Imagine Software Ltd

Ah Diddums

Ah Diddums

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Ah Diddums is a single player game with 99 levels in which the player builds ladders to progress to the next level Teddy isn't in a normal toy-box, he's in the central toy-box of a nested set of 99 boxes, and to get out he must build a set of steps by piling building bricks in a specific order. In his box Teddy hears baby crying and its his job to take toys to the baby to stop her crying. However, if baby stops crying then the mother will turn out the light. The other toys in the toy-box with Ted can only play when the light is on so they try to stop Teddy comforting the baby. Contact with...

Alchemist

Alchemist

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

The player controls a skilled alchemist, who has been summoned to defeat an evil warlock. The game takes place in the warlock's castle, with the objective of finding four pieces of a magic scroll. This will allow the alchemist to use the "Spell of Destruction" to defeat the warlock. The alchemist can transform into a golden eagle, requiring the use of spell energy. Transforming between the two is essential to completing the game: The alchemist can hurl lightning bolts and other spells, but the eagle form is required to negotiate steep hills or drops. The alchemist can only carry one item at...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

The era and time of this story is unknown. After the mothership "Arkanoid" was destroyed, a spacecraft "Vaus" scrambled away, only to be trapped in the void. You control the Vaus and have to penetrate 32 levels and then confront the "Dimension Changer" whom you must destroy in order to reverse time and resurrect the "Arkanoid". Frantic action and split second timing combine to produce the most addictive and compulsive game.

Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

The mysterious enemy known as DOH has returned to seek vengeance on the Vaus space vessel. The player must once again take control of the Vaus (paddle) and overcome many challenges in order to destroy DOH once and for all. Revenge of Doh sees the player battle through 34 rounds, taken from a grand total of 64. Revenge of Doh differs from its predecessor with the introduction of "Warp Gates". Upon completion of a level or when the Break ("B") pill is caught, two gates appear at the bottom of the play area, on either side. The player can choose to go through either one of the gates - the...

Athena

Athena

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In this game, players take the role of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, who has grown tired of her life within the castle and ventures into the Fantasy World beyond the castle walls. Strange and fearsome creatures will attack at every turn, but weapons can be found along the way: a ball and chain, a bow and arrow, and a mighty sword. Put on wings and take to the sky, or become a mermaid to explore the ocean depths.

Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Bad Dudes is a six-level action game originating in the arcades. The gameplay involving beating a succession of guys to complete the level, then an end-of-level bad guy. The action takes place on two different levels of the screen, which can be jumped across or navigated using ladders. Moves such as punches and kicks are on offer. The control method makes jumping sideways quite tricky.

Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja

Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Seven levels of lean, mean, fighting screens to battle through. Use your special Martial Arts skills, Punch, Kick, Jump, Flying-kick and Super-punch; with added power in the shape of special Ninja-style weapons. The opponents in your battle for supremacy are four types of Evil star/throwing Ninja Assassins whose skills are manifold and dangerous. Also out to spoil your day are acrobatic Women Warriors and vicious Guard Dogs. At the end of each level you must overcome the Ninja Master in order to progress - some examples of these superhuman villains are:- A fire-breathing Fat Man, an Armour...

Galivan

Galivan

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In Galivan (released by Imagine in the US as Hero 2020) the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while trying to free the planet Cynep from the evil roaming on it. Now the player is the last hope. This game is a mix between a shooter and a platformer: the player walks through the caves, jumps over obstacles and shoots everything in sight. Well, at least if he has a weapon: at the beginning he is unarmed and can only kick or punch. He has to find pyramids which were dropped by his dead colleagues (also sometimes from killed aliens): those...

Hero 2020

Commodore 64 - 1990

In Hero 2020 the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while trying to free the planet Cynep from the evil roaming on it. Now the player is the last hope. This game is a mix between a shooter and a platformer: the player walks through the caves, jumps over obstacles and shoots everything in sight. Well, at least if he has a weapon: at the beginning he is unarmed and can only kick or punch. He has to find pyramids which were dropped by his dead colleagues (also sometimes from killed aliens): those grant an armor, more life energy and a weapon....

Isaki Shuugorou no Keiba Hisshou Gaku

Isaki Shuugorou no Keiba Hisshou Gaku

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 20, 1990

Isaki Shuugorou no Keiba Hisshou Gaku is a Sports game, developed by C-Lab and published by Imagineer, which was released in Japan in 1990.

