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Messerschmidts darken the skies in front of you. JU-88 bombers move steadily towards their targets. At last, you've reached your objective - a fleet of U-boats with bad intentions. You dive in to make a bombing run, but you overshoot! Turn around to try again, and the enemy fighters are all over you! Fire, dodge, climb, and fire again! Your left engine is in flames, your fuel supply dwindling... can you weather the storm?

Simple flight sim. In-game graphics are pretty dreadful.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 3687   Released: 1986
Series: Ace Of Aces
Tails
600
Personal Best: N/A
Take the motorcycle from Hang On, equip it with hi-tech weaponry and give it the ability to transform itself into an aircraft or car - and you've got ACTION FIGHTER!

Dodging, shooting or bumping into the vehicles soon gets very repetitive, even with a few surprise elements. Not enough overall content.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3433   Released: 1986
Series: Action Fighter
TodayIsForgotten
65,690
Personal Best: N/A
An evil lawyer has thrown the Addams Family out of their home and is planning to take their fortune. However, the family (except for the depressed Gomez) returns to the home to reason with the lawyer. When Gomez snaps out of his funk and finally arrives, his family is missing. You take control of the Addams? patriarch as he searches the house for his family and tries to save their fortune. He will have to run and jump through levels filled with enemies that will do whatever it takes to see that Gomez doesn?t find his family. But thanks to his trusty bow and some arrows, disposing of any interference is a breeze. There are also several power-ups available that will help Gomez, including extra health and free lives. It?s up to you to help Gomez save his family and their home in THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Enjoyable platform adventure where some things are perhaps too hard to find. Quite a challenge for puzzle freaks, not for action types.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2881   Released: 1993
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Addams Family
Dojah
1,026,800
Personal Best: N/A
The N.A.C., a terrorist organization, has built a leaser emitter - "EL" - that is causing a panic, as it is capable of destroying the Ozone layer. We need you to pilot the Freedom Fighter, an advanced aircraft that may be the only means we have to crush the enemy!

Ancient shoot-'em-up relying on old-fashioned principles of keeping the player busy. Graphic and sound are now dated.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2293   Released: 1990
TodayIsForgotten
232,100
Personal Best: N/A
Sega's smash arcade hit comes to life... on your Sega System!

You're a Navy Air Captain. At your control is the most advanced fighting jet ever to set the skies on fire! You supply the skill, reflexes and guts.

Your F-14 Thunder Cat gives you Mach 2+ speeds, unlimited firepower and a state-of-the-art battle computer which targets your enemies for destruction.

Fire guided missiles, then blast away with your Vulcan cannon. Roll your F-14 left and right! Enemy missiles slide under your wings. Your afterburners roar as you dive for the wave tops!

In this sky battle you're outnumbered. But that's O.K. When it comes to flying the unfriendly skies, you're the one they call "The Ace."
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 3831   Released: 1988
Series: After Burner
cecil
5,495,700
Personal Best: N/A
Maneuver your Rescue Chopper through tight underground passages, blazing wreckage and treacherous enemy attacks to save the leaders of the world from the hands of terrorists! Similar to Choplifter.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1859   Released: 1992
Kong
161,000
Personal Best: N/A
Based on the Disney movie; converted from the 16-bit console arcade game (it is closest to the Sega Genesis version). Just finish the levels to save your princess Jasmine with the help from your friends (Abu and Genie). Collect apples to use as throwing weapons to defeat your enemies, and collect "genie icons" to give yourself more chances during the bonus rounds.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 4815   Released: 1994
Keywords: Disney, Platform, Action


Personal Best: N/A
The fourth of the five SMS Alex Kidd games, Alex Kidd: High-Tech World is in fact a conversion of Anmitsu Hime, a japanese game released two years earlier. (The box text says it's the third because BMX Trial was not released outside Japan.)

Get ready to join the Kidd in his third great Sega adventure! Being the Crown Prince of Planet Aries is never easy. On top of being a galactic hero, you have to deal with parents, teachers and palace retainers! But you're a Kidd at heart, and you just have to go to the new High-Tech World video arcade to play the newest Sega games!

