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Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In this game you control a beach buggy that’s competing in the Dune Trials. It consists of eight rounds and you must complete each round within the time limit to advance. During the rounds you must jump over rocks and fire as well as shoot helicopters as they will make you crash and lose time. You have a set amount of fuel and you must collect fuel canisters to replenish it and maintain your speed. Should your fuel count reach zero you will go slow until you collect a canister which would also cost you time. You also cannot fire with your fuel empty. If you complete all eight rounds the game...

Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

In this game you control a beach buggy that’s competing in the Dune Trials. It consists of eight rounds and you must complete each round within the time limit to advance. During the rounds you must jump over rocks and fire as well as shoot helicopters as they will make you crash and lose time. You have a set amount of fuel and you must collect fuel canisters to replenish it and maintain your speed. Should your fuel count reach zero you will go slow until you collect a canister which would also cost you time. You also cannot fire with your fuel empty. If you complete all eight rounds the...

Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

In this game you control a beach buggy that’s competing in the Dune Trials. It consists of eight rounds and you must complete each round within the time limit to advance. During the rounds you must jump over rocks and fire as well as shoot helicopters as they will make you crash and lose time. You have a set amount of fuel and you must collect fuel canisters to replenish it and maintain your speed. Should your fuel count reach zero you will go slow until you collect a canister which would also cost you time. You also cannot fire with your fuel empty. If you complete all eight rounds the...

Biggles

Biggles

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

WE Johns’ tales of a brave World War 1 pilot were updated for a 1980s feature film, with a plot involving Jim, Biggles’ brother who lives in that era. Jim travels back through time to warn Biggles of a spectacular weapon the Germans have created, with the intention of changing history – for the worse. The game is split into two separate games, and the first of these is itself split into three sub-games. The first of these is a side-view flight game, in which you must shoot down and dodge Fokkers who come at you from the right of the screen in your rickety plane, with a machine gun and bombs on...

Cauldron

Cauldron

Commodore 64 - Released - April 1, 1985

Playing a witch, you must assemble the six ingredients required to kill off your arch-rival, an evil pumpkin. The ingredients are all located in underground buildings, each of which can only be entered once you've found the appropriate key. The keys are located overground, and you must fly around on your broom to collect them. The overground sections play like standard shoot 'em ups, as your broom is not affected by gravity and can fire bullets using your magic energy. Bats, fireballs and even seagulls are among the many creatures trying to stop you - contact will cost you more energy than...

Cheap Skate

Cheap Skate

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

You're the new kid in town but you have been making friends with your skateboarding skills which has impressed the local skateboarding gang. The leader of the Street Hawks has offered you membership by giving you various tests to prove your worth. The game is viewed from a isometric perspective with the screen scrolling constantly as you ride your board along the streets. You must avoid all obstacles that appear in your path and these include manholes, signs, boxes, fireballs and other skaters with poles having to be ducked under. Each test is being timed and you must reach the finish line...

Combat Crazy

Combat Crazy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

On a long and dangerous mission to kill the leader of an enemy army called Warbringer, you are the last remaining soldier but you have vowed to fight on until the mission is complete or you die. You must battle your way through three large areas, tropical rainforest, underground labyrinth and Warbringer's fortress before your final confrontation with him. Combat Crazy is a shooter with platform elements where the screen scrolls in various directions when you move your hero, and you must shoot various soldiers as well as weapons and avoid fatal obstacles. To complete an area you must find the...

Dynamite Dan

Dynamite Dan

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

You are secret agent Dynamite Dan and you have been chosen to save the world from the evil Dr Blitzen and his assistant Donna. After landing your Zeppelin on top of his house, you must explore the house and find 8 sticks of dynamite (left behind by a previous agent) and blow up the Doctors vault to get the plans for a Mega-Ray. The house is full of baddies and obstacles to deplete your energy bar. Your energy bar also depletes slowly so food must be found to keep it topped up. Points are awarded for various objects scattered around the house. Dynamite Dan is a flick-screen platform game...

