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.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth

.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 24, 2006

.hack//G.U. takes place in an alternate version of Earth in the year 2017. As depicted in the first .hack game series, the "2nd Network Crisis" was an incident that occurred seven years ago in which many computer systems across Japan malfunctioned. Through the efforts of those games' hero, Kite, the incident resulted in the birth of Aura, the ultimate artificial intelligence (AI), capable of making decisions for itself. Under the guidance of Aura, The World, the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game at the time, flourishes and the events of .hack//Legend of the Twilight...

2 Great Games!: Pac-Man World + Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness

2 Great Games!: Pac-Man World + Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - July 12, 2001

Pac-Man World and Maze Madness takes the classic arcade action to a whole new level. Pac-Man has landed on Ghost Island with a mission - spoil Toc-Man's party in this new 3D Pac-World. Ms. Pac-Man - Maze Madness lets you take Ms. Pac-Man on a tour of Pac-World, as snacks on all the pellets she can find. Help her retrieve the four Gems of Virtue!

30 Test

Arcade - Released - 1997

30 Test is an electromechanical game developed by Namco in 1997 for the Arcade.

500 GP

500 GP

Arcade - Released - 1998

The FIA licensed successor to the Suzuka 24 games where the player chooses from three licensed courses : Jerez, Paul Ricard or Suzuka. The game features authentic motorcycles from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. It also has likenesses of the real 500cc GP riders in the game.

90 Minutes: European Prime Goal

90 Minutes: European Prime Goal

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 4, 1995

Enter into Europe. Challenge any one of the fourteen greatest European football teams and play the game how it was meant to be played. Exciting action, feverish atmosphere and the highest level of football detail from training and single matches to full blown cup and league modes are here to satisfy the urge for the irresistible game.

Abnormal Check

Abnormal Check

Arcade - Released - 1997

One of Namco’s stranger games. a Quiz game released in Japan in May 1997.

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 1, 2001

The continent of Usea was struck by an asteroid, causing the death of half a million people. The neighboring Erusea used this as an opportunity to invade and occupy almost all of Usea. Based on its eastern coast, the Independent States Allied Forces (ISAF) try to regain ground an engage the Eruseans in aerial battles. An elite pilot using the codename Mobius 1 is sent on a number of missions to fight Eruseans and help ISAF to win the war. While performing those missions, Mobius 1 begins to learn about the impact war has on civilians, and the pilots of the opposing side. Ace Combat 04:...

Ace Combat 2

Ace Combat 2

Sony Playstation - Released - July 31, 1997

Ace Combat 2 is the sequel to Namco's PSX combat flight simulator Air Combat. Ace Combat 2 puts you back in the cockpit as a mercenary pilot out to foil a world-threatening terrorist plot. You'll proceed through 30 missions in which your success will allow you to buy weapon upgrades, parts and other gimmicks just like in the original. The game offers sharper graphics and sounds, more planes and options, dual shock support as well as adding analog joystick support.

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

Sony Playstation - Released - March 2, 2000

In Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere the player takes the place of an ace fighter pilot who works for an organization called "UPEO" and has to accomplish various missions, e.g. taking out a special aircraft carrier or taking out enemy satellite systems in orbit around earth. The player can earn ratings from A to D: the higher the rating, the higher the chance that the player can acquire new kinds of planes. The game has many environments which range from normal aerial missions to stratospheric missions and even outer space missions. A special catch is that the player often has to make decisions...

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 25, 2004

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is a first person air combat and flight simulator. Like other Ace Combat games, each mission is determined by a level briefing and objectives. There are 32 missions in the main campaign mode, while an additional "arcade" mode puts the player in the role of Mobius One (from Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies) as he faces endless waves of enemy attacks. Regardless of the mode chosen, once in the air the player will have control over speed, direction, altitude, gun cannon, missiles and special weapon of their aircraft. A new feature from previous Ace Combat games, is the...

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - April 25, 2006

This sixth installment in the Ace Combat series is a prequel to Ace Combat 5 that tells about the Belkan War eluded to in Unsung War. The story is told through the eyes of a reporter, 15 years after the altercation, uncovering secrets about the Belkan War of how it led to war, the outcome of the nuclear detonations within their borders and a near disastrous secret that nearly led to the destruction of a nation. The main game mode is the story mode, in which the player takes control of an Ustio mercenary pilot, call-sign "Demon Lord", taking part of the said war, advancing missions and...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Sony Playstation 3 - October 11, 2011

Developed by the Project Aces team, ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON intensifies the franchise, escalating combat to the next level with aircraft that are literally torn apart, spewing oil and debris across the sky. Players will engage in combat across the globe, dodging skyscrapers, and turning their enemies into fiery supersonic debris in both single player and online multiplayer. Never before has combat been so fast and in-your-face.

