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Dropzone (Game Boy)

Dropzone Game Boy Title screen

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dropzone Game Boy Title screen
Dropzone Game Boy Exploding into smithereens
Dropzone Game Boy A flying saucer?
Dropzone Game Boy Destroying an alien into a pixelated explosion

Alternate Titles

  • "Dropzone 64" -- Commodore 64 title

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The Press Says

Nintendo Magazine System UK Feb, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun May, 1993 32 out of 100 32

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Splitting off Super Dropzone? 4 Kabushi (122204)
Sep 15, 2011

Trivia

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.
Игги Друге (43626) added Dropzone (Game Boy) on Jul 16, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63160), Игги Друге (43626) and Mr Almond (2567)