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The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to two players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame

NEC PC-9801 - 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.

Arctic

Arctic

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 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...

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Based on the 1985 movie, you play as a short Marty McFly and must find your mother and father and lead them to the dance so they fall in love before you're out of time. You start in front of the dance then must jump over or on bullies. Do not let them touch you head on or you lose a life. Also watch for toy planes that will dive at you. When you are in front of a building, jump at the windows to open them. You must find your father, who will then follow you. Next, find your mother and lead your father to her. They will both follow you so you lead them to the dance. This ends the round. The...

Back to the Future

Sharp MZ-2500 - Released - 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...

Back to the Future Adventure

Back to the Future Adventure

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 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...

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 21, 1991

After a group of brave heroes defeated the wizard Mangar the Dark and freed Skara Brae from eternal winter, all seemed well in the world. However, the evil Archmage Lagoth Zanta shows up and splits the Destiny Wand into seven pieces, scattering them all over the land. The Destiny Wand has protected the lands for seven hundred years, and without it the realm will fall into chaos. Thus it falls upon the heroes to reforge it. One of them also has to ascend to the position of Archmage and use the wand to defeat Lagoth Zanta. The Destiny Knight is the second installment in the Bard's Tale...

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1992

The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan. Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons,...

Champions of Krynn

Champions of Krynn

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 21, 1992

The War of the Lance is over, the dragon armies have been defeated. But evil has not left Krynn. In northeastern Ansalon, outposts of the Knights of Solamnia remain to guard the fragile peace. Your party of adventurers is hired to carry out missions for the Knights. On your first mission, you stumble upon Draconians, long believed to have left the area. What are their plans? On your travels you have to face dangers in many dungeons and towns and might even meet some of the legendary Heroes of the Lance. Champions of Krynn is the first of SSI's "gold box" games set in the AD&D world of...

Curse of the Azure Bonds

Curse of the Azure Bonds

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 21, 1991

Outside of the town of Tilverton, the party of heroes has been ambushed, captured and cursed with five azure markings called "bonds". These bonds have dangerous magical powers that can take control of the heroes at the most inopportune times. They must now search for the source of the bonds, and free themselves from the curse. The second in the Gold Box series of role-playing games, Curse of the Azure Bonds is a sequel to Pool of Radiance. The gameplay is nearly identical to that of the predecessor and other Gold Box games. Following the AD&D rules of role-playing, the player creates a...

Death Knights of Krynn

Death Knights of Krynn

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 20, 1993

Death Knights of Krynn is the 2nd volume of the Dragonlance epic and is the sequel to Champions of Krynn. Characters from that game may be imported to this game. This time the party faces an undead threat that turns former friends into fierce enemies and infests Krynn with hordes of decaying monsters. The party must find the origin of these nightmarish undead creatures and eliminate it in order to save Krynn from turning into a land of undead. Like Champions of Krynn, Death Knights of Krynn introduces a different and unique character selection with the availability of the "Knight" class,...

DragonStrike

DragonStrike

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 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

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

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 achieved...

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 18, 1992

Description Something evil is lurking below the city of Waterdeep. The Lords of Waterdeep summon a group of heroes to investigate, but someone or something has been watching the proceedings. After the heroes enter the sewers, the ceiling collapses behind them. The only way out is the way down, into a dungeon filled with monsters, traps and puzzles. Eye of the Beholder is a dungeon crawler RPG with a first-person perspective based on the 2nd Edition AD&D rules. The starting party consists of four characters and up to two NPCs can join later. Combat and magic happen in real time, similarly...

Fish On! Bass

Fish On! Bass

Sony Playstation - Released - September 22, 1999

Fish On! Bass is a game that allow the players to fish different bass species in different fishing spots. The game features also different kind of rods and lures.

Fruit Panic

Fruit Panic

NEC PC-8801 - 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...

