Games by Year: 1986

Transylvania

Transylvania

Transylvania is the first chapter of a series of horror graphic adventure games created by Antonio Antiochia and published by Penguin Software. This first game was released in 1982 for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64.

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-12-13Tags: horror interactive fiction text adventure text with still pics

Critical Mass

Critical Mass

Critical Mass (or Power) is a 1985 sci-fi videogame released for Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum, later ported to PC with an improved graphics..

Year: 1986 Genre: Action Updated: 2015-04-14Tags: science fiction shoot em up

Revs

Revs

Revs is the first racing game created by Geoff Crammond, developer and game designer famous for the Formula One Grand Prix series. The original version, created for the BBC Micro a...

Year: 1986 Genre: Racing Updated: 2017-02-04Tags: automobile driving simulation track racing vehicle simulator

The Bard's Tale

The Bard's Tale

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard’s Tale (or simply The Bard's Tale) is a role playing game designed by Michael Cranford and developed by Interplay. Released initially fo...

Year: 1986 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-07-12Tags: dungeon crawler fantasy sword and sorcery turn-based

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

The Sentinel (The Sentry in the U.S.) is one of the first games of the famous designer and coder Geoff Crammond, the author of the Grand Prix series. Developed initially for the BB...

Year: 1986 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2017-05-24Tags: puzzle-solving real-time

Risk

Risk

Risk is a turn-based strategy game based on the board game of the same name, developed by Panther Programs and released for MS-DOS..

Year: 1986 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: board game turn-based

The Pawn

The Pawn

The Pawn is a text adventure created by Magnetic Scrolls initially for the Sinclair QL and published by Sinclair Research in 1985. The game wasn't very successful and one year lat...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2018-05-27Tags: fantasy interactive fiction text adventure text with still pics

Uridium

Uridium

Uridium is a science fiction side-scrolling shoot 'em up originally designed by Andrew Braybrook for the Commodore 64. It was one of the most popular game for the 8-bit home comput...

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-12-18Tags: commodore 64 science fiction shoot em up space flight

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance is an adult card game developed and published by Artworx Software Company in 1982 originally on the Apple II. Between 1983 and 1987 it was po...

Year: 1986 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2017-07-31Tags: adult cards poker tiles

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back is a horror platformer created by Palace Software and released for the Commodore 64 in 1986. The game was also ported to ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC.

Year: 1986 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-04-15Tags: fantasy horror platform

Marble Madness

Marble Madness

Marble Madness is an arcade created by Atari Games and published initially in 1984. You have to guide a rolling ball (a marble) down your path, viewed from an isometric perspective, avoiding obstacles and enemies.

Year: 1986 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2016-06-04Tags: 3d arcade coin-up conversion isometric multiplayer

Gradius

Gradius

Gradius is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed and published by Konami, initially in 1985 as an arcade. The game was ported to MSX and NES in 1986 and released outside of Japan with the name "Nemesis.

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2018-03-21Tags: arcade science fiction shoot em up

Starflight

Starflight

Starflight is one the first sandbox space exploration role-playing and simulation game, it was developed by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts originally for MS-DOS in 1986.

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-11-03Tags: real-time science fiction space flight

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness, is the first game in the series of role-playing games created by Richard Garriott. The original Ultima I was developed in 1980 but in 1986 it w...

Year: 1986 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving science fiction space flight turn-based