DescriptionThe Alpha Ro solar system is in crisis! Their sun is about to go supernova, meaning the death of all the many planets and the exotic lifeforms who call them home. Luckily, though, the noble Atlanteans have heard of Alpha Ro's plight and have sent a vast Cosmic Ark thousands of light-years across the galaxy to try and save as many species as possible. As the captain of the Ark, the player will have to contend with deadly meteor storms and planetary defense systems to succeed the mission.
Cosmic Ark features two play screens: On the first, the player will have to blast meteors with four-way cannons. Blast enough and the player can go on to the second screen. The Ark descends low over one of Alpha Ro's planets. The player will then have to guide a shuttle craft down and beam aboard two creatures, while avoiding any laser defense system that may be in operation. The player will have to get the creatures back on board quickly, because another meteor shower could happen at any moment. Then it's off to the next planet!
Part of the Following Group
|Playing As The Aliens||powerstone05 (281)||unrated|
The Press Says
|TeleMatch||Jan, 1983||2 out of 6||80|
|Game Freaks 365||2002||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Sep 25, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|Retroage||May 17, 2011||7 out of 10||70|
|Tilt||Mar, 1983||4 out of 6||67|
|All Game Guide||1998||60|
|The Video Game Critic||May 05, 2004||C-||42|
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Atlantis connectionsCosmic Ark is the sequel to Imagic's earlier (and very different) game, Atlantis.
The last section in the Atlantis manual reads:
Atlantis, its last installation devastated, explodes in a fury of fire and radiation.And indeed, when you lose a game of Atlantis, the last thing you see is a small green shape flying off into the stars! Incidentally, this is the same thing you see when you lose at Cosmic Ark.
But wait! A satellite streaks into space!
Where is it bound?
Has someone survived the Gorgon onslaught?
Can the Cosmic Ark repopulate the ocean metropolis?
The saga continues.