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19 Part One: Boot Camp

19 Part One: Boot Camp

Commodore 64 - Released - September 7, 1988

IN 1965 VIETNAM SEEMED LIKE JUST ANOTHER FOREIGN WAR ... BUT IT WASN'T ... Imagine it's 1965 and you're 19... an American kid in an American town. Your family and friends. College. Girl friends. The people and things you know. Comfortable... And then one morning your world is shattered. You're young... You're content... You're comfortable... but you're drafted. At the start of 1965 there were 23,000 United States service personnel in Vietnam. By December there were 184,000 and the figure was still rising. To each and every one, Vietnam was a turning point in their life and each would...

4 Soccer Simulators

4 Soccer Simulators

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 13, 1989

4 Soccer Simulators is a soccer game that includes 4 independent sub-games: 11-A-Side Soccer is a simulation of the default soccer rules. As the name implies, there are eleven players per team. Indoor Soccer is played with five players per team. There are less rules than in outdoor soccer, such as the absence of the corner kick. Street Soccer is played in the streets, with very few rules. Soccer Skills is a training game in which the player can practice penalties, sprints, corners, goalie skills, etc... All games except Soccer Skills support up to four players (two per team) and can...

ACE 2

ACE 2

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

A follow-up to ACE. Similar to its predecessor, ACE 2 is an oldie head-to-head air combat flight sim set in modern days of aviation. The game has a very strong arcade feel, as all the missions you fly are nondescript or generic. Your plane is also a generic, hypothetical modern fighter, and the goal is to fly different sorties to kill enemy aircraft. Very similar to ACE, except that you can now play a 2-player hotseat game, or solo competition against the computer, in split-screen mode.

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

This is a top down vertically scrolling shooter, in which you start off as a motorbike. You are quite vulnerable to attack at first, but power ups come in the form of a Sega van which you have to dock with. The first time you dock you get double fire, the second time gives you a rocket, the third gives a rear force field and the fourth invulnerablility. By destroying cars and bikes that appear on your way, you can collect A-F letters. Collecting A through to D allows you change into a sportscar which is less vulnerable to attack, but not as nimble. Collect all the letters in order to be...

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to four players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

After Burner (European Version)

After Burner (European Version)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

SHAKE…RATTLE…ROLL IT… Afterburner – You’ve played the arcade smash – now experience the white-knuckled realism of a supersonic dogfight at home! Using your heat-seeking missiles and laser anti-aircraft fire, can you be top gun against a seething supersonic swarm? Experience brain-numbing G-forces; bones rattling with the body-jarring pitch and yaw … scan with your radar, lock on your target and FIRE!

Airwolf

Airwolf

Amstrad CPC - Released - June 1, 1985

The game of the TV show is viewed from the side and puts you in command of an attack helicopter. 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 regenerating static targets. Realistic gravity takes effect, so you can't simply hover in a set position.

Airwolf 2

Airwolf 2

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 13, 1987

Airwolf II is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the popular TV series, as now Stringfellow Hawke has to pilot his ultra-modern helicopter to combat alien invasion, finding new weapons (lasers, missiles) on the way. First released in 1987 as a part of compilations, for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16 & Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 16, 1991

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences: Buckboard Chase: Doc Brown goes horseback in an attempt to save Hill Valley's lovely school teacher Clara. This game of quick ducking, jumping and shooting alternates between a side-scrolling and a top-down...

Battleships

Battleships

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Battleships is the international title of a video game, released in 1987, based on the classic board game Battleship. The objective of the game is to sink the entire Fleet of the opponent before he sinks yours. Versions were released for various consoles and platforms.

Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

In this game you control a beach buggy that’s competing in the Dune Trials. It consists of eight rounds and you must complete each round within the time limit to advance. During the rounds you must jump over rocks and fire as well as shoot helicopters as they will make you crash and lose time. You have a set amount of fuel and you must collect fuel canisters to replenish it and maintain your speed. Should your fuel count reach zero you will go slow until you collect a canister which would also cost you time. You also cannot fire with your fuel empty. If you complete all eight rounds the...

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

AIM: Beyond the Ice Palace lies a mystical land caught up in a battle between good and evil. Dark spirits are setting alight the forests, destroying the homes and livelihood of simple woodcutters. In desperation the ancient and wise spirits of the woods shoot a sacred arrow into the air. Whoever finds it will be able to destroy the powers of darkness... GAMEPLAY: Like any other platform game - you run, jump and duck through a horizontally scrolling landscape, avoiding the various creatures and their shots. You can collect various weapons of differing strengths, ranging from a knife to a...

