Erbe Software

4x4 Off-Road Racing

4x4 Off-Road Racing

Microsoft MSX - 1988

As well as recreating off road racing, this game has considerable capability to upgrade your vehicle. There are four choices of vehicle on offer, each of which has its own weight/top-speed/build strength and so on, and thus is suited to different circuits. You can also buy upgrades and repairs, including carrying some spares. There are four completely different types of course, each taking place on a different surface - Mud, Ice, Desert and Mountains. Each of these is littered with hazards, which can either be painstakingly avoided, or driven through (with the resultant risk of damage).

Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Ace of Aces is a combat flight simulator developed by Artech Digital Entertainment in 1986 for many platforms, including the ZX Spectrum, MS-DOS, Atari 7800 and Commodore 64. The game takes place during World War II in which the player flies a RAF Mosquito long range fighter-bomber equipped with rockets, bombs and a cannon. Missions include destroying German fighter planes, bombers, V-1 flying bombs, U-boats, and trains. Ace of Aces received mixed reviews but as of 1987, it was the second best-selling Commodore 64 game published by Accolade.

Alleykat

Alleykat

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Alleykat is a vertically-scrolling racer with elements of a shoot-em up game. The player, a speeder pilot, strives to become the Alleykat Champion by competing in eight space stadiums scattered around the galaxy. Different races like demolition derbies, time-trials, endurance epics and others feature all kinds of obstacles like rocks, pillars, bridges and hard walls, and several types of enemies race along. The game also features a cooperative two-player-mode.

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Microsoft MSX - 1986

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It expanded upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s by adding power-ups, different types of bricks, a variety of level layouts, and visual layering and depth. The title refers to a doomed "mothership" from which the player's ship, the Vaus, escapes. The player controls the "Vaus", a space vessel that acts as the game's "paddle" which prevents a ball from falling from the playing field, attempting to bounce it against a number of bricks

Aussie Games

Aussie Games

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

A compendium of different games, it includes a boomerang throw, a bellywack competition, an Aussie Rules football punting game, a dry boat race and the infamous skeet shoot. In the skeet shoot game, you have to hit an empty beer can thrown from a moving ute. Success results in the dog, who is riding shotgun in the ute, chundering! “Aussie Games” offered a very tongue in cheek survey of Australian sporting prowess.

Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Bad Dudes is a six-level action game originating in the arcades. The gameplay involving beating a succession of guys to complete the level, then an end-of-level bad guy. The action takes place on two different levels of the screen, which can be jumped across or navigated using ladders. Moves such as punches and kicks are on offer. The control method makes jumping sideways quite tricky.

Barbarian II

Barbarian II

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is an action video game released in 1988 for various personal computer platforms, such as Commodore 64 and MS-DOS. It is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (released in 1987), which offers sword fighting action to one or two players. Unlike its predecessor, Barbarian II features only a single-player mode, in which the player assumes the role of either sword-wielding Princess Mariana or the titular savage, who is armed with a battleaxe. Their common quest is to pursue the evil wizard Drax, who has fled to his dungeon hideout after his defeat in the...

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Commodore 64 - Released - September 8, 1988

The Penguin is back, and he’s set himself up as a respectable umbrella merchant. Or has he? Could the umbrella factory be just a cover for his plot to take over the world with an army of robotic penguins? As Batman you must match clues you’ve collected to locate the master computer and – POW! ZAP! CRUNCH! – put an end to the demented sqawkings of that overweight birdbrain. But that’s not all! As soon as you’ve taken care of the Penguin, the Joker pulls off his greatest feat of sleight of hand – he kidnaps Robin! At the scene of the crime, you must gather all the facts. Then, while the trail...

Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Batman also known as Batman: The Movie is an action video game developed by Ocean Software based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released in 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum and MSX. The game is also known as Batman: The Movie. The game consists of five stages based on events from the movie. Each stage has a time limit and a health gauge (represented by Batman's face turning into the Joker's), with Batman losing a life if he runs out of either.

Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

Atari ST - Released - 1989

Batman also known as Batman: The Movie is an action video game developed by Ocean Software based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released in 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum and MSX. The game is also known as Batman: The Movie. The game consists of five stages based on events from the movie. Each stage has a time limit and a health gauge (represented by Batman's face turning into the Joker's), with Batman losing a life if he runs out of either.

Bop'n Wrestle

Bop'n Wrestle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The company behind Way of the Exploding Fist and Fighting Warrior also tried its hand at wrestling, with this game claiming to be the first 3D combat sports game, in which you can avoid the opponent by moving up or down the screen as well as left or right. Like any fighting game worth its salt, the game can be played with one or two players. In one-player mode there are 10 opponents to take on in sequence.

