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1974 No summary.
Ikari Warriors
1986 Jungle combat with guns and grenades against an army of evildoers. Lots of powerups and an eight-direction turning joystick/knob to control you fighter. Plus you get to jump into tanks! A classic two player reminiscent of Front Line.
Cabal
カベール
1989 Third person (behind player). Use a trackball to control a soldier and his aiming crosshair, and conduct attacks on various enemies. This game has quite a few "pseudo-hidden" power-ups and suprises.
Trog
1990 Trog is a 1 to 4 player Pacman style game. Each player controls a dinosaur who must move around the island collecting their colored eggs and then making it back home first. There are 51 different levels.
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.
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom
ダンジョンズ&ドラゴンズ
1994 Medieval 1-4 player cooperative slash'n'trash game where you choose from 4 diffrent characters, a fighter, an elf, a cleric and a dwarf.
Legendary Wings
アレスの翼
1986 Two Player game similar to Xevious. Unique combination of vertical scroller (main game) and side scroller (underground sequences).
Baseball Stars Professional
ベースボールスターズ
1990 Standard baseball game with unique themed teams and stats. Has photos for every single player.
Sprint 8
スプリント8
1977 8-player driving game with a coin slot, steering wheel, and accelerator pedal for each player.
Violence Fight
バイオレンスファイト
1990 Primitive two player fighting game. Two players can duke it out in this 2d fighter similar to Pit Fighter.
Revolution X
1994 A 2-player cabinet-mounted-light-gun game based on the musical group Aerosmith.
NBA Maximum Hangtime
1996 Action-oriented basketball featuring real NBA player faces and spectacular dunks.
Rip Off
リップオフ
1979 A cooperative two-player game in which you and your teammate try to protect fuel pods from the enemy tanks.
Eliminator
エリミネーター
1981 A 2- or 4- Player battle frenzy to be the first to destroy the Killer Bagel (actually a Death Star of sorts).
Outfoxies, The
1995 A one or two player game in which you choose from a wide variety of characters and battle to the death with your opponent.
Sea Devil
1973 Perhaps Sega. Player aims gun at a moving manta ray to kill it.
Asterix & Obelix
1992 A 2 player fighting game like Final Fight, the 2 characters you can choose are Asterix and Obelix.
Atari Football
フットボール
1978 Black-and-white head-to-head football for two or four players. First arcade game to use a trackball as the controller.
Biplane
1975 Two player game mode only. Game play simular to Atari Tank. Timed game.
Gun Dealer
1990 Poker/Card puzzle game that "rewards" the player with naked ladies.
Turpin
ターピン
1981 Maze collection game (Pac-man style) based around collecting items(turtle eggs) hidden in Question Mark '?' boxes around the screen and returning them home. A.K.A. "Turtles."
Samurai Showdown 2
真サムライスピリッツ-覇王丸地獄変-
1994 One or two player fighting game with various weapons. Series known as "Samurai Spirits" in Japan.
Samurai Showdown 3: Blades of Blood
1995 One or two player fighting game with various weapons. Series known as "Samurai Spirits" in Japan.
NBA Hangtime
1996 Four-player action basketball with real NBA players (or at least their faces).
Nintendo Super System Cabinet
1991 A SNES/Super Famicom update on the Play-Choice 10 concept.
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).
Samurai Showdown 4: Amakusa's Revenge
1996 One or two player fighting game with various weapons. Series known as "Samurai Spirits" in Japan.
Qix
クイックス
1981 Qix (pronounced "kicks") is a simple and elegant game in which you claim territory by drawing boxes to fill a rectangular space. You must avoid the Qix – sticklike objects that float and bounce through your space in unpredictable patterns. You can rack up more points for creating boxes more slowly, and besides the Qix, you must be careful of Sparx and Fuses which appear if your marker stops while you are drawing.
Samurai Showdown
サムライスピリッツ
1993 The first in a popular line of fighters in which the combatants wield various weapons. Known as "Samurai Spirits" in Japan.
Super Dodgeball
1985 Playground fun. Reasonably fun, two player game of dodgeball.
Killer Shark
1973 Perhaps Sega. Player aims gun at a moving shark to kill it.
Pleiads
1981 The same play style as Phoenix. Move your ship left and right, and destroy the enemy characters. Several different waves, with the major difference from Phoenix being a wave where you have to land the ship.
