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1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - October 1, 1988

It was over 40 years ago, at the height of World War II, that the Japanese main squadron tasted defeat off the west coast of the Midway Islands. Some say that this battle greatly changed the outcome of the war, some say under different direction we may now all be living our lives under the shadow of the Rising Sun. This is your opportunity at the controls of your magnificent P38, armed with six secret weapons, to relive the titanic struggle for supremacy against the battleship Yamato and its legions of defences. GAMEPLAY As you blast through the flak filled skies in your mission to...

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

Atari ST - Released - 1988

The sequel to 1942, which is still a vertically scrolling shooter, has the player once again fighting over the clouds during the second world war, this time in an intense battle just off the coast of Midway islands. Updates to the gameplay include an energy bar, which can be run down by either being hit from incoming fire or using a special weapon. The energy bar can be replenished by picking up power-ups, while special weapons (lightning, cyclones and waves) can knock down all fighters on the screen at the time.

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

The most crucial and decisive battle of World War II is about to be fought... by you! Enemy forces are descending upon Midway Island. Enemy bombers, dive bombers, and zeroes are roaring over the island like a typhoon. The surrounding Pacific waters are teeming with enemy aircraft carriers. As the top gun of the Navy's most elite crew of fighter pilots, you must pilot your specially-outfitted P-38 into the very midst of the enemy squadron. Equipped with an array of secret weapons, only you can turn the tide against the formidable enemy fleet. The outcome of history's most fateful air/sea battle...

Bedlam

Bedlam

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Bedlam is a vertically scrolling space shoot’em-up. Space fighter shoots patterns of swirling aliens and stationary cannons, collects extras and fights boss ships – Bedlam is ordinary shoot’em-up material, stretched out over 16 short levels and spiced up with your standard two-player option. While ZX Spectrum and C64 see a genuine space shooter with full-screen backgrounds and level variations, CPC and DOS get bare-bone versions stripped down to Galaga level.

Bedlam (1988)

Bedlam (1988)

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Bedlam is a vertically scrolling space shoot’em-up. Space fighter shoots patterns of swirling aliens and stationary cannons, collects extras and fights boss ships – Bedlam is ordinary shoot’em-up material, stretched out over 16 short levels and spiced up with your standard two-player option. While ZX Spectrum and C64 see a genuine space shooter with full-screen backgrounds and level variations, CPC and DOS get bare-bone versions stripped down to Galaga level.

Bedlam (Go!)

Bedlam (Go!)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Bedlam is a vertically scrolling space shoot’em-up. Space fighter shoots patterns of swirling aliens and stationary cannons, collects extras and fights boss ships – Bedlam is ordinary shoot’em-up material, stretched out over 16 short levels and spiced up with your standard two-player option. While ZX Spectrum and C64 see a genuine space shooter with full-screen backgrounds and level variations, CPC and DOS get bare-bone versions stripped down to Galaga level.

Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando

Commodore Amiga - Released - October 1, 1988

In Bionic Commando the player takes control of a soldier with a bionic arm that extends and contracts. The bionic arm allows the soldier to grab onto fixed objects and swing around and climb up levels — no jumping allowed! The arm also grabs opponents and pulls them towards the protagonist. The player's mission is to storm the enemy's fortress and destroy the launch computer to prevent the enemy from using their doomsday weapon.

Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

It may have been ten years, but the oppression and devastation continues. The alien forces that alid waste to our beautiful world have all but decimated our civilization. Now, for the first time in so many years comes our chance for glory again. The Bionic Commandos. This elite fighting force is each equipped with a bionic arm with which they can climb and swing from platform to platform by extending their arm and grabbing and suitable object above them. The arm is also useful for catching provisions and extra weapons parachuted into the combat zone. As a weapon the bionic arm delivers an...

Bionic Commando (PAL Version)

Bionic Commando (PAL Version)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

In Bionic Commando the player takes control of a soldier with a bionic arm that extends and contracts. The bionic arm allows the soldier to grab onto fixed objects and swing around and climb up levels — no jumping allowed! The arm also grabs opponents and pulls them towards the protagonist. The player's mission is to storm the enemy's fortress and destroy the launch computer to prevent the enemy from using their doomsday weapon.

Black Tiger

Black Tiger

Enterprise - Released - 1989

You are a barbarian who must slay three dragons that descended from the skies and plunged the kingdom into darkness. You must go through several areas, destroying monsters that get in your way. Along the way, you will come across old men, which when rescued, will give you a range of items that include extra time, more vitality, or more coins, or they might sell you items, including armor upgrades, weapons, keys for treasure chests, anti-poisoning potions. But, as always, you need to collect coins, which can be obtained by destroying certain monsters or breaking a series of pots.

Black Tiger

Black Tiger

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Long ago, three evil dragons descended from the skies and brought a nightmare of darkness and destruction to a once peaceful kingdom. From this suffering, emerged a powerful and brave warrior who fought against the demonic Dragons and Demons to restore law and order in his homeland. He was known only as the Black Tiger and enter a sinister fantasy world of endless and absorbing action.

