Taito Corporation

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Arcade - Released - 1981

Maneuver a skier through a downhill ski course, a slalom course, and a ski jumping competition. In Alpine Ski, the real enjoyment of skiing is presented by lifelike Down Hill Skiing, Slalom Racing and Ski Jump Competition. The object of the game is to skillfully maneuver your skier around snowmobiles, beginning skiers, and other obstacles in order to gain the highest amount of points. More advanced players will be able to move on to the slalom course and the jump competition. The speed of the skier can be controlled by depressing or releasing the button. Skiing down the slope...

Arkanoid

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1987

The game's plot redefines the bat as a Vaus spaceship, the ball as an energy bolt, and the bricks form a mysterious wall stopping the ship from progressing to safety. By the mid-80s, power-ups were popular in most types of arcade games, and Arkanoid features them. They are caught by positioning the bat below them as they fall (meaning that you risk missing the ball if you go for them at the wrong time). The power-ups include lasers (which are mounted to each side of the ship and allow you to shoot out the blocks), a catching device (so as to be able to fire the ball off at a different angle...

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

MS-DOS - Released - January 1, 1989

Eons ago, you battered DOH into an intergalactic pulp and escaped. But a scrap of DOH's core energy survived... And now DOH's hurtling toward you across space and time in the Xorg, a huge spaceship that's crashed into our universe from an unknown dimension. Use your ultra-fast reflexes and intense concentration to get to the core of the Xorg without pounding your ship to interstellar scrap. Or take a break from battle. Create your own force barriers with the Arkanoid Construction set, the latest in intergalactic dimension-building tools. If you're good enough, youll get through. And come...

Arkanoid Live!

Arkanoid Live!

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - January 6, 2010

The classic ARKANOID comes back to life in XBLA! Destroy every block on screen by bouncing an Energy Ball against them with your Vaus!

Arkanoid R 2000

Arkanoid R 2000

Sony Playstation - Released - July 1, 1999

An updated port for Playstation of the arcade game Arkanoid Returns. It was the fourth on the Arkanoid saga and third to be released in arcades. This version is featuring 150 new levels, including boss levels. With the original 50 levels from Arkanoid Returns, the total count is of 200.

Arkanoid: Doh It Again

Nintendo Satellaview - 1997

BS Arkanoid: Doh It Again is an Action game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1997.

Battle Gear 4 Tuned

Battle Gear 4 Tuned

Taito Type X - July 13, 2005

Battle Gear 4 is an arcade racing game by Taito Corporation released in July 2005. It is the fifth product of the Battle Gear series. In 2006 the cabinets have then been updated to the Battle Gear 4 Tuned specification, which contains more cars, courses, and a new game mode.

Battle Lane! Vol. 5

Battle Lane! Vol. 5

Arcade - Released - 1986

A six-stage game where you ride a motorcycle and shoot at enemy vehicles. Enter the enemy's base and destroy their secret weapon. Pick up bazookas for extra fire power. The fate of the country hangs in the balance. Break through the enemy checkpoints using your machine gun, bazooka and driving skill. Pick up more bazookas five missiles each along the road. Finally, enter the enemy base and destroy their secret weapon. The game has five checkpoints with the base coming after the fifth checkpoint. Each wall is broken with five missiles. Hint: shoot seven to ten defenders before trying for...

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - March 2, 2001

The game takes place in the fantasy town of Utsuro as a party of up to five brave (and customizable) heroes set out through a labyrinth deep underground to find the legendary Black Onyx and break the town's curse. Game Boy Color port adds updated visuals from the original version. It also features the ability to play through the game with the original games visual style.

Bonze Adventure

Bonze Adventure

Arcade - January 1, 1988

The player controls a Buddhist monk, Bonze Kackremboh. His weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called "mala" beads, which can be powered up until they become almost as large as the player. The monk battles snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts and other enemy creatures.

Bust-A-Move

Bust-A-Move

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 1, 1995

Bust-A-Move (also known as Puzzle Bobble) is a real-time puzzle game in which the player controls a device called "pointer" at the bottom of the screen, aiming and releasing randomly colored bubbles upwards. Depending on the aiming, the bubbles may float up directly or bounce off the walls, changing their trajectory. The goal is to aim the bubbles in such a way that they will touch identically colored ones. When such bubbles form a group of three or more, they pop and disappear from the screen. If the ceiling of the area is covered by too many bubbles, it will gradually descend; the game is...

Bust-A-Move 3

Bust-A-Move 3

Sega Saturn - Released - March 28, 1997

Link 3 or more colored bubbles by shooting an identical colored bubble. When they are joined together, they pop. This game completely abandons the idea of previous titles that the playfield is being pushed down by some sort of mechanical device and instead attaches groups of bubbles to nodes that move downwards. When a node is no longer connected to any bubbles it will disappear and when all nodes in a level have vanished the level is complete. One result of this change that may appear strange to players of previous versions is that shooting a bubble to the top of the visible playfield...

