Microsoft MSX

MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983.

007: Licence to Kill

007: Licence to Kill

Microsoft MSX - 1989

007: Licence to Kill is a 1989 video game based on the James Bond film of the same name. The game's storyline closely follows that of the film, consisting of six scenes in which Bond chases drug czar Sanchez who has murdered his best friend Felix Leiter's bride. The scenes within the game vary in setting and include helicopter chases, underwater diving, water-skis and behind the wheel of an 18-wheel tanker truck.

10th Frame

10th Frame

Microsoft MSX - 1987

10th Frame is a ten-pin bowling simulation game created by Access Software in 1986, as a follow-up to the hugely successful Leaderboard golf game. Up to eight players could take part in open bowling or a tournament. There was a choice of 3 different difficulty levels—Kids (in which the ball always went straight), Amateur, and Professional.

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Microsoft MSX - December 1, 1983

10-Yard Fight (10ヤードファイト, Ten Yādo Faito) is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin.

180

180

Microsoft MSX - 1987

The player competes in 501 darts against other darts players waiting in a championship tournament with normal darts rules applying, subtracting your score from 501 to zero whilst finishing on a double. Beginning at the quarter finals, the player must win a best of three match to advance through the tournament. Win another match in the semi final stage to advance to the final and face the World Champion Jammy Jim. In the final match however, the player needs to win just one leg against him to win the tournament. Players can also compete against another human player or play Round the Clock,...

1942

1942

Microsoft MSX - 1986

1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter for one or two players. The year is 1942, and you are a daring fighter pilot "Super Ace". You begin and end each of the numerous levels on an aircraft carrier and then fly your plane into battle against the enemy over both sea and land. After destroying certain plane formations you can collect several different power ups to increase your fire power and chances of survival.

3-D Golf Simulation

3-D Golf Simulation

Microsoft MSX - 1983

3D Golf Simulation: High-speed

3D Golf Simulation: High-speed

Microsoft MSX

3D Tennis

3D Tennis

Microsoft MSX

3D Water Driver

3D Water Driver

Microsoft MSX - 1984

4x4 Off-Road Racing

4x4 Off-Road Racing

Microsoft MSX - 1988

As well as recreating off road racing, this game has considerable capability to upgrade your vehicle. There are four choices of vehicle on offer, each of which has its own weight/top-speed/build strength and so on, and thus is suited to different circuits. You can also buy upgrades and repairs, including carrying some spares. There are four completely different types of course, each taking place on a different surface - Mud, Ice, Desert and Mountains. Each of these is littered with hazards, which can either be painstakingly avoided, or driven through (with the resultant risk of damage).

737 Flight Simulator

737 Flight Simulator

Microsoft MSX - 1984

737 Flight Simulator allows the player to sit at the controls of a Boeing 737 twin-engine jet airliner. The upper part of the screen consists of a simple external view (horizon, runway), while the lower displays the instrument panel (airspeed indicator and Machmeter, vertical speed indicator, altimeter, artificial horizon, compass, radio beacon (VOR) indicators, Ground Proximity Warning System, ILS, flap, landing gear & engine power indicators, fuel gauge). The user may attempt take-off, navigation or landing approach – with custom runway layouts and weather conditions possible. The...

A.E.

A.E.

Microsoft MSX - 1982

A.E. is a Space Invaders inspired game with a 3D view. In A.E. the earth is under attack by swarms of aliens who drop bomb after bomb and it's your job to defend planet Earth. You control a laser cannon that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen. To earn point you should shoot all the alien forces before they shoot you! The game becomes more challenging when you progress in the game as the alien swarm splits up and attack you from several sides.

A.M.C.

A.M.C.

Microsoft MSX - 1989

A.M.C.: Astro Marine Corps is a sideways scrolling shooter in which you control a member of the Astro Marine Corps who has to blast his way through the various alien infested levels. You have three lives and each life has an energy bar which is depleted by contact with aliens and can be replenished by picking up the 'E' powerup. Other powerups include three way fire and an overhead shield. There are various instant death hazards you must avoid such as a plant which smothers you and a dragon which devours you and spits out your bones.

