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1942

1942

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

1942... you and daring fighter pilot "Super Ace" are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy. Over land, on the sea and in the air, your own skill and dexterity... combined with Super Ace's flying mastery, duel enemy pilots in fighter and bomber craft. 1942... it's airplanes taking off and landing on ocean-going aircraft carriers... disrupting enemy formations ready to attack... intercepting enemy air-warriors you must defeat by "blasting 'em out of the sky." Will it be victory? Or defeat? It's in your skillful hands!

3DC

3DC

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

3DC is an isometric action adventure where the player is stranded on the bottom of the ocean with the objective of finding parts of a submarine, then constructing it in order to escape. Oxygen is of limited supply and various objects are strewn about to be used to solve the various puzzles. Eric the eel can be called to your aid and controlled to be able to fit into crevices too small for the diver's bulk, but watch out for the octopuses who will steal your oxygen tanks.

Airwolf

Airwolf

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Airwolf is a video game based on the TV series of the same name, it was released for a range of home computers including the BBC Microcomputer. As Stringfellow Hawke, a former Vietnam chopper pilot, and the only man in the free world trained to fly the billion-dollar helicopter AIRWOLF you have been assigned a dangerous rescue mission by the FIRM. Your task is to rescue 5 scientists from an underground lair by destroying its layer of protection and then getting to the core. Moving onto a screen at a time you must shoot out anything and everything in your path, including lots of...

Airwolf 2

Airwolf 2

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Airwolf II is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the popular TV series, as now Stringfellow Hawke has to pilot his ultra-modern helicopter to combat alien invasion, finding new weapons (lasers, missiles) on the way. First released in 1987 as a part of compilations, for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16 & Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

Airwolf 2

Airwolf 2

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1989

Airwolf II is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the popular TV series, as now Stringfellow Hawke has to pilot his ultra-modern helicopter to combat alien invasion, finding new weapons (lasers, missiles) on the way.

Airwolf 2

Airwolf 2

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Airwolf 2 is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the popular TV series, as now Stringfellow Hawke has to pilot his ultra-modern helicopter to combat alien invasion, finding new weapons (lasers, missiles) on the way.

Battle Engine Aquila

Battle Engine Aquila

Windows - November 3, 2003

An epic battle rages between the Forseti and the Muspell as the oceans rise and land disappears. The Forseti compel you to help protect their remaining land by taking charge of the ultimate war machine: the Battle Engine. Whether in walking or in flying mode, you have access to an array of destructive weapons and you receive constant direction from base command. By commanding a device so powerful and advanced, your battlefield decisions will shape the direction of each engagement and, ultimately, the entire war.

Battleship (Elite)

Battleship (Elite)

Commodore 64 - Released - September 14, 1987

Battle Ships is a truly fun conversion! If you like the original game, you will certainly love this! And for those of you who never played Battle Ships, now is your chance to do so! Put on your marine uniform and sink yourself some floating metal!... What can you add to Battle Ship over the pencil and paper version? A computerised opponent, fairly obviously, as well as the chance to play without using up the earth’s limited paper and pen resources. The possibility of cheating is removed as well. Elite go beyond this by changing the shapes of the ships to be more Tetris style, and allowing...

Batty

Batty

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Batty is influenced by Arkanoid's method of reviving the Breakout phenomenon. You control a paddle at the bottom of the screen, with the top half of the screen containing an arrangement of bricks, most of which can be destroyed. You must move the paddle left and right so as to make contact with a ball, and thus deflect it (using the walls at the sides strategically) into the bricks, some of which require multiple hits to destroy. Wipe the destructible bricks out, and you move on to the next level; fail to keep the ball in play and you lose one of your 5 lives. Some destroyed bricks release...

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

AIM: Beyond the Ice Palace lies a mystical land caught up in a battle between good and evil. Dark spirits are setting alight the forests, destroying the homes and livelihood of simple woodcutters. In desperation the ancient and wise spirits of the woods shoot a sacred arrow into the air. Whoever finds it will be able to destroy the powers of darkness... GAMEPLAY: Like any other platform game - you run, jump and duck through a horizontally scrolling landscape, avoiding the various creatures and their shots. You can collect various weapons of differing strengths, ranging from a knife to a...

Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Blue Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter and tie-in with the short-lived TV series of the same name which has you piloting a new 'jetcopter' as the only survivor of an alien assault. As it turns out, you're not alone after all, so you depart from your ship and fly across a sea full of heavily defended islands to reach the enemy stronghold, disable its defenses and rescue your comrades. Should you succeed, you get to try it again at a higher difficulty level, where you'll face enemies with higher firing rates, planes, barrage balloons and missile-armed submarines. All the while you'll have...

Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Blue Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter and tie-in with the short-lived TV series of the same name which has you piloting a new 'jetcopter' as the only survivor of an alien assault. As it turns out, you're not alone after all, so you depart from your ship and fly across a sea full of heavily defended islands to reach the enemy stronghold, disable its defenses and rescue your comrades. Should you succeed, you get to try it again at a higher difficulty level, where you'll face enemies with higher firing rates, planes, barrage balloons and missile-armed submarines. All the while you'll have to...

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Commodore 64 - Released - July 15, 1985

The player controls Jack, a superhero who can leap and glide. Someone has planted 24 bombs at famous tourist sites (the Sphinx and Great Pyramids, the Acropolis, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, and two cityscapes resembling Miami Beach and Hollywood, which appear only as screen backgrounds rather than unique game locations). Jack must fly around the screen to collect the bombs. Each screen uses a different configuration of platforms upon which Jack may run and jump. Eventually, the levels reoccur a number of times with increasing difficulty. Jack "defuses" the bombs by simply touching...

Chaser

Chaser

Windows - Released - June 27, 2003

Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent licence policy of its director. Longwood uses his autonomous status to create vassal relations between the corporations and MARSCORP. The unshakable power position of MARSCORP is supported by the companies and thus they acquire additional rights and licenses. Longwood and his consortium become extremely wealthy from this arrangement. However, dissenting voices in...

Commando

Commando

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

You are Super Joe the cracked combat soldier of the eighties battling against all odds to defeat the advancing rebel forces. Equipped with only an M60 machine gun and six hand-grenades you carry out your lone crusade, forcing your way into hostile territory. Mortars, grenades and dynamite rain from the skies and explode around you. Enemy bullets fly past you in all directions, trenches, cliffs and lakes block your path. Rebel forces appear from caves, strong holds and troop carriers to stop your progress. You must show no mercy. You must not retreat. You must keep pushing yourself further and...

Commando

Commando

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1985

The player takes control of a soldier named Super Joe, who starts by being dropped off in a jungle by a helicopter, and has to fight his way out singlehandedly, fending off a massive assault of enemy soldiers. Super Joe is armed with a sub-machine gun (which has unlimited ammunition) as well as a limited supply of hand grenades. While Joe can fire his gun in any of the eight directions that he faces, his grenades can only be thrown vertically towards the top of the screen, irrespective of the direction Joe is facing. Unlike his SMG bullets, grenades can be thrown to clear obstacles, and...

Daredevil

Daredevil

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - February 3, 2003

Daredevil for the Game Boy Advance is your basic punch-kick-jump action platformer featuring Marvel's more unlikely superhero, a blind lawyer with enhanced abilities and senses. Though the game was marketed as a tie-in with the February 14th release of the Daredevil film, the GBA title is more based upon a less realistic, comic book design with bright and vibrant colors and the occasional "Pow!" and "Bif!" when knocking out opponents. Some levels cut across rooftops, others over vehicles in traffic; some go in buildings and underground. As players get through the 23 different levels, they'll...

Deep Strike

Deep Strike

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Deep Strike is set in World War 2, and you form part of a squadron attempting a dangerous mission of destroying a Nazi fuel depot. Your fighter plane is armed with guns; a team of bombers are out there with you, with one always in front. Initially you will face a few planes flying towards you. red planes shoot at you, and later there are black 'suicide planes' which aim to take you down Kamikaze style, and 'Blue Max' planes which are extra-tough. After the first minute or so another challenge is added, in the shape of hills to fly around or over. After this, you reach the bombing zone,...

