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Alien World

Alien World

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

You, Kai are about to marry your sweetheart Medb, but Slough Feg and his minions have kidnapped her and taken her to the far side of The Cave of Dreams. Swearing a bit too loud about rescuing her, Slough Feg has heard you and turned you into an insect. With the help of magic from the Druid Lords though, you set off on your quest. To help you, some minions leave behind either a power-up for your weapon or Zen, the currency of The Cave of Dreams. Zen can be spent in the shops that litter the landscape. Here you can buy health or extra weapons. Kai has three lives which are lost when his two...

Alien World

Alien World

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

You, Kai are about to marry your sweetheart Medb, but Slough Feg and his minions have kidnapped her and taken her to the far side of The Cave of Dreams. Swearing a bit too loud about rescuing her, Slough Feg has heard you and turned you into an insect. With the help of magic from the Druid Lords though, you set off on your quest. To help you, some minions leave behind either a power-up for your weapon or Zen, the currency of The Cave of Dreams. Zen can be spent in the shops that litter the landscape. Here you can buy health or extra weapons. Kai has three lives which are lost when his two...

Alien World

Alien World

Atari ST - Released - 1992

You, Kai are about to marry your sweetheart Medb, but Slough Feg and his minions have kidnapped her and taken her to the far side of The Cave of Dreams. Swearing a bit too loud about rescuing her, Slough Feg has heard you and turned you into an insect. With the help of magic from the Druid Lords though, you set off on your quest. To help you, some minions leave behind either a power-up for your weapon or Zen, the currency of The Cave of Dreams. Zen can be spent in the shops that litter the landscape. Here you can buy health or extra weapons. Kai has three lives which are lost when his two...

Atom Ant: Up and Atom

Atom Ant: Up and Atom

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

This is based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon and was one of a number of Hanna-Barbera licensed games released by Hi-Tec Software. Players take control of Atom Ant who must save the city from destruction. The mayor of the city has received a ransom from “Mad Dog” Jackson and he has threatened to blow up the city if the ransom isn’t paid. He has set up numerous bombs over some the city’s buildings and you must fly around the building to collect the bombs and de-fuse them with the atomiser, which is located at the top of the building. You can only collect one bomb at a time, so once you have...

Black Hornet

Black Hornet

Commodore 64 - 1992

You pilot the Black Hornet, an advanced stealth fighter that can nip in and out without any sound to destroy any enemy. Once again the world is under threat from a madman so it's decided to send in you with the Black Hornet. You will encounter various enemies and ground installations who are hell bent to destroy you. As well as destroying these, buildings and various vehicles can be destroyed as well. Desert, valleys and mountains, sea and space will need to be flown through to complete your mission. Black Hornet is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up viewed from above. The joystick is used to...

Black Hornet

Black Hornet

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

You pilot the Black Hornet, an advanced stealth fighter that can nip in and out without any sound to destroy any enemy. Once again the world is under threat from a madman so it's decided to send in you with the Black Hornet. You will encounter various enemies and ground installations who are hell bent to destroy you. As well as destroying these, buildings and various vehicles can be destroyed as well. Desert, valleys and mountains, sea and space will need to be flown through to complete your mission. Black Hornet is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up viewed from above. The joystick is used...

Blazing Thunder

Blazing Thunder

Amstrad CPC

The main character in this old fashioned no frills shoot 'em up is a Rambo doppelganger, which the developers may have been lucky not to be sued over. The main player is surrounded by a large tank which moves around as if you are walking it Flintstones style. Gameplay follows the usual pattern for Ikari Warriors-style games - kill off the bazooka-toting baddies, which emerge from hiding places or enter the screen in waves. You can do this by either shooting them or running them over with your tank. Parts of the scenery often block your path and need destroying. Once you clear the level you...

Blazing Thunder

Blazing Thunder

Commodore 64 - 1990

The main character in this old fashioned no frills shoot 'em up is a Rambo doppelganger, which the developers may have been lucky not to be sued over. The main player is surrounded by a large tank which moves around as if you are walking it Flintstones style. Gameplay follows the usual pattern for Ikari Warriors-style games - kill off the bazooka-toting baddies, which emerge from hiding places or enter the screen in waves. You can do this by either shooting them or running them over with your tank. Parts of the scenery often block your path and need destroying. Once you clear the level you...

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Commodore 64 - 1991

Chevy Chase is a racing game with one of two Chevy oldtimers. You race against the time in four levels with different sections. The car is shown from behind like in Outrun and you drive along a street. Using two gears you try to overtake cars that block your way on the street. Corners will make your tires squeal. Hitting obstacles like cars or signs will make you slower but you cannot crash.

