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1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

The most crucial and decisive battle of World War II is about to be fought... by you! Enemy forces are descending upon Midway Island. Enemy bombers, dive bombers, and zeroes are roaring over the island like a typhoon. The surrounding Pacific waters are teeming with enemy aircraft carriers. As the top gun of the Navy's most elite crew of fighter pilots, you must pilot your specially-outfitted P-38 into the very midst of the enemy squadron. Equipped with an array of secret weapons, only you can turn the tide against the formidable enemy fleet. The outcome of history's most fateful air/sea battle...

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

Atari ST - Released - 1988

The sequel to 1942, which is still a vertically scrolling shooter, has the player once again fighting over the clouds during the second world war, this time in an intense battle just off the coast of Midway islands. Updates to the gameplay include an energy bar, which can be run down by either being hit from incoming fire or using a special weapon. The energy bar can be replenished by picking up power-ups, while special weapons (lightning, cyclones and waves) can knock down all fighters on the screen at the time.

Adidas Championship Tie Break

Adidas Championship Tie Break

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

This tennis simulation uses a top-down scrolling perspective. You are not in control of the player's motion, but once he gets close to the ball, shot selection is down to you. Standard shots plus topspin, lobs and stop volleys are available, by pushing the joystick in the right direction as you aim the shot. The game supports up to 16 players in singles matches on a variety of court surfaces. It includes all of the major world tournaments - the four Grand Slam events at Melbourne, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and New York, plus the Davis Cup and Masters events. An early attempt at TV-style...

The Adventures of Bond ...Basildon Bond

The Adventures of Bond ...Basildon Bond

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

The player controls Basildon Bond, whose task is to collect a series of codes within five hours, under orders from 'P', who had his codename changed to 'B' to confuse the KGB. To unlock these codes, Basildon must piece together several jokes, which are found in various rooms inside a television studio. Once Basildon has collected a joke, they must be entered in the main computer. Collecting the jokes is not an easy task for Basildon. For one thing, to use certain objects, some other object must be collected first. For another, moving TV cameras roam around in some rooms, and if Basildon...

Alien 3

Alien 3

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Alien³ is a video game based on the movie of the same name. The plot of the movie picks up directly after the end of Aliens. Ellen Ripley, the main character of the Alien series, is in cryo-sleep aboard the space ship Sulaco. Unfortunately, an alien or two has stowed away on the Sulaco, and wreaked havoc within the ship. Thus, it crash lands on the prison colony planet Fiorina 161. Ripley and the unarmed prisoners have to figure out a way to survive the aliens terrorizing the colony until help arrives. The gameplay of the various Alien³ conversions varies from platform to platform. This...

Alien³

Alien³

Commodore Amiga - Released - September 22, 1992

Alien³ is a video game based on the movie of the same name. The plot of the movie picks up directly after the end of Aliens. Ellen Ripley, the main character of the Alien series, is in cryo-sleep aboard the space ship Sulaco. Unfortunately, an alien or two has stowed away on the Sulaco, and wreaked havoc within the ship. Thus, it crash lands on the prison colony planet Fiorina 161. Ripley and the unarmed prisoners have to figure out a way to survive the aliens terrorizing the colony until help arrives. The gameplay of the various Alien³ conversions varies from platform to platform. This...

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 16, 1991

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences: Buckboard Chase: Doc Brown goes horseback in an attempt to save Hill Valley's lovely school teacher Clara. This game of quick ducking, jumping and shooting alternates between a side-scrolling and a top-down...

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences: Buckboard Chase: Doc Brown goes horseback in an attempt to save Hill Valley's lovely school teacher Clara. This game of quick ducking, jumping and shooting alternates between a side-scrolling and a top-down...

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Atari ST - 1991

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences.

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences.

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1991

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences: •Buckboard Chase: Doc Brown goes horseback in an attempt to save Hill Valley's lovely school teacher Clara. This game of quick ducking, jumping and shooting alternates between a side-scrolling and a top-down...

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

Marty's in big trouble. Having returned to 1955 to try and stop the evil Biff from changing the future for his own benefit with the aid of a stolen sports almanac, he and Doc Brown have managed to do just that. But when the flying DeLorean with Doc inside is hit by lightning and disappears, Marty is left stranded in 1955. His troubles are far from over. Seconds after the Doc's disappearance, Marty receives a letter from him - dated 1885. After being catapulted back to the old West by the lightning bolt, Doc has decided to settle down there as a blacksmith, explaining that he's quite happy...

