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1942

1942

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

1942... you and daring fighter pilot "Super Ace" are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy. Over land, on the sea and in the air, your own skill and dexterity... combined with Super Ace's flying mastery, duel enemy pilots in fighter and bomber craft. 1942... it's airplanes taking off and landing on ocean-going aircraft carriers... disrupting enemy formations ready to attack... intercepting enemy air-warriors you must defeat by "blasting 'em out of the sky." Will it be victory? Or defeat? It's in your skillful hands!

ACE: Air Combat Emulator

ACE: Air Combat Emulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

A huge enemy fleet has invaded the southern shore of the U.S. Dozens of tanks and helicopter gun-ships are rolling over Tampa, Florida and through Atlanta, Georgia. Squadrons of enemy fighters are swarming through the air over South Carolina and are heading for Washington, D.C. For the first time in more than 100 years, a foreign power is invading our proud land! You are the only remaining fighter pilot, and you have the last three ACE Mark 2.1 Multi-Role All-Weather-All-Terain (AWAT) combat aircraft. Each is housed in one of our three remaining air bases. You must fly sorties from our...

Commando

Commando

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The player takes control of a soldier named Super Joe, who starts by being dropped off in a jungle by a helicopter, and has to fight his way out singlehandedly, fending off a massive assault of enemy soldiers. Super Joe is armed with a sub-machine gun (which has unlimited ammunition) as well as a limited supply of hand grenades. While Joe can fire his gun in any of the eight directions that he faces, his grenades can only be thrown vertically towards the top of the screen, irrespective of the direction Joe is facing. Unlike his SMG bullets, grenades can be thrown to clear obstacles, and...

Friday the 13th: The Computer Game

Friday the 13th: The Computer Game

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

A quiet holiday camp at Crystal Lake is disturbed when one of the campers, Jason, is drowned. His mother, distraught with grief, blames the other campers who did nothing to help him. She vows revenge and murders all the holiday makers except one girl who kills her. The survivor floats into the middle of the lake where Jason rises from the water, to take his revenge. Jason is still wreaking havoc throughout Crystal Lake when you arrive for a holiday. Your task is to find a safe sanctuary where Jason cannot go and then persuade your friends to gather there. You have to identify Jason! He...

Gladiator

Gladiator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Marcus of Massina was captured when Roman legionaries ransacked his village. Marcus was taken to Rome and sold as a slave where his owner sent him to gladiator school. The object in Gladiator is to compete in gladiatorial combat and win fights. Money is earned by winning matches, but also by betting on them. The aim of the game is to become the Emperor's champion and to accumulate enough money to buy one's freedom. Before a match, three out of forty-five different types of weapon can be selected. The weapons have different attack and defence ratings which are found by trial and error....

Loco

Loco

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Loco is a side view horizontal scrolling game where the screen scrolls from left to right constantly as you control a steam locomotive trying to collect flags over five levels. The main playing area has you looking at your locomotive as it pulls away from a station and you must blast and destroy the various vehicles that are planes, airships and trains, when their cross your path. Below the main playing area is a map of the various tracks that can be driven on and you use up or down to change tracks when they meet. The map also shows the various vehicles as they approach your locomotive and...

Orbix the Terrorball

Orbix the Terrorball

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Orbix is the codename for your tactical planetary warfare craft. As supreme commander your mission is to rescue the survivors of a friendly spacescraft which was forced down on the planet Horca. This is a fast moving, fun 'shoot-em-up' with plenty of twists and turns to tax your will and wit. A mixture of strategy and droid blasting, Oribix will keep you busy for several eons of time.

Popeye

Popeye

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Popeye (ポパイ Popai?) is a 1982 arcade platform game developed and released by Nintendo based on the Popeye characters licensed from King Features Syndicate. Unlike most platform games, the player cannot jump; the only button is "punch." The game was licensed by Atari for exclusive release in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and featured in an Atari designed and manufactured cabinet. Some sources[2][3][4] claim that Ikegami Tsushinki also did design work on Popeye. The Popeye characters were originally going to be used in the game that later became Donkey Kong.[5] However at that time on the...

Robot Rumpus

Robot Rumpus

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Help 'Rory Robot' stop the terrorist robots from gaining total control of the Robo-Complex. To do this, you need to collect the Power Gems from each room and escape through the door that will appear at the bottom of the screen. The fact that the Power Gems are in a different position in each room (the positions change again each time you play) makes life very difficult. If you manage to reach room 15, the terrorists get really angry and life becomes even more dangerous!

Strike Force Cobra

Strike Force Cobra

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

The Enemy has kidnapped the world's top computer scientists, and is intent on cracking into your supercomputer. Strike Force Cobra must penetrate his hideout, crack his computer codes, and rescue the scientists before any of this can be done. To crack the code you use a DLB (Digital Lock Breaker) which is more effective when more numbers have been found, and the scientists give these when rescued. Your team of four members of varying nationalities is chosen from a pool of 8, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The game is viewed isometrically, and you move the characters (one at a...

Thai Boxing

Thai Boxing

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1985

Thai Boxing is a one-on-one fighting game shown from an isometric perspective. Different joystick combinations let your fighter perform high, middle or low attacking moves as well as dodge or block his opponent's attacks. Fighters receive scores for successful attacks. The more difficult or effective the attack, the higher the score. Unless one fighter is knocked out, the fighter who has the highest score at the end of three rounds wins. Although the game is shown from an isometric perspective, it is not possible to move in three dimensions.

Trap

Trap

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A once peaceful ally is now your enemy and you are tasked to defend your planet against them. In your spacecraft you must fly your craft blasting and avoiding various enemies intent of killing you over 10 levels. Each level is split into three tests and must be completed to move to the next level. The 1st test sees you in space where mines hurtle towards you at various angles and you can either dodge them or shoot them. Get past this test and the next one see's you flying over a valley where various enemies, some even shoot at you, try to destroy you. Once again you must blast or dodge these....

Vagan Attack

Vagan Attack

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

As a Federation Commander, you are in control of your Andromeda ship when the warrior Vagan race attacks. Only your quick man-management and combat strategy nous can save your presence in the galaxy (made up of 4096 sectors across the 64 quadrants) in this Star Trek-influenced game. At all stages many commands are available to you, which are typed in using 2 letter codes. Instructions include activating the propulsion engines, firing one of your weapons, viewing the scanner to get either a short- or long-range view of the area, or viewing a damage report. Your supply of weaponry is...

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