Ocean Software

90 Minutes: European Prime Goal

90 Minutes: European Prime Goal

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 4, 1995

Enter into Europe. Challenge any one of the fourteen greatest European football teams and play the game how it was meant to be played. Exciting action, feverish atmosphere and the highest level of football detail from training and single matches to full blown cup and league modes are here to satisfy the urge for the irresistible game.

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1992

The Addams Family is a platform game based on the 1991 movie of the same name released by Ocean Software in 1992. The game was released for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Super NES, Amiga and Atari ST. Ocean released several other versions of the game for other platforms, featuring different levels and gameplay. One version was released for the Sega Master System, Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Game Gear, with the latter ported by Acclaim Entertainment. A third title was developed for the Game Boy, and a fourth was produced for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home...

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 1, 1992

Morticia has been kidnapped! Uncle Fester has lost his memory and has fallen under the spell of Abigail Craven, a conniving character who is anxious to lay her greedy hands on the Addams' hidden fortune. Having recruited a misled Uncle Fester, and assisted by her cohorts Tully and The Judge, she manages to capture and imprison the other members of the Addams family within the huge Addams mansion! Only Gomez can save the day by freeing his son Pugsley, his daughter Wednesday, and Granny - and by restoring Uncle Fester's memory. Accomplishing these tasks is daunting enough, but then Gomez must...

Addams Family Values

Addams Family Values

Sega Genesis - Released - May 1, 1995

Loosely based on the plot of the film, the player takes the role of Uncle Fester as he searches for the recently kidnapped baby Pubert. On the way he receives help from The Addams Family and a host of original characters from the game.

Addams Family Values

Addams Family Values

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 1, 1995

Evil nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, has stolen Baby Pubert and only you, Uncle Fester, can save him in an outrageous role-playing adventure - Addams Family style. Venture through maze-filled gardens and goon-infested swamps. Gather clues and use your Addams charm to con Debbie's "loyal" friends into helping you - for a price! And maybe with a little Family advice and lots of Addams cunning, you'll be able to rescue Pubert and put your evil bride Debbie... in the hot seat!

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 23, 1993

As if things weren't ooky enough! Wednesday has devised a simply torturous game which will drive her darling wretched brother, Pugsley, to happiness. How absolutely delicious! She has hidden six wonderfully strange items somewhere about the Addams Family Mansion. Now, you must guide poor Pugsley on his quest to uncover them. Traps, traps, traps you say! Well, yes. What else would add so much lovely horror to this unnaturally delightful fun? Little Wednesday has made sure this adventure will be a doom-filled doozie. There are hidden switches all about, which produce the loveliest...

Adidas Championship Tie Break

Adidas Championship Tie Break

Atari ST - Released - 1990

This tennis simulation uses a top-down scrolling perspective. You are not in control of the player's motion, but once he gets close to the ball, shot selection is down to you. Standard shots plus topspin, lobs and stop volleys are available, by pushing the joystick in the right direction as you aim the shot. The game supports up to 16 players in singles matches on a variety of court surfaces. It includes all of the major world tournaments - the four Grand Slam events at Melbourne, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and New York, plus the Davis Cup and Masters events. An early attempt at TV-style...

The Adventures of Kid Kleets

The Adventures of Kid Kleets

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 28, 1993

Someone has stolen the World Soccer Cup and scattered the broken pieces all over the globe. Kid Kleets to the rescue... Armed with your most lethal weapon — a trusty soccer ball — it's up to you to journey around the world on a quest to recover the shattered prize. Dribble and kick your way through the frozen streets of Moscow, around the ruins of Rome, on a bullet train to Tokyo... and blast squirrely skateboarders, sluggish sumo wrestlers and renegade robots with your leather cannonball. The fate of the world's most popular sport rests on your golden toe. Save soccer by bringing home...

Barmy Builders

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Batman

Batman

Enterprise - 1986

Batman is an isometric action-adventure game developed by Jon Ritman with graphics by Bernie Drummond, released by Manchester-based Ocean Software for a range of home computers including the Enterprise.

Batman

Batman

Amstrad GX4000 - Released - 1990

The game consists of five stages based on events from the movie. Each stage has a time limit and a health gauge (represented by Batman's face turning into the Joker's), with Batman losing a life if he runs out of either. The levels have varying gameplay

Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Batman from DC Comics has appeared as the main character in numerous video games created for various platforms for over 20 years. This is a complete list of Batman video games for all computer, mobile phone, and console systems, including games where Batman is the protagonist or has a more minor role. Batman, Batman: The Caped Crusader and Batman: The Movie were produced by Sunsoft and Ocean Software, before the Batman Returns license was passed onto Konami and Sega, and the Batman Forever and Batman and Robin licenses were awarded to Acclaim. The video game version of Batman Begins was...

Battle Command

Battle Command

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Battle Command is a futuristic 3D tank simulation game released by Ocean in 1990. It was written by Realtime Games and is a development of their successful title Carrier Command. The player views the battle from the forward perspective of the tank. The turret is fixed and cannot be rotated or elevated. However the playing area is flat and shells travel in long horizontal trajectories, so to aim the gun the tank is simply rotated left or right. The player may equip their tank with a variety of weapons, the choice of which will depend on the nature of the mission. The Helicarrier will then...