Mag Max

Mag Max

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

An alien menace has attacked the worlds of civilization and laid waste to their planets. However before the being conquered, a group of scientists has managed to create one last weapon and hidden it underground. The name of the weapon is Mag Max and only it might be able to defeat the alien invaders. Mag Max however is incomplete and for security reasons, his component parts are scattered across the land. Through their collection, Mag Max's strength increases. Mag Max is a side-scrolling shooter game. At the beginning, Mag Max is only a tiny little fighter craft that can fire low-powered...

Psycho Soldier

Psycho Soldier

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Sequel to Athena, the 2D side-scroller which starred a stylized Manga version of the Greek goddess Athena as she set out to find adventure in the mortal world. This game features Athena Asamiya, a descendant of Princess Athena, who uses her new psychic powers (hence the game's title, Psycho Soldier) to clear a post-apocalyptic world of its mutant inhabitants with the help of her friend Kensu, thus allowing simultaneous two players gameplay. The gameplay consists of the usual run and jump fare typical of the genre with the added feature of a constantly scrolling background, which, added...

Rastan

Rastan

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Thrill to the real arcade feel as you are plunged in the world of Maranna inhabited by a hardy race of barbarians, King of this race is Rastan, an adventurer, a warrior, a man pure of heart and rich in spirit. The evil wizard, Karg, thwarted by Rastan in his attempts to overthrow the throne has opened the portals of hells and unleashed a variety of beasts and demons upon Maranna. Only one man has proved himself true enough to confront the hordes; the king himself - Rastan. His task... to fight his way through the countries of his continent, killing beasts and demons in order to reach the...

Renegade

Renegade

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Renegade is a video game developed by Technos Japan and published in 1986 by Taito. Home computer versions were released for the Amiga, Apple II and IBM PC in North America and for the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and Commodore 64 in Europe. The American computer ports were developed by Software Creations and published by Taito, whereas the European computer ports were handled by Imagine Software and published by Ocean Software. In Renegade, the player controls a vigilante who fights a variety of street gangs on his way to save his girlfriend.

Renegade III: The Final Chapter

Renegade III: The Final Chapter

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

When a guy loses his girl - he loses his mind! Now, in the Final Chapter, Renegade must summon all his strength and lightning reactions as he chases his girlfriend's captors through time itself. Fight against neolithic man, mediaeval knights, and he tormented undead from within the tombs of Ancient Egypt. Your quest finally takes you BEYOND the present - to a time you'll never forget!... but remember... your girl wants to see you alive!

Salamander

Salamander

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Salamander (沙羅曼蛇 / サラマンダ Saramanda), retitled Life Force (ライフフォース Raifu Fōsu) in North America and in the Japanese arcade re-release, in Europe known as Life Force: Salamander, is a scrolling shooter arcade game by Konami. Released in 1986 as a spin-off of Gradius, Salamander introduced a simplified power-up system, two-player cooperative gameplay and both horizontally and vertically scrolling stages. Some of these later became the norm for future Gradius games. Salamander was followed with a sequel in 1996 entitled Salamander 2. The first player controls Vic Viper and the second player...

Terra Cresta

Terra Cresta

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Terra Cresta is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. The player controls a ship, initially with limited firepower. Numbered pods appear containing further parts of the ship that will increase firepower. These additional parts combine with the player's ship to increase its firepower, and the final module transforms it into a fiery phoenix which is invulnerable for a certain period of time. Once the ship has multiple sections, the player may also split it, allowing it to fire in multiple directions. The player begins with three lives and it is possible to play with either one or two...

The Vindicator!

The Vindicator!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In The Vindicator! aliens invaded earth and laid it into ruins. The rest of humanity had to flee underground and one sole hero, the vindicator, goes out on his quest to kill the Dark Overlord. The game has three distinctive parts: the first is set in an underground complex where blueprints containing a way to destroy the aliens have to be found. To do so the vindicator has to navigate a maze, find keycards, kill aliens in the way and finally solve an anagram puzzle. After that stands a long way towards the alien base which plays out as a vertically scrolling shooter section. Here the player...

Wacky Waiters

Wacky Waiters

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

In Wacky Waiters you control a waiter that has to get from one end of the screen to the other to deliver drinks to the beckoning customers waiting there. Each level consists of platforms and elevators and you have to use the elevators to move across the level and up/down platforms. If you drop into one of the elevator shafts or if the time runs out you are fired. Get fired three times and it's Game Over.

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