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The best games for MSX, Amiga, Amstrad, and others old computer systems

The best games published on old computer systems which have been ported to PC (Example Tetris, Street Fighter 2, ect ...) don't appear in this list and have rather been included in the categories of video games the belong to.

The game Contra on MSX.


Contra is a run and gun game on MSX published by Konami. The serie is famous.

Review of the MSX version of Contra.

Snatcher : A Cyberpunk Adventure on MSX.

Snatcher and SD Snatcher

Snatcher and Super Deform Snatcher are two cyberpunk video games created by Hideo Kojima (the creator of the Metal Gear serie) and published by Konami on MSX systems. Snatch is before all a futuristic and Cyber Punk video game which has probably one of the best intro scene of all times and which is played mainly like a Science fiction film with many dialogues, including dialogues where you have to choose the answers and some shooting scenes. As for SD Snatcher, it features the same story but is more action oriented with Super Deformed characters

Aleste 2 is a shooter game on MSX.

Aleste 2

Aleste 1 (1988) and Aleste 2 (1989) are scrolling shooter video games published on MSX and MSX2 in 1988 and 1989 where the player has to fly over various level and defeat enemies. And at the end of some levels, they are bosses to beat. Aleste 2 is a truly excellent game and is still very fun to play as of today.

Vampire Killer or Akumajo Dracula on MSX2 is the first Castlevania.

Vampire Killer (Akumajo Dracula)

Vampire Killer or Akumajo Dracula (Dracula's castle) has been released by Konami on MSX systems in 1986 and after that, the game was ported on Amiga systems and Dos systems. The MSX version of this first game of the Castlevenia serie is better than the Nes and PC version. Especially the colors and also in this MSX version, to access the next level, it is necessary to find a white key which is hidden in each level. This game is really excellent and still very fun to play today and the soundtrack is very good.

The game Penguin Adventure on MSX2.

Antartic Adventure and Penguin Adventure

Antartic Adventure (1984) and Penguin Adventure are two MSX video games published by Konami where the player controls a penguin. If Antartic Adventure is a simple racing game on the ice, Penguin Adventure is an authentic Adventure game where the hero, Pentarou must make his way through many levels to find a sacred fruit which can save the princess of the Penguins. During his trip, he will find many objects to help him in his quest and will have to confront various monster as well as evil dinosaurs who are the guardians of some levels.
A truly fantastic game.

The game F1 Spirit : Way To Formula-1 on MSX.

F1 Spirit : The Way To Formula-1

F1 Spirit The Way of Formula-1 is a racing game publishd by Konami on MSX systems where the player controls various car types (F1, rally, F300 cars, ...) in order to win the World Championships. Also, a remade version of this popular MSX game exists. The remade version of the game was published in 2017 and can be played on Windows, Mac and Linux without the use of emulators. The remake is way more beautiful than the original version of the game. And it is also harder, especially when you start to drive F1 cars because Braingames (the team who created this great remake of F1 Spirit) made it a racing simulation.
The remake of "F1 Spirit: The Way to Formula-1" can be downloaded for free on the game's official website.

Puyo Pop (or Puyo Puyo) is a Tetris-like on msx2.

Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo or Puyo Pop is a game similar to Tetris published in 1991 on msx systems but with very funny balls insted of the Tetris cubes. It is one of the best Tetris-like games ever.

Airball is an adventure game on Atari.


Airball is a puzzle game developped by Microdeal in 1987 on Atari, Amiga, Dos systems and then on Game Boy Advance.
In Airball, the player controls a character changed into an airball who has to escape a castle full of pics. The game is very difficult but is absolutly excellent.

The Magical Tree is a famous plaform game on MSX2.

The Magical Tree

The Magical Tree is a platform games published by Konami on MSX systems. The hero is an indian kid who has to reach the top of the tree and avoid the traps and others nasty animals who inhabite the magical tree. An excellent plateform game still funny to play as for today.

Thexder 2 : Firehawk on MSX2.

Fire Hawk : Thexder The Second Contact

In Thexder 1 and Firehawk: Thexeder 2 the Second Contact, the player control a robot which is capable of transforming into a plane to reach difficult places impossible to reach with jumps. There are many opponents to beat through the levels.Firehawk is still a very pleasant game to play.

The Treasure of Usas is a MSX2 video game.

Treasure of USAS

Treasure of USAS is a classic action and adventure game published in 1989 by Konami on MSX systems. The player controls 2 characters, each one as a time, who has to explore ruins to find a treasure. What makes this game so much original is that if one of the two characters gets caugh, his friend will at his turn enter the ruin to try to find his buddy and save him and if he reaches the place where the boss of the level stands, his friend will be seen tied to a rope and he will be able to free him if he defeats the boss.