Battle Command

Battle Command

Atari ST - 1990

Battle Command is a 3D arcade/strategy game, loosely derived from the same developers' Carrier Command. In a near future alternate reality, the Ultra War is fought between the two dominate races in the New World. The 'Mauler' is the latest technology - an Armored Fighting Machine capable of being lifted in and out of hostile territory by a fast Stealth Chopper, and armed with the most advanced weaponry science can devise. You command a single "Mauler" assault tank in one of a series of scenarios. These range from a railway ambush to escort duties and a raid on a riverside hideout. Before...

Beach Volley

Beach Volley

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Beach Volley is a simplified computer game version of volleyball from the French developer team Ocean France for various 16-Bit and 8-Bit personal computers, released by Ocean Software Ltd in 1989.

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Chase H.Q. (チェイスH.Q.?, "Chase Headquarters") is a 1988 arcade racing game, released by Taito. It is sometimes seen as a spiritual successor to Taito's earlier Full Throttle. The player assumes the role of a police officer named Tony Gibson, member of the "Chase Special Investigation Department." Along with his partner, Raymond Broady, he must stop fleeing criminals in high-speed pursuits. The game was well received in the gaming industry, resulting in three arcade-based sequels being released: Special Criminal Investigation (1989), Super Chase: Criminal Termination (1992) and Chase H.Q. 2...

Chinese Juggler

Chinese Juggler

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Chinese Juggler is a single screen game where you are a plate spinner and the aim is to have eight plates spinning on eight poles before a timer reaches zero. There are four plate holders at the bottom of the screen and you pick a coloured plate up and place it on a pole with the colour of the plate having different points values. A white plate will give you the most points with a purple plate giving you the least but you can throw plates in the air and catch them to change colour. As you place plates on the poles the ones already spinning will start to slow down and have to be spun again to...

Chute Pursuit

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Cool World

Cool World

Nintendo Entertainment System - June 1, 1993

Cartoonist Jack Deebs (the player's character) has discovered Cool World; eliminating the fine line between fantasy and reality. Holli Would has a major crush on Jack and is using him romantically to get a human body and move to the "Real World." Jack's only goal is to escape this alternative reality and return to the real world. By doing so, he returns to his beloved hometown of Las Vegas. If Holly grabs the Golden Spike of Power, then both worlds will be destroyed.

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1984

The player takes part in the ten events of the modern decathlon: Day 1: 100 metres, Long jump, Shot putt, High jump, 400 metres Day 2: 110 hurdles, Pole vault, Discus, Javelin, 1500 metres The player starts the game with three lives; failure to reach the minimum standard in an event results in the loss of one life. Success in the 1500 Meters event results in the game returning to Day 1 to repeat the events with more difficult qualification criteria. Running is simulated by hitting two keys (representing the left and right leg) alternately and as quickly as possible. The game rapidly...

Daley Thompson's Super-Test

Daley Thompson's Super-Test

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

This game features a variety of sporting events in the second game licensed around the Decathlon champion. Each one has its own world record, and a target time / distance / score to reach - fail and you lose one of your three lives. After completing all events successfully they repeat with tougher targets. The Amstrad, Commodore and Spectrum 48K versions of this game feature eight sporting events, (Cycling, Giant Slalom, Penalties, Pistol Shooting, Rowing, Ski Jump, Spring Board Diving, and Tug of War), while the Spectrum 128K release has an additional four events, (100m Hurdles, Javelin,...

Darkman

Darkman

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1991

Once, he had a normal life, a beautiful girlfriend and a brilliant medical career - creating synthetic skin for accident victims. Then he was the victim himself, brutally attacked by sadistic criminals - his face and body burned beyond recognition. Now DARKMAN walks the night, searching for the woman he loves. A man who looks like a monster, he hopes to salvage his scorched flesh... and have revenge on those who destroyed his life!

Darkman

Darkman

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1992

Once, he had a normal life, a beautiful girlfriend and a brilliant medical career - creating synthetic skin for accident victims. Then he was the victim himself, brutally attacked by sadistic criminals - his face and body burned beyond recognition. Now DARKMAN walks the night, searching for the woman he loves. A man who looks like a monster, he hopes to salvage his scorched flesh... and have revenge on those who destroyed his life! In this side-scrolling platformer, the player controls the Darkman, a superhero who can jump, kick and punch, as well as swing from a rope during action...

Darkman

Darkman

Atari ST - 1991

Darkman was developed by Ocean Software and published by Ocean Software in 1991. In this side-scrolling platformer, the player controls Darkman, a superhero who can jump, kick and punch, as well as swing from a rope during action sequences between levels. In each level, Darkman disguises himself as the boss of the level, whom he must defeat before the time limit elapses. Tying into the plot of the film, Darkman wears masks of various gangsters who are responsible for his disfigurement, but his disguise dissolves after being exposed to sunlight for too long. The character changes into a...

Dennis the Menace

Dennis the Menace

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1993

Yipes! Grab your slingshot, water pistol and peashooter. Margaret and Joey, Dennis' loyal friends, are missing and so is Mr. Wilson's valuable coin collection! Can Dennis sneak into Mr. Wilson's house and find his slingshot and peashooter without being spotted? Uh oh, he's got rope ladders to climb and hidden switches to find - it's going to be tough. But he's gonna need those weapons bad as he faces off with enemies like the the crazed Coach, and the scary Switchblade Sam. On this late-night escapade, bees, bulldogs, birds, frogs and even bunnies will be a menace to Dennis. Finding...