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Microsoft MSX - 1989

As an undercover agent of Chase Headquarters, your job is to patrol the streets and track down five criminals. You are given a mission briefing before you start which gives information on the suspect and what car they drive. Then you drive across the city without crashing into other cars, and catch up with the criminal's car. To arrest the suspects, you must keep bumping into their car until it is no longer functional. And you have to do this under a strict time limit. You can't afford to crash into cars or buildings or you waste time getting on the road again. However, once you've caught...

Chicago's 30

Chicago's 30

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

You are Eliot, on the trail of the gangsters who dominate Chicago in the 1930s. They lurk in the docks, on the streets and in an alcohol distillery, armed with guns and grenades, and must be taken out. Gameplay is side-view and takes place on a number of vertical levels, with a feel similar to Green Beret. Jump and duck to target and avoid crooks. Later you spend time inside a car, and can lean out of the window to shoot people. Watch out for enemy cars, which can only be destroyed using grenades.

Clive Barker's Night Breed: The Action Game

Clive Barker's Night Breed: The Action Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

This is the first of a planned trilogy of games based on Clive Barker's movie Nightbreed (the second game was Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie, and the third game was never released). This is a side-scrolling action game where Boone must fight his way through Midian, fighting the Sons of the Free and the Berserkers.

Coliseum

Coliseum

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Benurio, a merchant's son, has fallen foul of the wicked Nerio, chief of the Emperor's Praetorian Guard. Both men are trying to win the affection of the beautiful Calia - but the unscrupulous Nerio has denounced Benurio and forced him to race in the Circus Maximus. However, chariot racing is a rough business and the other participants will try to kill you before the end of the race... You must complete four hazardous races in each of which you'll have to complete four laps, avoiding the obstacles and fighting off your opponents. They will carry weapons of increasing deadliness with which...

Convoy Raider

Convoy Raider

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Your country is at war and as a Captain of a Battleship you must patrol an inner sea to find and destroy aircraft, missiles, ships and submarines. The main playing screen gives you various options and these include three radars, a map screen, status screen and three types of mini-game icons. The three radars are to track either aircraft, ships or submarines and these are represented by a white dot when they are within range. The map screen has two maps, one a map of the whole area and the other one showing a closer look at your location. On this screen you can control the speed of your ship...

Death Wish 3

Death Wish 3

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The actor Charles Bronson played the iconic role of vigilante Paul Kersey in 5 movies where he takes the law into his own hands when he doesn't get justice and criminals get off. This game is based on Death Wish 3 which came out in 1985. A friend of Kersey in New York has been killed and he takes to the streets to help the police lay waste to gangs that are brutalizing and rioting in the city. He has a bulletproof vest that will protect him from several shots and can wield 4 guns: the 475 Wildey Magnum, shotgun, machine gun, and rocket launcher. Avoid shooting grannies on the streets, mean...

Deflektor

Deflektor

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

There's plenty of reflection in this game, in both senses of the word. That's because this strategic puzzler involves using mirrors to direct a beam of light across a succession of 60 screens. Each mirror has 16 different angles it can be set at, each of which will send the beam around the screen in different ways. Before the exit is activated, all the mines on a screen must be cleared by running the beam over them. There are other devices built into the levels, including teleports and random angle-changers, as well as hazards to avoid (they cause the beam to overheat) and droids which go...

Desolator

Desolator

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Desolator is best described as Defender without the little men. What is still there is the fast horizontally scrolling landscape, the green aliens (also known as the Gargoans), the radar and, to a certain extent, the rescue objectives. For lack of humans to rescue, you must instead capture the "Energiser"; an object which certain enemies will try to steal. The game has, just like other Defender-like games, several types of enemies, from the rather dumb basic aliens, to stationary objects with high firepower, and quick hunters which might crash into you. Each level has a specific objective,...

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong was not only Nintendo's first real smash hit for the company, but marked the introduction for two of their most popular mascots: Mario (originally "Jumpman") and Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong is a platform-action game that has Mario scale four different industrial themed levels (construction zone, cement factory, an elevator-themed level, and removing rivets from girders) in an attempt to save the damsel in distress, Pauline, from the big ape before the timer runs out. Once the rivets are removed from the final level, Donkey Kong falls, and the two...

Dragon Ninja

Dragon Ninja

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Bad Dudes is a six-level action game originating in the arcades. The gameplay involving beating a succession of guys to complete the level, then an end-of-level bad guy. The action takes place on two different levels of the screen, which can be jumped across or navigated using ladders. Moves such as punches and kicks are on offer. The control method makes jumping sideways quite tricky.

Drazen Petrovic Basket

Drazen Petrovic Basket

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

"Drazen Petrovic Basket" is a game based on the great European basketball player (who dramatically died in a car accident four years later), which develops a basketball competition in the elimination mode, it is, you will start in 1/8 final and according to your results you will continue on the fight for the title or not. An interesting point of the game is that all the teams are composed by five players: one guard, two forwards and two centers, everyone with the typical characteristics of his position and with the possibility of being controlled at every moment. There are also personal...