Cameltry

Cameltry

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - 1992

Chaos Break

Chaos Break

Sony Playstation - Released - January 27, 2000

Chaos Break is essentially a third-person shooting game, with echoes of survival horror such as Resident Evil. Set in an abandoned biochemical laboratory on an isolated island, the two player characters, Mitsuki and Rick, are part of an investigatory and cleansing force sent to find out the cause of an 'anomalous thermal reaction'. This game is a spin-off, set in the same universe as the arcade game Chaos Heat. Progress through the game is made by defeating enemies, which in this case are alien lifeforms and the laboratory's own automated defence system. An element of survival horror is...

Chaos Breaker

Chaos Breaker

Taito Type X - October 11, 2004

Running on Taito's Type X arcade board, Chaos Breaker is a fantasy-themed sprite-based 2D fighting game with characters that look to be out of the Dungeon's & Dragons or World of Warcraft realm. Players select a team of three characters, much like in the King of Fighters series. There are six different races featured in the game including: human, dark elf, elf, ork, dwarf and undead.

Chaos Seed: Fuusui Kairouki

Chaos Seed: Fuusui Kairouki

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - March 15, 1996

Delve into the depths of vast underground labyrinths, seeking aid from the spirit world in bringing life back to a dying planet! Chaos Seed is a role-playing game with elements of action and strategy blended in. Players will have to make smart use of their resources and use feng shui to their advantage to proceed.

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

The fastest, most thrilling, 3D driving game yet! Take the wheel of your turbo-charged Porsche as you and your partner go in pursuit of dangerous criminals all driving an evil array of souped-up roadsters. TURBO BOOST! Need to catch up in a hurry? Well, just one press of your Turbo Button will leave your eyes in the back of your head! Barrelling through the city streets, along the roughest of dirt tracks and through busy tunnels - if you can hold the line! The low-life can run, but they can't hide...

Cleopatra Fortune

Cleopatra Fortune

Sega Saturn - Released - February 14, 1997

Cleopatra Fortune is a falling-block puzzle game featuring a cutesy anime Egyptian theme. Groups of stones and gems of different shapes fall from the top of a well. Gems can be cleared by enclosing them within a group of stones, and stones can be cleared by making complete rows from them. Blocks will fall when those under them are cleared, which can create chains for more points. The game includes three different play modes. First is a standard endless mode where play continues until the player is overwhelmed by the blocks. Second is a versus mode for two players. Last is a puzzle mode...

CosmoWarrior Zero

CosmoWarrior Zero

Sony Playstation - Released - November 18, 2015

Cosmowarrior Rei Zero is a 3d action game based on the Cosmo Warrior Zero science fiction OVA series. Plot: It's the end of the 30th century. Humanity is reaching as far as Andromeda, but the mechanized beings that humanity created become rogue and conquer their creators, enslaving humanity. Those who don't want to suffer their control have fled Earth. Zero is one of these men. He is a commander of the independent Fleet, what remains of the armed forces of Earth. The war against humanoids left him without family and now his only motivation is to fight the mechanical men, but he receives...

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Arcade - April 1, 1980

The player controls a box tied to a floating balloon, which swings left and right continually, within a maze filled with spikes. Any contact with the spikes, either with the balloon or the box, destroys the balloon. Using a four-way joystick, the player moves the box through the maze and toward the goal, ensuring that the swinging balloon avoids the spikes. The player collects points as the box moves closer to the goal (backtracking earns no points). Certain areas of the maze are colored green and purple, and the player will earn more points if the balloon and box pass through the area...

Cyber Diver

Cyber Diver

Taito Type X - Released - 2009

Cyber Diver is an Action game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2009. Features 5 v 5 Arena Combat

Darius Gaiden Extra Version

Arcade - March 1, 1995

Darius Gaiden Extra Version is a version of the game Darius Gaiden which was released for the Arcades in 1994. It features rearranged levels, as well as automatically-enabled auto fire, two extra weapon power levels (bigger wave shot and a bigger red wave shot aswell) and an all-stage mode that can be accessed by starting the game in 2P side. The Music of each stage is still the same as the original Version, and the endings of each Final Zone is still the same as the original too.

Dariusburst Another Chronicle

Dariusburst Another Chronicle

Taito Type X - December 17, 2010

1904 D.C. (Darius Calendar)— When a Belser virus rent the hyperspace network to tatters, every craft in the human space fleet with a network link was stripped of all communications capabilities. The ensuing chaos saw the entire fleet devastated in the blink of an eye. The Silver Hawk fighters were the only craft from Planet Darius to escape the massacre. Equipped with Burst technology, these two cutting-edge craft were entrusted to humanoid AI terminal Ti2 and test pilot Riga Pratica. Flying the Silver Hawk Burst fighters alone into enemy territory without network support, the two heroes...

Dark Awake

Dark Awake

Sony Playstation 3 - Released - 2004

Running on Taito's Type X arcade board, Chaos Breaker is a fantasy-themed sprite-based 2D fighting game with characters that look to be out of the Dungeon's & Dragons or World of Warcraft realm. Players select a team of three characters, much like in the King of Fighters series. There are six different races featured in the game including: human, dark elf, elf, ork, dwarf and undead. In Chaos Breaker, players can also collect various RPG-inspired items and can use them as they advance through each level. There are many different items in this game including: healing potions, protection...

