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180 (Mastertronic)

180 (Mastertronic)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

The player competes in 501 darts against other darts players waiting in a championship tournament with normal darts rules applying, subtracting your score from 501 to zero whilst finishing on a double. Beginning at the quarter finals, the player must win a best of three match to advance through the tournament. Win another match in the semi final stage to advance to the final and face the World Champion Jammy Jim. In the final match however, the player needs to win just one leg against him to win the tournament. Players can also compete against another human player or play Round the Clock,...

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Two players control two soldiers named Ricky and Mary, who must fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they move onto the next stage. As well as two player simultaneous gameplay, Alien Syndrome features pick-ups which assist the player including better weapons and maps of the current level.

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Two players control two soldiers, named Ricky and Mary, who fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels while rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages, the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they are then able to move onto the next stage.

Amaurote

Amaurote

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Your task in this isometrically viewed game is to clear the city of Amaurote of the many bugs and insects which have invaded it. You are supplied with an Arachnus 4 ship and 5 million units of cash. There are 3 different types of ants - drones, queens and scouts, each representing their real function in the natural world, so queen bees are the most lethal opponents as they generate new ants. Money must be spend on buying improved weaponry (including that needed to destroy the Queen Bees) and repairing the ship throughout the 2500 screens Amaurote is depicted in. As your main weapons are...

Antares

Antares

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Antares

Antares

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Antares is a classic role-playing game of the Bard's Tale variety set in a science-fiction scenario. After the radio contact with space explorers stopped, a second troop goes to look for them. Unfortunately on the way they receive a emergency call, get shot and have to land on the planet Kyrion. Now the troop has to explore the planet and find out more about what happened. The party has six members (chosen from twelve pre-defined characters) with different statistics and abilities, e.g. fighting, cooking, PSI (the science-fiction variant of magic) or translating (needed to communicate with...

Antares

Antares

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Horizontal shooter similar to Uridium where you can choose ship and you have to match the height of the enemies to destroy them.

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a strategic board game with some similarities to chess. Two sides, a light one and a dark one, consisting of 18 pieces each compete on a board divided into (9 by 9) squares. You win the game by having one of your units on each of the five powerpoint squares, by removing all opposing pieces from the board or by imprisoning the last remaining creature of the opposing side. However, you can't just remove a piece from the board by landing on it. When two pieces clash, the outcome is decided in the battle arena during one-on-one real-time combat. If the...

Ball Breaker

Ball Breaker

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Ball Breaker is Breakout variant. The player controls a paddle which is fixed on the right side of the screen and is only able to move vertically. With this paddle, a ball is both bounced into the playfield and prevented from falling out of the screen. The goal is to vaporize all blocks on the playfield by hitting them with the ball. A limited amount of missiles can be used to destroy blocks or aliens directly. The latter appear on higher levels and should not be touched with the paddle. The speciality of this variant is the use of an isometric perspective. While the ball and paddle itself...

Ball Crazy

Ball Crazy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Erik the ball must bounce around the screen in this action game. The screens have several ledges, each of which changes colour when Erik touches it. The goal is to change them all to a specified colour, while avoiding the Chasers which try to stop him (despite the name, their movement paths are random). This must be done 4 times on each of the 8 levels, as a new layer of bricks are added above the old ones once they're finished. Several bonus items are around to make the task easier. - invincibility, extra lives, automatic layer completion, and bonus points.

Barbarian

Barbarian

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Barbarian is a 1987 computer platform game by Psygnosis. It was first developed for the Atari ST, and was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. In the game, the player is Hegor, a barbarian who must traverse several dungeons and underground habitats to defeat his brother, the evil sorcerer Necron. He has a sword and bow in his arsenal of weapons. Running and jumping, as with many platform games, comprises a large part of the gameplay of this title. The game used a unique control system to make up for lack of more than one joystick button on many...

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing is a British 1985 computer game for 8-bit home computers released by Activision and later re-released by Mastertronic for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Released as Star Rank Boxing in North America. Designed by Doug Barnett and developed by Troy Lyndon. The player controls a boxer as he boxes his way to the top, earning purse money along the way, progressing up the world rankings until fighting Barry McGuigan himself. Players can create a boxer and customize his style, race, hair and shorts. The player could also choose his next...

Beach-Head II

Beach-Head II

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Beach-Head II features the player pursuing the eponymous Dictator in several ways. There are four levels in the game. In the first level, called Attack, the player deploys soldiers along a path with walls to cover him from the dictator's gun. The objective is to destroy the gun. The second level involves rescuing the prisoners from deadly obstacles by clearing them with a gun. The third level's objective is to escape from the area by flying a helicopter with the prisoners out of the dictator's fortress. Finally the player and the dictator face off, on opposite cliffs, separated by water. To...