El Mundo Perdido

El Mundo Perdido

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Emilio Butragueño Fútbol

Emilio Butragueño Fútbol

Microsoft MSX

Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

An area of 15000 square miles is incorporated into this combat flight simulation from specialists Digital Integration. A full cockpit view is recreated, including gauges for airspeed and vertical speed. You can take off, land and shoot it out, with full practice modes on offer. Blind flying, cross winds and air turbulence are modeled accurately and can be used for a more advanced flying experience. A map is built in, as is full recreation of the targeting facilities of a F15.

Future Knight

Future Knight

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

You control Future Knight and your space craft has crashed on a remote and hostile planet and the aliens took your love interest hostage. First you have to find a way out of your huge and maze-like space craft. The aliens have already invaded your space craft and are now wandering through your craft looking for new technology. Use your laser gun to blow them to Kingdom Come. Eventually if you find your way out of the ship you set foot on the planet's surface. Fight and defeat the huge robot aliens and rescue your love interest.

The Games: Summer Edition

The Games: Summer Edition

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The Games - Summer Edition is the follower of Summer Games II and the last game of the Epyx Games series. Epyx has newly created four events from the forerunners Summer Games I + II and integrated four new events. Together with the two Summer Games titles are The Games a nice collection of olympic events. In contrast to other sports games of this time there was no shaking discipline in this game. For the first time there is also a team mode. The game is designed for up to 8 players. The players get points for the successful finishing of events. For each gold medal you get 5 points, for each...

The Games: Winter Edition

The Games: Winter Edition

Microsoft MSX - June 1, 1988

The Games - Winter Edition is the follower of Winter Games. Epyx has chosen a new selection of events. Some events were already available in Winter Games, while others are new in The Games. Together with the Winter Games is The Games a nice collection of Olympic disciplines. As it was common with sports games of that time, there are some disciplines that call on the player to destroy the joystick by jolting it too much. The game is designed for up to 8 players. The players receive points for successfully ending a discipline. For each gold medal you get 5 points, for each silver medal 3 points...

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The player controls an unnamed prisoner of war who has been interned in a P.O.W. camp somewhere in northern Germany in 1942. The camp itself is a small castle on a promontory surrounded on three sides by cliffs and the cold North Sea. The only "official" entry to the camp is by a narrow road through the gatehouse and anyone passing through this must be carrying the correct papers. Everywhere else the camp is surrounded by fences or walls with guard dogs used to patrol the perimeter and guards in observation towers with searchlights posted to watch for any prisoners trying to escape. Beneath...

Guerrilla War

Guerrilla War

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A tropical island (specified as Cuba in the Japanese original) is being oppressed by a dictator, but fortunately one or two brave US soldiers (Ernesto "Che" Guevara in the Japanese version) are on hand to restore justice. March through the rivers, swamps and forests to overthrow the dictator (specified as Batista in Japan) in this evolution of the Commando style. The game scrolls vertically, as you move up the screen shooting enemies, finding good strategic firing points and collecting powerups. As the enemy soldiers come towards you in groups, some care is required when picking them off,...

Head over Heels

Head over Heels

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Two distinct characters called Mr Head and Mr Heels are played in this arcade adventure. They are separated at the shoulders but capable of joining together to maximize their abilities in some situations (but reduce them in others, so they can be split again). The game is presented from an isometric perspective, and presents the characters with a number of puzzles involving switches, jumps and climbs. The levels are 3 dimensional, and the characters must collect crowns as they progress. Objects can be picked up and manipulated as necessary.

Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

In this platformer based on the 1991 comedy/action film of the same name, the player takes on the role of Eddie Hawkins, known as "Hudson Hawk," the world's greatest cat burglar. After ten years in prison for a robbery of a government installation gone wrong, Eddie is released, intending to go straight and retire. Unfortunately, fate has other plans. Years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci created a machine with the intention of converting common lead into bronze for use on his commissioned sculpture of a horse. Da Vinci got the shock of his life when he found out the machine didn't convert lead to...

Impossible Mission 2

Impossible Mission 2

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1988

Impossible Mission II is a direct sequel to Epyx's 1984 game Impossible Mission. The game follows directly from the same plot, with Elvin Atombender seeking revenge, and the player having to stop him. The overall game structure and basic gameplay is mostly similar, but there are a few differences and new features. The game takes place in Elvin's fortress, which consists of nine towers. Each of the eight outer towers has a specific theme, such as computers, automobiles, furniture and so on. Each tower consists of several rooms connected by two vertical corridors with elevators and two...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

As in the movie (and the more famous graphic adventure), your task is to find the Holy Grail. Before this can be done you must find the Cross of Coronado, a shield and a diary. This makes for a four-level arcade adventure combining climbs, exploration (with several routes through each level, and some traps) and puzzles. Indy is armed with his trusty whip to fight off foes, but can also get involved in hand-to-hand combat. The first level takes place in caves underneath Colorado, before you reach a moving circus train strewn with traps, a Zeppelin which is full of guards and ladders, and...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The computer versions of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom are conversions of the Atari arcade game based on the second movie in the series. As Indy, the player must complete several cycles of the following three types of levels: Mine level: Whip your way through a mine in order to free children that are held captive. Use your whip to swing across chasms, climb ladders, ride along conveyor belts and defend yourself against attacks from Thuggee guards, bats, snakes and the fireball-throwing Mola ram. Escape with the mine cart after you've freed all children. Mine cart level: Pick the...

