Telenet Japan Co., Ltd.

Albatross

Albatross

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1986

Albatross is a top view golf game that consists of an 18 holes course. You can select your own clubs from 14 drivers, irons and a putter. Further you can adjust your stance, how you hit the ball and your swing. It features a split screen with two views, an overhead view of the entire hole and a more detailed zoom of your ball's current position. The screen also contains a status bar with all necessary information. The gameplay options include single player stroke play, multi player stroke play, or multi player match play.

Albatross

Albatross

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Albatross is a top view golf game that consists of an 18 holes course. You can select your own clubs from 14 drivers, irons and a putter. Further you can adjust your stance, how you hit the ball and your swing. It features a split screen with two views, an overhead view of the entire hole and a more detailed zoom of your ball's current position. The screen also contains a status bar with all necessary information. The gameplay options include single player stroke play, multi player stroke play, or multi player match play.

Albatross

Albatross

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1986

Albatross is a top view golf game that consists of an 18 holes course. You can select your own clubs from 14 drivers, irons and a putter. Further you can adjust your stance, how you hit the ball and your swing. It features a split screen with two views, an overhead view of the entire hole and a more detailed zoom of your ball's current position. The screen also contains a status bar with all necessary information. The gameplay options include single player stroke play, multi player stroke play, or multi player match play.

American Truck

American Truck

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

American Truck is a top view race and driving game. In each stage you 'll have to reach the finish line before you run out of gasoline or time. Additional gasoline can be acquired by picking up the gasoline items that do appear randomly on the road, but be careful, bombs appear randomly too. Further, you have to avoid crashes with other traffic like cars and trucks and don't get off the road or crash into walls.

American Truck

American Truck

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

American Truck is a top view race and driving game. In each stage you 'll have to reach the finish line before you run out of gasoline or time. Additional gasoline can be acquired by picking up the gasoline items that do appear randomly on the road, but be careful, bombs appear randomly too. Further, you have to avoid crashes with other traffic like cars and trucks and don't get off the road or crash into walls.

Columns

Columns

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1990

Columns is loosely derived from Tetris, as it involves arranging falling blocks in such a way as to clear them. However, in columns they are groups of 3 same-size but varying color blocks, which must be arranged into sequences of 3 or more, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Sequences of 4 or 5 count for double or triple points, and diagonal sequences score the most. The real trick is to set up 'combos' - where one line causes other blocks to drop so as to create other lines. As well as the normal game mode, there is also a 'flash' mode, in which the aim is simply to remove a...

Columns

Columns

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 29, 1991

Columns is loosely derived from Tetris, as it involves arranging falling blocks in such a way as to clear them. However, in columns they are groups of 3 same-size but varying color blocks, which must be arranged into sequences of 3 or more, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Sequences of 4 or 5 count for double or triple points, and diagonal sequences score the most. The real trick is to set up 'combos' - where one line causes other blocks to drop so as to create other lines. As well as the normal game mode, there is also a 'flash' mode, in which the aim is simply to remove a...

Cosmic Fantasy 3: Bouken Shounen Rei

Cosmic Fantasy 3: Bouken Shounen Rei

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - September 25, 1992

Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shounen Densetsu Gekitou Hen

Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shounen Densetsu Gekitou Hen

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - November 25, 1994

Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shounen Densetsu Totsunyuu Hen

Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shounen Densetsu Totsunyuu Hen

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 10, 1994

Crystal Chaser: Tenkuu no Mashoukyuu

Crystal Chaser: Tenkuu no Mashoukyuu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - June 15, 1991

For a long time, five magical crystal orbs have been protecting our universe. One of them was hidden on the Earth. But there was a young woman who desired too much power, and she came to the Earth in order to harvest the power of its crystal for her selfish purposes. The only ones who can stop her are Takanoshin, the son of a samurai warrior, and the young girl Noichigo, who teaches little children. Together, they embark on a long and perilous journey through the land of Japan... The game's setting is modern-day Japan with many anachronistic medieval-like elements. Despite its RPG-like plot...

