A shoot ‘em up set on a patchwork-quilt coloured road, Eliminator puts you in control of a ship with a basic weapon, flying along at breakneck speed. There are barriers along the way to avoid, often set in quick succession, and lots of bad guys to shoot at or avoid - their shots must be avoided too. Some parts of the track are blocked unless you can shoot through obstacles before reaching them, or hit a jump pad. At some points you can change to travelling along the ceiling as well. Tokens can be collected en route, and used to obtain better weapons, but losing a life costs you the best one you’ve currently got.
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The game was written by John Phillips
(who also wrote Nebulus
) and drawn by Pete Lyon
. Both then spent some time on projects that were never completed - Phillips designed an arcade adventure using lots of shadows, called Scavenger
, while Lyons were the main artist for a title called Dynamic Debugger, which was intended to use the Amiga's 4096-colour HAM graphics mode throughout. Sadly both ideas were too complex and memory-hungry for much gameplay to be incorporated.