Bomb Fusion

Bomb Fusion

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Terrorists have planted bombs all over the Sellerscale Nuclear Processing Plant and will destroy the Northern Hemisphere if they aren't defused. You play the hero selected for this dangerous mission in this single screen platform game spread over various levels. On each level is a various amount of bombs and when one is nine seconds from exploding then you have to reach it and touch it to reset it before it explodes. If it explodes it will increase a radiation meter on the left of the screen and when it is full you lose one of three lives. As you defuse the bombs, fuel capsules are sprayed...

Bomb Fusion

Bomb Fusion

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Terrorists have planted bombs all over the Sellerscale Nuclear Processing Plant and will destroy the Northern Hemisphere if they aren't defused. You play the hero selected for this dangerous mission in this single screen platform game spread over various levels. On each level is a various amount of bombs and when one is nine seconds from exploding then you have to reach it and touch it to reset it before it explodes. If it explodes it will increase a radiation meter on the left of the screen and when it is full you lose one of three lives. As you defuse the bombs, fuel capsules are sprayed...

The Brick

The Brick

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

The Brick is an Arkanoid clone embodied in the interior of a mechanic system. As such, you will have to help the racket (in this case, a nut), to impulse the ball in order to break as much bricks as possible, although there would be others that will be indestructible by your hit. To make your work more complex, there will be some flying enemies that will modify the trajectory of your ball and in the worst of the cases even shot at you, thus reducing your energy bar. In order to avoid being defeated by these creatures, you have one laser which just one projectile that recharges itself...

Brick Breaker

Brick Breaker

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Our mission is to destroy all the walls that appear on screen up to a total of 25. In principle, we can start in any of the first 15, choosing the desired one before starting the game. In each of these walls there are different types of bricks, some of which will help us if we can catch them in the moment when they fall.

Brick Breaker

Brick Breaker

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Our mission is to destroy all the walls that appear on screen up to a total of 25. In principle, we can start in any of the first 15, choosing the desired one before starting the game. In each of these walls there are different types of bricks, some of which will help us if we can catch them in the moment when they fall.

Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

You are alone in Castle Frankenstein...well, you're the only person here, anyway. Scattered about the castle and its grounds are lungs, hearts, kidneys, and brains your beau Franky needs. You must use the joystick to move around the castle and find the parts that are needed. You must also locate keys to unlock doors. But beware, for while you may be the only person here, there are other dwellers within, such ghosts and skeletons. If they touch you too much, you will have a heart attack and die.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Bruce Lee is a platform/beat 'em up hybrid, in which the player controls Bruce Lee. The plot involves the eponymous martial artist advancing from chamber to chamber in a wizard's tower, seeking to claim infinite wealth and the secret of immortality. There are twenty chambers, each represented by a single screen with platforms and ladders. To progress, the player must collect a number of lanterns suspended from various points in the chamber. Most chambers are guarded by two mobile enemies; The Ninja, who attacks with a "bokken stick"[5] and The Green Yamo, a large unarmed warrior, visually...

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1991

Budokan is a martial arts game covering Karate (unarmed combat), Kendo (using a wooden sword), Nunchaku (using piercing chain weapons) and Bo (using a staff). The player has a realistic range of moves and must use them wisely, as Ki (life-force) is drained for every move made, whether successful or not, and both this and your stamina level must be kept high. You can practice your skills alone, or spar against the instructors or your friends. Finally, when you feel you are ready, you can travel to the martial arts world championship tournament at Budokan.

The Chessmaster 2000

The Chessmaster 2000

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

This iteration of the Chessmaster series offers a strong chess opponent at 12 skill levels, catering for novices to grandmasters. Its many features include an opening library built around 71,000 moves and the ability to print out the move history. To help novices there is a teach mode showing all legal moves, a hint move offering what the computer feels is a strong move, and the chance for the Chessmaster to analyse all previous moves in a game. Famous real-life game positions and pre-set challenges offer individual challenges.

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

In Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer you have the chance to test pilot 14 different airplanes, such as the Bell X-1 and the Lockheed SR-71. It features 10 different viewpoints both inside and outside of the plane, with a zoom of up to 256x, and different aerodynamics for each plane. You can do different things with the planes, from racing against a computer opponent, to practising formation and stunt flights. You can follow the testing and development programme through its evolution. There is a "black box recorder" to replay your flights, and analysis of your performance compared to...

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the essential gameplay structure. The first race is in Brazil and features 100 cars, and requires you to finish in the top 80 in order to qualify for next race. As you work through the 8 races the size of the field steadily decreases, but so does the worst acceptable finishing position to qualify. The car has high and low gears, and is susceptible to damage from contact with another car. Once you hit a car or a piece of the trackside scenery you will be called into the pits -...

Double Dragon (Virgin Games/Melbourne House)

Double Dragon (Virgin Games/Melbourne House)

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1987

The player takes control of martial artist Billy Lee, or his twin brother Jimmy , as they fight their way into the turf of the Black Warriors gang in order to rescue their common love interest Marian. The player character has a repertoire of martial art techniques which they can perform by using the joystick and three action buttons (kick, jump, and punch) individually or in combination. Techniques ranges from basic punches and kicks, to more elaborate maneuvers like hair grabbing moves or elbow punches.

