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Arthur! Ready to Race

Arthur! Ready to Race

Sony Playstation - Released - November 1, 2000

Are you ready to go racing with your favorite aardvark? Children will love the thrills of building and racing their very own cars in ARTHUR! READY TO RACE. Start from the ground up by creating the fastest car possible. Then, try to accumulate coins and Bionic Bunny cards by going fast and solving difficult problems that are presented. Choose whether you want to start slow with Practice mode, at a moderate clip with Qualifying, or at an expert level with Championship Derby. There are three different race tracks to help keep the scenery exciting, and four race-based activities to enjoy: Baby...

Astroblast

Astroblast

Atari 2600 - Released - January 1, 1982

In Astroblast, the player controls a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen; the goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the various incoming meteors, bombs, and other objects. Points are earned for destroying objects, while points are lost for letting them get past the player. Meteors are the most common item needed to defend against. They come in various sizes and colors, and some even split into two smaller meteors when shot. Mixed in with the meteors are white spinning bombs. While letting a meteor get past, the player will only lower the score; the player have to...

Astrosmash

Astrosmash

Mattel Aquarius - 1981

Astrosmash resembles a cross between the early arcade games Space Invaders and Asteroids. The player controls a laser cannon that can scroll left or right along a flat plane in order to target falling objects, such as large or small meteors, large or small spinning bombs, and guided missiles, as well as a UFO that crosses the screen from time to time at higher levels. Low hills and stars are seen in the background. Unlike in Space Invaders, the player does not face direct enemy fire, cannot hide beneath bunkers, and the game does not end when targets hit the ground.

Bad Street Brawler

Bad Street Brawler

Nintendo Entertainment System - September 1, 1989

Bad Street Brawler, players take the role of the former punk rocker and current martial artist Duke Dunnegan, or aternatively the wrestler Gorgeous George (Bop N' Wrestle) or as a high school teacher pushed to far (Street Hassle) who finds he is the only one in the position to clean the mean streets from various thugs and loonies. Gameplay involves walking through the streets and taking out any enemies that get in the way. Kicks and punches are your basic moves at first, but as the game progresses, new moves and attacks become available, and new enemy types to beat up as well.

Barbie: Fashion Pack Games

Barbie: Fashion Pack Games

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - September 1, 2000

Barbie: Fashion Pack Games is an Action game, developed by Hyperspace Cowgirls and published by Mattel, which was released in 2000.

Barbie: Ocean Discovery

Barbie: Ocean Discovery

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - May 1, 1999

Barbie: Ocean Discovery is an Action game, developed by Realtime Associates and published by Mattel, which was released in 1999.

Barbie: Race & Ride

Barbie: Race & Ride

Sony Playstation - Released - December 1, 1999

Barbie makes her first appearance on the PlayStation with BARBIE RACE AND RIDE. Help Barbie take care of a stable of horses; groom the horses or feed them a variety of foods including apples, carrots, strawberries, and sugar cubes. After the steed is taken care of, go on a casual ride around Secret Valley. Explore the beaches, meadows, mountains, and forests to discover new animal friends, mini-games, and puzzles. Find the pieces of the missing postcard and discover the secret of Secret Valley. For those with a more competitive streak, enter a race or jumping contest.

Barbie: Super Sports

Barbie: Super Sports

Sony Playstation - Released - December 30, 1999

Snowboard and In-line skate with Barbie and friends for extreme racing and sports action in Barbie Super Sports. It's two games in one for twice the fun! Both events have a practice area where Barbie gives advice on how to race and get better scores, which will earn tickets that can be traded in for better equipment. And you'll need better equipment if you want to beat Barbie and her friends. After beating the computer-controlled opponents, challenge your friends to a race with the Two-Player mode, or see who can complete a course the fastest in the Time-Trial mode. Whether it is snowboarding...

Biorhythms

Biorhythms

Mattel Aquarius - 1983

How is your day? Is it a winner? Or one of THOSE days? One answer as to why some days are better than others is in the theory of Biorhythms. Three main cycles - physica, emotional and intellectual - the experts say, may affect how you think, feel and act.

