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Blade Runner

Blade Runner Commodore 64 Title (loading from tape)

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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2.6
Commodore 64
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1.9
ZX Spectrum
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2.4
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Description

Based on the movie of the same name. You have been assigned by the police force to track down and eliminate any replidroids that have landed on Earth. There are six types of replidroids, labeled Replidroid 1 through 6. The higher the number, the more intelligent it is.

The majority of the game is viewed from inside your skimmer, and inside of your skimmer are three displays that you need to pay attention to. The main display displays a radar view of your area, allowing you to navigate the streets in search of replidroids (which are represented by octagons with crosses inside them). To the right of this is a smaller display which shows the whole city and your position in relation to the replidroid's. Below this is a text readout giving information on the number and type of replidroids within the vicinity.

In the main display, your position is represented by a yellow cursor which you can use to navigate the streets with. If you find a replidroid, you can hover over it and press the fire button. Doing so will put you in pursue mode where you automatically land.

After you get out, you must hunt down said replidroid in a busy street. There is a scanner in which you can use to keep track of where it is. The replidroid is represented as a green square. The further you progress, the closer you are to them. If the replidroid gets out of range, your skimmer automatically picks you up, and you have to hunt down replidroids elsewhere. Once you catch up with it, you must match your position with theirs and shoot at them in order to get the bounty displayed in the status bar. Your scanner also shows oncoming traffic that must be avoided. What it does not show, however, is people which you must dodge. If you crash into people, the game ends.

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Blade Runner ZX Spectrum You get to redefine the controls every time you play
Blade Runner Amstrad CPC Squashed by skimmer
Blade Runner Commodore 64 There he is!
Blade Runner Commodore 64 About to land

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1986 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 1986 6 out of 10 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 39 out of 100 39
Commodore User Commodore 64 1986 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63156) and *Katakis* (37801)