U.S. Gold

"History in the Making": The First Three Years

"History in the Making": The First Three Years

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

History in the Making is a collection of fifteen games from U.S. Gold's catalog of American imports: - Beach-Head - Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back - Bruce Lee - Express Raider - Gauntlet - The Goonies - Impossible Mission - Infiltrator - Kung-Fu Master - Leaderboard - Raid Over Moscow - Road Runner - Spy Hunter - Super Cycle - World Games

4x4 Off-Road Racing

4x4 Off-Road Racing

Microsoft MSX - Released - 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).

720 Degrees (Europe version)

720 Degrees (Europe version)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

A simulation with so many extras it's almost not a simulation. The 80s promised to make skaters of us all, but somehow it never quite happened - if you miss your cheap old board, try this one for size, if not.... On yer bike!...

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1987

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 many such games of the 1980s such as Technician Ted and Jet Set Willy. Some screens (such as those representing the Eiffel Tower and the Pyrenees) bear some relation to their real-life counterparts.

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

This is Monty's fourth game, and the structure is similar to the previous three. It's platform and ladders based, with 80 screens each representing some area of Europe - the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are among the identifiable landmarks. There are different ways of travelling through the levels - some bouncy platforms coupled with a new super-leap move allow for big progress to be made, while Monty can also suspend from the ceilings and dodge his way across. Monty can now fall without being hurt, although landing on water can cause multiple lives to be lost in quick...

Australian Games

Australian Games

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Australian Games travels to the Australian roots and gives us the opportunity to compare if their inconsequential and fun evidence more rooted deserve the fanaticism of Olé and Olé Spanish. In Australia they go their way, jump into the water, shoot drunk on bottles that fly in a jeep, throw boomerangs that hit them in the head and try again and again pulling the fishing rod to the very fin of the shark. These are the things with which they have fun in Australia, apart from the Pearl Surf and the Sydney Opera House. This game was also released under the name Aussie Games.

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

Microsoft MSX - Released - 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.

Battle for Normandy

Battle for Normandy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

June 6, 1941. The start of D-Day. Depending on your choice you will either lead or face the largest amphibious force ever assembled. As the Supreme Allied Commander your job is to establish beachheads on Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword, consolidate them, then move out to capture the strategic towns of Cherbourg and Caen, the roadnet at St. Lo, penetrate as deeply as possible into the continent and destroy and disrupt enemy formations. As the German Commander your hope for victory is to deploy your land forces and powerful panzers and contain the enemy and drive him back to the beaches....

Beach-Head

Beach-Head

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

A dictator took the control of a fortress on the island of Kuhn-Lin. The player's mission is to storm the island and recapture it. This takes place over the course of six different sequences. The first sequence is Aerial Reconnaissance, where the fleet must be moved directly past the enemy or into a hidden passage to trigger another, optional stage. In this Hidden Passage sequence, the player will have to maneuver around mines and torpedoes. Successfully completing it gives a surprise advantage in the following General Quarters sequence, where the player controls anti-aircraft guns shooting...

Beach-Head

Beach-Head

Enterprise - Released - 1985

A dictator took the control of a fortress on the island of Kuhn-Lin. The player's mission is to storm the island and recapture it. This takes place over the course of six different sequences. The first sequence is Aerial Reconnaissance, where the fleet must be moved directly past the enemy or into a hidden passage to trigger another, optional stage. In this Hidden Passage sequence, the player will have to maneuver around mines and torpedoes. Successfully completing it gives a surprise advantage in the following General Quarters sequence, where the player controls anti-aircraft guns shooting...

Bonanza Bros

Bonanza Bros

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1992

Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and a shadowy figure of a mysterious stranger appears on screen. This figure asks them to collect certain items that he has placed inside various buildings to test his security force. If they return the items successfully, Mobo and Robo will be rewarded. The two of them state that they will get the job done in just three minutes. However, little do they know that each building is packed with security guards who will raise the alarm if they are caught red-handed. Fortunately both Mobo and Robo are...

Bonanza Bros.

Bonanza Bros.

Atari ST - 1991

Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and a shadowy figure of a mysterious stranger appears on screen. This figure asks them to collect certain items that he has placed inside various buildings to test his security force. If they return the items successfully, Mobo and Robo will be rewarded. The two of them state that they will get the job done in just three minutes. However, little do they know that each building is packed with security guards who will raise the alarm if they are caught red-handed. Fortunately both Mobo and Robo are...

Bonanza Bros.

Bonanza Bros.

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1992

Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and a shadowy figure of a mysterious stranger appears on screen. This figure asks them to collect certain items that he has placed inside various buildings to test his security force. If they return the items successfully, Mobo and Robo will be rewarded. The two of them state that they will get the job done in just three minutes. However, little do they know that each building is packed with security guards who will raise the alarm if they are caught red-handed. Fortunately both Mobo and Robo are...

Bounty Bob Strikes Back!

Bounty Bob Strikes Back!

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Bounty Bob Strikes Back! is the sequel to Miner 2049er and features similar gameplay. As Bounty Bob, your goal is to claim every inch of 25 challenging mines. To do this, you must walk over each segment of the framework in the mines. To reach each segment of framework, you will need to figure out a way to jump, climb, or use one of the many devices occasionally available to get there. To your help you get around (or sometimes hinder progress) are ladders, slides, suction tubes, cannons, transporters, and other devices. Wandering about the mines are many dangerous mutants. If you come in...

