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The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest

MS-DOS - Released - April 1, 1993

Henry Stauf's mansion had been abandoned for as long as anyone dare remember. Stauf was a master toy maker, a maker of amazing puzzles and this strange house was his greatest creation. Now, the mansion stands empty, rotting ever since the children started dying, ever since the six guests came. Now there are only the eerie lights and the terrible sing-song rhymes of the children... And suddenly, you are in the house. You move from room to haunted room, step by terrifying step, as scenes from that night of horror come to life. Because Stauf's game isn't over. There were six guests the world...

Conan: The Cimmerian

Conan: The Cimmerian

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Conan the Cimmerian was living happily as a blacksmith with his wife in the village of Irskuld, Cimmeria...until one fateful day. A group of horsemen raided his village...Conan was knocked unconscious, awakening only to find his wife and his friends butchered in the aftermath. Conan discovers architect of the slaughter was a wizard named Thoth Amon, a high priest of Cult of Set. Sword in hand, vengeance aflame, Conan now travels south in the land of Hyborea to the city of Shadizar. Here his journey of vengeance begins... Conan: The Cimmerian is an action-adventure game with some RPG...

Cool Spot

Cool Spot

Sega Genesis - Released - February 18, 1994

Cool Spot is a solid, colorful platform game featuring the 7-up mascot in the hero position. The game objective is fairly simple; you have to collect enough number of bonuses throughout each level in order to find the trapped Spots.

Corporation

Corporation

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

A first person shooter that requires you to think things through rather than just attack anything that moves. This game preceded Wolfenstein 3D by a number of years, and while the walls were not ray cast, but solid fill polygons, it was still one of the earliest simulations to tackle a human viewpoint with complete, 360 degree freedom of movement.

Corporation

Corporation

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

A first person shooter that requires you to think things through rather than just attack anything that moves. This game preceded Wolfenstein 3D by a number of years, and while the walls were not ray cast, but solid fill polygons, it was still one of the earliest simulations to tackle a human viewpoint with complete, 360 degree freedom of movement.

Deluxe Scrabble for Windows

Deluxe Scrabble for Windows

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

Deluxe Scrabble gives lets you play against 9 skill levels of computer opponents, or another human player. The game also allows for an Arbitrator who can view all players' racks as well as edit the board. There is a timer that you can activate to increase the challenge... there are 13 settings from 10 seconds to 1 hour per turn, as well as off. The game also has two word lookup features for finding words that your letters can create. Both features use the Official Scrabble Dictionary, where you can also view and edit the definitions.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the first Double Dragon game, but now the gang has killed her in retaliation of their early defeat. The Dragons must now embark on a mission to avenge her death and defeat the Black Warriors for the second and final time.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the first Double Dragon game, but now the gang has killed her in retaliation of their early defeat. The Dragons must now embark on a mission to avenge her death and defeat the Black Warriors for the second and final time. The original arcade version of "Double Dragon II" was essentially an improved version of the first game. In addition to offering renewed audio and visuals, as well as new traps, moves and enemy characters, "Double Dragon II" discarded the conventional punch and kick buttons...

Dune

Dune

Commodore Amiga - Released - August 1, 1992

Based on the legendary Frank Herbert novel of the same name and visually inspired by the 1984 David Lynch movie, Dune is a strategy-adventure hybrid where the player takes the role of young Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto. The Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV has given the Atreides House the rights to manage the extraction of the most precious substance in the entire universe - the Melange, commonly known as Spice in the desolate desert planet Arrakis (Dune), the only place in the universe capable of producing the substance. While everything indicates the offer is a trap orchestrated by their...

Dune

Dune

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Based on the legendary Frank Herbert novel of the same name and visually inspired by the 1984 David Lynch movie, Dune is a strategy-adventure hybrid where the player takes the role of young Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto. The Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV has given the Atreides House the rights to manage the extraction of the most precious substance in the entire universe - the Melange, commonly known as Spice in the desolate desert planet Arrakis (Dune), the only place in the universe capable of producing the substance. While everything indicates the offer is a trap orchestrated by their...

