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AstroFire (DOS)

AstroFire DOS Title screen

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Description

AstroFire is an Asteroids variant, but with a few twists: instead of asteroids there are monsters of sorts to shoot at, there are power-ups (two kinds of weapons) and shields (which means a single blow doesn't kill the player character), and players can also set whether or not they want momentum enabled.

Episode One: Into The Storm was released as shareware, on registration the player received two further episodes, 'Whirlpool of Death' and 'Heart of Fire' each of which has different background graphics and enemy craft.

Screenshots

AstroFire DOS The Upgrades
AstroFire DOS Second episode
AstroFire DOS High scores
AstroFire DOS A more typical first episode shot

Alternate Titles

  • "Astrofire" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

A decent and fun shareware shooter Tomer Gabel (4364) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

CNET Feb 27, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gamer Oct, 1994 72 out of 100 72
The DOS Spirit Dec 12, 2007 2 out of 6 33

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Trivia

Manual

From the game manual, notice anything strange?

If you need further assistance, the fastest way to contact me is via
CompuServe. My user number is 100334,412. Alternatively, you can write,
enclosing an SAE, to:

Owen Thomas (ORT)
2A Berceau Walk
Watford
Herts WD1 3BL
UNITED KINGDOM

PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THIS ADDRESS.

Screenshot mode

Astro Fire actually supports taking screenshots. If you run the game with the switch "-screenshot", it will not display a message during pause.

Information also contributed by Indra was here
Tomer Gabel (4364) added AstroFire (DOS) on May 23, 2000