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A.E.

A.E.

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

A.E. is a Space Invaders inspired game with a 3D view. In A.E. the earth is under attack by swarms of aliens who drop bomb after bomb, and it's your job to defend planet Earth. You control a laser cannon that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen. To earn point you should shoot all the alien forces before they shoot you! The game becomes more challenging when you progress in the game as the alien swarm splits up and attack you from several sides.

Aztec

Aztec

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Aztec is an Indiana Jones-type action game with adventure elements, featuring our hero's quest to recover a valuable Jade Idol from a maze. Armed with only three sticks of dynamite and a pistol, the hero must get by traps, animals (lots of snakes and panthers), and natives, and find a way to make it out alive. The value of the Idol is set on the level of difficulty and declines as the game progresses. Thus, the player is awarded with the speed of which a successful recovery can be made. Multiple commands allow for freedom of movement, and expand the adventuring side of the game. The...

Aztec-X

Aztec-X

Sharp X1 - Released - 1985

Aztec-X is an Indiana Jones-type action game with adventure elements, featuring our hero's quest to recover a valuable Jade Idol from a maze. Armed with only three sticks of dynamite and a pistol, the hero must get by traps, animals (lots of snakes and panthers), and natives, and find a way to make it out alive. The value of the Idol is set on the level of difficulty and declines as the game progresses. Thus, the player is awarded with the speed of which a successful recovery can be made. Multiple commands allow for freedom of movement, and expand the adventuring side of the game. The...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Epoch Super Cassette Vision - Released - April 1, 1984

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth. In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders. There are 20 areas to be completed. On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their...

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Microsoft MSX - 1985

The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth. In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders. On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their heads or luring them into...

Crisis Mountain

Crisis Mountain

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Crisis Mountain is a classic platform game. Your task is to defuse bombs left by terrorists in mountain caverns when a dormant volcano above starts erupting unexpectedly. Time is limited as the bombs are ticking towards detonation. It contains nine levels of play.

Crisis Mountain

Crisis Mountain

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

Crisis Mountain is a classic platform game. Your task is to defuse bombs left by terrorists in mountain caverns when a dormant volcano above starts erupting unexpectedly. Time is limited as the bombs are ticking towards detonation. It contains nine levels of play.

The Dagger of Kamui

The Dagger of Kamui

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

An adventure produced in conjunction with the film adaptation of Tetsu Yano's novel of the same name.

The Dagger of Kamui

The Dagger of Kamui

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1985

An adventure produced in conjunction with the film adaptation of Tetsu Yano's novel of the same name.

Fathoms 40

Fathoms 40

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

Fathoms 40 realistically simulates the operations of a German U-Boat during the last days of World War II (1942-1944). It combines the strategic elements of popular board games with the computer's ability to provide animated action and automatic scoring. You, the captain, must guide your Mark XXI U-Boat into the Allied shipping lanes, seek out tankers and freighters, avoid depth charges, torpedo the convoy, and return safely to Brest, France. The game starts in strategic mode with a map display where you seek out a shipping lane to locate a convoy. Once a convoy is located the game shifts...

The Heist

The Heist

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

As a cat burglar, it's up to you to collect all of the valuable paintings from each level while avoiding security systems, pits and robotic sentries which move back and forth. Each level is comprised of three floors and ladders connecting them. Your cat burglar has only the ability to jump, and you must rely entirely on that to keep you alive.

Highrise

Highrise

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Highrise is a puzzle game where the player has to construct a tower out of blocks. The player controls a character called Barnaby who moves under five chutes full of blocks. From these the player picks blocks and moves them to the springboard where they are strategically positioned. Then the blocks are sent to the building area where they are stacked over the previous selection of blocks. Once the constructed tower reaches the required height, Barnaby will use it to climb up to a ladder at the top of the screen that leads to the next level. Picking the right blocks at the right position is...

Highrise

Highrise

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - December 4, 1984

Highrise is a puzzle game where the player has to construct a tower out of blocks. The player controls a character called Barnaby who moves under five chutes full of blocks. From these the player picks blocks and moves them to the springboard where they are strategically positioned. Then the blocks are sent to the building area where they are stacked over the previous selection of blocks. Once the constructed tower reaches the required height, Barnaby will use it to climb up to a ladder at the top of the screen that leads to the next level. Picking the right blocks at the right position is...

