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1942: Pacific Air War

1942: Pacific Air War

Windows - 1994

1942: The Pacific Air War is a flight simulation set in World War II, more specific the Pacific War between Japan and the United States. The focus is on the realistic simulation of the ten aircraft, this means for instance that there is no indicator for ammo. The game features several missions which can be either played independently from each other or in two campaigns for the United States or Japan. The goals are mostly to liberate an area, to defend an area or to destroy a specific target. The special feature of this game is that it also can be played as strategy game. On an overhead...

1942: The Pacific Air War

1942: The Pacific Air War

Linux - Released - April 1, 2015

1942: The Pacific Air War is a flight simulation set in World War II, more specific the Pacific War between Japan and the United States. The focus is on the realistic simulation of the ten aircraft, this means for instance that there is no indicator for ammo. The game features several missions which can be either played independently from each other or in two campaigns for the United States or Japan. The goals are mostly to liberate an area, to defend an area or to destroy a specific target. The special feature of this game is that it also can be played as strategy game. On an overhead...

1942: The Pacific Air War Gold

1942: The Pacific Air War Gold

Windows 3.X - Released - 1994

This is the special CD-ROM version of the standard 1942: The Pacific Air War. Besides the original game, it includes content from 1942: The Pacific Air War Scenario expansion: 6 new planes, Philippine and New Guinea theatres, point-to-point modem play with 200 missions, and an additional 300 missions for standard play. As well, it's got multimedia supplements for flight instruction, aircraft identification, and more.

Across the Rhine

Across the Rhine

MS-DOS - Released - July 1, 1995

Across the Rhine: 1944 - 1945 Armored Combat in Western Europe is a mix between strategy and simulation game set during WWII. The game focuses on single tank battles during the Allied invasion of Normandy - this means the player can't influence the overall outcome of the war. The battles are mostly historically accurate but some of them use hypothetical situations. The basic situation however is always the same: the player is in charge of tank battalions and tries to defeat his enemy. The player is presented with several windows which show different information, e.g. a tactical map, a...

Darklands

Darklands

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Darklands is a role-playing game set in 15th century Holy Roman Empire, which at that time encompassed today's Germany and several surrounding countries. Unlike most other role-playing games, it is set in a concrete historical environment that is accurately depicted, including geographical outlines, social and cultural backgrounds, authentic establishments and items, and so on. The game's supernatural elements are strictly based on the popular beliefs of that time and region and include fantastic creatures such as kobolds or dragons, curses, witchcraft, alchemy that actually works, etc. The...

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1994

The sequel to F-19 Stealth Fighter - take America's premiere stealth fighter out for a spin in several battle areas, including the Persian Gulf, Cuba, and even Vietnam. There are various scenarios for each, with air-to-air or ground missions, in "cold war" and full-scale war situations. Players can build up their pilot ranks through completed missions and medals. The game actually has two flight modes. In the "authentic" mode, you have only 2 weapon bays, but you have higher stealth rating. In the "theoretical" mode, you have 4 weapon bays like F-19 Stealth Fighter, but your plane is easier...

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Down below, the enemy sits unaware while a sleek, metallic creature slices through the dark. No blips show on the radar, no sign is given. Then, an instant, the roar of exploding ordnance shatters the night, demolishing targets, sending troops and pilots scrambling. As quickly as it appeared the menacing airborne apparition vanishes in the sky. The F-117A has just come calling. F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0. It's the only simulator that could improve on MicroProse's landmark combat flight simulator, F-19 Stealth Fighter. You get the same superior game-play and design plus much more...

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile.

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

Sega Genesis - Released - January 1, 1993

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile.

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

Sharp X68000 - Released - September 28, 1991

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile. 11 camera angles including internal and external views of the plane exist. To help new players there is a training mode, with options to disable crashes and automate take-off and landing....

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile. 11 camera angles including internal and external views of the plane exist. To help new players there is a training mode, with options to disable crashes and automate take-off and landing....

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 25, 1990

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile. 11 camera angles including internal and external views of the plane exist. To help new players there is a training mode, with options to disable crashes and automate take-off and landing....

F-15 Strike Eagle III

F-15 Strike Eagle III

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1992

Take the F-15 Strike Eagle and join the conflict in Iraq (Desert Storm), North Korea, and Panama, with full map authenticity (every major landmark are included, including Defense Ministry and Presidential Palace in downtown Baghdad (compare it with tourist maps!), major bridges over the Euphrates river, DMZ, Seoul, and Pyongyang on the Korea map, and the Canal Zone in Panama! Use the radar to pint accurate pictures of what is going on, request updates from AWAC, and unleash the full arsenal of smart weapons upon your targets. Play adversarial or co-op missions in multiplayer modes.

Gunship 2000

Gunship 2000

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 15, 1993

Take the Apache, the new Longbow Apache, The Blackhawk, Comanche Scout, Comanche Gunship, or the MD-500 Defender on campaigns or missions. Updated graphics engine has much more detailed terrain variation with true valleys/hills and even train tunnels that you can fly through. When you are promoted to a sufficient rank you can take along multiple helicopters to accomplish your objectives. The dynamic campaign generates new missions based on multiple maps. Attack, defend, sweep, scout, rescue, drop... Lots of missions to keep you busy. Crew learn and grow in experience as they survive and...

