Glossary

Final Blow

Final Blow

Release date: 1988

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Final Blow is a boxing arcade game released in 1988 by Taito. The name remained the same for all ported platforms, except for the Sega Genesis versions, which Sega released outside Japan as James 'Buster' Douglas Knockout Boxing featuring Buster Douglas himself in 1990 immediately after his upset victory over Mike Tyson.

Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooter

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

Publishers: CapcomSega, U.S. Gold, NEC Avenue

Forgotten Worlds, titled Lost Worlds (Japanese: ロストワールド, Hepburn: Rosuto Wārudo) in Japan, is a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up game by Capcom originally released as a coin-operated video game in 1988. It is notable for being the first title released by Capcom for their CP System arcade game hardware.

Frontier: Elite II

Frontier: Elite II

Release date: 1993

Genres: Action, Combat, Management, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: GameTek

Frontier: Elite II is a space trading and combat simulator video game written by David Braben and published by GameTek in October 1993 and released on the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS. It is the first sequel to the seminal game Elite from 1984. The game retains the same principal component of Elite, namely open-ended gameplay, and adds realistic physics and an accurately modelled galaxy. Frontier: Elite II had a number of firsts to its name. It was the first game to feature procedurally generated sta…

F1 (video game)

F1 (video game)

Release date: 1993

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear

Publishers: Domark, Tengen

F1 (released as Formula One in the USA) is a 1993 racing video game published by Domark, based on Vroom, a game developed in 1991 for the Atari ST by French company Lankhor. It was released for the Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, and Amiga. It spawned a sequel in 1994 titled F1 World Championship Edition, and the game engine was reused in Kawasaki Superbike Challenge. It was one of the most popular racing games in the console, mostly thanks to the smooth and fast game engine. There…

F-19 Stealth Fighter

F-19 Stealth Fighter

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: MicroProse

F-19 Stealth Fighter is a combat flight simulator developed and released in 1988 (PC DOS) and 1990 (Amiga and Atari ST) by MicroProse, featuring a fictional United States military aircraft. It is the 16-bit remake of the 8-bit game Project Stealth Fighter, which was released for the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum in 1987. It was also ported to the NEC PC-9801 in Japan only, and the DOS version was re-released on Steam distribution platform in 2015. F-19 Stealth Fighter was developed before the pub…

Falcon

Falcon

Release date: 1987

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Apple Mac, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Spectrum HoloByte, Mirrorsoft

Falcon is a combat flight simulator video game and the first official entry (not counting the 1984's F-16 Fighting Falcon) in the Falcon series of the F-16 jet fighter's simulators by Spectrum HoloByte. Originally developed by Sphere for Macintosh and MS-DOS in 1987 and ported to several platforms between 1988 and 1992, the game earned commercial success and critical acclaim.

Final Assault

Release date: 1987

Genres:

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

Publishers: Infogrames

Final Assault, known as Chamonix Challenge in Europe, originally Bivouac in French, is a mountaineering simulation distributed by Infogrames and Epyx in 1987 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Thomson and ZX Spectrum. The original release of the game was copy protected.

Flood (video game)

Flood (video game)

Release date: 1990

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Flood is a 1990 platform game developed by Bullfrog Productions. It was published for the Amiga and Atari ST by Electronic Arts. The objective is to collect all the litter and find the exit to the level.

Fate: Gates of Dawn

Fate: Gates of Dawn

Release date: 1991

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: reLINE Software

Fate: Gates of Dawn is a role-playing video game released by reLINE Software in 1991 for the Commodore Amiga and in 1992 for the Atari ST.

F-16 Combat Pilot

F-16 Combat Pilot

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

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

Publishers:

F-16 Combat Pilot is a 1989 F-16 fighter flight simulator created by British software company Digital Integration Ltd. for Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. It is considered as one of the first combat flight simulators to have a dynamic campaign environment. While the graphics, scenery and audio are quite sparse and basic, the instruments and flight dynamics of a F-16C Fighting Falcon are fully featured and modeled.