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Commodore Amiga - Released - September 1, 1993

Dune II is often considered the first mainstream modern real-time strategy game and established many conventions of the genre. Even though set in Frank Herbert's famous Dune universe, the game is only loosely connected to the plot of any of the books or the films based from them. Controlling either of the three Houses, the player must fight a number of battles against the other Houses. In the early levels, the goal is simply to earn a certain number of credits, while in the later missions, all enemies must be destroyed. The single resource in the game is the Spice, which must be collected...

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1992

The planet Arrakis (also known as Dune for its sandy landscape) is the only place in the known universe where Melange (more commonly known as the Spice) can be found. The Spice is the basis of interstellar travel and thus the standard of the Imperial economy. To increase productivity, The Padishah Emperor has invited three powerful Houses (Harkonnen, Atreides and Ordos) to compete against one another economically and bring up spice production. Competition among these houses begins peacefully but soon turns ugly as they battle each other with armed troops, advanced weaponry, and spies. The...

Floor 13

Floor 13

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Somewhere in London is a secret organization that is based on the 13th floor of an office building. The sole purpose for this organization’s existence is to keep the current British government in power at any cost - specifically, that means helping the current Prime Minister keep ahead of his competition in the polls. Floor 13 is a management simulation controlled by a menu-based system (similar to Darklands) and is presented in black and white for a film noir feel. Players take the role of the Director General in this secret organization, and are given a target date of 20 days to attend to...

Global Gladiators

Global Gladiators

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1993

Global Gladiators is a platform game licensed from fast food chain McDonalds. While playing through the game's 12 levels you'll notice McDonalds logos, burgers and all sorts of family restaurant type stuff as you take Mick and Mack (the game's protagonists) on a journey to clean up "Monsters of Slime World", "Toxi-Town" and more.

Heimdall

Heimdall

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

You play as Heimdall, a demi-god based in Norse mythology. Heimdall's job is to protect the entrance to Asgard, the home of the gods, from all evil, including the terrible Ragnarok, when all the evil forces come together to try and destroy the gods and ultimately everything. Unfortunately Ragnarok is on its way and if that wasn't bad enough, Loki, god of mischief, has hidden Thor's hammer, Odin's sword and Frey's spear in three lands: the land of men (Midgard), the land of giants (Utgard) and the land of the gods (Asgard). You, as the newly mortalized Heimdall, must visit each of these lands...

Heimdall

Heimdall

Commodore Amiga - Released - December 1, 1991

You play as Heimdall, a demi-god based in Norse mythology. Heimdall's job is to protect the entrance to Asgard, the home of the gods, from all evil, including the terrible Ragnarok, when all the evil forces come together to try and destroy the gods and ultimately everything. Unfortunately Ragnarok is on its way and if that wasn't bad enough, Loki, god of mischief, has hidden Thor's hammer, Odin's sword and Frey's spear in three worlds. You, as the newly mortalized Heimdall, must visit each of these worlds to collect the god's weapons.

Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road

Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Enter the world of off-road racing as 4 vehicles will face each other, on a series of tracks which are based around flipped and reversed versions of a core selection. Fame, glory and bikini clad women await your victories and the taste of dirt awaits if you fail. Let a computer car beat you and you lose one of your 3 credits. Successful races bring more money, which can be used to soup up their machine. Boosts to top speed, grip and acceleration can be purchased, and your nitro boost must be kept topped up. If you are desperate for upgrades, you can buy into your spare credits Only your...

KGB

KGB

Commodore Amiga - 1992

The game is set in the summer of 1991. The protagonist, Captain Maksim Mikahilovich Rukov, recently transferred to the Department P from the GRU after three years' duty, is ordered to investigate possible corruption inside the KGB after a former agent turned private eye was found murdered. However, as the plot progresses, Rukov finds himself investigating a political plot of dangerous proportions.

