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1942: The Pacific Air War

1942: The Pacific Air War

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

1942: The Pacific Air War is a flight simulation set in World War II, more specific the Pacific War between Japan and the United States. The focus is on the realistic simulation of the ten aircraft, this means for instance that there is no indicator for ammo. The game features several missions which can be either played independently from each other or in two campaigns for the United States or Japan. The goals are mostly to liberate an area, to defend an area or to destroy a specific target. The special feature of this game is that it also can be played as strategy game. On an overhead...

1942: The Pacific Air War Gold

1942: The Pacific Air War Gold

Windows 3.X - Released - 1994

This is the special CD-ROM version of the standard 1942: The Pacific Air War. Besides the original game, it includes content from 1942: The Pacific Air War Scenario expansion: 6 new planes, Philippine and New Guinea theatres, point-to-point modem play with 200 missions, and an additional 300 missions for standard play. As well, it's got multimedia supplements for flight instruction, aircraft identification, and more.

Across the Rhine

Across the Rhine

MS-DOS - Released - July 1, 1995

Across the Rhine: 1944 - 1945 Armored Combat in Western Europe is a mix between strategy and simulation game set during WWII. The game focuses on single tank battles during the Allied invasion of Normandy - this means the player can't influence the overall outcome of the war. The battles are mostly historically accurate but some of them use hypothetical situations. The basic situation however is always the same: the player is in charge of tank battalions and tries to defeat his enemy. The player is presented with several windows which show different information, e.g. a tactical map, a...

Addiction Pinball

Addiction Pinball

Windows - April 30, 1998

Addiction Pinball is a pinball simulation game released in 1998 for PC, featuring tables based on two popular Team17 games - Worms and World Rally Fever. It was later ported to the PlayStation and released only in Europe as Worms Pinball to capitalise on the success of the Worms franchise. The PC version was published by MicroProse, while the PlayStation version was published by Infogrames, who had recently acquired MicroProse. The game itself was developed in-house at Team17. A cut-down version for the PC was also released in 1998, also titled Worms Pinball, and was initially included in a...

Air Duel: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare

Air Duel: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

As the name suggests, this flight simulation gives you a chance to fly most of the famous fighter models from World War 1 to the present day. You can fly the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the F-4 Phantom, the Harrier Jump Jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Fokker DR1, and the MiG-23, each with realistic and functional cockpit features. The game offers 6 historical missions, a duel mode and a "What If?" air duel. In the latter, you can apply weapons from different time periods to aircraft, and try to shoot down a modern plane using an older one.

Air Rescue

Air Rescue

Atari 800 - 1984

The game is a remake of Chopper Rescue with the following changes: Game is rewritten in machine language and doesn't require BASIC anymore; Mobile drones are now patrolling all labyrinth instead of certain sectors; Screens and fonts are slightly changed.

Air Rescue I

Air Rescue I

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

The game is a remake of Chopper Rescue with the following changes: Game is rewritten in machine language and doesn't require BASIC anymore; Mobile drones are now patrolling all labyrinth instead of certain sectors; Screens and fonts are slightly changed.

Airborne Ranger

Airborne Ranger

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

In this action/simulation game by Microprose the player takes the role of an U.S. Army airborne ranger. These Airborne rangers are dropped behind enemy lines by parachute to perform all kinds of dangerous missions. Gameplay consists of 3 phases: Reading the mission briefing and outfitting 3 supply pods with machine gun ammo, time bombs, first-aid kits, grenades & LAW rockets depending on this briefing. Flying over the mission map in a V-22 Osprey plane to drop your 3 supply pods and parachuting out of the plane yourself. Performing the actual missions and reaching the pick-up...

Airborne Ranger

Airborne Ranger

Commodore 64 - Released - August 1, 1987

The game consists of several missions, in which the player controls a sole Ranger whose objectives include killing an enemy officer, destroying an enemy bunker, taking out a SAM site, and rescuing a captured POW, which would possibly free a roster member that was labeled P.O.W. The game creates the maps and objective locations randomly, so the player is required to plan each mission carefully, because no mission is the same.

Airborne Ranger

Airborne Ranger

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

More Than Just A Great Game ... It's an Adventure! Call up your courage, your ingenuity and your aptitude...and all the cunning, dexterity and tactical expertise you can muster! You'll need it. The twelve desperate missions in this MicroProse classic use them all. You'd better be at your very best. Test yourself as one of America's elite fighting men. Embark on solo mission behind enemy lines - rescue hostages from a terrorist prison or infiltrate the HQ of an enemy unit. Whether starting an infiltration, search and destroy, rescue or sabotage mission, plan on plenty of heavy-hitting...

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

After naval combat, the second sequel to The Ancient Art of War is all about aircraft combat in World War I. It is a real-time strategy game in nature, and most of the time is spent on the overhead map. Here players plan their strategy and set the goals and routes for their aircraft. There are various statistics which are affected by the happenings on the battle field, e.g. destroying factories lengthen the time the enemy can get new aircraft. Overall the game features many real and fictional campaigns, as well as an editor to create more, with the winning condition to either destroy the...

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

After naval combat, the second sequel to The Ancient Art of War is all about aircraft combat in World War I. It is a real-time strategy game in nature, and most of the time is spent on the overhead map. Here players plan their strategy and set the goals and routes for their aircraft. There are various statistics which are affected by the happenings on the battle field, e.g. destroying factories lengthen the time the enemy can get new aircraft. Overall the game features many real and fictional campaigns, as well as an editor to create more, with the winning condition to either destroy the...

