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4x4 Offroad Racing

4x4 Offroad Racing

MS-DOS - January 1, 1988

4 x 4 Offroad Racing is a fun offroad racing game in which you must avoid obstacles and repair your car in your race for the finish line. The ability to choose accessories for your car, e.g. tires and gas tanks, makes the game highly replayable. The variety of tracks, from the blistering desert of Death Valley to the snow-covered tracks of Michigan, makes up for their limited number. Overall, a fun game with excellent graphics for its time (the animation of toppling-over car is particularly amusing to watch).

Barbie

Barbie

Commodore 64 - 1984

Barbie gets a phone call from her boyfriend Ken, asking her if she wants to go somewhere with him. Where Ken says depends on the current game being played, and can include going to the prom, going out to dinner, going to the pool, playing tennis, working out at the gym, or having a picnic. You control Barbie, and your job is to get her ready by going shopping and selecting dresses, swimwear, shoes, hairstyle, and other outfits. This can be done by stopping her car in front of a store and going in. You use the joystick to move the "hand" over the various items in the store. You can also select...

California Games

California Games

Atari ST

California Games was the original "Extreme Games" – what today's generation might call "X-Games in the sun". Players can select sponsors (absent in some versions) and compete in events such as skateboarding, footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. The surfing event is ranked by judges, which give a score to help the players improve their routine. The Atari versions (2600 and Lynx) of the game omit the flying disc and roller skating events, while the Genesis version omits only the flying disc event.

California Games II

California Games II

Atari ST

California Games II is the sequel to the smash hit 1988 game. This time you compete in: hang-gliding, jetski, skateboarding, body boarding and snow boarding.

ChipWits

ChipWits

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

And you thought understanding computers would be difficult. Well it's not if you have the right teacher - a teacher whom makes learning a lot of fun. That's why you need Chipwits, the lovable little robots that teach the basic principles of computer programming.

Jumpman

Jumpman

Atari 800 - 1983

Jumpman is a platform game written by Randy Glover and released by Epyx in 1983. Randy Glover has stated that Points are awarded for each bomb defused, with bonus points available for completing a level quickly. Donkey Kong was the original inspiration for Jumpman.

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Atari 800 - 1985

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.

Mind-Roll

Mind-Roll

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

You play a rolling eyeball in an attempt to find your way through numerous mazes. Each maze features different puzzles to solve and objects such as keys to collect in order to find the destination. There is a limited amount of time to solve each maze. This game was known as Mind-Roll in the US. Quedex is the PAL name.

Monster Maze

Monster Maze

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Monster Maze is a Pac-Man variant played from a first person perspective. The player has been trapped in a chamber of horrors where he is being chased by mutated monsters who want nothing more than to put their teeth into human flesh. Throughout the corridors of the maze the player will find gold bars lying around that he can collect. He can also find vitamins which allows him to kill the monsters. When charged by the vitamin the monsters will automatically be killed when the player moves into the same square as them. If the player would not be charged he would instead lose one of his nine...

Monty Plays Scrabble

Monty Plays Scrabble

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

This a Scrabble game hosted by the eponymous Monty, who provides an additional computer opponent to the players' game. The game simulates the Scrabble board, and players taking turns drawing letter tiles and playing them from the 7 tiles available to them to create words. Players can also skip their turn if they are unable to spell a word with the letters available to them. Scoring is similar to the physical version of Scrabble, with bonus tiles and different scores per letter, and players must agree that each word played is valid. Follows original Scrabble rules.

Oil Barons

Oil Barons

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Requires game board and 200 game pieces. Oil Barons is a turn based strategy game for one to eight players. The object of the game is to accumulate the most wealth by locating and drilling for oil. During the game you will need to survey different lands ranging from the arctic to the desert for oil potential, choose the best sites and drill! Congress may pass bills from time to time which forbid drilling in parks and other reserved lands, which may or may not affect a players strategy. Several modes of gameplay are featured, including regular classic, reality mode (oil locations are more...

Rad Warrior

Rad Warrior

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

In 2086, civilization destroys itself in a nuclear Armageddon, as two factions who both develop an anti-radiation battlesuit completely immune to conventional weapons go to war against each other when diplomatic peace talks break down. In the following millennia, the survivors develop into a hardy but peaceful race, living a quiet agricultural existence. One day, mysterious alien forces emerge from an old volcano containing a prewar military base and attack, quickly conquering and enslaving the new breed of humans, and forcing the populace to work in mines. Many rebel against the mysterious...

Robots of Dawn

Robots of Dawn

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

In this text adventure based on Isaac Asimov's science fiction detective novel The Robots of Dawn, the player takes the role of Earth detective Elijah Baley, who is sent to the Spacer world of Aurora to investigate the murder of Dr. Han Falstofe, a prominent roboticist and constructor of humaniform robots. Suspects include Falstofe's political and professional rival Dr. Kelden Amadiro, his surrogate daughter Gladia, his biological daughter Vasilia, or ladies' man Gremionis, who was rejected by Gladia. Even Baley's robot friend and partner, R. Daneel Olivaw is not free of suspicion. In addition...

StarRay

StarRay

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

A side scrolling shooter, the object is to defend your colonies from various waves of attacking aliens. Revenge of Defender features layered scrolling screens, and new background artwork and enemies for each of 7 levels.

Techno Cop

Techno Cop

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Techno Cop is set in the near future. You are a cop who seeks to clear his town of all the criminal scum. The game consists of two parts; one driving-action and one sidescrolling-action. In the first part you drive around in your red Ferrari and destroy hostile cars; in the second part, you turn somersaults over gaps, use elevators and shoot lots of enemies until you reach the boss. After having killed / caught the villain, it's back to the road again for the next mission. [

Winter Games

Winter Games

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Winter Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx (and released in Europe by U.S. Gold), based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games. A snow-and-ice themed follow-up to the highly successful Summer Games, Winter Games was released in 1985 for the Commodore 64 and later ported to several popular home computers and video game consoles of the 1980s. The game was presented as a virtual multi-sport carnival called the "Epyx Winter Games" (there was no official IOC licensing in place) with up to 8 players each choosing a country to represent, and then taking turns competing in...

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