Zany Golf, Atari ST

Zany Golf was released by Electronic Arts in 1988. It originated on the Apple IIGS but was quickly ported to 16-bit computers, including this fine Atari ST version.

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Albion, PC

Blue Byte‘s 1996 PC release, Albion, is a classic science fiction role-playing game.

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Gunfright, ZX Spectrum

Another isometric action adventure from Ultimate Play The Game, this one with a Wild West theme.

Gunfright was first released in 1985 and uses the Filmation II Engine as first seen in Nightshade.

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Nightshade, ZX Spectrum

Nightshade is an isometric action adventure, released by Ultimate Play The Game for the ZX Spectrum in 1985.

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Klax, Arcade

It says “copyright 1989” on the title screen, but Klax actually made it into arcades in June 1990.

Klax is a realtime puzzle game – for one or two players – with falling tiles that you must catch, then drop, into a small trough at the bottom of the screen.

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Wings, Amiga

One of Cinemaware‘s last games, Wings was released in 1990 to critical acclaim.

It’s a First World War-based scenario, with you piloting a biplane over German lines, dogfighting enemy fighters and bombing positions on the ground.

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It Came From The Desert, Amiga

One of my favourite Cinemaware games, It Came From The Desert is a satirical detective story based on 1950s sci-fi B-movies about giant ants.

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Lords of the Rising Sun, Amiga

This 1989 release from Cinemaware is probably one of the least played Amiga games ever made.

It is based around historic (12th Century) Japanese warfare, with you playing one of two famous generals (Yoritomo or Yoshitsune) fighting to unify (pacify; subjugate) Japan under one rule.

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The Three Stooges, Amiga

The original Amiga version of Cinemaware‘s The Three Stooges was released in 1987.

With ‘mini games’ inspired by classic Three Stooges films, it features Larry, Moe and Curly on a quest to save an orphanage from an evil landlord.

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Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 version of Cinemaware‘s Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is the version to play in my opinion – the earlier Amiga version of this excellent fantasy adventure game is uncharacteristically poor in terms of presentation.

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