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3D Snooker

3D Snooker

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1990

A 3D snooker game in high res. It features single and two player modes, as well as an option to play against the computer. The only annoying thing about this game is that it's all played from the same viewpoint, so when you are on the far end of the table it makes it difficult to judge shots.

3D Snooker

3D Snooker

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

The game was designed as a snooker simulation with accurate modelling of the physics of snooker, there's a lengthy section within the game's help text describing how the game physics was done. The game is played with just three controls which are entirely mouse operated. The strength of the shot is controlled by dragging the cue left to right along the bottom of the screen. The further to the right the cue tip is the softer the shot. In the lower right of the screen is a representation of the cue ball with a cross-hair mark on it. This is used to control the position in which the cue...

3D Snooker

3D Snooker

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - February 9, 1990

Experience all the thrills and excitement of professional world championship snooker on your home computer. 3D Snooker is a snooker simulator like no other, its many features include, 3D View - Never before seen on a snooker simulation. Use your snooker skills against the computer or challenge a friend to a 21 frame tournament. Multi-speed shots, and multi skill-level gameplay.

Action Service

Action Service

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Lace up those boots soldier, and get ready for five levels of challenging action in this boot camp simulator. As make your way through various levels you'll be given points for doing the right thing and deducted points for any missteps. You can record your attempts and review them, to spot your mistakes and learn from them.

Assault Course: Combat Academy

Assault Course: Combat Academy

Commodore 64 - August 20, 1990

No one ever told you life in the army would be easy. The Assault Course Combat Academy is probably the most challenging and realistic combat training simulator. You'll experience real pain as you are forced up against a range of gruelling obstacles, water jumps, razor-wire, monkey bars, the log challenge, twelve foot walls and the rope swing. If you fail you'll be peeling spuds in the mess tent for the next three weeks, so polish your boots, put on your best fatigues and kick some mud.

Cobra Force

Cobra Force

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Cobra Force is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls left or right when you move your helicopter, and the aim is to save your country from an enemy invasion force by helping blowing up their various bases. The bases can be destroyed by a B2 Stealth Bomber but the problem is that the bases are defended by various missile installations and so your mission is to fly your AH-1W Super Cobra and destroy them all to allow the bases to be destroyed one by one. As you fly looking for the installations, there are various crafts and ground vehicles that move around the level...

Cobra Force

Cobra Force

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Cobra Force is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls left or right when you move your helicopter, and the aim is to save your country from an enemy invasion force by helping blowing up their various bases. The bases can be destroyed by a B2 Stealth Bomber but the problem is that the bases are defended by various missile installations and so your mission is to fly your AH-1W Super Cobra and destroy them all to allow the bases to be destroyed one by one. As you fly looking for the installations, there are various crafts and ground vehicles that move around the...

Elven Warrior

Elven Warrior

Commodore 64 - 1989

The Black Witch has been caught and burnt until there was nothing left along with her possessions. An Elf creeps back to the scene and scans the scene to find the legend is true, the book of Immortality cannot be destroyed. Picking up the book, Elf opens it and starts to read the pages.... Elven Warrior is a flick-screen platformer where you play the role of Elf as you explore the land and the underground passages for various bottles of potion to fill a cauldron up. As you search the land there are various creatures that must be avoided or shot with one of various limited weapons that can be...

Foot Volley

Foot Volley

Microsoft MSX

HAVOC

HAVOC

Commodore 64 - 1990

Here's your opportunity to fly a Soviet gunship Mi-28 nicknamed Havoc. If you don't fancy flying a Soviet helicopter then you can also fly a AH-64 Apache. You have to fly your chosen gunship over 7 war zones with a large, powerful gunship to destroy at the end of each level. Trying to stop you are enemy aircraft as well as ground level installations. Be careful who you fire at because there are friendly aircraft flying around, and if you shoot them then your friends will become your enemy. Also any bonus aircraft collected will be lost. To help you on your mission, you can collect packs that...

Joe Blade III

Joe Blade III

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Joe Blade is the title of a series of budget-price platform games written by Colin Swinbourne and published by Players. All three titles were flick-screen adventures, in which the player controls the title character through a number of rooms, dispatching enemies and rescuing innocent people. The manner of this varies between the three games. Joe Blade 3 returned to the first title's formula, arming Blade with a machine gun. Exclusively released for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, it included Commodore 64 instructions in its inlay, but no Commodore 64 version was ever released.