Ace Driver

Ace Driver

Arcade - November 1, 1994

Ace Driver made extensive use of the CPU Assist technique whereby a trailing player would be given a significant speed boost to allow them to catch the leading player. However, the speed boost continued for a short while after the losing player had overtaken the leader - leading to a tactic known as boosting where a player would deliberately allow themselves to lose the lead, then during the last half of the last game lap would easily take back the lead with no hope of the opposing player catching them. Boosting also meant that straight skill races were difficult to have as CPU assist would...

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Arcade - Released - 1995

Ace Driver Victory Lap is a sequel of is a 3D racing arcade game released by Namco in 1995, featuring more tracks and Formula One cars (which all, again, carry advertisements for older Namco games) than its predecessor, as well as a new championship mode, all in a modern futuristic setting.

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - January 27, 2009

The quest for #1 comes to the Xbox 360! Afro Samurai is an action-adventure game featuring never before seen combat mechanics, stunning visuals, and an amazing cast of characters creating a brutally fresh entertainment experience. Afro Samurai utilizes a dynamic cross-hatching art style and cut-scene paneling that makes the game look like a comic come to life while its innovative combat system gives players the ability to dynamically cut enemies at any point in the body. Starring Samuel L. Jackson & featuring a hip-hop musical score produced by The RZA of Wu-Tang clan fame, Afro Samurai blends...

Air Buster

Air Buster

Arcade - Released - 1990

Air Buster is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game produced by Kaneko and co-distributed by Namco for the arcades in 1990. It was subsequently ported to the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 (under the title Aero Blasters) and for the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1991. In Air Buster, the player controls a fighter jet also designed for space travel and shoots enemies, collects power-ups, and defeats bosses to advance levels. As a console game, Air Buster had the distinction of being two player simultaneous, which was rare among side scrolling shooters on home consoles at the time.

Air Combat

Air Combat

Sony Playstation - Released - June 29, 1995

In Namco's Air Combat, it is up to you to eliminate the enemy terrorist forces that threaten global prosperity. Intelligence has hinted that their main assault will be by sky and aircraft. You will engage in tactical dogfights and use any means necessary to shoot them out of the air and stop their devious plans. As you progress throughout the various missions, you are awarded cash that allows you to buy newer and better aircraft. There are a multitude of planes included, such as the Mig and the elusive Stealth Bomber. Naturally, you will have to start out with smaller, less powerful...

Air Combat 22

Air Combat 22

Arcade - 1995

Air Combat 22 (エアーコンバット 22 Eā Konbatto 22?) is a flight simulator arcade game, released by Namco in 1995; it is the arcade sequel to Air Combat in the Ace Combat series, and was named Air Combat "22" because it runs on Namco's Super System 22 hardware.

Airblade

Airblade

Sony Playstation 2 - January 28, 2002

AirBlade takes place in the near future as a man named Oscar has developed a perpetual energy source that will revolutionize the world, however, the GCP Corporation has discovered it as well and fears that it will hurt the company which is heavily invested in the oil companies. Desperate, they kidnap Oscar in an attempt to silence him, but before he is captured, he gives his friend Ethan a prototype hoverboard called the AirBlade.

Alien Sector

Alien Sector

Arcade - 1985

Alien Sector is a scrolling shooter arcade game, that was released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, but with a video system like that used in Metro-Cross and Dragon Buster (modified to support vertical scrolling and a 2048-color palette). Ten years after its original arcade release, it was ported to the Sharp X68000, and it was also included in the fifth volume of the Namco Museum series on the Sony PlayStation. The game's primary protagonist, Toby "Kissy" Masuyo, predates by one year Samus Aran from Metroid as a human female playable character, although her face isn't...

Alpine Racer

Alpine Racer

Arcade - 1994

Alpine Racer is a 3D Alpine skiing arcade game released by Namco in 1994. It features downhill and gate with three courses and two play modes - Race and Time Attack. The player stands on a set of ski-like foot stands while holding onto two bars for stability to play.

Alpine Racer 2

Alpine Racer 2

Arcade - 1996

Alpine Racer 2 is a 3D Alpine skiing arcade game released by Namco in 1996. It is the sequel to Alpine Racer.

Alpine Surfer

Alpine Surfer

Arcade - Released - 1996

A snowboarding simulator from Namco. Choose a course of various difficulty and race until time runs out.

Angler King

Angler King

Arcade - Released - 1998

Aangler King (アングラーキング, literally Angurā Kingu), is a fishing arcade game that was released by Namco in 1998, only in Japan; it runs on the company's System 23 hardware, features three different selectable fishers, and utilizes a virtual harpoon gun mounted to the front of its cabinet, but much like their two X-Day games, not much else is known about it because it does not work properly in MAME.

Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis

Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis

Sony Playstation - Released - June 18, 1999

Combining NAMCO'S classic addictive gameplay with the World's top tennis star, ANNA KOURNIKOVA'S SMASH COURT TENNIS is the last word in multi-player fun - exclusive to Playstation. Learn all the real shots of tennis. Practise with the comprehensive Training Mode! Multiple game modes, including Tournament, Street Tennis and the explosive Bomb Ball! Fantastic multi-player fun for 1-4 players.

