1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

by Progressive-Element | created - 20 Apr 2013 | updated - 07 May 2013 | Public

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1. The Oregon Trail (1971 Video Game)

Adventure, Family, History

8.0
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The player takes on the role of a wagon leader guiding a group of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley on the Oregon Trail via a covered wagon in the year ... See full summary »

Star: Richard Ellman Kennedy

Votes: 90

2. Pong (1972 Video Game)

Sport

8.2
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Two players play a video version of table tennis. The first to score 11 points wins.

Votes: 443

3. Breakout (1976)

50 min | Adult

7.0
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Director: Joe Serkes

Votes: 41

4. Boot Hill (1977 Video Game)

Action, Western

6.6
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Western shooter arcade game released by Midway in 1977 and a sequel to Gun Fight.

Votes: 7

5. Combat (II) (1975 Video Game)

Action

7.1
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Votes: 19

6. Space Invaders (1978 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The object of the game is to shoot the alien invaders and keep them off the ground.

Votes: 338

7. Adventure (1979 Video Game)

Adventure

7.6
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An evil magician steals an enchanted chalice from the yellow castle. And you have to retrieve it.

Votes: 29

8. Asteroids (1979 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Your spaceship is trapped in an asteroid belt. Watch out for enemy spacecraft and maneuver your way out.

Votes: 247

9. Galaxian (1979 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Votes: 112

10. Lunar Lander (1979 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Votes: 23

11. Battlezone (1980 Video Game)

Action

6.9
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Votes: 29

12. Defender (II) (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Defend the human population from swarms of attacking aliens.

Votes: 106

13. Eamon (1980 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

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14. Missile Command (1980 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Fantasy

7.4
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Votes: 86

15. Rogue (1980 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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Embark on a quest for the amulet of Yendor in the Dungeons of Doom! Magical items help you, the hero, to overcome the increasingly powerful monsters. Find the amulet to break the spell to enable an ascend to freedom.

Votes: 8

16. Tempest (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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You control a yellow crab-shaped shooter that travels along the outside rim of a 3-dimensional tunnel, shooting enemies down the alleys of the tunnel while avoiding any coming down the ... See full summary »

Votes: 41

17. Multi-User Dungeon (1978 Video Game)

Fantasy

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18. Puckman (1980 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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This is the Atari VCS (2600) version of Pac-Man.

Votes: 1,169

19. Phoenix (1980 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Votes: 16

20. Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (1980 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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Told in second person, you play an AFGNCAAP (an Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally-Ambiguous Adventure Person) who begins in a serene setting, a house nestled in a thick forest. ... See full summary »

Votes: 49

21. Warlords (1980 Video Game)

Unrated | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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The players use shields to defend their castle walls from the fireballs that ricochet around the playfield. Players can capture and catapult the fireballs at opposing castles. Fireballs ... See full summary »

Votes: 23

22. Centipede (1980 Video Game)

Action, Family

7.5
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The player controls a gun that can only move in the bottom fifth of the screen. The object is to shoot a centipede that works its way down to the player area through a field of mushrooms. ... See full summary »

Votes: 107

23. Galaga (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Votes: 271

24. Donkey Kong (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

Director: Hiroshi Yamauchi

Votes: 1,086

25. Qix (1981 Video Game)

7.3
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Votes: 22

26. Scramble (1981 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Votes: 15

27. Stargate (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The player's ship flies over a horizontally scrolling planet surface, protecting friendly humanoids from alien abduction. Destroying all enemies advances you to the next wave. Loss of all ... See full summary »

Votes: 76

28. Venture (1981 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

6.4
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Votes: 5

29. Ms. Pac-Man (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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This update to Pac-Man changed the character to a lady, added moving fruit, smarted monsters, cutscenes and more mazes.

Votes: 288

30. Frogger (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

7.5
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In this arcade game, you must help a frog cross a highway and a river while avoiding obstacles so he can get to his home safely.

Votes: 509

31. Gorf (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The player controls a spaceship that must blast its way through five missions, each a different challenge. The game features a pistol grip joystick and robotic speech synthesis that heckles the player during gameplay.

Votes: 30

32. Ultima (1980 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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Your job is to complete several quests and gather special stones to defeat the evil wizard, Mondain.

Votes: 39

33. Gravitar (1982 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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34. Joust (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Fantasy

6.9
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Votes: 83

35. The Hobbit Software Adventure (1982 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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Votes: 31

36. Choplifter! (1982 Video Game)

Action

5.2
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A combat helicopter must save as many rebels as possible from the p.o.w. camps set up by the evil Bungeling Empire and take out all enemy forces that stand in its way back to safety in this side-scrolling shoot 'em up.

