Alternative Software

ACE 2088

ACE 2088

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

After defeating the enemy in ACE and ACE 2, it's now to time to travel into the future and into space. Mission HQ on earth is getting fed up with enemy forces conquering planets under Federation Jurisdiction and so have decided to send yourself to go and take the planets back and destroy the enemy. You have taken a ride on the mother ship Deliverance near the 118 planets that need taking back, and here you can use a computer terminal to start your mission. On the terminal you are able to choose a planet, get the information about it as well as check the status of your three fighters you will...

Bangers & Mash

Bangers & Mash

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Bangers & Mash is a game based on the British kids TV show of the same name and sees you play as Bangers as you try to help your Mother by collecting fruit for a pie. The game is a platform game and over various levels you must traverse platforms while avoiding or shooting the various creatures. If you touch a creature, certain coloured flowers or obstacles then you lose one of three lives. There are three types of fruit to collect with the number to collect below the main playing area and once all are collected you move to the next level.

BMX Ninja

BMX Ninja

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - May 11, 1988

As a top BMX gang member, members of a rival gang have attacked you. In order to protect your street cred, and thus keep your girlfriend interested in you (can't he get someone less superficial next time?), you must defeat them all. The game scrolls sideways, and puts you on your bike with a spin attack to deal with enemy bikes, skateboarders and scooters. 8 bikes must be beaten to move onto the next level, however this total is reset if you lose a life. There are six different settings across the US, and you can choose to play in front of any of these from the main menu.

BMX Ninja

BMX Ninja

Commodore 64 - April 14, 1988

After a hard days training with the freestyle team at the local dirt track, Phil "Pookie" Wheeler, unofficial BMX Ninja, whilst travelling home on his bike, a Blackfoot Falcon, was set upon by a rival team, the Diamond Backs, whose leader is intent on gaining the ultimate street cred. Your title. You must prove to yourself and your girlfriend that you are capable of keeping your title. Should you fail in your task, you will not only lose your title, you will lose your girlfriend (who wants to be seen with a loser anyway?) and your dignity. Should you succeed, you will be rewarded by...

Bug Eyes 2: Starman to the Rescue

Bug Eyes 2: Starman to the Rescue

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Bug Eyes 2: Starman to the Rescue is a video game developed by Scrooloose and Bitbrain and published in 1986 by Audiogenic. Light years from Earth lies the rusting hulk of the Xxabanean flagship, disabled when it's power generator was destroyed by Space Agent Zelda. But Zelda was captured and imprisoned in the depths of a distant and desolate asteroid. Somewhere hidden on the rusting ship are the 25 keys that are needed to free Zelda from her intergalactic prison. Your mission, as Space Agent Starman, is to penetrate the defences of the ship and find the 25 keys in order to rescue Zelda....

Bully's Sporting Darts

Bully's Sporting Darts

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1993

There is one thing you should know right from the start: I hate darts. As a result of this fact, you would expect me, and rightly so I might add, to tear this effort apart. Well sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not going to! In fact, quite the opposite. This is one of the most addictive, fun to play, downright enjoyable games I have come across in many a long month. Where does its appeal lie? Well instead of just simulating regular darts, Alternative have opted for something slightly different. As well as the popular 501 game and round-the-board versions, you can also play football, golf,...

Bully's Sporting Darts

Bully's Sporting Darts

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Do you like to play darts? Would you like to have the opportunity to play darts on your computer? Here is your chance. This game offers seven scoring styles such as Golf, Cricket, and the normal 501 scoring style. Choose how you want to score the game and hop right in and play. Aim your dart with your joystick or keyboard, then let it fly and hope you hit something good! The game automatically scores for you so if you do not know how to score a dart game, you can still play. Knowing what you should aim for is helpful for getting high scores, however. The darts games included in this package...

Caveman Capers

Caveman Capers

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Caveman Capers was originally published by Icon, with a reissue by Alternative Software under the title Caveman!. In this scrolling game you play as Ogg the caveman who travels on the back of Kickstart the turtle. You must avoid holes, snakes and toadstools, as well as prehistoric enemies such as pterodactyls and dinosaurs. The game has sixty levels.

