Top 100 MSX & MSX 2 Games

Top 100 Games Ranking List for MSX & MSX 2.

The Top Rated MSX Games & MSX 2 Games.

MSX Games & MSX 2 Games Ranking List

1. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake is an Action Adventure game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1990.

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2. Metal Gear

Outer Heaven is the name of a heavily armed land in the depths of southern Africa where the dreadful weapon called Metal Gear is developed. It is the mission of Solid Snake, one of the members of the secret army ‘Fox Hound’ to sneak into Outer Heaven and destroy Metal Gear. Go ahead Solid Snake!

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3. Vampire Killer

If you think it’s scary on the outside, wait’ll you see the basement! You’re in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats – creatures lurking around every corner. As you descend deeper and deeper, they get thicker and thicker. Better stick close to the cavern floor – it’s your only chance of finding a weapon or two. You’re gonna need ’em. Because when you finally meet the Count, you know he’ll be going for the jugular. So keep your courage up and your stake sharp. And say your prayers!

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4. BC’s Quest for Tires II: Grog’s Revenge

He thrilled you in QUEST FOR TIRES. Now Thor, the first man, is back in an all-new adventure! Join Thor in his quest to discover the meaning of life. Experience the danger as Thor winds his way up and down rocky mountains and through a maze of caverns.

Versions: Grog’s Revenge (USA) MSX

5. Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura is an Adventure game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Versions: Urusei Yatsura – Koi No Survival Birthday (Japan) MSX 2

6. Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku is an Adventure game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1987.

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7. BC’s Quest for Tires

From the first man, comes the last word in computer games. Quest for Tires stars Thor, zipping through the world of B.C. on his prehistoric unicycle. His challenge is to ride through numerous scrolling screens of action to rescue Cute Chick from the hungry dinosaur.

Versions: B.C’s Quest (USA) MSX

8. Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces captures the spirit and puts you in the cockpit of the Mosquito, maverick RAF fighter bomber of World War II. Down the Nazi bombers, sink the U-boats, outrun the V-1 rockets and stop the enemy trains. Choose your weapons and fuel wisely – once you’re out on mission, there’s no going back. To become Ace of Aces, you must complete all missions successfully!

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9. Mitsume ga Tooru

Mitsume ga Tooru is an Action game, developed and published by Natsume, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Versions: Mitsumega Toohru (USA) MSX

10. Dig Dug

Create your own maze as you tunnel fearlessly through the earth. Your goal: Reap tasty vegetables worth healthy points. Your enemies: ghosts who want to bury you alive, fierce fire-breathing dragons, and mean balloon-like bullies! Can you dig it? Here’s the exciting home version of the celebrated coin-op original!

Versions: Dig-Dug (USA) MSX

11. Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Falcom, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Versions: Dragon Slayer 1 (USA) MSX

12. Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact

Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact is an Action game, developed and published by Game Arts, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Versions: Thexder (USA) MSX

13. Eggerland Mystery 2

Eggerland Mystery 2 is a Puzzle game, developed and published by HAL Labs, which was released in Europe in 1986.

Versions: Meikyushinwa (USA) MSX

14. Mirai

Mirai is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by XAIN, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Versions: Mirai (Japan) MSX 2

15. Bank Panic

Set against the background of America’s pioneer era, you as the HERO, are a quick draw artist – whose job it is to protect the customers who are depositing money at the bank.

Versions: Bank Panic (USA) MSX

16. Druaga no Tou

Druaga no Tou is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Versions: Tower Of Druaga (USA) MSX

17. Usas

Usas is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1987.

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18. Tetris

Your pulse quickens. Beams, boxes, zig-zags and “L” shaped building blocks drop relentlessly down a narrow passage.

Versions: Tetris (Japan) MSX 2

19. SD Snatcher

SD Snatcher is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1990.

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20. The Maze of Galious

The Maze of Galious is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Versions: Maze Of Galious (USA) MSX

21. Lonesome Tank

Lonesome Tank is an Action game, developed by Micro Art and published by MIA, which was released in Japan in 1983.