Elf

Elf

Atari ST - Released - 1991

Cornelius the Elf was living peacefully in a forest with his sweetheart Elisa. However, an evil creature known as Necrilous the Not-Very-Nice kidnapped Elisa and disappeared with her. Cornelius must embark on a perilous journey to rescue the love of his life. Elf is a platform game which almost crosses into the adventure genre. You play an elf who is out to destroy Necrilous the Not-Very-Nice. It's resonably non-linear areas in that you can go back and forth between areas. You collect items during play and get access to different spells and attacks.

Epic

Epic

Atari ST - 1992

The sun is about to go supernova and humanity must find a new home. All the population is packed into a huge fleet of ships and they set off for a suitable planet. Unfortunately the route goes straight through the territory of a hostile alien race, the Rexxons. The game is a space shooter but you also get surface missions on different planets. The main emphasis on the game is the graphics which were excellent when the game was released but this meant that the game was very short with just 7 levels. There are loads of cutscenes all with music from Holst's planet suite.

Gryzor

Gryzor

Commodore 64

In 2633, the evil Red Falcon Organization have set a base on the Galuga archipelago near New Zealand in a plot to conquer the world. Two commandos, Pfc. Bill Rizer and Pfc. Lance Bean of the Contra unit (an elite group of soldiers specializing in guerrilla warfare), are sent to the island to destroy the enemy forces and uncover the true nature of the alien entity controlling them.

Gryzor

Gryzor

Amstrad CPC - January 1, 1987

Infiltrate the Alien Rebel's headquaters in Konami's smash coin-op game for your home computer. Negotiate the electric force field and then overcome wave upon wave of fanatical guerillas as you make your way inexorably towards their base. Split second timing and nerves of steel are a must for this exciting fun packed program with all the features of the arcade original. The Durrs from the Planet Suna have infiltrated Earth's defensive forces, have set up a strong hold in an uncharted region of our planet and have assembled an atmosphere processing plant (APP) which gives them the facility to...

Highlander

Highlander

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Battle through time, develop the skills of sword play and learn from Ramirez, your first opponent, the arts of defence and attack, timing and position. When you have defeated him move in time to the present and encounter Fasil, an ancient and more skillful opponent in modern day New York. Here you must hone your skills and sharpen your reactions for upon his demise you reach the final battle with the mighty Kurgen. High above the city streets on a deserted rooftop the last act of this deadly quest is fought. A dual which can only be won by supreme exponant.

Hook

Hook

Nintendo Entertainment System - March 27, 1992

PETER PAN has now grown up, far away from NEVERLAND, but his old enemy CAPTAIN HOOK has not forgotten, and schemes his revenge. Kidnapping Peter's children, he lures our hero back to the island of PIRATES and "LOST BOYS" for a final confrontation. With the help of TINKERBELL, the faithful fairy, you take on the role of PETER PAN in this magic adventure fraught with danger and excitement!

Hook

Hook

Atari ST - 1991

Peter Banning is an ordinary suburban dad with two kids - or so everyone thinks. What not even his family know is his past as Peter Pan, scourge of Captain Hook in JM Barrie's children's fiction. Captain Hook gains revenge on Banning by stealing his two children, so Peter must return to Neverland, return to eternal childhood, and get them back. It's a point and click adventure, and the pirate setting ensures that it recalls the Monkey Island games. The top 2/3 of the screen features a visual depiction of the area Peter is in, which a row of icons along the bottom can be selected to alter the...

Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk

Atari ST - 1991

Hudson Hawk is a platform game developed by Special FX for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum based on the film of the same name. It was released in 1991 and published by Ocean Software. Sony Imagesoft released it in the US for the Game Boy and NES. In Spain it was published as El Gran Halcon, the Spanish title for the film. An SNES version was in development, but was cancelled when the film flopped. The player assumes the role of Hudson Hawk, a cat burglar. He is sent on a mission to steal three Da Vinci artifacts. Walking through various levels in this platform game, the...

Hunchback

Hunchback

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Hunchback is an arcade game developed by Century Electronics in 1983. The player controls Quasimodo from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The game is set on a castle wall. The player must cross the screen from left to right avoiding obstacles in order to ring the bell at the far right. Obstacles include pits which must be swung over on a long rope, ramparts which must be jumped (some of which contain knights with spears) and flying fireballs and arrows (to be ducked or jumped). Eventually, after completing a number of screens, the player must rescue Esmeralda. If this final...

Hunchback

Hunchback

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

Hunchback was published by Ocean Software in 1984 for the Dragon 32, and it was a port from the original arcade version which was developed by Century Electronics in 1983. The game was also available on most of the other 8 bit micros available at the time. Each level of the game takes place on a Castle Wall and the player must control the hunchback across the screen from left to right whilst avoiding various obstacles in order to ring the bell at the far right of the screen. Successfully ringing the bell brings the player to the next level. Obstacles include fire pits which must be swung over...

