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Terrorpods

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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4.0
MSX
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4.0
Atari ST
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Description

Just because a region is bleak, desolate and inhospitable doesn't mean it lacks value. The planet Colian is a case in point; it has plentiful stocks of tough metal Aluma, the explosive Detonite, and the energy giving Quaza crystals. The units which are mining them are under the control of the Empire, and are forced to produce destructive Terrorpod units.

The rival Federation attempts to shut this operation down, and sends you to the surface in a Defence Strategy Vehicle. Your task is to find each of the six bases before the Empire can destroy evidence of them. Destroy all the Terrorpods in order to reach the bases.

The action is viewed from your DSV, as you move and shoot at any encroaching Terrorpods. Colian has a heavy inertia field, so you are always moving. You have guided missiles at your disposal, although these use up some of your limited Detonite stocks. Missiles will also be aimed at you; avoid these.

As all this action unfolds, you are trying to ensure that enough components can be produced in the mines, and can be retrieved in order to go towards the Federation's own building efforts. Collect the resultant products to attach them to your DSV.

Screenshots

Terrorpods MSX Attacked by a missile
Terrorpods Atari ST Game start
Terrorpods Amstrad CPC 'Mineing'. Or however you spell it
Terrorpods Atari ST The DSV ducks in the intro

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Power Play Amiga 1987 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Amiga Nov, 1987 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1987 752 out of 1000 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 32 out of 100 32

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Trivia

The cover art used for Terrorpods is originally from a series of illustrations for H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, released in Omni Magazine in 1985. It was created by Roger Dean and Tim White.
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