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Arctic

Arctic

Sharp X1 - Released - 1988

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

Arctic

Arctic

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

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

Arctic

Arctic

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1988

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

The Atlas

The Atlas

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1991

The 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.

The Atlas

The Atlas

NEC PC-9801 - Released - August 2, 1991

The 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.

The Atlas II

The Atlas II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 9, 1993

The Atlas II is a follow-up to Atlas. Like its predecessor, it is a historical strategy, discovery, and trade simulation game. The game's timeline is set about a hundred years later than in the first game, in 16th century. Like in the previous game, the player takes control of a merchant on a mission from the King of Portugal to explore, discover new goods, and successfully trade with other countries. The player can create trade routes on land and sea, meet important persons, acquire and sell goods, set up offices in other cities, hunt for treasures, and be the first to explore little-known...

The Atlas II

The Atlas II

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

The Atlas II is a follow-up to Atlas. Like its predecessor, it is a historical strategy, discovery, and trade simulation game. The game's timeline is set about a hundred years later than in the first game, in 16th century. Like in the previous game, the player takes control of a merchant on a mission from the King of Portugal to explore, discover new goods, and successfully trade with other countries. The player can create trade routes on land and sea, meet important persons, acquire and sell goods, set up offices in other cities, hunt for treasures, and be the first to explore little-known...

A-Train 6

A-Train 6

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - March 4, 2000

In A Train 6 your goal as a the head of a major transport company is to build up an effective railway network. You will gain the main amount of your income by transporting passengers and cargo. It is also possible to earn money by buying and selling land, housing planning and developing the local industry. It is crucial to keep optimizing the schedules, in order to improve the cost-effectiveness of your transport network. The game is completely in 3D and offers 40 trains, each with its individual advantages and disadvantages, such as speed, capacity and costs per mile. The game features...

A-Train HX

A-Train HX

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - December 21, 2006

A-Train HX is a railroad company building simulation for the Xbox 360 with gameplay is similar to the other games in the A-Train series, and most prominently A-Train 7. This edition however features a full 3D train window view and comes with a map editor as a standard feature. Players can share custom maps through Xbox Live, and additional Xbox Live features include leaderboards. They can be used even with an Xbox Live Silver account. The game features following trains designed by Artdink included by default: AR3 (Commuter), AR4 (Express), AR5 (LimitedExpress), AR7 (LimitedExpress), ARX...

Carnage Heart EZ: Easy zapping

Carnage Heart EZ: Easy zapping

Sony Playstation - Released - July 24, 1997

Carnage Heart EZ is an updated version of the original game. While the focus of the game remains on programming battle robots, many of the OKEs have been rebalanced, and new features have been added including the ability to load programs from other save files (including from the original title). The difficulty of the campaign has also been increased for expert players.

Double Eagle

Double Eagle

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1988

Double Eagle is a golf simulation game. The tagline "2way Golf Simulation" refers to the two game modes to choose from. GOLFLIFE is career simulation. The player's character starts out 20 years and 1 month old and with 100 yen, and has 30 in-game years to win tournaments, move up the Japan and World rankings and advance up the classes (Amateur class, Professional Class B, Professional Class A and Professional Class S) before retiring at age 50. There are four stats: physical, mental, technic (technique) and fatigue that affect your performance. To start out you need buy or rent a club...

Double Eagle

Double Eagle

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

Double Eagle is a golf simulation game. The tagline "2way Golf Simulation" refers to the two game modes to choose from. GOLFLIFE is career simulation. The player's character starts out 20 years and 1 month old and with 100 yen, and has 30 in-game years to win tournaments, move up the Japan and World rankings and advance up the classes (Amateur class, Professional Class B, Professional Class A and Professional Class S) before retiring at age 50. There are four stats: physical, mental, technic (technique) and fatigue that affect your performance. To start out you need buy or rent a club at the...

Eikan Ha Kimi Ni Koukou Yakyuu Zenkokutaikai

Eikan Ha Kimi Ni Koukou Yakyuu Zenkokutaikai

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 7, 1990

Eikan wa Kimi ni is a Japanese high school baseball management game. The player creates a manager, choosing his birthday, blood group, preferences, etc., which influence his standing with the team and players. During the management phase, it is necessary to assemble the team, choosing between various male high school students, each with his own statistics. The manager then makes schedules for the players, which include training sessions of varying difficulty. It is also possible to change the manager's mood, which leads to different results depending on the team's spirit and personality. The...

