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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.

On-Court Tennis

On-Court Tennis

Release date: 1984

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Commodore 64

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

On-Court Tennis is a computer game developed by Activision's Gamestar division and published in 1984 for the Commodore 64.

One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird

One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird

Release date: 1983

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Amiga, Apple Mac, Commodore 64

Publishers:

One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird, commonly known as One on One, is a 1983 computer basketball game written by Eric Hammond for the Apple II and published by Electronic Arts. It was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC (as a self-booting disk), TRS-80 Color Computer, and later to Macintosh, Amiga, and Atari 7800. In Europe, the publisher was Ariolasoft.

Oil's Well

Oil's Well

Release date: 1983

Genres: Adventure, Maze

Platforms: Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Sierra On-Line

Oil's Well (a pun on "all's well") is a video game published by Sierra On-Line in 1983. The game was written for the Atari 8-bit family by Thomas J. Mitchell. Oil's Well is similar to the 1982 arcade game Anteater, re-themed to be about drilling for oil instead of a hungry insectivore. Ports were released in 1983 for the Apple II and Commodore 64, in 1984 for ColecoVision and the IBM PC (as a self-booting disk), then in 1985 for MSX and the Sharp X1. A version with improved visuals and without M…

Omega Race

Omega Race

Release date: 1981

Genres: Arcade

Platforms: Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Midway, Commodore, CBS Electronics

Omega Race is a shoot 'em up arcade game designed by Ron Haliburton and released in 1981 by Midway. It is the only arcade game with vector graphics that Midway created.Omega Race was ported to the VIC-20 and Commodore 64 and published by Commodore in 1982. In 1983, ColecoVision and Atari 2600 versions were released by CBS Electronics.

One Man and His Droid

One Man and His Droid

Release date: 1985

Genres: Action, Puzzle

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Mastertronic

One Man and His Droid is a game published by Mastertronic in 1985 for use on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum home computer systems. The name of the game is a play on the title of the BBC television show One Man and His Dog. The object of the game is to use a doglike droid to collect Ramboids, the male form of alien sheep. The player must move these Ramboids into teleporters to win the game.

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…

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.

Oil Barons

Oil Barons

Release date: 1983

Genres: Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Epyx

Oil Barons is both a strategy and simulation-type, turn-based game, published by Epyx in 1983. It was released for the Apple II, Commodore 64 and MS-DOS computers. It is considered to be one of the rarest of all Epyx games.Oil Barons represents an unusual fusion between a computer game and a board game, in that it included a game board consisting of a 50 X 40 square grid, as well as numerous individual game tokens, used to denote the significance of various grid locations (which corresponded to…

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.

Outlaws

Outlaws

Release date: 1985

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Commodore 64

Publishers: Ultimate Play the Game

Outlaws is a video game for the Commodore 64 developed and released by Ultimate Play the Game in 1985. In a break from earlier arcade adventure titles such as The Staff of Karnath and Entombed, Outlaws is a straightforward shooter game and does not feature the aristocrat adventurer, Sir Arthur Pendragon. Outlaws was released on the Commodore 64 at the same time as another wild west-themed title, Gunfright, for the ZX Spectrum. The game was created by brothers Dave and Robert (Bob) Thomas.

Orc Attack

Orc Attack

Release date: 1983

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Commodore 64

Publishers: Thorn EMI, Creative Sparks

Orc Attack is a fixed shooter video game written by Deal Lock for the Atari 8-bit family and published in 1983. There were versions from both Thorn EMI and Creative Sparks. Orc Attack is notable for its high-level of violence, though the visuals are low-resolution. The game was ported to the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

Operation Thunderbolt

Operation Thunderbolt

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooting gallery

Platforms: Amiga, Super Nes, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Operation Thunderbolt is a shooting gallery video game made by Taito and released in arcades in 1988. It is the sequel to Operation Wolf. Like its predecessor, the game uses mounted positional guns as controllers. It also adds two-player simultaneous play. Versions of the game were released for Amiga, Commodore 64, and Super Nintendo. An arcade exclusive sequel was released in 1994: Operation Wolf 3.

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).