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3DS Nintendo 3DS
Arcade Arcade games
DC Dreamcast
DROID Android
DS Nintendo DS
eShop Nintendo eShop
FM7 FM-7
FMT FM Towns
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GCN Nintendo GameCube
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
iPad iPad
iPhone iPhone
iPod iPod
LIN Linux
MAC Macintosh / Mac OS
MOBI Mobile phone
N64 Nintendo 64
NES Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
NN Nintendo Network
PC60 NEC PC-6001
PC88 NEC PC-8801
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCD TurboGrafx-CD/PC Engine CD
PCE TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PS4 Playstation 4
PSN PlayStation Network
PSP PlayStation Portable
SAT Sega Saturn
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SGG Sega Game Gear
SMS Sega Master System
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
VC Virtual Console (Wii)
VITA PlayStation Vita
X1 Sharp X1
X68K Sharp X68000
Wii Wii
WiiU Wii U
WIN Microsoft Windows
WMO Windows Mobile
WS WonderSwan
WSC WonderSwan Color
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Xbox Live Arcade
XOne Xbox One
Types of releases
Rerel The game was re-released on the same platform with no or only minor changes.
Port The game first appeared on a platform and was later ported to another. The game is like the original, with few or no differences.
(e.g Final Fantasy XIII got recently a port from PS3 and Xbox360 to Microsoft Windows)
Remake The game is an enhanced remake of an original, released on the same or different platform, with changes to graphics, sound and/or gameplay.
Compl A compilation, anthology or collection of several titles, usually (but not always) belonging to the same series.
Limit A special release (often called "Limited" or "Collector's Edition") with bonus collector's material for a certain time period. Often provided to people who pre-order a game.


EU = Europe, JP = Japan, NA = North America

Release Title Developer Publisher Type Platform Notes
  • 1987(JP)
Artelius Nihon Bussan Nihon Bussan Action RPG NES
  • 1987(JP)
AshGuine bit2 Panasoft MSX2
  • 1987(JP)
AshGuine Story II T&E Soft Panasoft MSX2
  • 1987(JP)
AshGuine Story III Microcabin Panasoft MSX2
  • 1987(JP)
Borfesu and Five Evil Spirits XtalSoft XtalSoft MSX
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1988(NA)
      • 1990(EU)
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Konami Konami Action RPG NES
Port: WIN, VC
Remake: 3DS, Wii U
Unlike it's predecessor this action platformer contains strong RPG elements.
  • 1987(JP)
Cleopatra no Mahou

(lit. Cursed Treasure of Cleopatra)

Squaresoft Squaresoft NES
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1989(NA)
Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War Kyodai Kyodai MSX, DOS Sequel of Cosmic Soldier
  • 1987(JP)
Crimson XtalSoft XtalSoft Turn-based RPG MSX, PC88, X1
  • 1987(JP)
Dark Storm: Demon Crystal III Dempa Shimbunsha YMCAT Action RPG X1 Unlike the previous games in the series this game contains RPG elements.
  • 1987(JP)
Deep Forest Xain Soft Xain Soft Action RPG MSX2
  • 1987(JP)
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei Atlus Namco First game of the popular Megami Tensei series
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1990(JP)
Dragon Quest II

(English title: Dragon Warrior II)

Chunsoft Enix /
Square Enix
Turn-based RPG NES; MSX, MSX2
Remake: SNES, GBC
Second game of the Dragon Quest series
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1989(NA)
Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

(English title: Legacy of the Wizard)

Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom Action RPG MSX, NES Released as Legacy of the Wizard in the United States.
  • 1987(JP)
Esper Dream Konami Konami Action RPG NES
Port: MOBI, VC
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1989(NA)
      • 1990(JP)
Faxanadu Hudson Soft
  • Hudson Soft(JP)
    • Nintendo(NA/EU)
Action RPG NES
Port: VC
Part of the Dragon Slayer series
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1990(NA)
      • 2003(EU)
        • 2004(AUS)
Final Fantasy Squaresoft
  • Squaresoft(JP)
    • Nintendo(NA/EU)
Turn-based RPG NES
Port: MSX2, WSC, MOBI, Wii, 3DS
Remake: PS1, GBA, PSP, iOS, DROID, 3DS
Remakes were often packaged with Final Fantasy II in video game collections.
  • 1987(JP)
Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen Enix Enix Action RPG FM-7, MSX, PC88, PC98, X1
  • 1987(JP)
Gegege no Kitarou 2: Youkai Gundan no Chousen

