Glossary

Plotting

Plotting

Release date: 1989

Genres: Puzzle

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

Publishers: Taito

Plotting is a tile-matching puzzle video game published by Taito in 1989. It is called Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan as well as in versions for the Famicom and Game Boy, and Plotting in versions for the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, GX4000 and ZX Spectrum. All are based on an arcade game which is known as Flipull (フリップル, Furippuru) in Japan and Plotting elsewhere. The game bears strong graphical and some gameplay similarities to Puzznic.

Planetfall

Planetfall

Release date: 1983

Genres: Interactive fiction

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

Publishers: Infocom

Planetfall is a science fiction interactive fiction computer game written by Steve Meretzky, and the eighth title published by Infocom in 1983. The original release included versions for Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, TRS-80, and IBM PC compatibles (both as a self-booting disk and for MS-DOS). The Atari ST and Commodore 64 versions were released in 1985. A version for CP/M was also released. Although Planetfall was Meretzky's first title, it proved one of his most popular works and a best-seller …

Player Manager

Player Manager

Release date: 1990

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Anco Software

Player Manager was a football management game, released in 1990. It was notable for being the first game to combine both managing the team and playing as a single player. The match engine borrowed heavily from the Kick Off match engine, which was developed by Dino Dini and Anco Software, who also created Player Manager. This was the first in a series of games called Player Manager. A remake of the game was in development for iPhone. but was shelved and never released. A remake with the original …

Pipe Mania

Pipe Mania

Release date: 1989

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Apple Mac, Nintendo Nes, Super Nes, Microsoft Dos, Nintendo GameBoy, Amstrad CPC, Arcade

Publishers: Lucasfilm Games, Empire Interactive, Video System

Pipe Mania is a puzzle game developed in 1989 by The Assembly Line for the Amiga. It was ported to several other platforms by Lucasfilm Games, who gave it the name Pipe Dream and acted as general distributors for the US. In this game, the player must connect randomly appearing pieces of pipe on a grid to a given length within a limited time. The Windows version of the game was included in the MS Windows Entertainment Pack. In 1990, it was released as an arcade game by Japanese manufacturer Video…

Prehistorik

Prehistorik

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: Titus France

Prehistorik is a platform game developed by Titus Interactive for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, MS-DOS, and Commodore CDTV. Titus Interactive also published it in 1991. A sequel, Prehistorik 2, was released for MS-DOS and Amstrad CPC. The sequel was also ported to numerous Nintendo systems and became a downloadable title for the Nintendo DSi in North America on February 15, 2010. In 2013, Anuman Interactive launched a remake of the game, adapted for iOS and Android.

Powerdrome

Powerdrome

Release date: 2004

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Powerdrome is a 1988 futuristic racing video game by Michael Powell released on the Atari ST and published by Electronic Arts. Players race jet-engined, anti-gravity bikes called blades around closed tracks. Ports for Amiga and MS-DOS were released in 1989 and 1990 respectively. A remake was released in 2004.

Predator

Predator

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Nes, PlayStation 2, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: The Hit Squad Pack-In-Video, Activision Blizzard, Superior Software

Predator is a 1987 side-scrolling action game based on the film of the same title.

Purple Saturn Day

Purple Saturn Day

Release date: 1989

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers: Epyx

Purple Saturn Day is a space-themed Olympic sports game. It was created in by ERE Informatique and published by Epyx in 1989.

Pit-Fighter

Pit-Fighter

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Combat

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

Publishers: Atari Games, Tengen, Konami

Pit-Fighter is a 1990 arcade fighting game by Atari Games which used digitized live actors. The Japanese arcade release was published by Konami. Home versions were published by Tengen. The graphical animations for the player character and opponents were created through a bluescreen process, where the various poses and moves were performed by real actors in front of a video camera. The game's on-screen character animation are replays of the actual footage, not a rotoscoped (redrawn) animation. Pi…

Premier Manager 2

Release date: 1993

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Gremlin Interactive

Premier Manager 2 (also known as PM2) is a football management simulator video game for the Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS platforms. It was released in 1993 by Gremlin Interactive. The objective of the game is to manage a football club successfully within the top five divisions in the English league system. It is preceded by Premier Manager, and followed by Premier Manager 3.

