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Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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5.0
Commodore 64
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4.1
ZX Spectrum
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4.0
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Description

A licensed game based around the cult comic strip character, recreating his daring attempts to defeat Mekon and save the earth.

The Anastasia ship is attacked by the Treens as soon as Dan steps onto it, although fortunately he picks up a laser on board. From then on, he must act as fast as possible.

The main task is to find each of the 5 parts of a planetary-destruction mechanism to the control room, so that it can be safely diffused. He can only carry one at a time, and once he gets the back he must find the correct socket for each one. Lastly he must escape to the surface.

Contact with a Treen will see Dan kidnapped and placed in the prison area; he can get out easily enough, but will now be in a different place. Getting hit by gun blasts will weaken him gradually.

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Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future ZX Spectrum Third part found
Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future ZX Spectrum Explosion of the planet
Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future ZX Spectrum Last part acquired
Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future ZX Spectrum You can shoot whilst crouching

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The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1988 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1986 9 out of 10 90

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