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JPEngine

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Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« on: December 11, 2022, 05:50:40 AM »
Hi! I'm not sure if this is standard practice, but since I officially joined the forum recently, I thought I should briefly introduce myself before I begin posting around in other threads.

Call me JP! I've been a PCE fanatic for a number of years now, though likely for far less time than many of the core fans here on the forum. I grew up in the States, but I never owned or had even seen a TurboGrafx-16, so my experience with the console has been 100% on the Japanese side. While I of course love the killer selection of shooters for the system, I'm especially fond of much of the RPG library. I'll paste a list of my top 100 PCE games below!

I've been lurking around account-less for a long time, and I imagine I'll likely end up defaulting to lurking even now. But in any case, I'm looking forward to hopefully getting to know y'all!

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Top 100 list (1-50 in order):
1 - Soldier Blade
2 - Tengai Makyou II: Manjimaru
3 - Linda³
4 - R-Type
5 - Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo
6 - Star Parodier
7 - Super Star Soldier
8 - Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu
9 - Nexzr
10 - Tengai Makyou: Fuuun Kabuki Den
11 - Winds of Thunder / Lords of Thunder
12 - Gate of Thunder
13 - Bomberman '94
14 - Ys IV
15 - Emerald Dragon
16 - Tenshi no Uta II
17 - Snatcher
18 - Alien Crush
19 - Tokimeki Memorial
20 - Super Momotarou Dentetsu II
21 - Takahashi Meijin no Shin-Boukenjima / New Adventure Island
22 - Momotarou Densetsu Turbo
23 - Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou
24 - Download
25 - Saigo no Nindou / Ninja Spirit
26 - Magical Chase
27 - Ys I/II
28 - Rayxanber III
29 - Rayxanber II
30 - Parodius Da!
31 - Gunhed / Blazing Lazers
32 - Chou Aniki
33 - Dungeon Explorer II
34 - Download 2
35 - Image Fight
36 - Tengai Makyou: Ziria
37 - Silent Debuggers
38 - Makyou Densetsu / The Legendary Axe
39 - Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
40 - Seirei Senshi Spriggan
41 - Super Darius II
42 - Metamor Jupiter
43 - Blood Gear
44 - Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu II
45 - Neutopia
46 - Nectaris / Military Madness
47 - Coryoon
48 - Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna
49 - Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna 2: Eternal Princess
50 - Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy

51-100 (in general order of release, not preference):
Bikkuriman World
The Kung Fu / China Warrior
Kato-chan Ken-chan / J.J. & Jeff
Jaseiken Necromancer
Galaga '88/Galaga '90
Fantasy Zone
Dragon Spirit
Moto Roader
Dungeon Explorer
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Mr. Heli no Daibouken
Side Arms Special
PC Genjin / Bonk's Adventure
Cyber Core
Splatterhouse
Ankoku Densetsu / Legendary Axe II
Valis III
Darius Plus
Aero Blasters
Bomberman
Avenger
Märchen Maze
Momotarou Densetsu II
1943 Kai
Moto Roader 2
L-Dis
Cosmic Fantasy 2: Bouken Shounen Van
Exile
Hellfire S
Final Soldier
PC Genjin 2 / Bonk's Revenge
Mesopotamia / Somer Assault
Tenshi no Uta
Gradius
Salamander
Detana Twinbee
Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman 3: Ikai no Princess
Psychic Storm
Genpei Touma Den: Kan no Ni / Samurai-Ghost
Terraforming
Quiz no Hoshi
Farjius no Jakoutei: Neo Metal Fantasy
Zero Wing
PC Denjin / Air Zonk
Bomberman '93
Sol Moonarge
Godzilla Bakutou Retsuden
Ai Chou Aniki
Kabuki Ittouryoudan
Seiya Monogatari: Anearth Fantasy Stories


EDIT: Just realized I forgot to include Jaseiken Necromancer in the 51-100 section, but also that including it means I miscounted and made the list 101 entries by mistake! I added it in now and swapped out Red Alert / Last Alert, not that it particularly matters... :P
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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2022, 12:25:51 PM »
Welcome aboard!  It's impressive that you can list out your top 50 in order; I struggle to list even a top 10.

I hope 101 and 102 are Gotzendiener and Hatris.   :pcgs:
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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2022, 06:14:06 PM »
Thanks for the welcome!

