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The NEC PC-8801 was a personal computer manufactured by NEC Corporation in Japan. It was first released in 1981 and was primarily sold in Japan. It was widely used for business and professional use, as well as for gaming and home use. It featured a Zilog Z80 microprocessor running at 4 MHz and was capable of displaying 8 colors at a resolution of 640x400. It had a built-in keyboard and could be expanded with external peripherals such as floppy disk drives, hard disk drives, and printers. The PC-8801 was compatible with many software programs, including games, office software, and programming languages. It was also popular as a platform for developing and playing video games, as it had a large library of games available for it, many of which were exclusive to the platform. The PC-8801 was succeeded by the PC-88VA and PC-88VA2. There were many games developed for the NEC PC-8801, some of which were exclusive to the platform. Some notable games include: Snatcher: A cyberpunk adventure game developed by Konami and released in 1988. The game was praised for its story, graphics, and music, and is considered a classic in the genre. Ys I and II: A pair of action-RPG games developed by Falcom, released in 1987 and 1988 respectively. These games were highly popular and critically acclaimed, and are considered influential in the development of the action-RPG genre. Sorcerian: A action-RPG game developed by Falcom, released in 1987. It was one of the first games to offer a non-linear open world, and had a huge amount of scenarios to play, making it one of the most popular RPG of the time. Dragon Slayer: A action-RPG game developed by Falcom, released in 1984. It was one of the first games of the genre and considered a classic. The Black Onyx: A traditional RPG developed by Bullet-Proof Software, released in 1984. It was considered one of the first games that popularized the genre in Japan. Thexder: A side-scrolling action game developed by Game Arts, released in 1985. The game was highly acclaimed and was later released on other platforms. These are just a few examples of the many games that were developed for the NEC PC-8801. There were many other genres and titles available for the platform.