Caveman Capers

Caveman Capers

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

Ogg the Caveman has discovered a new form of transport - Kickstart the Turtle. All day long he tries to train Kickstart to jump and run. However, the turtle isn't too keen and Kickstart keeps falling flat on his face. Help Ogg master the art of turtle-riding and get him to the phonebox to tell his wife he'll be late for tea.

Combat Zone

Combat Zone

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Combat Zone is a classic arcade vertical scrolling shoot-em up where the protagonist, Colonel Mentor is brought out of retirement to battle the alien enemy. The regular weaponry consists of air-to-air blasters and bombs for ground targets. Enemy supply ships can be destroyed for hyper bombs, that when detonated clear the entire screen of enemies.

Confusion

Confusion

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

A huge 64 storey automated industrial plant used for the production and storage of deadly Confuzion Bombs versus a highly intelligent and quick thinking mind (yours!)! The Objective : To destroy the complete complex by eliminating the entire explosive stock pile. Confuzion : Its features include Bonus levels, Extra Sparks, Skill Stepping, Speed Spark and Multiplayer options. A totally addictive and frustrating arcade game using a fresh and original playing concept. The Fuzion Of Mind And Machine.

Confuzion

Confuzion

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Confuzion is a puzzle game developed and published by Incentive Software for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, and Acorn Electron. The object is to guide a spark along a fuse wire. It is similar to the 1982 arcade game Loco-Motion. Confuzion was written by Paul Shirley who also wrote Spindizzy. The cassette tape on which the game was supplied also contained an audio track also titled "Confusion", which was composed by the Band Private Property (Matt Smith Lyrics, Joanne Holt/Steve Salt Music) and performed by Joanne Holt, Matt Smith, Steve Salt, Chris Weller and Gary Seaward....

Count Duckula

Count Duckula

Atari ST - 1992

The game is a basic jump and run platform-type game. At the start, the castle is transported to an ancient pyramid. Then, players had a set amount of time to go through the castle, evading the various baddies inside the castle, to retrieve the mystic sax before the Count's castle automatically returns to Transylvania, leaving the player stranded in Egypt.

Count Duckula 2 featuring Tremendous Terence

Count Duckula 2 featuring Tremendous Terence

Commodore 64 - 1992

Count Duckula 2 is a continuation of Count Duckula. It's a game based on the cartoon series. In this game, the Count went to Planet Cute, and he must now escape back to Transylvania. He has to avoid the teddies and fluffy bunnies, and has a "ketchup gun" with limited ammo - his task is to get from the left of the screen to the right.

Count Duckula in No Sax Please: We're Egyptian

Count Duckula in No Sax Please: We're Egyptian

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Count Duckula (in No Sax Please - We're Egyptian) is a 2D platformer with adventure elements. The game is based on "Count Duckula", a British animated television series. Count Duckula with his servants Igor and Nanny have brought their European style castle to ancient Egypt. Once there they set their on the Sax, an ancient Egyptian saxophone with magical powers. The Sax is hidden in the pyramid tomb of the pharaoh Upanatem, deep in the burning desert. Cont Duckula's rivals the Crow Brothers inadvertently hitched a ride on their time travel and are preparing their own expedition to foil the...

Crazy Erbert

Crazy Erbert

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1987

A cubic-domain game in which you must change the colour of the grid and avoid the gorilla, balls and snake. Starring : Crazy Er*Bert Supporting cast : Boris the Gorilla, Coily the Snake Featuring : Cascading balls, deadly discs, balmy bananas, rotating rota-hats Great fun in this arcade-style classic!

Crazy Erbert

Crazy Erbert

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

Crazy Erbert is a Qbert type game. The aim is to visit each cube so that its top surface changes colour. At the start you can choose from 10 levels of difficulty and whether movement should be fast or slow. Erbert is persistently chased by Coily Snake and Boris Gorilla. If they catch you one of your three lives is lost. Escape is provided by two elevators which return you to the surface. If Boris or Coily try to follow, they vanish for a few seconds. This gives you a chance to escape, and gain some bonus points. Erbert can also collect a Rota Hat which allows you limited flight with two...