Duck Out!

Duck Out!

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released

Duck Out! is 2D side-scrolling beat'em up. The player controls a cartoon duck with frying pan, who escapes from restaurant and goes to park to date with girl. This duck now fights against chiefs, cats and rats, and must avoid cakes and knives.

The Duel: Test Drive II

The Duel: Test Drive II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

In the sequel to Test Drive, you can play against the time or the computer. Choose between a Ferrari F-40 and a Porsche 959, and take on your opponent, who is in the other car. There is also traffic to avoid. Each stage has a different setting, including forests and mountains, with a wide range of hazards to dodge. The game is designed to allow for scenario disks. To finish a stage, you must stop at the gas station by yourself, which allows you to refuel. Game includes 'California Challenge' & 'European Challenge' scenery disks.

The Duel: Test Drive II

The Duel: Test Drive II

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

In the sequel to Test Drive, you can play against the time or the computer. Choose between a Ferrari F-40 and a Porsche 959, and take on your opponent, who is in the other car. There is also traffic to avoid. Each stage has a different setting, including forests and mountains, with a wide range of hazards to dodge. The game is designed to allow for scenario disks. To finish a stage, you must stop at the gas station by yourself, which allows you to refuel.

Eagle

Eagle

Microsoft MSX - February 1, 1987

El Cid

El Cid

Amstrad CPC

El Cid is an isometric action game starring El Cid Campeador, a Castilian warrior who was a major contributor to the Spanish Reconquista, the reconquest of the Hispanic territories which were invaded and controlled by the Moors from 722 to 1492. The events of the game take place in a fictional version of the 11th century, a dark time full of incessant fights between the the good and the evil. A legend whose antiquity was lost in the abyss of the times assured the existence a parchment that, when read by the evil forces, would trigger such big wave of disasters that Satan would be able to seize...

El Cid

El Cid

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

El Cid is an isometric action game starring El Cid Campeador, a Castilian warrior who was a major contributor to the Spanish Reconquista, the reconquest of the Hispanic territories which were invaded and controlled by the Moors from 722 to 1492. The events of the game take place in a fictional version of the 11th century, a dark time full of incessant fights between the the good and the evil. A legend whose antiquity was lost in the abyss of the times assured the existence a parchment that, when read by the evil forces, would trigger such big wave of disasters that Satan would be able to seize...

El Cid

El Cid

Microsoft MSX - Released - February 2, 1987

El Cid is an isometric action game starring El Cid Campeador, a Castilian warrior who was a major contributor to the Spanish Reconquista, the reconquest of the Hispanic territories which were invaded and controlled by the Moors from 722 to 1492. The events of the game take place in a fictional version of the 11th century, a dark time full of incessant fights between the the good and the evil. A legend whose antiquity was lost in the abyss of the times assured the existence a parchment that, when read by the evil forces, would trigger such big wave of disasters that Satan would be able to seize...

Explorer XXXI

Explorer XXXI

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

The planet earth has gone through a torment to space-time. The consequences have been disastrous: the interim particle poral RZ-800, stabilizer of the Earth orbit, has been catapulted into the past. Without the pair intertemporal ticula the fate of the earth is cast: it will precipitate without remedy against the Sun. You have been designated by the council as the one who will try to save the earth. !!Good luck!!

Formula 1 Simulator

Formula 1 Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In this simulation you can race ten international circuits (only one for the C16), including traditional favourites such as Monza, Monaco and Silverstone plus no-longer-used circuits like Zandvoort and the Österreichring. This can be done in wet or dry, and with manual or automatic gears. Expect to have to drive realistically in terms of braking points and acceleration levels to set a quality lap. The Spectrum version includes a 'steering wheel' control option, using a small disc along the top of the keyboard, using the keys for progressive steering intensity.

Formula 1 Simulator

Formula 1 Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

In this simulation you can race ten international circuits (only one for the C16), including traditional favourites such as Monza, Monaco and Silverstone plus no-longer-used circuits like Zandvoort and the Österreichring. This can be done in wet or dry, and with manual or automatic gears. Expect to have to drive realistically in terms of braking points and acceleration levels to set a quality lap. The Spectrum version includes a 'steering wheel' control option, using a small disc along the top of the keyboard, using the keys for progressive steering intensity.

Game Over

Game Over

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Game Over is a shoot 'em up video game developed and edited by the Spanish firm Dinamic Software. It was released in 1987. Queen Gremla rules over five confederations of planets thanks to a powerful army of Terminators led by Arkos, her most faithful servant, until the queen's contempt caused her to be passed over to the enemy army led by McKiller. The game is divided into three phases, in the first Arkos must face the Terminators on the planet Hypsis, from where Gremla gets the raw materials. The second is developed on the planet Sckunn where Arkos has to get a fighter capable of defeating...