Aqua Jet

Aqua Jet

Arcade - 1996

By the mid 1990’s, the Arcade was in a dire state. The Sony Playstation has shown you could play Ridge Racer at home, the Sega Saturn owned the beat em up market with arcade perfect conversions of X-Men: Children of the Atom & Virtua Fighter, and not one console had a perfect conversion of Primal Rage, which was good, as it sucked. To fight back, arcade developers Namco & AM2 (who relied on the arcade to test their next blockbusters) began making games that whilst not graphically perfect, did have a lot of extra features to give a new sort of gaming experience, the likes of which couldn’t be...

Aqua Rush

Aqua Rush

Arcade - Released - 1999

Aqua Rush is a puzzle game with an underwater theme. It's similar to Tetris but instead of blocks falling from the top they here appear from the bottom and move upwards. The blocks are meant to be bubbles and the player has to combine them with static bubbles that are pre placed on the playing field. Similar to Tetris, bubbles that cover the whole width of the playing field burst and disappear. The aim is to make it through the ocean and reach the surface. There are three different levels that are divided into stages. To complete a stage the player has to clear the red bubbles at the top. The...

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

Sony Playstation 2 - June 14, 2005

SCE takes the Arc the Lad series away from its roots and into an Online-playable action-adventure game. Players become a hunter who must travel the world and take on jobs, usually revolving around taking out enemies in real time using magic and special abilities. Collect cards from battle and events and equip them to gain new skills, all the while following an RPG-like storyline. You view the action from overhead, with a camera zooming in and out depending on the intensity of the action and occasionally switching to other angles for dramatic effect. You attack enemies in real time, tapping X...

Armadillo Racing

Arcade - Released - 1996

You play as an armadillo in this racing game. This is the first game where the player character can actually have a heart attack!

Assault

Assault

Arcade - 1988

In Assault, the player's homeland is invaded by aliens. The next course of action is clear: manning a tank and blasting them away! The goal of each of the eleven levels is to reach the end (occupied by a fortress) and killing the opposition while avoid being hit by their projectiles - at first the player only has to worry about ground forces, but in later stages the tank is also being shot at from above. The game is shown from an overhead perspective, but the tank is always the center of attention: the level rotates around the tank when it is moved. Because of this, it is possible to move...

Assault Plus

Assault Plus

Arcade - Released - 1988

Your mission is to reclaim your homeland by destroying the enemy forces that have taken over. You have an Assault tank, the supreme mobile weapon. Your tank has artillery guns and grenades, can perform Rapid Rolls to dodge enemy shots, and uses Power Wheelies to launch grenades. The player's tank must obliterate multiple waves of enemy vehicles in mountain and city terrains. The game's top-down view rotates around tank which keeps the vehicle pointing in a forward direction. Jump on lift pads to rise above the landscape and drop devastating nukes. This game is an upgrade of "Assault"....

Atomic Betty

Atomic Betty

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - October 25, 2005

Betty has a lot more to handle than most little girls. To her friends and family, she is your average, girl-next-door, but when the galaxy beckons, she becomes Atomic Betty, Galactic Guardian and Defender of the Cosmos. With the help of her trusty sidekicks, Sparky and X-5, Betty must save the galaxy from the evil Maximus I.Q., while at the same time saving her reputation on Earth from the scheming of her archrival, Penelope. "Atomic Betty's" five playable characters, rocket ship travel, selectable gadgets and weapons, and fast-paced story bring the cartoon hit to life.

Babel no Tou

Babel no Tou

Nintendo Entertainment System - July 18, 1986

In the beginning, an archaeologist and explorer known as Indiana Borgnine, is in search of the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon. After reading some lost scriptures, he determines that the only way to see them is to travel to the very top of the 64-story Tower of Babel. Upon reaching the Tower, he discovers that the only way to access the floors above him are to solve some challenging puzzles involving loose L-shaped blocks that he finds throughout the Tower. To his great surprise, the blocks are capable of balancing very well on top of one another, in order to form staircases. The player...

Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Nintendo Entertainment System - 1988

The game starts in New York City, where President Ronnie (based on former U.S. President Ronald Reagan) has been kidnapped by the nefarious DragonNinja. The intro says: "Rampant ninja related crimes these days... Whitehouse is not the exception...". As soon as that occurs, a Secret Service agent (who resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger as he appears in The Terminator) asks two street-smart brawlers, named Blade and Striker: "President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?", which this quote became an infamous meme and is often lampooned on the...

Bakutotsu Kijuutei

Bakutotsu Kijuutei

Arcade - Released - 1988

Bakutotsu Kijuutei (爆突機銃艇?) is a scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1988 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 1 hardware and is the sequel to Baraduke, which was released 3 years earlier. The player controls a spaceman in a bio-suit fighting strange-looking Octy and saving the one-eyed Paccets. The Paccets that the player collects during each round are added to the score at the end of the round instead of being in the bonus round, which only happens before a boss round. If a Paccet is accidentally shot or killed by an enemy, he will explode and send his eyeball...

