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Canoe Race Simulator

Canoe Race Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Kick Off 96

Kick Off 96

Commodore Amiga - 1996

Kick Off 96 gives you the chance to take part in the European Championships in England 1996. Kick Off 96 can be played with several perspectives, including overhead and isometric, and offers the same pacey gameplay that made its predecessors famous. If Euro 96 isn´t enough you could play with 49 international teams plus 750 club teams, totally 15.000 real players varied skill levels. If that´s still not enough you can also create your own leagues and teams.

Maniax

Maniax

Commodore Amiga - 1989

Maniax is a Qix variant. The basic playing principle: the player controls a dot which can draw lines on the screen and when a closed figure is drawn, the colour of the area changes. Additionally there are enemies, either confined to the uncoloured or coloured areas, which cause the player sprite to die if touched. The goal is to colour 75% of the screen. This variant reveals background images taken from 16 cities instead of just changing the screen colour. There are also various extras to pick up which give advantages like extra lives, frozen enemies or extra points. Triangles show negative...

Maria's Christmas Box

Maria's Christmas Box

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In this game, you play Strip poker against Maria Whittaker, an UK model of the 1980s. As the name suggests, she is first wearing a Santa Claus suit and does not get completely naked like in previous games of this type. The gameplay is very similar to Ancos older game Strip Poker II+. In the game itself you can raise bets and can trade each cloth part for 100 credits if you are running out of cash and your hand is too good to not raise. There are two different difficulty levels, "Easy" and "Hard". The AI does sometimes bluffing with aggressive bets.

Player Manager 2 Extra: The Chase For Glory

Player Manager 2 Extra: The Chase For Glory

Commodore Amiga - 1995

When this game arrived in it was hard to find any difference, apart from the obvious graphical ones and a bit more speed in the player section, between it and the original. Your aim in Player Manager 2 Extra is to raise a team from division 2 capable of winning promotion to the Premier League as well as competing in Europe. You are pitted against three other managers who can be either computer or human controlled. These guys are pretty smart too. The big change in PM2 Extra is that the graphics have all been upgraded. The tactics editor is still brilliant though. If this is your area of...

Quantox

Quantox

Commodore Amiga - 1988

Quantox actually turned out to be rather good. The game is a dead simple shoot 'em up game with Jeff Minter overtones, but it's fast, smooth, slick and pretty, and it kept me entranced for ages. Lots of little bonus games stop it from getting repetitive, and even the power-ups have a touch of imagination about them. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that this is one of the most original blasters I've seen in a long time (in 1988). This has to represent, then, something of a major bargain.

Robbeary

Robbeary

Commodore Amiga - 1988

The awkwardly-titled Robbeary gives you the opportunity of raiding a 24-floor mega-store of its fruity contents. The game opens with the obligatory irrelevant parallax starfield backing the title screen. A short entertaining sample borrowed from a Pet Shop Boys intro is looped continually until you start the game. If you have read between the lines of the scenario you will not be surprised to hear that Robbeary is a traditional platform game. It would seem that this store is an enormous greengrocer's shop, for almost every bit of floor space is occupied by big juicy pieces of fruit. Collect...

Strip Poker 2 Plus

Strip Poker 2 Plus

Acorn Electron - Released - January 1, 1989

A sizzling and exciting game of poker awaits you as you pit your skills against Donna and Sam in a game of Poker. You have nothing to lose but your pride. The girls have considerably more at stake. Do not let their looks fool you one bit; they play a smart game of poker. They make the most of their beguiling charm to sweetly and gently lead you into the trap from which only the best can escape with their honour and pride intact.

Strip Poker II

Strip Poker II

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

What can I say that isn't already implied by the title? This is a computer version of five-card draw poker featuring photos of women who wear fewer clothes the better you do, all rendered in digitized graphics. The basic game includes two models, Suzi and Melissa, but expansion disks were also available.

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Thai Boxing

Thai Boxing

Acorn Electron - Released - April 1, 1984

Thai Boxing is a great spectator sport combining the lightning moves of karate with the brute strength of boxing. Thai boxers are also famous for their agility. In this sport there are no rituals or constraints. They have just one aim - to inflict as much punishment as possible in the shortest possible time. Now this fantastic sport is brought to life on your computer screen in Thai Boxing - the ultimate in superfast beat 'em up action! In Thai Boxing you control an athletic boxer pitted against a computer controlled opponent - both brilliantly depicted against a variety of exotic...

Tip Off

Tip Off

Commodore Amiga - 1992

After the success with Kick Off and its sequel, Anco tried their hand at basketball. This basketball game has like the Kick Off games a top down view and the action is quite pacey, a trademark for many football games of the day (Kick Off in particular). The teams in the game are British but you can edit them using the built-in utilities. The game also has a tactics designer and the option to change the kits of each team. You can play either single matches or a full league competition. Tip Off can be played by four players simultaneously, so can play co-op with a friend against the...

Winter Events

Winter Events

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

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