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3DS Nintendo 3DS
Arcade Arcade games
DC Dreamcast
DROID Android
DS Nintendo DS
eShop Nintendo eShop
FM7 FM-7
FMT FM Towns
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GCN Nintendo GameCube
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
iPad iPad
iPhone iPhone
iPod iPod
LIN Linux
MAC Macintosh / Mac OS
MOBI Mobile phone
N64 Nintendo 64
NES Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
NN Nintendo Network
PC60 NEC PC-6001
PC88 NEC PC-8801
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCD TurboGrafx-CD/PC Engine CD
PCE TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PS4 Playstation 4
PSN PlayStation Network
PSP PlayStation Portable
SAT Sega Saturn
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SGG Sega Game Gear
SMS Sega Master System
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
VC Virtual Console (Wii)
VITA PlayStation Vita
X1 Sharp X1
X68K Sharp X68000
Wii Wii
WiiU Wii U
WIN Microsoft Windows
WMO Windows Mobile
WS WonderSwan
WSC WonderSwan Color
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Xbox Live Arcade
XOne Xbox One
Types of releases
Rerel The game was re-released on the same platform with no or only minor changes.
Port The game first appeared on a platform and was later ported to another. The game is like the original, with few or no differences.
(e.g Final Fantasy XIII got recently a port from PS3 and Xbox360 to Microsoft Windows)
Remake The game is an enhanced remake of an original, released on the same or different platform, with changes to graphics, sound and/or gameplay.
Compl A compilation, anthology or collection of several titles, usually (but not always) belonging to the same series.
Limit A special release (often called "Limited" or "Collector's Edition") with bonus collector's material for a certain time period. Often provided to people who pre-order a game.


EU = Europe, JP = Japan, NA = North America

Release Title Developer Publisher Type Platform Notes
  • 1982(JP)
Dragon and Princess KOEI KOEI Adventure RPG PC88
Port: FM-7
Considered the first Japanese-made game with role-playing elements.
  • 1982(JP)
Dragon Lair Fugen Soft Fugen Soft PC88, FM-7
  • 1983(JP)
Danchi-zuma no Yuuwaku

(lit.Seduction of Condominium Wives)

KOEI KOEI Adventure RPG / Eroge FM-7, PC88, PC98
Port: X1, MSX
Part of the Strawberry Porno series
  • 1983(JP)
Bawnded: Chitei Sekai-hen

(lit. Bawnded: The Under World)

Nihon Micom Gakuen Nihon Micom Gakuen Turn-Based PC88
  • 1983(JP)
Bokosuka Wars ASCII ASCII Tactical RPG Sharp X1 (+Rerel)
Port: MSX, FM-7, PC60, PC88, PC98
The first strategy game with RPG elements. The Rerel New Bokosuka Wars is only available for X1.
  • 1983(JP)
Dungeon KOEI KOEI FM-7, PC88
  • 1983(JP)
Ken to Mahou

(lit. Sword and Magic)

KOEI KOEI Turn-Based FM-7, PC88
  • 1983(JP)
Khufu-Ou no Himitsu

(lit. King Khufu's Treasure)

KOEI KOEI Dungeon crawler FM-7, PC88
  • 1983(JP)
Nobunaga's Ambition KOEI KOEI Tactical RPG FM-7, Rerel: VC
Port: Amiga, DOS, GB, GEN, MAC, MSX, NES, SNES, PC88, PC98, WS, X1, X68K
The NA release is called Nobunaga's Ambition and is the first game of the Nobunaga's Ambition series . The ported game titles may also vary from the original.
  • 1983(JP)
Panorama Toh

(lit. Panorama Island)

Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom PC88 First RPG released by Nihon Falcom.
  • 1983(JP)
Seiken Densetsu

(lit. Legend of the sacred sword)

