Super Nintendo Entertainment System - September 29, 1995
The game puts players in command of a railway company. There are no rival companies; the player controls the only one in the city and the game is resultingly fairly open-ended. A-Train III is the first game in the series to make use of near-isometric dimetric projection to present the city, similar to Maxis's SimCity 2000. There are two types of transport that the player's company can take: passengers or building materials. The former is more likely to be profitable, but building materials allow the city to grow. Wherever the building materials are delivered, they can be taken and used to...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - March 24, 1995
Atlas is a historical business and discovery game. The game is set in the 15th century. You are in a contract with the King of Portugal. For 10.000 gold a year you have to explore the area 1000 miles south of Portugal within five years. You are allowed to trade with the goods you discover, but all information gathered on your travels is property of the King of Portugal.
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 10, 1993
Foregoing the generic fantasy setting of most RPGs, Aurora Quest casts you as Otaku-chan, a man in a land controlled by a group of five women called Aurora (who would pass quite easily for a Japanese girlie band). Together with your fellow travellers, Jonjon and Nekketsu, you work your way through a humorous sci-fi story. The gameplay is very standard RPG stuff with towns containing shops, hotels and so on, and the world map throwing up random encounters every few steps. These battles are turn based with the usual mechanics of selecting your attacks and watching them play out - although you...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 14, 1990
This game is a humorous "star simulation", or, better to say, a strategy game with elements of luck, in which your goal is to become a famous musician or a star of the Japanese theater, particularly succeeding in monomane, a technique of imitation. There are four characters in the game which are controlled by players or computer. The turns of the game are determined by a roll of dice. The characters are located on a city map, and move around it according to the number that their dice rolled, somewhat similarly to monopoly-type board games. Each time you stop, you access a location where...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 22, 1995
Battle Submarine is a Strategy game, developed by Office Koukan and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1995.
NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1991
"Well, kid, you really stepped in it this time! Either you're bein' framed for a murder or you really iced the guy, but if I was you, I'd get outta town. 'Course I ain't you, and you ain't got my sense. Knowin' you, you'll try ta figure it all out. Jeesh, some guys never learn. Do ya really think ya got a chance with the cops, the mob and who knows who else all after ya? Well good luck, pal. Oh by the way, did I mention that ya don't even remember who ya are?" Enter Deja Vu, one of Mindscape's interactive graphic adventures. They're games which draw you into the action. There are no...
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 23, 1989
F-1 Pilot is a F1 racing game for the PC Engine, one that depicts the racing from the driver's seat of the vehicle. The player is able to select a car before a race, but they all appear to be functionally identical except for the color. The player can also choose to have engine noises or BGM (Background music), but not both. Selecting either of the BGM modes will disable all sound effects from the game, including tire screeching and crashing noises.
Microsoft MSX2 - 1987
Family Billiards is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Dual and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1987.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - August 1, 1997
Fune Tarou is a Sports game, published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1997.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 18, 1994
Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2: Dorapon Quest is a Miscellaneous game, developed by Bits Laboratory and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1994.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - September 24, 1993
Dodgeball game.The player can choose between several different teams, all with their own distinctive look, stage and special dodgeball attacks.There are exhibition and tournament modes, including an elimination challenge. The game can also support up to four players with a MultiTap peripheral, with many different variations for teams (2 Humans vs 2 Humans, 3 Humans vs CPU, 3 Humans vs 1 Human, 4 Humans vs CPU, etc.).
NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - December 13, 1991
Hihou Densetsu Chris no Bouken is an Action game, developed by Arc System Works and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988
Originally released for Famicom in 1987, Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong made its way to MSX2 one year later, thanks to the good folks at Pack-In-Video. The game is identical to its Famicom counterpart and features some solid 1v1 mahjong action.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 19, 1996
Isozuri: Ritou Hen ("Rock Fishing: Island Edition", where Isozuri specifically refers to standing on a rocky coastline while casting out to sea) is a fishing game exclusive to the Super Famicom. The player travels around an archipelago finding a place to start angling, catching different ocean fish depending on the location and the time of day. The game was one of many fishing simulators developed by Pack-In-Video for the console. Players had a limited selection of bait and lures they could switch between depending on the available fish.
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - October 20, 1989
Kattobi! Douji is a Japanese baseball game that plays far more like a strategic sim where the player controls the whole team rather than an action game in which the player is only directly responsible for whomever is pitching and batting. The game is based on an obscure manga of the same name about a competitive high school baseball team. Rather than controlling the batter or the pitcher, the player selects one of several "plays", which resemble cards with various symbols in different spots, and the opponent does likewise. The next pitch then plays out depending on how the two plays...
