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Description

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.

Screenshots

Ajax ZX Spectrum .... the clouds break and this ship appears. The two round things are the planed bullets that have just been fired
Ajax ZX Spectrum 48 K version : The game's main menu. This has Kempston joystick support
Ajax ZX Spectrum There she is in all her glory. Salvos of missiles come up from the ship and the game is now about hosing the ship down with fire while avoiding them.
Ajax ZX Spectrum Here the planes are more mobile than in level 1, they swoop and turn and are harder to avoid

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Ajax Screenshot
Ajax Screenshot
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Ajax Screenshot

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
ZX Spectrum Gamer Apr, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 67
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 (49291) added Ajax (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 08, 2008
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