Games by Year: 1988

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

Contra

Contra is a run-and-gun style platformer developed by Konami and published by Erbe Software initially in 1987. It was released in arcades and on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad PC to start with. The NES version...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-05-20 Tags: platform shooter arcade

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

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: 2017-04-28 Tags: puzzle-solving sci-fi/futuristic

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

Dungeon Master

Dungeon Master, developed by FLT Games initially 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. This game is a masterpiece...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-06-25 Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving real-time dungeon-crawler

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

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

Star Wars

Star Wars is an arcade created by Atari in 1983, during the "golden age" of the arcade games. Using 3D vector graphics, the game is first person space sim, simulating the attack on the Death Star from...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-05-04 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter movies wireframe

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

Written and designed by Roberta Williams, King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is the fourth game in the King's Quest series and it was released in 1998 for PC. The Amiga and Atari ST versions were...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-02-18 Tags: fantasy point and click

Wasteland

Wasteland is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed by Interplay and published by Electronic Arts in 1988 for the Apple II, DOS, and Commodore 64. It was later followed by Wasteland 2 in 2014, with a few failed...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-07-05 Tags: post-apocalyptic turn-based fallout

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

Pac-Mania

Pac-Mania is a new spin on the original Pac-Man game (and 10th in the franchise) and was developed and published by Namco in 1987 for arcades. In 1988 it was ported to multiple home platforms including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-04-20 Tags: arcade maze isometric

Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate is a fantasy role-playing game created by Interplay Productions in 1988 and it's the third chapter of the The Bard's Tale series. It was released initially for the Apple...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-01-30 Tags: fantasy turn-based