1992

First Person Shooters:

| Catacomb Abyss, The / Catacomb Abyss 3D | Maze Wars | Spear Of Destiny | Virtual Reality Studio II / 3D Construction Kit II | Wolfenstein 3D

Third Person Shooters:

| Alone In The Dark | Die Hard 2: Die Harder | RoboCop 3 / Robocop 3D | Terminator 2029, The

Simulations:

| Aces of the Pacific | Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946 | Air Warrior | ATAC: The Secret War Against Drugs | AV8B Harrier Assault / Super VGA Harrier | B-17 Flying Fortress | Birds of Prey | Comanche: Maximum Overkill | Corncob 3-D | Corncob 3-D: The Other Worlds Campaign / Corncob Deluxe | Do 335 Pfeil Tour of Duty | Epic | F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 | F-15 Strike Eagle II: Operation Desert Storm Scenario Disk | F-15 Strike Eagle III | Falcon 3.0: Operation: Fighting Tiger | He 162 Volksjäger Tour of Duty | Heroes of the 357th | JetFighter II: Operation Lightning Storm | Jump Jet / Harrier Jump Jet | Pacific Islands | Red Baron: Mission Builder | Thunderhawk AH-73M | Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2 | XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter

ShootEm Up 2D/3D:

| Baoxiao Chuji [Tw] | Box Ranger [K] | Defender of Freedom | Fox Ranger | Knightmare | Lethal Weapon | Llamatron: 2112 | Mega Phoenix | OverKill | Rath-Tha | Sandstorm | StarMines II: Planet of the Mines | Xenic


FPS Year Summary 1992

Wolfenstein 3D was a shareware game, offering the full game to be distributed to everyone but limiting the levels playable so that people hooked on the game could pay to register the game and access the whole thing. This system was used for the next few years until the proliferation of the cracking scene where hackers bypass such protections. This game added support for VGA graphics and sound cards. It was an instant success and is generally credited with inventing the first person shooter genre proper. It built on the ray casting technology pioneered in earlier games to create a revolutionary template for shooter game design, which first person shooters are still based upon today. Despite the violent themes, and being banned in Germany due to the use of Nazi iconography, it largely escaped the controversy generated by the later Doom.
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss was a fantasy RPG with shooting magic spells created by Richard Garriot's Origin, it featured a fully 3d world and even gave the players the amazing ability to look up and down. It included lighting, varying wall heights, slopped surfaces, swimming and jumping in its 3d world. A technology demo of this game was John Carmack's inspiration for Wolfenstein 3D's game engine.

Video of gameplay for FPS games by Balg()rG: 1992-1994.


Wolfenstein 3D Ultima Underworld



First Person Shooters

Catacomb Abyss, The / Catacomb Abyss 3D Gamer's Edge / SoftDisk [top]

After the breakup from iD, SoftDisk made this sequel on their own. Abyss was the only one released as shareware. New enemies and locations like a mine and an aqueduct...
The Catacomb Abyss is one of the first ever first-person shooters. It's based on an early id Software raycasting engine, similar to the one used in Wolfenstein 3D (which came months afterwards) but in 16 colours.
You play the role of a magician, who is once again called upon by the townspeople to defeat his ancient archrival Nemesis again. After having defeated Nemesis in the past, his minions have erected a huge museleum in his honour, and as a result the townspeople are forced to live under a rule of horror. You must once again venture into the catacombs, defeat Nemesis and free the townspeople.
Infos
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Full Demos ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Screenshots
Catacomb Abyss 1MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demos - Catacomb 3-D, Catacomb Abyss, Curse of the Catacombs, Terror of the Catacombs (uploaded by bullthorn)
Full Demos - all 7 games (uploaded by bullthorn)
included in Good Old Games Digital Download ISO Demo 16MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Catacombs Pack - Good Old Games Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.3 13.9MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


Maze Wars Amazing Graphics [top]

Maze Wars is a decent 3D maze game that is by no means revolutionary, but deserves mention as one of the first 3D maze mouse-driven games. The objective is simple: find the exit to the maze, while shooting monsters who get in your way. The game is timed, making it quite challenging on higher levels (especially beyond level 3). The game includes 11 levels in total, although they are all very similar except for maze size and the number of monsters (which all appear as floating polygons). One nice feature of the game is that it allows you to change the colors of everything: monsters, walls, floor etc. One gripe with the game is that the controls take some getting used to: instead of using mouse buttons for firing weapons, the game instead forces you to press them for movement (left = forward and right = backward). You need to press both mouse buttons at once to shoot — a quirk that's quite annoying at first, but doesn’t take long to get used to. The animations are quite smooth, and the action fast and furious. Overall, recommended for fans of maze games who want more challenge than typical maze games. Make sure you use a slowdown program to run this one, though.
Screenshots
Full Demo 20kb (uploaded by Hotud)


Spear Of Destiny ID Software / FormGen [top]

Sequel to Wolfenstein 3D. After the success of Wolfenstein, new missions where published fast. There are new bosses, including mutants with built-in guns, and textures - nothing more, nothing less. The levels were arranged better, - larger and more complicated, which made the automap really missed, especially when dealing with the lots of secret passages. So it doesn't change much that instead of episodes, the game consists of one campaign of 21 levels. Personally, the game wasn't as much fun as the original.

Also see: #Spear of Destiny Mission 2: Return to Danger, #Spear of Destiny Mission 3: Ultimate Challenge, #Supergames Volume 1

Screenshots
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Full Demo 3Mb ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search </tr>
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Video Reviews
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Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
The id Anthology 4CD ISO Demo included in CD1 : Catacomb 3D, Hovertank 3D, Spear of Destiny, Wolfenstein 3D plus other old games by id. (upload by Scaryfun)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo 1MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Floppy Disk Images ISO Demo 1.9MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Total Conversion
id Anthology - 4CD ISO Demo 588MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.6 19.4MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


Virtual Reality Studio II / 3D Construction Kit II Incentive Software Ltd. / Domark Software Ltd. [top]

