Eliminator

Eliminator Atari ST Title screen

MISSING COVER

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
70
1.0
Atari ST
80
3.5
Amstrad CPC
...
1.0
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Description

A shoot ‘em up set on a patchwork-quilt coloured road, Eliminator puts you in control of a ship with a basic weapon, flying along at breakneck speed. There are barriers along the way to avoid, often set in quick succession, and lots of bad guys to shoot at or avoid - their shots must be avoided too. Some parts of the track are blocked unless you can shoot through obstacles before reaching them, or hit a jump pad. At some points you can change to travelling along the ceiling as well. Tokens can be collected en route, and used to obtain better weapons, but losing a life costs you the best one you’ve currently got.

Screenshots

Eliminator Atari ST High scores
Eliminator ZX Spectrum You feel the speed here
Eliminator Atari ST Game start position
Eliminator ZX Spectrum A tunnel, hence the colour change and the roof

User Reviews

Could have been classified as another ST port, if it wasn't for the introduction Amiga *Katakis* (37875)
Blindingly fast 3d shooter Atari ST steve barton (2)

Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 755 out of 1000 76
Joystick (German) Atari ST Jan, 1989 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57

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Trivia

Aftermath

The game was written by John Phillips (who also wrote Nebulus) and drawn by Pete Lyon. Both then spent some time on projects that were never completed - Phillips designed an arcade adventure using lots of shadows, called Scavenger, while Lyons were the main artist for a title called Dynamic Debugger, which was intended to use the Amiga's 4096-colour HAM graphics mode throughout. Sadly both ideas were too complex and memory-hungry for much gameplay to be incorporated.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700) and Martin Smith (63069)