Dominator

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Atari ST
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Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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2.8

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 2.5
Amstrad CPC Awaiting 1 votes...
Atari ST Awaiting 1 votes...
Commodore 64 1 2.8
ZX Spectrum 1 2.8
Combined User Score 3 2.7


Critic Reviews

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90
Atari STAtari ST User
Dominator has very good background graphics, detailed and quite realistic. Sound effects are fine and the scrolling excellent. It can be quite frustrating and I found the ship a little unresponsive while firing. Having said that, if you are after a quality shoot-'em-up this must come high on your list. It is no better than R-Type, but it comes pretty close.
88
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
That's really all there is to Dominator. It is the scrolling shoot 'em up that you have seen a dozen times before whatever computer you own. Its scant distinguishing features make an uncharacteristically disappointing launch from System 3.
88
ZX SpectrumACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Impressive multi-coloured graphics and a nice swivel effect on the space ship. Unfortunately marred by the same inadequate game design as the other versions. R-Type still reigns supreme on the Speccy.
88
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
It is the scrolling shoot-em-up that you have seen a dozen times before whatever computer you own. It's scant distinguishing feature make an uncharacteristically disappointing launch from System 3.
87
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
The usual blocky C64 graphics are surprisingly well defined here. We also found that the C64 game was slightly more playable than the Amiga version, but whichever format you own Dominator is well worth the asking price.
87
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
Presentation is damn near faultless, with graphics that are disgustingly realistic backed by great sound effects. We've seen it all before, but rarely so well implemented.
85
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
On the Spectrum at least, Dominator is one of the best shoot 'em ups around, probably the best I've seen since R-Type. The Amiga version is up against stiffer competition, but it holds its own with the likes of Menace and Denaris. Whichever format you own, if you're a hardened shoot 'em up veteran, Dominator is a game to scour the shelves for.
81
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
On the Spectrum at least, Dominator is one of the best shoot 'em ups around, probably the best I've seen since R-Type. The Amiga version is up against stiffer competition, but it holds its own with the likes of Menace and Denaris. Whichever format you own, if you're a hardened shoot 'em up veteran, Dominator is a game to scour the shelves for.
75
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
No surprise from the ST: graphics of the same unusual design as the Amiga but a little lacking in detail, though scrolling and movement is fine.
68
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
The Spectrum assigns different colours to neat scenery and different types of ship which generally works quite well. Near-misses with other objects sometimes cause attribute problems, however, and player missiles and resulting explosions are often of bizarre and changing colouration.
67
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Dominator hat das Zeug zu einem Ballerspiel mit langanhaltender Motivation. Das kommt daher, daß der Schwierigkeitsgrad genau richtig ist. Zum anderen wurde bei der Grafik eine echt anständige Programmierleistung hingelegt. Die Objekte sind ausreichend groß, gut coloriert und ruckelfrei animiert. Was will man mehr? Auch das Hintergrundscrolling ist einwandfrei.
60
ZX SpectrumZzap! (Italy)
PRESENTAZIONE 85% Carina la scatola di cartone che contiene la cassetta o il dischetto e piuttosto esaurienti le istruzioni anche se trovate tutto escluso l’italiano. GRAFICA 70% Colorata per l’Amstrad ma non molto pel lo Spectrum. I fondali per il primo sono ben definiti. SONORO 65% Effetti sonori nella norma, niente di particolarmente interessante. LONGEVITA’ 80% Interessante la raccolta di armi supplementari e bonus, e questo vi aiuterà a proseguire il gioco. GLOBALE 70% - 60% La versione Amstrad è migliore e si merita un voto piuttosto alto. Peccato per quella Spectrum che poteva essere fatta meglio.
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Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
Amstrad CPC owners steer clear; otherwise, Dominator is another in the long, long (long) line of decent but unremarkable shoot-'em-ups.
32
Commodore 64Power Play
Wenn sich die System 3-Programmierer an ein Actionspiel wagen, darf man einiges erwarten. Schließlich lieferte dieses Softwarehaus in der Vergangenheit starke Programme wie “IK +“ und “The Last Ninja II“ ab. Dominator ist aber eine dicke Enttäuschung. Scrollende Weltraum-Ballerspiele mit Extras gibt es in Massen und dieser Nachzügler macht eine schlechte Figur. Nur vier Levels: schwach. Die Extras: tauchen nur sporadisch auf und bieten nichts Neues. Die Grafik: auf C 64 ganz nett, aber man hat schon Besseres gesehen. Dominator ist von Anfang an recht schwer; Gegnerische Schüsse in D-Zug-Tempo und plötzlich von hinten auftauchende Raumschiffe treiben den Frust-Pegel rauf.
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AmigaPower Play
Da kugelt sich mein Amiga ja vor Lachen! “Dominator“ ist in der 16-Bit-Fassung langsam, zäh und nervig.