Densha de Go! Pocket Toukaidousen Hen

Densha de Go! Pocket Toukaidousen Hen

Sony PSP - Released - July 27, 2006

Densha de Go! Pocket Toukaidousen Hen is a Simulation game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousen Hen

Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousen Hen

Sony PSP - Released - January 19, 2006

Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousen Hen is a Simulation game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousen Hen

Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousen Hen

Sony PSP - Released - March 30, 2006

Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousen Hen is a Simulation game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Don Doko Don

Don Doko Don

Arcade - Released - 1989

The players are bearded dwarves who must defeat various enemies by using a mallet to stun them. Players can pick stunned enemies up and throw them at other enemies to destroy them. Destroyed enemies leave behind fruit which can be collected for points. Once all enemies are destroyed play proceeds to the next level which is generally more difficult. Throughout the game, various power-ups can be collected, which represent potions, hammers, or books help the players' character speed up, receive more power, or kill in different ways. In certain screens various secret levels can be accessed.

DownTown

DownTown

Arcade - Released - 1989

Players control two public officials who wander their way through the violent city streets fighting gang members and corrupt cops. The whole gang is after you and the cops are on their side. The only hope to make Down Town a safe place again is to bring the boss to justice.

Elevator Action

Elevator Action

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Elevator Action (エレベーターアクション, Erebētā Akushon) is a 1983 arcade game by Taito Corporation. It has a mix of the action, platformer, puzzle and shooter genres.

Erementar Gerad: Matoe, Suifu no Ken

Erementar Gerad: Matoe, Suifu no Ken

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - June 30, 2005

A cell-shaded videogame version of the popular comic "Erementar Gerad" (sic), perhaps more appropriately romaji-fied as Elemental Gerad. The game allows you to battle as Cloud Van Giruet or other characters from the series in one-on-one fights. In addition to standard fighting moves, you'll also find a few special attacks which make use of the special connection between a character and his weapon. The game will feature four modes of play: story mode, single play, multi play and practice. Story mode follows the story of the comic.

Exit 2

Exit 2

Sony PSP - Released - March 22, 2007

Mr. ESC returns in the sequel to the original Exit. Once again, the player must use a combination of platform jumping and puzzle solving to rescue trapped civilians with particular personality traits. The game features a variety of tools (such as ladders and fire extinguishers) to get past some of the many hazards across the levels (like weakened floors, fire, and electric arcs). The player must use Mr. ESC's athleticism and planning to clear a safe path for the civilians to reach the exit. Civilians have basic A.I., and can be ordered to stay or follow. The player can also direct one...

The Flintstones

The Flintstones

Sega Genesis - Released - October 22, 1993

It's the weekend and Fred Flintstone returns home from work very excited about the Bedrock Super Bowl final tonight. As he arrives home Wilma reminds him of his promise to paint the living room before her mother arrives on Sunday. Wilma insists that Fred can only go bowling if he paints the living room. Reluctantly, Fred agrees, but he doesn't bargain for baby-sitting Pebbles and painting at the same time. Chaos, fun and the Flintstones humor is everywhere!

Flipull: An Exciting Cube Game

Flipull: An Exciting Cube Game

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 15, 1989

Flipull: An Exciting Cube Game is a Puzzle game, developed by Daiei Seisakusho and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Giga Wing Generations

Giga Wing Generations

Taito Type X - October 1, 2004

GigaWing Generations is the third game in the series, preceded by Giga Wing and Giga Wing 2. This one has no characters to pilot the 4 selectable planes and no story line. Each ship varies in ability more drastically than they do in previous Giga Wing games including flight speed and shot type. The player now selects which stage (out of two) to tackle first (in previous Giga Wings the plane choice affected the starting stage). It's also the first game in the series to use a vertically aligned monitor.

Gokuraku! Chuuka Taisen

Gokuraku! Chuuka Taisen

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 13, 1992

Based on the legend of the Monkey King, this takes the shoot 'em up genre and puts it into a fantastical ancient Chinese setting. Riding on your cloud, you have to fend off oriental spirits and monsters that seem to have taken a dislike for you. Take care though, as one hit and you are dead - sending you back to the last restart point in the level. Helping you on your travels are, of course, the obligatory power-up pods and also an occasional shop where you can purchase such useful powers as a ring of fire and 3-way reverse shots. Also handy is the fact that you can spin around at any time to...

Golden Castle

Arcade - Unreleased - 1986

An unreleased prototype 2D fighting game developed by Allumer for the Taito Corporation and completed in 1986. In this game one loses armor in different locations by being hit there and a second hit to the same area will result in a victory. In the challenge round you advance on an attacker who is sending ranged attacks and you may use your shield to stop attacks and occasionally pick up a thrown weapon for points.

Golf-kko Open

Golf-kko Open

Nintendo Entertainment System - November 25, 1989

Golf-kko Open is a Sports game, developed by TOSE and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Great Swordsman

Great Swordsman

Arcade - Released - 1984

Great Swordsman is a 1-on-1, side view, sword fighting game that spans 3 types of sword fighting: Fencing, Kendo, and gladiator-style combat.

