Terra Cognita

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Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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1.3
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Description

Mining Engineers working on the planet Krion have inadvertently triggered its destruction, and must escape in this vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. There are over 100 screens to fly through, and they include many barriers and narrow paths, as well as force fields. There are also time-shift fields - some move you forward, but some send you back to the start.

Enemies are in short supply - the game's feel resembles Artificial Dreams (from the same designer). You have limited fuel and must collect fuel tokens to recharge this. Other available powerups include points bonuses, extra lives, changes to the constant speed of scrolling, and invincibility from force fields (although not enemies).

Screenshots

Terra Cognita Commodore 64 Loading screen
Terra Cognita ZX Spectrum Starting off on you mission
Terra Cognita ZX Spectrum The colour scheme changes for no apparent reason at random intervals
Terra Cognita Amstrad CPC I lost all my lives. End of game.

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 16, Plus/4 Aug, 1987 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Jan, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jan, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 May, 1987 7.2 out of 12 60

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