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Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
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You are leading a mission to destroy Dr. Destructo's array of ships, and ultimately his island hideout, over 21 levels. You do this by flying a plane over a limited area, and shooting his planes so that they fall and inflict damage on the target item, which is large at the bottom of the screen. Multiple shots on a particular spot will ultimately cause a water-spout; three waterspouts and the ship (or island) will sink.

Some enemy beings can be shot down, but others are indestructible and require evasive action. You are also armed with a bomb, which can be used to inflict precise damage once per level. One of the features of this game is that it uses a day/night cycle.


Destructo ZX Spectrum Night cycle will be soon replaced by the day cycle
Destructo ZX Spectrum Sucker darts delivered by a helicopter are unstoppable
Destructo Commodore 64 Title screen
Destructo ZX Spectrum First rendezvous with a bunch of high speed hyperjets

Alternate Titles

  • "The Island of Dr. Destructo" -- In-game title
  • "The Island of Dr Destructo" -- C64 in-game title
  • "The Island of Doctor Destructo" -- ZX Spectrum & Amstrad CPC in-game title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 5 out of 10 50
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 38 out of 100 38


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