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Ostron (ZX Spectrum)

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Riding an Ostrich, you must do battle with buzzard-mounted knights. Rather than shooting at them or fighting hand-to-hand, the combat is resolved simply - you must be above the buzzard to defeat it, otherwise you lose one of your five lives. There are ledges in the landscape, to increase the strategic nature of finding a winning position. Each scene contains a set number of knights to be vanquished - lose a life and you must restart the screen. Four types of opposition are faced, increasing in speed and skill - Blue Bearers, Green Chasers, Red Knaves and Dark Knights.

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Ostron ZX Spectrum The green baddies fly as fast as the player and will hunt the player down.
Ostron ZX Spectrum Mount Thy Ostron! This is the start of the game. The player's Ostron rises slowly from the plinth at the base of the screen. It must take flight as soon as possible, walking off the edge costs a life.
Ostron ZX Spectrum If the player opts to see the instructions they get a couple of screens of scrolling text and back-story
Ostron ZX Spectrum The title screen disappears in a pixelated blizzard to be replaced with the controller options. The default controller is, of course, keyboard

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Martin Smith (63169) added Ostron (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 25, 2004