Video games released in 1987
Popular video games released in 1987 include Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Dragon Quest II, Final Lap, and Zelda 2, After Burner, Contra, Double Dragon, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Operation Wolf, Phantasy Star, Shinobi, Street Fighter and The Last Ninja. The Legend of Zelda was also introduced outside of Japan. The year’s best‑selling home system was the Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom) for the fourth year in a row. The best-selling 1987 home video game release was Dragon Quest II: Akuryō no Kamigami in Japan and The Legend of Zelda in the United States.