Barunba

Barunba

Microsoft MSX2 - 1990

A shooter in comic style where you control a spacecraft equiped with a weapons ring around it enabled to shoot in various directions. Weapons can be upgraded by shooting enemies and picking up the pods they might change in. The levels automatically scroll and move in all directions. Each level has its own theme and is quite long and has two bosses: a mid-level boss and an end boss. Both bosses have to be defeated before you can continue to finish the level or go to the next. A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the energy bar of your ship and it's game over when that bar has...

Barunba

Barunba

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - April 27, 1990

Barunba is a shooter in comic style. You control a spacecraft that has a weapons ring around it and therefore can shoot in various directions. Weapons can be upgraded by shooting enemies and picking up the pods they might change in. The levels automatically scroll and move in all directions. Each level has its own theme and is quite long and has two bosses: a mid-level boss and an end boss. Both bosses have to be defeated before you can continue to finish the level or go to the next. A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the energy bar of your ship and it's game over when that bar...

Barunba

Barunba

Microsoft MSX2+ - Released - 1990

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Nintendo GameCube - Released - November 16, 2004

The existence of Earth, a planet of continents surrounded by deep oceans, has long become a mere legend. People live now on islands which are floating high in the skies. They also have wings - "Wings of the Hearts" - growing on their backs. Kalas is a young man who was born only with one wing - he replaces the second with an artificial wing manufactured by great masters. He is on a quest to find the murderers of his grandfather and his brother. He meets a girl named Xelha, who is out to stop an evil conspiracy that threatens the country, and they join forces against the newly appeared...

Batter Up

Batter Up

Sega Game Gear - Released - April 5, 1991

Batter Up is a baseball game for one or two players. It features a fictional "Namco League" consisting of 14 teams, each with their own player roster, with different players having their own strengths and weaknesses. At the start of a game, players select their team, their opponent, game length (5 or 9 innings), stadium (Park or City - City having higher fences, thus making home runs more difficult) and starting pitcher. During a game, players will control all aspects: pitching, batting, running and fielding. A variety of throws plus curve balls are available for pitchers and batters have...

Battle City

Battle City

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 9, 1985

Battle City is a refined version of Namco's arcade game Tank Battalion. Destroy different enemy tanks, while trying to keep them away from your base. When you have destroyed 20 enemy tanks you advance to the next level with different layout. In each level there's some obstacles which you can use to your advantage. Obstacles include red bricks which you can shoot out of your way, silver bricks which are highly armored, water and ice. You start the game with a basic tank, which you can power up to better one little by little. The game includes a construction mode, so you can make your own...

Battle Fleet

Battle Fleet

Nintendo Entertainment System - June 22, 1990

Battle Fleet is a Strategy game, developed by Atlus and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Beraboh Man

Beraboh Man

Arcade - 1988

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - September 20, 2005

Based on the best-selling book that has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide, the game takes players on a nighttime adventure. When the Bears are caught in a thunderous storm and lose their way, they take shelter in a looming, crooked old oak tree in the heart of a dark wood. This giant oak turns out to be The Spooky Old Tree, and without a moment's rest, the Bears must work together to confront the many frightful beasts dwelling within.

Blast Off

Blast Off

Arcade - Released - 1989

Blast Off (ブラストオフ Burasuto Ofu) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan; it runs on Namco System 1 hardware, and despite the drastically different gameplay, it is the sequel to Bosconian which was released eight years earlier in Japan and the United States.

The Blue Crystal Rod

The Blue Crystal Rod

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - March 25, 1994

The Blue Crystal Rod is the final game in the main The Tower of Druaga series. It is actually the third chapter in The Tower of Druaga series, as The Quest of Ki was a prequel ("Chapter 0"). The game is a first-person dungeon crawler action role-playing game, somewhat akin to games like Shining in the Darkness or Shin Megami Tensei.

Bosconian

Bosconian

Arcade - Released - 1981

The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy bases and ships. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions and can fire both forward and backward. Each level consists of a number of green space stations that must all be destroyed to advance to the next level (a semi-transparent mini-map helps identify their location). Each station consists of six cannons arranged in a hexagon, surrounding a central core. The player must either destroy all six cannons or shoot the core to destroy a station, and in later levels the core is...

Bounty Hounds

Bounty Hounds

Sony PSP - September 13, 2006

Bounty Hounds Is a third-person shooter-RPG published by Namco and developed by XPEC Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable system. It was released September 12, 2006 in North America and September 21, 2006 in Japan. The plot revolves around a group of intergalactic mercenaries, known as the Bounty Hounds, on a mission to eradicate the indigenous lifeforms of alien planets, so the human race may colonize them.