Jack The Nipper

Jack The Nipper

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Jack the Nipper is a platform game that contains 50 screens packed with action. Jack is an evil and wicked toddler. You play Jack and you have to cause as much trouble without being penalized for it. To see how naughty you've been there is a naughtyometer at the bottom of the screen. To cause some mayhem Jack must jump on things, pick up objects and drop those at places where they cause the most trouble to grown-ups. The various objects can be found all over town and at Jack's home. The game starts at Jack's home but Jack can walk out the door and go into town to, for example, blow up...

Jaws

Jaws

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

As Amity Island's Police Chief Brodie, it is your responsibility to stop the lethal shark Jaws from killing the residents and tourists. The Mayor is keeping an eye on you, and wants the job done as quickly and cheaply as possible. Unfortunately, the main weapon which must be used to finally kill Jaws has been broken into four pieces, which are located along the sea bed in different places. As you explore the 150-plus screens of the game, you must shoot the other fish - some can be shot using your standard weapon, while others (those which flash) must be shot using special limited...

Kennedy Approach

Kennedy Approach

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1985

The player assumes the role of a controller in a Terminal Radar Approach Control, giving instructions to aircraft so that they can safely land, as well as take off and enter their correct flight corridors. The purpose of the game is to manage the flights that are presented to the player without the flights being delayed or exiting/landing in the wrong location. The aircraft either come flying in on the screen and have preset exit or landing points or show up as wanting to take off with an exit point. It is the player's job to determine the route each aircraft flies and when they may land or...

Klax

Klax

Microsoft MSX

An action/puzzle game, the object is to catch assorted color falling tiles and create rows, columns, or diagonals of a single color. Each level requires a different pattern to be made, and the tiles fall faster, more at a time, and in an increasing number of colors as the game progresses.(moby games)

Knight Lore

Knight Lore

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Our hero must reach Melkhior, a somewhat eccentric wizard who is the only one who can save him. As with most Ultimate titles of the day, reaching him is a long and treacherous challenge, involving both puzzle-solving and action, meaning that each screen requires thorough planning and precise navigation. The game uses the isometric viewpoint in a manner similar to the later Head Over Heels, using monochrome but detailed graphics and techniques to avoid flickering sprites. The game lasts for 40 days and nights - at night your character turns into a werewolf. Ultimate's individual style of...

Knight Lore

Knight Lore

Amstrad CPC

Our hero must reach Melkhior, a somewhat eccentric wizard who is the only one who can save him. As with most Ultimate titles of the day, reaching him is a long and treacherous challenge, involving both puzzle-solving and action, meaning that each screen requires thorough planning and precise navigation. The game uses the isometric viewpoint in a manner similar to the later Head Over Heels, using monochrome but detailed graphics and techniques to avoid flickering sprites. The game lasts for 40 days and nights - at night your character turns into a werewolf. Ultimate's individual style of...

Krakout

Krakout

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Arkanoid-style Breakout clone, which unlike most other similar games has the bat on the side of the screen (there is a left/right option) instead of at the bottom. There are 100 screens to be conquered. There are a number of types of special bricks, but unlike e.g. Arkanoid, they do not fall towards the bat. Instead, when you hit a special brick, it flips to show a letter. E.g. E (Extend bat), C (Catch ball), M (Missile), B (Bomb, explodes when hit by ball, clearing a number of bricks) and X (Extra life). Extra lives are also awarded when the player scores 10,000 points. The...

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1985

This menacingly-titled beat 'em up was the first in many martial arts titles from Australia's Melbourne House. Sixteen different moves are on offer, ranging from standard kicks to jumps, somersaults and roundhouse kicks. The move executed each time is defined based on the character's direction, the joystick/keyboard positioning, and on whether the fire button is depressed, in a system which became standard on single-button control systems. To win each bout you must score 2 Yin-Yangs - a perfectly executed kick/punch scores a full one, whereas a less forceful contact offers half a point -...