Death Bringer

Death Bringer

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 10, 1988

A powerful wizard, yearning for even more power, has found a sacred book that granted him command over armies of demons and men. Possessed by the desire to conquer and to destroy, he orders his armies to set cities on fire, massacring the citizens. But one nameless hero, the protagonist of this game, has to stand up against the evil. Leaving Soron, his home village, the hero embarks on a journey to find companions and to face together the forces of darkness. Despite being a Japanese game, Death Bringer is more similar to Western RPGs of the time than to their Japanese counterparts, even...

Death Bringer

Death Bringer

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 10, 1989

A powerful wizard, yearning for even more power, has found a sacred book that granted him command over armies of demons and men. Possessed by the desire to conquer and to destroy, he orders his armies to set cities on fire, massacring the citizens. But one nameless hero, the protagonist of this game, has to stand up against the evil. Leaving Soron, his home village, the hero embarks on a journey to find companions and to face together the forces of darkness. Despite being a Japanese game, Death Bringer is more similar to Western RPGs of the time than to their Japanese counterparts, even...

Dekoboko Densetsu: Hashiru Wagamanma

Dekoboko Densetsu: Hashiru Wagamanma

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - November 2, 1990

Dekoboko Densetsu is a humorous game that combines elements of arcade action and racing. Up to five players can compete in the races. All the stages are vertically-scrolling (top-down), with the cars represented as small sprites of different colors. The player's goal is not only to beat the other cars, but also reach the finish line safely: each car has limited hit points, and continuously receives damage during the race. Damage can be sustained by driving over environmental hazards (pits, traps, bombs, etc.), failing to move the car forward in time (if the screen scrolls while the...

Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1987

You are Akineki Nakashima, a 17-year-old Japanese student and computer freak. You developed a program that allows you to communicate with demons via your computer and to summon them. To test your new program, you summon the Norse god Loki. Unfortunately, the newly summoned god kidnaps Yumiko, a girl who studies together with Nakashima. Japan becomes infested with demons, and now it's up to you to traverse the mazes of the demon realm and to rescue Yumiko. This version of Megami Tensei has little to do with the Famicom (NES) version (and with Megaten RPGs in general) gameplay-wise. It is an...

Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei

Sharp X1 - Released - 1987

You are Akineki Nakashima, a 17-year-old Japanese student and computer freak. You developed a program that allows you to communicate with demons via your computer and to summon them. To test your new program, you summon the Norse god Loki. Unfortunately, the newly summoned god kidnaps Yumiko, a girl who studies together with Nakashima. Japan becomes infested with demons, and now it's up to you to traverse the mazes of the demon realm and to rescue Yumiko. This version of Megami Tensei has little to do with the Famicom (NES) version (and with Megaten RPGs in general) gameplay-wise. It is an...

Final Zone Wolf

Final Zone Wolf

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

Final Zone Wolf is a overhead game where your in command of a small military commando team, and you move down the streets shooting. The goal of the game seems to be to stop some kind of missile attack. At the beginning of the game you need to select two members of your team, out of five options available. Statistics of these members are presented during the opening credits of the game. The gameplay is sluggish, and your team members take a fixed formation which is actually a hindrance to get past obstacles as they will not get out of formation and prevent you from moving forward. The...

Final Zone Wolf

Final Zone Wolf

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1986

Final Zone Wolf is a overhead game where your in command of a small military commando team, and you move down the streets shooting. The goal of the game seems to be to stop some kind of missile attack. At the beginning of the game you need to select two members of your team, out of five options available. Statistics of these members are presented during the opening credits of the game. The gameplay is sluggish, and your team members take a fixed formation which is actually a hindrance to get past obstacles as they will not get out of formation and prevent you from moving forward. The...

Hanseimei Senki Andorogynus

Hanseimei Senki Andorogynus

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1987

In our universe matter and anti-matter co-exist with each other. However, prevalence of anti-matter may create chaos and eventually disrupt the normal flow of things. In a corner of a universe, a concentration of anti-matter led to the creation of an entire star, breeding forms of life threatening to destroy the world. Human beings, in an effort to save the universe, created the powerful Andorogynus - a life form capable of being male and female at once - and sent it on a mission to destroy the creation of anti-matter. Andorogynus is a top-down shoot-em-up. The player controls the titular...