A1 Spirit: The Way to Formula-1

A1 Spirit: The Way to Formula-1

Microsoft MSX - October 1, 1987

A special version of the original F-1 Spirit, A1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1, was released as a pack-in with Panasonic's "Joy Handle" game controller. The chief differences is that it features futuristic vehicles instead of racing cars, different passwords (e.g. "PANASONIC" to see the ending demo), and some bugfixes.

Aaargh!

Aaargh!

Microsoft MSX - 1989

Aaargh! is a fighting video game in which the player controls a giant monster, either an ogre or a lizard, with the goal of crushing and destroying everything in its path across different lands and periods of history.

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Abracadabra is a text adventure game developed by Odisea Software and published by Proein Soft Line only in Spanish for the Amstrad CPC, MSX and ZX Spectrum in 1988. In the year 1209, a knight named Clus d'Eledorf was bewitched by the jealous Queen Saligia, enamored with him, to become a ghost haunting the Castle Burgenfels until he would confess his love to her. The game is divided into two parts. In part one, Clus has to find a way to rid of the witch, break the curse and escape his prison. In the second part, Clus needs to seek out and rescue his beloved Princess Violeta from the Greenwald...

Abu Simbel Profanation

Abu Simbel Profanation

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The protagonist, Johny Jones, have been mutated by the curse of Abu Simbel, becoming a strange creature that only conserves his enormous nose of his old appearance. In order to get rid of the curse he is forced to travel to Egypt to the pyramid where is the tomb of Abu Simbel, and where it must arrive after discovered the keys that will lead him to this place. If he obtains it, he will recover his normal appearance. As logical, the pyramid is filled of traps and strange creatures who will suppose a serious obstacle for our pretensions, and the only weapon is our skill to be jump from a...

Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Ace of Aces is a combat flight simulator developed by Artech Digital Entertainment in 1986 for many platforms, including the ZX Spectrum, MS-DOS, Atari 7800 and Commodore 64. The game takes place during World War II in which the player flies a RAF Mosquito long range fighter-bomber equipped with rockets, bombs and a cannon. Missions include destroying German fighter planes, bombers, V-1 flying bombs, U-boats, and trains. Ace of Aces received mixed reviews but as of 1987, it was the second best-selling Commodore 64 game published by Accolade.

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to two players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

Actman

Actman

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Addicta Ball

Addicta Ball

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Addicta Ball is a Breakout clone with a twist. Players control a paddle to break down a wall of different block by bouncing a ball against them, but instead of removing them to clear a level, players need to make a path for the paddle to pass through. As time goes on, the bricks move lower down the screen so the path needs to be created as long as there is an opportunity. The game is over when the bricks hit the paddle. There are different kinds of power-ups, weapons, a thruster to move over the screen, and a barrier at the bottom of the screen that prevents the ball from disappearing, but...

Adven' chuta!

Adven' chuta!

Microsoft MSX - 1983

Taking its title from the English word "adventure" and the squeak of a mouse; "chu", Adven'chuta is an old school adventure game, not far from Atari's old Adventure. As a mouse, you must get around a dungeon populated by dangerous frogs and spiders. There are jars which may contain both treasures and danger, and which block the way. You have an inventory, but it can only contain one item at any time. Take care in what you pick up and leave behind. Juggling the inventory becomes a basic skill since items will block the narrow passages of the dungeon. Basic items are keys, for opening the...

After Burner

After Burner

Microsoft MSX - 1988

The game allows the player to control a F-14 Tomcat jet, which must destroy a series of enemy jets throughout 18 stages. At the start of the game, the player takes off from an aircraft carrier called the SEGA Enterprise, which shares a similar name to the one used in the 1986 film Top Gun.

After the War

After the War

Microsoft MSX - 1989

After The War is a video game published in 1989 by Dinamic Software, in which the player controls a character through a post-apocalyptic city, probably after a nuclear war. Released and unreleased artworks by Luis Royo and Alfonso Azpiri reveals that the city should be a post-nuclear version of New York City. The game consisted of two separate parts; the second half of the game was made accessible by successfully completing part one, whereupon the player is given a password. First part is localized in the streets of the city, and is just a sequence of fights with minor enemies and some...

