This sounds like F29 Retaliator: it has low hardware requirements, supports head-to-head play, and has blackout/redout. Only its name doesn’t fit: it follows the US nomenclature for fighter planes, but the F-29 never existed (except as the X-29 experimental plane).
The Falcon series nearly matches, but not quite: the original Falcon, and its immediate ...
This sounds like Jill of the Jungle:
It is a platform game where the player takes the role of the titular character: an amazon woman who takes the untypical role of monster-slaying, leather-wearing feminist warrior. Jill's most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore ...
I commend your desire for accuracy in software preservation.
How am I supposed to know what a game actually was officially called?
This presupposes the existence of a single, official title. That may not always be the case. Titles of software are often chosen quite late in development, and may be localized, or chosen by the publisher and not the creator ...
The Bilestoad. Axes, flying discs, and blood - kind of narrows it down. ; - )
But here's a screenshot with axes, a flying disc, and blood.
Here's a clean crack (playable in-browser), a video of the game and an interview with the author. This was a controversial game at the time, and possibly influential. John Romero is apparently a fan.
I believe the game is Max & Sparky.
an isometric exploration/platform game with hazards
given away with laundry
compatible with Windows 3.1 and 95
associated with Skip
available in Greece
Internet Archive gives the following description:
Isometric MS-DOS game on CD-ROM, with an ...
That is a vague description. But the Enterprise (saucer section?) and massive guns in front do ring a bell:
Side-scroller; fly a spaceship on bombing raids over enemy territory, dodging and/or shooting enemy ships and collecting power-ups; land (carefully) on your own turf; repeat. Graphics and sound quite good, but silly. The most fun, when you can manage ...
It sounds a lot like the game Stealth, by Brøderbund, released in November 1984:
You are flying above the land in a stealth airplane. You are trying to
destroy the tower of darkness which is a distance of 9999 meters away.
Destroy enemy military radar, bunkers,etc; to get more points. Use
yellow energy fields for increasing your fuel level, but avoid the ...
Yes they existed, and they were produced by Sega, with the interactive movie Time Traveler being the most common though Holosseum, an upgrade kit for Time Traveler, is probably the fighting game you are thinking of.
It wasn't a real hologram, obviously, but just a 2d image projected via a concave dome-shaped mirror to give the appearance of floating in ...
Sounds quite like Tass Times in Tonetown.
Although, IIRC it was about saving Grampa and the antagonist was a kind of a croc with several other besats mixed in 'man', but otherwise it fits. And yes, it was 'punky' :)
It also had a remarkable user interface (that's why I remember it at all) combining the text based nature of classic adventures with a ...
And it's definitely Star Spores. I found an interview with the author, who it turns out lives fairly close to me, and he mentioned the line-drawing routine which I'm sure is referring to the lightning bolt effect.
It seems this game has been lost to history. The interviewer mentions trying to find a copy to upload, but look as I might I cannot see it ...
I cant believe I found it, I'm so happy right now, years and years trying...
The name of the game is Quest for Glory V.
Here is some gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtx_fpdi06w
And down here the image that finally helped me to find the game:
It's called Star Lanes:
The first part of the listing shows details:
10 REM THE GAME OF STARLANES - AN INTERSTELLAR COMMERCE GAME
20 REM FOR 2 TO 4 PLAYERS - COPYRIGHT 1977 BY STEVEN FARBER
30 REM WRITTEN IN ALTAIR BASIC 12/17/76
31 REM MODIFIED FOR APPLESOFT II BY RICHARD NAPOLI - 6/24/79
32 REM LISTED IN INTERFACE AGE JUNE 1977
Per Magnum Mania that episode first aired on the third of January 1985, meaning it was filmed in 1984, predating all of the computers that you would expect both to be able to display graphics like that and to be a target for video games. I'm therefore inclined to agree with most of that site's analysis:
The game seen in the episode is not a real game at ...
Well, the folks from stardot came through! It seems it's called Asterisk Tracker, and was published in the December 1984 issue of Beebug magazine. The author was N. Silver:
I know this answer isn't what you are waiting for, but I'm hoping it will help in some way.
Text adventures, as beautiful and complex as they are, were not difficult to code. There were many non-commercial games that did the rounds, even prior to the internet. I was passed several un-released text adventures on cassette for early micros I owned.
Several of ...
You may be thinking of Hyperbowl by Mastertronic. There's a youtube video of the Atari ST version in action, which other than the improved graphics is very similar to the Spectrum version I had. I've found references to an Amiga version existing, but no videos or images of it that I could find.
A free streaming copy of the Spectrum version is available on ...
I'm going to venture a guess with Alien Carnage:
It was a shareware title released initially as Halloween Harry but later retitled, and the plot revolves around aliens that turn people into zombies. Another notable gameplay element is the character's sometimes jetpack.
It has a wikipedia page, which reports that at the time of the name change they also ...
I suspect this could be Rise of the Dragon. It was released in 1990 for PCs (and several other platforms), and is a point-and-click adventure game with a first-person view and pre-rendered, static backgrounds. The protagonist is a private detective who used to be a police officer. The game starts as a murder investigation. It is set in Los Angeles in the ...
A post to /r/tipofmyjoystick has brought the answer virtually instantaneously: the original game is Inspector Clew-So; other locations, some including the plaintext source can be found by searching for CLEWSO.BAS, for example, https://archive.org/details/riag_006_Volume_244_-_Games
The game I remember was slightly modified compared to the original: apart ...
No sign of the actual game but found a mention of it in the "besm6" mailing list:
It was based on a BASIC game, publishes in the '70s in a magazine such as BYTE (or Datamation).
I my time I've read such magazines in ГПНТБ(Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology), and ...
It could be Hi-Octane. It was released in 1995 on PC, Playstation and Saturn.
Probably quite a similar style to Wipeout, though not as popular. It was a racing game with hovering vehicles. You could shoot at your opponents. You had to pick up fuel, ammo and shields around the course to keep going. There was a few ...
It sounds like you're describing the game Atoms for the Amiga. It was common on magazine coverdisks and public domain collections in the 90s.
In this image, the explosion represents a fully occupied cell. The four atoms that were present in it will be added to the adjacent cells, turning them green. If any of those cells (such as the ones North and West) ...