Simulcra (Atari ST)

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The Simulcra unit was thought to be the last best hope for peace. International disputes could be battled out in a simulated environment, in a world with no real guns or bombs. Unfortunately, the system malfunctioned and began generating real weapons and tanks to attack the outside world.

You are the man charged with putting a stop to all of this. In your ground-skimming SRV, remove the power lines that keep Simulcra functional. Shoot out each of the energy projectors which block your path to clear each of the 30 matrices.

The action is viewed from immediately behind you, showing a world of pathways and gaps which rotate as you move your craft, which can also reverse. You will have to fight off guns, planes and everything else the embattled system can throw at you. Destroying these releases pods which give extras such as improved weaponry and extra energy when collected. A full map of the area is provided.

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Simulcra Atari ST I believe I can fly
Simulcra Atari ST A long and winding road
Simulcra Atari ST Anti-piracy message
Simulcra Atari ST One crystal in view, another about to be made (by killing that one)

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1990 936 out of 1000 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The One Sep, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Raze Nov, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Oct, 1990 75 out of 100 75

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  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #6 Best Shoot-'em-Up Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

Martin Smith (63067) added Simulcra (Atari ST) on Sep 09, 2006
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