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Championship Sprint

Championship Sprint

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

This is the sequel to the coin-op hit Super Sprint. One or two players race the 8 new tracks which once again are shown from an overhead view of the racetrack. There are some obstacles, like the whirlwind or oil-slicks, which should keep you from going around the track too easily. But Championship Sprint is not only an update with 8 new tracks. The main improvement is a complete track editor. With this you have the freedom to construct unlimited tracks, with all kind of obstacles and you even can set options like number of laps and number of players.

Championship Sprint

Championship Sprint

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

This is the sequel to the coin-op hit Super Sprint. One or two players race the 8 new tracks which once again are shown from an overhead view of the racetrack. There are some obstacles, like the whirlwind or oil-slicks, which should keep you from going around the track too easily. But Championship Sprint is not only an update with 8 new tracks. The main improvement is a complete track editor. With this you have the freedom to construct unlimited tracks, with all kind of obstacles and you even can set options like number of laps and number of players.

Commando

Commando

Acorn Electron - Released - June 1, 1986

You are Super Joe the crack combat soldier of the eighties battling against all odds to defeat the advancing rebel forces. Equipped with only an M60 machine gun and six hand-grenades, you carry out your lone crusade, forcing your way into hostile territory. Mortars, grenades and dynamite rain from the skies and explode around you. Enemy bullets fly past you in all directions and trenches, cliffs and lakes block your path. Rebel forces appear from caves, strong holds and troop carriers to stop your progress. You must show no mercy. You must not retreat. You must keep pushing yourself further...

Commando

Commando

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Commando is an arcade game developed by Capcom. It was ported to the BBC Microcomputer by Catalyst Coders and published by Elite Systems. It retained it's original title for the UK market, but the German release was called Space Invasion and had all soldiers replaced with white androids. This created an odd contrast to the World War II scenario background graphics. Elite Systems also re-released the game on their budget Encore label.

Gyroscope

Gyroscope

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

A game similar to Marble Madness. Controlling a gyroscope, you most navigate your way down a sloping track full of hazards. The viewpoint is in fixed isometric 3D, with hazards including buildings, ramps and drops. The gyroscope accelerates quickly and takes time to slow down, so it is easy to go into a screen too fast. Failing to keep the gyroscope spinning freely as it navigates these costs you one of your seven lives. You are also playing within a time limit - losing a life sees you return to the start of a level without regaining lost time, but running out of time sees you lose a life,...

Gyroscope

Gyroscope

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Releasing a game which resembles a well-known arcade game before any official license can be released was always a challenge for publishers, and in this case Melbourne House released a game similar to Marble Madness. Controlling a gyroscope, you most navigate your way down a sloping track full of hazards. The viewpoint is in fixed isometric 3D, with hazards including buildings, ramps and drops. The gyroscope accelerates quickly and takes time to slow down, so it is easy to go into a screen too fast. Failing to keep the gyroscope spinning freely as it navigates these costs you one of your...

Gyroscope

Apple II - Released - 1985

Releasing a game which resembles a well-known arcade game before any official license can be released was always a challenge for publishers, and in this case Melbourne House released a game similar to Marble Madness. Controlling a gyroscope, you most navigate your way down a sloping track full of hazards. The viewpoint is in fixed isometric 3D, with hazards including buildings, ramps and drops. The gyroscope accelerates quickly and takes time to slow down, so it is easy to go into a screen too fast. Failing to keep the gyroscope spinning freely as it navigates these costs you one of your...

Gyroscope

Gyroscope

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Releasing a game which resembles a well-known arcade game before any official license can be released was always a challenge for publishers, and in this case Melbourne House released a game similar to Marble Madness. Controlling a gyroscope, you most navigate your way down a sloping track full of hazards. The viewpoint is in fixed isometric 3D, with hazards including buildings, ramps and drops. The gyroscope accelerates quickly and takes time to slow down, so it is easy to go into a screen too fast. Failing to keep the gyroscope spinning freely as it navigates these costs you one of your seven...

Gyroscope

Gyroscope

Acorn Electron - Released - May 1, 1986

The player should manoeuvre the gyroscope from the top of each course to the bottom. There are three screens per course to negotiate in order to successfully complete the game. Five types of obstacles stand in the way of your progress: steep slopes slippery glass directional magnet aliens, and narrow ledges. When you reach the end of the course, you must move onto the character square which appears as a diamond across twelve tiles.

Imaginstruments

Imaginstruments

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - May 28, 2013

Music maker application

Rampage

Rampage

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

It seemed like any other day at the Greaseburger Fast Food Emporium — but three unlucky customers were to get something even nastier than usual in their Big Mucks. If only the company's Research Division hadn't accidentally shipped some of the experimental food additives... A wave of nausea, a foul aftertaste, chronic indigestion: everything was normal until George, Lizzie and Ralph ripped out of their clothing and into designer fur and scales. Life isn't fun as a fifty-foot gorilla, Lizard or Wolfman — and soon everyone's going to find out how angry they are! Up to three people can play,...

Rampage

Rampage

Atari ST - Released - 1987

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in. Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human.

Rampage (European Version)

Rampage (European Version)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The game where the nice guys don't get a look in. Grab your way through Chicago, punch up New York, and jump on San Francisco. Three indescribably nasty characters which bear a remarkable likeness to King Kong, Godzilla and Wolf-Man, need you to send them on a RAMPAGE in an enduring 150 days of destruction through 50 different cities!

Sky Shark

Sky Shark

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Sky Shark (Flying Shark in Europe) is the definitive conversion of this shoot-'em-up, chart-topping classic hit from Taito. Develop your strategy as you face swarms of enemy planes, tanks, gun emplacements and a host of sea-borne craft as you bomb, blast and battle your way into arcade history!

Super Sprint

Super Sprint

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Super Sprint is a racing game for one or two players, with the Arcade version allowing three players to race at the same time. Gameplay is from an overhead view of the racetrack. The racetracks start simple and gradually get more complicated, and may also feature obstacles ranging from traffic cones to tornadoes. Occasionally wrenches will appear in the roadway, and when collected they can be used after a race to power up your car with better tires, better acceleration or a higher top speed.

Super Sprint

Super Sprint

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Super Sprint is a racing game for one or two players, with the Arcade version allowing three players to race at the same time. Gameplay is from an overhead view of the racetrack. The racetracks start simple and gradually get more complicated, and may also feature obstacles ranging from traffic cones to tornadoes. Occasionally wrenches will appear in the roadway, and when collected they can be used after a race to power up your car with better tires, better acceleration or a higher top speed.

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