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

As the name suggests, this arcade conversion updates the basic Asteroids gameplay. That means to say that the main gameplay consists of flying through single-screen wrap-around levels shooting at rocks, which split into smaller rocks when hit, eventually becoming small enough to disappear. In this case the Asteroids are protecting Mukor, an evil being who is poisoning planets under the Colonising Corp’s control. Each level is split into either 9 or 16 sub-levels, which are chosen through a square in which any remaining level which is adjacent to the last level completed can be selected....

Bloodwych

Bloodwych

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

The land of Trazere was once ruled by the powerful and benevolent organization of mages known as Bloodwych. Governed by the Grand Dragon, the Bloodwych supervised over the balance in the land, protecting it from evil and driving it to prosperity. However, the second-in-command of Bloodwych, named Zendick, turned against his group, banished his opponents to the astral plane, and began working on a mad plan - summon the ultimate evil, the Lord of Entropy. The player controls the champion of Trazere, whose ultimate goal is to stop Zendick and restore peace in the country. Bloodwych is an RPG...

Blow Up!

Blow Up!

Microsoft MSX - 1987

In Blow Up! the player takes on the role of Joe Kowalski who must navigate his way to the exit in six progressively more difficult caverns. The game has similar gameplay as Boulder Dash, and each cavern must be completed within five minutes. Along the way, Joe will encounter various enemies. There are grabbers who will jump on Joe and slow him down. Darth Vader heads who move around more quickly and will shoot at you. Walking grenades will explode when you come too close to them. The green virus will spread around when it is unleashed and it will make you sick when you come into contact...

Bronx

Bronx

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

In the slums of the Bronx, martial arts look a little different than in the East. Street fight is quite far from the high art of kung fu. But everything in life can come in handy. Try to compete with the leaders of the street gangs of the Bronx. Before the battle you will be introduced. The game is distinguished by a large and carefully worked out graphics.

Buggy Boy

Buggy Boy

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Buggy Boy is a race game, but not just an ordinary race game. There are five different routes, offroad, north, east, west, south. The offroad course loops around back to the start, the others are long runs with a distinct beginning and ending. You must complete each leg before the time runs out. Along the way you can pick up all kinds of bonuses. The colored flags are 30 points each, collect all colors in the order as indicated at the top of the screen to get 1000 bonus points. There are several gates the give you 100, 250 or 500 points, and a time gate. Drive through a time gate to collect...

Buggy Boy

Buggy Boy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Buggy Boy is a race game, but not just an ordinary race game. There are five different routes, offroad, north, east, west, south. The offroad course loops around back to the start, the others are long runs with a distinct beginning and ending. You must complete each leg before the time runs out. Along the way you can pick up all kinds of bonuses. The colored flags are 30 points each, collect all colors in the order as indicated at the top of the screen to get 1000 bonus points. There are several gates the give you 100, 250 or 500 points, and a time gate. Drive through a time gate to collect...

Casanova

Casanova

Microsoft MSX - February 1, 1989

As famous seducer of XVIII century, Giacomo Casanova, you are walking on the streets of some town full of obsessed women and jealous men. Using your mandolin you should clean your way of the town inhabitants shooting the music notes at them. The amount of notes are limited as well as the amount of life and the amount of your life energy, which may be reduced by items thrown at you by town inhabitants. Lovely doves may increase your energy feeding you with eggs, which they drop during flying. Also you may climb the static chains and the ropes emerging from the magic pots, jump, and collect the...

Casanova

Casanova

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

As famous seducer of XVIII century, Giacomo Casanova, you are walking on the streets of some town full of obsessed women and jealous men. Using your mandolin you should clean your way of the town inhabitants shooting the music notes at them. The amount of notes are limited as well as the amount of life and the amount of your life energy, which may be reduced by items thrown at you by town inhabitants. Lovely doves may increase your energy feeding you with eggs, which they drop during flying. Also you may climb the static chains and the ropes emerging from the magic pots, jump, and collect the...

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

The Anti-Nuclear Party are up to their old tricks again. They have decided to infiltrate a nuclear power station and programmed the robots to empty the containment vault and attack all scientists inside it. To make matters worse, the entire facility will self-destruct in fifty minutes. As one of the scientists that survived the onslaught, the player must prevent this from happening by collecting eighteen fuel canisters scattered around all seven floors of the facility and disposing of them in the pit that lies at the center of the first floor, but only one canister can be carried at a...