ATAC: The Secret War Against Drugs

ATAC: The Secret War Against Drugs

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Lead the secret war on illegal drugs in South America! Wage war against drug barons with advanced weaponry such as F-22 fighters and AH-64 helicopters. Destroy their drug pipeline to starve them of cash, but don't hit the civilians or you may get kicked out of the country! The drug lords won't stand by though... And they had used the drug money for an effective arsenal, from missiles to fighters and more. Gather intelligence, decide on strike targets, and launch planes to accomplish their missions. Take over any plane in flight if you think they need help. Send in DEA agents to gather more...

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress

MS-DOS - Released - December 31, 1992

B-17 Flying Fortress is a simulation of the legendary heavy bomber of World War II. After customizing one's bomber with nose art and a name, one of several randomly assigned bombing missions into Germany must be flown. The game not only features actual flight simulation, but also crew management. Each of the 10 crew members has ratings for categories like piloting, bombing and gunnery. During a mission, crew members can be reassigned to other posts if needed because of injuries. Each position including the pilot seat, the guns and the bombing sight can of course also be controlled by the...

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1993

B-17 Flying Fortress or B-17 Flying Fortress World War II Bombers in Action is a flight simulation/role-playing video game released in 1992 for DOS on the IBM PC compatible personal computer by MicroProse. Commodore Amiga and Atari ST versions were released a year later. The game simulates training, combat missions and sorties in a tour of duty in the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces in the European Theater of Operations aboard a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber during World War II.

BloodNet: A Cyberpunk Gothic

BloodNet: A Cyberpunk Gothic

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1993

You play as Ransom Stark, a computer hacker, scrounger or mercenary (depending on how the player answers the opening questions when they start a new game) who finds himself caught up in a sinister affair involving an evil global megacorporation, TransTechnicals, Manhattan, a fight for Cyberspace and vampires!

C.P.U. Bach

C.P.U. Bach

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - 1994

C.P.U Bach is not what would be typically considered a video game. There are no challenges and no goals presented to the player. C.P.U Bach can more easily understood as a software program that allows the user to assist the program in creating music. The user does not create music directly. Instead, the user selects from a set of variables, including type of music and instruments. The software produces a musical concert from the variables selected. The music created is unique to the variables selected, and is not pre-recorded. The game was intended to show the power of computers to create...

Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition

Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition

Windows - 1997

Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition is a re-release of the original game Sid Meier's Civilization II, which bundled both prior expansion packs and added options for network and hotseat play, and featured a tweaked AI. Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition is a turn-based 4X game, where players attempt to achieve one of several victory conditions against other human and computer-controlled opponents through the actions of "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate". It uses historical aspects from the development of mankind's civilization, and turns take place over a time scale that...

Conflict in Vietnam

Conflict in Vietnam

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

The third and final installment in Microprose's Command series of war games simulates five key battles in Vietnam, beginning with the defeat of the French colonial army in 1954 and culminating in the 1972 victory of the Viet Cong against South Vietnam forces. Conflict in Vietnam adapts the well tried "accelerated real-time" game system of its predecessors to the jungle combat situation in Indochina, with its bizarre balance of power, specific technology (such massive use of helicopters) and unique strategic challenges. Impressively complex for its time, the simulation calculates a...

Conflict in Vietnam

Conflict in Vietnam

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The third and final installment in Microprose's Command series of war games simulates five key battles in Vietnam, beginning with the defeat of the French colonial army in 1954 and culminating in the 1972 victory of the Viet Cong against South Vietnam forces. Conflict in Vietnam adapts the well tried "accelerated real-time" game system of its predecessors to the jungle combat situation in Indochina, with its bizarre balance of power, specific technology (such massive use of helicopters) and unique strategic challenges. Impressively complex for its time, the simulation calculates a...

Conflict in Vietnam

Conflict in Vietnam

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

A strategic, map view turn based war game which spans from 1954 to 1972 of the Vietnam War. Game play is detailed for this area, including day/night cycle, simulated weather and terrain effects, a variety of unit types, supply lines, and other aspects that affected the conflict. Two players can compete by taking turns or a single player can fight the computer. There are five scenarios presented, and the game design and supporting documentation makes effort to use the simulation to teach historic importance of the scenarios and the war itself.

Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

The first of the Command Series of tactical wargames released by MicroProse in the mid-1980s, Crusade in Europe is the descendant of Meier's first wargame, NATO Commander. Sid Meier and Ed Bever, Ph.D., collaborated on Crusade's design, which (along with the game's manual) shows an enormous amount of research and attention to historical detail. As the title suggests, the game's focus is the European Theater of World War II in 1944-45, and the Normandy Invasion in particular. Although there are only five scenarios, each can be customized through multiple variants (with different initial...

Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe

Commodore 64 - 1985

The first of the Command Series of tactical wargames released by MicroProse in the mid-1980s, Crusade in Europe is the descendant of Meier's first wargame, NATO Commander. Sid Meier and Ed Bever, Ph.D., collaborated on Crusade's design, which (along with the game's manual) shows an enormous amount of research and attention to historical detail. As the title suggests, the game's focus is the European Theater of World War II in 1944-45, and the Normandy Invasion in particular. Although there are only five scenarios, each can be customized through multiple variants (with different initial...

CyberStrike

CyberStrike

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

(From the back of the box): "I'ts kill or be killed. Move or die. Match wits against real players in CyberCity. Collect Power up modules to boost performance on your own personal Cyberpod. The longer you stay alive, the more powerful you become. Four teams of four players each compete for control of precious city squares. Work together or play head-to-head as you strive to blast your enemies out of their pods. Talk to your teammates or taunt your opponents. Strategy, skill and lightning reflexes are the only things that will keep you alive in this deadly world. Cyberstrike(tm)- it's...