I think the numbers are all pretty arbitrary. Ask me again tomorrow, and I'd probably shift several of them around! It's also easier in some ways to list a top 100 than a top 10, since you don't have to make as many tough calls as to what doesn't make the list in the first place. That said, listing them all out is a fun exercise, and I think they're overall mostly accurate to my tastes!

I've only played a bit of Gotzendiener, and while I love the presentation, the game itself wasn't exactly my thing... :-#
I don't play very many puzzle/falling puzzle games, but I'll need to give Hatris a fair shake one of these days. My wife especially loves the genre, so I imagine I could get her hooked!

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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2022, 04:25:05 PM »

Welcome :)

Awesome seeing Manji so high... Was always hoping that this series got translated at some point.
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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2022, 07:49:32 PM »

I think the numbers are all pretty arbitrary. Ask me again tomorrow, and I'd probably shift several of them around!
Like Nerco, I find it hard to list and rank my favorite obey. Your list is full of solid titles! I don't read moon runes so a lot of of the RPGs are lost on me, but I'm sure they are bangers. Glad you can enjoy them.
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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2022, 08:27:44 AM »
Welcome comrade!!  I agree, my "favorites" on PCE usually change around depending on my mood.

With that being said, this is my definitive top 10 PCE games ever!!

1- Ys Book I&II
2- Lords of Thunder
3- Beyond Shadowgate
4- Bonk's Revenge
5- Ys IV - Dawn of Ys
6- Bomberman '93
7- Dungeon Explorer II
8- Gate of Thunder
9- Star Parodia
10- Ninja Spirit

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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2022, 10:17:33 AM »

Welcome :)

Awesome seeing Manji so high... Was always hoping that this series got translated at some point.

Thanks!

It's such an outstanding game, especially for '92! It definitely seems likely we'll ever get an official loc from Konami at this point, and I imagine a fan patch would be a bit of a nightmare. Technical issues aside, there is SO much text to translate, that task in and of itself would be a beast. Plus, the UI is so designed around being able to abbreviate important names/mechanics with only one or two characters. I do hope someone is able to make it happen at some point, though! It's too good a game to be lost to time.

Zero for the SFC is great, at least! I don't know how good the fan patch is, but I can vouch for the quality of the original release at least!



I think the numbers are all pretty arbitrary. Ask me again tomorrow, and I'd probably shift several of them around!
Like Nerco, I find it hard to list and rank my favorite obey. Your list is full of solid titles! I don't read moon runes so a lot of of the RPGs are lost on me, but I'm sure they are bangers. Glad you can enjoy them.


Thank you! And it's great the PCE has so many great games that aren't as language-dependent so fans outside Japan have more to enjoy. ^_^


Welcome comrade!!  I agree, my "favorites" on PCE usually change around depending on my mood.

With that being said, this is my definitive top 10 PCE games ever!!

1- Ys Book I&II
2- Lords of Thunder
3- Beyond Shadowgate
4- Bonk's Revenge
5- Ys IV - Dawn of Ys
6- Bomberman '93
7- Dungeon Explorer II
8- Gate of Thunder
9- Star Parodia
10- Ninja Spirit

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Right?! Still a lot of fun to put together a list, regardless.  :)

Just out of curiosity, did you play Ys Book I&2 back at release? I love the PCE Ys games, but I get the impression the real diehard fans tend to be those who experienced them when they were still way ahead of the competition in terms of presentation. I visited them for the first time MUCH later, so as much as I still love them (they're great games!), they're just a little bit harder for me to return to.

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Re: Self-Introduction (JP Engine)
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2022, 11:03:15 PM »
Greetings, JP :)

Your list is solid, tons of great games (obviously).

YOU NEED GOMOLA SPEED.

Here is my collection (favorite games of all time):


OK, I might be joking about some things... but not about GOMOLA SPEED.

I can't give you an "Top ___ List" because it changes, so I'll share my "CURRENTLY PLAYING" list...


Currently Playing (in no particular order):

Zero Wing (CD)
Horror Story (CD)
Hellfire S (CD)
Jaeger Pharaoh (CD home-brew)
W Double Ring W (HuCARD)
Valis 1 (CD)

... and a few others I'm forgetting at the moment...

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