiastic female bounty-hunting elf. Unfortunately, every time a bounty is a near something goes wrong: the last case was particularly painful, involving Mail bravely cutting off the head of a famous criminal - only to realize that his body escaped without the head. Mail tried at least to sell the head in the nearest town, but discovered that the local tavern was full of these heads stored in a basket. But not all is lost: Mail reads a poster that promises a big reward for someone who catches an evil wizard who terrorizes the land. Sounds like just the job Mail was...

Revival Xanadu

Revival Xanadu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 28, 1995

Revival Xanadu is a remake of Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II. The remake distinguishes itself with the more detailed, graphically more advanced character portraits and backgrounds in the various places of interest (inns, temples, shops, etc.). Player and enemy sprites are also drawn in a noticeably more detailed way and have a higher resolution. However, the side-scrolling exploration environments retain the original look, with "retro" graphics reminiscent of the older original game. For the most part, the location layout in this remake are the same as in the original version, and the...

Revival Xanadu 2: Remix

Revival Xanadu 2: Remix

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 8, 1995

Revival Xanadu 2: Remix is a remake of Xanadu: Scenario 2. The remake is done using graphics and engine identical to those of Revival Xanadu. Just as its original version was an add-on to Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II, this is an add-on to Revival Xanadu. The player begins in the same town, creates the protagonist, and then follows the same way to enter the dungeon area, which is the actual game world. It is there that the games become different, as the maps of Revival Xanadu II: Remix are different not only from those of the main game, but also contain layout changes and additions compared...

Tokyo Xanadu

Tokyo Xanadu

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - September 30, 2015

Tokyo Xanadu is a part based action role-playing game set in a fictional Morimiya City set in the suburb of Tokyo. In 2005, an earthquake devastated Tokyo claiming thousands of lives. 10 years into the future, the area has been reconstructed and enhanced to endure high magnitude earthquakes, and people have all but forgotten about the day that devastated the city, going about their daily life. One such person is Kou Tokisaka (時坂 洸), a second year high-school student, and the story protagonist, who has been drawn to the labyrinth world of Xanadu. The adventure part of the story occurs in the...

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 24, 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 II: Ancient Ys: Vanished The Final Chapter

Ys II: Ancient Ys: Vanished The Final Chapter

NEC PC-8801 - June 24, 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 III: Wanderers from Ys

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 24, 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...

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

NEC PC-8801 - July 28, 1989

The opening scene informs the player that it has been three years since the events of Ys I and Ys II. Adol Christin and his friend Dogi are on a journey. Passing through a town, they find a gypsy caravan and Dogi has his fortune told. The fortune teller's crystal ball explodes and both Adol and Dogi decide to go to Dogi's hometown of Redmont. On the way to Redmont, the pair chance upon a wildcat that attacks them, saving Dogi's childhood friend, Elena Stoddart, in the process. Upon arriving, they learn that the townspeople are being threatened by men from nearby Valestein Castle. Always ready...

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 28, 1989

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...

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

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...

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