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Matrix: Gridrunner 2 (Commodore 64)

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Description

Attack of the Mutant Camels is the sequel to Gridrunner. In this Centipede style game you play a retired captain of a starship, one of those who had won the previous war against aliens. You come out of retirement because the aliens are back, tougher than ever. Thus a second gridwar begins.

You pilot your ship and shoot at chains of pods coming at you. As you hit the pods, they break into smaller independent chains. The aliens seem to have a sense of humor, though. Each pod in the chain coming at you looks like a...camel. Flying camels from outer space.

As you start shooting the camels, you are attacked by guns from the bottom of the screen and from the left side of the screen. Even worse, a human traitor has joined the aliens, and when he appears on the screen, running across the grid on top, the guns get very accurate at shooting you. Luckily you can shoot traitors.

Other twists include deflectors, which turn your bullets and even ricochet them back at you. The enemy fires back too. And as you advance in level, the enemy changes the direction of their attack.

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Matrix: Gridrunner 2 Commodore 64 More obstacles appear as the game progresses
Matrix: Gridrunner 2 Commodore 64 Gameplay on the first level
Matrix: Gridrunner 2 Commodore 64 Argh, I've been hit!
Matrix: Gridrunner 2 Commodore 64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Matrix" -- European Title
  • "Attack of the Mutant Camels" -- Re-release title
  • "AMC" -- In-game title

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Allt om hemdatorer Dec, 1983 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Martin Smith (63168) added Matrix: Gridrunner 2 (Commodore 64) on Sep 23, 2005
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