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Heyo I'm Saad, hopefully this wiki gets as active as its sister sites because this is fascinating :p

If anyone stumbles upon this and thinks they can do a better job in any of the following sections, be my guest :p. This is only the page where i'm thinking out loud, i aint calling dibs on anything

Current Focus (probably)

NEC's computers

A page for every NEC model (that we could care about) seems like a much more doable goal (and also as important as every game):

  • TK-80: definitively important, arguably shouldnt be in the list, but it alr has a page so :p; needs more pages.
  • PC-8000 series: fully covered, only lacks peripheral and internal component coverage
  • PC-6000 series: (mostly) fully covered, lacks peripheral and internal component coverage and THE IRAQI VERSION
  • PC-8800 series: lacks a few models, lacks peripheral and internal component coverage.
  • PC-8800 series: lacks a few models, lacks peripheral and internal component coverage.
  • PC-6600 series: fully covered, lacks peripheral and internal component coverage.
  • PC-2000: nothing
  • PC-8200/PC-8300/PC-8400/PC-8500: nothing
  • PC-100: lacks peripheral and internal component coverage.
  • PC-9800 series: fully covered, peripheral coverage only
  • PC-H98 series: nothing
  • PC-9821 series: so much to do


Probably not important/not currently important

  • Mainframes and PC-98NX

Stuff for later

Neo Kobe

I should just update my research flow to always start with the Neo Kobe collections because everything that ever existed is probably in there[1]. Anyways, reminder (to future me probably) to mirror all the stuff on here[2]

Main Stuff

PC-98 Hardware Documentation

Seems like a good place to start[3] [4]

Its gonna take a while to understand the hardware side wont it [5]

Getting more ideas on how to improve our hardware coverage [6] [7]

things to mirror [8] [9] [10]

Dip switches :p[11]

This guy has some great scans of the covers and backs of those model catalogues, could be a good fill in untill scans of the full catalogues are available [12]

still trying to understand the later sound boards [13] this looks like a good list to use in finishin that sound board page [14]

non-PC-98 Hardware Documentation

list of peripherals and accessories for the PC-8801 [15]

PC-98 Hardware Documentation 2: International Edition

[16] Chinese Versions of NEC home computers

  • PC-100 ----> ZD-3100
  • PC-9801 ---> ZD-3000/JH-3000B
  • PC-8801 ---> ZD-2500
  • PC-8001 ---> ZD-2000

and according to this [17], there's also ZD-1110, ZD-1220 units; perhaps they're the pc-6001 and 6001 MkII?

[18] The APC series on the American side, more N5200 than PC98; but still. Specifically the APC III which seems to be an American PC-9801, even has something similar to the PC-9801-26(K) [19].

MORE STUFF ON THE AMERICAN SIDE;BOTH the PC-88 and PC-98 Series also made it overseas??? PC-8801mkIIAR[20] and PC-9801VM2E[21] respectively.

PC-98 Game Documentation

[22][23]Closest thing to a comprehensive list of games for the PC-98, the second link's probably more useful :p

[24] [25] [26] [27] Obviously compare it with the internal lists that are alr on here :v

[28] Doujin coverage is lacking, this fills that niche

[29] accidentally deleted this link from the list down under, it's been extremely invaluable as a jumping off point so lemme just put it back in here (its PC Engine focused but no one will notice)

[30] Random stumble, may or may not contain useful stuff.


Taking a detour from what this section usually tries to cover, but i was thinking about emulators and our coverage of games; The ePC-9801 series of emulators[31] covers specific models. Seeing that no one who edits this wiki has actual hardware, i think learning how to set this up right could do wonders for our compatibility coverage. (not to mention our emulation coverage on the wiki is nearly non-existant, time to fix it :p)

Redistribution of Games

This one is a headache; some games were resold under many different brands including: APROS, CAV, SOFTBOX, and others i havent seen but were mentioned in this thread [32]..., and who knows when they were released. But they sure are within the scope of this wiki so wooooooo

The RPG Maker Program and their Games

ascii has like 5 different programs they made to allow people to make RPGs easily on NEC PCs, one of them was even released on the PC88 apparently! A lot of these games didnt get physical releases and were available through magazine releases or freely online, so yeah, another thing to keep an eye out for.

I've dedicated nearly an entire day to track another PC 98 RPG Maker game, and i managed to find another title that isn't corpse party, and trying to run it was a nightmare! 0 information anywhere on the internet :v, but still within the wiki's scope so hooray

(Silly update on the remark above ^ turns out it was on Neo Kobe's archive after all :p)

Lost Sheep PC98 Title.PNG

[33] stuff related to RPG Maker, Doujins, Disc mags and so much more


Game Center CX

Game Center CX

Floppy Vending Machines

So... [34], this will need to be covered on the wiki eventually, but there's so little docummentation anywhere, Takeru vending machines sold PC-98 games alongside other stuff and thats basically all i know at this point.

