Jackal, also distributed under the title of Top Gunner, is an overhead run'n gun-style shoot-'em-up video game by Konami released for the arcades in 1986. The player must maneuver an armed jeep in order to rescue prisoners of war (POWs) trapped in enemy territory.
James Bond 007 is a 1983 side-scrolling video game developed and published by Parker Brothers for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, and ColecoVision, and distributed in Japan by Tsukuda Original for the SG-1000.
Jet Set Willy is a platform video game originally written by Matthew Smith for the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was published in 1984 by Software Projects and ported to most home computers of the time.
The game is a sequel to Manic Miner published in 1983, and the second game in the Miner Willy series. It was a significant development in the platform game genre on the home computer.
Jet-Boot Jack is a platform game first published for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers by English Software in 1983. It was ported to a number of other systems and was followed by a sequel: Legend of the Knucker-Hole.
Jack the Nipper is a video game by Gremlin Graphics released in 1986 for ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and MSX. It was followed by a sequel, Jack the Nipper II: In Coconut Capers. The character is loosely based on the British comic strip character Sweeny Toddler.
Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Apple Mac, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64
Jet is a combat flight simulator video game originally published in 1985 by Sublogic. The game was released in 1985 for MS-DOS and the Commodore 64, 1986 for the Apple II, 1988 for the Atari ST and Amiga, and 1989 for the Macintosh and NEC PC-9801.An updated version called Jet 2.0 was released for MS-DOS in 1987.
Jenny of the Prairie is a video game developed by Rhiannon Software and published by Addison-Wesley for the Commodore 64 in 1983 and Apple IIe in 1984. It was one of the first games featuring female character as the protagonist.
Jumpman is a platform game written by Randy Glover and published by Epyx in 1983. It was first developed for the Atari 8-bit family, and versions were also released for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and IBM PC.
The game received very favorable reviews when it was released and was a major hit for its publisher, Automated Simulations. It was so successful that the company renamed itself Epyx, formerly their brand for action titles like Jumpman. Re-creations on other platforms, and new levels for th…
Platforms: Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Nintendo GameBoy, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64
Publishers: Electronic ArtsMilton Bradley
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One is a 1988 basketball video game developed by Electronic Arts. It was released for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, MS-DOS, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, NES. It was also available as a Tiger Handheld Electronic Game. It is the sequel to One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird.
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier is a platform game released in 1985 by Software Projects for a variety of 8-bit home computers. It was the only official sequel to Jet Set Willy, one of the most successful home computer games ever released. Officially, Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier is the last of the Miner Willy series, although numerous unofficial sequels, remakes, homages and updates have been released, even up to this day.
Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge is a video game of darts, created after darts champion Jocky Wilson. The game was published by Zeppelin Games and was released in 1989 for the Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC and Amiga. Music for the game was composed by Adam Gilmore. Music for the Amiga version was composed by Stuart Taylor.
Judge Dredd is a 1990 platform shoot 'em up game based on the character of the same name. It was developed by Random Access and published by Virgin Mastertronic. It was released in Europe in 1990, for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Judge Dredd was criticized for its gameplay, which was viewed as repetitive.
Judge Dredd is a platform shoot 'em up video game based on the character of the same name. It was developed by Beam Software and published by Melbourne House. It was released in Europe in 1986, for Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.
Jumpman Junior is the sequel video game to Jumpman, and was produced by Epyx in 1983. It was first released for Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 in the United States and in 1984 was released for ColecoVision in Australia, France, Germany, Italy and the UK.
Jungle Hunt (ジヤングル・ハン卜) is a right-to-left side-scrolling arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. It was initially released as Jungle King, but changed as a result of copyright dispute. Published the same year as Moon Patrol, Jungle Hunt is one of the first video games to use parallax scrolling.
The player controls an unnamed explorer, sporting a pith helmet and safari suit, attempting to rescue his girl from a tribe of cannibals by swinging from vine to vine, swimming a crocodile-i…
John Madden Football is a football video game following the success of Earl Weaver Baseball. This game would go on to spawn many sequels and spin-off games, becoming a part of what is now the Madden NFL game series.
Jack the Ripper is a text adventure game designed by St. Bride's School and released by CRL in 1987 for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum home computers. The game is based on the notorious "Jack the Ripper" murders of the 1880s.
Juno First (ジュノファースト) is an arcade game developed by Konami and released in 1983. It was licensed to Gottlieb in the United States. Juno First combines elements of vertically scrolling shooters and fixed shooters, using a slightly tilted perspective similar to Nintendo's Radar Scope from 1979.Juno First was ported to the Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit family by Greg Hiscott and published by Datasoft in 1983 and 1984 respectively.