David Leadbetter's Greens

David Leadbetter's Greens

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

MicroProse made a change from military simulations by recreating golf in fine detail. This was the first golf game to operate in true 3D. This means that the player's stance and swing technique can be adjusted, and have a significant effect on the shot outcome. Although the manual's tutorial helps, it's harder to master than rivals such as PGA Tour Golf. There are six courses, an unprecedented number for a computer simulation, and tonnes of playing modes.

Decision in the Desert

Decision in the Desert

Commodore 64 - 1985

Decision in the Desert was the second installment in the "Command Series" of tactical wargames co-designed by Sid Meier and Ed Bever and published by MicroProse in the mid 1980s. The game covers the North African theater during World War II. The design is essentially the same as in the first Command game, Crusade in Europe. Five different scenarios with multiple variants can be played. This, along with multiple levels of difficulty, gives the game significant replay value. Battles occur in real-time, though orders may be issued while the game is paused.

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1993

The sequel to F-19 Stealth Fighter - take America's premiere stealth fighter out for a spin in several battle areas, including the Persian Gulf, Cuba, and even Vietnam. There are various scenarios for each, with air-to-air or ground missions, in "cold war" and full-scale war situations. Players can build up their pilot ranks through completed missions and medals. The game actually has two flight modes. In the "authentic" mode, you have only 2 weapon bays, but you have higher stealth rating. In the "theoretical" mode, you have 4 weapon bays like F-19 Stealth Fighter, but your plane is easier...

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Down below, the enemy sits unaware while a sleek, metallic creature slices through the dark. No blips show on the radar, no sign is given. Then, an instant, the roar of exploding ordnance shatters the night, demolishing targets, sending troops and pilots scrambling. As quickly as it appeared the menacing airborne apparition vanishes in the sky. The F-117A has just come calling. F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0. It's the only simulator that could improve on MicroProse's landmark combat flight simulator, F-19 Stealth Fighter. You get the same superior game-play and design plus much more...

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

The seven missions featured in this simulation of F-15 flight are all real-life missions the plane was originally used in. They take in the Middle East and Asia in the 1970s and early 1980s, and have air and ground targets to destroy. You have machine guns, guided missiles and bombs at your disposal. There is an arcade mode and 3 further difficulty levels. The game features 3 enemy aircraft and 3 types of enemy SAMs.

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

Commodore 64 - July 1, 1985

The seven missions featured in this simulation of F-15 flight are all real-life missions the plane was originally used in. They take in the Middle East and Asia in the 1970s and early 1980s, and have air and ground targets to destroy. You have machine guns, guided missiles and bombs at your disposal. There is an arcade mode and 3 further difficulty levels. The game features 3 enemy aircraft and 3 types of enemy SAMs.

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

Arcade - Released - 1991

F-15 Strike Eagle is an arcade only release of the air combat Microprose simulation franchise. It is based on the home computer version of F-15 Strike Eagle II, running on more powerful hardware than was generally available at the time. Available both in stand up and sit down configuration, the player flies the namesake F-15E US multi-role strike fighter in a variety of missions in the Persian Gulf, attacking various enemy targets including oil rigs and weapon factories. Three difficulty settings can be selected at start, from beginner to Ace. Six different scenarios are available, some of...

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile.

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile. 11 camera angles including internal and external views of the plane exist. To help new players there is a training mode, with options to disable crashes and automate take-off and landing....

F-15 Strike Eagle II (Deluxe Edition)

F-15 Strike Eagle II (Deluxe Edition)

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

A compilation of the original F-15 Strike Eagle II, and the Operation Desert Storm Scenario Disk. The second in the series features campaigns in Lybia, the Persian Gulf, The Middle East and Vietnam, making for a total of 250,000 miles of potential action and danger. Primary and secondary aerial and ground-based targets must be destroyed on each of these. You are armed with a cannon, AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missile, Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile, and the Maverick air-to-ground missile. 11 camera angles including internal and external views of the plane exist. To help new...

F-19 Stealth Fighter

F-19 Stealth Fighter

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Rule the night! Take the pride of American Stealth technology and take on the best the Warsaw pact technology can offer! Dodge between radars, sneak under enemy fighters, and take out your primary objectives and secondary objectives with your limited weapons onboard, then make your way home. Can you survive all the way to general and win the Congressional Medal of Honor? F-19 Stealth Fighter was based around Sid Meier's closest estimate of the stealth fighter based on the data available at the time. You get full 3D graphics, 3D enemies, random objectives and enemy dispositions (so each...

F-19 Stealth Fighter

F-19 Stealth Fighter

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Rule the night! Take the pride of American Stealth technology and take on the best the Warsaw pact technology can offer! Dodge between radars, sneak under enemy fighters, and take out your primary objectives and secondary objectives with your limited weapons onboard, then make your way home. Can you survive all the way to general and win the Congressional Medal of Honor? F-19 Stealth Fighter was based around Sid Meier's closest estimate of the stealth fighter based on the data available at the time. You get full 3D graphics, 3D enemies, random objectives and enemy dispositions (so each...

Flames of Freedom

Flames of Freedom

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

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...

Fleet Defender

Fleet Defender

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Fleet Defender is a single player F14 combat sim with many finer details represented, including the ability to switch between the pilot and RIO seats. This is the type of simulation where the player is a realistic part of a mission and not necessarily a 'rambo.'

Fleet Defender Gold

Fleet Defender Gold

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

This compilation contains: * Fleet Defender (main game) * Fleet Defender: Scenario (expansion) * A multimedia presentation of the game, which includes interactive tutorials explaining every aspect of the F-14 Tomcat, how to perform typical maneuvers, etc. * A multimedia naval aviation presentation which includes several communication and video recordings of actual aerial confrontations, a glossary, and Aviation Week's "Flight Deck" video documentary which showcases operations aboard naval carriers (also included are six "teaser" promos of other Aviation Week videos).