KGB

KGB

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

It is August 1991, the USSR has only a few days left before its tremendous collapse and KGB officer Maksim Rukov has been moved, without explanation, to the newly formed Department P which investigates KGB corruption and roots out possible double-agents and traitors. The game's interface and the engine are based heavily on Cryo's previous game, Dune, using the same point-and-click system, and a pseudo first-person perspective. The game also allowed players to rewind to the beginning of chapters to correct mistakes they had made. KGB was later re-released in an "enhanced" CD-ROM version...

Krusty's Fun House

Krusty's Fun House

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Krusty the Clown's Fun House has been overrun by rats. You must help him to herd the rats into trap machines to clear them out. In order to do so, Krusty must manipulate his environment to set up pathways so that the rats are headed in the right direction. Objects that Krusty move around include blocks, fans, and pipe pieces. The trap machines are operated by other recognizable Simpsons characters: Bart, Homer, Sideshow Mel, and Corporal Punishment.

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

ScummVM - 1993

A Legend has been born.... Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a fantasy role playing adventure like no other. Scotia, the hideous hag wants it all... power..riches...land...THE WORLD! Can she be stopped? The truth stone must be found before her evil can be defeated. The sheer scale, superb art animation and incredible special effects will transport you through over thirty unique areas. As one of the seven characters that you can choose from, you will face over fifty intelligent and believable monsters in mortal combat. Fantasy and reality become one in lands where the only law is survival....

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

The Dark Army is on the move again, led by the evil sorceress Scotia. Her goal is obvious: To destroy Gladstone Keep and its inhabitant King Richard. Scotia herself has recently become more powerful after acquiring "the Mask" from the Urban Mines, gaining the ability to shape shift. She is virtually unstoppable and able to infiltrate Gladstone Keep, poisoning King Richard. If it were not for the intervention of Sorceress Dawn, this monarch would surely be dead. In order to find a cure for the King's secret, a band of heroes must set out on an adventure, and keep themselves alive from the Dark...

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One

MS-DOS - Released - May 1, 1992

The Legend of Kyrandia is the first in a trilogy of adventure games by Westwood. In this game the player controls Brandon, grandson of Kallak - a wizard of the realm of Kyrandia. Malcolm, a psychotic jester imprisoned in the past by Kallak, has broken free and wishes to take over the land as well as lay down his revenge. He turns Kallak into stone leaving him with only his eyes, so that Kallak is not denied his tears for Kyrandia's sake. This is where Brandon steps in; returning home shortly afterwards only to find that his grandfather has been turned into stone, Brandon is being told by a...

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two

Windows - January 1, 1993

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

Leisure Genius presents Monopoly

Leisure Genius presents Monopoly

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

This version of the classic board game supports several graphic formats and offers some different options. From 2 to 8 players can play the game, and they can all be computer players if you wish. This allows you to just sit back and watch as the computer takes over. You can choose to play a short game with a specified time limit, or a standard game, and there is a save game feature. All actions are handled entirely by keyboard. Questions appear in the center area of the board (for buying property, for instance). Pressing the first letter of a word from the top bar takes that action (Q for...

M.C. Kids

M.C. Kids

MS-DOS - Released - February 1, 1992

The Hamburglar has stolen Ronald's bag of magic tricks! In this 2D platformer, it's up to you to play as Mick or Mac and get it back. Go across various lands and meet McDonald's characters as you travel to places like Ronald's Clubhouse, Birdie's Treehouse, and the Hamburglar's Hideout as you collect Ronald's cards. To kill the many animal enemies you will find, you must collect bricks and throw them. In some sections you will travel along water in a dinghy; also watch for moving platforms and bonus sections, The game features seven different worlds with over 30 main levels and nine bonus...