Genma Taisen

Genma Taisen

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1983

The Judgment Day is nearing. An ancient demonic race is ready to invade and conquer Earth. Luna, a Transylvanian princess who can predict the future, senses the impending danger. She summons Vega, a 200-year-old robot, and together they must find psionic masters across the globe and brace themselves for the final battle. Based on the manga series of the same name and released simultaneously with the movie Harmagedon: The Great Battle with Genma (1983), Genma Taisen is (despite its self-designation as a "role-playing adventure") essentially a visual novel. Though there are characters with...

Golgo 13: Okami no Su

Golgo 13: Okami no Su

Microsoft MSX - Released - December 1, 1984

Adventure game based on the manga Golgo 13 by Takao Saito.

Heroes of the Lance

Heroes of the Lance

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

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.

Heroes of the Lance

Heroes of the Lance

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1989

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.

Hillsfar

Hillsfar

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 21, 1990

Play a would-be hero in the city of Hillsfar, where action and adventure await the daring adventurer. Join the local guild and complete missions from the guild master in a quest for glory and gold! 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...

Ishida Yoshio Tsumego Paradise

Ishida Yoshio Tsumego Paradise

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 21, 1990

Ishida Masao no Tsumego Paradise is a Miscellaneous game, published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Jungle Wars 2: Kodai Mahou Atimos no Nazo

Jungle Wars 2: Kodai Mahou Atimos no Nazo

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 19, 1993

Jungle Wars 2: Kodai Mahou Atimos no Nazo ("Jungle Wars 2: The Mysteries of the Ancient Magic Atimos") is an RPG from Atelier Double and a sequel to their Game Boy RPG Jungle Wars. The game was never released outside of Japan. The protagonist and his friends are all hyper-intelligent animals of various species. Though the world appears to set in prehistoric times, there are actually many anachronistic elements which are played for comedy. The game is also notable for its day/night cycle, and the various subtle changes that would happen to the world whenever the sun rose or set.

Kabuki Chou Reach Mahjong

Kabuki Chou Reach Mahjong

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 15, 1994

Kabuki Machi Reach Mahjong is a mahjong game created for the Super Famicom by obscure developer Studio Softmov. It would be the only game they ever develop. The game features an overworld map, allowing the player to move from location to location playing mahjong with various people. It features four-player mahjong, which became the norm in the 16-bit era (the 8-bit era often had to fall back to one-on-one games due to lack of computing power).

Kujaku Ou

Kujaku Ou

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Kujaku Ou is based on the comic by the same name, published in Young Jump in the late eighties and drawn by Makoto Ogino. The story is centered around the demon-hunting Buddhist monk Kujaku, who gets send out by his master to investigate rumors about attacks on a nearby temple, which ultimately leads him on a quest to stop a demon clan from summoning their Dark Lord into the world. The game is a menu-based adventure game with verbs like "go", "speak", or "look" being the first menu choice, followed by objects/nouns in subsequent menus. From time to time Kujaku encounters enemies which he...

Law of the West

Law of the West

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

The West is out of control and a new sheriff is in town. As you wander through the dusty streets of this cowboy town keeping law in order, you are encountered by many characters ranging from gunslingers to the ladies. You must use your conversation skills to get through each character and if thats unsuccessful, you may have to use your quick draw skills and lay the law down.

Legend of K-1 Grand Prix '96

Legend of K-1 Grand Prix '96

Sega Saturn - Released - April 18, 1997

Legend of K-1 Grand Prix '96 is a Sports game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1997.

Legend of K-1 The Best Collection

Legend of K-1 The Best Collection

Sega Saturn - Released - January 24, 1997

Legend of K-1 The Best Collection is a Sports game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1997.

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 5, 1987

Little Computer People can be described as the "mother" of The Sims. When you load the game for the first time and personalise it with your name you'll see a house with several rooms like a kitchen, living room, bed room, etc. After some time of waiting a little person will appear and check out the house with all its rooms to see if he likes it. If he likes it, he will move in shortly and bring his dog along with him. That's where the real "game" starts and that's what it will be like every time you'll load the game from then. You see the house and the little person living in it, doing all...

