Tam and Rit live in a fairy village. Having led a happy life full of sticky cakes and endless parties, they find that something awful has happened overnight to their fellow inhabitants. They've turned nasty and captured their Mom and locked her in the top of the Maboots Tower.
Tags: arcade, gaming, videogames, rodland, retrogaming
The player's primary power-ups are bells that can be uncovered by shooting at the floating clouds where they're hidden. If the player continues shooting the bell after it appears, it will change into one of four other colors: the regular yellow bells only grant bonus points, the white bell will upgrade the player's gun into a twin cannon, the blue bell increases the player's speed (for up to five speed levels), the green bell will allow the player to create image copies of its ship for additional firepower, and the red bell will provide the player's ship a barrier that allows it to sustain more damage. The green and red bells cannot be combined together. Other power-ups can also be retrieved from ground enemies such as an alternate bell that gives the player's ship a three-way gun, a star which eliminates all on-screen enemies.
Tags: gaming, retro, twinbee, gamer, retrogaming
Double Dragon is the story of two twin brothers, Billy and Jimmy Lee, facing the odds together in a city where survival has to be learned the hard way. Their knowledge of the martial arts, combined with the experience of tough urban existence, has made them both formidable fighting machines, ready for any challenge that comes their way.
Tags: videogames, aracde, beatemup, retrogaming, doubledragon
Sabreman visits the "Underwurlde", but finds himself trapped when previously dormant creatures and carnivorous plants wake in the hope of a meal. He must travel farther down into the Underwurlde to confront the ultimate evil and make his escape.
Tags: underwurlde, spectrum, speccy, 8bit, pixelart
The era and time of this story is unknown. After the mothership "Arkanoid" was destroyed, a spacecraft "Vaus" scrambled away, only to be trapped in the void. You control the Vaus and have to penetrate 32 levels and then confront the "Dimension Changer" whom you must destroy in order to reverse time and resurrect the "Arkanoid".
Tags: video-games, arcade, gaming, geek, nerd
In the year 2090, Earth has suddenly become the target of deranged aliens known as the Cranassians. Following the invasion, the World Alliance Military builds a new cutting-edge weapon, the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter. Based on a captured alien craft, it is humanity's only hope for survival.
Tags: arcade, nerd, gaming, geek, raiden
A desperate battle is being fought out in the limitless and unknown dimensions of space which have been contaminated and corrupted by an evil power. The evil power is the Bydo Empire, which is determined to subjugate the world. It is inhabited by weird creatures, whose very sight inspires fear. But Mankind is fighting back, and sends you into battle in an incredibly sophisticated plane, the R-9 fighter. Behind the control panel of this fantastic fighting machine, you are Mankind’s only defence against the enemy.
Tags: retrogaming, video-games, gaming, shmup, nerd
Legend has it that long ago in Japan the beautiful Princess Kiri was kidnapped by the evil Dragon King, and Kage, a young ninja who was walking with her in the forest at the time, was given the formidable task of rescuing her. You must help Kage in his quest through the forest to the Dragon King's palace, gain entrance, find Kiri and take her to safety, while avoiding the Dragon King's ninja guards.
The game features the player as a schoolboy named Eric, with the objective of stealing his report card out of the staff room safe by accomplishing various tasks around the school. The computer controls all the other characters in the game, including the headmaster, other teachers and other pupils
Tags: skooldaze, spectrum, speccy, top-selling, zx-spectrum
In 2912 a war rages on earth and is escalating out of control. If the Central Galactic Control Computer on Earth is destroyed then all life on the planets will perish with it. The council of Sages give Dexter, an android expert in dangerous missions, and Scooter his trusty Podocephalus, the mission to infiltrate the computer centre and copy the memory in order that Galactic life can continue.
Tags: nerd, video-games, amstrad, geek, gaming