User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)
Taking off in the pre-play animation
First mission instruction
Turn left to get that one in your sights
Flying at an angle
Finished that one off
The requirements generally incrase as the game goes on
The second level is over a field
Down I go
Shoot to planes
8/8, time to next mission
Watch out, rockets!
Heavy damage, life lost
Ready to go
Got a lock on
The rear-view - shows what you have to avoid
Which I did NOT do!
Plane's gone, but at least I escaped
Multiple planes in range
Game Over comes into the screen
Select level of difficulty
Enemy planes en masse
Here, your mission is to shoot those tanks
Select your stage
Over the green mountains...
You are heavily hit
You are descending...
The intro is very short
Shoot down enemy planes
Over the sea
Upgrade your plane
You can buy armor
Shoot down the warships!
Nice colors there...
The totals rise as the game progresses
This one's in my sights
Which do we aim for?
Another one down
Time is marching on here
Section 2 has new ground detail
Continues are there though
The heart of the explosion
This looks more like Afterburner
The space narrows
Over a field
The sweet smell of success
Are you an arcade or sim fan?
Choosing difficulty level
Your log book
The stamp means you've accepted your mission
Shooting at enemy planes
Doing a steep turn
The log book also serves as a menu; points buy you missiles and time
This is what made the original arcade cabinet famous
You're shot down
You've taken too much damage
Your final rank
After the tape has been stopped a small animation confirms the game's name. It later goes on to credit the company who did the 8-bit conversion and asks you to press ENTER
If you wait at the typewriter screen too long before pressing enter, a kind of screen saver starts displaying aircraft blueprints
A short load later...
... and you get to choose your controls.
This is followed by a similar screen where you select mission difficulty
We're off. I played on the EASY setting.
The plane does a nice barrel roll after take-off
This is mission 1
Targets come in lines from the left, lines from the right and occasionally in lines abreast. The plane has both missiles and guns to knock them down. Looks like I'm low on missiles
Hard to believe but there's three intact planes hiding behind the wreckage of my 3rd hit
You get more than one life to complete a mission. I didn't realise they were shooting at me
Missile lock acquired
Take too long and another life is lost
All eight enemy destroyed, what's next....
Looks like more of the same
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