How Many Robot

How Many Robot

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

A III

A III

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - June 11, 1993

AKA Take the A-Train III Play the part of the head of a railroad company, with the aim of creating a railroad empire, providing a successful mass transit system that will be an inspiration to the rest of the world. Another goal is to provide the impetus for a chosen city to develop. There are a number of different places to set up business each with different layouts and existing houses and businesses. The main money earners are passenger trains, that can be scheduled to pick up passengers at the times of day when the demand is high. However, in the long term you need the city to...

Kikō Shidan: Panzer Division

Kikō Shidan: Panzer Division

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1990

Kikō Shidan is a strategy game set during World War II, more specifically the year 1944. There are no concrete historical scenarios in the game and no allegiance to a particular faction on the player's side. All the battles take place in France, divided into smaller areas represented as icons on the overhead map. The player must prepare, customize, organize, and eventually send tanks to the battlefield. Once there, the player is given new options, which includes leaving the tank commanders to follow their own judgment, or instruct them precisely where to move. A certain amount of time passes...

Kikou Shidan: Panzer Division

Kikou Shidan: Panzer Division

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1990

Kikō Shidan is a strategy game set during World War II, more specifically the year 1944. There are no concrete historical scenarios in the game and no allegiance to a particular faction on the player's side. All the battles take place in France, divided into smaller areas represented as icons on the overhead map. The player must prepare, customize, organize, and eventually send tanks to the battlefield. Once there, the player is given new options, which includes leaving the tank commanders to follow their own judgment, or instruct them precisely where to move. A certain amount of time passes...

Lagnacure Legend

Lagnacure Legend

Sony Playstation - Released - June 7, 2000

ArtDink, makers of quirky games like Tail of the Sun, will be releasing a new Playsation RPG this summer in Japan. Called Lagnacure Legend and sequel to Lagnacure, the game is fully 3D and utilizes a new battle system unlike its predecessor called Active Real Time Battle. The player will use fighting game-esque commands to perform special attacks and combos. There will also be a defend button. You can choose to play as eight characters, each with their own story. MAIN CHARACTERS: -Eran is the son of the hero of the first Lagnacure Other character are three females charcters: Karen, Kora...

Lunatic Dawn

Lunatic Dawn

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 1, 1993

A long time ago, humans possessed unique power, that allowed them to create wonderful things and to build a highly advanced civilization. But it all ended when the chariots of the terrifying Death God attacked and destroyed the beautiful cities beyond the skies. Humans have lost their memories. And the magical powers from before started serving evil intentions... Although a Japanese game, Lunatic Dawn is much more similar to "old-school" Western RPGs than to its compatriots. For once, it is not a story-driven game. There are almost no scripted events, very few dialogues, etc. The overall...

Lunatic Dawn

Lunatic Dawn

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 1, 1993

A long time ago, humans possessed unique power, that allowed them to create wonderful things and to build a highly advanced civilization. But it all ended when the chariots of the terrifying Death God attacked and destroyed the beautiful cities beyond the skies. Humans have lost their memories. And the magical powers from before started serving evil intentions... Although a Japanese game, Lunatic Dawn is much more similar to "old-school" Western RPGs than to its compatriots. For once, it is not a story-driven game. There are almost no scripted events, very few dialogues, etc. The overall...

Lunatic Dawn II

Lunatic Dawn II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 30, 1994

Like other Lunatic Dawn games, Lunatic Dawn II is, despite its Japanese origins, an exploration-oriented Western-style RPG. There is no main story line in the game, beside the cryptic mentioning of a legendary group of heroes who fought demons and as a result became demons themselves in the introduction sequence. There are no "main goal"in the game, and no plot-advancing events; it is entirely dedicated to free-form exploration and role-playing. In the beginning, the player creates the main character (default name Lunatic), choosing gender and background - social status, strengths and...

