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Thomson TO
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Threshold is a simple shoot'em up game. You are in control of a spaceship at the bottom of the screen and have to shoot several formations of enemies at the top of the screen.

To make things more difficult you have limited time in form of a fuel tank which will get refilled after you cleared a number of waves. Besides that, your spacecraft is equipped with a laser that tends to overheat. Every shot makes the heat bar of the laser increase a bit. Once it reached its maximum you can't fire anymore and are forced to wait until it cools down while slowly running out of fuel.


Threshold Thomson TO Title screen
Threshold ColecoVision Fighting some strange invaders...
Threshold ColecoVision Fighting off invaders...
Threshold Thomson TO Third wave

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A nice little shoot-em-up from Sierra's heyday Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37843)

The Press Says

Tilt Atari 2600 Mar, 1983 5 out of 6 83
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 60
IGN Atari 2600 Aug 04, 2008 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Aug 30, 2001 D 25


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