Which Bond Games Spinoff The Films?

Some of Bond`s greatest adventures happened not in the movies but in video games. And though many of the games are now old and archaic by todays standards, they are still available for purchase or emulation if you know where to look. Here is the most complete list we have for each 007 video game developed along with what was known about each game:

Title: JAMES BOND
Developer: Parker Brothers
Release date: 1984
Systems: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Colecovision, Sega SG-1000, Atari 400/800/XE/XL, Commodore 64.
Synopsis: The first James Bond game ever made. It is basically a shoot them up in which you drive, what seems to be the famous Lotus. So you’ll drive this car through several levels each one corresponding to a different film.

Title: Octopussy
Release date: Unknown
Systems: Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum.
Synopsis: This game is actually a mystery. It was designed for the Atari 2600, but it has never been released. A prototype of this game exists, but no one has ever played with it.

Title: Lord Bromley’sEstate
Release date: n/a
Systems: ZX Spectrum.
Synopsis: Information unknown.

Title: Q’s Armoury
Release date: n/a
System: ZX Spectrum
Synopsis: Information unknown.

Title: Secret Mission
Release date: n/a
System: ZX Spectrum
Synopsis: Information unknown.

Title: Diamondsare Forever
Release date: n/a
System: Commodore 64
Synopsis: Information unknown.

Title: A View To A Kill
Developer: Mindscape
Release date: 1985
System: PC
Synopsis: This is an old Text Adventure game, or what we call now Interactive Fiction. Basically you take the role of Commander BOND and type what you want to do. This game follows the events of the movie of the same name.

Title: Goldfinger
Developer: Mindscape
Release date: 1986
System: PC
Synopsis: This is an old Text Adventure game, or what we call now Interactive Fiction. Basically you take the role of Commander BOND and type what you want to do. This game follows the events of the movie of the same name. The game begins with the famous Aston Martin chase sequence.

Title: A View To A Kill
Developer: Domark
Release date: 1985
System: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PC
Synopsis: This game is divided in three sequence: The Mine Game, The City Hall Game and The Paris Game. In the first one, you must prevent a nuclear charge from exploding in the Silicon Valley mines. In the second one, you must escape from a building on fire. In the last one, you must chase Mayday in the street of Paris. The first and second game are more adventure games, while the last one is more oriented towards action.

Title:The Living Daylights
Developer: Domark
Release date: 1987
System: Amstrad CPC, Atari 400/800/XE/XL, BBC Model B, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 48/128 PLUS 2/3, Amiga
Synopsis: This game is somewhere between a shoot’em up and a platform game, but it is definitely an action game. You take control of 007 during several events following the movie of the same name.

Title: Licence to Kill
Developer: Domark
Release date: 1989
Systems: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, PC
Synopsis: You can’t classify this one, because each sequence is different from the other. In one part, you’ll pilot a helicopter, in the other, you’re trying to catch a plane while diving. You take control of 007 during several events following the movie of the same name.

Title: Live& Let Die
Developer: Domark
Release date: n/a
Systems: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, ZX Spectrum.
Synopsis: This game takes place during the famous boat chase sequence of the movie. So in this one you’ll pilot a boat, while attacking several enemies.

Title: The Spy Who Loved Me
Developer: Domark
Release date: n/a
Systems: ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64.
Synopsis: An action game divided in three part. In the first part, you’ll drive 007’s Lotus through the streets of Sardinia. The second part is more like a shoot’em up, where you’ll pilot the Lotus underwater and fight Stromberg’s troops. In the last sequence, you’ll fight your way through your enemy’s fortress.

Title: TheStealth Affair
Developer: Delphine Software & Interplay
Release date: 1990
Systems: Atari ST, Amiga, PC
Synopsis: A graphic adventure where you take the role of 007, exceptionally working with the CIA. A stealth fighter has disappeared somewhere over the country of Santa Paragua and you must find who stole it and eventually retrieve it, or destroy it.

Title: James BOND Jr.
Developer: n/a
Release date: 1992
Systems: Nes & Snes.
Synopsis: This game is taken from the cartoon of the same name. This game is divided in several parts. In some, the game is a platform one. In others, it is a Shoot’em up. Take control of 007’s nephew and fight against the SCUM organization. Title: The Duel
Developer: Domark
Release date: 1993
Systems: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Synopsis: This a platform game. It takes place in a remote island, where a mad professor has cloned all the old James BOND’s nemesis, like Jaws, Mayday etc…

Title: James Bond
Developer: Saffire
Release date: 1997
System: GameBoy
Synopsis: This game could have been called when James BOND meets Zelda. It’s basically an adventure game, but action is omnipresent. Like Zelda, you’ll have to talk to a lot of persons and fight a lot of enemies. Try to stop the evil plan of an ex-general of the Soviet Union.

Title: Goldeneye
Developer: Rareware
Release date: 1997
System: Nintendo 64
Synopsis: The most famous Bond game of all time. Take the role of Agent 007 in this 1st person action game, where you’ll have to shoot (almost) anything that moves. It includes also some minor adventure plots. The game follows the events of the movie of the same name.

Title: Tomorrow Never Dies
Developer: Electronic Arts
Release date: 1999
System: Playstation
Synopsis: This game is in a third person perspective. Except from that, it is very similar to Goldeneye. Some ski and driving sequences are also included. The game follows the events of the movie of the same name, however some missions are original.

Title: 007 Racing
Developer: Electronic Arts
Release date: 2000
System: Playstation/Nintendo 64
Synopsis: This game allows you to drive all the famous Bond cars, from the Aston-Martin DB-V to the BMW Z8. The game follows a scenario which is completely original.

Title: The World Is Not Enough
Developer: Electronic Arts
Release date: 2000
Systems: Nintendo 64, PC-CDROM, Playstation, Playstation 2.
Synopsis: The real sequel to the game Goldeneye. A 1st person action game, but the adventure plots are more important. Like the other, this game follows the event of the movie.

For more on 007 role playing games:

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