Philips

4 in 1 Row

4 in 1 Row

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1982

4 in 1 Row is a translation of the Connect Four board game. Two players (Pussycat and Hounddog) take turns dropping colored (red or green) discs in an eight-column six-row grid. The object is to place 4 discs in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. An strategic indicator number on the right side of the screen, besides each name, will show the chances of each player to get four discs in a row. The higher the number, the higher the chances. If the number reads 125 it means the player is just one move away from winning. The strategic indicator can be turned off by pressing...

Air Battle

Air Battle

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1983

Air Battle is a flight simulator set in the World War I era. The player controls a biplane from an inside-the-cockpit perspective. The player starts the game with the plane on ground. The plane will start moving and a flashing light will indicate when the plane has achieved enough speed to take-off. Once in the air, the player must try to take down the most enemy planes possible, while avoiding hitting friendly planes. The enemy planes have white tail sections while friendly have yellow tail sections. There's no way of telling if a plane is friend or foe if it is coming straight at the...

Air-Sea War/Battle

Air-Sea War/Battle

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

** Air-Sea War ** You will need timing and accuracy for this game, as you try to shoot down the enemy craft while dodging its missiles. Score a point for each direct hit on your opponent's craft, and deduct one if you hit a neutral ship. You have 3 minutes to play. When the game is over (time = 00:00), the player with the most points wins. ** Battle ** Battle demands great skill in handling the controls of the tank, especially when turning and firing. You each have 20 rounds. Score a point for each direct hit. There are 3 minutes to play and the player with most points wins. Variations of...

American Football

American Football

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

American Football (2 players) Press key 1 or 2 Key 1 selects normal game, key 2 selects fast game. The game consists of a series of plays (called 'downs'). At each 'down', the attacker has possession and tries to gain ground and score by kicking, running or passing. Scoring A side scores when one of its players carries the ball over opposing goal line (7 points) or with place-kick which goes over centre of goal line (3 points). The winner is the player with most points when the clock shows time 00:00. 'Downs' Play stops, and another 'down' is taken whenever the player with the...

Backgammon

Backgammon

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1982

Backgammon is a translation of the board game to the Odyssey². The object of the game is to move all checkers off the board. The first player to do so wins. For technical reasons the board is drawn with parallel lines instead of triangles. Points are scored in the following way: a straight win is awarded with 1 point. A "gammon" is awarded with 2 points and a "backgammon" with 2 points. Players can challenge the opponent for doubling and redoubling the amount of points won. The game can be played using the electronic dice in game or using hand dice.

BaseBall

BaseBall

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

BASEBALL! (Two players) 1. Press 1 on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 2. The scoreboard flanks either side of home plate. (lower left numbers indicate Balls, Strikes, and Outs - in that order) The digital readout scoring indicators are color coded to the teams. 3. The player using the right hand control is always first at bat. The player using the left hand control is always first in the field. Players should trade hand controls to alternate being first at bat in series games. 4. THE OUTFIELD is positioned by manipulating the joy stick on the hand control activating...

Basket Game

Basket Game

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1981

PACHINKO! (One or two players) 1. Press 1 on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 2. A giant Pachinko game appears on your TV. You and your opponent are at the lower part of the screen. 3. The digital readout scoreboard will appear at the bottom of the screen when play begins. 4. The left hand control maneuvers the player at the left. The right hand control maneuvers the player at the right. Push the joystick left to go left. Push it right to go right. 5. You can play another person or the computer. To signal the computer you're in the game, press the action button or move the joystick...

Battlefield

Battlefield

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1981

1. Press 1 on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 2. Welcome to the war. The opposing robot armies are programmed by the computer to attack onsight. 3. The left hand control commands the Army of Northwestonia which comes into battle from the upper left hand corner of the TV screen. The right hand control commands the Army of Southeasternia invading from the lower right hand corner of the screen. 4. The objective of each army is to capture the enemy general. If a general is touched by an enemy robot, he will immediately surrender. One general cannot capture another general. 5. The generals...

Blobbers

Blobbers

Philips Videopac+ - 1983

In Blobbers the player controls a mobile laser unit trying to defend itself from the Blobbers, fearsome, giant, amoeba-like creatures that will devour anything they encounter. The mobile laser unit moves grounded to the sides of the screen area. The Blobbers will also move along the same sides, and as the laser gun can only shoot straight forward, the mobile laser unit has to be in the opposite side of the screen to hit the Blobbers. A Blobber borns as a harmless small yellow spot, growing to a bigger and purple mass, to a bigger and white one until it reaches its red adult form. Only when...