The problem is, the map to the arcade has been torn up into eight pieces and hidden in the castle. As you look for the pieces you'll discover just how weird life in a castle can be! If you find them, you'll have to fight your way through a forest filled with blue Ninjas. Survive this ordeal and you'll have to find a travel pass in the village to make it over the border!

It's a game of wits, intrigue, action and excitement. There's even a PASSWORD so you can save games. Survive all the obstacles and you'll play in the hottest arcade in the land. But if you don't hert there before the 5:00 closing time, you'll be left out in the cold! Better hurry!

Alex's worst outing ever. The main problem with this is the presence of a very harsh restart procedure which always places you back at the beginning when you die. Argghhh!
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 4835   Released: 1989
AKA: Anmitsu Hime
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Alex Kidd


Personal Best: N/A
Many centuries ago, on the planet Aries, there lived a boy called Alex Kidd. For seven years, he lived on Mt. Eternal studying Shellcore, an ancient art that makes one strong enough to break rocks into pieces. As he was leaving the mountain one day to travel to his spiritual homeland, a dying man told him that the peaceful city of Radactian was in grave danger. Before taking his last breath, the man gave Alex a piece of a map and a medallion made of Sun Stone.

There are eleven locations in which Alex must explore, each of them has its own unique dangers. In each location, Alex can collect bags of coins, which can be used to buy items at the shop and are used to help Alex get through each location (eg: motorcycle, peticopter, power bracelet, etc.) There are also traps that Alex must avoid like the ghost that chases him. He can also collect the Telepathy Ball that will help him read people's minds.

Later, Alex learns that in order to save Radactian from destruction, he must first defeat Janken the Great, Emperor of the planet Janbarik (he got his name from his expertise at the game of Janken -- or what people call "scissors, paper, stone" in the Western World. Janken has sent his henceman all over Radactian to prepare the game for Alex as he passes by them. In order to get past them, Alex must win three times at Janken. If he loses, he is turned to stone and vanished from Radactian forever. Later on in the game, Alex must play with the same henceman, but only this time, when Alex wins, they decide to play dirty.

Alex uses his fists to wipe out some of Janken's enemies such as birds, sea horses, bats, monkeys, frogs, and a few others. If his quest to save Radactian from the evil hands of Janken becomes difficult, he can instead use the power bracelet to perform the "Shocking Waves of Destruction", an ancient trick in the art of Shellcore.

Before Alex comes face-to-face with Janken, he should rescue his brother, Egle, from imprisonment, and get the letter and two medallions.

This is undoubtedly his most successful attempt. It was designed in competition to Mario and uses many of the same popular and successful elements.
Rating: 4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes
Times Played: 25282   Released: 1986
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Alex Kidd
notthewolf
333,000
Personal Best: N/A
After ten thousand years, the once-banished Dark Ninja returns to make another attempt to take over the Miracle World. Someone's definitely got to stop him! Guess who dares to meet the challenge? You! You're Alex Kidd, the prince who knows no fear.

A lovely girl has been kidnapped and her life is at risk! And she's your girlfriend from the planet Shinobi! By holding her hostage, the Dark Ninja plans to realize his fiendish scheme. She must be saved before it's too late!

You need more than courage to be successful. Transform into a fireball and burn up enemies that come at you. Jump up and across towering walls with your amazing wall-climbing skills. Turn into a tornado and twist your way out. And when you encounter the Dark Ninja, think only of winning. Otherwise you'll lose your girl and, worse yet, the Miracle World will be doomed forever!

Mixing ninja with a successful character. There's plenty of platform adventuring to keep you enthralled for ages.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 5368   Released: 1990
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Alex Kidd, Shinobi
Chris Arnold
54,700
Personal Best: N/A
The Kidd is back! It's Alex, the little Prince with big ears and unlimited courage. When danger threatens the Miracle World of Aries, Alex Kidd is there to meet any challenge.

This time, the evil Jigaratt has stolen the stars from the Aries constellation. The skies above the city of Radactian are now cold and dark. Only someone of royal blood can get them back... and that's the Kidd!

