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|Phantasy Star II||Sega||1989||raster||The people on a technically advanced planet Mota make experiments to create biomechanical creatures. But one day, a creature was created that appeared to be dangerous to the humans themselves. And no signal came to the capital city from the experimental labs... You, a nameless young man living in Paleo, Mota's capital, is commanded to go to the labs and check the issue. Your friend Nei, a semi-human girl, goes with you, and other brave adventurers join you on what starts with a simple mission but develops into saving the entire world...***|
***There are a couple of things you could complain about in Phantasy Star 2. The dungeon mazes are very confusing and difficult. You have to fight many random monster encounters to raise your levels. But somehow the games' atmosphere, the story and the combat system make you want to play this game, despite its difficulty.***Hailed as one of the greatest games of all time by fans and media alike, Phantasy Star II is an RPG that features an epic story line and turn-based battles. Play as Rolf, Nei, Rudo or several other characters as you navigate through the Algol star system battling the evil Dark Force. Build your characters, select the right weapons and armor, and take on the forces of evil through various missions as you find the right combination of characters to complete each objective. Experience the magic once again in this great sequel.***1000 years after the events of the first Phantasy Star, the Algo system is now ruled by the gigantic computer called 'Mother Brain'. However, there is evidence that Mother Brain - presumably no relation to Samus Aran's arch-nemesis - is malfunctioning, causing horrible creatures, called Biomonsters, to roam the land. The Motavian Police send their best agent, Rolf, to investigate. And thus begins the world's first 16-bit console RPG, which raised the bar for the entire genre in terms of story depth, characterizations, and (of course) graphics and sound. It is also one of the most challenging RPGs ever made; you'll be playing this one for a very long time.
|Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom||Sega||1990||raster||Vanquish the Dark Forces
It's been a millennium since Laya's hordes battled Orakio's cyborg armies. And civilized man was almost destroyed. But the Dark Forces still remain. Conquer these monstrous mutations. Fight them with swords, knives, bows - even your wits. You live and die by them.
Explore the Planet and Beyond Trek through 7 distant lands - some friendly, some not. Transform into an aerojet and fly over snow-capped mountains. Or become a submersible or aquaskimmer and cross vast oceans and raging rivers. Then find and fight your way through danger-laden dungeons.
Come Forth Now Embark on a journey so vast, it spans the lives of three generations. Begin with Maia, spirited away by a winged dragon on your wedding day. Experience one of our four endings that will surprise new and former Phantasy Star players alike.***
***Score shown on Mega Force #27 (Apr. 1994)
***As Rhys, the crown prince of the Orakian kingdom of Landen, you are engaged to be married to Maia, a woman from a rival kingdom. But Maia is kidnapped on your wedding day, setting you on a quest filled with twists and turns that will reintroduce you to people and places from previous Phantasy Star games. This epic spans several generations of characters, and your choices will dramatically impact the way the story unfolds, which makes it a great game to play all the way through more than once. In Phantasy Star III, things aren't always what they seem-check it out and watch the mysteries unfold.***It starts simply enough. On your wedding day, your bride-to-be is captured by a rival kingdom, and you set off on a quest to get her back. However, once you do save her, you discover the truth - that she is in reality the princess of this rival kingdom! At this point, the game offers you a choice: You may choose to marry either her, or one of your companions from your own homeland. The decision you make here will affect the way the rest of the game unfolds. Though considered by many the weakest game in the series, PS III deserves note for its unique plot development, which unfolds over the course of three generations. With four different endings depending on who you choose to marry, there's plenty of replay value.
|Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday||Electronic Arts (SSI)||1991||raster||It is the year 2456. Humanity has spread across the terraformed planets and satellites of the solar system. Colonies drift though the upper regions of the Jupiter gas clouds and cities have been carved out of asteroids. Mars, the seat of power among the inner worlds, is home to a powerful, despotic Russo-American Mercantile (RAM). Its goal: The enslavement of the solar system. But what of Earth?***|
***Greed, pollution and cosmic war have brought the earth to the brink of destruction. Join Buck Rogers on a combat mission to destroy the evil empire's Doomsday device. Command intergalactic warriors in heated tactical combat. Blast hostile RAM ships with your lasers, missiles or cannons.***Score shown on Mega Force #27 (Apr. 1994)
|Phantasy Star II: Amia's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Anne's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Huey's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Kinds's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Nei's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Rudger's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Shilka's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star II: Yushis's Adventure||Sega||1991||text, raster, mixed||labelimageminimize|
|Star Control: Famous Battles of the Ur-Quan Conflict||Ballistic (Ballistic;Toys for Bob)||1991||raster||Take a trip to the deadly outer reaches of space in the 27th century. Command one of 14 superb starships, each with unique maneuvering, weapons, and armor, as you try to save humanity from a tyrant's rule. Your mission sounds simple enough. Join up with the Alliance of Free Stars to take on the forces of the evil Ur-Quan Hierarchy. The fate of mankind rests in your hands, though, so you'll have to bring an extra helping of courage for this deadly affair. Boasting incredible 3D graphics, STAR CONTROL is the first-ever 12-megabit game, and it uses the capacity to bring you 15 detailed scenarios. Awesome sound effects and music make this a great game for sci-fi fans.***|
|Starflight||Electronic Arts (Binary Systems)||1991||raster||Your homeworld has exhausted its resources and will soon be unable to support life. Gather a crew and equip a starship to explore the known galaxy for a new place to live -- and try to eliminate a fierce threat from an alien race. Barter with other races, mine planets for alien artifacts, and uncover sinister plots. Utilizes an ahead-of-its-time technology for universe creation based on fractal surface generation. Features include exploring hundreds of galaxies (each with several planets) looking for minerals and artifacts; interacting with alien races, each with a unique language and culture; true real-time gameplay.***|
|Flashback: The Quest for Identity||U.S. Gold;SunSoft (Delphine Software)||1993||raster||From the game box:
2142 AD. Stranded on a bizarre alien planet with your memory artificially erased, you must battle your way back to Earth to stop the invading mutant forces... FLASHBACK... the ultimate test in survival.