Breakthru

Breakthru

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

BreakThru is a 2D side-scrolling vehicle shooter. Your mission: race, jump, and blast your way through five levels (mountains, bridge, plains, city, and airfield) of enemy defenses to recapture the stolen jet fighter. A host of enemy soldiers, mines, vehicles, and aircraft will try to stop you, though. Oh yeah... and don't forget to watch out for those rocket attacks and falling rocks!

BreakThru: The Arcade Game

BreakThru: The Arcade Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

BreakThru is a 2D side-scrolling vehicle shooter. Your mission: race, jump, and blast your way through five levels (mountains, bridge, plains, city, and airfield) of enemy defenses to recapture the stolen jet fighter. A host of enemy soldiers, mines, vehicles, and aircraft will try to stop you, though. Oh yeah... and don't forget to watch out for those rocket attacks and falling rocks!

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth. In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders. There are 20 areas to be completed. On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their heads...

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Bruce Lee is a platform/beat 'em up hybrid, in which the player controls Bruce Lee. The plot involves the eponymous martial artist advancing from chamber to chamber in a wizard's tower, seeking to claim infinite wealth and the secret of immortality. There are twenty chambers, each represented by a single screen with platforms and ladders. To progress, the player must collect a number of lanterns suspended from various points in the chamber. Most chambers are guarded by two mobile enemies; The Ninja, who attacks with a "bokken stick"[5] and The Green Yamo, a large unarmed warrior, visually...

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1984

Amstrad conversion by Timedata. The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth. In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders. There are 20 areas to be completed. On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by...

California Games

California Games

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

California Games is a 1987 Epyx sports video game for many home computers and video game consoles. Branching from their popular Summer Games and Winter Games series, this game consisted of some sports purportedly popular in California including skateboarding, freestyle footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. The game sold very well, topping game selling charts for winter months. It also got very positive reaction from reviewers, many of whom consider California Games to be the last classic Epyx sports game, due to staff changes not long after its release. The...

California Games

California Games

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

California Games was the original "Extreme Games" – what today's generation might call "X-Games in the sun". Players can select sponsors (absent in some versions) and compete in events such as skateboarding, footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. The surfing event is ranked by judges, which give a score to help the players improve their routine.

Championship Hockey

Championship Hockey

Sega Game Gear - Released - 1994

Complete in a super realistic ice hockey game with all the frantic action of Championship Hockey - skillful skating, thundering body checking and rifling slap shots. You'll have to skate well to avoid crunching body checks from defenders and out maneuver goalkeepers in your quest for the Cup!

Championship Hockey

Championship Hockey

Sega Master System - Released - 1995

Complete in a super realistic ice hockey game with all the frantic action of Championship Hockey - skillful skating, thundering body checking and rifling slap shots. You'll have to skate well to avoid crunching body checks from defenders and out maneuver goalkeepers in your quest for the Cup!

Chernobyl: Nuclear Power Plant Simulation

Chernobyl: Nuclear Power Plant Simulation

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Chernobyl: Nuclear Power Plant Simulation is a simulation of a nuclear power plant. The player takes control of the Chernobyl plant before the 1986 catastrophe, but this has no influence on the game, aside from the title of the game. Gameplay consists of looking at menus, analyzing numbers and entering commands through a parser, e.g. disabling generators or closing exhaust valves, to influence said numbers. The goal is to have a smooth power generation and, if something goes wrong, to follow the emergency guide given in the manual. Interesting note is that the game was originally just...

Chicago 30's

Chicago 30's

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

You are Eliot, on the trail of the gangsters who dominate Chicago in the 1930s. They lurk in the docks, on the streets and in an alcohol distillery, armed with guns and grenades, and must be taken out. Gameplay is side-view and takes place on a number of vertical levels, with a feel similar to Green Beret. Jump and duck to target and avoid crooks. Later you spend time inside a car, and can lean out of the window to shoot people. Watch out for enemy cars, which can only be destroyed using grenades.

Chicago's 30

Chicago's 30

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

You are Eliot, on the trail of the gangsters who dominate Chicago in the 1930s. They lurk in the docks, on the streets and in an alcohol distillery, armed with guns and grenades, and must be taken out. Gameplay is side-view and takes place on a number of vertical levels, with a feel similar to Green Beret. Jump and duck to target and avoid crooks. Later you spend time inside a car, and can lean out of the window to shoot people. Watch out for enemy cars, which can only be destroyed using grenades.

Chip's Challenge

Chip's Challenge

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Nerdy Chip desperately wants to join the "Bit Busters" computer club, led by Melinda the Mental Marvel. However, before she'll let him in, he must prove his intelligence by passing the initiation test. 149 increasingly difficult levels, including a few hidden ones, await Chip in this tile-based puzzle game. Use tools such as keys, and special shoes to bypass obstacles. Manipulate switches to and use dirt blocks to build bridges across waterways. Avoid enemy creatures, grab all the computer chips in the level, and hurry to the exit: On top of everything else, there's a time limit!