Groove Coaster 2: Heavenly Festival

Taito Type X - Released - January 22, 2015

Groove Coaster 2: Heavenly Festival (known as Rhythmvaders 2 in some areas outside Japan) was released on January 22, 2015, in which the "LEVEL" system was removed and was replaced by a new system called the "GROOVE COIN" system, in which players can get "GROOVE COINs" according to their performance and use them as currency for virtual goods.

Half-Life 2: Survivor Ver. 2.0

Half-Life 2: Survivor Ver. 2.0

Taito Type X - June 28, 2006

Half-Life 2: Survivor is an arcade game based on the science fiction first-person shooter video game, Half-Life 2. It was released on June 28, 2006 on Taito's Type X+ arcade system, with a 32" widescreen high definition LCD. The game's player character is controlled with joysticks and floor pedals, and offers three game modes: Story, Battle, and Mission, each with different objectives. The game was met with a generally positive reception. Reviewers found it interesting to play the game in an arcade environment, and considered the shift to an arcade setting an excellent introduction of the...

Hat Trick Hero

Hat Trick Hero

Arcade - March 27, 1992

European Football Champ was released to coincide with the 1992 European Championships. The game scrolls horizontally at a slight angle, and recreates the coin-op's close-up zoom effect after a player scores. Only a small area of the pitch is on screen at a time, but there is a scanner to show the whole pitch. Although the game has a referee, he often loses attention, and these moments give you a chance to foul, punch or side-swipe opposition players. One and two player options are included.

Hat Trick Hero S

Hat Trick Hero S

Sega Saturn - Released - December 8, 1995

"Hattrick Hero S" reminds us of the side-scrolling arcade soccer games in 2D that were popular in the coin-ops of the 90's, especially of the Super Sidekicks series. In this game we can choose among a large list of national teams (42 in total) from all the continents, and we can compete in either a friendly match, a championship, a world league or a penalty shoot out session. Each team counts with an "Ace" player (you can guess who he is by seeing "Ace" above his head during a match), or in other words, the man with the best skills in the team. The game also counts with a system that lets you...

Hit the Ice: VHL - The Official Video Hockey League

Hit the Ice: VHL - The Official Video Hockey League

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 20, 1991

If you've ever heard the joke, "The other night I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out," then you already know what Hit the Ice is all about. This is rough and tumble, no holds barred hockey action that will challenge your stick-handling skills as well as your head-bashing abilities. While the traditional rules of hockey apply, that doesn't mean you can't throw an elbow or a high stick when the ref isn't looking. And since this is two-on-two hockey, the action is fast and furious as you try to outscore and outslug your opponent in four-player hockey action.

Honkaku Yonin-uchi Pro Mahjong: Mahjong-Ou Portable

Honkaku Yonin-uchi Pro Mahjong: Mahjong-Ou Portable

Sony PSP - Released - April 13, 2006

Honkaku Yonin-uchi Pro Mahjong: Mahjong-Ou Portable is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Honkakuha Igo: Gosei

Honkakuha Igo: Gosei

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - October 28, 1994

Honkakuha Igo: Gosei ("Real Go: Gosei", where Gosei is the name of a national Go competition in Japan, and also the title conferred to its winner) is a Go game for the Super Famicom developed by Aisystem Tokyo and published by Taito. As the name suggests, the AI in this game is competition level and is designed to improve the game of advanced players. There is also an option to play against a second human being. Like most games based on this board game, Honkakuha Igo was only released in Japan. It is unaffiliated with the Honkaku Mahjong series.

Insector X

Insector X

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 20, 1990

They're gonna bug ya... to DEATH! Compared to these guys, killer bees are about as scary as a butterfly. In this awesome insect Empire you've got to be a fast gun! No can of bug spray will help you here. These giant mechanized insects mean business. Become too enthralled with the beautiful landscape and your daydreams could become a nightmare! Become... Insector X! A moment's delay could be your last!!

International League Soccer

International League Soccer

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - 2000

International League Soccer is a soccer game which lets the player choose from over 40 national teams. There are friendly matches (with up to four human players), competitions and tourneys. A World Ranking mode keeps track of the performances of each player. These can be compared with the players of other teams in graded performances. A special feature of the game is that the controls can be changed so that most actions are bound to the same button. The game itself will then evaluate which action is most appropriate for the current situation. The game comes with variable weather effects,...

Jet de Go!

Nintendo Game Boy Color - February 1, 2000

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Jet de GO! Pocket

Jet de GO! Pocket

Sony PSP - Released - December 15, 2005

Jet de GO! Pocket is the third installment of Taito's flight simulation series for Sony consoles and the first one to be released on PSP. The first title in the series, Jet de GO!, was released on PlayStation in 2000 and its sequel, simply titled "Jet de GO! 2", was released on PlayStation 2 in 2002. Just like its predecessors, the game allows the player to take the captain's chair in the cockpit of a commercial airliner making flights to and from major Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo. The game features a variety of airplanes such as the Boeing B747, B777 and B767,...

