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Developer(s) Toshiba EMI
Publisher(s) Toshiba EMI, FCI, Seismic, Sega, Atlus USA
Year introduced 1984
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 early console role-playing games. The graphics appear to have been influenced by the computer RPG, Ultima III, though Hydlide had very different gameplay and ultimately failed to capture the same attention.


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, MSX, MSX2,
FM-7, Sharp X1, Sharp MZ
Globe.svg NES
2 Hydlide II: Shine of Darkness 1985 Flag of Japan.svg PC-8801
Flag of Japan.svgFlag of the Netherlands.svg MSX
3 Hydlide 3: The Space Memories
Hydlide 3: Visitors from Darkness
Super Hydlide
1987 Flag of Japan.svg MSX, MSX2, PC-8801, X68000, NES
Globe.svg Genesis
1 Virtual Hydlide 1995 Globe.svg Saturn

Pages in category "Hydlide"

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.