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Alien Tales

Alien Tales

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

With more than 30 award-winning science-fiction novels as inspiration, this creative game gets kids into reading by getting intergalactic. Young players will try to figure out which of the novels' authors have been replaced by alien imposters answering questions about the stories. The whole thing takes place in a game show setting, giving the contestants points for strong reading comprehension. Up to 40 players can participate, making this the perfect family or classroom reading activity. It exposes children to passages from such famous books as The Call of the Wild, Alice in Wonderland, and...

The Berenstain Bears: In The Dark

The Berenstain Bears: In The Dark

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

Read a little better, sleep a little more soundly. Sister Bear doesn't know it, but a good night's sleep is just a few mouse clicks away. After a fun-filled trip to the library, the mystery book that Brother Bear checked out is just a little too spooky for Sister Bear, and now her imagination is running wild. Will Mama Bear and Papa Bear save the day, or is her darkened bedroom going to be forever full of lions and tigers and well, bears? This endearing story of the world's most beloved bear family uses humor and kindly parental advice to soothe childhood fears of the dark, as it helps them...

Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

Windows 3.X - Released - 1997

Carmen Sandiego, international fugitive and head of V.I.L.E., has hatched a brand new scheme. Using her latest invention, the Babble-On Laser, Carmen seeks to destroy communication by rendering languages into incoherent gibberish. The ACME Detective Agency, once again attempts to stop Carmen Sandiego by finding the location of the Tower of Babbel. Already twelve Agents have been lost and only Agent 13 remains to put together clues using Acme's latest interface, the CyberCom 2000. As Agent 13, your main goal is to rescue the previous 12 agents and stop Carmen Sandiego. You do this by...

Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition

Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition

Windows 3.X - Released - June 1, 1995

Carmen is up to her old tricks again but now there's some young blood at ACME. This Carmen Sandiego game, designed for children ages five to eight, builds knowledge of maps and countries, along with memory and matching skills. Clues are discovered in various areas by moving the mouse over a random hotspot and clicking to reveal a clue. Each time you successfully follow a criminal you receive part a photograph that reveals part of their features, Collect all pieces and go in and capture the villain. A helpful robot assistant is always filled with facts about the visited countries and...

Championship Lode Runner

Championship Lode Runner

Sega SC-3000 - Released - 1985

A follow-up to the original Lode Runner, with identical gameplay. This package contained 50 of the most challenging levels ever designed, and was intended for expert players only. It did not include the level editor, you had to play through the levels in order, but a save-game option was provided (although you lost one life every time you restored).

David's Midnight Magic

David's Midnight Magic

Atari XEGS - Released - 1987

David's Midnight Magic is a simple pinball game designed for 1-4 players. The game was modeled on the popular Black Knight pinball table released by Williams. Unlike Black Knight, however, David's Midnight Magic contains a mixture of bright colors. Featuring dual flipper controls, upper and lower playing fields, tilt mechanism, multiple ball play, electromagnetic deflectors, and many special effects, the game represents the first generation of home computer pinball simulations available with relatively realistic pinball features.

David's Midnight Magic

David's Midnight Magic

Apple II - April 21, 1982

David's Midnight Magic is a simple pinball game designed for 1-4 players. The game was modeled on the popular Black Knight pinball table released by Williams. Unlike Black Knight, however, David's Midnight Magic contains a mixture of bright colors. Featuring dual flipper controls, upper and lower playing fields, tilt mechanism, multiple ball play, electromagnetic deflectors, and many special effects, the game represents the first generation of home computer pinball simulations available with relatively realistic pinball features.

Galleons of Glory: The Secret Voyage of Magellan

Galleons of Glory: The Secret Voyage of Magellan

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

This historical simulation game recreates the voyage of Portuguese explorer Magellan as he attempted to circumnavigate the world for the first time. Deal with rough seas, unreliable maps, rebellious crews, unfriendly natives, and other hazards of 16th-century voyagers. Features persons and situations based on actual history.

Karateka

Karateka

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

The evil Akuma has destroyed the protagonist's homeland, killed many of his friends and kidnapped the princess Mariko. Fortunately, the hero is skilled in martial arts, so his inevitable quest to reach Akuma's palace and rescue Mariko has a chance of success. Karateka is viewed from the side and features a succession of increasingly difficult opponents. Three types of punches and kicks are available to both the player character and his foes, differentiated by their height (low, medium, and high). The protagonist has a health bar, which refills itself gradually when he stands still.

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

MS-DOS - Released - 1983

The Bungeling Empire has stolen a huge cache of gold from its rightful owners, and your mission is to infiltrate its treasury and recapture it. This entails progressing through 150 screens of platforms, ladders and ropes. The Empire has sent robotic guards down to protect the gold, and contact with any of these will cost you a life. Your method of escaping them is to press fire to dig a hole in their line of movement, thus causing them to fall in briefly, allowing you to move across the gap safely. Once all the gold has been collected, a ladder allowing you to move onto the next screen is...