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Atari ST - Released - 1989

The main character, who bears a striking resemblance to Rambo, is a mercenary who is asked to carry out assignments all over the world. The levels in Dogs of War are built in a similar way, a multi-directional scrolling shooter where the player must overcome enemies who drift along in certain patterns on the screen, ultimately reaching his goal. People from around the world ask the player to conduct missions for them. Examples include saving someone's kidnapped son, retrieving a valuable piece of art or killing a criminal. Note that all missions end in the same way - to accomplish it, the...

Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Dragon's Lair features the hero, Dirk the Daring, attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe, who has locked Daphne in a wizard's castle. The screen shows animated scenes, and the player executes an action by selecting a direction or pressing the sword button with correct timing. The comedy of the game stemmed not only from the bizarre looking creatures and death scenes, but also the fact that while Dirk was a skilled knight, he was somewhat clumsy in his efforts, as well as being a reluctant hero, prone to shrieking and reacting in horror to the various dangers he...

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

Nintendo GameCube - Released - December 22, 2002

Princess Daphne has been kidnapped by the evil dragon, Singe, and hidden in a medieval castle owned my Mordroc, a powerful and malevolent wizard. To save her, you will take on the role of Dirk the Daring, a goofy but courageous knight. As he advances through the castle with the help of a magical amulet, Dirk must overcome a slew of challenges, from jumping over flaming pits and climbing ropes to flying across chasms and battling swarms of the wizard's minions. Use quick reflexes, cunning, and resourcefulness to fight your way through the castle to find Daphne and save the kingdom from...

Dragon's Lair Part II: Escape from Singe's Castle

Dragon's Lair Part II: Escape from Singe's Castle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Following the first adaptation of the laserdisc-based arcade classic Dragon's Lair, Software Projects followed it up with Escape from Singe's Castle, again loosely adapting scenes from the original game for the capabilities of contemporary 8-bit machines. After defeating the dragon Singe and rescuing Princess Daphne, Dirk the Daring still yearns for adventure. He ventures into the domain of the Lizard King, where according to legend a large pot of gold awaits bold adventurers. The player controls Dirk through eight distinct scenes: Ye River Caves: Dirk must go down a wild river in his...

Faery Tale Adventure II: Halls of the Dead

Faery Tale Adventure II: Halls of the Dead

Windows - January 1, 1997

Faery Tale Adventure II is the sequel to MicroIllusions' classic RPG. The three brothers, introduced in the first game, have been teleported to a foreign country where they have to save the local people from evil powers spreading in the once peaceful lands. The graphics resemble those in Ultima VIII: Pagan and the gaming world is large.

Great Gurianos

Great Gurianos

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

In Great Gurianos, the player controls a gladiator who must battle through a castle. The game is viewed from the side while the screen scrolls. The player controls the gladiator's shield as objects fly towards him. The gladiator is also able to strike opponents with his sword. There are also icons to collect to boost your armor or give bonus points. The gladiator also has the ability of temporary invulnerability.

Great Gurianos

Great Gurianos

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

In Great Gurianos, the player controls a gladiator who must battle through a castle. The game is viewed from the side while the screen scrolls. The player controls the gladiator's shield as objects fly towards him. The gladiator is also able to strike opponents with his sword. There are also icons to collect to boost your armor or give bonus points. The gladiator also has the ability of temporary invulnerability.

Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder

Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder

Nintendo GameCube - Released - September 28, 2003

Slot car racing isn't just for kids anymore. Set in a fantasy penthouse, Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder lets you experience quick lane changes, 360-degree loops, and crazy twists and turns on 20 slot car tracks. If you're a smart racer, you'll be sure to grab extra power-ups for a boost or blasting power. If you're not, then the tracks' spikes, mines, and other booby traps will surely be your downfall. In single- or multiplayer modes, you can get behind the wheel of any racecar, ranging from 1920s British cars to American stock cars.

Hopping Mad

Hopping Mad

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

The player controls four bouncing balls that must make their way through twelve environments ranging from park to desert and beach to undersea world, collecting up to ten balloons in each. Each one of the balls must deal with several hazards, by jumping over them or crushing them. Collision with any of these will cause a ball to burst. The player can speed up or slow down the balls, or control their height, to make it easy to avoid these hazards. If all four balls have been punctured, the player loses a life. Once all ten balloons have been collected, the player is transported to the next...

