...on computers 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Action Strategy Apple II Climbing Collecting Objects Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard Penguin Software S

Spy’s Demise (Apple II)

The Game: Players control a spy sneaking through a building looking for secret information. High-speed elevators zoom up and down their cables throughout each floor at random intervals, making it difficult to accomplish the goal of crossing to the other side of the screen (the only way to ascend to the next floor). It takes …

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...on computers 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Collecting Objects Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard M Maze Texas Instruments TI 99/4a

Munch Man

The Game: You control a round creature consisting of a mouth and little else. When the game begins, you’re given about two seconds’ head start to venture into the maze before blobby monsters are released from their cages and begin pursuing you. As you move, Munch Man leaves a trail in his wake; you advance …

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...on computers 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Apple II Educational Home Computer System Keyboard Learning Company Math R Science Shapes & Matching

Rocky’s Boots

The Game: Rocky is trying to build machines to kick stuff. He provides players with a number of connectors and components, and shows them how they can be used to achieve different tasks. (The Learning Company, 1982) Memories: Fresh from leaving Atari and then taking a vacation, game designer and programmer Warren Robinett was ready …

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...on computers 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Atari 8-Bit Computers CBS Electronics Home Computer System Joystick S Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Satan’s Hollow

The Game: Hellish flying demons try to formation-dive your well-armed, devil-fryin’ vehicle at the bottom of the screen. Each time you knock one of this gargoylesque beasties out of the sky, they drop a piece of a bridge you must drag over to the appropriate spot on the screen. When you’re close to completing the …

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...on computers 1982 5 quarters (5 stars) Apple II Avalanche Productions Keyboard Resource Management T


The Game: The coast of 19th century China could be a dangerous place – pirates lay in wait for passing (and relatively defenseless) ships, and that’s just the obvious danger. The buyer’s and seller’s markets in dry goods, weapons, silk and opium could pose just as much of a hazard to an independent trader’s finances. …

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...on computers 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Apple II Avalon Hill Keyboard Role Playing Game T


The Game: Using primitive text-based graphics, Telengard books for you a no-expenses-paid vacation through dungeons and hallways full of orcs and other nasties. If you can map the twisty passages, you might just make it back to the Adventurers’ Inn to claim your newfound experience points and heal from your many battles…and if you get …

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...on computers 1982 5 quarters (5 stars) Home Computer System Keyboard Role Playing Game T Texas Instruments TI 99/4a

Tunnels Of Doom

The Game: A party of up to four adventurers descends into the depths of a dungeon to recover their kidnapped king and find his magical orb. Along the way, the band of intrepid adventurers will have to fight off everything from packs of wild dogs to evil creatures determined to bring the quest to an …

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