Glossary

Super Cars II

Super Cars II

Release date: 1991

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Gremlin Graphics

Super Cars II is a 1991 top-view racing game developed by Magnetic Fields, and published by Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd. The game was available for the Amiga and the Atari ST. It is the sequel to the 1990 game Super Cars. An Alfa Romeo SZ appears in the title graphics.

Solomon's Key

Solomon's Key

Release date: 1986

Genres: Puzzle

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

Publishers: TecmoU.S. Gold

Solomon's Key (ソロモンの鍵, Soromon no Kagi) is a puzzle game developed by Tecmo in 1986 for an arcade release on custom hardware based on the Z80 chipset. It was ported to multiple systems including the Nintendo Entertainment System and Commodore 64. The PC Engine version was known as Zipang and the Game Boy version as Solomon's Club. A prequel, Solomon's Key 2, was released in 1992 for the NES.

Starflight

Starflight

Release date: 1986

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Apple Mac, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Starflight is a space exploration, combat, and trading role-playing video game created by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts in 1986. Originally developed for IBM PC compatibles, it was later ported to the Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, and Commodore 64. A fully revamped version of the game was released for the Sega Genesis in 1991. Set in the year 4620, the game puts players in the role of a starship captain sent to explore the galaxy. There is no set path, allowing players to switch …

Suspect

Suspect

Release date: 1984

Genres: Interactive fiction

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

Publishers: Infocom

Suspect is an interactive fiction computer game designed by Dave Lebling and published by Infocom in 1984. It is the last murder mystery Infocom released, bringing an end to a popular genre of titles such as Deadline and The Witness. Like most Infocom titles, it was written in highly portable ZIL and made available for an array of popular computer platforms, including the Apple II, IBM PC, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It is Infocom's fifteenth game.

Steve Davis World Snooker

Steve Davis World Snooker

Release date: 1989

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST

Publishers: Artworx software

Steve Davis World Snooker is a sports simulation video game developed by Binary Design, and published by Artworx Software. World Snooker simulates different types of cue sports, specifically Snooker, Pool and billiards. Released under licence from 6-time Snooker World Champion, Steve Davis, it is a sequel to CDS Software's 1985 8-bit video game similarly titled Steve Davis Snooker.

Striker (video game)

Striker (video game)

Release date: 1993

Genres: Football, Sports, Simulation

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

Publishers: Rage Software

Striker is a soccer video game series first released by Rage Software in 1992. Later also for the Commodore Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, PC, Mega Drive/Genesis, and Super NES. It was bundled in one of the Amiga 1200 launch packs. It was one of the first soccer games to feature a 3D viewpoint, after Simulmondo's I Play 3D Soccer. In 1993 it was released in Japan by Coconuts Japan for the Super Famicom as World Soccer (ワールドサッカー, Wārudo Sakkā), while the French Super NES version of Striker is know…

Space: 1889

Space: 1889

Release date: 1990

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers:

Space: 1889 is a computer game developed by Paragon Software and published in 1990 for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.

Special Criminal Investigation

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Racing

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

Publishers: Taito

Special Criminal Investigation, also known simply as S.C.I. and Chase HQ II: Special Criminal Investigation in some versions of the home ports, is a 1989 arcade game published by Taito and is the sequel to the 1988 original Chase H.Q.

Stormbringer

Stormbringer

Release date: 1987

Genres: Adventure, Music, Platform

Platforms: Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Mastertronic

Stormbringer is a computer game written by David Jones and released in 1987 by Mastertronic on the Mastertronic Added Dimension label. It was originally released on the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and MSX. A version for the Atari ST was published in 1988. It is the fourth and final game in the Magic Knight series. The in-game music is by David Whittaker.

Scramble Spirits

Scramble Spirits

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooter

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

Publishers: Sega

Scramble Spirits (スクランブルスピリッツ) is a Vertical Scrolling Shooter released for the arcade by Sega in 1988. It was ported to the Master System the same year, then to other home consoles and computers in 1990.