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

The player controls a stick figure who must collect all the gold in a level while avoiding guards who try to catch the player. After collecting all the gold, the player must travel to the top of the screen to reach the next level. There are 150 levels in the game which progressively challenge players' problem-solving abilities or reaction times.

PlayMaker Football

PlayMaker Football

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

PlayMaker Football is a top-down simulation of American football . It is made out of three primary sections - The Game / Team Draft / Chalkboard Editor. The game allows one to take the role of a coach of a team of 25 football players. The coach can create a team using the Team Draft mode of the program, and then design and test plays using the Chalkboard Editor mode. The Chalkboard Editor mode also allows the coach to create artificial intelligence settings for each play, used by the program to determine which play to call on each down of a game. The Game mode allows the coach to play...

The Playroom

The Playroom

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The Playroom is an educational game which is set in the locale of a child's bedroom. Almost everything on the screen can be clicked on, and the child will be rewarded by games, activities, or at least an amusing animation. In this first of what eventually became a trilogy of games including The Treehouse and The Backyard, children are encouraged to use the mouse by the wide range of interactivity with items on the screen. Games and activities encourage creativity, the learning of numbers, and letters, and the development of critical thinking.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

While the Sultan of Persia is fighting a war in a foreign country, his Grand Vizier Jaffar orchestrates a coup d'├ętat. His way to the throne lies through the Sultan's lovely daughter. Jaffar kidnaps her and threatens to kill her if she refuses to marry him. Meanwhile, the man the Princess loves is thrown into the dungeon. He has only one hour to escape from his prison, defeat the guards on his way, and stop Jaffar before the terrible marriage takes place. Prince of Persia is a 2D platformer that is commonly regarded as a progenitor of the cinematic platform genre. Rather than following the...

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

Sega CD - Released - August 7, 1992

The Grand Vizier Jaffar has thrown you into a dark dungeon and plans to marry the girl of your dreams in an hour. You're not going to let that happen are you? Try to escape from the dungeon, take out Jaffar's guards, find your way through the Sultan's palace and defeat Jaffar himself. Now go, you've got 60 minutes! Prince of Persia is a 2D platformer with run and jump gameplay. Your hero must avoid deadly traps, solve some simple puzzles and engage in sword fights with the guards. The player has an infinite amount of lives, but has to restart at the beginning of a level each time he dies,...

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

After having defeated the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, the brave Prince claimed just one reward: the hand of the beautiful daughter of the Persian Sultan. However, as the Prince approached the palace, his appearance suddenly turned into that of a beggar. Someone who looked just like the Prince ordered to throw him out. It turns out that Jaffar is alive and back for vengeance. Banished from the palace, the unfortunately Prince must travel to faraway lands and find a way to defeat the villain. Prince of Persia 2 is, like its predecessor, a cinematic platformer. Much of the gameplay is...

Seafox

Seafox

Commodore 64 - Released - 1982

In Seafox, you control a submarine that must kill all hostile ships above and below the water. You have two types of torpedoes: one that fires to the right and one that fires up. You have a limited number of torpedoes and fuel units, so when you are running low be sure to watch for the green supply ship to release the dolphin that brings you fresh supplies. The enemies are varied and numerous. Enemy submarines pursue you below the water, and enemy destroyers on the surface can drop depth charges that slowly sink to the bottom and are deadly to the touch. You must also watch out for your...

Seafox

Seafox

Atari 800 - 1982

In Seafox, you control a submarine that must kill all hostile ships above and below the water. You have two types of torpedoes: one that fires to the right and one that fires up. You have a limited number of torpedoes and fuel units, so when you are running low be sure to watch for the green supply ship to release the dolphin that brings you fresh supplies. The enemies are varied and numerous. Enemy submarines pursue you below the water, and enemy destroyers on the surface can drop depth charges that slowly sink to the bottom and are deadly to the touch. You must also watch out for your...

Serpentine

MS-DOS - Released - 1983

In Serpentine you control a multi-segmented snake in a maze; your goal is to survive and earn as many points as possible. At the beginning of each level, three enemy snakes will also enter the maze. To complete the level, you need to eat all of the enemy snakes. If an enemy snake has more segments than your snake, you can only eat segments that form the tail of the snake; a collision with the head is lethal! Each time you eat a segment, the enemy snake will become smaller until eventually you can devour it completely. For enemy snakes that have fewer segments than you, you can eat the tail...

