The Screamer

The Screamer

The Screamer is a 1985 cyberpunk-horror action RPG taking place in a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi setting. It was released by Magical Zoo, for the PC-8801 in 1985 and for the PC-9801 and X1 in 1986. An English fan translation was released in January 2015.


Magical Zoo's The Screamer was a 1985 post-apocalyptic sci-fi action RPG released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801, PC-9801 and Sharp X1 computers.

It was set after World War III and revolved around cyberpunk and biological horror themes.

It featured gameplay that switched between first-person dungeon crawl exploration and side-scrolling shooter combat, where the player could jump, duck and shoot at enemies in real-time.


In January 2015, the Romhacking user Helly released an English fan translation of The Screamer. The translation patch is available here.