Aackosoft

Aardrijkskunde

Aardrijkskunde

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Alien (Argus Press Software)

Alien (Argus Press Software)

Commodore 64 - Released - November 1, 1984

"In space no-one can hear you scream." That tagline from the movie is apt for this strategy adaptation that follows the plot line of the first movie in the franchise. The action starts after the chestburster scene which unleashes an alien organism into their enclosed spaceship. The remaining crew members must attempt to destroy it while the traitorous android tries to protect the alien. There are 3 decks to search with 35 different rooms which are connected by ducts which the alien can use to sneak up on people. You can herd the alien into an airlock to blast it out into space, or set the...

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...

Bismark

Bismark

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

You are in control of the British North Atlantic squadrons in the hunt for the Bismark. You have 13 turns to find and destroy the battleship before your forces have to return home to refuel. Each turn you give movement orders to each of your 12 naval units. Note that all forces can move up to 2 areas per turn except Vian's destroyers, which can move up to 3 per turn. When all the movement is done you will be informed if any of your groups have sighted the Bismark. In Poor weather it will be sighted only by a force in the same area. In Fair or Good weather it will be sisted by forces in...

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Commodore 64 - Released - April 1, 1984

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits. There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels...

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.

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

Elidon

Elidon

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Winter has gone and Spring is upon us. To celebrate, the Faerie Queen of Elidon is to be crowned by placing a garland of seven flowers called Finvarra on her head. The only problem is that the flowers have yet to bloom and will be needed by dusk. The only solution is to get seven potions to pour onto each flower but they are scattered all over the land. You are the Faerie tasked to explore the land and find all seven potions. Elidon is a flick-screen platform game where you control the Faerie. She can walk and fly on each screen but must avoid the nasties and obstacles which drain an energy...

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 …...

Fight Night (Accolade)

Fight Night (Accolade)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Fight Night is a boxing game in which players box 11 different opponents on the way to the final match with the champ, Bronx Bomber. Each boxer has unique strengths and weaknesses, along with one specialised "super punch". There are four different modes of play; the single-player Main Event and the multi-player Tournament (on disk/cartridge versions only), and also Training and Sparring modes. Players can also create their own boxer, setting the appearance and abilities.

Flight Deck

Flight Deck

Microsoft MSX

Gyroscope

Gyroscope

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Releasing a game which resembles a well-known arcade game before any official license can be released was always a challenge for publishers, and in this case Melbourne House released a game similar to Marble Madness. Controlling a gyroscope, you most navigate your way down a sloping track full of hazards. The viewpoint is in fixed isometric 3D, with hazards including buildings, ramps and drops. The gyroscope accelerates quickly and takes time to slow down, so it is easy to go into a screen too fast. Failing to keep the gyroscope spinning freely as it navigates these costs you one of your seven...

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.

The Heist

The Heist

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

As a cat burglar, it's up to you to collect all of the valuable paintings from each level while avoiding security systems, pits and robotic sentries which move back and forth. Each level is comprised of three floors and ladders connecting them. Your cat burglar has only the ability to jump, and you must rely entirely on that to keep you alive.

The Heist

The Heist

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

As a cat burglar, it's up to you to collect all of the valuable paintings from each level while avoiding security systems, pits and robotic sentries which move back and forth. Each level is comprised of three floors and ladders connecting them. Your cat burglar has only the ability to jump, and you must rely entirely on that to keep you alive.

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.

Humpty Dumpty in the Garden

Humpty Dumpty in the Garden

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Humpty Dumpty now has his own garden. His task is to make flowers grow before the weeds outgrow them. He does this by running around and turning on water valves to release the water into the pipes. Turning them off blocks the water from proceeding through the pipes. When Humpty waters enough flowers, he proceeds to the next level. The game ends when weeds outgrow the flowers.

Jet Bomber

Jet Bomber

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

A Zaxxon clone with Star Wars music and with speech.

Kick-Off

Kick-Off

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Kick Off is a two-player table football simulator. Each player controls a team of 11 figures which are ordered on four bars for each one (1 goalkeeper, 2 defenders, 5 midfielders, 3 forwards). You can control only one bar at a time. The ball is kicked by rotating the figures on the current bar left or right. Game length isn't time-limited but depends on the total number of goals scored. After four goals have been scored players will switch side and the game will last until another four goals have been scored.

Koko

Koko

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Kung-Fu II: Sticks of Death

Kung-Fu II: Sticks of Death

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

A Pharaoh has captured a Princess and imprisoned her in a temple, and it is your job to fight through perilous lands to get her back. This takes place in a side-view beat 'em up similar to Way of the Exploding Fist. Mythical winged and dog-headed monsters and half-human hybrids are your opponents, fought one at a time. You can duck and jump, and the weapon at your disposal can be used for high, middle and low strikes. Containers offering magical powers (both good and bad) can be found and unlocked. Once inside the temple there are more foes to defeat.

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...

Lazy Jones

Lazy Jones

Commodore 64 - Released - April 1, 1984

Welcome to the World of Lazy Jones. You play the role of a janitor in this game, a lazy janitor that sneaks into back rooms and plays computer games. You can move around from floor to floor, and go into the back rooms and play the old (and I mean old) computer games that are in these rooms. Be careful you wouldn't want to get caught by security guards that are roaming the floors. There are 18 rooms to choose from, there are 3 that actually aren't games, and of course everyone's favorite, the one that isn't a classic game, but you are just trying to get drinks off of the bartender, while...

Leader Board: Pro Golf Simulator

Leader Board: Pro Golf Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - February 3, 1986

Access' long line of golf simulations started with Leader Board. Hold down the fire button to set the pace, then press it for hook and slice if needed. Greens are sloped, so be sure to factor this in. Four 18-hole courses are provided, and a 4-round match can consist of any combination of these, with up to 4 players joining in. There are three skill levels - novice players just have to hit the ball at the right speed in the right direction with the right club. Amateurs must be precise with the snap, to set the desired level of hook or slice - conventional wisdom in golf is to work on...

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...

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A simple Lunar Lander clone. Tough to find and once considered one of the "Games that weren't" but found it was published by both Mr. Chip and Aackosoft in The Netherlands.

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.

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!

Oil's Well

Oil's Well

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

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.

Spy Story

Spy Story

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

As an employee of an intelligence service you have to find the base of your enemy and recover a stolen ultrajet. The Dutch language text adventure game game has two arcade parts. The first one is a labyrinth and in the second one you have to shoot your way to freedom.

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...

Terrorist

Terrorist

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Terrorist, aka SOS Terrorists (as released by CBM) is a multi genre game with elements of strategy, action and crosshairs shooter. The game has four difficulty levels, randomized attack sequences, 3D battle sequences on over 8000 battle maps. In it you play as Red Leader. You and your anti-terrorist squad are ordered to rendezvous at a town that is being attacked by terrorists. Before rusing the town you are shown a map and must quickly memorize it. Switching between a police car, boat and helicopter gun-ship which have been placed at your disposal , you must make safe the town by patrolling...

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...

Trouble Brewin

Trouble Brewin

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Ultra Chess

Ultra Chess

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Ultra Chess is a computer simulation of the popular chess game. The game is very basic, the only choices you can make are the color of your chess pieces and set the maximum duration to think a move over before you have to move a piece.

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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