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Description

The Northstar space station has been overrun by aliens, with all reports suggesting that the crew didn't survive. It's your job to progress through its floors, wipe out the aliens and restore order.

What this entails is essentially a case of walking from left to right taking out everything you see. You are armed with a lance, which you can use from some distance, although you can only attack in one direction at a time, although aliens can come at you from all around, many of them using some wicked patterns. There are ledges to be climbed; the lance can be used to hoist your way up.

Enemies often give off bubbles (for points) or stars (collect for an extra life). You are limited in the amount of oxygen you have to complete a level, and you have 4 lives, one of which is lost on contact.

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NorthStar Atari ST Enemy ahead
NorthStar Atari ST Whatever the NASA did there
NorthStar Atari ST Using the arm to destroy an enemy
NorthStar Atari ST The blue bowl contains an extra

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Alternate Titles

  • "North Star" -- Alternative spelling

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1988 700 out of 1000 70
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Power Play May, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ST Action Jul, 1988 42 out of 100 42

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Martin Smith (62888) added NorthStar (Atari ST) on Oct 20, 2004
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