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Games by Year of Release: 1988

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Battle Chess is a chess game created by Interplay initially for the Amiga and published in 1988. It was so successful that it had been ported to most platforms available, including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Simulation

3d amiga cd32 amiga original game board game chess multiplayer
Power Strike

Power Strike

Aleste, released outside Japan as "Power Strike", is a popular shoot-em-up developed by Compile and released initially for the SEGA Master System in 1988. Later it was published for MSX2.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter

arcade science fiction top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up
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

basic language business simulation fantasy history management medieval political turn-based
The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx is a Japanese RPG created by Bullet-Proof Software originally in 1984 for the NEC-PC 8801. It was the first role-playing game developed in Japan, taking inspiration from big western hits such as Wizardry and Ultima.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

dungeon crawler fantasy first-person japan turn-based
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

3d first-person polygons science fiction shoot em up vector graphics
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

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

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

2 players aliens bbc micro co-op maze split-screen top-down
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,...

Year: 1988 Genre: Arcade

arcade interactive fiction multiplayer science fiction split-screen text adventure
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is a platformer action-adventure created by Konami in 1987 for the Famicom and released in North America for the NES in 1988. This is the second game ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

europe fantasy horror metroidvania nes original game non-linear platform
2400 A.D.

2400 A.D.

2400 A.D. is a post-apocalyptic top-down role-playing game by Origin Systems. Before starting a new game, I have the (maybe bad) habit of looking at the story of searching for a review.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

aliens post-apocalyptic real-time science fiction
Rastan

Rastan

Rastan is a hack & slash side-scrolling platformer created by Taito and released initially in 1987. The game was designed and directed by Toshiyuki (aka "Nenko") Nishimura. The her...

Year: 1988 Genre: Action

arcade barbarian brawler coin-up conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash platform side-scrolling
Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is a game based on the 1982 television series starring KITT, the hi-tech supercar, and David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight. The game was created by Pack-In-Video and published by Acclaim in 1988 for the NES only.

Year: 1988 Genre: Racing

first-person licensed shoot em up
Fish!

Fish!

Fish! is a text adventure created by the British game studio Magnetic Scrolls, published in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS and other platforms by Rainbird. Writ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure

comedy detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure