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Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991

Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991

Windows - November 14, 2014

Cinemaware's Anthology of classic games gives you a fascinating collection of some of the highest-regarded, most successful games from legendary game developer Cinemaware! Relive that awesome, golden-era of videogames-feeling: rescue a princess in medieval England, become the boss of Chicago's Mafia, wipe out terrorizing killer-ants or fight against enemy invaders with your jetpack and raygun in the 1940s! Choose to play the original Amiga version or the PC MS-DOS version (where available). All games will run on Windows 7 and Windows 8. The "Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991" includes...

Defender of the Crown

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1987

Defender of the Crown puts the player in the role of one of four Saxon knights in medieval England, in a time where the land is in turmoil as the King is dead and his crown was stolen. The Saxons and the Normans blame each other and fight for control of England. After a short introduction by Robin of Locksley himself, the game starts with a single castle and 10 soldiers at your command. From there, you have to build your army, take control of additional territories and fight and defeat the three Norman lords - and sometimes your Saxon friends as well. In addition to the basic 'build your...

Defender of the Crown

Defender of the Crown

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Defender of the Crown is a strategy computer game designed by Kellyn Beck. It was Cinemaware's first game, and was originally released for the Commodore Amiga in 1986, setting a new standard for graphic quality in home computer games. In 1987 it was ported to MS-DOS, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Macintosh and finally, the Apple IIGS in 1988. It was later ported to the CD-i. The game is set in England in 1149 during the Middle Ages where, following the death of the king, different factions are fighting for territorial...

High Rollers Casino

High Rollers Casino

Microsoft Xbox - November 10, 2004

High Rollers Casino is a 2004 casino video game co-developed by Cinemaware and Virtual Toysfor the PlayStation 2 and Xbox gaming consoles. The game allows players to partake in various games typically found within a casino, ranging from card to slot machines.

High Rollers Casino

High Rollers Casino

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 11, 2004

In High Rollers Casino, you navigate a Las Vegas style casino environment with a male or female character you create from pre-selected options (head, hair, etc.), or you may create a character with the mix and match generator. Along with the character parts, the character's voice is also pre-set. Creating a character is required to play, and only one player may play at a time. Once a character is generated, you may enter the casino, which you navigate by walking around, and is viewed from a third person perspective of your character. Table games (where you play against a dealer) include...

It Came from the Desert

It Came from the Desert

Sega Genesis - Unreleased

It Came from the Desert is an unreleased Sega Mega Drive game developed by Cinemaware, and was due to be published by Electronic Arts in 1992. Though it shares a similar intro, it is in fact an entirely different game from other versions of It Came from the Desert released for the IBM PC, Amiga and TurboGrafx-CD, being a top-down action game rather than a point and click adventure.

It Came From The Desert

It Came From The Desert

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 1, 1992

It Came from the Desert is a remake of the the original 1989 Amiga game of the same name, but with a vast amount of changes and improvements. The basic setting was kept identical. It is a mix of action and adventure elements, largely inspired from cult-horror B-Movies of the 50's and 60's, and 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.

It Came From The Desert

It Came From The Desert

Commodore Amiga - 1989

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...

The King of Chicago

The King of Chicago

Apple IIGS - Released - 1988

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.

The King of Chicago

The King of Chicago

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

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 Power Pack

The Power Pack

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Compilation of 4 games over 5 disks: Disk 1) Bloodwych : Mirrorsoft (1989) Disk 2) Lombard RAC Rally : Mandarin Software (1988) Disk 3) TV Sports Football : Mirrorsoft (1989) Disk 4) Xenon 2 (Disk 1) : Image Works (1989) Disk 5) Xenon 2 (Disk 2) : Image Works (1989)

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown

Windows - October 7, 2003

A complete remake of the classic 1986 title Defender of the Crown (not to be confused with the "Remastered" Windows version released in 2002), in Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown the player plays as the legendary folk outlaw in his quest to reclaim the throne of England after Richard Lionheart was captured in the crusades and his brother, John Lackland, usurped the throne and left him for dead in the Holy Land, attracting the ire of several knights. In a heated argument, he considered them to be traitors, causing a civil war to start.

