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Anty

Anty

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Anty is an arcade game where players control termites. The objective of the game is to eat all the branches of the trees on the map. Players must watch out for dangerous obstacles such as ponds or people who shoot pesticides that can kill them. Bonus items can be gathered to achieve a high score.

Aspic: Majaou no Noroi

Aspic: Majaou no Noroi

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - March 31, 1988

Aspic is the sequel to one of Xtalsoft's earlier games, Lizard. Aspic begins right where Lizard ends. The player obtains the Book of Truth, which is needed to break the curse on the princess. He returns to the king only to find that the princess is missing. Three days prior, a wizard appeared and informed the king that there was another way to save the princess, so the king entrusted the princess's life to the wizard. Now that you've returned, the king begs you to find out what's become of the wizard and the princess.

CrEastar: Planets in Legend

CrEastar: Planets in Legend

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 10, 1989

CrEastar is an RPG game set on another planet. Players take the role of Alex, a warrior in a mecha suit who witnesses the destruction of his hometown by invaders from space. The game plays out like a typical turn-based RPG with some exceptions such as the ability to target multiple enemies in one attack and healing by taking steps. Alex also gains back some HP after each battle. Alex can increase his max HP by either leveling up after gathering enough experience or finding power-ups hidden in various areas and can jump to get over gaps in caves. The enemies are not visible on the map and...

Crystal Prison

Crystal Prison

NEC PC-8801 - Released - April 1, 1986

Crystal Prison is an adventure game utilizing a text parser that takes place on an isolated island. Mike Morrow woke up surrounded by 6 people with no memories except for one: being beaten up by a criminal that was looking for a crystal. Before being able to answer any questions, he was injected by a doctor and fell asleep. Having lost all his memories, is there anyone whom Mike can really trust? Players control Mike after waking up and find themselves in a villa. Any action is done by inputting text in Japanese or English. Mike can pick up and use objects and search his surroundings to...

Daisenryaku

Daisenryaku

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 12, 1988

Daisenryaku is a Strategy game, developed by Quest and published by Bothtec, which was released in Japan in 1988.

DIRES: giger・loop

DIRES: giger・loop

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

DIRES (Digital Image Real-Time Energy Simulation) giger・loop is a 3D action game in which players steer aircraft and need to topple poles. Gameplay is divided into 2 parts. The first part has players place poles with the opposite color in the looping field. The status bar will deplete and show players how many poles they can place. The second part starts as soon as all the poles are placed. In this part, players need to topple poles of their color while avoiding their opponents poles which they've placed in the first part of the game. In this part, the status bar will increase after the...

Eggy

Eggy

NEC PC-8801 - Released - February 1, 1985

EGGY is an action game that won the Excellence Award at Bothtec's first programming contest and was inspired by Choplifter. In this game players take the role of Ena, a robot which has to collect goods that are dropped from the sky with parachutes. The robot has a limited fuel supply that decreases with time and every time the robot takes damage from the enemies. The fuel supply can be replenished by saving humans that were transformed into killer cyborgs. 35 years after its initial release, the game was ported to IOS.

Eggy

Sharp X1 - June 7, 1985

EGGY is an action game that won the Excellence Award at Bothtec's first programming contest and was inspired by Choplifter. In this game players take the role of Ena, a robot which has to collect goods that are dropped from the sky with parachutes. The robot has a limited fuel supply that decreases with time and every time the robot takes damage from the enemies. The fuel supply can be replenished by saving humans that were transformed into killer cyborgs. 35 years after its initial release, the game was ported to IOS.

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

NEC PC-8801 - Released - March 1, 1989

This is the first in Bothtec's series of games based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's science fiction novel cycle Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The games are set in the fictional future as depicted in the novels: humanity has spread all over the Milky Way, and split into two powerful states which are having a permanent war with each other: the Galactic Empire, and the Free Planets Alliance. Two genius strategists are leading the forces of their respective states: Reinhard von Müsel for the Empire, and Yang Wenli for the Alliance. The game is dedicated entirely to large-scale...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II DX+ Kit

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II DX+ Kit

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1991

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II DX+ Towns Special

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II DX+ Towns Special

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

The second game in the series based on the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. The novels (and the games) are set in a futuristic world, where humanity has conquered the entire Milky Way and split into two powerful warring states, each encompassing different systems and planets: the Galactic Empire (modeled after Bismark's 19th century Prussia), and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The game plays very similarly to its predecessor: the player selects a scenario and tries to fulfill the victory requirements it imposes. There are five possible...

