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CJ's Elephant Antics

CJ's Elephant Antics

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Nintendo Nes, Commodore 64

Publishers: Codemasters

CJ's Elephant Antics is a platform video game developed by Genesis for the Commodore 64 with conversions made for the Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum and Nintendo Entertainment System. All ports were handled by Genesis with the exception of the ZX Spectrum version which was handled by Big Red Software. The computer versions were published by Codemasters in 1991, with the NES game arriving in 1992 as part of the unlicensed compilation cartridge Quattro Arcade. The player controls a baby elephant by …

Chip's Challenge

Chip's Challenge

Release date: 1989

Genres: Puzzle

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

Publishers:

Chip's Challenge is a top-down tile-based puzzle video game originally published in 1989 by Epyx as a launch title for the Atari Lynx. It was later ported to several other systems and was included in the Windows 3.1 bundle Microsoft Entertainment Pack 4 (1992), and the Windows version of the Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack (1995), where it found a much larger audience.The original game was designed by developer Chuck Sommerville, who also made about a third of the levels. Most of the conver…

Countdown to Doom

Release date: 1982

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Acornsoft, Topologika

Countdown to Doom is a text adventure game written by Peter Killworth for the BBC Micro and published by Acornsoft in 1982. It is set on the planet Doomawangara, which is coyly shortened to "Doom". An Acorn Electron version was released in 1984 but only as a ROM cartridge for the Plus 1 expansion. This was the only game released exclusively as a ROM cart for the Electron. There are two sequels, both published by Topologika: Return to Doom and Last Days of Doom. Topologika rereleased Countdown to…

Cybernoid

Cybernoid

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Nintendo Nes, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Hewson Consultants, Acclaim Entertainment

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine is a shoot 'em up developed and published in 1987 by Hewson Consultants for the ZX Spectrum, and was then ported to the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, and Amiga. It was programmed by Raffaele Cecco. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad and Atari ST versions featured a main theme by Dave Rogers, while the Commodore C64 version (later released on the Wii's Virtual Console service) featured a completely different theme by Jeroen Tel.

Cool World

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Platform

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

Publishers: Ocean

Cool World is a 2D action platformer video game released by Ocean Software in 1992 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS. It was the first game based on the film of the same name. A version of the game for the Game Boy was released in 1993 alongside two entirely different games based on the film for the NES and SNES.

Championship Manager

Championship Manager

Release date: 1992

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Domark

Championship Manager is the first game in the Championship Manager series of association football management simulation games. The game was released on the Amiga and Atari ST in September, 1992 and ported to MS-DOS soon after. The game was written by Paul and Oliver Collyer (the co-founders of Sports Interactive) in their bedroom.

Crack Down

Crack Down

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action

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

Publishers: Sega, U.S. Gold

Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990. It was also ported and released to a number of home computer platforms by U.S. Gold. The Mega Drive version of Crack Down was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on August 7, 2007 and in PAL regions on September 7, 2007. It released also on Steam on June 1, 2010.

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder

Release date: 1993

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Nintendo GameBoy Color, Atari Jaguar, 3DO

Publishers: Virgin Interactive Entertainment

Cannon Fodder is an action shoot 'em up game developed by Sensible Software and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment for the Amiga in 1993. Virgin ported the game to home computer systems MS-DOS, the Atari ST and the Archimedes, and the consoles Jaguar, Mega Drive, SNES and 3DO. The game is military-themed and based on shooting action with squad-based tactics. The player directs troops through numerous missions, battling enemy infantry, vehicles and installations. Cannon Fodder has a da…

Chuckie Egg 2

Chuckie Egg 2

Release date: 1985

Genres: Adventure

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

Publishers: A&F SoftwarePick & Choose

Chuckie Egg 2 is the sequel to 1983 video game Chuckie Egg. Released in 1985 and featuring the same lead character, Henhouse Harry, the game took players beyond the single-screen format of the original into a large factory. Here, Harry had to assemble a toy-carrying chocolate egg from its constituent parts (sugar, milk and cocoa powder) and deliver it to the dispatch lorry. On completion the quest restarted, with more monsters and an alternative toy.

