NorthStar

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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2.3
Amstrad CPC
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0.8
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Description

The Northstar space station has been overrun by aliens, with all reports suggesting that the crew didn't survive. It's your job to progress through its floors, wipe out the aliens and restore order.

What this entails is essentially a case of walking from left to right taking out everything you see. You are armed with a lance, which you can use from some distance, although you can only attack in one direction at a time, although aliens can come at you from all around, many of them using some wicked patterns. There are ledges to be climbed; the lance can be used to hoist your way up.

Enemies often give off bubbles (for points) or stars (collect for an extra life). You are limited in the amount of oxygen you have to complete a level, and you have 4 lives, one of which is lost on contact.

Screenshots

NorthStar ZX Spectrum Main menu
NorthStar ZX Spectrum Using the hook weapon for a kill
NorthStar Amstrad CPC Beginning level 1
NorthStar Atari ST The title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "North Star" -- Alternative spelling

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 73 out of 100 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1988 700 out of 1000 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 680 out of 1000 68
Power Play Atari ST May, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 6.8 out of 12 57
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 52 out of 100 52
ST Action Atari ST Jul, 1988 42 out of 100 42

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