Phantasie

Phantasie

Release date: 1985

Genres: Role-playing

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

Publishers: Strategic Simulations

Phantasie is the first video game in the Phantasie series.

Phantasie III

Release date: 1987

Genres: Role-playing

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

Publishers: Strategic Simulations

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus is the third video game in the Phantasie series.

Pacific Islands

Release date: 1992

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Empire Interactive

Pacific Islands is a computer game published by Empire Interactive in 1992 for the MS-DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. It is the sequel to the 1987 video game, Team Yankee.

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Release date: 1992

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Gremlin Graphics, Konami

Plan 9 from Outer Space is a point and click adventure game adaptation of the film of the same name. It was developed at the Irish office of Gremlin Graphics for the Amiga and Atari ST, and was released in 1992. The game was published by Gremlin in Europe and by Konami in the United States. A DOS version was also developed, though only released in the US and Europe. Two editions of the game were made available at retail; the more common version was packaged with a VHS copy of the film, while a r…

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Release date: 1992

Genres: Adventure, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Sierra On-Line

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (also known simply as Police Quest) is an adventure game (and police simulation) produced by Jim Walls for Sierra On-Line, and originally released in 1987 built on their AGI. It was remade in 1992 using 256 color VGA graphics and the SCI engine, which dramatically improved the appearance and audio of the game, and replaced the command line interface with point and click. It is the first game in the Police Quest series and spawned two direct sequels, P…

Pushover

Pushover

Release date: 1992

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Super Nes, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Ocean Software

Pushover is a platform puzzle game developed by Red Rat Software and published by Ocean Software in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS and Super NES. The game was sponsored by Smiths' British snack Quavers (now owned by Walkers), and the plot revolves around the then Quavers mascot "Colin Curly' losing his Quavers packets down a giant ant hill. The player is tasked with controlling 'G.I. Ant', a large soldier ant, to recover the Quavers by solving a series of puzzles. The SNES version lacks th…

Powermonger

Powermonger

Release date: 1990

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Apple Mac, Microsoft Dos, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Powermonger is a real-time strategy game developed by Bullfrog in 1990 for Amiga and Atari ST. It derived from the Populous engine but presented using a 3-dimensional game map.

Premier Manager

Premier Manager

Release date: 1992

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, PlayStation 3, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Gremlin Interactive

Premier Manager is a football management simulator video game for the Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes and MS-DOS platforms. It was released in 1992 by Gremlin Interactive. Later the game was converted to the Sega Genesis. While the Amiga, Atari and MS-DOS versions were all similar, the Genesis version more closely resembled Premier Manager 2. The objective of the game is to manage a football club successfully within the top five divisions of the English league system. Premier Manager is the fi…

Platoon (1987 video game)

Platoon (1987 video game)

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shoot 'em up

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

Publishers: Data East, Sunsoft

Platoon is an action game developed by Ocean Software and published by Data East for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC DOS and ZX Spectrum in 1987–1988. The NES version was ported and published by Sunsoft in 1988. It was the first video game adaptation of the 1986 war film Platoon, followed by the 2002 game.

Paradroid

Paradroid

Release date: 1985

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Publishers: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

Paradroid is a Commodore 64 computer game written by Andrew Braybrook and published by Hewson Consultants in 1985. It is a shoot 'em up with puzzle elements and was critically praised at release. The objective is to clear a fleet of spaceships of hostile robots by destroying them or taking them over via a mini-game. It was later remade as Paradroid 90 for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST home computers and as Paradroid 2000 for the Acorn Archimedes. There exist several fan-made remakes for moder…