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Cavern Crusader (Apple II)

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You are in a spaceship and are "cleaning up" a new planet we've found so it's safe to colonize it. Your mission is to destroy all the crazy aliens flying around in the various underground caverns and when they're clear, move on to the next cavern. There are a few different aliens types in the new caverns, but the color of the caverns changes every level. This game is a crude clone of Stern's classic 1981 arcade hit, Scramble. You control your ship with the standard Apple II keys A, Z, arrows, spacebar.


Cavern Crusader Apple II Level 1 of the game
Cavern Crusader Apple II Title screen
Cavern Crusader Apple II Instruction page 1
Cavern Crusader Apple II Instruction page 2

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This game was a winner in a programming contest that A+ held their first year of publication, 1984. There were 6 winners possible, one per month starting in July. Cavern Crusader won the month of December for a $500 prize. This was John Romero's second published game.
John Romero (1272) added Cavern Crusader (Apple II) on Jan 11, 2004