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B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1984

The player controls Thor, a caveman, who rides a stone unicycle. Thor is searching for the "Meaning of Life" within several mountains. The player must navigate through the mountains, collecting clams. Like the comic strip, they are used as money, in this case to pay the toll to another caveman, Peter, to access the next mountain. There are two modes of play. The first is along the mountainside, where the user can move all four directions, but must avoid falling off the cliff, slamming into the wall, hitting a rock or a hole, or encountering the creature Grog, who will yell "GROG" and...

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...

Boulder Dash II: Rockford's Revenge

Boulder Dash II: Rockford's Revenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In part two of the "Boulder Dash" series, game design hasn't changed compared to part one, so you still have to mine diamonds while avoiding falling rocks and cave monsters of all sorts. As in part one, later levels become more difficult because many puzzle elements are added.

Bounty Bob Strikes Back!

Bounty Bob Strikes Back!

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

Bounty Bob Strikes Back! is the sequel to Miner 2049er and features similar gameplay. As Bounty Bob, your goal is to claim every inch of 25 challenging mines. To do this, you must walk over each segment of the framework in the mines. To reach each segment of framework, you will need to figure out a way to jump, climb, or use one of the many devices occasionally available to get there. To your help you get around (or sometimes hinder progress) are ladders, slides, suction tubes, cannons, transporters, and other devices. Wandering about the mines are many dangerous mutants.

Bytebusters

Bytebusters

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Cohen's Towers

Cohen's Towers

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Memorandum To Allen, my nephew. From: The Boss Here's what I'm going to do...I'll start you out as a trainee in the Mail room. One of the most important jobs in the corporate structure, my boy. The mail must be delivered! If you do a good job (and don't play around with my secretary, Arlene) you may get promoted to my two other buildings. One Word of warning. my cousin-in-law, Bobby, has been known to steal the mail. We jokingly refer to him as the "Corporate Spy." If he wasn't related to my wife, I would have fired him long ago - but he's harmless. Just be on the watch and catch him...

Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

Commodore 64 - Released - December 9, 1985

Donald’s mischievous nephews - Huey, Dewey, and Louie, would love to have a playground of their own. You can help kind-hearted Uncle Donald build them one. MATCHING SKILLS Your child will enjoy working at four different. entertaining jobs along with Donald, earning the money needed to buy playground equipment. Whether managing the produce stand, stocking toy store shelves. or sorting cargo at McDuck Airlines, your child will be challenged to recognize and match shapes. colours, and letters. CHANGE-MAKING With their earnings, players may buy equipment and construct a playground of their...

Eat It!

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Enigma Force

Enigma Force

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Following the events depicted in Shadowfire, General Zoff, the republican dictator, has been captured, but he still had time to declare war on the empire. While five members of the Enigma team: Zark, Sevrina, Syylk, Maul and yourself; escort Zoff to face the Emperor’s wrath, the war flares across the galaxy. As you cross the imperial border, Zoff concentrates his awesome psionic powers on the Enigma craft’s guidance system. Moments later the ship is bucking and burning through the atmosphere of a planet. You awake, head throbbing, to find the Enigma craft wrecked and General Zoff missing …...

Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

An area of 15000 square miles is incorporated into this combat flight simulation from specialists Digital Integration. A full cockpit view is recreated, including gauges for airspeed and vertical speed. You can take off, land and shoot it out, with full practice modes on offer. Blind flying, cross winds and air turbulence are modeled accurately and can be used for a more advanced flying experience. A map is built in, as is full recreation of the targeting facilities of a F15.

Flight Deck

Flight Deck

Microsoft MSX

HardBall!

HardBall!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Hardball is a baseball action game for one or two players. You can throw a variety of pitches from fast balls to curve balls, steal bases, select team members, and substitute players as the game is played.

Hopper

Hopper

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Hopper borrows the Frogger style of gameplay, for one of many games inspired by the arcade hit. The road has six lanes to cross, each very densely populated with traffic. Permanent logs and temporary turtles are used to get across the river, and reach one of the five home cells. After filling all of them the game moves up to a higher difficulty level. A range of keys can be used for each control function.(Moby Games)

Jet Bomber

Jet Bomber

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

A Zaxxon clone with Star Wars music and with speech.

