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Echelon (Commodore 64)

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Echelon is a space combat simulator with wire-frame graphics. Fly around an alien planet, looking for clues to a "mysterious event" in the planet's past.

The game has a feature that allows people to play without concerning themselves with battle, or turn off the "exploration" and concentrate solely on combat.


Echelon Commodore 64 Title screen
Echelon Commodore 64 Enter name
Echelon Commodore 64 In game

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64'er May, 1989 14 out of 15 93
Happy Computer Feb, 1988 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1988 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1988 7 out of 12 58


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C64 version

The Commodore 64 version of Echelon shipped with the "Lip Stik", a headset and microphone that purported to take voice commands, but in reality just acted as a firebutton. It plugged directly into the joystick port.


Unmarked even on the Hint Map were several unusual locations and structures, including a McDonalds, the Golden Gate bridge, and others. They could be blown up, and the bridges could be flown under and through (lengthwise).


The game uses Access' "Real Sound" technlogy - digitized sound through the standard PC speaker.

Information also contributed by Matt McLaine
Servo (55746) added Echelon (Commodore 64) on May 25, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63028), Robert Morgan (859) and Terok Nor (21038)