The Black Onyx

Available Platform: NES - Alias: Super Black Onyx

The Black Onyx is a Japanese RPG created by Bullet-Proof Software originally in 1984 for the NEC-PC 8801.

Year1988
GenreRole Playing
Rating4.5

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PublisherBullet-Proof Software
DeveloperBullet-Proof Software
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated22 March 2018

Game Review

The Black Onyx is a Japanese RPG created by Bullet-Proof Software originally in 1984 for the NEC-PC 8801. It was the first role-playing game developed in Japan, taking inspiration from big western hits such as Wizardry and Ultima.

In the game you can create a party of up to five members and explore dungeons in a pseudo-3d view, killing monsters with turn-based mechanics.

The game was designed and programmed by Henk Rogers, a Dutchman that moved to Japan, with no prior experience of video games development but a passion for Dungeons & Dragons.

Black Onyx was a huge success, and it became the best-selling computer game in 1984 across Japan.

The Famicon/NES version was released in 1988, featuring a redesigned graphics and improved gameplay. It was also renamed Super Black Onyx. Before this game, the role-playing genre was almost unknown in Japan, but the success of Black Onyx inspired the creation of many series of Japanese RPG, like Final Fantasy or Phantasy Star, establishing a new genre.

Review by: Manu
Published: 22 March 2018 5:19 pm


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The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot
The Black Onyx NES screenshot

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