Lunar Lander
ルナーランダー
1979 Check it out: Atari’s first vector graphics game. Using a throttle lever and rotation buttons, you attempt to land a manned spacecraft on the moon. Readouts show fuel usage and speed readings which must be coordinated for a successful landing.
Ataxx
アタックス
1990 A variation on the Othello boardgame. You control either the blue or red blobs (pieces). You can either jump over one space, or "multiply" to an adjacent space. Then, all blobs in adjacent spaces change to your color.
Marvel Vs. Capcom
1997 The 5th game by Capcom to utilize their insanely popular Xmen fighting game engine. Players select 2 characters out of a possible 15 (plus 5 hidden) and battle it out.
Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting
1992 Choose from the original eight characters plus new boss characters in a speed-up version of Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition.
Hot Rod
ホットロッド
1988 Four player cocktail disk-based racing game from Sega.
Asteroid
アステロイド
1973 1 or 2 player game. Joystick for each player moved a space ship up or down.
Twin Cobra
ツインコブラ
1987 Single or dual player helicopter flying/bombing game.
Alien Syndrome
エイリアンシンドローム
1987 Third-person shooter where you get to blast all kinds of aliens and rescue people. You can also find power-ups for better blasting power!
WWF Wrestlefest
WWFレッスルフェスト
1991 Wrestling, not that it's a sport really, just acting. WWF WrestleFest is a wrestling game that is a follow-up to WWF Superstars. One to four players can play in a Tag Team Challenge or the Battle Royal.
Elevator Action
エレベーターアクション
1984 Your mission as Secret Agent 17(code name "Otto") is to find the secret documents behind red doors and then escape in your getaway car. As you travel by elevator and stairs, avoid enemies or immobilize them by force if necessary.
Gridiron Fight
グリダイアンファイト
1985 Football Game, table style. 1 player or 2 players head to head.
Excitebike
エキサイトバイク
1985 side-scrolling moto-cross game, one player
SD Gundam Neo Battling
0 Gundam and friends star in this shooter with a myriad of power-ups, mini-robot enemies and very smooth control and action.
Laguna Racer
ラグナレーサー
1977 Early black-and-white, single-player driving game.
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
エックスメンVSストリートファイター
1996 A 2 player fighter game in the Street Fighter/X-Men vein.
Paddle Ball
パドルボール
1973 This game, like virtually every other video game from the early 70s, is a black and white Pong clone.
Print Club 2
1997 A classic photo booth that can be reconfigured to print stickers. Has two verified styles of printers and can print one, four or sixteen pictures to a page in beautiful photo-quality images. Has overlays that are applied to the frame of the image.
Legionnaire
1992 A run through the city and beat up all the bad giys game in the same vein as games like Final Fight. Judy has been kidnapped by the crime syndicate and Frank, Chris, and Alfred must save her.
Power Drift
パワードリフト
1988 One player first-person sprite based driving game.
X-Men
エックスメン
1992 Multi-player fighting game featuring X-Men characters.
Virtual On - Cyber Troopers
バーチャロン
1996 Two-player linked robotic combat
Pulsar
パルサー
1981 You drive through a maze while strange opponents fire at you. You must vanquish opponents before you move to the next maze. Watch for the maze to change, because as some walls disappear others materialize.
Warrior
ウォーリア
1978 Two-player sword-fighting game with vector graphics.
Rygar
アルゴスの戦士
1986 You play the Legendary Warrior "Rygar" in the side scrolling platform game. The aim is to make it though 27 levels picking up power ups and bonuses along the way.
Run & Gun
1993 Run and gun is a life-like basketball game with high flying dunks, in your face rejections and much much more.
Challenger
チャレンジャー
1981 Split and destroy "space bubbles" and enemy ships. Ship fires in three directions, and can "Warp" to the top or bottom of the screen. Dock with the Bonus Bug for bonus points.
NBA Jam
1993 Two on two basketbrawl using real NBA teams and players.
Three Wonders
スリーワンダー
1991 Three different games from varying genres. Midnight Wanderers is a side-scrolling platform game, Chariot is a side-scrolling shooter, and Don't Pull is a maze/block game. All have very colorful graphics.
Joust
ジャウスト
1982 Who would have thought a game with knights fighting on ostriches and storks could become such a classic? Many people attribute the enormous success of Joust to the fact that it could be played either competitively or collaboratively, making it almost two games in one.
Pigskin 621 A.D.
