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Games by Year of Release: 1988


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

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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

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Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego is the third chapter in the Carmen Sandiego series. It was published in 1988 for Amiga, DOS, Commodore 64, and other platforms. This episode, whi...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure

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Times of Lore

Times of Lore is an action RPG created by Chris Roberts - author of Wing Commander - and published by Origin Systems for Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS. Later it was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum and NES.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

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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

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Wayne Gretzky Hockey

Wayne Gretzky Hockey is an ice hockey simulation created by Bethesda Softworks for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS and released in 1988. There were also Macintosh and NES versions, while the C-64/128 version was never completed.

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports

2 players hockey licensed sport sim top-down winter sports


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

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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

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

arcade fantasy platform


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

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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

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

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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

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Star Goose!

Star Goose! (also know as Stargoose Warrior) is a sci-fi arcade shooter created by Logotron for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS and released in 1988. Designed by two brilliant game...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter

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