1983 - Attack of the Timelord!A pioneering game for the Odyssey2 this may be. One of the best uses of the 70s system's sound capabilities it may have. Fast and frantic and generally very cool are other ways it can be described. It is not, however, a Doctor Who game. The Timelord in question is a green blob hell bent on taking over the galaxy.
1983 - CybermenThe followup to J Morrison's Bonka (probably best that you don't ask) sees the title character of 'man in a black hat' trying to retrieve bars of Platignum from a maze patrolled by Cybermen, and was coded exclusively for the Commodore C64. From the in-game instructions..: "The object of the game is to collect as much Platignum as possible. This is scattered at random throughout the maze, which is patrolled by Cybermen. You begin with 3 lives and the scoring is as follows: Cyberman 100 Pts, Platignum Bar 500 Pts. A bonus of 100 Pts is earned if you manage to shoot a Cyberman's bullet before it hits you. The overseer appears periodically and is indestructible, the only escape is through any of the open doors. Your man can only fire when moving, in the direction of travel. Good luck. Any key to start." It seems likely that the name is just a coincidence, as the Cybermen certainly don't look like their TV counterparts!
1983 - ZalagaNo obvious Doctor Who references here... except that three years after being released for the BBC Micro, this game would turn up in The Trial of a Time Lord episodes 9-12, as a futuristic Space Invaders clone.
1984 - Attack of the CybermenHm. 1984. The year Attack of the Cybermen is broadcast. And the year Attack of the Cybermen is released on the Oric and Oric-1.
1984 - Travels with the TrashmanAt the end of the classic Spectrum game Travels with the Trashman, the eponymous hero discovers a time machine in New Orleans. Rumour has it the planned sequel, which would never see the light of day, would have been based on Doctor Who.
1985 - TimelordAnother mis-spelled Time Lord here - this one was the Amstrad-exclusive adventure game from Omega Software. As garish and complex as Colin Baker's jacket, we're not truthfully even sure what it's all about. But its certainly not about Doctor Who!
1986 - Head Over HeelsOften hailed as one of the defining games in 8-bit computing history, Ocean's Head Over Heels (programmed by the legendary Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond) featured what some have described as a 'Prince Charles Dalek'.
1986 - Highway Encounter / Alien Highway: Encounter 2A an 8-bit game released for the Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad with a squat robot. The manual describes them as "the Dalek-like Vortons."
1989 - Time LordWell, unlike the earlier Odyssey2 game, this NES classic does spell the word correctly. But unless the thirteenth Doctor is a muscly red-clad hero from the year 2999 who goes around beating people up to rescue some orbs that are scattered around time, we're guessing this is a no-no too.
1990? - Zygon WarriorWell, we honestly don't know what was going through the mind of Mal Harvey (aka ECP PTY Ltd) when he designed this very lazy game wtih the C64's Shoot Em Up Construction Kit, using unfinished sprites and the system's default sounds. Perhaps we was thinking about some big thrilling adventure surrounding the characters from Terror of the Zygons...
1993 - Cyber ManA 3D version of popular arcade coin-op PacMan, coded by Fabio Bizzetti for the expanding "PD" (public domain, later known more commonly as homebrew) circuit growing for the Commodore Amiga.
1995 - Secret of EvermoreThis game features a dog that turns into a robot at one point. The robot in question looks nothing like K9, but that doesn't stop eager fans from misunderstanding. It's a fun cartoon adventure, though, so if you've got a SNES it's worth looking for.
1998 - Doctor Who ThemeReleased in 1982, the GCE Vectrex appeared on the market at a time when the Atari VCS still ruled supreme, and other consoles had already risen and fallen.
1998 - Star Wars: DroidworksReleased by LucasArts in the late 90s, this formed part of a series of games that Star Wars creator George Lucas hoped would encourage children to academic excellence through the fantasy worlds he had created. It was discontinued a few years later, and now goes for silly money on Ebay (often over $75 – and you thought Doctor Who fans were crazy). The programmers included a cheat code based on our favourite show – during gameplay pressing enter, then typing TARDIS and entering again gives a teleport option (hitting backspace and then the numbers 1-9). We have no idea if this is accompanied by a natty sound effect (without $75 to spare we could only afford the free demo version, which this doesn't work on!), but it's highly unlikely.
2004 - Cyber ManHelp Cyber Man retrieve some computer chips that have been scattered around ten different laboratories, avoiding the computer-controlled security system (made up of three robots that will destroy Cyber Man on contact) and trying to collect power-up chips (four per lab) that will give him power over the other robots. Sounds suspiciously like PacMan.
2004 - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith LordsThose Doctor Who fans hidden at LucasArts are at it again!
2005 - Second LifeIs it a game? Is it a mod? Who knows...
And also...There's a coding house calling themselves CyberMan Software and popular hardware producer Logitech made a very nice joystick called the Cyberman.