User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Panther (Atari 8-bit)

Panther Atari 8-bit Loading screen

MISSING COVER

...
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
...
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

Panther is set on the human colony Xenon, which is attacked by aliens. The priority is to evacuate the people, but unfortunately not everyone made it. The player takes the role of a pilot who mans the Panther aircraft to save the last remaining humans.

The game is a shooter with an isometric view. The player can move left and right and adjust the height. Reverse is not available and the movement speed depends on the height: the higher, the faster. This is most important when alien attack occurs. They always appear in batches and their shadows indicate their height. Now the player has the choice to evade or to fight back. However, the Panther can only take five hits.

To evade people, the player needs to land near them and wait until everyone is in. The game consists of several levels and the last has an additional gameplay mechanic: SAMs. Those mean the player can't fly high enough to go over the skyscrapers; he needs to fly around them. After reaching the evacuation ship the game loops back to the beginning; the goal being to reach a high score by saving many people.

Screenshots

Panther Atari 8-bit I lost all my lives. Game over.
Panther Atari 8-bit I shot down an enemy. There is someone to be rescued.
Panther Atari 8-bit Over water.
Panther Atari 8-bit Loading screen

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Dec, 2013 10 out of 10 100

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Patrick Bregger (116053) added Panther (Atari 8-bit) on Sep 29, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Patrick Bregger (116053)