Floyd Of The Jungle

Floyd Of The Jungle

Commodore 64 - 1983

In this game, you and two other men, George and Floyd, are on a mission to rescue a girl who is lost in the jungle. All three of you need to look out for alligators, elephants, birds, and many other wildlife that inhabit the jungle. Birds and Pigmies can be picked up for points. As stated earlier, you need to rescue the girl who is lost in the jungle, but if George or Floyd get to her before you do, you will have to restart the level. A "handicap" option is available. On Atari 8-bit you could play 4 players simultaneously.

Grand Prix Manager

Grand Prix Manager

Windows - Released - 1995

In Grand Prix Manager, the goal is to build a successful Formula One racing team, and keep it there for 40 years. In the role of manager, the player will have to make sure that they are employing the best personnel available in the market: including engineers, designers, mechanics, marketing staff and of course, the drivers, All this within the constraints of the team's budget. The marketing people are responsible for "wooing" potential sponsors to the team and to negotiate merchandising deals. The engineers, mechanics and designers, the unsung heroes of a Formula 1 team, have to divide their...

Grand Prix Manager 2

Grand Prix Manager 2

Windows - Released - 1996

Take control of one of the existing Formula 1 teams (or one of two customizable fictitious ones) and try to take them to the top of the start in this management simulation. Every major decision is under your control. You must choose which parts of the car to improve, including Driver Aids whose legality varies over the years - is the extra performance worth the risk of disqualifications? Testing will help you assess the car's performance and prepare set-ups for the next race. Staff can be hired and fired, ranging form drivers to designers and commercial staff, which often means trading...

Greens: The Ultimate 3-D Golf Simulation

Greens: The Ultimate 3-D Golf Simulation

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Simulation experts MicroProse also wanted to enter this game genre – their answer was a serious golf simulation using a 3D vector graphics engine usually found only on their flight sims - the game was called Greens: The Ultimate 3-D Golf Simulation (In North America or MicroProse Golf in the rest of the world). Greens: The Ultimate 3-D Golf Simulation is full of options. A dozen game types can be played on six different courses by up to four human players. A handicap system is included to allow novices and experts to play together. In one player mode the 'ranking list' allows players to...

Gunship

Gunship

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Gunship is now available, after months of waiting, even after ST and PC versions were released, on the Amiga. The world outside your 'copter is viewed in first person perspective, as usual, and that is how it stays. There are no outside views, there are no missile-eye views. There are no zoom facilities. There is not even a chase plane option. But that is a much more sensible way to generate atmosphere. It is a bit hard to believe in a flight simulator if you are pouncing around outside your plane, zooming in and out, not really flying. In Gunship, you are restricted to three views: look...

Gunship

Gunship

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Gunship depicts one of the Western world's finest attack helicopters: The AH-64A Apache. This simulation recreates the weapons, flight systems, and performance of the real machine. The player controls an arsenal that includes laser-guided Hellfire missiles, a 30mm cannon controlled by helmet gunsights, clusters of bombardment rockets--even air-to-air missiles for duels with enemy helicopters. The game starts with flight training at a base in the United States. Tutorials teach the player to handle the copter; once the controls and flying skills are mastered, there are escalating challenges and...

Gunship

Gunship

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Gunship depicts one of the Western world's finest attack helicopters: The AH-64A Apache. This simulation recreates the weapons, flight systems, and performance of the real machine. The player controls an arsenal that includes laser-guided Hellfire missiles, a 30mm cannon controlled by helmet gunsights, clusters of bombardment rockets--even air-to-air missiles for duels with enemy helicopters. The game starts with flight training at a base in the United States. Tutorials teach the player to handle the copter; once the controls and flying skills are mastered, there are escalating challenges...

Gunship 2000

Gunship 2000

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1993

Take the Apache, the new Longbow Apache, The Blackhawk, Comanche Scout, Comanche Gunship, or the MD-500 Defender on campaigns or missions. Updated graphics engine has much more detailed terrain variation with true valleys/hills and even train tunnels that you can fly through. When you are promoted to a sufficient rank you can take along multiple helicopters to accomplish your objectives. The dynamic campaign generates new missions based on multiple maps. Attack, defend, sweep, scout, rescue, drop... Lots of missions to keep you busy. Crew learn and grow in experience as they survive and...

Gunship 2000 (CD-ROM Edition)

Gunship 2000 (CD-ROM Edition)

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

This is a compilation of the original Gunship 2000 and the Gunship 2000 Scenario Disk and Mission Builder. Take the Apache, the new Longbow Apache, The Blackhawk, Comanche Scout, Comanche Gunship, or the MD-500 Defender on campaigns or missions. Updated graphics engine has much more detailed terrain variation with true valleys/hills and even train tunnels that you can fly through. When you are promoted to a sufficient rank you can take along multiple helicopters to accomplish your objectives. The dynamic campaign generates new missions based on multiple maps. Attack, defend, sweep, scout,...

Harrier Jump Jet

Harrier Jump Jet

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

The RAF's Harrier GR7, or the US Marine Corps' AV-8B represented a new generation of aircraft. Vertical take-off and landing, plus the ability to hover and reverse, make this a plane of immense power, capable of winning any argument, and here's your chance to fly it. Fly in three imagined flash-point areas of future conflict (which are now in the past): Hong Kong 1996, the Falklands 1997 and Nord Kapp 1998. Each of these has multiple difficulty settings. Pre-flight briefings and scene-setting drags you into the action, but mission objectives and enemies change as the flights unfold due to...

Hell Cat Ace

Hell Cat Ace

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

A classic 1st person flight simulation similar to Ace of Aces. In several missions you have to shoot down Japanese fighters and bombers. Through the front cockpit window you can see the sky and the ocean. Below the cockpit view is the instrument panel with engine power, altitude, fuel and your ammunition-counter. Through the rear window you can see the enemies on your tail.

