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This is the first game in the Star Ocean series developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix.

Gameplay:
Star Ocean has a random battle engine like most standard RPGs. However, battles themselves occur in real-time, not turn-based as in other RPGs of the time such as the Final Fantasy series. The player controls one character while the rest (three maximum) are controlled by the computer's AI. To assist the player in battle, it is possible to use special techniques and spells that deal more damage than standard attacks, for the price of a certain amount of MP (Mental Points). There are two types of special techniques: long range techniques that can only be executed if the character is at a distance from the target and short range techniques, which must be used at melee range. Some special techniques can be used at both long and short ranges, including spells. Although physical combat always takes place in real time, including special techniques, spells temporarily stop time while the spell animation plays and damage is assigned. Star Ocean is very similar to Tales of Phantasia in this way.

Outside of battle, storyline progression takes place as normal; however, the player can influence how the storyline proceeds by selecting different characters and interacting with them differently in private actions.

Plot:
Star Ocean tells the story of Roddick Farrence, a young Fellpool living in the town of Kratus on the underdeveloped planet of Roak. He is part of a group called the Kratus Defense Force, a small organization of fighters who defend the town from thieves and robbers. Roddick himself is a swordsman, as is his friend Dorne Murtough, another member of the force. One day, a strange disease that spreads by touch begins turning people in the northern city of Coule to stone. The town healer (who is also the father of Millie Chliette, another friend of Roddick's) goes to Coule to try and use his Symbology (Symbosis) to cure the disease, but ends up becoming infected himself.

When this news comes to Millie, Roddick, and Dorne, they set off for Mt. Metorx north of Coule to recover the Metorx herb that was said to be able to cure any sickness. With this, they hope to cure the disease and save Millie's father. When they reach the summit where the herb grows, a mysterious light bursts from the ground and two people wearing odd clothes appear before them. The man introduces themselves as Ronyx J. Kenny and Ilia Silvestri, two crew user of the Terran Alliance starship Calnus. From there they learn that the disease was sent to the planet by a foreign race called the Lezonians, whom the Earth Federation has been at war with. However, it is a mystery as to why Lezonia would even launch such a biological attack on an underdeveloped world.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 3750   Released: 1996
Keywords: Rpg
Series: Star Ocean


Personal Best: N/A
Mike Jones, a star pitcher from Seattle, is vacationing in the South Pacific islands, visiting his uncle, Dr. J. Upon his arrival to C-island, Mike finds that his uncle is missing and the island's natives are fearful of the sudden appearance of monsters . The Chief of Coralcola entrusts Mike with a magical yo-yo and the quest to find his uncle and to save the islands. Along the way, Mike is befriended by his uncle's assistant, Baboo, the robot NAV-COM and others as Mike attempts to find his uncle and to restore peace to the C-Islands.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 2960   Released: 1990
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
Star date 0991... Milky Way... A sudden increase of monster activity in the Galaxy. Our heroes receive a mysterious distress signal from a nearby planet which they begin to investigate.

The game features a turn-based combat viewed from 1st-Person in which only the current attacking/attacked enemy is visible. In Towns the characters can buy weapons (including energy based weapons which have a need to be recharged), items, protective gears, magics (called ESP), or treat their injuries (different body parts can take damage),.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1191   Released: 1990
Keywords: Rpg
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Personal Best: N/A
A dice - rolling board game with some role playing game elements.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1651   Released: 1991
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
Rumor says that the legendary Black Onyx, an artifact that grants eternal youth and happiness to those who can find it, lies within the Black Tower near the town of Utsuro. You assemble a party of brave adventurers and venture into the tower, defeating monsters on your way to the great treasure.

"Black Onyx", the very first RPG made by a Japanese company, is similar in gameplay to early Wizardry games. You create a party (up to five user) and explore a maze-like 3D dungeon, fighting random enemies on the way. You also meet adventurers whom you can convince to join your party. The combat engine is turn-based.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 749   Released: 1988
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
Ninja Boy is an Action game, developed and published by Culture Brain, which was released in Japan in 1990.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 988   Released: 1990
Keywords: Rpg
Series: super chinese
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Personal Best: N/A
Super Chinese Land 1-2-3 Dash is a Miscellaneous game, published by Culture Brain, which was released in Japan in 1996.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 735   Released: 1996
Keywords: Rpg
Series: super chinese


Personal Best: N/A
Ninja Boy 2 is an Action game, developed and published by Culture Brain, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 569   Released: 1991
Keywords: Rpg
Series: super chinese


