Mattel Aquarius

The Mattel Aquarius was the first and only genuine home computer offered by Mattel Electronics. Mattel did not start by designing a computer. It instead began by looking around for a pre-made computer system it could market under its name. It...

3D Battle Zone

3D Battle Zone

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

In this game you have to hold off the enemies from reaching your side of the river for 24 hours using your double barreled laser. You must shoot down the planes flying near the mountain peaks... blast the titanium shielded tanks on the opposite bank and sink the various enemy ships that are threatening your base. Do you have the nerves of steel it takes to save your base?

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

An OMINOUS CASTLE awaits you in the land of Tarmin...filled with treasures, magical items...and horrifying monsters. Out of sheer courage and curiosity you force yourself in, not knowing that your days are numbered... With just a bow, a shield, a quiver or arrows, a sack of flour, and an empty pack you move through ENDLESS DUNGEONS and CORRIDORS, haunted by swiftley appearing DEMONS. Somewhere the DRAGON KING awaits you. You fight your way through sinister doors, hidden doors, and strange ladders that take you underground...as you collect TREASURES, SHIELDS, and WEAPONS. You encouter PHYSICAL...

Alien Quest

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

The Alien attack has begun, the safety of the planet depends upon you. Your space ship is protected by an energy shield and equipped with a powerful laser gun. Go and crash all the invaders. May the force be with you.

Alien Storm

Alien Storm

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

You're caught in the intersteller grid, from each part of the grid a cloud of aliens attack, you frantically dash across the parallel axis and shoot them out. They gather into an alien storm and attack you from every part of the grid, you're caught and the only thing you can do is fire and fire and radio Mayday! Mayday! In space nobody can hear you screem.

Aliens

Aliens

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Aliens is the first machine code game written for the Mattel Aquarius computer which is a shoot'em down game with a difference, you man your laser guns and squadrons of coloured aliens attack you. After you have shot down 25 of them you move into a different type and . . . you've guessed another type and another coloured alien appears. You actually get 16 different levels, styles and coloured of aliens, this addictive game will keep you occupied for hours.

Astrosmash

Astrosmash

Mattel Aquarius - 1981

Astrosmash resembles a cross between the early arcade games Space Invaders and Asteroids. The player controls a laser cannon that can scroll left or right along a flat plane in order to target falling objects, such as large or small meteors, large or small spinning bombs, and guided missiles, as well as a UFO that crosses the screen from time to time at higher levels. Low hills and stars are seen in the background. Unlike in Space Invaders, the player does not face direct enemy fire, cannot hide beneath bunkers, and the game does not end when targets hit the ground.

Biorhythms

Biorhythms

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

How is your day? Is it a winner? Or one of THOSE days? One answer as to why some days are better than others is in the theory of Biorhythms. Three main cycles - physica, emotional and intellectual - the experts say, may affect how you think, feel and act.

Bounder

Bounder

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

Bounder is not a game for the faint hearts, it's an all action game, which make pool, darts, snooker, squash, table tennis, tennis look like a snails game of dominoes. Bounder, bounces, bounds, bowls, blasts, blitzes, burns balls beautifully.

Breakout

Breakout

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

The earths ionosphere has been replaced by layers of polluted atomic dust placed by the planet Ugh, which is even now bombarding the earth with, "Goodness, Gracious Me", great balls of fire. You, Professor Reflector, have developed the "Reflector Reverser", which if placed in line with the balls of fire, reverses them and reflects them back into the layers of atomic dust. Direct hits by the "Reverser" knock great big holes in the layers, allowing sunlight to come in and the earth to be saved. 10 times you usethe reflector and you are wiping the skys clean, because once you have broken...

Burgertime

Burgertime

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Nasty hot dogs, pickles, and eggs chase your chef as he builds delicious hamburgers. Time it just right and the nasties plummet into the burger. But if a pickle gets you first, your chef is cooked. So once you've mustered enough strength, finish the burgers and relish your victory! Your chef, PETER PEPPER, is surrounded! Pickles and hot dogs are everywhere! Dodge down a ladder, pepper a pickle and you've escaped. They all chase after you. Run for your life to the next bun. Gobble some fries along the way and you've got some pepper - just in case. Lead them on a chase and the nasties get...

Chess

Chess

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

The Chess cartridge turns the Mattel Aquarius into an eight-level chess computer - eight skill levels so that anyone from a beginner to a grand master can play! You can pit your wits against the computer, or you can watch the computer play against itself. You can even use the Mattel Aquarius as an automated chess board to play another human opponent. For the beginner, the Chess cartridge has lots of teaching features, like step by step retract and replay, and even a 'help' function to suggest a good move. Start off at skill level 1 and work your way to the top! For the advanced...

