Snapper is Acornsoft‘s 1982 tribute to Pac-Man on the BBC Micro. It was written by Jonathan Griffiths and is considered to be one of the best unofficial Pac-Man clones ever made. On any 8-bit system.
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Dragon’s Lair, Atari ST
Released for the Atari ST, Amiga, Mac, and DOS, ReadySoft‘s 1990 adaptation of Don Bluth‘s classic laserdisc arcade game Dragon’s Lair relied on a small army of artists to painstakingly convert the video frames into 2D hand-drawn art, which was done for the entire game.
Wallie Goes to Rhymeland, Commodore 64
Wallie Goes To Rhymeland is the third and final game in the “Wallie” series, designed and programmed by Andrew Challis, with graphics by his sister, Claire. The game was first published by Interceptor Software in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and it is mostly forgotten now. Which is a pity because the game has some charm; it was made by a brother and sister team, and it also brought joy to the lives of everyday gamers back in the mid-Eighties.
Trollie Wallie, Commodore 64
Released by Interceptor Software in 1984, Trollie Wallie is a scrolling platform game featuring a weird mouth on legs, called “Wallie“. It’s actually the sequel to Wheelin’ Wallie which came out through Interceptor earlier that same year.
Wheelin’ Wallie, Commodore 64
Wheelin’ Wallie is a side-scrolling Pac-Man-like game where the aim is to eat dots along a course that scrolls from left to right, while trying to avoid the many hazards being thrown at you.
You play as “Wallie“, a disembodied head floating on a wheel than rolls on the ground. Collision with any object loses you a life, as does falling down a hole in the ground. You can trundle left and right as the screen automatically scrolls, and you can also move Wallie‘s head up and down, and that’s about it. Moving objects sometimes fly across the screen and must be avoided at all costs.
Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2, Game Boy Advance
Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 is the 2005 sequel to the accomplished Shaman King: Master of Spirits and was again developed and published by Konami, only for the Game Boy Advance.
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Shaman King: Master of Spirits, Game Boy Advance
Shaman King: Master of Spirits, much like the anime and manga that it’s based upon, is centred on the character Yoh Asakura and his battles to become Shaman King. It was first released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004, by Konami.
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AKA “Disney’s Aladdin” is a classic Megadrive/Genesis platform game based on the hit 1992 Disney film of the same name (the one featuring Robin Williams as the voice of The Genie). It was first released in November 1993.
Sega Saturn Collection
I’m going to trying something different for a “Special” this week. Rather than post a bunch of games related to a particular system over the space of a week, I’m going to be posting a page of links to every game on a particular system and making a “Collection” page – and adding a week’s worth of new content to it in the process.
Worms, Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn version of Team 17‘s classic Worms is pretty much identical to the PlayStation version, which is great because that makes it a special game. It makes it a brilliant party game for up to four players.