Nintendo Entertainment System - August 10, 1990
Kawa no Nushi Tsuri is a Role-Playing game, developed by Yuu Yuu and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987
The player starts this game off controlling the actions of an ordinary citizen on their way to a movie theater. In the south cinema, the player chats with two teenagers about the actual movie at which point a hush descends upon the room and the in-game film begins...where the player learns that they have been chosen to be the thrall of Jareth the Goblin King, who must be overcome to finish the game. A clock ticks down 13 meager hours to complete this task, lest the player's character end up lost in the labyrinth forever.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 10, 1995
The game is a side-scroller which is divided into six stages. The player starts with a three-heart life gauge and one spell attack. The player can increase Princess's lives by collecting golden tokens (which look like the Princess's face), gaining one life for every three coins collected. The player can also increase health by finding heart containers in treasure chests. Spells can be obtained throughout the game and are important for advancing further.
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1989
Future Wars: Lios (未来戦史：ライオス Mirai Senshi: Raiosu = Future Soldier: Lios) is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Pack-In-Video, the same developers who brought us Die Hard (NES). In this game, you play as Cecilia and her army of robots. You must make it to Goinkia's castle and stop him from taking over. To do this, you must travel the overworld and select a location. Once you do, you must take out the enemy's commander robot and then the enemy's base. Then you will win and will be allowed to progress. Sometimes defeating enemies unlocks new weapons.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - September 27, 1996
The hero of the game is Fron, a sixteen-year old boy who lives on the island of Monstania. One day, strolling in the forest, he notices a strange light. The light lead him to a clearing, and then suddenly disappeared. But Fron realized what was the meaning of that light - it was a fairy! Of course, everybody knew that fairies had been long extinct, but Fron never believed in that. All his life he wanted to meet a real fairy, and now, when the opportunity has come, he firmly decides to find her. His girlfriend Tia helps him on the dangerous journey, during which they meet a mysterious little...
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988
Predator is a 2D action platformer. The object of the game is to survive the dangers of the jungle while you shoot down guerillas and wildlife using variety of weapons including machine gun, landmines, and grenades. Killing an enemy usually gives you more ammo for one of the three weapons.
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - March 30, 1989
Putt Putt Golf by Pack-In-Video is one of many golf games for the Famicom and the Famicom Disk System, but one of the few to take players through an abstract world rather than an approximation of a real golf course. The goal of each stage is to reach the hole on the green and pot the ball in as few strokes as possible, but each of the courses are covered with various obstacles - some animated, some stationary. The player must navigate around them (or use them to their advantage, in some cases) in order to achieve the best score.
Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985
You start off in the middle of the battlefield wielding only a knife, which you use by running into enemies and jamming the attack button, hoping they die before you do. If you explore around, you can find other weapons like arrows and machine guns, which can be used for a limited amount of times. Although you regenerate health by standing still for a few seconds, you'll constantly be running out of food if you dawdle, and you can only take a few hits anyway. The game world isn't very big, but you get to hop into a canoe, find keys, avoid snakes, and generally rummage around to find whatever...
Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1989
A fun little disk-based action-RPG for the MSX2 similar to the Ys series.
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - August 10, 1988
Sylviana lived with her mom in relative peace after her father passed away. One day, her mom came down with a mysterious illness. Despite everything Sylviana tried, her mother's condition only got worse. Then one day, she heard a rumor about a Dr. Doppler, who can create a medicine that will cure any disease. She decides to head out and find this Dr. Doppler, and convince him to give her the medicine. However, she soon finds out that the doctor is unable to help her, due to having had his eight treasures stolen from him by demons. Sylviana vows to return the treasures to him in exchange for...
Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986
Super Rambo Special is an action game based on movie Rambo: First Blood Part 2. As in the movie you play the part of one-man-army John Rambo who is busted out of prison by his former CO to go deep into the Vietnamese jungle and rescue a group of P.O.W.s. You control Rambo from a top-down perspective as he explores the jungle looking for keys and avoiding enemy patrols, the keys allow you to unlock the many huts you will come across in the jungle and must be explored to release the P.O.W.s and gather weapons and munitions in order to raise some hell, as your trusty knife is not going to cut...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 19, 1996
It is the first title in the spin-off "Sea" series where the fishing takes place in the sea rather than the rive
Nintendo Virtual Boy - Released - October 6, 1995
Virtual Fishing is a Sports game, developed by Locomotive Corporation and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1995.
Sega Saturn - Released - August 30, 1996
Never dreamed having an expansive sportscar and an amazing babe at your side? If so this game is for you. Get the car and maybe the babe will come if you are good enough. And maybe she will let you see a little more of her... Depending on you...
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 14, 1990
Action block puzzle game, known in another guise as Solomon's Key. You have to obtain the key and get to the exit by creating and destroying blocks and avoiding various monsters and obstacles. A password save allows ease of continuing.