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Player's Choice
1974 No summary.
4-Player Bowling Alley
1978 Black-and-white bowling game for up to four players.
Karate Champ (1 Player)
空手道
1984 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.
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).
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.
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.
NBA Hangtime
1996 Four-player action basketball with real NBA players (or at least their faces).
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.
Gun Dealer
1990 Poker/Card puzzle game that "rewards" the player with naked ladies.
Biplane
1975 Two player game mode only. Game play simular to Atari Tank. Timed game.
Nintendo Super System Cabinet
1991 A SNES/Super Famicom update on the Play-Choice 10 concept.
Fire Truck
ファイアートラック
1978 1 or 2 player simulataneous driving game - with a twist. The earliest video game with 2-player cooperative gameplay.
Kuhga - Operation Code Vapor Trail
空牙 – Operation Code Vapor Trail
1989 In 1999, a terrorist organization known only as DAGGER has occupied the city of New York where they have hacked into military defenses world-wide, established their own military command and gained access to nuclear missile silos. They hold the world hostage in this position and promise to cancel their threats of destroying the Earth only until the world's governments relinquish their power to DAGGER.
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).
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."
Super Dodgeball
1985 Playground fun. Reasonably fun, two player game of dodgeball.
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 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.
Samurai Showdown 4: Amakusa's Revenge
1996 One or two player fighting game with various weapons. Series known as "Samurai Spirits" in Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Banbam
1984 A one or two player maze game published and developed by Sun Electronics
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.
Twin Cobra
ツインコブラ
1987 Single or dual player helicopter flying/bombing game.
Asteroid
アステロイド
1973 1 or 2 player game. Joystick for each player moved a space ship up or down.
Attack
アタック
1977 Two player battle - air vs. sea (bomber vs. destroyer)
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!
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.
Cyber Troopers Virtual On
電脳戦機バーチャロン
1995 Two-player linked robotic combat. First in a series
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.
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.
Kingdom Grand Prix
1994 Kingdom Grand Prix is a scrolling shooter/racing hybrid arcade game developed by Raizing and published by Eighting. It was later ported to the Sega Saturn. It is the second entry in the Mahou Daisakusen series, but the first to be a shooter/racing hybrid.
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.
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
Power Drift
パワードリフト
1988 One player first-person sprite based driving game.
Borderline
ボーダーライン, Bōdārain
1981 drive Jeep, destroy enemy refineries - four stages with different gameplay - vertical shooter, dig-dug like maze, etc
Chinese Hero
チャイニーズヒーロー
1984 Chinese Hero (チャイニーズヒーロー, Chainīzu Hīrō), also known in Japan as Super Chinese (スーパーチャイニーズ, Sūpā Chainīzu), is an arcade action game developed by Nihon Game (now Culture Brain) and published by Taiyo System in October 1984.
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.
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.
NBA Jam
1993 Two on two basketbrawl using real NBA teams and players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laguna Racer
ラグナレーサー
1977 Early black-and-white, single-player driving game.
X-Men
エックスメン
1992 Multi-player fighting game featuring X-Men characters.
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.
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.
Formation Armed F
フォーメーション アームドF
1988 Vertically scrolling shoot 'em up - control the Vowger spaceship - shoots enemies, collect power-ups - defeat bosses to advance levels - Vowger can be changed to shoot in a multitude of formations and directions
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.
Warrior
ウォーリア
1978 Two-player sword-fighting game with vector graphics.
Pigskin 621 A.D.
1990 Football with fantasy races. You and your opponent use weapons, traps, and magic to score touchdowns.
Mini Golf
ミニゴルフ
1985 A 1-4 player 18 hole miniture golf game.
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.
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.
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.
Demolition Derby
デモリションダービー
1985 4-player table-top driving game. Destroy cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Altered Beast
獣王記
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.
Sky Shark
飛翔鮫
1982 Vertical shoot 'em up. Original Hi Sho Zame in Japan, licensed to Electrocoin in Europe under the name Flying Shark, and Romstar in North America under the name Sky Shark.
Gun Force
ガンフォース
1991 Side scrolling platform game like Metal Slug with lots of power ups.
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.
BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge
1992 R-Type-ish shooter where your ship can fire a projectile that freezes enemy vehiicles and take their form and power. Innovative idea.
Tri-Sports
1989 Power Strike (bowling), Pool shark (billiards), and Mini-golf Deluxe all in one cabinet
Darius
ダライアス
1986 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..
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!
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.
New York Captor
1986 Light gun shooting fun; nail the gangsters before they get you or your loved ones.
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.
Vs. Mania Challenge
1986 Sequel to MAT MANIA. Wrestling game where you could compete head-to-head against another person.
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.
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.
Out Run
アウトラン
1986 A car racing game. Features a realistic steering wheel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1991 You're the mech in this side scrolling platformer which its you against a host of enemy soldiers, bosses and harsh terrain.
Wings
1976 Two player head-to-head air combat
Badlands (1989)
1989 1 or 2 player simultaneous driving game. In the "Sprint" series.
Galaxy Game
1971 Early Space War coin operated video game, released two months before Computer Space at Stanford.
Kuuga – Operation Code Vapor Trail
空牙 – Operation Code Vapor Trail
1989 Vapor Trail: Hyper Offense Formation, known in Japan as Kuuga – Operation Code Vapor Trail (空牙 – Operation Code Vapor Trail) and usually simply referred to as Vapor Trail, is a 1989 shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by Data East. Vapor Trail was followed by Rohga: Armor Force and Skull Fang.
Vapor Trail
空牙
1989 Vapor Trail: Hyper Offense Formation, known in Japan as Kuuga – Operation Code Vapor Trail (空牙 – Operation Code Vapor Trail) and usually simply referred to as Vapor Trail, is a 1989 shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by Data East. Vapor Trail was followed by Rohga: Armor Force and Skull Fang.
Eliminator 4
1981 4-player tabletop version of Eliminator.
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.
Munchyman
1981 A Pacman bootleg - one of the few to have its own dedicated cabinet.
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.
Yie Ar Kung Fu
1985 Beat up small men. "Street Fighter" like style of game.

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