Koko

Koko

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1985

This menacingly-titled beat 'em up was the first in many martial arts titles from Australia's Melbourne House. Sixteen different moves are on offer, ranging from standard kicks to jumps, somersaults and roundhouse kicks. The move executed each time is defined based on the character's direction, the joystick/keyboard positioning, and on whether the fire button is depressed, in a system which became standard on single-button control systems. To win each bout you must score 2 Yin-Yangs - a perfectly executed kick/punch scores a full one, whereas a less forceful contact offers half a point -...

Law of the West

Law of the West

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

As sheriff of Gold Gulch, a small town in the Wild West, the player creates confusion. However, this sheriff doesn't jump over roofs and rolling waggons while shooting around, but first talks before he shoots the gunslingers' nobs. Yes, talking makes up the main part of this game. Per counterpart there are each 3 conversation phases with each 4 pre-formulated answers (+ revolver), so you get a nice number of 64 different possible endings per conversation (if you leave out the premature endings of a conversation). But the plot is not only straight-line - occasionally there are surprises, when...

Legend of the Amazon Women

Legend of the Amazon Women

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

You are Lady Wilde and you have survived a plane crash with no other survivors deep in the Amazon jungle, and to make matters worse your baby daughter Penelope is missing. There is a legend that a tribe of Amazon women live in this area of the jungle and so you have come to the conclusion that they have taken your baby and you want her back. Picking up a club you start to walk along a path that will hopefully reunite you with Penelope. Legend of the Amazon Women is a side-scrolling beat-em-up that sees you take the role of Lady Wilde and you must walk from left to right over various sections...

Mr. Chip Presents: Pontoon, Roulette & Aces High

Mr. Chip Presents: Pontoon, Roulette & Aces High

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

A collection of 3 games; Pontoon, a card game that is a relative of blackjack. British pontoon uses the terms "twist" (hit), "stick" (stand) and "buy" (double the bet, not to be confused with doubling down) and a different set of rules. The rules for buying in pontoon include allowing the player to buy on any hand of 2 to 4 cards, allowing the player to twist after he buys. Roulette: In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number or the colors red or black, . To determine the winning number and color, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in...

Nederlandsche Spoorwegen 3737

Nederlandsche Spoorwegen 3737

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A train simulation with a touch of train management but focused on the train engineer experience.

Oh Shit!

Oh Shit!

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

This game is a Pac-Man clone for the MSX platform featuring graphics, sound, levels, ghosts and bonus fruits exactly as the real Pac-Man. Gameplay is familiar -- gobble dots for points, dodge ghosts (unless you have recently grabbed one of the special dots that allows you to eat them) and catch fruit for bonus points. The game encourages improvement and competition by storing high scores. The main difference is that this Pac-Man clone contains digitized speech. If a monster catches you then the computer screams 'Oh Shit!'. A non-offensive version of this game was released under the name Oh...

Oil's Well

Oil's Well

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Oil's Well is a computer game distributed by Sierra On-Line in 1983, and again in 1990. The game was programmed by Thomas J. Mitchell and Bill Sargent. Bill Sargent went on to work on The Sims and SimCity 2000. Oil's Well is similar to the 1982 arcade game Anteater. Extend your oil-mining robotic arm deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and line your pockets. But watch out for the monstrous bugs that lie in wait for you -- one touch of them to the robotic arm and you lose a life!

Pottit

Pottit

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Pottit is a top-view single screen game for two players, played on a table with four pockets in each corner. On the table are the players balls (white or black) either side of a red ball, and the aim is to be the first player to reach 50 points by potting the red ball. Potting the red ball is worth two points but there are other ways to score and they are potting the opponents ball after the red ball is potted (two points), hitting the red ball after hitting the other players ball (one point), or receiving a point if the other player pots their ball. The ball can be moved around the table but...

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In the 1980s, the Western world constructed a large power plant named Titan under the Atlantic Ocean in order to extract geothermal energy from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Earth's crust is thinnest. The power plant is operated and maintained solely by robots. Members of the Robot Liberation Front invade the power plant and seize control of the robots demanding equal rights for the machines, failing which they would use the power plant to trigger a massive earthquake which would severely threaten America, Europe and Africa. Titan is under the control of five separate computers - Zeus,...

