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Alley Cat

Alley Cat

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Alley Cat is an action game consisting of several mini games tied together. You're a little black cat who wants to make love to a pretty lady cat that lives in an apartment complex. Play all kinds of cat-themed mini games in order to reach her and score as many points as you can while doing so. You start out in an alley and need to get inside the apartment by climbing on garbage cans and a fence. Next, jump on a clothesline and through several open windows while big dogs try to eat you and people throw garbage at you. Outside of the apartment complex you can score points by eating the mice...

Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Bounty Bob Strikes Back

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Bounty Bob Strikes Back! is the sequel to Miner 2049er and features similar gameplay. As Bounty Bob, your goal is to claim every inch of 25 challenging mines. To do this, you must walk over each segment of the framework in the mines. To reach each segment of framework, you will need to figure out a way to jump, climb, or use one of the many devices occasionally available to get there. To your help you get around (or sometimes hinder progress) are ladders, slides, suction tubes, cannons, transporters, and other devices. Wandering about the mines are many dangerous mutants. If you come in...

Collision Course

Collision Course

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A network of stargates has been uncovered, potentially making instantaneous travel a reality. Aboard a newly designed starship, you must explore this galaxy and loot it. The ship is flown by using left and right to rotate, and up and down to change the height, as it moves at a constant speed. It drains energy as it goes, but this can be replenished by picking up the small pods. There are mines and meteors to avoid. On each section of the game you must find the next stargate and fly into it.

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

Amstrad CPC - 1985

Fearless Fred and the Factory of Doom

Fearless Fred and the Factory of Doom

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Fearless Fred owns a factory comprising of 16 rooms. His job is to collect parts that are found lying on the ground within a strict time limit. There is only one problem. Each room is infested with robots and other dangers, and Fred has no weapon he can use against them. The only thing he can do is jump over them. If he makes any contact with them, Fred becomes electrocuted and he loses one of his life. A built-in cheat allows the player controlling Fred to move up or down a room, but by doing this, the player is unable to enter the top three.

HES Games

HES Games

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Six different track and field disciplines are recreated in this multi-event sports simulation. Up to six human players can take them on.You can replay each attempt, or watch simulated recording of the world record distances and speeds of the day, for training purposes. 100m sprint and 110m hurdles have a similar joystick waggling technique, but time the jumps over the hurdles accurately. The long jump is also waggling-based, with the joystick being pushed up to launch the jump and ensure a correct landing. In diving you can choose the jump to attempt, with more difficult ones worth more points...

Karate Champ

Karate Champ

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Karate Champ is an action fighting game for one or two players. The players compete against each other at nine different locations to see who has the best karate skills! To win a match, the player must win two of three rounds by knocking down his opponent with a wide variety of karate moves. A full point or half a point is awarded for knocking your opponent down and the first player to gain a two point lead wins the round. Should the 30 second time limit for a round end, the player who has the most points wins. At the end of each match is a bonus round where the victor can earn extra points by...

Mediator

Mediator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Long ago, eons past, a doomsday machine was place din high orbit above the satellites Xylos and Pholos. Its role was to deter further acts of nuclear war between the empires of the galaxy. Should critical levels of nuclear activity be detected emanating from the surface of the satellites, the machine will activate and destroy both civilizations. Marauding invaders, from the Zagos Galaxy, unaware of the danger from teh doomsday machine, launch a nuclear attack against Phylos. Xylos then launches a counter-offensive with hypnobeams against the Zags, slowing down the critical build-up of...

Nuclear Nick

Nuclear Nick

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Nick must clear the reactor of nuclear waste left by malfunctioning robots. He must reach an energiser for the power to destroy the killer robots that will vapourise anything trying to remove the waste. But beware - this power lasts for a few seconds only!

Obsidian

Obsidian

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Olympic Skier

Atari 800 - 1986

Saracen

Saracen

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A combination puzzle/action game from Datasoft. In each of the 100 levels, the player moves a crusader through an obstacle filled maze trying to reach the Saracen Chief and detonate a bomb next to him. The chief does not move, instead remaining in a set position. Along the way, he must avoid roaming guards, bouncing cannonballs, and other traps. The crusader is armed with a bow and can pick up directionally specific arrows that are used to stop guards or destroy walls. The arrows being limited to shooting in one of the four compass directions is exacerbated by only being able to carry one...

Scooter

Scooter

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

Scooter needs your help to get through the eight levels of his enchanted building. Inventive traps and unusual gimmicks abound. Weird sounds have been heard from the new building. The construction men are spooked. What could it be? It's your job to move Scooter up through the eight levels of the building to find the secret. But don't think it's an easy task.

Spy Trek Adventure

Spy Trek Adventure

Amstrad CPC - 1988

As Mike the Spy, you must explore several European countries, in search of some all-important plans. The plans were in the possession of a fellow agent who was unfortunately killed, leaving the plans somewhere in Europe. Your mission will involve getting onto a plane using fake ID, flying without a plane to Switzerland, and then onto Venice. Objects you will encounter include an umbrella, an onion, and a fishing line. This adventure is written using GAC (Graphic Adventure Creator); as such, most of the screen features visual representations of your surroundings, with text input at the bottom...

Super Sam

Super Sam

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

The object of the game is to collect the 18 hidden pieces of the cage with which you can eventually trap the elusive Boris. Lost as you are in a rambling fortress you must find your way around the secret passages and mysterious corridors scaling the battlements, climbing the ladders. Watch out for misleading doorways, they'll send you miles off course and the hidden potholes drop you to an early grave.

Xevious

Xevious

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

A hundred thousand years ago, an ancient civilization prospered on our Earth, their product being GAMP (General Artificial Matrix Producer). In order to survive the Ice Age, most of the Earth's inhabitants have decided to leave it, finally settling on a planet called Xevious. A group of humans remained, becoming our own ancestors. Many years have passed, and the Xevians are now planning a massive comeback to their long-lost homeland. The pilot Mu, his android companion Eve, and Mio, a Xevian who opposes the GAMP regime, are back from a space travel just in time to warn the Earth of the...

Zorro

Zorro

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

All the ingredients from the Zorro story feature in this action game - a kidnapped senorita, an evil enemy leader (Colonel Garcia) and his henchmen and of course the obligatory swordfight! This computer version of Zorro is a strange beast, he can leap across buildings, fall 50 feet and land like a feather, with neither a scratch to his head or a crease in his cape. He can also perform masterful tricks, such as balancing a large plant pot on his head, while simultaneously climbing up a ladder. Zorro has similar platform gameplay to the same company's Bruce Lee game, but with a slower pace...

Zorro

Zorro

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

All the ingredients from the Zorro story feature in this action game - a kidnapped senorita, an evil enemy leader (Colonel Garcia) and his henchmen and of course the obligatory swordfight! This computer version of Zorro is a strange beast, he can leap across buildings, fall 50 feet and land like a feather, with neither a scratch to his head or a crease in his cape. He can also perform masterful tricks, such as balancing a large plant pot on his head, while simultaneously climbing up a ladder. Zorro has similar platform gameplay to the same company's Bruce Lee game, but with a slower pace...

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