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Bat Attack

Bat Attack

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Bat Attack is a Galaxian clone, in which you control a ship that must constantly move left and right firing at a series of bats that swoop down with your laser, while avoiding their bullets. The bats swoop down until they fly off the bottom of the screen and re-appear in the group. One of your lives gets lost when one of these bats come in contact with the ship. Once you have wiped the bats out, you must then avoid the spinning discs that come down the screen. When you have avoided enough discs, the next level begins.

Bear Bovver

Bear Bovver

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Bear Bovver is a computer game released in 1983 for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 and was developed by Jon Ritman. Ted's Sinclair electric truck has broken down and needs new batteries. Ted must climb up the scaffolding and collect the batteries for his electric car. However, there are bovver bears around the site and if they get near, they will capture him. To get rid of them, Ted must use time bombs that are scattered around the site. Once all the batteries for the car he been collected, the player moves on to the next level. The game also featured a practise mode entitled 'Baby...

Bingo

Bingo

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Bingo is a gambling game where four to 100 players can play each other with four Bingo cards on the screen and the idea is to fill a card to win money. Each card on the screen is made up of a 5 x 5 grid filled with random numbers between 1 to 99 except the middle square which has the next number called. The computer calls a random number and if a player has that number on their card then they press any key on the keyboard to blank the number out but if the keyboard isn't pressed then that number stays on the card. Once a card has a full line either up/down, left/right, diagonal or the four...

Castle of Skull Lord

Castle of Skull Lord

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

In the mists of time, the necromantic Skull Lord attacked and defeated a race of Dwarves in a great battle taking many of their treasures including the valuable Crown of Dwarves Kings. Over the ages the Dwarves attempted but failed in their attempts to get back the crown and now turn to a noble warrior to retrieve the crown. You are that warrior and you must travel and explore the vast lands to get the crown and bring it back to the Dwarves whilst defeating the Skull Lord himself. Castle of Skull Lord is a text adventure where the screen has text describing your location and you type in...

Castle of Skull Lord

Castle of Skull Lord

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

In the mists of time, the necromantic Skull Lord attacked and defeated a race of Dwarves in a great battle taking many of their treasures including the valuable Crown of Dwarves Kings. Over the ages the Dwarves attempted but failed in their attempts to get back the crown and now turn to a noble warrior to retrieve the crown. You are that warrior and you must travel and explore the vast lands to get the crown and bring it back to the Dwarves whilst defeating the Skull Lord himself. Castle of Skull Lord is a text adventure where the screen has text describing your location and you type in...

Fruit Machine

Fruit Machine

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Keeping your money in your pocket, enjoy all the excitement of beating the one-armed bandit! 10p a go. Choose how much you start with and see how much you win in this addictive and exciting game with full machine code tumble. Addictive and exciting gamble or collect routine plus high resolution graphics and realistic sound effects.

Haunted House (Alligata Software)

Haunted House (Alligata Software)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

In Haunted House, players control a ghost who has the task of preventing 20 souls from escaping the haunted house. They arrive in a room with eight doors, with the soul coming out from one of them. They must try to capture the souls before they reach the key that sits in the middle of the room and walking into the vortex nearby. If the souls fall into the vortex before the player captures them, then the player must go in after the souls. The vortex leads to the maze, and the object here is to try and capture the souls before they enter another vortex, while avoiding snakes and crashing into...

Parallax (Ocean Software)

Parallax (Ocean Software)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The entire world is in the grip of a computer known simply as The Big One. Its code is far too complex for you to crack, so you must find scientists, drug them, and bring them to The Big One. Each will be able to unlock one letter. Simply finding these scientists is the hard part - The Big One has aliens patrolling its base, and they are more than capable of ganging up on you. In essence Parallax is a top-view multi-directional-scrolling shoot 'em up. Improved weaponry and shield recharges can be bought by the machine - can you think of a way to get money from a drugged scientist? You can...

Son of Blagger

Son of Blagger

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Players control Slippery Sid, who is an espionage agent and son of Blagger. Like the first game, the task is to collect a series of keys scattered around the level. Sid must navigate a series of platforms while jumping over robots that guard the keys. Once Sid collects all the keys, he can make his way to the next level by going through a doorway. Like his father, Sid has a limited time to perform this task, and he loses one of his lives if he fails to collect all of them, or if he falls long distances.

Wally Kong

Wally Kong

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

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