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Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing is a British 1985 computer game for 8-bit home computers released by Activision and later re-released by Mastertronic for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Released as Star Rank Boxing in the United States. Designed by Doug Barnett and developed by Troy Lyndon. The player controls a boxer as he boxes his way to the top, earning purse money along the way, progressing up the world rankings until fighting Barry McGuigan himself. Players can create a boxer and customize his style, race, hair and shorts. The player could also choose his next...

Championship Star League Baseball

Championship Star League Baseball

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1985

Championship Star League lets you play arcade-style baseball against a human or the Mac. In a nod to realism, starting pitchers are subject to fatigue.

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Atari ST - Released - 1986

GBA Championship Basketball can be played as One or Two Player vs. the Computer or Two Player with Computer Teammates and includes Practice Play. Draft your Teammates from a list of ten players whose styles are patterned after real professional superstars. Practice with games like "Around the world" and "Horse", or go one-on-one with a friend. You play GBA Basketball on a full court. And when it comes to shooting, you have a full range of choices, like hook shots, tip-ins, jumpshots and even dunks. After each game, you can read the sports page of the Gamestar Gazette to check box scores and...

GFL Championship Football

GFL Championship Football

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1987

One of the earliest games by Dynamix programmers, GBA Championship Football is a solid text-based simulation of the gridiron sport. The goal is simple: pick a team from NFL's four geographic divisions and lead it to win over the opposing side, whether human or computer-controlled. The game's playbook is quite comprehensive for its age, and the strategy does affect the outcome of the game. Too bad there is no tournament or championship mode despite the game's title, making it good only as a quick beer-and-pretzel football fix instead of a comprehensive simulation. In all, a respectable effort...

GFL Championship Football

GFL Championship Football

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

This must be one of the earliest team sport games to use a first-person view – the packaging mocks the Xs and Os used to represent players in contemporary Gridiron games. What you see is what the player sees – control and viewpoint passes from the kicker to the receiver on a punt or kickoff, and the quarterback to the running back or receiver on a pass or kick. Releasing passes involves rotating the controls to select the pass direction. To take the ball, aim the visible hands in the centre of the screen. There are 28 teams split into four divisions; their names are fictional (including the...

On Field Football

On Field Football

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

On-Field Football is a game based on the sport of American Football where you can play the computer or another player following the rules closely. Before you play a game you can select how many players or a demo game, how long for a game (5 or 15 mins), and how the players will play a game. The view of the pitch is a 3rd person perspective at a elevated angle with the action behind the offensive team. The game kicks off and once the player catching the ball is tackled then decisions need to be made. Using the joystick, you push it up, down, left or right to select a play and this needs to...

On-Track: Computer Model Car Racing

On-Track: Computer Model Car Racing

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

Star League Baseball

Star League Baseball

Apple II - September 11, 1983

Game review by www.geekometry.com "In 1983, a small software company in Santa Barbara, California, Gamestar, Inc., released a groundbreaking new baseball game – Star League Baseball. The game itself was still simple. Two teams, still no leagues or divisions, with no-name rosters and a basic stat engine, but still amongst the best. The revolutionary parts of Star League Baseball are its budding attempts to simulate “a baseball game”. First, presentation is similar to a local-broadcast of a game. No commercials, but trivia, “scores from around the league”, attendance numbers, etc, are...

Star League Baseball

Star League Baseball

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Star League Baseball is a 1 - 2 player top-down arcade baseball game. Played from a top-down perspective, this baseball simulation allows for 2-player versus games, or competition against the computer. Each game starts with playing of the American national anthem. The player can practice their pitching or batting against a computer component. The game follows standard baseball rules, and allows stealing of bases. All gameplay occurs from a single fixed screen, with intermissions to show the score between innings.

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