...on computers 1985 2 Buttons 4 quarters (4 stars) A Apple II Edit Your Own Levels Electronic Arts Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard Role Playing Game

Adventure Construction Set

The Game: Digital dungeon masters never had it so good. From the design of tiles and characters to the basic rules governing the player’s interactions with his world, it’s all up for grabs. Items can be placed, their abilities defined, and enemies can be generated. Let the games begin…but is it more fun to create …

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...on computers 1985 5 quarters (5 stars) Apple II C Creative DLM Educational Home Computer System Keyboard

Create With Garfield!

The Game: Using a simple drag-and-drop system (controlled by keyboard, mouse or joystick), put the elements of an original Garfield comic into place, including everyone’s favorite big orange cat, Odie, Jon, Nermal and all the fixtures and fittings of home (including a big burger and some lasagna). Then position speech balloons in the appropriate place, …

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...on computers 1985 3 quarters (3 stars) BBC BBC Micro D Home Computer System Keyboard Text Adventure

Doctor Who and the Warlord

The Game: You are the Doctor’s companion, separated from the Time Lord during an attempt to save the Doctor’s old friend, King Varangar. When you come to, the Doctor is nowhere around, you’re unarmed, and you’re surrounded by deadly swamps, war zones, and hostile alien soldiers. Your life expectancy away from the TARDIS isn’t looking …

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...on computers 1 Button 1985 5 quarters (5 stars) Activision Apple II Creative Edit Your Own Levels Educational G Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard

Garry Kitchen’s Game Maker

The Game: You decide what the game’s going to be. From creating your own characters, animating them, building their world (and the physical rules that govern it) and setting up the conflicts and limits, you have a powerful game-making tool at your disposal. Use it wisely, make something fun, and learn a little bit about …

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The Game: Supernarural, paranormal investigations and eliminations are the order of the day, as you open your own ghost busting franchise. You start with a finite budget and have to make some savvy choices about vehicles and gear; then it’s time to strap on a proton pack, get behind the wheel of the Ectomobile, and …

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...on computers 1985 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Action Strategy Apple II Educational H Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard Micro Learn Shapes & Matching

High Rise

The Game: Think of it as the anti-Tetris. Five hoppers dispense geometric shapes on your command. As Barnaby, you move the pieces into place to build the most stable structure you possibly can, and if you manage to build a high enough tower, you climb to the top and advance to the next level. The …

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Little Computer People

The Game: Does it ever seem like your computer has a mind of its own? Maybe it does! Activision’s Little Computer People provides computer owners with a virtual three-story house, designed to lure the computer people out of your wiring and into a hospitable habitat. Once a little person has moved into his new home …

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Mail Order Monsters

The Game: Put your money where your fangs are in this monster mash-up that pits twelve different types of creatures against each other in the ultimate battle for survival. Arm your creature with the best weapons and armor to prepare him for games of Capture the Flag, Tournament-Style Battles, or an all out invasion. (Electronic …

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...on computers 1 Button 1985 4 quarters (4 stars) Apple II Educational HES Joystick Keyboard P Resource Management Science

Project Space Station

The Game: You are the administrator of NASA. Your goal? To launch the necessary components of a full-scale space station, assemble them in orbit, and initiate and maintain any number of commercial or medical research projects aboard your orbital laboratory. You will also be in charge of launching satellites for commercial and military clients. As …

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Super Zaxxon

The Game: As the pilot of a lone fighter infiltrating a spaceborne fortress, your mission is simple – survive long enough to vanquish the evil Super Zaxxon robot hidden deep within the fortress, and take out as much of the defenses as you can in the meantime. (Sega, 1985) Memories: Just as Super Zaxxon in …

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The Game: The raging battle between the Autobots and Decepticons continues in this exclusive title for the Commodore 64 computer. Take control of five different Transformers in the Autobots’ quest for Energon. (Ocean Software, 1985) Memories: Back before fantastic graphics and CGI cut scenes, videogames often included additional paper documentation to explain who the characters …

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