Afteroids

Afteroids

Microsoft MSX - 1988

You control a spaceship that floats around. You have to blast all the meteors and other objects that bounce in the area. However, shooting the meteors will cause them to fragment into several smaller meteors.

Albatross

Albatross

Microsoft MSX - September 1, 1986

Albatross is a top view golf game that consists of an 18 holes course. You can select your own clubs from 14 drivers, irons and a putter. Further you can adjust your stance, how you hit the ball and your swing. It features a split screen with two views, an overhead view of the entire hole and a more detailed zoom of your ball's current position. The screen also contains a status bar with all necessary information. The gameplay options include single player stroke play, multi player stroke play, or multi player match play.

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Microsoft MSX

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress is a dungeon action-adventure game, similar to Dungeon Master and The Legend of Zelda. It was released in 1985 for the Coleco Adam computer and accessory. A downgraded ColecoVision-only version later the same year. It was created by Tom Loughry from Activision, graphics by Keri (Janssen) Longaway. The game was also ported to the Commodore 64 later.

Ale Hop!

Ale Hop!

Microsoft MSX - 1988

We were in a small planet (perfectly round), called "Balloon", inhabited by the Pelotos Amarillos, also spherical. All was peace and tranquillity in this planet, until one day, there arrived strange visitors who subdued all its inhabitants. Reunited the council of the Pelotos Ancianos, they determined to send an intrepid soldier to finish with the tyranny of the invaders. You, "Ale Hop!", are the chosen one. You must be able infiltrate in the enemy base to thus end with the domination. But it will not be easy, because for it, you must cross six complexes of galleries that precede to the base....

Alibaba and 40 Thieves

Alibaba and 40 Thieves

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Alien 8

Alien 8

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Alien 8 is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ultimate Play The Game. It was released for the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC and MSX in 1985. The game is a spiritual successor to the best-selling Knight Lore, which was lauded by critics for its isometric graphics. In the game, the player takes control of a robot, Alien 8, whose job is to ensure that all of the cryogenically frozen passengers on board a starship remain viable during the ship's voyage.

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Two players control two soldiers, named Ricky and Mary, who fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels while rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages, the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they are then able to move onto the next stage.

Aliens

Aliens

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Based on the science fiction thriller, Aliens the computer game takes you into confrontations with the most ruthless creatures ever to appear on the cinema screen. Your mission is to keep control of the base by any means, while keeping your crew members alive. You command six crew members from the Mobile Tactical Command Bay outside the base. You need to coordinate the actions of the six crew members. You are about to realize, Ripley was right after all...

Aliens: Alien 2

Aliens: Alien 2

Microsoft MSX - March 2, 1987

Whereas most platforms, including the MSX, received their own versions of Activision's Aliens, Square gave Japanese MSX users a unique spin-off. Aliens: Alien 2 is an arcade platformer (or run'n'gun if you like) featuring Ripley on a planet infested with aliens. Armed with only a basic gun at first, she faces facehuggers that come out of alien eggs. After having dispatched a face hugger, the egg may be shot to reveal an item. Items may be hand grenades, stronger guns or wing items which make her jump longer. For some reason, the planet is infested not only with aliens and their offspring,...

Alpha Roid

Alpha Roid

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Alpha Roid is an Action game, developed and published by Pony Canyon, which was released in Japan in 1986.

Alpha Squadron

Alpha Squadron

Microsoft MSX

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Altered Beast is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. The game is set in Ancient Greece, and follows a centurion who is resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena, and to do so becomes able to turn into beasts such as the werewolf with the use of power-ups.

Amaurote

Amaurote

Microsoft MSX - 1987

The player controls an "Arachnus 4", an armoured fighting-machine that moves on four legs. The player must first select a sector to play in via a map screen and then control the Arachnus as it wanders an isometric view of the cityscape attacking marauding insects and searching for the insect queen using a scanner. The Arachnus attacks by launching bouncing bombs. It can only launch one at a time so if a bomb misses its intended target the player will have to wait until it hits the scenery or bounces against the fence of the play area before he can fire again. Once the queen has been located,...

