Super Cobra
Super Cobra (スーパーコブラ, Sūpā Kobura) is a 1981 horizontally scrolling shooter, arcade game. It was developed by Konami from the engine of the popular Scramble and manufactured and distributed by...
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Omega Race
Omega Race is an arcade game programmed by Ron Haliburton and released in 1981 by Midway. It was the only arcade game with vector graphics Midway created.
In 1982 the editors of Consumer Guide mag...
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Video Hustler
Video Hustler is a pool (pocket billiards) arcade game developed by Konami in 1981.
Video Hustler was made available by Microsoft for its Game Room service for the Xbox 360 and Games for Windows -...
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Space Hawk
Space Hawk is a video game released by Mattel for its Intellivision video game system in 1981. The game is a re-worked version of a previously planned clone of Asteroids in which the player, in a rock...
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Strange Odyssey
Strange Odyssey was a text-based adventure program written by Scott Adams and Neil Broome .
Published by Adventure International, this text-based adventure game was one of many from Scott Adams.G...
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Strategy X (video game)
Strategy X is an overhead shooter arcade game developed by Konami in 1981 in which the player takes control of a tank to advance through various stages, defeating enemies and picking up fuel.Strategy ...
RobotWar
RobotWar was a programming game written by Silas Warner. This game, along with the companion program RobotWrite, was originally developed in the TUTOR programming language language on the PLATO syste...
Stampede (video game)
Stampede is a video game cartridge which was released in 1981 for the Atari 2600 video game console, and the Intellivision video game console in 1982. The game is a left-to-right side-scroller with an...
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Olympic Decathlon
Olympic Decathlon (1980 for TRS-80) Olympic Decathlon (1981 for Apple II) aka Microsoft Decathlon (1982 for IBM PC) is a computer game where the player participates in a Decathlon.The gold medalist fo...
Crossfire (video game)
Crossfire is a popular Apple II, Atari 400/800, VIC-20 and Commodore 64 video game created by Jay Sullivan, first published by Sierra On-Line in 1981.
In Crossfire, the player uses the IJKL keys o...
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Mystery Fun House (video game)
Mystery Fun House is a text-based adventure program written by Scott Adams, "Adventure 7" in the series released by Adventure International. The game setting was a fun house that the player had to ex...
Donkey Kong (character)
Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング, Donkī Kongu) is an anthropomorphic mountain gorilla appearing in the Donkey Kong and Mario video game franchises. A popular character, he has appeared in many video games...
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Thief (arcade game)
Thief is a 1981 arcade video game that is extremely similar to Pac-Man.The player operates a car being pursued by several blue police cars, in a maze that is supposed to represent city streets. There...
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
Ultima, later known as Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness or simply Ultima I, is the first game in the Ultima series of role-playing video games created by Richard Garriott. It was first published in...
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Caverns of Mars
Caverns of Mars is a computer game for the Atari 8-bit computers, programmed by Greg Christensen and published by Atari Program Exchange (APX) in 1981. It became the best selling APX title of all time...
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Astro Blaster
Astro Blaster is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega in 1981.
The player controls a ship (bearing a resemblance to the Battlestar Galactica) which can fire and move left or right. The play...
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Star Strike
Star Strike is a single-player video game, released by Mattel for its Intellivision video game system in 1981. The Intellivision's best-selling game in 1982, with over 800,000 copies sold, Star Strike...
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Jungler
Jungler is a maze-based arcade game developed by Konami in 1981. Distributed by Stern in the United States beginning in 1982, the game has players controlling a multi-segmented creature attempting to ...
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Turtles (video game)
Turtles (also known as Turpin) is a 1981 arcade game. It was developed by Konami and published by Stern and Sega. The game was then ported to the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Entex Adventure Vision in 19...
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Raster Blaster
Raster Blaster is a 1981 computer pinball game for the Apple II resembling the classic Firepower table.
This video game was written and designed by Bill Budge and published by BudgeCo. It showed a...
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Radar Rat Race
Radar Rat Race (レーダーラットレース, Rēdā Ratto Rēsu) was a 1981 game made by HAL Laboratory for the Commodore VIC-1001, later converted to the Commodore MAX Machine. It was rereleased for VIC-20 and C...
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Space Fury
Space Fury (J:スペースフューリー) is a multi-directional shooter arcade game created by Sega and released on June 17, 1981. The game was an early example of color vector graphics and it also featured speech sy...
President Elect (video game)
President Elect is a turn-based, political simulation game, first released by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1981. It would appear to be the first commercially published computer game of its political...
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Red Alert (arcade)
Red Alert is a Fixed Shooter arcade video game released by Irem in July 1981.
In Red Alert, the player controls an anti-aircraft turret that can move left and right across the ground, and can only...
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Tempest (video game)
Tempest is a 1981 arcade game by Atari Inc., originally designed and programmed by Dave Theurer. The game is a tube shooter, a type of shoot 'em up where the environment is fixed and viewed from a thr...
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Arena of Octos
Arena of Octos is a single-player, turn-based combat game for the Apple II and TRS-80 computer families. It was created by Steve Kropinak and Al Johnston in 1981 and published by SoftSide Magazine.
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