Elite Systems

1942

1942

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

1942 is set in the Pacific theater of World War II. The goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet. The player pilots a plane dubbed the "Super Ace" (but its appearance is clearly that of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning). The player has to shoot down enemy planes; to avoid enemy fire, the player can perform a roll or "loop-the-loop".

The Adventures of Dr. Franken

The Adventures of Dr. Franken

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1993

Franky and his girlfriend Bitsy have decided to take a vacation. Unfortunately, Bitsy does not have a passport. Not to be thwarted, our spare parts hero has a cunning plan. He dismantles Bitsy, packages up her pads and mails them to their vacation destination - New York City - with predictable results. The combination of Franky's lack of brain cells and the incompetence of the Transylvanian post office has scattered Bitsy across the globe. And so, the adventure begins...

Airwolf

Airwolf

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Airwolf is a video game based on the TV series of the same name, it was released for a range of home computers including the BBC Microcomputer. As Stringfellow Hawke, a former Vietnam chopper pilot, and the only man in the free world trained to fly the billion-dollar helicopter AIRWOLF you have been assigned a dangerous rescue mission by the FIRM. Your task is to rescue 5 scientists from an underground lair by destroying its layer of protection and then getting to the core. Moving onto a screen at a time you must shoot out anything and everything in your path, including lots of...

Airwolf

Airwolf

Amstrad CPC - Released - June 1, 1985

The game of the TV show is viewed from the side and puts you in command of an attack helicopter. Your task is to rescue 5 scientists from an underground lair by destroying its layer of protection and then getting to the core. Moving onto a screen at a time you must shoot out anything and everything in your path, including lots of regenerating static targets. Realistic gravity takes effect, so you can't simply hover in a set position.

Commando

Commando

Amstrad CPC - Released - January 1, 1985

Several levels await your super-tough Commando in this vertical scrolling game. Armed with only a standard rifle and a few grenades you must take on hordes of Nazis. Some are wandering around in the open, while others have picked out hiding places, which you must approach from certain angles. Trees, rivers and bridges create a varied combat-like terrain and must be incorporated into your thinking. Extra grenades can be collected, and will definitely be required, as they allow you to kill from distance and thus avoid some enemy shots. The game was renamed to Space Invasion for the German...

Commando

Commando

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The player takes control of a soldier named Super Joe, who starts by being dropped off in a jungle by a helicopter, and has to fight his way out singlehandedly, fending off a massive assault of enemy soldiers. Super Joe is armed with a sub-machine gun (which has unlimited ammunition) as well as a limited supply of hand grenades. While Joe can fire his gun in any of the eight directions that he faces, his grenades can only be thrown vertically towards the top of the screen, irrespective of the direction Joe is facing. Unlike his SMG bullets, grenades can be thrown to clear obstacles, and...

Commando

Commando

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

You are Super Joe the cracked 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, 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 and...

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The main character, who bears a striking resemblance to Rambo, is a mercenary who is asked to carry out assignments all over the world. The levels in Dogs of War are built in a similar way, a multi-directional scrolling shooter where the player must overcome enemies who drift along in certain patterns on the screen, ultimately reaching his goal. People from around the world ask the player to conduct missions for them. Examples include saving someone's kidnapped son, retrieving a valuable piece of art or killing a criminal. Note that all missions end in the same way - to accomplish it, the...

Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues

Sega Genesis - Unreleased

Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues is an unpublished Sega Mega Drive port of Bluth Group/Motivetime's 1993 SNES platformer Dragon's Lair/Dragon's Magic (a sequel to the original Dragon's Lair) that was being developed by Elite Systems, Eden Entertainment, and Taito (or at least their American branch) presumably in 1994 (according to the ROM header; the game itself doesn't say). The game was announced at Summer CES 1994 by Taito, with an expected Autumn 1994 release date. It was cancelled for unknown reasons and has every level playable (though whether or not the port itself is complete...

Dragon's Lair: The Legend

Dragon's Lair: The Legend

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - January 1, 1991

Dirk the Daring held the maids limp and lifeless body gently in his arms, as he surveyed the carnage of the bloody battle scene. With the last gasps of her dying breath Princess Daphne's loyal servant had told Dirk the horrible tale of their undoing. It seemed a traitor in their ranks had informed the evil Mordroc that the princess caravan was carrying the mythical Life Stone, an ancient artifact rumored to give its owner limitless power and eternal life. His barbaric army had ambushed the princess helpless band, mercilessly slaying all but the beautiful Princess whom they had taken into...

Ford Racing

Ford Racing

Windows - Released - November 2, 2000

Ford Racing is a racing video game published by Empire Interactive for Windows. The computer version was developed by Elite Systems and released on November 2, 2000. It was the first game in the Ford Racing video game series, and received mixed reviews.

Frank Bruno's Boxing

Frank Bruno's Boxing

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Former boxing World Champion Frank Bruno, famed for his catchphrase "you know what I mean, Harry?" and more recently his heroic battle with depression, put his name to this boxing game which replicates Super Punch-Out!!. As Frank, you must take on 8 progressively tough boxers to win the title. The action is viewed from right behind Frank in 3D, meaning that you can see and feel the full impact of punches. A full range of moves is provided, with the standard jabs complimented by body punches and the ability to dodge, duck or raise your guard. Each punch weakens your opponent's strength,...