Breaker

Breaker

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Fall brick elimination play! The merit group software house "Radarsoft" of the Netherlands remade the starting point of a game with completely new thought. A two-person simultaneous play is possible.

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1983

Loosely based on the Buck Rogers comic strips, Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom is a fast-paced arcade racing game taking place on a futuristic racetrack. Guide your spaceship between pylons and shoot down other enemy racers.

Catch the Ball / Noughts and Crosses

Catch the Ball / Noughts and Crosses

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1978

Two titles are available in this cart: Catch the Ball puts one or two players in the role of a circus clown who has to catch a while ball which comes rolling down a maze of obstacles. The clown has to try to follow the ball as it falls its unpredictable path. A time limit of three "game minutes" is counted down and the player with more balls caught by the end of the time wins. The joystick is used to move the clown left or right and the "action" button accelerates his movements. There are 6 possible variations, with the players taking turns after each ball caught, taking turns after each miss...

Cheese

Cheese

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Chess Master

Chess Master

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Chinese Logic

Chinese Logic

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1980

In Chinese Logic the player has to move a sequence of numbers (9 to 0) from the point A of a pattern of lines to point D (or B in the variations). The numbers must be placed in point D in the same descending order. There are two other points to which the numbers can be moved, B and C. If one or more numbers are parked in one of the points, the player can only additionally move to that point numbers which are lower than the last one already parked. The numbers can be moved one by one only and to do so the player has to type the letter of origin and then type the destiny letter. Moves can be...

Clay Pigeon

Clay Pigeon

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - January 1, 1982

As the name implies, Clay Pigeon! is a clay pigeon shooting game. At the left corner, a trap launches targets toward the shooter. The player controls the shooter which stands in the right corner of the screen. In order to proceed to the next level, the player has to hit at least eight of the ten plates thrown. While he's shooting, some ducks will appear flying over his head. They'll drop "bombs" over him, and if he doesn't avoid them, he'll be stunned for some time. If he fails to shoot the minimum plates necessary, an eagle will appear and attack him. He needs to shoot the eagle twice to...

Comando Noturno

Comando Noturno

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1982

Comando Noturno! (Night Commando!) is a combat flight simulator. The player controls a fighter plane on a night mission, and his task is to take off, destroy the target, avoid enemy attack and return to base. The plane is controlled both with the joystick and the keyboard. With the joystick, the player controls the plane's direction (up, down, left or right) and weapon (with the action button). With the keyboard, he controls the several plane's instruments. The game is seen from the plane's cockpit in a first person perspective. There's a main display, which will show (by player's...

Congo Bongo

Congo Bongo

Microsoft MSX - Released - March 2, 1983

Congo Bongo is an arcade platform game similar in many ways to Donkey Kong, but with an isometric perspective. The player takes control of a safari hunter who is searching for an ape named Bongo, determined to punish him for setting the hunter's tent on fire. The game consists of four one-screen stages, each with an objective to jump on platforms and reach the top. Various animals will try to stop the protagonist: for example, in the first level a large gorilla throws coconuts at him. The hero has no offensive abilities and must jump or otherwise avoid enemy attacks. Stages may contain...

Conquest of the World

Conquest of the World

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1981

CONQUEST OF THE WORLD represents a significant departure from traditional game design. The components have been designed to provide you with a very realistic model of the real world to both electronically and graphically simulate strategic and tactical confrontation between world powers. Electronic land, sea and air forces can be deployed against each other in any combination and are totally dependent on supplies which are represented by energy units. The game board is a true-to-life model of the relationships between countries of the real world in the early 1980's. Forty-three...

Crazy Chase

Crazy Chase

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1982

K.C.'s KRAZY CHASE! (1 or more players) 1. Press 0 on the numeric section of the keyboard. 2. The screen will display K.C. MUNCHKIN, the dreaded DRATAPILLAR and two of the dreaded DRATAPILLAR's dreadful DRATS. 3. K.C. MUNCHKIN is activated by the left hand control. 4. Push the joystick of the left hand control forward to make K.C. MUNCHKIN go towards the top of the screen. Pull the joystick towards you to make K.C.MUNCHKIN go towards the bottom of the screen. Move the joystick left to go left. Move right to go to the right. Characters going off one side of the screen will reenter...

