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Description

This action game combines shoot 'em up and platform elements, as you control a flying man who can gain an exoskeletal suit for extra protection (hence the name). Your task is to progress from left to right in each level, either along the ground or by using the arrangement of platforms. Most of the baddies can be avoided rather than shot, and this is often easier, especially as you can duck or jump to avoid them. As well as a standard gun (activated by tapping fire) you also have a limited number of missiles to take out installations (activated by holding down fire, which makes autofire facilities useless). The scrolling is flick-screen, perhaps as the game was designed for the C64, and the Amiga version was identical to the ST's.

Screenshots

Exolon ZX Spectrum Title screen
Exolon ZX Spectrum Exolon is vulnerable even with powerful exoskeleton
Exolon ZX Spectrum Use appropriate teleport to select upper or lower passage
Exolon ZX Spectrum Bonus screen after level is completed

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Crash! Aug, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair Aug, 1987 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1987 10 out of 12 83

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References

The Amiga and ST cheat mode in this game takes it name (perhaps coincidentally) from a classic Sinclair Spectrum game (check the Tips section and search for the name if you're curious - it is not posted here as it'd be a spoiler)

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #41 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

Martin Smith (66803) added Exolon (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 09, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (187144) and Martin Smith (66803)