Lunatic Dawn II

Lunatic Dawn II

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

Like other Lunatic Dawn games, Lunatic Dawn II is, despite its Japanese origins, an exploration-oriented Western-style RPG. There is no main story line in the game, beside the cryptic mentioning of a legendary group of heroes who fought demons and as a result became demons themselves in the introduction sequence. There are no "main goal"in the game, and no plot-advancing events; it is entirely dedicated to free-form exploration and role-playing. In the beginning, the player creates the main character (default name Lunatic), choosing gender and background - social status, strengths and...

Lunatic Dawn III

Lunatic Dawn III

Sony Playstation - Released - December 17, 1998

Lunatic Dawn III is an advanced RPG engine in that every action in game has an effect on the overall quest, even seemingly insignificant events. Players have full control over their destiny as the game starts you off in a random section of the immense gaming world. This allows RPG-ers to express their own personality: be it peace loving or belligerent. Very impressive levels of freedom for a home console.

Lunatic Dawn Odyssey

Lunatic Dawn Odyssey

Sony Playstation - Released - December 2, 1999

Lunatic Dawn Odyssey is a RPG in which the player controls a group of adventures that begina quest, they will go through different towns and other places. In their journeys they will face different kind of enemies and could talk to different characters and they can change their equipment in the shops. The game uses a first person perspective in the adventure part and a third person perspective in the battle part. The battle part is the classic turn based rpg style. The game features a high degree of freedom since the character can get married and have children and each time that the game is...

Neo Atlas 1469

Neo Atlas 1469

Nintendo Switch - Released - April 19, 2018

Ogre Battle

Ogre Battle

Sony Playstation - Released - September 27, 1996

Twenty-five years ago Empress Endora conquered the entire continent of Zetegenia. Her reign proved to be tyrannical, and people of different social classes and positions began to long for a better future. Eventually, a resistance movement called the Liberation Army was formed. The protagonist (whose name and background are chosen by the player) takes command of the new army, and leads his allies towards a revolution. Ogre Battle has elements of a real-time strategy game and a tactical RPG. The player manages a large army consisting of characters belonging to a vast amount of different...

A Ressha de Ikō

Sharp MZ-2500 - Released - 1987

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

A Ressha de Ikou

A Ressha de Ikou

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

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

A Ressha de Ikou

A Ressha de Ikou

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

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

A Ressha de Ikou

A Ressha de Ikou

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1994

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

A Ressha de Ikou II

A Ressha de Ikou II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 9, 1988

In a goal-oriented approach, your task as a railroad tycoon is to build a trans-continental track that connects New York with California in the US scenario, England with Turkey on the (considerably more challenging) Europe map. With transportation service limited to passengers only and scheduling options minimized, creating smoothly running train lines is comparatively easy – just make sure that trains don’t collide on the single-track lines. The main focus is on efficient track building using the A-Train, which you control directly. A limited supply of rails and geographical barriers such as...

A Ressha de Ikou III

A Ressha de Ikou III

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 14, 1990

Play the part of the head of a railroad company, with the aim of creating a railroad empire, providing a successful mass transit system that will be an inspiration to the rest of the world. Another goal is to provide the impetus for a chosen city to develop. There are a number of different places to set up business each with different layouts and existing houses and businesses. The main money earners are passenger trains, that can be scheduled to pick up passengers at the times of day when the demand is high. However, in the long term you need the city to develop. This requires setting up...

A Ressha de Ikou III

A Ressha de Ikou III

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1991

A Ressha de Ikou III (Take the A-Train III) is the third game in the A-Train series. It was originally developed and published by Japanese game developer Artdink for Japan. It was originally released in December 1990 for the NEC PC-9801, FM Towns Marty, Sharp X68000, and PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16). 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,...

Taiyou no Shippo: Wild, Pure, Simple Life

Taiyou no Shippo: Wild, Pure, Simple Life

Sony Playstation - Released - April 26, 1996

In Tail of the Sun, you are a caveman in prehistoric times. Your mission: to build an ivory tower of mammoth tusks tall enough to reach the tail of the sun. You are to develop your caveman tribe by hunting, swimming, running, climbing, and taking on other activities to raise your physical or mental attributes. You must venture off into a vast, untamed world to explore harsh terrains that consist of deserts, caves, forests, and ocean floors. The player's ultimate objective is to build a tower of mammoth tusks that reaches the sun. To this end, he or she must gather enough food for the tribe...

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