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The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Atari 2600 - Released - 1983

Requiring discipline and sweat, stamina and speed, with muscles opposing muscles, compete in the most celebrated game of the Olympics: the ten events of the decathlon. Earn points for each event. Highest final score wins! Up to four players compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. The game became somewhat notorious for the amount of wear or damage inflicted upon console controllers, where rapid back-and-forth movement of the joystick propels the athlete down the track.

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to two players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a sports game written by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and published by Activision in 1983. It was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, ColecoVision and MSX platforms. Up to four players compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. The game became somewhat notorious for the amount of wear or damage inflicted upon console controllers,[citation needed] namely the Atari 2600 version where rapid back-and-forth movement of the joystick propels the athlete down the track. The game was later...

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to four players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Atari 5200 - Released - March 13, 1983

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to four players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to four players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack

Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

It's time to set the Way-Back Clock to the early 80s (that's 1980s), when little plastic boxes with fake wood trim ruled the video gaming landscape. In Atari 2600 Action Pack, Activision relives its early glory with 15 of its most popular game cartridges. These aren't PC ports--this package includes a 2600 emulator and the actual cartridge ROMs. The following games are included: Boxing Chopper Command Cosmic Commuter Crackpots Fishing Derby Freeway Frostbite Grand Prix H.E.R.O. Kaboom! Pitfall! River Raid Seaquest Sky Jinks Spider Fighter Each game includes on-line help...

Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack 2

Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack 2

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

As if the original Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack wasn't enough for old-school console gaming junkies, Activision follows up with a second set of 15 cartridges from their archives. These are not PC ports; the package includes a 2600 emulator and the original cartridge ROMs. The games featured in Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack 2 are: Atlantis Barnstorming Dolphin Dragster Enduro Ice Hockey Keystone Kapers Laser Blast Megamania Oink! Plaque Attack River Raid II Skiing Stampede Tennis

After Burner (Activision)

After Burner (Activision)

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

After Burner is an aircraft shooter. The goal is simple: use your F-14 Tomcat and shoot as many enemies as you can. This aircraft has two weapons: lock-on missiles and Vulcan cannons (basically machine guns). In some versions there is an option to let the cannons shoot automatically all the time. The game is viewed from behind the plane with you fighting wave after wave of enemy fighters. But at heart it offers the usual shooter mechanics, meaning you spend most of your time dodging and shooting. Sometimes you come across a friendly supply plane and if you dock with it you can replenish...

After Burner (European Version)

After Burner (European Version)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

SHAKE…RATTLE…ROLL IT… Afterburner – You’ve played the arcade smash – now experience the white-knuckled realism of a supersonic dogfight at home! Using your heat-seeking missiles and laser anti-aircraft fire, can you be top gun against a seething supersonic swarm? Experience brain-numbing G-forces; bones rattling with the body-jarring pitch and yaw … scan with your radar, lock on your target and FIRE!

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In this adventure game you control an explorer who's on his way to fortress Alcazar. To reach Alcazar you are travelling through a countryside of fortresses and you need to collect several items that you can find along the way. Once you enter the Alcazar fortress you have to search for the crown. The strategy map gives you an overview of the countryside, it's fortresses and your location in it. What perils lurk in these mysterious castles? Which path is quick and safe? The Alcazar castle is three stories high, all other castles have only two stories. To enter a castle you just have to follow...

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Apple II - Released - 1985

In this adventure game you control an explorer who's on his way to fortress Alcazar. To reach Alcazar you are travelling through a countryside of fortresses and you need to collect several items that you can find along the way. Once you enter the Alcazar fortress you have to search for the crown. The strategy map gives you an overview of the countryside, it's fortresses and your location in it. What perils lurk in these mysterious castles? Which path is quick and safe? The Alcazar castle is three stories high, all other castles have only two stories. To enter a castle you just have to...

Alter Ego: Female Version

Alter Ego: Female Version

Apple II - Released - 1986

Alter Ego is a game which tries to simulate life itself. The player creates a character with different personality statistics, either by assigning them randomly or by answering a few introductory questions. They then guide this character through seven life phases, from infancy to old age. The gameplay consists of a series of situations where a decision has to be made. This is done by choosing one of multiple answer possibilities, sometimes accompanied with a mood. Then the player gets presented with the outcome and goes on to the next situation. Every decision has long-time consequences and...

Alter Ego: Female Version

Alter Ego: Female Version

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Alter Ego is a game which tries to simulate life itself. The player creates a character with different personality statistics, either by assigning them randomly or by answering a few introductory questions. They then guide this character through seven life phases, from infancy to old age. The gameplay consists of a series of situations where a decision has to be made. This is done by choosing one of multiple answer possibilities, sometimes accompanied with a mood. Then the player gets presented with the outcome and goes on to the next situation. Every decision has long-time consequences and...

Alter Ego: Male Version

Alter Ego: Male Version

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Alter Ego is a game which tries to simulate life itself. The player creates a character with different personality statistics, either by assigning them randomly or by answering a few introductory questions. They then guide this character through seven life phases, from infancy to old age. The gameplay consists of a series of situations where a decision has to be made. This is done by choosing one of multiple answer possibilities, sometimes accompanied with a mood. Then the player gets presented with the outcome and goes on to the next situation. Every decision has long-time consequences and...

