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The Temple of Elemental Evil, PC

The Temple of Elemental Evil [ToEE] is a licensed Dungeons & Dragons RPG that was first released in 2003 by Atari. It is based on the Greyhawk campaign setting and uses the D&D 3.5 edition ruleset.

One look at The Temple of Elemental Evil and you’re going to think: “Baldur’s Gate“… Because it very much looks and plays like that particular game. That said: the game does have some heritage in the Fallout series, because Tim Cain (the lead designer on the original Fallout games) was also director of this.

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Bombuzal, Commodore 64

Bombuzal is a critically-acclaimed puzzle game designed/coded by Tony Crowther and David Bishop and published by Image Works in 1988.

In it you play a small, green blob whose job it is to dispose of all the bombs on a level.  To explode a bomb you must be standing on top of it and hold down fire, and – once triggered – you can then walk away from it in whatever directions are available.

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Tour de France, Commodore 64

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.

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Super Locomotive, Arcade

An original arcade release from Sega in 1982, Super Locomotive is a side-scrolling action game where you must guide a train from one station to the next, while at the same time avoiding obstacles and other trains trying to shunt you off the track.

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Baby Berks, Commodore 16/Plus4

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.

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Major Blink, Commodore 16/Plus4

The sequel to Jon Williams‘ highly-regarded Berks, Major Blink uses similar gameplay elements to Berks, but is in fact something of an Amidar clone this time around.

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Berks, Commodore 16/Plus4

Written by UK-based coder Jon Williams and published in 1985 by CRL Group Ltd., Berks is an entertaining and challenging overhead shooter with colourful graphics. In some respects it is a tribute to Berzerk, but with more going on.

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Spore, Commodore 16/Plus4

Another conversion, but a damn good one, and worthy of a place in any Commodore 16 fan’s collection.

Shrunk down to fit into just 16K, Spore is a overhead maze shooter with simple graphics and excellent mechanics. A bit like a simplified version of Gauntlet in some respects, but far more frantic.

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Bump ‘n’ Jump, Arcade

Data East‘s 1982 arcade release, Bump ‘n’ Jump (aka Burnin’ Rubber in its native Japan), is a jolly, vertically-scrolling driving game with a car that can jump up into the air for a few seconds to avoid gaps in the road.

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