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Cycloids

Cycloids

Acorn Archimedes - Released

The object of the game is to guide your clown on a unicycle to the door at the far end of the level. Along the way you must dispose of as many of the invading balloons as you can whilst picking up a variety of collectable items. There are two types of doors on the levels; the pink ones which are the level completion doors and the green ones which can transport you to later levels. If you want to see the whole game then ignore the green doors. When playing the game you need to keep a look out for flags. These are markers and when you collect one of them this is the place you will be...

Darkwood

Darkwood

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

You play as a wizard tasked with lifting the curse on the village of Ecklespit. The game starts in the wizard's house and you then leave to venture out into the surrounding landscape. As you guide your wizard around the landscape he meets various characters with whom he can converse. These conversations can be sensible and help you quest or, if you want, you can be deliberately stupid and annoy the villagers. Although this is not advisable if you intend to complete the game, it can generate some interesting conversations. The landscape is made up of various buildings which you can enter...

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

A strategy game based on the book by Frank Herbert.

F.R.E.D

F.R.E.D

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Hot Shoe

Hot Shoe

Microsoft MSX - 1984

Lethal Xcess: Wings of Death II

Lethal Xcess: Wings of Death II

Commodore Amiga - 1991

After the events of Wings of Death, the once evil sorcerer Sagyr has been reintegrated into society and only does good things with his magic. Unfortunately, one day he stumbles upon a curse which releases an evil witch called Xandrilia. She immediately conquers the world and teleports Sagyr 3 000 years into the future. Using a spaceship, his only hope to free the world is to destroy the planet Metallycha, where Xandrilia's heirs live. Just like its predecessor, Lethal Xcess is a vertically scrolling shooter. The graphics are less fantasy-oriented than its predecessor, in favour of a...

Monster Business

Monster Business

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Monster Business is influenced by vintage platformers such as Mr. Do and Dig Dug. Bob owns a zoo, but the creatures (monkeys, snakes and all the rest) have gone on the rampage and must be stopped. Its levels contain ledges, ramps, and similar, and scroll vertically. Bob must aim his short range gun at them for long enough to cause them to explode, then release to send them up the screen, and ideally hit them again, to release as many bonus fruits as possible. This must all be done within a time limit – complete it before being told to hurry up and you get a time bonus.

Oh Mummy!

Oh Mummy!

Microsoft MSX

The pyramids of ancient Egypt are known to be full of treasure, but it will take a brave man to uncover them, as the spirits have sent guardians to protect them. In this game you play an archaeologist, and mummies are after you. You have to run through a matrix (inside a pyramid), and make sure you unveil every treasure by walking around all 4 sides of each square. It's presented in a 2D top down view.(Moby Games)

WorldScape

WorldScape

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A Sim City type game with an ecological theme.

Xenon 2: Megablast

Xenon 2: Megablast

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Xenon 2: Megablast is a vertically scrolling space shooter, in which you have to pass several levels, filled with waves of enemies, that all end with a level boss creature. Each group of enemies you destroy grants you a cash reward and every once in a while you enter Colin's Bargain Basement, where you can use this cash to purchase upgrades for your ship like better weapons, speed & health upgrades etc. Some upgrades can also be picked up during the levels. The first part of the game has an organic feel to it, while the second part of the game features mechanical enemies. As there are some...

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