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Monty Python's Flying Circus is an arcade style game based on the UK television series of the same name. Players control one of the "Mr. Gumbies" and maneuver him through multiple screens, throwing fish at flying feet and similarly surreal enemies. Periodically the game cuts away to a non-sequitur aside, such as a lesson on "the larch," or a quick game of breakout.

Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Computer Game

Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Computer Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Monty Python's Flying Circus is an arcade style game based on the UK television series of the same name. Players control one of the "Mr. Gumbies" and maneuver him through multiple screens, throwing fish at flying feet and similarly surreal enemies. Periodically the game cuts away to a non-sequitur aside, such as a lesson on "the larch," or a quick game of breakout. Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Computer Game (referred to simply as Monty Python's Flying Circus in the game itself) is a 1990 scrolling shoot 'em up computer game developed by Core Design. It was released by Virgin Games for...

NY Warriors

NY Warriors

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

NY Warriors is a top down action game in which you must face various armed gangs in a post apocalyptic New York and finish various missions. The game is heavily influenced by the movie The Warriors. In each mission the player faces a different gang with distinct outfits and characteristics; Ramboids, Sammies, Assasins, Sluggers, Killer Klowns, Ganja and finally Bomber. A fairly common shooter game, it is fairly true to the formula for such games, lots of enemies, lots of shooting and joystick action. Various weapons can be picked up for use as you progress to enhance your firepower. The...

Omni-Play Basketball

Omni-Play Basketball

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Two distinct basketball games are offered in this package, with 3 skill levels and sets of players. One recreates the real game closely, offering a full league for 1 or 2 human players, which can be saved to disk. The other is faster-paced, with the Flow-Control feature for easier shooting. Shot time limit and match length can be varied, as can kit and court colours. Long range shots and slam-dunks are all available. The game features 9 years of historical statistics for teams and players.

A Question of Scruples

A Question of Scruples

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

This computer game is based on the popular adult board game. Three to ten people can play, any of which can be computer controlled. Before the game starts the human players determine their personality by giving scores to certain attributes. The computer's personalities are pre-determined. You can choose a picture of a face. Each player has three to five dilemma cards and a single answer card. The responses are limited to yes or no. The objective of the game is to get rid of all your dilemma cards. You select an opponent to answer a card. If the players answer and your answer card match then...

Realms

Realms

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Realms is a medieval real-time strategy game located in a fictive kingdom where the player just has been named king. Your kingdom is threatened by the surrounding realms of different rulers and it is your task to defend yourself and expand your own kingdom in order to become ruler of all realms. The game features 125,000 square miles of fractally-generated landscape, 128 armies with many thousand members each. You can order your armies into different battle formations and conquer countless towns with their inhabitants and its gold treasures

Realms

Realms

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Realms is a medieval real-time strategy game located in a fictive kingdom where the player just has been named king. Your kingdom is threatened by the surrounding realms of different rulers and it is your task to defend yourself and expand your own kingdom in order to become ruler of all realms. The game features 125,000 square miles of fractally-generated landscape, 128 armies with many thousand members each. You can order your armies into different battle formations and conquer countless towns with their inhabitants and its gold treasures

Rick Davis's World Trophy Soccer

Rick Davis's World Trophy Soccer

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

This football simulation focuses on international football, allowing you to play a tournament or single friendly matches. Up to 8 human players can be involved in the tournament. Options include three skill levels, variable match lengths and a choice of sound or music (or both on some versions). The match is viewed from the side, although it switches to a 3D view when the ball is close to the goal. The ball roughly sticks to the player's foot. Set pieces are controlled by moving an aiming cross-hair.

Spirit Of Excalibur

Spirit Of Excalibur

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

A spiritual descendant of War in Middle Earth, Spirit of Excalibur uses the same engine to tell the tale of what befell Camelot after the death of King Arthur. You play the role of the regent who holds the throne while chaos spreads through Britain. The game is broken into a number of episodes, which carry the overall plot of trying to restore Arthur's kingdom to some semblance of what it once was. Early episodes involve gathering the Knights of the Round Table, who have broken their fellowship. Because of their general distrust and dislike of certain other members, many knights will only...