Gemini Wing

Gemini Wing

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Humans and aliens are living in harmony in the future, until a tabloid journalist stirs up hatred towards aliens. They respond by invading the planet, and it's down to the protagonist to clear up a situation scarily similar to reality in this arcade conversion. Gemini Wing is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up, which is distinguished by its unusual power-up system. Instead of gaining occasional tokens which lead to lasting weaponry improvements, occasional flurries of tokens are released to ensure a quick burst of improved fire. The organic backgrounds are detailed, and have many sections...

Geoff Capes Strong Man

Geoff Capes Strong Man

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

At a time when multi-event sports simulations were all the rage, this one was licensed by the successful shot-putter and strongman Geoff Capes. There are six events on offer, which represent standard strongman tasks such as truck-pulling, a tug of war and wrestling. Each must be completed within a time limit; points are awarded based on how much time is left. The game's control method and design philosophy distinguishes between each of the 8 main muscles Geoff uses. After a joystick-waggling challenge to raise as much strength as possible, you can choose which muscles to assign it to, which...

Hypsys

Hypsys

Amstrad CPC - 1989

After the fall of the Royal House of Goriok, a few decades ago, the imperial army of Hypsys, the powerful god from the distant constellations, had been unemployed for several years. This situation caused that day after day the guardians of the Empire began to show signs of concern. Before a possible rebellion, the great Yem-Sular, Priest of priests, recovered a primitive ceremony that was celebrated when it was still a warrior people. This bloody ritual took place once every year, and in it thousands of warriors competed until death to achieve maximum honor, the infinite, secret wisdom of...

Hypsys

Hypsys

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

After the fall of the Royal House of Goriok, a few decades ago, the imperial army of Hypsys, the powerful god from the distant constellations, had been unemployed for several years. This situation caused that day after day the guardians of the Empire began to show signs of concern. Before a possible rebellion, the great Yem-Sular, Priest of priests, recovered a primitive ceremony that was celebrated when it was still a warrior people. This bloody ritual took place once every year, and in it thousands of warriors competed until death to achieve maximum honor, the infinite, secret wisdom of...

Hypsys

Hypsys

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

After the fall of the Royal House of Goriok, a few decades ago, the imperial army of Hypsys, the powerful god from the distant constellations, had been unemployed for several years. This situation caused that day after day the guardians of the Empire began to show signs of concern. Before a possible rebellion, the great Yem-Sular, Priest of priests, recovered a primitive ceremony that was celebrated when it was still a warrior people. This bloody ritual took place once every year, and in it thousands of warriors competed until death to achieve maximum honor, the infinite, secret wisdom...

J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

War in Middle Earth on 8-bit machines is a simpler version of the 16-bit game. It doesn't feature the questing and RPG aspects of the other title and is instead a pure strategy game. The player controls the forces of good in the War of the Ring from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The game begins with the Fellowship of the Ring just having formed in Rivendell and the hobbit Frodo Baggins carrying the One Ring. The ultimate goal of the game is to get the ring bearer to the cracks of Mount Doom to destroy the ring. The game is lost if the ring bearer is killed or corrupted by the...

Johny Comomolo: 3-2-1 Fire

Johny Comomolo: 3-2-1 Fire

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Jump Jet

Jump Jet

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Is anyone better placed to write a simulation of a Jump Jet than someone who flies them for a living? With any luck, no - Vaughan Dow is behind this attempt at an accurate recreation of his day job. You can take on one of four statuses, from Flight Lieutenant right up to Group Captain, with a practice mode also included. You must use guidance missiles and close-range guns, while paying attention to your fuel level, and the wind on higher difficulties.

Karateka

Karateka

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

The evil Akuma has destroyed the protagonist's homeland, killed many of his friends and kidnapped the princess Mariko. Fortunately, the hero is skilled in martial arts, so his inevitable quest to reach Akuma's palace and rescue Mariko has a chance of success. Karateka is viewed from the side and features a succession of increasingly difficult opponents. Three types of punches and kicks are available to both the player character and his foes, differentiated by their height (low, medium, and high). The protagonist has a health bar, which refills itself gradually when he stands still.

Karateka

Karateka

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

The evil Akuma has destroyed the protagonist's homeland, killed many of his friends and kidnapped the princess Mariko. Fortunately, the hero is skilled in martial arts, so his inevitable quest to reach Akuma's palace and rescue Mariko has a chance of success. Karateka is viewed from the side and features a succession of increasingly difficult opponents. Three types of punches and kicks are available to both the player character and his foes, differentiated by their height (low, medium, and high). The protagonist has a health bar, which refills itself gradually when he stands still.

Knight Ghost

Knight Ghost

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Knight Ghost is an Action game, developed and published by Juliet, which was released in Europe in 1988.

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1985

This menacingly-titled beat 'em up was the first in many martial arts titles from Australia's Melbourne House. Sixteen different moves are on offer, ranging from standard kicks to jumps, somersaults and roundhouse kicks. The move executed each time is defined based on the character's direction, the joystick/keyboard positioning, and on whether the fire button is depressed, in a system which became standard on single-button control systems. To win each bout you must score 2 Yin-Yangs - a perfectly executed kick/punch scores a full one, whereas a less forceful contact offers half a point -...

