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World Karate Championship

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System Three Software / Epyx 1986
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: C64

A well-known classic from the arcade from 1986. Business as usual: Fight against your opponents who become more stronger from round to round and try to collect as many point as possible...

You start as Karateka with the white belt - you can choose Egypt or Australia. It does not matter at all because the starting location has no influence on the game itself. After 3 rounds of fighting you either go to New York or to Rio de Janeiro - and that already was the little excursion because after round no. 3 the background graphic does not change any more. At least as far as I could play...


Worms

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Team 17 1995
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Now, this is quite a famous game and, unlike others, it’s popular with a reason. You get the lemmings, give them weapons (after changing the little suicidal rodents to worms) and you get an action game with plenty of explosions and collateral damage.


Wurmi aus Frankfurt

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? 1985
Genre: Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Freeware
System: PC

Following the motto of never breaking for anything, the player's avatar bolts across the screen at breakneck speed, just to swallow a beer from time to time. The only thing which could stop him would be the screen borders. Almost sounds like a Werner game, but there are a few differences. The most striking one first: the beer will not get you drunk, but stretches you. Also, the protagonist does not come from Schleswig Holstein, but from Frankfurt, and it is not a rocker, but a worm. Welcome to the world of Wurmi aus Frankfurt.


WWF Raw

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Ljn 1994
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: SNES

WWF RAW - the reference to digital showfights. The ridiculous wrestling-scene is presented absolutely serious. And that's good for all who are amused by clearly missing but apparently very painful hooks and for those who still can't understand why two wrestlers are trying to kill each other in the ring, but having a nice barbecue together after the fight (are there any?).


WWF Wrestlemania

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Acclaim 1995
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

WWF Wrestlemania - The name says it all. The official license has both its advantages and disadvantages for the game designers. Much room for creativity concerning character design and playing modes does not remain, but these are of course advantages, either. Because well-known fighter "personalities" already exist to whom the followers of this "sport" connect different cliché attributes, the typically ridiculous plot of an average fighting game can fortunately not be found. Another point is that potential weaknesses of the playability will be easier looked over by the players because of the disciples' emotional link to their idols. The designers could therefore put all their efforts in a conversion as "realistic" as possible.


WWF WrestleMania

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Twilight / Ocean 1992
Genre: Action
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

A wrestling game on the Amiga made by Ocean in 1991? This couldn't have gone right! Surprisingly, it is not nearly as bad as expected. In decent graphical style – with big, distinct sprites – large men homoerotically grab each other and it is fun! There you have your conclusion.


X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

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Capcom 1994
Genre: Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: SNES

The X-Men are Marvel's most successful team of superheros. And that is actually surprising if you know a bit about the history of this series. It was started back in the mid-60s, like so many others. But the X-Men never really made it, the sales couldn't compare to the Fantastic Four and all the others. So their story ended in 1970: the series was discontinued. No more stories of Professor Xavier, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman. Gone the threat of Magneto, the Juggernaut and the Sentinels.


Xadium

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Mr Chip Software 1987
Genre: Action
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Plus/4

Everything was so easy 'back in the days'. Just throw together a action-packed game concept in which you control some vehicle in some tricky situation, add some nice graphics, mix it up and there you are: a finished game.


Xmas Lemmings

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DMA Design / Psygnosis 1993
Genre: Puzzle
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Freeware
System: PC

[align=left style=margin-left:15em][i]Who trudges there through snow and night?
It is the lemmings! Clad red and white?
Where is the fuzzy green haired mop?
What are they wearing on their top?
A warming hat that is of course,


Yes Prime Minister

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Mosaic 1987
Genre: Strategy, Puzzle
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: C64

Yes Prime Minister is, as the name suggests, a computer game based on BBC2's TV show of the same name which started as Yes Minister in 1980 got renamed when the protagonist got promoted.



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