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Action Fighter

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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2.1
Amstrad CPC
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2.8
Atari ST
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3.2
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Description

This is a top down vertically scrolling shooter, in which you start off as a motorbike. You are quite vulnerable to attack at first, but power ups come in the form of a Sega van which you have to dock with. The first time you dock you get double fire, the second time gives you a rocket, the third gives a rear force field and the fourth invulnerablility.

By destroying cars and bikes that appear on your way, you can collect A-F letters. Collecting A through to D allows you change into a sportscar which is less vulnerable to attack, but not as nimble. Collect all the letters in order to be able to transform into a high tech plane. This is the final stage of one of the five missions. Only the high tech plane can guide you to your destination in which your main target is hiding.

There is also time limit in which you have to complete the mission. It is advisable to transform into the high tech plane as fast as it is possible.

Picking up flags gives you bonus points with 10,000 points gaining you an extra life.

Screenshots

Action Fighter SEGA Master System Title
Action Fighter ZX Spectrum Double machine gun and a rocket launcher power up
Action Fighter Commodore 64 What a wonderful piece of technology that is
Action Fighter SEGA Master System Mission 3 Briefing

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User Reviews

Much better than Spy Hunter SEGA Master System *Katakis* (37815)
A shooter of mixed genres, flying and driving. SEGA Master System Ash_1 (55)
A good conversion of an entertaining little game ZX Spectrum Martin Smith (63130)
Excellent Spy Hunter clone. SEGA Master System gametrader (229)

The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga Jan, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Jul 01, 2006 86 out of 100 86
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Tilt SEGA Master System Dec, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Génération 4 SEGA Master System 1987 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1990 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 30 out of 100 30

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Contributed to by FatherJack (43399), Neepie Lantern (482), Martin Smith (63130), Indra is here (19705) and *Katakis* (37815)