Blue's Clues: Blue's Alphabet Book

Blue's Clues: Blue's Alphabet Book

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - January 30, 2001

Blue's Clues: Blue's Alphabet Book is an educational game for pre-schoolers based on the TV show with the same name. The game focuses on teaching young players spelling, letters and the alphabet through several games with simple controls and few button inputs. From the game's main menu the player can either play with Blue's alphabet book (which constitutes the full game), or play any of the games by selecting any of the friends hanging out in the same room. In the full game, pages have gone missing in Blue's book, so Steve and Blue set out to play various games with their friends to find...

Burgertime

Burgertime

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Nasty hot dogs, pickles, and eggs chase your chef as he builds delicious hamburgers. Time it just right and the nasties plummet into the burger. But if a pickle gets you first, your chef is cooked. So once you've mustered enough strength, finish the burgers and relish your victory! Your chef, PETER PEPPER, is surrounded! Pickles and hot dogs are everywhere! Dodge down a ladder, pepper a pickle and you've escaped. They all chase after you. Run for your life to the next bun. Gobble some fries along the way and you've got some pepper - just in case. Lead them on a chase and the nasties get...

Championship Surfer

Championship Surfer

Sony Playstation - Released - December 4, 2000

In this surfing game the player can choose from 10 of the best beaches the world has ever seen, and attack them with the help of 8 championship surfers, including Cory Lopez and Shane Beschen. There are plenty of moves to perform with each surfer, but the best points come in the bigger waves (including the half pipe).

Championship Surfer

Championship Surfer

Sega Dreamcast - Released - November 20, 2000

In this surfing game the player can choose from 10 of the best beaches the world has ever seen, and attack them with the help of 8 championship surfers, including Cory Lopez and Shane Beschen. There are plenty of moves to perform with each surfer, but the best points come in the bigger waves (including the half pipe).

Chess

Chess

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

The Chess cartridge turns the Mattel Aquarius into an eight-level chess computer - eight skill levels so that anyone from a beginner to a grand master can play! You can pit your wits against the computer, or you can watch the computer play against itself. You can even use the Mattel Aquarius as an automated chess board to play another human opponent. For the beginner, the Chess cartridge has lots of teaching features, like step by step retract and replay, and even a 'help' function to suggest a good move. Start off at skill level 1 and work your way to the top! For the advanced...

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Cruise

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Cruise

Sony Playstation - Released - November 28, 2000

Players have the chance to join "Team Barbie Detective" in Mattel Interactive's Detective Barbie: The Mystery Cruise. Like the earlier PC releases Detective Barbie and Detective Barbie 2, this game is a mystery adventure designed for girls (and mystery-loving sleuths of all ages). Unlike its predecessors, however, Detective Barbie: The Mystery Cruise was designed specifically for the PlayStation console. The game supports two players who are encouraged to explore a large cruise ship and three tropical ports-of-call in search of clues that will help solve the mystery of some valuable missing...

Dungeons & Dragons: Computer Labyrinth Game

Arcade - 1980

The Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game is an electronic board game. The board appears as a plastic castle with a chess board sized grid in the middle. Underneath the superstructure is a drawer, in which can be found two metal warrior figures, a dragon, a treasure chest, plus a number of plastic pieces to be used as walls, and a couple of secret room markers. The castle is also a computer of sorts, and the gridded playing surface is a touch sensitive key board. Each time the game is turned on the computer randomly creates an invisible labyrinth wherein lies the imaginary treasure,...

Frogs and Flies

Frogs and Flies

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

Frogs and Flies is a 1982 video game by Mattel for the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 platforms. In this game, the player or players control a frog sitting on a lily pad. One frog is green and the other frog is red. The game can be played either by one or two players. The object of the game is to eat the most flies. Each game starts out in the morning with a light blue sky. If there is not a second player, the system will automatically take control of the red frog within a few seconds. Each frog jumps from one lily pad to the other. During each hop, a number of flies fly around the screen. The...

Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Driver

Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Driver

Nintendo Game Boy Color - January 1, 2000

The little die-cast cars from Matchbox make their way to the Game Boy Color with HOT WHEELS STUNT TRACK DRIVER. You can choose from five different Hot Wheels cars, including Way 2 Fast, Tow Jam, Shadow Jet, Saltflat Racer and the Twin Mill each with unique strengths and weaknesses. After picking the right car, take it for a test drive on one of the six tracks in the Single Race mode. When you want some stiff competition, try to win successive races in the Tournament mode. And if your friends think they can drive better than you, make them prove it with the two-player link cable option. In all...

Matchbox Caterpillar Construction Zone

Matchbox Caterpillar Construction Zone

Nintendo Game Boy Color - January 1, 2000

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work construction? More importantly, did you ever want to drive one of those really big Caterpillar trucks? Now you can live out your fantasies with Matchbox Caterpillar Construction Zone. You will get to drive 11 different Caterpillar trucks including Track Type Tractor, Integrated Toolcarrier, Articulated Truck, Challenger Agricultural Tractor, Lexicon Combine, Log Skidder, Wheel Loader, Paver and Backhoe Loader. In each level, you are given a construction task to complete, such as building a pool or repairing a road. Luckily, George, the...

Matchbox Emergency Patrol

Matchbox Emergency Patrol

Nintendo Game Boy Color - June 1, 2001

Who do you call when there's an emergency in Matchbox County? The Matchbox Emergency Patrol, that's who! Play as a firefighter, police officer, or paramedic in this high-energy challenge based on real-life crises. Whichever hero you choose, you'll receive word of a situation over your radio, hop in your designated vehicle, and navigate your way to the scene of the potential disaster. Of course, there's really no way to know exactly what the scene is going to be when you arrive, so you'd better be on your toes. You might find a robbery in progress, but it might just be two people having an...

Melody Chase

Melody Chase

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Melody Chase is an exciting adventure into the realm of music for one to eight players. The action takes place on a bar of music with twenty moving notes and endless number of firemen armed with waterballs. You control three fireballs. Dodge the firemen and your fireball at the silent notes. But hurry! You have a limited time for each shot. You will lose your fireball if you wait too long to shoot, if you miss a tone, or if you touch a man. If you touch a waterball the firemen will gain speed and quickly change directions to trap you. If you hit a note, you gain points and hear the note play....

Night Stalker

Night Stalker

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

It's a battle for survival in an undergroud maze! Robots, bats and spiders stalk your man. His only defense is a loaded weapon... every shot must count! Keep your man on the run... dodge the robot fire... keep clear of the creatures. Rack up points.

Racin' Ratz

Racin' Ratz

Nintendo Game Boy Color - January 1, 2000

A variety of little animals take center stage in this racing challenge that takes you through some unlikely environments. Trek through the living room, Grandma's house, a bedroom, and the garage in your quest for glorious victory. There are 25 missions in all, and the action is spread over 10 huge levels. You choose to play as Chris (a cat) or Betty (a little bird), and then take your character through a slew of puzzles, avoiding hazards and collecting power-ups. Finding the appropriate items will allow you to jump across furniture, shrink your car, or even climb over your obstacles. Smart...

Rescue Heroes: Fire Frenzy

Rescue Heroes: Fire Frenzy

Nintendo Game Boy Color - January 1, 2001

If you have a little one who is ready to start playing videogames, then you should give RESCUE HEROES: Fire Frenzy a try. There are five mini-games to play; some are versions of classic kid's games, but with a fire theme. One is simple game MEMORY where players must match pictures of animals to rescue them from a fire, while another is similar to SIMON where players must memorize and repeat color combinations. Some of the other games are more action oriented and will challenge anyone's skill. For example, one game calls for the player to ride a jet ski to rescue people stuck on the other side...

Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots Arena

Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots Arena

Sony Playstation - Released - December 11, 2000

In this one-on-one fighting game based on the famous plastic robot fighters, players not only get to pit various Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots up against one another, they also get to customize their bots' various parts to make them even more steel-twisting and destructive than before. Players initially have 12 different robots to choose from before they head off to the arena. With names such as Slamurai, Sir Haxalot, and General Warfare, it's easy to see that Mattel Interactive is going for a bit of a tongue-and-cheek feel. While the names aren't overly serious, the fighting is less comedic,...

