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Batman: Revenge of the Joker

Batman: Revenge of the Joker

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

An unreleased port of the same game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis. Though those versions were known as Return of the Joker and not Revenge of the Joker. The seedy underworld is crawling with criminals. Even worse - the JOKER is back on top of 'em all! Law and order means nothing... until now! Because BATMAN is here - and the action is hotter than ever! Ear-crunching sound effects. Pulse-quickening music. Graphics that are as hot as 16-bit. And this time, BATMAN hits fast and hard. Flying, leaping, and sliding to attack! And striking at the heart of...

Camp California

Camp California

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 1, 1993

Early CD-ROM platfomer featuring real Beach Boys music for the TurboGrafx-CD. It is a partial follow up/spin-off of Yo' Bro, the skateboarding TG16 game which also used licensed Beach Boys music.

Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions

Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1993

Get ready to duck and cover. Because the fate of the planets rests squarely on Duck Dodgers--alias Daffy Duck--the fearless space crusader from the cartoon adventure series. Marvin Martian, the extra-fiendish extraterrestrial, is poised to obliterate the galaxy! So choose your weapon. Then help Daffy race from planet to planet in hot pursuit of the outrageous alien. Search secret chambers and caverns for mystery bonuses! Help Daffy shield himself from needles fired by crazed cactus! Block an onslaught of enemy space mines! Battle an undersea army of Instant Martians (just add water)....

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1991

"Well, kid, you really stepped in it this time! Either you're bein' framed for a murder or you really iced the guy, but if I was you, I'd get outta town. 'Course I ain't you, and you ain't got my sense. Knowin' you, you'll try ta figure it all out. Jeesh, some guys never learn. Do ya really think ya got a chance with the cops, the mob and who knows who else all after ya? Well good luck, pal. Oh by the way, did I mention that ya don't even remember who ya are?" Enter Deja Vu, one of Mindscape's interactive graphic adventures. They're games which draw you into the action. There are no...

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 2, 1990

Okay pal, here's the set-up: You wake up on the floor and you don't know who you are or how you got there. You're searching through a seedy Chicago casino, decorated with one somewhat familiar, but very dead, body. You gotta find out who you are and who iced this guy... In a hurry! Otherwise, the cops are gonna peg you for Murder One. Deja Vu. In this case, what you don't know can kill you!

Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas

Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Déjà Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas is the sequel to Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True. This time you wake up in Las Vegas with great headache and realize that you are Ace Harding, who has to find $112,000 of recently murdered Chicago's racketeer Joey Siegel for his boss and Las Vegas' mobster Tony Malone. You have a choice to find money in one week or classical "or else". Just for formality you are watched by Malone's thug Stogie Martin. During the investigation in Noir style you can collect and use items, talk to characters and make some decisions. The game has a multiple windows interface, which...

Ghost Manor

Ghost Manor

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 1, 1992

With an earth-shattering explosion, horror from another dimension grips your once peaceful town. Gristly creatures prey on the innocent. The dead rise to roam the streets. All resistance falls! But hey, no problem, you have a plan! Find the secret passage to their mansion stronghold and battle past the zombies and ghouls. Now get your axe, because it's way full of demons and ghastly surprises! Ride the awesome Skull Slammer and search for their leader, the hideous Orb gamut. Discover his weakness and be a hero. If you don't, you'll be dust.

Shadowgate

Shadowgate

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 31, 1989

A hidden key unlocks an ancient castle's door. As it creaks open on rusted hinges, the whisper of a dank, stale wind delivers this chilling warning: Danger awaits you. Yet within these dark and ominous walls lies your quest. Welcome to the Castle Shadowgate. Your destiny, as the last of a great line of hero-kings, is to terminate the diabolical Warlock Lord before his dreaded black magic unleashes the hideous behemoth and destroys the world. With a strong heart and shining armor, you carefully choose your path of travel throughout the castle's sinister grounds. Along the way you'll...

Shadowgate

Shadowgate

Commodore Amiga - 1987

Using the same graphical interface as Deja Vu, Shadowgate is an adventure game set in a fantasy world. Players take the part of an adventurer sent to the ancient keep of Shadowgate on a quest to find a mystic artifact known as the Staff of Ages and stop the evil Warlock Lord from summoning a horrific demon known as the Behemoth. However, Shadowgate has become infested with the Warlock Lord's demonic minions, not to mention the castle's still functional booby-traps. Unlike Deja Vu, death comes at the protagonist suddenly, unexpectedly and, most of all, often. Such simple acts as pulling the...