Votes: 15

37. Robotron: 2084 (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Votes: 40

38. Dig Dug (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family

7.6
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Dig tunnels underground and use an air pump to inflate and blow-up your enemies. You can also drop rocks on your foes. Dislodge two rocks and a bonus fruit or vegetable will appear in the ... See full summary »

Director: Masahisa Ikegami

Votes: 164

39. Moon Patrol (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Player drives a moon buggy jumping over craters, rocks and land mines, shooting simultaneously at rocks in front and aliens above while dodging their missiles.

Votes: 38

40. Mr. Do! (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Family

7.8
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You are a clown who moves around a maze. You can dig new paths to avoid monsters and collect cherries. Kill monsters with a "powerball" or drop apples on them. Kill them all or eat all the cherries to go up a level.

Votes: 33

41. Q*bert (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Family

7.2
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Q*bert must to make the top of the blocks the color shown and avoid enemies.

Votes: 91

42. Xevious (1982 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Votes: 20

43. Soko-Ban (1987 Video Game)

7.3
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You are a construction worker, who must move a certain amount of boxes on different levels of a warehouse, to look for something.

Votes: 15

44. Tron (1982 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Can you survive the game grid?

Votes: 115

45. Time Pilot (1982 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Votes: 12

46. I, Robot (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Game Overview The player is an Interface Robot (#1984) in rebellion against Big Brother and his Evil Eyes in I,Robot. Players will enter another world where they must face off against Big ... See full synopsis »

Votes: 16

47. Archon (1983 Video Game)

Family

8.0
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Votes: 22

48. Star Wars (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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In this game, you assume the role of Luke Skywalker and fight past many enemies to to reach and destroy the Death Star.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones

Votes: 410

49. Dragon's Lair (1983 Video Game)

E | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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You guide a hapless knight, Dirk the Daring, through a dragon controlled castle full of dangers.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dan Molina, Vera Pacheco, Michael Rye, Dave Spafford

Votes: 380

50. Gyruss (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Votes: 30

51. Mad Planets (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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52. M.U.L.E. (1983 Video Game)

Family

8.7
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Votes: 13

53. Spy Hunter (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action

7.4
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Votes: 93

54. Crystal Castles (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | 28 min | Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Bentley Bear gathers gems found along the paths of many three-quarters-view castles. Wear the magic hat to kill the witch, Berthilda, and eliminate the gem eaters while they are eating. Secret warps take you to higher levels.

Votes: 27

55. Jetpac (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Votes: 18

56. Juno First (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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57. Lode Runner (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Votes: 63

58. Manic Miner (1983 Video Game)

Adventure

8.7
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The brilliant prequel to Jet Set Willy sees Miner Willy battling through the robot-filled underground mines of Surbiton. Fast, colourful graphics and very weird enemy creatures. You are ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Smith

Votes: 32

59. Tapper (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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You are a soda jerk serving root beer to patrons.

Votes: 39

60. Hyper Olympic (1983 Video Game)

Sport

7.0
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Votes: 47

61. Ballblazer (1985 Video Game)

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62. Bank Panic (1984 Video Game)

Action, Western

5.8
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Votes: 8

63. H.E.R.O. (1984 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Votes: 23

64. Boulder Dash (1984 Video Game)

Family

8.5
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You are Rockford, and you must guide him through a series of caves to hunt for diamonds. You must collect enough of them in order to exit each cave, while at the same time dodging deadly falling rocks, fireflies, and other perils.

Votes: 63

65. Bomb Jack (1984 Video Game)

Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Director: Michitaka Tsuruta

Votes: 19

66. Elite (1984 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The classic space trading game. You and your Cobra Mk III battle wagon have to become 'Elite.' but this is only achieved if you do very suicidal things You start the game with the rating '... See full summary »

Votes: 69

67. Suparutan X (1984 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Fantasy

6.8
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Thomas must use his punches, kicks, and jumpkicks to save Sylvia from Mr. X and his henchmen.

