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Aqua Jack

Aqua Jack

Arcade - Released - 1989

Aqua Jack is arcade pseudo-3D shooter, it's similar to After Burner or Bimini Run. The player controls a war hovercraft, and fights against enemy's forces - like helicopters, boats, planes, tanks etc. He has cannon with unlimited ammo, and several bombs, his vehicle has turbo mode and ability to jump. Hovercraft must avoid various obstacles (natural and enemy's water mines) and enemy bullets - it's very fragile. Game has 8 levels.

Arbalester

Arbalester

Arcade - Released - 1989

Arbalester is a scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by SETA in 1989, licensed to Taito and Romstar. Arbalester is a fast vertically scrolling top-down 2D shooter for one or two players simultaneously on the same screen. The player controls a plane through missions connected on a map. The plane always takes off from a base at the beginning of a stage and lands again at the end. The ship can be freely moved around there with an unlimited amount of bullets. It fires in bursts so tapping is needed. The weapon consists of regular projectiles along with ground attacks. This forces the...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1986

Arkanoid was developed by Taito in 1986. The original Breakout concept involves controlling a bat at the bottom of the screen and using it to catch and direct a ball so as to hit all the bricks which are arranged at the top of the screen. It was unpopular for over a decade, before Taito revived it with some new ideas in this arcade game. The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid...

Baseball Stars II

Baseball Stars II

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 1, 1992

If you enjoyed Baseball Stars, then you will love Baseball Stars II from Romstar! All the grand slam action found in the original game is still here: acquire, release or trade players; develop your rookies into superstars; challenge a friend or the program to a single or league game. Baseball Stars II also features: four different stadiums; eighteen teams, six of which you can customize; normal and split-screen views; error counters; various outfielder formations; detailed stats with memory backup for league mode!

Battle Lane! Vol. 5

Battle Lane! Vol. 5

Arcade - Released - 1986

A six-stage game where you ride a motorcycle and shoot at enemy vehicles. Enter the enemy's base and destroy their secret weapon. Pick up bazookas for extra fire power. The fate of the country hangs in the balance. Break through the enemy checkpoints using your machine gun, bazooka and driving skill. Pick up more bazookas five missiles each along the road. Finally, enter the enemy base and destroy their secret weapon. The game has five checkpoints with the base coming after the fifth checkpoint. Each wall is broken with five missiles. Hint: shoot seven to ten defenders before trying for...

Championship Bowling

Championship Bowling

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.

Championship Bowling

Championship Bowling

Arcade - Released - 1989

A bowling game by Romstar. This game also got a port to the NES in the same year as the arcade version.

Cowboy Kid

Cowboy Kid

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 13, 1991

The player controls the role of a young gunslinger who travels the land fighting villains and playing minigames. The main game play involves you moving around the towns horizontally collecting gold by hitting chest while killing the bad guys at the same time. There is also an RPG element where people have to be visited in towns for information. Once a player has acquired the required gear to be made sherrif, an outlaw must be killed for bonus money. A shooting range is included where players have to shoot down enemy targets while avoiding the targets that represent innocent bystanders.

DownTown

DownTown

Arcade - Released - 1989

Players control two public officials who wander their way through the violent city streets fighting gang members and corrupt cops. The whole gang is after you and the cops are on their side. The only hope to make Down Town a safe place again is to bring the boss to justice.

F-1 Dream

F-1 Dream

Arcade - 1988

F-1 Dream (Japanese: F1ドリーム?) is an automobile racing arcade game released by Capcom exclusively in Japan in 1988. It also had a PC Engine port released on August 25, 1989.

Gun.Smoke

Gun.Smoke

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1985

Controlling a cowboy in the Wild West you have to make your way through hostile cowboys of each level. Shooting barrels reveals power-ups such as boots, rifles and bullets. Each level has a weapon specialist end boss, like winchester, knives, darts and boomerangs. Gun.Smoke is very similar to Commando, another Capcom game, but with several differences. Whereas Commando is a run and gun game, this game is a scrolling shooter in which the screen scrolls upward automatically and players only have three ways to shoot, using three buttons for left, right, and center shooting. However, a player...

