Glossary

A-10 Tank Killer

A-10 Tank Killer

Release date: 1989

Genres: Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Dynamix

A-10 Tank Killer is a 1989 combat flight simulator video game for DOS developed and published by Dynamix. An Amiga version was released in 1990. The game features an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft. Following the success of Red Baron, version 1.5 was released in 1991 which included Gulf War missions and improved graphics and sounds. Several mission packs were sold separately. A sequel published by Sierra, Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II, was released in 1996.

AV-8B Harrier Assault

AV-8B Harrier Assault

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Domark

AV-8B Harrier Assault is a combat flight simulator/realtime strategy game developed by Simis and first published by Domark in 1992.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Strategic Simulations, U.S. Gold Pony Canyon

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance is a video game released in January 1988 for various home computer systems and consoles. The game is based on the first Dragonlance campaign module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, Dragons of Despair, and the first Dragonlance novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Heroes of the Lance focuses on the journey of eight heroes through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, where they must face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the reli…

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport

Release date: 1988

Genres: Card, Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Elite SystemsSuperior Software

A Question of Sport is a 1988 video game based on the BBC quiz show of the same name. As in the show, the player has to answer questions about sports. The game uses the same engine as Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz.

Amnios

Amnios

Release date: 1991

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis

Amnios is a 1991 video game for the Amiga platform. It is a top-down multi-directional-scrolling shoot 'em up, set on ten planets across ten levels.

Air Support

Air Support

Release date: 1992

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis

Air Support is a 1992 game for the Amiga and Atari ST. It is a top-down strategy game, with a first-person mode available for special missions. The game takes place during a retro-futuristic 21st century where all wars are fought in virtual reality.

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alien Syndrome (エイリアンシンドローム, Eirian Shindorōmu) is a run and gun game developed by Sega and released in arcades in 1987.

Airball

Airball

Release date: 1987

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Microdeal

Airball is a computer game released in 1987 by Microdeal. It was programmed by Ed Scio, with graphics by Pete Lyon, music by Paul Shields, and level design by Pete Scott. Lyon was the artist for other Microdeal games in the late 1980s, such as Goldrunner.. The game was originally released for the Dragon 32/64 and TRS-80 Color Computer, with ports following for the Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS, Atari 8-bit, and Game Boy Advance. Airball was ported to the Apple IIgs, but saw an extremely limited run w…

Anarchy

Anarchy

Release date: 1990

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis, http://www.mobygames.com/game/anarchy_

Anarchy is a horizontally-scrolling shooter released in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari ST.

Air Warrior

Air Warrior

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Windows, 3DO

Publishers: Konami

Air Warrior was a multiplayer on-line air-combat simulator launched by Kesmai in 1988. It was hosted on GEnie and used that service as a server for client software running on a variety of personal computers available in that era. It underwent continual improvement through its decade-long lifetime with Kesmai, appearing on new platforms and host services. Electronic Arts purchased Air Warrior in 1999, and became provider of the game, but it was discontinued in 2001. Air Warrior was one of the fi…

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Release date: 1983

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Amiga, Apple Mac, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: IGN

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a 1983 video game developed by Free Fall Associates and one of the first five games published by Electronic Arts. It is superficially similar to chess, in that it takes place on a board with alternating light and dark squares; however, instead of fixed rules when landing on another player's piece, an arcade-style fight takes place to determine the victor, and each piece has different combat abilities. These abilities are enhanced when landing on a square of one…

Amiga Soccer

Release date: 1988

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Micro Deal

Amiga Soccer/ST Soccer is a soccer video game developed by Microdeal in 1988.

Agony (video game)

Agony (video game)

Release date: 1992

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis

Agony is a horizontally scrolling shooter with a surreal fantasy background. It was released by Psygnosis in 1992 for the Amiga. Agony features a barn owl flying its way through six worlds filled with monsters. The owl uses various waves of echolocation which the player fires at the enemies.

ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing

ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing

Release date: 1991

Genres: Action, Combat, Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers:

ABC Wide World Of Sports Boxing is a boxing computer game released in 1991. The game allows for more than just boxing, letting the player create and then train and manage their own character. It is based on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) program Wide World of Sports and was released at the time of the program's 30th anniversary. Sportscaster Dan Dierdorf, then a boxing commentator for ABC, is featured in this game. The game was known in the European market as TV Sports Boxing, part of C…

Arcade Pool

Arcade Pool

Release date: 1999

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Team17

Arcade Pool is a pool simulation game developed and published in 1994 by Team17, initially for the Amiga home computer system. The game was later ported to the PC, and a special CD32 release soon followed. The game is a top-down pool simulator. Although simple, the physics are surprisingly accurate. The game featured many British and American variations of pool as well as two variations of ball set (standard UK red and yellow, and standard US circles and stripes). Computer-controlled players are…

Alien Storm

Alien Storm

Release date: 1990

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: SegaU.S. Gold

Alien Storm (エイリアンストーム) is a 1990 beat 'em up shooter arcade game by Sega. It was later ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System. The Mega Drive version was released on Wii's Virtual Console in 2007 and was also included on Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Arnie

Arnie

Release date: 1992

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Commodore 64

Publishers: Zeppelin Games Limited

Arnie is a 1992 action game developed by Reals of Fantasy and published by Zeppelin Games. The plot concerns a lone soldier who must fight through army camps.

Alfred Chicken

Alfred Chicken

Release date: 1993

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Amiga, Super Nes, Nintendo GameBoy Color, Nintendo GameBoy

Publishers: Mindscape

Alfred Chicken is a platform video game developed by Twilight and published by Mindscape. The game was released for Amiga, Amiga CD32, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993 and February 1994, in Europe and North America, respectively. A Europe-exclusive remake of the game, entitled Alfred's Adventure, was developed by Möbius Entertainment and released by SCi for Game Boy Color in June 2000. Another remake, named Alfred Chicken, was also developed by…

Alternate Reality: The City

Release date: 1985

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Datasoft

Alternate Reality: The City is a video game published by Datasoft, the first game in the Alternate Reality series. It was created by Philip Price, and was released in 1985. Gary Gilbertson created the music.

Adventure Construction Set

Adventure Construction Set

Release date: 1984

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Planet Elder Scrolls

Adventure Construction Set (ACS) is a computer game creation system written by Stuart Smith that is used to construct tile-based graphical adventure games. ACS was originally published by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1984 on the Commodore 64, and was later ported to the Apple II, Amiga, and MS-DOS. It was one of EA's biggest hits of 1985, earning a Software Publishers Association "Gold Disk" award. ACS provides a graphical editor for the construction of maps, placement of creatures and items, and a…