Glossary

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.

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…

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.

ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action

Platforms: Atari ST, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Box Office

ALF: The First Adventure is an action video game that was released in 1987 for the Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS. It is based on the television series ALF.

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…

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.

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.

Atomino

Atomino

Release date: 1990

Genres: Puzzle

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

Publishers: Psygnosis

Atomino is a 1990 puzzle video game originally for the Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS. A version was made for the Commodore 64 in 1991. The objective is to build molecules from atoms, with gradually increasing difficulty and speed.

Archipelagos

Archipelagos

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Logotron

Archipelagos is a 1989 first person action and strategy video game developed by Astral Software and playable on Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.

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.

A Prehistoric Tale

A Prehistoric Tale

Release date: 1990

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Thalion

A Prehistoric Tale is a 1990 video game for the Amiga and Atari ST.

Archer Maclean's Pool

Archer Maclean's Pool

Release date: 1992

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Virgin Games

Archer Maclean's Pool is a computer game by Archer MacLean, published by Virgin Games in 1992 for the Commodore Amiga Atari ST and PC.

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.