Games

Ninja Gaiden (1988) (3.20 average Grouvee user rating)

While the NES version may have become more famous, the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden was an entirely different game, with more of a beat-'em-up feel.
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Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (1988) (2.50 average Grouvee user rating)

A vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up from SNK in which the player controls a tank. It is reminiscent of games like Ikari Warriors (also by SNK) and Commando. Known as "Great Tank" in Japan.
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Megumi Rescue (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A firefighter rescue action game for the Sega Master System. It was developed by Aicom and was never released outside of Japan.
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Forgotten Worlds (1988) (3.50 average Grouvee user rating)

A side-scrolling shooter released on multiple platforms by Capcom. The player could rotate their burly soldier protagonist, allowing them to shoot in many directions.
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Galaxy Force II (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

The galaxy is under threat from Halcyon, the ruler of the Fourth Empire. He must be stopped!
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Power Drift (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

An racing game from Yu Suzuki, featuring a full 360° axis. It was the first kart racer, setting the template for more popular kart racers such as the Mario Kart series.
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Ghostbusters II (1988) (2.33 average Grouvee user rating)

The Ghostbusters are back in this sequel based on the second movie in the franchise.
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The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight (1988) (3.33 average Grouvee user rating)

Featuring various improvements to the system introduced in the first Bard's Tale, the Destiny Knight takes a party of adventurers across six cities in an effort to recover the shattered pieces of the Destiny Wand and confront the Archmage responsible for the chaos, Lagoth Zanta.
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Bakutoushi Patton-Kun (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A tank-based arena combat game that doesn't appear to involve General Patton. It was developed for the Famicom Disk System by Soft Pro International.
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Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A puzzle action game from HAL Laboratory, starring Lolo. The fourth game in the Eggerland series and the second for the Famicom.
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The Money Game (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A Stock Market/life-sim game where the player must manage their stocks in order to achieve a happy life. It was developed by SOFEL for the NES and released in Japan only.
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Big Challenge! Judo Senshuken (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A Judo fighting game published by Jaleco for the Famicom Disk System. It was never released outside of Japan.
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Tatakae!! Ramenman: Sakuretsu Choujin 102 Gei (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

An adventure/fighter hybrid based on the Kinnikuman/M.U.S.C.L.E. character. It was released on the NES in Japan only.
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Silviana (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

An action RPG for the Famicom Disk System and MSX, developed by Pack-In-Video. It was never released outside of Japan.
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World Court Tennis (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A multiplayer tennis game on the TurboGrafx-16. It is known as Pro Tennis: World Court in Japan. Perhaps most notable for its unusual "Quest Mode", which frames the game as a Dragon Quest clone.
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Mito Koumon II: Sekai Manyuuki (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A NES action game developed by SunSoft and the sequel to Mito Koumon. It was never released outside of Japan.
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Soccer League - Winner's Cup (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A soccer game for the NES, published by Data East in 1988. It was never released outside of Japan.
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Famicom Wars (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

Famicom Wars marks Intelligent Systems' first game for the Nintendo console, and it also is the first offering of the popular, turn-based strategy series known alternatively as Nintendo Wars or Advance Wars.
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The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1988) (2.24 average Grouvee user rating)

The Adventures of Bayou Billy is an action game released for the NES by Konami. The game is primarily a side-scrolling beat-em-up, but it also includes driving and shooting segments.
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Dragon Ball: Daimaou Fukkatsu (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A card-based NES RPG based on the Dragon Ball manga and anime. This was only released in Japan, on August 12th 1988.
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Golvellius: Valley of Doom (1988) (1.00 average Grouvee user rating)

Battle through dungeons, deserts, and graveyards in a game similar to the "Legend of Zelda", with top-down adventuring, and " Zelda II", with side-scrolling elements.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator (v3.0) (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

The third version in Microsoft's popular Flight Simulator series. This game adds new planes, airports, locations, and other various features.
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Konamic Tennis (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A tennis game developed by Konami for the Famicom Disk System in 1988. The first in the Konamic series of sports games.
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Hototogisu (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

A Sengoku-era war simulation game developed by Tamtex for the Famicom in 1988. It was never released outside of Japan.
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Eggerland: Souzouhe no Tabidachi (1988) (0 average Grouvee user rating)

The third Nintendo Eggerland game, available only from the Famicom Disk System "Disk Writer" service in Japan. It is a precursor to the Adventures of Lolo puzzle games.
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