MobyGoal achieved! Thanks to all contributors who helped us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games.

Game Updates [ more ]

Ghost Lion
New NES credits by Doommaster1994 | Today, 01:51 PM
Uninvited
New NES credits by Doommaster1994 | Today, 01:51 PM
Iceblox
New Trivia by JudgeDeadd | Today, 09:54 AM
Taxman Game
New Trivia by JudgeDeadd | Today, 09:52 AM
Infinite Fart
New Browser cover by LepricahnsGold | Today, 09:51 AM
Smash Hit
New iPad and iPhone cover by JudgeDeadd | Today, 09:39 AM

New Games [ more ]

Tapeworm (Memotech MTX)
Added by Kabushi | Today, 10:54 AM
Astromilon (Memotech MTX)
Added by Kabushi | Today, 10:52 AM
Intergalactic Life (DOS)
Added by POMAH | Today, 09:56 AM
Iceblox (Browser)
Added by JudgeDeadd | Today, 09:53 AM
Infinite Fart (Browser)
Added by LepricahnsGold | Today, 09:51 AM
Taxman Game (Browser)
Added by JudgeDeadd | Today, 09:49 AM

New Screenshots

Tapeworm screenshots by Kabushi

Astromilon screenshots by Kabushi

Infinite Fart screenshots by LepricahnsGold

Space Capstar II screenshots by POMAH

Everyone Wins Bingo screenshots by CalaisianMindthief

Smash Hit screenshots by JudgeDeadd

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines screenshots by 666gonzo666

Hotel screenshots by Urszula

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
Killer7
"Seven ways to kill the fun"

Front cover
Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo
"Welcome to the zoo, zoo, zoo..."

Front cover
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
"Good controller support, with some very questionable game design decisions"

Front cover
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus
"EcoQuest – a whale of a tale"


MobyGames News

Latest MobyGoal - 250 ZX81 games - reached!
Congrats to everyone - and especially Kabushi and FatherJack, who went on a bit of an adding spree - for already reaching our latest MobyGoal. There are now 250 ZX81 games listed on the site, complete with description, screenshot, publisher and more. (Don't stop there - let's try to get to a complete system snapshot!) Next MobyGoal is coming very soon...!
Submitted by Simon Carless (36) on Jul 18, 20140 comments
Milestone - 3,000 Amiga games in the DB!
We're continuing to flow in thousands of new piece of data a week to MobyGames, and just a shout out for this forum thread in which Kabushi notes: "We now have over 3000 Amiga games. Well done everybody! Game no, 3000 was Karsa Orlong's Skarb Templariuszy (which I'm glad I don't have to pronounce)." Congrats to all involved - spectacular work, and roll on 4,000 (and 5,000, and etc!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (36) on Jul 06, 20145 comments
MobyGames site updates - June 29th.
A few brief updates as we continue to do what we do best - document the history of video games in terrifying detail!

- There's been two new game platforms added recently: OS/2, the Microsoft/IBM OS which got beaten by Windows in the '90s, and the Thomson MO (which, yes, is sufficiently different from Thomson TO to list separately, and is sorta a French version of the C64 or ZX Spectrum, from the mid'80s.) Thanks to all who helped add/contribute to those so far.

- Although we're waiting for a code push to update the goal, new MobyGoal is to get 250 ZX81 games. And we've already gone from 80 to 133 since we asked. So try to complete the goal before it's even displayed, for bonus points :P

- Otherwise, it's business as usual, although we're trying to get more organized for when regular code updates on the site return. This will not be for at least a couple of weeks, due to demands on Moby site owner Reed's time. (MobyGames does not currently bring in enough revenue through ads/affiliate to allow anyone to work on it fulltime.)

Thankfully, Indra is helping to codify some of the more important suggestions (here) and bugs (here) for future MobyGames development in the forums. Yep, we will probably move to bug tracking software at some point, but not just yet cos a) Indra is HAVING FUN and b) The data is getting built up in a readable way right now anyhow. Please resubmit bugs or suggestions now if you want Indra to add them to the list.

Thanks - more updates soon.
Submitted by Simon Carless (36) on Jun 29, 20141 comments
GOG & Steam Summer Sales
GOG is running a summer sale on 700+ DRM free games for up to 90% off. With new bundles appearing daily.

A good chance to get classic games on the cheap! A notable bundle deal for today includes every Leisure Suit Larry game for just $4.37.

Additionally, Steam has started their summer sale with new deals each day!
Submitted by MobyReed (57) on Jun 19, 201418 comments
Trivia Tuesday
Moonwalker, released in 1990 on the Sega Genesis, was actually designed by Michael Jackson himself.



Over the years, the game has become relatively collectable. If you own a used copy, you could sell it on eBay for around $45. If you happen to have a new copy, you may get upwards of $300!

MobyGames contributor, ETJB, recently posted an in-depth review of the game.
Submitted by MobyReed (57) on Jun 17, 20140 comments

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Tip Of The Day

Early games had such simple graphics that screenshots were not effective in marketing the game, so conceptual illustrations were used instead. For an example of this, take a look at boxes from IBM or Funtastic games--then compare them to their screenshots. (This is not to say that Funtastic and IBM games aren't fun--they are--we're just using them as an example.)   more tips

Current MobyGoal

250 ZX81 Games (100%)

100% Complete

Thanks to all contributors for helping MobyGames achieve this goal! A new goal will be coming soon.

This Day In Gaming

1978
Star Trek
Commodore PET/CBM version released. (United States)
1989
Genocide
Sharp X68000 version released. (Japan)
Dungeons of Kairn
DOS version released. (United States)
1990
Drive-In
DOS version released. (Worldwide)
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