Join Alex in fourteen rounds of adventure to worlds where anything is possible! You have legs that jump like steel springs and magical cloud shots to stop the enemy. But the key to getting the stars back is strategy. Are you good enough to beat Jiggarat?

Usually Alex Kidd provides you with a testing challenge that will last for months on end. Not this one, though!
Rating: 4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes
Times Played: 3006   Released: 1989
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Alex Kidd
Jason L. Davis
73,400
Personal Best: N/A
The world's favorite bad boy alien is back... on your Sega System! It's Alf! And he's got a mission... get to Mars to visit his friends Rhonda and Skip! The problem is, his space ship is broken. And the Alfer is not about to grow wings. So it has to be fixed... and that's where you come in! Guide Alf as he searches for the things needed to fix his ship. Pearls snatched from the jaws of giant clams... space scooter fuel in the darkest caves... spacesuits, costumes and more!

Alf's Sega adventure will take you from the bottom of lakes to the moon, through houses and across busy city streets. Some things you will be able to find. Others you will have to buy. And all the while, you'll have to keep on escaping from the creepy clutches of the Alien Task Force! You never know where they'll appear next!

Succeed, and you'll send the Alfer on his way to a happy reunion. Mess up, and the Alfer stays stuck on Earth. Do you think you can do it? "NO PROBLEM!"

Help ALF try to get to Mars to see his friends Skip and Rhonda! ALF's latest adventure takes him out of the Tanner household and into suburbia, the depths of subterranean caves, the bottom of the lake, and even the moon! As ALF looks for parts to build his space scooter, he is continually hounded by the ATF (Alien Task Force) who will stop at nothing to keep ALF from reaching his goal. However, ALF is not completely defenseless, as he can buy and trade for items that will keep him out of sight and away from their clutches.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3181   Released: 1989
Keywords: Platform, Action
Razeluxe
12,400
Personal Best: N/A
Alien 3 is loosely based on the movie of the same name. Players take on the role of Ripley and must work their way through a series of expansive and multi-layered levels freeing humans that the Aliens have captured. There is a time limit on each level; if players cannot find and free all the humans before the limit ends, the game is over. Since humans can be trapped in a variety of places on each level, players must thoroughly explore the stages in order to advance.

Players can acquire and use several different types of weapons after finding their ammunition pick-up. Ripley can carry multiple weapons at the same time, but each weapon has a limited ammunition supply. Ripley also has a health gauge that decreases as the Aliens attack or after landing from a long fall. If Ripley's health gauge reaches zero, players lose a life. Finding and collecting the appropriate power-up can replenish the life gauge.

In addition to jumping and shooting, players can use lifts, open doors, climb ladders and even crawl through tunnels in the levels. Players can shoot while crawling, but cannot shoot while jumping. It is possible to shoot vertically or even diagonally while standing, however. Aliens are much faster than Ripley and generally cannot be avoided, so they must be shot. Each creature takes several shots from the standard gun to dispatch, but unlike their movie cousins, do not leave an acid pool when killed.

As with the Mega Drive and Game Gear versions, this is brilliant. Guide Ripley through the treacherous space-ship in a stunning platform adventure. Loads to do and powerups galore make it a winner.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2662   Released: 1992
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien
theshred
37,920
Personal Best: N/A
Shapeshifting alien scum take over your city. Fry the slimy horrors and smash their bid for global conquest. Blast into action with fire blazers, electric whips and more!

The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator. The Busters consist of Karla, Gordon, and Scooter. Each one of them have their own weapons and special attacks.
When you start the game, you can select any one of these characters to play as. There are six missions to complete (eight in the Genesis version) with several stages, and each mission has you blasting aliens all the way to the end, from the streets to the mother ship where you'll meet the mother of all aliens. Unfortunately, blasting these aliens will not be an easy task, as they get tougher in every mission, and are capable of hiding into objects such as plants, postboxes, trashcans, drums, and several others. Each mission has an objective such as rescuing people destroying an UFO.