European 5-A-Side

European 5-A-Side

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Five a side football is played indoors, in a walled arena which causes the ball to rebound at an angle when fired against it. This game gives you the chance to play this, either against a friend or the computer. The action is viewed top-down, with a slight angle giving a 3D effect, which is especially noticeable when the ball is in the air. You control the player nearest to the ball, including the goalkeeper once the ball reaches the 6-yard area, and can pass or shoot from any distance. The length of the match can be altered, as can the colour of the pitch.

Hopper Copper

Hopper Copper

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The once quiet town of Grove Town now has a crime problem with four dangerous criminals running around the town committing crimes. This is a job for yourself as the local policeman but you have a problem, all the vehicles have been hidden by the criminals and all that is left is a Space Hopper to bounce around town and catch them all within a time limit. The game is viewed from the side as you move either left or right along the streets with the screen scrolling as you move. There are various street openings shown by a map of the street above the playing area. You are also able to see any...

I, Ball

I, Ball

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Terry Ball (terrible, geddit?) has kidnapped Lover Ball, No Ball, Eddy Ball and Glow Ball, and I,Ball must rescue them through 16 stages. The gameplay is shoot 'em up based, with the 16 levels scrolling vertically. They are full of hazards ranging from step-like sequences of blocks and metallic edges, to Terry Ball's unleashed devices including microwave ovens and crabs. The initial weapons is quite puny, but collecting discs allows upgrades to be obtained, including multi-directional fire and turbo boosts. You have four lives, but must complete each level within a time limit.

International Speedway

International Speedway

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

It's time to put on leathers, helmet and goggles. It's time to become the world champion in the fast paced, 'go in an oval' sport of motorcycle speedway. After entering name, country and continent, the player starts in the local championship league. Win the league and it's on to the next higher league against harder riders. The ultimate goal is to work one's way up the leagues to become world champion. The game is viewed behind one's rider as he navigates the oval track. Also on the screen is a bird's eye view of the track displaying the positions of all the riders. Also visible: lap time,...

Mission Genocide

Mission Genocide

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Your mission is to fly over the Bad Star Empire in your star fighter and destroy as much of their world as you can in response to them attacking and devastating your planet CRYS-CIT. The more damage you inflict on their fighters and installations means the less chance they will attack again and finally destroy your planet. Mission Genocide is a vertically scrolling, viewed from above shoot-em-up with the screen scrolling upwards constantly. You are armed with a laser and missiles and to fire your lasers you hold down the fire button, and to launch a missile you let go of the fire button and...

Mr Wino

Mr Wino

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Mr Wino is trapped in his own nightmare after a night out getting drunk and falling asleep in his home. To escape from this nightmare and wake up, you must control Mr Wino in this flick-screen platform game and collect all the bottles on each level made up over various screens to open barrier to the exit. Some bottles collected will open doors blocking exits and each screen needs to be completed before his air gauge that is slowly decreasing runs out. Moving around the various screens are creatures and if these are touched then you lose one of three lives. Certain objects also need avoiding...

Ninja Master

Ninja Master

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Ninja Master combines four small sub games into one. You are a trainee ninja. You want to impress your peers and become a true ninja. The time for the annual games has come around and you must compete and succeed at these games to achieve your goal. The games consist of four tests: Test 1: The arrow test Arrows fly at you from off-screen, both right and left, high, middle and low. You must stop them hitting you by punching or kicking the arrow, so not only do you have to hit the right key, you have to do it at just the right time. Test 2: Breaking a block of wood Two keys are...

Ninja Scooter Simulator

Ninja Scooter Simulator

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Use your scooter to roar through these mean streets within a tough time limit, in a side-scrolling Metrocross-style game. Barriers, rough ground and ramps are in the way, as are other scooter riders from level 3 onwards. You will have to swerve or jump around them. Using jumps requires positioning and timing your landing successfully so as not to fall. The action is side-scrolling, with 5 different positions on the screen featuring a variety of clear spaces and hazards. Time bonuses and speed boosts are available.

