Games by Year of Release: 1986

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 BB...

Year: 1986 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 3d bbc micro first-person polygons puzzle-solving real-time virtual world

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 late...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: fantasy interactive fiction sinclair ql text adventure text with still pics

Knight Tyme

Knight Tyme

Knight Tyme is a graphic adventure published by Mastertronic in 1986 for 8-bit platforms, initially from the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, later for Commdore 64 and MSX. The game wa...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-10-04Tags: 2d fantasy flip-screen graphic adventure puzzle-solving science fiction zx spectrum

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 comput...

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: commodore 64 science fiction shoot em up space flight

The Chessmaster 2000

The Chessmaster 2000

The Chessmaster 2000 is the first title in the popular Chessmaster series created by The Software Toolworks. The game, developed initially for MS-DOS, was released in 1986 for PC, Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, and MSX.

Year: 1986 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-08-31Tags: board game chess hotseat isometric

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 po...

Year: 1986 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: adult cards ham mode poker tiles

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...

Year: 1986 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-08-19Tags: 2 players arcade co-op platform

Silent Service

Silent Service

Silent Service is a warfare submarine simulator designed by legendary Canadian video game creator Sid Meier, known for the acclaimed Sid Meier's Civilization. The game was publis...

Year: 1986 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: history military naval submarine vehicular combat simulator war ww2

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 ...

Year: 1986 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: apple 2 original game dungeon crawler fantasy sword and sorcery turn-based

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest is a graphic adventure created by Roberta Williams in 1983, originally for the IBM PCjr, then ported to many platforms including Apple II, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and many others.

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: agi engine fantasy graphic adventure point and click puzzle-solving

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 and enemies.

Year: 1986 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade coin-up conversion isometric multiplayer rolling ball

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 Japan with the name "Nemesis.

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-03-07Tags: arcade coin-up conversion science fiction shoot em up

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

Defender of the Crown

Defender of the Crown

Defender of the Crown is a strategy game designed by Kellyn Beck and it's one of the first and most influential Amiga games. It was Cinemaware's first game, and was originally rele...

Year: 1986 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: amiga original game europe fantasy historical battle history map-based historical medieval mythology robin hood