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Hydlide
Developer(s)Toshiba EMI
Publisher(s)Toshiba EMI, FCI, Seismic, Sega, Atlus USA
Year introduced1984
Genre(s)RPG

Hydlide is a series of games developed by T&E Soft. The first game was originally released for the NEC PC-6001 and NEC PC-8801 computers in 1984, in Japan only; an MSX release came the following year. A Famicom version was first released under the name Hydlide Special on March 18, 1986 in Japan; three years later, in June 1989, that version saw a North American release by FCI, its title having been returned to simply Hydlide.

The first game is notable for being one of the earliest console role-playing games (it lacks text and dialogues). The graphics appear to have been influenced by the computer rol-playing game Ultima III, though Hydlide had very different gameplay.

Games[edit]

Although developed and released in Japan, all the original titles of the Hydlide games are in "romaji" (Roman alphabet) on both the title screen and the box. Sometimes, a Japanese katakana transilteration was added, but just as a reading help for the Japanese players.

N. Title Year Systems
1 Hydlide 1984 Flag of Japan.svg PC6001, PC6601, PC8801, PC9801, FM-7, Sharp X1, Sharp MZ, Win, phones
Flag of Japan.svgFlag of the European Union.svg MSX, MSX2
2 Hydlide II: Shine of Darkness 1985 Flag of Japan.svg PC-8801, X1, FM-7, phones
Flag of Japan.svgFlag of the European Union.svg MSX
1 Flag of Japan.svg Hydlide Special
Globe.svg Hydlide
1986 Globe.svg NES
3 Hydlide 3: The Space Memories
(NES) Hydlide 3: Visitors from Darkness
(SMD) Super Hydlide
1987 Flag of Japan.svg MSX, MSX2, PC-8801, PC-9801, X1, X68000, NES, Win, phones
Globe.svg Sega Mega Drive
1 Virtual Hydlide 1995 Globe.svg Saturn

Pages in category "Hydlide"

The following 7 pages are in this category, out of 7 total.