BraveStarr

BraveStarr

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

New Texas, great arid planet, is where Kerium Secum is located. This substance, the most important of the universe, is what makes the Earth work. Since its discovery in New Texas have gone there many treasure hunters waiting to be made rich But there have also been characters with worse intentions ... Soon one such Tex Hex and his cohort of evildoers took possession of the territory, sowing terror. Tex is under the influence of Stampede, spirit dating back to the time when New Texas was inhabited only by dinosaurs. What Stampede intends to do is give life to the bone remains scattered...

Dan Dare III: The Escape

Dan Dare III: The Escape

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

In Dan Dare III, Virgin's latest addition to the saga, Dan faces his toughest challenge yet. The Mekon has made things pretty rough for him. Dare has been taken prisoner and moved to a satellite from where the Mekon intends to sublimate the entire race of the Earth thanks to his armies of Treens – products of his unsuccessful Treenisation experiments. But Dan quickly escapes and finds a spaceship which should get him back to Earth. But before he can make it work, he must locate 50lbs of fuel in a catacomb of corridors, chambers and shafts. Dan is initially armed with a plasma rifle, a...

Dan Dare III: The Escape

Dan Dare III: The Escape

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - December 12, 1990

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by an evil alien race known as the Treens and taken to their scientific satellite orbiting Venus, but it doesn't take long for Dan to break free and goes down into their ship. While searching it, he eventually finds an escape shuttle sitting in the launch bay, only to discover that it is out of fuel. He returns to the satellite in an attempt to find some. The fuel cans are scattered around the five levels of the ship, which Dan can get to by using the Mekon's teleporters. To get to them though, Dan needs to destroy any Treen...

Dan Dare III: The Escape

Dan Dare III: The Escape

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by an evil alien race known as the Treens and taken to their scientific satellite orbiting Venus, but it doesn't take long for Dan to break free and goes down into their ship. While searching it, he eventually finds an escape shuttle sitting in the launch bay, only to discover that it is out of fuel. He returns to the satellite in an attempt to find some. The fuel cans are scattered around the five levels of the ship, which Dan can get to by using the Mekon's teleporters. To get to them though, Dan needs to destroy any Treen...

Dirty Den

Dirty Den

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

A nasty old wizard has kidnapped your girl and is holding her in the grounds of his castle and in this single screen platform game, you Dirty Den must go and rescue her over various screens. To clear each screen you must reach a love heart while collecting all the chocolate to move to the next screen. On each screen are various creatures with some firing bullets at you and you must kill them all with your bullets to progress. Touching any creature loses you one of five lives and clearing a screen gives you an extra one. As well as the normal platforms, there are moving platforms as well as...

Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In Dynamic Duo the player takes the role of a bird and a dwarf who explore a haunted castle. The goal is to open the door the the calculation room, but to do so ten hidden keys have to be found first. The screen is divided into three parts: the action screen, a map and the status screen. The player can switch between the two protagonists at will and if they explore different parts of the castle (or if a second player takes part) the map gets replaced with a second action screen. This is necessary because the two have different abilities: the bird can fly and is generally faster while only the...

Fernandez Must Die

Fernandez Must Die

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

The dictator Fernandez has set up eight bases to secure the area that he has captured. It is your mission to seek out and destroy all of these bases in order to topple the dictatorship and free the land. Throughout this occupied territory there are many caches of stolen gold and prisons housing miserable POW's. You receive medals, and bonus points, for destroying buildings, recovering gold and freeing prisoners. Needless to say, there are many hostile soldiers patrolling the land who will object strongly to your intrusion, and do their utmost to exterminate you.

Galaxy Force

Galaxy Force

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

This version of Galaxy Force (a.k.a Galaxy Force II), is an expanded version. It adds two additional levels, the old levels are revised (expanded and re-balanced) and the four missiles can be fired with a single button press. You are strapped into a spaceship to take on six dangerous settings, ranging from a pleasant garden to hostile fire and tough ice. You will have to fly freely before cutting through tunnels and canyons, and finally destroying an alien base. Your energy read out starts at 1200 and decreases as shots hit you, or you make contact with a wall or blockage. You have infinite...

