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3D Starfighter

3D Starfighter

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

3D Starfighter is a 3D shoot-'em-up where you must using a set of cross hairs shoot the rapidly approaching enemy craft, before they career into you and drain your shields. Use your lasers sparingly, for they also drain your energy. The player is in the role a special agent whose mission is to deliver the Complete Hostile Alien Obliteration System (CHAOS) weapon to the population of a distant planet overrun by hostile aliens. Clear each space zone of hostiles before you encounter the ultimate goal to destroy the enemy Battlestar.

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - October 1, 1987

A fast, furious and incredibly addictive pinball game featuring – Trapdoors, Rollover Lanes, Mega-Bumpers, 4 flippers, Bonus Lanes, extra balls, Ball Trap, Mystery Tube, realistic movement and MUCH MORE!!!!

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Atari 800 - Released - 1988

Part of Codemasters' original budget-price range, this pinball game aimed to put fast & furious action first. The table design features extra flippers on both sides, which are at the bases of sections of features. The best scores can be achieved by repeatedly bashing away at sections of blocks. The essential theme of the table is of magic and wizardry, with the targets to be lit including the word 'MAGIC' as well as a weather potion and a magic cottage. Trapdoors must be shot open to get their bonuses, then shot shut again to prevent the ball being lost in them. Extra balls are offered...

BMX Simulator 2

BMX Simulator 2

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

BMX Simulator 2 is a sequel to the game BMX Simulator. It still looks and plays like the first game but instead of two riders racing there are now four. Also instead of just one terrain there is now two, Dirt and Quarry. Dirt racing is still the same as the first game but Quarry racing is classed as expert and you can choose the thickness of your tyres and the chain wheel size. The game is still viewed from above and the joystick steers your rider while the fire button speeds up and slows down the rider.

Bubble Dizzy

Bubble Dizzy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Bubble Dizzy eschews the usual arcade adventure format of Dizzy games, instead being a simple action game. You must guide Dizzy through the underwater worlds, collecting pearls as you go. Dizzy starts at the bottom of the sea, and you have to get him to the top. You do this by jumping across bubbles, which only have a limited time before bursting. Enemies to avoid include sharks, octopuses and swordfish. Dizzy has limited oxygen, but more can be collected from O2 canisters. After completing a level, you get a bonus for the amount of pearls you collected and the amount of oxygen you have left.

Championship Jet Ski Simulator

Championship Jet Ski Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Jet Bike Simulator allows one or two players to race a jet ski against computer riders over a number of laps on various courses. There are three areas to race in: docks, lakes and coastline. There are a number of courses in each area and you have to complete a number of laps within a time limit to move onto the next course. There are numbered buoys on the courses that you have to ride between: if you miss a set then you don't complete a lap. The game is viewed from above and the whole course is shown on the screen. There are two difficulty levels, which set different time limits.

Dizzy

Dizzy

Commodore 64 - Released - September 1, 1988

The game is a platform adventure where Dizzy must search the fairy tale land of Katmandu for a Leprechaun's Wig, a Cloud's Silver Lining, a Vampire Dux Feather, and a Troll Brew and deposit them in a cauldron to make a potion to defeat the evil wizard Zaks. The gameplay involves collecting items and moving to other locations where the item is required; for example, at one point a raincoat is needed to protect against damaging rain. This is made more difficult because only one item can be carried at any given time. Unlike later games in the series, which focus more on the inventory-based...

Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - December 16, 1987

A platform adventure where Dizzy must search the fairy tale land of Katmandu for a Leprechaun's Wig, a Cloud's Silver Lining, a Vampire Dux Feather, and a Troll Brew and deposit them in a cauldron to make a potion to defeat the evil wizard Zaks. The gameplay involves collecting items and moving to other locations where the item is required; for example, at one point a raincoat is needed to protect against damaging rain. This is made more difficult because only one item can be carried at any given time. Unlike later games in the series, which focus more on the inventory-based puzzles, this...

Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Dizzy's world is being threatened by the evil wizard Zaks. The player takes control of Dizzy, the anthropomorphic egg, who must search the land for a Leprechaun's Wig, a Cloud's Silver Lining, a Vampire Dux Feather, and Troll Brew, to make a potion to defeat Zaks with. This is the first game in a long line of platform games starring Dizzy. Like all other installments, the gameplay is standard platformer fare, with the exception of inventory items scattered around the world, which are necessary to overcome obstacles and progress through the game. The world expands in all four compass...

The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

Nintendo Entertainment System - April 1, 1991

The evil wizard Zaks casts a spell on the Yolkfolk and kidnaps Dizzy's girlfriend Daisy. It is up to Dizzy to undo Zak's doings and rescue Daisy from the castle in the clouds.

Fantasy World Dizzy

Fantasy World Dizzy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Fantasy World Dizzy is an arcade adventure video game released in October 1989 by Codemasters and designed by the Oliver twins. The game is considered the third in the Dizzy series and was developed under the name Dizzy III. The actual third game in the series (Fast Food) was regarded as a spin-off which deviated from the standard Dizzy format. Fantasy World Dizzy was the first Dizzy adventure to feature many elements which later became standard for the series, such as having three lives, an improved inventory system and a balance between puzzle-solving and hazards. This game also...

Fast Food

Fast Food

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Fast Food is similar to Pac-Man or Boulder Dash, but not quite. The objective is to collect all fast food on the screen: that means, food that is moving fast. While doing so, you will have to avoid the monsters, otherwise you'll get killed. There are 30 levels, increasing in difficulty from very easy to extremely difficult.

