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Enlightenment: Druid II

Enlightenment: Druid II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

One hundred years after Hasrinaxx the Druid defeated the evil Acamantor, his nemesis is back, and although now older and having lost his Druid status after experimenting in black arts, he feels worthy of banishing this terrible foe. The gameplay uses a forced perspective top-down view, and strongly resembles Gauntlet in the way Hasrinaxx moves, shoots, avoids enemies and collects health items. Matters are more complex in terms of the spell system however. 32 spells can be collected and used, including a fireshield to allow you to pass fiery areas, water and fire walls to attack...

Flood

Flood

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Quiffy must collect all of the various pieces of litter on the level and then find the exit to complete each level. In general the litter is not particularly hidden, it is just distributed around the level. Quiffy can climb on most walls and ceilings, and swim through water. He has energy which depletes upon touching dangerous objects, but can also die instantly when touching any of the few lethal objects. Although he can swim and has the appearance of an amphibious life-form, he can only breathe above water and will start to drown if he runs out of air. In each level, you are followed by...

Fusion

Fusion

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Fusion is an action game in which your job is to find nine pieces of a fusion bomb scattered over 13 levels. There are two craft at your disposal: a fighter and a detachable ground vehicle. To find the bomb pieces, many enemies and their spawning points must be destroyed. Barriers block the access to other levels and keys must be found to open them. Certain areas can only be reached by the ground craft which is not as powerful as the fighter, however - some careful planning is required.

Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back!

Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back!

Sega Saturn - Released - 1995

A futuristic racing game with hover cars, in the same line as Wipeout, using a modified version of the Magic Carpet 2 engine. Gameplay takes a straightforward approach, with the directional keys controlling the steering and throttle, and three keys to fire the minigun, missiles or charge the booster. While the minigun has unlimited ammo, both fuel, armour and missiles must be replenished by passing through some marked areas or picking up powerups in the track or by left destroyed opponents. While the vehicles float on the track they are still influenced by the ground material: they slow...

Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

MS-DOS - Released - May 6, 1994

Magic Carpet is a first-person perspective game, in which you are a mage who flies on a, well, magic carpet and casts spells. The game has 50 levels, called "worlds"; each of those is set in a sea terrain with several mountainous islands. Your goal on each level is to amass enough mana within your castle to "restore the equilibrium" within the world. Once this happens, you can head to the next level. To collect mana, you have to find it (it is represented by golden spheres) and cast a specific spell to make it "yours". To collect this mana, you have to use a special spell to raise a castle...

Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds

Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds

MS-DOS - Released - September 8, 1995

After restoring balance and order to the shattered realms in Magic Carpet, you retired to live a peaceful life content in the knowledge that you have saved your people. Your idyll won’t remain peaceful for long, however, as Vissuluth the Dark One emerges from the Netherworld. The Netherworld is a place where demons and lost souls dwell and the Master Demon has grown powerful enough to bridge the great gulf between life and death. The Dark One and his minions threaten the world of men and it is up to you, under the guidance of your old master Kafkar, to once again take up the wizard’s mantle....

Magic Carpet Plus

Magic Carpet Plus

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

Magic Carpet Plus: Magic Carpet (base game) Hidden Worlds expansion (add-on) In Europe, this version was made available as a re-release of Magic Carpet, not using Plus in the title.

Magic Carpet: The Hidden Worlds

Magic Carpet: The Hidden Worlds

MS-DOS - DLC - 1995

The Hidden Worlds is Bullfrog's add-on to Magic Carpet. It features tougher missions and computer opponents in new landscapes with new spells...

Populous

Populous

Sharp X68000 - Released - March 23, 1990

You play a god, gaming against other gods in a celestial game of conquest. To win, you must help your chosen people take over the world and wipe out the vermin who worship that other god. Each god starts out with a single human, dumped into the middle of the wilderness. Sometimes there is inhabitable land in sight, sometimes not. To get a chance to win, you must change the landscape, creating flat land for your followers to build on. The more followers you have, the more powerful you will be, so take care of them. Build as fast as you can, because the other god is doing the same. When...

Populous

Populous

MS-DOS - Released - June 5, 1989

You play a god, gaming against other gods in a celestial game of conquest. To win, you must help your chosen people take over the world and wipe out the vermin who worship that other god. Each god starts out with a single human, dumped into the middle of the wilderness. Sometimes there is inhabitable land in sight, sometimes not. To get a chance to win, you must change the landscape, creating flat land for your followers to build on. The more followers you have, the more powerful you will be, so take care of them. Build as fast as you can, because the other god is doing the same. When...

Populous

Populous

Atari ST - Released - June 5, 1989

The main action window in Populous is viewed from an isometric perspective, and it is set in a "tabletop" on which are set the command icons, the world map (depicted as an open book) and a slider bar that measures the level of the player's divine power or "mana". The game consists of 500 levels, and each level represents an area of land on which live the player's followers and the enemy followers. In order to progress to the next level the player must increase the number of his followers such that they can wipe out the enemy followers. This is done by using a series of divine powers. There...

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

MS-DOS - Released - September 1, 1991

As the offspring of almighty Zeus, you demand a seat among the gods. But before ascending to the top of Mt. Olympus, you must first defeat some of the most powerful deities in the Greek pantheon. Such a task would be impossible for a puny mortal, but you wield the raw power of the universe in your hands, for you are destined to become a god! Learn to shatter the sky with lightning and shower the earth with fire. Summon heroes to aid your people, and plagues to destroy the enemy. Call forth tornadoes, hurricanes, tidal waves, and columns of flame. The second installment of Bullfrog's...

