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DescriptionStardust is basically Asteroids, but with a lot of gameplay modifications. There are 30 standard levels split into 5 worlds. The 6 levels a world is made of can be completed in any order. However, you must fight an end-of-level bad guy once you have finished the 6th level of a world. While each level has the standard disintegrating rocks to destroy, all but 2 of them have extra bad guys, with a range of attack patterns.
There are a number of different weapons available, which are collected by moving your ship so that it crosses their paths as they float through space. Each of these can be powered up - some weapons start strong but can't be powered up as much as others; fortunately you can power up one weapon while using another. Extra lives, shield enhancements and a smart bomb are also on offer.
Along with the standard levels, there are also 4 tunnel levels, which involve shooting what you can and dodging everything else as you dart through a ray-traced 3D tunnel, and 2 optional Thrust-style bonus levels in which lives can be won or lost.
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The Press Says
|ST Format||Atari ST||Mar, 1995||94 out of 100||94|
|Pelit||Amiga||Aug, 1993||90 out of 100||90|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||Dec, 1993||89 out of 100||89|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Jan, 1994||88 out of 100||88|
|Amiga Dream||Amiga||Dec, 1993||85 out of 100||85|
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Dec, 1993||81 out of 100||81|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Jan, 1994||80 out of 100||80|
|Power Play||Amiga||Jan, 1994||70 out of 100||70|
|High Score||Amiga||Feb, 1994||3 out of 5||60|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||May, 1995||57 out of 100||57|
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