Dam Buster

Dam Buster

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1981

** Dam buster ** The basic principle On the top half of your screen you see a dam, consisting of four layers of nine large blocks each.Each layer is a different colour, from top to bottom: red, yellow, blue and pale green. In the centre ofeach layer there's a maintenance worker; they have to try and keep the dam intact while the opponent is trying to shoot a hole through the dam (Dam Buster 1) or destroy it completely (Dam Buster 2). The attacking party A projectile comes from the general direction of the dam, moving towards the bottom of the screen. There, in the centre, is a...

De Grotten van Oberon

De Grotten van Oberon

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

MSX 2 Version. The Caves of Oberon is a puzzle game that takes place in a large cave system on Oberon, one of the moons of Uranus. The caves hold knowledge of a long extinct culture and the aim of the game is simply to discover all of that knowledge. The player is in control of a saucer-like spaceship that is controlled from a side view perspective. Interaction with objects in the world, such as computers, sensors, fuel tanks and radars, is done by directing a beam onto them. To progress through the caves it is necessary to unlock doors by interacting with computers. The player is then given a...

Depth Charge / Marksman

Depth Charge / Marksman

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1979

Two titles are available in this cart: Depth Charge is a single-player BattleShip variant. The player controls a cannon in a top-down view trying to destroy 7 submarines hidden in the area of water shown on screen. The area is a 8x8 grid, and the player controls a white cross-hair over it with the joystick. Pressing the action button will shoot the cannon. If a submarine is hidden in that particular area, a blue square will appear, marking it. If there are no submarines, the game will warn the player with a sound and that area will continue unmarked. There are submarines of 4 different sizes,...

Duelo no Velho Oeste!

Duelo no Velho Oeste!

Magnavox Odyssey 2

É realmente dramático. Cada pistoleiro dispõe de apenas 6 balas em seu revólver. E quem conseguir eliminar o adversário por 10 vezes ganha a batalha. Se você atingir as árvores ou a borda superior ou inferior da tela, os tiros ricocheteiam e podem atingir qualquer dos pistoleiros. Quando acabar a munição, encoste numa árvore que tenha a mesma cor que o seu pistoleiro. Aí tem munição escondida. Mas se você escolher a máquina como adversário, cuidado! Você está duelando contra um frio e impassível pistoleiro androide!

Dynasty!

Dynasty!

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1979

DYNASTY! The origins of Dynasty predates chess by more than a thousand years. This venerable ancestor is the ancient Chinese strategy game of Go, which was first played by the nobility. Dynasty is a computerized descendant of this legendary war game which was actually a required course in the Japanese military academy as late as 1600. Dynasty is deceptively easy to learn, but its infinite variations make it profoundly addictive. Play against the computer or another player. A digital timing handicapping system gives a newcomer a good chance to upset an experienced player.

Electronic Soccer & Ice Hockey

Electronic Soccer & Ice Hockey

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1981

HOCKEY! (Two players) 1. Press any key on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 2. Ice Hockey and Soccer games will alternately be displayed on the screen. 3. To start a Hockey game, move the joy stick of either hand control in any direction when Hockey appears on the screen. 4. The period in play and a digital timer will appear at the bottom of the screen. 5. There are three five minute periods to each game. The timer will automatically reset at the end of each period. The game is over at the end of three periods. 6. There are six players on each team. Five of the players can race after the...

Electronic Table Football

Electronic Table Football

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

Known in some places as foosball or table football, this is a game loosely based on Soccer or Football. Each row of players is a single control. See if you can get it in the goal and score!

Electronic Volleyball

Electronic Volleyball

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

While the packaging promises "an electronic simulation so real you can even spike a shot", this is in fact a volleyball game which has a very loose interpretation of the standard rules. In fact, it can be described as a cross between volleyball and Pong: Each six-man team is separated by a large line, which the casual observer would interpret as the net. The line is open at the top, and this is the only place where the ball can pass through into the other court. While the ball is in your court, it can be passed as many times you want, and bounced against the "net" and the back of the court. As...