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Atari ST - 1988

Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling, run & gun shoot 'em up arcade game developed by SNK, published in North America and Europe by Tradewest, and released in 1986.[6] Originally titled Ikari (怒?, "Fury") in Japan, Ikari Warriors was SNK's first major breakthrough US release and became something of a classic. The game was released at the time when there were many Commando clones on the market. What distinguished Ikari Warriors were rotary joysticks and a two-player mode. The player characters in Ikari Warriors are Colonel Ralf and Second Lieutenant Clark of the later King of Fighters...

James Bond 007: Live and Let Die

James Bond 007: Live and Let Die

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

You are James Bond 007 and you must stop Mr. Big from delivering heroin for free. You control a boat that can destroy enemy boats and can go up to 100 MPH. You must dodge or destroy enemy boats and must dodge defensive gun fire

James Bond 007: Live and Let Die: The Computer Game

James Bond 007: Live and Let Die: The Computer Game

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

You are James Bond 007 and you must stop Mr. Big from delivering heroin for free. You control a boat that can destroy enemy boats and can go up to 100 MPH. You must dodge or destroy enemy boats and must dodge defensive gun fire.

Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1992

It started out as a warm, peaceful summer day. Joe was lying in the green grass daydreaming about brontosaurus burgers while Mac was away hunting for dinosaurs. Hungry and relaxed, Joe returns to the village... BUT WAIT! Where are all the cavewomen? And where is all the food? That bogus bunch of Neanderthal nerds must have kidnapped the cavewomen and eaten the food! With no time to lose, Joe must single-handedly rescue the beloved cavewomen... and find some dinner along the way!

Kokotoni Wilf

Kokotoni Wilf

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

In Kokotoni Wilf, Ulrich the Magician must renew the sleep spell on the lair of dangerous dragons, lest the creatures again awake. To do this he needs the Dragon Amulet, which has been broken into many pieces and scattered across time and space. These pieces must be retrieved and reassembled. Ulrich is too old to undertake the task himself and so has sent his assistant, Kokotoni Wilf, on the mission instead. He has given Wilf magical wings to assist him on his quest. The game is a 2D flip-screen platformer. The player must guide Kokotoni Wilf through a series of six levels, all set in...

Onside Complete Soccer

Onside Complete Soccer

Sony Playstation - Released - June 26, 1997

ONSIDE Complete Soccer is an early 3D soccer game that includes four playing leagues (England, French, German and Italian) and a basic managerial options, where the player can trade players, deal with finances and stadium expansions. The key features of the game include several camera options, seasonal weather with progressive pitch damage, indoor five-a-side and play-by-play commentary including all player names. Graphics feature a polygonal stadium with sprite (2D) players. Gameplay features a typical two-button layout, with one button to play low balls and other to kick higher balls...

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

A Qusetion of Sport is a sports trivia game based on the long running BBC quiz show of the same name. It was developed by Elite Systems and published by Superior Software / Acornsoft. Two teams of three battle against each other by answering sports questions. 2 Points are awarded for answering your question correctly. If you answer incorrectly the opposing team get a chance to answer it but for only 1 point. There are 6 rounds including picture board, what happened next and a quickfire buzzers round. Contestants are displayed as digitized faces and each contestant specialises in a certain...

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

This is the game of the long running BBC quiz show of the same name. Two teams of three battle against each other by answering sports questions. 2 Points are awarded for answering your question correctly. If you answer incorrectly the opposing team get a chance to answer it but for only 1 point. There are 6 rounds including picture board, what happened next and a quickfire buzzers round. Contestants are displayed as digitized faces and each contestant specialises in a certain sport. Team captains get to choose which sport they wish to specialise in from a choice of ten. There are 5...

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Scooby's friends Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma have been kidnapped in an enormous castle owned by an evil genius. It's Scooby's job to travel through it and rescue them in this platforms 'n' ladders beat 'em up. Enemies include ghosts emerging from doors, bats which must be ducked, skulls to jump over, springy thingies, and Ghoulfish. Scooby has plenty of attacking moves, but must be stationary to launch into one. You start with six lives, and get extras by picking up Scooby Snacks, and by completing each of the four levels.

Storm Warrior (Encore)

Storm Warrior (Encore)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Darkness has descended upon the land. The evil Witch Queen has cast a curse upon the Kingdom, summoning an awesome thunderstorm destined to last for one hundred years. Torrential rain, howling winds, floods and lightning will wreak death and destruction across the land, ruining crops and destroying villages, unless her malignant spell can be broken. It is your duty as Prince of the Kingdom to rid your people of this terrible enchantment, and to restore peace and tranquility to their lives. Armed only with a sword, your first task is to find her hellish castle, from where she and her...

Test Drive: Off-Road

Test Drive: Off-Road

Sony Playstation - Released - March 10, 1997

It's time to wander off the beaten path with Test Drive Off-Road, the first off-road racing game in the popular driving series. Players can hit the road with one of four licensed 4x4 vehicles, each rated in speed, handling and acceleration: a Hummer, Land Rover Defender 90, Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet K-1500 Z71. Once you select a vehicle, you'll be able to choose from four color schemes, enter your name and compete in a Mixed League or Class League. Depending on the league, you'll race against other vehicles of the same class or challenge all classes for one of six different cups. Nine...

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