Games by Year: 1988

Contra

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: 2018-03-19Tags: platformer shooter arcade

Bomb Jack

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: 2016-11-26Tags: arcade

Black Lamp

Black Lamp

Black Lamp is a fantasy platformer published by Firebird for Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and Amiga in 1988, then ported in 1989 to Atari 8-bit. It's a game with a dark atmosphere, set in a dungeon...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2018-07-14Tags: fantasy

Dungeon Master

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: 2017-06-25Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving real-time dungeon crawler

International Karate +

International Karate +

International Karate + (also known as IK+, or Chop N' Drop in the US) is a side-view karate fighting game created by System 3 initially for 8-bit platforms (Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC) and...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2018-05-24Tags: fighting martial arts

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

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

Double Dragon

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: 2016-06-25Tags: fighting

Street Fighter

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: 2016-07-03Tags: arcade fighting martial arts

Wasteland

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: 2017-07-05Tags: post-apocalyptic turn-based fallout

Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2, known in Japan as Rockman 2, is an action platformer created by Capcom in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was the second title in the Mega Man series and was developed partially...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2018-03-26Tags: sci-fi/futuristic side view platform shooter anime/manga 2d scrolling

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

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: 2017-02-18Tags: fantasy point-and-click

Nebulus

Nebulus

Nebulus (known as Tower Toppler in the US) is an action platformer developed and designed by John M Phillips initially for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. Later it was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-09-14Tags: arcade zx spectrum

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

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: 2017-10-11Tags: fighting fantasy

Police Quest II: The Vengeance

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: 2017-08-21Tags: detective/mystery