Lee Enfield: Tournament of Death

Lee Enfield: Tournament of Death

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The second in The Time Troubleshooter series in which our hero finds himself in the 13th century. His adventure takes place in the Castle of teh Count of Savoy where the Holy Shroud, one of the world's greatest relics, is kept under close guard by the soldiers of Yellow Shadow, Lee's sworn enemy. Lee has been instructed to find the relic before Yellow Shadow destroys it. He will need a lot of courage and skill to fight his way through numerous rooms and hidden passages as specially trained guards, foot soldiers and even bears bar his way. His chance of succeeding is very low but Lee...

Macadam Bumper

Macadam Bumper

Microsoft MSX

A single classical-style pinball table is provided in this simulation. A table editor is also provided — this allows you to choose a shape for the table and arrange the component parts as you wish. Up to four players can take it in turns, each with five balls in turn. Unusually, the default table has multiple flippers at the bottom of the table, as well as some located higher up. Use them to return a ball higher on table and to prevent it being lost at the bottom of the table. Hitting some valuable areas of the table gives you a bonus. Gain as many points as possible to rack up a high...

Moving Target

Moving Target

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Moving Target is a side-view, flick-screen, run 'n gun game where you play the role of a Commando whose mission is to blow up the underground cocaine refinery belonging to the evil drug Duke of Colombia, who must also be killed. You were part of a unit who were sent deep into the South American jungle by the United Nations Narcotics Taskforce, armed with four bombs to blow up strategic electrical generators. Unfortunately, the unit was ambushed by the Duke's henchmen and you are the only survivor, but you have vowed to go on and complete the mission. Armed with a Uzi machine pistol, you...

Outlaw

Outlaw

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

The player takes the role of a bounty hunter who has to bring four desperadoes to justice. They can be tackled in any order and if all are defeated, a fifth level emerges. The gameplay offers no surprises: shooting masses of enemies until reaching the end of the level. The player can shoot barrels to receive extras, e.g. boots for extra speed or a rifle for a better range. Dynamite destroys every enemy on the screen.

Outlaw

Outlaw

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Wanted is a vertically scrolling shooter with a Western theme, similar to Gunsmoke. The player takes the role of a bounty hunter who has to bring four desperadoes to justice. They can be tackled in any order and if all are defeated, a fifth level emerges. The gameplay offers no surprises: shooting masses of enemies until reaching the end of the level. The player can shoot barrels to receive extras, e.g. boots for extra speed or a rifle for a better range. Dynamite destroys every enemy on the screen.

Outlaw

Outlaw

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Wanted is a vertically scrolling shooter with a Western theme, similar to Gunsmoke. The player takes the role of a bounty hunter who has to bring four desperadoes to justice. They can be tackled in any order and if all are defeated, a fifth level emerges. The gameplay offers no surprises: shooting masses of enemies until reaching the end of the level. The player can shoot barrels to receive extras, e.g. boots for extra speed or a rifle for a better range. Dynamite destroys every enemy on the screen.

Prison Riot

Prison Riot

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Seven prisoners have incited a minor riot, and you are the one who must prevent it from becoming a major riot. You have 15 minutes to find them and throwing them from the roof, but you must first complete a short word-unscrambling puzzle sequence to diffuse their booby-traps. The bulk of the game is a flick-screen fighting game, similar to the Joe Blade series. Prisoners can be attacked with your rifle, or by kicking them in the head. Any other contact drains energy, and you have only one life. Keys are required to open security doors; these plus extra bullets and energy can be collected as...

Prison Riot

Prison Riot

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Seven prisoners have incited a minor riot, and you are the one who must prevent it from becoming a major riot. You have 15 minutes to find them and throwing them from the roof, but you must first complete a short word-unscrambling puzzle sequence to diffuse their booby-traps. The bulk of the game is a flick-screen fighting game, similar to the Joe Blade series. Prisoners can be attacked with your rifle, or by kicking them in the head. Any other contact drains energy, and you have only one life. Keys are required to open security doors; these plus extra bullets and energy can be collected as...