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Microsoft MSX2

Based on Ray Bradbury's classic science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451. In a not so distant future, books have become illegal. As Fireman Guy Montag, the player's role is not to save houses, but to burn them for the books inside. However, Guy becomes passionate about books and becomes a rebel, pursued by the authorities. With the help of the Underground, he must survive and save books from complete extinction. The game acts a sequel to Bradbury's novel. Following the imposition of martial law Montag finds the young woman who inspired his resistance to the established order. With her help he can...

Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1982

FREEDOM FIGHTERS! You command a starship of the Earth Federation Rescue Fleet. Your mission is to free your captured comrades from the Pulsar Empire's deep space confinement crystals. They are guarded by Pulsar warships which attack you with constellations of hunter-killer drone mines. Unique space conflict simulation! One hand control activates conventional space drive - the other warps your craft through hyperspace! Advanced digital scoring with memory displays high player's name and score as well as current player's score. Full sync-sound action! Any number can play!

Glouton

Glouton

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

A top-down maze puzzle game with a concept similar to Pac-Man. The player controls a "Munchkin" whose goal is to eat all of "munchies" on the screen, all the while being chased by three "Munchers" who are trying to eat him. By eating a glowing munchie, all of the Munchers will turn purple and can be hunted down for a limited time, successfully doing so results in a score bonus. Once a Muncher has been "munched out" (term used in the manual), it will return to the center of the maze to recharge for a short time before setting out for revenge once again. As players eat more and more...

Golf

Golf

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt

Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - January 1, 1982

THE GREAT WALL STREET FORTUNE HUNT is an authentic computerized model of the real investment world. The opportunities for investment in the game represent the thousands of alternatives available on the various exchanges. You'll find conservative blue chips like IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) and high risk high flyers like WOW (Wildcat Oil Western). You'll find the fast food industry represented by McDonald's Corporation and high technology manufacturers represented by Texas Instruments. Each of the companies available for investment not only represents itself but other...

Gunfighter

Gunfighter

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1979

In an authentic acre of the old west, two gunslingers (human or android) duel for their lives. Each one has six bullets in his gun, and trees are placed all around. Each player has to hit his opponent ten times in order to win. At each hit, both players get their guns reloaded. They can also reload their guns anytime by taking the hidden bullets in the tree that matches their outfit. The bullets will ricochet in the trees and the top and bottom edges of the screen, thus the players can hit themselves with their own bullets, scoring a hit to the opponent. It can also be used as a strategy...

Helicopter Rescue

Helicopter Rescue

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1983

Games back in the early 1980s often had descriptive titles. Helicopter Rescue is one of them: you have to use an helicopter to rescue stranded pilots in the desert and in the sea. The player controls the helicopter with the joystick, moving up to fly up and down to land. Once the helicopter is in the air, the player can choose to go left or right. Going left takes the player to a desert scenario, where the game field is in 2.5D. Moving the joystick up flies the helicopter ahead, moving it down lands the helicopter to pick up pilots. In the desert, tanks will try to shoot the helicopter down...

Jumping Acrobats

Jumping Acrobats

Philips Videopac+ - Released - October 1, 1982

P.T. Barnum's Acrobats! is another clone of Bally Midway's 1978 arcade game Clowns. Three rows of colored balloons are displayed at the top of the screen, moving back and forward: a blue, a yellow and a red row. The players control two acrobats jumping over a teeter, moving it in order to avoid the acrobats from crashing into the ground. Once an acrobat lands at one side of the teeter, the acrobat on the opposite side will be launched in the air, toward the balloons. The farther from the opposite acrobat the jumping one lands, the higher the opposite one will be launched. As the acrobats...

Keyboard Creations

Keyboard Creations

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1981

KEYBOARD CREATIONS! It turns your words into a light show that travels across your TV screen. There's a myriad of applications! You can make professional looking titles for your videotape recordings. (a special "date line" even includes a computerized digital clock that displays the actual time the recording was made.) It turns your TV set into a message center that can't be missed! KEYBOARD CREATIONS televises birthday, anniversary and holiday greetings at parties - and telecasts your own commercial messages for business! This immensely versatile cartridge even plays word games to make...

Killer Bees

Killer Bees

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1983

The Beebots from the insect civilization of BEM are invading the Earth, protected by swarms of Killer Bees, and it's up to a swarm of white bees to stop them. The player control the white bees swarm, trying to kill the Beebots by flying over them and stinging them. The longer the swarm flies over a Beebot, the slower it moves, until it finally stops and dies. When a Beebot dies, a grave marker will be raised in its place, making the movement of the remaining Beebots more difficult. The red Beebots move clockwise, the blue ones move counterclockwise. The Beebots are protected by swarms of...

