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SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
72
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Amiga
...
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Arcade
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2.6
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Description

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative is based around classic-style shoot 'em up action. It puts you in control of a satellite which must ensure that the wave of bombs aimed for the United States do not hit. Direction of motion and direction of fire are controlled independently - on the 16-bit versions you rotate the mouse left and right to direct the targeting, move it up and down to increase the range, and use the joystick to move the satellite and thus avoid any contact.

Each level is split into defensive and offensive stages. On defensive levels you must stop each unit as it heads towards the earth, a lá Missile Command. Offensive stages follow the old 'shoot it before it becomes a danger' philosophy, being free-flying shoot 'em up sections among a network of destructible (but worth saving) platforms.

Screenshots

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative ZX Spectrum High scores
SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative Amstrad CPC Stage 01, Offensive half
SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative Atari ST Title screen
SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative Arcade Missile Command style action.

Alternate Titles

  • "SDI - Now The Odds Are Even" -- Spanish title
  • "SDI" -- Official abbreviation
  • "Mobile SDI" -- Mobile Sega Ages title
  • "Global Defense" -- SEGA Master System title

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Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Nov, 1988 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1988 844 out of 1000 84
Power Play SEGA Master System Apr, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 59 out of 100 59
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Nov 14, 2000 C+ 58
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 57 out of 100 57
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Jan 18, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 46 out of 100 46
VideoGame SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 37 out of 100 37

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