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Encyclopedia > 1987 in video gaming

Notable events of 1987 in video gaming. See also history of computer and video games. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... see also: 1986 in games, 1988 in games Game awards given in 1987 Spiel des Jahres: Auf Achse - Wolfgang Kramer, F.X. Schmid See also 1987 in video gaming Categories: Game stubs | 1987 ... 1986 1986 in games 1985 in video gaming 1987 in video gaming Notable events of 1986 in computer and video games. ... Notable events of 1988 in computer and video games. ... Although the history of computer and video games spans almost five decades, computer and video games themselves did not become part of the popular culture until the late 1970s. ...

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Yokai Douchuuki was not only Namco's first 16-bit game, it was THE first 16-bit game.
Yokai Douchuuki was not only Namco's first 16-bit game, it was THE first 16-bit game.

Image File history File links Shadowld. ... Image File history File links Shadowld. ... Yokai Douchuuki is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1987. ...

Notable releases

Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ... Wonder Momo is an arcade beat em up video game by Namco released in 1987. ... Yokai Douchuuki is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1987. ... Dragon Spirit is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1987. ... Blazer is an isometric perspective scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game that was released by Namco in 1987. ... Quester is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1987. ... Pac-Mania was the last arcade video game in the Pac-Man series, released in 1987 by Namco, while liscensed in the United States and other countries by Atari. ... Galaga 88 is a 1987 Namco arcade game. ... Final Lap is a video game released by Namco and Atari Games (for the Americas) in December 1987 which was the official sequel to the popular Pole Position games. ... Konami Corporation (コナミ) TYO: 9766 (NYSE: KNM) (SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling computer and video games. ... Metal Gear is a stealth-based game designed by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. ... Castlevania (キャッスルヴァニア) is a video game series, created and developed by Konami. ... Contra ) is an arcade game released in 1987 by the Konami corporation. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 ) is a multinational corporation founded on November 6,[citation needed] 1889 in Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Taitos current logo The Taito Corporation (タイトー株式会社, taitō kabushikigaisha) TYO: 9646 is a Japanese developer of video game software and arcade hardware. ... Double Dragon title screen (arcade). ... Square Co. ... Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy series Hironobu Sakaguchi (坂口 博信, born 1962) was the Director of Planning and Development for Square Co. ... Final Fantasy ) is a series of role-playing video games produced by Square Enix (originally Square Co. ... LucasArts Entertainment Company is a video game developer and publisher. ... Maniac Mansion is a graphical adventure game originally released in 1987 by Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts). ... Maniac Mansion on the Commodore 64. ... Point and click describes the simple action of a computer user moving a cursor to a certain location on a screen (point) and then clicking a mouse button, usually the left one (click), or other pointing device. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... Capcom (カプコン in Japanese) TYO: 9697 is a leading Japanese developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Mega Man is a video game developed and published by Capcom in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom. ... FTL Games (Faster Than Light) was the video game development division of Software Heaven Inc. ... Dungeon Master was the first 3D realtime action computer role-playing game. ... Driller (also known as Space Station Oblivion in the United States) is a 1987 computer game written by British developers Major Developments and published by Incentive Software. ... The familiar Ocean logotype had an often prominent placement on the box art and is recognized by many people. ... For the rock group Cocteau Twins album, see Head over Heels Head Over Heels is a arcade adventure, first released in 1987 for Z80-microprocessor-based home computers (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX) by Jon Ritman (game design and programming) and Bernie Drummond (graphics). ... An Arcade Adventure is, as the name implies, a gaming genre containing both elements of arcade games and adventure games. ...

Hardware

Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ... The Namco System 1 16-bit arcade system board was first used by Namco in 1987 and was a major enhancement to the previous Namco System 86 arcade system board. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... NEC Corporation is a multi-national information technologies company headquarterd in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... The PC Engine was a video game console released by NEC, a Japanese company, in 1987. ... Acorn Computers Ltd. ... The Acorn Archimedes was Acorn Computers Ltds first general purpose home computer based on their own 24-bit ARM RISC CPU, and spawned a family of very capable machines with various options. ... Zarch is a computer game written by David Braben (better known as the author of Elite) in three months in 1987, for the release of the Acorn Archimedes computer. ... Virus is a computer game designed by David Braben, developed by Frontier Developments, and Published by British Telecom (under the Firebird name). ... For the concept Atari (当たり) in the board game of Go, see Atari (go term). ... Xe may stand for: Xenon Xe (pronoun) is a gender-neutral pronoun, see sie and hir This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Atari built a series of 8-bit home computers based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU, starting in 1979. ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short) is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ... Video Graphics Array (VGA) is an analog computer display standard first marketed in 1987 by IBM. VGA is referred to as an array instead of an adapter because it was implemented from the start as a single chip, replacing the Motorola 6845 and dozens of discrete logic chips covering a... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation). ... PS/2 can refer to: IBM Personal System/2, a series of post-PC computers sold by IBM starting in 1987. ... A stylised illustration of a modern personal computer. ... AdLib, Inc. ... Yamaha YM3812 The Yamaha YM3812 also known as the OPL2 (OPL is an acronym for FM Operator Type-L) is a sound chip (i. ... Creative Technology Ltd. ... The Sound Blaster family of sound cards was for many years the de facto standard for audio on the IBM PC compatible system platform, before PC audio became commoditized, and backward-compatibility became less of a feature. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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