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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 and shoot down all the enemy space craft and ground weapons, and avoid the many indestructible hazards.

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 Player 1 prepare!
Uridium Amstrad CPC Enter my initials for high score.
Uridium Amstrad CPC The high scores. The top score has partly cleared as the others will clear as well.
Uridium Amstrad CPC They got me.

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Awards

  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Action Game of the Year
    • Issue 04/1987 - #4 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)

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.

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Kabushi (120743) added Uridium (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 27, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4742), Sciere (245330), Kabushi (120743), Martin Smith (63162), gamewarrior (5067) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)