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Epyx
Epyx   #12


Games developed: 31
Games published: 37
Period: 1980 - 2004

Prior to its demise in 1991, Epyx was famous for many Commodore 64 and Apple II classics in almost every genre: from the excellent strategy in Dragonriders of Pern, to the innovative Temple of Apshai RPG, and the addictive action in the Impossible Mission and Jumpman series. But it would be a series of sports games that would finally breach the PC game market for Epyx and guarantee its place as one of the best game developers of all time. Epyx' sport games are designed with a great sense of humor and innovation-- games like California Games and Street Sports series attain "classic" status because they make us wonder why no one before them has come up with such excellent ideas. Most importantly, they are simply fun to play. Epyx added enough twists to successive games (e.g. the "secret" moves, surprising obstacles and opponents) that keep players glued to the screen and wish they'd bought a better joystick. To many of us oldtimers -- Commodore 64 users in particular -- Epyx sports games represent some of the brighter memories of our childhood (not to mention a big chunk of time spent). The company also published a number of European games in the U.S. For an excellent history of Epyx and highlights of their games, visit this page at The Dot Eaters.

When Epyx went bankrupt in 1991, it was sold to Bridgestone Multimedia (now Alpha Omega Publications) along with the rights to all Epyx games.

Related companies: Exxos, Incentive

Related companies: Exxos   Incentive  

Titles Developed or Published
Genre
Year
Avg. Rating
4 x 4 Offroad Racing
Sport
1988
8.12
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeCalifornia Games
Sport
1988
8.6
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeCalifornia Games 2
Sport
1990
8.98
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeChip's Challenge
Puzzle
1990
8.47
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeCrush, Crumble & Chomp!
Strategy
1983
8.98
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDestroyer
Simulation
1986
7.95
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDive Bomber
Simulation
1988
7.72
Driller
Action
1990
8.07
Final Assault
Sport
1987
6.69
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeGames: Summer Edition, The
Sport
1988
8.27
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeGames: Winter Edition, The
Sport
1988
8.09
Getaway Entertainment 6 Pack for Windows
Puzzle
1992
7.85
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeImpossible Mission 2
Action
1990
8.86
Jumpman
Action
1984
8.55
LA Crackdown
Adventure
1988
6.52
Legend of Blacksilver, The
RPG
1988
9.05
Mind Roll
Action
1988
5
Oil Barons (Epyx)
Simulation
1983
8.62
Omnicron Conspiracy
Adventure
1989
7.18
Pitstop 2
Sport
1984
7.8
Project Neptune
Action
1989
8.4
Purple Saturn Day
Sport
1988
7.85
Rad Warrior
Action
1987
6.93
Rescue at Rigel
RPG
1980
6.29
Revenge of Defender
Action
1988
5.69
Robots of Dawn
Interactive Fiction
1986
5.75
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeRogue (Epyx)
RPG
1984
8.65
Snow Strike
Simulation
1989
5.62
Spiderbot
Action
1988
6.89
Sporting News Baseball
Sport
1988
7.5
Street Sports: Baseball
Sport
1986
5.71
Street Sports: Basketball
Sport
1986
7.82
Street Sports: Soccer
Sport
1986
4.19
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeSub Battle Simulator
Simulation
1987
8.95
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeSummer Games 2
Sport
1987
8.25
Sword of Fargoal
RPG
1983
8.41
Sword of Fargoal Remake, The
RPG
2003
8.46
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
RPG
1985
7.5
Tile World
Puzzle
2004
7.28
Winter Games
Sport
1987
8.35
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