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3D Pool

3D Pool

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Sharkey's 3D Pool is one of the earliest 3D cue-sports games, featuring a fully-rotating table and variable viewpoint allowing for much more realistic shot-playing than the traditional top-down game style (although the game can be played this way instead). The pace, spin and angle of each shot can be set up precisely before playing it. Both 8-ball (pot your seven colors plus the black to win) and 9-ball (pot the 9-ball with a shot that also hits the lowest remaining ball, whatever that may be) are included. There are seven skill levels to work through. A trick-shot mode is also included,...

720 Degrees

720 Degrees

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

720 Degrees, or 720°, is a 1986 skateboarding arcade game by Atari Games. It has a unique timed structure that requires the player score points in order to keep the game going. The game's name comes from the "ultimate" trick, turning a full 720° (two complete circles) in the air after jumping off a ramp. 720° has the player controlling a skateboarder ripping around a middle-class neighborhood. By doing jumps and tricks, the player can eventually acquire enough points to compete at a skate park. The game begins with the player controlling a skateboarder skating around a middle-class...

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Commodore 64 - Released - July 3, 1989

Take to the streets. Or take to the skies. Because Action Fighter is the incredible, transformable combat fighter! You start out on a customized cycle. Built with enough speed and power to jump over water and overtake enemies. Then, by finding the right parts along the way, you'll change your cycle into a supercharged, state-of-the-art sports car. Next, add two turbojets to make your car airborne. And take to the skies! Down hyped-up helicopters and jet spaceships from above. And no matter which vehicle you're manning - or who you're after - get ready to stand by for action!

Airborne Ranger

Airborne Ranger

Commodore 64 - Released - August 1, 1987

The game consists of several missions, in which the player controls a sole Ranger whose objectives include killing an enemy officer, destroying an enemy bunker, taking out a SAM site, and rescuing a captured POW, which would possibly free a roster member that was labeled P.O.W. The game creates the maps and objective locations randomly, so the player is required to plan each mission carefully, because no mission is the same.

Black Beard

Black Beard

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Red Beard, an old pal of Black Beard has stolen Black Beard's treasure map. You as Black Beard are furious about this and you enter Red Beard his ship. On board you have to roam around looking for the map. To open chests you must fire a bullet. You can collect several special potions that will give you new ammo, extra life etc. To prevent Red Beard's pirates to enter the ship you must use the torch to light the cannon and then you will find the map in the last chest.

Black Beard

Black Beard

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Red Beard, an old pal of Black Beard has stolen Black Beard's treasure map. You as Black Beard are furious about this and you enter Red Beard his ship. On board you have to roam around looking for the map. To open chests you must fire a bullet. You can collect several special potions that will give you new ammo, extra life etc. To prevent Red Beard's pirates to enter the ship you must use the torch to light the cannon and then you will find the map in the last chest.

Coliseum

Coliseum

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Benurio, a merchant's son, has fallen foul of the wicked Nerio, chief of the Emperor's Praetorian Guard. Both men are trying to win the affection of the beautiful Calia - but the unscrupulous Nerio has denounced Benurio and forced him to race in the Circus Maximus. However, chariot racing is a rough business and the other participants will try to kill you before the end of the race... You must complete four hazardous races in each of which you'll have to complete four laps, avoiding the obstacles and fighting off your opponents. They will carry weapons of increasing deadliness with which...

Colosseum

Colosseum

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Benurio, a merchant's son, has fallen foul of the wicked Nerio, chief of the Emperor's Praetorian Guard. Both men are trying to win the affection of the beautiful Calia - but the unscrupulous Nerio has denounced Benurio and forced him to race in the Circus Maximus. However, chariot racing is a rough business and the other participants will try to kill you before the end of the race... You must complete four hazardous races in each of which you'll have to complete four laps, avoiding the obstacles and fighting off your opponents. They will carry weapons of increasing deadliness with which...

Final Fight

Final Fight

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back. Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a...

