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Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

The gameplay of Bad Dudes is roughly similar to the 1985 Konami side-scrolling arcade game Rush'n Attack and the 1984 side-scrolling beat-'em-up Kung Fu Master, but allows up to two players to play at once. Player One controls the character named "Blade" wearing white pants and Player Two controls the character named "Striker" wearing green pants. Players start with the ability to do basic punches, kicks and jumps. Some moves are special like spinning kicks and the ability to charge themselves up with "inner energy" (Qi) by holding the punch button to throw a powerful long-range attack that...

Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja

Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja is a six-level action game originating in the arcades. The gameplay involving beating a succession of guys to complete the level, then an end-of-level bad guy. The action takes place on two different levels of the screen, which can be jumped across or navigated using ladders. Moves such as punches and kicks are on offer. The control method makes jumping sideways quite tricky.

Beach Volley

Beach Volley

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Beach Volley is a simplified computer game version of volleyball from the French developer team Ocean France for various 16-Bit and 8-Bit personal computers, released by Ocean Software Ltd in 1989.

Beach Volley

Beach Volley

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

While two boys playing Beach Volley a stranger passes by and give them two the possibility to play around the world for the Beach Volley Cup. They take change and start their first competition in London. The rules are easy, one of the teams has to reach seven points first. When you win you fly to other continents like America, Africa or China to meet your next opponent. You can play against the computer (cup mode) or a second player.

Cabal

Cabal

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Cabal offers one player and two-player-simultaneous modes of gameplay. Each player assumes the role of an unnamed commando trying to destroy several enemy military bases. There are 5 stages with 4 screens each. The player starts with a stock of three lives and uses a gun with limitless ammunition and a fixed number of grenades to fend off enemy troops and attack the base. The commando is seen from behind and initially starts behind a protective wall which can be damaged and shattered by enemy fire. To stay alive, the player needs to avoid enemy bullets by running left or right, hiding behind...

Cabal

Cabal

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Originating in the arcades, Cabal is a shooter where the protagonist runs back and forth along the bottom of the screen, ducking and dodging bullets and grenades from the enemy. The roll maneuver from the arcade was not implemented in the PC version. The player returns fire by moving a target around the screen which also moves the player character and may expose him to enemy fire. The enemies throughout the five levels come thick and fast and there are many of them. They include normal foot soldiers, tanks, helicopters and end of level bosses such as submarines and war machines. Just about...

Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

Atari ST - Released - 1990

A scrolling beat 'em up along the lines of the Streets of Rage series. Our hero is armed with a sword. He must progress through lots of tough levels in order to save the princess. He has various ways of slashing at opponents with his sword. The game features large characters with animation indicating clumsy lumbering movement.

Liquid Kids

Liquid Kids

Commodore Amiga - Released - 2003

Another cute run'n'jump romp from Taito. The hero's gimmick is his ability to shoot and burst bubbles full of water, a bit like Bubble Bobble only this one scrolls horizontally. A solid conversion that respects the original arcade game in a lot of aspects. However, some choices are strange, like the design of mountains of the first level or the musics that are nice but totally different than the original ones. The real harsh fact is of course the reduced screen size. Sprites are smaller but they don't respect the arcade proportionals in playing area, making more difficult to anticipate...

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day? Operation Wolf is an arcade game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if you hit it enough...

Pang

Pang

Commodore Amiga - Released - January 1, 1990

The initial concept for the game was developed way back in 1983 by the Japanese producers Hudson Soft for the Atari MSX system, under the name Cannon Ball - which was later ported to the ZX Spectrum machine; and later renamed 'Bubble Buster'. Six years thereafter, the Tokyo based software developer Mitchell Corporation began to update the concept for their next generation arcade machines under the name of Pomping World. Released through arcade giants Capcom and Taito, Pomping World received a very warm welcome in Japan, and the arcade rom was then exported around the world. In the U.S, the...

Pang

Pang

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Pang is a platform game which consists of 50 levels in total. It can be played with one or two players on the same screen, and the other player can join anytime within the game. Your goal is to destroy the balloons which bounce around the playfield. To accomplish this, you can shoot hooks which travel upwards, and blow up any balloon they touch. Depending on their size, they either split on two smaller ones, or evaporate if they're at their minimum size. Apart from balloons, some levels also have barriers that have to be destroyed with your hooks, since they often block your access to...

Plotting

Plotting

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Originating in the arcades, Plotting involves several different types of blocks, bearing symbols such as squares, circles and crosses. Using a small yellow object to direct a block across onto a particular section of a shaped wall. It will then rebound onto a set of blocks at a particular angle, with the intention of removing similar blocks it touches. This is done against a time limit, and there are special blocks to help out with extra lives.

Plotting

Plotting

Amstrad GX4000 - Released - 1990

Plotting is a tile-matching puzzle video game published by Ocean in 1990.

Plotting

Plotting

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Plotting is a tile-matching puzzle video game published by Taito in 1989. It is called Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan as well as in versions for the Famicom and Game Boy, and Plotting in versions for the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, GX4000 and ZX Spectrum. All are based on an arcade game which is known as Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan and Plotting elsewhere. The game bears strong graphical and some gameplay similarities to Puzznic.

Snow Bros.

Commodore Amiga - Released - 2006

A conversion of the cult fave arcade rave. It's effectively Bubble Bobbie in a snowy clime but with a few appropriate twists and some neat cartoon visuals. It looks and plays identically to its arcade parent - well, save for the absence of the simultaneous two player option (it wasn't implemented because the action would have slowed down from the ideal running speed). Although scheduled for release in mid-1991 and completed, the Amiga conversion was never published. Later, the game was rediscovered and released for free.

Toki

Toki

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

The hero of the game is a young jungle-man named Toki. One day the evil wizard Dr. Stark kidnaps his girlfriend Wanda. When Toki tries to save her, he is turned into a monkey! Now Toki has to find Dr. Stark in his palace, rescue Wanda, and become a human being again! Toki is a platform game with many various levels: jungle, underwater, volcanic caves, on the ice, etc. Toki's only weapons are spitting on the enemies or jumping on them and crashing them. There are many possibilities to upgrade his spitting "weapon"; for example, if he finds an upgrade, he can spit fireballs.

Voyager

Voyager

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The Voyager II space probe found us some impressive images of outer space. However, it was later found by the people of Roxiz, who locate Earth and decide to invade it, by establishing bases on each of Saturn's 10 moons. As former POW Luke Snayles, you must destroy each of these fleets of 80 aliens, before they can be dispatched. Voyager is viewed from on board the craft, and is a first person shoot 'em up using polygon graphics. You start with a laser and a few bombs, but can collect extra weaponry and the ability to fly through the mothership. Not all enemies can be killed simply by...

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