Circus Attractions

Circus Attractions

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

The famous Circus Morelli offers five exciting events: trampolining, tightrope-walking, juggling, knife-throwing and jumping clowns. You control the artists during their sometimes dangerous stunts. Each attraction can be practiced on its own before all five have to be performed in order in the main performance of the evening. Each attraction also has a special two-player team mode.

Cyberbig

Cyberbig

Microsoft MSX - Released - March 2, 1989

Cyberbig is an arcade-action game with very colorful graphics. The objective and mechanics of Cyberbig are quite simple (as much as the instructions of the game want us to believe otherwise): You are stranded with your robot on a planet full of gigantic monsters called Cyberbigs and other hostile inhabitants. The goal is to escape, running through one of the most gigantic maps in the history of 8-bit software. To eliminate the "normal inhabitants" you have to shoot them once with your laser, and when they are hit, they will shrink, at which time you'll have to crouch and shoot them again to...

Defcom 1

Defcom 1

Microsoft MSX - February 1, 1989

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Zambaquous has done everything to make life hell for the people of Agamen, and as their King Kayus, the time has come to head out to destroy him. This leads to six levels of horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up action, although with some vertical movement as well. The thing which sets the game apart from every other horizontally-scrolling shoot ‘em up (except Saint Dragon) is that you are riding on the back of a dragon, called Bahamoot. Both you and the dragon have firepower, and holding down the fire button increases Bahamoot’s energy bolt’s ferocity. The dragon’s tail can be controlled...

Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Dragon's Lair features the hero, Dirk the Daring, attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe, who has locked Daphne in a wizard's castle. The screen shows animated scenes, and the player executes an action by selecting a direction or pressing the sword button with correct timing. The comedy of the game stemmed not only from the bizarre looking creatures and death scenes, but also the fact that while Dirk was a skilled knight, he was somewhat clumsy in his efforts, as well as being a reluctant hero, prone to shrieking and reacting in horror to the various dangers he...

Dragon's Lair Part II: Escape from Singe's Castle

Dragon's Lair Part II: Escape from Singe's Castle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Following the first adaptation of the laserdisc-based arcade classic Dragon's Lair, Software Projects followed it up with Escape from Singe's Castle, again loosely adapting scenes from the original game for the capabilities of contemporary 8-bit machines. After defeating the dragon Singe and rescuing Princess Daphne, Dirk the Daring still yearns for adventure. He ventures into the domain of the Lizard King, where according to legend a large pot of gold awaits bold adventurers. The player controls Dirk through eight distinct scenes: Ye River Caves: Dirk must go down a wild river in his...

Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

In Dynamic Duo the player takes the role of a bird and a dwarf who explore a haunted castle. The goal is to open the door the the calculation room, but to do so ten hidden keys have to be found first. The screen is divided into three parts: the action screen, a map and the status screen. The player can switch between the two protagonists at will and if they explore different parts of the castle (or if a second player takes part) the map gets replaced with a second action screen. This is necessary because the two have different abilities: the bird can fly and is generally faster while only...

Dynamite Düx

Dynamite Düx

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Side-scrolling beat 'em ups in which you must rescue a trapped female friend are nothing unusual. Being able to use direct-combat moves as well as collecting bonus weapons, and food for energy recharging, is pretty typical as well. Games of this type that were converted from the arcade to home computers are particularly commonplace - Renegade and the Double Dragon series are famous examples. Where this one stands out, however, is the setting of your character as a duck called Bin, and with motion having a clear waddling appearance. The enemies to fight are all from the animal kingdom, but...

European 5-A-Side

European 5-A-Side

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1996

EUROPEAN 5-a-Side is a bit like sawn-off table football viewed from above with barriers around the side to avoid throw-ins and other complexities. In a way it is fairly faithful to real five-a-side, as long as it is being played by creatures who vary in size with direction. Two types of kick are possible -the low pass, which is handy for scoring, and the high lob, which is handy for not very much at all. When the ball is lobbed an impression of height is given by the ball growing to golf ball size, obscuring any players who may happen to be underneath, then shrinking to normal. The game can...

The Flintstones

The Flintstones

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The Flintstones is a game based on the popular cartoon series The Flintstones by Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc. It's weekend! Fred Flintstone thinks of only one thing: bowling with his friend and neighbor Barney. Unfortunately, his wife Wilma got other plans for him. Fred has to paint the living room and Wilma is not going to help him with it. No, she goes shopping. And if that's not enough, Wilma also tells Fred that his mother-in-law is coming over. The Flintstones game is divided in four parts. Part 1: Painting the walls of your living room. To go to the bowling alley before it is...

