Glossary

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood

Release date: 1986

Genres: Adventure

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

Publishers:

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood is a single player adventure game created by Al Lowe for Sierra On-Line, released in 1986. It is based on the character Winnie the Pooh.

War in the Gulf

War in the Gulf

Release date: 1993

Genres: Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Empire Interactive

War in the Gulf is a third game in the tank combat series, following from Team Yankee and Pacific Islands. The game imagines a situation in which Iraq invades Kuwait for a second time. The player commands the platoon of 16 tanks presented on screen split in four pieces. Each piece is a command center for four units. The player must control the tanks by moving them and shooting on arcade screen and planning their moves on the tactical screen. Action is purely mouse-driven. A major consideration i…

Winter Games

Winter Games

Release date: 1985

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Nes, Amstrad CPC, Atari 2600

Publishers: Epyx, U.S. Gold, Acclaim, Pony Canyon

Winter Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx (and released in Europe by U.S. Gold), based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games. A snow-and-ice themed follow-up to the highly successful Summer Games, Winter Games was released in 1985 for the Commodore 64 and later ported to several popular home computers and video game consoles of the 1980s. The game was presented as a virtual multi-sport carnival called the "Epyx Winter Games" (there was no official IOC licensing in place) wit…

Where Time Stood Still

Where Time Stood Still

Release date: 1988

Genres: Adventure, Arcade

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Ocean Software

Where Time Stood Still is an isometric 3D arcade adventure game released by Ocean in 1988 for the Sinclair Spectrum 128K, MS-DOS and Atari ST. The game was ported by fans to Amiga in July 2014, and on Amiga CD32 in December 2014 and was converted from the Atari ST version with some enhancements which were not present in other iterations. The game was produced by Denton Designs as a follow-up to their successful 1986 title The Great Escape.

Wayne Gretzky Hockey

Wayne Gretzky Hockey

Release date: 1988

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Bethesda Softworks Toy Headquarters

Wayne Gretzky Hockey is an ice hockey-themed sports game developed by Bethesda Softworks, and first published in 1988.

Wicked

Wicked

Release date: 1989

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64

Publishers: Electric Dreams Software

Wicked is a real-time strategy horror-themed video game released for the Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64 in 1989 by Binary Vision Ltd. and Electric Dreams Software. Activision had intended to release the game on IBM-PC DOS running on EGA in 1989, but had not put the plan into action.

Warhead

Release date: 1989

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Warhead is a 3D space combat simulator for Amiga (A500 and A2000) and Atari ST platforms. It was created by British developer Glyn Williams in 1989. The game takes place during a war between the alien forces of Sirius and the humans of Earth. The player fights for the Earth forces. The game is played as sequential missions. Completing a mission successfully lets the player advance to the next mission. It is possible to save the game status after each mission, but not during a mission. Typical mi…

Wolfchild

Wolfchild

Release date: 1992

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD

Publishers: Core Design

Wolfchild is a platform game originally released for the Amiga and the Atari ST by Core Design in 1992. It was later released for the SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega CD, Master System, and Game Gear. The plot revolves around biotechnology researcher Kal Morrow and his son Saul. When the former is kidnapped by the evil Chimera organization, Saul uses one of his father's inventions to turn himself into a wolf-human hybrid (similar to a werewolf) that may be capable of defeating Chimera. Wolfchild w…

War in Middle Earth

War in Middle Earth

Release date: 1988

Genres:

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

Publishers: Melbourne House

War in Middle Earth is a real-time strategy game released for the ZX Spectrum, MSX, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MS-DOS, Commodore Amiga, Apple IIGS, and Atari ST in 1988 by Australian company Melbourne House. The game combined both large scale army unit level and small scale character level. All the action happened simultaneously in game world and places could be seen from the map or at the ground level. Individual characters could also be seen in larger battles (in which they either survived or …

Welltris

Welltris

Release date: 1989

Genres: Puzzle

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

Publishers:

Welltris is a puzzle video game, developed by Doka and licensed to Bullet-Proof Software. Adaptations were made by Sphere, Inc., for Spectrum Holobyte, and by Infogrames. It was originally released for MS-DOS and Macintosh in 1989. It was subsequently ported to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC and Atari ST in 1990 and the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 in 1991.