Breakdown

Breakdown

Microsoft Xbox - March 16, 2004

Breakdown is unique in that it is technically categorized as a first-person shooter, but integrates the experiences of a fighting game into the experience as well as using auto-lock-on for shooting enemies. The viewpoint never leaves the perspective of the player, and interaction with objects, reloading of guns, and the impact of hitting the floor are all seen through this first-person perspective. Unlike other first-person shooters, interaction with objects is also all done in a realistic manner in Breakdown; ammunition is picked up by looking down and grabbing it with your arm instead of...

Burning Force

Burning Force

Sega Genesis - January 1, 1990

In this game, you play the role of Hiromo, a blue-haired girl who roams the skies on her trusty red airbike. One day, during a routine patrol, she discovered aliens have attacked the Earth. Of course, it is up to our heroine to go on a solo mission, flying in her airbike around the Earth, fighting regular enemies and bosses, and ultimately saving the planet. This is a pseudo-3D scrolling shooter similar to Space Harrier. The game is viewed from behind-the-character perspective. You can use regular fire attacks or limited super-powerful shots that do big damage.

Burning Force

Burning Force

Arcade - January 1, 1989

Burning Force (バーニングフォース) is a shoot 'em up arcade game that was originally released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 2 hardware.

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Quiz de Piihyara

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Quiz de Piihyara

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 10, 1992

Popular children's character Chibi Maruko-chan makes her way onto the PC Engine with this cleverly presented action/quiz game. Choose your difficulty and set off down the street...but beware as there are birds, cats and nasty robots intent on zapping you. You have as defense your explorer's helmet, and magical stars shoot out of it to dispatch the baddies (jumping on their heads for a quick escape is also an option if you need to). While all this is going on, you are presented with a series of questions at the top of the screen. You have a choice of answers from A-D and to make a selection you...

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Uki Uki Shopping

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Uki Uki Shopping

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 4, 1991

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Uki Uki Shopping is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping

Sega Genesis - Released - January 14, 1992

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping (ちびまる子ちゃん わくわくショッピング) is a 1992 video board game by Namco for the Sega Mega Drive tying into Nippon Animation's Chibi Maruko-chan anime.

Cosmo Gang The Video

Cosmo Gang The Video

Arcade - Released - 1991

Cosmo Gang: The Video is a fixed shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 199. It runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and is based on a redemption game called Cosmo Gang that was released in the previous year (and licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution).

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - February 26, 1993

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle is a puzzle game from Namco and the second game to feature their Cosmo Gang characters. The Cosmo Gang were originally attached to a group of redemption games (like pachinko or claw machines) from Namco, but would eventually star in two Arcade games: Cosmo Gang: The Video, a Galaga clone, and Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle. This game would become the basis of Namco's more well-known puzzle game Pac-Attack, featuring Pac-Man. As with Pac-Attack, the idea is to stack up a lot of the animated face icons (members of the Cosmo Gang) in an unbroken chain and then drop a bomb...

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - October 29, 1992

Cosmo Gang: The Video is a single-screen shoot 'em up that greatly resembles Galaga with its gameplay, with enemies swooping in and ship upgrades that can be earned by shooting down the UFO enemy at the top of the screen. The Cosmo Gang are based on a series of characters that had previously been used by Namco for a redemption game (a type of Arcade machine that dispenses award tokens for winning a rudimentary game, of which pachinko is the most popular variant) the previous year. The subtitle suggests that this is their video game debut. Originally released in the Arcades, Cosmo Gang: The...

Crisis Zone

Crisis Zone

Arcade - Released - 1999

Crisis Zone was produced by Namco in 1999. The third game in Namco's "Crisis" line of gun games, in which you are equipped with a submachine gun to take out terrorists.

Critical Velocity

Critical Velocity

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 13, 2005

An original racing title created specifically for the PlayStation 2, Critical Velocity (formerly Rune Chaser) is Namco's first major Japanese racing franchise since Ridge Racer. Developed internally by Namco Japan, the game is a free roaming, story-based driving adventure with a huge city environment and multiple plot-motivated missions. Jobs include pursuing targets, destroying obstacles, evading angry racers, and more. Every included automobile is based on a real life counterpart as well. And though none of them carry an official license or logo, range from three different types: Sports...

Curious George

Curious George

Nintendo GameCube - February 1, 2006

Meet and greet your favorite movie characters in this adventure game based on the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment animated feature film, Curious George. When the Man with the Yellow Hat travels to Africa in search of a lost artifact, he returns with some unexpected cargo -- a curious little primate named George. Guide George as he runs, jumps, climbs and swings his way through 12 adventure-packed levels from the jungle to the Big City, where his spunky and fun-loving nature endears him to new friends and lands him in a series of mis-adventures. Make monkey business as you help...

Curious George

Curious George

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - February 1, 2001

Meet and greet your favorite movie characters in this adventure game based on the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment animated feature film, Curious George. When the Man with the Yellow Hat travels to Africa in search of a lost artifact, he returns with some unexpected cargo -- a curious little primate named George. Guide George as he runs, jumps, climbs and swings his way through 12 adventure-packed levels from the jungle to the Big City, where his spunky and fun-loving nature endears him to new friends and lands him in a series of mis-adventures. Make monkey business as you help...

