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Space Station Oblivion

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Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
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A 3D strategy / action game featuring scaling and rotating polygon graphics. You're the sole voyager happening upon an abandoned space station that's ready to explode from the pressure of dangerous vapors building up inside. For each sector, you must locate the build-up area, then drill to release the pressure. Features 18 different areas to explore, each with its own unique laws of physics and logic, and a number of secret rooms and hidden levels to discover.


Space Station Oblivion DOS Beginning the game (Hercules Monochrome)
Space Station Oblivion DOS Loading screen (EGA/Tandy)
Space Station Oblivion DOS That laser will drain your energy (CGA)
Space Station Oblivion ZX Spectrum Fair enough at the time, but I'd ignore this 20 years on

Alternate Titles

  • "Driller" -- International title

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Jan, 1988 956 out of 1000 96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS May, 1988 962 out of 1000 96
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jul, 1988 95 out of 100 95
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 95 out of 100 95
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1988 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1988 56 out of 100 56


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Amstrad sound effects

The Amstrad version's sound effects were the result of a competition in Amstrad Action magazine.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Best Original Game of the Year
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Game 1987 (readers choice)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Most Imaginative Game 1987 (readers choice)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Graphics 1987 (readers choice)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Game Packaging 1987 (readers choice)

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