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Alien

Alien

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Alien is a slow-moving but suspense-heavy game that uses very simple black and green graphics, with a little extra color for some text and for the location of the characters. An omniscient menu driven game, the player is put in charge of all of the crew members of the Nostromo. The game starts with one of the crew members being killed by the alien, which mirrors the death of Kane when he gives birth to the alien in the movie. The player moves the characters around on a map-grid representation of the ship as they search for the alien. Littered around the map are various objects that are useful...

American Football

American Football

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Here's your chance to play the sport of American football against the computer or a friend. After choosing team names and picking heads or tails, it's onto the game. The game is a top down view of the whole pitch. After the kick off and the receiver has been tackled or scored a touchdown you can select your play by typing in the first two letters. For defence you have a choice of four including pass, run or blitz. For offense you have a choice of ten plays including bomb, shotgun, Punt or kick. Then you watch the action until the play is over.

American Football

American Football

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Here's your chance to play the sport of American football against the computer or a friend. After choosing team names and picking heads or tails, it's onto the game. The game is a top down view of the whole pitch. After the kick off and the receiver has been tackled or scored a touchdown you can select your play by typing in the first two letters. For defence you have a choice of four including pass, run or blitz. For offense you have a choice of ten plays including bomb, shotgun, Punt or kick. Then you watch the action until the play is over.

Desecration, The

Desecration, The

Apple II - August 7, 1982

"The Desecration" is a graphical text-adventure set in space. But not only is it a graphical text-adventure, you also have an action sequence which is something like a reversed Space Invaders.

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Originally released by Automata at the UK, Deus Ex Machina was promoted as the "definitive experience" for 8-bit computers. Its author, Mel Croucher, added his political, philosophical and theological points of view to make a very complex adventure. This program itself hasn´t any sound because the package included an audio soundtrack tape.

The Evil Crown

The Evil Crown

Commodore 64 - 1985

Evil Crown is a strategy game which allows you to run a Barony in feudal medieval England. The game starts in 1156 AD and your estate has to be run in yearly turns. The screen is split into two halves. The left side is a map showing a small part of your land. This all allows you to see your harvests and what areas to expand into. The right side are icons which include allowing you to alter the tax rate, toll rate, pay scutage to the King and modify your army. There is also a arcade sequence where you can compete in a jousting tournament. Here the joystick is used to raise or lower your lance...

The Force

The Force

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The Force is a strategy game that allows you to control the police force in a fictional town called Middletown. You start the game looking at a map of the whole town which is split into 16 squares and consists of four police stations, each one covering a certain area with it's own equipment and type of policing. The town is made up of the usual areas found in most British towns like urban areas, residential areas, entertainment areas and industrial estates. You will also find that the town has an airport for the arrival of important visitors and a football stadium for an up and coming team. A...

Mission Omega

Mission Omega

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Omega is the codename for a mysterious alien craft which has appeared in space, armed with potentially destructive missiles. Your task is to reach it, and then disable its four reactors and escape within a hour - this way it can be explored, and its technology exploited, without it firing a missile or falling into enemy hands. You do this by guiding a robot droid through the corridors and rooms which make up the ship. You control the game using an icon system, and your first task is to configure the robot with the weapons and power supply you feel will be the most effective. Rather than...

Nick Faldo Plays The Open

Nick Faldo Plays The Open

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Nick Faldo Plays The Open is a golfing game for one player. The object is to complete a round of golf in as few strokes as possible. Game features : based on a real course the Royal St. George's golf course of Sandwich, England, keyboard of joystick control, definable keys, options to play either a full round, play out (holes 1 - 9), play in (holes 10-18), or play any individual hole.

Orion Quest

Orion Quest

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Earth's war with the planet Zarp has been raging for many years and now in the year 2554, the Zarps have one last plan to end the war, once and for all. They have planted a huge bomb which will destroy the whole of Earth, and Zarp have threatened to detonate it unless Earth give in to their demands. Missions have failed to try to land on Zarp to retrieve the data needed to disarm the bomb and you are now the last mission and last hope for the planet. Problems have arisen from the start of the mission as you attempted to land you were shot, and although you survived the crash, you are now on...

πr²

πr²

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

In this logical game you have to move a sphere around cogs to collect a formula in the correct order. To move between cogs you press the space bar at the point they meet. Holding down W will allow you to move the opposite way the cog is moving but here you move slower, releasing W allows you to travel faster the way the cog is moving. Some cogs have baddies on them and you must time your transfer to it without being hit by it. On the screen you see a small part of the game area. As well as the main playing area you can also see your score, lives, level and parts of the formula collected.

πr²

πr²

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In this logical game you have to move a sphere around cogs to collect a formula in the correct order. To move between cogs you press the space bar at the point they meet. Holding down W will allow you to move the opposite way the cog is moving but here you move slower, releasing W allows you to travel faster the way the cog is moving. Some cogs have baddies on them and you must time your transfer to it without being hit by it. On the screen you see a small part of the game area. As well as the main playing area you can also see your score, lives, level and parts of the formula collected.

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