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Out Run Europa

Out Run Europa

Release date: 1991

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: U.S. Gold

Out Run Europa (known as Out Run Europe during development), is a driving video game developed by Probe Software and published by U.S. Gold for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Sega Master System and ZX Spectrum in 1991. It is a spinoff from the arcade game Out Run, though it was not produced by Sega. Levels in Out Run Europa are set across Europe, with the player passing road signs for places like Paris and Berlin. The player must escape from the police using a variety…

Ogre

Ogre

Release date: 1986

Genres:

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

Publishers: Origin Systems

Ogre is a 1986 computer game based on the Ogre board wargame. It was released by Origin Systems for the Apple II, Amiga, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and Macintosh.

Oids

Oids

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: FTL

Oids is a video game released in 1987 by FTL Games. The game was originally released on the Atari ST, followed by a conversion for the Apple Macintosh. A version for the Commodore Amiga was eventually released in 2014, due to reverse engineering the ST version. The Atari ST version, created entirely by Dan Hewitt, was a cult favorite in the UK, where it received rave reviews.

Obitus

Obitus

Release date: 1991

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Psygnosis, Bullet-Proof Software

Obitus is a role-playing video game developed and released by Psygnosis in early 1991 for Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS systems. It was also ported for the SNES by Bullet-Proof Software.

Ork

Ork

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis

Ork is a video game for the Amiga and Atari ST. It was developed by WJS Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991. Ork is a platform game with five levels. It takes place on an alien planet called Cisskei, where the player character, an alien called Ku-Kabul, must find his way through each level in turn. The levels are filled with puzzles to solve and enemies to kill. Ku-Kabul is equipped with a machine gun and a jetpack. However, these must be used with care, because ammunition and fuel come in…

Out Run

Out Run

Release date: 1986

Genres: Arcade, Racing

Platforms: Atari ST, Microsoft Dos, Nintendo 3DS, Amstrad CPC, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, Arcade, Amiga, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo Switch, PC Engine, Commodore 64

Publishers: Newsfield

Out Run (also stylized as OutRun) is a racing video game released in arcades by Sega in September 1986. It is known for its pioneering hardware and graphics, nonlinear gameplay, and a selectable soundtrack with music composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi. The goal is to avoid traffic and reach one of five destinations. The game was designed by Yu Suzuki, who traveled to Europe to gain inspiration for the game's stages. Suzuki had a small team and only ten months to program the game, leaving him to do m…

Obliterator

Obliterator

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Adventure

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

Publishers: Psygnosis

Obliterator is a side-scrolling arcade adventure computer game published by Psygnosis in 1988. It was released for Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and MS-DOS. The game was programmed by David H. Lawson and its graphics were made by Garvan Corbett and Jim Ray Bowers. The soundtrack was composed by David Whittaker and the cover art is by the artist Roger Dean.

Operation: Cleanstreets

Release date: 1988

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Broderbund

Operation: Cleanstreets is a beat 'em up video game developed by Silmarils and published by Broderbund in 1988. An Atari ST version followed in 1989.

Omega (video game)

Omega (video game)

Release date: 1989

Genres: Programming

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

Publishers: Origin Systems

Omega is a computer game developed and published by Origin Systems in 1989. It was directed by Stuart B. Marks.

Outzone

Outzone

Release date: 1991

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Commodore 64

Publishers: Lankhor

Outzone is an Action / Strategy game published by Lankhor in 1991. The player controls a spacecraft whose role is to escort and protect a smaller one. The small spacecraft is moving at a constant speed right in front of the player's craft, which must destroy or avoid obstacles. The game requires both thought and reflexes.

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Release date: 1981

Genres: Interactive fiction

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

Publishers: Polarware

Oo-Topos is an interactive fiction game published by Sentient Software in 1981 for the Apple II. In 1986 it was re-released by Polarware for additional systems and with graphical depictions of scenes described by the game's text. The graphics were designed using Penguin Software's Graphics Magician.

Operation Stealth

Operation Stealth

Release date: 1990

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers:

Operation Stealth, also known as James Bond 007: The Stealth Affair in the United States, is an adventure game from Delphine Software International, released in 1990. The game is mainly the work of Paul Cuisset (programming) and Jean Baudlot (sound). The game was released with the Bond license in the United States, although this led to some inconsistencies as the MI6 agent appeared to be taking his orders from the CIA.

Operation Neptune

Operation Neptune

Release date: 1991

Genres: Educational

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

Publishers: The Learning Company

Operation Neptune is an educational computer game produced in 1991 by The Learning Company. The goal of the game is to guide a small submarine through a variety of undersea caverns, collecting pieces of a ruined space capsule. Like other games by The Learning Company, Operation Neptune is educational and was intended for players age nine to fourteen (grades three through ten). It was released as part of the Super Solvers series for a time.

Onslaught

Onslaught

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Hewson Consultants

Onslaught is a video game that was released by Hewson in 1989 for the Amiga and subsequently ported to the Atari ST, PC and Sega Mega Drive. The game is a fantasy platform beat'em up featuring an eerie soundtrack and graphic violence, with strong imagery of blood, gore and warfare. Onslaught was re-released for the iPhone OS in December 2008 and for the Xbox 360 in January 2009 as part of the Xbox Live Community Games service.

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shooting gallery

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, PC Engine, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Operation Wolf (オペレーションウルフ, Operēshon Urufu) is a one-player shooter video game made by Taito in 1987. It spawned three sequels: Operation Thunderbolt (1988), Operation Wolf 3 (1994) and Operation Tiger (1998).