Irem

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 30, 1985

You're the quarterback in this amazingly real football game! Enjoy realistic grid-iron action as you move your team up and down the field to victory! Run, pass, kick, punt -- you call the plays in this true-to-life football game. Play against the computer, or against a friend, for hours of real football action. The sights, the sounds and the plays are so real, you'll think you're right on the fifty yard line!

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1983

The game is viewed in a top-down perspective and is vertical scrolling. The player does not select plays for either offense or defense. On offense, the player simply receives the ball upon the snap and either attempt to run with the quarterback, toss the ball to a running back, or throw the ball to the one long distance receiver - basically the option offense. On defense, the player chooses one of two players to control, and the computer manipulates the others. The ball can also be punted or a field goal can be attempted. 10-Yard Fight has five levels of difficulty; from easiest to most...

Ai Sensei No Oshiete: Watashi No Hoshi

Ai Sensei No Oshiete: Watashi No Hoshi

Nintendo Entertainment System - March 26, 1993

Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi is a Japanese-exclusive Famicom non-game that is focused on astrology. The player must choose his zodiac sign, along with his or her birthdate, and the Japanese prefecture that he happens to be born and/or reside in. This software is not recommended for those who live outside of Japan for that reason. Gender must also be chosen (either male or female). There are eight different types of fortune-telling in the game. The text in the game (for both the menus and the fortunes themselves) are entirely in Japanese. Due to graphical limitations, all the human...

Air Duel

Air Duel

Arcade - July 4, 1990

The player selects from a jet fighter or helicopter, shoot enemies in the air and ground, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. The game differs from most others in the genre in that you can change the aircraft you use at the start of each level. The jet fighter always shoots straight forward; power-ups increase the width and strength of its shots. The helicopter fires thinner and weaker shots, but turns in the direction it moves (similar to the later Zero Gunner), giving it great range; powerups increase the strength of shots, as well as the number of bullets per shot...

Andromeda

Andromeda

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1980

A colorful vertical space battle game where the player uses a laser cannon to destroy enemy ships.

Battle Chopper

Battle Chopper

Arcade - December 9, 1987

Players control a wacky fighter chopper name Mr. Heli, while shooting enemies, collecting power-ups, and defeating bosses to advance levels.

The Battle-Road

The Battle-Road

Arcade - Released - 1984

The Battle-Road is a vertical scrolling shooter racing arcade game released by Irem in 1984. The game was an early open-ended vehicle combat game that featured branching paths and up to 32 possible routes. The player controls a car that is armed with two different types of guns (frontal and side), and drives for a road full of other dangerous vehicles like cars, motorcycles, trucks, helicopters. There are also other kinds of obstacles on the road. There is more than one path, in the same style used in Outrun.

Blade Master

Blade Master

Arcade - Released - 1991

Blade Master is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either the twin swordsman Roy or the spearman Arnold. The people are threatened by the King of Darkness and his phantom army, and the only one who knows the spell to lock him away is Arnold's sister, Princess Emina. She however is kidnapped by the phantom army, and now Arnold and Roy have to fight their way through the king's minions to save her. You fight various fantasy themed enemies and bosses, and along the way health can be replenished by consuming water of life found in destroyable jars. Gold...

Bomber Man

Bomber Man

Arcade - Released - 1991

In the future, fight competitions among robots are the most popular event. Bomber Man & King Bomber are the supreme champions, however King Bomber turns evil and attacks mankind with his loyal minions. Bomber Man & his brother Bomber Man 2 must defeat these henchmen and show King Bomber that crime just doesn't pay! Features cute graphics & music and insanely addictive gameplay. Have a blast, but don't get blasted yourself!

Bomber Man World

Bomber Man World

Arcade - Released - 1992

Despite his defeat and reform last time in Bomberman Arcade, King Bomber could not accept the peaceful life, and has returned to his malicious ways. Not only has he called upon his armies to rise across the planet, but he's taken over the United Nations bulding! The Bomberman brothers set out on a globe-trotting quest to end his villainous antics. It follows much the same Bomberman formula, defeat enemies to clear the stage, face a boss at the end of each world, but introduces more enemies, new power-ups, and enhanced 4-player support. All four players can now work together in the Normal...

Cosmic Cop

Cosmic Cop

Arcade - Released - 1991

Armed Police Unit Gallop, also known as Cosmic Cop is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Item in 1991. It is part of the popular R-Type video game series.

Daiku no Gen-San 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu

Daiku no Gen-San 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 22, 1993

Daiku no Gen-San 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu is an Action game, developed by Micronics and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 1993.

Daiku no Gen-san: Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi

Daiku no Gen-san: Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi

Nintendo Game Boy Color - April 28, 2000

A notable departure from the arcade-style action of its predecessors, the sole Game Boy Color installment of Daiku no Gen-san is more of a puzzle platformer, and was developed by a company called Biox. Each stage is fairly large and filled with enemies and minor obstacles, as well as keys to find. Gen has three different types of enemies - one will kill enemies, one will turn them into blocks, and one will anger them so they'll follow Gen around the screen. With this in mind, you use these tools to turn enemies into blocks and utilize them to hit switches or springs. Gen can also use his...

Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou

Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou

Nintendo Game Boy - March 25, 1994

From the series of "Hammerin' Harry". The second Game Boy game takes out heroes to the final frontier - outer space. The basic gameplay is much the same as its predecessor, although it's a bit more difficult. At a few points, you'll be accompanied by some robot helpers, who show up at specific points in each stage to spring you over walls or supply extra firepower. It also has a particularly cool final battle where the roles are reversed - instead of being a lone character against a huge machine, you control a huge machine against one single character, a wily ninja who blinks in and out of...

DinoCity

DinoCity

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 17, 1992

TEAM UP WITH THE DINOSAURS FOR A SUPER-HUGE ADVENTURE! Uh oh, you've just been launched into the prehistoric age by a whacko TV monitor, and the biggest thing going is dinosaurs! Luckily, the dinosaurs have a huge liking for time travelers like you and your friend. Now you just have to solve the problem of the Neanderthals. These cave heads are out to destroy "DinoCity" - and all the dinosaurs in it. So hop on the back of your favorite dinosaur, and get ready for some fast-action fun on a very LARGE scale.

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Arcade - Released - 1989

Kayas became the King of the Agamen Empire when he was just fifteen years old. Together with the Dragon of Light, Kayas' task is to prevent the King of Darkness from achieving his evil ambition of filling the kingdom with black power. Join Kayas in the battle against the dangerous darkness. Play a human hero astride a mighty dragon and seek to destroy all in your path.

Dream Soccer '94

Dream Soccer '94

Arcade - Released - 1994

An arcade soccer game from Irem and Data East produced in 1994

Eiyuu San Goku Shi

Eiyuu San Goku Shi

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 26, 1993

Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san

Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 22, 1993

Hammerin' Harry and his friends have brought themselves a new house. They stand outside its front gate, watching it shine. They also watch a bomb fly past the house and destroy it. His friends are left devastated, and Harry seeks revenge on those responsible for the bombing. In Ganbare Daiku no Gensan, you must go through five stages (with two areas each), destroying workers that get in your way using your mallet. You can use it to perform two special attacks. One that sends fireballs going in all directions, and a more powerful one that sends shockwaves, destroying everything on screen. At...

Gekibo: Gekisha Boy

Gekibo: Gekisha Boy

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - October 2, 1992

David Goldman is an amateur photographer, who always loved to take pictures. One day, he went to Los Angeles Photography School to study more about taking pictures. Everyday, David commutes on the crowded trains, but trained and learned better in the academy so he can achieve his dreams on becoming the best photographer he ever wished for. He was happy at that time, but suddenly misfortune hit him. David's parents suddenly died in a plane crash, leaving him orphaned and all alone. He loved his parents deeply and cried at their burial, thinking that they will come back. David lost his...

Gekitotsu Yonku Battle

Gekitotsu Yonku Battle

Nintendo Entertainment System - November 17, 1989

Gekitotsu Shiku Battle (激突四駆バトル?, "Four Wheel Drive Battle Clash") is a Japan-exclusive video game of the vehicular combat game genre released in 1989 by Irem for the Family Computer.

GunForce

GunForce

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

High-Tech Tactics Save Earth Enemy commandos are unleashing a diabolical plan to destroy Earth. The stakes have never been higher. The enemy has never been tougher. The destiny of every country on Earth hangs in the balance, and a call has gone out for a multi-national force of battle hardened fighters. This is the GunForce. They come from every corner of Earth. And they bring with them the ultimate fighting skills. But now they will face an enemy of cosmic strength and strategy. And they will be tested to the limit as they fight high-tech fighters through five challenging, action-packed...

GunForce II

GunForce II

Arcade - Released - 1994

Gunforce II (Geo Storm in Japan) is a run and gun video game developed and published by Irem Corporation in 1994 for arcades. It was Irem's last arcade game. This game was created by the same staff which would later form Nazca and is considered the spiritual predecessor to the Metal Slug series. Gunforce II plays much like other run and guns, where you control your character and must move through the stage while shooting down enemies. The character uses two guns at the same time, which fire at different angles each. You can pick up special weapons with limited ammo, which will replace one...

Hammerin' Harry

Hammerin' Harry

Nintendo Entertainment System - November 15, 1991

Hammerin' Harry is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Irem, which was released in Europe in 1992.

Hammerin' Harry

Hammerin' Harry

Arcade - Released - 1990

In the peaceful town of Carpentersville, some workers known as The Rusty Nailers decide to bulldoze a house that belongs to Harry. Harry is certainly not happy with this, and goes on a rampage, destroying workers that get in his way. As Harry, you can destroy workers in one of two ways: you can smash them when one of them gets near them, or you can pound the ground, and by doing this, you will send shockwaves in both directions. There are four environments in which Harry needs to get through: construction sites, sewer, ship, and the mansion where Harry meets the leader who ordered the...

Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company

Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company

Nintendo Game Boy - January 1, 1992

Harry and his spouse were walking down the street, while all of a sudden, ghosts start to appear and the city gets demolished. A dark city, with a haunted mansion in the middle, rises from the rumble and four ghost fuse to become a large ghost and kidnaps Harry's spouse. You must save your spouse and stop the evil Ghost Building Company.

Holy Diver

Holy Diver

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 28, 1989

Randy, the hero, is setting out to retrieve the five emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson Family in an attempt to expell the greatest evil, the Black Slayer. He will have to battle through the horde of evil and dark creatures at Black Slayer's command however, making his mission near impossible! However, he can counter their Black Magics as he gains the use of new, Holy Magics as well as some much needed equipment! So, set out with courage, hope, and a little luck, or the darkness will surely dominate!

Hook

Hook

Arcade - Released - 1992

Hook is a side-scrolling, weapon based beat'em up, based on the movie with the same title. Up to four players control Peter Pan or one from the Lost Boys: Ace, Pockets, Thudbutt or Rufio, fighting against Captain Hook and his pirates. Gameplay is similar to other games, like Golden Axe - the heroes go to the right, and kill enemies with their weapons and magic.

Horizon

Arcade - Unreleased - 1985

A horizontally scrolling shooter, Horizon is the sequel to Moon Patrol. Both were developed by Irem; Moon Patrol was licensed to Williams. Players take control of hover vehicle armed with a turret and a cannon, rolling over the terrain and alternating their position and perspective on three different lanes to destroy enemies and dodge attacks while avoiding obstacles and picking up fuel and other items.

Hototogisu

Hototogisu

Nintendo Entertainment System - August 19, 1988

Image Fight

Image Fight

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 1, 1990

Mankind struggles to survive! Without warning they came... And laid waste to the moon and man's bases on it. Ill-prepared and outgunned, Earth scientists worked feverishly to build a weapon to turn the tide. The "OF-1" is the ultimate fighter. Even as the crews prepare to fight, industrial and military space complexes disappear, one by one. Viewing screens, hooked to spy satellites, flash images of unidentified fighter attacks and a strange vegetation coiling itself around the moon's computer like an insidious serpent. Victory will come only to the worthy. Are you?

Image Fight II: Operation Deepstriker

Image Fight II: Operation Deepstriker

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 18, 1992

Image Fight II Operation Deepstriker is a vertical shooter by Irem and sequel of the arcade game Image Fight originally released in 1988 (and ported to the PC Engine in 1990). Humanity tries to rebuild itself from the aftermath of the first Image Fight - the computer on the moon was destroyed and peace had finally returned. But three years after the attack, a space probe detects unknown objects hurtling towards planet Earth. The signs are clear - a massive alien invasion is underway. After a first encounter around Saturn, Image Fight requires the player to progress through four "simulation...

In the Hunt

In the Hunt

Arcade - Released - 1993

An organization known as the D.A.S. (The Dark Anarchy Society) uses magnetic doomsday machines to melt the polar ice caps and thus desolate the world. Although the entire world is flooded, a few societies survive to build over the highest structures they can find and continue living. In this post apocalyptic scenario, the D.A.S., who were prepared for this catastrophe, reign supreme over the survivors with martial law and military weapons of extraordinary power. Upon learning of a new D.A.S. superweapon being developed, "Yugusukyuure", the remaining survivors who are terrorized by D.A.S....

IPM Invader

Arcade - 1979

A color space invaders clone developed by IPM (now known as Irem) in 1979.

The Irem Skins Game

The Irem Skins Game

Arcade - Released - 1992

The Irem Skins Game (known outside of North America as Major Title 2: Tournament Leader) is a golf simulation game developed and released by Irem for arcades (running their M92 hardware) in 1992. The sequel to Major Title, Irem Skins Game adds a new game mode (skins game, where up to four players compete to earn "money" per-hole), multiple golfers to choose from (each with their own unique stats), two fictional golf courses to choose from, and the option to keep persistent records for each player (similar to NBA Jam). Some of these features were later used in the game's spiritual successor:...

The Irem Skins Game

The Irem Skins Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1992

Tee Up And Wager Down! Irem's Skins game will test your timing, your strength and your strategy on every one of these 18 championship holes. The 16-bit graphics are so gripping and realistic, you'll think you're out on the links. Swing into action with either skins or match play. Skins stakes are high because it's winner-takes-all on every hole. Match play combines different styles for an all-round challenge. Tee off on the Irem Skins Game today. And go "fore" it!

Kaiketsu Yancha Maru 3: Taiketsu! Zouringen

Kaiketsu Yancha Maru 3: Taiketsu! Zouringen

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 30, 1993

The princess has been kidnapped again, this time by a pair of menacing-looking figures. Locked in a tower, she manages to write a plea for help on a scrap of paper and then sends a paper airplane out of her prison. Miraculously, it reaches her boyfriend Yanchamaru who, being the upstanding samurai that he is, immediately sets out to save her. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 is the final sequel to Kid Niki and is a significant departure from the first two games. Not only does the game feature full four-way scrolling and large maps to explore, but Yanchamaru himself sports a completely new look and...