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena. With scenery inspired by Ancient Greece, you have to fight hordes of undead and demons, with a boss at the end of each level until you meet the god Neff, who holds the girl captive. The Altered Beast title refers to your shapeshifting abilities. In this platformer, you can collect spirit balls by defeating two-headed wolves, allowing you to mutate into different beasts such as a werewolf, a dragon, a tiger, a bear and others depending on the version. Each form, tied to a level, comes with special abilities such...

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena. With scenery inspired by Ancient Greece, you have to fight hordes of undead and demons, with a boss at the end of each level until you meet the god Neff, who holds the girl captive. The Altered Beast title refers to your shapeshifting abilities. In this platformer, you can collect spirit balls by defeating two-headed wolves, allowing you to mutate into different beasts such as a werewolf, a dragon, a tiger, a bear and others depending on the version. Each form, tied to a level, comes with special abilities...

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena. With scenery inspired by Ancient Greece, you have to fight hordes of undead and demons, with a boss at the end of each level until you meet the god Neff, who holds the girl captive. The Altered Beast title refers to your shapeshifting abilities. In this platformer, you can collect spirit balls by defeating two-headed wolves, allowing you to mutate into different beasts such as a werewolf, a dragon, a tiger, a bear and others depending on the version. Each form, tied to a level, comes with special abilities...

Apache Strike

Apache Strike

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

The year is 1997. You're piloting an AH-64 Apache helicopter through enemy city streets on search and destroy mission. Your target: the Strategic Defense Computer (SDC). You must weave your way in and out of skyscraper corridors. That's the easy part; but enemy helicopters and tanks dog your path -- you must destroy or be destroyed. If you root out the SDC in all three cities, you can save the world from complete nuclear destruction.

Archer (John Van Ryzin)

Archer (John Van Ryzin)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

One of the game samples in "Garry Kitchen's GameMaker". It's essentially a shooting gallery/target practice game in which you shoot your arrows at the targets.

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer

Nintendo DS - March 30, 2010

Master the secret of Bakugan training! Enter the world of Bakugan, take control of your Bakugan monsters, level-up their G-power and teach them new battle skills with a complete training regimen! Train your Bakugan to excel at all aspects of fighting with an in-depth training mode. Ultimately, send your newly trained Bakugan monsters into battle with a mission to free imprisoned Bakugan from the enemy's hold.

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 29, 2006

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses is based on the 2006 direct-to-video animated movie of the same name and the story is loosely based on the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Barbie is cast as Genevieve, one of the twelve princesses who live with their windowed father King Randolph in a castle. They live a frivolous live, so Randolph brings over his cousin Duchess Rowena to raise them as proper princesses. She makes their lives miserable however and poisons the king, so they flee to a magical world brought to life through a story of their mother. Rowena traps them there, along with...

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Twenty tough computer opponents, finishing with legendary champion Barry McGuigan himself, await in this early boxing game. The fights take place in a full 3D arena, with a range of hooks, jabs and cross-punches available, aimed to the head or body. Before you start you must create your character, including his appearance and initial abilities, and choose one of five play styles. You can start off as a New Pro or a Contender - the latter option means tougher fights form the word go, but you start halfway up the rankings. A full training options is included, allowing you to work on your...

Beamrider

Beamrider

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Beamrider takes place above Earth's atmosphere, where a large alien shield called the Restrictor Shield surrounds the Earth. The player's objective is to clear the Shield's 99 sectors of alien craft while piloting the Beamrider ship. The Beamrider is equipped with a short-rage laser lariat and a limited supply of torpedos. The player is given three at the start of each sector. To clear a sector, fifteen enemy ships must be destroyed. A "Sentinel ship" will then appear, which can be destroyed using a torpedo (if any remain) for bonus points. Some enemy ships can only be destroyed with...

Beast Busters

Beast Busters

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

Beast Busters is a rail shooter similar to Operation Wolf. The players take on the role of Johnny Justice or Sammy Stately (Paul Patriot only featured in arcade version) and must shoot their way out of the city. The arcade version had 3 mounted guns, allowing for three player simultaneous action. The home conversions support a maximum of two players. The player must shoot everything that moves, while conserving ammo and grenades. Your machine gun can kill everything if you hit it enough times, and you can use the grenade launcher for really deadly targets or just to clear the screen of...

Beyond Dark Castle

Beyond Dark Castle

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

This sequel to Dark Castle has our formerly nameless hero now known as Prince Duncan continuing his adventures after he toppled the Black Knight's throne and was dropped by a gargoyle in Trouble 3. With Merlin's help, Prince Duncan finds his way behind the Black Knight's throne where there is a fireplace and mantle. At the start of each new game, Duncan tries to take a torch on the wall beside the fireplace, and the entire wall spins around to reveal a large Ante Room containing 5 pedestals for holding orbs. Your mission is to collect all 5 orbs to open a gate to lead you to a final duel with...

Beyond Dark Castle

Beyond Dark Castle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

This sequel to Dark Castle has our formerly nameless hero now known as Prince Duncan continuing his adventures after he toppled the Black Knight's throne and was dropped by a gargoyle in Trouble 3. With Merlin's help, Prince Duncan finds his way behind the Black Knight's throne where there is a fireplace and mantle. At the start of each new game, Duncan tries to take a torch on the wall beside the fireplace, and the entire wall spins around to reveal a large Ante Room containing 5 pedestals for holding orbs. Your mission is to collect all 5 orbs to open a gate to lead you to a final duel with...