Final Fight

Final Fight

Commodore 64 - Released - November 20, 1991

The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back. Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a...

The Games: Summer Edition

The Games: Summer Edition

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released

You start as a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team to compete at the Olympic Summer Games. You can play eight events, including Velodrome Sprint Cycling, Hurdles, Pole Vault, Hammer-throw, Uneven Parallel Bars, Rings, Archery, and Springboard Diving. You can practice each event separately or play the whole competition. The game also features a multiple player option, this makes it a nice party game. If you are alone, you can compete against the computer. If you're stuck in an event, or want to get better, just take the coaching book (= the manual) and read how you can make more...

The Games: Winter Edition

The Games: Winter Edition

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released

Once again Epyx invites players to compete in winter Olympics. This time there are 8 events which can be played, which are: Figure Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, Slalom, Downhill Skiing and Luge. Up to 8 players can either play the complete Olympics, compete in one or more events or simply practice an event. Some events can be played simultaneously (Cross Country Skiing, Slalom and Speed Skating) while the others have to be played one after another.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game

Atari ST - 1992

As in the movie (and the more famous graphic adventure), your task is to find the Holy Grail. Before this can be done you must find the Cross of Coronado, a shield and a diary. This makes for a four-level arcade adventure combining climbs, exploration (with several routes through each level, and some traps) and puzzles. Indy is armed with his trusty whip to fight off foes, but can also get involved in hand-to-hand combat. The first level takes place in caves underneath Colorado, before you reach a moving circus train strewn with traps, a Zeppelin which is full of guards and ladders, and...

Infiltrator

Infiltrator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Infiltrator is a combination of first-person helicopter simulator and isometric third-person espionage action. You, as Johnny McGibbitts, ace pilot and neurosurgeon, were given a mission against the "Mad Leader". You have to fly in a helicopter behind enemy lines and make a diversion there. You can fool the choppers into believing that you are one of the bad guys, and also you can show false documents to guards in the enemy camp. If they aren't fooled then you can use a spray of sleeping gas or even a grenade. There are many houses in the camp, which have many rooms containing useful items,...

Keith Von Eron's Pro Soccer

Keith Von Eron's Pro Soccer

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The game can simulate a full 11-a-side game of football on a grass pitch, or 6-a-side soccer, based on the American indoor league of the time. A single player can work through a World Cup (or Indoor League) tournament, or take on a series of increasingly tougher computer teams. A two-player friendly can be played head to head. The control method was designed to be as simple as possible, lending itself to fast and flowing football (in the manner of the later Sensible Soccer). A quick tap of the fire button passed forward, a longer hold of the button chipped the ball at height. Pushing...

Krakout

Krakout

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Arkanoid-style Breakout clone, which unlike most other similar games has the bat on the side of the screen (there is a left/right option) instead of at the bottom. There are 100 screens to be conquered. There are a number of types of special bricks, but unlike e.g. Arkanoid, they do not fall towards the bat. Instead, when you hit a special brick, it flips to show a letter. E.g. E (Extend bat), C (Catch ball), M (Missile), B (Bomb, explodes when hit by ball, clearing a number of bricks) and X (Extra life). Extra lives are also awarded when the player scores 10,000 points. The enemies and...

Last Duel

Last Duel

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Last Duel: Inter Planet War 2012 follows the story of two planets that are in war with each other. On the planet Bacula, the Galden Tribe has overthrown the government and seized power over the whole world. Now they want more – by invading the peaceful planet of Mu and kidnapped Queen Sheets. The Mu-ans decided to take action. They asked their best scientists to come up with a weapon that will defeat the Galdens. After many long months, they were able to develop a vehicle of immense firepower, capable of leaping into the air to avoid ground hazards. In addition to that, it can transform into...

