Uridium

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
87
3.7
DOS
...
3.2
Atari ST
...
3.8
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Description

Your home solar system of 15 planets has been attacked by a horde of Super Dreadnoughts, from a race who wish to harvest your universe's minerals for their own use.

You must pilot your craft through some of the hardest levels ever created and shoot down all the enemy space craft and ground weapons, and avoid the many indestructible hazards.

The innovation is that you do not simply travel in a single direction, but instead move from left to right or right to left depending on where the current targets are, in a manner more similar to Defender than most shoot 'em ups.

Screenshots

Uridium Commodore 64 Flying between the barriers
Uridium Amstrad CPC The high scores. The top score has partly cleared as the others will clear as well.
Uridium Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Uridium DOS In space

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User Reviews

A new direction in shoot'em-ups Commodore 64 Игги Друге (44970)
A defining moment for shoot-em-ups. Commodore 64 RUSSELL HUGHES (9)
Another Great Andrew Braybrook game Commodore 64 Scott G (729)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 94 out of 100 94
GamesCollection Commodore 64 Apr 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Feb, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 90 out of 100 90
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1986 13 out of 15 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Commodore 64 Jul 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 29, 2008 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60

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Trivia

Spectrum joystick issue

Initial copies of the Spectrum version only supported the Kempston joystick protocol, rather than the Sinclair system which was the only one available to users of the then-new +2 models. After complaint from several people who'd bought the game and only been able to play it using the keyboard, Hewson altered the code.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
    • January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #46 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Action Game of the Year
    • Issue 04/1987 - #4 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)

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