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Paradroid (Commodore 64)

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Description

Paradroid is a top view shoot-em-up set aboard eight large space freighters filled with droids. After going through a storm in space, the rays affected the droids and they malfunctioned and killed the crew.

You now have to destroy all the droids on the fleet of eight ships. You control an "Influence Device" which can temporarily control other droids and use their weapons to destroy the others. When your power is low or your damage is high, you will need to transfer to another droid or risk losing your Influence Device.

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Paradroid Commodore 64 Mission briefing
Paradroid Commodore 64 Beginning a new game
Paradroid Commodore 64 Game over
Paradroid Commodore 64 Unit 614 - Sentinel droid

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User Reviews

Transfer away, friend *Katakis* (37800) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Zzap! Nov, 1985 97 out of 100 97
Happy Computer 1986 93 out of 100 93
64'er Feb, 1986 13 out of 15 87
Retrogaming History Nov 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Play May, 1989 85 out of 100 85

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Commodore 64 version of Paradroid appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Heavy Metal Paradroid

In the re-release Heavy Metal Paradroid, the playing speed was increased.

Title

According to Andrew Braybrook, the game's name is "a play on "PARAnoid anDROID" – everyone's out to get you."

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 03/2013 – One of the "Ten Best C64 Games“
  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Runner-up as Action Game of the Year
    • Issue 04/1987 - #9 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)
  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #23 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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necronom (73) added Paradroid (Commodore 64) on May 25, 2003
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