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

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

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 Updated: 2018-03-22Tags: dungeon crawler fantasy first-person japan turn-based

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 Updated: 2018-04-26Tags: europe fantasy horror metroidvania nes original game non-linear platform

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

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

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

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 Updated: 2018-03-21Tags: 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. Wri...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: comedy detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure

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

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels is an interactive fiction written by Bob Bates and released by Infocom for MS-DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh and Amiga in 1988. It...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

TV Sports: Football

TV Sports: Football

TV Sports: Football is the first game of the TV Sports series created by Cinemaware initially for the Amiga. It was published in 1988, while the C64 and DOS versions followed later.

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: 2 players american football amiga original game multiplayer sport sim top-down