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Action Fighter

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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Atari ST
60
3.2
Arcade
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1.9
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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 Atari ST Mission briefing
Action Fighter ZX Spectrum You turn into a car when you've collected enough letters
Action Fighter DOS Beginning a game (EGA)
Action Fighter Commodore 64 Mission 2

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User Reviews

Much better than Spy Hunter SEGA Master System *Katakis* (37835)
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 (63136)
Excellent Spy Hunter clone. SEGA Master System gametrader (229)

The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga Jan, 1990 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Power Play DOS Nov, 1989 69 out of 100 69
The Games Machine (UK) SEGA Master System Feb, 1988 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide SEGA Master System 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Master System Nov 19, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 46 out of 100 46
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 39 out of 100 39
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 30 out of 100 30

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Contributed to by FatherJack (51821), Neepie Lantern (482), Martin Smith (63136), Indra is here (19783) and *Katakis* (37835)