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Battleships

Battleships

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Battleships is the international title of a video game, released in 1987, based on the classic board game Battleship. The objective of the game is to sink the entire Fleet of the opponent before he sinks yours. Versions were released for various consoles and platforms.

Battleships

Battleships

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Battleships is the international title of a video game based on the classic board game. The object is to sink the opponent's entire fleet (six ships) without him sinking the player's fleet first. This version of the game had the particularity of allowing fire by salvos of up to 24 shots, depending of the number of unsunk ships the player had. After all shots were placed by the player, a scene showing a ship firing its guns at the enemy fleet was played, showing hits and damage. The game could be played in Hotseat, since each player's fleet placement was never shown after the game had started...

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Enterprise - 1988

Beyond the Ice Palace lies a mystical land caught up in a battle between good and evil. Dark spirits are setting alight the forests, destroying the homes and livelihood of simple woodcutters. In desperation the ancient and wise spirits of the woods shoot a sacred arrow into the air. Whoever finds it will be able to destroy the powers of darkness...

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Beyond the Ice Palace is a 1988 platform game published by Elite Systems for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. Plot: A mystical land is caught up in a battle between good and evil, as dark spirits sent by an evil witch are destroying the forests. In desperation, the ancient and wise spirits of the woods shoot a sacred arrow into the air. Whoever finds it will be able to defeat the powers of darkness and destroy the witch. Gameplay: The game is a 2D scrolling platformer. The player must complete his mission by fighting through three levels of monsters....

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

In Bomb Jack, the player controls Jack, who must collect all the bombs in order to complete the current round and go onto the next one. This sounds easy, right? Wrong! Making Jack's task difficult are numerous enemies such as birds, mummies, turtles, and orbs. In each round, collecting a number of bombs results in a bonus coin appearing, and collecting this coin will make the player's score increase 2 to 4 times. More often than not, the "power ball" appears, and when you collect this, you can defeat enemies and have more time to collect all the bombs. There is also the "E" coin, which...

Dirt Racer

Dirt Racer

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 1, 1995

Dirt Racer is a racing game which is set on five off-road courses and offers three different vehicles (truck, buggy and stock car). The player participates either in a league (three divisions with eight drivers each) or a tournament with a knock-out system (also eight participants). The races itself are always one-against-one and the winner is who has the best end time. If the player drives in the water or against another obstacle, time is lost and the car gets set back on the course - but only for a limited amount of times; after that the race is lost. The controls feature two different...

Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Dragon's Lair features the hero, Dirk the Daring, attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe, who has locked Daphne in a wizard's castle. The screen shows animated scenes, and the player executes an action by selecting a direction or pressing the sword button with correct timing. The comedy of the game stemmed not only from the bizarre looking creatures and death scenes, but also the fact that while Dirk was a skilled knight, he was somewhat clumsy in his efforts, as well as being a reluctant hero, prone to shrieking and reacting in horror to the various dangers he...

Duet

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Choose your tactic. You can set off on your own, relying on your cunning and stealth to break into enemy territory, or you can be part of a human machine, a shock squad made up of just two people who must show cooperation and wit. team to be able to survive. Regardless of the method chosen, the mission remains the same: to seize vital documents and return home safe and sound. Your task is far from easy. The odds are not in your favor with all those minefields to dodge and tanks and patrols to be wary of. So grit your teeth and prepare for battle.

The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Based on the television series of the same name, The Fall Guy has the player controlling a stuntman who is trying to film scenes for an upcoming movie. There are five scenes as follows: Scene 1: The player must make their way across railway cars, avoiding birds that throw rocks down at them, and jump across stove pipes. Scene 2: This scene has the player jumping over ore cars while avoiding a person throwing stones at you from the tracks. Scene 3: No one in sight. All the player needs to do here is jump from boat to boat without falling off. Scene 4: The player must jump from one...

Fists 'N' Throttles

Fists 'N' Throttles

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Fist 'n' Throttles is a collection of five games: Ikari Warriors Thundercats Buggy Boy Dragon's Lair Enduro Racer

Ghouls 'N Gremlins

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

A modified title screen and some minor game changes may be all that sets this apart from Ghosts'n Goblins.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

As Billy, you set off to rescue Gizmo the Gremlin from Clamp Tower skyscraper, where Dr. Catheter plans to viciously experiment with him. Unfortunately, Catheter gets word of your plans, and mixes up a whole new batch of vicious gremlins. As a result, your mission is now one of destruction and avoidance. Elite's implementation of this is a five-level side-view action game, in which you run around avoiding or shooting the gremlins. Each level has a secret object which must be collected. Bonus items such as extra lives and time can be collected, as can improved weapons, and credits to spend...

Hoppin' Mad

Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Hoppin' Mad is an Action game, developed and published by Elite, which was cancelled before it was released.