Rocky & Bullwinkle

Atari 2600 - Unreleased - 1983

According to the catalog entry: "Rocky and Bullwinkle must stop the evil Boris and Natasha from robbing a train full of priceless valuables. While Boris uses "Upsidasium" to float the valuables up to Natasha's waiting helicopter, Rocky must fly around and intercept them. When Rocky catches the valuables, he gives them to Bullwinkle for safe keeping." Now I know the show didn't exactly make sense most of the time, but what heck were the guys over at Mattel smoking when they came up with this plot? Twisted plot aside, Rocky & Bullwinkle is an interesting action game in which you must fly...

Shark

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Snafu

Snafu

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

The contest in on! Create a maze to corner your opponents...before you are cornered your-self. Split-second reflexes keep your trail in motion -- while blocking you opponent and/or the computer in a trap from which there is no escape. Or direct a hungry serpent after your opponent, and bite his tail off before he bites yours. It's a twistin' tangle which only the swift survive. Sixteen game variations put you in control!

Super Glove Ball

Super Glove Ball

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1990

Your shuttle commander has been trapped in a dimensional maze in space, and you must use your glove to throw an energy ball at the walls in order to advance. The walls in each maze room you encounter are filled with blocks. Using your Power Glove, you have to entirely break down a wall before being allowed to advance to the next room.

Tron Deadly Discs

Tron Deadly Discs

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

Inspired by the futuristic adventure motion picture TRON from Walt Disney Productions. Your task is to bring TRON safely throught battle after battle against computer-controlled attackers! Warriors attacking in waves of three against one. Lethal saucers are the weapons. It's a soaring, blocking, running fight! Score one million points. Or set yourself a new World Record!

Uno

Uno

Nintendo Game Boy Color - December 16, 1999

UNO, the classic card game of skips, draw-twos, and reverses, has come to the Game Boy Advance. There are two modes of play: Standard and Challenge. Standard has the players keep going until they reach a specified number of points, usually 1000. However, a player only scores points when he gets rid of all the cards in his hand. The points are the total value of the cards left in the opposition's hands. In Challenge, each player has a set number of points, and a player is eliminated when he reaches the point total. Play continues until one player is left standing. In both modes, you can play...

Utopia

Utopia

Mattel Aquarius - Released - 1983

If you've ever thought, at one time or another, "I'd certainly do a better job if I ruled that country," then this game is for you. UTOPIA puts YOU in charge of your own island state. You control the treasury, agriculture, housing, industry, educations, hospitals, and military. You allocate funds to create revenue and improve life on your island. If you make wise decisions and your people are happy, you rack up points. If not, rebels begin to infiltrate your island. There's a good change you'll find that running a country is not as easy as you might think!

The Wild Thornberrys: Animal Adventures

The Wild Thornberrys: Animal Adventures

Sony Playstation - Released - November 8, 2000

Players join Eliza and her globetrotting family of nature documentarians as they travel to exotic locations in search of rare and endangered animals in Wild Thornberrys: Animal Adventure. Nigel has decided to highlight severely endangered animals for his next documentary so The Thornberrys will need to explore animal habitats, avoid traps and solve puzzles as they make their way through the adventure. Players travel to seven destinations including Egypt, Vancouver, Kenya, Columbia, Belize, Iceland, and Tasmania. After choosing among any of the seven levels in the beginning of the game,...

The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler

The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler

Nintendo Game Boy Color - October 31, 2000

The Wild Thornberrys are trying to win the Golden Schweitzer, an award given for the best nature documentary in the world. You take control of Nigel, Marianne, Eliza, Darwin, Debbie, and Donnie as they travel through six wacky levels of action. Along the way, they will have to travel to exotic locations like the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rain Forest, Savannah Desert, African Congo, Himalayan Mountains, and Australian Outback. Each area has unique mini-games that can be set to three different difficulty levels. The games include sneaking up on animals and videotaping them, driving the...

Zero-In

Zero-In

Mattel Aquarius - 1982

This is an educational game to learn simple mathematics. You run through a maze adding and substracting numbers until you reach your goal. You will be moved to another -random- spot in the maze when you hit a moving object. Not sure if this also effects your score. The faster you reach your goal, the higher the score.

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