Top 20 SystemSoft Games
Bomberman was released in 1983 as a home computer game available on the MSX, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001, Sharp MZ-700 and FM-7 in Japan. It was released in a censored version under a different name (Eric and the Floaters) in Europe, and was later ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. The game allows the player to navigate Bomberman through a series of mazes while avoiding enemies and clearing a path with bombs. It is an early creation of Hudson Soft, and spawned a long-running series of games revolving around the title character.
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Choplifter is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. It was ported to other home computers and, in 1985, Sega released a coin-operated arcade game remake, which in turn received several home ports of its own. While many arcade games have been ported to home computers and consumer consoles, Choplifter was one of the few games (Lode Runner is another) to take the reverse route: first appearing on a home system and being ported to the arcade.
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Lode Runner is a 1983 puzzle video game, first published by Brøderbund. It is one of the first games to include a level editor, a feature that allows players to create their own levels for the game. This feature bolstered the game's popularity, as magazines such as Computer Gaming World held contests to see who could build the best level.