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Psycastria

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Description

The Psycastrians have attacked. Using their mind control abilities, they have taken over many world leaders, causing untold war and devastation. Now it is up to you to strike back. Take your fighter across 16 bases, on land, on sea, on the moon, and in space.

Psycastria is a top-down horizontal scrolling shooter. Go across each base, destroy the 10 energy pods that power the Psycastrian war machine while avoiding buildings and engaging alien spacecraft, then go to the next base. Unusually for a shooter, you can turn around at any time to go after any missed targets. Between bases, there is a bonus level that tests your timing at destroying aliens.

Screenshots

Psycastria Commodore 64 Title screen and credits.
Psycastria Commodore 64 I lost a life. The game speaks "Tough luck, sucker!"
Psycastria Commodore 64 I lost all my lives. I am defunct (game over)
Psycastria BBC Micro I crashed into a wall.

Alternate Titles

  • "Psycastria: The Battle of Minds over Alien Marauders." -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Computer Gamer BBC Micro Oct, 1986 19 out of 20 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Electron Oct, 1986 6.75 out of 10 68
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 25 out of 100 25

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