The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates

The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 1, 1994

George Jetson was about to run out to work when his pal Captain Zoom appears out of thin air. Zoom tells him that Zora, the leader of SPREE ("Space Pirates Revelling in Evil Enterprises"), is planning on looting this solar system of all its resource! Unfortunately, in his last encounter with Zora, Zoom has used up all his strength and now he is powerless so he asks George to take over. He gives George his Pneumo Osmatic Precipitator (or P.O.P.) and bids him good luck. Can George save his family and this galaxy? Guide George through 9 stages of intergalactic action armed with only his wits...

Jigoku Meguri

Jigoku Meguri

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - August 3, 1990

In this cute but spooky platformer, the player takes control of a small and completely bald Buddhist monk, the high priest bonze Kackremboh, who is on a perilous journey through the depths of Hell. Emma, the king of the underworld, has gone mad and our hero's mission is to stop him and his minions. The monk can use his magical powers and shoot bouncing marbles which curiously look like large Malas (traditional Hindu and Buddhist prayer beads). They come in different colors, each of which represents a specific power - red for fire, purple for lightening and so forth.

Jui: Dr. Touma Joutarou

Jui: Dr. Touma Joutarou

Sony PSP - Released - February 2, 2006

Jui: Dr. Touma Joutarou is an Adventure game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Kawaii Pet Shop Monogatari

Kawaii Pet Shop Monogatari

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - September 23, 1999

Kawaii Pet Shop Monogatari 2

Kawaii Pet Shop Monogatari 2

Nintendo Game Boy Color - December 22, 2000

Kiki Kai Kai

Kiki Kai Kai

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 27, 1990

Supernatural action game with plenty of oriental ghouls and spirits after your blood.

Kisha de Go!

Kisha de Go!

Sony Playstation - December 23, 2000

Where the Densha De Go! simulators featured modern trains, this simulator goes back in time and features a few different Japanese steam locos. Kisha de GO! is part of the Densha de GO! series by Taito. This game lets you drive steam locomotives through the Japanese countryside - the coverage included portions of the Keihin-Tohoku Line, Shinetsu Main Line and Banetsu-Sai Line. Controls are somewhat more difficult than usual for the Densha de GO! series. This is to reflect the simulation of steam engines.These are harder to drive than the modern trains, as these have poor brakes and you...

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Koushien

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Koushien

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 19, 1992

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Koushien is a Sports game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium

Nintendo Entertainment System - June 28, 1988

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium (究極ハリキリスタジアム? lit. Ultimate Harikiri Stadium) is a baseball game developed by Taito Corporation. It was published in Japan for the Famicom in 1988. It is the first of the series of baseball games that was informally known as "Harisuta", which saw four games published for the Famicom, and two more for the Super Famicom. The starting entry contains 13 teams, 12 of which are modeled after real Japanese teams, while a 13th team (the I team) consists of a team of women players who represent various idols or models who were popular at the time. The game features a single...

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium III

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium III

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 1, 1991

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium III is a Sports game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium: '88 Senshu Shin Data Version

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium: '88 Senshu Shin Data Version

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 16, 1988

Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium '88 Senshuu Shin Data lit. Ultimate Harikiri Stadium '88 Players Updated Data Version) is a baseball game developed by Taito Corporation for the Famicom. It is an updated version of Taito's original Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium. Like its predecessor, it is a straightforward baseball simulation game for the Famicom which was never released outside of Japan. Besides a roster update and a few graphical improvements there is little difference between this and the previous game in the series. This process of having minor incremental improvements between annual releases...

Kyuukyoku Tiger

Kyuukyoku Tiger

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 31, 1989

A vertically scrolling helicopter shoot 'em up, Kyukyoku Tiger bears more than a passing resemblance to games like Raiden and Daisenpu. The gameplay is familiar enough, with smart bombs and coloured power-ups that give a variety of weapons.

Left 4 Dead: Survivors

Taito Type X - Released - April 30, 2014

Left 4 Dead: Survivors (LEFT 4 DEAD -生存者たち-) also known as Left 4 Dead: Arcade (L4DAC) is a Japanese version of Left 4 Dead 2 redesigned for Japanese arcades, featuring an entirely new cast of survivors. The game still takes place in the United States featuring the same scenarios from Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, but the characters are seemingly designed to appeal to a Japanese audience. This game was initially teased as Project Z before the actual game's reveal on April 30, 2014. The game used Nesica.Net to enable online play, events, and in-game items that could be purchased with ZG...

Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no Fukkatsu

Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no Fukkatsu

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 23, 1987

Minevaton Saga takes place on the world Minelvaton, in the area known as Southern Ofelia. In the kingdom of Palmeccia both the King and Queen have been murdered by the hands of a servant of Ragon, son of the Zuhl. The player takes control of the Prince of Palmeccia in a quest for revenge and to kill the evil Ragon.

N.Y. Captor

N.Y. Captor

Arcade - Released - 1985

You play a marksman who has to rescue hostages from terrorists. Fire upon enemies from your position, but avoid shooting the bystanders. After the last life has been lost, a sequence shows your character falling from his perch to his death.