Heiwa Parlor! Mini 8: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Heiwa Parlor! Mini 8: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - January 30, 1998

Heiwa Parlor! Mini 8: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game is a pachinko game developed and published by Telenet Japan for the Super Famicom platform. This eighth game in the series is endorsed by and features the machines of the Heiwa Corporation, which are more closely associated to the Heiwa Pachinko World series from Office Koukan/Shouei System. Like the rest of the games in the Parlor! Mini series, which span off Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! franchise, it focuses on just two pachinko machines. In this case, the two machines include a quiz show-themed table and an owl-themed table.

High Grenadier

High Grenadier

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - April 12, 1991

High Grenadier is a turn-based strategy game with role-playing elements. The game has a rather abstract plot that depicts a battle between two human organizations, each piloting and commanding giant mechs; no further details are revealed in the game. The gameplay takes place on a battlefield composed out of dots connected by lines; both player-controlled and opponent's army can move only between adjacent dots. The player has six commanders at his disposal; each of them can lead a several various mechas into the battle. Three commanders are available initially, while others can be called...

Kyouraku Sanyou Maruhon Parlor! Parlor! 5

Kyouraku Sanyou Maruhon Parlor! Parlor! 5

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 29, 1996

Kyouraku Sanyou Maruhon Parlor! Parlor! 5 is the fifth and final game in Telenet Japan's series of pachinko gambling games that creates virtual facsimiles of real pachinko machine models and allows players to practice them at home. The game's title features the three pachinko manufacturers who have featured machines: Kyouraku, Sanyou and Maruhon - the fifth game is missing the series's usual sponsor Toyomaru, instead substituting the recurring featured manufacturer Maruhon in the title instead.

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor!

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor!

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 30, 1995

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! is a pachinko game from Nippon Telenet and the first game in the series of the same name. The "Kyouraku", "Sanyou" and "Toyomaru" of the title refer to three different manufacturers of real-life pachinko machines, and these pachinko machines are represented virtually in this game for pachinko fanatics to practice on. The game follows a similar example set by previous manufacturer-sponsored pachinko simulators, such as Heiwa Pachinko World. The second game in the series, Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 2, was released five months later.

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 2

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 2

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 25, 1995

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 2 is a pachinko game from Telenet Japan and the second in their Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! series. The series is endorsed by three independent pachinko machine manufacturers - the Kyouraku, Sanyou and Toyomaru of the title - and features multiple virtual versions of their machines. The goal of the game is to win big at pachinko, bouncing from a number of parlors and machines for maximum payouts. The third game in the series, Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 3, was released five months later.

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 3

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 3

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 19, 1996

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 3, or by its full title Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Okumura Taiyo Parlor! Parlor! 3, is a pachi-slots game from Telenet Japan and the third game in the series. The Parlor! Parlor! series is built on bringing together virtual facsimiles of various machines from real-life pachinko/pachi-slot machine manufacturers. The five manufacturers with machines featured in this game are in the title: Kyouraku, Sanyou, Toyomaru, Okumura and Taiyo. The player can move between pachi-slot parlors earning as much money as possible in the story mode, or can practice on...

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! IV CR

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! IV CR

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 29, 1995

Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Okumura Daiichi Maruhon Parlor! Parlor! IV CR, usually just Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! IV CR for short, is a pachinko game from the Parlor! Parlor! series that features virtual recreations of pachinko machines from various manufacturers. The fourth game features machines from Kyouraku, Sanyou, Toyomaru, Okumura, Daiichi and Maruhon - the player can try these machines and learn how they work so that they can win big on the real thing.

Legion

Legion

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 21, 1990

Legion is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls a fighter pilot who defends an unnamed futuristic Empire from an assault of mechanical creatures. In spite of the game's exclusively Japanese release, the protagonist delivers voiced monologues in English, musing over his mission, at the beginning of each stage. The game has a traditional power-up system with a basic weapon power-up that changes its color rapidly when revealed (red for vulcan gun, green for lasers, blue for missiles), as well as assorted collectible letters that either enhance the strength of the gun with...

