Distinctive Software

4-D Boxing

4-D Boxing

MS-DOS - June 15, 1991

4D Sports Boxing is a 3D boxing computer game of the 4D Sports series, with motion capture animation, developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. (DSI) from Vancouver under their secondary trade name Unlimited Software. Its first version, 1.0, was published by Mindscape in June 1991. The game was released for PC, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Amiga and Fujitsu FM Towns Marty. The Macintosh version has slightly improved graphics, but a smaller screen size. Box Art The game features stylized boxers in polygon-based graphics, composed of triangles, some with names suggestive of non-fictional...

4D Sports Tennis

4D Sports Tennis

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Being part of Mindscape's 4D Sports game series, this program tries to realistically reproduce the game of tennis. Just like all the other games from the series, 4D Sports Tennis offers "true four-dimensional gameplay" by letting the player access advanced replay features. The game is based on simple, untextured 3D polygon graphics, providing not only a standard fixed camera and freely positionable views, but also a very unique first-person view, in which the player does see nothing of his own character except for the racket, and the view is always following the ball. Other features...

Accolade's Comics

Accolade's Comics

Apple II - Released - 1987

Accolade's Comics is an adventure game released in 1987. Published by Accolade and developed by Distinctive Software, the game intersperses arcade-style games into its plot. Computer Gaming World disliked the repetitive action sequences, but admired the game's satirical tone and writing.

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1991

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge is a simulation of the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, and thus operates like a racing game. The gameplay action was always through an in-car perspective. Players could chose to run single races at each track or run for the season championship. The race distance was chosen by the player, which ranged from 10 miles to the realistic distance of 500 miles for the superspeedway races. In the MS-DOS version, the championship consisted of a visit to each of the eight tracks. In the NES and Game Boy versions, the season championship consisted of each of the four...

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Fast Tracks

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Fast Tracks

Nintendo Game Boy - 1991

THIS WILL REALLY GET YOUR HEART RACING Winston Cup champion and game co-designer Bill Elliot is out to throttle you in the only Game Boy game endorsed by NASCAR. Race Bill himself and the cream of NASCAR's crop from an exhilarating, behind-the-dash, first person perspective. On your choice of four of the circuit's most hair-raising ovals and hairpin road courses. True to scale and authentic in every detail. Pick your thunder-on-wheels from three stock supercars. Choose your engine and adjust the tire stagger, spoiler angle and gear ratio. Battle for the pole position. Then try to outwit...

Champions Forever Boxing

Champions Forever Boxing

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1991

It's Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Holmes and Norton -- five of the world's greatest heavyweight boxing champs! Be them or battle them. Each has his actual physical traits and boxing style. Move and jab, or go toe-to-toe and unleash a flurry of punishing hooks, uppercuts and body shots. Protect yourself by blocking punches or clinching. Taunt opponents with showboat moves if you've got the guts. Fight exhibition matches or an entire 15-year career. Between round close-ups show each boxer's facial damage. Beat these five legends and become a Champion Forever!

The Duel: Test Drive II

The Duel: Test Drive II

Apple IIGS - Released - September 18, 1989

The Duel: Test Drive II is a racing game developed by Distinctive Software and published by Accolade in 1989. It is the second entry in the Test Drive series of video games. Like the original Test Drive, the focus of The Duel is driving exotic cars through dangerous highways, evading traffic, and trying to escape police pursuits. While the first game in the series had the player simply racing for time in a single scenario, Test Drive II improves upon its predecessor by introducing varied scenery, and giving the player the option of racing against the clock or competing against a...

The Duel: Test Drive II

The Duel: Test Drive II

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1992

Redline a Lamborghini Diablo - speed shift a Porsche 959 - spin out in a Ferrari F40 - engines roar and cop sirens wail as you blow past your competition at 200 MPH. You'll see it all through the windshield as you scream across scorching deserts, slice through cities and skid around coastline curves - maxing out three of the world's fastest high performance cars.

Grand Prix Circuit

Grand Prix Circuit

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Formula One racing is recreated in detail in this simulation. You have the choice to drive a Ferrari 187/88C, a McLaren MP4/4 or a Williams FW12, each with different qualities. Rival drivers also have their own styles and strengths, and to win the World Championship you will have to master these. Pitstop timing and planning is crucial as well, although only tires are changed in late-1980s F1. You can choose whether to drive a single race at Brazil, Britain, Monaco, (Western) Germany [Hockenheim], Canada, Italy, Detroit and Japan [Suzuka] or to drive a full championship on every track. Every...

HardBall!

HardBall!

Apple IIGS - Released - 1987

HardBall! is the first in a series of popular baseball computer and video games published by Accolade. It was released for a variety of platforms between 1985 and 1991.

Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 1, 1990

What are you supposed to do with 7 simple pieces of pipe and 8 weird ones? All you have to do is build them into a pipeline that's no more complicated than the average oil refinery. But that's the easy part. Seconds after you put the first pipe in place, this sticky, slimey stuff called flooz starts flowing through it. From that point on, it's you against the flooz. But you've got four powerful weapons. Your right hand. Your left hand. Your brain. And your left brain. So what are your chances of out-smarting the flooz? Nobody knows for sure. But at last count, there were...

Psi-5 Trading Company

Psi-5 Trading Company

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Psi-5 Trading Company (also rendered as Psi 5 Trading Company, PsiΨ5 Trading Company, Psi5 Trading Company and PSI-5 Trading Company) is a 1985 space trading game, one of the first games published by fledgling video game developer and publisher Accolade. In contrast to other games in this genre, players cannot control the spaceship themselves. It is piloted by a crew of characters they command during flight.

The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness

The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

BART'S GOT THE HOUSE All TO HIMSELF AND THINGS ARE GETTING PRETTY WEIRD. Bart Simpson, that radical dude with a cool attitude, now stars in his own all-new action/adventure. Enjoy the warped sense of humor and whacked out cast of characters from The Simpsons TV series as you become Bart in search of the coolest item in the universe. Enter the six weird worlds attached to Bart's room and search for the three cool objects you need to enter the Radical Zone: Fancy Running Shoes. Groovy Cap and Cool Looking Shades. Choose your paths and journey through the Simpsons’ spooky attic and...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Fresh from the classic comics come heroes in a half shell! Obsessed by revenge, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are out to rescue lovely April O’Neil, who’s been captured by SHREDDER-a maniac more menacing than an army of mind altered Bruce Lees. But if they’re to succeed, you must command the role of each turtle (one at a time, of course), rumbling through six New York territories patrolled by Ninjitsu Warriors, blood descendants of the deadly Foot Clan. Along the way you’ll encounter Mouser infested sewers, criminally polluted rivers and villainous streets run by the terrorist team...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions

MS-DOS - Released - June 10, 1991

Shredder wants to rule Manhattan, so he's saturated the neighborhoods with his henchemen. The heroes in a half-shell must out-ninja Shredder and his thugs before time's up in Times Square! Put your best moves to the test against Bebop, Rocksteady, Triceratons, moussers, foot soldiers, gangs and assorted villains in 15 challenging missions. For the first time ever two turtles can join forces to take on the enemy packed streets as a team. Choose Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo or Donatello to shell out each turtle's unique ninja talents. Time is not on your side. You've got to beat the...

Top Gun: Guts and Glory

Top Gun: Guts and Glory

Nintendo Game Boy - January 1, 1993

Top Gun: Guts and Glory is a modern jet flight simulation that was released in 1993 for the original Nintendo Game Boy in Europe and North America.

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