Glossary

Ballerburg

Release date: 1987

Genres: Artillery game

Platforms: Atari ST

Publishers: Eckhard Kruse

Ballerburg is a turnbased Artillery game from 1987, written in C by Eckhard Kruse for the Atari ST. The game was distributed free of charge as public domain software. It was also donationware as the author asked for donations of 20 DM, offering as incentive the source code for the game.

Badlands

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Combat, Racing

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

Publishers: Atari Games

Badlands is a 1989 arcade game published by Atari Games. It was ported by Domark under the Tengen label to the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS. Badland is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war and races around abandoned wastelands with many hazards. Three gun-equipped cars race around a track to win prizes. The game is a re-themed version of Atari's previous racing games Super Sprint and Championship Sprint with the addition of vehicular combat.

Better Dead Than Alien

Better Dead Than Alien

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooter

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

Publishers: Electra

Better Dead Than Alien is a fixed shooter published in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and MS-DOS by Electra.A fixed shooter allowing some vertical movement, the player takes control of hero Brad Zoom's ship in his quest to save civilization from aliens. The game is full of humor and the intro screen is in magazine style.

BMX Simulator

BMX Simulator

Release date: 1986

Genres: Racing, Sports, Simulation

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

Publishers: Codemasters

BMX Simulator is a racing video game released by Codemasters in 1986 for the Commodore 64 and ported to other home computers. It was followed by a sequel, Professional BMX Simulator by The Oliver Twins (later re-released on budget as BMX Simulator 2), and was part of a series of games that included ATV Simulator, Grand Prix Simulator and Professional Ski Simulator.

Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo

Release date: 1985

Genres: Interactive fiction

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

Publishers: Infocom

Ballyhoo is an interactive fiction computer game designed by Jeff O'Neill and published by Infocom in 1985. It was released for ten different 8 and 16-bit platforms, including MS-DOS, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It is Infocom's nineteenth game. With a circus-themed plot, the game's tagline was "Big-time suspense under the Big Top!"

Batman (1989)

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Adventure

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

Publishers: Ocean Software

Batman (also known as Batman: The Movie) is an action video game developed and published by Ocean Software based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released in 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX and ZX Spectrum.

Barbarian

Barbarian

Release date: 1987

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: Psygnosis

Barbarian is a 1987 platform game by Psygnosis. It was first developed for the Atari ST, and was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum. The Amiga port was released in 1987; the others were released in 1988. The cover artwork (part of "Red Dragon" figure/landscape) is by fantasy artist Roger Dean. The game spawned a 1991 sequel, Barbarian II, released alongside Leander, and Ork, other platform-based action-adventures from Psygnosis.

Butcher Hill

Butcher Hill

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action

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

Publishers: Gremlin Graphics

Butcher Hill is an action game developed and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1989. In this game, the player controls a team of five soldiers who have to survive in the Vietnamese jungle and kill as many enemies as possible. In the first part, the player's team is in a boat on a river with many rocks, mines and enemy fighters trying to sink it. If there is at least one remaining soldier at the end of the first part, the player enters the second part, a simulated 3D view of the jungle, shooting e…

Beyond Zork

Beyond Zork

Release date: 1987

Genres: Interactive fiction

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Infocom

Beyond Zork (full title: Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor) is an interactive fiction computer game written by Brian Moriarty and released by Infocom in 1987. It was one of the last games in the Zork series developed by Infocom (titles such as Zork Nemesis and Zork: Grand Inquisitor were created after Activision had dissolved Infocom as a company and kept the Infocom brand name). It signified a notable departure from the standard format of Infocom's earlier games which relied purely on text an…

Bad Company

Bad Company

Release date: 1990

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Logotron

Bad Company is a computer game developed by Vectordean and originally published by Logotron in 1990. Released for the Amiga and Atari ST computer systems, the game was based on the concept of 1984 arcade game Space Harrier, with a grittier and more militaristic visual design. In 1991, the Amiga version was re-issued in the UK on Prism Leisure's "16-Bit Pocket Power" imprint.

Blade Warrior

Release date: 1991

Genres: Beat'em-up

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

Publishers: Image Works

Blade Warrior is a beat'em up video game, released in 1991 by Image Works for Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MS-DOS. The game was created by Jason Kingsley.

Buggy Boy

Buggy Boy

Release date: 1985

Genres: Racing

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

Publishers:

Buggy Boy, also known as Speed Buggy, is an arcade off-road racing game developed by Tatsumi in 1985. The original, cockpit version of the arcade cabinet had a panoramic three-screen display, a feature previously employed in TX-1. An upright, single-screen cabinet was released in 1986 under the name Buggy Boy Junior.

Bargon Attack

Bargon Attack

Release date: 1992

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Coktel Vision

Bargon Attack is a 1992 adventure game, originally released in Spain and France. The cyberpunk game features stylized art and is presented in a 2.5D format.

Border Zone

Border Zone

Release date: 1987

Genres: Interactive fiction

Platforms: Atari ST, Apple Mac, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Infocom

Border Zone is an interactive fiction video game written by Marc Blank and published by Infocom in 1987. It was released for MS-DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and Macintosh. Unlike most other purely text-based games, Border Zone incorporates real-time aspects of gameplay. It is also Infocom's thirtieth game. Its tagline is "Action and international intrigue behind the Iron Curtain."

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Release date: 1988

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: Elite Systems

Beyond the Ice Palace is a 1988 platform game published by Elite Systems for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum.

Brataccas

Brataccas

Release date: 1986

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers:

Brataccas is a science fiction action-adventure game released in 1986 for the Amiga, Atari ST, and Macintosh. It was the first game published by Psygnosis. Brataccas is built on the remains of the much-hyped vaporware project Bandersnatch, which was partially developed by Imagine Software. The storied tale of the game's development led to close press attention in the UK computer market. When Brataccas finally shipped, this attention resulted in considerable coverage in the computer press. It was…

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Release date: 1991

Genres: Action

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64

Publishers: Image Works, Arena Entertainment

Back to the Future Part III (or Back to the Future III) is the title of a video game based on the film of the same name. The game is different from LJN's Back to the Future Part II & III video game released for the NES. The game was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Sega Master System, and the ZX Spectrum. Each version of the game is more or less identical and all are loosely based on the popular film of the same name. The game was develop…

Battlezone

Release date: 1980

Genres: Action, Combat, First-person, Shooter, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Nintendo GameBoy, Atari 2600, Commodore 64

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Battlezone is a first-person shooter tank combat arcade game from Atari, Inc. released in November 1980. The player controls a tank which is attacked by other tanks and missiles. The game is considered to be the "first big 3D success".

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Release date: 1988

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, 3DO

Publishers: Interplay Productions

Battle Chess is a computer game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another when capturing. It was originally developed and released by Interplay Entertainment for the Amiga in 1988 and subsequently on many other systems, including 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000 and Microsoft Windows. In 1991, Battle Chess Enhanced was releas…

Ballistix

Ballistix

Release date: 1989

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers:

Ballistix is a video game created by Martin Edmondson for the Amiga and Atari ST and published by Psyclapse in 1989. It was also converted to a number of other home computers in the same year and the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 console in 1991. It is a fictional futuristic sport involving directing a puck to a goal by shooting small balls at it.