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

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: 2016-03-25 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

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

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

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

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

Police Quest II: The Vengeance

Police Quest II: The Vengeance is an adventure game released in 1988 as a sequel to Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel. The game was created by Jim Walls for Sierra On-Line and it was published...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: detective/mystery

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

Katakis

Katakis is a sci-fi shooter inspired to R-Type, developed by Factor 5 and released in 1988 for the Commodore 64 and Amiga. The C64 version was created by Manfred Trenz and Andreas Escher, the two friends...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-02-01 Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter freeware

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

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

After Burner

After Burner is a popular arcade created by Sega in 1987, inspired to the movie Top Gun, where the player is the pilot of a a F-14 Tomcat jet. This fast-paced combat flight simulator was ported to several...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-02-25 Tags: arcade flight shooter