Glossary

Puchi Carat

Puchi Carat

Release date: 1997

Genres: Breakout clone

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameBoy Color, XBox, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Puchi Carat (プチカラット, Puchi Karatto) is a 1997 arcade game by Taito.

Plotting

Plotting

Release date: 1989

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Nintendo Nes, Nintendo GameBoy, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Plotting is a tile-matching puzzle video game published by Taito in 1989. It is called Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan as well as in versions for the Famicom and Game Boy, and Plotting in versions for the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, GX4000 and ZX Spectrum. All are based on an arcade game which is known as Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan and Plotting elsewhere. The game bears strong graphical and some gameplay similarities to Puzznic.

Power Blade 2

Power Blade 2

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Platform

Publishers: Taito

Power Blade 2, known in Japan as Captain Saver (キャプテンセイバー, Kyaputen Seibā), is an action platform video game by Taito for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Family Computer. It was released in North America in October 1992 and in Japan on September 29, 1992 (1992-09-29). It is the sequel to the game Power Blade.

Pu·Li·Ru·La

Pu·Li·Ru·La

Release date: 1991

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Sega Saturn, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Pu·Li·Ru·La (プリルラ) is a 1991 arcade game released by Taito. The game was later ported to the FM Towns Marty, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and PlayStation 2 in Japan. The PS1 and Saturn versions are known as Pu·Li·Ru·La Arcade Gears. The PS2 version is part of a compilation called Taito Memories (Volume 1), but omitted from the international release of Taito Legends. Pu·Li·Ru·La is known for its elaborate anime art style and bizarre enemy characters.

Panic Restaurant

Panic Restaurant

Release date: 1992

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo Nes

Publishers: Taito

Panic Restaurant, known in Japan as Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet World (わんぱくコックンのグルメワールド), is a 1992 platform video game developed by EIM and published by Taito for the NES. Panic Restaurant is a platform game that stars a chef named Cookie who must navigate through his own restaurant, which has been cursed by a rival chef named Ohdove. Cookie has to battle evil food monsters with kitchen utensil weapons in six levels before taking on Ohdove in a final battle.

Psychic Force

Psychic Force

Release date: 1995

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: Sega Dreamcast, Arcade

Publishers: Taito, Acclaim Entertainment

Psychic Force (サイキックフォース, Saikikku Fōsu) is a 1995 fighting arcade game created by Taito which was ported to the PlayStation in 1996 and 1997. The PlayStation version was released by Acclaim in North America and PAL regions. The game is a 3D fighter which combines the normal features of an arcade fighting game with psychic powers. There are eight playable characters and a final boss who is playable through the use of a code. Psychic Force was released without much hype and was not commercially s…

Parasol Stars

Parasol Stars

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo GameBoy, PC Engine

Publishers: Taito, Working Designs, Ocean

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (パラソルスター) is a video game by Taito released in 1991. It is a sequel to Rainbow Islands and the third game in the Bubble Bobble series.

Power Blade

Power Blade

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Platform

Publishers: Taito

Power Blade, known in Japan as Power Blazer (パワーブレイザー, Pawā Burezā), is an action platform video game by Taito for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in Japan on April 20, 1990, North America in March 1991, and in Europe on January 23, 1992 (1992-01-23). The game spawned a sequel, Power Blade 2, released in 1992.Power Blade takes place in the colony of New Earth in the year 2191 and follows NOVA, the Chief Security Officer of a supercomputer called the Master Computer. He must re…

Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble

Release date: 1994

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Super Nes, XBox One, Arcade

Publishers: Taito, SNK

Puzzle Bobble (also known as Bust-a-Move in North America) is a 1994 tile-matching arcade puzzle video game for one or two players created by Taito. It is based on Taito's 1986 arcade game Bubble Bobble, featuring characters and themes from that game. Its characteristically cute Japanese animation and music, along with its play mechanics and level designs, made it successful as an arcade title and spawned several sequels and ports to home gaming systems.

Phoenix (video game)

Phoenix (video game)

Release date: 1980

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari 2600, Arcade

Publishers: Centuri, Taito, Atari, Inc.

Phoenix is an outer space-themed, fixed shooter video game released in arcades in 1980. According to Centuri's Joel Hochberg, the game was licensed from "a smaller Japanese developer." Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) licensed the game to Centuri for manufacture in the United States. Taito released the game in Japan. Atari, Inc. released a port of Phoenix for the Atari 2600 in 1982.The Phoenix mothership is one of the first video arcade game bosses to be presented as a …

Polaris (video game)

Polaris (video game)

Release date: 1980

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari 2600, Arcade

Publishers: Taito, Tigervision

Polaris is a fixed shooter video game released in arcades in 1980 by Taito. Players control a submarine which can only shoot missiles upward. The goal of the player is to destroy all of the airplanes in each level while avoiding bombs dropped from the aircraft, as well as mines launched by enemy submarines and depth charges dropped from boats that speed by. Versions for the Atari 2600 and Commodore VIC-20 were released by Tigervision.