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Blastar (Amiga)

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Description

Viewed from above and set in space, Blastar is a multi-directionally scrolling shoot 'em up. Each of the 12 levels have aliens coming at you in all directions, and you must use the scanner to see where they are, and fly around taking them out. The ship has heavy inertia, so you can't brake and steer instantly. Contact with aliens weakens your ship, and eventually costs you one of your 3 lives. The game features a full techno soundtrack, with 1 Megabyte of sound and 3 Megabytes of graphics - both high figures for an OCS game. The playing area totals 400 screens, with animated backgrounds

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Blastar Amiga Firing at one of the targets I'm supposed to destroy.
Blastar Amiga Using a smart-bomb to kill all enemies on the screen at once.
Blastar Amiga In the shops, you can buy better weapons, increase your speed, or get other improvements for your ship.
Blastar Amiga Killing an insect with my new rocket-weapon.

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The Press Says

Amiga Games Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Pelit Jul, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Dream Nov, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Sep, 1993 57 out of 100 57
High Score Nov, 1993 1 out of 5 20

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Martin Smith (63054) added Blastar (Amiga) on Nov 08, 2004