Shadowgate

Shadowgate

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - September 25, 1992

Far below the three moons that hang in the midnight sky lies the land of Krelion. And the people of this land live in an age of perfect peace and prosperity known as the Age of Light, a time by a band of powerful wizards known as the Ring of Five. But, on the 11th moon of the Age of Light, a dark wave of evil has begun to sweep across the land, leaving a wide path of destructing in its wake. And the Ring of Five, which has protected Krelion for centuries untold has suddenly vanished from the land. Their fate is left in the unholy hands of three evil beings from the shadow realm known as...

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Commodore CDTV - Released - 1991

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is a full motion video video game based on a tabletop game-gamebook hybrid which had the same name. It was originally developed by ICOM Simulations for the FM Towns computer and later ported to DOS, Apple Macintosh, Commodore CDTV, TurboGrafx-CD, Sega CD and Tandy Video Information System with all versions being distributed on CD-ROM. The game was re-released as a DVD for use with a standard DVD player and television in 1999. A high resolution and re-mastered version of the game for iPad, Microsoft Windows, and OS X was released on September 18, 2012.

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 1, 1991

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective can be described as a hybrid of adventure game and simulation. Gameplay process involves traveling to various locations in London, interrogating suspects, gathering clues, checking out the newspapers, and eventually presenting all the evidence to the judge; if the latter finds the circumstances incriminating, he will accept the results of the investigation, and the case will be considered solved. Though the basic gameplay is rather typical for adventure games, the amount of real detective work and the focus of the game on purely case-related actions rather...

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume II

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume II

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - May 28, 1993

The game uses live actors and sets as the player controls Sherlock Holmes and his longtime partner Dr. Watson, trying to solve three separate crimes by visiting various locations, listening to the dialogue, reading the included mock London newspapers, and, when the player gets enough evidence, answering the judge's questions. At the beginning of each case a full motion video clip depicts Holmes and Watson meeting a client and learning a few background clues about the case. Then the player must visit a particular location or person, read the London newspapers for clues or ask one of the...

Uninvited

Uninvited

Apple IIGS - Released - 1988

Another game using the graphical adventure interface found in Déjà Vu and Shadowgate, Uninvited comes with a "horror" theme. While driving on a lonely road at night, a strange figure blocks your vision causing you to swerve and crash your car. When you regain consciousness, you find that your brother is missing (in the NES-Version it's your sister who is missing). The only place he could have gone is a creepy old mansion which looms in front of you. With nowhere else to go, you enter the mansion in search of your brother. It turns out the mansion once belonged to an old wizard and his...

Uninvited

Uninvited

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Another game using the graphical adventure interface found in Déjà Vu and Shadowgate, Uninvited comes with a "horror" theme. While driving on a lonely road at night, a strange figure blocks your vision causing you to swerve and crash your car. When you regain consciousness, you find that your brother is missing (in the NES-Version it's your sister who is missing). The only place he could have gone is a creepy old mansion which looms in front of you. With nowhere else to go, you enter the mansion in search of your brother. It turns out the mansion once belonged to an old wizard and his...

Uninvited

Uninvited

Commodore Amiga - 1987

Another game using the graphical adventure interface found in Déjà Vu and Shadowgate, Uninvited comes with a "horror" theme. While driving on a lonely road at night, a strange figure blocks your vision causing you to swerve and crash your car. When you regain consciousness, you find that your brother is missing (in the NES-Version it's your sister who is missing). The only place he could have gone is a creepy old mansion which looms in front of you. With nowhere else to go, you enter the mansion in search of your brother. It turns out the mansion once belonged to an old wizard and his...

Uninvited

Uninvited

Nintendo Entertainment System - June 12, 1991

What a pity about your automobile. And your sister, she came to our mansion for help. But now, I'm afraid she desperately needs yours! Welcome to our humble abode... I regret you'll have to carry on your search alone. It seems we're down to a skeleton staff. Oh my! Is that your sister screaming? I hope you're not too late to save her. Horrors! It's becoming grotesquely obvious why all our guests feel so... Uninvited!

Yo' Bro

Yo' Bro

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 31, 1991

Ratz attack! Ratz attack! The city of Los Angeles is being invaded! Only Lil Bro', Camp California's rad skateboarding dude, can save it. The evil Ratz gang is unleashing a barrage of killer creatures and devices. Find incredibly cool weapons to fight back. Wipe out their earthquake machines and nasty man-eating plants with rocket grenades. Fight off wicked space aliens and launch your bonus attacks. It'll take everything you've got to send the Ratz packing.

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