As you would expect, "Virtual Reality Studio 2.0" (VRS2) is "Virtual Reality Studio" (VRS), a utility for creating 3D worlds in Freescape< with enhancements. There are double the number of controls and commands available in VRS for added complexity and flexibility. You can now create transparent objects or objects that fade. Rounded objects such as flexicubes and spheres are now possible. There's a sound effects editor so that your virtual creations need no longer be silent and the program now comes with a library of pre-designed 3D "clipart" for those of you who are too lazy to design everything from scratch. Like the original VRS, the program comes packaged with a tutorial on VHS video cassette for those who don't like to read manuals and your VR creations can be saved as stand-alone programs that don't need VRS2 to run.
Screenshots
Full Demo 531kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Reviews
Videos


Wolfenstein 3D ID Software / Apogee [top]


iD Software's first big hit. This was inspired by earlier games called Castle Wolfenstein and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein which were in top-down view. You find yourself in a prison cell in a nazi castle. You break out, armed with only a knife, and fight your way through the crowds of nazis and attack dogs. The building has a number of hidden rooms containing various treasures, food supplies, and medical kits, as well as three different guns and ammunition. The graphics were completely ingenious and fast for those times. Ceiling and floor however were not texturised, but that didn't catch someones eye. There was no automap, too, but the levels were manageable without it. It was originally released as shareware, which allowed it to be copied widely. The shareware release contained one episode consisting of 10 levels. The retail version contained 2 more episodes plus a mission pack of 3 more for a total of 60 levels. There are five kinds of enemies (excluding bosses) - Dogs (fast, but more a nuisance than life-threatening), Army Soldiers (dressed in regular brown outfit, not very powerful but usually found in large groups), Officers (dressed in white, armed with a very accurate pistol and tough to kill), SS Troopers (blue attire, armed with a machine gun and tough to kill) and Mutants (the rarest and toughest of regular enemies, pale-skinned troopers with green clothes and a machine gun stuck in their chest). Unlike modern FPS games, the player has a number of lives, and once the player loses the last life, the game ends. To win extra lives, the player either has to find the 1-up item in the level, get 20 000 points by killing enemies and capturing treasures or completing a level below the "par" time and killing all enemies, finding all secrets (push walls) and collecting all treasure points. In Germany the game was banned, because of the Third Reich theme - so it was only successful in the "underground". Nevertheless, even in Germany there will be hardly any fan of 3D shooters who never played this game. On the 20th anniversary of the game's release in May/2012, the game was made available to play free in a browser.

Also see: #Wolfenstein 3D Super Upgrades, #Wolf 3D Mania!!!, #Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold Companion Edition

Screenshots
Beta Demo 471KB (@ vo-noobs.com)
Reviews
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Best Total Conversions & Source Port
Infos
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Apple II GS version in browser
Fan-Made Mods/TCs
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Browser-Playable Flash Version (by Glen Rhodes)
Running on WinXP/Vista
Full Demo 1MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Video Reviews
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Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
Full Demo including Spear Of Destiny ~3MB (upload by bullthorn) - ripped by dead-meat from ISO below.
Full Demo 3-Episode Release v1.2 ~1MB (thanks to 3DShootMaster & upped by Scaryfun) / Mirror (uploaded by Maraakate)
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ISO Demo including Spear Of Destiny ~76MB (upload by bullthorn)
Wolfenstein 3D v1.4 + Spear of Destiny + Super Ugrades ISO Demo ~7MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Wolfenstein 3-D incl SUPER UPGRADES Pack - Floppy Images ISO Demo (3DSL release by 3DShootMaster 3MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
The id Anthology 4CD ISO Demo included in CD1 : Catacomb 3D, Hovertank 3D, Spear of Destiny, Wolfenstein 3D plus other old games by id. MAC version included in CD4 : Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom 2, Final Doom. (upload by Scaryfun)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v1.4g 1MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Full Demo v1.4 "iD Branded" (uploaded by Maraakate)
Floppy Disk Images v1.2 ISO Demo 1.2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Browser-Playable 20th Anniversary Free Full Game (uploaded by Bethesda Official Site)
Wolfenstein 3D Fan-Made Collection (Win7 playable & includes Wolf3d SOD Launcher v2, Absence, Beyond Wolfenstein 2 SE, BatmanvsBane... over 19 diferent mods) 23MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
included in Wolfenstein 3D and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - (2001 Xplosiv release) Clone ISO Demo 613MB (uploaded by Egon68)
The First Trilogy v1.2 Full Demo (3DSL release by 3DShootMaster) 904kb (uploaded by scaryfun)
ISO Demo + GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.4, Ports, Docs, Levels, Misc 60.2MB+16MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Floppy Image ISO Demo v1.4g 1.4MB (uploaded by basetta)
id Anthology - 4CD ISO Demo 588MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo v1.4 included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


Third Person Shooters

Alone In The Dark Infogrames / I-Motion, Interplay Productions [top]

This groundbreaking game was the original 3d action adventure and influenced all survival horror games to come. You are detective Edward Carnby, hired to inventory the antiques in a spooky mansion whose owner died suspiciously. You can also play the mansion owner's niece, Emily through part of the game. The story was inspired by legendary horror writer H.P, Lovecraft's work. By using a revolutionary polygon based graphic engine, simplistic two-dimensional colored polygons, rather than being texture mapped, render three-dimensional characters and objects in real time. The game unfolds through the artistic use of multiple camera angles to create dramatic cinematic shots that play like you are playing a part in a movie. The puzzles are mostly inventory based or environmentally rooted. The arcade sequences take place in the form of both armed and unarmed combat. Objects are available for use as weapons. Life points are used to keep track of the health in both you and the enemies. Though there are inherent problems with the static angles in being able to control your character and items in a 3d environment, the game's spooky atmosphere and revolutionary gameplay still hold up as the classic game that it is.
Screenshots
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Full Demo 5MB ( @ Fajnegry)
Reviews
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Full Demo 5MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Infos
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Full Demo ( @ Abandonia)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
Video Reviews
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Full Demo 5MB (upload by bullthorn)
Floppy Image ~8MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 190MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo with attract mode 1MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Good Old Games Version ISO Demo 264MB (uploaded by Molitor)
GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.1.0.9 + Extras 257.1MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Alone in Pico - Browser-Playable Partial Remake on Pico-8 fantasy console (uploaded by Official Site)


Die Hard 2: Die Harder Tiertex Ltd. / Grandslam Video Ltd. [top]

