1986 in video gaming

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Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
720° 1986 Video Game North America Arcade
Ace of Aces 1986 Video Game North America Amstrad CPC, Atari 800, Atari XEGS, Atari XL, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, MSX, DOS, Master System, ZX Spectrum
Action Fighter 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
After Burner July, 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk November 21, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Alex Kidd in Miracle World 1986 Video Game North America Master System
Alley Master 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alpha July 4, 1986 Video Game Japan NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801
Arkanoid 1986 Video Game International Arcade
Arkanoid December 26, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Athena 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Athletic World November 12, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Atomic Robo-Kid 1986 Video Game International Arcade
Balloon Fight 1986 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Bubble Bobble 1986 Video Game North America Arcade
Bubble Bobble 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bump 'n' Jump October 8, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Calorie Kun Vs. Moguranian August, 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Castlevania September 26, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Championship Tennis 1986 Video Game North America Intellivision
Cruise Chaser Blassty April, 1986 Video Game Japan NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1
Dangar – Ufo Robo September, 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Darwin 4078 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Deadly Towers December 15, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Donkey Kong 1986 Video Game International MSX
Donkey Kong 1986 Video Game International ZX Spectrum
Donkey Kong 1986 Video Game International Amstrad CPC
Donkey Kong October 15, 1986 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong June 1, 1986 Video Game Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong 3 June, 1986 Video Game North America NES
Donkey Kong Jr. June 15, 1986 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Jr. July 16, 1986 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Jr. Math 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dragon Quest May 27, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Dragon Slayer Jr: Romancia 1986 Video Game Japan PC-8801, PC-9801, MSX, MSX2, Sharp X1, Famicom
Enduro Racer September 20, 1986 Video Game International Arcade
Excitebike September 6, 1986 Video Game Europe NES
Fantasy Zone 1986 Video Game North America Master System, MSX
Gladiator 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Gradius 1986 Video Game Europe MSX
Gradius December, 1986 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Gradius 1986 Video Game North America Commodore 64
Gradius April 25, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Gradius July 25, 1986 Video Game Japan MSX
Gradius November 19, 1986 Video Game Japan NEC PC-8801
Gradius December 28, 1986 Video Game Japan Sharp X1
Gumshoe June, 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Hydlide March 18, 1986 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Ice Climber September 1, 1986 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Jackal June 27, 1986 Video Game North America Arcade
Karate Champ November, 1986 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment system
Kid Icarus December 19, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
King's Knight September 18, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Kung Fu Heroes June 20, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Legendary Wings November, 1986 Video Game International Arcade
Metroid August 6, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Mr. Goemon 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ms. Pac-Man 1986 Video Game North America Atari 7800
OutRun September, 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Pole Position II 1986 Video Game North America Atari 7800
Psycho Soldier 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Quartet April, 1986 Video Game International Arcade
Rampage 1986 Video Game North America Arcade
Rygar 1986 Video Game Japan X68000
Side Arms Hyper Dyne December, 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Silpheed December 5, 1986 Video Game Japan PC-8801
Sky Kid August 22, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Solaris (Atari 2600) 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Space Harrier 1986 Video Game Europe CPC, Commodore 16, ZX
Space Harrier 1986 Video Game North America Mark III, Master System
Space Harrier December 21, 1986 Video Game Japan Mark III, Master System
Space Hunter September 25, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter 1986 Video Game International MS-DOS
Super Mario Bros. 1986 Video Game North America Arcade
Super Mario Bros. February 21, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Super Mario Bros. 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels June 3, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
The Legend of Kage December, 1986 Video Game Europe Commdore 64
The Legend of Kage 1986 Video Game Japan MSX
The Legend of Kage April 18, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
The Legend of Zelda February 21, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom Disk System
The Living Daylights 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Thin Ice 1986 Video Game North America Intellivision
Toy Pop 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Trojan 1986 Video Game Japan Arcade
Trojan December 24, 1986 Video Game Japan Famicom
Urban Champion August 1, 1986 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Virtual Valerie 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Volleyball July 21, 1986 Video Game Japan FDS
World Championship Baseball 1986 Video Game North America Intellivision
World Cup Soccer 1986 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Xevious 1986 Video Game International Atari 7800

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Atari 7800 June, 1986 Home Console North America
Dina 1986 Console Asia
Family Computer Disk System February 21, 1986 Peripheral Japan
Master System October, 1986 Home Console North America
Nintendo Entertainment System September 1, 1986 Home Console Europe