Versions: Heli Tank (USA) MSX

22. Mississippi Satsujin Jiken: Murder on the Mississippi

Mississippi Satsujin Jiken: Murder on the Mississippi is an Adventure game, developed and published by Jaleco Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Versions: Mississippi Satsujinjiken (Japan) MSX 2

23. Snatcher

A.D. 2047. Neo Kobe City, Japan, a place of madness and decadence…

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24. The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story is an Action game, developed by Taito Corporation and published by Hot-B, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Versions: Fairy Land Story (USA) MSX

25. Nobunaga no Yabou: Bushou Fuuunroku

Nobunaga no Yabou: Bushou Fuuunroku is a Strategy game, developed and published by Koei, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Versions: Nobunaga No Yabou – Zenkokuhan (USA) MSX

26. Reviver

Reviver is an Action game, developed and published by Arsys Software Inc., which was released in Japan in 1987.

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27. Time Gal

The devious Luda is loose in time and out to change the history of mankind. Help Time Gal stop him before the world as you know it is destroyed.

Versions: Time Pilot (USA) MSX

28. Zanac AI

The “system” was created by an organic intelligence body many milleniums ago and began attacking the human race. The earth was thrown into turmoil with only one hope for salvation.

Versions: Zanac (USA) MSX

29. Real Tennis

Real Tennis is a Sports game, published by Takara, which was released in Japan in 1983.

Versions: Real Tennis (USA) MSX

30. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

As Adol, hero of Ys Book I & II, your most fearsome new adventure is about to begin! The curse of the monster Demanicus terrorizes your friend Dogi’s homeland

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31. Maison Ikkoku Kanketsuhen

Maison Ikkoku Kanketsuhen is an Adventure game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Versions: Maison Ikkoku – Kanketsu Hen – Sayonara, Soshite… (Japan) MSX 2

32. King’s Valley

Ancient Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs – when the royalty used to bury uncountable mysterious jewels with them in their graves! An archaeological adventure trip to the King’s Valley (Valley of the Pharaohs) in search of hidden mystery jewels in the Royal Tombs!!

Versions: King’s Valley 1 (USA) MSX

33. Illusion City: Genei Toshi

Illusion City: Genei Toshi is a Role-Playing game, published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1991.

Versions: Aoki Ookami To Shiroki Mejika – Genchou Hishi (Japan) MSX 2

34. Bubble Bobble

Meet Bub and Bob, two of the busiest beasties you ever saw, as they battle their way across 100 levels of controlled chaos in search of their girlfriends (ahhh!). J

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35. Hanafuda Koikoi

Hanafuda Koikoi is a Miscellaneous game, published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Hanafuda Koi Koi (USA) MSX

36. Bosconian

Bosconian is an Action game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Bosconian (USA) MSX

37. Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo is a Puzzle game, developed and published by Compile, which was released in Japan in 1991.

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38. Kimagure Orange Road: Natsu no Mirage

Kimagure Orange Road: Natsu no Mirage is an Adventure game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1988.

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39. Fushigi no Kuni no Alice

Fushigi no Kuni no Alice is an Adventure game, published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1984.

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40. Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Ancient Land of Ys… Where Action and Fantasy Come Together!

Versions: Yakyukyo – Baseball Crazy (USA) MSX

41. Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II

Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Falcom, which was released in Japan in 1987.

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42. Aleste 2

Aleste 2 is an Action game, developed and published by Compile, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Versions: Aleste (Japan) MSX 2

43. Dragon Quest

Dragon Warrior…the epic beginning of a new era in video games.

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44. River Raid

Mission: Code Name River Raid. Jet down the river. Break the enemy blockade and blast the bridges to halt enemy troop advances.

Versions: River Raid (USA) MSX

45. Final Fantasy

An evil shroud covers the world in darkness. You must restore the powers of earth, wind, fire and water to the Four Orbs.

Versions: Fantasy Zone 1 (USA) MSX

46. Nemesis

Nemesis is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1986.