American Truck

American Truck

Microsoft MSX - 1985

This is a slightly strange game where you drive a giant 18-wheels truck racing recklessly in a highway and knocking out of the road innocent cars and ambulances.

Amo del Mundo

Amo del Mundo

Microsoft MSX - 1990

Amoto's Puf

Amoto's Puf

Microsoft MSX - 1988

A-Na-Za: Kaleidoscope Special

A-Na-Za: Kaleidoscope Special

Microsoft MSX - 2017

Angel Nieto Pole 500

Angel Nieto Pole 500

Microsoft MSX - 1990

Angel Nieto Pole 500 is a motorcycle game based on the 500cc World Championship, starring the Spanish legend Angel Nieto (13 World Championship titles in the 50cc and 125cc classes between 1969 and 1984). This game allows to choose between various number of game modes with the primary target to beat all rivals. Other available options include multiplayer, motorcycle characteristics, circuit or meteorology. And then, in the World Championship you can choose another option: see the stats of your competitors (his times in the trainings, records and position in start line), also you can run...

Angelo

Angelo

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Angelo is an Action game, developed by Mass Tael LTD and published by ASCII Entertainment, which was released in Japan in 1985.

Angleball

Angleball

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Angleball is a variation on Pool, using a hexagonal table with 6 pockets and 6 sides. The ball can rebound off these at unusual angles, making the outcomes of shots harder to predict. The basic objective is to pot all the balls, while failing to pot a ball in 3 shots will lose you the frame unless your opponent also fails to do this. The game can be played by one or two players, with the one-player game consisting of a sequence of 20 different table layouts, each requiring its own style to win. Two-player games can take place on any of these layouts or one of your own design using the...

Animal Land

Animal Land

Microsoft MSX

Antarctic Adventure

Antarctic Adventure

Microsoft MSX - December 1, 1983

The player takes the role of an Antarctic penguin, racing to disparate research stations owned by different countries in Antarctica. Penta must reach the next station before time runs out while avoiding sea lions and breaks in the ice. Throughout the levels, fish jump out of ice holes and can be caught for bonus points. The game, like many early video games, has no ending – when the player reaches the last station, the game starts from the first level again, but with increased difficulty.

Antares

Antares

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Antares is a classic role-playing game of the Bard's Tale variety set in a science-fiction scenario. After the radio contact with space explorers stopped, a second troop goes to look for them. Unfortunately on the way they receive a emergency call, get shot and have to land on the planet Kyrion. Now the troop has to explore the planet and find out more about what happened. The party has six members (chosen from twelve pre-defined characters) with different statistics and abilities, e.g. fighting, cooking, PSI (the science-fiction variant of magic) or translating (needed to communicate with...

Anty

Anty

Microsoft MSX

The Apeman Strikes Again

The Apeman Strikes Again

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The 'Apeman Strikes Again' is a well done and clone of Nintendo's 'Donkey Kong' (that was released on the MSX) and an underappreciated game on the MSX. 'He is coming for you!' is an unforgetable line just like the evil laughter you hear when Mario falls to his dead. The game contains all 4 levels.

Aquapolis

Aquapolis

Microsoft MSX

Aquattack

Aquattack

Microsoft MSX

Aramo

Aramo

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Far away from galaxy. It's possible exit in safety from the labyrinth?

Arctic

Arctic

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1989

Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists of a set of rails in various arrangements, often looping around each other and splitting in various directions. Each stage contains a number of colored balls which begin in corresponding slots, and after launching them the goal is to return the balls to the matching-colored slots. The only interaction the player has with the board is switching two sets of splits; there are yellow and blue splits, which will redirect any balls moving through them, and the player can only...