The Newzealand Story

The Newzealand Story

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - February 23, 1990

Platformer in which you play Tiki the Kiwi, out to rescue your kiwi friends from the nasty animals that have taken them captive. The platforming action requires you to navigate through sets of levels to reach your goals armed with a long-range bow and arrow to defend yourself. You can gain various upgrade items along the way such as a laser gun, fast running shoes and plenty of floating transport like hot air balloons or inflatable ducks to ride around on. But take care as these pop easily, and you yourself can only take a single hit before expiring

Ninja Hayate

Ninja Hayate

Arcade - Released - 1984

The story takes place in Japan, you play as Hayate, a young up and coming ninja warrior out to stop the evil of Lougi and his army of ghouls and goblins. You are out to avenge your father's death as well as the emperor and rescue your girlfriend from the clutches of evil and bring an end to the terror visited upon your lands. Some of the villains you face are Marco Killmore (a half man, half eagle samurai warrior), Zallen (a disgraced samurai warrior out to destroy Hayate), Vengor (a stone shiva-type character), Desfal (a medusa-like woman), Destroyer MPK (a possessed collection of samurai...

Ooedo Senryoubako

Ooedo Senryoubako

Sony PSP - Released - February 23, 2006

Ooedo Senryoubako is an Action game, developed and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Operation Thunderbolt

Operation Thunderbolt

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1994

Bringing you enhanced shoot-'em-up action for one or two players, THUNDERBOLT not only reproduces the horizontally-scrolling gameplay of WOLF, but adds 3D action to the scenario as you test your nerve against swooping jets, helicopters, tanks and many more awesome adversaries! Use the laser sight or the bulletproof vest, but watch out for those air-to-ground missiles!

Psychic Force 2

Psychic Force 2

Sony Playstation - March 17, 2000

Psychic Force is a fighting arcade game created by Taito which was later ported to the PlayStation in 1996. The PlayStation version was released by Acclaim in North America, and in PAL regions. The game was a 3D fighter which combined the normal features of an arcade fighting game with psychic powers. There were eight characters available to choose from in the game, all deemed as 'psychic masters'. The game was released without much hype and failed to sell many copies. In 1999 a sequel was released under the title Psychic Force 2012 also for the arcade, and was ported for the Dreamcast...

Psychic Force: Puzzle Taisen

Psychic Force: Puzzle Taisen

Sony Playstation - Released - October 2, 1997

Psychic Force is a fighting arcade game created by Taito which was later ported to the PlayStation in 1996. The PlayStation version was released by Acclaim in North America, and in PAL regions. The game was a 3D fighter which combined the normal features of an arcade fighting game with psychic powers. There were eight characters available to choose from in the game, all deemed as 'psychic masters'. The game was released without much hype and failed to sell many copies. In 1999 a sequel was released under the title Psychic Force 2012 also for the arcade, and was ported for the Dreamcast...

Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble

Taito Type X

Puzzle Bobble (Japanese: パズルボブル Hepburn: Pazuru Boburu), also known as Bust-a-Move in North America, is a 1994 tile-matching arcade puzzle video game for one or two players created by Taito Corporation. It is based on Taito's popular 1986 arcade game Bubble Bobble, featuring characters and themes from that game. Its characteristically cute Japanese animation and music, along with its play mechanics and level designs, made it successful as an arcade title and spawned several sequels and ports to home gaming systems.

Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble

Arcade - Released - 1994

Puzzle Bobble (Japanese: パズルボブル Hepburn: Pazuru Boburu), also known as Bust-a-Move in North America, is a 1994 tile-matching arcade puzzle video game for one or two players created by Taito Corporation. It is based on Taito's popular 1986 arcade game Bubble Bobble, featuring characters and themes from that game. Its characteristically cute Japanese animation and music, along with its play mechanics and level designs, made it successful as an arcade title and spawned several sequels and ports to home gaming systems.

Puzzle Bobble Pocket

Puzzle Bobble Pocket

Sony PSP - Released - December 22, 2004

Puzzle Bobble Pocket (パズルボブル ポケット), is the 2004 PSP Japanese release based on Taito's 1986 tile-matching arcade puzzle video game Bubble Bobble. Bust-A-Move is the title used for the game series in North America. Gameplay follows the standard formula: the player controls a catapult at the bottom of the play field that shoots bubbles of random colors. When three or more bubbles of the same color touch, they are removed from the field. After a while, the existing bubbles are pushed down into the play field by a descending ceiling or by more bubbles being added from the top. The game is lost...

Qix

Qix

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

The objective of Qix is to fence off, or claim, a supermajority of the playfield. At the start of each level, the playing field is a large, empty rectangle, containing the "Qix"—a stick-like entity that performs graceful but unpredictable motions within the confines of the rectangle, and you can either draw these rectangles fast or slow. Drawing the rectangles using the "slow" method awards you the most points. Once a rectangle has been made, it will be colored in to show that you have claimed your territory. While drawing the rectangles, you need to watch out for Qix (pronounced "kicks"), a...

QIX

QIX

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

In this game, you guide a marker which must draw rectangles and other weird objects in order to claim your territory, and you can either draw these rectangles fast or slow. Drawing the rectangles using the "slow" method awards you the most points. Once a rectangle has been made, it will be colored in to show that you have claimed your territory. While drawing the rectangles, you need to watch out for Qix (pronounced "kicks"), a series of colored lines that crawl the screen. In addition to Qix, you also need to avoid the Sparks who travel around the border, as well as any lines that you have...

