Games by Year of Release: 1988

Star Command

Star Command

Star Command is a 1988 space role-playing game released by Strategic Simulations Inc initially for MS-DOS, then Amiga and Atari ST. One of the things I learned from the world of ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-02-19Tags: aliens science fiction space exploration squad management text-based turn-based

Armalyte

Armalyte

Armalyte is one of the best shooters ever created for the Commodore 64. This horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot 'em up was developed by Cyberdyne Systems and published by Thalamus in 1988.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: commodore 64 h-scrolling shoot-em up science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling space flight

Thunder Blade

Thunder Blade

Thunder Blade is an arcade released by Sega originally in 1987 where the player has to control an helicopter, the Gunship Gladiator, to destroy all enemies using guns and missiles and defeat the dictator.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: arcade flight helicopter shoot em up transport

Driller

Driller

Driller, also known as Space Station Oblivion, is a 3D strategy/puzzler created by Incentive Software initially for ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC in 1987. In 1988 the Atari ST, Amiga and DOS versions were released.

Year: 1988 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: 3d first-person freescape polygons science fiction vector graphics virtual world zx spectrum

Vyper

Vyper

Vyper is a sci-fi shoot 'em up, clearly inspired to Galaga, created by TopDown Development for the Amiga and released in 1988..

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18

Time Bandit

Time Bandit

Time Bandit is an action/adventure arcade written originally for the TRS-80 the ported in 1985 to Atari ST and Amiga by MichTron. The gameplay is similar to the popular Gauntlet, t...

Year: 1988 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade interactive fiction multiplayer science fiction split-screen text adventure

Obliterator

Obliterator

Obliterator is an arcade adventure game developed and published by Psygnosis in 1988 for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, and Atari. It was ported to DOS, ZX Spectrum, and MSX the following year.

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-11-21Tags: aliens arcade navigator platform-shooter science fiction shoot em up

Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons

Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons

Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons, also known as Mission Icarus, is a sci-fi shooter for two players released by Psygnosis in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-06-23Tags: 2 players aliens bbc micro co-op maze split-screen top-down

Backlash

Backlash

Backlash is a 3D shooter created by the British studio Novagen for the Atari ST in 1987 and ported to Amiga in 1988. The game was programmed by Paul Woakes and designed by Bruce Jordan, the founders of the company.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: 3d first-person polygons science fiction shoot em up vector graphics

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 atm...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: arcade fantasy platform

Eliminator

Eliminator

Eliminator is a sci-fi arcade/shooter designed by John M. Phillips and developed by Hewson initially for the Atari ST. It was published in 1988 also for the Amiga, Commodore 64, in 1988 for Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-23Tags: aliens arcade atari st science fiction

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the famous arcade developed by Atari in 1983. The cabinet of The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1985 as an upgrade to the first one.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: aliens arcade coin-up conversion rail shooter science fiction shoot em up wireframe

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine is a sci-fi shoot 'em up created by Raffaele Cecco for Hewson Consultants and published in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum. It was then ported to the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, and Amiga.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: arcade science fiction shoot em up zx spectrum

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio is an early managerial simulation created initially by George Blank for the TSR-80 in 1978. The source code of the game (written in BASIC) was published in SoftSide magazine.

Year: 1988 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-24Tags: basic language business simulation fantasy history management medieval turn-based