On this point again, I think i should probably mirror the issues Of Takeru Press/World on here, they're within the scope of the wiki if im not mistaken.

The Touhou Games

They're probably the most important games released on the PC-98, alongside stuff like Doukyuusei and Yu-No. Will most definitely take my time to cover them, and i'm surprised there were no pages about any of the games yet!

Unreleased games

  • Imperial Force[35] meant for release on Jan 1994[36]

Kisekae Set System

I've spent this entire day researching it and its fascinating, the origin of all those flash dress up games lies here! But it's a confusing subject to cover, so i'll leave it for when i get a better idea.

Project EGG

There's like, 500 titles over there that are related to NEC's Consoles and Home Computers, not including ones that were delisted; this is gonna take a while.


LOGIN Sofcom's issues were already alluded to in some other articles relating to the RPG Maker section somewhere above this, but there's many many more that need to be covered; Disc Station is the main one probably, but there's some wacky ones like this one for the PC Engine[37]. I think this counts as aftermarket? It was released in 2013 after all :p

On the Disc Station note, mirroring everything on here seems like a high priority[38], not only that, but this blog points out some details that are extremely useful [39], apparently they also jumped to a different blog later on so maybe some new info on here, havent checked yet [40]. Biggest shout out to Super! Lonely Terminal this is so much stuff that needs to be mirrored on top of other stuff that i already linked above[41]

ITS A NEVER ENDING ABYSS, Project EGG revived Disc Station for a bit and distrubted some games in a quarterly


Finish(ed) the NEC anniversary list

Fact check the release date first obviously, but a future to-do list of possible releases on each of the missing days

UPDATE:I guess this is a vague todo list now :p

Name Developer Date
Bakuretsu Hunter [43] Jan 1st
ブルトン・レイ シナリオ集1 システムソフト Jan 2nd
にょきにょき SKYS Jan 11th
パワーダービー コスモス・コンピュータ Feb 4th
バクタ 姫屋ソフト Feb 4th
Saint Dragon Jaleco[44] Feb 6th*
はっちゃけあやよさん4 おまけディスク ハード Feb 13th
はっちゃけあやよさん4 セクシーオリンピック AYAYO'S LIVE AFFECTION ハード Feb 13th
男の名はダイヤモンド (8 floppy disk) Pis-TonSOFT Feb 14th
男の名はダイヤモンド (CD) Pis-TonSOFT Feb 14th
ぽわぞん ~6人の魔女~ トラッシュ Feb 14th
ジョーカー2 バーディーソフト Feb 14th
花の記憶 第二章 フォスター Feb 14th
エクドラード ~鏡の中の王国~ ブラックパッケージ Feb 14th
101回目のアプローチショット サンタ・フェ March 7th
官能教習 テトラテック March 7th
エリートプラス マイクロプローズジャパン March 7th
満開電飾 女の子データ集1号 TAKERUソフト March 10th
レッドコブラ イリュージョン March 10th
笑ゥせぇるすまん3 コンパイル March 10th
宝魔ハンターライム 第10話 サイレンス March 10th
サイバノイドアルファ プレミアム ディー・オー March 10th
全日本美少女麻雀選手権大会 ハートでロン!! ディー・オー March 10th
遊ディスクVol.8 サイバノイドアルファ遊ディスク版 ディー・オー March 10th
シャムハト ザ ホーリーサークレット データウエスト March 10th
サナトス バーディーソフト March 10th
クレアスター ボーステック株式会社 March 10th
ワンパラウォーズ2 ミンク March 10th
レヴァリィ ~いざないの魔水晶~ ライトスタッフ March 10th
七英雄物語 姫屋ソフト March 10th
みさとちゃんの夢日記 (CD) アクティブ April 11th
みさとちゃんの夢日記 (5 Floppy Disks) アクティブ April 11th
カンパニー ジーエーエム April 11th
宝魔ハンターライム 第11話 サイレンス April 11th
カナン ~約束の地~ GAOGAO!4th フォア・ナイン April 11th
イフ 3 アクティブ April 14th
タッグオブウォー ザインソフト April 14th
失われた楽園 シルキーズ April 14th
スクールガールズ スクープ April 14th
誘惑 ティーツー April 14th
銀河英雄伝説 ボーステック株式会社 April 14th
誰も知らない・・・ 失われた記憶の扉 エクシィーズ April 18th
ピンクソックス4 NOTE ウェンディマガジン April 18th
うきうきアイランド (Floppy Disk 7) フェアリーダスト April 18th
うきうきアイランド (CD) フェアリーダスト April 18th
提督の決断 NOTE 光栄 April 18th
スペースインベーダー ジ・オリジナルゲーム (Wii) バーチャルコンソール May 3rd****
機動戦士ガンダム アドバンスドオペレーション ファミリーソフト May 6th
スーパージョシュア パンサーソフトウェア May 10th
囲碁定石大将 昭代産業 May 10th
野球道 データブック'90 日本クリエイト May 10th
闘神都市2 アリスソフト May 19th
DOR Part 2 ディー・オー May 19th
パチンコパッケージ#1 エムズ・アン・ティーズ June 9th
アリスの館3 アリスソフト June 9th
時空査察官ハヤテ INSPECTOR アルテシア June 9th
三国武将争覇 イマジニア June 9th
鳳凰の如く ~乱世の覇者信長~ イマジニア June 9th
ベルズアベニュー123 ウェンディマガジン June 9th
リングアウト!! ジックス June 9th
ローグアライアンス スタークラフト June 9th
花の記憶 フォスター June 9th
今日もキャンパス花乱満 修学旅行編 コンピューターブレイン June 13th
太平洋の嵐2 シナリオ集 史実戦パック ジーエーエム June 13th
宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック ファミリーソフト June 13th
パパラッチ ユーミソフト June 13th
野球道PLUS 92年度バージョン 日本クリエイト June 13th
キャンペーン版大戦略2 ユニット改造パック システムソフト June 14th