Crazy Er-Bert

Crazy Er-Bert

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

A cubic-domain game in which you must change the colour of the grid and avoid the gorilla, balls and snake. Starring : Crazy Er*Bert Supporting cast : Boris the Gorilla, Coily the Snake Featuring : Cascading balls, deadly discs, balmy bananas, rotating rota-hats Great fun in this arcade-style classic! Part of "Triple Decker 7" game pack / a.k.a. "Pac Manic" on "Triple Decker 7" cover / a.k.a. "Muncher" and "Classic Arcadia Collection"

Crazy Paving

Crazy Paving

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Zigmund has messed up his job by laying the wrong paving stones over four levels so you, Howard the Robot has been tasked to lay the stones as well as clear up the mess left by Zigmund. In this maze game where the screen scrolls when you move Howard, you must find the places that require paving stones and lay them while avoiding the various creatures that move around each level. Gates block routes and keys have to be collected to open them but you can only carry one item at a time and this includes rollers that squash the spiders. As you lay and collect you have to move between the levels...

Cricket Crazy

Cricket Crazy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The secluded Caribbean island of St. Malcolm is getting a visit from a cricket team from the UK to play the islanders with a hidden agenda to get the rights to the local natural resource, Guano. You are the manager of the team as you fly towards the island but things don't go too well as you get hijacked and later crash the plane. After surviving the crash, your aim is to get yourself and the team to the cricket ground where the game is going to be played. Cricket Crazy is a graphic text adventure where the screen has a picture of your location and text describing what you can see. You type in...

Cricket International

Cricket International

Commodore 64 - 1988

Time to dig out those whites and pads and have a game of cricket. You have the chance here to play a sixty over game against a friend or the computer. You can choose your own team but if you don't fancy it then England or the Rest of the World are your two choices. If you win the toss you can choose whether to bowl or bat first. Another option is your skill level, Test, County or Village. If you choose to bowl first you can choose from six bowlers who are fast, medium or spin. The game is viewed behind the bowler and umpire at a elevated angle. As the bowler is running towards the crease, the...

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Bandits have overrun Dodge City, determined to escape with the loot. As the sheriff, it's your job to stop them in a game resembling Commando without the military setting. Your character has limited ammo, and can replenish this by walking over dead soldiers. You must also watch your thirst level, and head into the hotel at the top of the screen before it reaches zero. As well as the bandits, their horse regularly crosses the screen and must be avoided. As a bonus, the Spectrum version includes a free game called A-Maze, which is unsurprisingly maze-based.

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Bandits have overrun Dodge City, determined to escape with the loot. As the sheriff, it's your job to stop them in a game resembling Commando without the military setting. Your character has limited ammo, and can replenish this by walking over dead soldiers. You must also watch your thirst level, and head into the hotel at the top of the screen before it reaches zero. As well as the bandits, their horse regularly crosses the screen and must be avoided. As a bonus, the Spectrum version includes a free game called A-Maze, which is unsurprisingly maze-based.

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Bandits have overrun Dodge City, determined to escape with the loot. As the sheriff, it's your job to stop them in a game resembling Commando without the military setting. Your character has limited ammo, and can replenish this by walking over dead soldiers. You must also watch your thirst level, and head into the hotel at the top of the screen before it reaches zero. As well as the bandits, their horse regularly crosses the screen and must be avoided.

Double Dare

Double Dare

Commodore 64 - 1991

Druids Moon

Druids Moon

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A text adventure written by Charles A. Sharpe and published by Alternative Software and Top Ten Software

Endzone

Endzone

Commodore 64 - 1988

Endzone gives you the chance to manage an American Football team and take them from Division Two to Division One and win the Superbowl. There are a variety of options available but the choices that affect your team and results are limited with you able to change your team and buy and sell players. Once you are happy with your choices then you can play the next game. The match highlights screen consists of just text and you watch a clock count upwards through the four quarters and any scoring incident appears as it happens.

The Final Gate

The Final Gate

Commodore Amiga CD32 - Released - July 1, 1996

The Final Gate is a full motion video rail shooter. The player is seated in the front of a speedboat that is moving down a river. The boat is moving forward automatically and the player's input is limited to moving a crosshair over the video footage.

Fragile Allegiance

Fragile Allegiance

Windows - March 31, 1997

Frak!

Frak!