Independence War Deluxe

Independence War Deluxe

Windows - Released - July 31, 1999

This title is a compilation of Independence War and its expansion pack Independence War Defiance. In Independence War, there is a huge conflict going on between The Indies, colonists from Earth, and the Commonwealth. And you take the role of an officer in the Commonwealth fleet. In Defiance you are playing the Indie Side of the conflict. The add-on consists of 18 missions and it mirrors the original campaign. You are Edison Hayes, a captain of the Indie fleet and the Dreadnaught-class corvette Spartacus. Defiance also adds two notable new features to the game; ability to save in-mission and...

International Match Day

International Match Day

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

International Match Day is an improved version of Match Day published in 1985 for ZX Spectrum 128KB. It takes advantage of the extra memory available to provide better sound and some full screen images. Match Day II was released in 1987 for the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, MSX and Commodore 64 platforms.

Jelly Boy

Jelly Boy

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 1, 1995

Jelly Boy puts in the control of a jelly baby with morphing powers, sort of like if A Boy and His Blob merged together in some ungodly ritual. His quest is to find various items inside a weird factory so that the elevator doorman will allow him to go up and meet the dude in charge. Awesome music, polished graphics, a whole bunch of detailed levels and worlds and a bizarre sense of humor brighten up an otherwise generic platformer.

Jonny and the Jimpys: Part I

Jonny and the Jimpys: Part I

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Jonny and the Jimpys is a compilation of two exclusive games: Bangers and Mash and Spellbound. Part I:- titled "Spellbound", Jonny battles against witches with the help of his leprechaun. Part II:- titled "Bangers and Mash". Jonny must feed his canine colleage keeping and eye on the mischievous jimpys at all times. In Spellbound Jonny finds himself in a village under the spell of an evil witch. Four spell-room keys have been placed in a tower near the castle and the find these keys and open the castle door Jonny must turn on all the lamps at each level. At first the witch's assistants,...

Jonny and the Jimpys: Part II

Jonny and the Jimpys: Part II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Jonny and the Jimpys is a compilation of two exclusive games: Bangers and Mash and Spellbound. Part I:- titled "Spellbound", Jonny battles against witches with the help of his leprechaun. Part II:- titled "Bangers and Mash". Jonny must feed his canine colleage keeping and eye on the mischievous jimpys at all times. In Bangers and Mash, you control Jonny who needs to collect three sausages and take them to his dog, Mash, while avoiding enemies known as Jimpys. If you come in contact with one of the Jimpys, then the sausages are stolen and you lose a life. If a Jimpy follows you around,...

Jungle Strike

Jungle Strike

Commodore Amiga CD32 - Released - 1994

Some time after Operation Desert Strike, Ibn Kilbaba, son of Kilbaba S.R, threatens to annihilate America. After his father was killed, the people who were under his control, sent his son running off, along with his father's money and nuclear weapons program. Kilbaba, more ruthless than his father, longs for revenge of his father's death and decides to shed the blood of those who killed him, the Americans. Already armed, Kilbaba hires Carlos Ortega to help him set up his Nuclear Weapons program, deep in South America. Carlos Ortega, the world's most notorious druglord, also yearns to seek...

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 1, 1993

This game can be played in two modes, either as Dr. Alan Grant or as a Velociraptor. Playing as each provides the user with an alternative story and level design. The climax of the game mirrored the unused climax of the film, in which Grant must defeat a pair of Velociraptors by causing the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the Visitors Center to collapse on top of them. Grant himself is the final boss in the same location for the raptor storyline: your dinosaur character must cause the bone structure to collapse via specifically placed kicks to cause Grant to flee. A sequel was released using a...

Kid Chaos

Kid Chaos

Commodore Amiga - January 1, 1994

Kid Chaos is transported from the stone age into an unknown world by evil scientists from the future. Now he must fight his way through artificial environments such as the Secret Garden, Toxic Wasteland, Toy Factory, Techno Fortress, and the Ruined City to reach the time machine that can transport him back home. Kid does this by running through the level, destroying all wildlife and several destruction targets, then leave the level by the exit door, which remain closed until Kid has destroyed all destruction targets. He destroys by swinging his club in the air and hitting them. He can also...

The Legend of Prince Valiant

The Legend of Prince Valiant

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

The Legend of Prince Valiant is a side-scrolling action game in which the player takes on the role of Prince Valiant. The game is licensed from the television cartoon series of the same name which in turn is based on an older comic series. As Valiant the player must find Camelot and go on a quest for King Arthur to become a knight. In most levels the player just has to move to the right side of the screen to reach the exit of each level. All the while enemies will spawn and attack Valiant. Aside from humans the game also offers its share of mythical creatures that have to be defeated...

Lemmings

Lemmings

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1992

Lemmings was one of the most popular computer games of its time, and several gaming magazines gave it some of their highest review scores at the time. The behavior of the creatures in Lemmings is based on the supposed behavior of real lemmings, who by urban legend are believed to go on migrations en masse that eventually lead to disaster. The basic objective of the game is to guide lemmings through a number of obstacles to a designated exit. In order to save the required number of lemmings to win, one must determine how to assign a limited number of eight different skills to specific...

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

Atari ST - 1992

In this game, based on the movie series, you can play as Martin Riggs or Roger Murtaugh to complete four main missions, before taking on a final bonus one. For each mission you can choose the appropriate character. Walking around, jumping and swimming, kicking or shooting the opponents you have to stop the crimes in your beloved L.A. Firstly, you have to stop drug dealers who want to transport their money from the dock, where you infiltrate. Secondly, you have to stop suicidal terrorists, who entered the subway. Thirdly, you have to defuse a bomb, planted by another terrorist group in the...