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Little Computer People can be described as the "mother" of The Sims. When you load the game for the first time and personalise it with your name you'll see a house with several rooms like a kitchen, living room, bed room, etc. After some time of waiting a little person will appear and check out the house with all its rooms to see if he likes it. If he likes it, he will move in shortly and bring his dog along with him. That's where the real "game" starts and that's what it will be like every time you'll load the game from then. You see the house and the little person living in it, doing all...

Mado Fuki Kaisha no Swing-kun

Mado Fuki Kaisha no Swing-kun

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

In Swing you control a man that has to wash the windows of several skyscrapers. Dirty windows have a grey color and clean windows are blue. The skycraper's windows form a sort of maze-like pattern as you can only climb up or down on or next to a window. While washing the windows of the skyscrapers you are pursued by several hostile monsters and if they catch you, you 'll lose a life. When all windows are cleaned you have to enter the skyscraper through the front door to go to the next round.

Omizu no Hanamichi

Omizu no Hanamichi

Sony Playstation - Released - August 17, 2000

Omizu no Hanamichi was a 12 episodes TV series aired 1999-Jan-06 to 1999-Mar-24, "Omizu" is more than just a typical story about work in the "night entertainment industry"-it is the story of success that a group of women working as hostesses at a Roppongi club experience. The player takes the role of a young man that is hired in the Paradise Club to take care of the girls that works there at night, and to do that he have to check them while they are working and see if he can make their work better when they are talking with the different men, if he do the job right they will earn more...

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

You play Pitfall Harry searching for the Raj diamond, his niece Rhonda, and a variety of treasures somewhere in the Andes. Poisonous frogs, eels, scorpions, bats and other hazards get in the way. Pitfall II is the sequel to Pitfall!, the original platform game. Gameplay has remained pretty much the same, with each screen presenting a side view of obstacles to get past, and potentially treasures to collect. The landscape is more maze like, with a variety of paths and dead ends to search. Along the way there are checkpoints the player will encounter. When the player dies, Pitfall Harry will be...

Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle

Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - December 1, 1998

An evil force known as Scourge is manipulating the Red Lucense in order to take over the jungle. Now it is up to Pitfall Harry Jr. to use the Blue Lucense to restore peace to the land. You control Harry as he battles through 15 levels that span jungles, volcanoes, prisons, and caverns. Each world has unique variations; for example, you have to swing from vines in the jungle stages, while using a pickaxe to battle scorpions and other monsters. For some additional help, Harry has quick reflexes to allow him to dodge bullets and jump over some of the bad guys. In addition to Harry's innate...

Pool of Radiance

Pool of Radiance

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 21, 1989

Located on the northern shore of the Moonsea in Forgotten Realms, Phlan was once a flourishing trade city. However, lately monsters began settling in it, gradually turning whole districts into ruins. Only New Phlan remained under human control, but its inhabitants are afraid to venture into the monster-infested areas. In order to clean the nearby Barren River and rebuild Phlan, local authorities spread rumors about alleged riches hidden somewhere in the city. A party of adventurers, attracted by these news, sails towards Phlan and accepts the quest. Pool of Radiance is the first adaptation...

Pools of Darkness

Pools of Darkness

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 19, 1993

Ten years have passed since the events described in Pool of Radiance, and the heroes return to the city where it all started, Phlan. The city is thriving, and looks quite idyllic; but a sinister force is lurking deep in the shadows... After the heroes leave to escort the council member Sasha on a diplomatic assignment, the evil Lord Bane sends four of his most feared lieutenants to destroy the cities of Faerun and twist our dimension. The goal is clear: explore the land and rid it of the evil, by taking on Bane's minions one by one... Pools of Darkness is the fourth of Gold Box series of...

