DescriptionYour 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|A new direction in shoot'em-ups||Игги Друге (43587)|
|A defining moment for shoot-em-ups.||RUSSELL HUGHES (9)||unrated|
|Another Great Andrew Braybrook game||Scott G (731)|
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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Spectrum joystick issueInitial 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.
- 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)
Related Web Sites
- Uridium: A Classic Computer Game (One of the best Uridium fan sites; centers on the C64 version, but mentions others as well.)