Pony Canyon

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 21, 1992

The dragonmen have taken Solace. Its beautiful tree houses lie black and battered amid the stumps of great vallenwood trees. Kapak Draconians, armed with poisoned weapons, enforce a crutal martial law on the survivors. And Solace is only one outpost: the dragonarmies control the plains. Only the elven kingdom of Qualinesti stands unconquered. The rest of the plainsmen suffer the most: a long slave caravan hauls hundreds of them to the fortress prison of Pax Tharkas.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1991

At last! You can play the first Official ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS action game made for the Ninendo Entertainment System! HEROES OF THE LANCE is based on the Dragons of Despair DRAGONLANCE module, placing you in control of eight fantasy characters. Guide your brave companions through their adventures as they encounter dragons and swarves...magic monsters, in their quest for the precious Disks of Mishakal. The fate of the world of Krynn is in your hands! Vanquish the ancient black dragon Khisanth or you are doomed to failure!

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1991

Based on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal. The gameplay consists of horizontal fighting with a maze like map using doors to change the view. The party consists of the 8 Heroes of the Lance, using one at a time and the player can switch between them at any time. Each character has different types of attacks and spells making them more suited to fighting different enemies as well as acting as lives. One of the AD&D games that takes a break from the usual RPG style.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 21, 1991

Hillsfar is a single-hero role-playing game (in comparison to other Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games, where the player usually controls a group of characters). A combination of first person perspective (when traveling in the city of Hillsfar) and third person perspective (usually in some action-style mini-quests) viewpoints. As a would-be-hero, four classes are available in a randomly generated mission-based plot: fighter, thief, cleric, or magic-user. Each class to a certain extent, have different assigned quests given by each respective guild.

Alpha Roid

Alpha Roid

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Alpha Roid is an Action game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Amida

Amida

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Arctic

Arctic

Nintendo Entertainment System - February 23, 1990

Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists of a set of rails in various arrangements, often looping around each other and splitting in various directions. Each stage contains a number of colored balls which begin in corresponding slots, and after launching them the goal is to return the balls to the matching-colored slots. The only interaction the player has with the board is switching two sets of splits; there are yellow and blue splits, which will redirect any balls moving through them, and the player can only...

Arctic

Arctic

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1989

Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists of a set of rails in various arrangements, often looping around each other and splitting in various directions. Each stage contains a number of colored balls which begin in corresponding slots, and after launching them the goal is to return the balls to the matching-colored slots. The only interaction the player has with the board is switching two sets of splits; there are yellow and blue splits, which will redirect any balls moving through them, and the player can only...

Arctic

Arctic

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - July 21, 1989

Puzzle game to return the orange and blue balls to the location of the same color by rolling along the rails.

Attack Animal Gakuen

Attack Animal Gakuen

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 26, 1987

Attack Animal Gakuen is an Action game, developed by Scitron & Art and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Back to the Future Adventure

Back to the Future Adventure

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

This video game incarnation of the movie Back to the Future (1985) is a Japanese-style adventure game with visual novel elements. The story follows that of the movie, putting the player in control of its protagonist Marty McFly as he accidentally travels to the past and must make his parents fall in love with each other. The game's visuals are composed out of digitized photos of original scenes from the movie, though the plot is more concise and many scenes are missing. Many screens offer a list of verbs (such as Look, Say, Show, Go, etc.) for the player to choose from, but usually only one...

Ballblazer

Ballblazer

Nintendo Entertainment System - March 4, 1988

Ballblazer is a simple one-on-one sports-style game bearing similarities to basketball and soccer. Each side is represented by a craft called a "rotofoil", which can be controlled by either a human player or a computer-controlled "droid" with ten levels of difficulty. (The game allows for human vs. human, human vs. droid, and droid vs. droid matches.) The basic objective of the game is to score points by either firing or carrying a floating ball into the opponent's goal. The game takes place on a flat, checkerboard playfield, and each player's half of the screen is presented in a first-person...

Bank Panic

Bank Panic

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

As a gunslinger, it's your job to protect a bank from bandits while taking care not to shoot innocent customers. The bank has 12 doors in front of 12 teller windows, with only three doors visible at a time. Shooting is done simply by pressing one of the three buttons to shoot the left, middle or right door. The player can move his viewpoint left and right to reveal new doors. People only appear behind the doors that are currently visible on screen, except for the rare outlaws who will pop up to steal a cash deposit from a teller window the player isn't watching. Indicators at the top of the...