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1985

Borrowed Time is set in mid-1930's. The player assumes the role of a private investigator named Sam Harlow, who has to solve the kidnapping of his ex-wife Rita Sweeney. At the beginning, he runs away from two thugs, who want to kill him for an unknown reason. They fail, and he begins to search the town for clues, asking its inhabitants for information. But if the player makes a wrong move, Sam dies - killers come from nowhere and murder him... The player has to type in combinations of verbs and nouns to make an action. Locations are described in text form and presented by pictures, the...

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Borrowed Time is set in mid-1930's. The player assumes the role of a private investigator named Sam Harlow, who has to solve the kidnapping of his ex-wife Rita Sweeney. At the beginning, he runs away from two thugs, who want to kill him for an unknown reason. They fail, and he begins to search the town for clues, asking its inhabitants for information. But if the player makes a wrong move, Sam dies - killers come from nowhere and murder him... The player has to type in combinations of verbs and nouns to make an action. Locations are described in text form and presented by pictures, the...

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Borrowed Time is set in mid-1930's. The player assumes the role of a private investigator named Sam Harlow, who has to solve the kidnapping of his ex-wife Rita Sweeney. At the beginning, he runs away from two thugs, who want to kill him for an unknown reason. They fail, and he begins to search the town for clues, asking its inhabitants for information. But if the player makes a wrong move, Sam dies - killers come from nowhere and murder him... The player has to type in combinations of verbs and nouns to make an action. Locations are described in text form and presented by pictures, the...

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

Atari ST - Released - 1986

Borrowed Time is set in mid-1930's. The player assumes the role of a private investigator named Sam Harlow, who has to solve the kidnapping of his ex-wife Rita Sweeney. At the beginning, he runs away from two thugs, who want to kill him for an unknown reason. They fail, and he begins to search the town for clues, asking its inhabitants for information. But if the player makes a wrong move, Sam dies - killers come from nowhere and murder him... The player has to type in combinations of verbs and nouns to make an action. Locations are described in text form and presented by pictures, the...

Bush Buck: A Global Treasure Hunt

Bush Buck: A Global Treasure Hunt

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

You're an explorer. If you choose to play a single game, you may play against the computer or simply for your enjoyment. There are different difficulty levels to choose from, but they don't really change the gameplay. They just make the odds against you (like the weather and stuff). The object of the game is to find the lost objects, that are hidden throughout the world and bring them to the base (it says where to bring them). When you do, you'll get additional plane tickets (you can't go anywhere without those) and new objects to look for. The number of objects is limited, so you can win...

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

In this traditional baseball simulation, gameplay takes place mainly on a split screen.One side shows an overview of the field, the other showing the batter, with the latter view disappearing when the ball is hit. The game requires you to "draft" a team before play, composing the best possible squad based on each player's skill attributes. The game also allows a semblance of managerial control, and has an optional batting practice mode to warm up. It then allows you to play individual games, or participate in a 4 division, 24-team championship.

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

In this traditional baseball simulation, gameplay takes place mainly on a split screen.One side shows an overview of the field, the other showing the batter, with the latter view disappearing when the ball is hit. The game requires you to "draft" a team before play, composing the best possible squad based on each player's skill attributes. The game also allows a semblance of managerial control, and has an optional batting practice mode to warm up. It then allows you to play individual games, or participate in a 4 division, 24-team championship.

Chopper Command

Chopper Command

Atari 2600 - Released - June 1, 1982

Chopper Command is a side scrolling shooter. As the pilot of a helicopter gunship, your mission is to protect the convoy of trucks which is travelling at the bottom of the screen. Each wave consists of numerous enemy choppers and jets which are trying to destroy you and the convoy. When all enemies in the current wave are destroyed, you can move on to the next, more difficult wave. To help out, a long range scanner is located at the bottom of the screen which can locate trucks in the convoy as well as enemy aircraft. Good luck, the ground troops are counting on you! The game can be played...

Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces

Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces

MS-DOS - Released - 1996

Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces is a compilation of 33 Infocom games: A Mind Forever Voyaging Arthur Ballyhoo Beyond Zork Border Zone Bureaucracy Cutthroats Deadline Enchanter Hollywood Hijinx Infidel Journey Leather Goddesses of Phobos The Lurking Horror Moonmist Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It Planetfall Plundered Hearts Seastalker Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Sorcerer Spellbreaker Starcross Stationfall Suspect Suspended Trinity Wishbringer The Witness Zork I Zork II Zork III Zork Zero In addition, six award-winning amateur...

Commando

Commando

Atari 2600 - Released - 1988

Super Joe is armed with a sub-machine gun (which has unlimited ammunition) as well as a limited supply of hand grenades. While Joe can fire his gun in any of the eight directions that he faces, his grenades can only be thrown vertically towards the top of the screen, irrespective of the direction Joe is facing. Unlike his SMG bullets, grenades can be thrown to clear obstacles, and explosions from well placed grenades can kill several enemies at once.

Corporation (Activision)

Corporation (Activision)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Corporation is set in the future where big corporations exploit natural resources on planets, no matter the cost. The player leads a mining mission on an asteroid which is on a collision course to a moon. The player has to meet a certain mining quota until the crash occurs - and leaving the asteroid on time is also advised. This is a strategy game where the player purchases robots which do the work. There are six types of robots with different abilities, like mining robots for digging, survey craft to identify the crystals, trucks for transportation or fighting robots to attack the competing...