This is a 2D shooting gallery. In the early 90's, two things just wouldn't die: Bruce Willis in the Die Hard trilogy of movies, and, well, 2D point-and-click shooters. Based on the 1990 movie Die Hard 2, the program sends you through five stages modelled after key scenes of the film. As N.Y. cop John McClane, you have to shoot terrorists invading Washington's Dulles airport by quickly aiming a crosshair at them. You’ll successively clear the luggage center, airport annexe and runway, then chase after the bad guys on a snowmobile and finally shoot it out on the wing of the terrorist's plane. Each stage consists of three screens; on the last one, several tougher bosses will appear. Occasionally, civilians cross the room and pray that you don’t kill them. Most dying terrorists drop power-ups, namely med-kits, armour, grenades and weapons that are more powerful or fire faster. You collect these items by shooting them in time. If you do not aim fast enough, the terrorist's bullets will drain your health; you may die three times, but after that, John McClane bites the dust once and for all. Until you restart, that is.
Screenshots
Full Demo 664kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Floppy Image ISO Demo 641kb (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)


RoboCop 3 / Robocop 3D Digital Image Design / Ocean Software [top]

F29 Retaliator authors DID developed this particular use of the Robocop license, and produced something different from most film licenses. While it featured a succession of levels based around sections of the movie, these were highly varied and presented in polygon 3D graphics. These can be played in any order in the Arcade mode, or in planned sequence in the Movie Adventure mode, which follows the film's plot of Japanese investors wishing to replace Robocop with their Robot Ninja designs, and thus expecting him to prove himself as superior.
The first task is a car chase resembling Chase HQ, in which a mazey section of road must be followed efficiently. There are several first-person 3D shooing sections,. in which you must use a target to shoot down punks and invaders, without harming civilians. Robocop also takes to the skies in a simulation of his new Gyropack flying device. Also, he must do battle with his intended replacement in a fixed-perspective beat 'em up section.
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Full Demo ~4MB ( @ LTF Abandonware France)
Videos
included in The Software Toolworks Challenge Pack - Clone ISO Demo 21MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in Robocop vs The Terminator Collection 751MB (uploaded by The Collection Chamber)


Terminator 2029, The Bethesda Softworks [top]

The year 2029: you fight in the ruins of Los Angeles (and other locations later) against hordes of robots. You are well-equipped, not like described in the movie. You are wearing a combat suit which enables you to carry lots of useful things like weapons, computers and armour. Because of the equipment you are similar to the enemy robots. You have to count on your equipment and often need to repair it on your own. The environment is kept gloomy. You walk in the environment in a 3D view similar to Eye Of The Beholder, which is not 3D really, but some sort of "boxed walking-area" . The benefit was that it could be played on all not so modern systems in those times without having low FPS graphics. Aiming was done very precisely using the mouse. Enemies were drones, H/K's, Terminators and infiltrators, for example. In some levels there are infiltrators as well as human resistance members, which were hard to tell apart. When shooting a human he dies, but when shooting an infiltrator, his skin bursts, showing some of his metal inside. Conclusion: Terminator 2029 was my introduction to the 3D genre - i liked it a lot and like to remind myself of it.
The Terminator 2029 - Deluxe CD Edition includes the complete original The Terminator 2029 as well as it's Mission Disk Operation Scour, making a total of 34 missions. This compilation also adds over 330MB of mission briefings and character speech to the game and several award-winning pieces of music during game play.

See also: #Terminator 2029, The: Operation Scour

Screenshots
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Full Demo 9MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Videos
Full Demo 9MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Floppy Image ~9MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Deluxe CD Edition ISO Demo ~124MB (upped by bullthorn)
included in 1991-1996 Bethesda Terminator Games Fan-Made DOSBox Pack 444MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Simulations

Aces of the Pacific Dynamix, Inc. / Sierra On-Line, Inc. [top]

Aces of the Pacific is a flight simulator game developed by Dynamix in 1992. Its success caused Dynamix to create a very similar sequel, entitled Aces over Europe. The game takes place during World War II. Player can choose single or instant mission, or choose to take a career path in United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, United States Marines, Imperial Japanese Army or Imperial Japanese Navy. The game features various warplanes of the era, such as the F6F Hellcat and the Zero. If the 1946 Expansion Pack is installed, at the end of the war, the player may choose to continue in an alternate history in which atomic bombs were never used on Japan. The game calls the campaign Operation Coronet--the name the US Military used for the planned, conventional invasion of Japan. This extra campaign contains numerous prototype aircraft that were developed before the war's end but never saw combat in World War II. Numerous World War II aces make an appearance in the game, and the player can fly either with them or against them through the course of his or her career. Dick Bong, Thomas McGuire, David McCampbell, Joe Foss, and Pappy Boyington are some of the American aces that appear in the game. Accomplished aces of the Imperial Japanese Navy such as Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Tetsuzo Iwamoto, and Saburo Sakai also take to the skies of the Pacific. The game includes historical missions, should the player choose to play them during the course of their career or as a single mission. Historical missions include the Japanese Navy's surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor, defense of Pearl Harbor by a handful of US Army Air Corps P-40 Warhawks based at Wheeler Field, fighter/bomber combat during the Battle of Midway, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Battle of Coral Sea and the ambush of Japanese Admiral Yamamoto by P-38s.

See also: #Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946

Screenshots
Full Demo 5mb ( @ Abandonia)
Video
Included in Aces: Collection Series (1997) 2CD ISO 757MB (uploaded by Egon68)
ISO Demo 23MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Image ISO Demo 4MB (uploaded by basetta)
included in Aces: The Complete Collector's Edition (1995) - UK Clone ISO Demo v1.2 526MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946 Dynamix, Inc. / Sierra On-Line, Inc. [top]

This expansion set to Aces of the Pacific is premised on what might have happened in the pacific theater if WWII had not ended in 1945. Based on research of the allied war plans and documents, the player is given the chance to fly in the campaigns that might have been. Some of the aircraft that were being prototyped when the war ended are included. These are the Grumman F7F Tigercat, the Grumman F8F Bearcat, the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star (a jet), the improved Goodyear F2G-2 Corsair, and for the Japanese Navy the Kyushu J7W Shinden, the Nakajima Kikka (a jet), and the Mitsubishi Ki-83.
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Included in Aces: Collection Series (1997) 2CD ISO 757MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Image ISO + Scans 4MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Air Warrior Kesmai Corporation / Konami, Inc. [top]