Killer Bees!

Killer Bees!

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1983

The Beebots from the insect civilization of BEM are invading the Earth, protected by swarms of Killer Bees, and it's up to a swarm of white bees to stop them. The player control the white bees swarm, trying to kill the Beebots by flying over them and stinging them. The longer the swarm flies over a Beebot, the slower it moves, until it finally stops and dies. When a Beebot dies, a grave marker will be raised in its place, making the movement of the remaining Beebots more difficult. The red Beebots move clockwise, the blue ones move counterclockwise. The Beebots are protected by swarms of...

Kinder im Verkehr 1

Kinder im Verkehr 1

Philips Videopac+ - 1981

Control a kid and help him cross the street by looking left then right then left again.

Labyrint/Supermind

Labyrint/Supermind

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1981

The Labyrinth Game The one thing all these 1 6 game varieties have in common is, that a pawn has to be moved out of a labyrinth in the shortest possiblelime. The pawn is on the left-hand side in the labyrinth while the exit is on the fight-hand side Each match conststs of a series of ten with the labyrinth changing every time you start a new game. The pawn is moved through the labyrinth with the joystick of your handset. When you press the action button, it travels at double speed You should try and stay clear of the partitions since it will slow down your speed. A digital clock at the...

Labyrinth / Supermind

Labyrinth / Supermind

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1982

Two titles are available in this cart: A Labyrinth Game is exactly what the title defines. The player has to move a pawn from the left side of a labyrinth to the exit on the right side. Each match consists in a series of 10 and the labyrinth always changes when starting a new game. The pawn is controlled with the joystick and the "action" makes it move faster. There are 16 possible variations, including stationary and moving patterns and exits, for one player, two players or one player against the computer (a "Cat and Mouse" game where the computer plays a pawn which tries to catch the...

L'Affaire...

L'Affaire...

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Raymond Pardon was a gentle man. Maybe too gentle. Due to non-ability to defend himself against the accusation, he has spent last six years in a prison for a hold-up he did not commit. But the things were even worse: in addition to six years of imprisonment he lost his lovely wife, Mylène. Who was involved in this affair? To discover the truth, you as Raymond should perform your own investigation in seven European cities: Barcelona, Paris, Cannes, Rome, Amsterdam, Hamburg and London. In turns you'll behave as a gangster or as a journalist. It is up to you to perform the investigation in cold...

Laser War

Laser War

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1979

The players are in the Battle Control Central at the heart of the United Planets Interstellar Galactic Empire. From there, they monitor the activity of the twin solar systems of Terien and Lorien, forty-three billion light years away. Their mission is to control to protect the planets of those solar systems from the invasion fleet with the remote controlled battle cruisers. They'll control their ships with the joystick and fire lasers with the action button. The invasion fleet will shoot the players and the planets as well. Shot planets will have their colors changed and will be conquered...

Le Monstre

Le Monstre

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

Loony Balloon

Loony Balloon

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1982

In Loony Balloon, the player controls a kid carrying a swaying balloon crossing a playground. To get out of the playground, he must reduce the balloon's sway, or it will burst when he crosses the exit. To do so, he must earn 50 points by playing in the various amusements of the playground. There are four kinds of amusements: a rocking horse, a slide, a roundabout and trees. The boy will also find threats to his balloon along the way, like birds that will cross the screen from left to right, trying to burst it, and sudden gusts of wind, which will take the balloon out from the boy's grasp if...

Mathematician / Echo

Mathematician / Echo

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1978

Math-A-Magic! is an "electronic arithmetic teacher". The player can chose up to three variations of mathematical games. In the first variation, the player will have to solve regular math problems. He first chooses the kind of operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division), next the skill level (1-3) and then is presented with the problems. He must type in the answers, and the computer will register the time elapsed and the number of current problems solved. If the player fails twice to solve a problem, the game is over. The second variation displays algebraic problems. The...

Mission Omega

Mission Omega

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

Monkey Academy

Monkey Academy

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1985

This platform game is about solving arithmetic problems. In the equation one number is missing, you 'll have to find the right number. This game is aimed at young children to help them learn arithmetic problem solving or playing with numbers. Some monkeys are minding their own business when they see a number missing from their arithmetic problem. Who took it? Another monkey, a crab? And where could it be? The only way to find that out is to go looking for it. Guide your monkey across the screen and up and down platform levels. Watch out for the crab! If its claws bite you, you lose a...

