Softdisk Publishing, Inc.

1000 Miler

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

1000 Miler is based on the french card games called Mille Bornes. Two players compete against each other to reach 1000 miles before the other. Each player gets seven cards, which can be miles cards for getting closer to your goal or positive or negative cards. Negative cards can be played to cause a flat tire for your opponent, letting him have a crash or other effects. The positive cards can be used to negate the effects of negative cards the opponent played on you. The winning player gets a little winning animation.

1000 Miler

1000 Miler

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

1000 Miler is based on the french card games called Mille Bornes. Two players compete against each other to reach 1000 miles before the other. Each player gets seven cards, which can be miles cards for getting closer to your goal or positive or negative cards. Negative cards can be played to cause a flat tire for your opponent, letting him have a crash or other effects. The positive cards can be used to negate the effects of negative cards the opponent played on you. The winning player gets a little winning animation. Released in Loadstar #037.

1000 Miler v2.0

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

1000 Miler v2.0 is based on the french card games called Mille Bornes. Two players compete against each other to reach 1000 miles before the other. Each player gets seven cards, which can be miles cards for getting closer to your goal or positive or negative cards. Negative cards can be played to cause a flat tire for your opponent, letting him have a crash or other effects. The positive cards can be used to negate the effects of negative cards the opponent played on you. The winning player gets a little winning animation. This version is an updated version of the original 1987 release with...

The 14-15 Puzzle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

A sliding number puzzle game programmed in 1991 by Brian Boese for Loadstar and Softdisk Publishing. Loadstar #089.

Accordion

MS-DOS - Released - February 1, 1990

In this solitaire game, cards are laid out in a row. The object of the game is to pile all of the cards on top of one another. You can move a card or pile of cards either one or two spaces to the left when the card you are placing it on matches its suit or value. As cards are moved to the left, new cards are dealt onto the right side of the row from the deck. This implementation of the game allows the player to choose from a starting row of thirteen, ten or seven cards, and it also keeps track of ten high scores.

Aces Up (1994)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

Aces Up is a solitaire game. A row of cards is dealt, then any of them can be moved to the waste pile if the value of the card is lower than the other cards of the same kind. This gets repeated in the next round. To win, four aces must be the top cards. The game also offers alternative playmodes. Published in Loadstar #124.

Aces Up (Softdisk Publishing)

Aces Up (Softdisk Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Aces up also known as Idiot's Delight, Once in a Lifetime, Ace of the Pile, Rocket to the Top, Firing Squad, Loser Solitaire, Aces High, Drivel and "Leggen" is a solitaire card game. Released in Loadstar #046.

Actionauts

Actionauts

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The object of Actionauts is to program your robot to perform a series of commands. Use the joystick to set the commands to make the robot walk through a path. On the Commodore 64, you can alter the grid to change the path, the programming is mainly done on the same page and you can select from four robot designs. This game was published in multiple magazine with games included formats including Loadstar #021, Ahoy! 1986/04 (Issue #28), and Stonysoft #0649.

Actionauts II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

The object of Actionauts II, like the original Actionauts, is to program your robot to perform a series of commands. Use the joystick to set the commands to make the robot walk through a path. You can alter the grid to change the path, the programming is mainly done on the same page and you can select from four robot designs.

Aerohawk

Aerohawk

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Published in Loadstar #060.

AfterLife

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

Loadstar #116.

Airport '94

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

Released in Loadstar #118.

Alien Rampage

Alien Rampage

MS-DOS - Released - December 30, 1996

Alien Rampage is a 2D side-scroller with large animated sprites and multiple layers of parallaxing backgrounds. You are a lone angry alien dude with a bad attitude. You crash landed on an inhospitable planet, and thus you set out to get back to a ship so you can leave this horrible place. To make it, you'll blast hundreds upon hundreds of nasty creatures, enemy bounty hunters, and you'll use some pretty impressive weaponry to do it. You'll also get to buy power ups and get help from the goofy local troll-like natives, to solve puzzles. The gameplay consists of running, jumping and...

American Sign Language Tutor

MS-DOS - Released - May 1, 1991

This program helps its user to learn American Sign Language. Using vector graphics, it allows the player to look up the signs for various letters and words; it can even read a text file on screen in ASL at variable speeds. Once the user has studied sufficiently, the program offers a quiz mode where it displays signs and requires the user to type in what they mean. The program is quite configurable, even allowing the user to specify whether the signs displayed on screen should be right- or left-handed.