Welcome to the skies of Air Warrior! Air Warrior is an online multiplayer flight simulator that was initially on the GEnie network in 1986 before being converted to run over the internet. The flight line comes with a stable of 17 WW II era fighters (P-51D Mustang, P-38J Lighting, F4U Corsair, Spitfire MK IX, BF-109F, FW-190, YAK-9D) and bombers (B-17G Flying Fortress, B-25J Mitchell, Junkers JU-88) from 5 nations for your aerial dogfights and bombing missions. Connect via the GEnie network or fly head-2-head against a friend at modem speeds as low as 1200 baud. If you played via GEnie network, the battles could contain up to 50 people from all over America at the same time. Each plane has unique features in regards to performance, maneuverability, and flight control characteristics. Using the keyboard control help-screen (brought up with the F10 key) during flight helps reduce the learning curve. Chat communication in real-time air battles is limited to keyboard text, which makes quick abbreviated responses a necessity. The game has SVGA graphics of 640x480 256 colors, which allows enhanced cockpit layouts, increased visibility, and realism during off-line training and online aerial warfare. Air Warrior for Windows (AW4W) came out in 1996.
Screenshots
Full Rip ( @ Emu Paradise)
Video
Floppy Images ISO Demo 3.2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Air Warrior Plus - Hybrid PC/MAC ISO Demo v1.16b 19MB (uploaded by Egon68)


ATAC: The Secret War Against Drugs Argonaut Software Ltd. / MicroProse Ltd. [top]

Lead the secret war on illegal drugs in South America! Wage war against drug barons with advanced weaponry such as F-22 fighters and AH-64 helicopters. Destroy their drug pipeline to starve them of cash, but don't hit the civilians or you may get kicked out of the country! The drug lords won't stand by though... And they had used the drug money for an effective arsenal, from missiles to fighters and more. Gather intelligence, decide on strike targets, and launch planes to accomplish their missions. Take over any plane in flight if you think they need help. Send in DEA agents to gather more intelligence and resupply local rebels. Can you win the war? ATAC can be described as two games in one. On the strategic level, you need to figure out how the drug barons are forming their pipeline and the best way to destroy the pipeline while causing minimal damage to the civilian population, while defending your own base against intruders and attackers. You can order recon flights or gather intelligence from rebels and DEA agents on the ground. When you get enough intelligence, you can issue target orders to up to 4 crafts (F-22's or AH-64's). and they'll go accomplish those missions if they can. Once you're off in the air, the game becomes first-person simulator, where you fly through the jungles of South America chasing the target you need to destroy while fighting the drug baron's mercenary forces. How you do in one will affect how you do in the other.
Screenshots
Full Demo 960kb (uploaded by Abandonware Utopia)
Video
Full Demo 1MB (uploaded by Abandonware France)
Full Demo 1MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)


AV8B Harrier Assault / Super VGA Harrier Simis Limited / Domark Software, Inc. [top]

This is another simulator using Simis' popular graphic engine. The sim is similar to KA-50 Hokum in gameplay. You have at your disposal some Harriers and with the excellent mission map/planner you can plan your missions and then execute them. The sim puts you in a conflict in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony. The area was annexed (some will say "integrated") into Indonesian territory in 1976. It proved to be a painful thorn in the flesh for the Indonesian government as the province had been restless ever since the Portuguese left in 1975. Even after the recent referendum, in which the residents of the province voted to go separate ways with Indonesia, it is not yet free of troubles. In the conflict portrayed in this sim, you'll be flying against Indonesian Air Force aircraft, which include A-4 Skyhawks and F-16 Fighting Falcons. A very unlikely scenario today in light of the current developments in Indonesia, but very valid during early 90's. The sim itself portrays the AV-8B Harrier quite convincingly, considering the technological limits of those days. The graphics are very good and the mission planner is quite powerful. The campaign is not in the same level as the one in Falcon 3.0, but is very good nevertheless. As well as allowing you to fly the Harrier, you can also plan attacks with your ground and naval forces. If you prefer the strategic side of things you can let the games AI fly the missions for you, whilst you concentrate on commanding the resources available to you to strike on the enemy. In 1993, an updated version (the first SVGA sim) with 640 x 400 resolution graphics called Super VGA Harrier was released.
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included in Super-VGA Harrier & MiG-29M Super Fulcrum CD Compendium ISO Demo 6MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video
Full Demo 1MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Full Demo / Super-VGA Full Demo 1MB/2MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
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Floppy Images ISO Demo 2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
included in Classic CD-ROM Games 4 You Vol.4 - Clone ISO Demo 151MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Images ISO Demo + Scans 6MB (uploaded by Egon68)


B-17 Flying Fortress MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

B-17 Flying Fortress is a simulation of the legendary heavy bomber of World War II. After customizing one's bomber with nose art and a name, one of several randomly assigned bombing missions into Germany must be flown. The game not only features actual flight simulation, but also crew management. Each of the 10 crew members has ratings for categories like piloting, bombing and gunnery. During a mission, crew members can be reassigned to other posts if needed because of injuries. Each position including the pilot seat, the guns and the bombing sight can of course also be controlled by the player. A historically accurate number of 25 missions must be flown and survived to complete a tour of duty.
Screenshots
Full Game ( @ Abandonia)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
included in Golden Collection vol.1 (1996) CD2 ISO with Thunderscape 330MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 4.50MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Birds of Prey Argonaut Software Ltd. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

Birds of Prey is a flight simulation set in a fictional battle between the Soviet Union (B-side) and the Nato + allied (A-side). The player can fly up to 40 different planes and also control the whole battle campaign. The player is required to select one side 'A' or 'B' in the conflict, and keep the save game for each pilot on a separate floppy. Each pilot you can fly different missions and aircraft, but only those from your own side. The player character flies from three land bases and two aircraft carriers on each side, and these bases can be damaged in several ways by enemy action, making them unavailable until repaired and reducing the available aircraft in the campaign. Mission types are: air intercept, air superiority, long range bombing, bomber escort, close support and ground attack, border or sea patrol, reconnaissance, troop drop, supply drop, stealth bombing, stealth reconnaissance, test pilot. An autopilot mode is available for longer cruises, if the enemies are far off. The 'test pilot' mission involves flying the X-15/X-29 and is not a part of the campaign.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Floppy Image ISO + Scans 3MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Comanche: Maximum Overkill NovaLogic, Inc. [top]

Comanche: Maximum Overkill is the first helicopter simulator to showcase NovaLogic's Voxel engine, which renders organic and lifelike terrain and realistic looking objects that no other game using polygons could match. It features the Army's experimental RAH-66 Comanche light attack helicopter (LHX). The game features a simple flight model and allows the player's helicopter to take much more damage than it could in reality. Additionally, weapons on the Comanche feature deadly accuracy and power. There are over 20 scripted campaign missions, similar to all other NovaLogic simulations.

