Broderbund Software, Inc.

Airheart

Airheart

Apple II - Released - 1986

Operating a floatation device similar to Toobin', but jet-propelled, you challenge for supreme title of “Airheart” as you navigate or fight against robotic defenses. The robots themselves can harm you and the craft, destroying them without removing their pod they will reemerge. Spirit guardians will instruct you to gather certain items like a sword or goblet before you can enter the last battle and free the infant boy prince. Beware of the bubbles that encase you or dangers on and underwater. Later re-released as Deluxe version titled Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child for...

Alien Rain

Alien Rain

Apple II - Released - 1980

Alien Rain (also called Apple Galaxian) is a clone of the arcade game Galaxian. It is a shoot-'em-up where a formation of aliens attack your starfighter at the bottom of the screen. The alien peel off from the group, singly or in formation and attack you, the pattern depending on what type of alien it is. Once all aliens are killed, you move to a new level, indicated by a flag at the bottom. The game was released for the Apple II as Alien Rain

The Ancient Art of War

The Ancient Art of War

MS-DOS - Released - 1984

The Ancient Art of War is a real-time strategy game based on the very basic elements of war: unit types, formation, and strength. The game is set in ancient battle-style times before the use of gun powder, consisting of the three basic unit types of that period: the light armored but fast 'barbarians', the heavily armored but slow 'knights', and the ranged 'archers'. A fourth non-combatant unit type is also available: 'spies', which is only available under certain campaign rule settings. The game consists of different scenarios to choose from, each with a different geographical setting,...

Breakers

Breakers

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

The protagonist of the game finds himself among the Breakers, an ancient race still harboring the hopes for a day when the Messiah would arrive and save the world. In a curious coincidence, according to their prophecies it turns out to be the very same day on which they encounter the protagonist. He must therefore convince them that he is indeed the Messiah, otherwise his return home and even his survival won't be guaranteed. Breakers is a text adventure game. The player interacts with the environment and converses with characters by typing commands and sentences. Similarly to other Synapse...

Brimstone

Brimstone

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

This real time all-text tale puts you in the role of Sir Gawain, a knight of the Round Table. It takes place in a dream that traps you in the underworld of Ulro, where you must learn five magic words in order to escape. The most unusual aspect of this game is probably the perspective: the story is described in the third person, with Gawain referred to by name, unlike most other text adventures that use the second person, referring to your character as 'he'. The hardbound book that comes with the game includes a novella-length introduction to the plot, which is identified as the first...

Cauldron

Cauldron

Commodore 64 - Released - April 1, 1985

Playing a witch, you must assemble the six ingredients required to kill off your arch-rival, an evil pumpkin. The ingredients are all located in underground buildings, each of which can only be entered once you've found the appropriate key. The keys are located overground, and you must fly around on your broom to collect them. The overground sections play like standard shoot 'em ups, as your broom is not affected by gravity and can fire bullets using your magic energy. Bats, fireballs and even seagulls are among the many creatures trying to stop you - contact will cost you more energy than...

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Commodore Amiga - 1989

In the 14th century, England has a presence in France, and as Charles, it's up to you to get rid of them. You are heir to the throne, and will have power if you can recapture the city of Reims from the English, with Joan's help, as everybody else thinks it's a lost cause. Combat is one major aspect of this arcade-strategy hybrid. Armies are made up of archers, cavalry and foot soldiers, whose movement and firing angle must be controlled. Storming a city also involves defeating some staunch defences. Once you have overall control, your goal is to reunite France, by retaking each city in...

Koala Lumpur: Journey to the Edge

Koala Lumpur: Journey to the Edge

Windows 3.X - Released - February 3, 1997

Koala Lumpur is a mystical, Zen-master wanna-be, spouting mystical and karmic nonsense in a wacky cartoon world. After accidentally setting of an incantation that could trigger a "Comedic Apocalypse" in the entire cartoon universe, the universe's supreme being, Ella Mental, charges Koala with finding the Lost Scroll of Cartoon Prophecies and saving the universe. For that he summons help from his friend the dog Dr. Dingo Tu-Far, a gun-toting, fast-talking scientist, and his spirit guide: Fly. You play the game as "Fly" (which also becomes your mouse pointer) and direct the actions of Koala...

