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Road Rash 3, Megadrive/Genesis

The third Road Rash was released exclusively for the Sega Megadrive by Electronic Arts in 1995 and it carries on the fine tradition of “video game violence on a motorcycle for one or two players”.

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Desert Strike, Megadrive/Genesis

Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf is a classic helicopter action game, developed and published by Electronic Arts for the Sega Megadrive in 1992.

It is known for its easy-to-play but hard-to-master gameplay, and for its controversial ‘Gulf War’ storyline.

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Delta, Commodore 64

Designed and programmed by Stavros Fasoulas in 1987, Delta is a classic side-scrolling shooter with spaceships, sprites, and fast, furious action.

And: like Fasoulas‘s previous game, Sanxion, it’s also immensely challenging.

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Sanxion, Commodore 64

Designed and programmed by Stavros Fasoulas in 1986, Sanxion is a classic side-scrolling C64 shoot ’em that is remembered for being challenging, and for also being a slick piece of coding.

It was also the very first game released by Thalamus, who went on to publish some of the best games in C64 history.

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19 Part One: Boot Camp, Commodore 64

Based on the Paul Hardcastle pop hit of 1985, 19 (“nnnnn-Nineteen“), 19 Part One: Boot Camp is a multi-event action game that is supposed to portray the training phase of a Vietnam solder’s experiences.

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Knight Tyme, ZX Spectrum

The third Magic Knight game by David Jones, released by Mastertronic Added Dimension at the budget price of £2.99 in 1986.

Knight Tyme was initially released as a 128K-only game (the screenshots here are from that version), and later a cut-down 48K version was released.

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Spellbound, ZX Spectrum

The second Magic Knight game by David Jones, released by Mastertronic Added Dimension at the budget price of £2.99 in 1985.

The screenshots shown here are from the enhanced 128K version, released in 1986.

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Master of Magic, Commodore 64

Master of Magic is an archaic Role-Playing Game that is a throwback to the earliest days of home computing – except that it was released in 1985.

The game was programmed by Richard Darling (of Codemasters fame) with graphics by James Wilson. It was published at a budget price (£2.99) by Mastertronic on their M.A.D. label.

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International Karate, Atari 800

International Karate was released in 1986 by System 3 Software.

It was written by Archer MacLean and was one of the first beat ’em ups – ever – to actually feel like a decent game to play and not a ridiculous slug-fest.

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BMX Kidz, Commodore 64

Firebird Software released BMX Kidz for the Commodore 64 in 1987.

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