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Terrorpods (Commodore 64)

Terrorpods Commodore 64 Title screen.

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Description

Just because a region is bleak, desolate and inhospitable doesn't mean it lacks value. The planet Colian is a case in point; it has plentiful stocks of tough metal Aluma, the explosive Detonite, and the energy giving Quaza crystals. The units which are mining them are under the control of the Empire, and are forced to produce destructive Terrorpod units.

The rival Federation attempts to shut this operation down, and sends you to the surface in a Defence Strategy Vehicle. Your task is to find each of the six bases before the Empire can destroy evidence of them. Destroy all the Terrorpods in order to reach the bases.

The action is viewed from your DSV, as you move and shoot at any encroaching Terrorpods. Colian has a heavy inertia field, so you are always moving. You have guided missiles at your disposal, although these use up some of your limited Detonite stocks. Missiles will also be aimed at you; avoid these.

As all this action unfolds, you are trying to ensure that enough components can be produced in the mines, and can be retrieved in order to go towards the Federation's own building efforts. Collect the resultant products to attach them to your DSV.

Screenshots

Terrorpods Commodore 64 Scanning the surface.
Terrorpods Commodore 64 Blasting away.
Terrorpods Commodore 64 Object identification.
Terrorpods Commodore 64 Title screen.

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Dec, 1988 32 out of 100 32

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Trivia

The cover art used for Terrorpods is originally from a series of illustrations for H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, released in Omni Magazine in 1985. It was created by Roger Dean and Tim White.
Patrick Bregger (134497) added Terrorpods (Commodore 64) on Nov 02, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63054) and Игги Друге (44965)