Personal Best: N/A
Super Chinese Land 3 is a Role-Playing game, published by Culture Brain, which was released in Japan in 1995.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 586   Released: 1995
Keywords: Rpg
Series: super chinese


Personal Best: N/A
Super Chinese Land 3 Dash is a Miscellaneous game, published by Culture Brain, which was released in Japan in 1996.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 587   Released: 1996
Keywords: Rpg
Series: super chinese


Personal Best: N/A
The Fairyland Council feared that the same evil in the legends was back again. A wise old oracle was among them. He predicted the second coming of evil. He also spoke of a young man who could save Fairyland from its gravest crisis. A young man was chosen to find the reason and source of the evil. As the people gathered to bid him good luck, they couldn't help but wonder if they had chosen the right one. What fate awaits our hero and Fairyland? Only you can answer those questions.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1364   Released: 1989
Keywords: Rpg
Series: hydlide


Personal Best: N/A
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, often shortened and officially known in Japan as Super Mario RPG, is an action role-playing game developed by Square (now Square Enix) and published by Nintendo

Super Mario RPG contains token similarities to other Square video games, such as Chrono Trigger and the Final Fantasy series, along with a story and gameplay based on the Super Mario Bros. series of platform games. Like most RPGs, there are two main sections to the game: adventuring and turn-based monster battles. Much of Super Mario RPG's gameplay is outside monster battles and plays like an isometric platformer, in which traditional Mario element such as punching floating question blocks from below are prominent. Enemies are visible in the field; a battle ensues only if Mario comes in contact with one. This allows the player to evade unnecessary battles.
Rating: 30 Votes30 Votes30 Votes30 Votes30 Votes
Times Played: 21486   Released: 1995
Keywords: Rpg
Series: mario


Personal Best: N/A
Robots collectively known as "Divine Crusaders" battle to save the galaxy from evil robots. The game is turn-based, and plays much like a typical hex-based war game. Move units around the tactical Star Map, and attempt to destroy the enemy units (some battles have a different objective). When you select the "attack" command and the enemy units are in range, the 2D overhead view switched to a cool close-up of two mecha units in combat.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 1800   Released: 1993
Keywords: Rpg
Series: Super Robot Wars


Personal Best: N/A
The 2D view is characteristic of most adventure games of its generation such as The Legend of Zelda.

As a young boy or girl, players navigate their surroundings from an overhead perspective by moving their character in one of four directions. Unlike traditional games in the genre, players need not worry about building experience points but will have to ensure their character's survival. The player must keep track of hunger, thirst and fatigue meters in addition to the traditional Health Points, which require the accomplishment of "every day" tasks such as eating, drinking, and sleeping, as well as hunting, gathering, and finding a place to rest.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1382   Released: 1999
Keywords: Rpg
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Personal Best: N/A
Sweet Home follows the exploits of five user of an investigation group: Kazuo, Akiko, Taro, Asuka, and Emi. The famous painter Mamiya Ichirou lived many years in a secluded mansion, and rumor says there are some valuable frescos to find inside. Our investigators decide to take some pictures of the frescos. However, upon entering the mansion, a ghost-like figure of Mamiya appears and threatens them. After this, they find themselves trapped in the mansion. The heroes must now find a way out of the mansion, not forgetting the frescos they came there for, and the destiny of an earlier investigation group that has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Sweet Home is perhaps the first known example of survival horror genre, created by the same company that later made the famous Resident Evil. However, Sweet Home is also a console-style RPG: characters fight random monsters in turn-based battles, equip various weapons and level up. You can (and must) form different teams from the five available characters, both for battles and for solving puzzles. Each character has his (or her) own item-based skill: Taro can take pictures, Emi can unlock almost any door, Kazuo has a lighter, Akiko uses a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and other obstacles, and Asuka has medical kits.

The game was never released outside of Japan.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2786   Released: 1989
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
The Sword of Hope is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Kemco, which was released in Japan in 1989.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 798   Released: 1989
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
The future of Riccar is in the hands of Prince Theo and his friends.

The Sword of Hope II is a role-playing game that was originally released in 1996 for the hand-held Game Boy system.

Take on the role of young Prince Theo of Riccar and embark on a mission to find the truth behind a mystery that is threatening the kingdom. The key to solving the numerous puzzles and gimmicks is the use of commands like "look," "open" and "hit." You'll encounter many places and items during the adventure, plus some friends waiting to lend a hand along the way.