Lost Patrol

Lost Patrol

Atari ST - Released - 1990

You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong guerillas force your helicopter to crash land in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It's now your responsibility to lead the remaining survivors to the nearest U.S. base, evading or facing an elusive and dangerous enemy on his own grounds. Most of the time, you'll see a map of the country on the screen and navigate your men through the country. It's important to watch your men's health and morale by getting them food, water, ammo and letting them rest, etc. When reaching certain spots on the...

Lost Patrol

Atari ST - Released - 1990

You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong guerillas force your helicopter to crash land in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It's now your responsibility to lead the remaining survivors to the nearest U.S. base, evading or facing an elusive and dangerous enemy on his own grounds. Most of the time, you'll see a map of the country on the screen and navigate your men through the country. It's important to watch your men's health and morale by getting them food, water, ammo and letting them rest, etc. When reaching certain spots on the...

Mario Bros (Ocean)

Mario Bros (Ocean)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

This is the Ocean version of Mario Bros. It must keep this name "Mario Bros (Ocean)" to stay separate from the Atari version in LaunchBox. Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumbing when all sorts of weird creatures come flying out of the pipes. Turtles, crabs - even fighterflies - attack the helpless Mario Bros. It's up to you to kick, punch, and knock out these sewer pests before time runs out! But beware. Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play against the computer, or with a friend - either way, this is one underground classic you'll want to play...

Match Day

Match Day

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Match Day is a football game that allows you play a match against the computer or against a friend. The game is viewed from the side at an elevated angle with part of the pitch shown and the screen scrolls when the player with the ball moves. A joystick or keyboard is used to control your players and the main football rules apply. You can dribble with the ball, pass it or shoot, and you control the player nearest to the ball. When the ball appears near your goal you can also control the keeper. Throw-ins, goal kicks and corners are also used.

McDonaldland

McDonaldland

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1992

M.C. Kids is a 1992 platform game developed and published by Virgin Interactive. It was initially released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in February 1992 in North America, and by Ocean Software in May 1993 in Europe. As a licensed product for the McDonald's fast food franchise, the game occasionally features the various logos and characters from McDonald's restaurant signage and television advertisements, for the purposes of plot advancement and power-ups. It stars two children who venture into the fantasy world of McDonaldland in order to return Ronald McDonald's magical bag, which...

Midnight Resistance

Midnight Resistance

Atari ST

The Midnight Resistance fighters are up against the awesome powers of mad scientist King Crimson and his Crimson Corps. Crimson has kidnapped your scientist grandfather and five more of your relatives, and aims to put his advanced plans to evil use. Take control of a Resistance fighter in this scrolling shoot 'em up consisting of nine platform-based levels, each ending with a Boss to defeat. Your enemies appear on foot and in vehicles, and Crimson has also planted machine gun bays en route.

Moonshadow (Ocean Software)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

This game was the precursor to Zone Trooper, but many, many changes were made to it and the music and graphics in the latter game were different in multiple ways. Where Zone trooper would mostly be described as shooter, this game was more of a multi-screen platformer. Add to that the fact that this had one of the best title screens in the late 80's and it is a fun addition to your collection, especially if you enjoy Zone Trooper.

Mr. Wimpy

Mr. Wimpy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

At the start of the game, Mr. Wimpy has to cross his kitchen while avoiding moving manholes to get to the larder so that he can collect ingredients and make his burgers. As an added hazard, a character called Waldo tries to steal these ingredients from him. After the opening level, the game becomes a BurgerTime clone where the player must guide Mr. Wimpy across the platforms while walking over four various burger ingredients, which in turn causes them to crash to the platform below and finally to the four plates at the bottom. Mr. Wimpy must also avoid various enemies. The player can spray...

NARC

NARC

Commodore 64 - Released - December 31, 1990

Narc is a 1-2 player game, where your mission is to infiltrate the Mr. Big Corporation, the scourge of the underworld. To do this, you must get through the game's eight stages, with over ten sectors like the junkyard, subway, drug lab, nursery, downtown, Sunset Strip, and even the corporation, where Mr. Big resides. In order to get through the stages, you are required to collect a number of safe cards, and insert them in the slot next to the stage exit. Each sector includes a map, and should be easy to read. For example, the blue or red dots represent you, and the white dots are the missile...

Narc

Narc

Atari ST - 1989

Narc is a 1-2 player game, where your mission is to infiltrate the Mr. Big Corporation, the scourge of the underworld. To do this, you must get through the game's eight stages, with over ten sectors like the junkyard, subway, drug lab, nursery, downtown, Sunset Strip, and even the corporation, where Mr. Big resides. In order to get through the stages, you are required to collect a number of safe cards, and insert them in the slot next to the stage exit. Each sector includes a map, and should be easy to read. For example, the blue or red dots represent you, and the white dots are the missile...

Navy Seals

Navy Seals

Atari ST

Like many of Ocean's games this was licensed from a film,in this case one by Orion, the company best known for Robocop. You control a succession of the USA's elite fighters with the aim of destroying missiles held by terrorists. You must destroy the missiles by placing bombs next to them and then fleeing the scene. You will of course meet many more fighters throughout the level, and pick up improved weapons as the game goes on (neither of which fit with the film, or real-life logic, but make for Generic Ocean Film License #718). The gameplay is primarily side-scrolling, but the levels are...

