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.
Here’s what we published during Cinemaware Week:
Rocket Ranger, Amiga (1986)
S.D.I., Amiga (1986)
The King of Chicago, Amiga (1987)
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Commodore 64 (1987)
The Three Stooges, Amiga (1987)
Lords of the Rising Sun, Amiga (1988)
It Came from the Desert, Amiga (1989)
Wings, Amiga (1990)
The King of Grabs