Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World is an Adventure, Side-Scrolling, and Single-player video game developed by Sega. Throughout the game, the player starts his adventure as Alex Kidd, the main protagonist, who has to fight against many enemies and ruthless bosses. The player’s basic attack is a sword slice, which can turn the enemy into two halves.
The player can use the weaponry to destroy enemies but also open treasure chests. The character will find valuable items inside such chests such as health, throwing darts, powerful swords, extra lives, and a magic ball. These powers will temporarily turn the player into an invincible tornado for a short time. The darts and powerful sword will be replaced with Alex’s default sword until the player completes the stage.
The player begins with three hit points, but he can fill it to a maximum of six points. When the player defeats a boss with full health, the game offers a perfect bonus. The game has core features such as Three Hit Points, Bosses, Treasures, Multiple Levels, and Side-Scrolling.
#1 The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is an Adventure, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Magic Software. Throughout the game, the player controls an unnamed character where the goal is to perform attacks and slay the coming enemies. The game has short-ranged weapons, and the player can use them to eliminate enemies.
The game has two characters, and every character has various abilities. The game has an endless stream of levels where the player has to complete every stage efficiently. The player can acquire bombs by purchasing them through stores or by winning them in mini-games. The game has also provided some mini-adventures to experience. All the stages are divided into two sections, where one section is of exploration, and another section is a platform section.
In the first section, the player gathers information, buys items, and learns special moves, and in the second section, the player has to fight against the little enemies. In two-player co-op mode, the players can play together, and every player controls an individual character.
#2 Dragon Egg
Dragon Egg is an Adventure, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Magic Software. Throughout the game, the player controls an unnamed character through different levels where enemies are waiting for the character. It is a side-scrolling adventure where the progression is not as easy as the player imagines.
Identical to other action games, the player has limited lives, and as the player loses all his life, it is the end of the adventure. The player can see his remaining lives and health from the top of the screen. The player has a default weapon that he can use to eliminate the enemies. As the player advances, he can unlock the advanced weapons.
The mission of every level is to approach the exit and advance. The player can perform different actions such as shoot, jump, run, etc. The player can avoid the bullets emitted by enemies by jumping. After completing the levels, the player receives points. Dragon Egg has core features such as Multiple Levels, Side-Scrolling, Platform, Simple Gameplay, and Default Weapon.
Zeliard is an Adventure, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Game Arts. Throughout the game, the player takes on the role of a protagonist named Duke, who comes in front of an ancient demon Jashiin. The antagonist, after two-thousand-years, has appeared and unleashed his wrath upon the Zeliard Kingdom.
The player has to confront the horror creature and stop him from destroying the town. As the last hope for the king, the player must go with a strong party to recover the Nine Tears of Esmesanti, stolen by Jashiin. The player may need to recapture the cities and areas occupied by the dark force. As the player advances, he needs advanced weaponry and equipment and can be accessed through completing quests.
The player has to explore eight complex labyrinths where danger is on the very next step. At the end of each Labyrinth, a boss will welcome the character. Every boss holds a tear and the final tear is in the Jashiin’s hand. The player can visit banks, shops, sages, and resting areas for gold during exploration.
#4 Kid Gloves II: The Journey Back
Kid Gloves II: The Journey Back is an Adventure, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Digital Magic Software. Throughout the game, the player takes on the role of a hero named Kid, whose main mission is to protect the woman as she is in danger. The player has to go through six worlds, and every world offers significant challenges.
Twenty-four levels are there, and every world contains four levels. There is a wide range of baddies to beat and make. The player has to follow the pre-set attack patterns to kill enemies using his sword. The killed monsters will release different things like tokens, keys, apples, etc. every item has a different ability and will help the player, such as keys are required to open-end doors, whereas apples will grant extra energy.
The game has many semi-hidden sections and bonus areas to find and explore. As the player makes progress, he will discover bonus arcade stages. Every world ends with a boss, and defeating the boss will let the player make progress to the next world.
#5 Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is an Adventure, RPG, and Single-player video game developed by Konami. Throughout the game, the player serves as a protagonist named Richter Belmont, who has to save his friend Annette from the clutches of Dracula. The game has nine stages where every stage is more challenging than the last one.
The player uses a whip as his main weapon but can also access other weapons. The included weapons are an axe, a dagger, holy water, a pocket watch, and a cross. While exploring the castle, the player must rescue four maidens, including his relatives. After rescuing the maidens, the player can find them as playable characters.
