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In this isometric 3D action-strategy game, the player uses a Vorton droid to push a bomb to the end of the highway into an alien base. There are 30 screens, most of them filled with hazards trying to block (like barrels) or destroy (mines and aliens) your bomb.

The perspective and guidance concept are not the game's only original features; there are 4 more bombs with you, representing your extra lives - pushing you forward on your mission. If these other Vortons are destroyed, one of your extra lives is lost without the player being able to use it.

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Highway Encounter ZX Spectrum Back in line. The oil drums have been moved forwards but not out of the convoy's path. The periscope like baddies can be shot & killed. The other baddies on screen cannot
Highway Encounter ZX Spectrum There is an action key that causes the players Vorton to spin round on the spot firing the gun as it does so. Very useful against lots of baddies.
Highway Encounter ZX Spectrum Crossing the Red Canyon.
Highway Encounter ZX Spectrum Crossing the bridge.

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Sinclair User Aug, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! Sep, 1985 95 out of 100 95
GamesCollection Mar 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1985 34 out of 40 85
Your Computer Sep, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly Aug 20, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Martin Smith (62867) added Highway Encounter (ZX Spectrum) on Nov 05, 2008
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