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Plutos (Atari ST)

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Plutos is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up featuring a succession of waves, containing what's reputed to be the first simultaneous 2-player mode on the ST or Amiga. Many of the enemies you face are waves of laser fodder with movement patterns taking them around the screen, with gun turrets and firing enemies as well, to fight or avoid. You start with 4 lives, and get an extra one (and a 5000 point bonus) after every level.

In many similar shoot 'em ups, you have unlimited fuel but must pick up ammunition recharges or increased powerups. Plutos lacks weapon upgrades, but rather inventively forces you to refuel, by shooting at posts which contain fuel (there are also bays for 500 bonus points marked out). Each level finishes with an enemy with eyes shooting at you, and from level 3 there are teeth mounted in front which fire at you.

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Plutos Atari ST Killed the boss on level 2
Plutos Atari ST Level 4 boss, with half the teeth shot out
Plutos Atari ST Shoot question marks for extra lives
Plutos Atari ST Unfolding level 3 Wave

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Jun, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Happy Computer 1986 69 out of 100 69
Raze Aug, 1991 57 out of 100 57
ST Action May, 1988 57 out of 100 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1987 6.4 out of 12 53

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Martin Smith (63069) added Plutos (Atari ST) on Sep 25, 2004
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