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This page consists of Nintendo-related events that occured in 1986.

Timeline

Third party publisher guide

Japan (debuts)
Publisher First game System Release date
Toei Animation Baltron FC 1986-03-19March 19, 1986
Nihon Bussan MagMax FC 1986-03-19March 19, 1986
Tecmo Mighty Bomb Jack FC 1986-04-24April 24, 1986
Tokyo Shoseki Keisan Game FC 1986-04-25April 25, 1986
Data East B-Wings FC 1986-06-03June 3, 1986
Royal Industries I Am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater FDS 1986-08-27August 27, 1986
SNK ASO: Armored Scrum Project FC 1986-09-03September 3, 1986
Pack-In-Video Banana FC 1986-09-08September 8, 1986
Kawada Othello FDS 1986-10-13October 13, 1986
Imagineer Ginga Denshō: Galaxy Odyssey FDS 1986-11-06November 6, 1986
Vic Tokai Aigiina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk FC 1986-11-21November 21, 1986
VAP Ganso Saiyuki: Super Monkey Daiboken FC 1986-11-21November 21, 1986
K Amusement Ikari FC 1986-11-26November 26, 1986
Takara The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy FC 1986-12-05December 5, 1986
Use Hottaman no Chitei Tanken FC 1986-12-06December 6, 1986
HAL Laboratory Gall Force FDS 1986-12-10December 10, 1986
Towa Chiki Sherlock Holmes: Hakushaku Reijo Yukai Jiken FDS 1986-12-11December 11, 1986
CBS/Sony Seikima II: Akuma no Gyakushu! FC 1986-12-25December 25, 1986
North America (debuts)
Publisher First game Release date
Data East Tag Team Wrestling 1986-10October 1986
Bandai Chubby Cherub 1986-10October 1986
M.U.S.C.L.E.
Ninja Kid
Capcom 1942 1986-11November 1986
Commando
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Konami Gradius 1986-12December 1986
Japan (last games)
Publisher Last game System Release date
Soft Pro Circus Charlie FC 1986-03-04March 4, 1986
Royal Industries I Am a Teacher: Teami no Kiso FDS 1986-09-26September 26, 1986

Character debuts

Games released in 1986

Vs. System (North America)

