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 ZX Spectrum Carefully fly through these
Dark Star Dragon 32/64 New high score!
Dark Star ZX Spectrum The enemy ship fires at you
Dark Star Amstrad CPC Title screen and main menu

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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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