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A.L.C.O.N.

A.L.C.O.N.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

A.L.C.O.N. is a forward-scrolling spaceship shooting game taking place over the planet Orac. Alien enemies have occupied the planet in the year 2059. The Alien League Of Cosmic Nations has determined that you are the pilot to take the Slap Fighter (Europe) / SW475 Starfighter (US) and defeat the aliens. The main feature of the game is its pickup system. You pick up stars and then you choose which powerup you want, pick up one star and you can choose speed, two stars to choose shot (which is the default type of weapon), three stars to choose side shot, four for wing upgrade (which triggers...

Air Inferno

Air Inferno

Arcade - Released - 1990

A helicopter rescue simulation with polygon-based graphics. The pilot will have to fly his helicopter through different missions, playing firemen by dropping water on burning houses and landing to rescue people. Missions include landing on ships, houses, skycrapers and flying through sandstorms. In the first mission, you fly the chopper to a burning skyscraper. A voice will cry out, "Operate the fire extinguisher NOW!" and you point toward the flaming window and press the extinguisher. Then with the fire out, you fly and land on the building to pick up survivors. Later missions include...

American Horseshoes

American Horseshoes

Arcade - Released - 1990

Animated players compete by throwing horseshoes towards a stake in the ground. Points are awarded for horseshoes that touch the post. Higher scores are achievied by getting a "ringer" which is when the horseshoe hooks onto the post, swings around and makes a ringing sound this is where the term got its name.

Aqua Jack

Aqua Jack

Arcade - 1990

A hovercraft is piloted over water and land while dodging bullets and avoiding objects by shooting or jumping over them. Enemies are shot in the air and on water or land to advance levels. The game has eight levels.

Arabian Magic

Arabian Magic

Arcade - Released - 1992

The game is set in the mythical world of The Arabian Nights. Some time ago, the Evil One plagued the peaceful kingdom of Shahariyard. In order to save the King - who, by sorcery, had been transformed into a monkey - a group of heroes must find the Jewel of Seven Colors and release the evil hex. However, formidable monsters are lurking along their path. Prince Lassid, Princess Lisa, Sinbad and Afshaal, each armed with their own special magic and powers, set out on the quest for the Jewel of Seven Colors. Suspenseful battle scenes, skillful sword fights and a "magic lamp," which fells all...

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets! A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has launched the craft Vaus II to make a preemptive attack on Xorg.

Haunted Museum

Haunted Museum

Taito Type X - Released - 2010

Haunted Museum (Panic Museum in Japan) is a Light Gun Game by Taito. In it you play two agents who have come to investigate mysterious disappearances in a local museum. Though once they get inside they find that a supernatural force has a hold over the building, bringing the exhibits to life that are not shy about attacking them. If that wasn't enough, the exhibits have worlds of their own that transport the two into different settings no matter how implausible (such as space or underwater). With each world conquered, an orb falls into place on a monument in the lobby of the building. So the...

Land Sea Air Squad

Land Sea Air Squad

Arcade - Released - 1986

Land Sea Air Squad is a 2D top-down shooter, with similar gameplay like Ikari Warriors (and controls from Commando). The player is a soldier, who must defeat an enemy army. As in Ikari Warriors, the player can control vehicles - tanks, helicopters and boats. He has a gun with unlimited ammo and grenades. At the end of each level, the player must beat a heavily armed vehicle.

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day? Operation Wolf is an arcade conversion of the game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if...

Puzznic

Puzznic

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

The challenge in each level of Puzznic is to manoeuvre a selection of blocks into place so as to clear them all, by making them make contact with blocks of the same design. You control a cross-hair, which can move a block left or right, which can cause it to fall if there is no block under the space it would occupy. There are many complications in terms of solving the levels. Moving platforms meaning that you need to move a block at a particular time, or in particular order, to prevent them being blockaded. In some situations there are an odd number of a certain type of block - solving...

Rambo III

Rambo III

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rambo III

Rambo III

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rambo III

Rambo III

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1988

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rastan

Rastan

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Rastan features five levels of hacking and slashing gameplay with a boss at the end of each level. Numerous enemies assault you on your journey such as flying demons, chimeras, valkyries, piranhas, skeleton undead and more. Fight through to the end and save the land of Lograth from certain doom. The game features different weapons such as axes, maces and fire swords, each with its own attributes like extended range or attack power. Armour can also be picked up in the forms shields, cloaks and armour, reducing the damage from enemy attacks. Other items include rings (increase the speed of...

Renegade

Renegade

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes takes place in a Japanese city, whereas its western version named Renegade is set on the mean streets of Brooklyn. This conversion later produced unofficial sequels Target: Renegade and Renegade III: The Final Chapter. You must venture through to meet your girlfriend, and then rescue her from her kidnappers. This is split into five levels, taking you through the subway and the docks as well as some inhospitable streets. A wide range of aggressive moves are on offer, including...

Sky Shark

Sky Shark

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Sky Shark is a top-down shooter similar to Raiden. You start off with four lives and three bombs. With that (you can get more lives at certain point intervals, and more bombs can be found), you, the "Sky Shark" of your squadron, blast through five levels of enemy-infested battlefields with as many as six gun upgrades (Aside from the bombs and the gun upgrade, there are no other weapons to be found at all). Includes three difficulty levels and two-player support.

Wild Western

Wild Western

Arcade - Released - 1982

As a sheriff in the American Old West, you are charged with protecting a traveling train from waves of bandits on horseback and must escort the train safely to the next station. Shoot the bandits while making sure to avoid cacti, rocks, the train and the bandits' horses. If you hit an obstacle or are shot off your horse, you lose a life. Additionally, if three bandits manage to board the train, you also lose. In between each level, there is a brief minigame for bonus points, wherein you must test your accuracy and timing by a shooting a silver dollar in mid-air.

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