Mugen Senshi Valis

Mugen Senshi Valis

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1987

Yuko Ahso was once an ordinary high school girl. Or least her life used to be ordinary. Her friend Reiko went out on a date with a Dark King named Rogles, and has vanished. Immediately, monsters attacked her. She thought she would die for sure, but a mystic sword named Valis appeared before her. Using the sword, Yuko defended herself against the monsters, and was whisked to a strange land, where she was told that she was the chosen Valis Warrior and must defeat Rogles, or the human world and the dream world would both be plunged into chaos. Mugen Senshi Valis is a side-scrolling platformer....

Mugen Senshi Valis II

Mugen Senshi Valis II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 5, 1989

Rogles, the tyrant who wanted to gain control over the three worlds in the universe, was defeated by Yuko, an ordinary Japanese teenager who was chosen to become the heroic Valis Soldier. The dream world Vecanti fell into the hands of Emperor Megas. Driven by intense hatred to Rogles and his followers, Megas became an even more dangerous fanatic, imposing an iron rule on his realm. Yuko must now travel to the dream world and defeat the new tyrant and his minions. Like its predecessor, Mugen Senshi Valis II is an action platformer. Yuko fights and jumps her way through enemies and platform...

Mugen Senshi Valis II

Mugen Senshi Valis II

Sharp X68000 - Released - November 23, 1989

Rogles, the tyrant who wanted to gain control over the three worlds in the universe, was defeated by Yuko, an ordinary Japanese teenager who was chosen to become the heroic Valis Soldier. The dream world Vecanti fell into the hands of Emperor Megas. Driven by intense hatred to Rogles and his followers, Megas became an even more dangerous fanatic, imposing an iron rule on his realm. Yuko must now travel to the dream world and defeat the new tyrant and his minions. Like its predecessor, Mugen Senshi Valis II is an action platformer. Yuko fights and jumps her way through enemies and platform...

Parlor! Mini 2: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini 2: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 28, 1996

Parlor! Mini 2: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game ("Parlor! Mini 2: Pachinko Machine Simulation Game") is the second in a series of budget pachinko games for the Super Famicom, which span off the Parlor! Parlor! series. The series would see six more sequels between 1996 and 1998. Like its predecessor, it features two virtual approximations of actual pachinko machines that players can practice on to prepare them for the real thing.

Parlor! Mini 3: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini 3: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 27, 1996

Parlor! Mini 3: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game is a pachinko game developed and published by Telenet Japan for the Super Famicom platform. Like the rest of the games in the Parlor! Mini series, which span off Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! series, it focuses on just two pachinko machines. These machines have real-like equivalents, and the goal is to practice them in preparation for winning big on the real deal.

Parlor! Mini 4: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini 4: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 29, 1996

Parlor! Mini 4: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game is a pachinko game developed and published by Telenet Japan for the Super Nintendo platform. Like the rest of the games in the Parlor! Mini series, which span off Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! series, it focuses on just two pachinko machines. In this case, the two machines follow a Japanese matsuri theme and an Aladdin/Arabian Nights theme.

Parlor! Mini 5: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini 5: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 28, 1997

Parlor! Mini 5: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game is a pachinko game developed and published by Telenet Japan for the Super Famicom platform. Like the rest of the games in the Parlor! Mini series, which span off Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! franchise, it focuses on just two pachinko machines. In this case, the two machines follow a ninja theme and a billiards/pool hustler theme.

Parlor! Mini 6: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini 6: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 30, 1997

Parlor! Mini 6: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game is a pachinko game developed and published by Telenet Japan for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Like the rest of the games in the Parlor! Mini series, which span off Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! franchise, it focuses on just two pachinko machines. In this case, the two machines include "Roadstar", with a "travelling across the United States" theme, and "Magic Chaser", with a fantasy/Arabian theme.

Parlor! Mini 7: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini 7: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 29, 1997

Parlor! Mini 7: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game is a pachinko game developed and published by Telenet Japan for the Super Famicom platform. Like the rest of the games in the Parlor! Mini series, which span off Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! franchise, it focuses on just two pachinko machines. In this case, the two machines include "Seven Dwarfs", which is based on the Snow White fairytale (and Disney movie), and "Kero Kero Jump", which involves frogs and lilypads.