Meta Fox

Meta Fox

Arcade - Released - 1989

Meta Fox was produced by Seta in 1989. Meta Fox is an arcade, vertical scrolling shoot'em up. The player controls a blue plane and shoots enemies - tanks, other planes, artillery trucks, boats, helicopters, etc. He has a cannon with unlimited ammo, and several bombs. He can upgrade weapons (find the power-up "P" to do it) and additional bombs. The field The game also has multiplayer - the second player controls a red plane. Romstar published the game in North America.

The Moon Sliver

The Moon Sliver

Windows - October 28, 2014

The Moon Sliver is a short narrative-focused non-linear exploration game, with elements of horror. It features a unique narrative mechanic that blurs the line between story and exploration, where interacting with objects and even simply moving around will reveal fragments of narration. As you piece these fragments together, a story of guilt, loneliness, and faith begins to take shape. And it becomes increasingly obvious that something is hunting you... The Moon Sliver is best thought of as an experiment in exploration-focused storytelling, blurring the line between novelette and game. It...

Mr. Chin's Gourmet Paradise

Mr. Chin's Gourmet Paradise

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - October 1, 1990

In this high skill action adventure game, Mr. Chin is in hot pusuit of his favorite treat. He has come all the way from China to eat as many luscious gourmet peaches as he can before anyone else discovers how to eat this unique treat. As Mr. Chin, you must pursue the mysterious Momos and zap them into peaches with your demoe beam. So hurry up and run, jump, zap and eat as many peaches as you can before they make dinner out of you!

Nolan Ryan's Baseball

Nolan Ryan's Baseball

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 2, 1991

NOLAN RYAN'S BASEBALL is a two player simultaneous baseball game for your Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The 16 Bit capability provides many realistic features of real league action. - Choose from 1 Player vs. Computer, 2 Player vs and Pennant Modes. - Select between 4 special player modes which includes Demo, Supervisory, Assist and Standard game play modes. - Select your team, players, positions and lineup. - Players can adjust the batting, throwing, running, pitching, and stamina levels for their team. - Free agent and player trading features. - Zoom in on close plays. -...

Pipi & Bibis

Pipi & Bibis

Arcade - Released - 1991

Players control old men that attempt to set time bombs in the building, then they must escape before the building explodes. Every time you complete a level, one fourth of a woman's picture is shown. You can see the whole picture every four levels.

Rally Bike

Rally Bike

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 15, 1990

There's a cross-country motorcycle rally going from San Francisco to New York. In Rally Bike, the player has but one goal, to work their way up through the ranks of the racers and place high enough to qualify for the next race. The game contains six stages to race through. The player controls a motorcycle and must cross the finish line before an established number of competitor bikes. The player must avoid crashing into obstacles, opposing racers, vehicles, and running out of gas. During a race there are certain areas where the player can refill their gas but stopping to refuel will cause...

Side Arms: Hyper Dyne

Side Arms: Hyper Dyne

Arcade - Released - 1986

The game is mainly a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up, although some scenes scroll vertically too. Shooting enemies will reveal power-ups and continually shooting them will either change their type or reveal a special weapon. Different weapons are more effective than others when fighting the end bosses. Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of...

Sky Soldiers

Sky Soldiers

Arcade - Released - 1988

Sky Soldiers is a vertical scrolling Shoot em' Up, players travel back in time starting in Great Britain 1945, Germany 1915, Japan 1945, Germany 1944, Vietnam 1974, France 1914, Russia 1974 and finally the space station in the present time, 2110. Each time stage has two levels, both ending in a boss battle save for the final stage, resulting in a total of 15 Areas. The ship's weapon system is accessed in the beginning of each stage. The ship’s main shot consists of a semi-automatic Wave Shot. The ship’s bomb weapons include forward firing missiles, fireballs, homing missiles and the buster...

Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom

Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom

Arcade - Released - 1990

Two snowmen, Nick and Tom, battle cute Japanese critters over 50 platform based screens. Turn the enemy critters into snowballs and then boot them around the platforms knocking down everything in their path. Pick up Sushi for exra points. When a screen is cleared of monsters you move on to the next level. Shoot snow at monsters to turn them into snowballs. Press the fire button next to a snowball to kick it around the screen. Any monsters hit by a snowball are killed. If another snowball is hit, it too bounces around the screen. Collect potions for power ups. Yellow = Long shot Red =...

Thunder & Lightning

Thunder & Lightning

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1990

A "Breakout" type game with interesting characters such as Mr. Chin and the Thunder Warrior. Mr. Chin holds a stick over his head that acts as the paddle. If your ball hits one of the power-up carriers (Flying Saucer, Submarine or Airplane) you have to try and pick up the released power-up while continuing to keep the ball in play.

Thunder & Lightning

Thunder & Lightning

Arcade - Released - 1990

Thunder & Lightning was produced by Seta in 1990. A Breakout type game with characters such as Mr. Chin and the Thunder Warrior. Mr. Chin holds a stick over his head that acts as the paddle. If your ball hits one of the power-up carriers (flying saucer, submarine, or airplane) you have to try and pick up the released power-up while continuing to keep the ball in play. Power-ups are: Glove: Catch the ball and then release with the A button. Long: Mr. Chin's stick will become longer. 1-Up: Get an extra life for Mr. Chin. Missile: Gain fire power, press the A button to...

Thundercade

Thundercade

Arcade - Released - 1987

Thundercade, also known as Twin Formation and 特殊部隊UAG (Tokushu Butai U.A.G. "Special Forces U.A.G. (Un-Attached Grenadier))", is a shoot 'em up video game developed by SETA and originally released for video arcades in 1987. A nuclear powerplant has fallen into the hands of terrorists and you pilot a motorcyle equipped with machine guns that can be improved along the way. Make your way through difficult terrain and battle against loads of terrorists on foot, in cars, tanks and submarines who will try to stop you. Reach the plant and shoot all the terrorists to save the day.

Tiger Road

Tiger Road

Arcade - Released - 1987

An axe-swinging monk jumps and hacks his way through four stages to rescue kidnapped children. Bosses must be battled at the half-way point and at each stage's conclusion. Meet a master's challenge in-between stages in order to gain power-ups. Tiger Road is a beat 'em up in which you (as Lee Wong) must rescue the village children from the evil Ryo Ken Oh. Many levels are horizontally scrolling, although with high ledges to jump onto and follow for a slightly different path. Magic urns containing improved weapons appear frequently. Most enemies are easy to attack and only need one hit to...

Time Soldiers

Time Soldiers

Arcade - Released - 1987

Time Soldiers (known in Japan as Battle Field) Is a 1-2 player (co-op) vertically scrolling shooter developed by Alpha Denshi and published by SNK in Japan, and Romstar in North America in 1987. You are a Time Soldier, who is asked to rescue five warriors from different time periods: Sirius in the "Primitive Age", Laplace in the "Age of Rome", Dymos in "The World Wars", Alpha in the "Age of Rome", and Altair in "Future World". Each one of them is guarded by one of Gylend's henchmen, but to get to them, you must fight off other enemies that are specific to each time era. Some of these...

Tokio

Tokio

Arcade - Released - 1986

A vertical shooter where the player pilots a biplane over what is presumably the city of Tokyo. Power-ups include multiple biplanes, collect and control multiple biplanes to increase your firepower and help you to victory. You can change the title from Japanese (Scramble Formation) to English (Tokio).

