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A new direction in shoot'em-ups Commodore 64 Игги Друге (44653)
A defining moment for shoot-em-ups. Commodore 64 RUSSELL HUGHES (9)
Another Great Andrew Braybrook game Commodore 64 Scott G (729)

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Platform Votes Score
Amstrad CPC 2 3.8
Atari ST 2 3.8
BBC Micro 1 4.0
Commodore 64 16 3.6
DOS 8 3.2
iPad Awaiting 1 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 1 votes...
Wii 1 4.0
ZX Spectrum 4 3.7
Combined MobyScore 34 3.6

The Press Says

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Commodore 64Zzap! (Italy)
Potrebbe tranquillamente gareggiare con i migliori coin-op: è forse il migliore"shoot em up" in circolazione per C64.
Commodore 64Zzap!
Once again our Solar System is under the threat of extinction from an unknown enemy and once again it's up to you to prevent such a cataclysm. Uridium, the follow up to Andrew Braybrook's previous offering Paradroid, puts you in the pilot seat of the latest Manta class Space Fighter and straight into the action with a press of the fire button. Your objective is to destroy all fifteen Dreadnoughts by disrupting their interstellar power units, thus causing a chain reaction which eventually vapourises them. However, things are not so easy (are they ever?) since the enemy's defence systems must be successfully avoided, or disposed of if the situation arises, before you can land on the Dreadnought's master runway, enter the engine room and prime the ship destruction sequence.
Commodore 64Happy Computer
Das Spiel ist zugegbenerweise recht simpel, aber durch die runde Hintergrundstory und natürlich die tolle Grafik kann es überzeugen. Man sollte aber auch nicht vergessen, die starke Anfangsmusik zu erwähnen. Das kurze, clever komponierte Stück könnte aus dem Soundtrack zu einem spannenden Science Fiction-Film stammen. Zu diesem Programm kehre ich immer wieder gerne zurück, was bei Schießereien eigentlich recht selten der Fall ist. Uridium beweist wieder einmal die These: "Bei keinem anderen Genre ist die Grafik so entscheidend wie beim Actionspiel".
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer
Uridium has recently come out on the Spectrum, where most of the original is retained, but without colour or as good animation and speed. Perhaps they'll get around to the Amstrad version soon. Uridium got the resurgence in shoot 'em ups going, let's hope it lasts.
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Fazit: Bei URIDIUM handelt es sich um ein Schießspiel, bei dem Wert auf gute Grafik, guten Sound und hohe Geschwindigkeit gelegt wurde. Für Freunde von Aktion-Spielen empfehlenswert.
Commodore 64GamesCollection
Lasciarsi sfuggire l’occasione di assaggiare uno sparatutto del genere e’ un delitto. In un’epoca in cui anche l’Europa ne produceva di ottimi. Semplici. Maledetti. Da assuefazione totale. Solo tre vite a disposizione. Quindici livelli. Continue infiniti. Ore di sonno zero.
Commodore 6464'er
Man merkt, daß „Uridium“ ein besonders edles Ballerspiel ist. Dafür haben die Autoren einen riesigen Aufwand bei der Grafik getrieben. Das Scrolling ist schnell und absolut fließend, besser kann man es wohl nicht mehr machen. Durch geschickte Farbwahl kommt der 3D-Effet bei Aufbauten und deren Schatten sehr gut zur Geltung. Der Manta-Fighter ist bei Kurven und Kehrtwenden fantastisch animiert. Die Selbstzerstörung des Dreadnought gehört schließlich gehört zu den faszinierendsten Special-Effekten der C 64-Geschichte. Auch die musikalische Untermalung ist gut gelungen.
Atari STTilt
Les graphismes sont les mêmes que sur Commodore 64 mais le scrolling est d'une lenteur désespérante. Plus grave encore, votre vaisseau a les réactions fulgurantes d'un escargot asthmatique à l'article de la mort. Oubliez cette version au plus vite !
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer
Smooth scrolling and sensible colour selection leaves you to worry about the action rather than the graphics. An excellent conversion of a superb arcade game.
WiiOfficial Nintendo Magazine
Uridium isn't a terrible game - it's just extremely basic. There are so many better shooters on the Virtual Console so it is hard to recommend to anyone other than fans of the original.
WiiNintendo Life
To be honest, Uridium hasn't aged too well. It's still a very playable shoot-em-up with some inventive mechanics, but the presentation betrays the game's age. Later C64 games in the same genre looked and sounded better, and some offered more depth, although few were as unique as this one. Think carefully before you spend your Wii Points on this title, but if you're a fan of shoot-em-ups and are looking for something a bit different from the norm, you could certainly do worse than Uridium.