La Venganza de Johny Comomolo

La Venganza de Johny Comomolo

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Johnny was the only survivor of an Earth colonization ship. Aftersaving himself and destroying his ship, he sent his survival ship to that of his attackers, achieving get into it.

La Venganza de Johny Comomolo

La Venganza de Johny Comomolo

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Johnny was the only survivor of an Earth colonization ship. Aftersaving himself and destroying his ship, he sent his survival ship to that of his attackers, achieving get into it.

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Microsoft MSX

Magic Johnson's Basketball is a decent arcade-style basketball game starring LA Lakers' superstar Magic Johnson, one of the most famous players of all time. It is a direct translation of the popular coin-op arcade game called Magic Johnson's Fastbreak Basketball. Like the arcade original, the game is easy enough for beginners to learn, and challenging enough for experts. You can play against the computer or another human opponent in a hot-seat mode. As an arcade-oriented game, Magic Johnson's Basketball is pretty good. You can shoot 3-pointers, perform slam dunks, and of course Magic Johnson's...

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

Magic Johnson's Fast Break is fast-paced two-on-two action rather than the usual five-on-five contest. On screen you get a full-court, horizontally-scrolling gameplay. A referee monitors the action and calls the fouls if the gameplay gets too rough, and a crowd cheers you on. Your team starts each game at a certain salary level. Your goal is to beat the opposition to earn a larger salary. Keep winning and you might etch your name onto the Big Earners Screen. Choose from five skill levels - Rookie to Professional. Each level provides quicker gameplay, tougher defense, and bigger bucks if you...

Marble Madness: Construction Set

Marble Madness: Construction Set

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Marble Madness involved guiding a ball through precarious levels with drops, ramps, and enemies to avoid for fear of losing time or being sent back to the start of a screen. The initial home licensing was split – Electronic Arts converted the arcade game itself to several systems, whilst Melbourne House provided their own level set, but more significantly designed an environment allowing players to create their own levels. Angled and slanted ramps can be placed anywhere, either on a blank screen or to edit an existing level. Enemies can be placed anywhere, these will follow their own paths...

Mortadelo y Filemon

Mortadelo y Filemon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Clever & Smart is an action game with puzzle elements, based on the Spanish comic book series Mortadelo y Filemón. The two protagonists are special agents and in this game they need to find Dr. Bakterius who was kidnapped by the competing agency OMA. The main part of the game takes place on the city map which is shown from a top-down perspective (except persons, cars and trees). Here the protagonists need to explore the city and its sewers to find hints on Bakterius' location. However, there are many locations where Clever & Smart need to have certain items in their possession to proceed. For...

Mortadelo y Filemon

Mortadelo y Filemon

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Clever & Smart is an action game with puzzle elements, based on the Spanish comic book series Mortadelo y Filemón. The two protagonists are special agents and in this game they need to find Dr. Bakterius who was kidnapped by the competing agency OMA.

Mortadelo y Filemon II: Safari Callejero

Mortadelo y Filemon II: Safari Callejero

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

The famous crazy-scientist Dr. Bacterio was experimenting with hens to let them grow to the size of a horse, thus trying definitively to end the hunger in the world. But, as was habitual in his experiments, he had failed in his objective and now a gang of uncontrolled hens is circulating around the city putting eggs on the street. But certain special eggs have the capacity to turn one person into a hen (or at least that's what they believed) if the egg crushes on his head. Is the sequel of the first game dedicated to the famous Ibañez's comicbook saga, "Mortadelo y Filemón", known as "Clever &...

Mortadelo y Filemon II: Safari Callejero

Mortadelo y Filemon II: Safari Callejero

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

The famous crazy-scientist Dr. Bacterio was experimenting with hens to let them grow to the size of a horse, thus trying definitively to end the hunger in the world. But, as was habitual in his experiments, he had failed in his objective and now a gang of uncontrolled hens is circulating around the city putting eggs on the street. But certain special eggs have the capacity to turn one person into a hen (or at least that's what they believed) if the egg crushes on his head. Is the sequel of the first game dedicated to the famous Ibañez's comicbook saga, "Mortadelo y Filemón", known as...

Mortadelo y Filemon II: Safari Callejero

Mortadelo y Filemon II: Safari Callejero

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

The famous crazy-scientist Dr. Bacterio was experimenting with hens to let them grow to the size of a horse, thus trying definitively to end the hunger in the world. But, as was habitual in his experiments, he had failed in his objective and now a gang of uncontrolled hens is circulating around the city putting eggs on the street. But certain special eggs have the capacity to turn one person into a hen (or at least that's what they believed) if the egg crushes on his head. Is the sequel of the first game dedicated to the famous Ibañez's comicbook saga, "Mortadelo y Filemón", known as...