Michael Jackson: Moonwalker

Michael Jackson: Moonwalker

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

"Michael!" Katy's voice rings out - you've found her! But more children are still lost! Can you stop the psycho mastermind Mr. Big and his goon squad before they kidnap all the kids? You can, if you're Michael Jackson! Moonwalk on muggers, lean on meanies, and pop the punks! Outfight, outjump, outdance! Move like only Michael can, to the beat of Smooth Criminal, Beat it, Billie Jean, and Bad! No bad guy can last through Michael's Star Magic! Punch down gangsters in Club 30. Rumble in the streets. Swing, spin, and kick past graveyard ghouls. Chill in the caverns, then sizzle 'em with ultra-tech...

Mind-Roll

Mind-Roll

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

You play a rolling eyeball in an attempt to find your way through numerous mazes. Each maze features different puzzles to solve and objects such as keys to collect in order to find the destination. There is a limited amount of time to solve each maze. This game was known as Mind-Roll in the US. Quedex is the PAL name.

Mission Elevator

Mission Elevator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

A bomb has been set by terrorists to blow up a sky-scraping hotel in which the FBI’s Central Intelligence Unit is located, and you must diffuse it. Reaching the room itself is no easy task, as the hotel is split into segments of 8 floors, and you can’t move onto the next one without the emergency key, which the porter has hold of – he must be located. Each of these has one eighth of the secret stop code, and these must be entered in order to finally diffuse the bomb. Secrets can be gleaned from the opposing hijackers, and from the barman. In some cases furniture can be used to your advantage....

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Monty on the Run is a computer game created by the software house Gremlin Graphics and released in 1985 for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 16, written by Peter Harrap for the ZX Spectrum with music by Rob Hubbard. On the run from the authorities after his intervention in the Miners' strike, Monty the mole must escape from his house and head for the English Channel and freedom in Europe. In traditional platform game fashion, along the way he needs to collect various objects and solve puzzles to complete his escape. Before the game, five objects must be chosen to...

Night Raider

Night Raider

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In World War 2, the Bismarck battleship has been dominant thus far. Armed with torpedoes and a machine gun, can you destroy the Bismarck with a well-aimed torpedo and turn the tide of WW2 in the Allies' favour? Find out is this flight simulation and strategy game. How you complete the task is largely up to you. You will need to deal with the plane's instruments, to take off, and plan which areas of the sky you patrol in the search for the Bismarck. There are four distinct instrument panels to control engineer, navigator and gunner functions as well as the main flight controls. Statistics on...

Oriental Games

Oriental Games

Atari ST - 1990

Oriental Games is the martial arts equivalent of the Olympics, a tournament in which the world's greatest fighters compete in a four-discipline contest in their attempt to become Grand Master.

Pitstop II

Pitstop II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Race Formula-1 in several tracks while trying to beat a computer, or human opponent. Pay attention to your fuel and tires: It will be necessary to drive into a pitstop to swap them out and refuel. Tire damage is indicated by their colour; they start off black and become lighter as they take damage. Once they have turned white a collision will send the car off the track. Six different tracks are available to race on including Brands Hatch and Vallelunga. Tracks can be played singly, or all together in a Grand Prix contest. When playing the Grand Prix this is scored in the same way as the...

Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Rick Dangerous is a series of two platform games released by Core Design (who would later make Tomb Raider) in the 1980s. Rick Dangerous was developed by Core Design for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and DOS based PCs. The game was released in 1989 and published by Rainbird Software in Europe and the rest of the world, and on the MicroPlay label (part of MicroProse) in America. Later, it was released with two other games, Stunt Car Racer and Microprose Soccer, on the Commodore 64 Powerplay 64 cartridge. The game was later followed by a sequel, Rick Dangerous 2,...

Road Blasters

Road Blasters

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1986

The object of the game is to complete all 50 rallies without running out of fuel. There is no limit to how many vehicles a player can receive to complete a rally, as long as they have fuel. However, the destruction of the vehicle will subtract a small amount from the player's fuel tank. In the arcade, Genesis and Lynx versions, players could start the game at a higher rally, with additional opportunities to jump several levels from time to time. Players can continue their game from where they left off, however the player has only one chance to complete the 50th and final rally. For completing...