Kickle Cubicle

Kickle Cubicle

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 29, 1990

The Kingdom's covered with ice! And it's likely to stay that way unless Kickle saves the day! The Wicked Wizard King came to the Fantasy Kingdom and covered the Four Lands with ice. Now, armed with his freezing breath, Kickle sets out to save his friends. Join Kickle as he attempts to rescue the kingdom from this puzzling predicament of perpetual winter.

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Apple II - December 1, 1986

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja, known in Japan as Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (快傑ヤンチャ丸, lit. "The Wonderful Yanchamaru"), is an arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1986, and was later published outside Japan by Data East in 1987. The arcade game runs on Irem-62 Hardware, the same as Kung Fu Master.

Kizuchi da Quiz da Gen-san da!

Kizuchi da Quiz da Gen-san da!

Nintendo Game Boy - December 18, 1992

Kung Fu

Arcade - 1985

Kung-Fu Master is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game produced by Irem as arcade game in 1984 and distributed by Data East in North America. The game was initially released in Japan under the title of Spartan X[a] as a tie-in based on the Jackie Chan film Wheels on Meals (which was also distributed under the name Spartan X in Japan); however, the game has no bearing on the plot of the film outside the names of the main protagonist and his girlfriend, allowing Irem to export the game without the license by simply changing the title. The players control Thomas, the titular Kung-Fu Master, as he...

Kung-Fu Master

Kung-Fu Master

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - February 8, 1991

Leap into Action! Trouble's brewing under the blistering desert sun. The arch-fiend Daddy Long Legs and his army of Ninja Mercenaries, Kung Phooeys, and other bandits are cooking up something evil in their Pyramid-shaped factories and not telling anyone about it. Bruce Leap, Kung-Fu Master and part-time camel racer, must once again jump into the fry and set things straight. Leap has no need for guns, his hands and feet are themselves lethal weapons.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Sony Playstation 4 - November 11, 2014

The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac...

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Sony Playstation Vita - November 11, 2014

The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac...

Lethal Thunder

Lethal Thunder

Arcade - Released - 1991

Lethal Thunder is a 2D arcade vertically scrolling space shooter. The player controls a spaceship that flies forward, destroys enemies, and defeats bosses, but with a button-mashing mechanic. The player has to mash the shot button to increase firepower. He can find various weapons to use. Lethal Thunder has co-op multiplayer for two players.

Lightning Swords

Lightning Swords

Arcade - Released - 1991

Lightning Swords is an arcade 2D side-scrolling beat-em up - the game is set in a time when Ninjas and Samurai were active. The player is a samurai, armed with a sharp katana. He needs to go to the right, through locations in traditional Japan, and cut all the enemies that appear on his way. Holding down the attack button gives a special blow. At the end of each level a boss awaits - usually big, strong and durable.

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Arcade - Released - 1984

The Bungeling Empire has stolen a huge cache of gold from its rightful owners, and your mission is to infiltrate its treasury and recapture it. This entails progressing through 150 screens of platforms, ladders and ropes. The Empire has sent robotic guards down to protect the gold, and contact with any of these will cost you a life. Your method of escaping them is to press fire to dig a hole in their line of movement, thus causing them to fall in briefly, allowing you to move across the gap safely. Once all the gold has been collected, a ladder allowing you to move onto the next screen is...

Lode Runner III: The Golden Labyrinth

Lode Runner III: The Golden Labyrinth

Arcade - Released - 1985

Irem released the third of four arcade conversions of Lode Runner. This third version, like the second contained 30 selected levels from the 150 original levels. It is pretty much the same game as the previous version, with different levels.

Lode Runner IV: Teikoku Karano Dasshutsu

Lode Runner IV: Teikoku Karano Dasshutsu

Arcade - Released - 1986

In 1986, Irem released their fourth and final arcade conversions of Lode Runner. Like the previous two, it contained 30 selected levels from the 150 original levels. However, it is the only version to contain a new mode of play: two player cooperative. In this mode, two players must work together to capture every gold ingot in 18 stages, some of which cannot be reached without a pair of players working together to achieve their goal. This is the only version out of Irem's four arcade releases that was not translated into English and sold directly to the American market.

Mahjong Kazoku

Mahjong Kazoku

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 4, 1987

Mahjong Kazoku ("Mahjong Family") is a standard Mahjong simulation game for Nintendo's Famicom Disk System. It is a one-on-one version of the game, rather than the standard four-player board game arrangement, and it incorporates many of the various and byzantine scoring rules of the game. Irem developed and published the game but left a mysterious licensing credit to Ox Inc. on the title screen. It's possible the game is a port of an obscure Japanese Mahjong computer game, or at least borrows some of its coding for the AI opponent or scoring systems.