Chuckman

Chuckman

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Chuckman is based on the popular arcade game but with a few improvements. You have to direct your hero around the yellow paths to disarm the numerous time bombs. The paths however extend outside the normal television screen so you also have to use your wits to remember the quickest route. . . . That is not your only problem though, sometimes you won't be able to see where the bomb is, then it becomes chaotic as you chase around the paths trying to locate your time bomb, but even that isn't all. . . from time to time there are earthquakes which destroy part of the paths and these have to be...

Cute Cubes

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

You remember the old plastic hand held games, where you push plastic around till everything is in order? Wll now it's computerised and boy is it cute. The computer randomly mixes up the letters in any degree of difficulty and you have to unscramble them. If you watch carefully at the beginning you can follow the computer making the moves and then copy it and put everything back in its place. Simple fun? Not likely, it might be cute cubes to the computer, but to you it's fiendish, fickle, frustrating, futile, fruitful, fabulous fun.

Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

Your destroyer criss-crosses the seas whilst the enemy lurks below. You drop depthcarges from the prow or bow and score as much as you can until your time runs out on your nuclear powered boat.

D-Fenders

D-Fenders

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

This is probably one of the best machine code games ever written for a home micro. Kevin Baker who wrote Jawz, Tobor, 3d Star Wars and many other hit games rates D-Fenders as one of his best games. The game is all action with ever type of alien attack including sub-human flying saucer parachutists. Sometimes you forward looking echo sounder shows a complete screen full of enemy attack. The only way through is to use your Baker-bomb, this ultimate weapon wipes everything in its path out. But you only have three Baker bombs for your life's mission so use them sparingly. The rest of the...

Disco Fever

Disco Fever

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

You are John Revolting the disc jockey at the 'Spin-Inn'. Spikey Sarah your girlfriend who drinks a drink every three minutes has decided to sit at the far end of the disco. You have to go to the bar, get her a drink, take it to her table whilst avoiding the dancers. However, you have to keep the music playing and must go to the record store and put on a new record before the first one stops. Lurking in the alley near the record store are the 'teeny-bopper' muggers who must be avoided. Putting on a new record increases your score, but brings out more dancers on the floor and Sarah wants...

Ed-On

Ed-On

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Based on the popular arcade game, your objective is to travel around the racing circuit, covering the dots, changing lanes, speeding up and down to avoid the oncoming cars. This version includes flags which if picked up gain bonus points. This all machine code game makes excellent use of the sounds generated by machine code, changing as you accelerate or decelerate. Includes ever increasing levels of difficulty and high score facility and will operate on Kempston Joystick.

Extended Microsoft Basic

Extended Microsoft Basic

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Are you ready for more? More programming possibilities, more flexibility, more fun? That's what Extended BASIC gives you. You can still use all the features of Regular BASIC, plus the extra features offered by Extended BASIC. "Regular" BASIC is the version of the BASIC language that came with your Aquarius computer when you bought it. "Extended" BASIC allows you to continue using Regular BASIC as well as number of "extensions" or features that Regular BASIC does not include. Unlike Regular BASIC, Extended BASIC is not build into your Aquarius computer, you use it by plugging in a separate...

FileForm

FileForm

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

The FILEFORM program cartridge automatically turns your Aquarius Home Computer System into a flexible filing and documentation system...with word processing capabilities! FILEFORM lets you create your own information (such as an address file or document), store this information in the computer's memory for as long as the computer is turned on, and quickly access and change this information at any moment to suit your needs. FILEFORM will keep your address files up to date, it will keep track of your automobile maintenance records, your insurance billings, your family's medical history,...

Grand Prix

Grand Prix

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

Overtaking or undertaking that the name of the game. Roar through the twisting turning track, overtake all the coloured cars. Move up from novice level 1, to student level 2. All the way up to world championship level 6. Fast, fun and for the family.

Gridbug

Gridbug

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become a tiny little bug, with one objective in life, to stuff yourself full of strawberries. Well with the Gridbug you can do just that. This totally original game puts you in that position. However life could never be that easy, not even for an insignificant little bug, for lurking in the strawberry patches are giant bug eating spiders. These have to be avoided if you want life to go on. The game begins at a relatively easy pace, with only a few spiders but their numbers will increase as you work your way through the strawberry fields.

Local Bomber

Local Bomber

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

Your mission is nearly impossible, you have to destroy the alien city before you run out of fuel and crash into the skyscraper. Every successful mission is followed by a faster and harder run, compulsive, fun and very moorish.