Cyber Commando

Cyber Commando

Arcade - Released - 1994

The player pilots a futuristic tank that glides smoothly over the surface like a "sled," searching for enemies to destroy. This is part of the Cyber Sled series.

Cyber Cycles

Cyber Cycles

Arcade - Released - 1995

A two-player 3-D polygon motorcycle racing game.

Cyber Sled

Cyber Sled

Sony Playstation - Released - October 18, 1995

High-tech tanks meet full blown, first person firepower. Cyber Sled cataplults you to a future where tank warfare resembles forumla one racing on an arena football field. Eleven armored battlesleds play hide-and-seek, then seek-and-destroy; each with enough weaponry to take out the former Soviet Union. Their sole purpose? Blow you to scrap. Blink, and you're Cyber-Dead.

Dancing Eyes

Dancing Eyes

Arcade - Released - 1996

Dancing Eyes (ダンシングアイ, Danshinguai) is an arcade game developed by Namco and released in Japan in 1996. It was conceived and directed by Masateru Umeda, director of The Outfoxies. In the game you control small monkey-like creatures in puzzles similar to Amidar and QIX in what can be seen as a fusion of these games and erotic strip-mahjong games. The game could be considered a 3D version of the game Gals Panic. Unlike the two-dimensional grids in aforementioned games however, Dancing Eyes' puzzles take place across a three-dimensional model. These are primarily the clothes of women, but can...

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Sega Genesis - December 18, 1990

Dangerous Seed (デンジャラスシード) is a 1989 arcade shoot-'em-up by Namco ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990. Both versions were released exclusively in Japan. The Moon Diver is a ship consisting of three sub-ships, sometimes called wings: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. You must stop an alien invasion whose base is Danger Seed by going through several "tubes;" however before the game starts Beta and Gamma break off and you must begin with Alpha alone. A shoots a normal shot which can be rapidfired. B shoots a bomb (you have a limited supply of bombs). As you pass through each tube, your ship...

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Arcade - Released - 1989

Dangerous Seed is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1989 only in Japan; it runs on Namco System 1 hardware and later in 1990, a Sega Mega Drive version was also developed and released (like the arcade original it was, again, released only in Japan).

Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II

Windows - March 11, 2014

Face the challenge once again in this sequel to the hardcore action RPG. Dark Souls II features a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in while delivering its signature brand of unrelenting punishment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse through a devastated world filled with death and despair; only those who are strong willed or cunning can survive this journey to achieve great glory. Players seeking to share their experience will discover a revamped server-based multiplayer...

Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II

Sony Playstation 3 - March 11, 2014

Face the challenge once again in this sequel to the hardcore action RPG. Dark Souls II features a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in while delivering its signature brand of unrelenting punishment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse through a devastated world filled with death and despair; only those who are strong willed or cunning can survive this journey to achieve great glory. Players seeking to share their experience will discover a revamped server-based multiplayer...

Dead To Rights

Dead To Rights

Microsoft Xbox - June 3, 2002

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights

Nintendo GameCube - November 25, 2002

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead To Rights

Dead To Rights

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 18, 2002

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - December 3, 2004

Dead to Rights comes to the Game Boy Advance with 10 levels, intense combat, and minigames. You'll take the role of Jack Slate, a cop framed for the murder of his father. In order to find the perpetrator and get to the bottom of the conspiracy, you must solve puzzles, master a variety of weapons, and defeat challenging bosses. Dead to Rights also features a tutorial level where you can practice your deadly combat moves.

Dead To Rights

Windows - Released - November 10, 2003

Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run.

Dead to Rights II

Dead to Rights II

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - April 12, 2005

Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption, and betrayal. Although he swore he'd never return to the city that left him for dead, the plight of an innocent girl draws Jack back. The game features Hong Kong cinema-style action and new gameplay mechanics such as greater interaction with Shadow, disarm moves, a 360-degree fighting engine, melee weapon battles, and a dramatic spherical slow-motion diving system.

Dead to Rights II

Dead to Rights II

Microsoft Xbox - April 12, 2005

Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption, and betrayal. Although he swore he'd never return to the city that left him for dead, the plight of an innocent girl draws Jack back. The game features Hong Kong cinema-style action and new gameplay mechanics such as greater interaction with Shadow, disarm moves, a 360-degree fighting engine, melee weapon battles, and a dramatic spherical slow-motion diving system.

Dead to Rights: Reckoning

Dead to Rights: Reckoning

Sony PSP - Released - June 28, 2005

Fearless cop Jack Slate is back in the first installment of the Dead to Rights series on a handheld system. As Jack, you must navigate the corrupt underworld of Grant City to rescue the lost informant before it's too late. Dead to Rights: Reckoning features a new storyline, as well as new moves and weapons.