Rocket Ranger

Rocket Ranger

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1990

In the 1940s, the Nazis built a base on the moon and plan to use a mysterious substance called Lunarium to reduce people's intelligence. However, in the 21st Century time travel has been mastered, as have jet-propulsion backpacks, plus some cataclysmic weaponry and advanced code-breaking equipment. These items are sent back in time to you in order to change the result of the war by using this technology to find their five rocket factories and destroy the moon base. The game fits the Cinemaware template closely, with a string of action sequences linked by cinematic animation sequences to set...

Secret of the Silver Blades

Secret of the Silver Blades

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 17, 1992

The heroes from Pool of Radiance and Curse of the Azure Bonds return once again. This time, they arrive naked via a magical well inside a frozen town wishing for heroes to help them. The party once again attempts to save a town under siege (once re-equipped) and struggles to learn the secret of the Silver Blades... The gameplay is quite similar to that of the previous Gold Box games. Following the AD&D rules of role-playing, the player creates a party of characters (up to the maximum of six). Exploration takes place in pseudo-3D environments, from first-person view. Battles (random as well...

Shogi Furinkazan

Shogi Furinkazan

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 29, 1993

Shogi Furinkazan is a shogi game for the Super Famicom. The term "Furinkazan" refers to a famous quote "Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain", from Sun Tzu's Art of War (the extended version is "as swift as wind, as silent as forest, as fierce as fire, as unshakable as mountain"). It features five real-life Shogi experts, who are represented by digitized photos in-game and on the box art. As with almost all shogi games, Shogi Furinkazan was released exclusively in Japan.

Shougi

Shougi

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 19, 1989

Shogi was the third Game Boy release to revolve around an endemic Japanese pastime, and the third Game Boy release never to see a release in the West. Japanese pastimes like shogi, however, stood as the exception. Like Yakuman and Pachinko Time before it, Pony Canyon’s Shogi featured a tabletop game that’s never found its way beyond Asia… though in this case, it’s not because shogi is particularly unique to Japan but rather because the West already has its own variant: Chess. The two classic games are essentially the same thing, minus some differences in rules and aesthetics. But the two are...

Summer Games

Summer Games

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Summer Games allows up to eight players to compete in a series of summer themed Olympic events. The gameplay is similar to the other entries in Epyx "games" series. Each player can choose a country to represent, and then takes turns competing in various events to see who will win the gold medal! The game allows you to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event. The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, and may include: Pole vault Platform diving 4x400 meter relay 100 meter dash Gymnastics Freestyle...

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Nintendo Entertainment 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 Shogi Shinan II ("Tanigawa Kouji's Instructional Shogi II") 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.

Test Drive

Test Drive

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 21, 1989

This mix of racing simulation and arcade game consists of driving a choice of 5 sports cars on a mountain strip at the fastest speed possible without getting caught by the cops. To avoid them, use your radar detector -- or just try to outrun them if they spot you. Manual stickshift only, so make sure you don't redline or you'll blow your engine.

Tiger-Heli

Tiger-Heli

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 5, 1986

The Mission: Shatter the enemy defense lines and destroy the military headquarters of a war-crazed nation. The Time: Sunrise. The Place: Classified information. The Weaponry: Tiger-Heli and you. Tiger-Heli. The result of a billion-dollar defense project. The ultimate stealth helicopter. Turbine powered. Forged from ebony metal and glistening chrome. Armed with heat-seeking missiles and impact bombs. Able to fly in the stratosphere or inches above the ground. With only enough fuel to get you to the heart of the mega-fortress. Getting out is up to you. It's a last-ditch effort to halt a...

Ultima I

Ultima I

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons. The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.

