Ninja-Kid, known in Japan as Ninja kun Majo no Bōken, is the first video game in the Ninja-kun series. It was released for arcades, on the NES, and MSX by Jaleco in 1984. Ninja-Kid features three upward scrolling levels that repeat and become more difficult. The objective is to defeat the enemies on each screen and advance to the next screen. The player can attack with shurikens and jump on enemies' heads to stun them. Occasionally, an orb will appear and if the player collects three.
Front Line is a military combat-themed arcade game released in 1982 by Taito Corporation. The original arcade version consists of a joystick, a single button (other than the "player one" and "player two" start buttons), and a rotary dial that can be pushed in like a button, which fires the weapon. The single button is used to throw grenades, and to enter and exit the tank. Playing as a lone soldier, the player's ultimate objective is to lob a hand grenade into the enemy.
Knight Gundam is part of the SD Gundam franchise, a sub-franchise of the popular Gundam anime. In Knight Gundam, Gundam mecha and characters are reimagined as knights, sorcerers and other fantasy and medieval European character types. Generally, the series has not been as popular as its counterpart Musha Gundam and as such Knight Gundam productions are rare. Perhaps in an attempt to change this, the Knight Gundam concept received a fair amount of focus in the recent Superior Defender Gundam.
Parasol Henbee is a Japanese anime series produced and directed by Fujiko Fujio A The pen name for Motoo Abiko in 1989 which ran for 200 episodes and was translated into many languages - Chinese, English, Hebrew and Spanish amongs them. Abiko also adapted the series into a manga. This series resembles Doraemon a lot, due to similarities between animation styles and between the plots.
Galaxian is an arcade game developed by Namco in October 1979. It was published by Namco in Japan and was imported to North America by Midway that December. A fixed shooter-style game in which the player controls a spaceship at the bottom of the screen and shoots enemies descending in various directions, it was designed to compete with the successful earlier game Space Invaders. The game was highly popular upon its release, and has been a focus of competitive gaming ever since.
Ghostbusters II is a 1990 video game for the NES, developed by Kemco and published by Activision, based on the film Ghostbusters II. Synthesized version of songs from the film, Ghostbusters Theme and "Higher and Higher" are featured in the game. Activision's game is a single-player side-scrolling game. Generally, the player controls a ghostbuster as he explores levels based on the film. The character's goal is to make his way to the museum before time runs out.
TwinBee Cinnamon Hakushi wo Sukue released on November 21, 1986 and in 1987 in America as Stinger, this is the first game in the TwinBee series that was released in North America. Some enemy force kidnaps Dr. Cinnamon creator of the TwinBee ships and TwinBee, WinBee and GwinBee must rescue him. The Japanese version for the Family Computer Disk System in 1986, this game allowed up to three players simultaneously. Unlike its predecessor, Stinger has horizontal shooter levels like Gradius.
Clu Clu Land is an arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System game released in 1984 and was later released in North America on the Wii Virtual Console on September 1, 2008 and in Europe on March 6, 2009. The game was called Vs. Clu Clu Land in video arcades. The game has been re-released for the Nintendo GameCube in the game Animal Crossing.
The Goonies is a 1986 platform game based on the film of the same name produced by Konami for the Nintendo Family Computer in Japan. It was later ported to the Disk System in 1988. While the game was never officially sold in North America, arcade ports were released there for both the PlayChoice-10 and the Vs. System coin-operated arcade machines which played NES games. A sequel was released titled The Goonies II and it was later released overseas, outside Japan.
Track & Field, known in Japan as Hyper Olympic is a 1983 Olympic-themed sports arcade game developed and published by Konami. The Japanese release sported an official license for the 1984 Summer Olympics. The arcade version was released in 1983. The simple gameplay, based on quick repeating button presses, set the basics for sequels and similar games in the genre for the next decades. There were several home versions of the original; the ZX Spectrum.
Kid Niki Radical Ninja, known in Japan as Kaiketsu Yanchamaru is an arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1986, and was later published outside of Japan by Data East in 1987. The arcade game runs on Irem-62 Hardware, the same as Kung Fu Master. In Japan, two sequels appeared for the Famicom. The first was Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2: Karakuri Land in 1991, and the second was Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 in 1993. Each of the three NES/Famicom titles feature radically different character designs.
Game Classic - Pac-Mania Android Version Pac-Mania Pakku Mania? is an arcade video game and the last in the Pac-Man series, released by Namco in November 1987 and distributed by Atari Games in the United States and Europe. It is a pseudo-3D interpretation of the classic maze game genre using an isometric view and features most elements of the original Pac-Man, as well as several new features.