Written by  :  Toadstool (56)
Written on  :  Jun 15, 2000
Platform  :  DOS

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An Addictive Fighting Mech Platformer

The Good

Thexder was an absolutely awesome game when it was released in 1987. I would race home from school to jump on my Tandy and shoot a few aliens with my morphing mech. The whole goal of the game was to get through as many levels as possible until you met the mega-alien at the end.

The Bad

The graphics in the game looked absolutely awesome on the Tandy. Although it was only 16 colors, it somehow seemed to fit the game. However, when the game is run on today's computers, the high resolution of today's monitors force dithering and the graphics don't look quite as good as they once did.

The Bottom Line

Although the graphics aren't quite as pretty today, Thexder still stands the test of time. It's a fun game and still an absolute classic.