Hopping Mad

Hopping Mad

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

The player controls four bouncing balls that must make their way through twelve environments ranging from park to desert and beach to undersea world, collecting up to ten balloons in each. Each one of the balls must deal with several hazards, by jumping over them or crushing them. Collision with any of these will cause a ball to burst. The player can speed up or slow down the balls, or control their height, to make it easy to avoid these hazards. If all four balls have been punctured, the player loses a life. Once all ten balloons have been collected, the player is transported to the next...

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Atari ST - 1987

Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling, run & gun shoot 'em up arcade game developed by SNK, published in North America and Europe by Tradewest, and released in 1986.[6] Originally titled Ikari (怒?, "Fury") in Japan, Ikari Warriors was SNK's first major breakthrough US release and became something of a classic. The game was released at the time when there were many Commando clones on the market. What distinguished Ikari Warriors were rotary joysticks and a two-player mode. The player characters in Ikari Warriors are Colonel Ralf and Second Lieutenant Clark of the later King of Fighters...

Kokotoni Wilf

Kokotoni Wilf

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

In Kokotoni Wilf, Ulrich the Magician must renew the sleep spell on the lair of dangerous dragons, lest the creatures again awake. To do this he needs the Dragon Amulet, which has been broken into many pieces and scattered across time and space. These pieces must be retrieved and reassembled. Ulrich is too old to undertake the task himself and so has sent his assistant, Kokotoni Wilf, on the mission instead. He has given Wilf magical wings to assist him on his quest. The game is a 2D flip-screen platformer. The player must guide Kokotoni Wilf through a series of six levels, all set in...

Mighty Bombjack

Mighty Bombjack

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

The sequel to the original Bomb Jack, Mighty Bombjack brings side scrolling to the series, and brings it closer to a platform game rather than the arcade / puzzle likeness of the first one. Once again you play as the bomb-hungry caped superhero. Collect the bombs for points and avoid being touched by the different monsters that spawn from crates and the like. The game now features new scenarios like clouds and forests, as well as the usual sphinx and pyramids backgrounds of the original title.

Mighty Bombjack

Mighty Bombjack

Atari ST - Released - 1990

The sequel to the original Bomb Jack, Mighty Bombjack brings side scrolling to the series, and brings it closer to a platform game rather than the arcade / puzzle likeness of the first one. Once again you play as the bomb-hungry caped superhero. Collect the bombs for points and avoid being touched by the different monsters that spawn from crates and the like. The game now features new scenarios like clouds and forests, as well as the usual sphinx and pyramids backgrounds of the original title.

Movie Premiere

Movie Premiere

Atari ST - Released - 1991

Compilation of 4 games over 2 disks. Disk 1) Back to the Future - Part 2 Disk 1) Gremlins 2 Disk 2) Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Disk 2) Days of Thunder

Overlander

Overlander

Commodore Amiga - 1989

It's the end of the world as we know it. What has happened? Global thermonuclear war, another ice age, little green men coming from the planet Zitt? No, it was underarm deodorants! Yes, the CFC gases from smelly aerosols have finally destroyed the ozone layer. So what do you do? Sit in the sun getting skin cancer? No, instead you drive a super-fast car and are paid to transport dodgy goods from city to city. To liven up the journey other motorists try to ram you off the road or just shoot you! It's just as well there's a shopping centre nearby where you can buy essential stuff like turbos,...

Paperboy

Paperboy

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Paperboy

Paperboy

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Paperboy

Paperboy

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Based on the arcade game, the object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Paperboy

Paperboy

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Paperboy

Paperboy

Arcade - Released - 1984

Paperboy is a 1985 arcade game developed and published by Atari Games. The player takes the role of a paperboy who delivers a fictional newspaper called "The Daily Sun" along a suburban street on his bicycle.The game was ported to a wide range of video game consoles and personal computers. The Nintendo Entertainment System version is the first NES game developed in the United States, and the Sega Master System version represented the first SMS game developed in the United Kingdom. Paperboy is notable for its unusual theme, which extends to using bike handlebars as the controller. A sequel...

Paperboy

Paperboy

Acorn Electron - Released - May 1, 1987

Pick up your old Push Bike, put on your peaked cap and imagine yourself braving the streets of an American suburb. Only superb riding skills and a steady throwing arm can get you through your seven day week of hilarious action. Avoid cars, workmen, drunkards and lawnmowers all out to obstruct you in your pursuit of excellence. Score points by delivering to all your usual customers, but you can get sneaky bonuses by breaking the windows of non-subscribers. It's a difficult task but your employer believes that practice makes perfect and generously provides a practice track where you can score...

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport

Atari ST - Released - 1988

This is the game of the long running BBC quiz show of the same name. Two teams of three battle against each other by answering sports questions. 2 Points are awarded for answering your question correctly. If you answer incorrectly the opposing team get a chance to answer it but for only 1 point. There are 6 rounds including picture board, what happened next and a quickfire buzzers round. Contestants are displayed as digitized faces and each contestant specialises in a certain sport. Team captains get to choose which sport they wish to specialise in from a choice of ten. There are 5...