Navy Seals

Navy Seals

Amstrad GX4000 - Released - 1990

Navy SEALS is a shoot 'em up platform video game developed and published by Ocean Software. The game is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up and revolves around the protagonist, Lieutenant Dale Hawkins, recovering caches of hidden Stinger missiles from Arab terrorists in Oman. The game features a total of five levels with varying locations and begins with allocating five lives to the player. The main objective of the game is to locate and place time bombs on boxes containing Stinger missiles, in which the player is required to escape before the time runs out. The enemies featured in the game are Arab...

The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The Neverending Story is a text adventure based on the movie by Wolfgang Petersen (rather than the novel by Michael Ende). The world of Fantasia is about to be destroyed by the "All-consuming Nothing", it needs someone from the "Real World" to believe in it again in order to be saved from falling into oblivion. The player takes control of the young hero Atreyu who is the only one who can find the savior of Fantasia. The game uses different pictures to show the player's current location as well as the items he is holding, which companions are with him and any events that might be taking...

Nightbreed: The Action Game

Nightbreed: The Action Game

Atari ST

This is the first of a planned trilogy of games based on Clive Barker's movie Nightbreed (the second game was Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie, and the third game was never released). This is a side-scrolling action game where Boone must fight his way through Midian, fighting the Sons of the Free and the Berserkers. There are five legs to Boone's quest as listed in the manual: 1) Collect the 3 keys to Midian; one is located on each level. In order to obtain the 3rd key, you must defeat the MASK (although he will subsequently escape). 2) Work your way around the Necropolis and down...

Operation Thunderbolt

Operation Thunderbolt

Atari ST - 1988

Operation Thunderbolt is the exciting sequel to Operation Wolf. An airliner is hijacked by terrorists en-route from Paris to Boston, who threaten to kill all hostages on board if their mates aren't released from jail. Instead of reaching its destination, the airliner makes a landing in Kalubya, Africa, and all the hostages are hidden in various locations. The authorities have asked the hero from Operation Wolf to rescue the hostages, but only this time, the hero brings his friend along for the ride. There are eight missions to complete in Operation Thunderbolt, and each one has you shooting...

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Atari ST - 1988

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day? Operation Wolf is an arcade game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if you hit it enough...

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1989

The object of the game is to rescue the five hostages in the concentration camp. The game is divided into six stages: Communication Setup, Jungle, Village, Powder Magazine, Concentration Camp, and Airport. Completion of each stage advances the story. For example, upon completing the Jungle stage, an enemy leader is interrogated and the location of the enemy's concentration camp is found. This was one of the first shooter games to feature a storyline, and it had some similarities to real special operations missions.

Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2

Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2

Atari ST - Released - 1992

This sequel to Rainbow Islands sees a return to the gameplay of Bubble Bobble, but with Bub and Bob in their now-human forms. The boys must clear a series of screens of bad guys - who take slightly more esoteric forms than the angry caterpillars from Rainbow Islands - and again pick up a whole bunch of power-ups. But this time they're armed with umbrellas! Oh, okay then, parasols...

Platoon

Platoon

Atari ST - Released - 1988

The film Platoon featured a squad of five soldiers on their mission for the US Army in Vietnam. In this action game based around the film, you take control of these five guys in turn, with the chance to switch between them as they each take one of the 3 hits that would kill them. The game recreates each of the sections of the film, starting with a side-scrolling journey through the jungle, with paths to cross both horizontally and vertically, and the ability to jump or duck hazards. You will need to blow up a bridge and then locate a village, which contains a torch, a map and a trap-door. The...

Puzznic

Puzznic

Apple IIGS - Unreleased - 1990

Puzznic (パズニック, Pazunikku) is a tile-matching puzzle arcade game developed and produced by Taito in 1989 and was ported for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, PC Engine, Sharp X68000, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MS-DOS and ZX Spectrum between 1990 and 1991. Home computer ports were handled by Ocean Software; the 2003 PlayStation port was handled by Altron. An Apple IIGS port was completed in 1990, however was never commercially released (a leaked copy was however circulated). A clone for the PC, Brix, was released by Epic MegaGames in 1992. The Japanese...

Rambo III

Rambo III

Atari ST - 1988

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this right (we won't mention who they enlisted to do so). Colonel Trautman has been kidnapped by the Soviets, and you've gone in there to rescuing him. Doing so is a three-part operation approximately following the plot of the film. In the first part, you explore the building Trautman could be in, through a top-down view of the building. It is heavily protected by infra-red security beams, which when activated unleadsh the enemies. The locations of the beams are only apparent if you...

Renegade

Renegade

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

The game is set on the mean streets of Brooklyn, which you must venture through to meet your girlfriend, and then rescue her from her kidnappers. This is split into five levels, taking you through the subway and the docks as well as some inhospitable streets. A wide range of aggressive moves are on offer, including headbutts, kicks, punches and flying kicks. Much of the game's violence is depicted in a fairly tongue-in-cheek style, with an element of attempted humour along the way.