Compaq Compaq PC88 This game is NOT part of Square's popular Mana series, despite the identical Japanese title.
  • 1984(JP)
Arfgaldt ASCII Adventure RPG FM-7
  • 1984(JP)
Corageous Perseus Cosmos Cosmos Action RPG PC-88, FM-7, X1, MSX
  • 1984(JP)
Dragon Buster Namco Namco Dungeon crawler/ Action RPG Arcade
Port: NES, MSX, PC88, X68K, VC
First game of the Dragon Buster series.
  • 1984(JP)
Dragon Slayer Nihon Falcom Square
Hudson Soft
Action RPG PC88, PC98
Port: MSX, MSX2, FM-7, X1, X68K, DOS, GB Remake: GEN, PS, SAT, WIN, DC, VC
Part of the Dragon Slayer series
  • 1984(JP)
    • 1989(NA)
Hydlide T&E Soft T&E Soft Action RPG PC60, PC88
Port: MSX, MSX2, FM-7, PC98, NES
The japanese NES version is known as Hydlide Special
  • 1984(JP)
Lizard Crystal Software Crystal Software PC60, PC88, PC98, X1, FM-7, MSX
  • 1984(JP)
Mugen no Shinzou

(lit. Phantom heart)

XTal Soft XTal Soft PC88, PC98
  • 1984(JP)
Oranda Tsuma wa Denki Unagi no Yume o Miru ka?

(lit. Do dutchwives dream of electric eel?)

KOEI KOEI Adventure RPG/ Eroge FM-7, PC-88, PC-98 Part of the Strawberry Porno series
  • 1984(JP)
Poibus Part 1: Dasshutsu

(lit. Poibus Part 1: Escape)

Zat Soft Zat Soft PC60, PC88, PC98, FM-7, X1
  • 1984(JP)
Psychic City Hot-B Hot-B Adventure RPG FM-7, PC88
  • 1984(JP)
The Black Onyx Bullet-Proof Bullet-Proof PC88
Port: MSX, FM-7, PC60, X1
Remake: NES
Predecessor of The Black Onyx II
  • 1984(JP)
    • 2009(NA)
      • 2009(EU)
The Tower of Druaga Namco Namco Action RPG ARC
Port: NES, MSX, FM-7, X68K, GB, VC
Remake: PS, NDS, PSP, X360
Part of the Babylonian Castle Saga
  • 1985(JP)
Chikyou Senshi Raiiza

(lit. The earth fighter Rayieza)

Enix Enix PC88, FM-7, X1, MSX
Port: NES
  • 1985(JP)
Cosmic Soldier Kogado Studio Kogado Studio Turn-Based MSX, PC88
  • 1985(JP)
Dimensional Fighter Epsilon3 Bullet-Proof Bullet-Proof Action RPG PC88 Role-playing shooter game and early example of the Action-RPG and FPS genre
  • 1985(JP)
Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom Action RPG FM-7, MSX, PC88, PC98, X1 Rerel: PC98
Remake: SAT, WIN
Part of the Dragon Slayer series
  • 1985(JP)
Fantasian Xtalsoft Xtalsoft PC88, X1 Predecessor of Advanced Fantasian: Quest for Lost Sanctuary
  • 1985(JP)
Fharanx Enix Enix MSX
  • 1985(JP)
Final Lolita PSK PSK Eroge FM-7, PC88
  • 1985(JP)
Genesis: Beyond the Revelation Squaresoft Squaresoft Tactical RPG PC88, PC98
  • 1985(JP)
    • 2006(UK)
Hydlide II: Shine of Darkness T&E Soft T&E Soft Action Adventure RPG PC88, X1
Port: FM-7, MSX, PC
Sequel of Hydlide
  • 1985(JP)
Mirai Sein-Soft Sein-Soft Action RPG PC88, PC98, X1 Futuristic Sci-Fi shooter with RPG elements
  • 1985(JP)
Mugen no Shinzou II

(lit. Phantom heart II)

XTal Soft XTal Soft Turn-based RPG FM-7, PC88, PC98, X1
  • 1985(JP)
Outroyd Stratford CCC Magical ZOO Action RPG MSX, X1
  • 1985(JP)
Rambo Pack-In-Video Pack-In-Video Action RPG MSX
  • 1985(JP)
    • 1989(NA)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms KOEI KOEI Tactical RPG Amiga, DOS, FM-7, MSX, NES, PC88, PC98, X1, X68K, SNES, WC First game of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series
  • 1985(JP)
The Screamer Magical ZOO Action RPG PC88 RPG with shooter elements
  • 1985(JP)
Tritorn Sein Soft Sein Soft Action RPG MSX, PC88, PC98, X1, FM-7, PC60
  • 1985(JP)
Zeta 2000 Pixel Pixel MSX