1990 Football with fantasy races. You and your opponent use weapons, traps, and magic to score touchdowns.
Smash TV
1990 In the "distant" future of 1999, you are a contestant on the most violent game show of all – Smash TV. On this game show anything goes, as you attempt to collect prizes, cash, and keys by fighting off a host of enemies with your array of weapons. In some versions, if you collect enough keys, you are rewarded with a trip to the Pleasure Dome.
Cobra Command
サンダーストーム
1984 Standard scrolling shooter. Fly your helicopter and wipe out round after round of bad guys while picking up powerups.
Metro Cross
1985 You control a runner in a series of timed races. You must run to the end of the hall before time runs out.
Raiden Fighters II: Operation Hell Dive
1997 One of the best vertical scrolling shooters yet. Great music, spectacular sound effects, and tons of multi-layer parallax, bright, vivid colors, and huge detailed bosses make this game a keeper.
Mini Golf
ミニゴルフ
1985 A 1-4 player 18 hole miniture golf game.
Demolition Derby
デモリションダービー
1985 4-player table-top driving game. Destroy cars.
Gun Force
ガンフォース
1991 Side scrolling platform game like Metal Slug with lots of power ups.
Xexex
ゼクセクス
1991 Xexex is one of the best shooters out there with really innovative power ups (the arms are cool) and engrossing action.
Tri-Sports
1989 Power Strike (bowling), Pool shark (billiards), and Mini-golf Deluxe all in one cabinet
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.
Mortal Kombat
モータルコンバット
1992 Gore-fest head to head fighting. Seven awesome warriors go head to defeat the evil Shang Sung to win back control over the earth and restore peace.
Darius
ダライアス
1987 Multiple-monitor game. Scrolls from Left to Right for most of the game, except when choosing the next level to go to, which scrolls Up and Down. Can gain power-ups along the way for stronger Bombs and (laser?) Shots..
BlaZeon
1992 R-Type-ish shooter where your ship can fire a projectile that freezes enemy vehiicles and take their form and power. Innovative idea.
Esprade
エスプレイド
1998 Sharp looking shooter in which your ship can equip itself with a large arsenal of power pick-ups and bolt-on weaponry.
Time Crisis
タイムクライシス
1996 Time Crisis is a first person shooter in which there is a pedal used for ducking/reloading.
New York Captor
1986 Light gun shooting fun; nail the gangsters before they get you or your loved ones.
Crystal Castles
クリスタルキャッスル
1983 The Brothers Grimm go 3-d. Pac-man style game in which you move Bentley Bear through a series of dazzling 3-d landscapes, collecting gems and avoiding balls, trees, and other bad guys.
Bucky O'Hare
バッキーオハラのスチャラカ空中戦
1992 Bucky's mission is to destroy each planet boss and rescue his crews and infiltrate into the Toad's spaceship and stop their ambition of universe domination.
M.A.C.H. 3
1983 Flying - Destroy ground and air targets. Has a fighter game and a bomber game. AKA Mach 3, M.A.C.H. III
Punky Doodle
1993 A PacMan-style game where Punky Doodle and his brother Curly Doodle defend the pumpkin patch against enemy monsters by drawing magic doodles using magic markers.
Joe & Mac Return
1994 The initial concept of Joe & Mac has been totally revolutioned in this pseudo-sequel fill of humor, sexy gags and more damsel in distress than in Joe & Mac. As amusing as playable, try to belive!
Vs. Mania Challenge
0 Sequel to MAT MANIA. Wrestling game where you could compete head-to-head against another person.
War Gods
ウォーゴッド
1996 3-D Fighting Game. Play as a wide variety of Gods and Deities with Special Powers and Moves.
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.
Badlands (1989)
1989 1 or 2 player simultaneous driving game. In the "Sprint" series.
Canyon Bomber
キャニオンボンバー
1977 A very simple, classic game. Use a button to drop bombs into a canyon of numbered blocks. Your ship changes between a blimp and a biplane.
Out Run
アウトラン
1986 A car racing game. Features a realistic steering wheel.
Super Locomotive
スーパーロコモティブ
1982 Super Locomotive is a split screen scrolling game. The aim is to reach the end of each section without being run into by the opposition and without running red lights.
Wolf Fang
0 You're the mech in this side scrolling platformer which its you against a host of enemy soldiers, bosses and harsh terrain.