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 25, 1992

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight is a Role-Playing game, developed by Atelier Double and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Block Wars

Block Wars

Sony Playstation - Released - September 6, 2001

Classic game "Breakout"is the basic rule is intact, reborn into a gripping action against the elements plus! All the blocks or the disappearance of his bullets hit the line pushed up against the center line, employs a unique Sentarainatakkushisutemu can win by killing the opponent's territory and enjoy a hot bargain. Block Wars is a mix between a classic breakout game and a strategy game. There are 8 different characters for the player to choose. 3 different game modes: - The story mode in which you will see a story with the character that you choose and will advance through it...

Challenge Derby

Challenge Derby

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Challenge Derby is a Sports game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Champions Grand National

Champions Grand National

Microsoft MSX - August 1, 1984

Checkers in Tantan Tanuki

Checkers in Tantan Tanuki

Microsoft MSX

Come On! Picot

Come On! Picot

Microsoft MSX - August 5, 1986

This is a flick-screen platform game where Jean the protagonist is powerless but can command Picot to help him. Picot is very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to take on the many enemies you'll encounter as you attempt to reach the top of the tower.

C-So!

C-So!

Microsoft MSX

C-So! is a platform game in which you control a man that has to collect items like flowers, apples and cherries, while he is being chased by hostile monsters. The monsters must be crushed or hurled against the ceiling by using a hand spike. Each level also contains elastic beds and doors. The beds make it possible to jump from platform to platform and the doors make it possible to escape the monsters by leaving through one door and showing up at the other. Before you can continue to the next level all items must have been collected and all monsters killed.(Moby Games)

Dandy: Zeuon no Fukkatsu

Dandy: Zeuon no Fukkatsu

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - October 21, 1988

A conversion port of the Atari 8-Bit computer game Dandy. Though it has been changed quite a bit for it's Japanese audience and doesn't resemble the original game very much at all. The view is overhead and much like Zelda you walk around and explore while using your sword to defeat various enemies. There are various dungeons and villages you can visit and the game even has a day/night cycle.

Dizzy Ball

Dizzy Ball

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Dizzy Balloon

Dizzy Balloon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Dr. Chaos: Jigoku no Tobira

Dr. Chaos: Jigoku no Tobira

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - June 19, 1987

The genius scientist Dr Ginn Chaos has gone missing. Before his disappearance, he was actively working in his large mansion on a device allowing access to alternate dimensions. Armed only with a knife, his brother decides to look for him and ultimately unveil the mystery behind the incident. Something obviously went terribly wrong with Dr. Chaos's experiment, and the goal of the game is to locate all the eleven dimensional warp-zones hidden within the mansion, as well as assembling a powerful laser gun, the only weapon capable of taking down the last boss. The house is deceptively large...

Dragons of Flame

Dragons of Flame

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

Set in between the SSI's AD&D Dragonlance action games Heroes of the Lance and Shadow Sorcerer. This game follows the tradition of Heroes of the Lance with a side-scrolling, action-oriented view, a breakaway from the standard GoldBox RPGs. Plot-wise, it also takes place between those two games, following closely the novel/game modules written by Weiss/Hickman. You take control of one character at a time, with each hero having different abilities.

DragonStrike

DragonStrike

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 31, 1992

A dragon flight simulator set in the AD&D world of Dragonlance. Fly dragons through the War of the Lance. When you successfully complete a mission, you can advance in rank, gain magical items and hit points or get a better dragon. The 20 missions include intercepting enemy dragons, destroying enemy ships and protecting the forces of good.

The Eidolon

The Eidolon

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level. Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was...

Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The Fantasy Zone is a solar system consisting of eight brightly colored, fantastic planets. The evil Menons are trying to take over all of the planets in the Fantasy Zone by using misappropriated foreign currency to build their forces. It is the player's job to recover all of the coins and save the solar system! Fantasy Zone is an arcade style shooter. The goal is to destroy all of the creatures on each planet and collect as many of the lost coins as possible. At the end of each level is a large enemy that will have to be defeated before moving on to the next world. At various points in...

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Opa-Opa is at it again in this zany return to his original homeland some ten years later. Welcome to Fantasy Zone II where perils are great and rewards even greater. During your visit you'll discover that peace is at stake once again and those who threaten it are more cunning and wicked than before. So beware, the evil Blackhearts are near and they're not alone. Scores of unusual and seemingly innocent creatures will enthusiastically approach you. But don't be fooled. They're not here to help. They're henchmen for the dark powers of the Blackhearts. And they'll sabotage every chance you've got...

