January 27, 2023

Pasok Retro is our regular look back at the early days of Japanese PC gaming, featuring everything from 1980s specialized computers to the happy days of Windows XP.

Developer: SystemSoft Released: 1996 Japanese PCs: PC-98 (Image credit: SystemSoft/Mobygames)

SystemSoft’s long history is littered with strategy games. From the sci-fi setting of Imperial Forces to the all-out fantasy of Master of Monsters, if SystemSoft’s developers could find a way to place a grid on a map and then give themed units a list of stats, then they did. And they often did well. Decades later, it’s SystemSoft Beta label still making modern entries of some of the more popular series, including the magical war-themed Tir Na Nog and Daisenryaku (the latter is even on steam).

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