Glossary

Chack'n Pop

Chack'n Pop

Release date: 1983

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Chack'n Pop is an platform arcade game developed and released by Taito in 1984. In the game, the player controls a small yellow creature, Chack'n, with the objective being to retrieve hearts from a cave, all while avoiding the enemies contained within them. Chack'n also has the ability to deploy bombs, which can kill said enemies, which can bring bonuses depending on if the all or none of the enemies have been killed. It is considered to be a spiritual predecessor of Bubble Bobble due to the sh…

Cadash

Cadash

Release date: 1989

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Sega Mega Drive, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Cadash (カダッシュ, Kadasshu) is a sword and sorcery video game which combines elements of both the role-playing video game genre of games and the platform genre of games. The game was originally an arcade game released by Taito in 1989, later ported to home video game consoles such as the TurboGrafx-16 in 1991, and the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992. The game was included in Taito Memories Volume 2 which was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. It was also included in the Xbox and PC versions of…

Colony 7

Colony 7

Release date: 1981

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Colony 7 is an arcade shoot 'em up developed by Taito's American division and published in 1981. It contains elements of both Taito's own Space Invaders and Atari's Missile Command. Colony 7 was the inspiration for the successful Atari 2600 game Atlantis from Imagic.The main innovation of Colony 7 was its extended weaponry arsenal. This gave the player the choice to change between several different weapons, with each one needing to be purchased separately as microtransactions through the arcade …

Cho Chabudai Gaeshi

Release date: 2009

Genres:

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito, IGS

Cho Chabudai Gaeshi (roughly translates to Super Dinner Table Flipping) is an arcade game developed and published by Taito. In the game, the player must pound their hands and flip the game's plastic table peripheral in one of four scenarios to score points.

Chase H.Q. 2

Release date: 2007

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Chase H.Q. 2 (チェイスH.Q.2) is an arcade-exclusive racing game released by Taito Corporation. It is a numbered sequel to Chase H.Q.. The game was announced in AOU2007 Expo. The game follows the formula of the original, but like Battle Gear 4 that Taito released previously, the game features 3D graphics.

Cabal

Cabal

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Arcade

Publishers: Taito, Fabtek

Cabal (カベール, Kabēru) is a 1988 arcade video game originally developed by TAD Corporation and published in Japan by Taito Corporation and in North America and Europe by Fabtek. In the game, the player controls a commando, viewed from behind, trying to destroy various enemy military bases. The game was innovative for the era, but only a mild success in the arcades, and became better known for its various home conversions.

Castle Shikigami 2

Castle Shikigami 2

Release date: 2003

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Sega Dreamcast, XBox, Arcade

Publishers: Kids Station, Taito, SourceNext, XS Games, Play It Games

Castle Shikigami 2 (式神の城, Shikigami no Shiro II) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game developed by Alfa System for the Sega NAOMI arcade system board. It was subsequently ported in Japan to the Nintendo GameCube, and then later to Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows PCs. The game was released in North America on the PlayStation 2 by XS Games as Castle Shikigami 2, and in Europe as Castle Shikigami 2: War of the Worlds. XS Games also published the first game in the series in North A…

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Release date: 1987

Genres: Racing, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Taito

Continental Circus is a racing simulation arcade game, created and manufactured by Taito in 1987. In 1989, ports for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum were published by Virgin Games. The arcade version of this game comes in both upright and sit-down models, both of which feature shutter-type 3D glasses hanging above the player's head. According to Computer and Video Games in 1988, it was "the world's first three dimensional racing simulation." The home conversio…

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Release date: 1980

Genres: Adventure, Maze

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Crazy Balloon is an arcade game released by Taito in 1980. Crazy Balloon requires the player to maneuver a balloon through a maze full of thorns in order to reach the goal.

Cameltry

Release date: 1989

Genres: Platform, Racing

Publishers: Taito

Cameltry (キャメルトライ) is an arcade video game released in 1989 by Taito.

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Combat, Racing

Publishers: Taito

Chase H.Q. (チェイスH.Q., "Chase Headquarters") is a 1988 arcade racing game, released by Taito. It is sometimes seen as a spiritual successor to Taito's earlier Full Throttle. The player assumes the role of a police officer named Tony Gibson, member of the "Chase Special Investigation Department." Along with his partner, Raymond Broady, he must stop fleeing criminals in high-speed pursuits in a black Porsche 928. The game was well received in the gaming industry, resulting in three arcade-based seq…