NEC PC-FX - Released - December 12, 1997
The game is a remake of the computer game of the same name. It adds an animated intro, voice-overs, and two mini-games. The story is based on the manga/anime series "Ah! Megami-sama", depicting the adventures of Keiichi, a Japanese teenager who accidentally summoned the Norse goddess Belldandy and made a wish for her to stay with him forever, which led to all kinds of troubles. What's more, other powerful beings out there are seeking to harm Keiichi's divine girlfriend, so a simple date ends in an unexpected way... The game is a "digital comic", meaning that the adventure elements are reduced to the bare minimum: being able to choose dialogue lines or make other decisions from time to time. The mini-games are a timed exercise of putting puzzle pieces together, and a card-matching game against two female opponents.
NEC PC-FX - Released - August 12, 1995
NEC had the idea of releasing what is essentially a PC-FX game magazine in a game CD format. This is the first of what will later become bi-annual animefreak releases. It contains: - A demo of Akazukin Cha-Cha: Osawagase! Panic Race! - A slide show of photos of voice actresses - A karaoke mode for some of the songs used in PC-FX titles - A collection of movies dedicated to Lilith, the heroine of Megami Tengoku II PC-FX-related news - "Voice Idol" mode, which contains information about songs used in PC-FX games - The first episode of an anime mini-series called "Private Eye Doll" A "Making Of..." section. What still allows this CD to qualify as a game is the fact that it also contains a rock-paper-scissors mini-game, which is played against a real actress. The player has to press one of the three main PC-FX controller buttons in time, which correspond to the international hand gestures for rock, paper, and scissors.
NEC PC-FX - Released - December 22, 1995
The second in the animefreak FX series contains: - The second episode of the anime mini-series Private Eye Doll - Another issue of "Voice Idol" with information about songs from PC-FX games - More photos of voice actresses - A small collection of videos featuring characters from Cutey Honey FX - A karaoke mode - PC-FX news - "Making Of" section - "Pretty Girls Gallery", with pictures of heroines of various PC-FX games - Information and videos from Blue Seed (which was never released for PC-FX) And finally, what justifies calling this compilation a game: a card-based mini-game called "High and Low", which is played against a real actress. The actress deals a card, and the player must guess whether the next card will be higher or lower within a time limit. Guessing correctly will give the player a star, which will be accumulated in the top left corner of the screen. Guessing wrong pushes the player back to the beginning of the game, so what really matters is winning as many times as possible
NEC PC-FX - Released - April 5, 1996
The third volume of animefreak FX contains: - continuations of the anime mini-series started in the first two volumes, "Private Eye Doll" and "Voice Idol" - several anime FMVs dedicated to Ryō-ōki, the spaceship/funny animal from Tenchi Muyō! Ryō-ōki FX - Karaoke mode - New in this volume: the voice actress Junko Iwao in a special video - "Voice & Talk", a slide show of photos of voice actresses, including a diary-like commentary - "Making Of" section - New: Presentation of 20 prettiest girls from PC-FX games, one-by-one, starting with nr. 20 - Demo of an upcoming Neon Genesis Evangelion game, which never made it to the PC-FX - Trailer for Angelique Special - Information about anime-making and voice actors in particular - PC-FX-related news, and finally - A game called Heart o Sagase, meaning "look for the heart". As before, the game is played against a real actress. The goal of the game is to find the heart belonging to a little penguin. The player is shown 10 boxes, only one of which contains the heart. The player and the actress take turns in guessing where the heart might be. Each turn has a time limit of 10 seconds. The box can either contain the heart, be empty, or have a "Chance" icon inside, which will grant an additional turn.
NEC PC-FX - Released - February 28, 1997
Animefreak FX: Vol. 4 is the only volume in the series that does not contain any mini-games. Along with a PC-FX game catalogue, a live-action video involving Japanese "idols", information about shopping for PC-FX products, a geographical database along a Japanese railway route, and a preview of the upcoming Last Imperial Prince, this volume contains the opening chapter of an anime mini-series entitled Prism Knights, its plot focusing on a group of high school girls who gain access to powerful transformation abilities in order to face evil extraterrestrial beings.