Comanche: Maximum Overkill

Comanche: Maximum Overkill

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Comanche: Maximum Overkill is the first helicopter simulator to showcase NovaLogic's Voxel engine, which renders organic and lifelike terrain and realistic looking objects that no other game using polygons could match. It features the Army's experimental RAH-66 Comanche light attack helicopter (LHX). The game features a simple flight model and allows the player's helicopter to take much more damage than it could in reality. Additionally, weapons on the Comanche feature deadly accuracy and power. There are over 20 scripted campaign missions, similar to all other NovaLogic...

Command Performance

Command Performance

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Command Performance is a collection of ten games: Mercenary Hardball Armageddon Man Leviathan Bobsleigh Shackled Trantor Cholo Xeno 10th Frame

Crack Down

Crack Down

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

At the beginning of the 21st century, a mad scientist by the name of Mr. K has created an army of artificial soldiers. He conquered the industrial city of Atlantis, and is now preparing to take over the world. The United Nations decided to retaliate by sending two of their top class Special Forces officers, Ben and Andy, infiltrate the city and destroy the enemy base using a newly developed time bomb--Sigma. Crack Down is a time-limited action game. The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels....

Cruise for a Corpse

Cruise for a Corpse

Atari ST - Released - 1991

1927. When Inspector Raoul Dusentier is invited to a cruise upon a mighty sailing ship by the wealthy businessman Niklos Karaboudjan, he looks forward to nothing but a relaxing week on the sea. Instead, his host manages to get himself killed on the second day. Murdered, to be exact. Too convenient that a policeman is aboard -- Dusentier sets out to search for suspects. He doesn't need to search long. Why is it that none of the family members seem awfully sad about the demise of the old man? Is the mysterious Father Fabiani really as pious as he says? In the tradition of Agatha Christie, each...

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Bentley Bear is trapped in the Crystal Castles! To get out, he will need to collect all of the gems located throughout the castle. The game is played with an isometric view of the multi platformed castle. When Bentley collects all of the gems on the current castle, he will move on to the next, more difficult castle. Wandering throughout the castles are a wide variety of dangerous creatures, which Bentley should avoid. From time to time, a magic hat will appear. If Bentley collects the hat, he will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.

Crystal Castles: Diamond Plateaus in Space

Crystal Castles: Diamond Plateaus in Space

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

Bentley Bear is trapped in the Crystal Castles. To get out, he will need to collect all of the gems located throughout the castle. The game is played with an isometric view of the multi platformed castle. When Bentley collects all of the gems on the current castle, he will move on to the next, more difficult castle. Wandering throughout the castles are a wide variety of dangerous creatures, which Bentley should avoid. From time to time, a magic hat will appear. If Bentley collects the hat, he will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1988

There are three asteroids, hidden among thousands, where various minerals and precious gems were stored. It was believed the riches would be safe there, until the Zoggians discovered them! Now you have to fly an experimental spacefighter, the Cybernoid, into battle to recover the asteroids. The Cybernoid is equipped with standard laser blasters, missiles, and the ability to pick up other weapons along the way. Cybernoid is an arcade style action game for one player. You can choose from three different skill levels; easy, hard and lethal. On some versions two different sound modes are also...

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Microsoft MSX

Dam Busters is an early flight simulation, set in World War II. It focuses on Dam Busters who historically were used to heavily bombard strategic objectives, in this case dams. This task is not easy, as en route you will face heavy opposition forces. Fortunately, you won't be a sitting bomber in the air. Your aircraft is equipped with machine guns (left and right) with unlimited rounds of fire power, so fire at will as the enemy approaches. When the time comes, you will have to bomb the target manually. So, get ready to unload the cargo and give them hell!

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Dam Busters is an early flight simulation, set in World War II. It focuses on Dam Busters who historically were used to heavily bombard strategic objectives, in this case dams. This task is not easy, as en route you will face heavy opposition forces. Fortunately, you won't be a sitting bomber in the air. Your aircraft is equipped with machine guns (left and right) with unlimited rounds of fire power, so fire at will as the enemy approaches. When the time comes, you will have to bomb the target manually. So, get ready to unload the cargo and give them hell!

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The Dam Busters is an early flight simulation, set in World War II. It focuses on Dam Busters who historically were used to heavily bombard strategic objectives, in this case dams. This task is not easy, as en route you will face heavy opposition forces. Fortunately, you won't be a sitting bomber in the air. Your aircraft is equipped with machine guns (left and right) with unlimited rounds of fire power, so fire at will as the enemy approaches. When the time comes, you will have to bomb the target manually. So, get ready to unload the cargo and give them hell!

D-Day

D-Day

Atari ST - Released - 1992

This multi-genre game represents famous historical events of World War II called D-Day and related to operation "Overlord", when Allies attack Axis massively in France. The game proposes to be a general in command of Allies group and optionally perform certain actions by yourself also. Such actions include: Piloting a plane over French territory to bomb strategically important places; Landing on hostile territory as paratrooper; Breaking through enemy lines as infantry soldier; Driving a tank and fighting as a tank team with enemies in French village. All kinds of gameplay differ in...

