Tom Griner

Astroblitz

Astroblitz

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

As captain of a fast-moving rocket plane, your mission is to make the planet safe by destroying all the dangerous objects on its surface and in its atmosphere. Score as many points as possible by shooting down Spinners., Saucers, Seekers and Radar dishes. Navigate your ship carefully to avoid being hit by enemy fire and strange alien objects! Avoid the spewing volcanoes and save the friendly buildings.

Astroblitz

Astroblitz

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

You control a spaceship whose main task is to wipe out several enemies that include flying saucers, seekers, satellite dishes, and spinners. A radar is at the top of the screen to keep track of movement. Use it to find out how far enemies are from you and match their position so that you can fire as soon as they are meters away from you. Once you killed enough of them, you proceed to the next wave. Lives are lost when you collide with enemies or touch shrapnel. Lose all your lives and the game is over.

Black Hole

Black Hole

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Black Hole is an action game, with a star-shaped black hole in the middle that tries to suck you in. Try to avoid being sucked in and shoot asteroids for points. Borrows quite a bit from early arcade vector games.

Choplifter!

Choplifter!

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Choplifter! is a side-scrolling action/arcade game that puts you in command of an attack chopper. Your mission: Go behind enemy lines and rescue up to 16 hostages per level. Be careful, though, because tanks and enemy aircraft will try to stop you - and they won't stop shooting while you are rescuing those hostages! Originally released for Apple II home computers, Choplifter! was later ported to the arcades and a number of video game consoles. Many imitators and homages would follow.

Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

You are a mutant human, who by some freak of nature has the ability to shoot energy pulses from his body in eight different directions! Your job is simple: save humanity from their own creation -- the ROBOTRONS! The gameplay is pretty unique for the time. You can move and fire in any of eight directions. You get thrown in a room with various evil baddies strewn about, you've got to kill all the robots while at the same time finding some way to grab humans and avoid death.

Shamus

Shamus

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Infiltrate the lair of the elusive Shadow, shoot and sneak your way through his army of robotic minions, and hunt him down before he does the same to you. Starring in the titular role of Shamus, you will have to find your way through over 120 rooms in this cross between Berzerk's "robots in a maze" action and Adventure's exploration of a predefined game world. The elusive villain's henchmen will express their disapproval of your plans in rather strong terms, namely with showers of bullets. What's more, once they're dead they don't necessarily stay that way: each time a room is re-entered, a...

Terraguard

Terraguard

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Terraguard is a fixed screen shoot 'em up similar to Moon Cresta and Phoenix. The player controls his ship down the base line and has to shoot at the aliens above him. There are three aliens for each stage and the player has to shoot them all down to move on to the next stage. At the same time the aliens have a ship that tries to land on the surface. To stop it from doing this the player has to be quick in destroying the aliens. Else the player will be killed by the ship's tractor beam. The player has three lives and earns a new one when scoring 1000 points. There are three different kinds of...

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