L.E.D. Storm

L.E.D. Storm

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

By 2011, the only way to travel at top speed is on skyways build high above the ground. These become popular with boy-racers and general speed freaks pretty soon, and that's why you're aiming to hurtle across them in this arcade conversion. The road scrolls vertically, with some moderately sharp bends in a manner similar to Spy Hunter You have a jump device to clear the many jumps, or to land onto and flatten the other maniacs who line the road. You must choose which path to follow at OutRun-style forks in the road. The roads contain bonus tags including bonus points, a battering ram to make...

Las Tres Luces de Glaurung

Las Tres Luces de Glaurung

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Three star stones have been hidden in locked treasure chests within a castle inhabited by dragons, guards, spiders, tarantulas wizards and the like. Battle Hero Redham is brave enough to take on such a task, and it is only by obtaining these that he can rescue Taleria. Although Redham is armed with a small supply of daggers (more can be collected), these can only be fired while he is stationary, and the graphics are drawn large so that not much is seen on each screen. This means that a lot of advance route-planning is required, although most creatures can be killed by landing on their heads...

Lorna

Lorna

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

Lorna is the typical sexy heroine who fights against the foreign aliens in a distant place. This game follows the standard style of "go ahead and kill all anything that interpose on your way", those "friends" that will want to complicate your existence will be a varied mutant monsters, and, to defend yourself, you will be able to use hand-to-hand attack techniques, and if you prefer, you can use your always effective assault-rifle. This game is based on the popular Alfonso Aspiriz's comic book.

Lorna

Lorna

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Help Lorna, famous and sexy spanish comic heroine by Azpiri, rescue her robot trough five levels filled with inspired enemies. Beautiful graphics and gorgeous animations from the golden age of Spanish software.

Mad Mix 2: en el Castillo de los Fantasmas

Mad Mix 2: en el Castillo de los Fantasmas

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

Peace had arrived finally at "Cocovillage" thanks to the good work made by Mad Mix, who had become the worthy successor of his grandfather. But the nightmare had still not finished, because a few miles away, in the town of his cousin Ope, "Cococastle" (a place crowned by a phantasmagoric Castle), it was happening a strange phenomena. All the indications made think that a "coco", survivor of "Cocovillage", had converted the Castle into his dwelling, establishing in addition a maleficent alliance with the sinister inhabitants from that place. The terror had seized the inhabitants of...

Mad Mix Game

Mad Mix Game

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Mad Mix is a Pac-Man variant, with a typical bird's eye view for each level and pellets you must eat in order to get to the next stages. Navigate the maze you're trapped in and gobble up food while trying to avoid the ghosts that are chasing you. As a Pac-Man variant, there are some changes made to distinguish itself. Some levels offer transformative powers. These include being turned into a hippopotamus - which allows you to step on ghosts - and a vacuum cleaner - to clean up pellets corrupted by a wandering enemy. On some levels, you can also briefly turn the protagonist into a spaceship...

Mapgame

Mapgame

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

If you're a fan of the amazing world of spanish geography, this is your game. A simple concept: fifteen questions about many geography features, like rivers, tributaries, mountains, ranges, plus provinces and autonomous regions. Any question has four answers and you must choose the correct one. Your score increases when guessing and decrease when failing. A game for up to 4 players. Apart from the game, the program includes an option to look up all the features in every map. Very good graphics.

Mario Bros

Mario Bros

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumbing when all sorts of weird creatures come flying out of the pipes. Turtles, crabs - even fighterflies - attack the helpless Mario Bros. It's up to you to kick, punch, and knock out these sewer pests before time runs out! But beware. Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play against the computer, or with a friend - either way, this is one underground classic you'll want to play time and time again!

Mask II

Mask II

Microsoft MSX

MASK II is a single player side scrolling shoot-em-up and is the second game in the M.A.S.K (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) series that was based on a TV series / comic / toy license of the mid 1980's. The M.A.S.K organisation is once again battling the bad guys in the form of the criminal V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem) organisation in their transformer like vehicles. In each mission the player starts by selecting three M.A.S.K. agents. These should be chosen with care as the agents drive different vehicles and completing each mission will require having the right agent and their...

Match Point

Match Point

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Anyone for a game of tennis? The game Match Point is a tennis simulation and can be played either against the computer or against another player. As in Wimbledon, here you also play with the real tennis rules. If you are less sportive and rather lean back in your armchair and watch a match, you will also get your money's worth with the good-looking demo mode.

Metropolis

Metropolis

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Metropolis is a game inspired by Trojan, the coin-op arcade game made by Capcom. Something that differentiates it from other beat 'em ups of the time, is the fact that you will have to defeat all your enemies with a sword, and also protect yourself with a shield. The argument takes us to a futuristic city devastated after a nuclear disaster, where the law of the strongest prevails. The protagonist (Geitor), controlled by the player, is in charge of pacifying the city. For this, you must go around the city to the headquarters of the Townsman to lead a revolt that would bring you to power and...

