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3D Starstrike

3D Starstrike

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Based on the extremely successful Star Wars arcade cabinet, 3D Starstrike was pretty accurate for what was a very complex game at the time. Unlike many of the other 3D games being released at the time, accuracy and strategy were jettisoned in favour of old fashioned, blasting fun. Still plays a good game now and stands up well against the official Star Wars release on the CPC despite being released almost three years before it!

Airwolf

Airwolf

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Airwolf is a video game based on the TV series of the same name, it was released for a range of home computers including the BBC Microcomputer. As Stringfellow Hawke, a former Vietnam chopper pilot, and the only man in the free world trained to fly the billion-dollar helicopter AIRWOLF you have been assigned a dangerous rescue mission by the FIRM. Your task is to rescue 5 scientists from an underground lair by destroying its layer of protection and then getting to the core. Moving onto a screen at a time you must shoot out anything and everything in your path, including lots of...

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Amstrad CPC - 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...

Bomb Jack II

Bomb Jack II

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Bomb Jack II is a licensed follow-up developed for 8-bit home computers by the British games publisher Elite Systems in 1986. The game went to number 2 in the UK sales charts, behind Leaderboard.[11] Mighty Bomb Jack was released in 1986. The game was largely identical to the original game in almost all factors, except that the same screen layouts from the first game in the same sequence were now linked in a map-like continuous form by scrolling passages.[12] Mighty Bomb Jack got less favorable reviews than the original game. Bomb Jack Twin was released in 1993 by NMK. In this version,...

Commando

Commando

Amstrad CPC - Released - January 1, 1985

Several levels await your super-tough Commando in this vertical scrolling game. Armed with only a standard rifle and a few grenades you must take on hordes of Nazis. Some are wandering around in the open, while others have picked out hiding places, which you must approach from certain angles. Trees, rivers and bridges create a varied combat-like terrain and must be incorporated into your thinking. Extra grenades can be collected, and will definitely be required, as they allow you to kill from distance and thus avoid some enemy shots. The game was renamed to Space Invasion for the German...

Commando

Commando

Acorn Electron - Released - June 1, 1986

You are Super Joe the crack combat soldier of the eighties battling against all odds to defeat the advancing rebel forces. Equipped with only an M60 machine gun and six hand-grenades, you carry out your lone crusade, forcing your way into hostile territory. Mortars, grenades and dynamite rain from the skies and explode around you. Enemy bullets fly past you in all directions and trenches, cliffs and lakes block your path. Rebel forces appear from caves, strong holds and troop carriers to stop your progress. You must show no mercy. You must not retreat. You must keep pushing yourself further...

Commando

Commando

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

You are Super Joe the cracked combat soldier of the eighties battling against all odds to defeat the advancing rebel forces. Equipped with only an M60 machine gun and six hand-grenades you carry out your lone crusade, forcing your way into hostile territory. Mortars, grenades and dynamite rain from the skies and explode around you. Enemy bullets fly past you in all directions, trenches, cliffs and lakes block your path. Rebel forces appear from caves, strong holds and troop carriers to stop your progress. You must show no mercy. You must not retreat. You must keep pushing yourself further and...

European Championship 1992

European Championship 1992

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Tecmo's World Cup '90 arcade game was remodeled based on the 1992 European Championships for its home computer release. The tournament's structure of the time (2 groups of 4 play each other once, top 2 go through to semi-finals followed by a final) is recreated, with any of Europe's soccer nations available to be chosen as those 8, and 1 or 2 human players choosing their team, playing on either keyboard or joystick. The matches are played from a side-scrolling perspective. The ball sticks to the player's foot, and can be kicked or passed with a press of the fire button. The referee is...

Frank Bruno's Boxing

Frank Bruno's Boxing

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Former boxing World Champion Frank Bruno, famed for his catchphrase "you know what I mean, Harry?" and more recently his heroic battle with depression, put his name to this boxing game which replicates Super Punch-Out!!. As Frank, you must take on 8 progressively tough boxers to win the title. The action is viewed from right behind Frank in 3D, meaning that you can see and feel the full impact of punches. A full range of moves is provided, with the standard jabs complimented by body punches and the ability to dodge, duck or raise your guard. Each punch weakens your opponent's strength,...

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Ghosts 'n Goblins is a platform game where the player controls a knight, named Sir Arthur, who must defeat zombies, ogres, demons, cyclops, dragons and other monsters in order to rescue Princess Prin Prin, who has been kidnapped by Satan, king of Demon World. Along the way the player can pick up new weapons, bonuses and extra suits of armor that can help in this task.[2] The game is often considered very difficult by arcade standards and is commonly regarded as one of the most difficult games ever released. The player can only be hit twice before losing a life (the first hit takes away...