Final Justice

Final Justice

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Final Justice is a vertical shoot 'em up game developed by Compile. In Final Justice, you control a space craft that has to defend the earth against an invasion of aliens. You have to navigate your space ship around various obstacles and destroy all sorts of enemies at the same time. At the end of each round an end boss has to be defeated before you can continue to the next round.

Fruit Panic

Fruit Panic

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Fruit Panic is a platform game with some similarities to Mappy, albeit single-screen like Bomb Jack. Controlling Walky, a yellow ball with legs, you must pick up all fruit strewn across the platforms, while hunted by the Nyankys. Walky can't jump between platforms, so the only way to reach another platform, and more fruit, is to walk off the platform and go to one of the trampolines placed on the left and right of the screen. During his walk, Walky is a prone target for the Nyankys, who will hunt him from all directions. Walky's only defence is to drop on the head of a Nyanky, and his ability...

G.P. World

G.P. World

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

G.P. World has a simple premise: the player must race against the clock and computer-controlled Formula 1 opponents in a series of races. The game also includes a track editor, which allows players to create their own courses.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, the Ghostbusters are the ones to call to "bust" any ghost hauntings. They do this through the use of nuclear-accelerated "proton packs" and "ghost traps", whereby the ghosts can be captured and transferred to a secure storage facility at their Headquarters. However New York City has suddenly become a very haunted place, and the number of ghosts has suddenly and dramatically increased. The Ghostbusters must reduce the paranormal psychokinetic energy, the "PK level" in the city, which represents ghost power, before the Temple of Zuul awakens and...

Gulkave

Gulkave

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Deviating slightly from Compile's usual vertically scrolling fashion, Gulkave is a rather orthodox horizontal shooter. Flying across – or inside – a parallax scrolling landscape, your spaceship must singlehandedly take out eight fortresses. In your way stand enemy spaceships that either try to crush you or fire at you, as well as some asteroids thrown in for good measure. For each hit you take, your ship is not destroyed. Instead, you have a power (barrier) bar that decreases gradually until you finally lose a ship. At the end of each level, bonus points are given according to your remaining...

H.E.R.O.

H.E.R.O.

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

There is trouble in the mines! Volcanic activity has trapped numerous miners, and it is your job to save them. As Roderick Hero, you need to make your way through the dangerous mineshaft avoiding the dangerous creatures and lava, and find out where the miners are located before you run out of energy. To help on your mission, Roderick Hero has several useful types of equipment. A prop pack will allow you to hover and fly around the mineshaft and (hopefully) avoid the many dangers within. Your helmet features a short range microlaser beam which can be used to destroy the bats, spiders, snakes,...

Hacker

Hacker

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Hacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve.

Hang-On

Hang-On

Microsoft MSX

Hang-On is an arcade racing game, also bundled with the Master System and reminiscent of Pole Position, but with bikes. The player races against time, battling an unlimited amount of opponents on a highway. While the clock ticks down, he should try to maneuver past his opponents and to steer clear of obstacles on the side of the road. Beating the clock extends the time and draws a new backdrop to race in.(Moby Games)

High School! Kimengumi

High School! Kimengumi

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Adventure game based on the manga by Motoei Shinzawa with the same name.

Hikaru Genji: Roller Panic

Hikaru Genji: Roller Panic

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - March 20, 1989

A text adventure game in which your goal in the game is to outfit all 7 band members with roller skates to make the big gig at the arena.

Inemuri Ryuu Adada Tetsuya no A-Kyuu Mahjong

Inemuri Ryuu Adada Tetsuya no A-Kyuu Mahjong

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Inemuri Ryuu Adada Tetsuya no A-Kyuu Mahjong is a Board game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Jackie Chan in Project A

Jackie Chan in Project A

Microsoft MSX - Released - March 7, 1984

The seas of Hong Kong have been infested with pirates, and Ma leads his squad to stop the swashbucklers once and for all.

Jackie Chan in Spartan X

Jackie Chan in Spartan X

Microsoft MSX - Released - July 1, 1985

Help Jackie and Yuen save Sylvia from her evil uncle!