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

The UK-produced adaptation of Ghostbusters II contains three action scenes based on the film: In the first scene, the Ghostbusters must collect slime samples from the sewers. One Ghostbuster is being lowered into a shaft on a cable and must collect the samples at the bottom. On the way down, many ghosts will try to stop him. Some of them try to saw off the cable, others deplete his courage upon touching him. He can destroy them with proton beams or bombs or employ a shield so they can't touch him. Weapon power-ups and elixirs that restore courage can be found on ledges in the shaft and can...

Guttblaster

Guttblaster

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Destroy all the evil and alien objects that you meet. But aware: they will creep up on you from behind and shoot back. Certain aliens can only be destroyed with a certain type of ammunition; you can change your type of ammunition by passing your ship over the circled numbers.

Habilit

Habilit

Microsoft MSX

Haunted House

Haunted House

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Joe must find his way through the 16 rooms to get out of this nightmare. He will come across the floating eyeballs, Frankie the mutant Frankensteiner student ghost, Dracula, blood and fire dripping from paintings, ghouls and goblins, and even the dreaded Brainiac, a mysteriously deceased lunatic brain surgeon, who was whispered to have performed surgery on himself after his license was taken away. To get out off each room, Joe has to find the clue to the hidden passageways and secret staircases.

Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road

Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Enter the world of off-road racing as 4 vehicles will face each other, on a series of tracks which are based around flipped and reversed versions of a core selection. Fame, glory and bikini clad women await your victories and the taste of dirt awaits if you fail. Let a computer car beat you and you lose one of your 3 credits. Successful races bring more money, which can be used to soup up their machine. Boosts to top speed, grip and acceleration can be purchased, and your nitro boost must be kept topped up. If you are desperate for upgrades, you can buy into your spare credits. Only your...

James Bond 007: The Living Daylights: The Computer Game

James Bond 007: The Living Daylights: The Computer Game

Commodore 64 - Released - September 15, 1987

The Living Daylights is a side-scrolling action game which features eight levels of gameplay, centered around the Timothy Dalton movie of the same name. Beginning with a "training" mission in Gibraltar, Bond then assists General Koskov's defection to the West, rescues a Bond girl, fights off henchmen, and takes on an evil weapons dealer. Bond can run, duck, jump and use weapons created by Q (including the Ghetto Blaster) and take out enemies with his trusted Walther PPK.

Ke Rulen los Petas

Ke Rulen los Petas

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

In a dystopian future in Bangkok, drug addicts Mikel Jakson and Andrés Kasho Mulo fight against the corrupt dictatorship of the evil General Charoen. A very great Spanish language adventure that perhaps did not have an overwhelming success it should have. Everything is good, from the graphics to the setting, except perhaps the character set. The author of the game is the same as that of The Birds of Bangkok.

La Abadía del Crimen

La Abadía del Crimen

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

La Abadía del Crimen was originally conceived as a version of Umberto Eco's book The Name of the Rose. This game is a video adventure with 3D isometric graphics, where a Franciscan friar, William of Occam (William of Baskerville in the book) and his young novice Adso have to discover the perpetrator of a series of murders in a medieval Italian abbey.

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

The P-47 was one of the toughest planes in use in World War 2, and this side-scrolling shoot 'em up puts you in control of one as you take on hordes of Nazis. 16-bit versions have a simultaneous 2-player mode, as well as the ability to wrap-around the game with increased difficulty up to 4 times. You are initially armed with a machine gun, but can also pick up bombs, spray missiles and multi-missiles by picking up the appropriate letter. Each weapon can be upgraded by picking up further tokens of the same type. Tokens offering extra lives and speed-ups are also on offer.

Powerplay: Game of the Gods

Powerplay: Game of the Gods

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

As one of the four great Gods Apollo, Hermes, Hecate and Aphrodite, choose a team of four mighty warriors to fight for you in the Powerplay tournament to prove who is the greatest. This battle will be fought out not using swords or knives, but with knowledge - gameplay takes the form of a complex quiz on a chess-like board. You have four playing pieces, which start off arranged as a cross in one corner of the isometrically-viewed board. The squares are split into four different colours, which each represent a particular broad Trivial Pursuit-style subject area. The question has four...