Grand National

Grand National

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released

Every aspect of the famous horse race, held over the daunting hurdles course at Aintree in Liverpool every April, is recreated here. Before each race you can place bets on up to five horses, with the odds calculated realistically, even taking betting tax into account. When choosing which horses to back, and which one to actually ride, you must consider the 'going' (what condition the ground surface is in) and which horses are likely to suit your style. Once the race is underway you must direct the horse left and right (weaving across other horses can cause disqualification in the post-race...

Hopping Mad

Hopping Mad

Amstrad CPC - 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...

Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1992

It started out as a warm, peaceful summer day. Joe was lying in the green grass daydreaming about brontosaurus burgers while Mac was away hunting for dinosaurs. Hungry and relaxed, Joe returns to the village... BUT WAIT! Where are all the cavewomen? And where is all the food? That bogus bunch of Neanderthal nerds must have kidnapped the cavewomen and eaten the food! With no time to lose, Joe must single-handedly rescue the beloved cavewomen... and find some dinner along the way!

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja features the characters Joe and Mac as cavemen ninjas in a multi-level platform area where the player has to jump and club incoming enemies. They can also throw at them from distance using such weapons as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity and stone wheels. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of girls who were kidnapped by a rival tribe.

Might and Magic II

Might and Magic II

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 22, 1993

In 1993 Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World was published for Super Nintendo in two different versions, Might and Magic II, the western version that was developed by Iguana Entertainment and distributed by Elite in Europe (its launch in America was canceled), and Might and Magic: Book II, this exclusive version for Japan developed by Starcraft and distributed by LOZC G. Amusements that had many differences: different graphic section, changes in the appearance of the NPCs and enemies, new musical themes, less difficulty.

Might and Magic: Book II

Might and Magic: Book II

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 22, 1993

In 1993 Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World was published for Super Nintendo in two different versions, Might and Magic II, the western version that was developed by Iguana Entertainment and distributed by Elite in Europe (its launch in America was canceled), and Might and Magic: Book II, this exclusive version for Japan developed by Starcraft and distributed by LOZC G. Amusements that had many differences: different graphic section, changes in the appearance of the NPCs and enemies, new musical themes, less difficulty.

Overlander

Overlander

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Overlander sees Elite attempt a Roadblasters style driving game with shooting overtones, with the action viewed from behind your armour-plated well-armed car. It all takes place in a post-apocalyptic universe in which a lot of money can be earned by transporting goods form place to place, but the large gangs of Overlanders who already do this are keen to stop you. Two missions are on offer at a time, one tougher but more lucrative than the other, with half the money paid upfront and the other half on successful completion. Before setting off, you can buy upgrades such as turbo chargers, armour...

Overlander

Overlander

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Overlander sees Elite attempt a Roadblasters style driving game with shooting overtones, with the action viewed from behind your armour-plated well-armed car. It all takes place in a post-apocalyptic universe in which a lot of money can be earned by transporting goods form place to place, but the large gangs of Overlanders who already do this are keen to stop you. Two missions are on offer at a time, one tougher but more lucrative than the other, with half the money paid upfront and the other half on successful completion. Before setting off, you can buy upgrades such as turbo chargers,...

Space Harrier

Space Harrier

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

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...

Thrill Time: Platinum 1

Thrill Time: Platinum 1

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Thrill Time: Platinum 1 is a collection of ten games: Thundercats Ikari Warriors Buggy Boy Beyond the Ice Palace Hoppin' Mad Overlander Live and Let Die Space Harrier Great Gurianos Dragon's Lair

Thundercats

Thundercats

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

ThunderCats: The Lost Eye of Thundera is a side-scrolling video game that is based on the original animated television series ThunderCats. The game was published in 1987 by Elite Systems Ltd for home computers including the Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. An NES version was announced and advertised but was never released. When the game begins, the player is shown an image of Mumm-Ra, the Thundercats' main villain, and is told that Mumm-Ra now has the Eye of Thundera, the source of the Thundercats' power.[1] The player takes control of the character Lion-O and...

Tournament Golf

Tournament Golf

Atari ST - Released - 1991

Select your level of play, and then head for the pro shop to choose between Black Carbon, Glass Fiber, and Ceramic Clubs. Tee off by yourself or play 18 holes with a friend. Besides the One and Two Player modes there's also a practice mode, match play (head to head), and a full-blown international tournament, where you'll stroke it out against 15 competitors. Tournament play lasts 12 rounds, 18 holes of golf each. Most rounds are standard "stroke" play but the seventh and eighth rounds are "match" games. Things really get serious when match game ends in a tie, and players move into a sudden...

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