Thanatos is an unusual side-scrolling action game designed by Mike Richardson and programmed by Rod Barrington for Durell Software in 1986.
The game is unusual because you play as a dragon… Yes, that’s right: a dragon! And not any old dragon, but as “Thanatos the Destroyer” – a fire-breathing behemoth with a heart.
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Palace Software‘s 1985 release Cauldron is one of those games that looks great, but is so difficult that it is not much fun to play overall.
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Developed by Sega and released for the Megadrive/Genesis in 1990, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a masterpiece platform game that has stood the test of time extremely well.
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past on the Super Nintendo was a watershed moment in gaming history back in 1991.
The game does everything right and provides all the usual unusual Nintendo twists and turns.
Beautiful, cute, colourful graphics, great musical themes, likeable characters, dramatic boss fights, funny dialogue – A Link To The Past has it all!
The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past title screen on the Super Nintendo
A key in the first dungeon.
Escaped the dungeons and now free to roam.
The World Map in The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past on the Super Nintendo.
A weather cock in the town square. Immaculate hedges too.
Dramatic early boss battle!
Give the Witch the Mushroom and she’ll give you a powerful potion.
Wading through the shallow river and dodging the fishmen!
Got Zora’s Flippers! Now I can swim in deeper water!
A Piece of Heart. Will add more hearts to your life meter.
You’ve been turned into a bunny.
The impressive tower on top of the mountain.
Fighting flying floor tiles!
There are six floors to this dungeon. A boss battle at the end as well.
This is a memorable boss battle!
Got the magic Sword from deep within the forest!
Fighting a soldier on a precarious narrow platform!
Agahnim the wizard makes Zelda float while Link rushes in at the last minute to do battle!
Agahnim shoots big bolts of scary lighting from his fingertips. Better to stay out of them!
Back as a bunny in “weird Zelda world”.
Everything is different in bunny land!