BraveStarr

BraveStarr

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

The planet of New Texas is similar to the Wild West-era Texas - mystic Indians, bar-room brawlers and sharp-shooting mercenaries. The only man tough enough to keep order in such a place is Marshall Bravestarr. Stampede is the villain of the piece; he aims to bring the dead back to life as zombies for his own use. BraveStarr is a side-scrolling action title based on the popular 80's space western cartoon series. Starting with a limited amount of time, you must find and rescue Shamen who was captured by the evil Tex Hex, to aid Stampede's plans. You get nine minutes to complete your...

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Your task is to infiltrate Megalomann's desert headquarters, the Doom Tube. This consists of three cylinders, one inside the other, each divided into several decks (levels) which are subdivided into quadrants (rooms). They are interconnected by an elevator, the Orbivator. The virus has, however, leaked into some of the rooms - some are more poisonous than others - and through the Captain has been injected with a protective serum, if a quadrant is too toxic it will kill him. The serum that keeps him alive is only temporarily effective but the ingredients to make more can be produced in the...

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Dr Megalomann has given the President of the USA an ultimatum: hand over power to the mad doctor or see the world wiped out by a missile carrying a deadly virus. The Prez calls on the only hero available: Captain America. This is where you come in... GAMEPLAY : Your task is to infiltrate Megalomann's desert headquarters, the Doom Tube. This consists of three cylinders, one inside the other, each divided into several decks (levels) which are subdivided into quadrants (rooms). They are interconnected by an elevator, the Orbivator. The virus has, however, leaked into some of the rooms -...

Desperado

Desperado

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Desperado (re-released as "Gunsmoke" in the UK) is a top-down scrolling shooter that casts the gamer as a lone gunman, out to save the gold rush town of Hicksville from a fearsome group of bandits known as the Wingates. Each level has a particular target enemy, although his or her henchmen must also be taken out. Although it largely takes place on foot, the gameplay resembles Commando, with its top-down action. The screen scrolls at a constant rate, and enemies come at you from the edges, to be shot or avoided. You can grab various power-ups along the way. Finding a horse will allow you to...

Fast 'n' Furious

Fast 'n' Furious

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Fast 'n' Furious and Thunderceptor were originally published as part of this compilation and they were not sold independently. The two games have mutual characteristics as the strategic element present in their gameplay, 5 different phases to complete, a top-screen 3rd person view and both being side-scrolling shooting games. Another transversal characteristic can be seen during their gameplay when the use of weaponry seems to be jammed. It's an automatic behaviour of the game which alternates the use of weaponry: when the player is crossing some field of obstacles his fire-power is...

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Gun.Smoke is a top-down scrolling shooter that casts the gamer as a lone gunman, out to save the gold rush town of Hicksville from a fearsome group of bandits known as the Wingates. Each level has a particular target enemy, although his or her henchmen must also be taken out. Although it largely takes place on foot, the gameplay resembles Commando, with its top-down action. The screen scrolls at a constant rate, and enemies come at you from the edges, to be shot or avoided. You can grab various power-ups along the way. Finding a horse will allow you to get hit twice before you die rather...

L.E.D. Storm

L.E.D. Storm

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

By 2011, the only way to travel at top speed is on skyways build high above the ground. These become popular with boy-racers and general speed freaks pretty soon, and that's why you're aiming to hurtle across them in this arcade conversion. The road scrolls vertically, with some moderately sharp bends in a manner similar to Spy Hunter You have a jump device to clear the many jumps, or to land onto and flatten the other maniacs who line the road. You must choose which path to follow at OutRun-style forks in the road. The roads contain bonus tags including bonus points, a battering ram to make...

Last Duel

Last Duel

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Last Duel: Inter Planet War 2012 follows the story of two planets that are in war with each other. On the planet Bacula, the Galden Tribe has overthrown the government and seized power over the whole world. Now they want more – by invading the peaceful planet of Mu and kidnapped Queen Sheets. The Mu-ans decided to take action. They asked their best scientists to come up with a weapon that will defeat the Galdens. After many long months, they were able to develop a vehicle of immense firepower, capable of leaping into the air to avoid ground hazards. In addition to that, it can transform into...

Lazer Tag

Lazer Tag

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Lazer Tag is a game based on the sports brand of the same name. The real activity involves walking around with guns and trying to "shoot" the other players - the only significant difference to paintball is that it uses infrared guns to register hits instead of physical projectiles. This game transplants this non-violent principle into a science-fiction scenario. The player takes the role of a cadet at the Lazer Tag Academy who tries work his way up by solving laser tag challenges. Every level is played against a time limit and has the goal to score as many points as possible. However, there...

Lazer Tag

Lazer Tag

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Lazer Tag is a game based on the sports brand of the same name. The real activity involves walking around with guns and trying to "shoot" the other players - the only significant difference to paintball is that it uses infrared guns to register hits instead of physical projectiles. This game transplants this non-violent principle into a science-fiction scenario. The player takes the role of a cadet at the Lazer Tag Academy who tries work his way up by solving laser tag challenges. Every level is played against a time limit and has the goal to score as many points as possible. However, there...