Monkeyshines

Monkeyshines

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1982

MONKEY TAG! (1 or 2 players) 1. Press 0 on the numeric section of the Odyssey2 keyboard. 2. The screen will display four computer-controlled monkeys in a matrix of monkey bars. 3. Two men appear at the lower right and left of the screen. They are activated by the hand controls. 4. The object of the game is to tag as many monkeys as you can with your man - without getting tagged back. 5. The left hand control maneuvers the man at the lower left of the screen. The right hand control activates the man at the lower right of the screen. 6. Push the joystick to the right to make your man...

Morse

Morse

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1982

Morse teaches the code to players. There are 4 types of games which can be selected in a menu screen: The first type is a Morse code learning game. The player selects the game speed (4 to 30 words per minute) and level (1 to all 36 characters available). The computer will play the Morse signal for the first symbol (Q) and the player has to type in the symbol. After learning two signals, the game starts properly by introducing a row of trees in the top of the screen. An arrow is also displayed near the 4th tree from the left and a man on the right side. For each 10 correctly responded symbols...

The Mousing Cat

The Mousing Cat

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1982

The Mousing Cat is another game about the eternal conflict between felines and rodents. The game consists in a series of six encounters in which the players alternate the roles of cat and mouse (three times each). The winner is the player with most points at the end of the series. The only player to score is the mouse. He does so by eating the cheese pieces scattered through the room. To eat, the player controlling the mouse has to press and hold the "action" button. The longer the button stay pressed, the more it eats. If the mouse eats for a certain amount of time, it will grow bigger...

Musician

Musician

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1981

Neutron Star

Neutron Star

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1983

In Neutron Star the player controls a spaceship trying to defend a system of satellites from being hit by planet fragments cast by an explosion. The boulders must be collected by placing them in transport platform in front of the ship. Once the boulder is coupled, the player must move the ship toward a neutron star in the left edge of the screen. The neutron star exerts a magnetic force which will draw the ship into it. The ship must be moved carefully as it displays momentum. If the ship is drawn by the neutron star, it will be destroyed. Once close enough, the boulder can be released (by...

Nightmare

Nightmare

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1983

In Nightmare the player controls a visitor to a haunted mansion. The goal is to escape from it through a constantly moving hatch in the attic. His job will be made harder by the ghosts who are still lingering around the house. The player has to climb three floors to reach the attic, and there is one ghost for each floor. The ghosts become invisible as they cross the house's walls. While invisible they are harmless, so they have to make themselves visible to catch the visitor. They'll become invisible again if they cross the house walls again. If they catch the visitor, he'll lose one of his...

Norseman

Norseman

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1983

In Norseman the player controls a Viking warrior trying to defend the magic Golden Viking Helmet. The screen shows a courtyard divided in hexagons. The player has to protect the Golden Viking Helmet, which is at the bottom of the screen, from the attack of five different kinds of enemies. Each wave of enemies is composed of 5 of them. The enemies will appear in the top of the screen and will move toward the bottom of the screen; they can only move down (or diagonally down), and once they reach the bottom or the side of the screen they will reappear on the top or the opposite side. The...

P.T. Barnum's Acrobats

P.T. Barnum's Acrobats

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1982

P.T. BARNUM'S ACROBATS! (1 or 2 players at a time) SINGLE PLAYER VERSIONS Press 0 on the numeric section of the keyboard. You are under the Big Top at the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus! One of the acrobats is standing on the platform at the left side of the screen. His partner is on the teeter board at the center of the screen. Three rows of balloons are dancing back and forth high above their heads. Use the joystick of the right hand control to move the teeter board from side to side. Use the action button to make the acrobat jump from the platform. If he lands...

Pick Axe Pete!

Pick Axe Pete!

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1982

Pick Axe Pete is in the Misty Mountain Mine, trying to strike it rich. The player controls Pick Axe Pete in a platformed mine. Three doors leading to deeper parts of the mine are displayed, and from them, gold bearing rocks will burst in random intervals. Pete must strike the rocks with his pick, which will break every once in a while. When it happens, Pete must avoid the falling rocks, by jumping over or crawling under them. If two rocks collide, they will uncover a new pick for Pete, which will remain onscreen for a limited amount of time. Also, keys to the other levels of the mine will...