Raid Over Moscow

Raid Over Moscow

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

The USSR has launched a huge attack on the USA, and the only hope for the free world is for you (as leader of a US Squadron of fighters) to destroy their defense bases. This is done in a multi-stage action game with some similarities to the same developer's Beach Head. All the mini-games must be completed before the time limit on the bomb is expired. The first thing you will see is a missile being launched; the game then takes you to your hangar, from which you must quickly launch as many ships as possible, a task made difficult by the limited gravity. You must then fly it into Soviet...

Scuttle

Scuttle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

A V-Scrolling, Shoot'em Up.

Sprinter

Sprinter

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

This is a train simulation game in Dutch.

Star Trek (Interceptor Software)

Star Trek (Interceptor Software)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Star Trek for Commodore 64 from Interceptor Software. 1983 strategy game that got a rating of 4/5 in Home Computing Weekly magazine. Also released as "Explorer" in Italy.

Stellar Triumph

Stellar Triumph

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Stellar Triumph is a shoot 'em up game that is exclusively made for multiplayer battles between two players. Each player controls a space ship that is viewed from a top down perspective and has controls similar to Asteroids with the player being able to rotate the ship and use thrust to move it forward or backward. The objective is simply to shoot down the opponent while avoiding any of the environmental dangers that can be added to the game. Each player has a limited amount of fuel and shots which when depleted prevents the player from shooting or moving. The game is highly customizable...

Super Skramble!

Super Skramble!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Super Skramble! is a clone of Konami's Scramble. It is a single player game in which the player flies a craft over hostile terrain and through cave systems shooting enemy craft, bombing ground stations and avoiding missiles. The objective is to achieve a high score with the three lives that are available. Only one bomb can be on screen at a time and the players fuel, which runs out rapidly, is replenished by destroying fuel dumps. There are eight different kinds of terrain to negotiate as the game gets progressively harder. The game has a high score feature and can be played either with...

Terrorists

Terrorists

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Token of Ghall

Token of Ghall

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

The story starts, as many adventures do, in an old roadside tavern. One wild night a traveller joined a group around the fire and they exchanged tales. One old crone told a tale of the great king Ghall and how his kingdom had been swept away the hordes of invading dark things led by Lord Cthullo. Facing defeat king Ghall summons Ghunlh a long dead warrior. Ghall and the spirit of Ghunlh create a token that contains the spirit of the kingdom, the essence of all that was good in the world. After successfully hiding the token Ghall was captured and tortured but died without revealing its...

Velnor's Lair

Velnor's Lair

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Earth is in trouble from the Black Wizard Velnor, as he has finally found the tomb of Grako to turn himself into a demon. Time is short as he prepares for the change and so instead of sending a huge army to stop him, you have been chosen for this quest. You have arrived at Mt. Elk and you must enter the mountain and find Velnor hidden in the Goblin Labyrinth to stop his evil plan. Before you start your adventure you must choose one of three classes. These are Warrior, Wizard or Priest. Each class has it's own abilities and strengths, The Warrior is strong but can use no spells, the Wizard...

Vortex Raider

Vortex Raider

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Fly your jet scooter through the 3 terrains of forest, temple and sea in your quest for the Golden Treasure Chest. Move the target to guide 2 laser cannons onto various strange creatures forming the outer defenses of the Vortex. Once 5 creatures of a kind have been destroyed, 5 more of another kind must perish, before proceeding to even deadlier terrain. Speed is of the essence!

Wallie Goes to Rhymeland

Wallie Goes to Rhymeland

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Wallie P. Jones is in Rhymeland and is attempting to complete various tasks spreads over five levels based on famous rhymes. The rhymes the game is based on are Humpty Dumpty, Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Miss Muffet and The Owl and the Pussycat. Each level is split into two parts and sees Wallie first having to walk along the ground viewed from the side with the screen scrolling constantly from left to right split into 16 sections. There are various obstacles that need to be avoided or jumped and these are raindrops from a raincloud and pits full of fire. Jumping Jeff's and Grahamipoos need...

Zappy Zooks

Zappy Zooks

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Zappy Zooks is a Pac-Man clone where you control Whirly, who has to collect all the Alpha Particles on various top view mazes shown on the whole screen. While you collect the particles you must avoid Zooks because if you touch them then you lose one of three lives. On each maze are Power Drain Plugs and if collected then any Zook in the maze can be touched for bonus points for a limited time. Once all the particles are collected then it is onto the next maze. Before you start a game there are a number of options that can be selected and they are how many Zooks in each maze (1-6), speed of...

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