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Dropzone (Game Boy Color)

Dropzone Game Boy Color I suppose this is the splash screen


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Dropzone 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.


Dropzone Game Boy Color The arrow points towards a man in trouble
Dropzone Game Boy Color Your adversaries
Dropzone Game Boy Color Dropping off men at the dropzone
Dropzone Game Boy Color The legalities

Alternate Titles

  • "Dropzone 64" -- Commodore 64 title

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games xtreme May 07, 2000 8 out of 10 80 Mar 16, 2013 77 out of 100 77
Total! (Germany) Jul, 1999 4 out of 6 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Splitting off Super Dropzone? 4 Kabushi (128214)
Sep 15, 2011


Arcade version

There 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.


  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Robin Hogg)

Игги Друге (44527) added Dropzone (Game Boy Color) on Jul 16, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63108), Игги Друге (44527) and Mr Almond (2567)