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II: DX Kit

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu II: DX Kit

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1991

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III SP

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III SP

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III SP is a Strategy game, developed and published by Bothtec, which was released in Japan in 1993

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III SP

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III SP

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1993

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu III: Original Scenario Shuu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1992

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu IV EX

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1995

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Powerup & Scenario Shuu

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Powerup & Scenario Shuu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Power-Up & Scenario Shuu

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Power-Up & Scenario Shuu

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 16, 1990

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Power-Up & Scenario Shuu is a Strategy game, developed and published by Bothtec, which was released in Japan in 1990

Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 21, 1988

Maison Ikkoku is a Japanese menu-based graphical adventure game based on the anime and manga series. Players control Yusaku Godai and will need to help him find a secret photograph that's been hidden away by the manager. Godai will need to bribe the inhabitants, which constantly move around the house in order to get access to Kyoko's room. But even if Godai makes it into the manager's room and tries to look at the framed photo, something will always happen which will force Godai to leave the room. Thus, after multiple attempts, Godai makes the (il)logical decision to gather photos of all the...

Relics

Relics

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Relics is an Action game, developed and published by Bothtec, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Relics

Relics

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - November 1, 1986

Relics is an action-adventure game where players take the role of a spirit who can possess different characters. The spirit appears at underwater ruins with no explanation why it became a spirit and what it needs to do. In fact, one will only find out about the story of the game when seeing the real ending. The graphic style of the game is compared to the works of H. R. Giger. Players can possess other bodies after killing their owners, but to get the real ending, they must explore the ruins while avoiding unnecessary combat by running away or ignoring the characters they meet on their way....

Relics: Ankoku Yousai

Relics: Ankoku Yousai

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - April 10, 1987

Relics: Ankoku Yousai is a sequel to Relics which, compared to the predecessor, simplifies the gameplay and has only one ending. This game opts for a more Metroid-inspired style and even adds a tune constantly looping while playing the game. The player takes role of a being that's sacrificed its body in order to take control of the bodies of the deceased Holy Warriors of Light, the only ones capable to defeat the forces of hell. The goal is to rescue the princess of heaven, imprisoned in the fortress of hell and the only way to get to her is by collecting 5 idols. The Family Computer...

The Scheme

The Scheme

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

The inhabitants of the planet Rhea are being terrorized by a mysterious organization known as Hell Stones. To save his people, the king of Rhea himself steps out of his palace in order to single-handedly avert the threat. The Scheme is an action game with role-playing and light platforming elements. The player controls the king as he explores vast outdoor and indoor environments. While some locations are simple side-scrolling areas, others are built like large mazes with platforming segments - the king has to jump on platforms to access certain areas or avoid enemy attacks; however, he...

Topple Zip

Topple Zip

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Topple Zip is a vertically scrolling shooter that is marketed as a racing game. The basic premise is that you control an aircraft and fly in competition against several other, computer controlled crafts. In addition to shooting at your opponents, you may ram into them, and they into you. Doing so may dislodge a pill shaped power-up from them which you can then shoot and collect. Power-ups exist in various types, including defensive and offensive such as giving you better weapons. There are eight different levels, each of which contain a number of warps which link to other levels. How the...

Topple Zip

Topple Zip

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - October 9, 1987

Topple Zip is a vertically scrolling shooter that is marketed as a racing game. The basic premise is that you control an aircraft and fly in competition against several other, computer controlled crafts. In addition to shooting at your opponents, you may ram into them, and they into you. Doing so may dislodge a pill shaped power-up from them which you can then shoot and collect. Power-ups exist in various types, including defensive and offensive such as giving you better weapons. There are eight different levels, each of which contain a number of warps which link to other levels. How the...

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