NEC PC-FX - Released - August 29, 1997
The fifth installment of the series brings back mini-games, and this time with something far more challenging than the simple luck-based games from the first three volumes: a quiz game. The quiz is all about NEC's two consoles, PC Engine (TurboGrafx) and PC-FX, ranging from game-related to technical questions. Not only does this quiz require extensive knowledge of the consoles, but it is also timed. Other than this quiz, Vol. 5 contains most of the regular stuff seen before (Making Of, anime database, etc. - without the karaoke mode this time though). It continues the anime mini-series Prism Knights from the previous volume. It also has full walkthroughs for several PC-FX games. Vol. 5 takes a decisive step towards less kid-friendly approach: it contains a large collection of videos of various anime-style girls (from PC-FX games or otherwise) changing clothes. There is no explicit nudity, but it comes close! This volume also has videos of voice actresses in bikini on a beach and in an amusement park.
NEC PC-FX - Released - February 27, 1998
The final volume of Anime Freak returns, so to say, to the roots of the series: instead of slightly naughty videos of scantily clad young women (real or drawn in anime style), it focuses on actual game-related material. Unfortunately, by that time PC-FX was nearly extinct, so Vol. 6 contains a trailer for only one game - one last game for PC-FX: First Kiss Story. It also lacks many of the features available in other issues of Anime Freak, such as karaoke mode, news section, or walkthroughs. It concludes the mini-anime series Prism Knights and Kodomo no Omocha, started in previous two issues. New material available in this volume includes interviews with voice actors, as well as a detailed video about working in recording studios. The game in this volume is the same as in the first volume (albeit against a different actress), namely "Rock, Paper, Scissors".
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - July 26, 1996
Bazaru de Gozaru no Game de Gozaru is a puzzle game starring a monkey protagonist named Bazaru. The concept of the game is remotely similar to that of Lemmings: the player's task is to "program" the actions of the hero in order to safely traverse a stage full of traps and hazards. Unlike Lemmings, there is only one primate to control in this game; also, the player's "programming" must be performed before letting the monkey loose, unlike the real-time player input in Lemmings. The player basically orders the monkey what to do at specific spots (which are highlighted by exclamation marks on the level map). In the beginning the levels are short and simple, and the monkey can perform only one action. As the game advances, the puzzles become more and more complex, and so is the amount of actions the monkey must perform to reach safety.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 1, 1994
Bonk's Big Adventure is the third instalment in the side-scrolling platformer series. As in previous games, the player assumes the role of a caveman named Bonk who headbutts his way through various enemies in order to defeat King Drool. Familiar moves include swinging on trees, bouncing off walls, breaking blocks and climbing walls with his teeth. Compared to the previous games, he walks and moves a little faster. Bonk has the new ability to pick up red and blue candy power-ups that make him grow or shrink and grab a flower copter. As always, there is plenty of platforming and enemies to discover. The game consists of seven rounds, set in the Dinosaur Kingdom, finished off with a boss. At the end of each stage, 16 smileys can be exchanged to play up to eight different bonus stages (2 smileys per stage needed). New level elements include ziplines and sewer pipes. The game also features a cooperative multiplayer mode.