Ikari Warriors (Europe)

Ikari Warriors (Europe)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Behind enemy lines, guerrilla warfare are your tactics as you battle your way through the jungles, rivers, ruins, and opposing entrenchments in this arcade hit. Picking up an array of weaponry - machine guns, grenades, rocket launchers, and even a tank! - you must battle your way to survival and conquest. Not to be confused with the Data East Version of the same name that came out the prior year.

Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz

Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read presented a pop music quiz show, which is recreated here with questions from the 50s to the 80s. You can play against the computer or another human; either way, select a specialist subject and 2 team-mate graphics (all representing white people). The overall style and presentation are very similar to Elite's earlier A Question of Sport license. In the first round you select one of twelve random questions from the Jukebox, each of which has four options. A correct answer earns you two points, while an incorrect answer gives your opponent the chance to steal for one...

Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz

Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read presented a pop music quiz show, which is recreated here with questions from the 50s to the 80s. You can play against the computer or another human; either way, select a specialist subject and 2 team-mate graphics (all representing white people). The overall style and presentation are very similar to Elite's earlier A Question of Sport license. In the first round you select one of twelve random questions from the Jukebox, each of which has four options. A correct answer earns you two points, while an incorrect answer gives your opponent the chance to steal for one...

Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz

Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read presented a pop music quiz show, which is recreated here with questions from the 50s to the 80s. You can play against the computer or another human; either way, select a specialist subject and 2 team-mate graphics (all representing white people). The overall style and presentation are very similar to Elite's earlier A Question of Sport license. In the first round you select one of twelve random questions from the Jukebox, each of which has four options. A correct answer earns you two points, while an incorrect answer gives your opponent the chance to steal for one...

PaperBoy

PaperBoy

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Paperboy

Paperboy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Hop on your bike for a free-wheeling ride up the avenues of not-so-typical suburbia. There are papers to be delivered, robbers to be foiled, and fame and fortune to be won as you brave the mean streets. Avoid motorcycles, tricycles, traffic, tires, gratings, curbs, dogs, skateboarders, breakdancers, bad guys, and other hazards as you deliver to your customers. Earn bonus points by hitting targets along the obstacle course at the end of your route. With superb animation and sound effects, Paperboy brings home all the thrills, spills, challenge, and excitement you loved in the arcades.

A Question of Sport

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

This is the game of the long running BBC quiz show of the same name. Two teams of three battle against each other by answering sports questions. 2 Points are awarded for answering your question correctly. If you answer incorrectly the opposing team get a chance to answer it but for only 1 point. There are 6 rounds including picture board, what happened next and a quickfire buzzers round. Contestants are displayed as digitized faces and each contestant specialises in a certain sport. Team captains get to choose which sport they wish to specialise in from a choice of ten. There are 5...

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport

Commodore 64 - Released - December 13, 1988

This is the game of the long running BBC quiz show of the same name. Two teams of three battle against each other by answering sports questions. 2 Points are awarded for answering your question correctly. If you answer incorrectly the opposing team get a chance to answer it but for only 1 point. There are 6 rounds including picture board, what happened next and a quickfire buzzers round. Contestants are displayed as digitized faces and each contestant specialises in a certain sport. Team captains get to choose which sport they wish to specialise in from a choice of ten. There are 5 question...

Rally Championship

Rally Championship

Nintendo GameCube - Released - July 30, 2003

Features 29 cars, including Subaru, Mitsubishi, Toyota & Ford, plus classic cars such as the Audi Quattro and Mini Cooper. 24 full rally stages are available to the single player, with arcade, championship and quick race modes available. The game also features a split screen multi player mode for up to four players with 8 unique tracks. The cars use a four point physics system, dynamic damage and mud/dust/snow effects. The rally stages take place in England, Wales, Scotland, Finland, Kenya and USA and feature various weather and road conditions.

