Games by Year: 1988

R-Type

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade created by Irem in 1987. The graphics design was inspired by H. R. Giger's artwork for the Alien movies. The game was ported to several home computers including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-11-26 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout is a 1988 computer game by John Romero (co-founder of idSoftware and designer of Doom, Quake and many other games). Dangerous Dave was initally developed...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2016-11-30 Tags: puzzle-solving

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack is an arcade platform game released by Tehkan in 1984. It was ported to Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum in 1986, and to the Amiga and Atari ST in 1998. The game was never ported to PC. From GamesNostalgia...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2016-11-26 Tags: arcade

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is the second graphic adventure by Lucasfilm Games, after Maniac Mansion, created using the SCUMM engine. The game was developed on a Commodore 64 and released...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-03-25 Tags: puzzle-solving sci-fi/futuristic

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine is a sci-fi shoot 'em up created by Raffaele Cecco for Hewson Consultants and published in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum. It was then ported to the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-01-05 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Thunder Blade

Thunder Blade is an arcade released by Sega originally in 1987 where the player has to control an helicopter, the Gunship Gladiator, to destroy all enemies using guns and missiles and defeat the dictator....

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-12-26 Tags: helicopter shooter arcade flight

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is an arcade game created by Atari in 1984 and despite the title of the third movie, it's the sequel to the first Star Wars game (the third game, The Empire Strikes Back,...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-12-30 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter movies licensed

Double Dragon

Double Dragon is a beat ‘em up created by Technos Japan and released in 1987 by Taito. Originally released as an arcade game, versions were also created for a variety of home computers and consoles...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-06-25 Tags: fighting

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny is the fifth entry in the role-playing video game series Ultima and it was released initially in 1988 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64, later followed by other platforms.It...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: fantasy turn-based

Street Fighter

Street Fighter is a fighting game created by Capcom and released initially as an arcade in 1987. It is the first chapter of the fighting series that became popular thanks to the sequel, Street Fighter...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-07-03 Tags: arcade fighting martial arts

Xenon

Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter, created by The Bitmap Brothers initially for the Atari ST in 1988 and ported to Amiga, ZX Spectrum and MSX the same year. The game is the prequel to the much more...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-11-29 Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Dungeon Master

Dungeon Master, developed by FLT Games in 1987 for the Atari ST, is an grid-based 3D action role-playing game and one of the best selling Atari ST games of all time. It was one of the first realtime computer...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-05-27 Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving real-time dungeon-crawler

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in the United States) is a one or two players fighting game developed by Palace Software and initially released for Commodore 64 in 1987. The game was ported...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2015-12-10 Tags: fighting fantasy

Wasteland

Wasteland is a sci-fi post-apocalyptic role-playing game developed by Interplay and published by EA for the Apple II in 1987 and Commodore 64 and DOS in 1988. The game inspired the popolar rpg Fallout,...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-06-26 Tags: post-apocalyptic turn-based fallout