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Thrust (Commodore 64)

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Description

Thrust brings realistic physics and inertia-based movement into arcade games, directly influencing titles like Oids, as well as Exile from Audiogenic by the same author. The action is viewed from the side, with the graphics drawn in vectors, in keeping with the mathematical nature of everything that unfolds.

As a Resistance fighter, the player must fly into enemy lines in order to steal Klystron Pods to power more advanced starships, using your tractor beam to take them. A network of mounted guns are aiming to shoot the player down – these can be disabled by shooting their power source, but eventually this will explode, forcing the player to flee. Some of the later levels feature reverse gravity, which increases the difficulty of the gameplay.

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Thrust Commodore 64 Hauling a pod into space...
Thrust Commodore 64 Don't crash into the walls in this cave!
Thrust Commodore 64 Gameplay on the first level
Thrust Commodore 64 High scores and game demo mode

Alternate Titles

  • "Thrust+" -- Atari 2600 v1.2 release name

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1986 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! (Italy) Jun, 1986 94 out of 100 94
Happy Computer 1986 89 out of 100 89

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Thrust appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Budget Game of the Year

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Martin Smith (63164) added Thrust (Commodore 64) on Jan 27, 2005
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