Games by Year of Release: 1988

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

Bombuzal

Bombuzal

Bombuzal is a cute puzzler released by Image Works in 1988 for the Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari ST. Later it was ported to MS-DOS, SNES, and other platforms. The Amiga version was distributed as a cover disk of the Amiga Power magazine.

Year: 1988 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: coverdisk isometric logic

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

Virus

Virus

Virus (known as Zarch when it was originally created for the Acorn Archimedes) is a 3d shooter designed by David Braben and one of the first real 3D games ever created. Initially ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: 3d birds-eye view science fiction shoot em up

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

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

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

Buggy Boy

Buggy Boy

Speed Buggy (Buggy Boy in the UK) is an arcade racing game created by Tatsumi initially released in 1985. In 1987-1988 several home computer versions were created, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, and Atari ST ports.

Year: 1988 Genre: Racing Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade automobile coin-up conversion driving track racing

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is a sci-fi RPG created by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom initially for MS-DOS in 1988, then ported to Atari ST, Apple II, Commodore 64, and Amiga (in 1989).

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-08-06Tags: board game mecha science fiction tactical-rpg top-down turn-based war

Impossible Mission II

Impossible Mission II

Impossible Mission II is the sequel to the first Impossible Mission game. It was developed by Novatrade Software and published by Epyx in 1988 for the Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, and others.

Year: 1988 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: platform puzzle-solving science fiction

Menace

Menace

Menace is a side scrolling space shooter created by DMA Design originally for the Amiga. It was published by Psygnosis in 1988. One year later the game was ported and released for the Commodore 64, Atari ST and DOS.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: amiga original game arcade science fiction shoot em up

Football Manager 2

Football Manager 2

Football Manager II is the sequel to the original Football Manager created by Kevin Toms with Addictive Games in 1985. This sequel arrived in 1988, and it was released for Commodor...

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: business simulation football sport management

Xenon

Xenon

Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter, created by The Bitmap Brothers initially for the Atari ST in 1988 and ported to Amiga, ZX Spectrum, and MSX the same year. The game is the prequel to the much more popular Xenon 2: Megablast.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: amiga original game shoot em up space v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

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 Updated: 2020-02-10Tags: arcade barbarian brawler coin-up conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash platform side-scrolling