Shufflepuck Cafe

Shufflepuck Cafe

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

One puck, and only two competitors. One is the computer, and the other is, of course, you. You get a chance to match your skills at this Air Hockey style game, over 'Cantina Band' inspired music. Deflect the puck around the walled area using your bat, trying to knock it into your opponent's goal. There are several competitors, from which some of them definitely cheat, so be prepared to be laughed at. However, you can cheat as well, as you can resize your stick to fill the whole table width, or add one in the middle, and see who breaks glass first. There are single plays or the tournament...

Shufflepuck Cafe

Shufflepuck Cafe

Sharp X68000 - Released - November 13, 1989

One puck, and only two competitors. One is the computer, and the other is, of course, you. You get a chance to match your skills at this Air Hockey style game, over 'Cantina Band' inspired music. Deflect the puck around the walled area using your bat, trying to knock it into your opponent's goal. There are several competitors, from which some of them definitely cheat, so be prepared to be laughed at. However, you can cheat as well, as you can resize your stick to fill the whole table width, or add one in the middle, and see who breaks glass first. There are single plays or the tournament...

Stealth

Stealth

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

You are flying above the land in a stealth airplane. You are trying to destroy the tower of darkness which is a distance of 9999 meters away. Destroy enemy military radar, bunkers,etc; to get more points. Use yellow energy fields for increasing your fuel level, but avoid the red energy fields. Once you destroy the Tower, you go onto a tougher level with the same basic objective. (Description from Moby Games)

Stealth

Stealth

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

You are flying above the land in a stealth airplane. You are trying to destroy the tower of darkness which is a distance of 9999 meters away. Destroy enemy military radar, bunkers,etc; to get more points. Use yellow energy fields for increasing your fuel level, but avoid the red energy fields. Once you destroy the Tower, you go onto a tougher level with the same basic objective.

The Toy Shop

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Here's an unusual one: The Toy Shop is a set of computerized patterns for building your own mechanical models. You use the software to print out the pieces, then assemble them according to a set of instructions that come with the software. There are 20 different models, including trucks and cars with wheels that turn, a crane, an oil pump, a balloon-powered locomotive, a penny-powered clockwork bank, a helicopter powered by a rubber band, a sundial, a carousel, and the Spirit of St. Louis airplane with a working propeller. Designs can be printed on regular computer paper, then glued to card...

The Treehouse

The Treehouse

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

The Treehouse is an educational title that is set in the location of a children's treehouse. This game teaches toddlers numbers, shapes, letters as well as having a special focus on learning about animals, through various activities associated with items located throughout the treehouse. Clicking on any item in the treehouse will start an activity, or, at least begin an animation. The game is the second in what became a trilogy of games including the first game The Playroom and finished with the third title, The Backyard.

Where in America's Past Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in America's Past Is Carmen Sandiego?

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

As an ACME Detective Agency greenhorn in the pursuit of Carmen Sandiego, you employ your Chronoskimmer 450SL to travel through time in the search of the next clue that eventually results in the recovery of the stolen item, apprehension of the thief, and the eventual capture of Carmen herself. Not much new in terms of the basic premise, all trivia questions relate to American History...obviously. The graphics are greatly improved over previous Carmen Sandiego games.

Where in Europe Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Europe Is Carmen Sandiego?

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? is a multiplatform video game where players have to travel through Europe to collect the clue and the warrant necessary to capture Carmen Sandiego or one of her henchmen. The goal of this game is to track Carmen's villains through the continent and arrest them and ultimately arrest Carmen herself. Third in the Carmen Sandiego series, you resume your detective role in pursuit of Carmen and her gang in 34 different European nations. Comes with Rand McNally's Concise Atlas of Europe. Production of the game was discontinued in 1990 due to the collapse of...

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Third in the Carmen Sandiego series, you resume your detective role in pursuit of Carmen and her gang in 34 different European nations. Comes with Rand McNally's Concise Atlas of Europe.

Where in Space Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Space Is Carmen Sandiego?

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego uses the original formula from the first 4 games in the series (Where In The World, Where in Europe, Where In Time, Where in the USA) and extends it to our knowledge of astronomy and space. Carmen has shifted to space with her gang of alien outlaws, it's up to the player to climb to the cosmos and track them down. This games uses the familiar gameplay of the Carmen Sandiego series to test astronomical knowledge. "On board the Acme detective Agency's outer space surveillance craft, your main source of information is the VAL 9000 computer. Val provides...

Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

As a detective, the player must hunt down Carmen Sandiego's henchmen, who have stolen outrageous items that are important in US history and heritage. Using clues, the player will follow the henchmen from city to city.

Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe

Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

A remake of Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?, this title features high-resolution graphics, digitized sound effects, and new locations. Sign your name up, then listen to the chief give you details about the suspect and the loot stolen by them, the location where the suspect was last seen, and the deadline by which you have to apprehend the suspect by. Question witnesses and contact informants to get information on the next location that the suspect headed to, as well as any information that could lead to a warrant. (You cannot arrest the suspect without one.) Determining where to go...