RoboCop

RoboCop

Enterprise - 1989

RoboCop is a side-scrolling shooter. It was licensed by Ocean Software at the script stage. This is why the arcade game developed and published by Data East and Nihon Bussan bears a licence credit for Ocean. Several reworked versions appeared for home computers and video game consoles; most of them, including the Enterprise version, published by Ocean.

Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

Atari ST

Shadow Warriors begins with a cinematic animation in which two ninjas duel to the death; one goes down. It is revealed that the doomed ninja is the father of Ryu Hayabusa. When Ryu learns of this, he embarks on a quest to find out who killed his father and why. This quest takes him to America to find an archaeologist with whom Ryu's father was working. From there, Ryu becomes embroiled in an evil, supernatural conspiracy involving a villain named Jaquio who has plans to use an ancient castle and some relics to unleash a terrifying evil upon the world. In comparison to the better known console...

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker

Atari ST - 1992

CTA's original IP stars a toon dog called Ralph who must stop his sleepwalking master Lee from waking up. Ralph must bridge gaps, beat up baddies, stop Lee falling into water, inflate his own body and float above obstacles, and generally be a selfless version of man's best friend. Between each of the major levels, there is a dream sequence where Ralph can collect various tokens and trigger what he "really" thinks should happen to Lee.

Sly Spy: Secret Agent

Sly Spy: Secret Agent

Atari ST - Released - 1990

With a clear James Bond influence, Sly Spy must stop terrorists destroying parts of the city in this collection of sub-games. Roughly half of these (starting with level 2, and alternating from there on) are side-scrolling Green Beret-influenced offerings, not entirely dissimilar to a great many Ocean movie licenses. There are bad guys to shoot and bullets to avoid, with boxes to climb up on and strategic positions to shoot from behind cover. The first level involves skydiving down the screen and shooting at the agents as they themselves fall - complete this and you'll safely parachute to...

Smash T.V.

Smash T.V.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Moving from one room to the next within the studio/arena, players have to shoot down hordes of enemies as they advance from all sides, while at the same time collecting weapons, power-up items, and assorted bonus prizes until a final show down with the show's host where you are finally granted your prizes, your life and freedom. One of the enemies is fat and is named Mr. Shrapnel who roams aside of the walls of some rooms and after a short period of time he explodes. In the NES version, he is replaced by a giant rolling bomb.

Smash T.V.

Smash T.V.

Atari ST - Released - 1990

The year is 1999. The world's most popular television show is Smash T.V., an ultra-violent contest between two armed-to-the-teeth combatants, set loose in a series of deadly arenas that are filled to bursting with hordes of mindless beasts and killer robots. The aim of the game is to blast everything in sight and try to grab more cash and prizes than the other guy. Toaster ovens, VCRs, fancy cars and luxury holidays are there for the taking... for anyone who can survive long enough to enjoy them. Smash T.V. is an insane shoot-em-up from the brain of Eugene Jarvis, creator of Robotron: 2084. It...

Super James Pond 2

Super James Pond 2

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1991

James Pond 2, also known as Super James Pond, is a platform video game and sequel to James Pond. The game was developed by the same British video game developers as the original game. The title music by Richard Joseph is an upbeat rendition of the RoboCop film theme. James Pond 2 was originally released on the Amiga, Atari ST and Sega Genesis in 1991 by three different publishers. The game also appeared on Amiga AGA, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, Game Gear, Commodore 64, Master System, PC, Acorn Archimedes, Game Boy and SNES. The SNES version was called Super James Pond in North America, whereas in...

Tie Break

Tie Break

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

This tennis simulation uses a top-down scrolling perspective. You are not in control of the player's motion, but once he gets close to the ball, shot selection is down to you. Standard shots plus topspin, lobs and stop volleys are available, by pushing the joystick in the right direction as you aim the shot. The game supports up to 16 players in singles matches on a variety of court surfaces. It includes all of the major world tournaments - the four Grand Slam events at Melbourne, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and New York, plus the Davis Cup and Masters events. An early attempt at TV-style...

Toki

Toki

Atari ST - 1991

The hero of the game is a young jungle-man named Toki. One day the evil wizard Dr. Stark kidnaps his girlfriend Wanda. When Toki tries to save her, he is turned into a monkey! Now Toki has to find Dr. Stark in his palace, rescue Wanda, and become a human being again! Toki is a platform game with many various levels: jungle, underwater, volcanic caves, on the ice, etc. Toki's only weapons are spitting on the enemies or jumping on them and crashing them. There are many possibilities to upgrade his spitting "weapon"; for example, if he finds an upgrade, he can spit fireballs.

Total Recall

Total Recall

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Doug Quaid is a mild-mannered construction worker with a gorgeous wife in an apartment on futuristic Earth. Plagued by restless feelings and dreams of Mars, he heads to Rekall, Inc. to purchase a commercial memory implant of a Martian vacation 'cheaper, better, and safer than the real thing'. However, the implant procedure uncovers latent memories of Quaid's real life as a secret agent for the Martian government. Pursued relentlessly by his former employers, Quaid must fight from Earth to Mars in a battle to reclaim his past and secure his future. Total Recall for the Amiga and Atari ST has...

