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1985 No summary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Narc
1988 A game where you play a hero trying to arrest the dope dealers and to catch the big guy, named Mr. BIG.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
T.M.N.T
1990 Play as one of the famous foursome and eliminate the baddies on your quest to save the girl and the day.
Sports Match
1989 Similar to Mah-jongg but with sports-themed tiles and a twist in the rules of play.
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.
Don Doko Don
ドンドコドン
1989 Play as one of two bearded dwarves in search of a princess who is kidnapped by a purple dragon.
Galaxy Force II
ギャラクシーフォースII
1989 Space shooter consisting of a large, black chair that swivels and banks as you play.
Shinobi
1987 You play a ninja on a one man mission out to destroy a evil force and save kidnapped hostages.
Spin-a-Ball
0 A game designed to appeal to people who typically play Skee-Ball.
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.
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..
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).
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.
Libble Rabble
リブルラブル
1983 An obscure Namco release, Libble Rabble was designed by Toru Iwatani after his huge success with Pac-Man. Although it was not particularly popular, Iwatani claimed that it was his own personal favorite of the games he designed.
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.
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.
Super Breakout
スーパーブレイクアウト
1978 A revamp of Breakout with two additional play variations.
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.
Super Tag Battle
1996 Also known as: Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle, Fu'un Super Tag Battle (JPN)
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.
Pirate Ship Higemaru
1984 Pirate ship game similar in play to Pengo.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Emeraldia
エメラルディア
1992 Tetris play-alike with a new twist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steel Gunner 2
スティールガンナー2
1991 As part of of a male/female police force you must follow and destroy aliens to save the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Galaxian 3
1990 Play just once to experience it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dragon Buster
ドラゴンバスター
1984 Platformer with a sword. Your mission: save the princess.
Inferno
インフェルノ
1977 Put out the fires and save the trapped stick figure in this black-and-white game.
Super Mario Bros.
スーパーマリオブラザーズ
1986 Mario and Luigi stamp out the evil Koopas through 8 levels to kill the Koopa King and save the Princess.
Turtles
タートルズ
1989 Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles beat 'em up to save April the unlucky news reporter who will insist on being kidnapped by Shredder and the foot clan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gal's Panic
ギャルズ・パニック
1993 A simple Qix-like game (you draw areas that once completed fill the playfield locking the monsters away) with a cute girl appearing on the background after each level.
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.
Cluster Buster
クラスターバスター
1982 A "Breakout"-formula game where you control a grape, bouncing a ball and hitting blocks. (AKA Graplop)
Ninja Taro
1992 As a ninja in ancient Japan, you are on a mission to find out if rumors are true about an evil emperor.
Atari Basketball
バスケットボール
1979 One-on-one basketball. Also called Atari Basketball.
Crazy Climber
クレイジークライマー
1980 In one of Nichibutsu's most popular arcade games, you must climb up 4 very tall buildings while avoiding obstacles and pitfalls.
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.
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.
A. P. B.
1987 Overhead driving game. Catch criminals, force confessions, eat doughnuts, avoid demerits, meet quotas. (No, it's not a sim, even if it sounds that way.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make Trax
メイクトラックス
1983 Maze game, similar to Pac-Man, but instead of eating dots, you had to paint the street.
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.
Gun Force
ガンフォース
1991 Side scrolling platform game like Metal Slug with lots of power ups.
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.
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.
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.
Ozma Wars
1979 Black-and-white space shooter for one or two players.
Pit Boss
1984 Game includes poker and 3 of several games; blackjack, acey deucey, foto finish (horse racing), super slots.
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.
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.
Cyberbots
サイバーボッツ
1995 2-D robot fighting game with highly maneuverable mecha and the usual special moves and combos.
Super Dodgeball
1985 Playground fun. Reasonably fun, two player game of dodgeball.
Spiderman
1991 Guide Spider-Man, Black-Cat, Hawkeye and/or Sub-Mariner as they punch and kick their way through four chapters worth of Dr. Doom's villains.
Time Traveler
タイムトラベラー
1991 You are a cowboy who goes through time to destroy the Evil Scientist and Rescue the Princess to save the Universe.
WWF Superstars
WWFスーパースターズ
1989 WWF Wrestling game featuring the big names of 1989
Asterix & Obelix
1992 A 2 player fighting game like Final Fight, the 2 characters you can choose are Asterix and Obelix.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
1991 Shooter based on the movie of the same title.
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.
Saturday Night Slam Masters
1993 A wrestling game with many characters, including some from Street Fighter.
Black Dragon
ブラックドラゴン
1987 Black Dragon is the Japanese version of Black Tiger.
Arm Wrestling
アームレスリング
1985 Hero arm-wrestles a series of increasingly strong and increasingly odd characters, including a girl and her robot.
Arch Rivals
1989 2-on-2 basketball...with foul play!
Black Widow
1981 Rare Taito game. Not to be confused with Atari's Black Widow, which came out in 1982.
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.
Space Invaders '91
1991 Another update to the 1978 classic. New graphics, same theme.
New Zealand Story, The
1990 Basic horizontal platform game - help a little kiwi save his friends from an evil walrus who intends to have them for dinner.
Rockman 2 - The Power Fighters
ロックマン2
1996 One or two players fight their way through one of three scenarios.
Battle Toads
1994 Double Dragon-like scrolling co-operative fighting game based on the hit Tradewest NES game.
Operation Wolf
オペレーションウルフ
1987 Pick off enemy soldiers while trying to rescue hostages. Seques are Operation Thunderbolt and Operation Wolf 3.
Thayer's Quest
1984 Search for the Ancient Five Relics to stop the Evil Wizard who wants to take over the land.
Checkmate
チェックメイト
1977 Up to four players try to make each other crash.
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.
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).
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.