Starglider 2

Starglider 2

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Combat, Simulation

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

Publishers: Rainbird

Starglider 2 is a 3D space combat simulator published in 1988 by Rainbird as the sequel to 1986's Starglider. It was released for the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Macintosh, and ZX Spectrum. Instead of the wireframe graphics of the original, Starglider 2 uses flat shaded polygons.

SunDog: Frozen Legacy

SunDog: Frozen Legacy

Release date: 1984

Genres: Management, Role-playing

Platforms: Atari ST

Publishers: FTL GamesAccolade

SunDog: Frozen Legacy is a 1984 space trading and combat simulator video game. SunDog was first developed for the Apple II, with version 1.0 being released in March 1984, and version 1.1 (bug fixes) released three weeks later. Version 2.0, which included enhancements and improved performance, was released in October, 1984. An enhanced version was released for the Atari ST in December 1985. The first game produced by FTL Games, and the only game programmed by Bruce Webster, SunDog not only store…

Scrabble (video game)

Scrabble (video game)

Release date: 1988

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameBoy Color, PSP, XBox One, Apple IOS

Publishers: U.S. Gold, Hasbro Interactive, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts

Scrabble is an official computerized version of the board game of the same name.

Savage

Savage

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action

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

Publishers: Firebird Software

Savage is an action video game developed by Probe Software and published by Firebird Software in 1988 for ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and MS-DOS. In 1989 Firebird published a version for the Amiga.

Super Monaco GP

Super Monaco GP

Release date: 1989

Genres: First-person, Racing, Simulation

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

Publishers: Sega

Super Monaco GP is a Formula One racing simulation video game released by Sega, originally as a Sega X Board arcade game in 1989, followed by ports for multiple video game consoles and home computers in the early 1990s. It is the sequel to the 1979 arcade game Monaco GP. The arcade game consists of one race, the Monaco Grand Prix, but later ports added more courses and game modes based on the 1990 Formula One World Championship. The original concept for Super Monaco GP came from Hisao Oguchi, wh…

Silent Service II

Silent Service II

Release date: 1990

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: MicroProse

Silent Service II is a submarine simulation game developed and published by MicroProse for the PC DOS in 1990 and for the Amiga in 1991. The game is a sequel to 1985's Silent Service, also set in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Tommo purchased the rights to this game and digitally publishes it through its Retroism brand in 2015.

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

Release date: 1993

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: Zeppelin Games

Sink or Swim is a video game that was released in 1993 for MS-DOS Developed by Zeppelin Games, it is an action/puzzle game similar in style to Lemmings. The game was ported to the Amiga and the Super NES. Sega Genesis and Game Gear versions were renamed to S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!.

Super Cars

Super Cars

Release date: 1990

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers: Gremlin Graphics, Electro Brain

Super Cars is a top-view racing game from Gremlin Interactive, who later produced the Lotus series of games. Stylistically, the game is influenced by Super Sprint. There are endless tracks at each of the 4 difficulty levels, which can be raced in any order (although the last track you race is made harder than usual). In the races you win money, which can be spent on temporary handling and power upgrades, plus armour plating and front/rear shooting missiles that can knock out other racers. The pl…

Starcross

Starcross

Release date: 1982

Genres: Interactive fiction

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64

Publishers: Infocom

Starcross is a 1982 interactive fiction game written by Dave Lebling and published by Infocom. It was released for the IBM PC (as a booter), Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, and later the Atari ST and Amiga. The game was Infocom's fifth game and first in the science fiction genre. It takes place in the year 2186, when the player's character is a lone black hole miner exploring an asteroid belt. It sold 90,315 copies.

StarRay

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64

Publishers: Logotron

StarRay is a computer game developed by Hidden Treasures and published by Logotron in 1988. Released for the Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64, the game is an update on the concept of 1981 arcade game Defender, with faster gameplay and more detailed graphics and sound. The game was published in 1989 by Epyx as Revenge of Defender for the American market.In 1991, the Amiga and Atari ST versions were re-issued in the UK on Prism Leisure's "16-Bit Pocket Power" imprint.