Lonely Night Driver

Lonely Night Driver

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

If you've played the arcade game then you know the rules. Practise your driving skills in this high-speed car driving game. See how far down the road you can get but watch out for the thrills and spills.

Macho-Man

Macho-Man

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

No chocolates to deliver just make Macho-Man jump up the different levels. If you jump wrong then Macho-Man is concussed and out of action and he can fall through the traps back to the start again. When he gets to the top you increase your score, then the floors move quicker and the trap doors get smaller. Jump away but you'd better be quick and alert.

Mad Mould

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

You are surrounded by horrible, infectious, mad mould. It follows you wherever you go. The only way out is to destroy it before destroys you.

Mastermind

Mastermind

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

Everyone knows this classic game of cunning and logic. Now you can play it electronically against the computer. Computers don't make mistakes so you really need you're wits about you. A classic game which comes really to life for the whole family on your home colour TV system.

Mazantics

Mazantics

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

This is the shoot-'em out game of 1985. You are spaceman 'Luke Lazer' and are stuck in the maze world of 'N-ochance'. You are stuck on the bottom level of N-ochance and being sought out by real dumb Tobors. As they close in you easily blast them in 'No-Tobor-Anymore' (N.T.A.), and move onto the next level where an equally thick bunch of Tobors try to get you. Lazering your way round and down the labyrinth you move onto the next level. Now these Super-Tobors start to work together and they nearly get you before you turn them into N.T.A. The next level finds more Tobors and some of these are...

Melody Chase

Melody Chase

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Melody Chase is an exciting adventure into the realm of music for one to eight players. The action takes place on a bar of music with twenty moving notes and endless number of firemen armed with waterballs. You control three fireballs. Dodge the firemen and your fireball at the silent notes. But hurry! You have a limited time for each shot. You will lose your fireball if you wait too long to shoot, if you miss a tone, or if you touch a man. If you touch a waterball the firemen will gain speed and quickly change directions to trap you. If you hit a note, you gain points and hear the note play....

Metior

Metior

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

You are Sole, the last bastion between the planet metiors plasma bomb attack which threatens the earth crust. You have to shoot down each ball of plasma or it will break the earth's crust, and all is lost. A fabulous game which combines strategy with co-ordination.

Millypede

Millypede

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

After the Inter-Galactic fusion bomb hit Earth, strange things happened to our plant and animal life (and spelling!). The once humble mushroom patch is now inhabited by some of the most deadly mutants, millypedes. It is up to you to activate the anti-mutant weapons. Your task is to prevent the mutant-millypedes and sickly spiders getting into your family anti-fusion shelter. But be careful there's more danger lurking. Once you've killed the first mutant-millypedes, they mutate and turn into multi-mutant-millypedes (wow alliteration). Just how good are you at playing this all machine code...

Mutants

Mutants

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Your'e trapped in the middle of your TV screen with only a limited number of fusion bullets, coming towards you from all directions are the mutants (n.b. a mutant is a cross between a dog (mut) and an ant). They inexorably and relentlessly close in on you. You swivel, you turn, you fire, you swivel, you turn you fire, you.........................

Night Stalker

Night Stalker

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

It's a battle for survival in an undergroud maze! Robots, bats and spiders stalk your man. His only defense is a loaded weapon... every shot must count! Keep your man on the run... dodge the robot fire... keep clear of the creatures. Rack up points.

N-Vaders

N-Vaders

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

The classic golden oldie but this time written all in machine code for first time computer players and classic golden oldie arcade game players. The squadrons of coloured weirdos descend and try to land, you dash behind your bunkerhouse, and flamethrow them down. Then the mothership apears hurling plasma bombs ajd you blast it from the sky, another high score, registered in real time scoring. Then your partner takes over and blasts squadron after squadron of them as they descend even faster until your skys are clear. . . and then the mothership appears and another batch of coloured...

Othello

Othello

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

No games pack would be complete without this one. A devilishly addictive strategy game. This one is your own Aquarius computer version of the popular board game. Plan your moves carefully as one mistake can be very costly. Enjoy this superb game on your colour TV screen.

Pac Mr

Pac Mr

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

Meet the spooks. A scary weird bunch whose one aim in life is to stop you, Mr. Pac Mr, from eating your fill of lovely pulsating power pellets. You use your lightning speed to climb columns, scale slopes, lance lanes before the scary spooks catch you. Then with enough power under your belt the music changes and now its your turn to spook the spooks. They run, rush, rave but they can't avoid you raving rushes and one by one you send them to the spooks graveyard. If you move fast you eat all the power pellets, get rid of all the spooks and move into the next time zone. But be careful, this...

