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Ajax (ZX Spectrum)

Ajax ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads


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In this arcade shoot'em up your mission is to infiltrate the alien fortress during 6 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.

DOS version of the game differs from C64/CPC/ZX version by the number and location of enemies, map of areas, order of the stages, and ability to use different controls to shoot air and ground targets.


Ajax ZX Spectrum The fighters launch missiles that are best avoided. It may be possible to shoot them down but its something that this player could not accomplish
Ajax ZX Spectrum ... the ship is completely destroyed. This is the end of level 1. Both 48 K & 128 K versions are the same to this point. The 48 K version requires some more loading to be done before level 2 starts
Ajax ZX Spectrum 48 K version : Looks just the same as the 128 K version. Plays just the same as the 128 K version too. Main difference is the sound when the guns fire
Ajax ZX Spectrum Past the ship and nearly collided with an aircraft that came up from the bottom of the screen. It unexpectedly fired backwards and cost a life though

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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 (36361) added Ajax (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 08, 2008
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