Countdown to Shutdown

Countdown to Shutdown

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In Countdown to Shutdown, also known as Countdown to Meltdown, you control eight droids on the mission to find the core room of an nuclear power plant, in which a serious explosion has caused large casualties. The game is an arcade-like 3D adventure, you see always only the room your droid moves in, in the bottom of the screen you receive information like actual core temp and radiation level, time remaining, the direction you heading for, information about your shield level and others . Once you found the core room you must attempt to damp down the reactor temperature to avoid a major...

Cruise Ship Vacation Games

Cruise Ship Vacation Games

Nintendo Wii - Released - September 8, 2009

Cruise Ship Vacation Games is a collection of 8 mini games that can be played in Career Mode or Free Play. Customize 10 unique characters by unlocking prizes and outfit accessories from three different cruise line locations. The cruise games include: • Trap Shoot: Aim at various target types with the Wii Remote and shoot them down to rack up points. • Shuffle Board: Shuffle pucks down the deck to score points, while attempting to block your opponent from scoring. • Skii Ball: Ramp balls down three unique tracks and score points based on the difficulty and accuracy of the shot. •...

DeathTrack

DeathTrack

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

In the future, races are held across America where the drivers race for money, and their lives. You are the rookie. Welcome to Deathtrack. Starting off the game with a meager sum, you can choose from three cars (either speedy, plenty of firepower or heavily-armored) and begin practicing for your races against the other drivers. Your opponents have all been captured in 16-colour digital photo splendour. Featuring 3D polygonal cars racing against each other, they try their best to remove you from the race, permanently. Your winnings can be used to upgrade your car's armor, weapons and...

Die Hard (Activision)

Die Hard (Activision)

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1990

There are 40 terrorists scattered throughout the building, and John McClane's task is to clear each floor of terrorists, and he can then use the stairwell or the express elevator to travel upwards, to a maximum of floors 31-35 (more floors are unlocked in "Advanced" mode). In addition, by shooting at grids in the wall, John is able to climb in the vents, dropping into a designated spot or moving down or up a floor. At the start of the game, the player character can only use a pistol (with 15 bullets) and his fists to dispose of enemies, but later acquires several weapons, such as submachine...

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Zambaquous has done everything to make life hell for the people of Agamen, and as their King Kayus, the time has come to head out to destroy him. This leads to six levels of horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up action, although with some vertical movement as well. The thing which sets the game apart from every other horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up (except Saint Dragon) is that you are riding on the back of a dragon, called Bahamoot. Both you and the dragon have firepower, and holding down the fire button increases Bahamoot’s energy bolt’s ferocity. The dragon’s tail can be controlled...

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Zambaquous has done everything to make life hell for the people of Agamen, and as their King Kayus, the time has come to head out to destroy him. This leads to six levels of horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up action, although with some vertical movement as well. The thing which sets the game apart from every other horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up (except Saint Dragon) is that you are riding on the back of a dragon, called Bahamoot. Both you and the dragon have firepower, and holding down the fire button increases Bahamoot’s energy bolt’s ferocity. The dragon’s tail can be controlled...

Dragster

Dragster

Atari 2600 - Released - 1980

You have in your hand one of the most exciting video games ever designed. One word of caution: this game takes a little time to learn because it's so challenging. It's very tricky. So, please read these directions and give yourself some practice time. Then you can aim for the World Record. Game 1: Straight-ahead Dragster, one or two players. Game 2: Steerable Dragster, one or two players. Your Joystick Controller is both the clutch and gear shift for your Dragster; the red button is your gas pedal. Use left Joystick for the top car; right one for bottom car. Hold Joystick with button at...

Draw Poker (Activision)

Draw Poker (Activision)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

A simple draw poker game that was released as a a sample game from Garry Kitchen's GameMaker.

The Eidolon

The Eidolon

Commodore 64 - Released - August 1, 1985

The player discovers the Eidolon, a strange 19th-century vehicle in an abandoned laboratory. As the player investigates this device, he is accidentally transported to another dimension and is trapped in a vast, maze-like cave. The creatures in this cave, sensing the energy emanating from the Eidolon, are awakened from a long slumber, and the player soon finds that his only chance of survival lies in this mysterious vehicle and its powerful energy weapon.

The Eidolon

The Eidolon

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level. Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved...

Enduro Racer

Enduro Racer

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Enduro Racer is a racing game featuring dirt bikes. It is very similar to its immediate predecessor Hang-On, originating on the same arcade hardware, but besides moving the action off-road, there are also several gameplay changes and additions. As in Hang-On, the game is seen from behind the player's biker. Besides the usual turns in the road, the tracks now also feature hills and declines. Obstacles include not only other bikers and trees or signs at the side of the road, but also rocks or other objects on the road. Logs or sand barriers crossing the road can be jumped over, launching the...

Enduro Racer

Enduro Racer

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of an endurance bike racer. The gameplay involves you racing against the clock to get to the finish line and jumping over ramps. At the end of each race you get points for how many cars or bikes you have overtaken with which you can upgrade your bike. There are various different terrain for you to race on including desert beach and dirt tracks plus a number of things to slow you down or even knock you off of your bike all together. The main idea is to find the best route through each level to shave off valuable seconds in order to over take more cars and...