Parlor! Mini: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Parlor! Mini: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 26, 1996

Parlor! Mini: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game ("Jikki" means "machine") is a pachinko game for the Super Famicom and the first in an off-shoot series based on Telenet Japan's Parlor! Parlor! series which intends to teach Super Famicom owners how to win big on real-life versions of the machines they feature. The Parlor! Mini series focuses on a smaller number of machines - typically two per game - and were sold for a budget price. Parlor! Mini was followed by seven sequels released throughout 1996, 1997 and 1998. The first Parlor! Mini features a machine with an aquatic theme and another with...

Pop 'n Magic

Pop 'n Magic

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - 1992

A static screen action game in the style of Bubble Bobble or Don Doko Don, Pop 'n Magic allows you to trap enemies by firing your wand at them, then pick them up and throw them across the screen to destroy them. The bubbles they are trapped in are specific colours and care must be taken not to throw two of the same colour together as this will release the (now quite upset) creatures inside.

Sankyo Fever! Fever!

Sankyo Fever! Fever!

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 28, 1994

First title of the Sankyo Fever series of video games of SANKYO, Co., Ltd. who is also a Japanese manufacturer of pachinko machines. Three Honke Sankyo Fever Jikki Simulation titles were released for the Super Famicom. Other Sankyo Fever titles were released for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and WonderSwan.

The Sugoroku '92: Nari Tore: Nariagari Trendy

The Sugoroku '92: Nari Tore: Nariagari Trendy

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 20, 1991

Nariagari Trendy is an adaptation of the Japanese board game sugoroku - the Monopoly-like "Game of Life" version rather than the backgammon variant. Four characters, controlled by human players or computer AI, move on a board that represents a city, earning money and points on the way. The characters are taken from other Laser Soft games, most prominently Cosmic Fantasy series. The amount of moves is determined by dice roll. Special fields would award the character that lands on them with large amounts of money, the opportunity to roll the dice again, or lead to various mini-games which would...

Super Albatross

Super Albatross

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - September 14, 1989

Super Albatross is a golf game. There are three modes available: training, match play, and tournament. Match play is essentially a story mode that casts the player in the role of a young man whose mother has passed away and who tries to find solace in golf. In this mode, opponents must be defeated in a linear fashion and courses are dictated by the story. In training and tournament modes the player can choose between six different courses. The tournament mode is a competition between various characters who appeared as opponents in the match play mode. The golf game itself is viewed from a...

Tenshi no Uta

Tenshi no Uta

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - October 25, 1991

Kearu, a young warrior from the land of Erin, is entrusted by his village elder to protect Krea, a young girl who was found near the village entrance when she was a baby. The young couple receives a task of retrieving and delivering a magic flower known as Eureka to the king. However, on the way to the castle, they are attacked by a winged monster, who carries Krea away. Kearu realizes that this kidnapping was not accidental, and had something to do with Krea's mysterious origin. Tenshi no Uta is a traditional Japanese-style role-playing game. As in most games of this genre, the player...

Tenshi no Uta 2: Datenshi no Sentaku

Tenshi no Uta 2: Datenshi no Sentaku

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 26, 1993

Fate is a young man whose job is to patrol the land around his village and protect it from monsters. One day, during such a patrol, Fate and his friend Shion encounter a mysterious girl in the nearby tower. She could only remember that her name was Rhianna, but nothing else about her origins and how she ended up being in that tower. Shortly afterwards, the village is attacked by monsters and burnt down. Fate, Shion, and Rhianna escape, and Fate promises Rhianna that he will help her regain her memory and find the truth about her past. Tenshi no Uta II: Datenshi no Sentaku is not directly...

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1987

Yuko Ahso was once an ordinary high school girl. Or least her life used to be ordinary. Her friend Reiko went out on a date with a Dark King named Rogles, and has vanished. Immediately, monsters attacked her. She thought she would die for sure, but a mystic sword named Valis appeared before her. Using the sword, Yuko defended herself against the monsters, and was whisked to a strange land, where she was told that she was the chosen Valis Warrior and must defeat Rogles, or the human world and the dream world would both be plunged into chaos. Valis: The Fantasm Soldier is a side-scrolling...

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

Yuko Ahso was once an ordinary high school girl. Or least her life used to be ordinary. Her friend Reiko went out on a date with a Dark King named Rogles, and has vanished. Immediately, monsters attacked her. She thought she would die for sure, but a mystic sword named Valis appeared before her. Using the sword, Yuko defended herself against the monsters, and was whisked to a strange land, where she was told that she was the chosen Valis Warrior and must defeat Rogles, or the human world and the dream world would both be plunged into chaos. Valis: The Fantasm Soldier is a side-scrolling...

