Browse Games By Year: 1988

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  Game Year Description
Pac-Mania 1988 Gobble the dots.
Midnight Resistance
(ミッドナイトレジスタンス)
1988 No summary.
Robocop
(ロボコップ)
1988 Side scrolling shoot 'em up movie tie-in, casting you as the murdered and resurrected supercop.
Toobin'
(ツービン)
1988 Rubber tubin' down a water course..
*****
Ordyne
(オーダイン)
1988 A classic horizontal shooter with excellent graphics and sound.
Final Round, The 1988 Boxing head to head, training rounds in between fights to build up either strength, stamina or speed..
Pocket Gal 2
(ポケットギャル2)
1988 pool game.
*****
Assault
(アサルト)
1988 Tank game played from overhead.
****
Altered Beast 1988 You are risen from the dead to save Zeus' Daughter. Fight your way through five levels collecting power ups to defeat the Evil Magician.
*****
Narc 1988 A game where you play a hero trying to arrest the dope dealers and to catch the big guy, named Mr. BIG.
***
Marchen Maze
(メルヘンメイズ)
1988 No summary.
Vindicators
(ビンジケーターズ)
1988 tank game - overhead view
*****
Haunted Castle
(ラビリンスランナー?)
1988 Haunted Castle is an Arcade Version of Castle Vania.
Birdie Try
(バーディトライ)
1988 Fantastically produced golf game. Extremely replayable.
*****
Raiden
(雷電)
1988 A classic shoot 'em up.
'88 Games 1988 No summary.
Ajax 1988 Helicopter action game.
Angel Kids
(エンジェルキッズ)
1988 No summary.
*****
Assault Plus
(アサルトプラス)
1988 Tank game played from overhead. Sequel to "Assault".
Asuka 'N' Asuka
(飛鳥&飛鳥)
1988 A classic air combat shooter.
****
Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja
(ドラゴンニンジャ)
1988 A horizontal scrolling fighter for 1 or 2 simultaneous players.
Bakutotsu Kijuutei
(爆突機銃艇)
1988 No summary.
Battle Rangers 1988 No summary.
Beraboman
(超絶倫人ベラボーマン)
1988 No summary.
Big Fighter
(戦え!ビッグファイター)
1988 No summary.
***
Bionic Commando
(トップシークレット)
1988 A side scrolliing action game. As the hero you have a bionic grappling hook and try to defeat an evil army of soldiers.
Bloody Wolf
(ブラッディウルフ)
1988 Rescue captured soldiers in Southeast Asia and destroy the enemy's weapon base.
Bonze Adventure 1988 No summary.
Bull's Eye
(ブルズアイ)
1988 No summary.
Championship V'Ball 1988 No summary.
Chelnov: The Atomic Runner 1988 No summary.
Chequered Flag 1988 No summary.
China Gate
(中華大仙?)
1988 You (and optional teamate) choose 1 of 3 characters, battle many different enemies with different abilities, and beat various bosses. The goal is to retrieve a book which the enemies have stolen from your master (as you see in the attract screens).
Chopper I
(航空騎兵物語)
1988 No summary.
Counter Run
(カウンターラン)
1988 No summary.
Crazy Cop
(クレイジーコップ)
1988 No summary.
Dead Angle
(リードアングル)
1988 Shooting game with a 1930s gangster theme.
Devastators
(餓流禍?)
1988 No summary.
**
Double Dragon 2 : The Revenge
(ダブルドラゴン2)
1988 No summary.
Dracula-X
(悪魔城ドラキュラ)
1988 No summary.
Dragon Ninja
(ドラゴンニンジャ)
1988 No summary.
New Assault
(ニューアサルト)
1988 No summary.
****
Ninja Gaiden
(忍者龍剣伝)
1988 No summary.
****.5
Ninja Spirit
(最後の忍道)
1988 Ninja fighter.
Nyan Nyan Panic
(ニャンニャンパニック)
1988 No summary.
Oh! Pyepee 1988 No summary.
P-47: The Freedom Fighter 1988 This is the Japanese release of P-47: The Phantom Fighter.
Pac-Man '88 1988 No summary.
Paddle Mania
(パドルマニア)
1988 No summary.
Passing Shot
(パッシングショット)
1988 No summary.
Pick-N-Play 1988 No summary.
Pinbot
(ピンボット)
1988 No summary.
Pot Shot 1988 No summary.
POW 1988 No summary.
*****
Power Drift
(パワードリフト)
1988 One player first-person sprite based driving game.
Purotenisuwa Rudoko To 1988 No summary.
