NorthStar (Amstrad CPC)

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The Northstar space station has been overrun by aliens, with all reports suggesting that the crew didn't survive. It's your job to progress through its floors, wipe out the aliens and restore order.

What this entails is essentially a case of walking from left to right taking out everything you see. You are armed with a lance, which you can use from some distance, although you can only attack in one direction at a time, although aliens can come at you from all around, many of them using some wicked patterns. There are ledges to be climbed; the lance can be used to hoist your way up.

Enemies often give off bubbles (for points) or stars (collect for an extra life). You are limited in the amount of oxygen you have to complete a level, and you have 4 lives, one of which is lost on contact.

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NorthStar Amstrad CPC Entering level 3
NorthStar Amstrad CPC Loading screen
NorthStar Amstrad CPC Down we go.
NorthStar Amstrad CPC Beginning level 1

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Alternate Titles

  • "North Star" -- Alternative spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1988 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1988 680 out of 1000 68
Happy Computer Apr, 1988 52 out of 100 52

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Skitchy (188) added NorthStar (Amstrad CPC) on Oct 15, 2006
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