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The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!

The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Latverian president Dr. Doom is a terrible enemy, so when he hatches a plan to blow up New York City with a stolen Atomic bomb, one Marvel superhero is not enough to stop him. As the lavishly-drawn comic bundled with the game explains, Spider-Man and Captain America must join forces to go to Latveria and foil his plans. The main action in the game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, in which you alternately control the two characters. They each have their own moves to deal with The Rhino, Electro and other foes. Moves are context-sensitive based on the distance between your character and the...

The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!

The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Latverian president Dr. Doom is a terrible enemy, so when he hatches a plan to blow up New York City with a stolen Atomic bomb, one Marvel superhero is not enough to stop him. As the lavishly-drawn comic bundled with the game explains, Spider-Man and Captain America must join forces to go to Latveria and foil his plans. The main action in the game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, in which you alternately control the two characters. They each have their own moves to deal with The Rhino, Electro and other foes. Moves are context-sensitive based on the distance between your character and the...

Campaign

Campaign

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Campaign covers some of the most important battles of the Second World War, from Sahara to the Russian campaign, and from the Battle of the Bulge to D-Day. A map editor allowing users to modify existing scenarios or to create new ones is included. You can take involvement at many levels of a battle. You can take direct control of either driving or gunning a tank, direct groups of 16 tanks and their support units, and create a combined overall strategy factoring in supply routes. Over 150 different vehicles from both sides are featured. It's a hard-core wargame that will like mostly to...

Campaign

Campaign

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Campaign covers some of the most important battles of the Second World War, from Sahara to the Russian campaign, and from the Battle of the Bulge to D-Day. A map editor allowing users to modify existing scenarios or to create new ones is included. You can take involvement at many levels of a battle. You can take direct control of either driving or gunning a tank, direct groups of 16 tanks and their support units, and create a combined overall strategy factoring in supply routes. Over 150 different vehicles from both sides are featured. It's a hard-core wargame that will like mostly to...

Campaign II

Campaign II

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Campaign II is a strategy land-based wargame and the sequel to Campaign. The game covers practically every major war from 1945 to 1991 including: Korea, Six Day War, Yom Kippur, Vietnam, Iran/Iraq and Kuwait with several scenarios in every location and accurate equipment modeling for each time frame. It also includes 14 training maps and a scenario editor.

Campaign II

Campaign II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1994

Campaign II is a strategy land-based wargame and the sequel to Campaign. The game covers practically every major war from 1945 to 1991 including: Korea, Six Day War, Yom Kippur, Vietnam, Iran/Iraq and Kuwait with several scenarios in every location and accurate equipment modeling for each time frame. It also includes 14 training maps and a scenario editor.

Campaign: From North Africa to Northern Europe

Campaign: From North Africa to Northern Europe

Commodore Amiga - DLC - 1993

Requiring the original Campaign game, this disk brings 25 specific scenarios into the game system. With this, most of the major land battles of the Western parts of WW2 are now covered, and they are divided between strategic planning and tank driving.

The Cool Croc Twins

The Cool Croc Twins

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Cool Croc Twins is a Platform game, developed by Arcade Masters and published by Empire Interactive, which was released in 1992. Cool Croc Twins has been very well presented (you even get a free T-shirt in the box!) and fortunately has been very well written as well. A level return-code facility (which lets you skip all the bits you've done before) and the simultaneous two-player head-to-head mode makes it a game which won't just get put away. Eventually it will lose its appeal because of the lack of variety or different screens. An in-built screen designer would have made it a brilliant...

The Cool Croc Twins

The Cool Croc Twins

Commodore 64 - 1992

Cool Croc Twins is a platform game where, as one of the cool crocodile twins Punk and Funk, you try to reach the beautiful crocodile girl. To do so, you'll have to complete over 60 levels. Each level is made of a bunch of thin, floating platforms. When you approach the edge of a platform, you do not fall off - rather, you begin walking upside-down on the other side! Instead of jumping, you "reverse the gravity" of your croc, causing him to fall up or down until he lands on a platform. Your goal on each level is to light up all the bulbs by bumping them with your head. If you hit the bulb three...

Deathbringer

Deathbringer

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Karn the warrior has been the scourge of a group of evil wizards for many years, and as such they have trapped a demon inside the Deathbringer Sword. Karn has this sword, and must use it to get through 30 levels to wreak his revenge. The game is side-scrolling and beat 'em up focused. The levels are inter-connected and have multiple exits available, with over 600 screens in total. The publishers made a big deal of the level of parallax scrolling and other graphical detail in the game.

Deathbringer: The Sword Of Abaddon

Deathbringer: The Sword Of Abaddon

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

The Unique Selling Point of Deathbringer is the amazing parallax scrolling – each of the 36 lines of the background scrolls individually, making for the closest thing to a real-life effect yet seen. It's very impressive indeed, but it would seem it didn't leave much memory space for gameplay, because Deathbringer is so thin in that department it makes Barbarian II looks like, I don't know, Sim Earth. In most of these horizontally-scrolling beat-'em-ups, gameplay is a simple matter of walking for a bit, coming up against a bad guy, fighting to the death with him, walking on a bit more etc....