See also: #Comanche: Global Challenge, #Comanche: Over the Edge, #Comanche CD

Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Videos
ISO Demo + Mission Disks, Manual, Patch 25MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 4MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Corncob 3-D Personal Companion Software / MVP Software [top]

Corncob takes place in an alternative history where World War II never happened. But all is not well. Instead of fighting Nazis, the world must deal with an even more deadly enemy...aliens. You take control of the Corsair "Corncob" and fight off the invaders in this sci-fi air-combat simulation. The game was one of the first simulations released as shareware and then later commercially in stores as Corncob Deluxe by MVP Software.

See also: #The Other Worlds Campaign

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Shareware Level Demos + Browser-Playable v3.42 Shareware Episode (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Infos


Corncob 3-D: The Other Worlds Campaign / Corncob Deluxe Pie in the Sky Software / MVP Software [top]

This is an alternate version of the original Corncob 3-D which could be purchased directly from the manufacturer. After successfully driving out the alien invasion in the original game, the aliens have taken refuge in the other planets of the solar system. They're definitely planning a comeback, but the governments of the world have joined forces again, this time to drive them out of our solar system. Part sequel, part expansion, the game is now set in six different alien planets. It also has these new features: 130 new missions, a mission and sound editor, expanded documentation and an extensive level creation tutorial, and in-game score and stat reports. In 2016, the game was made freeware.
Videos
Full Demo 568kb (uploaded by Lucas' Abandonware)
Floppy Image ISO Demo 414kb (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Image ISO Demo 720kb (uploaded by Molitor)
Corncob Deluxe - Freeware Floppy Image ISO v3.42 413kb (uploaded by Tidegear)
Other Worlds Campaign - Freeware 590kb (uploaded by Tidegear)


Do 335 Pfeil Tour of Duty LucasArts [top]

This is an expansion for Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. It adds new missions and a brand new aircraft: the Do 335 Pfeil.
Screenshots
Floppy Image ISO 364kb (uploaded by NitroRoms)
contained in Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1992) CD ISO 8MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in LucasArts Air Combat Classics - Floppy Images ISO Demo 3MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Epic Digital Image Design Ltd. / Ocean Software Ltd. [top]

The sun is about to go supernova and humanity must find a new home. All the population is packed into a huge fleet of ships and they set off for a suitable planet. Unfortunately the route goes straight through the territory of a hostile alien race, the Rexxons. The game is a space shooter but you also get surface missions on different planets. The main emphasis on the game is the graphics which were excellent when the game was released but this meant that the game was very short with just 7 levels. There are loads of cutscenes all with music from Holst's planet suite. The in-game graphics as well as the stills and animations in the cut-scenes are great. Epic also features ground combat missions on planets next to the space missions, which wasn't seen before in this type of game. It's fun to play, the presentation overall is very stylish. However, there are only very few missions and some bad design faults. When you play it you will also notice soon that you can't fully pitch, making it more of a 2D shooter than a 3D space sim.
Screenshots
included in The Software Toolworks Challenge Pack - Clone ISO Demo 21MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by Abandonia)
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 6MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Euro Power Pack - Clone ISO Demo 26MB (uploaded by Egon68)


F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

The sequel to F-19 Stealth Fighter - take America's premiere stealth fighter out for a spin in several battle areas, including the Persian Gulf, Cuba, and even Vietnam. There are various scenarios for each, with air-to-air or ground missions, in "cold war" and full-scale war situations. Players can build up their pilot ranks through completed missions and medals. The game actually has two flight modes. In the "authentic" mode, you have only 2 weapon bays, but you have higher stealth rating. In the "theoretical" mode, you have 4 weapon bays like F-19 Stealth Fighter, but your plane is easier to detect due to a lower stealth rating.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Abandonia)
Video
PowerPlus version ISO 17MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Images ISO Demo v473.03 & Manual 14MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


F-15 Strike Eagle II: Operation Desert Storm Scenario Disk MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

This is an add-on disk for F-15 Strike Eagle II, capitalizing on the Persian Gulf war. The disk includes 8 all-new missions and a random mission generator as well as including the North Cape and Central Europe scenarios from F-19 (this time without the need for replacing your F-15 II scenarios). It also has a completely new scenario based on the Persian Gulf War called Desert Storm plus night missions, improved sound support and new weapons.
Screenshots
Full Demo 193.6kb (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
F-15 Strike Eagle II Deluxe Edition - Full Demo (contains Operation Desert Storm Scenario Disk) 2MB (uploaded by old-games.com)
Floppy Image ISO Demo 235kb (uploaded by scaryfun)


F-15 Strike Eagle III MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

Take the F-15 Strike Eagle and join the conflict in Iraq (Desert Storm), North Korea, and Panama, with full map authenticity (every major landmark are included, including Defense Ministry and Presidential Palace in downtown Baghdad (compare it with tourist maps!), major bridges over the Euphrates river, DMZ, Seoul, and Pyongyang on the Korea map, and the Canal Zone in Panama! Use the radar to pint accurate pictures of what is going on, request updates from AWAC, and unleash the full arsenal of smart weapons upon your targets. Play adversarial or co-op missions in multiplayer modes.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Video
Floppy pid Images ISO Demo 6MB (uploaded by Molitor)
CD ISO Demo (provided by EASandMartin & upped by Scaryfun) 54MB


Falcon 3.0: Operation: Fighting Tiger Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. [top]

A data disk for Falcon 3.0. Three new scenarios are included: * Japan vs Russia in a fight over the Kurils * A second Korea War * An all-out conflict involving Pakistan and India Additional planes introduced in these scenarios: MiG-31 Foxhound, Mirage 2000, F-5E Tiger II, J-7 Airguard, Q-5 Fantan, Jaguar, Mitsubishi F-1, Unmanned fighter (Russian experimental fighter)
Videos
Full Demo 8mb ( @ My Abandonware)
v1.2 included in Falcon Gold (1994) CD ISO Demo (provided by EASandMartin & upped by Scaryfun) 373MB
Floppy Images ISO Demo 1.67MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