Maria Renard is the other main character who uses six sub-weapons such as a white tiger kitten, dragon whelp, baby phoenix, and turtle. The player will find other beneficiary items such as money, hearts, and food scattered through the areas. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood has core features such as Virtual Money, Food Items, Four Maidens, Simple Gameplay, Multiple Characters, and Platform Scenario.
#6 Fox n Forests
Fox n Forests is an Action-Adventure, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Euro Video Medien for multiple platforms. Throughout the game, the player takes on the role of an unnamed protagonist whose main mission is to advance through side-scrolling levels filled with obstacles. The game has offered five seasons, and the player can switch between seasons.
All a player has to do is to explore new areas, encounter enemies, and uncover challenging secrets. The player has to wield the best weapon, and it is not easy to kill the monsters. The player has seven lives, and as the player runs out of lives, the game gets over. The player can determine his health and lives from the top of the screen.
The player must enhance the character’s skills and attributes as it is necessary for advanced stages. Through the levels, the player will find treasures that will give unimaginable skills. The game has core features such as Different Levels, Platform Adventure, Side-Scrolling, Limited Lives, and Addictive Gameplay.
#7 Wonder Boy in Monster World
Wonder Boy in Monster World is an Action-Adventure, Casual, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Sega. Throughout the game, the player finds himself in Shion’s role, whose main target is to save Monster World from the antagonist. Identical to other platform games, the player can run, jump, crouch, and kill enemies.
The game has multiple levels, and every level is filled with enemies and interesting elements such as talking to townsfolk, collecting money to buy items, etc. the player can extend his life bar by collecting hearts scattered around the field. The character can be equipped with deadly armor, weapons, and magic.
The player travels through many linked regions wherein every place; the player finds increasingly powerful equipment. Along with the weapons, the player can find swords, spears, shields, and boots. Wonder Boy in Monster World has core features such as Exploration, Scattered Hearts, Swords, Limited Health, and Multiple Levels.
#8 MapleStory M
MapleStory M is an Adventure, Simulation, Casual, and Single-player video game developed by NEXON Company for mobile platforms. In this adventure, the player controls a mini character through the fantastic places of Maple and has to defeat many enemies along the way. The player can choose his character from the five different classes where each one has special weapons and rare abilities.
Along with the class, the player can customize his character by choosing different hairstyles, skin colors, clothes, etc. the player must complete missions and defeat enemies to level up and improve the character. The combats exist in real-time where the player can jump and use both normal and special attacks to slaughter enemies.
Just like the original game, the player can interact with other players online and create groups to face hard missions together. The game has a series of levels where the player has to complete all the levels and earn trophies. MapleStory M has core features such as Online Mode, Side-quests, Multiple Levels, Party Mode, Stats, Experience Points, and Different Enemies.
#9 MapleStory DS
MapleStory DS is an Adventure, RPG, and Single-player video game developed by Nexon. Throughout the game, the player serves as a warrior where the mission is to follow the levels and complete all the levels. The game has multiple levels where every level has enemies and obstacles. MapleStory DS has four available classes where the player can play with the desired class.
The character starts with a basic attack, but as the player makes progress, he can upgrade the character. The customization is possible with extra spells that can be collected scattered through the adventure. The game has simple gameplay, such as the player has moved the character forward and eliminate the coming enemies.
The player can invite his friend to play co-operatively where every player has a separate HP meter. As one of the characters dies, the other one will continue the adventure. The player has to find the exit of every level to unlock the advanced one. The game has core features such as Multiple Levels, Side-Scrolling Adventure, Co-op Mode, and Health Meter.
#10 Valis II
Valis II is an Action-Adventure, Casual, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Laser Soft. It is the sequel to the Valis game where the player has to follow the same scenario as the original one. Throughout this side-scrolling game, the player controls a character where navigation is the main scenario through two-dimensional levels.
The player can run, walk, jump, and battle monsters on the way. The game has many unimagined levels filled with bosses and ruthless enemies, giving the player a tough time. The player must collect recover items letting the character recover his HP.
The game has offered two-colored jewels, such as red jewel will recover five MP points, and blue jewel will recover ten MP points. Sand clocks are there, allowing the player to paralyze the screen enemies, but the player can use them three times. The player’s score increases by collecting the score crystals scattered around the field.