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

Frak! is a computer game originally programmed in machine code by Nick Pelling (Orlando) for the BBC Microcomputer and Acorn Electron and developed and published by his own Aardvark Software label in 1984. It was re-issued in budget form by Alternative Software in 1989. You play the part of Trogg the caveman. Climb the ladders and jump across platforms to collect gems for points and light bulbs for extra time before the lights go out. All the keys must be collected to finish the level and can often only be collected in the right sequence. Each level is about three screens wide and scrolls...

Frak!

Frak!

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

The Scrubblies and their friends have put all the special keys in hard-to-get places. Help Trogg collect all the keys, but watch out for the balloons and daggers! If you run out of time it becomes night-time. You can continue to play in the darkness, but you can't yo-yo balloons or daggers. There are a few things that Trogg can do that aren't obvious at first sight. If you hold the yo-yo key down, Trogg yo-yos further. If that still doesn't reach where you're trying to yo-yo, move a step or two closer (if you can) and try again. You will need to do this halfway across the first sheet and...

Freddy Hardest

Freddy Hardest

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The most irreverent playboy of all the galaxy, heir of a great fortune, has a totally irresponsible life, given to uncontrolled drunks, endless celebrations and excesses of all kind. After one of his last "little" parties he decided to take the controls of his spaceship in not very appropriated conditions to pilot, so our sidereal playboy went to play with meteorites under the effects of drunkenness. Evidently this diversion could not have finished very well, he crashed with a meteorite, lost the control of his spaceship and fell with it to planet Ternat's moon, where it's located the enemy...

Geo-Matrix

Commodore 64 - 1992

Gilbert: Escape from Drill

Gilbert: Escape from Drill

Microsoft MSX

Gilbert: Escape from Drill is an action game based on the animation series Gilbert. Gilbert, a disgusting alien, has come home after finishing shooting his current TV series. He needs to leave the planet Drill soon because he needs to sign his next contract - but unfortunately the population of Drill are sick of Gilebrt's arrogance. So they stole important parts of his space ship and hid them in town. The town is a maze-like structure where various enemies try to harm Gilbert, but by using his snot he can oppose them. Killing enough enemies on the same screen cause a power up to appear...

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1987

GRAHAM GOOCH'S TEST CRICKET is an accurate simulation of the game which allows you to stage test matches in your own living room - with the aid of your home computer. There are two modes of operation. Simulation mode is like watching a game of cricket - once you've chosen the teams and the game is under way, you can just sit back and watch it if you like. However, you needn't just be a spectator - whether your team is batting or bowling, you can make tactical changes whenever you wish. In arcade mode, you must be alert at all times. A careless stroke or a loose over could cost the match.

Grebit

Grebit

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Help Freddie Frog and his chumps get some safely. Take care on that bumpy road, watch out the traffic gets worse, don't stay in one spot too long or you'll end up one flat frog. GULP! Now you've got to cross a raging river by leaping from log to log - be careful there's a strong current. Can you make it home? Remember frogs have more fun!

Grid Iron 2

Grid Iron 2

Acorn Electron - Released - 1989

Grid Iron 2 is the knock down and get up, all American Football Management Simulator! The game consists of a Football League games and team management, in a season of up and downs. The menus throughout the game will allow you to step easily into the shoes of the team manager. Letting you make decisions and select choices that will eventually lead you up to the top of the League. Which senior team member do you drop to give the reserve a run? Your best forward has a sprained ankle, what now? Does the championship depend on it? It's up to you! Take your team to Superbowl stardom, or down...

Implosion

Implosion

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Implosion is a shooter in which a planet is on full collision course towards the earth. Now the player has to infiltrate said planet to let it implode. In every level big energy balls have to be destroyed to weaken the planet's defenses. When all are gone, a portal opens up which has to be entered within ten seconds - it is unhealthy to stay. Also unhealthy are the enemies which attack frontally. If they manage to touch the ship its energy goes down and zero energy results in a life loss. Fortunately the player can shoot them and also destroy special crystals. Those split up into smaller...

