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Rex the dinosaur is fed up of the environmental damage being done by a nearby nuclear plant. As a result, he takes to the heavily-guarded tunnels that lead to it, with the intention of ridding the world of nuclear power forever.

The game is viewed from the side in a flick-screen format. Rex jumps and shoots, staking out various walking and flying enemies. Walking on to a Beam Pad means that upon losing a life, you will resume from the screen on which you died. As enemies are dying, keep shooting at them to keep increasing your score.

There are power-ups to collect, through energy bubbles. Each weapon has 5 possible energy levels, and can only be used if you have enough. Collect a bubble when you weapon is at the top level and you will collect an improved weapon.


Rex ZX Spectrum Finishing level 1 with a code. Curious thing, games by then were frequent to use this strategy, variant codes depending on the gameplay, to guarantee the absence of cheating.
Rex Amstrad CPC The ultimate weapon almost at its full power. Mega blasts dispersed in many shapes depending on the upgrade. An elevator at the centre.
Rex ZX Spectrum Another upgrade of the same weapon. Two axis firing. These upgrades come with the accumulation of the residual bubbles of destroyed enemies. Using the shield.
Rex ZX Spectrum The armoured convoy. Destroying its locomotive it will stop and stop firing. Good plunder and nice viewing plumbing may I say.

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Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 82 out of 100 82


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