Jackie Chan in The Police Story

Jackie Chan in The Police Story

Microsoft MSX - May 3, 1986

Chan Ka-Kui is Hong Kong's supercop, and he is going after the evil underground gang to take them down once and for all.

Jackie Chan in The Protector

Jackie Chan in The Protector

Microsoft MSX - July 1, 1985

Billy Wong fights the New York underworld. Guide him through all the dangers!

Jissen ni Yakudatsu Tsumego

Jissen ni Yakudatsu Tsumego

Nintendo Game Boy Color - August 11, 2000

Jungle Wars

Jungle Wars

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - June 21, 1991

Kempelen Chess

Kempelen Chess

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Kempelen Chess is a computer chess game with a top-down view but with a 3D-feel. It includes various boards and play options. You can choose to play at one of the seven different difficulty levels. Chess can be played against the computer or a friend. All pieces are animated when moved.

Koi wa Kakehiki

Koi wa Kakehiki

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - July 21, 1991

A rather interesting puzzle game the likes I've otherwise yet to see. With a small plot based off connecting the star-crossed lovers or something, your main goal is to shift tiles on a field to connect two distinct points while another person tries to do the same. It is a pretty fun game, and one of the few GameBoy puzzle games that actually have challenged me strategically. At the title screen, press Down, Up, Right, Left and B. If done right a sound will be heard. Now press Start to begin on a special stage.

Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran

Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - September 19, 1986

This game is inspired by the Japanese movie Koneko Monogatari (known in the west as The Adventures of Milo and Otis). Players control the feline Chatran as he tries to return home to the farm he got separated from so that he can reunite with his girlfriend. The game contains 24 different side-scrolling stages. Every two stages counts as a month of time, with one stage counting as daytime and the other as nighttime. The main goal of each stage is to dodge enemies and get to end of the stage unhurt and within the time limit. Although Chatran cannot directly attack enemies, he's not totally...

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

You play as a techno scavenger in the year 2049, exploring the Koronis Rift, the Ancients abandoned the planet, leaving behind many different artifacts and ships, which you can loot. Send your droid to retrieve modules and try to figure out what the ancient technology is for. It could be batteries, shields or even weapons, to help you fight the trigger-happy saucers that want you dead. The game uses fractal graphics, the terrain is vast and detailed, and the story behind it is quite complex, considering the type of game.

Kujaku Ou

Kujaku Ou

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 21, 1988

Kujaku Ou is an Adventure game, developed by Graphic Research and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Kujaku Ou II

Kujaku Ou II

Nintendo Entertainment System - August 21, 1990

Kujaku Ou II is an Adventure game, developed by Atelier Double and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Law of the West

Law of the West

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 6, 1987

The entirety of the game happens in a small frontier town, and the player takes the role of the town's Sheriff. The scene is the town's main street, with a view from behind the Sheriff's back (the view is so close that only the Sheriff's waist, right arm and gun are visible). Various other characters appear on the main street in front of the Sheriff. The actual gameplay mostly concerns the Sheriff discussing with the various characters via a selection menu similar to those in contemporary graphical adventures. For each line the other character says, the game offers a selection of four...

Let's Take The A Train

Let's Take The A Train

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Lunar Ball

Lunar Ball

Microsoft MSX

Malaya No Hihou

Malaya No Hihou

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Malaya no Hihou is an Action/Adventure game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Mashou no Yakata Gabalin

Mashou no Yakata Gabalin

Microsoft MSX

Master of the Lamps

Master of the Lamps

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Master of the Lamps casts you as an Eastern prince hoping to become King. There are two distinct gameplay sections, through which he must prove his worthiness. Firstly, you must ride a magic carpet, flying through a series of diamonds which twists and turns more as you move through the 41 levels. Alternating with this, you are in front of a row of pipes. Hit a gong 3 times to summon a genie, who will play a sequence of notes. Once the last one has been played, they fly towards you in order, and their colour equivalent on the row must be hit (the number of times they are played), before the...

Matou no Houkai: The Hero of Babel

Matou no Houkai: The Hero of Babel

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - September 2, 1988

During the height of Babylonian civilization, people built the Tower of Babel in an attempt to reach god. God sees this, and becomes angry with mankind's hubris. He rains thunder down upon the tower to drive people away. In order to keep people away from the tower, god fills it up with giant creatures and evil spirits. Several thousands of years later, the strongest devil Asmodeous gains control over all of the creatures and spirits that god placed in the tower. He attacks the neighboring towns, and steals all of their golden and silver treasures, as well as the most beautiful maiden in the...