Reflex

Reflex

Microsoft MSX

This bat and ball game has 90 levels, each more difficult than the last. The blocks are worth between 5 and 250 points. As you hit the special blocks on the left hand side, you gain power-ups ranging from slowing the ball to making the ball able to go through the blocks. Also, as you are playing you need to be fast as you score starts to decrease until you complete the level and go to the next.(Moby Games)

Shark

Shark

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Shark is a 2D-horizontal-scrolling arcade shoot-em-up comparable to games like X-Out, Katakis, Delta, and Armalyte. Your craft is armed with a small phased plasma armour piercing laser weapon. Upgrade your craft with objects you can collect dropped from exploding enemy crafts. Collect mines, missiles, bouncing bombs, wire-guided missiles, shields, extra energy, plasma blasters, or a high power generator to speedup your craft. Avoid contact with enemy craft which drain your energy. A panel displayed at the top of the screen will give you essential information like energy level, weapon system in...

Street Cred Football

Street Cred Football

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Removing the corporate poshness and ambition of modern football, this Players title gives you a basic street match for one or two human players. Hitting the crate which is used to represent a goal more times than the opponent to win is the only rule. Your team of 5 players is selected from a pool of 24, including representations of the programmers as well as Joe Blade and other Players characters, and these can be placed at will around the pitch. Once in play you control the player nearest the ball, with full passing and shooting control available. Dirty challenges are not only permitted but...

Subway Vigilante

Subway Vigilante

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

A fighting game which pits you as beret-wearing Guardian Angel-style vigilante against criminals in the London Underground subway system. Using the subway map to locate trouble hotspots, you then travel by train to confront the violent criminals in the stations. Once a station is cleared of bad guys move on to another location to do your vigilante duty.

Subway Vigilante

Subway Vigilante

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1989

The London Underground has degenerated into a battleground with opposing gangs of dealers, pushers, punks and muggers fighting for supremacy over the city's key stations. You are the Subway Vigilante and it's your duty is to protect the law-abiding tube travellers and wipe out the rival gangs. Using the subway map to locate trouble hotspots, you then travel by train to confront the violent criminals in the stations. Once a station is cleared of bad guys, you can move on to another location to do your vigilante duty.

Subway Vigilante

Subway Vigilante

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

A fighting game which pits you as beret-wearing Guardian Angel-style vigilante against criminals in the London Underground subway system. Using the subway map to locate trouble hotspots, you then travel by train to confront the violent criminals in the stations. Once a station is cleared of bad guys move on to another location to do your vigilante duty.

Super League

Super League

Amstrad CPC

British Super League is a football management game where you have to take a team from a choice of 16 teams and make them British Super League champions. The teams involved are a mixture from England and Scotland and each team plays each other twice. Your choice of options to influence the game are limited and they are the ability to change formation and positions of players, and to buy and sell play players in the transfer market. Once you are happy with your choices you then move to the next game. The whole pitch is viewed from above on the screen and you see yours and the oppositions players...

Super League

Super League

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Football management games come and go, however Super League has to be the ultimate soccer management simulator. Features include: Organized Crime: Will you "throw the game" or suffer the painful consequences. Will your club survive the introduction of the loathed membership card scheme? Cay you afford to modernize your grounds, keeping pace with the demands of fans? All these unexpected elements and many of the more traditional features combine to produce one of the most accurate and challenging games on the market.

Taskforce

Taskforce

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Snide Gaintree and his Mercenaries has taken over a top-secret Air-Force base in the South Pacific containing cruise-missiles, and in less than four hours will be in control of the missiles. You have been sent in a state-of-the-art jetf ighter to fly through the various caverns under the base to stop Gaintree in this side view flick screen shooter. As you fly you will encounter various enemy as well as gun-placements and lasers used as gates and if you touch any of these then you lose a life (five on the C64, nine on the C16). Your plane is armed though with various weapons from a standard...

War Machine

War Machine

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Only you can save the world from destruction, by finding four parts of the weapon to use against the Alien Syndicate's evil leader. This task must be completed within 80 minutes, although you have five lives available. Gameplay mainly involves propelling your jumpsuit-backed and powerfully-armed character through the levels, destroying the alien forces as he goes. The levels have lots of pieces of ledges and spikes all around, which must be planned around, as well as lava pits. There is extra weaponry and ammunition to collect along the way. Your main weapon can be fired in any direction,...

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