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Awesome (Amiga)

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Description

Awesome is a multi-section space-based game. The plot involves an attempt to get across a harsh galaxy despite not having the funds or firepower to make it.

To reach each planet the player has to progress through numerous action sections, starting with some overhead-view shooting of rocks which break into progressively smaller blocks, a scanner tells the player roughly where they are located. This is followed by an into the screen shoot-out against an enemy flying backwards and forwards, and then the final approach to the trading centre, which involves the player progressing on foot from an overhead view, and sees contact with the enemies lose time rather than energy – the player has 3 attempts to get there in time.

Once the player reaches the planet, a trading aspect comes into play. Strategic purchase of the right equipment to boost the ship, as well as extra shields and firepower (which can be balanced depending on the next level).

Screenshots

Awesome Amiga Start menu
Awesome Amiga Ship settings screen
Awesome Amiga Hyperspace jump
Awesome Amiga Blowing up an asteroid.

User Reviews

Essentially lives up to its name Martin Smith (63162) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1991 900 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Action Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Jan, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Joker Jan, 1991 62 out of 100 62

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Martin Smith (63162) added Awesome (Amiga) on Feb 26, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63162) and Terok Nor (18320)