Meganova

Meganova

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Hi, my name is Philip Sunset, but my friends call me "long hands" and my office is one of the best remunerated of the galaxy, I am an illegal appropriator of objects that I do not own, although there are people who vulgarly call it "thief". And this time I am involved in a very undesirable situation. The thing is that I took the Sprocket System "landed", apparently one of the most secret treasures of the Drowhar army. But, as usual, these boys are not very happy and have decided to convert me into cosmic phosphate, something that wouldn't be so easy for them. I was contracted as a pilot by the...

Micro Olympics

Micro Olympics

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Eleven Track 'N' Field style events are recreated in this joystick-waggling based game. Five are simple running events of different distances ranging from 100 meters to 1500 meters. Unlike Daley Thompson's Decathlon the longer events don't involve a different technique, or different performance measurements, making the 1500m quite tiring. There are also three throwing events (Javelin, Discus and Hammer), and the High / Long / Triple Jump events. Each event has a pre-defined world record to chase.

Microball

Microball

Acorn Electron - Released - February 1, 1988

With all the features, speed and nerve shattering excitement of the original, this superb new arcade pinball game is destined to become an all-time great. Five balls per game.

Mineshaft

Mineshaft

Acorn Electron - Released - November 1, 1985

Your aim is to collect all the lumps of coal in the twenty rooms of the Mineshaft. You have to be quick, daring and sometimes near suicidal to accomplish your task, and beware - you only have a limited air supply! The game should be compatible with all joysticks. To collect the lumps of coal you will have to move and jump around the screen. Sometimes you must jump whilst also moving sideways. Watch out for the disintegrating sludge which disappears as you walk over it. (Hint: It disintegrates more slowly if you bounce along it!) Watch out for the obstacles that may kill you! After...

Mineshaft

Mineshaft

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

Collect all the lumps of coal in the twenty rooms of the Mineshaft. To collect the lumps of coal you will have to move and jump around the screen. Sometimes you must jump whilst also moving sideways. Watch out for the disintegrating sludge which disappears as you walk over it. Watch out for the obstacles that may kill you. After completing each screen you may move to the next through the door, or if you get stuck you can press ESCAPE to make your exit. It's up to you to work out how to collect all the lumps of coal.

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Based on the original television series that ran from 1978 to 1980, the player controls Monkey as he makes his way through four levels and rescue the princess from the evil dragon. In the first level, the player rides a cloud, and must use lightning bolts to destroy three waves of flying creatures. In the second level, the player must collect all the fruit while avoiding or jumping over creatures. Vines and ladders must be navigated in order to get some fruit. The third level has the player navigating a steep cliff. Four birds drop rocks onto the path, causing it to crack. The player must jump...

The Munsters

The Munsters

Microsoft MSX

The characters from the 60s TV series The Munsters have been transported away to a mysterious castle. Playing as different members of the family in succession, the player must rescue them. As you walk through each room, you must collect items to help you deal with each challenge. You must build up your spell power by shooting ghouls, zombies and vampires, as this allows you to deal with other challenges. Avoid contact with those monsters, as they will zap your energy and finally kill you - you have a single life.(Moby Games)

The Munsters

The Munsters

Commodore Amiga - 1989

The characters from the 60s TV series The Munsters have been transported away to a mysterious castle. Playing as different members of the family in succession, the player must rescue them. As you walk through each room, you must collect items to help you deal with each challenge. You must build up your spell power by shooting ghouls, zombies and vampires, as this allows you to deal with other challenges. Avoid contact with those monsters, as they will zap your energy and finally kill you - you have a single life.

The Official Father Christmas

The Official Father Christmas

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

The game is set on Christmas Eve, with Santa (Father Christmas) rushing to deliver presents to the entire world. After the player enters his/her name (which is used later in the personal letter to Santa), the first level takes the form of a flip-screen collecting game with Santa at home gathering the scattered pieces of his sleigh. If he collides with one of the elves running around, the item he is carrying is lost and has to be found again. The player chooses six presents they want (computer, doll, book, etc.), which are listed on their letter to Santa. Santa then collects the presents...

Olympic Spectacular

Olympic Spectacular

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

Developed by Database Software, it was originally published as Micro Olympics by Database Publications for The Micro User and Electron User, before Alternative Software commercially released it with the title of Olympic Spectacular. Comprises eleven track and field events: 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres races, javelin, discus, hammer, long jump, high jump and pole vault.

