Best MSX Games

This is a selection of the best games for MSX. This doesn't mean the version you will download here is always the MSX one, it could be the version for another platform. If you are looking for MSX versions only, check the new Game Browser.

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is not only one of the most popular arcade ever created, but also a personal favourite of GamesNostalgia. This 2D cartoon action platformer designed by Fukio Mitsuji (aka MTJ) was released...

Year: 1987 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2016-10-14 Tags: arcade platformer

Pac Man

Pac Man doesn't need any introduction. The arcade designed by Toru Iwatani for Namco and released in 1980 is the most popular videogame ever created. The yellow dots eater and the four ghosts Blinky,...

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-04-17 Tags: arcade maze

R-Type

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade created by Irem in 1987. The graphics design was inspired by H. R. Giger's artwork for the Alien movies. The game was ported to several home computers including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-11-26 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Contra

Contra is a run-and-gun style platformer developed by Konami and published by Erbe Software initially in 1987. It was released in arcades and on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad PC to start with. The NES version...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-05-20 Tags: platform shooter arcade

Klax

Klax is a puzzle game created by Atari Games and published in 1990 for arcades and home computers. The object is to catch assorted color falling tiles and create rows, columns, or diagonals of a single...

Year: 1990 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2017-07-11 Tags: arcade puzzle-solving

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash is a popular strategy/maze game originally created by Peter Liepa and Chris Gray for Atari 8-bit and released by First Star Software in 1984. The game was ported to several platforms including...

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-01-04 Tags: arcade puzzle-solving maze

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is an isometric action platformer game created by Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond and published by Ocean Software. Originally released on Commodore 64 and other 8 bit platforms in 1987,...

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2017-03-13 Tags: puzzle-solving isometric arcade

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters by Activision is a video game officially based on the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. It was released the same year of the film on several home computers, including Commodore 64, Apple II and MSX....

Year: 1984 Genre: Action Updated: 2016-12-11 Tags: licensed movies

Arkanoid

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986 and one of the most popular videogame ever created. It's inspired to Breakout, a videogame created by Atari in 1970, but it's much richer. It adds...

Year: 1987 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-03-22 Tags: arcade paddle/pong

Gauntlet

Gauntlet is a fantasy hack and slash dungeon crawl arcade developed by Atari Games and released in October 1985. The game was ported to many platforms including Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Apple II and others....

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2015-11-04 Tags: arcade fantasy dungeon hack and slash

La Abadia del Crimen

La Abadía del Crimen (The Abbey of Crime) is a video game developer in 1987 by Paco Menéndez. The game was originally conceived as a version of Umberto Eco's book The Name of the Rose, but the publisher...

Year: 2010 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-01-31 Tags: fantasy freeware remake

Pac-Mania

Pac-Mania is a new spin on the original Pac-Man game (and 10th in the franchise) and was developed and published by Namco in 1987 for arcades. In 1988 it was ported to multiple home platforms including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-04-20 Tags: arcade maze isometric

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is a fantasy roleplaying game and one of the most important video games of all time. It is the fourth game in the series created by the legendary Richard Garriot, who considers...

Year: 1987 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-22 Tags: fantasy turn-based freeware

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle is a combat flight simulator first released in 1985 by MicroProse for the Commodore 64 and Apple II. The game was designed and developed by Sid Meier, the creator of Civilization. The...

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-12-13 Tags: flight sim

MSX

MSX

MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983. Before Nintendo, MSX was the platform for which major Japanese game studios produced video game titles