Metropolis

Metropolis

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Metropolis is a game inspired by Trojan, the coin-op arcade game made by Capcom. Something that differentiates it from other beat 'em ups of the time, is the fact that you will have to defeat all your enemies with a sword, and also protect yourself with a shield. The argument takes us to a futuristic city devastated after a nuclear disaster, where the law of the strongest prevails. The protagonist (Geitor), controlled by the player, is in charge of pacifying the city. For this, you must go around the city to the headquarters of the Townsman to lead a revolt that would bring you to power and...

Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Mini Golf provides an overhead view of each hole. The game play is controlled entirely with the mouse. You place the ball on the starting pad and click the left mouse button. Once you have placed the ball, "stretch" a line from the ball to the pointer. The direction the line is pointing is the direction the ball will go. The length of the line or the distance between the pointer and the ball is relative to the power on the shot. Once you are satisfied, click the left mouse button to putt the ball. You are allowed to go three shots over par. Any more than that and you will get a penalty stroke...

Moonwalker

Moonwalker

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Moonwalker is broken up into 4 levels. The first level has you walking around avoiding fans trying to find parts of a rabbit costume needed to disguise yourself from your fans. You then need to find the waiting motorbike to escape to level 2 - Michaelsville. Here you need to find orbs which transform your bike into the glittering Stratus car able to leap barriers. If you get far enough you escape via a jetski. Level 3 has you defending yourself in Club 30 against Mr Big's task force. And the final level has you in an arena fighting Mr Big's Storm Troopers and plasma cannon as Moonwalker...

Mystical

Mystical

Microsoft MSX

Acquiring the title of Supreme Magician, you should travel from the Marsh of Eternal Stench to the Garden of Eden, facing danger and humour, and trying to survive the deluge of monsters, thoroughly determined to stop you! In this vertical scrolling action you should avoid the contact with enemies and their attacks, or eliminate them. You may move on the screen in four directions, collect the items, drink potions and read the scrolls to acquire the certain magical powers. The powers such as firebolts or genie assistant varies as well as your enemies such as monks, doctors, and walking trees,...

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day? Operation Wolf is an arcade game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if you hit it enough...

Out Run

Out Run

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

OutRun is a racing game that allows the player to race across varied terrain in a readily available Ferrari, complete with a female passenger, over a series of short tracks. Gameplay is viewed from just above and behind the car. The roads are full of sharp bends and hazards, contact with which can cause the car to roll and lose the player's time. On each section of track there is a fork in the road, allowing the player to choose which direction he or she wishes to go in. The player has to to complete five track sections in total, out of the fifteen in the game. (Moby Games)

Perico Delgado Maillot Amarillo

Perico Delgado Maillot Amarillo

Microsoft MSX

Perico Delgado Maillot Amarillo, a game based on the Spanish champion, was one of the first cycling simulators that reproduced accurately the ups and downs of one of the hardest sports. Here you can run in a singular test (after seeing the informative track profile), divided each one in four completely different parts and in which your reflections will be continuously put on approval. Try to start the race in first position and obtain a perfect rate in your pedaling, at the same way you avoid the dangerous fans in smooth land; run in the hardest of the mountain ports in continuous struggle...

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...

Rambo III

Rambo III

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleash the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Rambo must tranverse six zones from bottom to top while defending against waves of enemies, ending with a boss at the end of the stage. Rambo is armed with a machinegun that can only shoot upwards, left and right, as well as in diagonal between the mentioned directions. He also counts with explosive arrows that are limited in quantity but can be shot in eight directions.

Renegade III: The Final Chapter

Renegade III: The Final Chapter

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Renegade III was the third and last in the Imagine's series, based on the original coin-op by Taito. The hero's girlfriend has been beamed into the future, while the man himself has been sent back into prehistory. This sets the scene for a sideways scrolling arena combat game, where the player fights in various time periods. The settings varied from Egyptian and medieval, to a futuristic level. As such, gone are the attacks of street gangs from the first two iterations of the series, replaced by assailants such as knights in armor and robots. In each level you have six minutes to reach the...

Robocop

Robocop

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Based on the 1987 movie of the same name, Patrolman Alex Murphy was killed on the streets of Detroit. The major corporation there, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) saw an opportunity to sell a new kind of law enforcement officer to the troubled city. They took what was left of Murphy, encased it in titanium armor, wiped his memory and created RoboCop. Now it's up to RoboCop to clean the streets of Detroit and eliminate the one responsible for his murder, Clarence Boddicker. But it looks like Clarence might not be the kingpin of this town... Ocean's version of RoboCop for 8-bit machines loosely...

Rock'n Roller

Rock'n Roller

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Rock'n Roller is a game similar to the game Rally X, in Rock'N Roller the player takes control of a buggy, that must find, in each of the 30 stages, the six parts of a prototype car, that are hidden in the stages. In each stage there are three enemy types: speed cars, armed jeeps, and a giant helicopter equipped with missiles. Additionally there are varied traps (like dangerous bridges, oil spots, mines, red semaphores, etc.) that must be avoided and a limited amount of fuel that must be taken into consideration.

