DescriptionEchelon 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.
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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 versionThe 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.
ReferencesUnmarked 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).
SoundThe game uses Access' "Real Sound" technlogy - digitized sound through the standard PC speaker.
Information also contributed by Matt McLaine
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