Death by Degrees

Death by Degrees

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - January 27, 2005

Nina Williams, world-renowned assassin, has been hired by the CIA and MI6 to join a team which is attempting to infiltrate "Kometa," a notorious criminal organization. The team's strategy involves gaining access to the target through a fighting tournament being held on the "Amphitrite," a luxury cruise ship owned and operated by Kometa. The game's most remarkable feature is the ability to allow Nina to use her martial arts skills to break the bones of her enemies through use of carefully aimed attacks. These attacks do more damage to the enemy and show the player the damage being inflicted...

Devilman

Devilman

Nintendo Entertainment System - April 25, 1989

Go Nagai’s Devilman comes to life in this graphic and text action-adventure game for the Famicom/NES. High atop the Himalayas, ancient devils are stirring beneath the ice after ten thousand years of imprisonment. Archdemon Xenon, their four-faced master unleashes them upon the Earth much to the chagrin of humanity. You are Akira Fudo who combines with a powerful ancient demon named Amon to become Devilman! Six levels of fire, ice, water, secret demon research labs, Tokyo ruins, and much more to explore as Devilman, Akira, his friends, or girlfriend Miki!

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Arcade - Released - April 19, 1982

The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters, either by inflating them with an air pump until they explode or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: "Pookas" (a race of cute round red monsters, said to be modeled after tomatoes, that wear yellow goggles) and "Fygars" (a race of green dragons that can breathe fire when their wings flash). The player's character is the eponymous Dig Dug, dressed in white and blue and able to dig tunnels through dirt. Dig Dug will be killed if he is caught by either a Pooka or a Fygar, burned by a...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Atari 2600 - January 1, 1982

The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters. This can be done by inflating them until they pop or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: Pookas, round red monsters (said to be modeled after tomatoes) who wear yellow goggles, and Fygars, green dragons who can breathe fire. The player's character is Dig Dug, dressed in white and blue, and able to dig tunnels. Dig Dug is killed if he is caught by either Pooka or Fygar, burned by a Fygar's fire, or crushed by a rock.

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Microsoft MSX - April 19, 1982

Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds,...

Dig Dug

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - July 20, 1990

Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds,...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 4, 1985

Dig a little deeper into this thrilling action game as Dig Dug! Take up the role of Dig Dug, the champion of love and justice, as you drill through the ground and defeat any enemies that stray in your path. Clear the stage by avoiding and defeating the persistent Pooka and the deep-dwelling but whimsical Fygars. Hit enemies with the harpoon and pump air into them, or drop rocks from above. Pass through inflated enemies, or defeat multiple enemies in an adjacent passage for an even higher score. To earn a chance at bonus points, don't forget to collect those vegetables that appear! Keep on...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Atari 800 - 1982

The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them with an air pump until they explode, or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: "Pookas" (a race of cute round red monsters, said to be modeled after tomatoes, that wear yellow goggles) and "Fygars" (a race of green dragons that can breathe fire while their wings flash). The player's character is the eponymous Dig Dug, dressed in white and blue and able to dig tunnels through dirt. Dig Dug will be killed if he is caught by either a Pooka or a Fygar, burned by a Fygar's...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 1, 1992

DIG DUG WILL PUMP YOU UP Dig Dug is on duty keeping the garden growing. Armed only with a pump and your wits to defend your turf, you have to stay a step ahead of bumbling Pookas and flaming Fygars. Bait Pookas under falling rocks or use the pump to pop pesky Fygars. Chow veggies for extra points. A gardner's job is never done. Keep the challenge alive with New Dig Dug. Burrow through the earth to uncover keys to the next level. Blast Pookas with bombs or roll over Fygars with iron balls. Packed with more weapons, enemies, boss encounters, and obstacles, New Dig Dug delivers. Classic...

Dig Dug II

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 31, 1990

Unlike the first game, Dig Dug II takes place on an island with an overhead view. The goal is simple: to kill all the enemies on the round. There are two types of enemies; Pookas (the round red monsters with goggles) only have the power to kill a player by touching him, but Fygars (the dragons) have the power to kill a player either by touching him or horizontally breathing fire to burn him. In this game, Taizo Hori (the player's character) is armed with two weapons. One is the pump from the original Dig Dug, which is used to inflate enemies until they bust. The other is a jackhammer,...

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Arcade - Released - March 1, 1985

Dig Dug II (ディグダグⅡ Digu Dagu Tsu?), subtitled Trouble in Paradise for Bandai's American NES port, is the arcade sequel to Dig Dug, released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware but with a video system like that used in Mappy, The Tower of Druaga and Grobda (without the DAC). A reimagined version for the PC titled Dig Dug Island, featuring online multiplayer and graphical style of Dig Dug Remix, was also released in 2008 exclusively in Japan. However, the game's servers were shutdown in just under a year, leaving it now unplayable.

