Ajax

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Description

In this arcade shoot'em up your mission is to infiltrate the alien fortress during 6 levels, and to destroy the fortress and the alien.

Sitting in Ajax H.Q., you must pilot the remote controlled drone ship to do this. The drone represents jet fighter (behind view) and helicopter gunship (top-down view). It may be moved on the screen, fire air-to-air and air-to-ground guns and pow bomb. Limitless hordes of mechanoid invaders, whose sole intent is the total domination of the Earth, will try to stop you. Exit from each level is guarded by the powerful boss, who you should eliminate.

DOS version of the game differs from C64/CPC/ZX version by the number and location of enemies, map of areas, order of the stages, and ability to use different controls to shoot air and ground targets.

Screenshots

Ajax ZX Spectrum Part way through level 2 - this looks as if it could be the boss ship but its not, its just scenery.
Ajax Amstrad CPC I was hit
Ajax ZX Spectrum 128 K version : The first part of level 1 is a series of waves of fighters that appear out of the clouds like this
Ajax Sharp X68000 Second stage, now the view has changed and I'm controlling the jet

Alternate Titles

  • "Typhoon" -- ZX Spectrum, C64 and CPC UK title
  • "Arcade Archives A-JAX" -- PlayStation 4 title

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 704 out of 1000 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 69 out of 100 69
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 67 out of 100 67
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 654 out of 1000 65
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 59 out of 100 59
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 6.6 out of 12 55
Power Play Arcade May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55

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