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Dropzone (NES)

Dropzone NES 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 NES The game gives you information about the enemies.
Dropzone NES Getting started.
Dropzone NES Title screen
Dropzone NES Game over. I need to practice more. I know.

Alternate Titles

  • "Dropzone 64" -- Commodore 64 title

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The Press Says

Megablast 1993 66 out of 100 66
Mega Fun May, 1993 36 out of 100 36

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Splitting off Super Dropzone? 4 Kabushi (131163)
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.

Awards

  • 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
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Robin Hogg)

Mr Almond (2567) added Dropzone (NES) on Aug 22, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63054) and Игги Друге (44654)