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47. Eggerland Mystery

King Eden and his three daughters governed Eden Land with love and peace and the land was blessed with a rich harvest for many years.

Versions: Eggerland Mystery (USA) MSX

48. The Goonies

The Goonies is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Versions: Goonies (USA) MSX

49. King’s Valley II: The Seal of El Giza

Enjoy double entertainment with this new game from Konami!

Versions: King’s Valley 2 (USA) MSX

50. JESUS

JESUS is an Adventure game, developed by ChunSoft and published by Enix Corporation, which was released in Japan in 1987.

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51. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter

After a hard fight to recover the six sacred books in Ys Chronicles I, Adol is back for a sequel!

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52. American Soccer

American Soccer is a Sports game, developed by Opera House and published by Nidecom Soft, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Versions: American Soccer (Japan) MSX 2

53. F-16 Fighting Falcon

It’s dog-eat-dog in the wild blue yonder. This is the most perilous dogfight ever to explode on the video screen. It’s between an F-16 (you!) and a MIG-25 plane.

Versions: F-16 Fighting Falcon (USA) MSX

54. Koneko no Daibouken: Chibi-chan ga iku

Koneko no Daibouken: Chibi-chan ga iku is an Action game, developed and published by Casio, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Versions: Koneko No Daibouken (USA) MSX

55. Head Over Heels

OK, let me try to explain this. You see, Heads (he’s the one with arms) can glide and jump and shoot, but he can’t carry anything.

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56. Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress

Create your own alter ego who will perform brave and daring feats in your honor. Together, step through the doors of time and explore the far reaches of the galaxy.

Versions: Arkanoid II – Revenge Of Doh (Japan) MSX 2

57. Jump Jet

Depending on your skill, confidence and courage, you have the choice of remaining near the landing pad, learning to hover and land, or venturing higher to practice your approaches.

Versions: Jump (USA) MSX

58. Mystery House II

Mystery House II is an Adventure game, developed by Arrow Soft and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Final Mystery Murder Club – Satsujin Club (Japan) MSX 2

59. F-15 Strike Eagle

Strap into your ejection seat and get ready for challenging and exciting modern jet fighter combat with F-15 Strike Eagle!

Versions: F-15 Strike Eagle (Japan) MSX 2

60. Gradius 2

THE BATTLE TO SAVE NEMESIS BEGINS!!!

Living Planet

Giant Statue Planet

Versions: Gradius 2 (USA) MSX

61 Monkey Academy

Monkey Academy is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Monkey Academy (USA) MSX

62. Power Fail

Power Fail is an Action game, developed and published by Soft Bank, which was released in Japan in 1984.

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63. Nemesis 3

RESCUE LARS XVII, THE HERO OF NEMESIS!
The Bacterians’ Commandant Gofer plans to assassinate little Lars XVII and change the course of history… Block Gifer’s ambition!

Versions: Gofer No Yabou Episode 2 (USA) MSX

64. Koroshi no Dress 3

Koroshi no Dress 3 is an Adventure game, developed and published by Fairy Tale, which was released in Japan in 1991.

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65. Fleet Commander 2

Fleet Commander 2 is a Strategy game, published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Versions: Fleet Commander II – Koukon No Kaiiki (Japan) MSX 2

66. Koroshi no Dress 2

Koroshi no Dress 2 is an Adventure game, developed and published by Fairy Tale, which was released in Japan in 1990.

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67. Hurry Fox: Yuki no Maou Hen

Hurry Fox: Yuki no Maou Hen is an Action game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1985.

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68. Salamander

You’ve saved the innocent people of Gradius from the vile Bacterions. But now an even deadlier plague has slimed into the neighborhood.

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69. Don’t Cock It Up

Don’t Cock It Up is a Puzzle game, developed and published by Matra, which was released in Europe in 2001.

Versions: Cockpit, The (Japan) MSX 2

70. Galaxian

The Galaxian Fleet has invaded and it’s up to you to stop them. There’s two-way action in this game; as you fire at them, they’re firing back at you! All that is required of you is quick reflexes and an accurate aim. Can you destroy the Galaxian Fleet before they destroy you?

