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Aquaplane is a side-scrolling action game loosely based around water skiing. You control a motor boat, which must be steered around the hazards and accelerated as necessary. However, the real challenge is that the man behind it moves with it, but often in subtly different directions, meaning that smaller gaps can be quite treacherous to move through. On the first stage, the hazards are mere rocks, but you'll soon have to account for motorboats, yachts and sharks moving across your path.


Aquaplane Commodore 64 Avoid the sail boats
Aquaplane ZX Spectrum Hall of Fame.
Aquaplane ZX Spectrum Aftershark level - rocks, tugs and sharks. Notice how the game uses the border to amplify the screen.
Aquaplane Commodore 64 Avoid the floating logs and tug boats.

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The Spectrum version uses a pioneering hardware trick to split the display border into light blue (sky) and dark blue (sea), giving the game a slightly more realistic look.

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