NEC PC-FX - Released - September 13, 1996
This is a platform game similar in style to Bubble Bobble and particularly to Parasol Stars. There are two playable characters, both of which are little girls. There is no difference between them gameplay-wise: both use a large blob-like animal to hit enemies from a short distance in a yo-yo-like fashion. It is possible to choose one of them as a single player, or to use them both cooperatively in the two-player mode. Each level of the game is divided into 10 stages, all of which are single screens with platform constructions. The player must eliminate all the enemies who wander around the stage before being able to advance to the next one. Once the enemy is successfully hit with the blob, the enemy becomes stunned for a short while. It is then possible to kick him off screen. Defeated enemies turn into random power-ups, which include speeding up the character, making her have two or even three blobs instead of one, adding an extra life, making her invincible for a while, etc. The 10th stage of each level requires the player to defeat a boss. The bosses have two forms: the first is a character the same size as the player character, which takes a while to defeat and which has the ability to revive regular enemies; the second form is a traditional platform game over-sized monster. The monsters have different attacks, including projectiles and generating smaller enemies, and have to be hit many times with the blob to go down.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 28, 1994
In Emerald Dragon the player takes control of Atrushan, a blue dragon who lives in the Dragon World. One day, he and his friends discover a ship wreck near a mountain. After examining the wreck, the dragons find a human child - a little girl. The wise White Dragon, the leader of the dragons, tells them that her name is Tamryn and that she will play an important role in their lives. The girl doesn't remember anything, and grows up together with the dragons. But when she turns fifteen, she decides to go back to her homeland - the Human World. Soon after Tamryn has left, Atrushan realizes he can't bear the separation, and asks the White Dragon to allow him to go and find Tamryn in the Human World. But a mysterious evil curse has been placed on the dragons - they can't appear among the humans in their true form. Atrushan agrees to become a human and goes to the Human World - to find Tamryn, and also a way to remove the curse... The game has many traditional Japanese-style RPG gameplay elements: Atrushan and his party travel around the game world, visit towns, descend into dungeons, and level up in an automatic fashion. One of the game's distinguishing features is its battle system. Characters are able to freely move over the battle field; the range of their movement depends on their agility rating. Only Atrushan can be given precise instruction during each turn. The player is able to position the characters strategically near or far away from the enemy, attack from different sides, and assign general strategies to the party members. Another notable feature of the game is the absence of a "world map": the game's locations are seamlessly connected with each other.
NEC PC-FX - Released - December 20, 1996
The protagonist of this game is an exchange student who just got transferred to the Shirosagi high school. Upon his arrival he witnesses a boy bullying a school girl. Naturally, he comes to her rescue, but gets badly beaten by the boy and his friends. To his astonishment, three high school girls arrive and defeat the ruffians. The hero learns that those girls belong to an organization called "Matoi-Gumi". Well-trained in martial arts, these girls protect the campus from hooligans and alike. The hero decides to join Matoi-Gumi. Maybe he will save enough girls to make one of them grateful and become his girlfriend! Fire Woman: Matoi-Gumi is an RPG, though not in the traditional sense. There are no supernatural occurrences in the game. Character growth is determined by training, not by fighting enough battles to level up. Learning martial arts, playing basketball, participating in chemistry class - everything has an effect on the hero's parameters. There are no random battles in the game; the fights are story-related and usually occur when the hero attempts to rescue a girl. The battles are turn-based, but have a timer for each turn; before the time runs out, the player has to input a combination of four moves for the hero (including punches, kicks, etc.). There is also a "dating sim" element in the game. "Important" girls can be seen on a special screen called "GPS" ("Gal Positioning System"). If they are in trouble, they will have sweat on their faces. It is up to the player to decide whether to rescue the girl or not. Sometimes it is possible to become friendly with the girl through other means, such as participating in a club she likes. Walking the girl home increases her affection. By the end of the game, the hero will end up with the girl who likes him most and whom he has spent the most time with. The game has a schedule, keeping track of events such as holidays, girls' birthdays, etc., though the actual game is not real-time - a day ends when the player decides to have the hero go home, or as a conclusion of a story-related event.
NEC PC-FX - Released - April 24, 1998
Known as the last game originally released for PC-FX, First Kiss Monogatari has the player assume the role of a high school boy (whom the player must name himself), whose parents left town one month before his graduation. So during this month, he will live by his parent's friends, the Orikura family, which consists of two sisters, Kana and Manami, and their mother, a young and attractive widow. Yes, you've guessed it - the hero (and the player) can conquer the hearts of all three, plus a dozen more lovely girls that populate the city of Akitsuki - and that is pretty much what the story is about. First Kiss Monogatari is what is commonly called a "visual novel", with even less interaction than a typical Japanese adventure with its menu-based commands. All the player can do here is to access locations from the town map, and sometimes choose a dialogue option. The locations with a "girl event" in them are marked with a heart on the map. Depending on the decisions taken by the player, the hero will end up with one of the pretty girls. Despite suggestive themes and some mildly erotic images, there is no nudity in this game.
