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Description

Arcadia is a space shoot 'em up along the lines of Galaxians and Space Invaders. You have a ship at the bottom of the screen. Enemy ships come at you in waves scrolling across the screen from right to left. There are twelve levels. When the last level has been completed the game cycles to level one again and continues with no increase in difficulty. You get an extra life if you clear 4 waves. They keep on coming and the object is to get a high score.

Interesting key mapping on this game: the bottom row of keys moves left & right, but they are mapped alternately so Z, C, B, M and SPACE move you right while CAP SHIFT, X, V, N, and SYMBOL SHIFT move you left. The middle row of keys (A, S, D, etc) power the thrusters while the top row (Q, W, E, etc) fire the dual lasers.

Screenshots

Arcadia ZX Spectrum Level 4 - The Striking Nails lifted up for the next charge after defeating your ship.
Arcadia ZX Spectrum Level 3 - trembling aliens...
Arcadia ZX Spectrum The attacking ships come right down to the bottom of the screen so there's no place to hide. Shortly after this shot was taken a wave came in really low and killed me again.
Arcadia Commodore 64 I lost my last life. Game over.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arcadia 64" -- Commodore 64 title

User Reviews

Fast and furious ZX Spectrum piltdown_man (142879)

Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly VIC-20 Jun 07, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Retro Gamer VIC-20 Feb, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Retro Gamer ZX Spectrum Feb, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1983 24 out of 30 80
Home Computing Weekly ZX Spectrum Mar 15, 1983 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1984 5 out of 10 50
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1984 Unscored Unscored

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Awards

  • Computer & Video Games Golden Joystick Awards
    • 1983 - #4 in the Game of the Year category
    • 1983 - #3 in the Best Arcade Style Game category

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