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Sharp X68000 - Released - August 28, 1992

Populous II continues the "god game" genre pioneered by Bullfrog's classic Populous. In PII, you're an unproven immortal who must fight your way through an entire pantheon of Greek gods, each with his or her own strategy and attacks, and ultimately enter into a showdown with Zeus himself. The gameplay mechanics are similar to Populous, but PII features a wider array of spells, digitized sound, and high-resolution graphics to give the spell effects extra punch. Multiplayer is supported via serial link and dial-up.

Populous: The Promised Lands

Populous: The Promised Lands

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - October 25, 1991

This Data Disk for Populous adds five new landscape types: Wild West, Silly Land, Block Land, Révolution Française and Bit Plains. The types can be used to create new maps in Paint Map mode and the disk also has 500 new maps for Conquest mode.

Populous: World Editor

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Populous: World Editor is an add-on for Populous. It is a construction set which allows one to create new art designs to give the existing levels a different look and theme. Other features are the possibility to import graphics and edit other parameters, like the amount of mana production or how hazardous the environments are. The add-on comes with a few pre-defined themes.

PowerMonger

PowerMonger

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

PowerMonger takes the basic design and concepts of Bullfrog's previous game Populous, and places it in a war context. The game cast the player as a dispossessed warlord plundering his way through 195 territories on the way to world conquest. Several other leaders have the same goal. The gameworld is now made up of polygons, so the view can be rotated and moved with greater freedom than Populous. Trade, diplomacy, inventions, and scorched earth invasions all play a key role in how the player progresses through the game. Two-player games via modem links are available on computer versions.

Powermonger: World War I Edition

Powermonger: World War I Edition

Commodore Amiga - 1991

This add-on to Powermonger features 175 new territories to conquer. Gameplay is unchanged from the main game. You settle the land, research new equipment, deal in diplomacy and send your troops to enemy settlements to conquer them. The World War 1 theme shows in the graphics and in designations. The overall game map is that of Europe in 1914, your officers now wear WW1 uniforms, sheep have become deer and weapons are now rifles, bi-planes and tanks.

Syndicate

Syndicate

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

In the future, the world is controlled by a handful of global corporations (syndicates). You are the Marketing director (hit man) for one of these companies. It is your job to take control away from the competitors. The job is not one of diplomacy, but one of brute force and physical control. Advance your way to the top of the corporation by successfully completing your missions and managing the money you make from your territories. The gameplay is visually reminiscent of X-Com, with an angled top-down perspective, but it is real time rather than turn based. You have missions ranging from...

Syndicate Plus

Syndicate Plus

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Syndicate Plus is a combination of Syndicate and the American Revolt expansion pack. In the future, the world is controlled by a handful of global corporations (syndicates). You are the Marketing director (hit man) for one of these companies. It is your job to take control away from the competitors. The job is not one of diplomacy, but one of brute force and physical control. Advance your way to the top of the corporation by successfully completing your missions and managing the money you make from your territories. The gameplay is visually reminiscent of X-Com, with an angled top-down...

Syndicate Wars

Syndicate Wars

MS-DOS - Released - October 31, 1996

In the sequel to the dark isometric action / strategy game Syndicate, you control either Eurocorp Syndicate or Church of the New Epoch. These two sinister forces are battling for world domination. You must help them dominate the world across 60 violent missions spread through 30 cities - you receive e-mails containing the mission plans. After selecting a squad of four men from your roster, you direct them through the rotatable 3D city views, shooting foes as the situation dictates. Nuclear grenades and psycho gas are among the new weapons. Tubes, a monorail system and unimpeded Antigrav...

Theme Aquarium

Theme Aquarium

Sony Playstation - Released - February 17, 1998

Providing a home even Flipper would be proud to call his own this winter is the latest in the Theme series title from Electronic Arts, Theme Aquarium. The game was later released for PC in Europe with the name of Aquarium and in english language. The game features 2 game modes: - Standard: The player can choose between an aquarium park in USA, Australia or Japan. - Story: The player got different missions that he got to try complete. Beginning with an expanse of empty floor space, your task is to construct a maritime wonderland that will bring visitors flocking to witness your famous...

Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital

MS-DOS - Released - March 30, 1997

Turn Cures into Cash! The world of Theme Hospital is home to dozens of goofy, fictional diseases. Some humans are afflicted with Bloaty Head, causing their noggins to triple in size; others suffer from King Complex, a psychological disorder that infects its victims with the irresistible desire to impersonate Elvis Presley. All of these sick people need help – that’s where you come in. Theme Hospital tasks you with designing, maintaining, and managing a hi-tech hospital as you service hundreds of ailing patients in an attempt to turn cures into cash. You’ll need to be quick on your feet...

Theme Park

Theme Park

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Dominating the exciting world of Theme Park ownership is your goal in this strategy game from Bullfrog. The first task is to set up your rides within the available land, structuring convenient paths and queues and ideally leaving some space for bigger rides once they become available, and include some lakes and trees to increase the park's allure. Rides range from Teacups and Haunted Houses to the biggest most elaborate roller-coaster you can design, and water rides that loop around other rides. Shops must also be included, so that the visitors can buy food, drinks and souvenirs - the...

Tube

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

Tube is a little known game from Bullfrog which, according to Home of the Underdogs (see links) was originally intended to be a test for a new Bullfrog employee. A unique concept in itself, Tube utilizes an old demo trick to simulate an endless forward-moving tunnel, along with some neat vector effects to simulate a long race track of sorts. In a nutshell you have to pick up speed in order to beat the track before your time runs out; you also have to destroy various obstacles in your way and collect weapon upgrades. This game was never made into a title by Bullfrog and was released as a...

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