Votes: 46

68. Deus ex Machina (1984 Video Game)

8.5
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Stars: Jon Pertwee, Donna Bailey, Ian Dury, Mel Croucher

Votes: 17

69. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1984 Video Game)

Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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You are Arthur Dent, and you must survive the worst day of your life. For one thing, your house is being demolished. For another thing, so is the planet. Having found out your friend is an ... See full summary »

Votes: 67

70. Hyper Olympic '84 (1984 Video Game)

Sport

6.6
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Votes: 7

71. Marble Madness (1984 Video Game)

Sci-Fi

7.3
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Votes: 83

72. Karate Dô (1984 Video Game)

Action, Sport

6.4
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Votes: 25

73. Knight Lore (1985 Video Game)

8.3
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Votes: 23

74. Demolition Derby (1984 Video Game)

Sport

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75. Lords of Midnight (1984 Video Game)

Adventure

8.1
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Doomdark has woken from his slumber and the lands of Midnight are plunged into Winter. The Solstice is the peak of the Witch king's power and it is now that you must defeat him. The ... See full summary »

Votes: 8

76. Jet Set Willy (1984 Video Game)

7.5
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Released on the Spectrum, this was a free-roaming version of Manic Miner. After a wild party, Willy woke up in the bath and had to tidy up the house (ie pick up about 100 objects in 60 rooms) before he was allowed to bed by Maria.

Director: Matthew Smith

Votes: 28

77. Pac-Land (1984 Video Game)

Family

6.5
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Votes: 30

78. Paperboy (1984 Video Game)

Action, Comedy, Family

6.7
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You play a kid delivering papers on his treacherous route.

Votes: 202

79. Spy vs. Spy (1985 Video Game)

Not Rated

6.9
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The lovable characters from MAD Magazine battle it out to seize important documents and escape with their lives.

Directors: Fernando Herrera, Richard M. Spitalny

Votes: 57

80. Summer Games 2 (1985 Video Game)

Sport

8.0
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Votes: 25

81. A Mind Forever Voyaging (1985 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

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82. Senjô no Ôkami (1985 Video Game)

Action

7.1
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This is the story of a man named Super Joe. He must stop an enemy alliance, and rescue hostages.

Votes: 63

83. Yie Ar Kung-Fu (1985 Video Game)

Action

6.9
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Votes: 35

84. Gauntlet (I) (1985 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A nice game with up to four cooperative players exploring dungeons and fighting monsters from a top-view perspective. The four characters that could be played included: - Thyla the Valkarie... See full summary »

Votes: 126

85. Makaimura (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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A knight, named Sir Arthur, must defeat zombies, ogres, demons, cyclops, dragons and other monsters in order to rescue Princess Prin Prin, who has been kidnapped by Satan, king of Demon World.

Votes: 190

86. Green Beret (1985 Video Game)

Action

6.5
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Director: Phazer Atsuko

Votes: 54

87. Gradius (1985 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A spacecraft known as the Vic Viper must defend itself from the various alien enemies, in this horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game.

Votes: 83

88. Little Computer People (1985 Video Game)

Fantasy

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In 1985, the Activision Research Group found the cause all common home computer glitches: little computer people were crying out for attention from inside the machine. By providing them ... See full summary »

89. Tehkan World Cup (1986 Video Game)

Sport

7.0
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Votes: 8

90. Super Mario Bros. (1985 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

9.1
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A plumber named Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from the evil Bowser.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 3,496

91. Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale (1985 Video Game)

Fantasy

8.2
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The evil wizard Mangar has cursed your hometown, Skara Brae, with eternal winter. It is up to you to assemble a party of adventurers to save Skara Brae.

Votes: 19

92. Fairlight (1985 Video Game)

Adventure

7.8
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The Land of Fairlight was once a happy, jolly place - but this is no longer the case. More than three thousand years have passed since the worthy King Avars held court over the land from ... See full summary »

Votes: 5

93. Skool Daze (1985 Video Game)

Adventure

8.0
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Votes: 12

94. Tetris (1984 Video Game)

E | Action, Family

8.6
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Differently shaped forms fall down into a 2D container. The forms, which can be moved and rotated, must be sorted in "on-the-fly".

Director: Alexey Pazhitnov

Votes: 2,289

95. Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1986 Video Game)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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A young martial artist named Alex Kidd one day learns of a villain who has kidnapped his son and sets out on a quest to rescue him.

Votes: 81

96. Leader Board (1986 Video Game)

Sport

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97. Alter Ego (1986 Video Game)

Adventure, Drama

8.1
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RPG that simulates life choices and outcomes. Make choices for your character, who has physical, intellectual and other skills, to see how he or she ends up in life. Bad choices lead to disturbing deaths, smart choices lead to good life.

Votes: 18

98. Arkanoid (1986 Video Game)

Action, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Votes: 113

99. Darius (1986 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The Earth's populace uses their combined global space technology in order to travel into space and colonize alien planets. The one terrestrial planet, suitable to the traveling humans, is ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Kohno

Votes: 15

100. Gauntlet II (1986 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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The Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf, and Wizard enter a dungeon with several hundred levels. Monster generators churn out wave after wave of enemies, destroy them to clear the level, and then find ... See full summary »

Votes: 55