Sega Genesis - Released - March 9, 1990
Your mission is to find and eliminate the enemy terrorists. They are extremely well armed, and central intelligence informs us that they may have the backing of several unfriendly extraterrestrial nations...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 20, 1991
Asmik is not only a name of a game-developing company, but, as we learn from this game, also a cute little pink dragon. Recently, monsters began to invade the peaceful country of the dragons. The only way to stop this invasion is to contact the six Dragon Gods. Unfortunately, those gods seem to be asleep. So now Asmik must travel all over the world to find six magical splitters, that will help him to awaken the dragons and to defeat the monsters. This is a traditional action platform game. Asmik can jump and exhale steam from his nostrils to turn all his enemies into eggs. Those eggs can be...
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 27, 1989
Sure, maybe on the outside, Boomer is cute and a bit on the pink side. But on the inside, he's all fight! He has to be tough. Boomer is the last warrior left in Asmik World. Before Boomer can defeat the dark lord Zoozoon in his tower, Boomer needs to dig up an assortment of buried weapons and destroy Zoozoon's mutant guards. But if Boomer cannot find the key to the 8 different worlds of the tower, he will never battle Zoozoon for control of Asmik World. Time is running out, both for Boomer and the good people of Asmik World. They need your help NOW!
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - June 1, 1990
Banished to a mysterious underground labyrinth of complex mazes, two explorers are faced with one chance to reverse the curse: solve all 100 puzzles set out in mazes before them. But watch it! Every maze has monsters patrolling the depths of the labyrinth. Help Catgirl and Catboy push around huge blocks to bridge a path to yet another maze, or topple a block a few stories over the pursuing monsters. If you make a mistake, simply use the rewind function and travel back in time to correct it. With 100 mazes in this labyrinth, it will be quite a challenge to get out of the curse's...
Sega Genesis - Released - December 12, 1990
Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel is a wrestling game in which the player can choose to control any of the nine available female wrestlers. Each girl has her own strengths and weaknesses. There are three modes in the game: fighting against any of the opponents with the selected character; participating in a playoff tournament; and an additional "watch" mode that allows players to watch fights without participating. Beside the traditional moves, the wrestling style of the girls allows punching of their opponents.
Nintendo Entertainment System - April 6, 1990
Deep Dungeon IV: Kuro no Yōjutsushi (ディープダンジョンIV 黒の妖術師?, lit. Deep Dungeon IV: The Black Sorcerer) is the fourth and final installment in the Deep Dungeon series. Unfortunately this game has removed the custom character feature of the previous game. Through the game, the player will meet up to two additional playable characters with predetermined class. This game also reverts to the standard practice or randomizing characters' stat growth when gaining an experience level. New to this engine is that the player can eventually learn to summon two monsters to function as a temporary additional...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 20, 1991
You've got the fastest bird to be had, but we're not sure you can handle it. If you're quick enough, you'll command the latest Nuclear Apache Helicopter, D-Force, through 7 bone-crushing levels. You'll roam six countries on your seemingly endless search for a powerful oil-rich Mid-Eastern Dictator. If you fail, we'll all be learning a new language soon! Comprende? We've created the most intense, physically demanding game around! With selectable weapons, quick zoom, 16 bit graphics, and a massive 8 MEG game pak, we don't want to hear any whining. D-Force utilizes thousands of colors and...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 12, 1994
The Kingdom of Dokapon is a land of wealth and riches ruled by a gold-loving King and his daughter Princess Penny. One day, monsters begin appearing all over the realm, assaulting the towns and stealing all of the empire's wealth. The King, unable to collect taxes from his impoverished citizens, calls for heroes from across the land to come and rid his monarchy of these monsters. The prize for the hero who is able to free the land: The hand of Princess Penny and rule of the Kingdom itself!
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 11, 1988
Gambler Jiko Chuushinha is a mahjong gambling game based on a manga with the same name. As such, it has a large cast of characters from the comics that the player can choose to compete against. Beyond the manga license, it is very much still a mahjong game, focusing mostly on playing the tile-based board game, though using a difficult variation on the usual rules of the game. Gambler Jiko Chuushinha was notable for having several developers working on the project including Bits Laboratory, Yellow Horn and Game Arts. It would also receive many sequels that play more or less the same.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 7, 1990
The sequel to Gambler Jiko Chuushinha. Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2 is a Riichi mahjong game based on Masayuki Katayama's manga of the same name. The game has a free mode (play against opponents of the player's choice), a strategy game mode (players travel around Japan facing various opponents in a shougi type game but with the twist that when the opponents pieces are attacked a round of mahjong is played to determine if the pieces are lost or not) and a tournament mode.