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport

Commodore Amiga - January 1, 1989

This is the game of the long running BBC quiz show of the same name. Two teams of three battle against each other by answering sports questions. 2 Points are awarded for answering your question correctly. If you answer incorrectly the opposing team get a chance to answer it but for only 1 point. There are 6 rounds including picture board, what happened next and a quickfire buzzers round.

Space Harrier

Space Harrier

Commodore 64 - Released - April 2, 1987

Space Harrier is set in the "Fantasy Zone", a surreal world composed of bright colors and a checkerboard-styled ground. The enemies are also unique, featuring prehistoric animals, Chinese dragons, and alien pods. The player is forced along the levels, running or flying around enemy fire, while shooting back with fireballs via the character's under-arm cannon (which doubles as a rocket-esque device allowing the character to fly).

Space Harrier

Space Harrier

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

All over the globe, factories are falling into ruin, economies have fallen apart, interest rates are rising, the TV companies are out of business and (worst of all) milk production has come to a standstill. No more Shredded Wheat for you, mate. So what's behind all this? A band of deadly, virus-like aliens which have infected every part of the planet with their horrible disease, that's what. Pretty nasty, huh? So absolutely, horrendously nasty, in fact, that the combined efforts of the army, the navy, the air force, the fire service, the police, Machomen and Postman Pat have been totally...

Space Harrier: Return to the Fantasy Zone

Space Harrier: Return to the Fantasy Zone

Commodore Amiga - 1989

Run… fly… dodge those obstacles, but return fire on wave after wave of attacking aliens. Armed with a really big gun, you have to defend yourself against the alien hordes using your wits to navigate around the screen. But watch out for those end of level bosses! Originating in the arcades, Space Harrier is a third-person rail shooter with pseudo-3D graphics, set in the same world as Fantasy Zone. The lone titular hero fights aliens with a fireball-launching cannon, which can also be used to transform the hero into a flying rocket. The protagonist is constantly in motion, but the speed of...

Spitfire

Spitfire

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

You are a Spitfire pilot and you have been tasked to fly your plane across the English Channel and destroy any flying bombs on the ground and any enemy planes in the area. You also have to defend your base in England by shooting any flying bombs flying in the air towards your base. All this has to be done before your fuel runs out and you crash. You have six Spitfires to use but you can lose some if they are destroyed at your base. The game is a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up with the screen scrolling left to right or right to left if you turn your plane. The game also scrolls upwards and...

Thrill Time: Gold 2

Thrill Time: Gold 2

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Thrill Time Gold Vol.2 is a compilation of five games: Airwolf Scooby Doo Battleships Saboteur Frank Bruno's Boxing

Thundercats

Thundercats

Atari ST - Released - 1991

This license of the children's TV show set it as a Ghosts 'N Goblins-style hack-n-slash adventure. The Thundercat must defeat Mumm-Ra's forces, which range from dwarves to bats. Although you start with only a sword, more can be collected by attacking the various containers through the levels - later weapons can destroy these enemies quicker, and allow attacks from a distance. Reaching the end of each level sees bonuses for time and kills. The path through the game can be varied on later levels, so you can play it through more than once and find new sections, even though the individual levels...

ThunderCats

ThunderCats

Commodore Amiga - 1988

This license of the children's TV show set it as a Ghosts 'N Goblins-style hack-n-slash adventure. The Thundercat must defeat Mumm-Ra's forces, which range from dwarves to bats. Although you start with only a sword, more can be collected by attacking the various containers through the levels - later weapons can destroy these enemies quicker, and allow attacks from a distance. Reaching the end of each level sees bonuses for time and kills. The path through the game can be varied on later levels, so you can play it through more than once and find new sections, even though the individual levels...

Wanderer

Wanderer

Atari ST - Released - 1986

Wanderer is set in the future where cats have become very valuable. The hero's cat has been kidnapped by someone who demands 8000 cats as ransom. Additionally, all the planets of the universe are obsessed with an poker-like card game. So the player visits planets, barters cards and plays the card game - and if a planet is satisfied with their own set, they reward the player with cats. Every time the player visits another planet he has to solve a straight action sequence which utilizes vector graphics for 3D glasses. Here he simply has to fly around in first person and shoot all enemy ships....

World Championship Soccer

World Championship Soccer

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

This soccer game lets you choose a team representing one of twenty-four countries around the world to participate in the World Championship tournament, which is identical to the real 1990 World Cup. Once you pick your team you can also select which players you want on the field, so that you can round out the team's strengths and weaknesses. Also provided are modes for single exhibition matches, either against the computer or against a friend. The action is viewed from above with large player sprites. Violent play is encouraged as there are no free kicks. The gameplay is rather simple:...

World Championship Soccer

World Championship Soccer

Atari ST - Released - 1991

This soccer game lets you choose a team representing one of twenty-four countries around the world to participate in the World Championship tournament, which is identical to the real 1990 World Cup. Once you pick your team you can also select which players you want on the field, so that you can round out the team's strengths and weaknesses. Also provided are modes for single exhibition matches, either against the computer or against a friend. The action is viewed from above with large player sprites. Violent play is encouraged as there are no free kicks. The gameplay is rather simple:...

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