When you deal with a few aliens, flying heads will appear, which you can shoot to collect life or energy (by the way, life is important to you, since if yours get empty, you're dead). However, rather than using your ordinary weapons, you can use the special attacks that are enough to kill aliens you currently see. These types of attack vary depending on the character you choose at the start of the game. For instance, Gordon summons a U.S. Air Force Jet that drop bombs across the street, while Scooter is able to teleport out of his present location, and leave a series of bombs that will blow up aliens on sight, he will then re-appear. However, using your character's special attack uses up a lot of energy, and if you have little or no energy, you can't use it.

At the end of some missions is an alien boss, which you must destroy in order to complete the mission. Also, at the end of every one, you have to enter buildings where you participate in a shooting gallery. The object is to kill aliens popping up from several locations with the building.

Massive 'save the human race' game, with cool visuals, but a bit easy. A sort of Golden Axe in the 21st century.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1757   Released: 1991
Keywords: Beatemup, Action
Series: Alien Storm
TodayIsForgotten
42
Personal Best: N/A
They've come from beyond the galaxy and taken your friends hostage. You're an Earth Command Trooper. You're going to get them back!

Control soldiers who must fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels and rescue all the captives and make it to the escape hatch before the time bomb explodes. Then face the mother alien at the end of the each level.

If you can get hold of a friend, this game becomes a real pleasure to play as you team up to explore and destroy alien-infested ships.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2236   Released: 1987
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien Syndrome
Jason L. Davis
209,800
Personal Best: N/A
You were once a Roman Centurion. You died bravely in a battle. Now, a hundred years later, you have been called back from the grave by Zeus, God of Thunder. Even as he grants you new life he gives you a mission. You must rescue his daughter Athena from the eveil clutches of Neff; Lord of the Underworld.

From the surface to the very heart of the Underworld you must journey, fighting Neff's undead army every step of the way! Zombies, demons, gargoyles, three-headed Wolves.

But in this life you have been given an edge... the power to transform into magical beasts of awesome power! From a man to a superman... to a werewolf, were-drageon, were-tiger and the ultimate... a Golden Wolf! Each form has supernatural abilities. You'll need them all... for Neff is a fearsome enemy.

Fail, and Athena's fate will be unspeakable. Win... and you may take a place in the Pantheon of Immortality! Remember... Never say die!
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 4675   Released: 1988
AKA: Juuohki
Keywords: Beatemup, Action
Series: Altered Beast
jonjamo
468,000
Personal Best: N/A
You set down into your stance, the crowd's roar filling your years. A million eyes watch your every move. Hot breath hisses through the facemask as a snarl spreads on your lips "Hut! Hut!" The ball is snapped. It's time to play some FOOTBALL!
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 1427   Released: 1989
Keywords: Football, Sports
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Personal Best: N/A
Andre Agassi takes to the Master System. This is a fairly decent attempt to cash in on the tennis season. After mastering all the tournaments, you play against Mr. Andre Agassi in a final grudge match in order to determine who is the best tennis player in the video game world.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1740   Released: 1993
Keywords: Tennis, Sports


Personal Best: N/A
Three classic arcade games originally developed by Atari Games.

Centipede puts players in control of a ship at the bottom of the screen. The centipedes begin at the top of the screen and work their way down while you attempt to shoot them. Other insects that appear in the game, such as spiders and flies, move around the screen and attempt to destroy you as well.

In Breakout the lower end of the screen contains a paddle that moves horizontally. Covering the top half of the screen is a wall of bricks. Users are required to bounce a ball off of the paddle and into the wall of bricks consistently until all of the bricks have been removed. As players progress the wall of bricks changes shape, depth, and sometimes it also moves.

Missile Command is a game that ends when six cities are destroyed. Players are put in control of three turrets, each contain eight rounds of ammunition. From the top of the screen missles appear and at times planes fly overhead dropping bombs. By switching between turrets and using their ammunition wisely, players must take out each incoming item before it hits one of the cities located at the bottom of the screen.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1897   Released: 1992
Keywords: Multiple Game
Thunderlips
89,780
Personal Best: N/A
In the later half of the 21st century a robot is indispensable item for mankind. The control system that manages these mechanical creatures suddenly plotted a revolt against the human race. It is up to you to save humanity.

