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Carrier Command

Carrier Command

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Carrier Command was one of the first real-time strategy games. You control an advanced cybernetic aircraft carrier complete with fighters, amphibious assault vehicles, laser defenses and a fleet of decoy drones. Your mission is to build a series of resource, factory, and defensive bases spanning an island chain. The only problem? At the other end of the chain is an even more advanced carrier under control of a terrorist organization with the same mission. As you move around the islands you must decide what facilities to build and where they will best support your advance. Resource...

Corruption (Magnetic Scrolls Ltd.)

Corruption (Magnetic Scrolls Ltd.)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Corruption is one of Magnetic Scrolls' interactive fiction games. The player takes control of a stockbroker on the fast track to riches. Suddenly, there are attempts on his life, with the words 'insider dealings' floating around. The hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and must prove his innocence before it is too late. The game is a text adventure with graphics; the player inputs verb commands to interact with the environment and advance the story. The gameplay focuses on realistic investigation and information-gathering rather than puzzle-solving.

Corruption (Omega Software)

Corruption (Omega Software)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

In the skyscraper world of the future a mutant strain is beginning to infect the fabric of civilisation. A lone figure fights to stop the infection spreading. As a lone figure you must stop the infection of your skyscraper being spread by Mutant Forms by strategically making holes in the super-structure of the building with your bombs. Having made a hole you must lure one of the Mutants towards you so that it falls to its death. Just leaving one alive will soon cause total infection of the building, causing it to rapidly decay. Time is short as the air too is becoming unclean; fresh oxygen...

Jinxter

Jinxter

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Aquatania has recently become the land of misfortunes, due to a group of plotting witches. The task of finding five charms and a magic bracelet to put things right falls on you. And you need a change of luck, because events in this game often emphasise the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You get hit by a car, fall a great height, sprayed with cheese sandwich and more! Being the guinea pig in this strange world will drive you insane - if this jinxed land doesn't do it first. Jinxter is an interactive fiction with graphics title that takes a realistic world of people and...

Knight Orc

Knight Orc

Apple II - Released - 1987

Knight Orc is very different from anything you have seen before from Level 9. Their adventure system has been upgraded before, but this time it has been upgraded beyond recognition. So too have their graphics. Gone are the rather rudimentary and meaningless ‘representations’ replaced by ‘digitised’ pictures. Amiga owners get the best of the deal here, for there is more colour per picture on that machine than the others – including the Atari ST. But it is the mode of play that has changed most dramatically. No longer do you have to make a map, and slavishly follow it move by move to return to a...

Legend of the Sword

Legend of the Sword

Atari ST - Released - 1988

The evil sorcerer Suzar and his army of mutated humanoids attacked the land of Anar and defeated its bravest warriors in a bloody battle. You were the only one who was able to escape. You were picked up by a royal merchant ship and brought to the king Darius. The people of Anar know the ancient legends, that tells about magical sword and shield, whose power alone is able to defeat Suzar. You and five other adventurers have volunteered to venture into the wilderness of Anar and to retrieve the magical items. Legend of the Sword is a fantasy adventure game with very slight RPG elements...

Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom

Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom

Atari ST - Released - 1991

This sequel to Midwinter takes place years after the events of the first game. The world has thawed and Midwinter has dissapeared beneath the ocean. It's legacy, the Peaceful Atlantic Federation is facing an invasion by the slave trading Saharan Empire. Between the two lie the Slave isles, a chain of islands under the oppressive thumb of the Saharans. You are a covert operative for the Atlantic Federation. Your mission is to conduct assassinations, enlist rebels and sabotage the Saharans operations in the slave isles. As you carry out these open-ended missions, the islands will rebel and...

Myth

Myth

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Magnetic Scrolls' last adventure before the introduction of their 'Magnetic Windows' format, Myth is classic interactive fiction. Myth is set in Ancient Greece, place of myth and legend. Hence the title. You are are Poseidon, the Sea God. You have to journey to the Underworld to get the Dark Helment of Hades. Its basically a tiny treasure hunt game where you get to play Poker with Charon and Death. It is a very short game with a cunning puzzle or two.

Starglider

Starglider

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Starglider is a 3D video game released in 1986 by Rainbird. It was developed by Argonaut Software, led by programmer Jez San. The game was inspired by Jez San's love of the 1983 Atari coin-op Star Wars. It is a fast-moving, first-person combat flight simulator, rendered with colourful wireframe vector graphics. The game takes over the surface of the occupied planet Novenia, and it is the player's goal to rid the world of the mechanised Egron invaders. To this end the player is equipped with a high-performance AGAV fighter aircraft, which is armed with lasers and television-guided...

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