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ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing

ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

STORY You play a rookie boxer trying to fight your way to the top. Fight bouts to win money, to pay for your training and manager. Ultimately fighting you way to the title "Champion". GAMEPLAY TV Sports Boxing introduces many elements within the game, which among others may be categorized as the following: Character Creation The "campaign" version in TV Sports: Boxing allows you to start "a new career" of which you have to create a new "human player". Here you can customize your boxer, generally how he looks but more importantly what stats he begins, what style of boxing (ie. Boxer,...

Bo Jackson Baseball

Bo Jackson Baseball

MS-DOS - Released - June 6, 1991

Bo Jackson Baseball (TV Sports: Baseball in Europe) is an arcade oriented conversion of the popular American sport, in the same series as TV Sports: Football and TV Sports: Basketball. The player can choose among 26 teams and play directly in the positions of batter and pitcher. A managerial element is also included: when playing a whole season the player can choose the lineup and the batting order. Emphasis is put on user-friendliness and TV-style presentation, featuring the likeness of Bob McGill. It also features digitalised sound samples and motion captured player animations. The stats...

It Came From The Desert

It Came From The Desert

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1990

It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game that derives its inspiration from the many cult-horror B-Movies of the 50's and 60's, the 1954 film Them in particular. The player plays the part of Dr. Greg Bradley, a geologist and the newest resident in town. Eager to satisfy his scientific mind, Bradley sets out to examine the crash-site of a mysterious meteor, but what he finds is not at all what he had been looking for. The game takes place all over Lizard Breath, and there are several different types of action / interaction. The adventure part of the game is very linear, guiding the...

It Came from the Desert II

It Came from the Desert II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Antheads: It Came from the Desert II is an add-on for It Came From the Desert. The story takes place five years after the original game. You are Brick Nash, who has stolen plutonium and prevented nuclear tests in the desert, so the people are mad at you because they didn't get any money but some are friendly like Biff and Dusty. The police are after you and people in Lizard Breath are turning into antheads. The gameplay remains unchanged from the base game.

The King of Chicago

The King of Chicago

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 16, 1998

With Al Capone out of the picture, Chicago's prohibition-era profit is up for grabs. Are you merciless and cunning enough to gain it by whatever means are required? Every action you take has complex long-term consequences which are not always obvious at the time. You must keep your people on your side, watching what you say and do, knowing that an overthrow could be hatched at any moment. Look after your woman as well - who's going to respect a single mobster? The money has to be juggled in these ways, not forgetting to reach an 'understanding' with the Mayor to avoid any negative...

The King of Chicago

The King of Chicago

Commodore Amiga - 1987

The King of Chicago is a 1986 action adventure strategy computer game by Doug Sharp. Based on numerous Hollywood mobster movies, this game is set in the 1930s. With Al Capone out of the picture, Chicago's prohibition-era profit is up for grabs. Are you merciless and cunning enough to gain it by whatever means are required? Every action you take has complex long-term consequences which are not always obvious at the time. You must keep your people on your side, watching what you say and do, knowing that an overthrow could be hatched at any moment. Look after your woman as well - who's...

Lords of the Rising Sun

Lords of the Rising Sun

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Japan, 12th century. After your father has been murdered, you set out on a quest to become Shogun to restore the honor of your family. You'll have to defeat all your enemies - including your brother. Most of the time, you'll move your troops through the big map of Japan - as soon as something happens, you'll have to fight your enemies in action sequences, such as a Gauntlet-like fortress attack or defending against a Ninja assassin. If two troops collide, a battle might ensue in which you'll have to use all your strategical wits to guide your men to victory.

Lords of the Rising Sun

Lords of the Rising Sun

Sharp X68000 - Released - August 28, 1992

Japan, 12th century. After your father has been murdered, you set out on a quest to become Shogun to restore the honor of your family. You'll have to defeat all your enemies - including your brother. Most of the time, you'll move your troops through the big map of Japan - as soon as something happens, you'll have to fight your enemies in action sequences, such as a Gauntlet-like fortress attack or defending against a Ninja assassin. If two troops collide, a battle might ensue in which you'll have to use all your strategical wits to guide your men to victory. In the CD-i version the...

Lords of the Rising Sun

Lords of the Rising Sun

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - 1992

Japan, 12th century. After your father has been murdered, you set out on a quest to become Shogun to restore the honor of your family. You'll have to defeat all your enemies - including your brother. Most of the time, you'll move your troops through the big map of Japan - as soon as something happens, you'll have to fight your enemies in action sequences, such as a Gauntlet-like fortress attack or defending against a Ninja assassin. If two troops collide, a battle might ensue in which you'll have to use all your strategical wits to guide your men to victory.

