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Cosmic Commuter takes place well into the future in 2075. As an employee of the Galactic Travel Agency, you help commuters get to and from work. Game play follows several tasks. First, successfully land the rocket on the planets surface. This task will be very similar to those who have played Jupiter Lnader. The next stage of the video game, control the astrobus, picking up as many commuters as you can.
Your are suspended in time, caught in a hostile part of the universe on the edges of an insignificant galaxy. Your mission is to guide yourself back home in your star cruiser while watching out for the various obstacles and enemies such as alien monsters and rogue fighters.
Your mission is to save Comic Kids from certain destruction and score as many points as possible before the planet falls out of orbit and time is up.
An immense interstellar trading depot must cross a vast distant in the stars. However, there is a dormant colony of giant alien mineral eating termites. Unfortunately for you, they are now awake and hungry, very hungry. Your mission is to pilot the fragile probe ship into the power chamber and clear out the invaders before they jam it up totally.
You are thrilled to find out that some rare South American hornbills have nested in one of your trees. You mission is to defend the birds nests from a barrage of marauding creatures. If you hit an egg-carrying bird, be quick to catch the egg before it hits the ground. At the same time, watch out for snakes that may be sneaking up to nests and gobbling eggs. After some time has passed, you get to the eggs to another nesting site.
Defend your home from a barage of nasty bugs. Drop potted plants on the bugs to destroy them. I know, this sounds like we are making a bigger mess and creating another problem right? Nope, thansk to the world of video game consoles, the dirt is cleared up right away! Just beneath the potted plants are six windows. If the bugs get to the windows, a layer of your house will be eaten by these nasty bugs. The video game ends when six layers of your house have been eaten. Though, I’d be really upset with just a singl
e layer eaten!
Use your flying sub, the Sea Hunter, to destroy your enemies and get treasures. Your sub is the top model, allowing you to move in air and water, though you make better time when in the air. Points are awarded depending on the item killed: lane = 300; Helicopter = 100; Bird = 0; Boat = 50; Sting Ray = 20; Shark = 100; Angler Fish = 200; Squid = 100
Crazy Balloon is a port of the 1980s. You must navigate your balloon through many varied levels full of different dangers.
Climb your way to the top of a series of buildings, where a helicopter is waiting to pick you up and take you to the next building. You can climb sideways and up, but are unable to go back down. Watch out for windows as they will open and close as you climb and could result in you loosing grip and falling to your death. You have three lives and are awarded a new life every 30,000 points. Think the windows will be enough of an obstacle, well here are a few others.
The object of the video game is to move your car to the exit by moving it and the other cars in the parking lot.
Your mission is to liberate the galaxy.The evil Mirpods have been raiding the far corners of the galaxy causing great destruction and havoc. Proceed to Tzoris using your Spectron to catch the Mirpods.
Use your starship to destroy the guard towers that protect the underground enemy settlement. Watch out for enemy missiles and avoid collision with the towers. Once ten towers have been destroyed, you get to proceed to the next level.
Crypts of Chaos
The object is to kill monsters in the crypts while getting the treasure. The crypt is a very large crypt with many levels. Your starting depth will depend on the difficulty level: Games one, two, three, or four place you at levels five, nine, thirteen, or one, respectively. Your weapons are a sword which provides unlimited attacks won’t kill wizards. The wand has limited attacks so use it sparingly. The wand is good is useless on dragons.
You are trapped Crystal Castles. Collect all the gems located throughout the castle in order to escape. When your alter ego, Bentley, collects all of the gems on the current castle, he will level-up and begin with a more difficult castle. Be careful of the many dangers on your quest such as dangerous creatures. However, along with the dangers is a magic hat which will make you temporarily invincible. This hat appear randomly.
This video game was first sold for $100 each — much more expensive that today’s video games! Cubicolor mixes the classic Rubik’s Cube with sliding puzzles. You have a grid made of up different colours. On either side of the screen you will see a 3×3 pattern of different colours. Your goal is to get the nine squares in the centre of the grid to match the same pattern.
The Cuttle Cart is a unique cartridge in that it is not a game but has built-in RAM and an audio cable that connects to a CD player or computer. The Cuttle cart then connects to a windows computer. So what does it do? Well, the Cuttle cart is used to load game ROMs on tot he cartridge from a PC to be used on an Atari console.
Dark Chambers is very similar to Gauntlet. There are 26 different levels filled with hidden treasures. As with Gauntlet, there are also many dangers that want to see nothing other than your doom. These dangers include zombies, wraiths, skeletons, wizards, and the grim reaper. Each of the creatures in the video game has a different strength. But what is real nasty about this video game is that when a creature is shot, it transforms into the next weaker creature. Personally, I think this is cruel, but hey, its still a fun game.
You have been sent to deliver a message. But the giant ship IT gets in your way and it does not want this message to get to the Galactic Emperor. Destroy all three power generators to escape. The third generator does not appear until the other two are destroyed. IT is protected by three shields above you that are labelled A, B, and C, from top to bottom. There is a forth shield, D, below you. These shields are nasty as touching either one will result in your death.
The Activision Decathlon attempts to use the player’s own physical endurance to simulate athletic performance. Players move their joysticks left and right to run, and hit the red button to perform actions such as vaulting or throwing the discus. There are 10 different Olympics events including: 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500 meter race that takes several minutes to complete.
Another top, and highly addictive, video game from the 1980s, Defender puts players in charge of a ship sent to protect mankind from wave after wave of attacking alien forces. Armed with smart bombs and a hyperdrive fight against bombers, pods, swarmers, baiters, and landers. The landers are the worst as they capture the humanoids and transform them into deadly and relentless Mutants. If you fail o save the humanoids form the mutants, the planet will be destroyed, ending your game.