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 13, 1991
Genji Tsuushin Agedama is a side-scrolling "run and gun" action game released exclusively on the PC Engine (the Japanese TurboGrafx-16). It stars the eponymous Genji Agedama, a regular student that is transformed into a costumed super hero whenever the need arises. The game is based on the anime of the same name, which was actually a goofy lampoon of tokusatsu TV shows not unlike Samurai Pizza Cats and other animated superhero shows with that sensibility.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 28, 1996
Go! Go! Birdie Chance is an anime-style golf game. The player controls female high school students who assemble a golf team and wish to remain undefeated. The story mode contains extensive text-based cutscenes, depicting the girls' struggle against an arrogant male golfer, with golf matches proceeding as dictated by the plot. The free mode allows one or two players to select any of the three available female characters and compete against each other or computer AI. It is possible to select golf club types, course terrain, strike types, and the player's strong hand. Strength and direction of the shot is determined by stopping a moving bar at the right moment.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - November 25, 1994
A beautiful woman, captured by an evil beast - chained up in his castle and waiting for the brave knight to come and rescue her. The showdown - the knight fells the evil monster with an almighty blow, but himself is slain where he stands. The captured maiden falls to the floor, her hero and captor both dead by her feet. And this is where the game starts...
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 23, 1994
Tremendous Soccer '94 is a soccer (football) game with licensed players and teams of the Japanese soccer league (J.League). There are five modes in the game: Pre-Season (a single game between two teams in the league), Championship (a season mode), Cup (the Japanese football cup with elimination rounds), All-Star (West and East teams compete in a match), and PK Battle (penalty kicks between teams). The player can regulate the strength of the computer AI and the length of a game, as well as substitute players and change tactical formations. The gameplay is similar to other top-down football games of the time, with simple controls and automatic moves performed by players depending on the situation.
NEC PC-FX - Released - March 14, 1997
When an army of monsters attacked the castle Camelot and forced the Emperor to resign, the whole country fell under their rule, and the Emperor's son Radius had to flee. But in his heart, the young prince still hopes to reclaim the land that is rightfully his, and to defeat the monstrous conquerors. With the aid of his best friend, the wandering monk Nova, and a female fighter Mirion, Radius begins his quest. Last Imperial Prince is an action RPG that plays from a side view. Radius and his AI-controlled party fight enemies (who appear on set locations) in real time, using melee attacks and magic. The party members level up, learn new spells, can equip weapons and armor and buy items in stores.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 24, 1990
You're exploring a primeval forest over 100 million years ago. Suddenly, the mighty Tyrannosaurus appears! With a push of a button, you bring him to life! The magic of TurboGrafx-CD brings the exciting world of dinosaurs into your home. Move through 20 prehistoric panoramas and watch creatures spring into action as they search for food and struggle for survival. Sort through hundreds of the mighty beasts and see what may have led to their ultimate extinction.
NEC PC-FX - Released - July 26, 1996
The second game based on the Megami Paradise anime series is not directly related story-wise to the first one, and also belongs to a different genre. The game is set in a magical land ruled by women, namely the benevolent goddess Mamamega, with the dark goddess Yamimama constantly trying to defeat her and take over. Each goddess is surrounded by "shrine maidens", all of which are young and pretty girls. The game lets the player control any of the eight shrine maidens, four on Mamamega's side (Rurubell, Lilith, Stashia, and Juliana), and four on Yamimama's side (Rouge, Pastel, Angela, and Maharaja). It is possible to switch between girls on the same side, but not between those of the opposing camp. The goal of the game is to gather as many followers as possible. The player navigates his favorite shrine maiden through the vast top-down world of Megami Paradise, trying to recruit as many people as possible on their side. The girls can talk to people using different approaches (sweet, passionate, etc.). They can buy a variety of items to increase their parameters and hence their appeal factor to the average citizen. Changing clothes also helps sometimes. There are also some battles, which utilize a slot machine system, and other mini-games. The game has a night/day cycle (much faster than real time); some places will be open only during the day or vice versa. The goal has to be achieved within a year of game time.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 22, 1993
Sci-fi shoot 'em up. The following information was kindly provided by Brandon Sheffield of www.insertcredit.com: Metamor Jupiter represents the first (major, he had one previous collaboration) foray into games by musician/designer Masaya Matsuura, of Parappa the Rapper fame. Matsuura, hot off the disbanding of his pop group PSY'S, wrote a vocal song and some incidental music for the game. As for the game itself, it's a rather standard shooter, but is also notable as an early creation of Flight Plan, the developer that went on to create such notable titles as Summon Night, Black/Matrix, Poison Pink, et al. Definitely worth a go if you're a fan of either Matsuura or Flight Plan, and a decent enough, if merely workmanlike effort otherwise. Try it. I actually bought a copy of this game when last I was in Tokyo, and presented it to Matsuura at his office during an informal interview. He was incredibly surprised to see the game, as he'd lost the original copy of the track, and ripped the disc on the spot in order to get it back! Pretty nifty. Honestly though, I only played it for about 30 minutes. It's really quite ok, but is way more interesting for its history than anything else.