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit is viewed from a forced overhead perspective, and loosely recreates slot car racing, also sharing its feel and some features with the much later Super Skidmarks. The secret is to knock the three rival cars off the circuit completely - this gives the player a two-second time bonus and sends that car back to the start of the lap. Seven circuits are built in and more can be created using the supplied editor. They feature oil patches (causing the car to spin if steered through), bridges and underpasses, chicane and hairpin bends, and overlapping...

Fighter Bomber

Fighter Bomber

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

In the game, the player participates in the annual Strategic Air Command Bombing and Navigation Competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. Aircrews from around the world come here to compete against each other, undertaking three missions which are monitored and points are awarded. The best aircrew then receives the Curtis E. LeMay Trophy. The player can choose between six different planes. After having selected the aircraft the player has to select a mission, and then appropriate weaponry for the selected mission from an array of weapons consisting of different types of...

Fighting Soccer

Fighting Soccer

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Fighting Soccer is a coin-op conversion and like its arcade counterpart the action is viewed from above and the screen scrolls to keep the ball central. You have a team of five players of which you control the one nearest to the ball. The idea of the game is to win an Olympic Gold Medal by beating your opponents in a knock-out tournament. You can use all the normal football skills: dribbling, shooting and heading but what makes Fighting Soccer different is that you can also foul your opponents. If you decide that an Olympic medal is worth a bit of foul play then you'd better watch out for the...

Fighting Soccer

Fighting Soccer

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Football coin-op conversion. Large sprites and small playing field. Passing is not important as the main emphasis is on winning the ball and running with it. Very difficult to keep hold of the ball when you are in possession as the opposition defenders have a lot more pace than the player with the ball so games tend to be a melee in the middle of the field of players all frantically tackling each other for possession.

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Commodore 64 - 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...

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

MS-DOS - 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...

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

GBA Championship Basketball can be played as one or two players vs. the computer or two players 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...

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Apple II - Released - 1987

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...

Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Commodore Amiga - Released - March 1, 1988

Gee Bee Air Rally adds another dimension to motor racing - literally, as the action takes place in the sky. It targets the feel of pioneering races between 250mph planes in the valleys of the southern USA between brave but honest goggle-wearing men - a sort of Mille Miglia in the sky. The game consists of 16 courses, which are marked out by giant suspended cones, each of which is to be completed against a time limit, while avoiding contact with the other planes. You must stay within the cones, any time spent outside it results in the alloted time ticking down at a prohibitively fast rate...

Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Gee Bee Air Rally adds another dimension to motor racing - literally, as the action takes place in the sky. It targets the feel of pioneering races between 250mph planes in the valleys of the southern USA between brave but honest goggle-wearing men - a sort of Mille Miglia in the sky. The game consists of 16 courses, which are marked out by giant suspended cones, each of which is to be completed against a time limit, while avoiding contact with the other planes. You must stay within the cones, any time spent outside it results in the alloted time ticking down at a prohibitively fast rate...

GFL Championship Football

GFL Championship Football

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

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...

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, the Ghostbusters are the ones to call to "bust" any ghost hauntings. They do this through the use of nuclear-accelerated "proton packs" and "ghost traps", whereby the ghosts can be captured and transferred to a secure storage facility at their Headquarters. However New York City has suddenly become a very haunted place, and the number of ghosts has suddenly and dramatically increased. The Ghostbusters must reduce the paranormal psychokinetic energy, the "PK level" in the city, which represents ghost power, before the Temple of Zuul awakens and...

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Commodore 64 - Released - August 1, 1984

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, the Ghostbusters are the ones to call to "bust" any ghost hauntings. They do this through the use of nuclear-accelerated "proton packs" and "ghost traps", whereby the ghosts can be captured and transferred to a secure storage facility at their Headquarters. However New York City has suddenly become a very haunted place, and the number of ghosts has suddenly and dramatically increased. The Ghostbusters must reduce the paranormal psychokinetic energy, the "PK level" in the city, which represents ghost power, before the Temple of Zuul awakens and...

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Apple II - Released - December 1, 1984

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, the Ghostbusters are the ones to call to "bust" any ghost hauntings. They do this through the use of nuclear-accelerated "proton packs" and "ghost traps", whereby the ghosts can be captured and transferred to a secure storage facility at their Headquarters. However New York City has suddenly become a very haunted place, and the number of ghosts has suddenly and dramatically increased. The Ghostbusters must reduce the paranormal psychokinetic energy, the "PK level" in the city, which represents ghost power, before the Temple of Zuul awakens and...

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

The UK-produced adaptation of Ghostbusters II contains three action scenes based on the film: In the first scene, the Ghostbusters must collect slime samples from the sewers. One Ghostbuster is being lowered into a shaft on a cable and must collect the samples at the bottom. On the way down, many ghosts will try to stop him. Some of them try to saw off the cable, others deplete his courage upon touching him. He can destroy them with proton beams or bombs or employ a shield so they can't touch him. Weapon power-ups and elixirs that restore courage can be found on ledges in the shaft and can be...

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Re-live the movie as you bust ghosts, collect slime, find the proper mixture, break outta jail and hunt down Vigo, the Scourge of Carpathia.