Rally Bike
(ダッシュ野郎)
1988 Over-the-head motorbike racing game
*****
Rough Ranger 1988 No summary.
Run Deep 1988 No summary.
Scramble Spirits
(スクランブルスピリッツ)
1988 No summary.
Shadow Warriors
(シャドーウォーリアー)
1988 No summary.
*
Showdown 1988 No summary.
Silk Worm 1988 No summary.
Skate or Die 1988 No summary.
Sky Soldiers 1988 One or two future pilots time warp through important historical air battles to prevent the evil organization Amondule from changing history.
*****
F-1 Dream
(F-1ドリーム)
1988 A difficult overhead racing game with fake ads like "Coco-Colo" and your choice of a normally-aspirated or turbocharged car.
Face Off
(フェイスオフ)
1988 No summary.
Fighting Golf 1988 Golf!
Fighting Hawk
(ファイティングホーク)
1988 No summary.
Fighting Soccer 1988 No summary.
Final Lap
(ファイナルラップ)
1988 Start of classic racing series- spiritual successor to the Pole Position series.
Flying Hawk
(フライングホーク)
1988 No summary.
*****
Forgotten Worlds
(ロストワールド)
1988 Multi-directional scrolling shooter
*
Galaga '88
(ギャラガ’88)
1988 The official sequel to Galaga gets updated with new graphics, in-game-music for bonus stages, and scrolling stages--not just stars.
Galaxy Force
(ギャラクシーフォース)
1988 No summary.
Gang Busters
(ギャングバスターズ)
1988 No summary.
Garuka
(餓流禍)
1988 No summary.
****
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
(大魔界村)
1988 Sequel to Ghosts and Goblins.
*****
Gladiator
(グラディエーター)
1988 A fighting game where objects are hurled at you so you will gain practice when you fight others to be the best. Or something.
Gold Medalist
(ゴールドメダリスト)
1988 No summary.
Gradius II: Vulcan Venture 1988 Called Gradius II in Japan, Vulcan Venture in the West.
Hard Head
(ハードヘッド)
1988 No summary.
Hard Puncher
(ハードパンチャー)
1988 No summary.
Hot Chase
(ホットチェイス)
1988 No summary.
Hot Rod
(ホットロッド)
1988 Four player cocktail disk-based racing game from Sega.
Hot Shots Tennis
(ホットショットテニス)
1988 No summary.
Hyper Sports Special Edition 1988 No summary.
*****
Ice Climber
(アイスクライマー)
1988 No summary.
Image Fight
(イメージファイト)
1988 No summary.
*****
John Elway's Team Quarterback 1988 No summary.
Kageki
(火激)
1988 No summary.
King of Rings
(リングの王者)
1988 No summary.
Kitten Kaboodle 1988 No summary.
Konami 88 1988 No summary.
****
Kuri Kinton
(功里金団)
1988 No summary.
Last Duel
(ラストデュエル)
1988 No summary.
Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf
(リートレビノのファイティングゴルフ)
1988 No summary.
Legend of Makai 1988 No summary.
Lost World 1988 No summary.
Metal Hawk
(メタルホーク)
1988 No summary.
Mirai Ninja
(慶雲機忍外伝未来忍者)
1988 No summary.
Spinal Breakers 1988 No summary.
*****
Splatter House
(スプラッターハウス)
1988 No summary.
Star Base Omega 1988 No summary.
Strike Zone Baseball 1988 No summary.
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 No summary.
Superman 1988 No summary.
Goonies, The 1988 Slow moving platformer; "run" and jump through creepy stages, with ineffectual weapons at the ready.
***
Main Event, The 1988 4 player wrestling action.
Thunder Cross
(サンダークロス)
1988 Standard shooter: progress by levels, options and various weapon powerups.
Top Gun
(トップガン)
1988 No summary.
Top Shooter
(トップシューター)
1988 No summary.
*****
Truxton (Tatsujin) 1988 One in a series of Toaplan space shoot'em-up games.
Tsukikage: The Legend of the White Wolf 1988 No summary.
****
Turbo Outrun
(ターボアウトラン)
1988 Checkpoint based driving game
Turtle Ship 1988 No summary.
Twin Eagle
(ツインイーグル)
1988 2 plyer simultaneous helicoptor shooter.
UFO Fighter Yoko
(UFO戦士ようこちゃん)
1988 No summary.
Urban Surfin' 1988 No summary.
V'Ball
(バレーボール)
1988 No summary.
Vigilante
(ビジランテ)
1988 No summary.
Vindicators II 1988 tank game - overhead view
*****
Viper
(バイパー)
1988 No summary.
Vs. Castlevania 1988 No summary.
