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Description

As a Defender variant, Anarchy is a side-scrolling parallax shooter, in which you take on the evil Anarchists and their destructive behaviour. Your ship moves left or right on a looping level, shooting the enemies and finally the bosses. You have a single life with gradually draining energy. No less than 50 High Scores are recorded.

There are no surprises in gameplay, except the usual upgrades for your ship - X-shaped pods reveal circles, which can be collected to produce multiple fire beams, multi-directional shots, and drones with advanced cannons

Screenshots

Anarchy Atari ST Using the drone
Anarchy Atari ST Level 1 complete
Anarchy Amiga Title Screen
Anarchy Atari ST Not when playing 16-year-old games it isn't

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST Aug, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1990 650 out of 1000 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1990 625 out of 1000 62
Amiga User International Amiga Dec, 1990 60 out of 100 60
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

Commodore 64 Release

A C64 version was planned and was near completion by the development team WJS, but Psygnosis decided to shelf it and only release the Amiga and Atari ST versions.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #10 Best Shoot-'em-Up Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

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