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Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony (Windows)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a scrolling shoot 'em up game set in an alternative 17th century on the British colony of Mars. In the game the player must fend off contesting Spaniards and indigenous Martian lifeforms in order to regain the favor of the British monarch.

The player starts with a single ship, but can unlock three more at an in-game shop. Each weapon has a different primary and secondary fire mode and universal "Vaunt mode", when Vaunt is activated the ship gains invulnerability through a shield for a couple seconds and then as long as the player keeps the ship's Vaunt meter for fully draining a multiplier for all scores gained. Money is earned by playing levels, the more points the player receives during a level, the more money is gained. The player can replay levels whenever he or she wants to earn additional money.

To progress in the story mode the player is at certain points forced to finish previous levels at a certain difficulty to advance. Aside from the story missions there are also 20 challenge missions which reuse enemies and backgrounds from the story missions but have specific challenging goals such as to survive for 5 seconds or gain a certain amount of points.

The game hovers in between conventional side-scrolling shooters and the "bullet hell", alternating between the two styles of play during levels. The game supports local 4 player cooperative multiplayer.

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Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Multiple death disorder
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Select a mission
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows See you on the dark side of the Mars
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Queen of the lake. A pissed off version.

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The Press Says

1UP Jun 20, 2011 A 100
The A.V. Club Jul 18, 2011 A 100
GameGavel.com Aug 21, 2011 A 100
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 06, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Everyeye.it Jul 05, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Aug 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Jun 21, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 15, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Aug 02, 2011 78 out of 100 78
Da Gameboyz Jul 18, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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vedder (20150) added Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony (Windows) on Aug 26, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (245759)