Cricket Captain

Cricket Captain

Commodore 64 - 1990

The Refuge Assurance English county cricket championship provides the basis of this managerial recreation of the sport. Options are selected using nested text-based windows. The range of options you have is similar to football management games; select your team of 11 from an initial squad of 16, based on their batting and bowling skills. New players can be brought in for money. During the match, you choose the bowlers for each over, and the fielding positions, although bowlers are not divided into fast/medium/spin, so you will not find yourself altering these too often. Matches involve a...

Future Bike Simulator

Future Bike Simulator

Commodore 64 - 1990

Future Bike Simulator is a futuristic action game set in 1999. The government forbid motorcycles and so the billionaire Finnius M Houlder built a hovercraft replacement. And while he was at it, he also added some guns. So now his goal is to drive and kill people who move slower than him (which is everyone). Killed enemies leave behind money which can be reinvested into vehicle upgrades between levels. A life is lost when the energy bar is completely drained, so it is advised to dodge obstacles and vehicles. Movement is restricted to left and right; the speed can't be regulated.

Future Bike Simulator

Future Bike Simulator

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Future Bike Simulator is a futuristic action game set in 1999. The government forbid motorcycles and so the billionaire Finnius M Houlder built a hovercraft replacement. And while he was at it, he also added some guns. So now his goal is to drive and kill people who move slower than him (which is everyone). Killed enemies leave behind money which can be reinvested into vehicle upgrades between levels. A life is lost when the energy bar is completely drained, so it is advised to dodge obstacles and vehicles. Movement is restricted to left and right; the speed can't be regulated.

Guardian II: Revenge of the Mutants

Guardian II: Revenge of the Mutants

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

The mutants are back and this time they're faster. In your Mk.II Fighter you have to stop the Raiders flying across the planet and picking up Earthlings and turning them to Mutants when they reach the top of the screen. When all Earthlings are gone then it's game over. If you shoot a Raider holding an Earthling then it will drop him. You have to catch the Earthling and place him back on the surface. Other aliens to worry about are Hive, Dynamo, Technofighter, Firebomber and Lure. To help you in your fight you have a long range scanner, smart bomb, energy cloak, Hive convergence indicator and...

Hong Kong Phooey

Hong Kong Phooey

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

It's Hong Kong Phooey, No. 1 Super Guy! Baron Von Bankjob has escaped from jail! Who comes to the rescue? It's Hong Kong Phooey, emerging from the sticky top drawer of his special file cabinet, with the help of trusty police station cat, Spot! Another could-have-been-OK Hannah-Barberra release from Hi-Tec; for a budget game this would be quite respectable if weren't for the sluggish controls which render it pretty much unplayable -- there's a huge delay between moving the joystick up and Hong Kong jumping, which makes for frustrating gameplay: even with the cheat you'd have to have the...

Hong Kong Phooey: No.1 Super Guy

Hong Kong Phooey: No.1 Super Guy

Commodore 64 - 1990

No. 1 Super Guy is a straightforward platform action game where you play as Hong Kong Phooey himself to help fight crime. In this game Baron Von Bankjob has escaped from jail and it is up to Hong Kong Phooey to find him. The game starts off with the trademark scene of Hong Kong Phooey jumping out of his file cabinet as seen on the animated TV show. From there on you must maneuver yourself through each of the levels full of obstacles like the Baron's thugs, collapsing platforms, conveyor belts, oil and acid patches. Hong Kong Phooey's health is displayed via the "Hong Kong Phooey Book of Kung...

Insector Hecti in the Inter Change

Insector Hecti in the Inter Change

Commodore 64 - 1991

You play the role of Insector Hecti, a computerised detective who explores and protects computer circuits. You have been sent to the Interchange, a highly sensitive area, which has been invaded by Victor Virus and his gang of bugs. On 50 circuits they have changed the direction of some of the blocks on each circuit and your task is to straighten them all back up. Viewed from above with each circuit shown on screen you must walk along the circuits to the misaligned pieces and turn them back round to the correct position and a ping sounds when it is in the correct position. As you sort the...

Jetsons: The Computer Game

Jetsons: The Computer Game

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

The famous animated TV series by Hanna-Barbera spawned a film, and ultimately this licensed game, which contains 8 levels alternating between side-scrolling dodge-and-manipulate and driving gameplay. All four members of the Jetson family have a themed level. The driving sections take place within George's Jetcar, and you must slow down for the speed-limited areas and beware of black holes. At the beginning of the game you are George Jetson, labourer of the Spacely Space Sprockets company in 2062. Your boss Mr. Spacely wants you to work, but you want to collect money and have a fun. So...