Pickaxe Pete

Pickaxe Pete

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1982

The player controls a miner named Pickaxe Pete, and starts off in the middle of the screen with a pick-axe. There are thee doors from which boulders are coming, bouncing down the mine-shafts; every time Pete destroys one of these he gains 3 points, although the axe wears out after a while and disappears. When two boulders collide, they explode, and out comes either a pick-axe which floats to the bottom of the screen, a key which floats to the top, or nothing. If Pete has no axe, the player can either jump over boulders (gaining him 1 point), or get to the bottom of the mine to retrieve a new...

Playschool Maths

Playschool Maths

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER! 1. Press 1 on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 2. The screen will display a giant electronic blackboard filled with orbiting numbers and symbols. 3. Player 1 appears at the left side of the screen. Player 2 appears at the right side of the screen. Each player stands on a scoring box which will automatically count up each correct answer. 4. The left hand control unit activates the left hand player on the screen. The right hand control unit activates the player at the right hand of the screen. Push the joy stick away from you to walk your player toward the top of...

The Quest for the Rings

The Quest for the Rings

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1981

The Quest for the Rings is a fantasy strategy game using the combination of a game board, tokens, keyboard overlay and the computer to play the game. The game board is used to hide the ten ring tokens with various monster tokens under the castle tokens by the Ringmaster. The keyboard overlay is used by the Ringmaster to interface with the computer when your heroes enter the castles choosing what type of labyrinth in which you will do battle. Combat is controlled by using the computer joysticks. There are four heroes: a warrior with a magic sword, a wizard with various spells, a changeling...

Race / Spin-Out / Cryptogram

Race / Spin-Out / Cryptogram

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1978

Three games are available in this compilation: Speedway! (selected by pressing "1") is a vertical scrolling racing game against the clock. The player controls the car with the joystick, pushing up to accelerate it (the longer, the faster), left and right to control direction and down to break. The faster the car goes, the higher the score. Collisions halt the score, but not the clock. The player has two minutes to run, until the race ends. There are two possible variations: (1) qualifying time trials and (2) the main event (opponent cars are twice faster). Spin-Out! (selected by...

RADX-8

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

Rekenwonder

Rekenwonder

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Rendezvous with Rama

Rendezvous with Rama

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Based on Arthur C. Clarke's classic science fiction novel Rendezvous With Rama. After an uncatalogued giant asteroid is discovered approaching Earth, scientists soon realize that it is in reality an alien starship. As commander of the spaceship Endeavor, and being the nearest to the gargantuan ship, it is up to you to rendezvous with it and explore it before it leaves the Solar system.

Secret of the Pharaohs

Secret of the Pharaohs

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1981

Secret of the Pharaohs is a puzzle game for two players. Each player has to find the correct position of stones in the Pharaoh's pyramids. The screen is horizontally divided in the half, and the pyramids have four blocks in the lower layer (or higher for the top player), three in the middle and one at the top (or bottom for the top player). Each block has two possible positions for placing the stones, and after the players place them, a number will appear above (for the up player) or below (for the down player), showing how many of them are correctly placed. Players must then relocate the...

SID the Spellbinder

SID the Spellbinder

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - December 1, 1982

Press 0 on the numeric section of the keyboard. The Voice will ask you to "SELECT SKILL." Choose 1 or 2. Press 1 for the first skill level. Press 2 for the second skill level. (If you don't press either, the computer will automatically deliver skill level 2 after about 15 seconds.) The Voice will immediately announce: "MONSTER ATTACK! OPEN FIRE!" Sure enough! Giant Sid the Spellbinder snakes across the screen. Your only defense is a missile launcher at the bottom of the screen. Use the joystick of either hand control to move your missile launcher to the right or left. Press the...

Simulateur de Vol

Simulateur de Vol

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

Space Monster

Space Monster

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1980

Space Monster One of your robot-controlled space cruisers is on a routine reconnaissance flight. You see it in bright red in the centre of your television screen. It is surrounded by a protective, energized forcefield, clearly visible as an oval round your craft. Everything seems to be very peaceful.