Major League

Major League

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 27, 1989

That best comedy Baseball movie is here translated into a family computer game! Hot fights among 14 teams from the U.S. major leagues and Japanese leagues! Any synthesizing IC’s make you feel as if you were really in the stadium.

Match It II

Match It II

Arcade - Released - 1993

Followup to Match It / Shisenshou: Joshiryou-Hen.

Metal Storm

Metal Storm

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 28, 1991

Battle station cyberg's massive computer that keeps peace throughout the solar system is no longer user friendly. It's gone wildly out of control. The LaserGun it operates has already destroyed Neptune. Earth is its next target. As a high-tech hot shot, you must enter Cyber's core and activate the system's self-destruct mechanism. Mankind is reyling on your know-how and toughness to see this thing through. But time is running out...

The Monitor Puzzle Kinetic Connection: Kineco

The Monitor Puzzle Kinetic Connection: Kineco

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 28, 1986

The Monitor Puzzle Kinetic Connection: Kineco is a puzzle game, where the player must piece together ten images in a jigsaw puzzle like fashion. However, every piece is exactly the same size, and the images on the pieces move. Rather than using the shape of the edges to determine what pieces fit next to one another, you must use the animation on the pieces to determine their arrangement. When each puzzle begins, the pieces are also oriented randomly, so you may be required to flip them vertically or horizontally in order to complete the puzzle. There are 10 different animations, and you can...

The Monitor Puzzle Kinetic Connection: Kineco II

The Monitor Puzzle Kinetic Connection: Kineco II

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - May 1, 1987

A Disk Writer only release, The Monitor Puzzle Kinetic Connection: Kineco II is the sequel in which new puzzles are introduced. Like it's prequel the game challenges player to piece together ten images in a jigsaw puzzle like fashion. However, every piece is exactly the same size, and the images on the pieces move. Rather than using the shape of the edges to determine what pieces fit next to one another, you must use the animation on the pieces to determine their arrangement. When each puzzle begins, the pieces are also oriented randomly, so you may be required to flip them vertically or...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Microsoft MSX

Moon Patrol is a side-scrolling game where the player must drive a moon buggy from one station on the Moon to another, all while avoiding crashing or getting destroyed by alien ships. The vehicle is constantly moving right and the player can speed up or slow down, jump, and shoot (simultaneously firing upwards and forwards.) There are 25 checkpoints along the way, each symbolized with a letter from A to Z, and serving as a respawn point. Every five checkpoints mark a separate "stage" within the entire course; reaching the end of a stage under the par time grants a large score bonus. Dangers...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari 5200 - July 1, 1983

he player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector Nine, the home of the "toughest thugs in the galaxy." The top portion of the screen shows a timeline-style map of the current course, and three indicator lights. The top light indicates upcoming enemy aerial attacks, the middle one indicates an upcoming minefield, and the bottom one indicates enemies approaching from behind. The map shows five different checkpoints labeled E, J, O, T and Z. Similar to racing games, the time spent during between each checkpoint is compared to the average which determines the number of...

Mr. Heli no Daibouken

Mr. Heli no Daibouken

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 6, 1987

Mr. Heli takes place in the year 2999 and Mr. Muddy is threatening the planet. Fortunately the player has a fully armed large helicopter with which to attack his sadistic minions. The helicopter will fly through four side-view levels, primarily scrolling left to right but with some variant, each of which ends with a boss. As well as enemies, there are many blocks on the levels. The weapon upgrade system is build into these, which function in two different ways. Most will drop crystals, which if collected are added to a cash total. The others reveal a picture of a weapon with a price - make...

Mystic Riders

Mystic Riders

Arcade - Released - 1992

Players take the role of child witches that ride on broomsticks in this horizontally scrolling, six-level shooter. Broomsticks can be fired off in any of eight directions as a massive power-up.

Napoleon Senki

Napoleon Senki

Nintendo Entertainment System - March 18, 1988

Napoleon Senki (ナポレオン戦記?, "Battles of Napoleon") is a real-time tactics strategy video game developed by Lenar and published by Irem in March 1988 for the Family Computer. In August that same year, Brøderbund announced that it would be released for the North American NES console as The Battlefields of Napoleon; which was eventually cancelled. This video game allows the player to re-enact the Napoleonic Wars using a bird's-eye view. Starting with earliest battles against the Holy Roman Empire to grab territory for the fledging French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars in the year...

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Arcade - Released - September 17, 1993

Some of the most prized treasures from the Baseball Hall of Fame have been stolen, and the Commissioner of Baseball needs YOU to get them back! But is there more to this quest than meets the eye? Who is really behind the theft?

Noobow

Noobow

Nintendo Game Boy - January 1, 1992

Help Noobow get to the end of each level in this candy-filled puzzler from Irem!

Oli-Boo-Chu

Oli-Boo-Chu

Arcade - Released - 1981

A Japanese maze game created by GDI and Irem where you a character resembling humpty dumpty to catch and bang mice and you must avoid big lizards or they will eat you alive.