Olympic Spectacular

Olympic Spectacular

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Eleven great TRACK & FIELD events in this superb graphic similution combine to make this the real 'MICRO' Olympic games. Choose between: Five running events -- 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres. Three throwing events -- javelin, discus and hammer. Three hammer jumping events -- long jump, high jump and pole jump. In each event you can compare against a 'world record'.

Popeye 3: WrestleCrazy

Popeye 3: WrestleCrazy

Commodore 64 - May 4, 1992

Our Hero Popeye has been kidnapped by the evil KRAGGS who wish to conquer the universe. To find out which planets are vulnerable, an intergalactic wrestling contest has been arranged. Popeye has been chosen to represent Earth, and must wrestle against 5 different vicious aliens to save our world from the KRAGGS! The wrestling match is on a desolate asteroid at the edge of the galaxy. Popeye faces his first of five unearthly opponents in front of a hostile alien crowd. Can you help Popeye beat his wrestling opponents and save the Earth, or will our world be over run by the maurauding...

Postman Pat

Postman Pat

Commodore Amiga - 1989

Kids TV favourite Postman Pat aims to stamp his authority on the games scene by delivering a first-class licensed game. Your job is to guide Pat and his van around a particularly busy day of work.First you go to the post office where Mrs Goggins will give you the letters or parcel to be delivered.You will also have to help herding Peter Fogg's sheep, and do all this against a time limit. The game includes a rendition of the show's music, as well as two difficultly levels - according to the inlay the easy version is for children, and the harder one for 'the serious gamer'.

Psycastria

Psycastria

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1986

The Psycastria have constructed four different types of installation, one on land, one at sea on a giant carrier ship, one on the surface of the moon and the final one in deep space. It is in these installations that they store their energy supplies in circular pods. You, now endowed with the skill and cunning of the famous Boggles, are in charge of a highly manouvreable craft capable of stunning mid-air changes of direction. Using just your basic astro cannons, you must attack each installation in turn, avoiding the high buildings that stand up from the surface. However, the Psycastria will...

Psycastria

Psycastria

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Psycastria was developed by Gary Partis and released for the BBC Micro in 1986 by Audiogenic Software. Psycastria is a top-down horizontal scrolling shooter. Go across each base, destroy the 10 energy pods that power the Psycastrian war machine while avoiding buildings and engaging alien spacecraft, then go to the next base. Unusually for a shooter, you can turn around at any time to go after any missed targets. Between bases, there is a bonus level that tests your timing at destroying aliens.

Red Arrows

Red Arrows

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

The activities of the RAF's famous aircraft display team are brought to life in this simulation. The player can take part in loops, rolls and flypasts, working in tandem with friendly pilots as little as 6ft away, flying at over 300 miles per hour. Instructions are given in-flight; follow the requested height and direction to maximise the visual appeal of the routine and to avoid collisions. Thrust and steering can be automated in flight; this invokes a scoring penalty but allows new players to master the more complex functions. Originally published by Database Software, it was later...

Rik the Roadie

Rik the Roadie

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

You are Rik, roadie to the world famous pop group, "Alternative Rock". In order for Alternative Rock to stay popular, you, as their roadie, must get all their equipment to the gig, take it into the hall, and set up the sound levels before the gig starts. Get to the gig as quickly as possible, avoiding all oncoming traffic. Hitting anything will cost you time, as your van is repaired. Once you are at the gig, you have to carry the equipment from the van into the hall. As amplifiers and speakers are very heavy, you cannot hold them for very long. Move as fast as possible before your...

Rik The Roadie

Rik The Roadie

Acorn Electron - Released - November 1, 1987

You are Rik, roadie to the world famous pop group, "Alternative Rock". In order for Alternative Rock to stay popular, you, as their roadie, must get all their equipment to the gig, take it into the hall, and set up the sound levels before the gig starts.