Top Secret
トップシークレット
1986 Drive well-equipped spy car through enemy territory, doing combat with a variety of enemies along the way.
Wings
1976 Two player head-to-head air combat
Super Tag Battle
1996 Also known as: Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle, Fu'un Super Tag Battle (JPN)
King of Fighters '95
1995 Sequel to The King of Fighters 94. This game once again uses characters from SNK's other fighters but this time you can edit you teams to your liking.
Moon Alien-Part 2
1980 This game is very similar to Galaxian, except that there is now an energy meter at the bottom that decrements with time. If you do not destroy all the aliens before this meter empties, your ship is destroyed.
Eliminator 4
1981 4-player tabletop version of Eliminator.
Mortal Kombat 2
モータルコンバット2
1994 Considered the Best of Midway's Mortal Kombat Series, this is your basic vs. type fighting game. Game players fight each other or the computer.
Bonanza Bros.
1990 One or two bank robbers move up and down floors collecting treasures and avoiding the cops.
Ozma Wars
1979 Black-and-white space shooter for one or two players.
Klax
クラックス
1989 Catch colored blocks rolling down a conveyer belt and stack them by color in vertical columns or, in higher levels, horizontal and diagonal rows.
Chase H.Q. 2
1990 police chasing baddies and running them off the road. Just like C-HQ1 except you had a man jump out of the sun roof and fired a machine gun when you pressed a button.
King of Fighters '94
1994 The first in a series of fighting games using a mixture of characters from SNK's other 2 series Fatal Fury and The Art of Fighting.
Black Tiger
ブラックドラゴン
1987 Scrolling fighter with great music and great medieval monsters. U.S. version of Black Dragon.
Yie Ar Kung Fu
1985 Beat up small men. "Street Fighter" like style of game.
Crime City
クライムシティー
1989 Classic-style walk-and-shoot, similar to E-Swat and Shinobi. Assume the role of two cops and go out stopping bank robberies, saving the kidnapped, and all that other good stuff cops do.
Super Off Road
スーパーオフロード
1989 A head to head driving game with up to three simultaneous players.
Do! Run Run
1989 Continuing the Mr. Do! Series, Do! Run Run is the final incarnation of Mr. Do! and his bout with the baddies and letter-munchies. Played on a multi-level playfield.
Double Dribble
ダブルドリブル
1986 Basketball, either 1 player or head-to-head.
Wheels Runner
1983 Electorcoin's copy of Atari's Super Sprint, but with lower resolution graphics.
Battlezone
バトルゾーン
1980 Tank combat - destroy tanks, missiles & saucers. Sometimes written "Battle Zone"
Fire Truck
ファイアートラック
1978 1 or 2 player simulataneous driving game - with a twist
Vs. Excitebike
エキサイトバイク
1987 Compete in motorcross circuit with either 3 computer bikes, other human racers or a combination of human and computer opponents. Winners advance to more difficult courses.
Rockman 2 - The Power Fighters
ロックマン2
1996 One or two players fight their way through one of three scenarios.
Psychonics Oscar
サイコニクスオスカー
1987 Control a yellow robot named Oscar, collect shield and weapon power-ups, shoot bad guys until you get to a massive boss-monster at the end.
Atari Basketball
バスケットボール
1979 One-on-one basketball. Also called Atari Basketball.
Star Fire
スターファイア
1980 First-person shooter in which the enemy ships are TIE fighters (of Star Wars fame).
Winter Games
1987 Rather tricky lil' game w/8 diffrent levels of snow slashin' atari action
Phantom II
ファントム2
1979 Vertical scrolling shooter in which you control a fighter jet.
Bubble Bobble
バブルボブル
1986 As Bub and Bob, you try to capture enemies in bubbles and pop them to complete all 100 levels and rescue your girlfriends.
Thunder Cross
サンダークロス
1988 Standard shooter: progress by levels, options and various weapon powerups.
Thunder Cross 2
サンダークロス2
1991 Standard shooter: progress by levels, options and various weapon powerups
Aquarium
1996 Puzzle Game in the Crazy Cross vein.
Sports Match
1989 Similar to Mah-jongg but with sports-themed tiles and a twist in the rules of play.
Survival Arts
1993 Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight.
Bigfoot Bonkers
1976 Draw a line and try to make your opponent crash while avoiding the big feet.
4-Player Bowling Alley
1978 Black-and-white bowling game for up to four players.
Gun Fight
ガンファイト
1975 Two-player Western gun fight.
Tron
トロン
1982 Tron is trapped inside a computer and forced to play games. Tron must destroy the evil MCP (Master Control Program). Based on the movie.
