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Atom Smasher

Atom Smasher

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

Atom Smasher is a single screen shoot 'em up with multi directional movement that takes place in a nuclear reactor during a meltdown. In the middle of the screen are some neutrons and a single proton which one electron moves around. To delay the meltdown the player has to shoot the proton but avoid the electron since that will speed up the meltdown for a short time. For each proton that is shot, an extra electron is released. As the game goes on molten debris will start building up from the sides of the screen and if it reaches the nucleus the game ends. It is possible to destroy debris by...

Blockbuster

Blockbuster

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - January 1, 1984

Often compared to Pengo, Blockbuster (Block Buster in Europe) has you exploring an alien ice planet in your multi-terrain vehicle. You fall into a labyrinth of ice rocks. When these rocks melt ice monsters are freed which you must crush by pushing rocks into them. Search out diamond ore, it's your only source of fuel!

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Fool's Gold is a text adventure. The game starts with the player lost and alone in the desert. Quite by chance they stumble stumble on an old mine shaft which is just waiting to be explored. This game boasts over one hundred and fifty rooms to explore, treasure to be found, and wild beasts to avoid and/or battle against. There are 150 points to be scored in this game, points are scored by taking objects back to the mine entrance.

Insector

Insector

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

The insect creatures from Terron are raining multitudes of varying bombs and bugs onto the humanoids on the planet's surface. The bugs are trying to feed on the humanoids. It is your job to stop them. Developed by Romik Software in 1983. Distributed in North America by Laing Marketing.

Sea Invasion

Sea Invasion

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Sea Invasion is a Space Invaders variant set in the ocean. The player is a scuba diver who while down on the sea bed is being attacked by different sea creatures. The player moves left and right along the sea bed and has use his spear gun to shoot at the creatures above him while watching out for their projectiles. Some protection can be had from corals but these will disappear as they are hit by projectiles. There are three different sea creatures, octopi, crabs and starfish and the player gets points based on the position of each. Octopi are farthest away from the player and are therefore...

Space Escort

Space Escort

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

In Space Escort you are from a doomed planet and your job as a space fighter pilot is to escort the 26 space liners carrying the people of your planet to the newly conquered world of Sistoria. Each space liner has seven shields, plus any shields left over from the safe passage of the previous liner. The color of the space liner will show the number of shields remaining: white equal no shields, purple equals one shield remaining, green equals two shields, blue equals three shields and red equals four or more shields remaining. A shield is lost any time a large object collides with a space liner...

Space Fortress

Space Fortress

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

You are thrown off course by a computer malfunction while cruising through space and encounter the evil Sistorian space fortress. You must battle your way through various deadly defence forces then attempt to destroy the space fortress before it puts up its shields and disappears into hyperspace. Space Fortress is a Galaga type arcade style game where you can only move left or right and shoot. There are 20 skill levels, but you always start at skill level one. Each time you destroy the fortress you automatically advance to the next skill level. Each enemy ship is worth different values...

Turtle Jump

Turtle Jump

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Ekim, a giant ant, was discovered by Pirates in 1647, and has been trained by them to recover treasure. The quickest (but most dangerous) way of recovering it is by jumping on the backs of turtles. So make your way around the islands and grab as much treasure as possible.

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