Painter

Painter

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

This is one of the arcade game favourites. Paint your way round the screen. But watch out how you go because lurking to get your your magical mystery paint brush are great big blobs of treacly turps. Turps is a bit dumb but the more works of art you create the more turps wises up, to come and get you. A lovely game with a family feel.

Phrogger

Phrogger

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

This Phrogger is leaps ahead of any other Aquarius Phrogger. You have to guide Phroggie across a multi-highway which is full of juggernauts whose one aim in life is to squash Phroggie flat. Then taking a quick breather, avoiding snakes, crocodiles and using logs cross the swift flowing river and jump onto his lilly pad haven. Then Phroggie's brothers start to make the crossing but each time a brother makes it the traffic speeds up, the crocodiles and snakes get nastier and the logs fewer. A fabulous all machine code version of this super arcade game which has deliberately been set a very...

Pontoon

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

Pontoon, vingt-et-un, blackjack call what you will, this computer dealer never misses a shuffle and always gives you a square deal. Fot the beginner or the serious player, check this out, learn the cards before you go to Monte Carlo or Las Vegas.

Postman Pot

Postman Pot

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

In 'Happy-Happy' land everybodys lives in gaily coloured houses and has a lovely time al the time, expect Postman Pot. Every morning he picks up his bag of letters and sets off to post them but on the corner of Chocolate Street is a big bad dog which bites him and Pot has to go to the hospital and doesn't deliver any letters. Next day Pot goes round the backs of the houses and tries to deliver his letters but three dogs chase him. Pot runs down the street, across the road and gets run over by a car. Pot the next day avoids the dogs, avoids the cars, delivers his letters, goes back to...

Shark

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Sheepdog

Sheepdog

Mattel Aquarius - 1984

This Sheepdog of the future has probles with its extra terrestial love sheep. Flash dido wants to put them all into the pluto pens but doesn't want to leave any of them out or they will perish in the pluto putrid night and so will flash dido. A fun fido game which keeps you engrossed for hours.

Snafu

Snafu

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

The contest in on! Create a maze to corner your opponents...before you are cornered your-self. Split-second reflexes keep your trail in motion -- while blocking you opponent and/or the computer in a trap from which there is no escape. Or direct a hungry serpent after your opponent, and bite his tail off before he bites yours. It's a twistin' tangle which only the swift survive. Sixteen game variations put you in control!

Space Speller

Space Speller

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

SPACE SPELLER by Mattel Electronics is a one player educational game designed to make learning to spell fun - practice spelling while piloting your spacecraft. Catch the right words, defend your base and watch your scrore grow. SPACE SPELLER is designed not only to help teach spelling but also to improve hand-eye motor coordination. Use the built-in words or enter words from your weekly spelling lessons. You pilot a space ship and capture the correct letters, but watch out for the letter stealing comet which will swoop down and grab a letter when you least expect it.

Stalactites

Stalactites

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

With you high powered laser gun you have to stop the stalactites from reaching the ground. All different coloured ones advance down onto you and you have to shoot them back to the ceiling or they start growing again. When you've shot them all down, up grows another lot of faster and longer ones.

Torment

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

This is a game that requires skill, strategy and a restless mind. On the right hand side of the screen the computer generates a random color pattern. You are dealt color blocks which, with your cursor, you place in position to match the computer pattern. You can select the skill level and you can check your score. Waiting for the next block to arrive, what color will it be, where can I fit it in? You must fit the block into the grid, even if it knocks one out of the other side. Torment, a game for the restless minds.

Tron Deadly Discs

Tron Deadly Discs

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Inspired by the futuristic adventure motion picture TRON from Walt Disney Productions. Your task is to bring TRON safely throught battle after battle against computer-controlled attackers! Warriors attacking in waves of three against one. Lethal saucers are the weapons. It's a soaring, blocking, running fight! Score one million points. Or set yourself a new World Record!

Utopia

Utopia

Mattel Aquarius - 198

If you've ever thought, at one time or another, "I'd certainly do a better job if I ruled that country," then this game is for you. UTOPIA puts YOU in charge of your own island state. You control the treasury, agriculture, housing, industry, educations, hospitals, and military. You allocate funds to create revenue and improve life on your island. If you make wise decisions and your people are happy, you rack up points. If not, rebels begin to infiltrate your island. There's a good change you'll find that running a country is not as easy as you might think!

Zero-In

Zero-In

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

This is an educational game to learn simple mathematics. You run through a maze adding and substracting numbers until you reach your goal. You will be moved to another -random- spot in the maze when you hit a moving object. Not sure if this also effects your score. The faster you reach your goal, the higher the score.

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