Hellcat Ace

Hellcat Ace

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

A classic 1st person flight simulation similar to Ace of Aces. In several missions you have to shoot down Japanese fighters and bombers. Through the front cockpit window you can see the sky and the ocean. Below the cockpit view is the instrument panel with engine power, altitude, fuel and your ammunition-counter. Through the rear window you can see the enemies on your tail.

Hellcat Ace

Hellcat Ace

MS-DOS - Released - 1984

A classic 1st person flight simulation similar to Ace of Aces. In several missions you have to shoot down Japanese fighters and bombers. Through the front cockpit window you can see the sky and the ocean. Below the cockpit view is the instrument panel with engine power, altitude, fuel and your ammunition-counter. Through the rear window you can see the enemies on your tail.

Hyperspeed

Hyperspeed

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Hyperspeed is a space trading and combat simulation game, and a follow-up to Lightspeed. The player controls a pilot who is sent on a mission to find a new home for humans, after the Earth has become nearly uninhabitable. The goal is to encounter alien species and negotiate with them to allow the colonization of a planet by the humans. To do that, the player has to engage in diplomatic talks and trading, and also fend off hostile aliens. The gameplay mostly relies on the template introduced by Elite: the player explores the galaxy piloting a space ship, encountering alien races, trading...

Knights of the Sky

Knights of the Sky

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Knights of the Sky is a World War I flight combat sim where you pilot one of 20 different aircraft (each handles differently) as you engage in simple missions or join a full campaign where you will progress through World War I, going on a variety of missions, patrols, and even encounter enemy aces. You can engage balloons and blimps, enemy fighters and bombers, even strafe group targets such as supply trains. If you do really good in the game, one of the enemy aces may drop a note to challenge you to an aerial duel. A unique feature of the game is the capability of modem link so you can...

The Legacy: Realm of Terror

The Legacy: Realm of Terror

MS-DOS - Released - March 1, 1993

The year is 1993. The protagonist's ancestors, the Winthrops, have obviously dealt with black magic and perhaps even pacts with the demons. Now their mansion is invaded by horrifying creatures, and it is up to the brave hero(ine) to venture inside, solve the mystery, and above all - survive. The Legacy: Realm of Terror is a role-playing game with adventure elements. The player navigates the protagonist through the 3D locations of the mansion from the first-person perspective. The environment must be explored, and items procured in order to solve puzzles and advance in the game. Beside...

Lightspeed

Lightspeed

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

In the future, the Earth is a wasteland, unable to sustain human life any longer. Mankind's only hope is to find a new world to colonize. Giant transport ships are launched, each carrying 10 million people. Sent ahead of each of these ships is a Trailblazer-class scout. Controlling one of these Trailblazers, it's the players mission to find a suitable planet for a new colony, to scout for natural resources and to deal with various alien species, who might be both friend or foe. From a robot-controlled home base, the Trailblazer starts exploring the nearby star systems (two different star...

M1 Tank Platoon

M1 Tank Platoon

MS-DOS - Released - November 21, 1989

A very encompassing game that allowed players to issue orders to Tanks, AA units, Aircraft, Artillery and Infantry in a campaign against Warsaw Pact units in Europe, while specifically controlling a platoon of 4 M1 tanks. The player could jump into the position of the driver, gunner or commander of any of the tanks to view the world from a 1st person perspective, or work from a tactical map to command all his forces. Characters in the M1 platoon actually increased in skill as they survived battles.

Machiavelli The Prince

Machiavelli The Prince

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

Machiavelli the Prince is set in a time of history when Venice, Italy, was the focus of world trade and expansion. Other nations banded together to try and control the threat posed by this powerful nation. Your main goal is to be the wealthiest trader in Venice at game's end through conquest, political maneuvering, and trade. The trade aspect requires you to explore the world, finding new trade routes and discovering valuable goods and commodities as you use the basic tenets of supply and demand to grow wealth. As you explore, you encounter various obstacles from natural catastrophes to...

Master of Magic

Master of Magic

MS-DOS - Released - September 1, 1994

The plot of Master of Magic is to become the dominant wizard on two 'planes' of existence, the normal Earth-like one and the fantasy based plane "Myrror". You can do this by destroying your competing wizards (up to 4 computer players) or by casting the Spell of Mastery. Game play is carried out in a 2D top down perspective. You move your armies around the board, fighting monsters to get treasure, and more importantly 'nodes'. Once you control a node you can summon a spirit to meld with the node and gain mana from it. You also must build up your cities so you can support and train your army....

Master of Orion

Master of Orion

MS-DOS - Released - September 1, 1993

Master of Orion overlaps with Civilization insofar as you are the leader of one of several races. Technological advance, realm expansion and combat are all key elements. Where it differs is in being set in space. The planet Orion itself is a lush, fertile planet with vast mineral resources. It is guarded by the Guardian - a powerful vessel which you have to defeat in order to plunder Orion's riches. As you attempt to expand your empire, you will have to trade and steal technologies form rivals, again much like Civ. Your ships can be improved over the game, in terms of engine power,...

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

MS-DOS - Released - October 31, 1996

Legends speak somewhere in space of the mystical planet Orion. Created by the Ancients, it remains unclaimed due to a powerful Guardian that orbits the planet and keeps out intruders. These same Ancients long ago fought a war against the Antarans and banished them into another dimension. Now... long after the Ancients empire has vanished, new races take to the stars, wishing to establish their own star empires, defeat the Antarans and become... The Master of Orion. Master of Orion II: Battle At Antares is a turn-based 4x space empire game and is the sequel to Master of Orion, reinterpreting...

