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Name
Rating
Action Fighter
8/10
Bedlam (128K)
7.5/10
Chronos 8/10



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Action Fighter
(8/10)   1989
Firebird Software Ltd

It is an overhead vehicular combat game.

The game begins with motorbike, then in subsequent levels a sports car, a beach buggy, a boat, a chopper and even a Formula 1 racing car!
Action_Fighter_Game
Action_Fighter_Title
Controls:
Z,X,O,K,P
Infinite lives53196,0
Infinite time38778,0
Infinite shields38741,0
Always keep weapons41692,58:46748,58
Start level = x53607,x (x = 1-5)

Accelerator
(6/10)   1984
Century Software Ltd

A sideway shooting game where you can shoot forward or backward.
Accelerator_Game
Accelerator_Title
Controls:
O,P,Q,A,[Spece]

Lives = x32217,x (x = 1-255)
Infinite lives31531,0
Action Force
(6/10)   1987
Virgin Games Ltd

A shooting game whereby you can move around to the left and to the right.

Action Force Game
Action_Force_Title
Controls:
1,A,I,P,[ZXCVBNM,space]

Infinite Lives50013,0
Start level = x49326,x:54234,x (x = 1-8)

Ad Astra
(7/10)   1984
Gargoyle Games

An exciting space shoot'em up game.
Ad Astra Game
AdAstra_Title.
Controls:
Q-P(Up),A-L(Down)
Z (left), X (Right)
[Space]=Shoot
Infinite Lives35853,0
Infinite Laser28592,0
1 Hit Kills28793,0:28794,0:
28795,0

Airwolf
(6.5/10)   1984
Elite Systems Ltd

Shoot your way through the defence and electric fields ad avoid the incoming fire.
You must also prevent the Airwolf from crashing into the base's walls.

Airwolf_Game
Airwolf_Title
Controls:
Q-T(Up), A-G(Down)
Z (Left), X (Right)
[C=Shoot]

Infinite Lives    45982,0
Infinite Bonus   44665,0
Immunity          44546,195
Floating Chopper 58317,0


Airwolf II
(6/10)   1984
Elite Systems Ltd

Helicopter Airwolf 2 has been given a mission to destroy an alien craft.
By collecting and using new weaponry you must overcome the many perils facing you along the route and, more importantly, destroy the craft.
AirwolfII_Game
AirwolfII_Title


Immunity
57391,58
Infinite Lives
53471,0
Alien Highway
(7/10)   1986
Vortex Software

You have to guide a bomb to the centre of an evil alien forces empire, which is situated at the end of a huge highway, using a Vorton dalek-type thingy to push it to the end.
AlienHighway
AlienHighway_Title
Controls:
Q(Accelerate), A(Decelerate)
K(Left) L(Right)
Space or Z > M (Fire)


Infinite Time
35125,0
Infinite Energy
39411,201
Immunity 39443,0 + 39412,0

Alien Swarm
(6/10)   1982
Titan Programs Ltd

The Swarm are avowed to destroy the earth at any cost and you are the last line of defence in this battle of overwhelming odds. The swarm attack in three waves each wave more deadly than the last.
AlienSwarm
AlienSwarm_Title
Controls:
Z,X (Left,Right), Space=Fire

Lives = x 24266,x (x= 1-255) 35125,0

Arcadia
(6/10)   1982
Imagine Software Ltd

A classic vertical scrolling shoot-em-up, with 32 different levels.
Acadia
Acadia_Title
Controls:
Left,Right - Alternating keys on CAPS to SPACE row Fire - Keys on Q to P row Thrust - Keys on A to ENTER row

Infinite lives
25776,0

Armageddon
(5/10)   1993
SVC Software



Armageddon
Armageddon_Title
Controls:
Q(Up),A(Down),
O,P(Left,Right),M(Fire)



Infinite  shield
63712,183 : 63724,0

Aquarius
(6/10)   1983
Bug Byte Software Ltd (UK)

You are the commander of a frogman team tasked to destroy the death machines protected by dangers such as mines, sharks, jellyfish, strangleweed and poisonous seas squirts, electric barrier. Machines can be defused by shooting the colour coded panels in the correct sequence.

Aquarius
To kill a creature you must shoot it in the head. Oxygen tanks are placed along the route. You will need to pick up some of these (by swimming over them) or you will die from lack of air.
Aquarius_Title
Controls:
Q-P (Up), A-L (Down)
Z or N (Left), X or M (Right)
C (Fire)

Infinite  oxygen
25493,68
Infinite Lives
31055,0

Beach-Head
(7/10)   1984
US Gold Ltd (UK)

Beach-Head
Beach-Head_Title
Controls:
User Definable keys

Infinite Lives
47981,182(stage1)
40149,182(stage2)
45465,182(stage3)
33182,182 and 36521,1 (stage4)
Infinite times (stage5)
33182,53
43166,0
Infinite damage
40098,182

Beach-Head II
(7/10)   1985
US Gold Ltd (UK)

The evil dictator from Beach Head I, the dragon has rebuilt his army and is challenging the Allies' power in the  Pacific once again...
Beach-Head2
Beach-HeadII_Title
Controls:
User Definable keys

Immune to mines & stones (stage2)
38628,7
Immune to tanks (stage2)
38516,24
Immunity (stage3)
44024,0
Use one of these (stage4)
32453,33
32455,196
32457,13

Bedlam (128K)
(7.5/10)   1988
Go! (UK)

Vertical scrolling shoot'em up game
Bedlam
Bedlam_Title
Controls:
User Definable keys


Infinite lives
58678,58

Black arrow
(6.5/10)   1985
Uros Justin (Slovenia)

* Might not work with "Fuse" Rom.