Road Runner

Road Runner

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

You play the Road Runner. You must run along the road, avoiding trucks, landmines, falling rocks, etc. and also not get caught by Wile E. Coyote. You must also eat birdseed along the way or you will become faint and Wile E. will catch you. You can get points for eating birdseed and making Wile E. get hit by trucks, falling rocks, etc.

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1987

Rolling Thunder is the worlds most powerful secret police force and you are its best agent. Your mission is to stop an underground conspiracy to conquer the world and to save agent Leila, who has been captured. Starting out armed only with a handgun, you have to make your way through heavily guarded hallways and secret passages to find Leila and stop the enemy. Rolling Thunder features side scrolling action based on the arcade game.

Rygar

Rygar

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

An evil being known as Ligar is about to conquer the land of Argool. Such is his power that no living creature dares to cross paths with him. But the legendary warrior Rygar rises from his grave to restore peace and justice. Armed with his famed weapon Diskarmor, Rygar begins to traverse the vast lands that lead to the lair of the demon, as his minions are trying in vain to stop him...

Samurai Trilogy

Samurai Trilogy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The child prodigy Po Shi outwitted the learned Chang temple priests and stole the ancient manual titled "Supreme Samurai". Po Shi fought for the control of the Jung Jung desert region of the empire and also in several minor skirmishes. Choose to focus on skill, speed, stamina and strength, choose your training style and your attack tactics and fight to win!

Side Arms Hyper Dyne

Side Arms Hyper Dyne

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot...

Silent Service

Silent Service

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more. You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate...

Silent Service

Silent Service

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more. You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate...

Silent Shadow

Silent Shadow

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Silent Shadow is an arcade with a small aerofighter as protagonist. The objective of the game is to get unharmed with maximum discretion a huge bomber to destroy the enemy fleet in the Persian Gulf. To do so the player has a modern and sophisticated fighter whose power, speed and ability can get to create false images on the radar, making it worthy of the Silent Shadow nickname. To achieve the goal 4 phases must be overcome (airbase enemy, city, desert and the enemy fleet). The idea is not to depart too much from the bomber to avoid being hit by enemy fire, being destroyed and ending the...

Solomon's Key

Solomon's Key

Commodore 64 - Released - July 30, 1986

Solomon's Key (ソロモンの鍵, Soromon no Kagi) is a puzzle game developed by Tecmo in 1986 for arcade release on custom hardware based on the Z80 chipset. It is better known as a 1987 port to the Commodore 64 and the Nintendo Entertainment System, although it also appeared on many other game systems of the time, like the Sega Master System in 1988 and the Famicom Disk System, released in Japan on January 25, 1991.

Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter

Apple II - Released - September 10, 1983

Spy Hunter is an overhead view, vehicular combat game developed by Bally Midway and released in arcades in 1983. The game draws inspiration from the James Bond films and was originally supposed to carry the James Bond license. The object of the game is to drive down roads in the technologically advanced "Interceptor" car and destroy various enemy vehicles with a variety of onboard weapons. Spy Hunter was produced in both sit-down and standard upright versions with the latter being more common. he game's controls consist of a steering wheel in the form of a futuristic aircraft-style yoke with...

Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Commodore 64 - Released - August 15, 1987

The player competes in a series of one-on-one matches against a series of computer-controlled opponents or in a single match against another player. Each match consists of three rounds in which the player must defeat an opponent in less than 30 seconds. If a match ends before a fighter is knocked out, then the fighter with the greater amount of energy left will be declared the round's winner. The player must win two rounds in order to defeat the opponent and proceed to the next battle. If the third round ends in a tie, then the computer-controlled opponent will win by default or both players...