Mig Alley Ace

Mig Alley Ace

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

MiG Alley Ace is an action-based simulation of air combat during the Korean War. The titular MiG Alley was the area over North Korea near the Chinese border where the world's first large-scale jet-to-jet air battles took place, with, among others, the American F-86 Sabre facing off against the Soviet MiG-15 Fagot. The game is similar to MicroProse's earlier simulations Hellcat Ace and Spitfire Ace. MiG Alley Ace differs in that it offers a two-player mode via split screen. Five different scenarios based on actual encounters from the war are available. Each can be played solo, cooperatively...

NFL Coaches Club Football

NFL Coaches Club Football

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

NFL Coaches Club Football is an American football simulation, the first in a short-lived series from MicroProse. The game features the teams and players of the 1993 NFL season, and has both single game and league modes. Also included are comprehensive team and playbook editors. Each of the 80 offensive and 80 defensive plays that come with the game can be modified by changing formations and positions as well as individual commands for each player. The plays can also be compiled into playbooks at will. In the team editor, team ratings, the player roster, the starting players, and even...

Pirates!

Pirates!

Commodore Amiga - 1990

Sid Meier’s Pirates! is a video game created by Sid Meier and developed and published by MicroProse in 1987. It was the first game to include the name "Sid Meier" in its title as an effort by MicroProse to attract fans of Meier's earlier games, most of which were combat vehicle simulation video games. The game is a simulation of the life of a pirate, a privateer or a pirate hunter in the Spanish Main in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Pirates!

Pirates!

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Take on the life of a buccaneer in the golden age of Caribbean Piracy! This game lets you choose from 6 different "ages" (for example, "The Silver Empire" from 1560-1600, "War For Profit" from 1640-1660, etc.), one of 4 nationalities (English, French, Dutch, Spanish), 4 difficulty levels, and one of 5 special abilities (skill at fencing, skill at navigation, etc.). Nine different types of ships were represented. The goal of the game is to retire with as much gold and land as possible, as many ranks/titles as possible (Colonel, Admiral, Marquis, Duke), and a wife. Finding long lost...

Pirates! Gold

Pirates! Gold

Windows 3.X - Released - February 19, 1994

As with the original, this is a blend of strategy, action and adventure. Pirates! Gold lets you play the role of a beginning buccaneer in the 17th century Spanish Main, in search of fame and fortune. Each town in this untamed raw region has different surprises and dangers. How you acquire stature is up to you; you can make your living through honest trade and the search for hidden treasure, or you can be a little more daring and attack and plunder ships. As you can choose a specific skill to stand out in, the game can vary each time. Sword fighting is played out in side-view action...

Pirates! Gold

Pirates! Gold

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

As with the original, this is a blend of strategy, action and adventure. Pirates! Gold lets you play the role of a beginning buccaneer in the 17th century Spanish Main, in search of fame and fortune. Each town in this untamed raw region has different surprises and dangers. How you acquire stature is up to you; you can make your living through honest trade and the search for hidden treasure, or you can be a little more daring and attack and plunder ships. As you can choose a specific skill to stand out in, the game can vary each time. Sword fighting is played out in side-view action...

Pizza Tycoon

Pizza Tycoon

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Pizza Tycoon is a strategy game where you are an aspiring pizza chef, who wants to start the best pizza chain in the world. You begin by choosing a character you want to be (they differ in appearance and abilities, but the most important factor is the amount of money they have at the start). Then you choose one of the cities in the USA or Europe, where you will rent the building that will become your first pizza restaurant. Before you open it, however, you have to buy furniture, decor and floors (there's a huge choice); hire some cooks and waiters; add some pizzas to your menu, and buy...

The Punisher

The Punisher

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

When his family was gunned down by gangsters, Frank Castle became The Punisher. As Judge, Jury, and Executioner, The Punisher is cleaning up New York City one dead criminal at a time. However, if he can raise $500,000, he can pay off an informant for the location of the biggest criminal in Manhattan, The Kingpin. Working with a time limit and financed by The Trust, he only has a short time to complete enough missions to raise that much money. The Punisher primarily plays from a top-down perspective, where the player moves Frank through the streets and alleys of New York, entering buildings...

Railroad Tycoon

Railroad Tycoon

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers,...

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

This expanded version of Sid Meier's original Railroad Tycoon includes additional scenarios and settings, enhanced graphics, and several additional types of trains to work with. The additions are: new maps (South America and Africa) with region-specific cargo types (e.g. troops for Africa), new time ranges and locomotives, bandits who can hijack trains, and sheriffs who will arrest them. Although the game is called Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe, Sid Meier himself had nothing to do with the development of this version

Red Storm Rising

Red Storm Rising

Commodore Amiga - 1988

The Soviet Union, under severe pressure after destruction of one of their biggest oil refineries, must secure a new source of oil, and to do that, they must disable the West... which means they must invade Europe and fight NATO to a standstill... And the only way NATO can prevent that from happening is to reinforce their forces with convoys from the US and other countries. You are in command of one of the US attack submarines. You must hold the ocean against the Soviet navy at all costs, or the land battle will go badly. Part submarine simulator, part dynamic campaign, and part WW3...

Red Storm Rising

Red Storm Rising

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The Soviet Union, under severe pressure after destruction of one of their biggest oil refineries, must secure a new source of oil, and to do that, they must disable the West... which means they must invade Europe and fight NATO to a standstill... And the only way NATO can prevent that from happening is to reinforce their forces with convoys from the US and other countries. You are in command of one of the US attack submarines. You must hold the ocean against the Soviet navy at all costs, or the land battle will go badly. Part submarine simulator, part dynamic campaign, and part WW3...

