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Frenetic (Atari ST)

Frenetic Atari ST Title screen

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Description

The Earth has been under siege by evil aliens from the planet MOZONE for centuries. The planet can not be saved - it's time to find a new home for humanity. A heavily armed ship is sent ahead to scout for such a place - naturally, lots of MOZONE ships stand in the way.

Frenetic is a traditional vertically scrolling shoot'em'up. The action moves through eight levels, set both in space and on the ground (with such environments as a jungle planet and a water world). While most levels have a technological theme, some feature organic enemies and backgrounds, reminiscent of games like R-Type or Xenon 2. Going with tradition, each level has a huge end boss.

The player's ship can collect a variety of power-ups: lasers and missiles, shooting to the front, the back or the sides. Speed-ups and shields are also available. Power-ups are revealed by destroying certain enemies or special bonus capsules, and several are given to the player for free at the start of a level. The weapons can be upgraded by collecting the same power-up several times.

The game features a two-player mode, with two ships moving against the aliens at the same time.

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Frenetic Atari ST Large trees, small enemies
Frenetic Atari ST Level one
Frenetic Atari ST Game over
Frenetic Atari ST First boss, hiding inside a stone shell

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Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Jul, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Atari ST User Sep, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Nov, 1991 59 out of 100 59
ST Format Sep, 1991 51 out of 100 51
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 5 out of 12 42

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Terok Nor (23168) added Frenetic (Atari ST) on Jan 16, 2008
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