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Retrograde (Commodore 64)

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Description

You are from the planet Choom in the Thwok solar system, which is under threat from a group of seven crazed dictators and their intergalactic war. Can you fight them all off in this fusion of side-scrolling shooting and top-view fighting?

First you fly along the planet's surface and atmosphere, complete with jetpack, shooting out enemies as they fly around you, and avoiding contact with them. You'll have to find planetbusters to gain access to the bunkers which contain nerve centres.

Unfortunately, they are no use until charged up at one of the game's many shops, which is where the strategy element comes in. Shot enemies release credits, which can be spent on 12 powerful upgradeable weapons if you have any spare. These weapons can be sold to raise funds for improved weapons and charging.

Inside the bunker you must cope without these weapons, fighting your way down to the nerve centres. Fortunately, your Powerfist can be upgraded in the aforementioned shops. Before you can reach the next planet, you must kill a boss within a time limit. This takes place in a 3rd-person view, fortunately with a full compliment of weapons.

Screenshots

Retrograde Commodore 64 The set of 3 blocks is indestructible
Retrograde Commodore 64 Music selection and title screen
Retrograde Commodore 64 Firing both ways thanks to a powerup
Retrograde Commodore 64 Getting stuck in

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Feb, 1990 37 out of 100 37

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16-bit versions 4 Pseudo_Intellectual (44607)
May 18, 2007

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Awards

  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #91 “Readers' Top 100”

Martin Smith (63134) added Retrograde (Commodore 64) on May 14, 2007