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87 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Aigiina no Yogen: Balubalouk no Densetsu Yori Vic Tokai 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [1]
Argus Jaleco 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [2]
Arkanoid Taito 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [3]
ASO: Armored Scrum Object SNK 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [4]
Atlantis no Nazo Sunsoft 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [5]
B-Wings Data East 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [6]
Babel no Tou Namco 1986-07July 1986 Site GameFAQs [7]
Baltron Toei Animation 1986-03March 1986 Site GameFAQs [8]
Banana Victor 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [9]
Bird Week Toshiba EMI 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [10]
Buggy Popper Data East 1986-10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [11]
Castle Excellent ASCII Entertainment 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [12]
Choplifter Jaleco 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [13]
Circus Charlie Soft Pro 1986-03April 1986 Site GameFAQs [14]
Cosmo Genesis ASCII Entertainment 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [15]
Crazy Climber Nichibutsu 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [16]
Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia Toshiba EMI 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [17]
Dig Dug II Namco 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [18]
Doraemon Hudson Soft 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [19]
Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo Bandai 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [20]
Dragon Quest Enix Corporation 1986-05May 1986 Site GameFAQs [21]
Family Trainer: Athletic World Bandai 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [22]
Family Trainer: Running Stadium Bandai 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [23]
Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu Konami 1986-07July 1986 Site GameFAQs [24]
Ganso Saiyuuki: Super Monkey Daibouken Vap 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [25]
Gegege no Kitaro: Youkai Daimakyou Bandai 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [26]
Ghostbusters Tokuma Shoten 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [27]
Gradius Konami 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [28]
Gyrodine Taito 1986-03March 1986 Site GameFAQs [29]
Hokuto no Ken Toei Animation 1986-08August 1986 Site GameFAQs [30]
Hottaman no Chisoko Tanken Use 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [31]
Hydlide Special Toshiba EMI 1986-03March 1986 Site GameFAQs [32]
Ikari K Amusement Leasing 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [33]
Jajamaru no Daibouken Jaleco 1986-08August 1986 Site GameFAQs [34]
Kage no Densetsu Taito 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [35]
Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi Sunsoft 1986-07July 1986 Site GameFAQs [36]
Keisan Game: Sansuu 1 Toshi Tokyo Shoseki 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [37]
Keisan Game: Sansuu 2 Toshi Tokyo Shoseki 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [38]
Keisan Game: Sansuu 3 Toshi Tokyo Shoseki 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [39]
Keisan Game: Sansuu 4 Toshi Tokyo Shoseki 1986-10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [40]
Keisan Game: Sansuu 5+6 Toshi Tokyo Shoseki 1986-10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [41]
Kidou Senshi Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble Bandai 1986-08August 1986 Site GameFAQs [42]
King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch Konami 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [43]
King's Knight SquareSoft 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [44]
Layla DB Soft 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [45]
Madoola no Tsubasa: The Wing of Madoola Sunsoft 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [46]
Magmax Nihon Bussan 1986-03March 1986 Site GameFAQs [47]
Makaimura Capcom 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [48]
Mappy-Land Namco 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [49]
Mashou Irem 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [50]
Meikyuu Kumikyoku: Miron no Daibouken Hudson Soft 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [51]
Metro-Cross Namco 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [52]
Mighty Bomb Jack Tecmo 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [53]
Mississippi Satsujin Jiken: Murder on the Mississippi Jaleco 1986-10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [54]
Musashi no Ken: Tadaima Shugyou Chuu Taito 1986-08August 1986 Site GameFAQs [55]
Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshuu 80 Nichi Dai Bouken Toei Animation 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [56]
Ninja Hattori Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki Hudson Soft 1986-03March 1986 Site GameFAQs [57]
Othello Kawada 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [58]
Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium Namco 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [59]
Seicross Nihon Bussan 1986-05May 1986 Site GameFAQs [60]
Seikima II: Akuma no Gyakushuu CBS Sony Group 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [61]
Senjou no Ookami Capcom 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [62]
Sherlock Holmes: Hakushaku Reijou Yuukai Jiken Towachiki 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [63]
Sky Kid Namco 1986-08August 1986 Site GameFAQs [64]
Solomon no Kagi Tecmo 1986-07July 1986 Site GameFAQs [65]
SonSon Capcom 1986-02February 1986 Site GameFAQs [66]
Space Hunter Kemco 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [67]
Spy vs. Spy Kemco 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [68]
Sqoon Irem 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [69]
Star Soldier Hudson Soft 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [70]
Super Chinese Namco 1986-06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [71]
Super Maruo Showa Tsusho 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [72]
Super Pitfall Pony Canyon 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [73]
Super Star Force: Jikuureki no Himitsu Tecmo 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [74]
Super Xevious: Ganpu no Nazo Namco 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [75]
Tag Team Pro Wrestling Namco 1986-04April 1986 Site GameFAQs [76]
Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima Hudson Soft 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [77]
Takeshi no Chousenjou Taito 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [78]
Tatakai no Banka Capcom 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [79]
Terra Cresta Nihon Bussan 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [80]
The Goonies Konami 1986-02February 1986 Site GameFAQs [81]
Tiger-Heli Pony Canyon 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [82]
Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger Kemco 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [83]
Transformers: Convoy no Nazo Takara 1986-12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [84]
TwinBee Konami 1986-01January 1986 Site GameFAQs [85]
Urusei Yatsura: Lum no Wedding Bell Jaleco 1986-10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [86]
Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu Namco 1986-08August 1986 Site GameFAQs [87]

18 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Balloon Fight Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [88]
Donkey Kong Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [89]
Donkey Kong 3 Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [90]
Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [91]
Gumshoe Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [92]
Mario Bros. Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [93]
Popeye Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [94]
Urban Champion Nintendo 06June 1986 Site GameFAQs [95]
Chubby Cherub Bandai 10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [96]
M.U.S.C.L.E. Bandai 10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [97]
Ninja Kid Bandai 10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [98]
Tag Team Wrestling Data East 10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [99]
1942 Capcom 11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [100]
Commando Capcom 11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [101]
Karate Champ Data East 11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [102]
Ghosts'n Goblins Capcom 11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [103]
Gradius Konami 12December 1986 Site GameFAQs [104]

10 games were released in Europe.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Donkey Kong Nintendo 1986-10October 1986 Site GameFAQs [105]
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Nintendo 19861986 Site GameFAQs [106]
Excitebike Nintendo 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [107]
Golf Nintendo 1986-11November 1986 Site GameFAQs [108]
Ice Climber Nintendo 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [109]
Mario Bros. Nintendo 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [110]
Pinball Nintendo 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [111]
Popeye Nintendo 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [112]
Tennis Nintendo 1986-09September 1986 Site GameFAQs [113]
Urban Champion Nintendo 19861986 Site GameFAQs [114]

References

  1. "Year In Review: August" - Cash Box Magazine (1/17/1987)
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