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Menace (Amiga)

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Six ruthless dictators have collaborated to create the planet Draconia, which contains some of the most gruesome and harmful life-forms imaginable, all indulging in some rather unsavoury actions. Thus, you must go in your spaceship to destroy them all.

The game is a side-scrolling R-Type-influenced shoot 'em up consisting of six visually-diverse levels. Waves of enemies come towards you to be shot, and reveal tokens, which when shot at will cycle through several available weapons. These include lasers, cannons, improved ship power and a shield.


Menace Amiga Overview of all levels
Menace Amiga Intro screen
Menace Amiga Attacking skulls!
Menace Amiga Gameplay on the second level

Alternate Titles

  • "חיים או מוות" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Draconia" -- Working title

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The Press Says

ST/Amiga Format Nov, 1988 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1988 10.2 out of 12 85
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 678 out of 1000 68
Power Play Oct, 1988 52 out of 100 52


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Harlequin Software was preparing an Atari 8-bit conversion in 1990, but serious illness to the programmer prevented it from being completed.
EboMike (3009) added Menace (Amiga) on Nov 17, 2003
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