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 1, 1990

Loosely based on the movie of the same name, Ghostbusters II sees Virgo the Carpathian appear in New York city. He captures Diana's baby and it is up to the Ghostbusters to get him back. In order to accomplish this, the Ghostbusters: Igon, Ray, Peter and Winston, must chase Virgo through the courtrooms, the sewers, the apartments, the underground and the art museum. Ghostbusters II is a top-view action game based off of New Ghostbusters II (the second Ghostbusters II license on NES) but with enough differences to be unique. Players begin by choosing two of the four ghostbusters, who all...

Grand Prix

Grand Prix

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

Grand Prix is a Formula One Grand Prix motor racing-themed video game, and one of the first side-scrolling racing video games. It was designed and programmed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 video game console, and published by Activision in 1982. Grand Prix was the first Atari 2600 game to feature shaded objects in color. When David Crane developed an Atari 2600 programming technique for painting large, multicolored sprites on the screen, he made a color pattern that reminded him of Grand Prix racing stripes. This inspired him to design a Grand Prix racing game to apply his new technique.

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

This game puts you in the position of a driver of a high-performance car participating, as the name implies, in races between U.S. cities. Noteworthy features of the game include a multitude of weather and road conditions (fog, snow, road construction), day/night changes (complete with smooth twilight transitions) and the ability to plan individual route to beat competition to the destination. Additional features, that this game was among the first to boast, are sequential manual transmission, refuelling, traffic and police pursuits. The graphical presentation is pseudo-3D perspective with...

H.E.R.O.

H.E.R.O.

Atari 2600 - Released - 1984

There is trouble in the mines! Volcanic activity has trapped numerous miners, and it is your job to save them. As Roderick Hero, you need to make your way through the dangerous mineshaft avoiding the dangerous creatures and lava, and find out where the miners are located before you run out of energy. To help on your mission, Roderick Hero has several useful types of equipment. A prop pack will allow you to hover and fly around the mineshaft and (hopefully) avoid the many dangers within. Your helmet features a short range microlaser beam which can be used to destroy the bats, spiders, snakes,...

H.E.R.O.: Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation

H.E.R.O.: Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation

Commodore 64 - Released - December 3, 1984

There is trouble in the mines! Volcanic activity has trapped numerous miners, and it is your job to save them. As Roderick Hero, you need to make your way through the dangerous mineshaft avoiding the dangerous creatures and lava, and find out where the miners are located before you run out of energy. To help on your mission, Roderick Hero has several useful types of equipment. A prop pack will allow you to hover and fly around the mineshaft and (hopefully) avoid the many dangers within. Your helmet features a short range microlaser beam which can be used to destroy the bats, spiders, snakes,...

Hacker

Hacker

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Hacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve. Once in, you'll soon find out that you've accidentally stumbled upon a conspiracy of global impact. From then on, you'll maneuver a robotic drone around the globe through a tunnel system deep in the earth. In major cities, you may...

Hacker

Hacker

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1985

Hacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve. Once in, you'll soon find out that you've accidentally stumbled upon a conspiracy of global impact. From then on, you'll maneuver a robotic drone around the globe through a tunnel system deep in the earth. In major cities, you may...

Hacker

Hacker

Atari 800 - Released - September 2, 1985

Hacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve. Once in, you'll soon find out that you've accidentally stumbled upon a conspiracy of global impact. From then on, you'll maneuver a robotic drone around the globe through a tunnel system deep in the earth. In major cities, you may...

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1986

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers is a real-time strategy game. It is the sequel to Hacker. Once again you hack into a computer system, just to end up saving the world. Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers opens with the console to the "Actisource" computer hotline system (a nice self-ironic pun - although nobody knows why a serious hacker might want to crack a help service for computer games...). However, your quiet little hack is soon disturbed: The government wants you for a secret mission. It, again, involves a robot drone and you're the one at the remote control. Although this time, it's not the...

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1986

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers is a real-time strategy game. It is the sequel to Hacker. Once again you hack into a computer system, just to end up saving the world. Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers opens with the console to the "Actisource" computer hotline system (a nice self-ironic pun - although nobody knows why a serious hacker might want to crack a help service for computer games...). However, your quiet little hack is soon disturbed: The government wants you for a secret mission. It, again, involves a robot drone and you're the one at the remote control. Although this time, it's not...

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers is a real-time strategy game. It is the sequel to Hacker. Once again you hack into a computer system, just to end up saving the world. Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers opens with the console to the "Actisource" computer hotline system (a nice self-ironic pun - although nobody knows why a serious hacker might want to crack a help service for computer games...). However, your quiet little hack is soon disturbed: The government wants you for a secret mission. It, again, involves a robot drone and you're the one at the remote control. Although this time, it's not...

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Converted from an unassuming coin-op owing a large amount to Atari’s Super Sprint, Hot Rod combines the best in fast cars, hot upgrades and four players. Control of the cars is simple. Hitting fire floors the accelerator and left and right rotates the cars in the appropriate direction. It is this simplicity that makes Hot Rod playable, so there are not any impossible turns. The tracks are uncomplicated and easy to follow, though you need to keep your wits about you. Dotted along the track are bonus icons which give you an extra hundred points and fuel pods. It does not matter what position...