Rainbow Islands: Extra Version

Arcade - 1988

Ray Storm

Ray Storm

Arcade

RayStorm is a scrolling shooter developed by the Taito Corporation. Originally released in Japan as an arcade game in 1996, it was later ported there to Sony's PlayStation game console in 1997, to the Sega Saturn (under the name Layer Section II) in that same year, and to Windows-based personal computers in 2001. In North America, it was released for the PlayStation by Working Designs in June 1997. The PlayStation version was also released in Europe by SCE Europe. It was re-released in 2010 with improved graphics, as RayStorm HD, for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 (with the latter version...

RC De Go

RC De Go

Arcade - 1999

Released in May 1999 in Japan. © 1999 Taito Corp.

Return of the Invaders

Return of the Invaders

Arcade - Released - 1985

Return of the Invaders is the third game in Taito's Space Invaders series. It's a more radical change from the original concept than Part II and features an all new full colour look. There are several new features in the game. Most noticeable are the additions of new enemy formations, seen already in the first wave where the aliens circle around. Some aliens also, when shot, leave their positions and dive towards the player. Others can reflect the player's shots and send them back against him. The game also adds bonus stages similar to Galaga. Another new addition is that the UFOs at the top...

Saibara Rieko no Mahjong Hourouki

Saibara Rieko no Mahjong Hourouki

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 12, 1995

Saibara Rieko no Mahjong Hourouki ("Rieko Saibara's Mahjong Travelogue", roughly) is a mahjong game for the Super Famicom that features the art of its namesake Rieko Saibara, a moderately famous manga artist that focuses on "slice of life" manga strips. The game is filled with her distinct and cartoony style, from the portraits of the mahjong players to the background and title screen characters. The game itself is a traditional four-player mahjong simulator: players aim to be the first to acquire a winning hand, winning a number of points from their opponents conditional on the quality of...

Samurai Aces

Samurai Aces

Sony Playstation 2 - February 3, 2006

Samurai Aces is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Psikyo and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 2004.

SD Keiji: Blader

SD Keiji: Blader

Nintendo Entertainment System - July 19, 1991

SD Keiji: Blader is a Role-Playing game, developed by NMK and published by Taito Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Shikigami no Shiro III

Shikigami no Shiro III

Taito Type X - Released - February 28, 2006

Shikigami no Shiro III is a bullet hell released in Japan in video arcades in 2006. The game plays much like its shooter predecessors. As before, there are five levels each in two parts, with a boss at the end of each part. Before major bosses and between levels there are cutscenes with dialogue featuring the character(s) in play. The dialogue is unique for each different pair of characters selected, resulting in, according to the publisher, 55 different scenarios. Each character has a primary standard attack, which is generally forward-shooting bullets. This is activated by tapping the fire...

Sky Destroyer

Sky Destroyer

Arcade - Released - 1985

Sky Destroyer (スカイデストロイヤー Sukai Desutoroiyā) is a rail shooter video game in which the player controls a World War II Japanese monoplane. The pilot is required to destroy enemies to clear stages. It was released by Taito Corporation in 1985 for video arcades as well as for the Family Computer. The player's plane is equipped with machine guns and torpedoes and ammunition is unlimited. The colour of the sky changes according to the time of the day (afternoon, evening, night). F6F Hellcats (F4U Corsairs in the Arcade Version) are common enemy fighter planes the player will encounter....

Sonic Blast Man

Sonic Blast Man

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

His Body Is A Lethal Weapon! The Sonic Blast Man is highly skilled in all forms of physical combat. With this Dynamite Punches, Flip Kicks, Judo Throws, and other fighting techniques, he uses his body to thrash enemies. As he travels around Earth and on a Space Station, he will be challenged by hundreds of human, robot, and alien foes! The Blast Man faces adventures that will push him to the limits of his skill--and beyond!

Sonic Blast Man II

Sonic Blast Man II

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1994

Sonic Blast Man ...The World Needs You! Yafu, the self-proclaimed omniscient one from a distant planet, has targeted Earth and all its inhabitants for sudden destruction. Saving humanity from this terrible fate is Sonic Blast Man's immediate task...and he's going to need all the help he can get! In this amazing sequel, Sonic Blast Man teams up with two other super action heroes: Sonic Blast girl, Sonia, and the cybernoid earthling, Captain Choyear. Each character has his/her own unique arsenal and some devastating special moves. You will be able to choose any one of the three as you chop...

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Earth is under attack from rows of bomb dropping aliens, and you need to defend it! The rows of aliens begin at the top of the screen, and you control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to earn points by shooting the aliens before they can land. The aliens march back and forth, and each time the end of the screen is reached they will drop one row closer to the bottom. Shoot them all, and you move on to the next (tougher) level, but if even one of them lands the game is over. From time to time a flying saucer will pass by along the top of the screen; shoot this to earn...

Space Invaders (Japan)

Space Invaders (Japan)

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 30, 1990

Earth is under attack from rows of bomb dropping aliens, and you need to defend it! The rows of aliens begin at the top of the screen, and you control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to earn points by shooting the aliens before they can land. The aliens march back and forth, and each time the end of the screen is reached they will drop one row closer to the bottom. Shoot them all, and you move on to the next (tougher) level, but if even one of them lands the game is over. From time to time a flying saucer will pass by along the top of the screen; shoot this to earn...

