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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Menace

Menace is a side scrolling space shooter created by DMA Design originally for the Amiga. It was published by Psygnosis in 1988. One year later the game was ported and released for the Commodore 64, Atari...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-04-23 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter amiga

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: 2017-04-30 Tags: fighting fantasy

Virus

Virus (known as Zarch when it was originally created for the Acorn Archimedes) is a 3d shooter designed by David Braben and one of the first real 3D games ever created. Initially programmed by Braben...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-06-03 Tags: 3d sci-fi/futuristic birds-eye view

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

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

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