Joe Blade (Atari ST)

Joe Blade Atari ST Title screen

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Description

Tough guy Joe Blade must rescue six respected leaders from the madcap Crax Bloodfinger, who has kidnapped them in different areas of his base. Along the way he will find six bombs which must be activated, leaving him with only 20 minutes to rescue everyone.

Joe Blade is viewed side-on and uses flick-screen progression. The bombs are deactivated by arranging letters into alphabetical order, but the bulk of the gameplay involves shooting and maze navigation. The screens are linked in various ways, and contain a number of keys which must be used correctly.

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Joe Blade Atari ST The starting location
Joe Blade Atari ST The high score table
Joe Blade Atari ST Found a cell key
Joe Blade Atari ST Enemy ahead

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Atari ST User Jul, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Index

On April 30, 1988, Joe Blade was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Spectrum version compatibility

The Spectrum version includes music for 128K systems, however this ordinarily does not play on +2A or +3 Spectrums. Type USR0 in +3 Basic to activate it successfully.

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Martin Smith (63054) added Joe Blade (Atari ST) on Oct 05, 2004
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