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To the Earth (NES)

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In the year 2050 the Earth has been attacked by the villainous Raggosians and it is your job to save the planet! You will need to pilot your ship, The Tempest, to the planets Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Earth in order to retrieve certain minerals which can be used to fight the Raggosians. The Raggosians will be trying to stop you from reaching these destinations, though, so you need to use the Nintendo zapper to fight back. Numerous (and very fast!) enemy ships will fly by on the screen and attempt to destroy your ship. You need to shoot the ships and incoming missiles before your ship takes too much damage. From time to time a comet will fly by, and if you shoot this a temporary barrier will be formed that protects your ship from enemy fire. Occasionally you can also earn a smart bomb which appears in the bottom of the screen and destroys all enemies if shot. Each level ends with a large boss which will take multiple hits to destroy.

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To the Earth NES A battle out near Saturn
To the Earth NES Part of the opening sequence
To the Earth NES An enemy spaceship flying by
To the Earth NES Quick, shoot the incoming missile!

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To the Off-Switch more like.. Big C (49) unrated

The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Jul, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Joystick (French) Mar, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Player One Nov, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Tilt Apr, 1990 13 out of 20 65
neXGam 2002 3.7 out of 10 37
Power Play Aug, 1990 36 out of 100 36

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Servo (55928) added To the Earth (NES) on Mar 01, 2003