T2: The Arcade Game

T2: The Arcade Game

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

This is an arcade rail-shooter based on the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Up to two players shoot through future and present levels as robotic killers reprogrammed to serve the human resistance. Both players wield a machine gun with infinite ammo that lowers its firing rate (overheats) as it is continuously fired. A secondary weapon (missile launchers in the future, shotguns in the present) has limited ammo but deals heavy damage. Powerups inside the game world include secondary weapon ammo and coolant for the machine guns, and are shot to be collected. Terminator 2: Judgment Day,...

Thunderhawk AH-73M

Thunderhawk AH-73M

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Thunderhawk AH-73M a 3D action/simulation helicopter game. The game is set in the future where you are a pilot of MERLIN, an elite command, which is commanded by the United Nations. Their task is it to defuse and prevent crisis situations approximately around the globe in time that these expand to genuine conflicts. With MERLIN you fly the new Thunderhawk AH-73M combat helicopter against conflicts all over the world. Gameplay consists of flying campaigns in ten areas of the world, where you must complete primary and secondary objectives. Each campaign is typically made out of around five...

Thunderhawk AH-73M

Thunderhawk AH-73M

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Thunderhawk AH-73M a 3D action/simulation helicopter game. The game is set in the future where you are a pilot of MERLIN, an elite command, which is commanded by the United Nations. Their task is it to defuse and prevent crisis situations approximately around the globe in time that these expand to genuine conflicts. With MERLIN you fly the new Thunderhawk AH-73M combat helicopter against conflicts all over the world. Gameplay consists of flying campaigns in ten areas of the world, where you must complete primary and secondary objectives. Each campaign is typically made out of around five...

Vengeance of Excalibur

Vengeance of Excalibur

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

This follow-on to Arthurian RPG adventure Spirit of Excalibur, Vengeance of Excalibur picks up where the old one ended. While power in Britain has been restored after the death of King Arthur and the destruction of evil sorceress Morgan Le Fay a terrible force has been unleashed. The demonic Shadowmaster, a dark summoning of the slain witch, is terrorizing Britain entrapping the King and stealing the fair court enchantress, Nineve. You must command the knights of the kingdom to find and destroy the vile beast. The gameplay takes place in seven acts or episodes and features a mix of RPG and...

Warriors of Legend

Warriors of Legend

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

The kingdoms of Lemuria enjoyed a time of peaceful existence before the visitors came, the "Black Circle," or coven of sorcerers from Lortai. King Osric the Great, one of the few survivors, made a plea to all the heroes of the land to rescue his kingdom. Warriors of Legend begins with our warriors' quest to restore Lemuria its former state. Warriors Of Legend is a RPG with preset characters, the last made by Synergistic with the World Builder engine that powered Conan The Cimmerian and other similar games. You have a top-down map of the land to control long trips between cities and the...

Wonderland

Wonderland

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Alice was sitting at the river bank with her sister and got drowsy. Suddenly, she sees a white rabbit who was hurrying somewhere, muttering something to himself. Curious, Alice follows the rabbit into a hole that leads into a bizarre world populated by strange and exotic creatures. Alice has to use her wits in order to understand Wonderland's twisted laws of logic, and figure out a way to return home. Wonderland is a text adventure with graphics, based on Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice in Wonderland. The game follows the book's general story, while adding many descriptions, locations...

Wonderland

Wonderland

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Wonderland is a computer text-driven adventure game developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published in 1990 by Virgin Games. Wonderland is based on Lewis Carroll's classic children's book Alice in Wonderland, with the player taking on the role of Alice. It does not involve anything from that book's sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. With this game, Magnetic Scrolls introduced a bespoke windowing system dubbed "Magnetic Windows". The player's inventory, the location's graphic, the map and so on are all in separate windows that can be moved and resized independently.[2] (A similar system is...

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