System 4

747 Flight Simulator

747 Flight Simulator

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

A skiing game developed by Double Brain! for the MSX computers. It was published by both System 4 and Methodic Solutions.

Amoto's Puf

Amoto's Puf

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1988

Your life was quiet, with your job as a messenger, in your small town. But that tranquility ended for you the day that Rockers panda arrived on the town with their bikes and they did nothing but bother you, maybe because they did not like your appearance, or, who knows, maybe what they disliked was that you rode better than them on a motorcycle. You could not do anything, until you remembered that saying: "If you can not defeat your enemy, join him." And so you sent your request to the head of the group. The answer was affirmative, but yes, you had to go through a tough test that had already...

Battle Chopper

Battle Chopper

Microsoft MSX - 1985

Battle Chopper is a helicopter shooter where the aim is to destroy as many tanks on the ground as you can before you are destroyed. The screen is split into three parts with the main screen showing you looking at your helicopter from behind at a 3rd person perspective flying into the screen showing any tanks on the ground. Another part shows your damage status and score, and finally the third part is where you play and control the game. This part is a radar and it shows the tanks coming down the screen and you control two bars up, down, left or right, and where the bars meet is where your...

Blockbuster (Mindscape)

Blockbuster (Mindscape)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Impact is an old break-out style game. The user controls a paddle and needs to catch a ball with the paddle each time it comes down. When the ball hits a brick, it is destroyed (unless it's made undestroyable). Sometimes, a bonus will come out of the brick. This adds to the 'bonus score'. When the player collected one or more bonuses, he may 'release' them, and he receives a powerup. Each 'bonus score' has a different powerup: the most powerful powerups need the largest number of bonus points. Impact comes with a lot of levels and a level editor.

Clock Chess 89

Clock Chess 89

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Crete 1941

Crete 1941

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1991

Crete 1941 is a wargame recreating operation Merkur, at that time the biggest airborne invasion, conducted by German paratroops (Fallschirmjäger) during the World War II. The player may also control Allied forces (Greek, British, Australian and New Zealand troops). After the deployment phase the game lasts 28 turns: from the morning of 20th May to the night of 27th May 1941. There are options to make the game easier: wind drift affecting drop accuracy can be turned off, Allies may fail to intercept German supply convoys. The units consist of infantry, engineers, artillery, anti-tank and...

Driller

Driller

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A 3D strategy / action game featuring scaling and rotating polygon graphics. You're the sole voyager happening upon an abandoned space station that's ready to explode from the pressure of dangerous vapors building up inside. For each sector, you must locate the build-up area, then drill to release the pressure. Features 18 different areas to explore, each with its own unique laws of physics and logic, and a number of secret rooms and hidden levels to discover.

Driller

Driller

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

A 3D strategy / action game featuring scaling and rotating polygon graphics. You're the sole voyager happening upon an abandoned space station that's ready to explode from the pressure of dangerous vapors building up inside. For each sector, you must locate the build-up area, then drill to release the pressure. Features 18 different areas to explore, each with its own unique laws of physics and logic, and a number of secret rooms and hidden levels to discover.

Equinox

Equinox

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Sury Ani 7 has been a source of mined resources for many a year, but now that it is contaminated, the only way to harvest its bounty is to do so remotely. Worse still, the security system of defence droids is active, and primed to damage anything which attempts to penetrate the surface. As such, you are in control of a Dedicated Disposal Droid in, which must eventually shut down the security system and clear the area of radioactive material. This is done by throwing it down the disposal chute on each of the 8 levels, but you only have limited time before they explode. Fuel is limited and must...

Gun Boat

Gun Boat

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

In Gunboat, the goal is to infiltrate the enemy's network of inland waterways and destroy all their naval bases. To do this the player takes command of a new hydrofoil. The boat is armed with an arsenal of deck cannons, homing missiles, forward-firing torpedoes and rear-launched depth charges. Obviously the enemy are not going to make it easy, and have deployed helicopters, submarines and gunboats. Next to missile-launching bases, the river banks are lined with fuel and ammo depots. When there is little or no opposition, it is possible to dock at the depots to resupply or conduct...

Gunfighter

Gunfighter

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

In Gunfighter you play a Wild West Sheriff, whose town is under attack from a group of outlaws who have taken the ownership rights for several homes. You receive warnings of the presence of a particular outlaw, and must patrol the streets shooting it out with them. The Doc's can give you an extra life, at a cost of $500. You are limited to carrying six bullets - enter the Sheriff's office to gain more. A casino sub-game is included, allow you to gamble some of your money.