Sprinter

Sprinter

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Spy vs Spy: The Island Caper

Spy vs Spy: The Island Caper

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

A follow-up to the first Spy vs Spy game now sees the spies stranded on a desert island. This time, instead of the four items which allow you to leave for the airport, the spies must try to collect three pieces of a missile and escape from the island in a waiting submarine before a volcano erupts. There are a few pitfalls to avoid such as quicksand and sharks. There are also new traps (hidden pits, napalm, snares and a pistol) and hand-to-hand combat is done with swords instead of clubs.

Star Fighter

Star Fighter

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Stone Sling

Stone Sling

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - 1981

Stone Sling is an Action game, developed and published by Philips, which was released in Europe in 1981.

Super Bee

Super Bee

Philips Videopac+ - January 1, 1983

In Super Bee the player controls a bee flying in a magic garden, where fruits keep popping everywhere. The fruits must be eaten (by flying over them), while avoiding to crash in the garden's fences (the edges of the screen). Additionally, when a fruit is eaten a magic barrier will appear, in the same direction in which the bee is flying, and it also must avoid crashing on them. The player earns points by gathering fruits as follows: Lemon (yellow): 5 points Apple (red): 10 points Pear (green): 15 points Plum (grey): 20 points Strawberry (red): 25 points When the player reaches 105...

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Topografie

Topografie

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Nederlandse Topografie is an educational computer game which teaches the locations and names of cities and places in The Netherlands. The game contains a map of The Netherlands with many names and locations of cities, towns, lakes, rivers, regions and provinces. There are 3 modes, which are Opzoeken (Look up), Overhoring (Quiz), Het Stedenspel (The City Game), and 4 difficulty levels. In Look Up mode you can type names of a city or river and the game will point it out on the map. In Quiz mode, the game will point at a randomly selected place and the player must type in the name within the...

Tortues

Tortues

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

Tortues puts you into the role of the maternalistic turtle who tries to save the kidturtles from a bunch of bad bugs (or, in some versions, bad cars). It takes place in a Pacman-esque labyrinth, with turtle boxes in the centre and corners of the screen. Run into a box to release the turtle kid inside. Opening a box makes a little house show up, and you must go with the kidturtle to the house before you can release the next one. All the while, you must avoid the bugs/cars running around the maze. If they get too close, you can release a mine which will stun them temporarily. When you run out of...

Trans American Rally

Trans American Rally

Philips Videopac+ - Released - January 1, 1983

In Trans American Rally the object is to cover as large a distance as possible with the available fuel. As the name implies, the rally crosses the U.S.A., from the west coast to the east coast. The game has three stages: From Los Angeles to Denver, in straight highways through desert country. From Denver to Chicago, driving during the night, with lots of bends. From Chicago to New York, driving in daytime over ice covered roads. On the road, green cars are oncoming ones and blue cars are going ones. Any collision makes the player lose fuel. The car gets refueled in the stops at Denver,...

Turtles

Turtles

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1983

TURTLES! All the action and excitement of the superhit arcade game! The turtles need your help to find their baby turtles and carry them safely home. But you never know when your turtle is going to be bugged by a beetle. And the longer the beetles are on the screen the smarter and more dangerous they get! There are lots of reasons why TURTLES has been one of the most popular arcade games of all - and they're all here! Full sync-sound action with authentic arcade music when played through The Voice of Odyssey2 module. Advanced digital memory for high score in a series of games. For one or more...

Type & Tell

Type & Tell

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - January 1, 1982

Type & Tell! lets the player type in a word or a message and then have the words spoken back to them by utilizing the Odyssey 2's voice module. The instruction manual suggests the following games that can be played: Garble! - Players take turns typing in one letter at a time, The idea is to form sentences by just using the sounds the individual letters make. Sound Waves! - Players type in random letters trying to create sounds that sound like something that could be heard in real life. Super Star! - Players can use the sounds or dialogue the game makes in their own home movie or...

USA '94 World Cup

USA '94 World Cup

Philips CD-i - Released - 1994

Viking

Viking

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

ZOO

ZOO

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1987

In Zoo, the player takes the role of a local employee of the animal welfare organisation HAED (Hulp Aan Eenzame Dieren), who has heard from a reliable source that something strange is going on at the local zoo. The zoo management is secretly buying new animals, and nobody seems to know what happened to the old animals. After gather enough evidence through talking to people and finding clues, the player can then arrest the right culprit with an arrest warrant. This graphical adventure game in Dutch can be played by keyboard, joystick and supports mouse control.

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