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

Speedball

Speedball

Speedball is a video game created by The Bitmap Brothers based on a violent futuristic sport and probably inspired by the 1975 sci-fi movie Rollerball. Initially developed for Amiga and published in 1988,...

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports Updated: 2018-09-16Tags: sci-fi/futuristic top-down cyberpunk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

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: 2018-05-01Tags: fantasy turn-based

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

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

Katakis

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: 2017-02-01Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter freeware