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Microsoft MSX - 1987

Indy 500

Indy 500

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The object of the game is to drive the 12 laps as fast as you can. Pay attention to the condition of your tires and to the fuel consumption. Tyres will wear out if you are touching the red and white chequered side of the road. At higher speed you will consume more fuel. In the pit you can change tyres and refuel.

KGB Agent

KGB Agent

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Colonel Farenov: another humdinger of a mission for you Captain Ilya Ilyavanovic Gherhinski! Captain Ilya Gherhinski: Gee Farenov, with friends like you, who needs the CIA?

Kick Off 2

Kick Off 2

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

The original Kick Off was expanded on in many ways for this sequel. The game now features full tournament modes (although the players on the teams are fictitious) and four different pitches (including an implementation of plastic pitches, whose uneven bounce cause controversy when several British clubs tried them in the 1980s). Viewed top-down, the controls involve trapping the ball under your foot, giving you time to prepare passes. Running with the ball is tricky at first, as it doesn't stick to your foot the way it did in contemporary football games. Complex moves such as overhead kicks,...

La Corona

La Corona

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

King Austenberger, your father, has just died and your brother has decided that the best way to become a monarch is to kidnap you and send you to an unknown desert. Your mission, if you manage to survive, is to find a sword and a key that will allow you to return to your castle and unmask your brother, something that is not going to be easy considering that thirst, hunger and certain dangers can turn the desert into your tomb.

Laser Squad

Laser Squad

Microsoft MSX2

The original MSX English tape-version of Laser Squad was lost for decades until recently restored, thanks to MSX user Montagut and the SofaCas tool. Laser Squad is a turn-based tactics video game, originally released for the ZX Spectrum and later for the MSX computers and other machines. The legacy of the game can be seen in other titles like the X-COM series, especially the acclaimed UFO: Enemy Unknown which was also created by Julian Gollop and was initially conceived as a sequel to Laser Squad. It also features the following enhancements or patches: Two extra levels from...

Manchester United

Manchester United

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

A football management simulation with an arcade component where you manage the world's most famous football team. Lead them through a season to see how many trophies you can win. You can pick your dream team for the positions you want and see how they do in the championships. The management side lets you choose and configure your team, choosing training schedules to develop your players and viewing their skills. The arcade side can be used purely as a hands off simulation, or as a way to have a direct effect on the result.

Manchester United Europe

Manchester United Europe

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Play your favourite team as they make their way through the European Football championships. You can either select your team and let the computer's AI battle out each match, or take over control of the players and put the ball in the back of the net yourself. This was Krisalis' second game in the sport genre, a sequel to Manchester United - The Official Computer Game.

Metalyx

Metalyx

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

It is the year 2389 and three years of war with an alien race has just come to an end. During the war, Earth's 'Metalyx' type power satellites were shut down and protected by a robotic defence system. However, this defence system has been damaged by continuous alien attacks on the satellites and it can no longer tell the difference between friend or foe. Your task is to take your repair craft to each of these satellites and re-attach the floating power pod to it's position on the satellite. The power pod is recognisable by the fact that it is the only spinning object. Before you can obtain a...

Micro Olympics

Micro Olympics

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Eleven Track 'N' Field style events are recreated in this joystick-waggling based game. Five are simple running events of different distances ranging from 100 meters to 1500 meters. Unlike Daley Thompson's Decathlon the longer events don't involve a different technique, or different performance measurements, making the 1500m quite tiring. There are also three throwing events (Javelin, Discus and Hammer), and the High / Long / Triple Jump events. Each event has a pre-defined world record to chase.

Miner Machine

Miner Machine

Microsoft MSX

Mouse Quest

Mouse Quest

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

This platform game challenges you to guide a mouse around a screen collecting goodies - varying from cheese to cakes to balloons. You will have to jump over flowers, dodge bouncing balls, dinosaurs and dinosaurs amongst other things - contact with any of these loses a life. Movement is achieved along ledges, via clouds, moving platforms and up ladders. Short falls can be withstood, but larger ones (or heavy landings from jumps) are fatal. Once they have all been collected you must reach the door, doing all of this within the time limit, depicted by a picture of a diffusing bomb. Released in...