Scooby Doo In The Castle Mystery

Scooby Doo In The Castle Mystery

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

The Mystery Machine arrives at the ruined castle, and the gang climb out, ready to explore. Suddenly, Velma, Shaggy, Daphne and Fred are seized by large hands and a chorus of voices cry out, "Our experiments are almost complete. Nothing can stop us now!" Though frightened, Scooby decides to looks for his friends, but soon has the feeling that he is not alone. Ghosts and demons of the strangest kind gather on all sides and appear out of doorways, intent on stopping him freeeing the rest of the gang. Can you, as Scooby Doo, fight your way through the mad scientists' henchmen to rescue your...

Shadows: Price For Our Sins

Shadows: Price For Our Sins

Windows - Released - March 21, 2013

You're headed to a Halloween party but there are more tricks than treats at this All Hallows Eve gathering. That innocent board game has trapped your friends' souls in a realm of darkness and you must free them while also helping the trapped souls around this cursed farm. Shadows: Price for Our Sins is an adventure game with puzzle and hidden object elements. You will use the hidden object areas to find items to go with others you find lying about. You use these items to open doors and solve puzzles so as to learn how the ghosts in this area became cursed here as well as save your friends.

Space Academy

Space Academy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

As a recruit of the space academy, you must complete numerous tasks, most of which test your dexterity and occasionally requiring some button-mashing. The tasks are divided into fitness training and weapons training. Before you can begin weapons training you must complete the fitness training. Fitness training starts with running: waggle the joystick as fast as possible to let the recruit run. After that, you have to balance on a rope: A bar at the bottom of the screen goes left or right, press the joystick into the opposite direction to prevent the recruit from falling off the rope. The...

Space Harrier

Space Harrier

Commodore 64 - Released - April 2, 1987

Space Harrier is set in the "Fantasy Zone", a surreal world composed of bright colors and a checkerboard-styled ground. The enemies are also unique, featuring prehistoric animals, Chinese dragons, and alien pods. The player is forced along the levels, running or flying around enemy fire, while shooting back with fireballs via the character's under-arm cannon (which doubles as a rocket-esque device allowing the character to fly).

Spitfire

Spitfire

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - 1989

You are a Spitfire pilot and you have been tasked to fly your plane across the English Channel and destroy any flying bombs on the ground and any enemy planes in the area. You also have to defend your base in England by shooting any flying bombs flying in the air towards your base. All this has to be done before your fuel runs out and you crash. You have six Spitfires to use but you can lose some if they are destroyed at your base. The game is a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up with the screen scrolling left to right or right to left if you turn your plane. The game also scrolls upwards and...

Spitfire

Spitfire

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

You are a Spitfire pilot and you have been tasked to fly your plane across the English Channel and destroy any flying bombs on the ground and any enemy planes in the area. You also have to defend your base in England by shooting any flying bombs flying in the air towards your base. All this has to be done before your fuel runs out and you crash. You have six Spitfires to use but you can lose some if they are destroyed at your base. The game is a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up with the screen scrolling left to right or right to left if you turn your plane. The game also scrolls upwards and...

Syberia: Collector's Edition I & II

Syberia: Collector's Edition I & II

Windows - April 7, 2008

The mythical universe of Syberia unfolds before you... Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer, encounters incredible characters and locations in her attempt to track down Hans, the genius inventor - the final key to unlock a pact with destiny. Far and beyond, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival with obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage, strength and determination.

Thanatos

Thanatos

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

In the game the player must guide the dragon through the land flying towards the right, and fight its way through a multitude of enemies, both humans and fantasy creatures: sea snakes, giant spiders, a hostile two-headed dragon. They can be burned with the dragon's fiery breath, or they can be grabbed with the dragon's claws and dropped onto other enemies. Boulders can also be picked up and dropped on enemies. To win the game, the dragon's mission is to pick up an enchantress for a ride, then safely deliver her to find a book of spells, and finally take her to a magic cauldron so she may cast...

Wanderer

Wanderer

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Wanderer is set in the future where cats have become very valuable. The hero's cat has been kidnapped by someone who demands 8000 cats as ransom. Additionally, all the planets of the universe are obsessed with an poker-like card game. So the player visits planets, barters cards and plays the card game - and if a planet is satisfied with their own set, they reward the player with cats. Every time the player visits another planet he has to solve a straight action sequence which utilizes vector graphics for 3D glasses. Here he simply has to fly around in first person and shoot all enemy ships....

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