The video game Metal Gear 2 : Solid Snake on MSX2.

Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2 : Solid Snake

The famous Metal Gear serie has began with Metal Gear 1 (1987) and Metal Gear 2 : Solid Snake (1990) on MSX systems before the games of the series gets ported on Nes, PSX, Playstation 2 and Playstation 3. avant de se poursuivre sur les consoles de jeux Nes, Psx, Playstation 2 et Playstation 3. Whether is is on computer systems or console systems, Metal Gear is one of the most known video game serie of all times.

The video game Bomberman on MSX.

Bomberman and Bomberman 3D

Bomberman is a famous video game released in 1983 on MSX systems.

The fighting game Yie Ar Kung Fu 2 on MSX2.

Yie Ar Kung Fu 2

Yie Ar Kung Fu 1 and Yie Ar Kung Fu 2 are very good fighting games published by Konami on MSX and Amstrad systems in 1985 and 1986. The game Yie Ar Kung Fu 2 is still fun to play today and especially has an atmosphere which isn't found in the actual fighting games.

The game Knightmare on MSX.

Knightmare 1, 2 and Knightmare 3 : Shalom

The Shoot'm-Up games Knightmare and Knightmare 2 are two popular games published by Konami on MSX systems, especially Knightmare 2 which was a truly succes.

All about the Nightmare Saga (in Spanish).

The Knightmare Saga (In English).

The game Maze of Galious on MSX2.

The Maze of Galious

The Maze of Galious was published in 1987 by Konami on MSX systems and it is the sequel of the Shoot'em-Up Knightmare. It is an adventure game and a platform game. Like many of the great classic video games, the Maze of Galious has a remake (created by Braingames) and it can be downloaded for free on the remake's official page.

Frogger is an MSX game.


Frogger is a classic video game published by Konami on MSX systems.

The video game Batman on MSX.


The game Batman on MSX.

The video game Space Manbow on msx2.

Space Manbow

Space Manbow is a famous MSX game released in 1989.

Nemesis 2 on MSX.

The Nemesis (Gradius) series

The shooter games Nemesis 1, Nemesis 2 and Nemesis 3 : The Eve of Destruction on MSX systems and the video game Salamander (or Life Force) derived from the original serie and ported on MSX, Amstrad, and other game consoles are famous games.
In Nemesis, the player has to go through levels full of enemies with his vessel.

The racing game Nyancle Racing on MSX2.

Nyancle Racing

Nyancle is a 1988 racing and platform MSX game.
Aboard a strange vessel, the player will have to reach the end of the levels while avoiding the obstacles. Nyancle is really original, the soundtrack is good and it is still fun to play to this game today.

Pac-Man on msx.


Pac-Man is one of the best known video games. In Pacman, the player controls a character in form of a cheese named Pac-Man who is trapped in a maze. The objective of the game is to make Pac-Man eat the Pac-gum dissemined through the maze while avoiding the phantoms. Pac-Man was first published in 1980 on MSX, Atari, Apple II and Commodore 64 systems before being ported on game consoles. One of the big names in the gamin history.

The video game Athletic Land on MSX.

Athletic Land

Athletic Land is a platform and sport games released in 1984 on MSX systems by Knonami. This game is still nice to play and the controlled character is very funny.
The objective of the game is to complete the Athletic Land's finest trail.

The labyrinth game King's Valley 2 on MSX2.

King's Valley 1 and King's Valley 2 : The Seal of El Giza.

In King's Valley 1 and King's valley 2 (1988), the player has to find his way inside a pyramide. To get out of the tombs, the player has to open the doors of the level and unlock them with keys while avoiding the monsters.
Both King Valley 1 and King's Valley 2 are excellent classic Pyramid games with a great atmosphere and level design.

Dragon Quest on MSX.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest is an MSX video game developped by Square Enix which has been widely praised when he was released. It is a classic game.
You can visit the dragonquest-fan site for more details about the game.

The breakout game Arkanoid 2 on msx.

Arkanoid 1 and Arkanoid 2

The video games Arkanoid 1 and Arkanoid 2 : Revenge of Doh are breakout games published on Atari ST and MSX systems.
Arkanoid 1 and Arkanoid 2 are perhaps the best breakout games ever made with the game Breakout : Off the wall Fun.

The game The Goonies on MSX

The Goonies

The Goonies is a 2D platform game publishon MSX systems by Konami.
The goal of the game is to get out of the levels by using keys.

King Kong 2 on msx.

King Kong 2

King Kong 2 is a good MSX game published by Konami.

Dungeon Master (video game).

Dungeon Master

Dungeon Master is a famous video game released in 1987 by the FTL Games Studio and it is the first Real Time Role-Playing game existing. Due to his succes, he was ported on game consoles and computer systems like MSX, Atari, Dos, Amiga or Super Nintendo (SNES) as well as on PC. Recently, a good remake of this game was published under the name The Legend of Grimrock.