|Alien³||Acclaim Entertainment (Probe Software)||1993||raster||The Xenomorph are fast, spit acid and are right behind YOU! The motion tracker is your only warning. No time to think, no time to catch your breath...RUN!
Can't see very far ahead in these air ducts. Hard to breathe. Face-huggers can be anywhere. Must find a Queen Alien. The closer you get, the more Aliens you find...better not have them find you first!
Just keep telling yourself, "THIS ISN'T REALLY HAPPENING;;;IT'S ONLY A GAME".
* Feel the Supsense: Aliens can be lurking anywhere!
* Feel the Danger: Rescue cocooned prisoners before they're infected.
* Feel the Terror: When you discover what's become of the prisoners.
* Maze of Corridors: Search for trapped prisoners.
* Motion Tracker: Top-right screen will warn you an Alien is in range.
* Fire Power: Blast the Xenomorph with your flame thrower or grenade launcher.
|Dune II: Battle for Arrakis||Virgin (Westwood Studios)||1993||raster||Control of the planet Dune is a top priority for any faction that has aspirations of ruling the universe. That's why three Houses are engaged in a bloody battle, each knowing that Dune is the key to building an insurmountable federation. You can choose from any of the three Houses, Atreides, Harkonnens, or Ordos, and see if you can lead your people to victory. You'll face nine unique levels full of enemies, natural obstacles, and the unknown as you try to fortify your position and gain control of the planet. You'll have to build and defend your base, but don't forget that the only way you'll win this war is to attack your opponents. Finding the right balance between attacks and defensive maneuvers can mean the difference between victory and defeat, so plan your strategy carefully.***This game was the first real-time strategy game (such as Warcraft, Age of Empires, Command & Conquer, etc...).||labelimagesubject|
|Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium||Sega||1993||raster||The fourth game in the Phantasy Star series. This game shows the influence of Final Fantasy's success; there is more emphasis on plot and character than in previous PS games (which tended to focus more on mazes and search-and-destroy missions). Contains numerous references to all previous Phantasy Stars, including a scene near the end where the lead character is contacted by the spirit of Alis, the heroine of the very first game. Many mysteries of the Algo system are revealed here, giving this game a true sense of closure for the series. Highly recommended for all RPG fans, but especially those who've played the other games in the series.||labelimageminimize|
|Phantasy Star||Sega||1994||raster||One of the rarest commercial Mega Drive/Genesis cartridges. Only a limited number of 1000-2000 copies were sold in Japan. The game is 100% identical to the Sega Master System version. It makes use of the Mega Drives capability to play Master System games as well (normally only with the Master System Converter). It's the Master System version 'in disguise'.||labelimageminimize|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Sega||1994||raster||labelimageminimize|
|Battletech: A Game of Armored Combat||Extreme Software;Activision (FASA Corporation;Malibu Graphics)||1994||raster||'MECH WAR!!
The 31st century is a brutal and violent place. The galaxy is racked by a devastating war waged with gigantic 75-ton BattleMechs teeming with the most ruinous weapons that science can create. MechWarriors like you needed to pilot the "Madcat" Heavy OmniMech on desperate missions against enemy installations. This is the world of [b]BATTLETECH®[/b]!
Alone against the relentless onslaught of hordes of enemy defenders, you'll need skill and cunning to knockout your objectives! Steer your lumbering 'Mech into the savage fury of a hornet's nest of attackers, and cut loose with the Madcat's incredible firepower to lay waste to all before you! Fight to the last for a victory that will bring you honor and glory! And if honor isn't motivation enough, it helps to remember that the enemy doesn't take prisoners...
* Use 9 futuristic and devastating weapons systems to obliterate enemy resistance!
* Battle the ground defenses of the Inner Sphere on five different planets!
* 2-Player Cooperative Mode lets one player steer while the other controls Madcat's weapon systems!***
***Excellent mecha-oriented shoot-'em-up based on the now famous RPG.
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time||Playmates;Virgin (Novotrade)||1995||raster||labelimageminimize|