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Prowler (Commodore 64)

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Description

Prowler sends you deep into space, to Ursa Minor Delta-V, where the Peradusins are on the attack (companies were starting to run out of subtle ways to re-identify Russia; perhaps it's a good job they weren't 'the enemy' for much longer). Fortunately you have at your disposal a Northall Q15 helicopter-jet hybrid, with advanced weaponry, a zoomable radar and strong shields.

Rescue on Fractalus is a good guide to what to expect - the action is first-person and depicted in 3D, with hovercrafts and aircraft among your potential targets. There are various game modes including air and ground combat of varying intensity levels, as well as 5 skill levels and full training modes, as well as ten set-piece scenarios.The tactical screen must be used to pick out troublesome sectors and launch advance attacks on them.

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Prowler Commodore 64 The help screen
Prowler Commodore 64 An enemy in your sights
Prowler Commodore 64 Under attack!
Prowler Commodore 64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Prowler: War in 2150" -- Tag-lined title

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Zzap! May, 1988 49 out of 100 49

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Kabushi (122973) added Prowler (Commodore 64) on May 23, 2004
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