Sega Saturn - Released - September 29, 1995
Once upon a month, a door behind the full moon opens. This door is between the human world and magical world. Now it just so happens that on one such night, Lime and Bass are in hot pursuit of a demon who had stolen six power gems from the magical world. The demon escapes to the human world through the open door, and the two follow.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 19, 1990
Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (ジャンピン・キッド ジャックと豆の木ものがたり?, "Jumping Kid: The Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk") was released on December 19, 1990 in Japan for the Family Computer. A North American release was planned but ultimately scrapped. This video game is a variation of the famous fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. It is a challenging platform game that plays similar to Mega Man. Beans help to improve the player's attack, while springs are used to improve his jumping height.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 20, 1990
God Zeus has called upon you, the brave warrior, to save his daughter Athena, from the Lord of the Underworld. This port of the original Arcade game "Altered Beast" was launched in 1990 for the Nintendo Famicom only in Japan and contains new levels and new beast morphs not seeing in the original Sega version: lion, phoenix and shark.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 19, 1993
Koutetsu no Kishi ("Steel Knight") is a WW2 turn-based strategy game in which the player assumes the role of Fritz Kraemer, a prominent German Waffen-SS and Heer (army) officer. The player, as Kraemer, must succeed in various campaigns led by Nazi Germany just before and up until the end of the second World War. The game was originally released on the NEC PC-9801 by General Support and was ported to the Super Famicom two years later by Dual and Asmik Ace. The Super Famicom version was followed by two sequels: Koutetsu no Kishi 2: Sabaku no Rommel Shougun and Koutetsu no Kishi 3: Gekitotsu...
Sony Playstation 2 - Released - December 13, 2001
When the ice in the Siberian region melts, a worldwide catastrophe occurs and 90% of the earth is submerged under water. Lifting the major cities and providing assistance is the objective of the newly formed World Alliance, comprised of most of the surviving nations. Opposing the World Alliance are terrorist and militant countries who banded together under WORF (World Order Reorganization Front) looking to profit from the disaster. With global war imminent, the World Alliance organizes a multi-national military organization known as Frontier Nations and its air force, Team SW. Lethal Skies:...
Sony Playstation - Released - January 10, 1997
Ten years have passed since the events in the films LUPIN III: CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO. You, as Lupin, return to the tiny country to see how things have turned out, and of course to see Clarice. There are a fair amount of clips from the movie, as well as the Castle being totally rendered into 3D for you to be able to explore and poke around. While this game does have puzzles for you to solve, its main purpose seems to be to act as an interactive encyclopedia for the film. You are a tourist wandering around Cagliostro seeing the sites and gathering information about Lupin's exploits in...
Sega Saturn - Released - August 6, 1998
Lupin, while attempting to elude Zenigata in a desert region, stumbles upon a pyramid and decides to seek refuge inside. He quickly discovers gem stones hidden deep within the structure but there are more to these precious stones than meets the eye. Lupin III: Sage of the Pyramid features numerous anime cut scenes interspliced throughout the game which are sure to please and delight longtime Lupin fans. Players control Lupin via a third-person perspective and guide the character through stage designs featuring varying degrees of complexity. The game’s single greatest flaw might be that...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1989
Meimon! Takonishi Ouendan (usually localized as "The West Tako Cheerleaders", but literally translates to "Prestigious School! West Tako Cheerleading Squad") is a Famicom strategy game based on the manga of the same name about a young man who joins his school's intimidating cheerleading squad. In 1987, this same property also saw a live-action movie adaptation. The game has players moving characters around a city map and fighting rival ouendan teams for dominance. Combat occurs whenever two units meet on the map and cuts to a timing-based mini-game where the player has to input a command...
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - July 1, 1991
You have come to the famous alchemist Hermetrix and been accepted as his apprentice. The task of an alchemist is to magically convert metals and minerals into gold and other items. Hermetrix has sent you to be tested in the Mysterium, a three dimensional maze of hallways. You must combine metals and minerals in pools of mercury, water, fire and acid to create any item you need. To make it all a little bit more interesting, there are monsters inhibiting the maze. When you have mastered alchemy you may succeed in the final test. You must rescue a civilization of giants and Cadmia, the alchemist...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 10, 1990
Nippon Ichi no Meikantoku is a baseball management game, where you take control of a team and manage it by controlling the player training and various other aspects of the team. You can watch games being played out and make changes during the match, such as changing the pitcher, outfield player positions and batting order. You start the game by creating your manager and entering your name, then you get a randomized number of attribute points to distribute for four different categories. After that, you choose a team to manage and five other teams to play against.
