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Override is a vertically-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a fighter craft on a mission to stop an alien invasion of the Earth. Much of the action takes place on planet surfaces, and enemies include spaceships of various kinds as well as ground enemies, mobile (tanks) or stationary (turrets). The player-controlled craft begins with two lives with three hit points each; restoring power-ups can repair the plane or increase its number of lives.

Other power-ups come in two varieties: strength-increasing or secondary weapons. Depending on the color, the latter grants the plane wingmen with laser attacks, spreading fire, side lasers, rotating energy balls, etc. The strength of secondary weapons can be increase by flying over strength-increasing power-ups as well. Special weapon that hurts all enemies on screen must be activated by charging, which is achieved by not pressing the fire button for a certain amount of time.


Override TurboGrafx-16 This guy looks like he means business
Override TurboGrafx-16 Spreading fire. Angry boss
Override TurboGrafx-16 Getting started
Override TurboGrafx-16 Wingmen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Override: Mission Code -Override-" -- In-game title

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The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Mar 27, 2016 A 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
PC Engine Gamer TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 2010 785 out of 1000 78
Génération 4 TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 1991 54 out of 100 54
HonestGamers TurboGrafx-16 Nov 01, 2013 5 out of 10 50


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