The Deep

The Deep

Amstrad CPC - 1989

In The Deep the player takes the role of a ship which has to defend itself against a variety of underwater enemies, e.g. u-boats or jellyfish with weapons. All the enemies launch missiles or mines at the boat which can be dodged by moving left or right. Water bombs can be dropped to get rid of the enemies - but there are only eight available which slowly refill over time. Sometimes a helicopter drops crates which include useful extras like smart bombs, steering rockets or additional speed. The ship can also turn into a submarine to collect things under the water. Every screen has a...

Desert Fox

Desert Fox

Amstrad CPC - 1986

Desert Fox is a strategy/action mix set in World War II. The player takes the role of tank commander Lone Wolf who has to foil Rommel's plans in Northern Africa. The strategic part of the game plays on a overhead map which shows Lone Wolf and Rommel's positions. The overall goal is to save the Allied depots which are attacked by Rommel's troops - the main challenge is to save all of them in time. Lone Wolf can be moved over the map and one airstrike per game can be used to buy time for one depot. Lone Wolf also has the ability to gain enemy intel with his radio - this is useful in order to...

Desolator

Desolator

Amstrad CPC - 1986

Kairos has kidnapped children and trapped them in mirrors inside his castle. The player takes the role of Mac in his quest so save them. The main portion of the game is spend with walking through the castle and fighting Kairo's henchmen - either with bare hands or with weapons which can be collected on the way. However, the way is not completely linear: there are different routes to take. A boss room waits at the end of each level (overall five). There are also a multitude of extras to collect which have effects like destroying all enemies on the screen or warping. Freeing enough children by...

Dive Bomber

Dive Bomber

Atari ST - Released - 1988

In World War 2, the Bismarck battleship has been dominant thus far. Armed with torpedoes and a machine gun, can you destroy the Bismarck with a well-aimed torpedo and turn the tide of WW2 in the Allies' favour? Find out is this flight simulation and strategy game. How you complete the task is largely up to you. You will need to deal with the plane's instruments, to take off, and plan which areas of the sky you patrol in the search for the Bismarck. There are four distinct instrument panels to control engineer, navigator and gunner functions as well as the main flight controls. Statistics on...

Dive Bomber (Epyx, Inc.)

Dive Bomber (Epyx, Inc.)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In World War 2, the Bismarck battleship has been dominant thus far. Armed with torpedoes and a machine gun, can you destroy the Bismarck with a well-aimed torpedo and turn the tide of WW2 in the Allies' favour? Find out is this flight simulation and strategy game. How you complete the task is largely up to you. You will need to deal with the plane's instruments, to take off, and plan which areas of the sky you patrol in the search for the Bismarck. There are four distinct instrument panels to control engineer, navigator and gunner functions as well as the main flight controls. Statistics on...

Dragons of Flame

Dragons of Flame

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Set in between the SSI's AD&D Dragonlance action games Heroes of the Lance and Shadow Sorcerer. This game follows the tradition of Heroes of the Lance with a side-scrolling, action-oriented view, a breakaway from the standard GoldBox RPGs. Plot-wise, it also takes place between those two games, following closely the novel/game modules written by Weiss/Hickman. You take control of one character at a time, with each hero having different abilities.

Dream Warrior

Dream Warrior

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

In the future, the world is controlled by corporations rather than governments, and wars are fought in a dream world rather than in reality. The corporations can control dream demons to defeat their foes, but resistance fighters still defy them. The player is one of these resistance fighters hoping to rescue some friends from the control of Ocular, the mightiest of all dream demons. Gameplay is somewhat reminiscent of Xenophobe, with the player moving through side-scrolling, space-station-like environments shooting at an endless onslaught of strange creatures. By making good use of...

Dream Warrior

Dream Warrior

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

In the future, the world is controlled by corporations rather than governments, and wars are fought in a dream world rather than in reality. The corporations can control dream demons to defeat their foes, but resistance fighters still defy them. The player is one of these resistance fighters hoping to rescue some friends from the control of Ocular, the mightiest of all dream demons. Gameplay is somewhat reminiscent of Xenophobe, with the player moving through side-scrolling, space-station-like environments shooting at an endless onslaught of strange creatures. By making good use of...

Dropzone

Dropzone

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Dropzone is basically a Defender variant, closely recreating the gameplay of the original Defender with its speedy scrolling and frantic gameplay. The player controls a spaceman with a jet-pack, flying across a barren landscape whose skies are inhabited by a number of different aliens, from the simple Planter to the slowly advancing Blunder Storm or the quick, aggressive Nemesite. Planters and Nemesites will try to pickup the small men walking on the surface, who must then be rescued. The player has to shoot down the alien, while avoiding to hit the man. Sometimes, the aliens will carry...

Dynasty Wars

Dynasty Wars

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Originating in the arcades, Dynasty Wars is a beat-em-up set during the Three Kingdoms Era of the Chinese history, and is, more specifically, based on the Tenchi o Kurau manga adaptation of the story. The player adopts the identity of an ancient Chinese warrior, and riding on horseback has to eliminate all his opponents, mostly infantry and archers. Four historical characters from the time period can be controlled: Zhang Fei (fights with a halberd), Liu Bei (broadsword), Guan Yu (a Chinese pole weapon known as guan dao), and Zhao Yun (pike); some of the character names are misspelled in...