The video game The Bard's Tale : Tales of the Unknown.

The Bard's Tale : Tales of the Unknown

The Bard's Tale : Tales of the Unknown is a video game developped by Interplay Productions and published by Electronics Arts on Apple II, Amstrad, Dos, Atari St and Amiga systems.

Dungeon & Dragons (video game).

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons&Dragons is a famous retro game published on Atari systems.

The video game Galaga on msx.


Galaga was published on Atari and MSX systems..

The game Juno First published by Sony on MSX.

Juno First

Juno First is a good shooter game published on MSX.

Le jeu vidéo Cobra sur Amstrad.


Cobra is a gun games released on MSX and Amstrad.

The game Final Fantasy on msx.

Final Fantasy

The Final Fantasy serie is one of the most recognized serie in the video games history. The 3 first episodes of the famou serie have been published on MSX systems.

The video game Ys 2 on MSX.

Ys II and Ys III : Wanderers from Ys

Ys is an excellent games serie on MSX.

The shooter game Famicle Parodic on msx.

Famicle Parodic 1 and Famicle Parodic 2

Famicle Parodic 1 et Famicle Parodic 2 are shooter games on MSX where the player controls has to beat enemies aboard his aircraft.

The plaform and action game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a Beat'm all game derived from the well known Mutant Ninja Turtles. In this game, the player controls a Ninja Turtle (of course) and must defeat all the enemies he encounters while crossing the levels.

Zanac Ex on msx.

Zanac and Zanac Ex

Zanac (1986) and Zanac Ex (1987) are shooter games published on MSX systems. In theses 2 games, the player controls an aircraft and arrive at the end of the levels.

The first Street Fighter game on Amstrad.

Street Fighter

Street Fighter is a big name in the video industry. Published by Capcom, the first episode of the famous fighting games serie was first published on Amstrad before being ported on PC and game consoles like the Super Nintendo and the Playstation consoles.

The video game Aliens on Atari.


Aliens is a good video game derived from the 1978 success science fiction film Alien. The video game Aliens was published in 1986 by Activision on Commoder 64, Commodore 128 and Atari systems.
it is one of the best video games ever published on the Commodore systems.

The game Terminator 2 : Judgement Day on Amstrad CPC.

Terminator 2 : Judgement Day

Terminator 2 : Judgement Day is a good game published on the Amstrad system and derived from the famous films serie.

The game Golden Axe on Atari ST.

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a game which has met a big success in the 1990s and which has been ported on Amstrad, Amiga, Atari, Commodore 64, Dos and others games console like the Sega Megadrive.

The game Badlands on Amstrad.


Badlands is a good racing game on MSX and Amstrad systems.

The video game Bubble Bobble on Amstrad.

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is a funny game on MSX and Amstrad.

The game Valis : Fantasm Soldier on msx.

La série Valis : The Fantasm Soldier

Valis : The Fantasm Solder on MSX and Sega Megadrive.

The video game Donkey Kong on Amstrad CPC.

Donkey Kong

Donley Kong is a funny game released on the Amstrad computer system.

Space Invaders is one of the oldest games existing.

Space Invaders

The video game Space Invaders is one of the great names in the video industry. This famous game was published on Atari and MSX systems around 1978.

The classic game Pong on Atari.


Pong is, with Tetris or Space Invaders, one of the greatest video games of all times.

The video game Shinobi.


The video game Shinobi, published first in 1987 has been ported on Amiga, Amstrad, MSX and Dos systems and on many game consoles. In Shinobi, the player controls a ninja named Shinobi who as to break through many levels while fighting the ennemies who cross his path in order to save hostages.

The Breakout Game Break Out : Off the Wall Fun on Atari.

Break Out : Off the Wall Fun

The game Break Out : Off the Wall Fun is a breakout game published on Atari systems. Breakout : Off the Wall Fun is a classic game like Arkanoid.

The adventure game : The Quauhtli Temple.

The Golden Eagle and the Quauhtli Temple

The game Golden Eagle and the Quauhtli Temple are both excellent French games which are amongs the classic PC Games. They were released under the name "L'Aigle d'Or" and "Le Temple de Quauhtli" and has to be played in French. In theses 2 games, the player controls an explorer wandering in the jungle and searching Gold Statues.

The video game Head Over Heels on Spectrum.

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is one of the best games ever published on Spectrum systems and a classic video game. This game was remade by fans with better graphics and others improvements.

The platform game Dragon's Lair on Amstrad CPC.

Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair is a classic platform and adventure game first published on Amstrad systems and ported on Gamboy, SNES, Arcade machines and Iphones.
In Dragon's Lair, the hero has to save a princess.