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Ostron (ZX Spectrum)

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Riding an Ostrich, you must do battle with buzzard-mounted knights. Rather than shooting at them or fighting hand-to-hand, the combat is resolved simply - you must be above the buzzard to defeat it, otherwise you lose one of your five lives. There are ledges in the landscape, to increase the strategic nature of finding a winning position. Each scene contains a set number of knights to be vanquished - lose a life and you must restart the screen. Four types of opposition are faced, increasing in speed and skill - Blue Bearers, Green Chasers, Red Knaves and Dark Knights.


Ostron ZX Spectrum The game's title screen
Ostron ZX Spectrum Sometimes the blue baddies get stuck on the platforms
Ostron ZX Spectrum How to get out of this. The green thing is right behind me and I cannot get any more height!
Ostron ZX Spectrum Mid battle in an early wave. The object is to make sure that the players lance is higher than the opponents when they touch. Lower or equal and a life is lost.

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Martin Smith (63156) added Ostron (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 25, 2004