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The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

This is an early adaptation of the popular TV game show The $100,000 Pyramid. The objective is to reach the top of the pyramid by winning successive rounds. Each round consists of selecting a category from the pyramid. Each category consists of a list of words that share some common thread like "things that are red". One player then tries to give the other player clues to guess the word without saying the word itself. There is also a single player mode that does not resemble the show very much where you have to type in single word clues.

The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

Apple II - Released - 1987

This is an early adaptation of the popular TV game show The $100,000 Pyramid. The objective is to reach the top of the pyramid by winning successive rounds. Each round consists of selecting a category from the pyramid. Each category consists of a list of words that share some common thread like "things that are red". One player then tries to give the other player clues to guess the word without saying the word itself. There is also a single player mode that does not resemble the show very much where you have to type in single word clues.

Alf: The First Adventure

Atari ST - 1989

This was a budget release computer game based on the popular '80s television show of the same name. The player controls Alf, who has to run around the neighborhood collecting pizzas and avoiding cats and the man of the household.

The California Raisins

The California Raisins

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

You control Tiny Goodbite, one of the California Raisins. All of your friends have been captured and brought to the cereal factory, and you need to come to the rescue! In this action platform game, you need to climb and jump your way through the many floors of the factory to rescue the raisins. On each level there is a key which needs to be collected so you can unlock the door to the next level. Each level is guarded by various bad guys which should be avoided; your raisin may also become energized and shoot the bad guys after landing on the green platform. Be careful when jumping around; if...

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future is a 2D space shooter. Based on the '87 TV series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, this computer game of the same name sends you into the year 2147. Earth is a wasteland, and the evil Lord Dread rules with an iron hand. Only a small group of high-tech soldiers under the command of the charismatic Captain Power battles the nemesis and his band of Bio Dread henchmen. None of this matters in the game though. Instead, you launch into two space shooter sequences. Part one, the training mission, has you destroy three Dread drones in a...

High Rollers

High Rollers

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

The game is a computer adaptation of an American TV game show, where two competitors should win a game and money, throwing dice, eliminating certain numbers and answering trivial questions. The gameplay flows in real-time mode. For each roll of the dice a question must be answered. The first player should press his/her keys to have a chance to answer the question. If the first player to hit their key answers correctly, then he or she have control of the dice and may decide whether to roll them or pass them to the other player. If however the first player to answer answers incorrectly, then...

Jaws

Jaws

Apple II - Released - 1989

Jaws is a video game that is loosely based on the film franchise of the same name, specifically Jaws: The Revenge, the fourth and final film in the series. The box art is modeled heavily after the theatrical poster, and the back of the box mentions "...like it's personal", perhaps as a reference to said movie's tagline. However, the game does take elements from the first film.

MB Bingo

MB Bingo

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

MB Bingo is a computer Bingo-style game. Players check off numbers on a 5x5 card that are drawn from a bingo machine to match a pattern. It can be played in text mode or graphics mode. It supports printing custom designed bingo cards and up to 99 players. Once the cards have been printed, the program can be run to play the game of bingo, with a custom delay time and the ability to pause the game to check for a winner.

Personal Nightmare

Personal Nightmare

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

A horror adventure from Horrosoft. Your father is the pastor of your village. A strange letter from him made you decide to return to your village, only to find out your father is no where to be found, and everyone is being hostile and strange. After a while you will find out evil forces have taken over the people of the village and your job is to find out how to kill some devil creatures ( like a vampire ) and figure out what truly is going on.

Psycho

Psycho

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Psycho is a graphic adventure game with a key-based verb interface. A set of jewels has been stolen. At the time of the theft, a curator was with the jewels, so he got stolen, too. And who's the suspect? Norman Bates, of course. The next night, a daring detective drives out to the sinister Bates Motel. His plan: a) find the jewels, b) free the curator and c) take a nice hot shower, should time suffice. Psycho is entirely controlled with the keyboard: direction keys for moving your character around, shortcut keys for performing actions. You need to stand close to an interesting object in...

Psycho

Psycho

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Psycho is a graphic adventure game with a key-based verb interface. A set of jewels has been stolen. At the time of the theft, a curator was with the jewels, so he got stolen, too. And who's the suspect? Norman Bates, of course. The next night, a daring detective drives out to the sinister Bates Motel. His plan: a) find the jewels, b) free the curator and c) take a nice hot shower, should time suffice. Psycho is entirely controlled with the keyboard: direction keys for moving your character around, shortcut keys for performing actions. You need to stand close to an interesting object in...

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