Ninja Scooter Simulator

Ninja Scooter Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Use your scooter to roar through these mean streets within a tough time limit, in a side-scrolling Metrocross-style game. Barriers, rough ground and ramps are in the way, as are other scooter riders from level 3 onwards. You will have to swerve or jump around them. Using jumps requires positioning and timing your landing successfully so as not to fall. The action is side-scrolling, with 5 different positions on the screen featuring a variety of clear spaces and hazards. Time bonuses and speed boosts are available.

Olli & Lissa II

Olli & Lissa II

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

In the second game of the series, Olli and Lisa's friend Arabella the fairy has made a cake that due to a spell error has exploded, and strewn 16 objects all over Olli and Lisa's castle. Arabella needs to go out and find all the objects and return them to their original locations. The player has to navigate this platform game, picking up keys to open doors to find the objects. Nasties abound, and colliding with them will result in the loss of one of three lives.

Paste-Man Pat

Paste-Man Pat

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Pat Splatt, the best poster paster in Groove-Town, has his work cut out for him. After spending all day yesterday putting up posters he has found out that his rival, Nasty Norville has messed them up. You play as Pat as he attempts to put the posters back to normal within a time limit. Before you play the game you can select which level to play from a choice of 12. These are split into three groups which are Kids Stuff, Smart Alec and Mensa Only and each level is harder than the last one but with a higher time limit. The first poster is just a grid of 2x2 while the last poster is 8x8 and when...

Paste-Man Pat

Paste-Man Pat

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Pat Splatt, the best poster paster in Groove-Town, has his work cut out for him. After spending all day yesterday putting up posters he has found out that his rival, Nasty Norville has messed them up. You play as Pat as he attempts to put the posters back to normal within a time limit. Before you play the game you can select which level to play from a choice of 12. These are split into three groups which are Kids Stuff, Smart Alec and Mensa Only and each level is harder than the last one but with a higher time limit. The first poster is just a grid of 2x2 while the last poster is 8x8 and when...

Peter Pack Rat

Peter Pack Rat

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Peter Pack Rat loves to collect things by his home in the local junkyard. Peter must collect a certain amount of objects scattered around the yard and take them back to his home to complete a level. Peter Pack Rat is a platform game viewed from the side. You take control of Peter and must navigate platforms, ladders and pipes. Various objects are collected including keys. Peter can even swim across water. To make things more difficult baddies fly and run around trying to hurt Peter. These can be avoided or shot at, which stuns them for a short time.

Pogostick Olympics

Pogostick Olympics

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Pogostick Olympics is a multi-event game where you have to attempt five events on a pogo stick, with each event viewed from the side with the screen scrolling constantly from right to left. Each event has a score that decreases and completing various tasks increases the score and to move to the next event you have to get a certain score. The five events are: Balloon Popping: You have to keep pooping balloons above you at certain heights. 110m Hurdles: You have to reach the end of the course jumping over hurdles. Triple Jump: You have to first pop a balloon, jump over a hurdle before...

Scorpius

Scorpius

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The planet LRV 1168 is registering high levels of toxic gases released by underwater tunnels. You and a friend mount your aquaglyders and go and investigate. Problem is, there is a large beast in the depths who doesn't like strangers going through its tunnels so he has sent its minions to destroy you. Scorpius is a 1 or 2 player side view horizontally scrolling shoot-em up. You and your friend can play at the same time.You use the joystick to steer your craft and the fire button to shoot your weapon. Occasionally a P or S appear. These can be shot to change the letter and once collected...

Scuba Kidz

Scuba Kidz

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Players take on the role of a scuba driver, and it is up to them to navigate a series of underwater caves in search of their kidnapped friends. While exploring these caves, their air supply depletes so they must go up to the surface to refuel on air. Finding an air tank enables players to swim underwater for a longer period of time. If players have no air left, the game is over. Useful items can be found scattered around the sea floor. These items include keys, which are used to unlock passages; bubble power, which allows players to trap creatures in bubbles which burst; extra speed; and...