Mortadelo y Filemón II: Safari Callejero

Mortadelo y Filemón II: Safari Callejero

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The famous crazy-scientist Dr. Bacterio was experimenting with hens to let them grow to the size of a horse, thus trying definitively to end the hunger in the world. But, as was habitual in his experiments, he had failed in his objective and now a gang of uncontrolled hens is circulating around the city putting eggs on the street. But certain special eggs have the capacity to turn one person into a hen (or at least that's what they believed) if the egg crushes on his head. Is the sequel of the first game dedicated to the famous Ibañez's comicbook saga, "Mortadelo y Filemón", known as...

Motorbike Madness

Motorbike Madness

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Motorbike Madness views downhill racing from an isometric Marble Madness-influenced perspective. You must reach the bottom within the time limit, remaining within the track boundaries and avoiding hazards including water, logs and stationary cars. The faster you complete the course, the more prize money you receive. Repairs to any damage to the bike (incurred by contact with the aforementioned hazards) must be paid for from this, but the rest can be spent on upgrades. The controls are rotational, with the fire button or space used for wheelies.

Nightshade

Nightshade

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Between the Seas of the Seven Islands and the purple Mountains lies a valley. Time was that this area was safe and hospitable, however darkness then came - killing many of the inhabitants and warping the minds of the others. Many have gone there, none have returned - can you be the first? Nightshade is an arcade adventure in scrolling isometric 3D (an advance on earlier Ultimate titles such as Knight Lore, which were flick-screen), with directional or rotational controls. You can take 3 hits from the various roaming monsters - turning from white to yellow to green as you take them - but a...

Obliterator

Obliterator

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

You play Drak, the last of the Obliterators (genetically enhanced machines bio engineered for otherwise impossible missions.) Your mission is to save the Federation from an alien spacecraft. Obliterator is an arcade style platform action game. The game screens are static (instead of scrolling, though you can optionally turn on scrolling transitions between screens.) and can be maze like at times with many locations to search. Armed with a variety of weapons, you have to board the alien spacecraft, disable its weapons, plasma drives and shields, then escape.

Octagon Squad

Octagon Squad

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Octagon Squad is a 2D top-down maze game, where the player controls several units via a special command interface. His mission is to rescue survivors from a chemical attack on Planet 54.7. He controls Equadroid's squad and must block off the maze exits. The gameplay is quite standard, based on locked doors, avoiding enemies, and finding keys. Each Equadroid has limited strength, so player must be careful in his moves.

Pink Panther

Pink Panther

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

The goal of the game is to help Pink Panther guide his sleepwalking employer through his house without waking him up. To help you in this, Panther can use various items, such as a little bell, which he can use to attract the sleeping man. The game is a sidescrolling adventure and takes mostly place in the house of the employer. Pink Panther can himself move freely in the house, but at the same time he needs to keep his eye on the sleepwalker, so that he can prevent him from stumbling on various objects, such as rugs and tables. Before each level you can purchase different kind of objects...

Pink Panther

Pink Panther

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

The goal of the game is to help Pink Panther guide his sleepwalking employer through his house without waking him up. To help you in this, Panther can use various items, such as a little bell, which he can use to attract the sleeping man. The game is a sidescrolling adventure and takes mostly place in the house of the employer. Pink Panther can himself move freely in the house, but at the same time he needs to keep his eye on the sleepwalker, so that he can prevent him from stumbling on various objects, such as rugs and tables. Before each level you can purchase different kind of objects...

Pippo

Pippo

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

This single-screen top-down action puzzler stars Pippo, a cute creature who must change the colour of each square on a screen. There are 32 levels – the concept is that the number of times a square must be stepped on to change it to the right colour starts at one and increases every four levels, but there’s a bug in the game meaning that odd-numbered levels always need one change, and even-numbered levels always need two. The levels are on 6x4 grids, although these include lots of holes, which Pippo must avoid. There are also many nasties patrolling the area – some kill him, while others...

Raid Over Moscow

Raid Over Moscow

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The USSR has launched a huge attack on the USA, and the only hope for the free world is for you (as leader of a US Squadron of fighters) to destroy their defense bases. This is done in a multi-stage action game with some similarities to the same developer's Beach Head. All the mini-games must be completed before the time limit on the bomb is expired. The first thing you will see is a missile being launched; the game then takes you to your hangar, from which you must quickly launch as many ships as possible, a task made difficult by the limited gravity. You must then fly it into Soviet...

Rick Davis's World Trophy Soccer

Rick Davis's World Trophy Soccer

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

This football simulation focuses on international football, allowing you to play a tournament or single friendly matches. Up to 8 human players can be involved in the tournament. Options include three skill levels, variable match lengths and a choice of sound or music (or both on some versions). The match is viewed from the side, although it switches to a 3D view when the ball is close to the goal. The ball roughly sticks to the player's foot. Set pieces are controlled by moving an aiming cross-hair.