Return of the Phantom

Return of the Phantom

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

It is the present time (1993), and many people are about to enjoy the performance of the opera "Don Juan Triumphant" at the Palais Garnier. However, that piece of art will soon become covered with the blood of innocents, as the great ceiling chandelier crushes down on the crowd. The player controls Raoul Montand, a detective who's been asked for help by his old friend Monsieur Brie, the manager of the Opera. Bringing Raoul to a crime scene, he leaves him in hope he'll find some clues and prevent this terror from happening again. Supposedly, the disaster was caused by a being known as the...

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1992

The interstellar pilot and Casanova-wannabe Rex Nebular is hired by Colonel Stone for a hefty sum to travel to a distant planet and retrieve a vase that supposedly holds great sentimental value to him. On the way Rex's ship is attacked, and he crash-lands on a mysterious planet. Further inspection reveals that this planet is inhabited solely by women; in a terrible war between sexes, the female population annihilated the male one with biological weapons, and is now artificially procreating with a device called the Gender Bender. Rex is soon captured by the planet's cruel elite forces, and must...

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Commodore Amiga - September 1, 1992

Civilization has the widest scope of any strategy game of its time. You are a leader of a nation. You begin in the Stone Age, and complete the game in the XXIth century (unless your civilization gets destroyed earlier). Your eventual goal is to become the dominant civilization in the world, either by wiping out everybody else, or being the first to get a space ship to Alpha Centauri.

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1991

Civilization has the widest scope of any strategy game of its time. You are a leader of a nation. You begin in the Stone Age, and complete the game in the XXIth century (unless your civilization gets destroyed earlier). Your eventual goal is to become the dominant civilization in the world, either by wiping out everybody else, or being the first to get a space ship to Alpha Centauri. As the nation's leader, you have many responsibilities. You have to build cities, and then micromanage them, constructing various buildings. Most of people in your cities will be working on the neighbouring...

Sid Meier's CivNet

Sid Meier's CivNet

Windows - 1995

Sid Meier's CivNet is a multiplayer remake of Sid Meier's Civilization, a turn-based strategy "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley, released for PC in 1995. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time": it begins in 4000 BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near-future times. The game, in addition to better support for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, supported connectivity through LAN, primitive Internet play, modem, and direct serial link, and included a local...

Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Sid Meier's Colonization is a strategy game which puts you in the role of Viceroy of the New World. You are sent by your King and country to establish colonies in the newly-discovered Americas that lie to the west. You face many of the same challenges that faced colonial organizers of the time-competition from other Old World powers, strange native cultures, the problems of establishing profitable trade programs, and the problems of organizing an army from a rag-tag band of colonists. The game begins with the European discovery of the Americas (1500) and continues until approximately the...

Sid Meier's Covert Action

Sid Meier's Covert Action

Commodore Amiga - 1991

As special agent Maximilian (or Maxine) "Max" Remington, you are the premier anti-terror agent in the world. CIA have received tips and clues about some suspicious activities of some known bad guys. Gather enough evidence through house search, wiretaps, etc. Decode any messages you discover to unravel additional clues. Each operation will be handled by multiple people. Figure out the crime before it happens and get enough evidence to find the true mastermind behind the whole thing. Then chase down and arrest the suspects via car chases or go into the house arrest the suspect yourself. Can you...

Sid Meier's Covert Action

Sid Meier's Covert Action

MS-DOS - Released - June 3, 1990

As special agent Maximilian (or Maxine) "Max" Remington, you are the premier anti-terror agent in the world. CIA have received tips and clues about some suspicious activities of some known bad guys. Gather enough evidence through house search, wiretaps, etc. Decode any messages you discover to unravel additional clues. Each operation will be handled by multiple people. Figure out the crime before it happens and get enough evidence to find the true mastermind behind the whole thing. Then chase down and arrest the suspects via car chases or go into the house arrest the suspect yourself. Can you...

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers,...

Silent Service

Silent Service

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1986

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more. You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate...

Silent Service

Silent Service

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more. You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate...

Silent Service

Silent Service

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more. You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate...

Silent Service II

Silent Service II

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are lost. The few remaining US carriers are fighting a desperate war against the Japanese surface fleets. But the US has a secret weapon: sleek, silent, deadly... you are a Submarine Commander! The action is viewed from within the submarine. Watch out for your speed, direction and depth. This game features 9 types of submarines to choose from, 10 types of torpedoes to fire, 14 Japanese surface ships (9 warships, 5 transport), and the entire Pacific Ocean as your battleground. The seven...

Silent Service II

Silent Service II

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Silent Service II is a submarine simulation based in the Pacific theatre. World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are lost. The few remaining US carriers are fighting a desperate war against the Japanese surface fleets. But the US has a secret weapon: sleek, silent, deadly... you are a Submarine Commander! The action is viewed from within the submarine. Watch out for your speed, direction and depth. This game features 9 types of submarines to choose from, 10 types of torpedoes to fire, 14 Japanese surface ships (9 warships, 5...

Solo Flight

Solo Flight

Apple II - September 10, 1983

Solo Flight is a flight simulator game for the Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, and Apple II released in 1983. It was later ported to the IBM PC. The game was created by noted game designer Sid Meier,[1] and published by MicroProse, which Meier founded in 1982 with Bill Stealey. The mission of the game is to fly solo over several states, delivering bags of mail. The game supported a fairly realistic flight model (for the time), and a large number of flight instruments were available. A map covering many states of the US was used, which even included altitude data (although the landscape...

