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Notable releases [ edit ]
Namco releases , which is the sequel to Gaplus (and is also known as Galaga Galaga 3). July -
Data East releases Technōs Japan's , which laid the foundations for the Karate Champ fighting game genre. July 20 -
Namco releases the Tower of Druaga arcade game, a precursor to the action role-playing game genre. August -
Namco releases , which laid the foundations for Pac-Land horizontally-scrolling platform games. November 1 -
Namco releases , which is a spin-off from Grobda . Xevious December -
Namco releases and Super Xevious , the latter of which is one the first games to feature a Dragon Buster life bar. December -
Capcom releases . 1942 December -
Irem releases , which laid the foundations for the Kung-Fu Master beat 'em up genre.
David Ralston develops . Paperboy Atari later releases it in April 1985 in arcades, and it is then ported to several systems, and featured an innovative bicycle handle steering controller. Donald R. Lebeau develops
. Atari later releases it in October 1985 for the arcades, and it is then ported to the Gauntlet Atari 8-bit computers.
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( King's Quest Sierra, IBM PC), the first animated adventure game, the first game in the King's Quest series, and the first game to use the AGI engine, is released. June 6 -
Alexei Pajitnov creates the video game for the Tetris Electronika 60 in the Soviet Union. Atari Games and Sega both released arcade versions in 1988, and Nintendo released its most popular versions (for the NES and Game Boy) in 1989. September 20 -
, by Elite David Braben and Ian Bell, an early and very influential wireframe 3D space trading game offering full six degrees of freedom and a then-unique open-ended design, is published by Acornsoft. October -
Nihon Falcom releases by Yoshio Kiya. Dragon Slayer laid the foundations for the Dragon Slayer and its sequels action role-playing game genre. December -
T&E Soft releases , an early action role-playing game that features a Hydlide health regeneration mechanic and anticipates elements of and The Legend of Zelda series. Ys [1 ] December 7 -
by Knight Lore Ultimate Play The Game is released for the ZX Spectrum (and later ported to the BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, MSX, and Famicom Disk System). It is the third title in the Sabreman series, but the first to use the innovative isometric Filmation engine.
is released, for Alley Cat IBM PC compatibles.
Bullet-Proof Software releases , which helps popularize The Black Onyx turn-based role-playing games in Japan.
Brøderbund releases by Dave and Barry Murry. It is a The Ancient Art of War real-time tactics game and a precursor to the real-time strategy genre.
, a strategy adventure game by The Lords of Midnight Mike Singleton, is released.
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References [ edit ]
^ Kurt Kalata & Robert Greene. "Hydlide". Hardcore Gaming 101 . Retrieved . 2011-05-01