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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

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Anarchy Atari ST Title screen
Anarchy Atari ST Using the drone
Anarchy Atari ST Make sure not to shoot the humanoids
Anarchy Atari ST Level 1 complete

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The One Atari ST Aug, 1990 80 out of 100 80
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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1990 5.4 out of 12 45
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1990 44 out of 100 44
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 31 out of 100 31

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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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