He 162 Volksjäger Tour of Duty LucasArts [top]

This add-on for Secret Weapons over Normandy adds a new German aircraft to the game: the He 162 Volksjäger. New missions that make use of it are also included.
Screenshots
contained in Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1992) CD ISO 8MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in LucasArts Air Combat Classics - Floppy Images ISO Demo 3MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Heroes of the 357th Midnight Software, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

This is a 3D, real-time, World War II flight combat game. Based on the actual missions flown by the 357th squadron (the Yoxford Boys) and their P-51 Mustangs. The action takes place in skies over France, and Germany as the player flies from England on strike, combat, escort, and special missions.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Videos
Floppy Images ISO + Scans 4MB (uploaded by Egon68)


JetFighter II: Operation Lightning Storm Velocity Inc. [top]

The "best flight simulator on a desktop computer" (according to PC Magazine) just got better. Now, with this mission disk, the JetFighter pilot can defend California with Lockheed's all new F-22 Lightning Advanced Tactical Fighter. Now you can fly 125 all new advanced level missions, against new threats like SCUD missiles and Soviet built helicopter gunships. This mission disk supercharges gameplay as well, with the all new capability to command and control an intelligent wingman. These new missions are like an afterburner for JetFighter II. Defend AWACS planes and a host of new allies, and it supports intelligent wingmen.
Full Demo 871kb (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Jump Jet / Harrier Jump Jet MicroProse [top]

The RAF's Harrier GR7, or the US Marine Corps' AV-8B represented a new generation of aircraft. Vertical take-off and landing, plus the ability to hover and reverse, make this a plane of immense power, capable of winning any argument, and here's your chance to fly it. Fly in three imagined flash-point areas of future conflict (which are now in the past): Hong Kong 1996, the Falklands 1997 and Nord Kapp 1998. Each of these has multiple difficulty settings. Pre-flight briefings and scene-setting drags you into the action, but mission objectives and enemies change as the flights unfold due to real-time AI.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Abandonia)
Video
Floppy pid Images ISO Demo 4MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Pacific Islands Oxford Digital Enterprises Ltd. / Empire Software [top]

This is a sequel to the 1990 bestseller game Team Yankee. While using the same split screen interface as the predecessor, the game now features an enhanced graphics engine, showing the game world much more detailed as it has been shown in Team Yankee. The game is still a mixture of a realistic tank simulation and a strategy wargame. Whereas the predecessor uses the story from the book, this game's story is fictional. A Soviet communist has occupied the Yama Yama Isles in the South Pacific which are an important strategic base in this area. You'll have to regain control of the islands in five missions.
Screenshots
Full Demo 591kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Full Demo & Manual 564kb + 2.72MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)


Red Baron: Mission Builder Dynamix, Inc. / Sierra On-Line, Inc. [top]

This is an expansion pack for the Red Baron World War I flight simulator and cannot be used without the original game. It adds a detailed mission editing program to the game and allows you to create, modify, and play user designed missions. It allows you to control variables such as mission region, squadron locations, aircraft types, historical aces, and squadron objectives. Virtually any historical mission can be recreated subject to limitations on the number of aircraft involved. It also adds 6 historical aces and 5 aircraft to the original game. It's supported by numerous user created missions and utilities available online.
Screenshots
included in Aces: Collection Series (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 757MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Red Baron with Mission Builder - 1997 ISO Demo 43MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Image ISO + Scans 3MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Thunderhawk AH-73M Core Design Ltd. [top]

Thunderhawk AH-73M a 3D action/simulation helicopter game. You are a pilot of MERLIN, an elite command, which is commanded by the United Nations. Their task is it to defuse and prevent crisis situations approximately around the globe in time that these expand to genuine conflicts. With MERLIN you fly the new Thunderhawk AH-73M combat helicopter against conflicts in the whole world.
Screenshots
Full Demo 1mb (@ My Abandonware)
Video


Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2 ORIGIN Systems, Inc. [top]

Zachary "Jazz" Colson, traitor to the Confederation, is being transported to his execution when he is freed by the Society of Mandarins. Meanwhile, Confed is testing its latest fighter, the Morningstar, on the Concordia. Performing the tests is the Wild Eagle Squadron, under the command of an old acquaintance: Todd "Maniac" Marshall. And while the Morningstar is still plagued with random failures of its jump drive, the Mandarin, under Jazz's command, have already set their eyes on acquiring the prototype for the Kilrathi. The second Special Operations add-on to Wing Commander II adds a further 20 missions to fly. The new flyable fighter in the game is the Morningstar, which is armed with a tactical nuclear missile called the Mace, able to take out an entire fighter wing with one blast. Maniac returns as a wingman and brings the members of his squadron along. The story is told with the usual assortment of extensive cutscenes. Player characters from either the original game or the first add-on can be transferred into Special Operations 2. When The Kilrathi Saga was released, Special Operations 1 and 2 were made available for download from the Origin web/FTP site.
Screenshots
Wing Commander 2 & Secret Operations 1 & 2 Full Demo 15MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Wing Commander 2 Deluxe Edition ISO Demo 101MB (uploaded by Wastrel)


XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter Paragon Software Corporation / Microplay Software [top]

In the late 21st century, an army of insect-like aliens has invaded the Earth. Relying on collective group mind and telepathic messages, these creatures have overthrown the dominant race on their home planet, Siria, assimilating their technology. As the planet became uninhabitable, the new Sirians have ventured into deep space, hoping to find a new home. Their goal was to find vertebrate creatures, in which they could lay their eggs; they have chosen the Earth for that reason. To avert this terrible threat, the Fist of Earth organization sends a fighter pilot named Viper to protect the planet, navigating their strongest weapon - the starfighter XF5700 Mantis. This is a mission-based space combat simulation, and a sequel to Warhead (a 1989 Amiga game). The game utilizes real space (Newtonian) physics for ship navigation. Mission objectives usually involve eliminating alien ships while protecting Viper's wingmen. The game continues the plot of Warhead in its 90 missions. The CD version added speech and extra missions than the floppy version.
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Full Demo 13.5MB (uploaded by XTC Abandonware)
Infos
Full Demo 11.5MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Video
Floppy Images ISO Demo + Scans 25MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
ISO Demo 88MB (uploaded by Egon68)