Echelon

Echelon

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Echelon is a space combat simulator with wire-frame graphics. Fly around an alien planet, looking for clues to a "mysterious event" in the planet's past. The game has a feature that allows people to play without concerning themselves with battle, or turn off the "exploration" and concentrate solely on combat.

E-Motion

E-Motion

Atari ST - Released - 1990

This strategic action puzzle game features original gameplay. You control a spacecraft situated on a globe which you can rotate and move around the screen. You must knock globes into others of the same colour, to rid the screen of all the globes. The screen has no borders, so globes can be pushed off the side of the screen, increasing your tactical range. Knocking globes of different colors into each other produces smaller pods which need to be picked up quickly, giving you energy, or they will turn into globes and you will have to get rid of them too. Many of the globes are linked to other...

Epyx Action

Epyx Action

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Epyx Action is a compilation of five games: 4x4 Off-Road Racing California Games Impossible Mission II Street Sports Basketball The Games: Winter Edition

Eswat

Eswat

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Crime is getting out of control in Liberty City, and to combat the problem, the LCPD establishes a new unit, called ESWAT (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics). Police officers who are promoted to this unit wear a cyber-suit that contains state-of-the-art military equipment including two Turbo-Booster Thrusters, extra ammunition, and increased protection. In order to become an ESWAT member, all a dedicated police officer has to do is arrest enough criminal masterminds to progress through the ranks, which include Captain, Assistant Chief, and Chief. ESWAT: City of Liberty is a...

ESWAT: City of Liberty

ESWAT: City of Liberty

Commodore 64 - Released - September 1, 1989

Crime is getting out of control in Liberty City, and to combat the problem, the LCPD establishes a new unit, called ESWAT (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics). Police officers who are promoted to this unit wear a cyber-suit that contains state-of-the-art military equipment including two Turbo-Booster Thrusters, extra ammunition, and increased protection. In order to become an ESWAT member, all a dedicated police officer has to do is arrest enough criminal masterminds to progress through the ranks, which include Captain, Assistant Chief, and Chief. ESWAT: City of Liberty is a...

Final Fight

Final Fight

Atari ST - Released - 1991

The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back. Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a...

Final Fight

Final Fight

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1991

The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back. Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a...

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Sega Genesis - Released - February 20, 1993

The year is 2142. The player takes control of Conrad B. Hart, a man who has lost his memory. After barely escaping from hostile aliens, Conrad's bike crashes on an unknown planet. Conrad finds himself in the jungle, and from that moment on his quest for survival and his lost identity begins. Flashback: The Quest for Identity incorporates elements of platforming, shooting, and problem-solving. The game can be described as a "cinematic platformer" (commonly referred to as Prince of Persia-style), following a design philosophy that was also manifested in Delphine Software's previous work,...

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Atari Jaguar - Released - June 1, 1995

You're Conrad B. Hart, Galaxis Bureau of Investigation Agent and right now you're stranded on a far-away planet after discovering an alien plot to overtake Earth. You must travel and find your way through four planets back to Earth and foil the aliens' sinister and deadly plans. The award winning sci-fi action adventure comes to Jaguar. And it's gonna rip you right out of your comfortable little century and hurl you smack into a time and place that'll have you begging for a nap! -Film-style, fluid 24 frames-per-second animation and gives life-like movements to this wild action...

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Sega CD - Released - February 20, 1993

Flashback is a platform action adventure. You navigate Conrad over the platforms, performing various moves. You can simply jump or do a longer run-and-jump, run, climb, hang off ledges, and pick up objects lying on the ground. To defend yourself, you shoot enemies with your gun and also use various objects (such as stones) to harm or to distract them.

Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

Commodore 64 - Released - October 2, 1989

Forgotten Worlds features two characters known as The Nameless Ones, who both look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, one even has a mohawk. It's their job to rid the planet of the attacking aliens. Guiding your character around the screen as they fly with jet-packs, guns on full auto, you control a satellite which you rotate around your character for the direction in which your gun is firing. At the end of each level is a boss which needs to be killed to progress. Enemies that have been killed drop money. At the end of every level is a shop where you can buy weapons, armour, items and first-aid...

The Games: Winter Edition

The Games: Winter Edition

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Once again Epyx invites players to compete in winter Olympics. This time there are 8 events which can be played, which are: Figure Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, Slalom, Downhill Skiing and Luge. Up to 8 players can either play the complete Olympics, compete in one or more events or simply practice an event. Some events can be played simultaneously (Cross Country Skiing, Slalom and Speed Skating) while the others have to be played one after another.

The Games: Winter Edition

The Games: Winter Edition

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The Games - Winter Edition is the follower of Winter Games. Epyx has chosen a new selection of events. Some events were already available in Winter Games, while others are new in The Games. Together with the Winter Games is The Games a nice collection of Olympic disciplines. As it was common with sports games of that time, there are some disciplines that call on the player to destroy the joystick by jolting it too much. The game is designed for up to 8 players. The players receive points for successfully ending a discipline. For each gold medal you get 5 points, for each silver medal 3...

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Gauntlet is an action game where players choose characters and fight their way through hordes of enemies that assault them on the way to the end of the level. One or two players must make their way through 100 levels of mayhem and magic. The game features a choice of four characters to play with, each with different weapons. Thor the Warrior has a bludgeoning battle axe, Thyra the Valkyrie has a close range sword, Questor the Elf has his long range bow, and Merlin the Wizard has magical bolts. Ghosts, goblins and even the life-draining Death are among the enemies. Enemies stream out of...