Scentipede

Scentipede

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Scentipede is a Centipede clone for the MSX. A long centipede-like insect being gradually moves down from the top of the screen, its route affected by randomly placed trees / mushrooms. The player must shoot all segments of the creature before they reach the bottom of the screen. When the creature is shot in the middle it breaks into two independently moving pieces that makes the game more complex. In addition to the creature the player must avoid spiders that randomly track across the screen.

Score 3020

Score 3020

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

This game consists in disputing an exciting pinball game against a computer. But not a normal one, since its resources are unlimited and arranges of a huge army of mechanical exterminators ready to finish with us. The game objective is to lead a radioactive ball through 20 different boards full of dangers each one. On the left part of the screen we will find an indicator of radioactive energy that will be very important throughout the game, because, while the indicator is over half, we will be able to destroy the movable enemies when hitting against them, but if it is below this limit will not...

Sigma 7

Sigma 7

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The space station Sigma 7 has a problem: all robots have gone havoc. Now the player has to set things right by using the central controls inside the station - but of course it is not that easy. He first have to solve three levels with different gameplay mechanics: The first is a diagonally scrolling shooter which plays very basic: don't getting hit by the mines which come in formations of three. It is best to shoot them, however, because surviving mines may come back from the side, which is deadly. After reaching the station, the game becomes a Pac-Man variant. In a maze-like field the player...

Silent Service

Silent Service

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more. You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate...

Silent Shadow

Silent Shadow

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Silent Shadow is an arcade with a small aerofighter as protagonist. The objective of the game is to get unharmed with maximum discretion a huge bomber to destroy the enemy fleet in the Persian Gulf. To do so the player has a modern and sophisticated fighter whose power, speed and ability can get to create false images on the radar, making it worthy of the Silent Shadow nickname. To achieve the goal 4 phases must be overcome (airbase enemy, city, desert and the enemy fleet). The idea is not to depart too much from the bomber to avoid being hit by enemy fire, being destroyed and ending the...

Target: Renegade

Target: Renegade

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1988

Mr. Big is back in town, and this time he's captured your brother! He's being held at Big's Pig Pen which is located on the upper side of town. The problem is, every gang in the city is out looking for you. It is now up to you to beat the odds and rescue your brother. You start the game armed only with your fists, and along the way there are some additional weapons to be found such as baseball bats or garbage cans.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

The game consists of several actions parts linked together. All parts are different, each resembling typical games of the genre (for example: 1st level is like a side-view beat 'em up). Between each level a small cutscene from the movie is shown.

Terra Cresta

Terra Cresta

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Terra Cresta is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. The player controls a ship, initially with limited firepower. Numbered pods appear containing further parts of the ship that will increase firepower. These additional parts combine with the player's ship to increase its firepower, and the final module transforms it into a fiery phoenix which is invulnerable for a certain period of time. Once the ship has multiple sections, the player may also split it, allowing it to fire in multiple directions. The player begins with three lives and it is possible to play with either one or two...

Thing Bounces Back

Thing Bounces Back

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The star of Thing on a Spring returns in this sequel. The evil Toy Goblin is up to his old tricks, with his giant toy factory producing thousands of evil toys. In order to shut down the factory, Thing must travel through the factory's 11 different levels and collect the tape, floppy disk, listing paper and ROM chip scattered throughout. The levels are filled with slopes, conveyor belts, interconnected pipework (years before Sonic the Hedgehog), and lots of foes to avoid. Question mark times have variable effects: stepping onto them reveals bonus points, objects, or a large weight that...

Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Tom & Jerry is a platformer based on the two cartoon animals. The player takes the role of Jerry who has to navigate the five levels while collecting every piece of cheese. Besides the usual platforming obstacles there is a time limit and Tom who tries to catch Jerry. The player needs to avoid Tom but can also use the environment to get rid of him temporarily: a bowling ball on the head knocks him out or a prepared floor lets him slip. The main levels are side-scrolling, but between each level the game switches to a behind-the-shoulder perspective. Then Jerry has to run through a tunnel while...

Total Recall

Total Recall

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Based on the movie of the same name, Total Recall puts you in charge of Douglas Quaid, who must find a way to Mars in order to find the answers to his two questions: why is he being hunted, and who is hunting him. In order to do this, Quaid must go through level after level of beating up bad guys that get in his way. Some of the levels differ in gameplay, and range between action and driving scenes. The action scenes mainly require you to collect some items before leaving the level. You have only one chance to complete the current level, which means that if your energy is lost, the game...

