Uridium (Amstrad CPC)

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Description

Your 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, shoot down enemy space craft and ground weapons, and avoid the many indestructible hazards. When a sufficient number of enemies have been defeated the player can then land on the Dreadnought and proceed to destroy the ship's reactor.

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.

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Uridium Amstrad CPC All my Mantas are destroyed. Game over.
Uridium Amstrad CPC Starting out
Uridium Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Uridium Amstrad CPC Enter my initials for high score.

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Amstrad Action Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Spectrum joystick issue

Initial 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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
    • January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #46 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Action Game of the Year
    • Issue 04/1987 - #4 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)

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Kabushi (189488) added Uridium (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 27, 2005
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