Murphy

Murphy

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Murphy has felt drilled all weekend. He misses the days of the week when The life of the pneumatic hammer operates in it an exciting and fun satisfaction. He loves it lift roads! However, this weekend could not wait until the following Monday, every The second that happens seems like a minute and every minute an hour. Stare out, through the window of your bedroom, the sunny and clear sky and the sun that bathes the whole neighborhood ... Living has to be more than this! Suddenly he had an idea. "Boinggg!" Murphy decides to take his own powerful hammer and go around the city and then go...

The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game

The Neverending Story II: The Arcade Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

The Neverending Story II is a platform game which is largely based on the movie. The concept is simple: you're Bastian, and are called forth once again by the Childlike Empress to save Fantasia, the Land of Dreams. The game itself is indeed a platformer where you have to outrun giants (as in the movie) or push them over ledges. With every level you will be awarded with another advancement in the plot, usually a few pages written on a "book". Also published in Golden Disk 64 1992/04.

Overkill

Overkill

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Far away in a distant dimension, the aftermath of the nuclear war spreads its rotting plague across the Quanton Galaxy. 10 Days ago, the Treaty of Quanton was signed. This would see the destruction of all land baed nuclear weapons and the shutdown of the dreaded moon citadels that circled the galaxy. The shutdown progressed smoothly until only the Galileo Moon Citadel remained. The ultra-advanced citadel featured high level artificial intelligence and contained enough nuclear power to destory the Quanton Galaxy. The Galileo Citadel had been monitoring the airwaves and picked up signals of...

Perspective

Perspective

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Published as a listing initially in the Japanese Login Magazine, issue 4 1987

Popeye

Popeye

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

Popeye (ポパイ Popai?) is a 1982 arcade platform game developed and released by Nintendo based on the Popeye characters licensed from King Features Syndicate. Unlike most platform games, the player cannot jump; the only button is "punch." The game was licensed by Atari for exclusive release in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and featured in an Atari designed and manufactured cabinet. Some sources[2][3][4] claim that Ikegami Tsushinki also did design work on Popeye. The Popeye characters were originally going to be used in the game that later became Donkey Kong.[5] However at that time on the...

Sky Vision

Sky Vision

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Speedboat Racer

Speedboat Racer

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

Subbuteo

Subbuteo

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Subbeteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with the football game, which for many years was marketed as "the replica of Association Football" or Table Soccer. The "Subbuteo" name derives from the neo-Latin scientific name Falco subbuteo (a bird of prey commonly known as the Eurasian hobby). This game is dedicated to that hobby and represents it in digital form.

Submariner

Submariner

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Submariner is one of ZX Spectrum's "3-D" games, in that it is played and viewed from an isometric overhead angle. Players essentially take role of a scuba diver in an undersea story to search for the "evil Nigel Lobb." So no, the game isn't about the classic Marvel Comics character. No real detail is initially given for why players are out to get Nigel Lobb, aside from saving mermaids from him. However, he is noted to be in control of various deep-sea lifeforms, including but not limited to jellyfish, giant crabs, "poisonous" air bubbles, including said mermaids. Gameplay takes place over...

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

TT Racer

TT Racer

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

The Vikings

The Vikings

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Your Warrior Queen has been taken, so you, Erik the Viking, have been tasked to rescue her from Death Island as well as stealing all the treasure from the Main Fortress. You start your quest on Stoney Island to get the equipment you need for your treasure hunting on Death Island and to get off Stoney Island. Off course the locals don't appreciate you coming to their home and stealing from them so they will chase you and throw spears at you. You need to search the island and find a sword and shield but the sword is hidden in one of the many huts so they need burning down to find it. A torch is...

Wind Surfer

Wind Surfer

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Race your Sail Board around the course avoiding the rocks and adjusting the sail pitch to match the wind condition. Can you enter the fastest time of the day and walk off with the Championship?

Winter Challenge

Winter Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - November 24, 1988

Released variously as Winter Challenge, Winter Olympiad and Winter Olympiad 88, this is possibly the best collection of Winter sporting games ever written. FIVE exciting games with outstanding graphics and exhilarating game play make Winter Olympiad a must for your collection. FIVE GREAT GAMES: -SKI JUMPING -BOB SLEIGH -BIATHLON -SLALOM -DOWNHILL RACING

Zampabolas

Zampabolas

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Zampabolas is an unofficial conversion of the classic board game called Hungry Hungry Hippos. The game has only a multiplayer mode (2 to 4 players), and doesn't feature an AI computer player. Players can choose between 2 boards, and can play a 10, 20 or 30 ball game.

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