Panther

Microsoft MSX

Your steer a tank at the bottom of the screen. You have to defend the city, which is behind you. From the top of the screen enemy tanks run down into your direction and try to destroy the city.(Moby Games)

Perman Part 2: Himitsu Kessha Madoodan o Taose!

Perman Part 2: Himitsu Kessha Madoodan o Taose!

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 20, 1991

Perman: Enban o Torikaese!!

Perman: Enban o Torikaese!!

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 14, 1990

First famicom game based on the famous anime character Paaman (Perman / Super Paaman / Super Dynamo). Typical platformer game where at the end of the stages you have to face bosses on a board game.

Polaroid Pete

Polaroid Pete

Sony Playstation 2 - May 31, 2001

In the game, players assume the role of a news reporter named Pete Goldman for the fictional newspaper Planet Times. Goldman is on assignment to photograph Japan's wildest events and win the Pulitzer Prize. Throughout the course of their journey, players can visit a variety of locations, including a haunted house, a city being overrun by dinosaurs, and an out-of-hand sports event.

Pound for Pound

Pound for Pound

Arcade - Released - 1990

Pound for Pound is an overhead boxing game by Irem release in 1990 with big and detailed characters and a high difficulty.

Puzzle Guzzle

Puzzle Guzzle

Sony PSP - Released - July 19, 2007

Puzzle Guzzle is a video game for the PlayStation Portable. This game is based on puzzles and you get assigned an avatar which can be customized during the game It's a block puzzle game where you spin sections of a puzzle as blocks fall in order to make triangular shapes match up for lines and shapes that roll into combos.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Nintendo Wii - November 30, 2007

Set in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players battle in turn-based, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player allows gamers to battle against the computer AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action allows gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer allows gamers to battle live...

Racing Damashii

Racing Damashii

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 19, 1991

Racing Damashii is a motorcycle racing game with six courses. It is basically action-oriented, but the player needs to watch the damage of the motorcycle (decreases with crashes) and the tire condition (decreases when leaving the road). If one of the two bars runs out, the race is over, but repairs are conducted during pit stops. The two playing modes for single-player are training races and a championship in which points are awarded for good end positions. Those can be reinvested into motorcycle upgrades. The perspective is 3D with the camera fixed behind the player's vehicle.

Risky Challenge

Risky Challenge

Arcade - 1993

Professional treasure hunters Vic and Vinnie went down deep into the dungeon, looking for the treasures of an ancient kingdom. No Sooner has they reached the bottom than the dungeon began to crumble with tremendous sound. Now they made up their minds and started climbing up to the exit. making use of falling blocks.

Rocky Rodent

Rocky Rodent

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 30, 1993

CAUTION! MERGING MANIAC! There's a hot rodent on the road. Rocky. He's quicker than a greased hairball. Wound tighter than a hairpin turn. He's got hair with an attitude. And the fastest can of hairspray in the west. He's trouble in the fast lane. Tricks in a can. Cars, trucks and uncool dudes pull over-or end up looking like a hairpiece with a bad case of the rats. Rocky Rodent. He's good road-from Irem.

R-Type

R-Type

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1987

R-Type is set in the 22nd century, and the player flies a futuristic fighter craft called the R-9a "Arrowhead", named for its shape, and because it is the ninth model in the 'R' series of fighter craft (but it is the first of the series to actually be used in combat; the previous models were all prototypes). The mission is to 'blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire'. The significance of the R- in the series title refers to the production code as well as the term of endearment for the player fighter craft, the "Round Canopy".

R-Type

R-Type

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - May 1, 1991

The galaxy is in deep peril: foul creatures from the evil Bydo Empire have warped across space to invade and conquer our planet! There is only one hope for victory. The Earth Defense League has chosen you to pilot R-9, a nuclear-powered space fighter that can cut through invading aliens faster than a light saber through butter. Fly R-9 through many exciting levels of high-powered action. Use your plasma gun to rip through armies of nasty creatures and their deadly machines. And when the going gets really tough, pick up Droid Units to make your ship even harder hitting!

R-Type

R-Type

Microsoft MSX - July 1, 1987

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Irem in 1987. The player controls a space fighter named the R-9 to defend humanity against a mysterious powerful alien life-form known as the "Bydo". The game is notable for programming which was ambitious for the time, with a wide range of both power-ups and enemies, as well as levels of varying design and length, and sprites larger than a single screen.

R-Type

R-Type

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1989

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the R-9 spaceship as it launches a last-ditch effort to repel the evil Bydo empire. The R-9 comes equipped as standard with a small gun which can only take down the smallest of enemies without firing several shots. By holding down the fire button, it can be loaded up so as to release a large burst of energy, eliminating all but the strongest enemies in its path. From time to time, pods will come flying in your direction. Upon being shot, they release an upgrade. The first one will...

R-Type Complete CD

R-Type Complete CD

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 20, 1991

This CD combines both HuCards into the complete game, as it originally should have been. There are some added visual scenes to justify the CD format, as well as re-arranged music tracks for each level.

