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In this arcade shoot'em up your mission is to infiltrate the alien fortress during eight levels, and to destroy the fortress and the alien.

Sitting in Ajax H.Q., you must pilot the remote controlled drone ship to do this. The drone represents jet fighter (behind view) and helicopter gunship (top-down view). It may be moved on the screen, fire air-to-air and air-to-ground guns and pow bomb. Limitless hordes of mechanoid invaders, whose sole intent is the total domination of the Earth, will try to stop you. Exit from each level is guarded by the powerful boss, who you should eliminate.

There are two versions of the arcade version (Typhoon in Europe and Ajax in Japan) which only differ in the order of the eight stages. The DOS and Sharp versions are based on Ajax while the Commodore 64, CPC (five levels) and ZX Spectrum (six levels) versions are based on Typhoon. The PlayStation 4 version includes both arcade versions.

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Ajax ZX Spectrum One life lost - Moved to the left to dodge a missile and collided with a fighter
Ajax ZX Spectrum The Hi Score table is set to allow even a modest score like this to be recorded
Ajax ZX Spectrum Here the planes are more mobile than in level 1, they swoop and turn and are harder to avoid
Ajax ZX Spectrum There are also gun emplacements - one of which has just totalled the chopper

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Alternate Titles

  • "Typhoon" -- ZX Spectrum, C64 and CPC UK title
  • "Arcade Archives A-JAX" -- PlayStation 4 title

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Sinclair User Dec, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Your Sinclair Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 654 out of 1000 65
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 59 out of 100 59

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POMAH (39677) added Ajax (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 08, 2008
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (39677), Sciere (393279), Kabushi (165364) and Terok Nor (23171)