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Hot Rod is a top-view racing game influenced by Super Sprint, in which three miniature cars race to complete a race as quickly as possible, by rotating, accelerating and braking at the right moments. You start with limited fuel, but more can be collected as you cover the track. Hitting hazards can cause your car to explode, thus costing time as it is replaced. Unusually the racetracks are linear rather than lap-based, so each round involves covering a section of track once. After each race, you can purchase upgrades at the shop, depending on how much money you earned in the previous...

Howard the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island

Howard the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Your two best friends Phil and Beverly have been captured by a dark overlord! He is keeping them captive in an active volcano, and you need to rescue them. As Howard the Duck, master of Quack Fu, you need to make your way through the maze-like landscapes and jump or fight the many obstacles blocking the path using kicks and punches. Water must be navigated around because this 'superhero' duck can't swim. Or fly without the parachute you regularly use. Quicksand, enemy mutants and more will all get in your way before you can finally parachute into the volcano and defeat the dark overlord!...

Hunter

Hunter

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

You're one of an an elite band of soldiers pitted against an overwhelming enemy who controls most of the world. Take on various missions ranging from assassination to demolition in an effort to defeat the enemy within a time limit. Fully 3D, you have the choice to go anywhere you please during any mission. A focus is put on freedom of choice; there's no one way to complete a mission. You can take control of any vehicle in the game, and these range from riding pedal bikes and windsurfing, to vans and ambulances, to tanks and armoured cars, to battleships and helicopters. Your arsenal...

Keystone Kapers

Keystone Kapers

Atari 5200 - Released - 1984

Keystone Kapers is a video game published by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1983, and later ported to the Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, and MSX. Inspired by Mack Sennett's slapstick Keystone Cops series of silent films, the object of the game is for Officer Keystone Kelly (the player) to catch Harry Hooligan before he can escape from a department store.

Keystone Kapers

Keystone Kapers

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Keystone Kapers is a video game published by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1983, and later ported to the Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, and MSX. Inspired by Mack Sennett's slapstick Keystone Cops series of silent films, the object of the game is for Officer Keystone Kelly (the player) to catch Harry Hooligan before he can escape from a department store.

Knightmare (Activision)

Knightmare (Activision)

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1987

Knightmare was a popular childrens' television programme set in a medieval fantasy world, in which 3 players guided a fourth through a maze using a virtual reality system. In the first licensed game you have been trapped in Damonia Castle and must somehow escape. Viewed in 3D, you move your character around the rooms, while most other actions are activated using a verb-noun command system. By pressing the first letter of the first word (open, close, dig and so on) and pressing enter once you've got the right word, you can then choose the second word (options are context-sensitive; for example...

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

You play as a techno scavenger in the year 2049, exploring the Koronis Rift, in one of Lucasfilms earliest games. The Ancients abandoned the planet, leaving behind many different artifacts and ships, which you can loot. Send your droid to retrieve modules and try to figure out what the ancient technology is for. It could be batteries, shields or even weapons, to help you fight the trigger-happy saucers that want you dead. The game uses fractal graphics, the terrain is vast and detailed, and the story behind it is quite complex, considering the type of game.

Labyrinth: The Computer Game

Labyrinth: The Computer Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The player starts this game off controlling the actions of an ordinary citizen on their way to a movie theater. In the south cinema, the player chats with two teenagers about the actual movie at which point a hush descends upon the room and the in-game film begins...where the player learns that they have been chosen to be the thrall of Jareth the Goblin King, who must be overcome to finish the game. A clock ticks down 13 meager hours to complete this task, lest the player's character end up lost in the labyrinth forever.

Labyrinth: The Computer Game

Labyrinth: The Computer Game

Apple II - Released - 1986

This is a maze style single shooter rescue game involving a labyrinth named Prince Julians's diamond mines, beneath the city of Euqubud, on the Ippisissum River. These mines, long ago closed, have lured adventurers over the years seeking the legends of untold treasure buried deep beneath the earth, guarded by mysterious and terrifying creatures. None have returned. Your task is to rescue one of the recently lost, a person who holds the keys of knowledge to peace and prosperity for the entire world. You will be faced with moving walls which open and close avenues of progress and escape,...

Laser Surgeon: The Microscopic Mission

Laser Surgeon: The Microscopic Mission

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Laser Surgeon: The Microscopic Mission is an educational game where you are taught (or lose a patient trying...oops) to sharpen your medical skills, specifically in the area of surgery. You start as a medical trainee and work your way up the medical ladder for each successful surgery. Each case comes with a medical debriefing on the patient's historical background and medical procedures on how to operate on the patient. The gameplay is focused from a microscopic surgery monitor point of view on the area of the patient that needs surgery (e.g. the brain). As the surgery is real-time, you...

The Last Ninja

The Last Ninja

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

You are the last living member of your ninja clan after they were brutally slaughtered. Now, you seek to exact revenge on the evil shogun responsible. The Last Ninja is an action/adventure game set in medieval Japan. The game is shown in isometric view, and the eponymous ninja can walk in four directions, jump, fight the enemies and collect necessary items on his way. While fighting, the ninja can use several different blows and block. There are a couple of weapons to find, including smoke bombs and shuriken.

The Last Ninja

The Last Ninja

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1987

The secrets of the Niniitsu way had been jealously guarded for centuries, only once every decade were the scrolls seen at the ritual of the White Ninja. None coveted these secrets more than the evil Shogun. Siezing the opportunity of the ritual he sprang a fiendish trap that destroyed the brotherhood, except for one . . . You. The Last Ninja. Your sworn oath is to recover the scrolls, you travel to the mystical lands of the Shogun. Already his guards are mastering The ways of the Ninjitsu. To reach the Shogun's Palace you must use allyour weapon craft and fighting skills as you travel...

