Glossary

Global Commander

Global Commander

Release date: 1987

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

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

Publishers: Martech, Datasoft

Global Commander (known as The Armageddon Man in Europe) is a computer game developed by Martech in 1987 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS and ZX Spectrum.

Gauntlet II

Gauntlet II

Release date: 1986

Genres: Hack'n'slash

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

Publishers:

Gauntlet II is a 1986 arcade game produced by Atari Games that serves as the immediate sequel to the original Gauntlet, which was released the previous year. Like its predecessor, Gauntlet II is a fantasy-themed top down dungeon crawler game and was released as a dedicated cabinet, as well as a conversion kit, both available in 2-player and 4-player versions.

Gemini Wing

Gemini Wing

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shooter

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

Publishers: Tecmo

Gemini Wing in a vertically scrolling shooter created by Tecmo and released in arcades in 1987. One or two players control a futuristic aircraft flying over terrain and shooting enemies of an animalistic or insectoid design.Home conversions were released for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, MSX, and X68000.

Gazza II

Gazza II

Release date: 1990

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers: Empire Interactive

Gazza II is a football video game released for the Amstrad CPC, Amstrad GX4000 in 1990 for the ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and IBM PC compatible platforms. It was created by Empire Interactive and named after the popular English footballer Paul Gascoigne.It is a sequel to Gazza's Superstar Soccer, and is a complete new game as opposed to being simply an update, this time adopting an overhead horizontally scrolling display. The game was later included in the compilation Soccer St…

Gobliiins

Gobliiins

Release date: 1991

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Coktel Vision, Sierra On-Line

Gobliiins is a puzzle adventure video game series, consisting of four entries, released by Coktel Vision (and later Sierra On-Line) for the Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, and Macintosh (and later iOS and Windows) platforms. The first three titles were released in the early 1990s, the fourth in 2009. The visual look of the series and its characters was created by French artist Pierre Gilhodes.

Gnome Ranger

Gnome Ranger

Release date: 1987

Genres: Adventure

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

Publishers: Level 9

Gnome Ranger is a text adventure game by Level 9 released in 1987. It was followed by a sequel titled Ingrid's Back.

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Release date: 1985

Genres: Hack'n'slash

Platforms: Atari ST, Apple Mac, Sega Master System, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Atari GamesU.S. Gold

Gauntlet is a 1985 fantasy-themed hack and slash arcade game by Atari Games. It is noted as being one of the first multiplayer dungeon crawl arcade games. The core design of Gauntlet comes from Dandy, a 1983 Atari 8-bit family dungeon crawl, which resulted in a threat of legal action.The arcade version of Gauntlet was released in November 1985 and was initially available only as a dedicated four-player cabinet. A total of 7,848 units were distributed. Atari later released a two-player cabinet v…

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal

Release date: 1987

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: The Edge

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal is a 1987 computer game for the Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and the Amiga based on the comic strip Garfield. It is the first video game based on Jim Davis' Garfield Comics to be released.

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Release date: 1985

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Nes, Amstrad CPC, Nintendo GameBoy Color, Commodore 64, Android, Arcade, Apple IOS

Publishers:

Ghosts 'n Goblins (Japanese: 魔界村, Hepburn: Makaimura, lit. Demon World Village) is a side-scrolling platform arcade game developed by Capcom and released in arcades in 1985. It is the first game in the Ghosts 'n Goblins franchise, and has since been ported to numerous home platforms. The game received generally positive reviews and is often cited as one of the most difficult games of all time.

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Release date: 1988

Genres: Adventure

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

Publishers: Sierra On-LineThe Software FarmSunlight Games

Gold Rush! (later retitled California: Gold Rush!) is a graphic adventure game originally released by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It was designed by Doug and Ken MacNeill. Gold Rush! is one of the last games that Sierra made with the AGI interface and is one of the most complicated. The rights to the game are currently owned and published by The Software Farm by its original developers the MacNeills.

Garfield: Winter's Tail

Garfield: Winter's Tail

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action

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

Publishers: The Edge

Garfield: Winter's Tail is a game based on the Jim Davis comic strip, Garfield. It was released in 1989 for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST (will not work on Atari STe computers), Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. It is the fourth video game to be based on Jim Davis' Garfield Comics.

Graham Gooch World Class Cricket

Graham Gooch World Class Cricket

Release date: 1993

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64

Publishers: AudiogenicH.E.S. PTY Ltd.Commodore 64

Graham Gooch World Class Cricket is a cricket video game developed and published by Audiogenic in 1993. It is endorsed by former England cricketer Graham Gooch. It is available for the Amiga and PC computer systems.

Gato

Gato

Release date: 1984

Genres: Simulation

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

Publishers: Spectrum Holobyte, Atari Corporation

GATO is a real-time submarine simulator first published in 1984 by Spectrum HoloByte for MS-DOS. It simulates combat operations aboard the Gato-class submarine USS Growler (SS-215) in the Pacific Theater of World War II. GATO was later ported to the Apple IIe, Atari ST, and Macintosh. In 1987 Atari Corporation published a version on cartridge for the Atari 8-bit family, to coincide with the launch of the Atari XEGS.

Grand Monster Slam

Grand Monster Slam

Release date: 1989

Genres: Fantasy, Sports

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

Publishers: Rainbow Arts

Grand Monster Slam is a computer game for the Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari ST and PC. It is somewhat based on the 1985 arcade game Penguin Wars. In Amiga Power's first All Time Top One Hundred in the inaugural 'Issue 0', it was declared to be the 100th best Amiga game of all time. It never reappeared in the top 100 and its initial inclusion was said to be due to the insistence of a single writer. In March 2017 the source code of the game became available via the Internet Archive.

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST

Publishers:

Goldrunner is a vertically scrolling shooter published developed by Steve Bak and Pete Lyon for the Atari ST and published by Microdeal in 1987. Rob Hubbard composed the music. An Amiga version followed, as well as a sequel, 1988's Goldrunner II.

Geisha

Geisha

Release date: 1990

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Tomahawk

Geisha is a 1990 erotic adventure video game developed by Coktel Vision and MDO and published by Tomahawk on Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS.

G.Nius

G.Nius

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers:

G.Nius is a 1988 French action video game developed by Lankhor for Amiga and Atari ST.

Gunship

Gunship

Release date: 1986

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

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

Publishers: MicroProse

Gunship is a combat flight simulator video game developed and published by MicroProse in 1986. In the game, controlling a simulated AH-64 Apache helicopter, players navigate through missions to attack enemy targets and protect friendly forces. Commercially and critically successful, Gunship was followed by Gunship 2000 and Gunship!.

Gravity

Gravity

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Image Works

Gravity is an isometric game for the Amiga and Atari ST published by Image Works in 1991. It combines action and strategy elements in a science fiction setting.

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action

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

Publishers: MCM Software S.A., Activision Blizzard

Ghostbusters II is a 1989 action video game based on the film of the same name. It was published by Activision for various computer platforms. British studio Foursfield developed a version for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. It features three levels based on scenes from the film. Dynamix developed a separate version for the DOS, also based on the film. The non-DOS versions were praised for the graphics and audio, but criticized for long loading times, disk swapping, …