Block Out
ブロックアウト
1989 A Tetris-type game of arranging falling "bricks", except it's 3D and you're looking top-down into the grid that is being filled.
Road Blasters
1987 Finish each course and shoot enemies en route before running out of fuel.
Double Dragon
ダブルドラゴン
1986 Your girlfriend has been kidnapped, and you must rescue her. Fight alone or with a friend as a team.
Karate Champ
1984 Head to Head Karate, gaming's first complex beat-em-up - beat your opponent senseless
Killer Instinct 2
1996 Ten fighters duke it out in one-on-one battles, in order to reach the boss, Gargos, and win the Ultratech Tournament.
Barrier
バリアー
1979 Move your player to the top of the screen.
Saturday Night Slam Masters
1993 A wrestling game with many characters, including some from Street Fighter.
Speed Rumbler
ラッシュ&クラッシュ
1986 Save your family from terrorists by running and shooting, or driving and shooting. Earn bonus as you save each person. Somewhat graphic.
Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha
ストリートファイターZero2α
1996 This is a Japanese only release after Street Fighter Alpha 2 to please the Japanese pundits with the addition of Evil Ryu and other new modes of play.
Tail n Nose
1989 Top-down Formula 1 racing game where the track rotates instead of the car.
Quiz and Dragons
クイズ&ドラゴンズ
1992 A Capcom Quiz/Trivia game based on the atmosphere of their "King of Dragons" and "Dungeons and Dragons" games.
Gumshoe
1986 Very odd blend of the light-gun game mechanic with a platform game. Gangster themed.
Final Lap 3
ファイナルラップ3
1992 Two player racing sitdown.
Rolling Crash
ローリングクラッシュ
1979 Drive a car around a maze and eat the dots. Avoid crashing with the other car.
Moon Base
1979 Drive a car around a maze and eat the dots. Avoid crashing with the other car.
Cyber Sled
サイバースレッド
1993 Move through a 3D envirnoment to destroy a single enemy with missiles and bullets
Heiankyo Alien
1979 Move a character around a maze and try to trap aliens in bubbles.
Tokyo Wars
トーキョーウォーズ
1996 Head to head tank battle game.
King of Fighters '98
1998 3-on-3 combat featuring every past KOF character ever (with exception of Orochi and Goenitz).
Space Invaders Part II
スペースインベーダーパート2
1980 Thump Thump Thump you shoot the aliens vertically to keep them from tromping down on to you. This was also the FIRST game to have a intermission between levels, ever!
Robot Bowl
ロボットボール
1977 Early black and white bowling game.
Black Widow
1981 Rare Taito game. Not to be confused with Atari's Black Widow, which came out in 1982.
Pit Boss
1984 Game includes poker and 3 of several games; blackjack, acey deucey, foto finish (horse racing), super slots.
Time Killers
1992 A fighting game which includes 8 characters from different time periods.
Hogan's Alley
ホーガンズアレイ
1985 Gangster-themed light gun shooting game.
Rally-X
ラリーX
1980 Navigate scrolling mazes while collecting ten flags and avoiding enemy cars.
Super Bug
スーパーバグ
1977 Early vertical scrolling driving game.
Bank Panic
バンクパニック
1985 Shoot bad guys behind the doors, don't shoot the good guys. Try to collect stolen money back.
Checkmate
チェックメイト
1977 Up to four players try to make each other crash.
2020 Super Baseball
2020スーパーベースボール
1991 A futuristic baseball game set in the year 2020 which features powerups that helps with batting and pitching.
Megaman: The Power Battle
1994 A decent platformer to look at and has excellent novelty and collectable value but isn't the most fun to play.
Renegade
熱血硬派くにおくん
1986 It's 2am. You're in the subway. The wrong place to be unless you're looking for trouble. They've got sticks, chains and your girlfriend. It's up to you to fight your way through the thug infested city to save her.
Pit Fighter
ピットファイター
1990 First (maybe only) entirely digitized fighter game, for up to 3 players.
Vulgus
バルガス
1984 Shoot-em up with a spaceship against waves of grouped enemies, no powerups but shoot+torpedo-like bullet as alternate
Goonies, The
1988 Slow moving platformer; "run" and jump through creepy stages, with ineffectual weapons at the ready.