The best classic and old school Top-down games

Alien Breed

Alien Breed

Alien Breed is a sci-fi top-down shooter created by Team17 originally for the Amiga and released in 1991. The game, heavily inspired by the movie Aliens, is similar to the famous Atari arcade Gauntlet in terms of gameplay.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aliens multi-directional multi-scrolling shooter science fiction top-down walkabout

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway is a shoot 'em up developed and published by Capcom for arcade machines in 1987. Later on, the title was ported to several computers and consoles such as...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: 2d aviation coin-up conversion flight historical battle top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling war ww2

Frogger

Frogger

Frogger is an arcade created by Konami and one of the most popular video games ever created. It was released for the first time in 1981, and it has been ported to almost all platforms since then.

Year: 1982 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-08-30Tags: coin-up conversion top-down

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest, known as Dragon Warrior in the US, is a Japanese-style role-playing game created by Chunsoft for the NES and released in 1986. It's the first game of the famous Drago...

Year: 1986 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-04-11Tags: fantasy jrpg top-down turn-based

Alien Breed: Tower Assault

Alien Breed: Tower Assault

Alien Breed: Tower Assault is the third entry into the Alien Breed sci-fi shooter series and was developed and published by Team17 Software in 1994 for the Amiga, Amiga CD32, and DOS.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-28Tags: 2 players aga aliens amiga original game multi-scrolling shooter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up top-down walkabout

Micro Machines

Micro Machines

Micro Machines is the first game of the popular series of racing simulations featuring toy cars, developed by Codemasters and released initially for the NES in 1991. The Amiga, Gam...

Year: 1993 Genre: Racing Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players arcade competitive multiplayer top-down toy cars transport

Super Cars

Super Cars

Super Cars is a top-down racing game created by Magnetic Fields and published by Gremlin Graphics initially in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. One year later it was ported to NES and Commodore 64.

Year: 1990 Genre: Racing Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: amiga original game automobile combat racing competitive driving extra half-brite top-down transport

Star Goose!

Star Goose!

Star Goose! (also know as Stargoose Warrior) is a sci-fi arcade shooter created by Logotron for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS and released in 1988. Designed by two brilliant game...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-03-20Tags: arcade shoot em up top-down

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V. is a top-down shooter for 1 or 2 players created by Random Access and published by The Sales Curve in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and other platforms.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players 2d amiga original game co-op helicopter top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up

Space Crusade

Space Crusade

Space Crusade is a computer adaptation of the 1990 Games Workshop boardgame set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The video game was created by Gremlin Graphics and released in 199...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: board game licensed science fiction space squad management top-down turn-based

Roadkill

Roadkill

Roadkill is a violent racing sim with a top-down view created by Vision and released by Acid Software in 1994 for the Amiga CD32 and Amiga 1200. The game, written in blitz basic, ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-09-14Tags: aga amiga cd32 amiga original game blitz basic driving multi-directional top-down vehicular combat simulator

Paradroid 90

Paradroid 90

Paradroid 90 is the remake/enhanced version for 16-bit computers (Amiga and Atari ST) of the classic C64 shooter Paradroid. It was published by Hewson Consultants in 1990. The con...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: atari st cyborgs multi-directional multi-scrolling shooter spaceship top-down walkabout

Commando

Commando

Commando is a 2D action shooter arcade created by Capcom in 1985. It was ported first to the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum. In the years following its release it was ported to multiple...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade shoot em up top-down vertical-scrolling walkabout war

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 Ami...

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: 2 players amiga original game brutal sports cyberpunk futuristic sports multiplayer top-down