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Rubicon

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
70
4.3
Atari ST
...
...
Commodore 64
74
4.5
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Description

Rather tastelessly, the plot of this one concerns a catastrophic nuclear accident in Russia. You 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 you'll have to control in order to gain the weapon you want. The difficulty level is pitched high, as with Project X which was released at a similar time.

Screenshots

Rubicon Atari ST They've kept the loading screen from the C64
Rubicon Commodore 64 Oh, is that a shoot'em-up snake?
Rubicon Atari ST Level 2
Rubicon Atari ST Shoot the hydra

User Reviews

Side-scrolling shoot-em’ up action at it’s finest. Amiga Nick Drew (371)

The Press Says

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
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1992 64 out of 100 64
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

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 (63162), Игги Друге (43533) and Hodge (68)