Glossary

Amaurote

Amaurote

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action

Platforms: Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Mastertronic

Amaurote is a British video game for 8-bit computer systems that was released in 1987 by Mastertronic on their Mastertronic Added Dimension label. The music for the game was written by David Whittaker.

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.

Action Force

Action Force

Release date: 1987

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Virgin Games

Action Force: International Heroes is a video game released by Virgin Games in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and in 1988 for the Amstrad CPC. The game is set in the world of the Action Force (G.I. Joe) toys by Hasbro. The ZX Spectrum version of the game differs notably from the Commodore and Amstrad versions.

ATV Simulator

Release date: 1987

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Codemasters

ATV Simulator (also known as All Terrain Vehicle Simulation) is a computer game released for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC by Codemasters. The goal of the game is to drive an ATV through various courses which must be completed within the time limit without running out of fuel. If a player crashes the ATV, they can move their man to get back into the vehicle, however it will cost time to do so. If a player runs out time or fuel, the game is over.

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Release date: 1989

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Keith A Goodyer

Australian Rules Football was programmed by Keith A Goodyer and released in 1989 for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC.

Alien Highway

Alien Highway

Release date: 1986

Genres: Adventure, Arcade

Platforms: Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Vortex Software

Alien Highway: Encounter 2 is an isometric 3D arcade adventure game released by Vortex in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. It was programmed by Mark Haigh-Hutchinson and is the sequel to Highway Encounter.

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…

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Release date: 1986

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Global Software

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a computer game released in 1986 for the Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX. It is based on the 1978 comedy film of the same name. The player takes control of Wimp Plasbot, who works in a tomato puree plant, and must rid the plant of the mutated killer tomatoes, referred to in the title.

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.

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Release date: 1986

Genres: Block breaker

Platforms: Atari ST, Apple Mac, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers:

Arkanoid is a 1986 block breaker arcade game developed and published by Taito. In North America, it was published by Romstar. Controlling a paddle-like craft known as the Vaus, the player is tasked with clearing a formation of colorful blocks, accomplished by deflecting a ball towards it without letting the ball leave the playfield. Some blocks contain power-ups that have various effects on the player, such as increasing the length of the Vaus, creating several additional balls, or turning the V…

Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

Release date: 1986

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Sega Master System, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers:

Ace of Aces is a combat flight simulator developed by Artech Digital Entertainment and published in 1986 by Accolade in North America and U.S. Gold in Europe. It was released for the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, MSX, MS-DOS, Master System, and ZX Spectrum. Set in World War II, the player flies a RAF Mosquito long range fighter-bomber equipped with rockets, bombs and a cannon. Missions include destroying German fighter planes, bombers, V-1 flying bombs, U-boats, and …

Aliens: The Computer Game

Aliens: The Computer Game

Release date: 1987

Genres: Adventure, Shooter

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Electric Dreams Software, Ricochet

Aliens: The Computer Game, also known as just Aliens, is a 1987 video game developed by Software Studios and published by Electric Dreams Software initially for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. It is based on the film of the same title. Ports for the Commodore 16 and MSX were developed by Mr. Micro and published in 1987.

Academy

Academy

Release date: 1986

Genres: Action, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: CRL Group

Academy is an action/simulation video game for the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and Amiga It was released in 1986 by the CRL Group. It is the sequel to Tau Ceti and written by the same author, Pete Cooke.

Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia

Release date: 1991

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Disney Software

Arachnophobia is a video game based on the film of the same name. It was developed by BlueSky Software and Disney Software for the MS-DOS, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and Amiga platforms.

Army Moves

Army Moves

Release date: 1986

Genres: Shooter

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

Publishers: Imagine Software

Army Moves is a scrolling shooter game developed by Dinamic Software for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum. It is the first chapter of the Moves Trilogy and it was followed by Navy Moves in 1987 and Arctic Moves in 1995. It was first released in 1986 and published by Dinamic in Spain and by Imagine Software. Dinamic Software also developed a MS-DOS version of the game, published in 1989 in Spain.

Alternative World Games

Alternative World Games

Release date: 1987

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Gremlin Graphics

Alternative World Games (known as Sports-A-Roni in North America) is a video game developed by Novotrade Software and published by Gremlin Interactive in 1987.

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Release date: 1986

Genres: Racing, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Sega Master System, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Action Fighter (アクション ファイター) is an overhead vehicular combat game released by Sega in 1986. It was ported to the Master System the same year, then to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and IBM PC compatibles. The player begins the game riding a superbike. In subsequent levels a sports car, a jet via added wings, jetski, helicopter and Formula One racing car can all be driven, as seen in the game's title screen. All of the vehicles are armed to deal with enemy vehicles and gun em…

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Release date: 1987

Genres: Adventure, Arcade

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

Publishers: Coktel Vision

Asterix and the Magic Carpet is a computer game for the Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO8, Commodore 64, Amiga, and Atari ST home computers and for PCs running MS-DOS. The game is based on the eponymous volume 28 of the popular French Asterix comic books and was released in 1987.

Arnhem

Release date: 1985

Genres: War

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: CCS

Arnhem: The 'Market Garden' Operation is a battle strategy game by CCS. It was released for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC in 1985, the Amstrad PCW in 1987, the MS-DOS in 1988, and for the Amiga in 1991.