Nekketsu Juudou

Nekketsu Juudou

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Sport competition of judo

Ninja Princess

Ninja Princess

Microsoft MSX

Ninja Princess is an action shooter. You play as a female ninja as you fight your way through hordes of enemies on your quest to recapture territories and to take back the Castle all of which have been captured and occupied by the enemy forces. Throwing knives and shuriken are your weapons as you shoot your way through enemy occupied territory. Coming into contact with any enemies or any of their thrown projectile weapons equals instant death. Unlike the original arcade machine, the SG-1000 and MSX ports contain only 13 levels instead of 16.(Moby Games)

Onyanko Town

Onyanko Town

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 21, 1985

Players must play the role of a mother cat called Milky who lives in a dangerous metropolis full of dogs. The dogs want to kill Milky before she can rescue her son Michael who wandered out into the city on his own (and became lost). Players must catch the fish for temporary invincibility. However, the other enemies can still kill the mother cat like the fish merchant (who is the only humanoid bad guy in the game), the automobiles on the road, along with the manholes and the pylons. The city is divided into roads for automobile traffic and sidewalks for roaming pedestrian dogs in overalls. The...

Oonita Atsushi FMW

Oonita Atsushi FMW

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - August 6, 1993

Player have to fight their way through a fictionalised version of the Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling organization; the wrestling promotion Onita owned, booked and was the star of throughout the nineties, portrayed in this game to be more of a tournament of the Street Fighter variety than a realistic wrestling company. According to the official slogan of the game, it was considered to incorporate an entire batch of innovative ideas. The instruction manual for the game talked about the virtual pursuit of achieving the total potential of each wrestler.

OutRun

OutRun

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

OutRun is a racing game that allows the player to race across varied terrain in a readily available Ferrari, complete with a female passenger, over a series of short tracks. Gameplay is viewed from just above and behind the car. The roads are full of sharp bends and hazards, contact with which can cause the car to roll and lose the player's time. On each section of track there is a fork in the road, allowing the player to choose which direction he or she wishes to go in. The player has to to complete five track sections in total, out of the fifteen in the game.

Penguin Land

Penguin Land

Nintendo Game Boy - March 21, 1990

In Penguin Land, you must control a penguin trying to get his (her?) egg down to the bottom of the level, while tunneling through ice to get there. Special egg and penguin blocks may make things easier, while polar bears and falling rocks will almost certainly slow you down.

Pitfall!

Pitfall!

Microsoft MSX - 1984

The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or otherwise avoid these obstacles by climbing, running, or swinging on vines. Treasure includes bags of money, gold and silver bars, and diamond rings, which range in value from 2000 to 5000 points in 1000 point increments. There are eight of each treasure type, with 32 in total. A perfect...

Project A2: Shijousaidai no Hyouteki

Project A2: Shijousaidai no Hyouteki

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Project A2: Shijousaidai no Hyouteki is an action game based on Jackie Chan's Project A2. You fight your way through regular enemies by punching and kicking. Enter to different rooms and you might face a tough enemy, who challenges you to a 1v1 fight.

Quarter Back Scramble

Quarter Back Scramble

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 19, 1989

Quarter Back Scramble: American Football Game is a Sports game, developed by Natsume and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1989.

A Ressha de Ikou

A Ressha de Ikou

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 21, 1991

A Ressha de Ikou is a simulation construction game. The title translates to "Let's Take the A-Train". Players must use the resources available to them in order to create a bustling railway center and increase their profits as they go.

A Ressha De Ikou

A Ressha De Ikou

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

A Ressha de Ikou is the first in the long-running transport network simulation series mostly known as A-Train. The player controls a railroad company CEO in the end of the nineteenth century, who was entrusted by the president of an unnamed country to build a railroad that reaches its Western coast. The game is played in real time, with a day/night cycle and a game world that changes regardless of the player's actions. Compared to its more widely known sequels, A Ressha de Ikou has a rather simple gameplay that is confined to building tracks for just one train line, the titular A-train. A...

Rock n' Bolt

Rock n' Bolt

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Louie The constructor struts pieces to their location. The Girders are constantly moving back and forth. It is your job to lock them down, and then get back to where you started the level. There are 100 levels, and two types of levels. One is just locking down, the others you have to put them in a specific location. There are three levels of difficulty to choose from, you just get paid more the harder the level, and you have less time to complete the level.

