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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 Make sure not to shoot the humanoids
Anarchy Atari ST Multiple fire collected
Anarchy Atari ST Credits and difficulty select
Anarchy Atari ST Shoot the enemy before it escapes

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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
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1990 650 out of 1000 65
Tilt Atari ST Sep, 1990 13 out of 20 65
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Nov, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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

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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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