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IO (Commodore 64)

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Description

An enemy has entered your region of space in a mothership, and unleashed foes aimed at destroying you. As the planet's top pilot, the player is sent out to ultimately destroy the mothership, in this horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up. As well as aliens, the player will encounter gun turrets and missiles, plus bosses at the end of each level. Levels 3 and also add narrow R-Type-style gaps.

Smart bombs appear on the screen at random intervals, which can be used in two ways. Flying over them destroys everything on the screen, but shooting them turns them into power-up tokens or protective orbs, to be picked up. Players lose all these weapons every time they are defeated by enemies.

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IO Commodore 64 Trying to avoid a big snake-like thing...
IO Commodore 64 This game is very difficult. The enemies are fast and deadly.
IO Commodore 64 Loading screen
IO Commodore 64 This enemy is protected by a ring of spheres, and some kind of shield.

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The Press Says

Power Play May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Apr, 1988 80 out of 100 80
64'er Jul, 1988 9 out of 15 60

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Remake

In 2007 the game was unofficially remade for Windows, with the same title.
LepricahnsGold (75852) added IO (Commodore 64) on Aug 01, 2007