F-15 Strike Eagle II

F-15 Strike Eagle II

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: MicroProse

F-15 Strike Eagle II is an F-15 Strike Eagle combat flight simulator released in 1989 by MicroProse and is the sequel of F-15 Strike Eagle. It was followed in 1992 by F-15 Strike Eagle III, the final game of the series. The plane is equipped with a M61 Vulcan and three different kinds of missiles, Sidewinders, AMRAAMs and Mavericks. In F-15 Strike Eagle II comes with four scenarios: Libya, Persian Gulf, Vietnam and Middle East. In a mission the player has to fight a variety of enemy aircraft, m…

F29 Retaliator

F29 Retaliator

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Ocean Software

F29 Retaliator is a combat flight simulator video game developed by Digital Image Design and published by Ocean Software in 1989 Amiga and Atari ST, 1991 for the PC, and for the FM Towns and NEC PC-9801 in 1992-1993. Its working title was just Retaliator. The game was developed during the end of the Cold War, based mostly on speculations on then-future aircraft that were expected to be in use by the year 2002, in particular based on the design of the Lockheed Martin F-22 and the Grumman X-29A.

Final Fight

Final Fight

Release date: 1989

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Super Nes, Amstrad CPC, Sega Mega-CD, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers:

Final Fight (Japanese: ファイナルファイト, Hepburn: Fainaru Faito) is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up video game produced by Capcom. Originally released as an arcade game in 1989, it was the seventh title released for the CP System hardware. Set in the non-fictional United States of the fictional Metro City, the player controls one of three street fighters: former pro wrestler and city mayor Mike Haggar, his daughter's boyfriend Cody, as well as his daughter's best friend and Cody's worthy rival Guy, as the…

First Samurai

First Samurai

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Super Nes, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64, Apple IOS

Publishers: Image Works, Ubi Soft, Kotobuki

The First Samurai, alternatively titled First Samurai, is a 1991 beat 'em up platformer developed by Vivid Image and published by Image Works. The First Samurai was originally released in September 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST, and was later ported to the Commodore 64, MS-DOS and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was followed by a sequel, Second Samurai. In 2011, The First Samurai was ported to iOS.

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

Release date: 1984

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo Nes, Nintendo GameBoy, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: MicroProseFIL

F-15 Strike Eagle is an F-15 Strike Eagle combat flight simulator originally released for the Atari 8-bit family in 1984 by MicroProse then ported to other systems. It is the first in the F-15 Strike Eagle series followed by F-15 Strike Eagle II and F-15 Strike Eagle III. An arcade version of the game was released simply as F-15 Strike Eagle in 1991, which uses higher-end hardware than was available in home systems, including the TMS34010 graphics-oriented CPU.

Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun

Release date: 1990

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers: Mindscape

Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun is a video game developed by Gray Matter under developer Chris Gray and published in 1990 by Mindscape. It originally appeared on the 16-bit Atari ST, IBM PC and Commodore Amiga, before later being converted to the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC. The Commodore 64 version was included on cartridge bundled with the Commodore 64 Games System.

Football Champ

Release date: 1990

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Super Nes, Microsoft Dos, PlayStation 2, XBox, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Domark

Football Champ is an arcade-style football (soccer) video game. The game was produced by Team Dogyan developers in Japan, and originally released in the arcades by Taito Corporation in 1990. Euro Football Champ and Hat Trick Hero, released in 1992, are versions of this game with minor variations. Subsequent arcade releases of this game include Hat Trick Hero '93 (Japan) and Hat Trick Hero '95 (Japan, also released as Taito Power Goal).

Formula One Grand Prix

Formula One Grand Prix

Release date: 1991

Genres: Racing, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: MicroProse

Formula One Grand Prix (known as World Circuit in the United States) is a racing simulator released in 1991 by MicroProse for the Amiga, Atari ST and PC created by game designer Geoff Crammond. It is often referred to as Grand Prix 1, MicroProse Grand Prix, or just F1GP. Although the game itself was not affiliated officially with the FIA or any Formula One drivers, team liveries and driver helmets were accurate to represent the 1991 season, but the names were fictional. The game is a simulation …

Fast Food

Fast Food

Release date: 1987

Genres: Adventure, Maze

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

Publishers: Codemasters

Fast Food (sometimes referred to as Fast Food Dizzy) is the title of two slightly different arcade-style maze video games in the vein of Pac-Man featuring the video game character, Dizzy the anthropomorphic egg designed by the British-born Oliver Twins. The game was originally released in April 1989 and published by Codemasters. It was the third title to feature Dizzy. In both games, Dizzy's aim in each maze is to gather all of the food (burgers, pizzas, etc.): some of the food also moves aroun…

Fusion

Fusion

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Fusion is a 1988 shoot 'em up video game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts for the Atari ST and Amiga.