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Rubicon

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
69
4.3
Atari ST
...
...
Commodore 64
74
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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 Dropped from the ship
Rubicon Commodore 64 Standing on a moving platform.
Rubicon Commodore 64 The final encounter on the second level is this big alien-head.
Rubicon Atari ST Level 3 looks more like the Soviet

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Datormagazin Commodore 64 Nov 07, 1991 96 out of 100 96
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
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 69 out of 100 69
The One for ST Games Atari ST Feb, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 64 out of 100 64
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 (63058), Игги Друге (44660) and Hodge (68)