Predator 2

Predator 2

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

Los Angeles Lieutenant Mike Harrington is used to dealing with a drug war between Spanish and Jamaican drug gangs, but how he's caught up in the city's worst nightmare! The fearsome Predator species of alien has arrived, out to wreak serious destruction. It is your job to stop it. The game is a crosshair shooter influenced by Operation Wolf. The viewpoint is from slightly behind Harrington, while the game scrolls on as you clear each section. Mouse control is offered on 16-bit versions. Your armour must be kept functional by collecting top-ups, and there are weapon power-ups such as machine...

Rommel's Revenge

Rommel's Revenge

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

"This is probably the best version yet of the well known arcade original ‘Battle Zone’ and is, of course, similar to Artic’s ‘3D Combat Zone’. In one sense it’s much better — the flat plain is well landscaped and teeming with buildings, radar towers and telegraph poles. The missiles, once fired, seemed to travel at a realistic speed. In another sense it’s not so good — the enemy tanks don’t appear as frequently and there aren’t any flying saucers to contend with. On the other hand the enemy tanks aren’t so over-intelligent at avoiding your fire, so you get a better sense of achievement! Rather...

The Running Man

The Running Man

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

Inspired on the movie with the same name with A. Schwarzenegger, you are an ex-cop presumed guilty for the murder of many civils. In jail, one day, you can escape and go to the airport to go away. Unfortunately, you are captured again but for other person now. Not the state, a director of a show called running man. This show is the most popular hobby in future, everybody play money. A guy (you) are hunted by professional killers, he must runs and stay alive for win money. So with the four levels, you must fight with your hunters and go quickly to the end of levels if you want recovery freedom...

Sabrina

Sabrina

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

The game features the eventful journey that a popular singer -Sabrina Salerno.- must suffer to be able to be transferred from the airport to the nearest television studios. In order to arrive there, she must cross a town whose inhabitants seem to be a little dis-conformed with her way to be, act, and mainly, to dress. Your mission will be to guide Sabrina in an arduous way, avoiding or eliminating as many enemies as possible. They are of several kinds, although all of them have an aspect in common: they are normal people of whom can be found in the street in the dozens. Thus, for example,...

Samurai Warrior: The Battles of.... Usagi Yojimbo

Samurai Warrior: The Battles of.... Usagi Yojimbo

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

With the Roger Rabbit film (and game) successful, and the Jive Bunny phenomenon shaking up charts worldwide, perhaps it was time to redress the balance away from wimpy rabbits. Stan Sakai's comic character set in the 17th century did this, being capable of a range of martial arts moves. In this licensed game he'll need them to save Japan from being taken over by evil. The game is side-scrolling and has large beat 'em up elements, but also incorporates Karma. Negative actions such as needless violence will be punished with a loss of Karma, while positives ones (such as bribing those who give...

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...

Space Harrier

Space Harrier

Commodore 64 - Released - April 2, 1987

Space Harrier is set in the "Fantasy Zone", a surreal world composed of bright colors and a checkerboard-styled ground. The enemies are also unique, featuring prehistoric animals, Chinese dragons, and alien pods. The player is forced along the levels, running or flying around enemy fire, while shooting back with fireballs via the character's under-arm cannon (which doubles as a rocket-esque device allowing the character to fly).

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

With April O'Neil held hostage by The Shredder's thugs, Bebop and Rocksteady, once again, it's up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to come to her rescue! Play as all four of the turtle heroes, rescue April, and then rescue your sensei Splinter from Mecha-Turtles clutches, and then go after The Shredder deep in the bowels of The Technodrome itself. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action game based on the late eighties/early nineties cartoon series of the same name. Play as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael (one turtle only, but the ability to swap between turtles at any...

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

With April O'Neil held hostage by The Shredder's thugs, Bebop and Rocksteady, once again, it's up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to come to her rescue! Play as all four of the turtle heroes, rescue April, and then rescue your sensei Splinter from Mecha-Turtles clutches, and then go after The Shredder deep in the bowels of The Technodrome itself. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action game based on the late eighties/early nineties cartoon series of the same name. Play as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael (one turtle only, but the ability to swap between turtles at any...

Tetris

Tetris

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

The original commercially-licensed version of Alexey Pajitnov's classic Tetris puzzle game. Geometric shapes fall from the top of a playfield to rest on the bottom; fit the pieces together, and the line they form disappears. If the pieces don't form lines and eventually stack up to the top of the playfield, the game is over. Difficulty increases by dropping the pieces faster and faster over time.