Space Invaders 2000

Space Invaders 2000

Sony Playstation - Released - December 3, 1998

Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. To complete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools. It was one of...

Space Invaders Extreme

Space Invaders Extreme

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - May 6, 2009

Superb sound and visuals grace SPACE INVADERS EXTREME, a high-definition experience that stays true to the Space Invaders aesthetic. The XBLA version comes with an added bonus: the Visualizer System, where the music subtly changes as the background movie changes. You'll also be able to challenge other players over Xbox LIVE, including in Score Attack mode, as well as play cooperatively to take on the invaders as a team!

Space Invaders Extreme 2

Space Invaders Extreme 2

Nintendo DS - Released - October 19, 2009

Space Invaders Extreme 2 follows in the footsteps of last year's critically acclaimed Space Invaders Extreme, which was regarded by many as the best remake of the original classic. This year the iconic Invaders are back again and this time the action is even more extreme! The game combines the essence of the original game with a stunning alliance of futuristic graphic design and cutting-edge audio, overhauled gameplay and a whole new range of amazing power-ups.

Space Invaders: Fukkatsu no Hi

Space Invaders: Fukkatsu no Hi

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 30, 1990

Space Invaders: Fukkatsu no Hi ("Space Invaders: Day of Resurrection") is a PC Engine exclusive variant of Taito's classic 1978 space shoot 'em up. As well as including an "original mode", which plays identically to the original Arcade version and includes a hidden setting that plays the game in black and white monochrome, Fukkatsu no Hi also includes a "Space Invaders Plus" mode which includes more contemporary 16-bit graphics and power-ups earned from destroying UFOs. The player's ship can also take several hits before being destroyed, but generally has less cover to hide behind.

Space Invaders: Invasion Day

Space Invaders: Invasion Day

Sony Playstation 2 - December 1, 2002

Space Raiders is a third-person shooter taking place after an alien invasion of Earth. The game is a spin-off of Taito's Space Invaders with similar gameplay but in a 3D destroyed city setting. The player can take control of three character. These are Justin, a youngster knocked out and left for dead after his friends got slaughtered while on the run from the aliens. Also, there's Ashly, the camerawomen who is trying to find her boyfriend who got missing after the invasion. And Naji the policeman who lost his partner in a fight with the aliens. Gameplay includes shooting at the aliens...

Spica Adventure

Spica Adventure

Taito Type X - Released - August 5, 2005

Spica Adventure is an Arcade game from Taito. The game's heroine must pass through a series of stages filled with abstract and cartoony dangers, similar to Taito's earlier Bubble Bobble series (though, graphically, it resembles Taito's later Mr. Driller games). The game remains exclusive to the Japanese Arcade, where it debuted in 2005 on the Taito Type X hardware. While it remains an obscurity in the greater gaming world, it is popular in the speed run community due to its fast-paced game play.

Super Chase H.Q.

Super Chase H.Q.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1993

A high-speed chase to run down crime! The suspects are pulling away, so you rev up to 180 m.p.h. The city passes in a blur, then some fool pulls out in front of you! Tires scream and snarl, grabbing the road as you slam on the brakes and whistle past a telephone pole! You race back up to 200 m.p.h. and close on the criminals.

Super Sangokushi

Super Sangokushi

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - August 12, 1994

Romance of the Three Kingdoms (JP: Sangokushi) is a strategy game based on the Chinese novel of the same name. The player assumes the role of one of the Chinese generals involved in the conflict, attempting to recover land from their two rival kingdoms and unite China under their kingdom's rule. The game was originally released in December 1985 for the NEC PC-88 platform. Koei would go on to port the game to many other systems, as well as create many sequels with iterative improvements. Super Sangokushi is a revamped version of the original Sangokushi for the Super Famicom that was...

Super Soccer Champ

Super Soccer Champ

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 1, 1992

TAKE CHARGE OF THE BEST SOCCER TEAMS IN THE WORLD! With SUPER SOCCER CHAMP, you not only manage the team and plot strategy, you get to be each member of the team, including Ace! As you battle through a series of matches on your way to the top, you will control the active player on your team in both offensive and defensive action. Not only can you perform volleys, passes, goal shots, overhead kicks and a lot of other tricks, you can even choose to foul. To regain the ball, your defensive players can punch, pull, shoulder charge, and slide tackle. This has never before been possible in a video...

Superman

Superman

Arcade - Released - 1988

Superman is an arcade Beat 'em up/Shoot 'em up released by Taito Corporation in 1988. It is based on the popular hero icon Superman from DC Comics. Released in 1988 for the X System, The player assume the role of Superman, who must fight through five levels to make the world safe from the evil Emperor Zaas. The second player's red Superman is identical to the first player's blue Superman, except in appearance. However, the red Superman's presence is never explained in the game.

Syvalion

Syvalion

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - January 1, 1992

The player controls a metal dragon with shooter gameplay. This game was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, creator of Bubble Bobble.

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