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? Enhanced

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? Enhanced

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This time you continue to catch Carmen Sandiego and her american gang in the U.S.A. Breaking from jail somewhere in Europe, she comes to yankees to steal their treasures. You as ACME detective have to travel from town to town on the tail of suspect, using clues and collecting evidences, which allow you to put suspect to jail finally. The words of witnesses are clues for you only if you have basical geographical and historical knowledge. This version is enhanced with VGA graphics, Network support, mouse and joystick support, and detailed descriptions of suspects. Also you have to answer...

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Carmen Sandiego is a master thief who leads the criminal organization V.I.L.E. This organization specializes in stealing the world's treasures without a trace. Alarmed by this, the A.C.M.E. Detective Agency makes it their personal mission to foil Carmen Sandiego's plans. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is a game that tests the player's knowledge about geography and general knowledge about different countries. Missions will begin with a treasure being stolen and the player flying to that location. A time limit counts down while they must search the area and interview witnesses to find...

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 30, 1990

You start out as a rookie detective whose job is to track down a crop of thieves stealing the world's most precious treasures. After each assignment briefing, you'll be given a deadline to capture the thief that stole the artifact using clues dealing with your knowledge of geography. The game is an updated version of the original Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, featuring enhanced graphics, sound effects, and additional control schemes, such as joystick support for computer platforms.

Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Commodore Amiga - Released - May 1, 1989

You start out as a rookie detective whose job is to track down a crop of thieves stealing the world's most precious treasures. After each assignment briefing, you'll be given a deadline to capture the thief that stole the artifact using clues dealing with your knowledge of geography. The game is an updated version of the original Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, featuring enhanced graphics, sound effects, and additional control schemes, such as joystick support for computer platforms.

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe Edition

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe Edition

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Rehash of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, featuring high-resolution VGA graphics, digitized sound effects, and new locations. The life cycle is self-explanatory: sign up for a case, travel between locations questioning witnesses, obtain warrants, and make arrests, and you have approximately a week to do so. The options you can do in each location are the same: you can question witnesses, look up evidence reports, or contact Crime Net to receive additional information about the suspect such as features, hair and eye color, auto, and sport. If you're lucky, you can contact other...

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Enhanced

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Enhanced

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

You start out as a rookie detective whose job is to track down a crop of thieves stealing the world's most precious treasures. After each assignment briefing, you'll be given a deadline to capture the thief that stole the artifact using clues dealing with your knowledge of geography. The game is an updated version of the original Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, featuring enhanced graphics, sound effects, and additional control schemes, such as joystick support for computer platforms.

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Carmen Sandiego and her gang are loose once again, and it is the players job to capture her! This time round the player not only has to find where she is, but also when she is. Traveling to various locations, they need to assemble clues by questioning witnesses and searching locations to close in and capture Carmen Sandiego. Included with the game is The New America Desk Encyclopedia to help make clues more meaningful (and act as a form of copy protection!).

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Carmen Sandiego and her gang are loose once again, and it is the players job to capture her! This time round the player not only has to find where she is, but also when she is. Traveling to various locations, they need to assemble clues by questioning witnesses and searching locations to close in and capture Carmen Sandiego. Included with the game is The New America Desk Encyclopedia to help make clues more meaningful (and act as a form of copy protection!).

Wings

Wings

Sharp X68000 - Released - October 4, 1989

Wings is an action game with some minor simulation aspects, in which you are the pilot of an American F6F Hellcat plane. The setting of the game is the Pacific during World War II. It is your job to defeat the Japanese by destroying enemy bunkers, machine gun nests and barracks on a series of islands. Barracks and gun nests can be bombarded with regular bombs, while you'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers. After a successful bombing run, return to mow down the Japanese soldiers with your machine guns. You also have to sink Japanese battleships with torpedoes and engage...

Wings of Fury

Wings of Fury

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Wings of Fury is an action game with some minor simulation aspects, in which you are the pilot of an American F6F Hellcat plane. The setting of the game is the Pacific during World War II. It is your job to defeat the Japanese by destroying enemy bunkers, machine gun nests and barracks on a series of islands. Barracks and gun nests can be bombarded with regular bombs, while you'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers. After a successful bombing run, return to mow down the Japanese soldiers with your machine guns. You also have to sink Japanese battleships with torpedoes and...

Wings of Fury

Wings of Fury

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Wings of Fury is an action game with some minor simulation aspects, in which you are the pilot of an American F6F Hellcat plane. The setting of the game is the Pacific during World War II. It is your job to defeat the Japanese by destroying enemy bunkers, machine gun nests and barracks on a series of islands. Barracks and gun nests can be bombarded with regular bombs, while you'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers. After a successful bombing run, return to mow down the Japanese soldiers with your machine guns. You also have to sink Japanese battleships with torpedoes and...

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