Tetris

Tetris

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The original commercially-licensed version of Alexey Pajitnov's classic Tetris puzzle game. Geometric shapes fall from the top of a playfield to rest on the bottom; fit the pieces together, and the line they form disappears. If the pieces don't form lines and eventually stack up to the top of the playfield, the game is over. Difficulty increases by dropping the pieces faster and faster over time.

Thunderbirds (Grandslam Entertainments)

Thunderbirds (Grandslam Entertainments)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

International Rescue is made up of Jeff Tracy, Brains, and Tracy's five sons, each of whom has a Thunderbird craft of their own. They have four missions to complete in turn. Each of these involves a two-man squad, whom you can switch between at any time. Each must select the correct objects to bring beforehand. You will have to move through the screens via lifts and ladders, avoid hazards and solve puzzles. Mission one is set in a mine shaft, which is rapidly flooding and has two miners trapped. Next up is a nuclear submarine stranded after hitting a mine, which must be repaired and...

Time Scanner

Time Scanner

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Time Scanner is a pinball game. As usual, the goal is to keep the ball in the game by bouncing it back with the paddles. Hitting bumpers and other obstacles rewards points and completing a table requires mastering certain objectives which depend on the table on hand. Every table is divided into twp parts with their own paddles: the game only scrolls if the ball goes down. The four tables are: - Volcano: The winning condition is to spell the table's name by using the associated volcano lanes. - Ruins: In the middle of the table there is a "collect ball" hole. If all targets were hit...

Toi Acid Game

Toi Acid Game

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Toi Acid Game begins while the protagonist, the Toi, is having a date in a discotheque with his girlfriend, Zoi. And then, there appears the usual crazy scientist, in this case called Dr Acid, who kidnaps the hero's girlfriend with the intention to provide diversion to his diabolic creations. The small and roundish friend cannot allow this, so he goes quickly to her rescue. In order to accomplish it, he will have to face four different levels in which all kind of tiny beasts will try to cut his way. Thus, on the first stage, the disco, he will have to avoid some crude dudes, siphons, drinks...

Volleyball Simulator

Volleyball Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Volleyball Simulator is, probably not entirely surprising, a game about the sport volleyball. The game features full six-athlete teams and the original rule set with one playing mode: a single match, either against the AI or another player. However, there is room for customization with the tactics menu. Here players can set the defense and offense strategy and the position of every athlete.

Vortex Raider

Vortex Raider

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Zombi

Zombi

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

In Zombi you control a team of four intrepid travelers, who have landed their helicopter on the roof of a shopping centre in the hope of finding fuel. The problem is that, with Hell full, Zombies are walking the earth, devouring humans as they please. Zombi is a point and click adventure game in which you control the four characters (Alexandre, Sylvie, Yannick and Patrick) in turn, taking each of them individually through the abandoned complex. Lots of potentially-useful items have been left behind, some stored in cupboards - work out what they could be used for. Try to find a weapon...

Zone Trooper

Zone Trooper

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

You have been woken too late from suspended animation to save your ship from crashing on a strange planet. Now it is up to you to save your fellow crew members by finding replacement Plasma Pods and getting of this hostile planet. You fly around in your spacepod over the planets surface and in underground tunnels trying to find the pods. There are various droids and obstacles trying to destroy you and your ship but you can kill them with your blaster. In the main ship you have access to a onboard computer to help you. Zone Trooper is a flick screen shooter viewed from the side. As well as...

Zone Trooper

Zone Trooper

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

You have been woken too late from suspended animation to save your ship from crashing on a strange planet. Now it is up to you to save your fellow crew members by finding replacement Plasma Pods and getting of this hostile planet. You fly around in your spacepod over the planets surface and in underground tunnels trying to find the pods. There are various droids and obstacles trying to destroy you and your ship but you can kill them with your blaster. In the main ship you have access to a onboard computer to help you. Zone Trooper is a flick screen shooter viewed from the side. As well as...

Zone Trooper

Zone Trooper

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

You have been woken too late from suspended animation to save your ship from crashing on a strange planet. Now it is up to you to save your fellow crew members by finding replacement Plasma Pods and getting of this hostile planet. You fly around in your spacepod over the planet's surface and in underground tunnels trying to find the pods. There are various droids and obstacles trying to destroy you and your ship, but you can kill them with your blaster. In the main ship you have access to a onboard computer to help you. Zone Trooper is a flick screen shooter viewed from the side. As well as...

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