- 1985 in video gaming
Brøderbundreleases " Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?", the first game of the prolific " Carmen Sandiego" series
Nintendoreleases " Super Mario Bros." on September 13 1985. Before the year was out Super Mario Bros.became the highest selling game of that year, selling 10 million copies then eventually selling 40 million copies making it the highest selling video game of all time.
Namcoreleases " Dig Dug II", " Metro-Cross", " Baraduke", " Motos", and " Sky Kid".
Alexey Pajitnovcreates the " Tetris" video game in the USSR. Nintendoreleased its most popular versions (for the NESand Game Boy) in 1989.
Atari Gamesreleases "Gauntlet" (by Ed Logg), the first dungeon crawlarcade game.
Ghosts 'n Goblins" by Tokuro Fujiwara( Capcom, arcade), one of the most popular arcade games of the year, spawned a series of later games
Adventure Construction Set" by Stuart Smithand Racing Destruction Setby Rick Koenigare both released by Electronic Artsand become hits, following on the success of 1982's Pinball Construction Setby Bill Budge.
* Elite Systems UK releases "Roller Coaster", a
platformerin the mould of the previous year's best seller, " Jet Set Willy". "Roller Coaster" was the first game to ever simulate fairground rides.
* Bubble Bus software release the popular
arcade adventure"Starquake" for several 8-bit computers. In later years, it is ported to 16-bit platforms.
Pete Cooke's ambitious, sprawling science-fiction game "Tau Ceti" is published in the United Kingdom.
The Learning Companyreleases the first commercial version of "The Oregon Trail" on the Apple II.
Atarireleases the 520ST personal computer
* Commodore releases the Amiga personal computer
INTVCorp. releases the INTV IIIhome console
Telegamesreleases the Dinahome console, a ColecoVisionclone
Nintendodoes a limited test release of the NESvideo game console in the United Statesand the Robotic Operating Buddy(ROB) robot and video game for the NES home console
Sega's SG-1000 Mark IIIreleased in Japan
* New companies: Titus Interactive,
Code Masters, Westwood Studios, Inc., Square Co., Ltd., Bethesda SoftworksInc.
Edu-Warecloses; David Mullichand several other laid-off employees form Electric Transit, which becomes the first company to join Electronic Art's new affiliated publisher program.
* Defunct companies: RDI Systems
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