Hyperspeed

Hyperspeed

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Hyperspeed is a space trading and combat simulation game, and a follow-up to Lightspeed. The player controls a pilot who is sent on a mission to find a new home for humans, after the Earth has become nearly uninhabitable. The goal is to encounter alien species and negotiate with them to allow the colonization of a planet by the humans. To do that, the player has to engage in diplomatic talks and trading, and also fend off hostile aliens. The gameplay mostly relies on the template introduced by Elite: the player explores the galaxy piloting a space ship, encountering alien races, trading...

Lightspeed

Lightspeed

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

In the future, the Earth is a wasteland, unable to sustain human life any longer. Mankind's only hope is to find a new world to colonize. Giant transport ships are launched, each carrying 10 million people. Sent ahead of each of these ships is a Trailblazer-class scout. Controlling one of these Trailblazers, it's the players mission to find a suitable planet for a new colony, to scout for natural resources and to deal with various alien species, who might be both friend or foe. From a robot-controlled home base, the Trailblazer starts exploring the nearby star systems (two different star...

M1 Tank Platoon

M1 Tank Platoon

MS-DOS - Released - November 21, 1989

A very encompassing game that allowed players to issue orders to Tanks, AA units, Aircraft, Artillery and Infantry in a campaign against Warsaw Pact units in Europe, while specifically controlling a platoon of 4 M1 tanks. The player could jump into the position of the driver, gunner or commander of any of the tanks to view the world from a 1st person perspective, or work from a tactical map to command all his forces. Characters in the M1 platoon actually increased in skill as they survived battles.

NFL Coaches Club Football

NFL Coaches Club Football

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

NFL Coaches Club Football is an American football simulation, the first in a short-lived series from MicroProse. The game features the teams and players of the 1993 NFL season, and has both single game and league modes. Also included are comprehensive team and playbook editors. Each of the 80 offensive and 80 defensive plays that come with the game can be modified by changing formations and positions as well as individual commands for each player. The plays can also be compiled into playbooks at will. In the team editor, team ratings, the player roster, the starting players, and even...

Pirates! Gold

Pirates! Gold

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

As with the original, this is a blend of strategy, action and adventure. Pirates! Gold lets you play the role of a beginning buccaneer in the 17th century Spanish Main, in search of fame and fortune. Each town in this untamed raw region has different surprises and dangers. How you acquire stature is up to you; you can make your living through honest trade and the search for hidden treasure, or you can be a little more daring and attack and plunder ships. As you can choose a specific skill to stand out in, the game can vary each time. Sword fighting is played out in side-view action...

Pirates! Gold

Pirates! Gold

Windows 3.X - Released - February 19, 1994

As with the original, this is a blend of strategy, action and adventure. Pirates! Gold lets you play the role of a beginning buccaneer in the 17th century Spanish Main, in search of fame and fortune. Each town in this untamed raw region has different surprises and dangers. How you acquire stature is up to you; you can make your living through honest trade and the search for hidden treasure, or you can be a little more daring and attack and plunder ships. As you can choose a specific skill to stand out in, the game can vary each time. Sword fighting is played out in side-view action...

Railroad Tycoon

Railroad Tycoon

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers,...

Return of the Phantom

Return of the Phantom

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

It is the present time (1993), and many people are about to enjoy the performance of the opera "Don Juan Triumphant" at the Palais Garnier. However, that piece of art will soon become covered with the blood of innocents, as the great ceiling chandelier crushes down on the crowd. The player controls Raoul Montand, a detective who's been asked for help by his old friend Monsieur Brie, the manager of the Opera. Bringing Raoul to a crime scene, he leaves him in hope he'll find some clues and prevent this terror from happening again. Supposedly, the disaster was caused by a being known as the...

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1992

The interstellar pilot and Casanova-wannabe Rex Nebular is hired by Colonel Stone for a hefty sum to travel to a distant planet and retrieve a vase that supposedly holds great sentimental value to him. On the way Rex's ship is attacked, and he crash-lands on a mysterious planet. Further inspection reveals that this planet is inhabited solely by women; in a terrible war between sexes, the female population annihilated the male one with biological weapons, and is now artificially procreating with a device called the Gender Bender. Rex is soon captured by the planet's cruel elite forces, and must...

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based strategy 4X video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time": it begins in 4000 BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near-future times.

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1991

Civilization has the widest scope of any strategy game of its time. You are a leader of a nation. You begin in the Stone Age, and complete the game in the XXIth century (unless your civilization gets destroyed earlier). Your eventual goal is to become the dominant civilization in the world, either by wiping out everybody else, or being the first to get a space ship to Alpha Centauri. As the nation's leader, you have many responsibilities. You have to build cities, and then micromanage them, constructing various buildings. Most of people in your cities will be working on the neighbouring...