XZR

XZR

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

It is the 12th century, and the Muslim world has been split into two warring factions. Meanwhile, Muhammad's disciples are also threatened external forces – in the west the Crusaders; in the east the Mongols. As the Persian assassin Sadler, you are given the task of murdering the Caliph, hopefully saving the future of the Islamic faith in the process, a process which will have implications ranging as far as 800 years into the future. First, however, you must find your three assassin friends and complete a range of quests, for this is an RPG. Like many of Falcom's games, XZR (or Exile, as it...

XZR II

XZR II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

After Sadler defeated the Caliph, he returned to his home village, greeted by his fellow assassins. A spy of the Crusaders has been spotted outside of the village; following his trail, Sadler encounters the powerful leader of the Knights Templar. Travelling together to different countries of the world, they try to find a mysterious holy artifact that can supposedly put an end to the religious wars. XZR II (Exile) is a sequel to XZR. Like its predecessor, it is an action role-playing game with platforming elements, set in a fictionalized version of the Middle East and other world regions in...

XZR II: Kanketsuhen

XZR II: Kanketsuhen

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

After Sadler defeated the Caliph, he returned to his home village, greeted by his fellow assassins. A spy of the Crusaders has been spotted outside of the village; following his trail, Sadler encounters the powerful leader of the Knights Templar. Travelling together to different countries of the world, they try to find a mysterious holy artifact that can supposedly put an end to the religious wars. XZR II: Kanketsuhen is a sequel to XZR. Like its predecessor, it is an action role-playing game with platforming elements, set in a fictionalized version of the Middle East and other world...

Zan II Spirits

Zan II Spirits

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 5, 1992

A war simulator set in the Sengoku era of Japanese history. The first Super Famicom game in Wolf Team's series of strategy sims set in historical Japan. It was eventually followed up with a sequel, Zan III: Spirits. As with its thematically-similar contemporaries, like Shingen the Ruler or Nobunaga's Ambition, Zan II puts the player in the geta of a Japanese feudal lord, or daimyo, with designs to wrest control over the rest of Japan from the other daimyos. The game is more focused on warfare than day-to-day resource management, with armies of samurai marching across the map to attack...

Zan II: Kagerou no Toki

Zan II: Kagerou no Toki

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 20, 1991

Kagerou no Toki follows Yasha Enbukyoku as the next game in the Zan series. Unlike the previous game, Kagerō no Toki contains no supernatural forces (demons), and instead focuses on concrete events of the Sengoku period in Japan, more exactly 16th century, a period of Japanese history that was marked by continuous wars and famous leaders such as Oda Nobunaga or Tokugawa Ieyasu. The game offers more strategic possibilities than the previous installments of the series. Choosing a region of Japan and its leader, the player can perform a variety of activities, both in his country and towards...

Zan III: Tenun Ware ni Ari

Zan III: Tenun Ware ni Ari

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 18, 1993

The third entry in the Zan series retains the basic gameplay elements from the previous titles. Like Kagerō no Toki, it is set in the Sengoku period of the Japanese history - more precisely, in 16th century, the time of great turmoils and consolidation of the power, before the Tokugawa family became the sole ruler of Japan for two hundred years. As in the previous game, the player chooses a leader of a small region in Japan, with the objective to rise to power and unite the country under his rule. Diplomacy is handled similarly, but the battles became more stream-lined, without the complex...

Zan: Yasha Enbukyoku

Zan: Yasha Enbukyoku

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 1, 1991

Zan: Yasha Enbukyoku is a turn-based strategy game set in feudal Japan. The background for the game's events is the ongoing battle between noble warriors, known as yasha, and demons. Between the two stand the "middle people", i.e. other Japanese generals and rulers. The player can choose to play as either yasha, demonic, or "middle" army. The player has to manage his army, deploying units for protection and attack, as well as negotiating with other rulers. Events such as earthquakes, plagues, etc. occur randomly. Diplomacy doesn't always work, so battles against enemy armies occupy a...

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