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Uridium (Commodore 64)

90
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

Your home solar system of 15 planets has been attacked by a horde of Super Dreadnoughts, from a race who wish to harvest your universe's minerals for their own use.

You must pilot your craft through some of the hardest levels ever created and shoot down all the enemy space craft and ground weapons, and avoid the many indestructible hazards.

The innovation is that you do not simply travel in a single direction, but instead move from left to right or right to left depending on where the current targets are, in a manner more similar to Defender than most shoot 'em ups.

Screenshots

Uridium Commodore 64 Flying between the barriers
Uridium Commodore 64 The credits scroll by
Uridium Commodore 64 Another enemy wave
Uridium Commodore 64 Loading screen

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User Reviews

A new direction in shoot'em-ups Игги Друге (43760) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
A defining moment for shoot-em-ups. RUSSELL HUGHES (9) unrated
Another Great Andrew Braybrook game Scott G (730) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

The Press Says

Zzap! Mar, 1986 94 out of 100 94
Zzap! (Italy) Jun, 1986 94 out of 100 94
Happy Computer 1986 92 out of 100 92
GamesCollection Apr 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1986 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Spectrum joystick issue

Initial copies of the Spectrum version only supported the Kempston joystick protocol, rather than the Sinclair system which was the only one available to users of the then-new +2 models. After complaint from several people who'd bought the game and only been able to play it using the keyboard, Hewson altered the code.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Action Game of the Year
    • Issue 04/1987 - #4 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)

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Quapil (4741) added Uridium (Commodore 64) on May 01, 2003
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