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

A terrible scourge has settled on the land of Yuria. The Evil reptilian creature Death Adder invaded the peaceful villages and by ways of this ancient land, putting the population to the sword (and worse!). His armies of thugs and other murderous creatures now run amok in Yuria, terrifying the innocent citizens and exacting crippling taxes from the people. Food is running low, and there is little hope of freedom. The very existence of Yuria is now threatened - Death Adder has kidnapped the King and his daughter, the beautiful Princess, and he is holding them captive in their...

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Progress is made through the game by fighting through Death Adder's henchmen, including men armed with clubs and maces, skeleton warriors, and knights. Players are able to attack using their weapon, jump and cast spells that hurt all enemies on the screen. The force of this magic depends on the number of "bars" of magic power currently available. The bars are filled by collecting blue "magic potions" attained by kicking little sprites who then drop the potions. These sprites appear during regular levels and during bonus stages in between levels. The male warrior Ax is able to cast earth...

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

This multi-genre military action game puts player in the seat of tactical commander of mechanized forces. Starting as Cadet, you'll raise your career from the rookie, when you should perform actions by yourself in different vehicles, to the ultimate elite, when you should act as a Tactical genius.

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

This multi-genre military action game puts player in the seat of tactical commander of mechanized forces. Starting as Cadet, you'll raise your career from the rookie, when you should perform actions by yourself in different vehicles, to the ultimate elite, when you should act as a Tactical genius. There are three kinds of combat simulations: MBT (main battle tank M1A1 Abrams), where in first-person view you should sit in tank's cockpit, command your gunner and driver, and eliminate surrounding enemies; FAV (fast attack vehicle XR311), where in third-person view you should drive your...

International Speedway

International Speedway

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

It's time to put on leathers, helmet and goggles. It's time to become the world champion in the fast paced, 'go in an oval' sport of motorcycle speedway. After entering name, country and continent, the player starts in the local championship league. Win the league and it's on to the next higher league against harder riders. The ultimate goal is to work one's way up the leagues to become world champion. The game is viewed behind one's rider as he navigates the oval track. Also on the screen is a bird's eye view of the track displaying the positions of all the riders. Also visible: lap time,...

Last Mission

Last Mission

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Driven from your home galaxy your only path back to ending your exile and reclaiming your honour lies in defeating the invading forces thet tormet your people. Armed with the most sophisticated systems, guarded by a protective forcefield, you set out on a mission to conquer the enemy starbase, a crusade against the most startling of death defying odds. The ultimate in firepower is at your fingertips, the pinnacle of spacecraft control and command is within your grasp. The strategy and excitement only ever associated with arcade settings is recreated for your very own personal mission. A...

Lazer Tag

Lazer Tag

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Lazer Tag is a game based on the sports brand of the same name. The real activity involves walking around with guns and trying to "shoot" the other players - the only significant difference to paintball is that it uses infrared guns to register hits instead of physical projectiles. This game transplants this non-violent principle into a science-fiction scenario. The player takes the role of a cadet at the Lazer Tag Academy who tries work his way up by solving laser tag challenges. Every level is played against a time limit and has the goal to score as many points as possible. However, there...

Lazer Tag

Lazer Tag

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Lazer Tag is a game based on the sports brand of the same name. The real activity involves walking around with guns and trying to "shoot" the other players - the only significant difference to paintball is that it uses infrared guns to register hits instead of physical projectiles. This game transplants this non-violent principle into a science-fiction scenario. The player takes the role of a cadet at the Lazer Tag Academy who tries work his way up by solving laser tag challenges. Every level is played against a time limit and has the goal to score as many points as possible. However, there...

Metro-Cross

Metro-Cross

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

English Instructions RATS: If they bite your shoulders you slow down so you need to shake them off. HURDLES: Jump all of those in your path. COKE CANS: You need to jump over them. BLUE CANS: Kick them and you score points: 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000. Jump on them and the timer stops for two seconds. GREEN CANS: Speed cans which double your speed. SPRING BOARDS: Increase your speed; strategically placed to enable faster completion of a level. Metro Cross comprises 24 levels which increase in difficulty.