Versions: Galaxian (USA) MSX

71. G.P. World

G.P. World is a Racing game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Versions: GP World (USA) MSX

72. Penguin Adventure

The beautiful penguin Princess Penguette has succumbed to the deadly virus sweeping the land of the penguins! The only possible cure is the fruit of the Golden Apple Tree – located in a faraway land. Penguin Adventure: Yume Tairiku Adventure

Versions: Yume Tairiku Adventure (USA) MSX

73. Dragon Slayer IV – DraSle Family

Long, long ago, an evil dragon terrorized the forest until it was imprisoned by a powerful wizard. Now, years later, the dragon has revived and it’s up to you to use the power of the wizard’s descendants, the Draslefamily, to defeat the dragon once again.

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74. Tank Battalion

Tank Battalion is an Action game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Tank Battalion (USA) MSX

75. Dragon Slayer

Dragon Slayer is a Role-Playing game, developed by Cancel and published by SquareSoft, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Versions: Dragon Slayer 1 (USA) MSX

76. Missile Command

Missile Command is an Action game, developed by Eurosoft and published by Premium Software Distribution, which was released in Europe in 1988.

Versions: Fleet Commander II – Koukon No Kaiiki (Japan) MSX 2

77. Seilane

Seilane is an Action game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Versions: Seiken Acho (USA) MSX

78. The Great Giana Sisters

After falling into a dark, deep sleep, little Giana finds herself in a mysterious dream world where everything is strange and different.

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79. Space Manbow

Space Manbow is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Versions: Space Manbow (Japan) MSX 2

80. Quarth

Warning! QUARTH is the blockbuster puzzle challenge guaranteed to knock your socks and your block off at a maddening

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81. Choro Q

Choro Q is an Action game, developed by Taito Corporation and published by Electric Software, which was released in Europe in 1984.

Versions: Choroq (USA) MSX

82. Silviana

Silviana is an Action game, developed and published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1989.

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83. Misty

Misty is an Adventure game, developed and published by Champion Soft, which was released in Japan in 1988.

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84. Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr. is an Action Adventure game, developed and published by Falcom, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Versions: Romancia (Japan) MSX 2

85. Diamond Adventure

Diamond Adventure is an Action game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1983.

Versions: Yume Tairiku Adventure (USA) MSX

86. Golvellius

Golvellius is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Compile, which was released in Japan in 1987.

Versions: Golvellius (USA) MSX

87 Hole in One

Hole in One is a Sports game, published by HAL Labs, which was released in Europe in 1984.

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88. Keystone Kapers

“FLASH! Harry Hooligan, notorious con-artist, thief and all-around-not-a-nice-person, has escaped! He is now at large and in the vicinity of Southwick’s Emporium. At this moment, Hooligan is foiling every attempt to end his felonious freedom.”

Versions: Keystone Kapers (USA) MSX

89. Happy Fret

Happy Fret is an Action game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1985.

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90. Mystery House

Mystery House is an Adventure game, developed and published by Micro Cabin, which was released in Japan in 1983.

Versions: Final Mystery Murder Club – Satsujin Club (Japan) MSX 2

91 TwinBee

‘TwinBee’ is a shooting game that was released from KONAMI in 1985.

Versions: Twinbee (USA) MSX

92. Yie Ar Kung Fu

Oolong has spent his entire life training for the Martial Arts Championship.

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93. Madou Monogatari 123

Madou Monogatari 123 is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Compile, which was released in Japan in 1990.

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94. Pac-Man

Gobble, gobble, gulp! Who’s munching Power Pellets? Who’s zipping around the maze at top speed, chomping up ghosts and scoring big points?

Versions: Pac-Man (USA) MSX

95. Pitfall!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Pitfall Harry, veteran jungle explorer. Fortune hunting’s my game, and yours, too, if you’re daring enough to take this trip with me.

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96. Contra

The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien warmonger, Red Falcon.