R-Type Final

R-Type Final

Sony Playstation 2 - June 19, 2003

In R-Type Final, your enemy is the Bydo, an evil (and living) weapon capable of reproducing itself. Humanity has fought the Bydo four times so far, and each time was victorious. However, each time the Bydo appears it is stronger than before, and now it's back and you need to destroy it again! Like other games in the R-Type Series, the game is a scrolling shooter where you need to guide a spaceship through various stages and destroy the many enemies (including very large end of level bosses). The game features a large variety of spaceships (over 100!) to choose from, each with varying...

Saigo no Nindou

Saigo no Nindou

Nintendo Game Boy - December 18, 1993

Gekkou's journey takes him through seven stages, varying from woodlands, wastelands, swamps, temples and cliffs. Each stage begins with the player slashing his way to the end, until he confronts a level boss. The ninja is always armed with the katana, Righteous Cloud, which can be fluidly used to attack in all directions. Extra weapons include the Swirling Leaf (shurikens), the Bamboo Thunder (bombs), and the Rising Dragon/Shouryu (kusarigama). There are also several power-up items, such as one unleashing multiple ninja ghosts to assist the player.

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 3

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 3

Sony Playstation - Released - March 9, 2000

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 3 is the third game in the longest pachinko gambling series (they continue the series in the Playstation 2 console) made by Irem. It features reproductions of three pachinko machines made by Sanyo Bussan: CR Wan Wan Paradise SK, CR Wan Wan Paradise SE, and CR Wan Wan Paradise S5. There are two modes available: Tsujo (Normal) mode allows the player to modify a wide range of settings for each machine, while Jissen (Battle) mode challenges the player to win as many balls as possible on the default settings with a limited starting pool and time limit. There is also a View...

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise DX

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise DX

Sony Playstation - Released - October 25, 2001

Sanyo Pachinko Paradise DX - Shinsou Kaiten - Wanwan Umi Monogatari is the sixth & last game for the Playstation One console in the longest pachinko gambling series (they continue the series in the Playstation 2 console) made by Irem, the game features 5 pachinko machines.

Shinsenden

Shinsenden

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 15, 1989

Shinsenden is a Role-Playing game, developed by Tamtex and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Shisenshou: Match-Mania

Shisenshou: Match-Mania

Nintendo Game Boy - July 13, 1990

Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter

Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter

Nintendo Game Boy - July 30, 1993

Sky Chuter

Arcade - 1980

Sky Chuter was produced by Irem in 1980. Irem released 83 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Other machines made by Irem during the time period Sky Chuter was produced include Gingateikoku No Gyakushuu, UniWar S, Red Alert, Andromeda, Panther, and Capsule Invader. You control a tank that shoots at airplanes and parachutes.

Spartan X 2

Spartan X 2

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 27, 1991

Spartan X 2 (スパルタンX2 Suparutan Ekusu Tsū?) is a 1991 beat 'em up video game developed by Tamtex and published by Irem exclusively in Japan for the Family Computer. It is a sequel to Irem's 1984 coin-operated video game Spartan X (released internationally by Data East under the title of Kung-Fu Master), which was later ported to the Family Computer by Nintendo in 1985. The city has been corrupted by drugs for some time. Johnny Thomas, a man who lost his mother and sister as a result of his father being used as an experiment for a new kind of drug, is the only man who opposes the drug...

Spelunker

Spelunker

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

In this game, you are a spelunker who climbs deep down mountain caves in search for treasure. The levels consist of many platforms, connected to each other by a riding cart, ladders, ropes, etc. You'll have to time your jumping well, because a slight fall will lead to your death, and the abyss is near! You should jump over various obstacles, avoid ghost-like enemies, climb on ropes, and use inventory items such as dynamite to create obstacle-destroying explosions that will bring you nearer to the desired treasure.

Spelunker II: 23 no Kagi

Spelunker II: 23 no Kagi

Arcade - Released - 1986

The arcade sequel to Spelunker that closely retains the game mechanics and style of the first arcade game: a descent into a perilous underworld, this time greenish instead of an earthly brown, populated by strange denizens and even stranger traps and hazards. As you proceed towards the unknown depths of the mine shaft, there will be plenty of platform jumping, rope climbing, dynamite blasting, key hunting, ghost-busting and other routine speleological activities. Naturally, there's no shortage of treasure and bonus items, and the path to the exit isn't always obvious, which will have you...

Spelunker II: Yuusha e no Chousen

Spelunker II: Yuusha e no Chousen

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 18, 1987

In the old days, humans and fairies lived together peacefully in a world of light known as Fairyland. At one time, the evil god known as Gala cast a spell on mankind, causing them to forget all about the fairies and cast them out of Fairyland. In the desolate land of the human world, humans toiled and labored and forgot all about the fairies existence. A thousand years later, human discovered a series caves which contained underground treasure in pyramids. Among the treasures were old documents written by those who had once lived in Fairyland. It is said that if one could rescue three...