Mr Wino

Mr Wino

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Mr Wino is trapped in his own nightmare after a night out getting drunk and falling asleep in his home. To escape from this nightmare and wake up, you must control Mr Wino in this flick-screen platform game and collect all the bottles on each level made up over various screens to open barrier to the exit. Some bottles collected will open doors blocking exits and each screen needs to be completed before his air gauge that is slowly decreasing runs out. Moving around the various screens are creatures and if these are touched then you lose one of three lives. Certain objects also need avoiding...

Oblido

Oblido

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Oblido is an arcade puzzle game where you have to move four sets of nine counters made up of different colours and patterns into the same coloured reception area over various levels. The game is viewed from above with the whole level shown on the screen as a maze and each level has to be completed within a time limit using a cursor. The maze is made up of two areas which are coloured blue and grey and you can move anywhere through blue areas but are unable to enter grey areas so you must use the pathways to move to different parts of the level. The counters are scattered all over each level...

Out Run

Out Run

Atari ST - Released - December 13, 1988

OutRun is a racing game that allows the player to race across varied terrain in a readily available Ferrari, complete with a female passenger, over a series of short tracks. Gameplay is viewed from just above and behind the car. The roads are full of sharp bends and hazards, contact with which can cause the car to roll and lose the player's time. On each section of track there is a fork in the road, allowing the player to choose which direction he or she wishes to go in. The player has to to complete five track sections in total, out of the fifteen in the game.

Out Run

Out Run

Commodore Amiga - Homebrew - 1989

OutRun is a racing game originating in the arcades. The player can race across varied terrain in a readily available Ferrari, complete with a female passenger, over a series of short tracks. Gameplay is viewed form just above and behind the car. The roads are full of sharp bends and hazards, contact with which can cause the car to roll and lose the player's time. On each section of track there is a fork in the road, allowing the player to choose which direction he or she wishes to go in. The player has to to complete five track sections in total, out of the fifteen in the game.

Out Run

Out Run

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

The ultimate experience in motor sports simulation, the absolute challenge to nerves and reflexes. Feel the wind in your hair and the pull of the G-force as you power your way along the highways and byeways, a girl by your side and open country before you. Experience the exhilaration and excitement of driving a high performance sports car in this teasing time trial where your co-ordination and nerve will be tested to unbelievable limits. Out Run the coin op starred as an arcade sensation. Out Run the computer simulation mirrors this exciting all action spectacle.

Out Run Europa

Out Run Europa

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

The third game in the OutRun series, which revolutionised the third-person perspective style of racing games. The levels are set across Europe, as you bid to escape from the police. Unlike other titles in the series, you use a different vehicle on each level, with motorbikes and jet-skis adding variety and taking different skill to use. You must complete each level within the strict time limits, and the routes are dogged with other vehicles to avoid and overtake. You can choose between sound effects or music. Out Run Europa (known as Out Run Europe during development), is a driving video...

Out Run Europa

Out Run Europa

Atari ST - Released - 1991

The third game in the OutRun series, which revolutionised the third-person perspective style of racing games. The levels are set across Europe, as you bid to escape from the police. Unlike other titles in the series, you use a different vehicle on each level, with motorbikes and jet-skis adding variety and taking different skill to use. You must complete each level within the strict time limits, and the routes are dogged with other vehicles to avoid and overtake. You can choose between sound effects or music.

Out Run Europa

Out Run Europa

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

The third game in the OutRun series, which revolutionised the third-person perspective style of racing games. The levels are set across Europe, as you bid to escape from the police. Unlike other titles in the series, you use a different vehicle on each level, with motorbikes and jet-skis adding variety and taking different skill to use. You must complete each level within the strict time limits, and the routes are dogged with other vehicles to avoid and overtake. You can choose between sound effects or music.

Overlord

Overlord

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Overlord is a real-time strategic warfare game where the player must manage large standing armies, economic capital, and political stability throughout a number of extra-dimensional star systems. As the dictatorial ruler of the Epsilon Galaxy, the player has obtained complete, indisputable authority. However, during a scientific experiment in hyperdrive technology, Epsilon scientists discovered four "buffer" dimensions, each containing a number of barren planets that exist between the Epsilon Galaxy and another alien dimension. Unfortunately, the most powerful empires from these alternate...

