Cinemaware Week

This week I’m going to be featuring grabs from the classic games of legendary American developer Cinemaware.

Founded by husband and wife team Robert and Phyllis Jacob in 1985, Cinemaware produced a series of unique and involving games throughout the late Eighties and early Nineties, across a number of different platforms.

Cinemaware‘s first game was the classic Defender of the Crown – which I’ve already featured – followed by the infamous Rocket Ranger and many others.

Unfortunately Cinemaware went bankrupt in 1991 (existing for only seven years) and the games dried-up. Since then, the Cinemaware back catalogue (and Intellectual Property) has been sold on at least twice, and various remakes and re-releases have been put out on a variety of systems.

Cinemaware games on The King of Grabs:
S.D.I., Amiga (1986)
Defender of the Crown, Amiga (1986)
Defender of the Crown, C64 (1987)
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Amiga (1987)
The King of Chicago, Amiga (1987)
The Three Stooges, Amiga (1987)
Rocket Ranger, Amiga (1988)
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Atari ST (1988)
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Commodore 64 (1988)
Defender of the Crown, ZX Spectrum (1989)
It Came From the Desert, Amiga (1989)
Lords of the Rising Sun, Amiga (1989)
The Krystal, Amiga (1989)
It Came From the Desert II, Amiga (1990)
Wings, Amiga (1990)
Defender of the Crown II, Amiga CD32 (1993)
Defender of the Crown, Game Boy Advance (2002)

The King of Grabs

More: Cinemaware on Wikipedia

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