User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)
Title screen and credits
Find the fusion pods
Starting location. Even though there is nothing behind you, you cannot go to the left.
I lost all my lives. Game over.
Loading in data
Collect fusion pods
This screen displays as the game loads
The game's menu screen
The game starts with a reminder to 'Find the fusion pods'. The ovals on the far left / right show shield time remaining and lives remaining
The keys can be redefined
Landed and already there are alien ships, bit small aren't they, buzzing around. The two bars at the bottom left / right are laser power up meter & energy remaining
Luckily these aliens don't shoot and seen fairly harmless. A lot of energy can be used trying to shoot them
The alien ship dropped a power up. Hope its energy 'coz I'm nearly out of that.
Dying is not fun but it can be pretty. the ships may not shoot but they can collide
Ignoring the red ships and moving to the right (they character cannot move left) there's a purple gun emplacement that needs taking care of
The gun emplacement left a power up
The power up enables the character to jump higher. It is not used until th 'SELECT' key is pressed so the character can still jump without wasting the power up
Moving on - Can't get at the overhead gun but am safe for now. The red/green thing on the right is too high to jump onto so I guess thats where the current power up will be needed
This is where the game restarted after a life was lost so the player is not always taken back to the very start
More enemies and overhead guns. The yellow guy always shoots one way so once past him he's no longer a threat
Another restart point part way through the level
Just picked up another power up and I have no idea what it is. Looks like a piece of plumbing equipment
End of the road.
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