Sqoon

Sqoon

Nintendo Entertainment System - June 26, 1986

SOS! THE WORLD IS SINKING! This is the beginning of Neptunian invasion of the Earth. Humans are becoming food for the aliens. You must: Rescue the people and bring them to safety; Destroy the hot water factories which are melting the ice caps; Destroy the bio-factories which create the scary Pirame, Anchos and more; Destroy the base where hateful Neptunians live! You must rescue the Earth! SOS! SOS! The world is sinking! Neptunian invasion has begun!

Street Combat

Street Combat

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1993

Ranma learns of a martial arts tournament in which the grand prize is a invitation to see China. Desperate to rid himself of his Jusenkyo curse, Ranma decides to enter the tournament, but the other characters also hear of the tournament and decide to enter as well to either hope to rid themselves of their own curses, or to simply cause Ranma trouble. This game holds the distinction of not only being the first Ranma ½ game for the Super Famicom, but also the first ever Ranma ½ game released and is also the only game in which the character Cologne appears. Since its release it has become quite...

Super Lode Runner

Super Lode Runner

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Between 1984 to 1986, Irem released four more different Lode Runner arcade games in Japan, following the original arcade games release. Stages were culled from these arcade games and were packaged into Super Lode Runner for the MSX. The game also kept the two-player mode from the arcade version. The game keeps the typical gameplay of the Lode Runner series. Players have to collect all the gold on the stage, while either avoiding or trapping the robotic guards who are constantly giving them chase. The game also features a level editor so players can create their own stages to play...

Super Lode Runner

Super Lode Runner

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - March 5, 1987

Between 1984 to 1986, Irem released four more different Lode Runner arcade games in Japan after the original arcade games release. 55 stages were culled from these arcade games and were packaged into Super Lode Runner for the Famicom Disk System. The game also kept the innovation from the arcade games of the two-player mode and brought in 15 stages for simultaneous action. The game keeps the typical gameplay of the Lode Runner series. Players have to collect all the gold on the stage, while either avoiding or trapping the robotic guards who are constantly giving them chase. The game also...

Super Lode Runner II

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 25, 1987

Irem created four Arcade versions of the original Lode Runner, each with a unique set of levels as well as added features like a co-operative mode for two players. For the FDS home versions, Irem compiled several levels from each of these Arcade versions onto one disk. Super Lode Runner II has fewer single-player levels than its predecessor, but contains more co-op levels to make up for it. The gameplay is largely identical to that of the original Lode Runner: Players must collect all the gold on a stage and leave via a ladder. They must also avoid the enemies around the stage, which tend...

Super R-Type

Super R-Type

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 1, 1991

A Galactic Battle Begins! The BYDO Empire of mutant extra-terrestrials is back with evil intent and awesome power. You'll feel the heat of their attack as never before with the extra powerful graphics and unbelievable realism of the Super NES. Now the evil Empire is poised to launch a new attack on Earth. Only the revolutionary R-9 stands between these monsters and doom. Are they invincible? You'll need lightning reflexes, intuitive moves and a big dose of cosmic luck to hold your own! "R" you ready? The mutants "R" ready for you!

Superior Soldiers

Superior Soldiers

Arcade - Released - December 17, 1993

August 1999. 90% of humanity has died due to a strange energy falling on Earth. The remaining humans have named this energy Force. To protect themselves against the Force they have remodeled their bodies and created a new generation of man. Besides the names of several characters, the North American version, Superior Soldiers lacks other things that are seen in the Japanese version, Perfect Soldiers. The Japanese version has an announcer shouting the name of the game at the title screen, as well as names of "who VS. who" at the VS. screens in Engrish. However, the well-known "Winners Don't...

Sword of the New World: Granado Espada

Sword of the New World: Granado Espada

Windows - July 10, 2007

A 3D RPG that allows players to control three characters simultaneously as they explore of Medieval Europe and many exotic locations around the world. Swept by an exotic New World fever in the 17th century, this fictional yet profoundly historical exploration of the new-found continent includes features that are all-new and exclusive to the U.S. version of the game. This title was released in Korea by HanbitSoft, and on the heels of success in Asian territories, Sword Of The New World is being brought to North America to download and play by K2 Network, with a box copy available in stores...

Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird

Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 11, 1992

Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird is an Action game, developed by Tamtex and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 1992.

TransWorld Snowboarding

TransWorld Snowboarding

Microsoft Xbox - October 15, 2002

While it's true that everything that goes up must come down, it's the ones who come down in style that count. That's what you'll be doing in TransWorld Snowboarding -- barrelling down the packed powder slopes at breakneck speeds while pulling off insane tricks, jibs and grinds on the quarter- and half-pipes, snow kickers and ramps. This is no bunny trail; you'll have to look out for steep cliffs, downed trees, ice blocks, and all manner of other mountain hazards. Choose from ten snowboarder pros and outfit them in the latest gear from real manufacturers such as Oakley and Volcomhit. Then hit...

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