Fast Food

Fast Food

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Fast Food is similar to Pac-Man or Boulder Dash, but not quite. The objective is to collect all fast food on the screen: that means, food that is moving fast. While doing so, you will have to avoid the monsters, otherwise you'll get killed. There are 30 levels, increasing in difficulty from very easy to extremely difficult.

Jet Bike Simulator

Jet Bike Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Jet Bike Simulator allows one or two players to race a jet ski against computer riders over a number of laps on various courses. There are three areas to race in: docks, lakes and coastline. There are a number of courses in each area and you have to complete a number of laps within a time limit to move onto the next course. There are numbered buoys on the courses that you have to ride between: if you miss a set then you don't complete a lap. The game is viewed from above and the whole course is shown on the screen. There are two difficulty levels, which set different time limits.

Magicland Dizzy

Magicland Dizzy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

The Evil Wizard ZAKS' is back! Like all Evil Wizards he had made certain arrangements against his premature demise... He has exacted a terrible revenge by transporting the YOLKFOLK to a strange Fairy-Tale World and casting evil spells on them to imprison them there forever. Dizzy must free the SIX Yolkfolk by breaking the spells and then destroy ZAKS once and for all before he can return home.

Mystery World Dizzy

Mystery World Dizzy

Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew - 2017

A Nintendo Entertainment System version of Fantasy World Dizzy titled Mystery World Dizzy was developed in April 1993 but was not released until 24 years later in April 2017. It's available free on the official Dizzy website.

Operation Gunship

Operation Gunship

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Operation Gunship is 2D top-down helicopter shooter, somewhat similar to Desert Strike The player is a helicopter pilot and has to find members of a SAS commando team - which is stuck in enemy territory. The player flies freely over the gigantic maps packed with enemy bases, aircraft, tank carriers, helicopter gunships - each opponent tries to kill him, but the player can shoot him with a gun or a bomb.

Professional BMX Simulator

Professional BMX Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Professional BMX Simulator is the successor to BMX Simulator and has the same gameplay principle: racing on top-down circuits against the clock. The most apparent improvement to the predecessor is that there are four athletes on the course; all either controlled by human players or the AI. However, despite the opponents a single-player race simply requires a certain amount of laps within a time limit. The three styles are dire bike, quarry racing and desert riding. Besides the standard version, the player may also choose to play the game in expert difficulty. This mode does not only have...

Professional Ski Simulator

Professional Ski Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Players have to guide a skier down the piste in the specified time limit. The ski is against a competitor but the clock is the main enemy because if the player doesn't cross the finishing posts in time it is game over. The controls are fairly simple: left and right on the joystick rotates the skier and the fire button propels the player character forward with his sticks. Avoid obstacles such as trees, gates or log cabins.

The Race Against Time

The Race Against Time

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

The Race Against Time is a game based on Sport Aid '88, a global program of sport, music, and carnival, cultivating in the simultaneous 10KM world-wide run that took place on September 11, 1988. Millions of people around the world joined the campaign to help children worldwide by fighting hunger, poverty, and disease. Players take on the role of Omer Khalifa, the legendary Sudanese athlete who has decided to participate. Starting from the El Mowheli relief camp in Sudan, he has limited time to raise a flag and light a flame in each of the six continents. Khalifa's journey has him pass...

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Robin Hood is an action game where you need to rescue Maid Marian who is being held by the Sheriff of Nottingham in a castle (and while you're at it, steal some gold to give to the poor)! Gameplay takes place on several different screens which have different objectives. First you will need to make your way through Sherwood Forest; numerous henchman are hiding here, so use your arrows to shoot them. Surviving the forest, the next section takes place outside of the castle; naturally, numerous henchman guard the castle gate. While dodging incoming arrows, you need to shoot enough of the henchman...

Super Robin Hood

Super Robin Hood

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The Sheriff of Nottingham has kidnapped Maid Marian and locked her in the East Tower. He will only release her when the outlaw Robin Hood surrenders to him. Gallantly, Robin sets out through Sherwood Forest to Nottingham Castle to free his love, oblivious to the inevitable dangers that lie before him. Once he has crossed the moat and entered the castle the game begins; he must fight his way past the guards and mediaeval animals protecting the castle. Only by fast reflexes and accurate manouevring do you stand a chance of rescuing Maid Marian. You will need skill and quick reflexes to survive...

Treasure Island Dizzy

Treasure Island Dizzy

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

This is Dizzy's second adventure. Dizzy is a cute little egg character who must explore the strange magic kingdom that is Treasure Island, solving problems and puzzles in order to escape from there. Dizzy must journey through haunted mines, tree villages, and underwater caverns in order to find hidden treasures. They will be used as bargain items to buy parts for the boat. The secondary goal is to collect 30 coins so he can pay the bribe in order to safely get off the island. Unlike the other installments in the series the player has only one life without any energy bars to complete the...

Treasure Island Dizzy

Treasure Island Dizzy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - August 1, 1988

The aim of the game is to solve various puzzles in order to obtain a boat so that Dizzy can return to his friends and family, the Yolkfolk. To do this Dizzy must journey through haunted mines, tree villages, as well as underwater. The game also features a subquest (albeit one essential to completing the game) in which thirty gold coins must be collected. Such subquests were found in many of the sequels. Critics consider this one of the most difficult Dizzy games as the energy bar system of later titles was not yet implemented and Dizzy is provided with only one life—contrasting with five in...

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