NEC PC-FX - Released - September 22, 1995
Pachio-kun FX is a pachinko game. The popular pachinko mascot Pachio-kun, who looks like a pachinko ball with legs, is setting up a pachinko tournament on the Ghost Island. The player can choose to control one of the several available characters; even though the choice doesn't affect the gameplay, choosing different characters leads to different anime FMVs displayed during pachinko moves. The goal is to defeat the 7 pachinko masters, who can be met and challenged to a battle at different locations on the island. The battles involve not only using your own pachinko machine, but also freezing the ball the opponent is currently playing for an amount of time. This can be done by playing alone in various pachinko parlors and gathering balls and special points.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 3, 1995
You are a noble warrior who has just saved your kingdom from an invasion by the terrible Demon Lord. The grateful king offers you to choose any reward you wish for your brave deed. But instead of opting for half of the kingdom or the riches of the land, you ask the king for the permission to raise a poor little orphan girl named Maria. And so the game begins. You are the one who has to build Maria's future. Of course, you can do it in many ways. You can strive to make a real princess out of her, teach her good manners, study arts, to make her a brave fighter like yourself, or just a lazy bimbo who cares for nothing. Her destiny is in your hands!
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 15, 1995
Some day in the near future, the crew of an "idol" (a popular culture star) takes a ride on the bus through the countryside. One of the female crew members unexpectedly faints and is taken by her friends into an abandoned mansion discovered nearby. Very soon, however, the accident begins to repeat itself, and evidence of a gruesome murder and possible ghostly presence in the mansion surfaces. Mei Star, an investigator with the team, and her computerized holographic assistant Navi must solve the mystery before it becomes too late. Private eye dol is an adventure game played for the most part from a top-down perspective. The player navigates Mei around the playable environment, examines places and items of interest, and talks to other characters. With a few exceptions, there are no puzzles in the game, and the plot is advanced by triggering events. On several occasions items must be picked up, but they are used automatically in correspondent locations.
Windows - Released - December 6, 1996
Raccoon City has been completely overrun by mutant beasts and bloodthirsty zombies. You are a member of S.T.A.R.S.--a rescue squad sent into the community to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the disaster. Take the role of operative Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With an array of weapons to master and horrors around every corner, the ultimate test may be just to make it out alive.
Sega Dreamcast - Released - December 23, 1999
Sengoku Turb: Fanfan I love me Dunce-doublentendre (戦国TURB Fanfan I ♥ me Dunce-doublentendre) is a follow-up to Sengoku Turb, also released exclusively in Japan in 1999. It appears to be nothing more than a minigame collection hidden underneath the veil of an RPG. Sega of Japan's catalogue page refers to the game as Sengoku Turb: Fanfan I love me Dance-doubletendre, correcting the misspelt "dance" but missing a letter from "entendre". It also abbreviates the name to Sengoku Turb F.I.D..
