Published by Melbourne House in 1985, Gyroscope is an unashamed rip-off of Atari‘s classic arcade game Marble Madness.
Created by Ian Gray and Lee Braine and published by Ocean Software in 1985, A Fistful of Bucks (aka A Fi$tful of Buck$) is a simple, scrolling cowboy shooter with you playing a bounty hunter on the hunt for cash.
Tony Crowther‘s 1985 release, William Wobbler, is somewhat controversial among critics and fans… Some love it; some hate it. Actually, let me re-phrase that: most people hate it… And (rather infamously) the leading Commodore 64 magazine of the time (Newsfield’s Zzap!64) gave it a hard time, and it pretty much sank without a trace.
Tony Crowther‘s 1985 release through Quicksilva, Gryphon, is a much misunderstood game. Most people don’t even get past the first stage, because they don’t know what’s going on…
Published by Activision in 1985, Tour de France is one of the rare times in gaming history where cycling has proven to be a hit with gamers.
Created by Jon Williams (the guy responsible for the Berks series), Timeslip is an interesting side-scrolling shooter with the screen split into three distinct horizontal sections.
Another Berks game – this one Berks 3 – written by Jon Williams and released in 1985.
Another Berks game, again released in 1985 and programmed by Jon Williams for CRL Group Ltd.
Baby Berks is very similar to the first Berks, only this time the Berks have become the chasing enemies, and your targets (to shoot) are the Baby Berks that hatch from eggs.