DescriptionGorf is a game similar to Space Invaders, alien vessels approach closer and closer in their threatening row formation.
The game itself consists of four levels:
- The first level has you behind a defensive shield, defending against an alien attack. The level is a top-down view, with your ship & shield on one side and the aliens on the other side;
- The second level is similar to the first, only your defensive shield is gone, and the enemies tend to swoop down over the level as opposed to those row formations. Bonus ships also tend to appear in this level;
- The third level is a change, and has you entering hyperspace. Your only goal is to survive to the end of your journey. The viewpoint switches from a top-down view to a behind-the-ship view and in effect you are heading "towards" your destination. Alien vessels flying in circular formation try to stop you;
- The fourth and final level is similar to the first again, with some key differences. You do not fight a wave of enemies, but a single one. A mothership with a glowing weak spot. Hitting the weak spot will instantly destroy it. The mothership also has that same shield that was yours in the first level.
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|"Long Live Gorf!" 4 Levels including: Space Invaders, Galaxians, and Mothership.||VIC-20||David Ledgard (63)|
|Four games in one? What a bonus!||Commodore 64||*Katakis* (37801)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||ColecoVision||Mar 03, 2001||A||100|
|Tilt||Atari 2600||Jul, 1983||83|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||ColecoVision||Jan 29, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|TeleMatch||ColecoVision||Dec, 1983||3 out of 6||60|
|Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition||Atari 8-bit||Dec, 2013||6 out of 10||60|
|All Game Guide||Atari 2600||1998||50|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Feb 26, 2002||C||50|
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||Jul, 1983||4 out of 6||40|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Atari 5200||Dec 10, 2003||3 out of 10||30|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 5200||May 05, 2001||F||0|
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|4 levels?||2||Servo (55922)
Jun 03, 2014
1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Gorf appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
References of the gameArcade machine play screens of Gorf can be seen in these movies - 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and 1983's Joysticks. An arcade cabinet can also be seen in 2006's The Benchwarmers.
TitleThe programmer called it Gorf since it's Frog spelled backwards. It is also an acronym for 'Galactic Orbital Robot Force'.
Information also contributed by John Wallace, Scaryfun and FatherJack