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Ziriax (Amiga)

Ziriax Amiga The title screen.

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Description

Ziriax is a side-scrolling futuristic "shoot-'em-up" set in a futuristic environment, similar to R-Type. The player controls a spaceship-like aircraft that is trying to survive amidst the fire of hostile ships and other enemies. There are five stages in the game altogether; each contains a fight against a boss enemy at the end. Small spheres are dropped by enemies; collecting these spheres bestows the player-controlled ship with various power-ups. These include two additional small ships above and below the main one, an ability to shoot backwards, and missiles that can be shot diagonally.

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Ziriax Amiga Relax, relax, it's starting out slowly.
Ziriax Amiga The boss of the first level is a breeze compared to the level itself.
Ziriax Amiga Oh my god - this game is only for shooter veterans.
Ziriax Amiga Watch out for those brown claws that are easily overseen.

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The Press Says

Raze Nov, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Power Jun, 1991 54 out of 100 54
Amiga Joker May, 1991 48 out of 100 48
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Back cover

On the back cover, the ad blurb says:
(...) 90% Amiga Joker - these are just some of the accolades Ziriax has received so far."
The magazine did not test Ziriax until it was already out in retail and gave it 48%.
Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) added Ziriax (Amiga) on Feb 01, 2004