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American 3D Pool

American 3D Pool

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

American 3D Pool is a one or two player game featuring both pool and billiards. The Pool simulation features one player, two player and tournament modes. In the two player mode the game offers a choice between player vs player, player vs computer, or computer vs computer. When playing against the computer the game allows the player to choose their opponents skill level from 'very bad, bad, medium, good and very good. In the tournament mode the game allows eight players, at least one of which must be human, to take part in a knockout competition. Both two player and tournament matches can be...

American Tag-Team Wrestling

American Tag-Team Wrestling

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Released at a budget price around the peak of the WWF's original popularity, the twist in this wrestling game is the tag-team nature of competition. Each player selects two wrestlers from those on offer, and when the one in the ring is weakened he can go to the edge of the ring and tag his team-mate, who then enters the ring and allows the other to recover. You can either play individual matches (for one or two players) or a full tournament, with three rounds of variable length. There is no joystick-waggling in the control system, with a variety of kicks, throws and punches on offer using...

Arcade Fruit Machine

Arcade Fruit Machine

Atari 800 - 1990

A fruit machine simulator, released fairly late in the atari 8 bits life.

Arnie

Arnie

Commodore 64 - Released - May 4, 1992

You play as Arnie, a one man army in this isometric multi-scrolling game where the screen scrolls when you move. Your mission after being dropped by a helicopter is to infiltrate the enemies base and walk around the whole complex killing as many soldiers and destroy as many vehicles as you can. The route you take is pre-meditated with objects keeping you on a set path to follow like walls, bridges and barbwire. You must avoid and shoot the enemy soldiers who are either armed with a machine gun or rocket-launcher and if you touch them or get shot then you lose one of three lives. Occasionally a...

Arnie 2

Arnie 2

Commodore 64 - Released - February 10, 1993

Arnie 2 is an isometric action game. Although it's obvious to which Hollywood actor the game's name alludes, Arnie 2 is not a licensed title and not based on any movie. It is the sequel to the Amiga / C64 platform game Arnie (1992). Unlike the previous title it has been developed in-house by Zeppelin. Fast reflexes and a lust for violence are required for success here. Your average muscleman shoots and bombs his way through four enemy-infested territories: Shut down a chemical plant by blowing up enough pipeline valves. Clear an airfield from enemy soldiers, tanks and helicopters. Climb from...

Ball-Blasta

Ball-Blasta

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Ball-Blasta is a Breakout variant. The player controls a paddle which is stuck on the bottom of the screen and can only move left or right. It is used to bounce a a ball on the playfield - letting it pass causes the loss of a life. The goal is to clear the field of all destroyable blocks which is accomplished by hitting them with the ball. Harmful are aliens which fly around the screen. Every destroyed block lets money behind which falls down and has to be caught with the paddle. The money is used to buy extras between the 61 levels, e.g. a bigger paddle, a shield or three balls at once.

Bionic Ninja

Bionic Ninja

Commodore 64 - 1989

Aliens are attacking Icarus Earth Defense Base and within a hour and a half will occupy it, bringing bad news for the occupants of our planet. The solution is to send a android installed with the Oriental Disciplines of the East and destroy all the aliens over five levels to save Earth. You play the role of Bionic Ninja and you must use various martial arts as well as shruiken's and swords, to destroy or avoid the various occupants of the base. You are able to switch between any of the three attacking options by pressing the space bar at any time. If you are touched or shot by any of the enemy...

Bionic Ninja

Bionic Ninja

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - June 1, 1989

Aliens are attacking Icarus Earth Defence Base and within a hour and a half will occupy it, bringing bad news for the occupants of our planet. The solution is to send a android installed with the Oriental Disciplines of the East and destroy all the aliens over five levels to save Earth. You play the role of Bionic Ninja and you must use various martial arts as well as shruiken's and swords, to destroy or avoid the various occupants of the base. You are able to switch between any of the three attacking options by pressing the space bar at any time. If you are touched or shot by any of the enemy...

Blue Baron

Blue Baron

Commodore 64 - 1992

You are the Blue Baron and you have been tasked to complete 12 missions by bombing selected targets to help the allies win the war in 1918. In this side view horizontal scrolling shooter you must fly your plane, find the target, bomb it and then return home. You start on an airfield and when you are ready you take off before facing other aircraft and balloons that need shooting or avoiding. You are able to take four hits from the enemy aircraft's and balloons and if you take more, then your plane is destroyed and you lose one of three lives. A fuel gauge will also decrease as you fly but...

Carnage

Carnage

Commodore 64 - 1993

In Carnage you race in a top-down view where every car goes with the same speed. And if you want to see the next track you must win your race; if you can't, unfortunately the game is over! In total there are 18 tracks. After every race you earn 800 pounds, and go to a shop where you can buy necessary things for your car like nitro and mines, or equipment for upgrade.

Chopper Commander

Chopper Commander

Commodore 64 - 1988

Three of the Free Continents are under the rule of the Evil Empire and to make matters worse the Empire is sending in tanks to slaughter the population. You are the remaining helicopter pilot of a squad sent in to help the population on this suicidal mission but you have vowed to fight on to free the Continents. Chopper Commander is a side view horizontal shooter where the screen scrolls to the left or right when you fly your copter and you must destroy the supply ships, destroy a Mothership before destroying the tank slaughtering the population over various levels. Each level is set on one...

