Mainframe Games List

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Games documented under the Mainframe platform aren't part of a unified platform, but playable on one or more Mainframe or Minicomputers. Mainframes are large expensive computers that have been around since just after World War II and are generally much more powerful than computers people use in their houses. They generally aren't created to play games on, but many games have been created to run on these computers.

This platform is closely tied to the Terminal platform, as usually a mainframe is accessed through an external Terminal. In most cases we will document such games under the Mainframe platform. Notable exceptions are if games are run over larger networks such as PLATO.

Games that were released in a standard BASIC programming language format are also documented under the Mainframe platform as they are likely to be playable on most Mainframe and Mini computers as well as a large number of micro computers.

There are 631 video games on Mainframe. They were released between the years 1948 and 1994. 717 people from 79 developers and publishers are credited with these titles!

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Title Released Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 101 BASIC Computer Games 1973 Compilation
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10Guess 1975 Puzzle
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1620 Blackjack Demonstration 1962 Gambling
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1620 Simulation of a One-Armed Bandit 1962 Gambling
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1Queen 1970 Puzzle
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3 Cushion Billiards 1979 Sports
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31 1975 Strategy / tactics
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3D Tic-Tac-Toe 1962 Strategy
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57 Practical Programs & Games in BASIC 1978 Action, Strategy, Gambling, Compilation
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6000 Series Baseball Game 1967 Sports
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A Chess Playing Program for the IBM 7090 Computer 1962 Simulation, Strategy / tactics
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A Game of Number Guessing 1976 Puzzle
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A Managerial Game for Insurance Companies 1960 Simulation, Strategy, Educational
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A.S.C.O.T. 1961 Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Educational
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A16chs 1974 Simulation, Strategy
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Abase 1974 Educational, Puzzle
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box cover thumbnail Acey Deucy 1973 Strategy / tactics, Gambling
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Acey Duecey 1973 Strategy, Gambling
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box cover thumbnail Acheton 1980 Adventure
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Advanced Simulation in Undergraduate Pilot Training 1974 Simulation, Educational
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Advanced Star Trek 1976 Simulation, Strategy
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Adventure 1979 Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Adventure 1976 Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Adventure 1977 Adventure
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Adventure 1979 Adventure
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Adventure 1978 Adventure
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Adventure 1978 Adventure
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Adventure II 1978 Adventure
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Adventure/3000 1979 Adventure
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Air 1977 Simulation
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Air Defense Simulation 1948 Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Educational
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Air-Battle Model 1957 Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Educational
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Airline Operating Game 1961 Simulation, Strategy, Educational
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Airline Sales Game 1961 Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Educational
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Aldebarran III 1977 Adventure
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Alder 1978 Simulation, Strategy
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Alphabetsoup 1975 Puzzle
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Animal 1979 Puzzle
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Animal 1973 Puzzle
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Anti-Aircraft Game 1975 Simulation
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Apawam 1970 Sports
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box cover thumbnail Arithmetic 1979 Educational
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box cover thumbnail Art Auction 1978 Strategy
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Arthur 1976 Strategy
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Artillery 1976 Simulation
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Artillery Firing Range 1973 Simulation
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Astro-64 1978 Simulation, Strategy
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atc 1987 Simulation
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Atlas 1962 Simulation, Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Atom 20 1977 Adventure
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