The best classic and old school Top-down games

Phantasie

Phantasie

Phantasie is a role-playing game designed by Winston Douglas Wood and released by Strategic Simulations Inc initially in 1985 for Apple II and other 8-bit platforms. The conversion...

Year: 1987 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-08-05Tags: apple 2 original game top-down turn-based wanderer

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

Arcade Pool

Arcade Pool

Arcade Pool is a pool simulation/arcade game developed by Antitesi and published by Team 17 in 1994 for Amiga and MS-DOS. Ofter considered the best pool game ever created for the A...

Year: 1994 Genre: Sports Updated: 2020-08-07Tags: arcade pool sport sim top-down

Uridium 2

Uridium 2

Uridium 2 is a sci-fi horizontal-scrolling shoot 'em up created by Graftgold for the Amiga and published by Renegade in 1993. The first Uridium was created for the Commodore 64, ...

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players co-op h-scrolling shoot-em up shoot em up 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

King's Bounty

King's Bounty

King's Bounty is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by New World Computing. The title was released in 1990 for MS-DOS, C64, and Apple II, while the Amiga, Genesis, and Macintosh versions arrived in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-08-15Tags: adventure-rpg fantasy rpg elements top-down turn-based

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

Indy Heat

Indy Heat

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is an arcade racing game that was developed and published by Leland Corporation in 1991. It was later ported to home platforms, including Amiga, NES, Commodore 64.

Year: 1992 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: coin-up conversion competitive multiplayer single screen top-down track racing

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

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

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Dogs of War is a shooter created by Vectordean for the Atari ST and then ported to Amiga. It was published in 1989 by Elite. The game, for one or two players, is heavily inspired b...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players co-op jungle military multi-directional run and gun shoot em up top-down walkabout

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 Amig...

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

Dimo's Quest

Dimo's Quest

Dimo's Quest is an arcade puzzler created by Infernal Bytes originally for the Amiga in 1993, then ported to MS-DOS and CD-i. The game designed by Tobias Prinz and Thomas B. Schulz...

Year: 1993 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-07-04Tags: amiga original game arcade top-down

Dragonflight

Dragonflight

Dragonflight is a fantasy RPG created by Thalion Software and released in 1990 for the Atari ST and Amiga, with a DOS conversion published in 1991. Erik Simon wrote the game concep...

Year: 1990 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: atari st fantasy non-linear open world sword and sorcery top-down wanderer