Solo Flight

Solo Flight

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

A simulation that has you flying Mail runs from many different airports in one of three states of America which are Kansas, Colorado and Washington (choosing Washington does allow you to fly in neighbouring state Oregon as well). For a game that arrived some 24 years ago now, it still manages to feature an impressive amount of remarkable details for the time, such as VOR towers readings, DME, ILS, and coupled with the game aspect that is to deliver post, Solo Flight is clearly quite unlike what you will have played before. Score for choices made meaning you must ponder certain things like...

SpaceKids

MS-DOS - Released - June 9, 1996

The Grandpa of Zeet and Deedle is a great explorer, but he hasn't returned to the Moon from his latest destination: the Earth! His grand-children take it upon themselves to follow his trail and rescue him from whatever terrestrial menace has detained him, after interacting with an extensive array of whimsical, surreal characters. SpaceKids is a good look at what interactive movies looked like just before the CD-ROM format became the new standard for extensive multimedia-rich content storage -- instead of meg-heavy digitized actors we get byte-thrifty pre-rendered sprites in front of 3D...

Special Forces

Special Forces

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Special Forces is a top-down arcade shooting game with a dash of strategy. It is the sequel to Airborne Ranger. When times are rough, the American people rely on their army. And when times are rough, the American army relies on their special forces. A small group of highly trained, superbly skilled, well-armed and clean-shaven elite soldiers boldly go where no man has gone before. At least no honest man. Special Forces let's you control a team of four in a top-down view and setting reminiscent of Jagged Alliance, only that the time ticks continuously. Consequently, strategy and...

Special Forces

Special Forces

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Special Forces is a top-down arcade shooting game with a dash of strategy. It is the sequel to Airborne Ranger. When times are rough, the American people rely on their army. And when times are rough, the American army relies on their special forces. A small group of highly trained, superbly skilled, well-armed and clean-shaven elite soldiers boldly go where no man has gone before. At least no honest man. Special Forces let's you control a team of four in a top-down view and setting reminiscent of Jagged Alliance, only that the time ticks continuously. Consequently, strategy and...

Spitfire Ace

Spitfire Ace

MS-DOS - Released - 1984

Aerial combat over Europe in World War II. Man your Royal Marine Spitfire and defend London during the Blitz.

Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy

Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy

Windows - October 28, 2000

Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy is a real time strategy game with a common misunderstanding. This game is not based on the movie Starship Troopers. Both, the game and the movie, are based upon the novel by Robert A. Heinlein. This is one of the few strategy games where you cannot build a base and recruit units. Instead you lead up to three squads into combat. Each squad contains a leader, five soldiers and one specialist (medic, engineer, PSI for detecting hidden bugs, MIST-Trooper as a sniper). During a mission there is no reinforcement and you are outnumbered by the bugs. The enemy...

Subwar 2050 (CD-ROM)

Subwar 2050 (CD-ROM)

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

This compilation contains: Subwar 2050 (base game) Subwar 2050: The Plot Deepens (add-on) The year is 2050. Ocean is the next frontier, and war inevitably reached there. As an independent mercenary working for a corporate conglomerate, the player has to pilot the latest fighter subs to protect the corporate interests, so they can get rewarded with cold hard cash. With 5 different theater of operations (of varying difficulty) and an interesting mix of aerial and submarine tactics, this game can be described as Strike Commander under the sea, without the narrative.

Sword of the Samurai

Sword of the Samurai

MS-DOS - Released - November 3, 1989

Sword of the Samurai simulates feudal leadership in 15th century Japan. Players take on the role of a young samurai warrior with a small kingdom. You and your neighbors vie for land and perform feats to win the favour of your lord, struggling to win the shogunate. Time will be spent managing the kingdom and wandering through feudal Japan; setting the scene for arcade sequences that determine your standing. Win the battle, gain land; beat the swordsman, gain honour.

Task Force 1942

Task Force 1942

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

The year 1942 is the subject of many computer games that deal with World War II. The reason: this was the year that many pivotal battles were fought including Midway, Stalingrad, N. Africa, and... Guadalcanal. This game deals with the desperate battles fought in the Solomon Islands, specifically in and around the island of Guadalcanal, in which the Allies tried to stop the Japanese from their drive to Australia. In TF42, you can play as either the Americans or Japanese. All the major ships that participated are represented, including the infamous Yamato and devastating Iowa. It features...

Transport Tycoon

Transport Tycoon

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

In Transport Tycoon, you are in charge of a transport company starting in 1930 in the midst of The Great Depression, and your aim is to build up an empire of trains, ships, lorries, planes and helicopters, with technological evolution to be taken into account. You can play alone, or with a number of computer-controlled rivals. At the beginning of the game, you (and your rivals) have a large terrain at your disposal. The terrain includes hills, rivers, lakes, bridges, industrial facilities and a lot of small towns. It is up to you to decide how to start building your empire. The game is...

Transport Tycoon Deluxe

Transport Tycoon Deluxe

MS-DOS - Released - March 1, 1995

You're a transportation manager in this game. You choose your starting landscape (Europe, toy land, South America, desert) and your skill level. In this game you can build different transportation lines, like transporting coal to a coal power plant, or oil from the oil wells to the oil refinery. There exist ships, trains, buses & trucks, helicopters and trains. The game has an isometric graphics engine and a jazz-style soundtrack. The Deluxe version contains new features that were not present in the original Transport Tycoon: the time scale of the game became larger, including futuristic...

Troika

Troika

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Troika is a collection of three arcade style games: Rebel Planets, Ivan's Time Machine, and Metal Hearts, from Russian programmer Dima Pavlovsky. Rebel Planets is an arcade shooter where you control a small ship at the bottom of the screen and shoot a cylindrical projectile upwards. The goal is to destroy enemies on the screen with the projectile while making sure the projectile does not come into contact with various obstacles scattered around the screen. This plays like a cross between Space Invaders and Breakout. Ivan's Time Machine is a puzzle game in which the objective is to...

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