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 30, 2003

A complete remake of the classic 1986 title Defender of the Crown (not to be confused with the "Remastered" Windows version released in 2002), in Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown the player plays as the legendary folk outlaw in his quest to reclaim the throne of England after Richard Lionheart was captured in the crusades and his brother, John Lackland, usurped the throne and left him for dead in the Holy Land, attracting the ire of several knights. In a heated argument, he considered them to be traitors, causing a civil war to start. Several gameplay features were changed from the classic...

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown

Microsoft Xbox - November 11, 2003

It is a time of great unrest in England. With King Richard the Lionheart held for ransom, the evil Prince John, seizes the throne, and declares himself the King of England. The entire nation soon falls into civil war as greedy nobles war amongst themselves and Prince John sends forth armies to shackle the country under his unjust rule. In this time of lawlessness, only an outlaw can lead the people to freedom. One man, the embodiment of true honor, vows to save his people and restore peace to the land. This man is known as Robin Hood. From the small-scale skirmishes with the Sheriff of...

Rocket Ranger

Rocket Ranger

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Rocket Ranger is a 1988 action adventure computer game developed and published by Cinemaware. The game's setting is based in the World War II era, allowing the player to control a US Army scientist and setting out to stop Nazi Germany from winning the war. The Rocket Ranger moniker stems from the Rocket Pack the player uses over the course of the game.

Rocket Ranger

Rocket Ranger

Commodore Amiga - 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...

Rocket Ranger

Rocket Ranger

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Rocket Ranger is a 1988 action adventure computer game developed and published by Cinemaware. Like many Cinemaware games, Rocket Ranger draws its inspiration from Hollywood, and likely The Rocketeer comics. This title pays homage to the many 1950s sci-fi serials, using the look and feel of the serials, including action-packed cut-scenes and an art treatment loyal to the futuristic visions of that era. It also features the cliché elements of that era, including a dashing, courageous hero and a beautiful, voluptuous damsel in distress in need of rescue. A Kickstarter campaign for a remake...

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Apple IIGS - Released - 1990

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is a 1987 action adventure computer game developed and published by Cinemaware. It is set in a fantastical Arabian Nights-esque world. The player assumes the role of Sinbad the Sailor, and is commissioned by The Princess to rid the land of the Dark Prince.

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 15, 1989

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

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - March 31, 2002

Moe, Larry & Curly starring in their own Cinemaware Interactive Movie? Why coitanly! Nyuk. Nyuk. Nyuk. Join those zany masters of mirth as they try to save an old lady and her 3 beautiful daughters from the clutches of an evil banker. You'll love the eyepopping graphics and animation. And the voices and sound effects digitized from their classic films! You'll maneuver the Stooges through prizefighting, pie throwing and medical madness in the famous "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard" scene. It's like starring in a Stooges movie!

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Commodore Amiga - 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.

TV Sports Baseball

TV Sports Baseball

Commodore Amiga - 1992

TV Sports: Baseball 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 can be consulted from the main...

TV Sports Basketball

TV Sports Basketball

Commodore Amiga - 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 Boxing

TV Sports Boxing

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

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".

TV Sports Football

TV Sports Football

Commodore Amiga - 1988

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.

Wings

Wings

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

You are an allied fighter pilot in WW1, duking it out with the "Huns" up in the sky in over 200 missions. The missions usually come in three flavors: Top-down view bombing missions where you have to take out strategically important targets, isometric strafing runs where you get to blast anything that you fancy blasting with an unlimited supply of ammo, and of course the main part: Dogfights in the sky. Rendered in 3D, seems from behind your head. The game is set in the years 1916 through 1918, and to loosen things up a little, we get to read a page of our character's new entry for the...

Wings! Remastered Edition

Wings! Remastered Edition

Windows - Released - October 17, 2014

Wings!: Remastered Edition is a 3D remake of the classic Wings originally released for Amiga. While the original game used 3D during dogfights, it used 2D graphic for isometric strafing and top-down bombing. This remake uses 3D graphic for all the gameplay elements. The game follows the story of 56th squadron and you'll be piloting Sopwith Camel against the axis forces during the timeline between 1916 when the planes entered the war for the first time until the end of war in 1918. With over 230 missions, you will follow the story through the diary that will depict war events as you progress...

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