After gpawj posted about The Fortune Cookie, I decided to look into it myself. Don't know if anyone else has, but I stumbled across the complete Russian version, titled "На сопках Маньчжурии" (Na Sopkakh Man'chzhurii / On the Hills of Manchuria). Here is the link for downloads of both Russian and English versions. I haven't yet gotten the latter to work, but I'm sure someone else here can easily. "Rest in peace, a Soviet citizen. Unrest in the Far Eastern border pose no threat to the building of communism. After all, while you sleep, Comrade Stalin thinks. And he already had a plan, how do you knowthe intentions of our Japanese 'friends.' Sleep well ..."
Good news for you, Discoalucard! English PC version of Yellow Brick Road can be freely obtained here. By the way, the game had a sequel, but it's Japanese-only, unfortunately (downloadable at Adventure Legends as well).
Nice, I'll check it out, thanks! Wonder if it works OK on modern Windows platforms.
It doesn't work OK, because the game uses some kind of Multimedia Projector engine. Windows 3.x is highly recommended to play Yellow Brick Road without technical issues (you can use Virtual PC or DOSBox + Windows 3.x package).
There's something illogical concerning release dates and languages. Render Organ was released a year after Alice and a year before Yellow Brick Road. Both games (Alice & Yellow Brick Road) had English versions, whereas Render Organ didn't. Hmm...
Garage (AKA Garage: bad dream adventure) hg101 thread This game is probably the rarest game ever found, It's an adult-themed, disturbing, weird, robotic point'N'click adventure. It have been found by the same guy who's translating Chu-teng (know as cc0 on hg101) Game
I finally got the original 3-disk FM TOWNS version of Asuka 120% BURNING Fest. It hasn't been dumped online, yet, but I would like to.
Is this identical or very close to the X68k version? Either way, you should dump and upload this ASAP. Let the Tokugawa Industry forums know if you haven't.
I don't know. I already asked the Tokugawa Industry forums and they suggested me to find someone with the Kryoflux. Software Preservation Society is probably my best bet. There is another one shown at the Yahoo! Japan Auctions that SPS wants me to purchase with their own money.
Virtuality games. It was a VR game system I only played a few times at a local arcade store, two games, a boxing one and a rails shooter one. I don't think I've ever seen an emulator or anything close to it and information is scarce
I've known about Pink Gear for a while...should definitely look into trying it sometime.
Since we're on the subject of lost/evasive games, how about Clone Ranger (クローン・レンジャー 盗まれたDNA)? It was Cyberarts' foray into FMV adventuring, you can take a look at preserved QuickTime panoramas of in-game CG here. They transitioned to IT after the game failed to sell amidst other multimedia games saturating the dying PC-soft market. Haven't seen any copies up for sale recently, but it has entries on Suruga-ya, Rakuten, Medio.bz, and other sites.