Anna's Gram

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

This game was a recurring feature on several of Softdisk's disk subscriptions; each time it appeared on a particular platform, it contained different puzzles. It's a combination word game/sliding tile puzzle in which letters must be manipulated and rearranged within a constrained area in order to spell out words. Several words can be worked on simultaneously, and the letters that appear in the last word of each set are determined by the positions of the letters in earlier words.

Asteroid Storm

Asteroid Storm

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Loadstar #041.

Astro Wars

Astro Wars

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

A clone of early arcade games like Computer Space/Space War for the C64. It was developed by Joe Garrett and published in Loadstar #032.

The Astronomy Quiz

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1988

This multiple-choice quiz game asks fifty questions about astronomy. It covers all facets of astronomy, its history, the cosmos and the people who discovered it. Interestingly, the player is given three marks and loses a mark every time a question is answered incorrectly. Bonus marks can be earned by answering five questions correctly. At the end of play, marks are cashed in for points, meaning that the best possible score is 63.

Battleship (Softdisk)

Battleship (Softdisk)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

An arcade style sea shooter as published in Loadstar #047 and Magic Disk 64 1993/10. Presented as an Arcade style joystick game with 9 levels of progressive difficulty.

Bingo at the Tower

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

Bingo at the Tower(s) is a Bingo simulation/gambling game developed by Steve Emsley and published by Softdisk Publishing, Inc. in Loadstar #109

Blackjack (Softfisk Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

UpTime Vol.1 #04.

Born in the U.S.A.

Born in the U.S.A.

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Born in the U.S.A. is U.S. Geography game for the Commodore 64. It was developed by Michael Barnard and published by Softdisk Publishing, Inc. in Loadstar #32

Bowman

Bowman

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Bowman is a maze shooter developed by Jon Mattson and released in Loadstar #064 + Loadstar #130 (Pic), The Compleat Jon.

Brain Teasers

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

A selection of puzzles and games to challenge and frustrate! Games include: The Hermit's Game Decker's Tower Code Breaker Published in UpTime Vol.1 #01 a disk magazine.

Bric

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

Bric is a puzzle game similar to Tetris, Columns, and other similar games of that nature. It was developed by Karl Czapla and published by Softdisk Publishing, Inc. in the North American based C64/C128 disk magazine Loadstar. It was on Loadstar #122.

Calhoon's Checker Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

Solitaire game played on a checker board. This is more of a puzzle/strategy game than a traditional checkers/draughts game. There is no opponent. Published in Loadstar #115.

Calhoon's Chicken Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

Loadstar #121.

Calhoon's Chile Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

Loadstar #120.

Calhoon's Chocolate Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Loadstar #130.

Calhoon's Gordian Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Loadstar #132.

Calhoon's Log

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Loadstar #134 + Loadstar #139 + Loadstar #249.

Calhoon's Mandala Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Loadstar #131.

Chain of Fools

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Loadstar #099.

The Challenge of Pegasus

The Challenge of Pegasus

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Fortunate were those whose life was spent among the royalty of Mount Olympus. Here lived Zeus, Athena and their son, Perseus. Perseus was sent to rid the earth of the evil Gorgon Medusa. Unfortunately, Perseus was unsuccessful in his attempt and was held prisoner by the Medusa. Zeus commissioned the famed winged horse, Pegasus, to rescue his son. Having none of this, the Medusa imprisoned Pegasus in a huge cavern. Meanwhile, the Medusa delivered twenty gold chalices to Mount Olympus. Upon their arrival, the chalices turned into fierce dragons! Published in Loadstar #065.

Charles Calvert's Trio

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

3 Adventures (The Manor Mystery, Mask of Munkyfas & Star Trudge). Loadstar #126.

Chordcentration

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

A music based memory game developed by Travis Parker and published in Loadstar #136.

Chuck-a-Luck Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Chuck-a-Luck Challenge is a brain teaser/logical game developed by Knees Calhoon and published in Loadstar #127, Loadstar #129, and Loadstar #188.

Circuitry

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Circuitry is a Tetris/Columns like puzzle game developed by Johnny William Harris and published in Loadstar #097, and also in Game Star #1.