Quick Draw McGraw

Quick Draw McGraw

Commodore 64

Quick Draw McGraw is a side-view horizontal scrolling game based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon character where the screen scrolls constantly from right to left. You control Quick Draw whose mission is to protect various trains from being attacked and robbed by various characters, by running along the top or by the side of the carriages of each train to reach the engine at the front. As you run and shoot or avoid the characters you must also jump the gaps to avoid falling onto the ground but the gaps can be used to get to the lower part of the train. If you hit the ground then you keep running...

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Commodore 64

This licensed platform games sets you as Scrappy Doo, with the aim of trekking through four levels to rescue Scooby and Shaggy. As his name suggests, Scrappy is adept at using his fists to vanquish many of these foes. The layout of the castle and the route to it features lots of ladders, ledges and gaps to negotiate. Bonus lives (via Scooby Snacks), invincibility periods and extra points (burgers) are on offer throughout the game. Many of these are in precariously-placed areas that require precise timing and considerable risk to reach.

Top Cat in Beverly Hills Cats

Top Cat in Beverly Hills Cats

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Top Cat is in Beverly Hills to track down Benny the Ball, prevent him gaining the contents of a will that is not rightly his, and find the rightful heiress. The game is a top-down puzzler of sorts. An object manipulation mode is used to pick up and use objects when necessary. Extra milk (for energy) and fruit (for points) can be collected. Skateboarders must be avoided as they can take objects and randomly move them. The members of your gang must all be gathered up on the first level and must be kept on your side by ensuring that your energy doesn't drop too low.

Top Cat in Beverly Hills Cats

Top Cat in Beverly Hills Cats

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Top Cat is in Beverly Hills to track down Benny the Ball, prevent him gaining the contents of a will that is not rightly his, and find the rightful heiress. The game is a top-down puzzler of sorts. An object manipulation mode is used to pick up and use objects when necessary. Extra milk (for energy) and fruit (for points) can be collected. Skateboarders must be avoided as they can take objects and randomly move them. The members of your gang must all be gathered up on the first level and must be kept on your side by ensuring that your energy doesn't drop too low.

Wacky Races

Wacky Races

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

You take on the role of Dastardly and Mutley from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series in this action title with superficial racing overtones. Your aim is to complete each course in a particular position, which is achieved either by waiting for them to suffer enough damage to drop out of the race, or by inflicting that damage yourself. Your car is armed with a forward-shooting arrow to impale the opposition cars, and deal with the many hazards the races throw at you, including boulders and rabbits, which can be taken out for points. The action is viewed from the side, scrolling horizontally as...

Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster: A Treasure Hunt

Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster: A Treasure Hunt

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

All the toys in the World have been stolen by the Greed Monster, so Top Cat has sent Yogi's Treasure Hunters to find them all. Problem is, all the hunters have been captured by the monster except Yogi, so it's up to Yogi to find his friends and all the toys. The game is a flick-screen maze game viewed from a high elevated angle as you control Yogi. You have to search the surrounding areas looking for your friends and toys while avoiding or shooting various creatures. You are armed with sweets to shoot the creatures but these are limited. If you are touched by a creature or certain...

Yogi Bear & Friends in the Greed Monster: A Treasure Hunt

Yogi Bear & Friends in the Greed Monster: A Treasure Hunt

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

All the toys in the World have been stolen by the Greed Monster, so Top Cat has sent Yogi's Treasure Hunters to find them all. Problem is, all the hunters have been captured by the monster except Yogi, so it's up to Yogi to find his friends and all the toys. The game is a flick-screen maze game viewed from a high elevated angle as you control Yogi. You have to search the surrounding areas looking for your friends and toys while avoiding or shooting various creatures. You are armed with sweets to shoot the creatures but these are limited. If you are touched by a creature or certain...

Yogi's Big Clean Up

Yogi's Big Clean Up

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

This licensed game sees Yogi Bear doing something constructive. Across five levels, he must locate or repair eight key items. After clearing Jellystone Park of litter, he must go underwater to fix its water supply. He must then explore a swamp to fix Ranger Smith's bike, find misplaced objects in a film studio, and finally reassemble the bed within his cave. This takes place over platform-style levels, with lots of enemies to be avoided or shot, plus moving platforms and falls. He is armed with a bubble weapon, which is not required on the final level. Collecting pic-a-nic baskets will...

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