Shadow Brain

Shadow Brain

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 21, 1991

Shadow Brain is a Role-Playing game, developed by Scitron & Art and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Shiroi Ringu he: Twinkle Little Star

Shiroi Ringu he: Twinkle Little Star

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 27, 1995

Train your very own professional wrestlers and make her the strongest in the world! Face off with rivals and discover friendship in the deeply engaging story mode or take your seasoned wrestler to the test in free play mode. Popular female Japanese professional wrestlers like Shinobu Kandori and Noriyo Tateno appear in this game

Shufflepuck Cafe

Shufflepuck Cafe

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 21, 1990

Shufflepuck Cafe is an Action game, developed by Broderbund and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Skooter

Skooter

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Star Virgin

Star Virgin

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Star Virgins about as obscure as it comes, its a promotional hour long straight to video film from Japan. That was made to promote a little seen videogame of the same name distributed by Activision that only ever appeared on the long forgotten msx system. Plays out pretty much like a bonkers live action anime movie. Its a camp science fiction fantasy comedy about a girl whose secretly the lone fighter of justice Star Virgin, its her pursuit to stop the planet being attacked from robotic & puppet monsters, giant spiders and whatever else would warrant as being an end of level boss in an 80s...

Super Pitfall

Super Pitfall

NEC PC-8801 - Released - November 1, 1986

Pitfall Harry returns to adventuring in this “Super” sequel to Pitfall! and Pitfall II: Lost Caverns. Harry’s mission: to recover the famed Raj Diamond, and also to rescue his niece Rhonda and loyal lion sidekick, Quickclaw. Now armed with a gun, Harry must navigate some 270 screens of 8-bit action-platforming. Valuable items will be collected along the way to aid your quest, but beware: dangers also abound, from snakes and spiders to falling rocks and boiling lava!

Super Runner

Super Runner

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Sports type running game with a twist. This game can be played with two players or against the computer. You need to pick up an object that resembles an American Football and be the first to cross the finish line. The other player needs to try to take the ball from you. For this you can hit and kick each other. On the first level it is just a straight run, there are no objects or enemies to stop you. But on subsequent levels you will need to avoid varies enemies and use your hitting and kicking to break blocks that are in your way. The blocks can fall on your head which stuns you for a few...

Tamura Mitsuaki no Mahjong Seminar

Tamura Mitsuaki no Mahjong Seminar

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 21, 1990

Tamura Mitsuaki no Mahjong Seminar is a Mahjong game, published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II: Meijin e no Michi

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II: Meijin e no Michi

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 13, 1987

Shogi, a Japanese board game similar to chess, is a board game as popular as Mahjong in Japan. Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II - Meijin e no Michi is the second in a series of instructional Shogi games hosted by then-top tier champion and expert Shogi player Tanigawa Kouji to help improve the player's game.

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan III

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan III

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 14, 1989

Tanigawa Kouji no Shogi Shinan III is a Miscellaneous game, published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Tanikawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Tanikawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

An instructional Shogi game, that teaches the Japanese version of chess. It is hosted by Tanigawa Kouji, a top-tier Shogi player. It was released for the Famicom Disk System, NES and MSX.

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

After the defeat of the evil wizard Mondain and his mistress Minax in the previous two Ultimas, peace has returned to the land of Sorsaria. Times passes and eventually geological disruptions and a resurgence of the monster populace occur, and it is soon learned that Mondain and Minax had conceived a child named Exodus before their death. Now that child has become an adult with the power to avenge the death of his parents. Obviously, it falls upon the hero from Earth to find and stop him. The third title in the Ultima series was the first to feature a party of adventurers instead of a single...

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - April 1, 1992

Following the defeat of the evil triad in the previous three Ultima games, the world of Sosaria changed beyond recognition: continents rose and sank, and new cities were built, heralding the advent of a different civilization. Unified by the reign of the benevolent monarch Lord British, the new world was renamed Britannia. Lord British wished to base people's well-being on the ethical principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, proclaiming the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility) as the ideal everyone should strive for. The person who...