Crack'ed

Crack'ed

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action

Platforms: Atari ST

Publishers: Atari Corporation

Crack'ed, subtitled "An Egg-Citing Adventure," is a target shooting video game developed by Robert Craig (credited as Robert Neve) for the Atari ST and released by Atari Corporation in 1988. An Atari 7800 port was published the same year. In Crack'ed the player must protect bird eggs by shooting predators.An Atari 2600 version was in development, but never released.

Cyberball

Cyberball

Release date: 1988

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Nintendo Nes, Amstrad CPC, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Atari Games

Cyberball (サイバーボール, Saibābōru) is a video game released in arcades in 1988 by Atari Games. The game is 7-man American football using robotic avatars of different speeds, sizes, and skill sets set in the year 2022. Originally released to arcades, Cyberall was ported to several home consoles. In 1988, Atari released the original Cyberball arcade game as a large cabinet with two monitors, each with two sets of controls for one or two players. Players on each side could play against computer opponen…

Centerfold Squares

Release date: 1988

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Artworx SoftwareCDS Software, Proein S.A

Centerfold Squares, retitled Centrefold Squares in Europe, is an erotic puzzle game originally developed and self-published by Artworx Software and released in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS. Centerfold Squares' gameplay is a variation of Reversi wherein rectangular sections of an image of a nude model are revealed as the player earns points. Centrefold Squares was published by CDS Software in Europe, and published by Proein S.A under the original American title in Spain.

Chuckie Egg

Chuckie Egg

Release date: 1983

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: A&F SoftwarePick & Choose

Chuckie Egg is a video game released by A&F Software in 1983 initially for the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Dragon 32/64. Its popularity saw it released over the following years for the Commodore 64, Acorn Electron, MSX, Tatung Einstein, Amstrad CPC and Atari 8-bit family. It was later updated for the Amiga, Atari ST, and IBM PC compatibles. The game was written by Nigel Alderton, then 16 or 17 years old. After a month or two of development, Nigel took a pre-release version of his Spectrum code t…

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

Release date: 1986

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Championship Baseball is a computer game developed by Activision's Gamestar division in 1986.

Crazy Sue

Release date: 1990

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: cover disk of Amiga Fun magazine by MC Publications

Crazy Sue is a 2D platform game, which was first released in 1990 in issue 1 of the Amiga Fun magazine by MC Publications. In the game the player takes the role of the little girl named "Crazy Sue", who must defeat the evil "Wizard of Doom". The game spawned a sequel, Crazy Sue Goes On.

Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie

Release date: 1990

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Ocean Software

Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie is a 1990 arcade adventure video game developed by Impact Software and published by Ocean Software on Atari ST and DOS. It is based on Clive Barker's movie Nightbreed, which in turn is based on Barker's novella Cabal. It was originally supposed to be part of a trilogy, alongside Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Action Game and an ultimately-unreleased RPG.

California Games

California Games

Release date: 1987

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Atari 2600, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64

Publishers:

California Games is a 1987 Epyx sports video game originally released for the Apple II and Commodore 64 and ported to other home computers and video game consoles. Branching from their popular Summer Games and Winter Games series, this game consists of a collection of outdoor sports purportedly popular in California. The game was successful for Epyx and spawned a sequel.

Colossus Chess

Colossus Chess

Release date: 1990

Genres: Puzzle

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

Publishers: CDS Micro Systems, English Software

Colossus Chess is a series of chess-playing computer programs developed by Martin Bryant, commercially available for various home computers in the 1980s.

Cadaver

Cadaver

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Image Works

Cadaver is an isometric action-adventure game by the Bitmap Brothers, originally released by Image Works in August 1990, for Atari ST, Amiga and MS-DOS. In the game the player controls Karadoc the dwarf.

Cool Croc Twins

Cool Croc Twins

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: Empire Software

Cool Croc Twins is a platform game developed by Arcade Masters and published by Empire Software for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS in 1991. The player controls one of two crocodile twins named "Funk" and "Punk" respectively in an attempt to rescue a crocodile girl.