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Abrams Battle Tank

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Dynamix 1988
Genre: Simulation
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

The M-1 Abrams is by far the most advanced tank in the current battlefield. While still using manual loading, everything else in the tank is very modern, making it a most formidable opponent. Originally designed for the European theater of war, the Abrams was, ironically, first deployed in the Persian Gulf for the Desert Storm. There, it proved to be one of the decisive weapons in the US military arsenal. While always on the forefront of the action, very few vehicles were damaged, and not a single member of the tank crew was killed. The Abrams proved both in long-range and short-range combat. In the long range, the tank could find and hit Iraqi tanks that were dug into the desert sand from a distance where the Iraqis didn't even see them. In its first skirmish, the tank proved itself in short range as well, when eight US tanks took out 38 Iraqi Republican Guard tanks. In addition to all, this, the Abrams was very safe. At one instance, shot from a point blank range into the side by an Iraqi tank, none of the tank crew was killed.


Alley Cat

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Synapse Software / IBM 1984
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

This early IBM PC masterpiece is Billy Williams' 1984 port of his 8-bit Atari game of the previous year.

The game starts in an alley with trash cans, moving clothes lines and randomly opening windows. You climb up and avoid dogs, mice bites and junk flying out of the windows to enter one of five types of rooms. You might dive into a fishbowl to catch fish among electric eels, chase mice hiding in a huge wedge of cheese, tiptoe between a room full of sleeping dogs to eat their food, drop a birdcage and catch the canary, or knock over vases on top of a bookshelf guarded by a spider.


Alone in the Dark

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Infogrames 1992
Genre: Adventure, Action
Rating: 4.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

This game is loosely based on H.P. Lovecrafts works. So you can expect a decent horror atmosphere. And that's what the game is all about: the atmosphere! It is created mainly be the presentation. The graphics are an attempt to be as movie-like as possible. You're playing in third-person perspective. The perspective changes depending on the spot where your alter ego stands. You are of course always visible, but from different directions and angles! When walking around you sometimes have the feeling of real movie-cuts.


Alone in the Dark 2

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Infogrames 1994
Genre: Adventure, Action
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

The ghost pirate One Eyed Jack (no relation to Twin Peaks) has kidnapped a little girl. A detective called Striker has located her, but just as he's about to free her again, a creepy clown doll comes to life and strangles him to death. Enter Striker's colleague: Edward Carnby, in a distincly more modern suit than the one he wore in the first game. Arriving at the mansion (appropriately called Hell's Kitchen), he's immediately faced with zombies... carrying machine guns.


Another World

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Interplay 1990
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

An energy experiment has gone wrong and a scientist now finds himself in another world, an unknown and dangerous place where he quickly ends as a captive of an advanced alien culture. With the help of an alien captive now he must find the way out to freedom.


Arkanoid

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Taito 1986
Genre: Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

The era and time of this story is unknown. After the mothership Arkanoid was destroyed, a craft Vaus scrambled away from it. Oh yes, we're speaking of a deep, involving background story here! In fact we're speaking of a Breakoutclone here.


Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh

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Taito 1988
Genre: Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: NES

The classic arcade game is back, ready to make use of the latest home entertainment technology the world can offer. But did we get the original with a facelift, or is it an actual sequel? Is it still fun, fast and unforgiving? Why the hell does it even include a story? The answers to these, and maybe to more questions, are just a few words away.


Avalon

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Hewson Consultants 1984
Genre: Action, Adventure
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: ZX Spectrum

The Dark Ages are closing in. You are a wandering lore-seeker in 5th century Britain. Oh look, you've been given a magical staff and a map, and for some wild reason you must now travel to Isle of Glass (Avalon?). There at the foot of the Glass Hill you shall dispatch your soul undeground into dismal dungeons to remotely locate and banish Avelach the Lord of Chaos, who according to this old witch's prophecy shall soon bring down terrible calamities and the end of the world as we know it. Firstly, though, you must overcome his perplexing maze and its ghastly denizens to prove yourself a skilled sorcerer and a worthy opponent...


Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

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Palace Software 1987
Genre: Action
Rating: 1.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: C64

To get the story over with: Evil wizard has captured the princess, oily muscleman carrying a huge sword tries to free her by first confronting the sorcerer's soldiers and then the evil master himself.


Batman Forever

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Acclaim 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Gotham City. The decadent abode of violence, murderous crimes, mad supervillains and never-ending darkness and gloom. Ever occured to you that even the very name suggests a certain gothic connotation? Once again our DC hero in black cape and mask must save the day and this time his target is The Riddler along with his disfigured accomplice Two-Face, formerly a good friend of Bruce Wayne aka Batman, but now a sick nutjob with multiple personality disorder. Their henchmen are a good old bunch of cold-hearted goons, thugs and various trick-or-treaters gone loony. Well, Batman, that sounds like right up your alley!



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