Cosmic Wartoad (ZX Spectrum)

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Is there anything uglier than a human female? The Rygellian Slime Beasts know that their enemies the Cosmic Wartoads believe that there isn't, and as such knew that turning their queen into one was the worst thing they could do. Fortunately there is a Wartoad heroic enough to seek revenge, and that is you.

The player has 90 minutes to complete the game, in which time you must cross an 8x8 grid (from top right to bottom left, moving one space at a time) whose squares have a variety of functions. The action meat of the game involves shooting out the slime fired off by the Rygellian occupants of each square, which must be destroyed for the player to take possession of any square. The player has three lives for this.

Other squares contain enhanced weapons, and the keys which are required to pass blockaded areas


Cosmic Wartoad ZX Spectrum Main menu
Cosmic Wartoad ZX Spectrum The sprite looks okay from all 4 angles
Cosmic Wartoad ZX Spectrum Ready for battle
Cosmic Wartoad ZX Spectrum Toading screen

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Your Sinclair Mar, 1986 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1986 7.25 out of 10 72


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Martin Smith (63029) added Cosmic Wartoad (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 24, 2005