NEC PC-FX - Released - April 25, 1997
Long time ago, there was a happy country called the Eternal Feather Kingdom. Protected by benevolent deities, it flourished until a disaster came: a demon destroyed the kingdom, and it disappeared off the face of the earth. But a few chosen ones, called "Feathers", continued to keep sacred gemstones, which allowed them to use unique powers in the fight against the demonic army. Each Feather protects a gem, and the protector of the Ruby gem is the protagonist of the game - an ordinary high school boy from our modern world who at first wants nothing to do with ancient prophecies and heroic deeds. But as he receives new power from the leader of the Feathers, he understands that his destiny is to fight evil, and perhaps restore Eternal Feather to its former glory. Sparkling Feather is a turn-based strategy game with slight RPG and "dating sim" elements. Large-scale battles of the Feathers against demons take place on isometric battle fields. The heroes move on the battle field, attack with weapons when an enemy is in range, and use offensive and healing magic. The party levels up automatically after having won a battle. Between battles, the player can play a roulette-type game, which may allow him to have a date with one of the Feathers (female and male!). During the date the player can choose conversation topics, and depending on his choices the parameters of the companions can increase or decrease.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 7, 1990
Mugen senshi Valis III (夢幻戦士ヴァリス''Ⅲ, Mugen Senshi Varisu suri), also known as Valis III, is the third game installment of the Valis series. The game shows Yuuko's new adventure along her new companions: Valna and Cham. Story Long time passed since Yuuko's last battle. Yuuko's life seems peaceful but, meanwhile, the Dark world starts to get menaced to become disappeared in the void. So Its king, Glames, decides to take other worlds by force in order to keep the inhabitants from his world alive. But some of the dark world people oppose to the idea of using the force to take the worlds, so Glames starts to dispose them. As a consequence, a girl from the resistance of such world, Cham, decides to go to the human world and search for the Valis sword to use It against Glames who, in turn, posseses the counterpart of the Valis sword, the Leethus sword. After taking the sword, Cham tries to go back to the dark world but Yuuko stops her to find out why she wants her sword only to see the girl kidnapped by one of Glames's generals. After Yuuko beats him, Cham is freed an tells the Valis warrior about the situation and that Vanity is being invaded by Glames's army. Without wasting time, Yuuko and Cham make their ways to the dream world to see It in chaos due to the dark king's intromission as they find out that Valna has been also kidnapped by other of the generals. The heroines make their way to Valna and freed her. She then fights and beats her captor, then she says Yuuko to go to the temple where the widsom man, Nizetti, can give her the Valis armor's ultimate form unleashing all of Valis sword's power. Meanwhile, a strange figure allies with Glames. The three girls go there passing terrible tests and obstacles finally meeting with Nizetti who warns them that although having the sword's full power, Yuuko maybe won't win against Glames, but aside of all negative pronostics, she still decides to use the power. After doing so, they make their way to the dark world to confront Glames, not before getting onto the death world to find an awful surprise, the figure that allied with Glames reveals itself as Rogles, the antagonist from the first game who was supposed to be dead. He fights Yuuko and gets deffeated once again by her. The way continues as the protagonist fight Zalude and Asura. After his defeat, Asura reports them that Glames isn't on the dark world anymore and that he made his way into the human world showing that his generals were only making time for him to approach there. Yuuko and her allies part to the human world to find Glames's tower, they manage to get inside and Yuuko finally fights him. In the end, Glames expresses his last will to his opponents to maintain alive the dark world's inhabitants and to guard the Leethus sword, he dies minutes later. Yuuko then says to Cham and Valna to protect the survivors and goes to the sky with the two swords. She stays there guarding the two swords...apparently forever.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - August 23, 1991