Strider

Strider

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

The year is 2089 AD. In Russia, the evil Grand Master Meio has begun his insane plot to take over the universe. A lone figure drops from a stealth glider into Meio's base. He is Hiryu, Super A-Class Strider. His mission is to defeat the Grand Master and put an end to his plotting once and for all. Strider lets the protagonist run, jump, perform acrobatics and climb walls and overhangs. He wields a plasma sword, called a Cypher, through five levels fighting robots and guards, with mid- and end-level bosses.

Super Monaco G.P.

Super Monaco G.P.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Super Monaco GP is a first-person perspective racing game which allows you to race other cars around the famous Monaco Grand Prix course. You first must qualify for a position on the grid by driving round a shortened version of the course on your own. The faster you drive the higher placing on the grid. The actual race has you competing against 19 other drivers and as well as trying to beat them all you must get to checkpoints within a time limit or it is race over. You also have to stay ahead of a certain position which starts at 20th and gets lower the longer the race goes on. The Genesis...

Super Scramble Simulator

Super Scramble Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Super Scramble Simulator recreates the sport of scrambling/ motorcross, but in a manner similar to the Kikstart TV show and games. The basic aim is to ride a motocross bike through hazardous courses within the time limits. The game uses a split-screen display, with a big window viewed from the side as well as a longer-range aerial view - the latter is useful for dodging hazards to the left or right, as the side-view doesn't demonstrate these accurately. The bike has 3 gears, and you must use a low gear to go uphill. You will need to do wheelies to ensure good landings from the big jumps,...

Supersports

Supersports

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Supersports: The Alternative Olympics is a sports game with five humorous disciplines which are played one after another. At the end the player with the most points wins. The disciplines are: Crack Shot is similar to skeet shooting, just on a back alley with cans as targets. Shooting a cat gives minus points. Dare Devil Dive is reminiscent to a circus attraction: jumping from a high pole (three heights) into a water pub. Points are also rewarded for performing moves during the fall. Slate Smash involves smashing slates with the bare hands. Cross Bow is a regular target...

Titanic

Titanic

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

After developing a new suit for diving in deep waters, Urine and Deepman decide to use it to search for the Titanic. This dive will be useful to test the new suit, but also to find the secrets that are hidden in the lost ship. Fight against all kind of sea lifeforms to make your way to the Titanic. Find the secret that was lost with the ship.

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Turbo Outrun

Turbo Outrun

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Turbo Outrun the player in control of a male driver sitting alongside his girlfriend in a Ferrari F40, racing against the clock and a computer-controlled opponent in a Porsche 959 in a race across the United States. The goal is to reach Los Angeles from a starting point of New York City. Unlike the original Out Run, however, there are no branch roads to choose from. Instead, there is only one way from the start to the end of the road.

World Games

World Games

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

World Games is an Olympics-style sports game with arcade-oriented gameplay. The events players can compete in include: Barrel jumping Bull riding Caber toss Cliff diving Log rolling Platform diving Pole vault Skiing Sumo wrestling

X-Out

X-Out

Atari ST - Released - 1990

X-Out is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up with eight levels and an underwater setting. Between levels, the player visits a shop and use their game score to purchase new submarines and equipment. The submarines come in four different variants, and additional purchases act as additional "lives". Each can be equipped with a one-way, two-way or three-way fire weapon of increasing power (and thus cost). Secondary weapons include sonic waves, powershots and target-seeking missiles. The player can also purchase auxiliary satellites and specify their movement pattern, which can be circular...

Z-Out

Z-Out

Atari ST - Released - 1991

Like its predecessor X-Out, Z-Out is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up. A horde of largely-organic enemies threaten the safety of your planet, and they must be destroyed over the course of six levels.There are power-ups available, but the game is less centered around these than some are. Whilst some shoot 'em ups are much easier with a second player, Z-Out takes design steps to legislate against this. In a 2-player game, most power-ups are unavailable, and even those which are only come into effect on level 3. Another variation is that the 1-player mode uses restart points, but the 2-player mode...

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