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Crackout

Crackout

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1991

Crackout is a video game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Konami in 1991. It is based upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s. The object of the game is to clear levels by either destroying all bricks or defeating the enemies. There are four zones of eleven levels each. The zones are Cubic Zone, Mirror Zone, Tube Zone and Final Zone. This game differs from the original Breakout as it contained enemies on screen that could be hit to gain power ups. Powerups included a parachute to slow the ball down, multiple balls, or projectiles. There were also level warps in the...

Devastators

Devastators

Arcade - Released - June 23, 1988

A middle eastern country ran by a dictator has invaded a weaker country. The invaded country's last hope for survival is enlisting the help of the Devastators, a team of freedom fighting commandos. The commando's have to go through seven missions of varying locales that include a desert, an air field, a jungle, a savanna, a navy base, mountains and finally bombed ruins performing covert operations. These operations include things such as blowing up the enemy's ammunition base, stealing a jet, and rescuing prisoners of war being held captive deep in a forest. These missions have to be completed...

The Goonies

The Goonies

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

The Goonies is based on a movie of the same name from 1985. A group of youngsters from a neighborhood called the "Goon Docks" are trying to find the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willie to prevent the foreclosure of their houses. Unfortunately, the treasure is buried under the hide-out of the infamous Fratelli gang, a family of ruthless criminals who are on the run from the law. You play as the asthmatic Mikey, who must find the treasure and save the other Goonies before time runs out. The game consists of six levels. In each level, you must collect three keys to advance to the next area. These...

The Goonies

The Goonies

NEC PC-8801 - Released - October 23, 1986

The Goonies is based on a movie of the same name from 1985. A group of youngsters from a neighborhood called the "Goon Docks" are trying to find the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willie to prevent the foreclosure of their houses. Unfortunately, the treasure is buried under the hide-out of the infamous Fratelli gang, a family of ruthless criminals who are on the run from the law. You play as the asthmatic Mikey, who must find the treasure and save the other Goonies before time runs out. The game consists of six levels. In each level, you must collect three keys to advance to the next area. These...

Gradius

Gradius

NEC PC-8801 - Released - November 19, 1985

The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and it's up to you to fly into battle and save them. Along the way you'll be able to power up your ship with hyper speed, force fields, lasers, missiles, double beam cannons and more to help you battle. Gradius is a side-scrolling shooter. Shooting certain enemies will leave a power up pod behind which can be collected to add more power to your ship. Each level features a wide variety of enemies trying to stop you, with a large boss at the end. Gameplay is for one player or two...

Gradius

Gradius

Sharp X1 - Released - 1986

The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and it's up to you to fly into battle and save them. Along the way you'll be able to power up your ship with hyper speed, force fields, lasers, missiles, double beam cannons and more to help you battle. Gradius is a side-scrolling shooter. Shooting certain enemies will leave a power up pod behind which can be collected to add more power to your ship. Each level features a wide variety of enemies trying to stop you, with a large boss at the end. Gameplay is for one player or two...

Gradius

Gradius

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 15, 1991

The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and it's up to you to fly into battle and save them. Along the way you'll be able to power up your ship with hyper speed, force fields, lasers, missiles, double beam cannons and more to help you battle. Gradius is a side-scrolling shooter. Shooting certain enemies will leave a power up pod behind which can be collected to add more power to your ship. Each level features a wide variety of enemies trying to stop you, with a large boss at the end. Gameplay is for one player or two...

Gradius II: GOFER no Yabō

Gradius II: GOFER no Yabō

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1988

Gradius II is a sequel to Gradius and Life Force, and is a horizontal space shooter composed of seven levels. Like in its predecessor, it is possible to collect power-ups from enemies and choose which type to use and when. This time, this system is enhanced with the option of choosing between four different power-up sequences, allowing the player to use different types of weapons against enemies. There is also the possibility to gain options, which are mysterious balls of fire that follows the player-controlled spaceship closely and mimic all its movements (including shots). While the player...

Jackal (European Version)

Jackal (European Version)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The enemy army has captured too many of your forces. Being held in P.O.W. camps, these soldiers are effectively out of the war... unless some kind of rescue operation can be mounted. Heavy Forces are too slow and visible to be of any use, but perhaps something smaller and lighter may make it in where larger forces would fail. A small jeep, maybe two, crewed by about 4 people.... minimal enough not to represent too much of a loss and yet suitable enough to aid in rescue. But of course, if these brave men want to succeed AND come back alive; they'll need to fight like animals... they'll need to...

Jackal (North American)

Jackal (North American)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Your brothers-in-arms are hostages behind enemy lines, and you're their only hope for freedom. But the firepower you'll face to rescue them is awesome. Cannons, tanks, submarines and snipers will blast you with horrific crossfire, while jet fighters zero in from above. To defend yourself, you control the army's advanced all-terrain attack jeep, with its arsenal of guided missiles and incendiary grenades. Of course these are merely tools, and to save your countrymen you'll need more than a handful of gunpowder. You'll need a pocketful of miracles, and the ferocity of a wild Jackal! This is...