Impossible Mission

Impossible Mission

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

You play a secret agent on a quest to stop the evil Professor Elvin Atombender, who is believed to be tampering with national security computers. You must penetrate Atombender's stronghold, avoid his deadly robot creations, and acquire various pieces of a password to use in the main control room. You have 6 hours to complete the game; 10 minutes are lost each time you die and 2 minutes are expended if you use the help function on your portable computer. The robots, rooms, and puzzle pieces will be switched around when starting over which provides replay value.

Mabel's Mansion

Mabel's Mansion

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Barney the Bellhop just heard the unfortunate news that his aunt Mabel has passed. To balance this, it seems Mabel has left her considerable fortune to Barney as an inheritance. Mabel has hidden her treasures throughout her 90 room mansion, and has created a series of traps and puzzles that Barney must solve to prove himself worthy of her fortune. His aunt furthermore has summoned various monsters from the netherworld in order to guard the mansion and thwart Barney's progression. Mabel's ghost continues to haunt the largest cache, and she must be evaded for Barney to claim his reward. The...

Mabel's Mansion

Mabel's Mansion

Sharp X1 - Released - 1985

Barney the Bellhop just heard the unfortunate news that his aunt Mabel has passed. To balance this, it seems Mabel has left her considerable fortune to Barney as an inheritance. Mabel has hidden her treasures throughout her 90 room mansion, and has created a series of traps and puzzles that Barney must solve to prove himself worthy of her fortune. His aunt furthermore has summoned various monsters from the netherworld in order to guard the mansion and thwart Barney's progression. Mabel's ghost continues to haunt the largest cache, and she must be evaded for Barney to claim his reward. The...

Miner 2049er

Miner 2049er

Epoch Super Cassette Vision - Released - May 1, 1985

You play the part of Bounty Bob, and it is your mission to explore every inch of an abandoned mine. As you walk over floor sections in the mine, the floor will change color. When all of the floor sections have been changed in color, you can move on to the next, more challenging level. To reach all of the floor sections, you will need to figure out how to get there.

Miner 2049er

Miner 2049er

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

You play the part of Bounty Bob, and it is your mission to explore every inch of an abandoned mine. As you walk over floor sections in the mine, the floor will change color. When all of the floor sections have been changed in color, you can move on to the next, more challenging level. To reach all of the floor sections, you will need to figure out how to get there. You can jump (be careful not to fall too far though, or you will be squished), climb up and down ladders, and use different transportation devices that can be found on the levels (such as an elevator, slides, a springboard, or a...

Miner 2049er

Miner 2049er

Fujitsu FM-7 - Released - 1984

You play the part of Bounty Bob, and it is your mission to explore every inch of an abandoned mine. As you walk over floor sections in the mine, the floor will change color. When all of the floor sections have been changed in color, you can move on to the next, more challenging level. To reach all of the floor sections, you will need to figure out how to get there. You can jump (be careful not to fall too far though, or you will be squished), climb up and down ladders, and use different transportation devices that can be found on the levels (such as an elevator, slides, a springboard, or a...

Miner 2049er

Miner 2049er

Sharp X1 - Released - 1984

You play the part of Bounty Bob, and it is your mission to explore every inch of an abandoned mine. As you walk over floor sections in the mine, the floor will change color. When all of the floor sections have been changed in color, you can move on to the next, more challenging level. To reach all of the floor sections, you will need to figure out how to get there.

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1984

You are in control of a robot and have to guide him through 22 platform levels using ladders, treadmills, trampolines, escalators, magnets, transporters and other devices. You must collect all the power-pills in one level in order to finish it, but you have only limited time to do so as you are constantly losing energy. Falling from too high or touching an enemy kills your robot. Picking up energizers temporarily enables you to kill your enemies. The game also features an editor that lets you create your own levels.

Oil's Well

Oil's Well

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Extend your oil-mining robotic arm deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and line your pockets. But watch out for the monstrous bugs that lie in wait for you -- one touch of them to the robotic arm and you lose a life!

Pinball Construction Set

Pinball Construction Set

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Pinball Construction Set is considered the first construction set game that launched the concept and genre. Construct a pinball game by dropping parts onto the table (or alter the table itself). Alter world physics like gravity, bounce, kick, and speed. Paint custom backboards. Wire together targets for specials and bonus points. Finally, save creations for later, or generate a self-loading version of the table to distribute to friends (original program not needed to play).

Swashbuckler

Swashbuckler

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Swashbuckler is an early fighting game. The whole game takes place on the same screen. You're in the center and enemies such as humans, snakes, and rats come at you from either side. You've got a sword that can strike high, low or center, or block. As the game progresses the number and speed of the enemies increase until they're too fast for a human to handle. This was pretty similar to another Datamost title, "Aztec" which was an Indiana Jones type side-scroller.

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