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Attack of the Timelord!

MobyRank MobyScore
Odyssey 2
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3.6
Videopac+ G7400
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Description

The player has just attracted the attention of Spyrus the Deathless, the Timelord of Chaos, and his only defense is his Time Machine's laser cannon. The Timelord will now send his fleet of Time Ships to destroy the player.

In this space shooter the player controls the Time Machine horizontally with the directional stick and shoots its laser with the action button. The Timelord's Time Ships have four kinds of weapons to assault the player, and they will be introduced in the game's first four levels.

In the first level, the Time Ships will shoot missiles, which travel in straight lines toward the bottom of the screen. In the second level, the fleet will also use antimatter mines, which will follow the player's Time Machine movements. In the third level, the fleet will also use annihilators, weapons that will go straight to the bottom of the screen, and then try to hit the player from the sides. In the fourth level, the Timelord will also send Nucleonic Time killers, robot-piloted destroyers which can anticipate human actions.

The game has 256 stages of progressively increasing difficulty, with faster and better armed enemies. Each level is beaten after all Time Ships are destroyed.

The player scores 2 points for each missile destroyed, 4 points for each antimatter mine, 5 points for each Time Ship, 8 points for each annihilator and 16 points for each Time killer destroyed.

The Timelord appears at the start of each level, but his transmission can be jammed by starting the game pressing 0 (zero). This way he'll not reappear each time the player destroys a fleet of his Time Ships.

Screenshots

Attack of the Timelord! Odyssey 2 Spyrus the Deathless - Timelord of Chaos.
Attack of the Timelord! Odyssey 2 Level 4 and the legendary Nucleonic Time killers.
Attack of the Timelord! Videopac+ G7400 Level one, the Time Ships shoot missiles against you.
Attack of the Timelord! Videopac+ G7400 Spyrus the Deathless - Timelord of Chaos. The background graphics are exclusive for the Videopac+.

Alternate Titles

  • "Snake Ship from Sirius!" -- Working title
  • "Senhor das Trevas!" -- Brazilian title
  • "Gerry Anderson's Terrahawks" -- European title

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User Reviews

Good "death from above" shooter with great graphics Odyssey 2 Bruce Clarke (72)

The Press Says

Tilt Odyssey 2 Sep, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Odyssey 2 Aug 09, 2007 B- 67
TeleMatch Odyssey 2 Dec, 1983 3 out of 6 60
TeleMatch Videopac+ G7400 Dec, 1983 3 out of 6 60

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