トゥルーラブ 純愛物語 ソフトウェアハウスぱせり June 14th
キャンペーン版大戦略2 ユニット改造パック 総合ビジネスアシスト (ABA) June 14th
デンジェル ミンク June 14th
文化祭 ユーコム June 14th
キャンペーン版大戦略2 ユニット改造パック 総合ビジネスアシスト (ABA) June 14th
大戦略3'90 拡張エディタディスク TAKERUソフト June 20th
パペットショーPART1 グレイト June 20th
ガナール星系史 マイティークラフト June 20th
信長の野望 戦国群雄伝 NOTE 光栄 June 20th
シュヴァルツシルトEX 鉄鎖の星群 NECホームエレクトロニクス July 18th
ウルティマ4 アバタールの伝説 ポニーキャニオン July 18th
ウルティマ4 アバタールの伝説 ポニーキャニオン July 18th
DORADORAエモーション ~聖牌伝~ カクテル・ソフト July 21st
ローマは一日にしてならず アートディンク July 21st
大海令 南海の死闘 アートディンク July 21st
ピンクソックス3 ウェンディマガジン July 21st
プリンセスクエスト マージャンソード シンクロニシティー July 21st
ファーランドストーリー 神々の遺産 テイジーエル July 21st
デジャヴ ~引き裂かれた記憶~ パック・イン・ビデオ July 21st
バトルチェス パック・イン・ビデオ July 21st
Jリーグプロフェッショナルサッカー1995 ビクター・エンタテイメント July 21st
レモンエンジェル フェアリーダスト July 21st
銀河英雄伝説4 EX Kit ボーステック株式会社 July 21st
銀河英雄伝説4 EX set ボーステック株式会社 July 21st
ウルティマ5 Warriors of Destiny ポニーキャニオン July 21st
項劉記 光栄 July 21st
SUPER野球道2 1995版 日本クリエイト July 21st
ショーダウン ペパーミント・Kids Aug 14th
ピンボール・ピンボール2 日本ソフテック Aug 14th
D.P.S SG アリスソフト Aug 15th
クレセントムーンがぁる アリスソフト Aug 15th
大魔界村 (PS3) ゲームアーカイブス Aug 18th****
戦国麻雀 ドリームライブラリ Aug 18th****
パワーリーグ ドリームライブラリ Aug 18th****
桃太郎伝説外伝 第1集 ドリームライブラリ Aug 18th****
対局 三連星 日本囲碁ソフト Aug 22nd
現代大戦略EX アドバンスマップ集3 SKYS Sep 2nd
サティア アーヴォリオ Sep 2nd
美少女雀士ムウ 塚本吉彦事務所 Sep 2nd
グランプリサーカス2 ウエストサイド Oct 8th
ヌーク2 レミーの逆襲 ボンびいボンボン! Oct 8th
エンジェルハイロウ (Floppy Disk 5) アクティブ Oct 17th
エンジェルハイロウ (CD) アクティブ Oct 17th
グレイストンサーガ外伝 動乱の魔都 ペガサスジャパン Nov 3rd
VIPER-F40 ソニア Nov 7th
ドラゴン創世記 バショウハウス Nov 7th
極 定石集 ログ Nov 7th
Super D.P.S アリスソフト Nov 14th
[47] ? Dec 30th
? ? Dec 31st**
  • *(does this count? its part of a compilation and released on the switch)
  • **I'm not confident i'll find anyting on this day
  • ***still havent looked
  • ****rerelease on a later console

Some Notes

  • Anything on that list that cites is probably wrong date wise
  • 機動戦士ガンダム アドバンスドオペレーション: May 6th or Feb 24th, i cant possibly confirm either one.

List of Days Finished:

  • Nov 14th
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  • Dec 30th
  • Dec 31st

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History of the PC-9821 Series
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NEC Home Computers
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History of the PC-8800 Series
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