One of the early games spawned from the popularity of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. This game had children select different types of faces. This game is another version of Risk, but you can choose from about 20 maps, some being old battles like Waterloo.
Followed by a sequel. This game required patience and brains to try to defeat and the sword could not always be relied upon. Ak'shel a 'Dracoid', an ancient race of dragon-lizard hybrid origin, specialized in magic over might , Kieran, a 'Huline', another ancient race of human-feline hybrid origin, specialized in dexterity , Michael, a human specialized in strength and fighting and Conrad another human, who is a well-balanced combination of all. AXE was originally to have 3 parts to it A side scrolling shooter where you had to kill aliens and their machines. You picked a team from a collection of derelicts that resembles today's kids:
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Softalk readers' Most Popular Program of You also had to manage departure times, altitudes, heavy storms, mountainous terrain, varying flight characteristics 1 space for Cessnas, 2 for commercial craft, and 3 for Concordes , no-fly zones, and air traffic conflicts, all in glorious speech and graphics. This was a Texas Instruments game kind of like Pac-man but each level the bad guys would change. Another novel-based release from Interplay, you're a burned out cyberspace cowboy on the trail to find out what happened to your friend. Usually it was the guy with the shifty eyes. The first four are classic Apple games, but after that they went downhill.
You play as a hacker who stumbles upon a major conspiracy and you take control of a robot to retrieve shredded documents. I could never get that part. Pud Pud flies around looking for 10 puddings? Also, you are the lord of your little fiefdom and you can ally with others, through marriage and gifts and such. In Stellar 7, you drive the Raven, the most advanced Terran fighting vehicle.
Still one of the best games ever though. You could travel by land, sea, air and even space ship in one series. Upon completion of the puzzle, Gertrude awards the player with a prize. Gorillas stand on a building and you have to figure out angle and velocity throw a banana and blow up a building.
The nice things about this game was that you could run your car as fast as MPH, had to stop to get some gas from time to time, could be stopped by cops, and weather and time could change! There's a popcorn maker at the bottom of the screen that flings popcorn all over the screen and when a Mogwai eats it, it turns into a Gremlin which you kill by using your cane. Every kid in 5th grade who had this thought he was a porno god.
The goal of the game is to solve puzzles and find secrets. The game could be played for two players, alone or againgst the IntelliVision game console. Great golf game for the C, an the start of Links as it was made by Access. Spectrum game where you were a pith-helmeted adventurer wandering round the jungle trying to find the 4 parts to an amulet to allow you out of the exit.
Then you fix the junker up and race it against other racers in the game for money and even their car. Those were the very first 4X space games for the 8-bit computers! I still play this game on the C You would be asked to chomp things depending on color, size
You were a detective and you had to solve crimes that usually involved a murder at some point. The absolute best part of the entire game was bombing the outhouse with someone still inside. Throughout the land, the people groan under the yoke of tyranny, and dream of better days. One of the best Commodore games ever, with great, long levels!
Every now and then your wife or son or father would die along the way from either starvation, disease, or something of that nature. You played a man who seemed to be in a permanent daze wandering from room to room playing simplified clones of more and less well-known games accompanied by a soundtrack containing cover versions of some 80's classics or 80's style tunes one of which was sampled recently by kernkraft Alternately, a second player could play the forces of Cobra. You went back and forth through stages collecting money, jobs, etc, trying to avoid jail till you earned, I think, 2 mill. Made for both C64 and Amiga computers. You can take on magicians in a strategy battle using and collecting runes that make you more powerful.
Eventually, the levels reoccur a number of times with increasing difficulty. I'd love to find out how many people had their first wreck because they forgot to put the car into gear. I believe Devo did the soundtrack.
Stomping sneakers and other creatures requires varying techniques. A single player could control a tall ship against a computer opponent or another player. Spectrum 48K game where you play a little spaceman dude who's ship has crashlanded onto a single screen alien landscape.
- Created by EA, ACS allowed people to design their own adventures and then let other people play them. The basic premise is to work towards the successful development of your colony while trying to out-manuvere the other players to gain the most wealth. I remember shooting down floating objects and trying to navigate the Stickybear in his hot air balloon up out of the screen, dodging things trying to hit him. A Windham Classic Game where you are a tree dweller and must complete a mission to keep the evil forces from the underworld to take over your friendly villages.
- Wanna leap over a building? Your goal was to score with the daughter without getting sodomized by the brothers or shot by the father. I'm not exactly sure but I do know that the fourth level was the hardest.
It's a game geared to very young children. I remembered a rear-firing torpedo with a tight firing arc used to be an extremely nasty surprise for your enemy who thought he just blast through your weakest rear shields and coming in for the kill. The publisher for Fun School 4 was Europress.
You are a coach of a college basetball team and your object is to coach a college basketball team and move up in the rankings. You're a serpent in a maze with computer serpents also. Truly an early eighties classic, and you really needed to know your US geography. First Bball game to allow player adjustments -- post player or shooter, and allowed a certain number of rating points for each. I can't find it though.
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In Frogger your objective was to get your frog across a road, a river, and other obstacles without getting squashed, snake-bitten, eaten by alligators, or otherwise killed. I'd love to find out how many people had their first wreck because they forgot to put the car into gear. It actually worked on an 8mhz XT!