Road Wars

Road Wars

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

In Road Wars you are set charging up a long hilly road, trying to make a road safe after a protection malfunction. Crucially, this involves shooting out the barriers at the side of the road (and avoiding falling into the gaps they create). You always play against another droid, who can be treated as friend or foe - pushing them into the gap at the side you've just created is a particularly neat trick, especially when playing a human opponent. You are armed with a laser gun, which can be directed seperately from your main direction of motion. The roads include a range of hazards, including...

Saracen

Saracen

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A combination puzzle/action game from Datasoft. In each of the 100 levels, the player moves a crusader through an obstacle filled maze trying to reach the Saracen Chief and detonate a bomb next to him. The chief does not move, instead remaining in a set position. Along the way, he must avoid roaming guards, bouncing cannonballs, and other traps. The crusader is armed with a bow and can pick up directionally specific arrows that are used to stop guards or destroy walls. The arrows being limited to shooting in one of the four compass directions is exacerbated by only being able to carry one...

Shinobi

Shinobi

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Shinobi is about a ninja named Joe Musashi who has to stop a criminal organization called "Zeed" who are kidnapping the children of the Oboro clan. Through five missions, each with three or four stages, Musashi must make his way to Zeed's headquarters and free all the hostages before confronting the bosses at the final stage of each mission.

Shinobi

Shinobi

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

You control a shinobi, Joe Musashi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with, as well as powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go. Each level is broken down into smaller scenes, and hostages are guarded by big blokes who throw swords. Watch out for gun-toting enemy henchmen and ninjas. Reaching the end of each level will find you battling it out with a boss. These range from 8ft tall giants to helicopter gunships.

Soldier of Light

Soldier of Light

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

You play as Xain, the Soldier of Light, who must visit a number of invaded planets and wipe out the evil hordes that have attacked the human populations. The main bulk of the gameplay is a horizontally scrolling run and gun game, while some stages put you in an horizontal shoot 'em up scenario. You take control of Xain, who can jump or duck to avoid enemies and jump up to higher ledges. Lots of extra weaponry can be collected along the way, although this is lost when one of your five lives is lost. Each time you defeat a planet's boss, you control Xain's spaceship and have to go through a...

Soldier of Light

Soldier of Light

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

You play as Xain, the Soldier of Light, who must visit a number of invaded planets and wipe out the evil hordes that have attacked the human populations. The main bulk of the gameplay is a horizontally scrolling run and gun game, while some stages put you in an horizontal shoot 'em up scenario. You take control of Xain, who can jump or duck to avoid enemies and jump up to higher ledges. Lots of extra weaponry can be collected along the way, although this is lost when one of your five lives is lost. Each time you defeat a planet's boss, you control Xain's spaceship and have to go through a...

St Dragon

St Dragon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1990

Cyborg Monsters have taken over the galaxy, reducing race after race into slavery. Being designed by man these beings have superior firepower and attack capabilities, and can only really be beaten by one of their own. St. Dragon the Cyborg Warrior chooses to fight back against this tyranny, and that is the role you take in this horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up. Five R-Type-style levels await, with a wide variety of weapons on offer. When you lose a life (even your last life; there are continues on offer as well) you don't lose any of your power-up weaponry, but the restart points are...

Stellar Escape

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

A vertically scrolling shooter by A. Alberto Ruiz of Pyramid Games, released in 1991. Created in AMOS but with very high quality and multiple levels to play.

Stop Ball

Stop Ball

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

There are two types of screens, each with dIfferent objects, these alternate as you play the game. On the first screen you need to keep the ball up in the air, by manoeuvering your bat so that the ball bounces on the bat rather than on the ground, you can drop a single block at any point on the grid where you think the hall will bounce so that you can cover the other areas of the grid. You do this by pressing fire. When the time runs out you move onto the next screen, this is of the second type, here you score points for visiting the gates that are situated in the corners, and in the form...

Stop Ball

Stop Ball

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Super Trolley

Super Trolley

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Super Trolley recreates all the fun of shelf-stacking as a computer game. Your task is to keep the shelves stocked and the floors clean. First up you must collect the stock to be placed on the shelves, then move it to the appropriate part of the supermarket. Over 30 foods are featured, ranging from bread and milk to eggs and carrots. Each section of the supermarket has its own isometrically-viewed screen. The shoppers are there to get in your way, and other hazards include vandalising kids, un-house-trained dogs and moronic shoppers who don't take their item off the top of the shelves. The...

SWIV

SWIV

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1991

S.W.I.V. is a vertical scrolling shooter and an unofficial follow-up to Sales Curve's conversion of the side scroller Tecmo arcade game Silkworm. One player controls a helicopter and the other a jeep, with the jeep transforming into a boat when the vehicles pass over water. As well as a host of blaster fodder the game also includes a mid-level enemy inspired by the "Goose" enemy from the earlier title Silkworm. Pieces of this enemy would fly onto the screen and assemble into one vehicle before commencing to fire at the players' vehicles. When destroyed the "goose" would drop power-ups.