Last Ninja 2

Last Ninja 2

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1988

With the scrolls now in his possession, The Last Ninja begins training a new order of Ninja. During a training session he is mysteriously transported to XXth-century New York. The Evil Shogun has returned! Torn from his own time, The Last Ninja must defend himself once more with nothing more than the belief in his own abilities. Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance is an action/adventure game where the player, controlling a powerful ninja, must fight his way through opponents while collecting necessary items. The game is split into various levels, each of them depicting a different locale...

Leather Goddesses of Phobos! 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X

Leather Goddesses of Phobos! 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Almost twenty years passed since the inhabitants of Earth defeated the Leather Goddesses of Phobos. The year now is 1958, and the scientific world is excited at the news of the discovery of a new planet in the Solar System, a so-called "Planet X". One night, a spaceship crash-lands in the small town of Atom City, Nevada, home to a military base and a nuclear power plant. The alien Barth, a self-described "Pulsating Inconvenience" from Planet X, brings terrible news to the people of Earth: the Goddesses have conquered Planet X and forced its denizens to become sex slaves. Gas Pump Girls is...

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1985

Little Computer People can be described as the "mother" of The Sims. When you load the game for the first time and personalize it with your name you'll see a house with several rooms like a kitchen, living room, bedroom, etc. After some time of waiting a little person will appear and check out the house with all its rooms to see if he likes it. If he likes it, he will move in shortly and bring his dog along with him. That's where the real "game" starts and that's what it will be like every time you'll load the game from then. You see the house and the little person living in it, doing all...

Malibu Beach Volleyball

Malibu Beach Volleyball

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 1, 1990

Malibu Beach Volleyball lets players compete in two on two beach volleyball matches. Players can choose to play as either the men or woman's team of four different countries which are the United States of America, Japan, Italy, and Brazil. Players can choose to play a match consisting of either one game or of a best of three. The gameplay involves the typical set of rules for volleyball. Players try to score points by getting the ball to land on their opponents side of the court. Typical volleyball moves are also present such as bumping the ball and spiking. The match ends when a team's...

The Manhole

The Manhole

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - March 22, 1991

Like Alice in Wonderland, you are a child jumping into a magical world filled with fantastical places and peculiar characters. The world can be navigated screen by screen, by clicking the mouse where you want to go. Many objects on each screen can be clicked to find hidden animations and sounds. Exploring the completely open world, you can listen to and have educational conversations with Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Dragon, and others. The Manhole is aimed at children, and focuses on exploration and experimentation. There is no progress to be made, no goal to be reached, and the player can not fail....

MechWarrior

MechWarrior

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

You are Gideon Braver Vandenburg, heir to the planet. While you were away, unknown attackers destroyed your home, killed your entire family, and stole the Chalice that you need to win the throne. When you are implicated in your own family's death, you are forced into exile. With a help of an old friend who contributed an old Jenner and some credits, you must become a mercenary. Within five years, you must travel the Inner Sphere in search of clues to who set you up, and eventually avenge your family and recover the Chalice. MechWarrior is the first 3D BattleTech game. The player travels to...

MechWarrior 2: Limited Edition

MechWarrior 2: Limited Edition

MS-DOS - Released - 1996

This limited edition includes: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy NetMech demo It is almost identical to MechWarrior 2: BattlePack, but it does not include the full version of NetMech. You are the genetically engineered Clan Mechwarrior. The Clans are invading the Inner Sphere. Join either the Wolf Clan or the Jade Falcon Clan as they pursue their own agenda against the Inner Sphere and other Clans. Take your advanced Omnimechs into battle against all comers. Win high warrior ratings (by using less mechs or smaller mechs than needed, completing...

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries

MS-DOS - Released - September 30, 1996

The stand-alone follow-up to Mechwarrior 2, Mercenaries puts you in command of a small company of 'mechs whose only loyalty is to money. As there is a brutal war between 2 tribes underway, your goal is to cash in by doing tough jobs for both sides. Buy and equip your mechs, hire pilots, and fight in a wide array of campaigns against rebels, pirates, the Clans, and even other houses of the Inner Sphere. In the Merc mode you will have to keep an eye on stocks of salvageable material, and use this to designate which Mercs are built next, while Story Mode plays like a straight-ahead action...

Megamania

Megamania

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

MegaMania is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Space Invaders. You control a spaceship at the bottom of the screen and need to defend yourself from numerous waves of attackers. But in MegaMania, the attackers are much more bizarre than invading aliens. There are hamburgers, diamonds, steam irons, bow ties, space dice, and more! You need to earn points by destroying as many of these strange attackers as you can before your energy supply becomes depleted.

Mindfighter

Mindfighter

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

The computer game of an Anna Popkess book (which was originally bundled with the game) uses an interactive fiction System Without A Name, or SWAN for short. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world of guards desperately attempting to retain order over mobs of genetically-mutated thugs, with extensive use of the death penalty. Into this maelstrom steps Robin, an 11-year-old psychic beamed forward in time from before the drama. Adjusting to a completely different form of life, Robin must learn to survive and get adequate food, and ultimately infiltrate this vicious police state. Encounters...

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