Scuba Kidz

Scuba Kidz

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Players take on the role of a scuba driver, and it is up to them to navigate a series of underwater caves in search of their kidnapped friends. While exploring these caves, their air supply depletes so they must go up to the surface to refuel on air. Finding an air tank enables players to swim underwater for a longer period of time. If players have no air left, the game is over. Useful items can be found scattered around the sea floor. These items include keys, which are used to unlock passages; bubble power, which allows players to trap creatures in bubbles which burst; extra speed; and...

Skateboard Joust

Skateboard Joust

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Skateboard Joust takes place in the far future where skateboarding has become the main sport. The player controls a human shooting about on his skateboard. The objective is to dispose of your enemies on the stage, or chamber filled by various obstacles by sending your skateboard flying at them. Once all enemies have been disposed of and there are two waves of two enemies in each chamber, you are teleported to the next chamber. There are special coins to be collected that give you powers like stunning all the enemies or a score bonus.

Skateboard Kidz

Skateboard Kidz

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Vertically scrolling action game with monochromatic graphics. Control your skating kid along zig-zagging paths, avoiding obstacles, jumping ramps, etc. Jump over the letters S, K, A, T and E to collect sections of bronze, silver and gold skateboards. Collect litter for extra points. Eventually you come head to head with another skater, whom you must race to the finish.

Slimey's Mine

Slimey's Mine

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Slimey is a frog and he has found himself trapped on an asteroid field and his ship in bits scattered around mines deep in certain asteroids. You must find the entrances to these mines and explore the caverns inside. The game starts with yourself on one of the asteroids and is viewed from above with a small part of the asteroid field shown on the screen with the screen scrolling when you move. You must jump from asteroid to asteroid looking for a black square on an asteroid which indicates an entrance. Other asteroids to look out for are skull icons which when landed on lose one of three...

Stunt Bike Simulator

Stunt Bike Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

To be the best stuntman in the business, you Chad Adams are going to have to prove yourself by taking your motorbike and attempting five different dangerous tasks. Your five tasks are: Hang-Glider Drop: Chad is swooping in on a hang-glider. You control the motorbike which you must avoid the obstacles on the road and trying to position yourself under Chad. When he is in line you press the fire button to drop him on the bike.

Trojan Warrior

Trojan Warrior

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

An evil sorcerer is jealous of a princess in the neighbouring kingdom as she has magic powers and she is doing good with them. Knowing he can use these powers for his own evil plans, the sorcerer kidnaps the princess and holds her in his kingdom. You are a mysterious horseman who has appeared on his flying horse to rescue the princess. Problem for you is that the sorcerer is forcing the princess to use her powers to heavily defend five regions which need flying across and destroying any baddies which try to stop you. You can fire against these baddies who come at you at waves and touching one...

Turbo Boat Simulator

Turbo Boat Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

You are aboard a powerful boat, deep in enemy territory, and must get through this to make it back in one piece. To help you do this, allied planes drop pieces of the map onto the water, all of which must be collected to complete the level. Gameplay is side-scrolling, and the boat can be steered up and down the screen as well as accelerated in either direction. The waterways have many mounds and blockades in place, as in Spy Hunter. Enemy boats and planes shoot at you, and also drop mines.

Video Classics

Video Classics

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

Video Classics (Blip!) is an updated version of one the first video games, Pong. It allows one player to play the computer and two players to play each other. The main aim of the game is to bounce a ball with a bat past your opponents bat to score points. There are six variants of the game with Tennis, Football, Squash and Solo Squash recreating the classic game and two modern updates 4 Bat Blip and Asterbliperoids. 4 Bat Blip has the bats at the side of the screen as well as bats at the top and bottom of the screen, Asterbliperoids is like Tennis but with asteroids in the middle of the...

Video Classics

Video Classics

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Video Classics (Blip!) is an updated version of one the first video games, Pong. It allows one player to play the computer and two players to play each other. The main aim of the game is to bounce a ball with a bat past your opponents bat to score points. There are six variants of the game with Tennis, Football, Squash and Solo Squash recreating the classic game and two modern updates 4 Bat Blip and Asterbliperoids. 4 Bat Blip has the bats at the side of the screen as well as bats at the top and bottom of the screen, Asterbliperoids is like Tennis but with asteroids in the middle of the...

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