Arcticfox

Arcticfox

Microsoft MSX - 1989

The game is set in a fictional 2005 where aliens have taken over Antarctica in an attempt to steal the Earth's oxygen. The player is sent to eradicate the intruders using a new super tank codenamed Arcticfox. The player must pilot the tank into enemy territory with the goal of knocking out the alien base. The player uses the tank's abilities to destroy the aliens' ships and equipment. The Arcticfox tank is equipped with a cannon, guided missiles and land mines, and is outfitted with radar, a GPS device, and fore and aft viewscreens. The player fights a variety of enemy units including...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It expanded upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s by adding power-ups, different types of bricks, a variety of level layouts, and visual layering and depth. The title refers to a doomed "mothership" from which the player's ship, the Vaus, escapes. The player controls the "Vaus", a space vessel that acts as the game's "paddle" which prevents a ball from falling from the playing field, attempting to bounce it against a number of bricks

Arkos

Arkos

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Army Moves

Army Moves

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Army Moves is a scrolling shooter game developed by Dinamic Software for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum. It is the first chapter of the Moves Trilogy and it was followed by Navy Moves in 1987 and Arctic Moves in 1995. The game contains seven levels that are divided in two main sections. The first four levels make up the first section, where the player has to drive an army unit (jeep or helicopter) through a terrain, steering clear of hostile vehicles. In the last three levels that comprise the second main section, one plays as a soldier who shoots...

Arquímedes XXI

Arquímedes XXI

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Arquímedes XXI was originally released for the Spectrum and MSX machines in 1987, and for the Amstrad CPC in 2011. Firstly, this is a pure text adventure. The game starts with a well drawn introduction screen. Because of the well drawn in-game screens, the gameplay is further assisted. The plot is very interesting, thus the grab factor is strong.

Arubatoros

Arubatoros

Microsoft MSX

Aspar GP Master

Aspar GP Master

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Grand Prix Master is a viewed-from-above, motor cycle racing game in which you find yourself taking part in the 80cc World Motor Cycle Racing Championship. It's a game of points-tables, racetracks and bikes that look like tadpoles in which you get to play the Spanish Motorcyle Champion Jorge Martinez 'Aspar'. The aim of the game is to compete against the other motorcyclists inthe championship in an attempt to win it. So zip up your leathers, sit astride and prepare to race.

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Astro Marine Corps

Astro Marine Corps

Microsoft MSX - 1989

A.M.C.: Astro Marine Corps is a sideways scrolling shooter in which you control a member of the Astro Marine Corps who has to blast his way through the various alien infested levels. You have three lives and each life has an energy bar which is depleted by contact with aliens and can be replenished by picking up the 'E' powerup. Other powerups include three way fire and an overhead shield. There are various instant death hazards you must avoid such as a plant which smothers you and a dragon which devours you and spits out your bones.

Astro Plumber

Astro Plumber

Microsoft MSX - 1985

You are the maintenance man just arrived from Earth. Your task is to repair the leaking air pipes in caverns under the Moon's surface, which supply the scientists of COLONY 11, a research station.

The A-Team

The A-Team

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Your assignment consists in guiding The A-Team through two dangerous missions. On the first operation you will have to travel to the Morania desert in order to reduce a dangerous group of Arab terrorists who have met in an abandoned town. On the second one, you will have to destroy a military base located in Tirania, where an invasion of the neighboring countries is being prepared. In order to carry out so difficult missions you count with a modern N-16 A2 rifle gunner with telescope sight, 2 shippers of 50 bullets each one and 2 long-reach pumps, although in the course of the combat you will...

Athletic Ball

Athletic Ball

Microsoft MSX

Athletic Land

Athletic Land

Microsoft MSX - May 1, 1984

On your mark! Get set! GO! Your physical prowess is tested to the limit all hazards. You can almost hear the wild shouts of the crowd ring in your ears as they urge you on to the goal line. Exciting fun for all ages!

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Auf Wiedersehen Monty (German for "Goodbye Monty") is a computer game for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX and Commodore 16. Released in 1987, it is the fourth of the Monty series, following Monty is Innocent, Monty on the Run and the successful original Wanted: Monty Mole. It was written by Peter Harrap and Shaun Hollingworth with music by Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish. The player controls Monty as he travels around Europe collecting money in order to buy a Greek island - Montos, where he can safely retire. Gameplay is in the style of a flick-screen platform game, similar to...