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Tuareg

Tuareg

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Life has never been too quiet in Marrakesh, but lately things have been getting harder. Ait-Amar, the daughter of the sultan, has been kidnapped by a group of Berbers and they are forcing him to give half of his fortune within three days. But as you know, with every kidnapping of a princess there's always an hero ready to rescue her, and Ben-Yussef, our protagonist, has been the chosen one this time to get into the labyrinthine and dangerous Kasbah in order to affront the kidnappers and rescue the handsome daughter of the Sultan. As expected, it will be a hard task, because although...

Turbo Outrun

Turbo Outrun

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Turbo Outrun the player in control of a male driver sitting alongside his girlfriend in a Ferrari F40, racing against the clock and a computer-controlled opponent in a Porsche 959 in a race across the United States. The goal is to reach Los Angeles from a starting point of New York City. Unlike the original Out Run, however, there are no branch roads to choose from. Instead, there is only one way from the start to the end of the road.

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Based loosely on the movie, the game plays out some of the more significant parts of the film. Set in Chicago, the primary goal of the game is to take down Al Capone's henchmen and eventually detain Capone.

Uridium

Uridium

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1986

The solar system is under attack! Enemy Super-Dreadnoughts have been placed in orbit around each of the fifteen planets in this galactic sector. They are draining mineral resources from the planetary cores for use in their interstellar power units. Each Super-Dreadnought seeks out a different metal for its metal converter. Your Manta class Space Fighter will be transported to each planet in turn and it is your task to destroy each Dreadnought. First you must attack the defensive screen of enemy fighters, then you must neutralise the majority of surface defences before you land on the...

Valkyr

Valkyr

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

In Valkyr the player is in control of a spaceship which can be moved left and right. The aim is to shoot the aliens flying around and collect the precious metal they are carrying. You are up against the clock and from flying UFOs . You must shoot loads of aliens to go to the next level, if you run out of time the `head` alien comes at you and kills you! There are three different stages. On the first two, the player must shoot as many aliens, while on the third the craft must be landed. The game then loops.

Viaje al Centro de La Tierra

Viaje al Centro de La Tierra

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

In this Jules Verne inspired game you are gonna take a journey to the center of the earth. This game consist of three parts. In the first part you have to solve a puzzle by putting the parts in the correct order. In the second part you control three characters at the same time. Each character carries its own objects and attributes, while they enter the volcano on their way to the center of the earth. They have to pass water cascades, geysers and eventually a lake with a monster. In the third part you have to choose one of the three ways to get to the surface of the earth. Each route is...

The Wall

The Wall

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Wells & Fargo

Wells & Fargo

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

In this stage coach game you control two characters (in one player mode, in two player mode you can choose your character), the rider of the stage coach and the man on top of the stage coach, the riffle man. A new stage coach service has been set up by Wells and Fargo. And it is your job to protect the transported cargo. The stage coach route goes through hostile territories and it is full of hazards. You have to keep the stage coach on the road (as the stage coach rider) and shoot hostile hazards (as the man with the riffle).

Whopper Chase

Whopper Chase

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The year is 2025. Thanks to hard work and dedication, Burger King® has created a Whopper® that you don't need to go get, it will come to you. Of course, others want a Whopper® and some ingredients want to be extra on a Whopper®. But there is a hungry patron waiting so you must soldier on. In this game, you are the Whopper®. You must make your way to the right past all obstacles to get to the hungry patron. Along the way, you must also gather the parts to the Burger King® logo, so the patron knows you're a real Whopper® and not a knockoff. You must kill or avoid tomatoes and pickles that...

Winter Games

Winter Games

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1987

Another in the series of Epyx Olympic sports games. Compete in many different sporting events like: Ski Jump, Hot Dog, Biathlon, Bobsled, Free Skating, Figure Skating and more.

World Games

World Games

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Xevious

Xevious

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

A hundred thousand years ago, an ancient civilization prospered on our Earth, their product being GAMP (General Artificial Matrix Producer). In order to survive the Ice Age, most of the Earth's inhabitants have decided to leave it, finally settling on a planet called Xevious. A group of humans remained, becoming our own ancestors. Many years have passed, and the Xevians are now planning a massive comeback to their long-lost homeland. The pilot Mu, his android companion Eve, and Mio, a Xevian who opposes the GAMP regime, are back from a space travel just in time to warn the Earth of the...

Xybots

Xybots

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Zona 0

Zona 0

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - January 1, 1991

Zona 0 es un videojuego del tipo arcade realizado por la compañía española de videojuegos Topo Soft en 1991 para los ordenadores de 8 bits Sinclair ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC y para el ordenador de 16 bits PC. El videojuego está basado en la película de 1982 de Walt Disney TRON, en la escena de la lucha en las motocicletas de luz, donde el jugador debe hacer que los otros participantes choquen con su estela de manera que sea él el único superviviente. Técnicamente el juego hace entrever el comienzo del final de la edad de oro del software español, pues el programa fue realizado con...

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