Pogostick Olympics

Pogostick Olympics

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Pogostick Olympics is a multi-event game where you have to attempt five events on a pogo stick, with each event viewed from the side with the screen scrolling constantly from right to left. Each event has a score that decreases and completing various tasks increases the score and to move to the next event you have to get a certain score. The five events are: Balloon Popping: You have to keep pooping balloons above you at certain heights. 110m Hurdles: You have to reach the end of the course jumping over hurdles. Triple Jump: You have to first pop a balloon, jump over a hurdle before...

Pogostick Olympics

Pogostick Olympics

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Pogostick Olympics is a multi-event game where you have to attempt five events on a pogo stick, with each event viewed from the side with the screen scrolling constantly from right to left. Each event has a score that decreases and completing various tasks increases the score and to move to the next event you have to get a certain score. The five events are: Balloon Popping: You have to keep pooping balloons above you at certain heights. 110m Hurdles: You have to reach the end of the course jumping over hurdles. Triple Jump: You have to first pop a balloon, jump over a hurdle before...

RoboCop 3

RoboCop 3

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1992

SPLATTERPUNKS and ROBOTIC NINJAS are just two of the many deadly adversaries whose aim is to defeat Robocop. Select the right weapon at the right time and you can become more than a match for the enemy. Repair your battered armour, strap on the JET PACK, and confront the lethal ED209.

Rygar

Rygar

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

As Rygar you fight your way through the many levels, blasting all of the aliens and nasties that you encounter. When going through the different levels you should pick up as many different icons as you can which will change your power and status. These appear in the bottom panel of the screen.

Savage

Savage

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than one life on levels 2 or 3, you must first input the code earned on completing the previous level. You play Savage, a muscular warrior who was imprisoned in a castle. When he broke free, he found out that his imprisonment had been a trick with the sole purpose of imprisoning his love, the maiden. You have to progress through the 3 parts of the game to rescue her. The first is a simple horizontal-scrolling shooter, in which you use the trajectory of your shots to kill enemies and...

Savage

Savage

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than one life on levels 2 or 3, you must first input the code earned on completing the previous level. You play Savage, a muscular warrior who was imprisoned in a castle. When he broke free, he found out that his imprisonment had been a trick with the sole purpose of imprisoning his love, the maiden. You have to progress through the 3 parts of the game to rescue her. The first is a simple horizontal-scrolling shooter, in which you use the trajectory of your shots to kill enemies and...

Side Arms

Side Arms

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot...

Sim City

Sim City

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

SimCity is an open-ended city-building computer and console video game series originally designed by developer Will Wright. It is published by Maxis (now a division of Electronic Arts). The game was first published in 1989 as SimCity, and it has spawned several different editions sold worldwide. The ongoing success of SimCity has also sparked the release of many other spin-off "Sim" titles, including 2000's The Sims, one of the best-selling computer games In SimCity, the player is given the task of founding and developing a city, while maintaining the happiness of the citizens and keeping a...

Smash T.V.

Smash T.V.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

The year is 1999. The world's most popular television show is Smash T.V., an ultra-violent contest between two armed-to-the-teeth combatants, set loose in a series of deadly arenas that are filled to bursting with hordes of mindless beasts and killer robots. The aim of the game is to blast everything in sight and try to grab more cash and prizes than the other guy. Toaster ovens, VCRs, fancy cars and luxury holidays are there for the taking... for anyone who can survive long enough to enjoy them. Smash T.V. is an insane shoot-em-up from the brain of Eugene Jarvis, creator of Robotron: 2084....

Solomon's Key

Solomon's Key

Atari ST - Released - 1986

Solomon's Key is a platform game with both action and strategy elements. On each level your goal is to retrieve a key which can then be used to unlock the exit. To help out, you have a magic wand which can be used to create and destroy blocks (though some blocks can't be destroyed). In order to reach the key you will need carefully to arrange the blocks on the screen so you can jump your way around safely. Wandering around each level are a variety of enemies which will cause you to lose a life if you're caught. Some creatures can be killed by destroying the block they are standing on, others...

Stir Crazy featuring BoBo

Stir Crazy featuring BoBo

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

BoBo is a cartoon style arcade game. The main character is Bobo, an inmate who has been sentenced for seventeen years. He must do many chores, such as peeling potatoes, ladling soup to his fellow prisoners, helping his fellow prisoners to escape, jumping electric wires and singing lullabies to his snoring cell mates. It is possible to play through the events in a sequence or one at a time. Up to six players (alternating, not simultaneously) can play this game. Each event can be played with joystick or keyboard. The specific moves you have to make vary from event to event but it come basically...

