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Arcadia

Arcadia

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

Arcadia is a space shoot 'em up along the lines of Galaxians and Space Invaders. You have a ship at the bottom of the screen. Enemy ships come at you in waves scrolling across the screen from right to left. There are twelve levels. When the last level has been completed the game cycles to level one again and continues with no increase in difficulty. You get an extra life if you clear 4 waves. They keep on coming and the object is to get a high score. Interesting key mapping on this game: the bottom row of keys moves left & right, but they are mapped alternately so Z, C, B, M and SPACE move...

Arcadia

Arcadia

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1982

Arcadia is a 1982 fixed shooter published by Imagine Software on the Sinclair Spectrum and VIC-20. It was later ported to the Commodore 64 and Dragon 32. Arcadia combines elements of Gorf and Galaxian. The player controls a space ship as the aliens scroll and moved freely down the screen. The game consists of 12 different levels of descending aliens. After level 12 the game loops back to level 1 with no extra difficulty. An extra life is rewarded after every four levels. Advancing to the next level involves staying alive until the timer in the top left corner ticks from 99 to 0. Once zero is...

Army Moves

Army Moves

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1986

The game contains seven levels that are divided in two main sections. The first four levels make up the first section, where the player has to drive an army unit (jeep or helicopter) through a terrain, steering clear of hostile vehicles. In the last three levels that comprise the second main section, one plays as a soldier who shoots enemies along his way. In level 5 the soldier must jump from rock to rock in a river, shooting hostile birds. Thereafter, the soldier makes his way into the enemy headquarters with the goal of retrieving secret documents.

Athena

Athena

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

In this game, players take the role of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, who has grown tired of her life within the castle and ventures into the Fantasy World beyond the castle walls. Strange and fearsome creatures will attack at every turn, but weapons can be found along the way: a ball and chain, a bow and arrow, and a mighty sword. Put on wings and take to the sky, or become a mermaid to explore the ocean depths.

Guerrilla War

Guerrilla War

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

A tropical island (specified as Cuba in the Japanese original) is being oppressed by a dictator, but fortunately one or two brave US soldiers (Ernesto "Che" Guevara in the Japanese version) are on hand to restore justice. March through the rivers, swamps and forests to overthrow the dictator (specified as Batista in Japan) in this evolution of the Commando style. The game scrolls vertically, as you move up the screen shooting enemies, finding good strategic firing points and collecting powerups. As the enemy soldiers come towards you in groups, some care is required when picking them off,...

Hyper Sports

Hyper Sports

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The gameplay was much the same as Track & Field in that the player competes in an event and tries to score the most points based on performance criteria, and also by beating the computer entrants in that event. Also, the player tries to exceed a qualification time, distance or score in order to advance to the next event. In Hyper Sports, if all of the events were passed successfully, the player advances to the next round of the same events which are faster and harder to qualify for. The events changed to include these new sports: Swimming - Swimming speed is controlled by two run...

Konami's Golf

Konami's Golf

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Konami's Golf features a challenging 18 hole course and allows you to choose your club, adjust your stance and control your swing, applying hook and slice if desired (or inadvertently added). Wind and ball lie must be taken into account. The game features a split screen with two views, one an overhead view of the entire hole, and the other a 3-D view from your balls current location. The gameplay options include 1 player stroke play, 2 player stroke play, or 2 player match play.

Konami's Tennis

Konami's Tennis

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Tennis is Konami's version of the sport for the MSX platform. One or two players can play against computer or two players can compete each other . The game follows standard tennis rules and allows you to hit a variety of forehand and backhand shots to any location on the court.

Legend of Kage

Legend of Kage

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

The player is armed with a kodachi shortsword and an unlimited amount of shuriken. Grabbing a crystal ball causes the player's clothes to change to the next level in colour and thereby attain certain powers (bigger shuriken or faster speed); if Kage is hit while in green or orange clothes, he does not die but reverts to his normal red clothes. Grabbing a scroll causes Kage to stand still and meditate for several seconds while approaching enemies drop to the ground dead (although the scrolls appear in the arcade version, the crystal balls do not). The player takes role of the young Iga...

Mikie

Mikie

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Mikie puts you in charge of Mikie, a high school student who likes to win hearts of every girl that he can lay his eyes on. There are several classrooms to explore like the Quantum Physics Room, Locker Room, Canteen, the Aerobics Dancing Class, and the Playground. In each classroom, Mikie has to collect all the hearts that are found in each classroom to form a message. In order to collect these hearts, Mikie must stand somewhere near them and shout out. There are two type of hearts: small and large. Mikie needs to shout out only once to collect the small hearts, and multiple times to...

Movie

Movie

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

The game is an arcade adventure which uses an isometric display to portray the action. Movement is achieved by rotating the main character and moving him forward, similar to that of Knightlore and other early examples of the genre. The player can also access a panel of icons which allow Marlow to carry out certain actions such as dropping and taking items, shooting his firearm, punching, throwing an item or talking. The latter is performed using speech-bubbles in which the player can type out words and phrases using the keyboard.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Ping Pong recreates the fast-paced sport of table tennis. To win each match you must get to 10 points with a 2 point lead - if the scores reach 10-9 the game goes on until someone has a 2 point lead or reaches 15, in a similar manner to tennis. There are nine skill levels to beat, with increasing abilities as the game goes on. The human player has the advantage of serving first, and as the serve reverses every five points, you are guaranteed to have more chances to serve than your opponent (remember the significance of 10 and 15 in the scoring). The points system rewards long rallies and large...

Stonkers

Stonkers

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Stonkers is controlled either using keyboard or joystick. In the game, the player controls infantry, artillery, tank, and supply-truck units. Combat units consume supplies over time and the player must use the supply units to replenish them. Supply units are unloaded while a ship docks at the player's port. Information about ongoing events is displayed in a ticker tape on the bottom of the screen.

Super Soccer

Super Soccer

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Super Soccer is a football simulation developed for the Spectrum 48/128 by Imagine Software in 1984. It can be controlled by keyboard or joystick, and can be played by either a single player or up to eight players in tournament mode. The object is to use your players to kick a ball into the opposing teams net. The team with the most goals at the end of the playing period wins. There is a game timer at the top of the screen and this stops while waiting for the game to restart or for a free kick. There are five definable action keys for left/right/up/down and kick. Each team has only one...

Victory Road

Victory Road

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Heavy on the action, Ikari Warriors became a favorite both in the arcades and on home consoles. To fuel that frenzy, SNK and Tradewest teamed up again for a sequel, Victory Road, released later that same year. This time, the Ikari Warriors take on more cosmic foes, battling rock-headed beasts, one-eyed green men and other odd creatures.

The Vindicator

The Vindicator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

In The Vindicator! aliens invaded earth and laid it into ruins. The rest of humanity had to flee underground and one sole hero, the vindicator, goes out on his quest to kill the Dark Overlord. The game has three distinctive parts: the first is set in an underground complex where blueprints containing a way to destroy the aliens have to be found. To do so the vindicator has to navigate a maze, find keycards, kill aliens in the way and finally solve an anagram puzzle. After that stands a long way towards the alien base which plays out as a vertically scrolling shooter section. Here the player...

World Series Basketball

World Series Basketball

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Congratulations! You're in the middle of the World Series Basketball competition. Everyone's out to beat you, especially the skillful computer team. So if you want to win the series then you'd better read this official program. With the right combination of passing, shooting and strategy you may even become a World Star Player! Have fun

Yie Ar Kung Fu

Yie Ar Kung Fu

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Chinese: 一二功夫; pinyin: yī èr gōngfū; literally: "One Two Kung Fu") features the protagonist Oolong (Chinese: 烏龍; pinyin: Wūlóng, Japanese: ウーロン Ūron; see oolong), controlled by the player. Oolong must fight all the martial arts masters given by the game (11 in the arcade version; five to 13 in the home ports) unarmed to win the title of "Grand Master" and honor the memory of his father. On his side is a variety of punch and kick blows reachable by combining the joystick with one of the buttons (punch or kick). He also has the greatest jumping ability of all the game's fighters,...

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