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Octopus Game & Watch by Nintendo, 1981

This is an Octopus Game & Watch console manufactured by Nintendo in Japan in 1981. It is designed to be held comfortably in both hands and operated using thumbs on two red buttons, which are labelled 'LEFT' and 'RIGHT'. It is rectangular and has a maroon plastic casing with gold-coloured metallic front. The back (not shown) ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Warlords', 1991

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Warlords'. It shows a medieval knight holding a sword and shield and standing in front of a castle. The text on the cover reads: 'Steve Fawkner / WARLORDS / Roger Keating / Stephen Hart / Gregor Whiley'. A rectangular section at the bottom left reads 'Mac (Plus ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Gold of the Americas', 1990

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Gold of the Americas'. It shows a three-masted square-rigged sailing ship on the water. In the background are mountains. The text on the cover reads: 'GOLD OF THE AMERICAS / The Conquest of the New World / Stephen Hart and Ian Trout'. At the bottom left is a ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Carriers At War II', 1993

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Carriers at War II'. It shows a fleet carrier at sea firing cannons. Aeroplanes fly above against a backdrop of thick cloud. The text on the cover reads: 'STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP / CARRIERS / AT WAR / II / FLEET CARRIER OPERATIONS / IN SOUTHEAST ASIA / 1936-1946. ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Fire-Brigade, The Battle for Kiev, 1943', 1989

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Fire-Brigade, The Battle for Kiev, 1943'. It shows a man on a tank in a field. There is an aeroplane in the sky. In the background are flames and two more tanks - one on fire. The text on the cover reads: 'FIRE-BRIGADE / The Battle for Kiev * 1943 / Dave 'Connor ...

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Apple II software game 'Battlefront', 1986

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Battlefront - Corps Level Command'. It shows a tank and soldiers in an urban setting during the First World War. The soldiers carry guns, and at the left a house is on fire. The text on the cover reads: 'BATTLEFRONT / Corps Level Command / in World War II / Roger Keating ...

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Apple II software game 'Battles in Normandy, June-July 1944', 1987

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Battles in Normandy June-July 1944'. It shows a man on a tank in a bare field. There are trees or bushes in the background. The text on the cover reads in part: 'BATTLES / IN NORMANDY / JUNE-JULY 1944' and 'Featuring the battles of ... / OMAHA * UTAH * SWORD * CHERBOURG ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', 1984

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. It shows a green spherical creature floating in space. It is covering its eyes and its large red tongue is sticking out. Behind it, there are three planets, one cratered and in flames and another Earth-like, but with Saturn-like ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Rommel Battles for North Africa', 1990

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Rommel Battles for North Africa', which was provided on a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk. It shows a portrait of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. Two tanks crossing desert-like terrain are superimposed beneath his face. Text on the cover reads in part: 'ROMMEL / BATTLES ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'American Civil War, Vol I', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Decisive Battles of the American Civil War, Volume I, Bull Run to Chancellorsville'. It was part of a six-volume series based on major American Civil War battles and using the same format but different battle scenarios. This game is a Macintosh version using 3 1/2-inch disks (an Apple ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Panzer Battles', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Panzer Battles'. It came on two floppy disks with two booklets, a supplement and two cards in a box, and dealt with the Eastern Front during the Second World War. It is one in a series of games in which software micromanaged the actions of individual units, for example battalions or ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Warlords II', 1994

This is the cover of 'Warlords II', a fantasy strategy game. It came on four floppy disks with two booklets, a map and two marketing cards in a cardboard box in a sleeve, and was introduced in 1994. This fantasy game allowed up to eight players to participate. It features castles, monsters, heroes and armies. The game had ...

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Apple II software game - 'Reach for the Stars', Third Edition, 1987

This is the cover of the third edition of 'Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy', a four-player computer game on a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk that came with a manual in a cardboard folder. The original 'Reach for the Stars' had been released in 1983. This edition was introduced in 1987. It added more choice and decision-making ...

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Apple II software game - 'Carriers at War 1941-1945', 1984

This is the cover of a computer game 'Carriers at War 1941-1945: Fleet Carrier Operations in the Pacific'. The game came on one 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, in a cardboard folder with two booklets and three large instruction cards. It was introduced in 1984. This is one of a series of games in which software micromanaged the ...

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Apple II software game - 'Russia - The Great War in the East 1941-1945', 1987

This is the cover of 'Russia - The Great War in the East 1941-1945', a board game on a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, issued in 1987. In this single-player game, software micromanaged the actions of the individual units, such as battalions or artillery assets. The format for the game was used in different battle scenarios in different ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Tetris', 3 1/2-inch floppy disk, 1987

Tetris is a falling-blocks puzzle video game that was designed and programmed in Moscow in 1984. Its developer has said that he was inspired by pentominoes. The name is derived from the Greek 'tetra' meaning 'four'. This game 'Tetris - The Soviet Challenge - 1987 and 1988' was collected because it was one of the first games ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Transylvania', 1984

This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Transylvania'. A typed label reads 'TRANSYLVANIA TM / c 1984 Penguin Software Inc / by Antonio Antiochia / Macintosh version by Robert Hardy / penguin software TM / the graphics people'. The word 'TRANSYLVANIA' is handwritten on a second ...

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Apple IIGS software game - 'Chessmaster 2100', 1988

These are two 3/12-inch floppy disks containing the Apple IIGS software game 'Chessmaster 2100'. The disk on the left is labelled 'Disk 1', the right 'Disk 2'. The rest of the text on the labels is identical, and reads in part: 'THE FIDELITY / CHESSMASTER / 2100 / Apple / IIGS'. On the right side of the label is the horse-and-cart ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'MacCricket', 1989

This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing the Apple Macintosh software game 'MacCricket'. The black-and-white printed text on the label reads: 'MacCricket TM / Gavin Tiplady / MacCricket is a Registered Trademark of Achernar Systems Pty Ltd'. Handwritten on the same label is a tick symbol, a scribbled-over red 'F' and ...

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Apple IIGS software game - 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe', 1992

These are two 3 1/2-inch floppy disks containing the Apple IIGS software game 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe'. They are pictured here with a manual, which reads in part 'Where in the World is / CARMEN SANDIEGO? / DELUXE / A MYSTERY EXPLORATION GAME / Volume One, Number One'. The disks are labelled in part ...