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Carrier Command

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.4
Atari ST
84
3.3
Amstrad CPC
...
2.6

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Amiga and Atari ST versions of Carrier Command appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Atari ST version

On the Atari ST disc was a backup-program. You had to wait for the desktop to come on-screen before inserting the disc. The manual specifically commends to make a backup and play from that disc instead of from the original.

Also, the titlemusic would only load if you had a double-sided discdrive in your ST.

Music

The PC, Amiga and ZX Spectrum releases of Carrier Command came with a special bonus, a cassette tape with an extended stereo version of the theme song. It was called Just Another Mission and it was by Dave Lowe, sung by an anonymous female session singer.

The Atari ST and Amiga versions of the game included a short sampled rendition of Lowe's music as the theme tune. The ZX Spectrum had AY chip music, but due to a bug it was not allowed to play all the way through, and so without downloading it the player cannot hear the full piece.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) – #8 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)


Information also contributed by Ashley Pomery, El Freako and Mo

Contributed by ClydeFrog (10071) on Jul 15, 2002. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107083), Jo ST (9883) and Warning:Bad_Screenshots (30749)]. -- edit trivia