Rik The Roadie

Rik The Roadie

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

You are Rik, roadie to the world famous pop group, "Alternative Rock". In order for Alternative Rock to stay popular, you, as their roadie, must get all their equipment to the gig, take it into the hall, and set up the sound levels before the gig starts. Get to the gig as quickly as possible, avoiding all oncoming traffic. Hitting anything will cost you time, as your van is repaired. Once you are at the gig, you have to carry the equipment from the van into the hall. As amplifiers and speakers are very heavy, you cannot hold them for very long. Move as fast as possible before your...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Commodore 128 - Released - 1985

The Rocky Horror Show is a video game, based on the musical of the same name, where you get to control either Brad or Janet in your quest to explore the strange interior over at the Frankenstein place. It's a bit of a mind flip but if you are careful you'll do the time warp, again! Play as either Brad or Janet to rescue the other, in this computer adaptation of the hit Broadway Musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Search the castle for pieces of the Medusa machine to free your partner from stone and escape the castle before it blasts off. Each one must be taken to the De-Medusa...

Round Ones

Round Ones

Acorn Electron - Released - August 1, 1988

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...oops, wrong story! You control a Block Assault Transport (B.A.T.) at the bottom of the screen. With this, you must deflect a Block Assault Laser Launch (B.A.L.L.) towards a series of blocks at the top. This ain't as easy as it sounds! A collision between a block and a B.A.L.L. will usually destroy a block but some blocks have stronger shielding and will take more hits to destroy. Also roaming around some sectors will be conflictors (these are not very nice to know) and laser whose fire will destroy you. To make life a little easier, you are...

Round Ones

Round Ones

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

You control a bat at the bottom of the screen. With this, you must deflect a ball towards a series of blocks at the top. A collision between a block and a ball will usually destroy a block but some blocks have stronger shielding and will take more hits to destroy. Also roaming around some sectors will be conflictors and lasers whose fire will destroy you. You are equipped with a Force Shield which will protect you from these. It also has a useful side effect of deflecting the ball back up the screen and also catches Driblets. Driblets are released by mystery blocks when hit. Catching...

Soccer Boss

Soccer Boss

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

Britain's No. 1 Football Management Game Four Divisions FA Cup European Cup Cup Winners' Cup Full Game Save Ever fancied yourself as the Manager of a Football team? Ever thought "Why did they buy him?" or "He's a useless manager, I could do better than that!"? Well, now's your chance. Test your decision making and managerial skills with Alternative Software's Football Management game Soccer Boss.

Suburban Commando

Suburban Commando

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1993

Suburban Commando is a mix of space shooter, jump-and-run and beat-em-up. Based on the Hulk Hogan film Suburban Commando (1991), the game is a wild mix of space shooter, platform jumping and beat-em-up action. Loosely following the storyline of the film, Hogan alias intergalactic hero Shep Ramsey travels through space, crash-lands on earth and beats up the bad guys. The first level is a R-Type-like horizontal space shooter; destroy formations of drones and collect weapon upgrades. After that, you'll enter three platform levels, in which you have to find nine items each. Avoid being shot and...

Tarzan

Tarzan

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

You are Tarzan and you have to pick up Jane! But you have to run a loooong way to get her, through the jungle, dark caves and sinister villages. And as many women do, Jane loves useless gadgets and shiny jewelry. That stuff is scattered across the game and you have to pick it all up, otherwise Jane won't show up.

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Commodore Amiga - 1992

Control Thomas the Tank Engine as he's got to take special trips he has to organise: Take children to the seaside, medicine to the hospital or deliver the mail. Beware of dead ends, level crossings, other trains and vehicles through your route! Based on the famous television and railway series, this game is designed for ages 3 and up.

Thomas The Tank Engine's Fun With Words

Thomas The Tank Engine's Fun With Words

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Using the character from the TV program, Thomas the Tank Engine's Fun With Words is an educational program for young children that helps with their spelling. There are six games to choose from with three or four letter words which can be selected from an option screen as well as lower, upper or mixed case letters. The six games are: Spell Picture - You see a picture and from a selection of letters you spell the word What's Wrong - From the picture shown you select which letter is wrong in the word and replace it with the correct letter Mix and Match - There are five words with the letters...

Tiger Mission

Tiger Mission

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Tiger Mission is a vertically scrolling shooter in which the player controls a helicopter. The goal is easy to explain: destroying the enemy base at the end of five levels and avoiding the own destruction. Attackers only appear on the ground and using the standard cannon normally takes care of them. Additionally there is a limited amount of smart bombs available which can be unleashed at any time to wipe out everything on the screen. Extras can be collected after shooting boxes on the ground: smart bombs go into the inventory while everything else, e.g. turbo speed or better range, are...

