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When it came down to games, Sharp ruled! The X1 was released by Sharp after the MZ series, and different from other computers of the time it didn't have an embedded BASIC (which had to be load from a cassette tape). This meant it had free RAM, so you could put your favorite tape and it would load automatically! It received upgrades in the form of the X1 Turbo and X1 Turbo-Z, which added even more power for an already powerful machine.

The Games

Cover Title Genre Description
Brain Breaker X1 Cover Brain Breaker Metroidvania Your ship was shot down and you felt into a planet devoid of life and filled with evil robots. Now you must make your way to escape the place. May get complicated if you don't know moonspeak, but you can find a walktrough on NicoNico.
Kagirinaki Tatakai X1 cover Kagirinaki Tatakai Platformer Probably the best X1 game, your objective is simply to go as deep as possible, and for this you have three different weapons at your disposal. It featured asymmetric sprites, decades before Super Metroid came out!
Super Mario Bros Special PC-88 cover Super Mario Bros. Special Platformer You thought The Lost Levels was hard? You have seen nothing! Prepare to pull out your hair as you make through the most insane level designs in Mario history!
Thunder Force FM-7 cover Thunder Force Top-down shooter The very first Thunder Force, the one that nobody ever played! It plays just like the top-down sections from Thunder Force II, where you must destroy various devices on the ground, then you take on a gigantic battleship.
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