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Gauntlet is an action game where players choose characters and fight their way through hordes of enemies that assault them on the way to the end of the level. One or two players must make their way through 100 levels of mayhem and magic. The game features a choice of four characters to play with, each with different weapons. Thor the Warrior has a bludgeoning battle axe, Thyra the Valkyrie has a close range sword, Questor the Elf has his long range bow, and Merlin the Wizard has magical bolts. Ghosts, goblins and even the life-draining Death are among the enemies. Enemies stream out of...

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Sega Master System - Released - 1990

Call upon the mighty axe of Thor, the scything sword of Thyra, the mystical magic of Merlin or the swift arrows of Questor in your conquest of the Dungeons of Darkness. Fight your way through hordes of monsters and legions of demons in this, the ultimate arcade combat gameplay.

Gauntlet II

Gauntlet II

Atari ST - Released - 1989

Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor. Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a valkyrie) make their way through various mazes, collect treasures and magic potions, and fend off assorted creatures and ghosts.

Gauntlet III: The Final Quest

Gauntlet III: The Final Quest

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1991

Gauntlet III is an action-based dungeon exploration game. Like in the predecessors you empty areas infested by all kinds of enemies while running for the exit. Like this was rather a straight forward thing in the first two games, it's not that easy to finish a level anymore. While you only had to run until you find the exit (and besides killing hordes of enemies you probably find some keys to unlock doors leading to deeper dungeons) you might have to solve a few "quests" to proceed to the next level in this installment. These "quests" are very basic, for example you have to find object A, then...

Gauntlet III: The Final Quest

Gauntlet III: The Final Quest

Atari ST

Gauntlet III is an action-based dungeon exploration game. Like in the predecessors you empty areas infested by all kinds of enemies while running for the exit. Like this was rather a straight forward thing in the first two games, it's not that easy to finish a level anymore. While you only had to run until you find the exit (and besides killing hordes of enemies you probably find some keys to unlock doors leading to deeper dungeons) you might have to solve a few "quests" to proceed to the next level in this installment. These "quests" are very basic, for example you have to find object A, then...

Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons

Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons

Amstrad CPC - DLC - 1987

This is an expansion pack for the original Gauntlet. It has 512 new action packed dungeons. There is no other new content besides the dungeons.

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The gameplay for Ghouls 'n Ghosts is similar to that of Ghosts 'n Goblins. The player controls the knight Arthur, who must advance through a series of eerie levels and defeat a number of undead and demonic creatures in his quest to restore all the people killed by Lucifer (Loki in the English-language Mega Drive and Master System versions), including his beloved Princess Prin Prin, back to life. Along the way, Arthur can pick up a variety of weapons and armor to help him in his quest. While the core gameplay remains the same as its predecessor, the game now allows Arthur to fire directly...

Giants

Giants

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Giants is a collection of five games from US Gold is one of their 'World Beaters' series. The games in the compilation are: Outrun 720º Gauntlet II Rolling Thunder California Games

G-Loc R360

G-Loc R360

Atari ST - Released - 1991

The Citizens Defence Force does not trust the United Nations to keep a troubled 21st century world at peace. It confiscates a horde of planes and warships, and as a UN loyalist, it is your job to shoot them down. Solving starvation and disease can wait, apparently. The game is split into 8 stages, which are split into sub-stages over land and sea, each of which has a strict time limit, and a target number of planes to shoot down. They take place from behind your plane, which can be controlled with ‘up’ referring to ‘climb’ or ‘dive’, depending on player preference. You are armed with 10...

Go Crazy

Go Crazy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Compilation of following games: Desolator Fast 'n' Furious Mission Elevator Shackled Side Arms Thunderceptor

The Gold Collection

The Gold Collection

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

A compilation of six successful games by US Gold, spread across 2 cassettes. The games in this compilation are: Tape 1, side A: Beach-Head Tape 1, side B: Zaxxon Tape 1, side B: Blue Max Tape 2, side A: Tapper Tape 2, side B: Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom Tape 2, side B: Spy Hunter

The Goonies

The Goonies

Amstrad CPC - Released - January 1, 1986

The Goonies is based on the Steven Spielberg film of the same name, in which a motley crew of suburban kids in Astoria, Oregon, must save their homes from being foreclosed upon and find their salvation in a treasure map leading to an old pirate ship in a cavern. However, they must maneuver around an eccentric family of Italian criminals -- the Fratellis -- on the lam, who are also on the trail of the treasure. The game is divided into a series of eight screens based on scenes from the film, each of which contains puzzles that must be solved by coordinating the activities of two of the kids...

Gunfright

Gunfright

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 1, 1985

The player takes the part of the "meanest and fastest Gun Totin'Bunch of Rootin' Tootin' Gun Slingers which ever did hit the Wild West", Sheriff Quickdraw. In the beginning of the game in a first person view the player has to be quick on the draw to shoot bags of money that fall down the screen, to collect a "bounty" that will be used to buy supplies and cover possible fines during the game. The main game then takes place in an isometric scrolling play-field that is similar to previous Ultimate Filmation titles. The objective is to collect a bounty by finding and eliminating wanted...