Draconus

Draconus

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Draconus is set on an alien planet ruled by the Tyrant Beast who must be obliterated in the final screen of the game. To get to that stage the mysteries and magical forces, which unfold before you must be understood and harnessed to progress through this multi-screen epic. On your journey through the labyrinthine complex you'll meet various nasties such as Giant Rats, Bats and Sea Serpents, together with a sprinkling of Terrortoads and ferocious Catepelones. To help you are many useful artefacts like the Demon Shield, Necromancer's Staff, Dragon's Eye, and Morph Helix. Flasks of Flame Fluid,...

Draconus

Draconus

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Draconus is an arcade platformer where the player gains control of Frognum - a beast similar to a serpent or a dragon. His mission is to destroy the Tyrant Beast, an evil ruler of the dark and dangerous world in which Frognum lives. The main weapon in the game is fire breath, but on his quest Frognum will find many magical artifacts and, thanks to those, gain new powers. The gameplay is simple. The player just has to explore different screens, incinerate opponents and use artifacts (for example Morph Helix that transforms Frognum into a sea monster, which allows him to swim and fight...

Fist Fighter

Fist Fighter

Commodore 64 - October 4, 1993

Five fighters have come together to fight in three different locations, Egypt, Japan and America. Only one can be Fist Fighter champion. Fist Fighter is a one to two-player fighting game on a single screen which does scroll left and right a short distance. Various options are available like location of fight, difficulty and number of players. You also have the choice of five fighters. The joystick is used to deploy various moves to hurt your opponent and two bars are seen at the top of the screen, which gets smaller when you or your opponent are hit. There is also a timer which counts down...

International Tennis

International Tennis

Commodore Amiga - 1993

International Tennis lets up to four players play tennis on three different courts (grass, clay and asphalt), each with their own ball bounce. The game can be played using different match variations. You can play singles with men (five sets) or women (three sets) or play mixed with both in doubles. You can choose to take control of all players or choose a cpu-vs-cpu match. The action is seen from a third person perspective as standard is with tennis games.

International Truck Racing

International Truck Racing

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

This overhead view racing game is a serious simulation of the exciting sport of truck racing. This explains the apparently slow, jerky scrolling and rickety collisions, as this is how real trucks handle. There are 6 trucks in each race, which take place across famed international circuits. Every couple of laps you must refuel, which is done by driving into the pits and collecting the flag in your car’s colour. The top 3 finishers in each race score points, and you must finish in the top 3 to progress to the next round.

Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge

Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge

Commodore Amiga - 1990

Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge is a darts game endorsed by the 1989 world champion. The game options are a 16-player tournament featuring up to four human players, a head to head game for two players, and single-player 'round the clock' (hitting the numbers 1 to 20 consecutively against a time limit). During gameplay, the whole of the board is seen. The dart cursor swirls around the screen, can be controlled in a limited fashion and is released by pressing fire.

Mazie

Mazie

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Mazie is fast bat 'n' ball action with more fascinating features than you can shake a joystick at. Like Arkanoid on psychedelics.

Para Assault Course

Para Assault Course

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Para Assault Course is a game that allows you to train like a paratrooper and attempt four assault courses in the fastest time. You can attempt each course in competition mode or practise mode with both being played solo or against a friend and there are three levels of difficulty. You can also have a preview of each course. The actual game is viewed from the side and the screen scrolls from left to right as you waggle the joystick (or keyboard) left to right to move. If playing in two player mode then the screen is split into two and you compete at the same time. There are various obstacles...

Round the Bend!

Round the Bend!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Kids TV show Round the Bend was set in a fictitious comic factory - one with amazingly even more toilet humor than the real things. In this licensed game Doc Croc has blown up the printing press, and Lou Brush must go through the sewers to retrieve all 8 pages. After selecting a section from the initial screen of pipes, gameplay involves moving through scrolling platform sections in order to reach the sheets. Once this is done each page is played out as a single-screen multi-layered screen. The specific settings are influenced by the TV show, including Doc Croc’s Nursery Crimes, The False...

Sword of the Samurai

Sword of the Samurai

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1992

The object of the game is to rescue the hostages who are being held against their will by a renegade martial arts gang. The hostages are held on the knees, under the protection of an armed and deadly guard. The number of hostages left to rescue are shown on the bottom left hand side of the screen, with Samurai lives shown on the right. To rescue the hostages, the Samurai must walk up to them, often killing their guard in the process. The renegade gang have threatened to begin eradicating the hostages if their demands for a ransom is not paid. If the time to this deadline reaches zero, the...

World Soccer

World Soccer

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

A very simplistic, but (when the highlights are turned off) quick and surprisingly addictive Football Management game.

Zybex

Zybex

Atari 800 - Released - 1988

The player takes the role of two convicts, Rinser and Cassalana, escaping from an execution in intergalactic prison. To buy their freedom, the convicts must collect tokens to open later levels by destroying the big end of level bosses. There are 16 levels, with a choice of "open" levels when one is completed. First level, Arcturus, is always the first level to be played. The last level is called Zybex. Two players can play simultaneously in all versions. When playing, firing is automatic, with the fire button switching weapons. Two players can play simultaneously, an unusual feature for...

Zybex

Zybex

Commodore 64 - January 1, 1989

A horizontally scrolling 'always firing' shoot 'em up game with an emphasis on power ups and notable for the fire button only being used to change weapon. The player takes the role of one of two convicts; Rinser and Cassalana, escaping from an execution in intergalactic prison. To buy their freedom, players must collect tokens to open later levels by destroying the large end of level bosses.

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