This game is only playable in 2D.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 793   Released: 1996
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
An older fantasy RPG from the Genesis with the now familiar "hidden prince discovers his true useridentity and embarks on a quest to regain his throne" standard plot.

Excellent sound and graphics, average gameplay. Great if you like RPGs, boring if you don't.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1643   Released: 1990
Keywords: Rpg, Dungeon Crawler


Personal Best: N/A
Deep in the dungeons lay the fabled ruby treasures. Many brave souls have tried to recover them; all have failed. Little did they know how futile their quests would be -- they met a horrible fate at the hands of a horrible serpent king. Can your party of champions defeat the dragon and claim the ruby treasures? Or will you, too, be vanquished?

Swords and Serpents is a first-person, party-based CRPG in the tradition of Wizardry. Put together a team of 4 heroes (roll your own characters or simply use the pre-generated party) from three classes: warrior, thief, and magician. A 16-level dungeon awaits you, full of weapons, armor, magic spells, and other valuable items. Beware, though: an assortment of traditional fantasy beasts and villains awaits you!

Teleporters and "zoom tubes" speed up your travels. Temples provide safe havens for your party to restore health and mana. An auto-map feature helps the player keep track of what locations you have visited. A password system allows you to save your progress as you travel deeper into the darkness.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 1550   Released: 1990
Keywords: Rpg, Dungeon Crawler


Personal Best: N/A
Follow the adventures of Zetts
as he journeys to protect the Six Droplets of Sylvalant.

It can be described sort of as the middle ground between Zelda and Alundra.

Probably the best Game Gear action RPG. The music is awesome, especially considering the system, the graphics are very well done, and the gameplay's there too. It's ALL there. There's a plot too, but it doesn't matter. Who cares? Swing your sword around and kill things! That's what life's all about!
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 1173   Released: 1995
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
Story:
For eighty years, Valeria has been in constant strife, and its three leading ethnic usergroup all claim leadership. The three factions are:

Gargastan: While these people make up 70% of Valeria's total population, they suffer constant inner struggle between moderate and radical theorists on how government should best be handled. This weakens what would be a dominant majority.
Walstanian: An oppressed minority of Southern Valeria, making up only 10% of the population. Their suffering is the catalyst to the plot in Tactics Ogre.
Bacrumese: These are generally the more "elite" of Valerian society, making up a solid 20% of its people.

King Roderick, aided by the forbidden powers of the "Hell Gate," is able to dominate the people of Valeria until Dorgalua of Bacrum successfully leads his army to defeat Roderick. Dorgalua then claimed the throne as his own, and was able to end the struggle between the ethnic usergroup. Under King Dorgalua, the rights of the people were preserved, and all internal struggles in Valeria came to a temporary halt.

All is right until the entire royal family is lost due to a string of accidents. Because the late King Dorgalua had no living heirs, the ethnic usergroup once again struggled for leadership: Bishop Brantyn of the royal court, Cardinal Balbatos of the Gargastan people, and Duke Ronwey of the Walstanians all fought for control, but in the end, Balbatos and Brantyn stalemated. In order to preserve their power, the two men took separate measures: Cardinal Balbatos sought an "ethnic cleansing" policy and slaughtered thousands of innocent Walstanians and Gargastans, while Brantyn received aid from the Roslolians, the greatest order in all of Lodis.

The separation of the three races thus sets the stage for the beginning of the game. The player is greeted by a collage of scenes depicting the Roslolian Order's mysterious actions in Griate, hometown of Denim Pavel, Catiua Pavel, and Vice Bozeck, the main characters.

Gameplay:
Tactics Ogre is similar to the turn-based strategy style of tactical RPGs later popularized by Final Fantasy Tactics (developed by former user of Quest, including writer-director Yasumi Matsuno), complete with battles taking place on isometric grids.[6] Like other tactical RPGs, the player builds up a team of several characters with changeable classes and fights on an isometric playing field. The order of movement is determined by the speed of individual characters, in contrast to games in which each side moves its entire team at once. Each character is move individually on the grid and the order of combat is calculated for each character individually.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2165   Released: 1995
Keywords: Rpg
Series: Ogre Battle


Personal Best: N/A
Story:
Tales of Phantasia begins by showing a heroic battle between four unknown warriors against an evil sorcerer and king, Dhaos, the outcome of which changed the fate of the world. The warriors were victorious, but Dhaos escaped through time. However, four different heroes are awaiting him: they seal the weakened Dhaos away using the power of two pendants, thus returning peace to the world.