Knightmare

Knightmare

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

In Knightmare, the player takes control of a brave knight named Popolon, who has to rescue his sweetheart Aphrodite from the clutches of the evil Hudnos. The game is essentially a top-down shooter. Popolon can shoot arrows at his enemies, and at the end of level face bosses, such as witches, etc. Shooting monsters, avoiding obstacles, passing the bridges and collecting upgrades for his weapon leads him to glory. Digitized music and sound add more to the arcade-like gameplay. This game may also be about two brave knights - you and your friend, who does the same for the victory on one...

Konami Game Collection Extra

Konami Game Collection Extra

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1989

This is the fifth of five Konami's Game Collections released on a 3.5" diskette. This Extra edition has some unique MSX2 mini games; Single Player Games Tsururin Kun (steal rice balls) Hyper Somen (catch rice) Party Games Title Awase (Memory game) Go Board And it has the following MSX1 games: Pippols Hyper Rally Road Fighter These collections where only ever released in Japan, and as such the menu to select the game is in Japanese. But the actual games will display the same as the original releases. Compared to the original releases, these games have enhanced SCC+...

Konami's Uranai Sensation

Konami's Uranai Sensation

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

This is a collection of four fortune telling mini-games as follows; Match making Horoscope Palm reading Rune stones For this you first need to define some details about yourself and answer some questions, after which you can have your Horoscope, or palm read or the rune stones. For the match making you need to have a second person input their details and have them answer some questions also.

Parodius Da!

Parodius Da!

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1991

This is mostly the parody of Gradius (Nemesis on some systems), with some flavor from other shoot-em-ups, like Twinbee. The series is available on numerous platforms. The game is a right-to-left scrolling shoot-em-up. You can choose from 4 different flying creatures, with different weapons. You must finish 7 stages, each having a boss at the end. You may start at either one, but must complete every level to advance to the final stage.

Ping Pong

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Ping Pong is a fun ping pong (more formally known as table tennis) game from Konami, released for the MSX computer in 1985 as well as for Commodore 64, Spectrum, and other 8-bit computers. A faithful translation of Konami?s arcade game of the same name, Ping Pong allows you to play a match against another human player or a computer player. The game abides to all the rules and regulations of table tennis, although some rules are abbreviated from the actual ping pong rules, probably to make the game more snappy. For example, instead of the 21-points rule in the real table tennis, in this...

Pooyan

Pooyan

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

In Pooyan, you play the role of a pig, protecting its piglets from wolves. The first screen takes place near the pigs' home. Mrs. Pig rides up and down in a cable car, shooting at wolves, who are riding balloons downward, towards the ground. If the wolves land safely on the ground, then they can climb a ladder, near the cable-car, and catch Mrs. Pig. But if she shoots their balloons, they splat on the ground instead. The wolves shoot acorns at the pig. But Mrs. Pig has a food based weapon too. If she gets to the top, she can get meat, to toss at the wolves and make them jump off their...

Quarth

Quarth

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 21, 1990

Quarth is a typical puzzle/arcade game. Quarth can be moved from right to left while the screen scrolls down. The playing field is filled with different blocks and your aim is to fill them in so they form complete rectangles or squares. Only when you succeed in this mission, the concerned blocks will disappear. New 'unformed' blocks appear while the playing field scrolls down making you play into full action at all times. As soon as a line of blocks reaches the bottom line, it is Game Over. Then you'll be granted 10 seconds to decide if you want continue the level. Each Level consists of 9...

Salamander

Salamander

Microsoft MSX - Released - January 1, 1987

In a distant part of the universe, an alien creature called Zelos was born. As he grew so did his appetite, and soon he began devouring galaxies, planets, and stars by the hundreds. Now your planet has appeared in Zelos' path, and it is up to you and a partner to fly into battle to save your world. Life Force is an action packed shooter based on the arcade game. There are six levels which alternate between side and vertical scrolling, each of them ending with a powerful guardian. Throughout the game, destroying certain enemies will release power ups which can be used to equip your ship with...

Snatcher

Snatcher

NEC PC-8801 - November 26, 1988

Snatcher is set in the futuristic Neo Kobe City, a city of madness and decadence. The year is 2047 (or 2042, according to the original Japanese version). Mankind is facing its gravest crisis. A mysterious bio-roid life form has appeared. Its true nature and purpose are unknown. Is it some country's secret weapon, or an alien from another world? They appear in the winter, killing people and taking their place in society. They wear artificial skin and can sweat and even bleed. They are called "Snatchers" because they "snatch" their victims before they take their place. A new police force,...

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Atari ST - Released - 1989

With April O'Neil held hostage by The Shredder's thugs, Bebop and Rocksteady, once again, it's up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to come to her rescue! Play as all four of the turtle heroes, rescue April, and then rescue your sensei Splinter from Mecha-Turtles clutches, and then go after The Shredder deep in the bowels of The Technodrome itself. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action game based on the late eighties/early nineties cartoon series of the same name. Play as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael (one turtle only, but the ability to swap between turtles at any...

Track & Field

Track & Field

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Track & Field is a sports game that allows the player to have an experience based around the Summer Olympic Games. Events include the 100 meter dash, the hammer throw, the javelin throw, the long jump, the high jump and the 110 meter hurdles. If the player wants to go to the next event or round then they will have to qualify, by beating increasingly difficult maximum times or minimum distances.

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