Telemark Warrior

Telemark Warrior

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

During the Second World War there was a scientific rivalry between the two sides, who wanted at all costs to produce what would later be called the atomic bomb. One of the most important elements for the development of this ultimate weapon was the heavy water and the Nazis had built a factory in Telemark, from which manufacture large quantities of this important component. There were only two solutions to this: to make the atomic bomb before the Germans, which was quite unlikely, or to sabotage the heavy water plant in Telemark. The latter is the solution that has been taken. And you're...

Terrorpods

Terrorpods

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1989

Just because a region is bleak, desolate and inhospitable doesn't mean it lacks value. The planet Colian is a case in point; it has plentiful stocks of tough metal Aluma, the explosive Detonite, and the energy giving Quaza crystals. The units which are mining them are under the control of the Empire, and are forced to produce destructive Terrorpod units. The rival Federation attempts to shut this operation down, and sends you to the surface in a Defence Strategy Vehicle. Your task is to find each of the six bases before the Empire can destroy evidence of them. Destroy all the Terrorpods in...

Triaxos

Triaxos

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A mind-probe has been sent to the maximum security prison Triaxos to retrieve information from a prisoner who is the only man who can activate the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. You have landed in the prison 10 minutes before the probe to find and get the man back to your ship within 30 minutes. You must search the prison blasting the robot guards and exploring each room. Each room's floor is anti-gravity so can be stood upon to use other exits on any wall. To move to another wall you must use Face-Lifts, a disc in the middle of the room which allows you to transfer to another wall....

Triple Comando

Triple Comando

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Triple Comando

Triple Comando

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Triple Comando

Triple Comando

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

A South American government, after long negotiations and extensive espionage activity, has managed to acquire the TECNOLOGY POSITRONIC, a large-scale photonic cannon whose power it is superior to everything known. THE POSITRONIC, coveted by many other countries, puts in The tense peace that exists in the area is in danger. The only solution is to destroy it at any cost and for this a veteran of the Vietnam, Charlie Montinni, weapons expert and fierce fighter His companions Humphrey Stallone and Billy Von Pettet will help him in such a risky mission. In TRIPLE COMMAND you You can be any...

Tujad

Tujad

Amstrad CPC - 1986

TUJAD is a Sci-Fi collecting, platform, shooting game with elements of the Cyberpunk genre. The story starts in the year of 2093, when a major fault occurs on a geostationary reactor named UCF Nº 14C, endangering it of being destroyed in approximately 800 Intergalactic Boson Measures. TUJAD (Josephson Junction Supercomputer), the Supercomputer which was controlling the reactor, developed a fault in its Emotion Damper Systems (EDS) which were meant for defensive purposes, making them unable to distinguish defending droids from attacking aliens. As consequence, the EDS recognition...

Vampire's Empire

Vampire's Empire

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Vampire's Empire casts you as Doctor Van Helsing, making another attempt to rid the world of Dracula. The world consists of 160 side-view screens, with others accessed via push-scrolling, but must be freed of vampires within a time limit. Van Helsing's method of killing is to use mirrors to reflect his beam of light onto them. He must always keep this under control. Bats and snakes must be avoided, as they cost Van Helsing energy. Coffins must be avoided, as they release nasties which will chase you.

Vampire's Empire

Vampire's Empire

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Vampire's Empire casts you as Doctor Van Helsing, making another attempt to rid the world of Dracula. The world consists of 160 side-view screens, with others accessed via push-scrolling, but must be freed of vampires within a time limit. Van Helsing's method of killing is to use mirrors to reflect his beam of light onto them. He must always keep this under control. Bats and snakes must be avoided, as they cost Van Helsing energy. Coffins must be avoided, as they release nasties which will chase you.

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Video Olimpic is a game with Olympic background where you should take part in some of the most popular athletic events, these include 100 meter dash, hammer throw, long jump and 110 meter hurdles. For completing the game you should take part in each of them in order, and could just pass to the following one by reaching the qualifying mark previously specified. The gameplay follows the same mechanic of Konami's Track & Field, meaning that your actions will involve grades, repeated and quick button presses, etc.

Western Games

Western Games

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Western Games has six Wild West themed sport-style events. In Arm Wrestling you must pull the joystick back when the arm in the central display has entered a strong phase and press the button to prop the arm up then hope for the best. The Beershooting event requires you to shoot a 5 beer glass targets faster than your opponent, but this is not too easy if you get nervous.Player 1 moves the joystick to the right to draw their gun, while Player 2 must move theirs to the left. Once the gun is drawn, the crosshairs are used to line up the target. Press the joystick button to fire. A beating...

Western Games

Western Games

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Western Games has six Wild West themed sport-style events. In Arm Wrestling you must pull the joystick back when the arm in the central display has entered a strong phase and press the button to prop the arm up then hope for the best.

Zipi y Zape

Zipi y Zape

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Zipi y Zape

Zipi y Zape

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Zipi y Zape

Zipi y Zape

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Being very close the premiere of "Zipi and Zape, The Club of the Canica", we will remember the disastrous conversational adventure "Zipi and Zape", programmed in GAC by José Luis Correa Muñoz and published by Dro Soft.

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