The Transformers

The Transformers

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Earth has been invaded by extraterrestrial shapechanging robots which have made our planet their battleground. The struggle between the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons centers around energy as the objective is to collect four pieces of the Energon Cube and getting them back to the Autobot base. The Decepticons will do their best to get in the way and use the cubes to their own nefarious means. You as the player control five Autobots that can either be in robot or vehicle form. You move around the platforms searching for the cubes. While in robot form you can either walk or fly, but...

Tunnel B1

Tunnel B1

MS-DOS - Released - 1996

You are on a mission to destroy the ultimate weapon of your enemy. This involves travelling through a set of precarious tunnels in your high-tech hover-craft. The tunnels are filled with enemy vehicles, choppers and sentry guns which you have to take out or avoid. To make life even worse, a lot of sections require you to clear them in a given time limit. The only good thing is that you'll be able to upgrade your weaponry often.

Tunnel B1

Tunnel B1

Sony Playstation - Released - October 4, 1996

Prepare yourself for dangerous underground combat action in TUNNEL B1 for the PlayStation. Command your specialized B1 hovercraft in fierce battles, as you attempt to bring down an evil madman intent on detonating a thermonuclear explosion and destroying the world. Traverse dark and ominous caverns, dank sewers, and winding tunnels at super speeds while blasting enemies and collecting hidden power-ups. Compete in frenzied, timed races against frightening drones which you must hunt down and eliminate, and fight fast helicopters and steel-hardened tanks determined to bring about your demise....

Tunnel B1

Tunnel B1

Sega Saturn - Released - January 15, 1997

You are on a mission to destroy the ultimate weapon of your enemy. This involves travelling through a set of precarious tunnels in your high-tech hover-craft. The tunnels are filled with enemy vehicles, choppers and sentry guns which you have to take out or avoid. To make life even worse, a lot of sections require you to clear them in a given time limit. The only good thing is that you'll be able to upgrade your weaponry often.

V-Rally: Championship Edition

V-Rally: Championship Edition

Nintendo Game Boy Color - June 1, 1999

The best rally simulation is now available on the Game Boy! Are tou ready to win the supreme title of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER? You'll have to master the incredible power of authentic rally cars throughout 20 very demanding special stages on very different surfaces such as asphalt, snow, mud, gravel... 3, 2, 1,... GO!!!

Waterworld

Waterworld

Nintendo Virtual Boy - Released - December 21, 1995

THE DEACON AWAITS! The Deacon will stop at nothing to control the world's most precious resource... And he's turned his blood-thirsty Smokers loose on the Atoller civilization in a frantic search for Enola - the tattooed girl who holds the secret to Dryland. Only you can smoke the Smokers and deck the Deacon! Waterworld brings your Virtual Boy screaming to life with incredibly smooth and realistic 3D animations, particle effects and texture mapped rendered graphics. So step into this action packed arcade experience today and learn what 3D gaming is all about.

Waterworld

Waterworld

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1995

Waterworld is an action game based on the movie of the same name. It takes place in a world where the whole Earth is covered by water. The player takes the role of an unnamed drifter who has to fight against pirates, called Smokers, who are after a girl the drifter picked up before. From a gameplay standpoint, this game is similar to the SNES Waterworld, but with different levels (eight divided into six stages each). There are three types of levels: sailing on a raft while shooting everything that moves, diving underwater and platforming. In each stage, the goal is to reach the exit within...

Wild Wheels

Wild Wheels

Atari ST - Released - 1991

Wild Wheels is an action game in which two teams of five cars each try to bring a ball into other team's goal for points (more points are awarded for risky moves) and destroying all enemy cars. The player takes control over a single car which can be shown in various camera positions, most prominently directly behind the vehicle or top-down. There are also special fields on the field which grant advantages when passed. The single-player portion basically consists of a series of elimination matches with the goal to win all leagues of increasing difficulty levels. Between matches, the points...

Wizkid

Wizkid

Atari ST - Released - 1992

The Wiz and his cat Nifta have successfully restored colors to the world. Both got married (though most probably not to each other) and begot children: the Wiz had a son, Wizkid, and Nifta had eight kittens. Their peaceful life ended when the evil mouse magician Zark kidnapped the Wiz, Nifta, and all the kittens, imprisoning them in different parts of the world. Wizkid must venture into unknown realms and rescue his father together with the feline family. Wizkid is a sequel to Wizball. This game deviates from the original in many ways. The screen does not scroll and Wizkid does not bounce...

Worms

Worms

MS-DOS - Released - November 29, 1995

Worms is a turn-based strategy game. It features up to 4 teams of 4 worms, aiming to destroy the others on a generated terrain. Each worm has 100 hit points, and dies when his hit points fall to 0. Upon death, a worm explodes, causing damage to everyone around. Gameplay is turn-based. Each turn, the player can control one specific worm from his team. The worm can crawl left and right or jump. However, there is a time limit to make a move; also, if the worm falls from a great height, it loses health and the turn ends immediately; and if a worm falls into water or offscreen, it dies. Each...

WWF Wrestlemania

WWF Wrestlemania

Atari ST - 1991

WWF WrestleMania (named after the World Wrestling Federation's annual pay-per-view event) is a game developed by Twilight and published by Ocean Software in 1991 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and DOS. It was the first WWF licensed game available for these computers which were still dominant in Europe. It was followed on most of these computers by 1992's WWF European Rampage Tour. Visually, the game resembles the arcade game WWF Superstars, and it plays somewhat similarly as well.

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