Dark Star

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Amstrad CPC
Dragon 32/64
ZX Spectrum
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Billed as the fastest vector graphics ever seen on the Spectrum up to that point, and with full colour to boot, Dark Star has similarities with the Star Wars arcade game. Viewed from your cockpit, you fly the LIAR spacecraft around the galaxy, with the hope of achieving liberation, by destroying all the Evil Lord's main bases.

You'll have to fly accurately through hyperspace tunnels, and keep moving so as to avoid enemy fire, ideally destroying enemy spaceports as well as planetary bases. There are plenty of energy dumps along the way, which you'll need to collect in order to be able to reach all 256 sectors. The game is largely customizable, with almost all controls redefinable, and the speed and power of the enemy variable.


Dark Star Dragon 32/64 Shoot down these towers before they shoot you
Dark Star Amstrad CPC Starting in space.
Dark Star Dragon 32/64 Main menu
Dark Star Dragon 32/64 A yellow tower fires at you

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Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1984 89 out of 100 89
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Feb, 1985 8 out of 15 53


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