Ultima I

Ultima I

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 21, 1988

Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons. The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons. The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

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 IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Sharp X1 - Released - 1987

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 IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

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 IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 18, 1987

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 IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 21, 1988

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 V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1990

The Avatar, the embodiment of the Eight Virtues and the hero of Britannia, is called back to deal with a grave threat. Lord British, the country's benevolent monarch, has disappeared, and a man named Blackthorn has usurped his throne. The tyrant rules the land by enforcing the virtues upon the will of the people, corrupting their meaning in the process. His fundamentalist visions led him to create a police state, where failure to adhere to the virtues is punishable by death. Behind Blackthorn are the three Shadowlords, anti-thesis to the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage. The Avatar...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Sharp X68000 - Released - July 21, 1990

The Avatar, the embodiment of the Eight Virtues and the hero of Britannia, is called back to deal with a grave threat. Lord British, the country's benevolent monarch, has disappeared, and a man named Blackthorn has usurped his throne. The tyrant rules the land by enforcing the virtues upon the will of the people, corrupting their meaning in the process. His fundamentalist visions led him to create a police state, where failure to adhere to the virtues is punishable by death. Behind Blackthorn are the three Shadowlords, anti-thesis to the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage. The Avatar...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1990

The Avatar, the embodiment of the Eight Virtues and the hero of Britannia, is called back to deal with a grave threat. Lord British, the country's benevolent monarch, has disappeared, and a man named Blackthorn has usurped his throne. The tyrant rules the land by enforcing the virtues upon the will of the people, corrupting their meaning in the process. His fundamentalist visions led him to create a police state, where failure to adhere to the virtues is punishable by death. Behind Blackthorn are the three Shadowlords, anti-thesis to the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage. The Avatar...

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Sharp X68000 - Released - June 19, 1992

Several years after having restored Lord British to his rightful position as the monarch of Britannia, the Avatar is captured by demon-like creatures and placed on a sacrificial altar. His friends Iolo, Shamino and Dupre appear just in time to save him. In the Britannia castle, the Avatar learns that his abductors were gargoyles, a race of enigmatic creatures who have recently invaded Britannia and occupied the shrines of Virtue. As the Avatar embarks on a quest to liberate Britannia, he begins to gain insight into the gargoyles' true motives, and realizes that it is his duty to achieve peace...

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 21, 1991

Several years after having restored Lord British to his rightful position as the monarch of Britannia, the Avatar is captured by demon-like creatures and placed on a sacrificial altar. His friends Iolo, Shamino and Dupre appear just in time to save him. In the Britannia castle, the Avatar learns that his abductors were gargoyles, a race of enigmatic creatures who have recently invaded Britannia and occupied the shrines of Virtue. As the Avatar embarks on a quest to liberate Britannia, he begins to gain insight into the gargoyles' true motives, and realizes that it is his duty to achieve peace...

Winter Games

Winter Games

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

Another in the series of Epyx Olympic sports games. Compete in many different sporting events: Ski Jump, Hot Dog, Biathlon, Bobsled, Free Skating, Figure Skating, and more.

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

Sharp X68000 - Released - August 20, 1993

The Avatar, the Earth-born hero of the magical realm of Britannia, has discovered a mysterious black moonstone there. He returns to our world and asks his friend, the natural museum curator Dr. Rafkin, to analyze it. A reporter named Jimmy Malone is eager to cover the story and joins the two. However, the experiments triggers a gigantic explosion, and the group is teleported to a seemingly otherwordly place known as the Valley of Eodon, where native tribes with Mesoamerican and African characteristics co-exist with Neanderthals, dinosaurs, as well as sentient reptile and insect species. The...

Zenji

Zenji

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Zenji is an action/strategy game where you control a rolling face throughout a maze. Each section of the maze can be rotated by the face. The goal is to turn the entire maze green by connecting each section of the maze to the source at the center of the screen. After all sections of the maze have been connected, you can move on to the next, more challenging level. In addition to having a time limit to complete your task, you need to avoid the flames and sparks which wander about the maze. From time to time a number will appear in a maze section and count down from 9 to 0. If you touch the...

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