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Commodore Amiga - September 1, 1992

Civilization has the widest scope of any strategy game of its time. You are a leader of a nation. You begin in the Stone Age, and complete the game in the XXIth century (unless your civilization gets destroyed earlier). Your eventual goal is to become the dominant civilization in the world, either by wiping out everybody else, or being the first to get a space ship to Alpha Centauri.

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1991

Sid Meier's Civilization is the first in a series of turn-based "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time": it begins in 4000 BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near-future times.

Sid Meier's CivNet

Sid Meier's CivNet

Windows - 1995

Sid Meier's CivNet is a multiplayer remake of Sid Meier's Civilization, a turn-based strategy "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley, released for PC in 1995. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time": it begins in 4000 BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near-future times. The game, in addition to better support for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, supported connectivity through LAN, primitive Internet play, modem, and direct serial link, and included a local...

Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1995

Sid Meier's Colonization is a strategy game which puts you in the role of Viceroy of the New World. You are sent by your King and country to establish colonies in the newly-discovered Americas that lie to the west. You face many of the same challenges that faced colonial organizers of the time-competition from other Old World powers, strange native cultures, the problems of establishing profitable trade programs, and the problems of organizing an army from a rag-tag band of colonists. The game begins with the European discovery of the Americas (1500) and continues until approximately the...

Sid Meier's Covert Action

Sid Meier's Covert Action

MS-DOS - Released - June 3, 1990

As special agent Maximilian (or Maxine) "Max" Remington, you are the premier anti-terror agent in the world. CIA have received tips and clues about some suspicious activities of some known bad guys. Gather enough evidence through house search, wiretaps, etc. Decode any messages you discover to unravel additional clues. Each operation will be handled by multiple people. Figure out the crime before it happens and get enough evidence to find the true mastermind behind the whole thing. Then chase down and arrest the suspects via car chases or go into the house arrest the suspect yourself. Can you...

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Atari ST

Take on the life of a buccaneer in the golden age of Caribbean Piracy! This game lets you choose from 6 different "ages" (for example, "The Silver Empire" from 1560-1600, "War For Profit" from 1640-1660, etc.), one of 4 nationalities (English, French, Dutch, Spanish), 4 difficulty levels, and one of 5 special abilities (skill at fencing, skill at navigation, etc.). Nine different types of ships were represented. The goal of the game is to retire with as much gold and land as possible, as many ranks/titles as possible (Colonel, Admiral, Marquis, Duke), and a wife. Finding long lost...

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers,...

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1991

With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers,...

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers,...

Silent Service II

Silent Service II

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are lost. The few remaining US carriers are fighting a desperate war against the Japanese surface fleets. But the US has a secret weapon: sleek, silent, deadly... you are a Submarine Commander! The action is viewed from within the submarine. Watch out for your speed, direction and depth. This game features 9 types of submarines to choose from, 10 types of torpedoes to fire, 14 Japanese surface ships (9 warships, 5 transport), and the entire Pacific Ocean as your battleground. The seven...

Silent Service II

Silent Service II

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Silent Service II is a submarine simulation based in the Pacific theatre. World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are lost. The few remaining US carriers are fighting a desperate war against the Japanese surface fleets. But the US has a secret weapon: sleek, silent, deadly... you are a Submarine Commander! The action is viewed from within the submarine. Watch out for your speed, direction and depth. This game features 9 types of submarines to choose from, 10 types of torpedoes to fire, 14 Japanese surface ships (9 warships, 5...

Sword of the Samurai

Sword of the Samurai

MS-DOS - Released - November 3, 1989

Sword of the Samurai simulates feudal leadership in 15th century Japan. Players take on the role of a young samurai warrior with a small kingdom. You and your neighbors vie for land and perform feats to win the favour of your lord, struggling to win the shogunate. Time will be spent managing the kingdom and wandering through feudal Japan; setting the scene for arcade sequences that determine your standing. Win the battle, gain land; beat the swordsman, gain honour.

Ultimate Football '95

Ultimate Football '95

MS-DOS - Released - July 4, 1995

Replay the 1994 National Football League season or draft your own teams. Play your favorite team against computer or human opponents. Play the entire schedule or individual games. You can make trades, design plays, make on the field decisions. Select Coach mode for a strictly strategic game or Action mode to play a game that has both strategy and player control. The game can be controlled by mouse or joystick. Other options at your control are: Quarter length - set for five, ten or fifteen minutes. Stadium detail - set for Outdoor Grass, Outdoor Artificial, or Domed. Game Time - set for...

Ultimate NFL Coaches Club Football

Ultimate NFL Coaches Club Football

MS-DOS - Released - October 3, 1994

Second edition of MicroProse's "Coaches Corner" football simulations. This is a football simulation that puts the emphasis on management and coaching rather than arcade action. Includes completely editable statistics for every NFL team and player of the 1994 season, but you can create new teams, players, etc. to update it constantly. Also included is a comprehensive playbook editor. Gameplay modes include single games and league play. The action progresses by plays, you stop to select the one you want, or make substitutions or whatever, and then watch the action get carried out in the...

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