Dig Dug: Digging Strike

Dig Dug: Digging Strike

Nintendo DS - October 18, 2005

Twenty years later, the master digger returns to save the world! The arcade classic returns with a dual screen twist and all new gameplay. Monsters are terrorizing the islands! Classic enemies Pooka and Fygar plus a host of new bosses are causing trouble and it's up to Dig Dug and his crew to sink the islands and drive these critters into the sea. Players explore 3D environments to pinpoint fault lines that will trap the boss monsters, then dig on the bottom screen to connect fault lines until the islands break apart but timing is critical. Trapping the monsters behind fault lines on the...

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 11, 1987

A high-school student and skillful computer programmer named Akemi Nakajima created a software called "Devil Summoning Program". At first Nakajima intended to use the software to gain revenge on a classmate who bullied him. However, things went out of control, and the malicious demon Loki was unleashed into the world. Soon, a demonic invasion of the Earth began. Aided by the lovely Yumiko Shirasagi, a transfer student who seems to be interested in him, Nakajima decides to undo his wrongs and defeat the demons. In order to do that, the young couple will need to learn how to use the program for...

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 6, 1990

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II is the sequel to Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei. It was published by Namco in 1990 for the Family Computer and is the second video game in the Megami Tensei series. This is the first game in the series to not be based on the original novels by Aya Nishitani, but it retains much of the gameplay aspects of its predecessor. The music in the game is enhanced by an eight-channel Namco 163 WSG sound chip on the cartridge. Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II retains several gameplay aspects of the first game, including demon catching and fusing and...

Dokuganryuu Masamune

Dokuganryuu Masamune

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 5, 1988

Dokuganryu Masamune (独眼竜政宗?) is a historical simulation game developed and produced by Namco for the Famicom in 1988. It is the third such game to appear on the Famicom inside of a month, including Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition and HOT-B's Takeda Shingen. This game is based on the life of Date Masamune, who held power in Japan during the early Edo period. An outstanding tactician, he was made all the more iconinc for his missing eye, and Date was often called dokuganryu (独眼竜? one-eyed dragon). In the game, you play as the warring overlord, and your aim is the unification of 11 regions under...

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 7, 1987

In the beginning, a prince named Clovis was born the son of the kingdom's chief bodyguard to the royal Lawrence family. As a young child, Clovis was very mischievous and undisciplined, so his father thought it might be best to place him under the care of a monk who lived in the woods far from the kingdom. Under the monk's care, Clovis began to learn various aspects of knowledge, including how to be a superior swordsman. When word reached the monk that King Lawrence's 16-year-old daughter Celia had been abducted and held by a fearsome dragon, who wished to break the kingdom's spirit and coerce...

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Originating in the arcades, Dragon Buster is an action platform game composed out of several large levels, each one containing various stages: a cave, a tower, a castle, etc. The player's goal in every level is to reach the final stage where the protagonist faces the level boss. There are often several ways to reach the final stages, and not all stages are necessary to visit. Equipped with a sword, the player character moves through platform stages, clearing them of diverse monsters, collecting power-ups and trying to stay in good health until the level boss, since it is impossible to heal...

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1985

Dragon Buster is a platform dungeon crawl action role-playing arcade game that was developed by Namco in 1984 and released in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, modified to support vertical scrolling

Dragon Buster II: Yami no Fuuin

Dragon Buster II: Yami no Fuuin

Nintendo Entertainment System - April 27, 1989

The main hero named Carl is a dragon slayer who wields a bow and arrow. He has to pass 6 stages and reach the Dragon Castle to retrieve the sword which the hero of the original Dragon Buster, Clovis, used as a weapon.

Dragon Chronicle

Dragon Chronicle

Arcade - Released - 2002

Dragon Chronicle is a Strategy game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 2002. A touchscreen and card battle game. Your mission is to train your dragon and fight against other users. There are 6 types of dragon, include Light, Dark, Ice, Fire, Gold and Thunder. The game features an RPG like turn based battle system, you can issue 5 basic commands to your dragon: Shock, Magic, Guard, Shield and Pray. You can save your game to a memory card to continue in any arcade center.

Dragon Saber

Dragon Saber

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 27, 1991

The sequel to Dragon Spirit follows much in the same vein, with your flying dragon defeating prehistoric monsters over various landscapes. This time round there is a two player mode thrown in for extra appeal.

Dragon Saber

Dragon Saber

Arcade - Released - 1990

Dragon Saber t is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game, released by Namco in 1990; it runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and as its complete title suggests, it is the sequel to Dragon Spirit which had been released three years earlier.

Dragon Spirit

Dragon Spirit

Arcade - Released - 1987

Princess Alicia of the kingdom of Mitgult is kidnapped by the monster Zawell. It's now up to the heroic warrior Amul to transform himself into a blue dragon and go and rescue the princess. Dragon Spirit is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which consists of nine stages. Players fly around and destroy everything in their path. Much like in Xevious, action takes place on two planes, both in the sky (where the dragon is flying) and on the ground. The dragon has two different kind of attacks: fire that shoots up the screen, and fire that drops to hit a place on the ground in front of the...

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