Vs. Gradius
(グラディウス)
1988 No summary.
Vs. Ice Climber 1988 No summary.
Vs. Platoon 1988 No summary.
Vs. Sky Kid
(スカイキッド)
1988 No summary.
Vs. The Goonies 1988 No summary.
Vs. Top Gun
(トップガン)
1988 No summary.
WhoDunit 1988 Shoot at things with a gun and "solve" a murder mystery, of sorts.
Wonderboy III : Monster Lair
(ワンダーボーイ3モンスターレア)
1988 No summary.
World Court
(ワールドコート)
1988 No summary.
****
Kabuki Z
(歌舞伎Z)
1988 Fighting.
*****
Tatsujin (Truxton) 1988 See Truxton.
Akuma-Jou Dracula 1988 No summary.
Alice in Wonderland 1988 No summary.
Alien Crush 1988 No summary.
Aquaria 1988 No summary.
Ark Area
(アークエリア)
1988 No summary.
Blastaball 1988 No summary.
Chinese Exorcist 1988 No summary.
Chuka Taisen 1988 No summary.
Cyber Tank 1988 No summary.
Dash 1988 No summary.
Final Lap UR 1988 No summary.
Iga Ninjutsuden 1988 No summary.
Jigoku Meguri (aka Bonze Adventure) 1988 No summary.
Jyuohki 1988 No summary.
Kickle Cubicle 1988 No summary.
Last Apostle Puppet Show 1988 No summary.
Leaderboard Golf 1988 No summary.
Legend of the Air Cavalry 1988 No summary.
Magic Johnson's Fast Break 1988 No summary.
Mahjong Electronic Base 1988 No summary.
****
Mahjong Gakuen 1988 No summary.
Makai Densetsu 1988 No summary.
*****
Meikyu Jima 1988 developed by NANAO CORP. (?) manufactured by IREM (?) distributed by IREM (?) Genre: Puzzle Display: 384x256@55 Screen orientation: horizontal
Mirai Ninja
(慶雲機忍外伝未来忍者)
1988 No summary.
New Zealand Story 2, The 1988 No summary.
*****
New Zealand Story Extra, The 1988 No summary.
*****
Ojanko High School 1988 No summary.
P.O.W. Prisoners of War
(脱獄)
1988 No summary.
Power Surge 1988 No summary.
Puzzloop 1988 No summary.
Ring no Ohja 1988 No summary.
Round Up 5 - Delta Force 1988 No summary.
S Attacker 1988 No summary.
Sai Yu Gou Ma Roku 1988 No summary.
Sukeban Jansi Ryuko 1988 No summary.
Super Formula 1988 No summary.
Takeda Shingen 1988 No summary.
Touchdown Fever II 1988 No summary.
UFO Senshi Yohko Chan 1988 No summary.
UFO Warrior Youkochan 1988 No summary.
*****
Vulcan Venture 1988 No summary.
World Stadium
(ワールドスタジアム)
1988 No summary.
P-47: The Phantom Fighter 1988 World version of P-47: The Freedom Fighter.
TopLanding
(トップランディング)
1988 No summary.
Bad Dudes
(ドラゴンニンジャ)
1988 No summary.
New Zealand Story
(ニュージーランドストーリー)
1988 No summary.
Birdie Try Golf
(バーディトライゴルフ)
1988 No summary.
Hyper Sports Special
(ハイパースポーツスペシャル)
1988 No summary.
Pacman '88
(パックマン'88)
1988 No summary.
V'Ball (U.S. Championship Beach V)
(バレーボール)
1988 No summary.
Main Event (The)
(リングの王者)
1988 No summary.
Rainbow Island Extra
(レインボーアイランド(エクストラ))
1988 No summary.
Lost World (Japan)
(ロストワールド)
1988 No summary.
Altered Beasts
(獣王記)
1988 No summary.
Truxton
(達人)
1988 No summary.
Atomic Robo Kid
(アトミック ロボキッド)
1988 No summary.
P-47 Freedom Fighter
(P-47)
1988 No summary.
ARMED F
(アームド・エフ)
1988 No summary.
Gradius 2(VulcanVenture)
(グラディウスII)
1988 No summary.
SilkWorm
(シルクワーム)
1988 No summary.
Super Mario 3
(スーパーマリオ3)
1988 No summary.
Dynamite Ducks
(ダイナマイトダックス)
1988 No summary.
Checker Flag
(チェッカーフラグ)
1988 No summary.
Chelnov - the Atomic Runner
(チェルノブ-戦う人間発電所-)
1988 No summary.