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Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena. With scenery inspired by Ancient Greece, you have to fight hordes of undead and demons, with a boss at the end of each level until you meet the god Neff, who holds the girl captive. The Altered Beast title refers to your shapeshifting abilities. In this platformer, you can collect spirit balls by defeating two-headed wolves, allowing you to mutate into different beasts such as a werewolf, a dragon, a tiger, a bear and others depending on the version. Each form, tied to a level, comes with special abilities...

Astérix

Astérix

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1993

The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, almost entirely... One small Gaulish village continues to defy the occupying forces, the villagers protected by a magic potion which makes them invincible. But now Obelix has vanished! The Romans have confirmed his capture and taken him to an unknown destination. Astérix is a platform game based on the eponymous comic books, where the short and mustached Gaul has to progress through levels located all across Europe, fighting Romans and various aggressive animals along the way, to rescue his friend Obelix before Caesar throws...

Astérix

Astérix

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1993

OBELIX has disappeared... The peace and quiet of the small village of indomitable Gauls is broken by a disturbing piece of news: Obelix has failed to return from his wild boar hunt. The village council convenes and Asterix decides to set off to find his friend. Leave with him and travel throughout Gaul, across the Roman Empire, taking your search as far afield as the Egyptian Pyramids... And as you battle with the Roman armies and avoid the traps set by Caesar's spies, perhaps you will find Obelix. Magic potion, Romans, fights, punches, catapults, wild boar, not forgetting that...

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the essential gameplay structure. The first race is in Brazil and features 100 cars, and requires you to finish in the top 80 in order to qualify for next race. As you work through the 8 races the size of the field steadily decreases, but so does the worst acceptable finishing position to qualify. The car has high and low gears, and is susceptible to damage from contact with another car. Once you hit a car or a piece of the trackside scenery you will be called into the pits -...

The Duel: Test Drive II

The Duel: Test Drive II

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

In the sequel to Test Drive, you can play against the time or the computer. Choose between a Ferrari F-40 and a Porsche 959, and take on your opponent, who is in the other car. There is also traffic to avoid. Each stage has a different setting, including forests and mountains, with a wide range of hazards to dodge. The game is designed to allow for scenario disks. To finish a stage, you must stop at the gas station by yourself, which allows you to refuel.

Frightful

Frightful

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Hostages

Hostages

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to eliminate the terrorists. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Depending on how well you positioned your snipers, you can use them to assist you on that mission.

Hostages

Hostages

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to eliminate the terrorists. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Depending on how well you positioned your snipers, you can use them to assist you on that mission.

Hostages

Hostages

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to eliminate the terrorists. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Depending on how well you positioned your snipers, you can use them to assist you on that mission.

The Light Corridor

The Light Corridor

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

The aim of the game is to guide a ball through 50 levels of walls, barriers and general obstacles. You control a bat, which must 'serve' the ball into play, and then follow it through the level, deflecting it before it falls behind you, as this costs you one of your 4 lives. Initially the obstacles are all static, but moving barriers add timing, reactions and luck to proceedings. There are also several bonus objects, which are collected by passing through them. These include an L for an extra ball and dual rectangles to give you a second bat which moves around at random. The game also...

The Light Corridor

The Light Corridor

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

The aim of the game is to guide a ball through 50 levels of walls, barriers and general obstacles. You control a bat, which must 'serve' the ball into play, and then follow it through the level, deflecting it before it falls behind you, as this costs you one of your 4 lives. Initially the obstacles are all static, but moving barriers add timing, reactions and luck to proceedings. There are also several bonus objects, which are collected by passing through them. These include an L for an extra ball and dual rectangles to give you a second bat which moves around at random. The game also...

The Light Corridor

The Light Corridor

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

The aim of the game is to guide a ball through 50 levels of walls, barriers and general obstacles. You control a bat, which must 'serve' the ball into play, and then follow it through the level, deflecting it before it falls behind you, as this costs you one of your 4 lives. Initially the obstacles are all static, but moving barriers add timing, reactions and luck to proceedings. There are also several bonus objects, which are collected by passing through them. These include an L for an extra ball and dual rectangles to give you a second bat which moves around at random. The game also...