LED Storm

LED Storm

Commodore Amiga - Released - December 1, 1988

By 2011, the only way to travel at top speed is on skyways build high above the ground. These become popular with boy-racers and general speed freaks pretty soon, and that's why you're aiming to hurtle across them in this arcade conversion. The road scrolls vertically, with some moderately sharp bends in a manner similar to Spy Hunter You have a jump device to clear the many jumps, or to land onto and flatten the other maniacs who line the road. You must choose which path to follow at OutRun-style forks in the road. The roads contain bonus tags including bonus points, a battering ram to...

Side Arms

Side Arms

Commodore Amiga - 1989

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot...

Side Arms

Side Arms

Atari ST - Released - 1989

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot...

Side Arms

Side Arms

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot...

Side Arms Hyper Dyne

Side Arms Hyper Dyne

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot...

Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Commodore Amiga - 1988

Hard is not the word for it. You're harder than very hard, you're even harder than the hardest that ever... erm... was really hard. You're so hard, in fact, that you've decided to prove it to the rest of the world. The meanest, nastiest, vilest street fighters of five different nations have agreed to take you on in one of the dirtiest, most underhand, no-holds-barred street fighting contests in the universe ever. If this is a top-quality beat 'em up then I'm a one-eyed Romanian greengrocer. Talk about easy - you don't even need to study the moves to be able to knock practically everyone out...

Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - October 3, 1988

You are Ryu, a Street Fighter. Your goal is to travel to 5 countries (Japan, USA, England, China and Thailand) and beat 2 enemies at each of them. Many of these characters, such as Adon, Gen, and Birdie, are later seen in the Street Fighter Alpha series. After each country you will have the chance to get additional points in a little bonus round, a feature seen later in most Street Fighter games. The final boss in the game is Sagat, who is the second to the last boss in Street Fighter 2. The goal is to become the greatest fighter in the world. As with most tournament fighting games once...

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - July 1, 1992

From across the globe comes eight of the wildest fighters the world has ever known. Choose your champion, gather your courage and prepare to battle your opponents in a bare knuckle brawl. Face Ken and his devastation "Dragon Punch"! Watch the temperature rise as Dhalsim incinerates you with his mystical Yoga Flame! Hear your spine crack as Zangief smashes you to the pavement with his spinning pile driver! Cover your ears as Guile breaks the sound barrier with the awesome power of the Sonic Boom! Annihilate your competition and claim the right to test your skills against the bone-crushing...

Thunderceptor

Thunderceptor

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

Fast 'n' Furious and Thunderceptor were originally published as part of this compilation and they were not sold independently. The two games have mutual characteristics as the strategic element present in their gameplay, 5 different phases to complete, a top-screen 3rd person view and both being side-scrolling shooting games. Another transversal characteristic can be seen during their gameplay when the use of weaponry seems to be jammed. It's an automatic behaviour of the game which alternates the use of weaponry: when the player is crossing some field of obstacles his fire-power is...

Tiger Road

Tiger Road

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Tiger Road is a beat 'em up in which you (as Lee Wong) must rescue the village children from the evil Ryo Ken Oh. Many levels are horizontally scrolling, although with high ledges to jump onto and follow for a slightly different path. Magic urns containing improved weapons appear frequently. Most enemies are easy to attack and only need one hit to kill, although they come at you in large hordes. Once you get to the indoor sections you will find big enemies with the ability to kill you with one hit, in sections set on multiple levels complete with stairways.

Tiger Road

Tiger Road

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Tiger Road is undoubtedly one of the best martial arts games ever written. Practically includes four games in one. Your mission, like Lee Woong, is to free the children who have been kidnapped by the evil Ruy Ken Oh, who wants to brainwash them and turn them into soldiers of their diabolical army. To destroy Ruy Ken Oh you must undertake a risky journey in which you will face dangerous adversaries, such as samurai warriors, giants and dragons. These are just some of the many obstacles you will have to overcome before releasing the small prisoners. Fabulous graphics and a pulsating action make...

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Atari ST - Released - 1988

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

In this game you play the role of a man who has been stranded on an alien planet after his space ship explodes and you must find pieces of it to rebuild it. The gameplay involves you jumping across platforms and shooting at droids and aliens but also ducking to avoid high flying robots. The game is played from a side scrolling perspective. The baddies come thick and fast and the only way to cope is to keep moving.

Wizard Warz

Wizard Warz

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Wizard Warz is an overhead view action game with very light role-playing elements. The player starts of as an apprentice wizard whose goal is to defeat seven master wizards and become the chief wizard himself. To accomplish that he must return six treasures to their rightful owners and find more powerful spells. The wizard starts with four minor spells of the player's choice, and can acquire new ones during the course of the game. The gameplay focuses on exploring wilderness areas and fighting monsters. Enemies have their own strengths and weaknesses to the wizard's offensive magical...

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