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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...

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.

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...

Brick Breaker

Brick Breaker

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

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...

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.

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 - 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.

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

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...

Hypsys

Hypsys

Microsoft MSX - 1989

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...

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.

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.

Knight Ghost

Knight Ghost

Microsoft MSX - 1987

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

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Magic Johnson's Basketball

Microsoft MSX

Mortadelo y Filemon

Mortadelo y Filemon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Mortadelo y Filemon is an action game with puzzle elements, based on the Spanish comic book series of the same name. 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....

Mortadelo y Filemon II

Mortadelo y Filemon II

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990

En el cuartel general de la TIA -Técnicos en Investigaciones Aeroterráqueas-, la señorita Ofelia contemplaba emocionada la tortilla de percebes con que el profesor Bacterio le había obsequiado para el almuerzo. Obviamente el iminente científico no le guardaba rencor por el hecho de que Ofelia utilizará sus barbas, a modo de escoba, para barrer los residuos orgáncios dejados a su paso por el gorrino al que Bacterio administró una pócima para descomponerle el bloqueo cerebral y convertirle en erúdito conferenciante y que, por desgracia, fue el estómago lo que le descompuso al pobre...

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 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

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.(Moby Games)

Nightshade

Nightshade

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Nightshade is an action video game developed and published by Ultimate Play the Game. It was first released for the ZX Spectrum in 1985, and was then ported to the Amstrad CPC and BBC Micro later that year. It was also ported to the MSX exclusively in Japan in 1986. In the game, the player assumes the role of a knight who sets out to destroy four demons in a plague-infested village. The game features flip-screen and isometric gameplay, in similar vein to its predecessors, Knight Lore and Alien 8. In addition, Nightshade features an enhanced version of the Ultimate Play the Game's Filmation...

Obliterator

Obliterator

Microsoft MSX

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. (Moby Games)

Pink Panther

Pink Panther

Microsoft MSX

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...

Road Wars

Road Wars

Microsoft MSX

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...

Saint Dragon

Saint 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...

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...

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...

SWIV

SWIV

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1991

SWIV is a 2D vertically scrolling Shoot 'em up game originally released in 1991 for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC home computer formats. It was converted to the Game Boy Color in 2001. The game was considered a spiritual successor to Tecmo arcade game Silkworm, which The Sales Curve had previously converted to home computer formats in 1989. The game's heritage is evident from the game design whereby one player pilots a helicopter, and the other an armoured Jeep. SWIV is not an official sequel, as noted by ex-Sales Curve producer Dan Marchant: "SWIV...

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

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

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.

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...

World Championship Soccer

World Championship Soccer

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

This soccer game lets you choose a team representing one of twenty-four countries around the world to participate in the World Championship tournament, which is identical to the real 1990 World Cup. Once you pick your team you can also select which players you want on the field, so that you can round out the team's strengths and weaknesses. Also provided are modes for single exhibition matches, either against the computer or against a friend. This was released under many names and for many systems.

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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