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Microsoft MSX

Magic Johnson's Basketball is a decent arcade-style basketball game starring LA Lakers' superstar Magic Johnson, one of the most famous players of all time. It is a direct translation of the popular coin-op arcade game called Magic Johnson's Fastbreak Basketball. Like the arcade original, the game is easy enough for beginners to learn, and challenging enough for experts. You can play against the computer or another human opponent in a hot-seat mode. As an arcade-oriented game, Magic Johnson's Basketball is pretty good. You can shoot 3-pointers, perform slam dunks, and of course Magic Johnson's...

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Magic Johnson's Fast Break is fast-paced two-on-two action rather than the usual five-on-five contest. On screen you get a full-court, horizontally-scrolling gameplay. A referee monitors the action and calls the fouls if the gameplay gets too rough, and a crowd cheers you on. Your team starts each game at a certain salary level. Your goal is to beat the opposition to earn a larger salary. Keep winning and you might etch your name onto the Big Earners Screen. Choose from five skill levels - Rookie to Professional. Each level provides quicker gameplay, tougher defense, and bigger bucks if you...

Mystical

Mystical

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

Acquiring the title of Supreme Magician, you should travel from the Marsh of Eternal Stench to the Garden of Eden, facing danger and humour, and trying to survive the deluge of monsters, thoroughly determined to stop you! In this vertical scrolling action you should avoid the contact with enemies and their attacks, or eliminate them. You may move on the screen in four directions, collect the items, drink potions and read the scrolls to acquire the certain magical powers. The powers such as firebolts or genie assistant varies as well as your enemies such as monks, doctors, and walking trees,...

Mystical

Mystical

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1991

Acquiring the title of Supreme Magician, you should travel from the Marsh of Eternal Stench to the Garden of Eden, facing danger and humour, and trying to survive the deluge of monsters, thoroughly determined to stop you! In this vertical scrolling action you should avoid the contact with enemies and their attacks, or eliminate them. You may move on the screen in four directions, collect the items, drink potions and read the scrolls to acquire the certain magical powers. The powers such as firebolts or genie assistant varies as well as your enemies such as monks, doctors, and walking trees,...

North & South

North & South

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

With the famous comic strip heroes from 'LES TUNIQUES BLEUES' (The Blue Jackets), imagined by LAMBIL, designed by CAUVIN and published by EDITIONS DUPUIS, re-live the American Civil War with a little bit of historical realism and a lot of humour! Your objective is ensure victory for your side (North or South) by eliminating all the enemy armies. You will be controlling armies across all the combat zones of the Civil War. You may respect history or not, as you like.

North & South

North & South

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1991

Based on the Belgian comic book, "Les Tuniques Bleues", this strategy game allows you to replay the American Civil War from both the North and the South sides. In the strategy part of the game, you can move your troops on a map of the US. If two opposing armies enter the same state, the battle is played out in an action sequence. Additional action sequences must be accomplished when capturing an enemy fort or train. The game also offers a two-player-mode.

Obliterator

Obliterator

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

You play Drak, the last of the Obliterators (genetically enhanced machines bio engineered for otherwise impossible missions.) Your mission is to save the Federation from an alien spacecraft. Obliterator is an arcade style platform action game. The game screens are static (instead of scrolling, though you can optionally turn on scrolling transitions between screens.) and can be maze like at times with many locations to search. Armed with a variety of weapons, you have to board the alien spacecraft, disable its weapons, plasma drives and shields, then escape.

Starlife

Starlife

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

We are in the Middle Ages; beings from another planet have landed on Earth not with very good intentions. Let's do some history. A few years ago the lord of our county appointed me defender of our village for life. How could he imagine this to happen? The only thing we know about the strange beings is that they are on the outskirts and through the mouth of an old man (old man) who was not very lucid. It turns out that the formerly said aliens are running out of energy, and the only thing that could replace it was STARLIFE, which was also on the best planet in the universe. I'm not saying...

Time Out

Time Out

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

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