Mugen Senshi Valis IV (夢幻戦士ヴァリスIV, Mugen senshi Varisu fou) – also known as Mugen Senshi Valis 4: Akai Tsuki no Otome, Super Valis IV or Valis 4 – is the last of the main Valis series games. This game's events happen 15 years after those of Valis III and introduce a new protagonist: Lena Brande. Story Hundreds of years ago, the king Asfal from the Dark World had a son, Galgear, who was driven insane by the power of a ring that he inherited from his father, causing wars and widespread destruction in order to make that power grow constantly. Consequently, the gods imprisoned Galgear and his followers in a giant crystal and sank it under the seas. Many centuries have passed and the crystal emerges to the surface once again with Galgear and his army broken free, bringing an end to the short-lived era of peace enjoyed by Vecanti after Glames' defeat in Valis III. With his reign of chaos reestablished, Glames takes over Vecanti and starts to take over the human world also. Galgear then kidnaps Vecanti's current queen, Valna, and prepares her execution. Meanwhile, a resistance force in the dream world led by Cham tries to fight Galgear's regime but this seems to be useless. Lena, a member of the resistance, decides to rescue Valna along with her sister Amu. Although Cham isn't in accordance with her, she hears Yuuko's voice telling her to let Lena go. Having no other option, Cham teaches them some basic things and then stays behind in Vecanti guarding the city and the survivors. Lena and Amu manage to infiltrate Castle Vanity and defeat the first of Galgear's generals, Dhalgen. Then they find Valna and try to rescue her just to be stopped and injured by Galgear himself, meeting him personally for the first time. Just as he is going to deal the heroines the final blow, they are teleported away by a stranger who reveals himself to be Asfal, Galgear's father himself, who also wants to stop his son's evil regime. He tells Lena that the only thing that can defeat his son is the Valis sword, which isn't in this world anymore, and that they have to reach Valhalla in the sky in order to obtain It from Yuuko, the most recent Valis warrior and current guardian of the sword. After overcoming many obstacles, they meet Yuuko who warns Lena about the things she will have to live as a Valis warrior by showing her memories and asks if she still wants to become a Valis warrior. Lena answers decidedly that she will accept that destiny if she can save the three worlds from Galgear. Yuuko then tests her with satisfactory results and gives her the Valis sword and thus the Valis armor. Afterward, the three protagonists make their way into the human world to reach the giant crystal Galgear uses as his base. After beating many of his henchmen and his last two generals, they find Galgear trying to kill Valna once again. It seems to be too late to save her, but Amu steps in front of Galgear's axe throw, saving Valna's life but being mortally injured. Asfal releases Valna and holds off his son while Amu dies in her sister's arms. Lena then addresses Galgear, saying that she will put an end to him once and for all. Galgear challenges her to come and fight him in his lair, the red moon, where Asfal lived when he was king. Lena and Asfal open a path to the red moon where they fight Galgear, defeating him sucessfully. Asfal and Galgear apologize to each other respectively for all that has happened, after which Galgear dies in the arms of his father. Lena then goes to Amu's grave to pay her last respects and starts to walk toward the horizon, asking herself what will await in the future.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 30, 1994
The great hero Latok, the descendant of the war god Duel, has returned to his hometown Fearless, where he lives peacefully with his mother. But one day, a messenger brings terrible news: the castle of Farland was attacked, the king, the princess, and countless soldiers brutally slain. Zomu Dizae, the third and the final demon commander of the dark world Zekisis (Latok has defeated the other two, Badu and Gospel), has arrived. He is aided by the treacherous Necromancer, who turned the soldiers of Farland into monsters. Will Latok be able to defeat the evil once again? Xak III: The Eternal Recurrence is an action RPG, similar in gameplay style to its predecessors, but also incorporating some elements first introduced in Tower of Gazel, such as the ability to jump and having companions (although this feature is much more limited here). Jumping ability is crucial in many cases, as there are obstacles that can only be avoided by jumping over them. Latok starts at level 50, but still can gain experience points and become stronger. A new (and very useful) feature is hit points restoration, which occurs when Latok is standing still. To counter that, enemies can re-spawn, which means that there aren't many completely safe areas in the game.
NEC PC-FX - Released - March 24, 1995
Queen of Queens is a wrestling game featuring licensed stars from All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling League, such as Aja Kong, Akira Hokuto, and others. The game follows the system introduced in Battle Heat: every move is shown as a full-motion video sequence. Unlike "Battle Heat", there are no graphics in "Queen of Queens", but videos of real wrestlers. There are two modes in the game: league or free battle. The league mode is an All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling championship that follows the rules of the league. It is possible to play against the computer or in two-player mode.