Black_Arrow
BlackArrow_Title
Controls:
0 to shoot


Blasteroids
(7.5/10)   1989
Image Works

Using your thrust craft in its 3 forms, you battle your way through the sectors and galaxies riddled with asteroids and enemy ships.
Blasteroids
Blasteroids_Title
Controls:
User Definable keys

Infinite Credits
28468,0

Blazing Thunder
(5/10)   1990
Hi-Tec Software

The year is 2059,a feeble attempt to overthow the regime is underway.
BlazingThunder
BlazingThunder_Title
Controls:
User Definable keys

Infinite Lives
33350,0
Infinite Smarts
34835,0

Infinite Energy
34780,0
34810,0
35630,0

Bosconian
(6.5/10)   1987
 Mastertronic Ltd (UK)

Fly the only space craft available to destroy the orbital Space Stations.
Bosconian
Bosconian_Title
Controls:
User definable keys


Infinite Lives
33356,60
Less Missles
33848,0

Buck Rogers - Planet of Doom
(6.5/10)   1985
US Gold Ltd (UK)

Skillfully slip through zapping electron posts. Dodge and destroy deadly space hoppers and alien saucers.
BuckRogers
BuckGogers_Title
Controls:
1(Up),A(Down),
T(Left),Y(Rightt)

Infinite Lives
63137,183


Cabal (128K)
(8/10)   1985
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)

Deep into enemy territory. With superior marksmanship and lightning reactions you can increase the odds in your favour.
Cabal
Cabal_Title
Controls:
User definable keys


(P1)Lives=x
(P2)Lives=y
31651,x
31668,y
Immunity
34822,24
Smart Bomb
39202,201
No Enemies
39217,201
39245,201

Cannon Ball
(7/10)   1983
Hudson Soft (Japan)

Shoot the ball.
Cannball
Cannball_Title
Controls:
A,D (left,right), Shift (Fire) or;
J,L (left,right), Space (Fire)

Infinite lives
32959,183

Centipedes
(6.5/10)   1983
EMM Software (German)

Classic Centipede shoot'em up.
Centipedes
Centipedes_Title
Controls:
Available in Title screen

No pokes available...


Cerius
(7/10)   1985
Atlantis Software Ltd (UK)

Make your way from left to right, screen by screen, destroying obstacles that get in your way and the flying nasties. 
Cerius
you also have to collect the code letters, as the game asks you for the 4-letter code at the end of each level.
Cerius_Title
Controls:
O,P (Left,right)
Q=Teleport  M=Fire
A=Bomb   H=Pause

Infinite Power
54167,0
Infinite Bombs
49664,0
Infinite Ammo
47086,0
Infinite Bonus
46605,0

Chronos
(8/10)   1985
 Mastertonic Ltd (UK)

Fly a ship over a horizontally scrolling landscape and shoot things.
Chronos
Chronos_Title
Controls:
Q,A,O,P,M

Infinite Lives
56906,167
Autofire
26987,201
Immunity
53514,17

Cop-Out
(7/10)   1986
Mikro-Gen Ltd (UK)

COP-OUT contains ten different levels and each level has a set time limit for your task which is to destroy the vicious gangland mobsters who are laying in wait to ambush you at each of these locations. 
Cop-Out
Cop_Out_Title
Controls:
User definable keys

Infinite Lives
35370,0

Coracle
(7/10)   2011
Cronosoft (UK)

Shoot and collect.
Coracle
Coracle_Title
Controls:
User definable keys
Cowboy Kidz
(6/10)   1989
Byte Back (UK)


CowboyKidz
CowboyKidz_Title
Controls:
Q,A,O,P,M

Infinite Lives
45833,183
Immune to Enemies
43844,201
Immune to Obstacles
44480,201
No Enemies
42149,201

Critical Mass
(Side 1,Side 2)
(7/10)   1985
Durell Software Ltd (UK)

You will be deposited on the asteroid at a considerable distance west of the power plant. 
CriticalMass
You must proceed east at maximum speed to enter and disable the anti-matter converter before it reaches critical mass.
CriticalMass_Title
Controls:
Z,X=Rotate left/Right
Q=Accelerate
A=Fire

Infinite Energy
56879,0

Crossfire
(6/10)   1989
Atlantis Software Ltd (UK)

With accurate shooting and ultra fast reactions, kill as many of the Mob as you can within the time available.
CrossFire
CrossFire_Title
Controls:
Q,A,O,P,M(Fire)

Infinite Lives
40171,0

Crosswize
(7.5/10)   1988
Firebird Software Ltd (UK)

Destroy the alien assult waves. When you move over weaponary installation icons, press fire if you want the weapon to be fitted.
Crosswize
CrossWiz_Title
Controls:
User definable keys

Infinite Lives
33939,182
Immunity
51617,0

Cyberun
(7/10)   1986
Ultimate Play the Game (UK)

The object of the game is to construct your spacecraft and mine ores.

Press 1,2 in title screen to switch input type for player 1,2
Cyberrun
Cyberrun_Title
Controls:
Left(Z,C,B,M)
Right(X,V,N,Symbol Shift)
Thrust up(A,S,D,F)
Laser//Torpedo (Q,W,E,R,T)
Plasma Ray (1-0 keys)

Infinite Lives
62671,167
Less Enemies
36168,0
Infinite fuel
52351,115
52352,0
Infinite shields
36740,30
36741,0

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