Wargame Construction Set

Wargame Construction Set

Release date: 1986

Genres: War

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

Publishers: Strategic Simulations

Wargame Construction Set is a video game game creation system published in 1986 by Strategic Simulations. Developed by Roger Damon, it allows the user to construct, edit and play customizable wargame scenarios. It was released for the Amiga, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS. Several sequels followed.

Wrath of the Demon

Wrath of the Demon

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Adventure, Arcade, Combat

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

Publishers: ReadySoft Incorporated

Wrath of the Demon is a 1991 fantasy, hack and slash game developed by Quebec-based developer Abstrax, and published by ReadySoft Incorporated. Versions for Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore CDTV, and DOS were released in early 1991, while the Commodore 64 version was released later.

Wizard's Crown

Wizard's Crown

Release date: 1986

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Atari ST, Commodore 64

Publishers: Strategic Simulations

Wizard's Crown is a 1986 top-down role-playing video game published by Strategic Simulations. It was released for the Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, IBM PC compatibles, Apple II, and Commodore 64. A sequel, The Eternal Dagger, was released in 1987.

Wings of Death

Wings of Death

Release date: 1990

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Thalion Software

Wings of Death is a 1990 shoot 'em up video game developed by Eclipse Software and published by Thalion Software, released originally for the Atari ST and then ported for the Amiga. Its working titles were Wings of War and Spellbinder. Wings of Death is a vertically scrolled shooter in a fantasy scenario in which the player controls a mage turned into a winged creature on a quest to defeat a wicked witch. The game was well received and was followed by the science fiction themed sequel Lethal Xc…

Weird Dreams

Weird Dreams

Release date: 1989

Genres: Platform

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

Publishers: Rainbird Software

Weird Dreams is a cinematic platformer game by Rainbird Software which was published for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and MS-DOS. A modified version of it served as the visual component to a phone-in quiz on ITV's Motormouth. The game was planned for release on Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum, but both versions were cancelled.

World Championship Soccer

World Championship Soccer

Release date: 1989

Genres: Sports

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

Publishers: Sega

World Championship Soccer (ワールドカップサッカー) is a soccer game running on Sega's Mega-Tech arcade cabinet system and was released as one of the first games for the Sega Genesis system in North America in September 1989.The European Mega Drive release, World Cup Italia '90, was published jointly with Olivetti and Virgin Mastertronic and was an officially licensed franchise game of the 1990 FIFA World Cup featuring the official logo and mascot. After the World Cup licence had expired the game was rename…

Wishbringer

Wishbringer

Release date: 1985

Genres: Interactive fiction

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

Publishers: Infocom

Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams is an interactive fiction computer game written by Brian Moriarty and published by Infocom in 1985. It was intended to be an easier game to solve than the typical Infocom release and provide a good introduction to interactive fiction for inexperienced players, and was very well received.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action

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

Publishers: Buena Vista Software

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a video game based on the film of the same name for MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, and Commodore 64. It was released by Buena Vista Software in 1988.

Wolfpack

Wolfpack

Release date: 1990

Genres: Simulation

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

Publishers: Broderbund Software

Wolfpack is a World War II submarine simulator published by Broderbund in the 1990s, for Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and Macintosh. It simulates combat actions between wolf packs of German U-boats and convoys of Allied destroyers and merchant vessels in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Waterloo

Waterloo

Release date: 1989

Genres: War

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Dos

Publishers:

Waterloo is a battle strategy game by PSS for MS-DOS, Atari ST, Amiga and Acorn Archimedes. It was released in the U.K. by Mirrorsoft in 1989 and in the U.S. by SSI in 1990.