Empire Soccer 94

Empire Soccer 94

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1994

Rather than copying Sensible Soccer or Kick Off, this football game features a number of comical and unrealistic touches. Although the view is top-down, the pitch is small and square, and the players appear huge on it. A range of moves including overhead kicks, trapping the ball and quick 1-2 passes can be mastered. Before each match your team can choose special moves to assign to each player - power shots with ludicrous curve, super dribbling (making the ball stick to your foot), and a Barge power to push players out of the way. A full world cup tournament is offered, which up to 8 human...

Empire Soccer 94

Empire Soccer 94

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Rather than copying Sensible Soccer or Kick Off, this football game features a number of comical and unrealistic touches. Although the view is top-down, the pitch is small and square, and the players appear huge on it. A range of moves including overhead kicks, trapping the ball and quick 1-2 passes can be mastered. Before each match your team can choose special moves to assign to each player - power shots with ludicrous curve, super dribbling (making the ball stick to your foot), and a Barge power to push players out of the way. A full world cup tournament is offered, which up to 8 human...

Empire Soccer 94

Empire Soccer 94

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

A football game based around the 1994 World Cup tournament in the USA.

Gazza II

Gazza II

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This edition of the second game licensed around England footballer Paul Gascoigne combines arcade action and management. A four-division Super League of top European clubs is featured, with the potential for multiple managers to play. You can buy, scout for and sell players, and set up individual tactical systems. The in-game action has a side-scrolling view and close ball control. The game is tolerant of tough tackles, as these are usually successful and rarely result in a foul. You can swerve, chip and head the ball in any direction.

Gazza II

Gazza II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

This edition of the second game licensed around England footballer Paul Gascoigne combines arcade action and management. A four-division Super League of top European clubs is featured, with the potential for multiple managers to play. You can buy, scout for and sell players, and set up individual tactical systems. The in-game action has a side-scrolling view and close ball control. The game is tolerant of tough tackles, as these are usually successful and rarely result in a foul. You can swerve, chip and head the ball in any direction.

Gazza's Super Soccer

Gazza's Super Soccer

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

This was the first of the two football games licensed around Paul Gascoigne, then the most expensive player in British football history. The game is viewed top down, and can be set to either move left-right or top-bottom. League and cup tournaments are included, as are single matches and set-piece practice sections (you have full control of these). The gameplay involves a number of advanced moves, and includes a gauge to control the exact dimensions of a kick (height and curl as well as strength), if you can use it quickly enough. Unusually, you have control over the goalkeeper, so can only...

International Sports Challenge

International Sports Challenge

Commodore Amiga - 1992

A International sports challenge rghhh! Just as the dust was clearing after the stampede of footy games, it is time for the Olympics and the inevitable onslaught of athletics games. Lucky for Empire, their International Sports Challenge has two things going for it – it is the first one out, and it has got some weird events in it. Sure it has got the usual dose of joystick waggling (in the swimming and cycling events), but among the six events (okay, so it is not exactly a full Olympic sim) are show jumping, and – yes! – skeet shooting – always one of my faves on the sports games of...

International Sports Challenge

International Sports Challenge

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

International Sports Challenge let you and up to 3 friends compete in 6 different sports and 21 separate events. You can choose from any mixture of individual events (over 2000 combinations) or play them in sequence with the 26-mile marathon. Sports available are: - Marathon, - Diving: one- and two-meter springboard, five-meter platform, or medley competition. More than 40 total dives are available. - Show-jumping: difficulty levels include Gymkhana, National, International and World. - Swimming: 50-, 100- or 200-metre races, using breast-stroke, butterfly or freestyle. You can also swim...

International Sports Challenge

International Sports Challenge

Commodore 64 - 1992

International Sports Challenge let you and up to 3 friends compete in 6 different sports and 21 separate events. You can choose from any mixture of individual events (over 2000 combinations) or play them in sequence with the 26-mile marathon. Sports available are: - Marathon, - Diving: one- and two-meter springboard, five-meter platform, or medley competition. More than 40 total dives are available. - Show-jumping: difficulty levels include Gymkhana, National, International and World. - Swimming: 50-, 100- or 200-metre races, using breast-stroke, butterfly or freestyle. You can also swim the...

Magic Boy

Magic Boy

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Join Magic Boy as he attempts to become a master wizard, and he does this by shooting enemies, putting them in a bag, and throwing them away. He also must get through four areas: Sand Land, Wet World, Plastic Place, and Future Zone. There are also several power-ups that help him on his quest.

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Sequel to the 1990 bestseller game Team Yankee. While using the same split screen interface as the predecessor, the game now features an enhanced graphics engine, showing the game world much more detailed as it has been shown in Team Yankee. The game is still a mixture of a realistic tank simulation and a strategy wargame. Whereas the predecessor uses the story from the book, this game's story is fictional. A Soviet communist has occupied the Yama Yama Isles in the South Pacific which are an important strategic base in this area. You'll have to regain control of the islands in five...

Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream

MS-DOS - Released - September 1, 1989

Each level of this abstract puzzler challenges the player to set up a network of pipes to allow an unspecified substance known as 'flooz' to flow through as many of those as possible. The pieces are offered in random order, and there are seven different types - straight lines going horizontally or vertically, corners rotating in each of the four directions, and cross-over pieces which carry the flooz straight across horizontally and vertically. Each of these can be entered from either side. When the flooz hits a gap, or a piece which the previous piece can't flow into, the pipe is...

Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream

Apple IIGS - September 19, 1989

Each level of this abstract puzzler challenges the player to set up a network of pipes to allow an unspecified substance known as 'flooz' to flow through as many of those as possible. The pieces are offered in random order, and there are seven different types - straight lines going horizontally or vertically, corners rotating in each of the four directions, and cross-over pieces which carry the flooz straight across horizontally and vertically. Each of these can be entered from either side. When the flooz hits a gap, or a piece which the previous piece can't flow into, the pipe is...

Pipe Mania

Pipe Mania

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1990

Each level of this abstract puzzler challenges the player to set up a network of pipes to allow an unspecified substance known as 'flooz' to flow through as many of those as possible. The pieces are offered in random order, and there are seven different types - straight lines going horizontally or vertically, corners rotating in each of the four directions, and cross-over pieces which carry the flooz straight across horizontally and vertically. Each of these can be entered from either side. When the flooz hits a gap, or a piece which the previous piece can't flow into, the pipe is...

Pipe Mania

Pipe Mania

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

Each level of this abstract puzzler challenges the player to set up a network of pipes to allow an unspecified substance known as 'flooz' to flow through as many of those as possible. The pieces are offered in random order, and there are seven different types - straight lines going horizontally or vertically, corners rotating in each of the four directions, and cross-over pieces which carry the flooz straight across horizontally and vertically. Each of these can be entered from either side. When the flooz hits a gap, or a piece which the previous piece can't flow into, the pipe is...

Sleeping Gods Lie

Sleeping Gods Lie

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

After the benevolent god N'Gir has given his blessings to the beautiful land of Tessera, he felt his work was pretty much done, and... fell asleep. Unfortunately, with no gods to watch over the world, an evil Archmage has gradually taken control over it, oppressing the population with his iron rule. The hero of this story lives in the town of Thurin, which is somewhat out of the Archmage's range of influence. However, when a gravely wounded kobold delivers a message to him and dies on the threshold of his house, the hero realizes that his long journey has begun - the journey to wake up the...

Team Yankee

Team Yankee

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

In this tank simulation game based on Harold Coyle's book of the same name, Team Yankee is a squad of crack tank drivers and gunners. They are in the latest tanks, such as the well known Abrams M1, Bradley M2, T-72 and T-62, armed with lasers, machine guns and SABOTs. As Commander Sean Bannon, you must use these resources correctly in five missions ranging from defending a hill to attacking a centre through a forest. The control interface of the game is somewhat unique as it features a four-way split screen with different control options in order to grant direct orders to four individual...

Team Yankee

Team Yankee

Commodore CDTV - 1992

Team Yankee is a video game adaptation of the 1987 Harold Coyle's World War III novel Team Yankee that was developed by Oxford Digital Enterprises for the Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS systems.

Time

Time

Commodore Amiga - 1989

The ability to move into the future with Time Machines has meant man can monitor activity that may harm the human race and prevent it happening in the present year 2047. You have been summoned to the space-station Historisat for a top secret meeting with the Director himself. Once you have found the meeting place, you get told that one of the androids called Meks will replicate so quickly that all human life will be destroyed in the near future. Meks can't be killed by Humans, only by another Mek with an amulet fully charged. The problem is that the amulet is empty of its power and the only...

Volfied

Volfied

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

The space ship Monotros has returned after receiving an SOS call to save his home world (Volfied) from alien invaders and has to defeat a different boss and his minions in each level. Volfied is very similar to Qix -- the player takes control of an ship/object whose purpose is to roam the screen, forming shapes and removing them from the play field. By way of reward, a picture is gradually revealed in the removed areas of the screen. The borders of the area which the player has not cleared become the border of the area the player's pointer can move along. When not cutting the ship is protected...

War in the Gulf

War in the Gulf

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

A third game in the tank combat series, following from Team Yankee (whose story and setting came from a book) and Pacific Islands (set in an imaginary 1995 war). The third game imagines a situation in which Iraq invades Kuwait for a second time. The series' main distinguishing feature was the way you always viewed all 4 tanks in a platoon at the same time, via a split screen. Action here is purely mouse-driven. The AI has been significantly updated from previous games in the series. A full roster of tanks and weapons are included, with Iraq mainly using Soviet machinery. A major...

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