ShootEm Up 2D/3D

Baoxiao Chuji [Tw] DOMO Production / Softstar Entertainment Inc. [top]

This is a Taiwanese-made side-scrolling shoot-em-up. The game takes place underwater most of the time and takes a decidedly "kid-friendly" approach by replacing baddies with cute-looking monsters like octopus, clams, and other deep sea denizens. The player pilots a cute toy craft, complete with the huge winding mechanism in the back.
Screenshots
Download: None currently available
Videos


Box Ranger [K] Soft Action / SKC Soft Land [top]

This is parody of the shooter Fox Ranger. The gameplay, except for a few new weapons and upgrades, is almost identical, but here the player is embodied by a pink Box. The enemies are insects and other small animals for the most part, but the most creepy is a stage where one fights against digitized black & white photos of the developer's faces (yes, Nam Sangkyu has made himself a boss in a video game). And the final boss is ... God? The default weapon shoots short bursts in a straight line, and upgrades include wingmen above and below the box, a shield that protects from attacks until broken, and additional weapons (which can also be acquired between stages by playing a rock-scissors-paper game). A special weapon is activated by pressing a separate key and has limited charges. The box has a set amount of hit points and respawns at the same location when losing a life, until it runs out of them and the player has to restart. Three difficulty levels are available. In between stages, extra weapons can be gained by playing a game of rock paper scissors against him.
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Korean Full Demo 2.39MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Defender of Freedom Mirinae Software / DS Interactive [top]

Mirinae entered the IBM PC games market with this vertically scrolling Shoot 'em up. After the success of Geu Nal-i Omyeon II (The Day 2 on MSX2), the game was hyped a lot before release, first under the working title Unmyeong-ui Gyeoljeon (which should be picked up again for another game later). However Mirinae hadn't mastered the new platform yet, and the game had some technical issues, like occasional flickering and absolutely no control over the running speed, which makes the game impossible to run at a stable frame rate on any machine. It will either be too fast in normal situations, or choppy in more busy areas. The actual game stages are connected with a simplistic simulation element, where money earned in the stages can be invested in new technologies and space ships. The huge selection of weapon system forces the player to make tough choices especially early on in the game. Does one approach the next planet with a spare ship more, or equipped with a superior weapon? The fact that purchased upgrades are only available after the following stage make the choices even more strategic. Stages are rather short, but they repeat themselves indefinitely until the entrance to the next section is found. Thus, they can be grinded for more money, but only the toughest veterans will survive long enough for that. The game is extremely hard, not only is the screen full of enemies most of the time, big portions of the screen serve as dangerous obstacles most of the time, and not always is it easily recognizable where the safe path lies. In the end, it wasn't the expected hit from Mirinae, but solid enough to secure a mild success.
Screenshots
Korean Full Demo / Full Demo + DOSBox 1.4MB/6.2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Fox Ranger Soft Action / SKC Soft Land [top]

This is a side scrolling space shooter from Korea. There are 6 stages with an end-boss at the end of each stage. The gameplay is simply shoot-anything-that-moves and there are lots of enemies on screen to shoot down. Press CTRL to fire the standard weapon and ALT to use the extra weapon, which is shown in a box at the top of the screen. When you die and your standard weapon is powered-up you don't lose it, instead it is powered-down, so you still have at least something. You can select level easy, normal or hard to start with 7, 5 or 3 ships. And you can set the shield to easy, normal or hard to start with 9, 6 or 3 shield units. This was the game that brought awareness to domestic games in Korea, paving the way for many new developing studios (even Nam Inhwan, the creator of the first Korean RPG in 1987, states Soft Action and Fox Ranger as the reasons that brought him back to the industry). But in 1992, it was actually quite impressive, and could have passed as a PC-Engine or early SNES game. Sure, the scrolling isn't the smoothest ever seen, but that is compensated with a lot of sprites on screen and sizeable bosses. The soundtrack even almost stole the entire show, securing Nam Sangkyu's reputation as the best game musician in the country. It even featured voices, but those were reserved to a few short samples, at the beginning of each stage, or when a special weapon is selected.
Screenshots
Full Demo & DOSBox Version 405kb/5.2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Videos


Knightmare Konami / FRIENDS Software [top]

This is a fan-made recompiled DOS version of a 1986 MSX game. The player takes control of a brave knight named Popolon, who has to rescue his sweetheart Aphrodite from the clutches of the evil Hudnos. The game is essentially a top-down shooter. Popolon can shoot arrows at his enemies, and at the end of level face bosses, such as witches, etc. Shooting monsters, avoiding obstacles, passing the bridges and collecting upgrades for his weapon leads him to glory. Digitized music and sound add more to the arcade-like gameplay. This game may also be about two brave knights - you and your friend, who does the same for the victory on one screen.
Screenshots
Free Game 188kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)


Lethal Weapon Ocean Software Ltd. [top]

In this game, based on the movie series, you can play as Martin Riggs or Roger Murtaugh to complete four main missions, before taking on a final bonus one. For each mission you can choose the appropriate character. Walking around, jumping and swimming, kicking or shooting the opponents you have to stop the crimes in your beloved L.A. Firstly, you have to stop drug dealers who want to transport their money from the dock, where you infiltrate. Secondly, you have to stop suicidal terrorists, who entered the subway. Thirdly, you have to defuse a bomb, planted by another terrorist group in the mall. Fourthly, you have to sneak into an office complex to free a hostage, Leo Getz. And finally, you have to find out and stop an ex-police sergeant, who is supplying armor-piercing bullets to local criminals.
Screenshots
Full Demo 495kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos


Llamatron: 2112 Llamasoft Ltd. [top]

A clone of the original Robotron, Llamatron uses the same principle but ups the action level, graphics and sound. For those who haven't played Robotron, the aim is simply to control you character (in this case a llama), shoot all the various monsters and rescue all the innocents (sheep). Your weapon is always on automatic fire and you shoot in the direction you are facing but if you hold the fire button it locks the gun in that direction allowing you to move around. Various power-ups are presented to you during the game and two-player support is also in there.
Screenshots
Full Demo 273kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Infos
Videos


Mega Phoenix Creepsoft / Prism Leisure Corporation Plc [top]