Twelve years after Dhaos had been sealed away, a young swordsman named Cress Albane (Also romanized 'Cless Alvein') and his best friend, Chester Burklight, live in the town of Toltus. One day, while Cress and Chester are out hunting in the forest, the town is destroyed by a dark knight named Mars and his soldiers. Every villager is killed in the attack, including Chester
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 4201   Released: 1994
Keywords: Rpg


Personal Best: N/A
Taloon's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon, AKA Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon, is the first game in the Mysterious Dungeon series and features Torneko (or Taloon, as he was known in North America), the merchant from Dragon Warrior IV.

The gameplay is similar to roguelike style PC games. The main similarity is the heavy use of randomized dungeons and effects. The main character of the game is Torneko, originally localized as Taloon in North America, a merchant playable character from Dragon Warrior IV.[2] The game continues Torneko's story from Dragon Quest IV, where he wishes to make his store famous and ventures into mysterious dungeons to retrieve items to stock in his store.

While Torneko explores the dungeon, he collects items and fights monsters, similar to the ones found in Dragon Quest games. If Torneko leaves the dungeon, he can sell off the items he found. He can also equip certain items found in the dungeon. By saving up money, Torneko can improve his home and shop.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 5085   Released: 1993
AKA: Torneko no Daiboken Fushigi no Dungeon
Keywords: Rpg, Dungeon Crawler
Series: Dragon Quest, mysterious dungeon
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Personal Best: N/A
Tenchi Muyou! Game Hen is a turn-based game played from an isometric perspective.[1] The game focuses entirely on fighting monsters within progressive worlds, all of which contain linear paths with predetermined battles. As such, the player does not freely roam or interact with the world.

There are a total of 12 playable characters in the game: Tenchi, Ryoko, Ayeka, Mihoshi, Sasami, Mizuki, Ryo-Ohki, Katsuhito, Yukinojyo, Azaka, Kamidake and Washu. The player starts with the beginning four, acquires the subsequent two later, and, by visiting more varied locations, can acquire the remaining six. In prototypical role-playing fashion, each character has different movements, skills, personal advantages, attacking power, health and defense. Unlike the commonly instituted experience points system, however, characters level up by the accumulated number of monsters they defeat in battles. There is a cap of eight levels that each player character can earn. Up to four characters can be brought into combat at once and matches continue until all user of either side are eliminated.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 1446   Released: 1995
Keywords: Rpg
Series: tenchi muyo


Personal Best: N/A
Terranigma, known as Tenchi Sōzō in Japan, is a 1995 action role-playing game.

Setting:
In Terranigma, the Earth is portrayed as a hollow sphere that has both an external and internal face. Since the beginning of the Earth, the external Lightside, the surface world, stood for growth whereas the internal Darkside, the under world, represented decline. Over the course of billions of years, these two forces came to be called God and Devil. Regardless of the inner antagonism, rapid progress took root and primitive life forms evolved to plants, animals, and humans. Technology and industry revolutionized the evolution, but the fight between God and the Devil was still taking place, more fiercely than ever. The conflict culminated in a final battle at the southernmost point of the surface world. However, neither of the two forces was victorious. The continents of the surface world submerged into the sea and the under world was sealed away.

Gameplay:
The game keeps a top-down perspective view of the world and utilizes an action-based real-time battle system that allows the player to perform different techniques depending on whether the protagonist is running, jumping, attacking, or using a combination of these three actions. Each attack is meant for dealing more damage to certain kinds of enemies, though in most cases there is little to no difference regardless of the technique used. Projectiles launched at Ark can be blocked by the guard technique, which is otherwise ineffective against melee attacks.

With each victory, experience points are gained, increasing the protagonist's level and his maximum hit points, strength, defense, and luck. Slain enemies sometimes leave behind gems which can be used to buy weapons, armors, healing items, and spells. There are no magic points in the game, all spells take the form of one-time use items instead. The player must collect Magirocks and take them to a magic shop to have them transformed into magic rings and summon medals. Those items are used up when casting the corresponding spell and then turn back to Magirocks which may be exchanged for new spells again. Upon defeating bosses and completing miscellaneous tasks, new types of magic become available.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 3304   Released: 1995
Keywords: Rpg
Series: Illusion Of Gaia


Personal Best: N/A


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