Glossary

TX-1

TX-1

Release date: 1983

Genres: Arcade, Racing

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Namco, Taito, Atari, Inc.

TX-1 is a 1983 racing arcade video game developed by Tatsumi. It was licensed to Namco, who in turn licensed it to Atari, Inc. for release in the United States, thus the game is considered a successor to Pole Position II. It was also released in the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe via Atari Ireland. TX-1 placed a greater emphasis on realistic simulation racing than previous games in the genre, with details such as forcing players to brake or downshift the gear during corners to avoid…

Twin Hawk

Twin Hawk

Release date: 1989

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Twin Hawk is a 1989 vertically scrolling shooter arcade video game originally developed by Toaplan and published by Taito. Taking place at the end of an alternative World War II setting, where general Giovanni and his army plots to take over the fictional country Gorongo, players assume the role of a wing commander from the Daisenpū squadron taking control of a Flying Fortress fighter aircraft in an effort to overthrow the enemy. Created by Yuichirō Nozawa, Twin Hawk was developed as a commissio…

Time Gal

Time Gal

Release date: 1985

Genres: Interactive movie

Platforms: Apple Mac, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn, Android, Arcade, Apple IOS

Publishers: Taito, Toei Company

Time Gal is an interactive movie video game developed and published by Taito and Toei Company, and originally released in Japan for the arcades in 1985. It is an action game which uses full motion video (FMV) to display the on-screen action. The player must correctly choose the on-screen character's actions to progress the story. The pre-recorded animation for the game was produced by Toei Animation. The game is set in a fictional future where time travel is possible. The protagonist, Reika, tr…

The Ninja Warriors

The Ninja Warriors

Release date: 1987

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Sega Mega-CD, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

The Ninja Warriors (ニンジャウォーリアーズ) is a side-scrolling beat 'em up developed and released by Taito in 1987. The original arcade game situated one display in between projected images of two other displays, creating the appearance of a triple-wide screen. Ports were released for the Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, TurboGrafx-16, and Mega-CD. A remake, The Ninja Warriors Again, was developed by Natsume and released in 1994, followed by The Ninja Warriors Once Again released …

The Fast and the Furious

Release date: 2004

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Raw Thrills, Taito, I-Play

The Fast and the Furious (Wild Speed in Japan) is a racing video game licensed by the film of the same name. The game was released in several versions, first was the so-called "2D version" developed and published by I-Play for mobile phones and released on March 4, 2004 and then the so-called "arcade version" developed and published by Raw Thrills for Arcade in July 2004 (the game is a spiritual successor to the saga Cruis'n; containing similar elements and the design of Eugene Jarvis), and late…

Takeshi no Chōsenjō

Takeshi no Chōsenjō

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo Nes, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Taito

Takeshi no Chōsenjō (たけしの挑戦状, lit. Takeshi's Letter of Challenge), officially translated as The Ultimate Challenge from Beat Takeshi and popularly known as Takeshi's Challenge, is a 1986 Japanese action-adventure video game developed by Taito for the Family Computer (known internationally as the Nintendo Entertainment System). The game was designed by entertainer Takeshi Kitano and is centered on a salaryman who seeks a treasure on a remote island in the South Seas. Takeshi no Chōsenjō has been …

The Pit

The Pit

Release date: 1982

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Taito, Centuri, Zilec/Zenitone

The Pit is a 1982 action game developed by AW Electronics, published by Centuri in the United States, Taito in Japan, and Zilec/Zenitone in the UK. The objective of The Pit is to descend into an underground labyrinth, retrieve a gem, and escape. A game similar to The Pit, programmed by Chris Gray, inspired Peter Liepa to create Boulder Dash.

The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

Release date: 1994

Genres: Action, Platform

Publishers: Taito

The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak is a 1994 platform video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released by Taito Corporation. The game was never released in Japan unlike its predecessor The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy.

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Release date: 1985

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

The Fairyland Story is a platform arcade game developed and published by Taito in 1985. In the game, the player controls the witch Ptolemy, with the objective being to clear the screen of all enemies. Ptolemy can use her wand to turn the enemies into large cakes, which she can then push off of platforms onto other enemies, which will squash them and award bonus points. Various Items that increase Ptolemy's projectile radius, as well as kill multiple enemies at the same time, will also appear thr…

Thunder Fox

Thunder Fox

Release date: 1990

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Sega Mega Drive, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Thunder Fox (サンダーフォックス) is a horizontally scrolling shooter created by Taito. It was released in arcades in 1990 and for the Sega Genesis in 1991.

Tensai Bit-Kun: Gramon Battle

Tensai Bit-Kun: Gramon Battle

Release date: 2003

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 2, GameCube

Publishers: Taito

Tensai Bit-Kun: Gramon Battle is a tactical role-playing video game released in 2003 by Garakuta-Studio. The game was released only in Japan.

Twin Cobra II

Twin Cobra II

Release date: 1995

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Twin Cobra II is a 1995 vertically scrolling shooter arcade video game originally developed by Takumi Corporation and published by Taito in Japan, Asia and Europe. It is the sequel to Twin Cobra, which was released earlier on arcades in 1987 and later ported to various platforms. Taking place after the events of the previous game, players assume the role of two pilots taking control of their respective attack helicopters to overthrow the returning enemy forces. Twin Cobra II was originally under…

The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock

The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock

Release date: 1994

Genres: Action, Platform

Publishers: Taito

The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock is a 1994 side scrolling action video game by Taito for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The story of the game is generally based on the 1960s The Flintstones cartoon series. The title is a reference to the 1927 novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B. Traven and its 1948 film adaptation. In the opening story of the game, the Water Buffalos' leader decides to retire. As his last decree as Great Poobah, he makes a contest in which whoeve…