Civil War Trivia

Civil War Trivia

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

An educational quiz game about the American Civil War developed by Roger Norton and published in Loadstar #058.

Color Match

Color Match

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Loadstar #037.

Colorado Smith and the Castle of Doom

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Loadstar #072.

Colorado Smith and the Lost Pyramid

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

A 3-D maze game with RPG elements developed by James C. Hilty and published in Loadstar #100. This was also the sequel to Colorado Smith and the Castle of Doom.

Computer Squares

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

UpTime Vol.1 #08

Computer Yahtzee

Computer Yahtzee

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The is a computerized version of the popular traditional dice game developed by Christine Benoit and published in Loadstar #032, as well as Best of Loadstar #4.

Confusion

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

Loadstar #109.

Conquest

Conquest

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

A Risk style board game published in Loadstar #063.

Corsair

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Aliens have overtaken your home world and have limited trade in between the cities. You as the player, take on the role of a Corsair, a rebel trader risking life and limb to make some cash. As usual in this genre of games, you can buy and sell various types of merchandise, and buy upgrades for your ship. The player can also visit the local club, to gossip and also take their chances at the Gemini card game. Published in Loadstar #070 and The Compleat Jon.

Crag

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

A Yahtzee variant published in Loadstar #085.

Cranberry Park

Cranberry Park

Commodore 64 - 1988

Loadstar #055.

Crazy Eights

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Loadstar #066.

Crazy the Mine Chaser: Mistakes Twice

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

A minesweeper style brain game.

Creeping Chromosomes

Creeping Chromosomes

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Loadstar #031, Best of Loadstar #3.

Cris-Cros Poker

Cris-Cros Poker

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Loadstar #049.

Cubes!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

Loadstar #106.

Cubik

Cubik

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Loadstar #062.

Cybercop

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Published in Loadstar #075 and in The Compleat Jon. Another Loadstar game, another maze atmosphere, another classic.

Darkhold

Darkhold

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Published in Loadstar #043 and The Compleat Jon.

Desert Duel

Desert Duel

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Loadstar #046.

Dicee

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

UpTime Vol.2 #04.

Digithunt

Digithunt

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Digithunt is the first home computer implementation of the game Sudoku. It is a number-puzzle game where you have to place missing numbers in the gaps, in such a way that each column, each row, and each 3x3 boxes contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. There are 9 skill levels, 1 easiest and 9 the hardest. On the easiest skill level there are fewer gaps with missing digits, on skill level 9 there are many gaps with missing digits. The score board contains a high score per skill level. Published in Loadstar #060.

Domino Logic (Version 1)

Domino Logic (Version 1)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

A puzzle game involving dominoes released on Loadstar #061 in 1989. An improved remake/re-release was released ten years later, also on Loadstar.

Double Deck Duo

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Loadstar #131.

Double or Quits

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Loadstar #078.

Down, Down, Down

Down, Down, Down

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Loadstar #049. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down.... Guide the marble to the goal and avoid the acid at all costs. Follow the slopes downward. Special areas to help you out of trouble, accelerate travel and gain bonus points.

Drag Race

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

UpTime Vol.2 #05.

Dragonwick

Dragonwick

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Loadstar #045.

Duet (Softdisk Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Two text adventures written by Charles Calvert and published by Softdisk Publishing, Inc. in issue #103 of their Disk based magazine, Loadstar. The name Duet is because there are two separate text adventures in the one file: The Rose Murder, and The Sea Quest.

Dungeon of Namos

Dungeon of Namos

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Loadstar #031.

Dungeon of the Dragon: A Brush with Breath

Dungeon of the Dragon: A Brush with Breath

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Solve the riddle, kill the dragon and capture the wizard, if you can. Published in Loadstar #025.

Dungeon: Adventuring Construction System

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Loadstar #074 + Loadstar #078 + Loadstar #167 + Loadstar #168 + Loadstar #175 + Loadstar #176.

Eagle Eyes

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Find the matches, quick as you can. Published in both Loadstar #087, and in Game Star #1.

Earthology

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

An Earth-Day type educational quiz published in Loadstar #102.

Eights for One

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

A type of solitaire card game published in Loadstar #112.