Top Speed

Top Speed

Arcade - Released - 1987

Top Speed, also known as Full Throttle, is a point-to-point racing game in which the player drives a Mazda RX-7 and must reach each stage's end-of-level checkpoint before the time limit expires to progress to the next stage. The car is equipped with a limited number of nitro boosts that gives the car a temporary burst of speed when engaged. Forked junctions appear mid-way through each stage, allowing players to choose which route they wish to take.

Torpedo Range

Torpedo Range

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 27, 1991

In Torpedo Range, terrorists have basically somehow taken over most of the world. As a one-ship operation, you have to free six countries from the terrorists' grasp to win the game: to do this, you must visit a port at each of the six countries and destroy all the guns on the port in a shooting mini-game to 'liberate' the country.

Tournament Arkanoid

Tournament Arkanoid

Arcade - Released - 1987

Tournament Arkanoid was produced by Taito America and published by Romstar and released exclusively in North America in 1987 A ball and paddle game where the player's paddle moves horizontally across the bottom of the screen, bouncing a ball upwards into a changing field of 'bricks' in various mosaic patterns. Bricks are of different colours, while some need to be hit several times to be destroyed, while others are indestructible. During gameplay, some of the bricks drop power-ups such as: slow down, catch, enlarge paddle, or 'disrupt' which will bounce three balls back towards the playing...

Trojan

Trojan

Arcade - Released - 1986

Trojan (闘いの挽歌 Tatakai no Banka, lit. "Requiem for Battle") is a scrolling six-level post-apocalyptic beat-em-up. The oppressed people of the world call upon you to bring peace to the unsettled land. Battle through six levels where you must use a sword and shield to attack enemies and defend yourself against the evil king's troops. The world is ruled by a vicious warlord named Achiless and his henchmen. You are Ryu, the master of martial arts and sword-fighting, who has decided that a confrontation with Achilles is in order to bring peace and order back to the world. Your character is...

Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra

Arcade - Released - 1987

Twin Cobra is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up. You pilot the TC-17 Twin Cobra assault helicopter to fight the forces of Commander Anziga, the myopic leader of the nation of Kaban. Your job is to fly into Kaban and take out the entire military base of Commander Anziga. You will fight small helicopters, tanks and stationary guns, defeat the large helicopters to get power-ups. By picking up colored icons (blue, yellow, red or green) you can change to different weapon types. Blue is a forward spread shot, yellow is a four-way shot, red is a wide forward laser shot and green is a continuous...

Twin Eagle

Twin Eagle

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1989

Twin Eagle is a vertically scrolling arcade style shooter. You control a helicopter, and need to earn points by shooting or bombing the various (and numerous!) enemies you'll encounter. Planes, helicopters, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, foot soldiers, and more will all be trying to bring your mission to an abrupt end! Occasionally, you may find hostages when a building is destroyed; try to rescue as many of the hostages as you can to earn extra points. Your helicopter has the ability to pick up extra weapons. After destroying certain enemies, a power up will be left behind which can give you one...

World Bowling

World Bowling

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - April 1, 1990

World Bowling is a bowling game in which the player has to beat bowling alleys from six different countries (England, China, Japan, Canada, France, USA). To win the game, all alleys have to be beaten in a row with an increasing points requirement (200 to 250) - if the score is missed once, it is back to the beginning. The player can set the weight of the bowling ball: a heavier ball has more power but this goes in turn with a loss of control. It also depends on the chosen player character: the male is better with heavy balls while the female character should use a lighter one. The throw...

World Champ

World Champ

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 7, 1990

World Champ is a boxing game that has many similarities to Data East's Ring King. You can play a one player "Ranking" mode, where you can build your boxer's stats up while climbing the ladder to eventually challenge for a championship in one of the four weight classes. There is also a two player vs. mode where you and a friend can square off. A tournament mode allows up to 8 players participate in a bracketed tournament.

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