This brings the concept of the earlier arcade game Phoenix into the 90s, to the extent that a coin-op version was later made by Gaelco. The game is a single-screen shoot 'em up in which the player moves left to right while shooting several waves. There is a shield function available, which lasts for a short period of time (after which it must recharge to be used again) and it paralyses the craft while active. The first waves consist of several small alien beings in a set pattern, which move down from the fleet towards the player at random intervals- contacts with these kills the player. Deadly phoenixes firing at you come next, followed by the Mega Phoenix itself and then a final boss, before it all repeats with higher difficulty.
Screenshots
Full Demo 120kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos


OverKill Tech-Noir / Epic MegaGames, Inc. [top]

You arrive at your home planet after a long space flight, only to find it has been destroyed by a demonic warlike alien race that kills for sheer pleasure. You are out for revenge. Your single-minded goal is to destroy the Battle Star. But before you reach him, you will have to battle your way through massive planets packed with danger and destruction. You can gain fuel, new weapons, and new parts for your space ship as you play. It was later made freeware in 2008.
Screenshots
Full Demo 413kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Freeware Game 418kb (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)


Rath-Tha Positive / Prism Leisure Corporation Plc [top]

This is a vertically-scrolling shoot-'em-up. In the far future the human race built a long tube that absorbed all of the rubbish generated by the planets in the system. T'ufo - a planet notorious for its dirtiness - has sent a rat-shaped ship called Rath-Tha to destroy the tube. The game commands a ship to destroy Rath-Tha. The game consists of four phases. Starting off inside the tube, the player fights off swarms of enemies. The ship can be moved to any part of the screen while shooting. Next, there is an area with megatronic generators. In the third phase the ship leaves the tube and reaches outer space. It needs to avoid torrents of waste that are immune to shots. The chemical substance alters the ship's controls. Finally, the ship reaches Rath-Tha and needs to fight inside to destroy the core. There are bonuses such as metal waste that restores shield, trash bags to regain energy, and radioactive canisters for temporary immunity. The player also carries three CODA codes to destroy barriers inside Rath-Tha.
Screenshots
Full Demo 27kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Floppy Image ISO Demo + Scans 4.5MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Sandstorm Pod Bay Enterprises / MVP Software, Personal Companion Software [top]

This game, set during the Gulf War, features a series of twenty missions in various Middle East locations. There are three mission types: Scud Defense, Jet Defense and Tomahawk Offensive. The defense-type missions are reminiscent of Missile Command - jets and missiles appear on the screen, and the player must defend cities on the ground by directing defensive fire with the mouse. In the Tomahawk Offensive missions, the situation is reversed - the player is given a target and must hit it by maneuvering a missile around defensive fire, launching it towards the ground as soon as it is lined up with its intended target. The Championship Version is an alternate version of the original Sand Storm. People who registered the shareware version of the original game had a choice to buy an expanded version of the game for an extra fee. It not only includes the original Scuds, Jets and Tomahawk scenarios, it also includes six new levels: Tanks! You must use your tank (located on the left) to destroy the enemy's armed transports (which are on the right side of the screen). Your goal is to destroy at least 50% of the trucks while evading all enemy fire from the transports. The game also included printed instructions and hints, and a free bonus game.
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Full Demo & The Championship Version - Full Demo 100kb/183kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
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Videos
Floppy Image ISO Demo v2.1 223kb (uploaded by basetta)


StarMines II: Planet of the Mines Jari Karjala [top]

This is a single player overhead space shooter. A huge cloud of dangerous objects was discovered in the 25th century. These objects were given the name StarMines. There appeared to be a planet inside the cloud and after many, many attempts the first explorer made it through to the planet and survived to tell the tale. The planets inhabitants were long gone but they left behind an artifact guarded by strange and dangerous things together with the fabulous Bonusoid crystals. The player commands a small space craft with unlimited fuel and ammunition. The objective is to fly around each level, avoiding or destroying the alien objects and collect the crystals while searching for the portal to the next level. There are twelve increasingly difficult levels in this game. They introduce new elements such as gun turrets, artifacts which release waves of bombs in response to being shot, invulnerable items, anti matter crates etc.
Videos
included in 3 Plus 1 - ISO Demo 35MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Screenshots
Free Game + Level Editing Kit 148kb+222kb (uploaded by Official Site)
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Xenic Playworks / Midas Interactive Entertainment BV, Jade Interactive Entertainment [top]

In 2090 the Global Union Organisation has replaced the United Nations. The organisation aspires the highest level of prosperity possible for humankind; and with success: in 2195 all diseases on earth are cured, poverty is gone and breakthroughs in science are made. This is noticed by an unknown race of the planet Morzique who admire humankind's progress. Both planets start an alliance: the United Planetary Nations. In 2257 many other planets have joined but things have changed for the worse. The Morziqians are the leading power in the United Planetary Nations and population of humankind has grown explosively resulting in mass race revolts on Earth. When a small group of human rebellions also succeed in a mission to Mars and claim that planet as their property, Earth is placed under custody by the Morziqians. Towards the end of the twenty-third century, Morziqians are intimidating leaders from Earth and a large Morziqian strikefleet is heading towards our blue planet. For once, the races on Earth stop their mutual battles and prepare for the ultimate war. The era of chaos has begun. Xenic places you in a ZX-G Firefly Type F fighter. Viewed from slightly above and behind the spaceship, the camera scrolls into a 3-D environment in all directions. There are seven levels to negotiate situated above huge crowded cities on earth, earth's oceans, space and on the futuristic world of Morzique. A striking feature is the fighter cannot collide with the backgrounds. This is a good thing, though, as from the word go Morzique spaceships fly into the screen from all directions and fire at you at an alarming rate. Luckily, you have three types of weapon at your disposal: standard fire, three smart bombs, and by holding down the fire- and smart bomb-keys simultaneously, a laser beam. Certain destroyed ships leave behind three types of power-ups: mint-coloured orbs add 10% energy to your energy bar, green orbs gain 100 points and red orbs gain 200 points. Finally, at the end of a level a huge end-of-level boss awaits and needs to be put to rest. When a level is finished, gained points can be spent in the expansion-screen. Here you can upgrade to more powerful weapons and bombs or to better spacecraft like the Krma Griffin, ARN 23 Reaper, 0F4A Aurora, OZM Hell Driver or OM Hidride. Choose wisely, as the choice of weapon and ship heavily influence your success in the next level. The game can be played by one or two players, using keyboard only. It is possible to save the game between levels.
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Full Demo 16MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Videos
ISO Demo 40MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


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