Stunt Bike Simulator

Stunt Bike Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

To be the best stuntman in the business, you Chad Adams are going to have to prove yourself by taking your motorbike and attempting five different dangerous tasks. Your five tasks are: Hang-Glider Drop: Chad is swooping in on a hang-glider. You control the motorbike which you must avoid the obstacles on the road and trying to position yourself under Chad. When he is in line you press the fire button to drop him on the bike. Log Jumping: Ride the motorbike along the road and either avoid the logs or bunny-jump over them. Fire-Hoop Jumping: Avoiding the obstacles on the road, you ride...

Tiger Road

Tiger Road

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Tiger Road is undoubtedly one of the best martial arts games ever written. Practically includes four games in one. Your mission, like Lee Woong, is to free the children who have been kidnapped by the evil Ruy Ken Oh, who wants to brainwash them and turn them into soldiers of their diabolical army. To destroy Ruy Ken Oh you must undertake a risky journey in which you will face dangerous adversaries, such as samurai warriors, giants and dragons. These are just some of the many obstacles you will have to overcome before releasing the small prisoners. Fabulous graphics and a pulsating action make...

Tintin on the Moon

Tintin on the Moon

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Hergé's famous cartoon character is brought to life in this multi-stage action game, specifically based around the episode of the same name. In many details the story was similar to the real moon landings, then many years off. A more accurate title for the game would be 'Tintin Gets to the Moon', as reaching it is your challenge. The game is split into two distinct types of sections; the first of these involves guiding the rocket through space. Steer it to avoid contact with asteroids, and to collect eight red spheres. Yellow spheres boost energy, and so should be collected. This is...

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Viz: The Game

Viz: The Game

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Viz: The Game is an action game where the players run through various scrolling environments. It is based on a British comic magazine VIZ which, like the game, features lots of crude humour and fart jokes. The player controls one of the 3 Viz characters - Johnny Fartpants, Buster Gonad, or Biffa Bacon. The race takes place in five different scrolling environments; country, town, building site, beach and a disco. During the race you have to dodge traps and other characters from the VIZ comics. There are also two mini-games for each character which include Pint Drinking, blowing up balloons with...

Viz: The Game

Viz: The Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Viz: The Game is an action game where the players run through various scrolling environments. It is based on a British comic magazine VIZ which, like the game, features lots of crude humour and fart jokes. The player controls one of the 3 Viz characters - Johnny Fartpants, Buster Gonad, or Biffa Bacon. The race takes place in five different scrolling environments; country, town, building site, beach and a disco. During the race you have to dodge traps and other characters from the VIZ comics. There are also two mini-games for each character which include Pint Drinking, blowing up balloons with...

World Cup Soccer: Italia '90

World Cup Soccer: Italia '90

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

This football simulation focuses on international football, allowing you to play a tournament or single friendly matches. Up to 8 human players can be involved in the tournament. Options include three skill levels, variable match lengths and a choice of sound or music (or both on some versions). The match is viewed from the side, although it switches to a 3D view when the ball is close to the goal. The ball roughly sticks to the player's foot. Set pieces are controlled by moving an aiming cross-hair.

Xevious

Xevious

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

A hundred thousand years ago, an ancient civilization prospered on our Earth, their product being GAMP (General Artificial Matrix Producer). In order to survive the Ice Age, most of the Earth's inhabitants have decided to leave it, finally settling on a planet called Xevious. A group of humans remained, becoming our own ancestors. Many years have passed, and the Xevians are now planning a massive comeback to their long-lost homeland. The pilot Mu, his android companion Eve, and Mio, a Xevian who opposes the GAMP regime, are back from a space travel just in time to warn the Earth of the...

Xevious

Xevious

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Many eons ago, an advanced technologically-orientated civilisation was forced to evacuate Earth prior to the Ice Age. Now, these Xevious people are returning to reclaim their heritage through conquest. From the controls of your Solvalou super spacecraft, you must defend Earth from takeover by the Xevious invaders! Flying a search and destroy mission, you will cruise over the scrolling landscape, bombing Xevious ground entrenchments and zapping the air targets that come into range. Easy. But now look out for the flying mirrors - impossible to destroy; a collision will spell certain death!...

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