Gunship

Gunship

Sega Genesis - Released - 1994

Gunship puts you in control of the US Army's sophisticated helicopter, the Apache AH-64A. Don your helmet and grab the controls, for you must fight your way through four theatres of combat around the world in which the enemy are determined to make sure you fail!

Head-On Soccer

Head-On Soccer

Sega Genesis - Released - 1995

In this isometric football game, 51 national teams are represented to play in two game modes: Exhibition and Tournament (a series of seven games on four continents, with a final against the World All-Stars), with the ability to set time, difficulty level, see cutscenes after goals and if players are free to kick each other around without (many) fouls.

Heroes of the Lance

Heroes of the Lance

Sega Master System - Released - 1991

Discover the world of Krynn in this AD&D epic. Control the Companions of the Lance (they aren't Heroes until they succeed!) in their quest to recover the Disks of Mishakal. Only this can defeat the Queen of Darkness and restore the balance between Good and Evil.

HKM

HKM

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The player must defeat computer controlled characters from around the world in round-based one-on-one combat. The game is based on the engine from each system's Street Fighter port, with the time limit removed, and an energy recovery system.

HKM

HKM

Commodore 64 - Released - August 16, 1989

HE'S THE MEANEST SON OF A SNAKE YOU'VE EVER SEEN! HE'S THE HUMAN KILLING MACHINE CARVE OUT A PATH OF SAVAGE DESTRUCTION AS YOU BATTLE TO STAMP YOUR SUPREMACY OVER A MULTITUDE OF OPPONENTS. Face Igor the Fearless and his rabid dog amongst the sacred Temples of Moscow. Don't be fooled by ladies of the night, Maria and Helga, streetwise and toughened in the seedy underworld of Amsterdam. Match the cunning guile of Miguel, master bullfighter and the unvanquished fighting bull Brutus in the splendid surroundings of the Barcelona bull stag. Trade blows with the awesome Utan Hana and his...

HKM

HKM

Amstrad CPC - 1989

In today's moral climate, it seems that almost everyone is living by the rule 'kill or be killed'. Some people are taking the idea to extremes, plunging into danger just to prove that they are really tough and a lot stupider than the rest. In this game, players control Kwon, dubbed the Human Killing Machine. He has vowed to demonstrate the power of his homeland; and does this by battling a series of opponents in several countries such as Moscow, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. HKM uses the term 'knockdown' for players who defeat their current opponent. Three knockdowns are needed for the player to...

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Sega Genesis - Released - July 1, 1994

So you thought footballs were for playing with... think again! Embark on roller coaster journey in this platform adventure through eerie mining towns, terrifying, deadly forests and infested jungles. All this to search the stadium - and your only weapon - a football!

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1994

The Hurricanes have been challenged by their long time enemies, the Gorgons, to a match to determine the best soccer team in the world. The Hurricanes must make their way from their home on Hispanola Island to the Gorgons' stadium on the island of Garkos. If the Hurricanes don't make it to the stadium on time, they must forfeit the match. Play as either Cal, or Napper and make your way through five action-packed episodes - each set in a different location. Along the way you find puzzles and traps the Gorgons have placed in your way. Collect icons that give you added powers to assist you in...

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

Sega Game Gear - Released - 1994

Busting through a brick wall, Rhino charges the Hulk. KRAASH! As the Rhino closes in, the Hulk prepares to knock him to oblivion. The Hulk lands a gamma-powered uppercut! THWAAP! Bruce Banner contends with The Leader's Robot Warriors' laser blasts. THKOOM! The Leader's Bio-Tech Mutants hurl at the angry Hulk. AAAARRRGGG!!

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

Sega Genesis - Released - July 1, 1994

Busting through a brick wall, Rhino charges the Hulk. KRAASH! As the Rhino closes in, the Hulk prepares to knock him to oblivion. The Hulk lands a gamma-powered uppercut! THWAAP! Bruce Banner contends with The Leader's Robot Warriors' laser blasts. THKOOM! The Leader's Bio-Tech Mutants hurl at the angry Hulk. AAAARRRGGG!!

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

Sega Master System - Released - 1994

As The Incredible Hulk you must defeat The Leader's evil forces. Plans are afoot to produce a destructive biochemical army and The Leader has enlisted the assistance of your deadliest foes - Tyrannus, Absorbing Man, Abomination and Rhino in a quest for world domination!

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 1, 1994

Busting through a brick wall, Rhino charges the Hulk. KRAASH! As the Rhino closes in, the Hulk prepares to knock him to oblivion. The Hulk lands a gamma-powered uppercut! THWAAP! Bruce Banner contends with The Leader's Robot Warriors' laser blasts. THKOOM! The Leader's Bio-Tech Mutants hurl at the angry Hulk. AAAARRRGGG!!

Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis: The Action Game

Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis: The Action Game

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1993

Being an action title, the game starts off where Indy is about to have an excuse to use his trusty whip: in Monte Carlo, after he recruited headstrong former student Sophie to his aid and determined the location of ancient discs needed to open the door to the lost city of Atlantis. Most action takes place in isometric view, although there are some variations along the way to keep up interest. There are even some adventure-game elements, such as Indy's inventory which you can fill with various objects to use (i.e. money to buy things). They are mostly easy though, and are there only to relieve...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

As in the movie (and the more famous graphic adventure), your task is to find the Holy Grail. Before this can be done you must find the Cross of Coronado, a shield and a diary. This makes for a four-level arcade adventure combining climbs, exploration (with several routes through each level, and some traps) and puzzles. Indy is armed with his trusty whip to fight off foes, but can also get involved in hand-to-hand combat. The first level takes place in caves underneath Colorado, before you reach a moving circus train strewn with traps, a Zeppelin which is full of guards and ladders, and...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Sega Master System - Released - 1990

Use your whip! Use your fists! Use your wits! The chase is on, all the way to the greatest treasure in history, the Holy grail. Scramble over the rumbling circus train, fight your way out of a giant Zeppelin and race against time and ancient booby traps. Your control Indy as you battle to survive one testing action packed level after another.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Sega Genesis - Released - November 1, 1992

Germany, 1938. Hitler craves his first conquest: Stealing the sacred Holy Grail. It's up to you to get it first - if you can find it. Explore five treacherous levels in a fierce race against time, numerous enemies, rats, and ancient puzzles. Even worse: Jones Sr. is in evil hands. Be fast, smart and steady, and you might have a chance. Blow it... mankind is doomed!

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

As in the movie (and the more famous graphic adventure), your task is to find the Holy Grail. Before this can be done you must find the Cross of Coronado, a shield and a diary. This makes for a four-level arcade adventure combining climbs, exploration (with several routes through each level, and some traps) and puzzles. Indy is armed with his trusty whip to fight off foes, but can also get involved in hand-to-hand combat. The first level takes place in caves underneath Colorado, before you reach a moving circus train strewn with traps, a Zeppelin which is full of guards and ladders, and...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Atari ST - Released - 1986

The player assumes the role of Indiana Jones as he infiltrates the lair of the evil Thuggee cult, armed only with his trademark whip. The player's ultimate goal is to free the children the cult has kidnapped as slaves, recover the stolen relics known as "Sankara Stones," and escape from the titular temple. Throughout Temple of Doom's several modes of gameplay, Indy loses a life if hit once (sustaining physical contact with enemies or other hazards), or from falling onto a walkable surface from too far a height. After choosing a difficulty level, the player begins the game, initially composed...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

The sacred and powerful SANKARA STONE has been stolen from the Indian village of Mayapore and the village children have been captured by the ruthless high priest Mola Ram and the subversive thuggee guards. Indy's quest is to recover the stone and free the children. Only you can help him. An exciting arcade conversion that will keep you enthralled for hours. INDY stumbles across the remote village of MAYAPORE in India which was once protected by the sacred and powerful SANKARA STONE. Devistation followed the theft of the stone and the children of the village disappeared. INDY discovers them...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The computer versions of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom are conversions of the Atari arcade game based on the second movie in the series. As Indy, the player must complete several cycles of the following three types of levels: Mine level: Whip your way through a mine in order to free children that are held captive. Use your whip to swing across chasms, climb ladders, ride along conveyor belts and defend yourself against attacks from Thuggee guards, bats, snakes and the fireball-throwing Mola ram. Escape with the mine cart after you've freed all children. Mine cart level: Pick the...

Infiltrator

Infiltrator

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

You as Johnny McGibbitts, ace pilot and neurosurgeon has given a mission against the "Mad Leader". You have to fly in helicopter behind enemy lines and make a diversion there. You can fool the choppers into believing that you are a one of bad guys, and also you can show false documents to guards in enemy camp. If they aren't fooled then you can use spray of sleeping gas or even a grenade. There are many houses in the camp, which has many rooms, which has many useful items, but you often don't need them because of the limit of time for operation.

Infiltrator

Infiltrator

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1986

You as Johnny McGibbitts, ace pilot and neurosurgeon has given a mission against the "Mad Leader". You have to fly in helicopter behind enemy lines and make a diversion there. You can fool the choppers into believing that you are a one of bad guys, and also you can show false documents to guards in enemy camp. If they aren't fooled then you can use spray of sleeping gas or even a grenade. There are many houses in the camp, which has many rooms, which has many useful items, but you often don't need them because of the limit of time for operation.

Iron Hand

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Italy 1990

Italy 1990

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Italy 1990 is a soccer (football) game that ties in with the 1990 football World Cup. The game uses a top-down perspective for matches and features the full World Cup structure and all the 24 teams who were involved. Multiple formations and team selections are available before each match. The ball sticks to the feet of the players, who can be tackled either by doing a block tackle, or attempting a slide tackle, which risks giving away a foul. Matches can vary between 4 and 90 minutes, and each player has differing skills and behaviour style depending on his team's relative ability.

Italy 1990

Italy 1990

Atari ST - Released

Italy 1990 is a soccer (football) game that ties in with the 1990 football World Cup. The game uses a top-down perspective for matches and features the full World Cup structure and all the 24 teams who were involved. Multiple formations and team selections are available before each match. The ball sticks to the feet of the players, who can be tackled either by doing a block tackle, or attempting a slide tackle, which risks giving away a foul. Matches can vary between 4 and 90 minutes, and each player has differing skills and behaviour style depending on his team's relative ability.

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