DescriptionDropzone is basically a Defender variant, closely recreating the gameplay of the original Defender with its speedy scrolling and frantic gameplay.
The player controls a spaceman with a jet-pack, flying across a barren landscape whose skies are inhabited by a number of different aliens, from the simple Planter to the slowly advancing Blunder Storm or the quick, aggressive Nemesite.
Planters and Nemesites will try to pickup the small men walking on the surface, who must then be rescued. The player has to shoot down the alien, while avoiding to hit the man. Sometimes, the aliens will carry an android, which is similar to the human but deadly. Care must be taken so as to not pick up the androids. All men must be transported to a surface base, where they are put in safety - this is the Dropzone.
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- "Dropzone 64" -- Commodore 64 title
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|Popular Computing Weekly||Atari 8-bit||May 31, 1985||100|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Jul, 1985||95 out of 100||95|
|Mean Machines||Game Gear||Jul, 1994||90 out of 100||90|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Commodore 64||Nov 05, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Nintendo Magazine System UK||Game Boy||Feb, 1993||86 out of 100||86|
|Video Games||Game Boy||Aug, 1993||77 out of 100||77|
|Megablast||Game Gear||Jun, 1994||70 out of 100||70|
|Video Games||Game Gear||Jun, 1994||45 out of 100||45|
|Mega Fun||Game Boy||May, 1993||32 out of 100||32|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||Aug, 1985||Unscored||Unscored|
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|Splitting off Super Dropzone?||4||Kabushi (204713)
Sep 15, 2011
Arcade versionThere was exactly one Dropzone arcade machine in existence. Archer Maclean developed it together with an unnamed arcade owner in Luton. However, Maclean never saw his share of the profits and does not know what happened to it.
CueballDropzone makes an appearance in another game by Archer Maclean, Jimmy White's 2: Cueball, which was developed by Awesome Developments. It could be played on the American Pool hall.
- Commodore Format
- February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
- March 1994 (Issue 42) Heaven – The Path to Righteousness: 20 Essential Games
- November 1994 (Issue 50) – #18 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
- January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Robin Hogg)