Games by Year: 1986

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 later Magnetic decided to...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2018-05-27Tags: fantasy interactive fiction with graphics

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 BBC Micro, it was released...

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

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: sci-fi/futuristic shooter

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 and published by Acornsoft...

Year: 1986 Genre: Racing Updated: 2017-02-04Tags: driving simulation

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...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-12-13Tags: horror interactive fiction interactive fiction with graphics

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

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...

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2018-03-21Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter

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 computer and it won the award...

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-12-18Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter commodore 64

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. It was ported...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-11-03Tags: real-time sci-fi/futuristic

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 for the Apple II in 1985,...

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

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...

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

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 was re-programmed, improving...

Year: 1986 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: fantasy sci-fi/futuristic turn-based

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 ported to several platforms...

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

Joust

Joust

Joust is a popular arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It was one of the first and most successful two-player cooperative games. The players control two knights riding...

Year: 1986 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2018-05-06Tags: arcade co-op 2 players