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

The Bungeling Empire has stolen a huge cache of gold from its rightful owners, and your mission is to infiltrate its treasury and recapture it. This entails progressing through 150 screens of platforms, ladders and ropes. The Empire has sent robotic guards down to protect the gold, and contact with any of these will cost you a life. Your method of escaping them is to press fire to dig a hole in their line of movement, thus causing them to fall in briefly, allowing you to move across the gap safely. Once all the gold has been collected, a ladder allowing you to move onto the next screen is...

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis is an educational game designed to promote logical thinking in children of all ages. When the Zoombinis home, Zoombini Isle, is taken over by creatures called Bloats, they decide to escape to a new home. But they can only 16 at a time, and they must cross many obstacles that require logic to get past. It's up to you to get past all the puzzles to get all of the Zoombinis to their new home.

The Manhole: CD-ROM Masterpiece Edition

The Manhole: CD-ROM Masterpiece Edition

Windows 3.X - Released - 1994

A remake of the same game from 1988. Follow Mr. Rabbit down the manhole or up the beanstalk and discover his world of strange places and friends, which include a dragon at the top of Rook Tower, or a seafaring walrus in a ship at the bottom of the ocean.

The Mask of the Sun

The Mask of the Sun

Apple II - 1982

You are Mac Steele - archeologist, adventurer and treasure hunter. Poisoned by one of your newly found artifacts, you're fighting against time to find the legendary Mask of the Sun, which is your only chance to find a cure. On your trip you'll stumble across antique ruins of the Aztecs, burried deep within Mexico, which hold the secret of a long lost civilization. Mask of the Sun is a classical text adventure with graphics of your surroundings.

Myst

Myst

Windows - Released - September 24, 1993

You have just stumbled upon a most intriguing book, a book titled Myst. You have no idea where it came from, who wrote it, or how old it is. Reading through its pages provides you with only a description of an island world. But it's just a book, isn't it? As you reach the end of the book, you lay your hand on a page. Suddenly your own world dissolves into blackness, replaced with the island world the pages described. Now you're here, wherever here is, with no option but to explore. Myst is a first-person point-and-click adventure where the player controls a character known as The Stranger....

Sky Blazer

Sky Blazer

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

Star Blazer (Sky Blazer on the VIC-20) is a side-scrolling shooter similar in style to Konami's Super Cobra. You are a fighter pilot on several hazardous missions. In each level you have to fulfill one mission like bomb the radar, destroy the tank etc. The scenery as buildings and warehouses and airborne objects as jets and rockets can all destroy your jet. Your fighter jet is armed with a limited supply of bullets for a on board machine gun and with bombs, also with limited supply. Bombs can only be dropped from very low altitude. Furthermore, your jet has a limited amount of fuel which can...

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

Carmen is up to her old tricks again but now there's some young blood at ACME.This Carmen Sandiego game, designed for children ages five to eight, builds knowledge of maps and countries, along with memory and matching skills. Clues are discovered in various areas by moving the mouse over a random hotspot and clicking to reveal a clue. Each time you successfully follow a criminal you receive part a photograph that reveals part of their features, Collect all pieces and go in and capture the villain.A helpful robot assistant is always filled with facts about the visited countries and their...

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

Carmen Sandiego and her international gang are behind the thefts of some of the world's most priceless treasures. It is your job, as a rookie detective, to identify the thief, obtain an arrest warrant and to finally track down the crook to his/her hideout before time runs out. As you solve more cases, your rank will rise, thus enabling you to tackle more and more difficult cases.This CD-ROM version is an update of the original classic and features many enhancements and additional features.

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

Windows 3.X - Released - 1997

A Carmen Sandiego game released in 1997 as Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? (a name shared with other entries in the franchise), then later renamed in 1999 by The Learning Company as Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. Unlike other entries in the educational franchise, this entry is a more standard point-and-click adventure with a set storyline, and is also influenced by the 1996-97 PBS game show Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, even sharing the same theme song and actress Lynne Thigpen as "The Chief" of ACME. After the titular villain and her V.I.L.E. henchmen steal a...

Scroll to Top