(lit. Spooky Kitaro 2: Kitaro vs. Yokai Army)

TOSE Bandai NES The sequel of the action platformer Gegege no Kitarou, also known as Ninja Kid
  • 1987(JP)
Getsu Fuuma Den

(lit. The Legend of Getsu Fuuma)

Konami Konami Action RPG NES, VC
  • 1987(JP)
Golvellius Compile Compile MSX
Remake:MSX2, GEN
Port: iPhone
  • 1987(JP)
Herakles no Eikou: Toujin Makyou Den

(lit. Glory of Heracles: Legend of the Fighting Demon's Lair)

Data East Data East NES First game of the Glory of Heracles series
  • 1987(JP)
Hoshi wo Miru Hito

(lit. Stargazers)

Hot B Hot B NES Based on the earlier released Psychic City
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1990(JP)
      • 1991(EU)
Hydlide 3: The Space Memories T&E Soft Seismic Action RPG MSX, MSX2, PC88
Port: NES, GEN, X68K
In NA the title was called Hollo Fighter in some SEGA Genesis advertisements; Part of the Hydlide series
  • 1987(JP)
Jagur 5 Compile Hudson Action RPG MSX
  • 1987(JP)
Jagur: Golden Triangle Compile Hudson MSX
  • 1987(JP)
Jehard XtalSoft XtalSoft Action RPG PC88
  • 1987(JP)
Jikuu Yuten: Debias Now Production Namco NES
  • 1987(JP)
Kalin no Tsurugi

(lit. The Sword of Kalin)

XtalSoft DOG Action RPG NES
  • 1987(JP)
Lamia-1999 Hudson Hudson Action RPG PC88, X1
  • 1987(JP)
Laplace no Ma

(lit. Laplace's demon)

Group SNE Humming Bird PC88, PC98
Port: X68K, SNES
Survival horror game with RPG elements.
  • 1987(JP)
Märchen Veil

("märchen" is german for fairy tale)

Sunsoft Sunsoft Action-Adventure RPG MSX, PC88, PC98, X1, FM-7, NES
  • 1987(JP)
Mashou no Yakata Gabalin Pony Canyon Pony Canyon MSX
  • 1987(JP)
Meikyuu no Tobira: Gate of Labyrinth Dempa Shinbunsha Ymcat MSX, X1
  • 1987(JP)
Minelvaton Saga Random House Taito Action RPG NES Part of the Silva Saga series
  • 1987(JP)
Mirai Sein Soft Sein Soft MSX
  • 1987(JP)
Mirai Shinwa Jarvas Taito Taito NES
  • 1987(JP)
Momotarou Densetsu: Peach Boy Legend Hudson Hudson NES
Port: X68K, PS1
  • 1987(JP)
Outlanders Micronics Victor Interactive Action RPG NES
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1988(NA)
      • 1988(EU)
Phantasy Star SEGA SEGA SAT, GBA, PSN First game of the Phantasy Star series, also ported as Phantasy Star Collection, which includes the first four games of the series in Japan, only the first three in NA.
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1987(FR)
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu

(lit. Saint Seiya: Golden Legend)

Bandai Bandai Action RPG NES, WSC Based around the manga and anime of Saint Seiya, the WonderSwan Color version was renamed to Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsuhen Perfect Edition.
  • 1987(JP)
Seiken Psycho Calibur: Maju no Mori Densetsu

(lit. Holy Sword Psycho Calibur: Legend of the Devil Beast Forest)

Imagineer Imagineer Adventure RPG NES
  • 1987(JP)
Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead Fun Factory Fun Factory Action Adventure RPG MSX, PC88 Considered the first true horror survival game.
  • 1987(JP)
    • 1990(NA)
Sorcerian Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom Action RPG PC88, PC98, X1 ,MSX2, DOS, GEN, iOS Part of the Dragon Slayer series
  • 1987(JP)
  • 1987(JP)
  • 1987(JP)
  • 1987(JP)
  • 1987(JP)