Elevator Music

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

A brain-game puzzler. Help Fender Tucker regain the penthouse. It's a puzzle game where you move elevators. Move the elevators from the bottom four floors to the top four. There are 3 rules. The number of floors an elevator can move is equal to the number of elevators on the floor it is on. An elevator cannot move to a floor that has a similarly colored elevator already on it. And elevator cannot move up a single floor if it is the highest elevator of its color in the tower. Published in both Loadstar #081, and Loadstar #248.

Epsilon IV

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

Loadstar #114.

Equations

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

A two-player only board game published in Loadstar #117.

Escape from the Killer Robots!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

UpTime Vol.1 #04.

Expertmind

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Published in Loadstar #098.

Famous Americans

Famous Americans

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

A single-player educational quiz game developed by Roger Norton and published in issue #63 of Softdisk Publishing's Loadstar disk magazine .

Famous People of the Past

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

A single player educational quiz game developed by Roger Norton and published in issue #123 of Softdisk Publishing's Loadstar disk magazine.

Fargo

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

A graphics adventure game published in Loadstar #086.

Fast Ball

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

Released in Loadstar #149.

Fill the Blanks

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

A fill in the blank crossword puzzle from Loadstar #133.

Four Corners

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Part of the FunFour game pack.

Galaxy (Softdisk Publishing, Inc.)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Loadstar #095.

Golf at the Tower

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

Golf at the Tower is a Solitaire card game developed by Maurice Jones and published by Softdisk Publishing, Inc. in the disk magazine Loadstar. Issue #102

Guess Again

Guess Again

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Published in Loadstar #057, this educational Quiz game features a number of fun subjects.

Gumshoe

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

A competitive private-eye party game published in Loadstar #111.

Head-to-Head Karate

Commodore 64 - Released - September 25, 1987

Head to Head Karate seems like a weird forgotten forebear to Nintendo's Smash Bros. series. The characters are tiny, allowing for a large battlefield, where it's even possible to jump up and down between two stories. In later levels, bombs start randomly appearing around the battlefield, who instantly knock down anyone who stands too close when they detonate. It's also possible to knock the opponent off the building. The fight continues until one of the rivals has no lives left, upon which the winner receives a trophy and the loser bursts into flames! The referees are ladies in opulent...

History Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

An educational quiz game focusing on history published in Loadstar #067.

History Challenge II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

An educational quiz game focusing on 20th Century Wars and a sequel to the 1989 original, this version was published in Loadstar #089.

History Challenge III

Commodore 64 - Released - 1994

The third in a series of educational quiz games focused on history and published in Loadstar #119.

King Arthur's Quest

King Arthur's Quest

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Robert Meeks wrote and Loadstar published in their 41st issue this text adventure of King Arthur and his quest for Holy Grail that has nothing to do with the cancelled game of the same name that was published to Spectrum few years earlier. Published in Loadstar #041.

Klondike Jones

Commodore 128 - Released

An 80 Column Commodore 128 game where you play the solitaire game of Klondike. Published in Loadstar 128 and part of the Loadstar Compleat collection.

Loadstar Challenge

Loadstar Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Originally intended to be updated monthly this is an educational quiz where you can flex your general knowledge. Published in Loadstar #043.

Magnetron (Softdisk)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Loadstar #070

Mastermind (Softdisk)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Test your code-cracking prowess with Mastermind, the challenging game of logic and deduction. Your compy sets a secret code, and you, the Codebreaker, try to match the code using logic, deduction, and maybe even a little bit of luck. After each move, the game gives clues to the Codebreaker for you to try again. Published in UpTime Vol.1 #07.

Matrix (Softdisk Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

UpTime Vol.1 #09.

Maze Man

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Not to be confused with Maze-Man from CP Verlag, which is a Pac-Man style game. This game is actually a computerized version of the popular pen and paper maze escape games. Escape the maze within in certain time period to try to beat the time of the last player (or your own last score). Pressing the fire button draws a new maze. This was developed by Victor Terrana and published in Loadstar #74.

Maze Man

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Not to be confused with Maze-Man from CP Verlag, which is a Pac-Man style game. This game is actually a computerized version of the popular pen and paper maze escape games. Escape the maze within in certain time period to try to beat the time of the last player (or your own last score). Pressing the fire button draws a new maze. This was developed by Victor Terrana and published in Loadstar #74.

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