Sega Genesis - Released - November 29, 1991
Ransei no Hasha is a strategy game set in feudal Japan. Remarkably similar to the better-known Nobunaga's Ambition, Ransei no Hasha casts the player as a daimyo during the Sengoku (Warring States) period in Japanese history, the campaign starting in 1551 with Oda Nobunaga's rise to power. The presentation is far more straightforward compared to Koei's game, and there is a focus on strategic use of a small number of units, much like a game of chess. The player may only control a dozen or so units at any given time, and can order them to advance, retreat, and attack as necessary.
Sony Playstation - Released - March 9, 2000
The brainchild of graphic artist/techno musician Osamu Sato, the musical Simon game Rhythm 'n Face calls itself a "new wave of RPG": that is, R(hythm)P(aint Action)G(ame). Sato credits the humble PlayStation controller as the inspiration for the title. "I thought there should be a game where you push the triangle button and you get a triangle," states Sato, and the game controls consist of exactly that. The CPU draws a picture of a face using only circles, triangles and squares in beat to the musical accompaniments, and the player then attempts to replicate the results in time to the music....
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 8, 1989
It's Japanese for stealth, the perfect description of a Master Ninja. And that's exactly what you are! Armed with throwing stars and finely-honed battle skills, you must defeat the Ring of Five. Fight your way past mercenaries and karate thugs. Take out the meanest martial artists and rescue hostages. But these dangers pale in comparison to your ultimate challenge: A fight to the death against five evil Ninja Assassins whose mastery of the deadly ancient arts may well surpass your own!
Sega Saturn - May 2, 1997
Civilization: Shin Sekai Shichi Dai Bunmei (シヴィライゼーション 新・世界七大文明) is a port of Sid Meier's Civilization to the Sega Saturn.
Sega Genesis - Released - October 6, 1989
The Fairyland Council feared that the same evil in the legends was back again. A wise old oracle was among them. He predicted the second coming of evil. He also spoke of a young man who could save Fairyland from its gravest crisis. A young man was chosen to find the reason and source of the evil. As the people gathered to bid him good luck, they couldn't help but wonder if they had chosen the right one. What fate awaits our hero and Fairyland? Only you can answer those questions.
Sega Genesis - Released - April 5, 1991
Humanity has long since advanced into space, and colonies have been established on many planets, but humanity has yet to contact any alien life. However, an emergency signal has come from the planet Shirakusa. During a colonization survey, contact was lost with the battleship Aphrodite. As a member of the elite Verytex squad, you are sent to investigate. Verytex is a vertically scrolling space shooter with vague organic themes. There are six stages and three different weapon types: Normal Shot, a standard multi-directional cannon; Beam Laser, a powerful forward-shooting weapon; and...
Sony Playstation - Released - September 13, 1996
This is one of the original wrestling games for the Sony Playstation. It is the second title created, following Power Move Pro Wrestling. The game has a variety of characters from all over the world. There are 15 WCW Superstars (superstars at the time the game was created, anyway), and 60 wrestlers under aliases in the game. These wrestlers are from around the world, many in Japan, some even from the WWF. They are not under their real name because THQ did not have the copyright to them. The game itself consists of many modes. You control one wrestler at a time, and can take part in any of...
Sega Saturn - Released - June 27, 1997
World Evolution Soccer (ワールド・エボリューション・サッカー) is a Sport - Soccer game, published by ASMIK, which was released in Japan in 1997 for the Sega Saturn.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1991
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth is a game featuring multiple sequences. The player controls the VZR vehicle, and occasionally Captain Moby when she ventures out on foot in vertically and horizontally scrolling sequences as well as a first person battle against enemy monsters. Players progress through 5 levels, in which the VZR-5 investigates the fate of the other VZRs. After the completion of each level, the player gains a crystal, which will unlock additional weapons for the VZR, mentioned below.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 20, 1992
The Legend of Xardion comes to life in this Super Nintendo Mega hit. Join Alcedes, Triton, and Panthera, a trio of cyborgs as they unite forces to save the Alpha-1 Solar system. Their adventure takes them to the farthest regions of the galaxy where they discover the legendary cyborg. Thought to be destroyed long ago, Xardion has been trapped by a moat of hydrochloric acid unable to escape, until now. The legend continues in this all new, all exciting, all encompassing Super-NES title. A combination of RPG, adventure, and action games, Xardion is state of the art entertainment. 8 megs of...