Versions: Contra (Japan) MSX 2

97. Rance II: Hangyaku no Shojoutachi

Rance II: Hangyaku no Shojoutachi is an Adventure game, developed by XTALSOFT and published by Alice Soft, which was released in Japan in 1991.

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98. Road Fighter

Enter into the fiery heat of competition, as you head for the glory awaiting you at the finish line ! You’ll need all your wits about you as engage in this fast-paced road fight.

Versions: Road Fighter (USA) MSX

99. Hyper Rally

World Class Racing Championship! Test your driving skills on 13 super-tough courses featuring all kinds of terrain!!

Versions: Hyper Rally (USA) MSX

100. Volguard

Volguard is an Action game, developed and published by DB Soft, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Versions: Volguard (USA) MSX

101. 1942

1942… you and daring fighter pilot “Super Ace” are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy.

Versions: 1942 (USA) MSX

102. Harapeko Pakkun

Harapeko Pakkun is an Action game, developed and published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Harapeko Pakkun (USA) MSX

103. BurgerTime

As the burger chef, you’re out to build delicious hamburgers. As you run through the colorful maze assembling the ingredients, nothing can stop you. Except menacing hot dogs and pickles that are out to ruin the meal! Bury them under beef patties, lettuce and buns. Or, knock them out with pepper. Build four burgers and you’re on to the next level.

Versions: Burger Time (USA) MSX

104. Knightmare

Knightmare: Majou Densetsu. Knightmare is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Versions: Densetsu (Japan) MSX 2

105. Beamrider

A beam matrix of iridescent blue engulfs the distant blackness of Earth-Space. You stand watching. First mesmerized, you now realize the beams carry weapons.

Versions: Beam Rider (USA) MSX

106. Top Roller

Top Roller is a Racing game, developed by Jaleco Entertainment and published by Toshiba, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Top Roller (USA) MSX

107. Bomberman Special

Bomberman Special is a Puzzle game, developed and published by Hudson, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Versions: Bomber-Man Special (USA) MSX

108. Arkanoid II

Eons have passed… yet despite apparent annihilation in the original ARKANOID game

Versions: Arkanoid II – Revenge Of Doh (Japan) MSX 2

109. Palamedes

Palamedes is a refreshing new type of video game for which you’ll need sharp wits and quick fingers to escape the lines of dice that come rapidly plummeting down on you.

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110. Breakout

Breakout is an Action game, developed and published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1984.

Versions: Break Out (USA) MSX

111. Herzog

Herzog is a Strategy game, published by TechnoSoft, which was released in Japan in 1988.

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112. Aleste

Aleste is an Action game, developed and published by Compile, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Versions: Aleste (Japan) MSX 2

113. Blasteroids

Straight from the arcades comes Blasteroids, Tengen’s classic mix of one or two player action. With full power-ups, rip-stars, shields, double-ups and more, this is THE coin-op conversion of 1989.
AND BEWARE – MUKOR AWAITS!

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114. The Castle

The Castle is an Action game, published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1986.

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115. Operation Wolf

The No. 1 arcade game of 1988 is recreated perfectly – 6 levels of thrilling coin-op action are brought to life on your home micro.

Versions: Final Zone Wolf (USA) MSX

116. Arkanoid

“The time and era of this story is unknown. After the mothership “ARKANOID” was destroyed, a spacecraft “Vaus” scrambled away from it.

Versions: Arkanoid (USA) MSX

117. Rastan Saga

You are Rastan, an iron muscled barbarian from the cold northlands. A bounty hunter by trade, you fear no man or dark, slavering beast!

Versions: Rastan Saga (Japan) MSX 2

118. Lot Lot

Lot Lot is a Puzzle game, developed by Irem and published by Tokuma Shoten, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Versions: Lot Lot (USA) MSX

119. Xevious: Fardraut Saga

Xevious: Fardraut Saga is an Action game, developed by Compile and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1988.

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120. Parodius

Parodius is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 1988.

Versions: Parodius (USA) MSX

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