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Description

Rubicon's plot deals with a catastrophic nuclear accident in Russia. The player must trek through seven levels inhabited by mutated super-intelligent animals in order to diffuse each nuclear reactor.

Gameplay is a Gryzor style flip-screen run'n'gun shooter (with occasional jetpack flights), with fairly unrelenting action. Power-ups are issued by a canister which the player will have to control in order to gain the weapon they want. The difficulty level is pitched high, as with Project X which was released at a similar time.

Screenshots

Rubicon Commodore 64 Get ready!
Rubicon Atari ST They've kept the loading screen from the C64
Rubicon Atari ST Level 4 certainly doesn't look like Siberia
Rubicon Atari ST Watch where you're driving!

User Reviews

Side-scrolling shoot-em’ up action at it’s finest. Amiga Nick Drew (370)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Mania Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Amiga Apr, 1992 75 out of 100 75
The One for ST Games Atari ST Feb, 1992 66 out of 100 66
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1992 6 out of 12 50

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Trivia

Planned sequel

A follow-up to Rubicon was actually planned, with the original C64 programmer doing the game for the Amiga this time, and another team doing a C64 conversion. The original graphics artist still did the graphics on the C64. What remains of the planned game may be seen on Games that weren't.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (62998), Игги Друге (44999) and Hodge (68)