Avenger

Avenger

Microsoft MSX - 1986

In the sequel to The Way of the Tiger, Yaemon the Grand Master of Flame is the villain of the piece. He has killed your foster-father Naijish and stolen the Scrolls of Kettsuin. Your quest to recover the scroll and avenge your father's death is viewed from above and superficially resembles Gauntlet. You start outside the Quench Heart Keep, and must initially find enough keys in the grounds and connected buildings to penetrate it, and then kill each of the 3 guards. There are other prey including spiders to fend off - these know how to home in on you. You are armed with a limited number...

Averno

Averno

Microsoft MSX

B.C. II - Grog's Revenge

B.C. II - Grog's Revenge

Microsoft MSX - 1985

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge is a 1984 video game by Sierra On-Line for the Commodore 64, ColecoVision, and MSX. It is the sequel to B.C.'s Quest For Tires and is based on B.C., the newspaper comic strip by Johnny Hart. The player controls Thor, a caveman, who rides a stone unicycle. Thor is searching for the "Meaning of Life" within several mountains. The player must navigate through the mountains, collecting clams. Like the comic strip, they are used as money, in this case to pay the toll to another caveman, Peter, to access the next mountain.

B.C.'s Quest for Tires

B.C.'s Quest for Tires

Microsoft MSX

B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game designed by Rick Banks and Michael Bate and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Based on the 1985 movie, you play as a short Marty McFly and must find your mother and father and lead them to the dance so they fall in love before you're out of time. You start in front of the dance then must jump over or on bullies. Do not let them touch you head on or you lose a life. Also watch for toy planes that will dive at you. When you are in front of a building, jump at the windows to open them. You must find your father, who will then follow you. Next, find your mother and lead your father to her. They will both follow you so you lead them to the dance. This ends the round. The...

Backgammon

Backgammon

Microsoft MSX

ABPA Backgammon is a backgammon video game for Intellivision (ABPA stands for American Backgammon Players Association). This was one of the original four games introduced with the Intellivision system and is in the Intellivision Lives! game package for modern systems. The code for the game was later re-used in another game Triple Challenge by INTV Corporation.

Backgammon

Backgammon

Microsoft MSX - 1984

A computer version of the classic board game Backgammon. The game board is displayed from a top down perspective. The game lets the player compete against a computer opponent or another player. The objective of the game is to be the first player to move all fifteen of their pieces off of the board. The typical rules of Backgammon apply. Players roll two dice (if a pair is rolled it becomes four for that turn with the extra two being a copy of the original pair) to move their pieces to an empty slot, a slot occupied by their own pieces, or a slot that contains only one of their opponents...

Balance of Power: Geopolitics in the Nuclear Age

Microsoft MSX - September 1, 1985

Balance of Power is a computer strategy game of geopolitics during the Cold War, created by Chris Crawford and published in 1985 on the Apple Macintosh by Mindscape, followed by ports to a variety of platforms over the next two years.

Bank Panic

Bank Panic

Microsoft MSX - 1986

As a gunslinger, it's your job to protect a bank from bandits while taking care not to shoot innocent customers. The bank has 12 doors in front of 12 teller windows, with only three doors visible at a time. Shooting is done simply by pressing one of the three buttons to shoot the left, middle or right door. The player can move his viewpoint left and right to reveal new doors. People only appear behind the doors that are currently visible on screen, except for the rare outlaws who will pop up to steal a cash deposit from a teller window the player isn't watching. Indicators at the top of the...

Barbarian

Barbarian

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Barbarian is a 1987 computer platform game by Psygnosis. It was first developed for the Atari ST, and was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. In the game, the player is Hegor, a barbarian who must traverse several dungeons and underground habitats to defeat his brother, the evil sorcerer Necron. He has a sword and bow in his arsenal of weapons. Running and jumping, as with many platform games, comprises a large part of the gameplay of this title. The game used a unique control system to make up for lack of more than one joystick button on many...