Triple Decker 2

Triple Decker 2

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1987

Invasion Force They came out of the blue. They are known only as the Invaders. Their mission: To claim Earth as their own. Of course, the fact that man was here first didn't stop them. Destroying the major Cities around the globe, then mercilessly mopping up the pockets of resistance. You don't know how many of your comrades are fighting back, or even how many survived as communications were the first thing to go. As far as you are concerned, you are the last. Only you, three ion cannons and lady luck stand between absolute victory, or total defeat. Haunted House You control Albert,...

Triple Decker 4

Triple Decker 4

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

This compilation of 3 games comprises Howzat, Golf and Fishing. Howzat, written by Jason Chown, is a cricket game for 2 players. You take over as the captain of an international Cricket squad. You have to decide on who would be the best bwolers, whether to run out or whether to stay put. All the great names, Botham, Gatting, to name but a few, are ready to play. Or if you wish you can name your own teams and players. Golf, written by Roland Waddilove, can be played by up to five players. Go round the nine hole course using as few strokes as possible. Avoid the bunkers and the rough, they...

Triple Decker 5

Triple Decker 5

Acorn Electron - Released - November 1, 1988

Starfight Bandits have been raiding the planet M101/3, which must be protected at all costs. You are on your last mission. A one way trip to fame and glory. Shoot down as many raiders as you can before your ship runs out of energy. The further away a ship is when you hit it, the more points you get. Your laser uses up large amounts of power so try not to miss. If they get too close, they will fire proton torpedos which further drain your energy. Skramble You are on a dangerous mission flying deep into enemy territory. Your task is to destroy as many enemy fighters and missiles as...

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Acorn Electron - Released - July 1, 1987

Do you fancy yourself as the "Pinball Wizard"? Are you able to pass an arcade without indulging in a quick game? Well, now you can enjoy the Pinball thrills in the comfort of your own home, with this all action, frantic, game of Video Pinball.

Who Dares Wins II

Who Dares Wins II

Commodore 64 - Released - October 16, 1985

Only the bravest volunteer for the ultimate suicide mission to free lost compatriots held prisoner by the armies of death, the forces of oppression. Only the fearless dare take up a challenge where courage and endurance are as essential as intelligence and skill. Compulsive. Action packed. Step forward, modern day hero, you'll never know how good you really are until you've tested yourself on the ultimate mission.

Yeti

Yeti

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A skilled hunter has found the territory of the mysterious Yeti. The problem: the beast lives in an area forbidden to outsiders. To capture the abominable snowman, the hunter, armed only with a Lee Enfield rifle and several grenades, must battle both weather and terrain and overcome deadly obstacles and mysterious enemies intent on killing him. Yeti is a flick screen side view game in which the hunter has to complete four levels before he can catch the yeti. Ammunition for rifle and grenades is limited, but can be refilled through pick ups. Also available are shields, which temporarily...

Zalaga

Zalaga

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

Zalaga is a computer game by Nick Pelling. It was developed and published by Aardvark Software and re-released by Alternative Software for the BBC Microcomputer and Electron. Zalaga is a fixed screen shoot 'em up that is almost identical to Galaga. It can be played by one or two players with either keyboard or joystick. An operator mode allows the player to customize some of the settings, such as start screen, automatic fire and reload speed.

Zalaga

Zalaga

Acorn Electron - Released - April 1, 1985

Aardvark's Orlando has brought the award winning Zalaga - made famous on the BBC Micro - over to the Acorn Electron. And it's even faster than ever. Zalaga - a computer game classic which brings home probably the closest feel to true arcade 'shoot 'em up' action devised to this day.

Zoids

Zoids

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

In this game you are a visiting Earthman, caught in the war between ancient enemies. After you crashed, you joined your rescuers in their war for survival. You are the blue side; your enemies are colored red. You control a gigantic battle-robot, called a Zoid, to attack and defeat other Zoids. The action takes place from within the cockpit. You have to learn a new way of looking at the world, as your only contact with outside is through the instrument panels of the Zoid. This is not intuitive--it takes some reading, some experimentation, and lots of practice. What you see on the screen...

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