Rocket Ranger

Rocket Ranger

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

In the 1940s, the Nazis built a base on the moon and plan to use a mysterious substance called Lunarium to reduce people's intelligence. However, in the 21st Century time travel has been mastered, as have jet-propulsion backpacks, plus some cataclysmic weaponry and advanced code-breaking equipment. Thus, you are sent back in time to change the result of the war using this technology to find their five rocket factories and destroy the moon base. The game fits the Cinemaware template closely, with a string of action sequences linked by cinematic animation sequences to set the scene. There's...

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Take to the high seas as Sinbad the sailor. You have been asked for help by the Princess to defeat the Black Prince and his minions from hell. You will fight pirates and genies, find romance and heartbreak, comedy and tragedy. Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is a more action-oriented game than most other Cinemaware releases, though it still contains strategy portions in which the player has to tactically move troops around to secure victory. The game features many arcade and fighting sequences, as well as limited decision-making moments.

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Take to the high seas as Sinbad the sailor. You have been asked for help by the Princess to defeat the Black Prince and his minions from hell. You will fight pirates and genies, find romance and heartbreak, comedy and tragedy. Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is a more action-oriented game than most other Cinemaware releases, though it still contains strategy portions in which the player has to tactically move troops around to secure victory. The game features many arcade and fighting sequences, as well as limited decision-making moments.

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Stars of television and cinema, and now stars of their own video game. Join Moe, Larry & Curly (in no particular order) who must collect $5000 to try and save an orphanage and the young children who live there from the evil banker, all while keeping pie out of their face. Featuring platform level designs based on classic Stooge scenes from their many TV episodes and movies and level objectives re-living many of their antics plus original Stooge voices and Stooge trivia.

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Sony Playstation - Released - February 7, 2004

Cinemaware's classic title, The Three Stooges, makes its PlayStation debut as a collection of mini-games starring the famed comedy trio. Moe, Larry, and Curly are pressed into action when a cantankerous banker named I. Fleecem demands the mortgage be paid at Ma's Orphanage. She needs 5000 dollars in 30 days to save the business or else the children will be left homeless. Each day represents one activity, which is selected by stopping Moe's hand as it moves across a series of colored spaces. If the hand lands on a mousetrap space, a finger is snapped and a day is lost. Four snapped fingers...

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Stars of television and cinema, and now stars of their own video game. Join Moe, Larry & Curly (in no particular order) who must collect $5000 to try and save an orphanage and the young children who live there from the evil banker, all while keeping pie out of their face. Featuring platform level designs based on classic Stooge scenes from their many TV episodes and movies and level objectives re-living many of their antics plus original Stooge voices and Stooge trivia.

TV Sports Basketball

TV Sports Basketball

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1991

The arena's rockin'. Network cameras are rollin'. It's showtime! Here's ultra-real pro roundball that puts you right on the floor with an awesome on-the-court view and total control. Set your offense. Use your screen to nail a three-pointer. Roll off your pick to hit the jumper. Or post up in the paint and power slam with one second left on the shot clock! Now turn up the heat on defense. Trap and go for the steal! Do it all in the only game for up to five players with action more real than you've ever seen!

TV Sports Football

TV Sports Football

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 25, 1990

The crowd's roaring. TV cameras are rolling. You're in a pro football war more real than you've ever played. Digitized sound lets you feel every bone-crunching hit. Call all the plays and audibles. Then control a sophisticated offense and slashing, head-bashing defense as TV announcers broadcast the game. It's fast, furious action for up to 5 players! Battle through a full season schedule to the League Championship!

TV Sports Hockey

TV Sports Hockey

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1991

The stadium organ is pumping as you faceoff against international competition. Play any position, even goalie, with total control. Experience all the stick handling, slap shots, body checks and fisticuffs of world class hockey. Make strategic goalie and line changes. If their goon slams you into the boards, drop your gloves and duke it out. Now you're flying down the ice on a power play. You wind up and crank a high, blazing slap shot, but their goalie's reaching up and...Welcome to World War III, hockey style!

TV Sports: Basketball

TV Sports: Basketball

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Basketball was the second sport to which Cinemaware applied their philosophy of lavish production and advanced cutscenes. Exhibition and league matches are on offer, with the opportunity to recreate a full league season with 1 player assigned to each of the 28 clubs. The game uses varying camera positions, with top-down views when the ball is close to either hoop, and a side-view when the ball is mid-court - controls remain unchanged for these, so the switch doesn't cause a sudden change in player movement. As well as playing the matches you have full coaching control. This can involve...

TV Sports: Football

TV Sports: Football

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Before Electronic Arts sought to imitate television coverage of sports with their EA Sports titles, Cinemaware had the same idea, initially applying it to (American) Football. Cutscenes follow dramatic moments in the match, and each match is preceded by a TV-style introduction. The game is primarily action-based, although you also choose your plays before executing them. You then bring the passes and runs to life on the pitch itself. You can play single matches or full leagues, with any of the NFL teams of the time.

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