There are two versions of this game. This one uses the control pad. The other used the Sega Light Phaser.

A superb shoot-'em up in all areas. The action is kept fast and furious and even though there are only six levels, it's quite a challenge.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1871   Released: 1990
Keywords: Light Gun, Shootemup
david man45
160,900
Personal Best: N/A
Getafix, the Druid whose magic potion has kept his village from falling into Caesar's hands, has been kidnapped! Join Asterix and Obelix as they try to rescue the druid and save the village!

This arcade adventure captures the feel of the comic books very well, but the gameplay looks a bit tired.

Based on the infamous French comics, Asterix is an example of the old cliche - a platform licensed game. Asterix and his fat friend Obelix must battle through many levels to do something or other... the plot is irrelevant.

The platform action is fairly simple, but that's not necessarily a bad thing - there are loads of levels, some of which are quite large, and it's enjoyable enough to play through them. They are split into 7 rounds, consisting of 3 or so stages, which you can choose to play through with Asterix or Obelix. At the end of most rounds, you have to defeat a boss, which is no doubt another character from the world of Asterix.

The levels are quite varied, and the graphics are pretty good. There is pretty much every platform game feature you could think of - destroyable blocks, bonus pickups, water sections, ice sections, moving platforms, springs, bonus stages, and so on. The levels actually differ depending on which character you choose, so there's even more to play through - 42 levels in total.

Overall, Asterix is an accomplished if deeply unoriginal platform game - if you like this kind of thing, you'll enjoy it and if you don't, don't bother.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 3260   Released: 1991
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Asterix
Rip_69er
88,900
Personal Best: N/A
The game is based on the popular French comics series Asterix. It is 50 B.C., and the entire Gaul (today's France) is conquered by the Romans. Only one village still remains independent, thanks to the incredible powers of its two great warriors, Asterix and Obelix. In the game, they must first of all liberate the village Orvio and rescue their friend Dogmatix.

You can play as either Asterix or Obelix. You make your way through platform levels, fighting enemies by punching them, and jumping to access higher ares or to avoid falling down. There are also some items you can collect, such as bombs, with which you can overcome obstacles and advance in the game.

Nice graphics, with some of the best sprites on the Master System, but the platform gameplay is just a bit too predictable.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1746   Released: 1994
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Asterix
Tails
18,200
Personal Best: N/A
Asterix and the Secret Mission is yet another platform game based on the French comic character. Much like Asterix, every level can be played as Asterix or Obelix, his clinically obese friend, and again the levels are different depending on which character you choose. There are 5 or 6 levels this time, far fewer than in Asterix, and again they are fairly simple, cliche-ridden platform levels - enjoyable, if you like platformers, but hardly ground-breaking.

The plot this time is that you must collect the ingredients needed for a magic potion... one per level. You have to find the ingredient before you can exit a level.

Overall, it varies from easy to tricky, and occasionally veers towards originality, but in the end is Yet Another SMS Platformer.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1935   Released: 1993
Keywords: Platform, Action
Series: Asterix
biv07
205,300
Personal Best: N/A
Astro Warrior pits you against the enemy's fleet of super-powered spaceships. And ultimately, the invincible Master Ship.

In this treacherous black universe you can only count on yourself. To shoot fast. To shoot straight. If you do - you get more power. More weapons. To beat the villains. To beat the odds.

If you don't - the odds beat you.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 2774   Released: 1986
AKA: Sapo Xul
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
290,500
Personal Best: N/A
Aztec Adventure is a traditional action/labyrinth game in which the player assumes the role of Nino, an explorer whose aim is to find the Aztec Paradise. The labyrinth is full of Aztec mythology creatures and other ancient Mexican references.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1679   Released: 1987
AKA: Nazca '88: The Golden Road to Paradise
Keywords: Strategy
stevie78
28,100
Personal Best: N/A

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