Ultima: Kyouryuu Teikoku: The Savage Empire

Ultima: Kyouryuu Teikoku: The Savage Empire

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - July 28, 1995

You, the Avatar, have been transported by your Moonstone to the primitive and savage world of Eodon. There, you must work towards uniting the native tribes to face a common threat: a race of gigantic ants known as the Myrmidex. You won’t be alone, however, as you will be assisted by Professor Rafkin, ace reporter Jimmy Malone, and the exotic jungle princess Aiela. Take control of strange and powerful shamanistic magics and confront a varied bestiary that includes vicious dinosaurs and even mad high priests. This is a port of the PC title, "Worlds of Ultima: Savage Empire."

Virtual View: Harumi Nemoto Eyes Play

Virtual View: Harumi Nemoto Eyes Play

Sony Playstation 2 - July 17, 2003

The "Eizo Play" series features sexy, Japanese models in photo shoots. This edition features "Nemoto Harumi". Whereas the "Motion Gravure" series (released three months prior, also on PlayStation 2) featured psychadelic videos of still images, this title offers ten full motion video clips. While viewing a photo shoot, the player can select any view within 180 degrees thanks to a multi-camera setup designed for this title. (S)he can also zoom in and pan/scan the videos at any time.

Virtual View: R.C.T. Eyes Play

Virtual View: R.C.T. Eyes Play

Sony Playstation 2 - July 17, 2003

Enjoy five Japanese models (including idol girl Nemoto Harumi) in this interactive collection of photos -- zoom in on digital photographs, pan across their sexy images, and even rotate the image in full 3D picture to see every angle of her in skimpy swimwear and sultry outfits.

Winter Games

Winter Games

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - March 27, 1987

It's all here - the strategy, the challenge, the competition and the pageantry of the Winter Games. Compete against a friend or take on the computer in four completely realistic and action-packed events. Choose the country you want to represent. Then practice, train and develop the winning strategy for each competition... Speed Skating in a grueling race on ice. Hot Dog Aerials for daredevils on skis. Figure Skating to test balance, stamina and precision. Bobsled, where every screaming turn could mean the difference between wiping out and winning gold. Your adrenaline and heart are racing. Let...

Zanac

Zanac

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 28, 1986

Millennia ago, a device known as The System was created by an ancient alien race. This device was told to contain ultimate knowledge and wisdom; however, only those aware of its secrets could hope to choose the right approach towards it. Should The System be accessed the wrong way, it would transfer itself into an instrument of immense destruction. Human beings took that risk, and were punished: The System activated its defense mechanism, and used its weapons against the human race. Years have passed, and the humans managed to learn the techniques contained within The System. Now only one task...

Zanac

Zanac

Microsoft MSX - November 28, 1986

Zanac (ザナック) is an arcade-style shoot 'em up video game designed by Compile and published in Japan by Pony Canyon and in North America by FCI. It was released for the MSX computer, the Family Computer Disk System, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and for the Virtual Console. It was reworked for the MSX2 computer as Zanac EX and for the PlayStation as Zanac X Zanac. Players fly a lone starfighter, dubbed the AFX-6502 Zanac, through twelve levels; their goal is to destroy the System—a part-organic, part-mechanical entity bent on destroying Mankind.

Zanac Ex

Zanac Ex

Microsoft MSX2 - 1986

Zanax EX is an enhanced version of the vertically scrolling shooter Zanac A.I.. While preserving the locations and the gameplay system of the original version, this release builds upon the graphical enhancements of the Famicom/NES version of Zanac A.I.. The backgrounds are noticeably more detailed than in the original version; also, some locations have different graphical design. The scrolling is also smoother than in the previous releases, effectively altering the feeling of control and gameplay speed. The status bar, which has occupied the right side of the screen in the original release,...

Zap! Snowboarding Trix

Zap! Snowboarding Trix

Sega Saturn - February 21, 1997

Zap! Snowboarding Trix (ザップ! スノーボーディング トリックス) is a Sega Saturn sports game released exclusively in Japan. It was followed by Zap! Snowboarding Trix '98.

Zoom 909

Zoom 909

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Zoom 909 (ズーム909) is an arcade game developed by Sega for VCO Object arcade hardware. It was released worldwide in 1982, however, after obtaining a license for Buck Rogers, western versions of the game became known as Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom. Both Zoom 909 and Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom are largely the same game minus some minor graphical differences. Though most home ports of the game are based on Planet of Zoom, Zoom 909 was brought to the Japanese MSX in 1983 and SG-1000 in 1985. These versions take more liberties with the formula, introducing a top-down stage as level 3.

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