Barbarian II

Barbarian II

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is an action video game released in 1988 for various personal computer platforms, such as Commodore 64 and MS-DOS. It is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (released in 1987), which offers sword fighting action to one or two players. Unlike its predecessor, Barbarian II features only a single-player mode, in which the player assumes the role of either sword-wielding Princess Mariana or the titular savage, who is armed with a battleaxe. Their common quest is to pursue the evil wizard Drax, who has fled to his dungeon hideout after his defeat in the...

Barnstorner

Barnstorner

Microsoft MSX - 1985

You are a stunt pilot who are supposed to crash into a water tower, but your path is blocked by a multitude of hot-air balloons. To get them out of way, you must hit their baskets with flour bombs thrown out of your plane. While your plane can fly both up, down, left and right, it has a great inertia, and thus you risk at all times to run into one of the balloons or into the borders of the screen at an uncontrollable speed. Your speed also makes the bombs fall at different paths, which means that hitting the small baskets requires both precision and timing. The air is also filled with clouds...

Batman

Batman

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Batman is a 1986 3D isometric action-adventure game by Ocean Software for the Amstrad PCW, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX, MSX-2 microcomputers, and the first Batman game ever developed. Upon release, the game received favorable reviews, and received a sequel two years later, titled Batman: The Caped Crusader. The object of the game is to rescue Robin by collecting the seven parts of the Batcraft hovercraft that are scattered around the Batcave. The gameplay takes place in a 3D isometric universe, which programmer John Ritman and artist Bernie Drummond would further develop for 1987's...

Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

Microsoft MSX - 1989

Batman also known as Batman: The Movie is an action video game developed by Ocean Software based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released in 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum and MSX. The game is also known as Batman: The Movie. The game consists of five stages based on events from the movie. Each stage has a time limit and a health gauge (represented by Batman's face turning into the Joker's), with Batman losing a life if he runs out of either.

Batten Tanuki no Daibouken

Batten Tanuki no Daibouken

Microsoft MSX

Battle Chopper

Battle Chopper

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Battle Chopper is a helicopter shooter where the aim is to destroy as many tanks on the ground as you can before you are destroyed. The screen is split into three parts with the main screen showing you looking at your helicopter from behind at a 3rd person perspective flying into the screen showing any tanks on the ground. Another part shows your damage status and score, and finally the third part is where you play and control the game. This part is a radar and it shows the tanks coming down the screen and you control two bars up, down, left or right, and where the bars meet is where your...

Battle Cross

Battle Cross

Microsoft MSX - 1984

A basic shooter where you fly a space ship and have to shoot fleets of ships that fly in from both sides of the screen and loop around in formation. While battling space ships you must avoid crashing on to a rock formations.

Battle for Midway

Battle for Midway

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The game is a turn-based strategy and focuses on naval battles during the Battle of Midway, which is initiated in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The player commands three American task forces; two United States Navy forces and one United States Air Force unit, which are stationed on Midway Atoll. The objective of the game is to defeat three attacking Imperial Japanese naval forces. Each American task force has an aircraft carrier, whereas the Japanese have four. The player begins the game with two American search aircraft used to locate and track the attacking Japanese...

Battle Ship Clapton II

Battle Ship Clapton II

Microsoft MSX - 1984

In this basic, top-down shoot-em-up set in space the player can move the ship anywhere on the screen to shoot the incoming enemy ships. There are also static mines that do not attack the player but explode when collided with. As time goes on different types of enemy ship target the player and more of them to shoot.

Beach Head

Beach Head

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The game's setting is the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Gameplay consists of several varying stages in which the player must control various vehicles including warships and tanks in order to defeat an enemy fleet, break through enemy beach defences and destroy an enormous gun-emplacement to win the game.

Beamrider

Beamrider

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Beamrider takes place above Earth's atmosphere, where a large alien shield called the Restrictor Shield surrounds the Earth. The player's objective is to clear the Shield's 99 sectors of alien craft while piloting the Beamrider ship. The Beamrider is equipped with a short-range laser lariat and a limited supply of torpedoes. The player is given three at the start of each sector.

