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Exolon (Atari ST)

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Description

This action game combines shoot 'em up and platform elements, as you control a flying man who can gain an exoskeletal suit for extra protection (hence the name). Your task is to progress from left to right in each level, either along the ground or by using the arrangement of platforms. Most of the baddies can be avoided rather than shot, and this is often easier, especially as you can duck or jump to avoid them. As well as a standard gun (activated by tapping fire) you also have a limited number of missiles to take out installations (activated by holding down fire, which makes autofire facilities useless). The scrolling is flick-screen, perhaps as the game was designed for the C64, and the Amiga version was identical to the ST's.

Screenshots

Exolon Atari ST A grenade solves the door problem
Exolon Atari ST They got me
Exolon Atari ST Title screen
Exolon Atari ST Game over

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 72 out of 100 72
The One Oct, 1988 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Oct, 1988 39 out of 100 39

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Trivia

References

The cheat mode in this game takes it name (perhaps coincidentally) from a classic Sinclair Spectrum game (check the Tips section and search for the name if you're curious - it is not posted here as it'd be a spoiler)

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #41 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

Martin Smith (63054) added Exolon (Atari ST) on Aug 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (131393) and Martin Smith (63054)