Bee & Flower

Bee & Flower

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1983

Bestial Warrior

Bestial Warrior

Microsoft MSX - 1989

Sagar, the biggest fortress ever known to man, had become a challenge for most of the mercenaries. Many had already died in the attempt to access Sagar. Only one person, might be able to overcome the rocky system Kerman and enter the fortress. Krugger is his name, although most of his enemies know him as Bestial Warrior. Armed to the teeth, he will enter into the system and will need of your guidance and help to reach their goal: finding the three parts of the C70-Magnum, a devastating weapon. During the tour you can find objects that give greater power to your weapon, extra lives,...

Binary Land

Binary Land

Microsoft MSX - 1984

In the Famicom version of the game, players have to unite two penguins, Gurin (male) and Malon (female), who are in love. The MSX version features a human boy and a human girl; gameplay remains identical to the Famicom version. Players control Malon and Gurin simultaneously; with a timer adding to the difficulty. These penguins move in mirror images of each other. The game features many different stages. After completing the 17th stage, players have to start over again on stage 1. "Je te veux" by Erik Satie is the background music in the game during the levels. Upon uniting the two penguins,...

Bit Byter

Bit Byter

Microsoft MSX - 1985

For Bit Byter, the only pleasure in life is to bite a bit of this and a bit of that. He is always desperate to find something to bite, so, most of the time, he is in a great hurry. That is the reason why very often he crashes into the wall and dies. Worst still, he uses up energy very quickly while he is looking for a bit to bite. Once his energy runs out, he can no longer bite anything at all. To add excitement to his adventure, three SV-monsters keep chasing Bit Byter from the third level onwards.

Black Beard

Black Beard

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Red Beard, an old pal of Black Beard has stolen Black Beard's treasure map. You as Black Beard are furious about this and you enter Red Beard his ship. On board you have to roam around looking for the map. To open chests you must fire a bullet. You can collect several special potions that will give you new ammo, extra life etc. To prevent Red Beard's pirates to enter the ship you must use the torch to light the cannon and then you will find the map in the last chest.

Black Jack

Black Jack

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Black Jack card game, which is more or less acceptable, and with a ton of options. We even have the possibility to play without graphics.

Black Onyx 1, The

Black Onyx 1, The

Microsoft MSX

The Black Onyx II: Search for the Fire Crystal

The Black Onyx II: Search for the Fire Crystal

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1986

After having recovered the legendary Black Onyx in your previous adventure, your party of heroes took the portal in Utsuro town to a new world, where they begin the search for the powerful Fire Crystal. In order to find this mysterious artifact, they have to venture into a system of dungeons and to defeat the monsters that live in them. The sequel to Black Onyx is very similar to its predecessor, graphically as well as gameplay-wise. You build a party of up to five adventurers and take them to fight in first-person 3D dungeons. You encounter random enemies as well as fellow adventurers,...

Blagger

Blagger

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Blagger is a platform game created by Antony Crowther and released by Alligata for the Commodore 64 and BBC Micro computers in 1983, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC (through Amsoft) and MSX in 1984 and Commodore 16/Commodore Plus/4 in 1985. In some countries this game was released under the name Gangster. The gameplay is similar to that of Manic Miner, also released in 1983. A sequel, Son of Blagger, was released in 1984 with a third and final title Blagger Goes to Hollywood released in 1985.

Blagger (Enhanced version)

Microsoft MSX

Blagger enhanced version with the following improvements: - Screen 2 colored graphics. - Some little graphic designs enhancements. - Multicolor sprites. - Every 5 levels a checkpoint is saved in memory. You don't need to restart every time from level 00!. - Suicide key. - Works in 8KB RAM MSX machines. - ...and all packed in a 16KB ROM.

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Microsoft MSX - 1987

As the name suggests, this arcade conversion updates the basic Asteroids gameplay. That means to say that the main gameplay consists of flying through single-screen wrap-around levels shooting at rocks, which split into smaller rocks when hit, eventually becoming small enough to disappear. In this case the Asteroids are protecting Mukor, an evil being who is poisoning planets under the Colonising Corp’s control. Each level is split into either 9 or 16 sub-levels, which are chosen through a square in which any remaining level which is adjacent to the last level completed can be selected....

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