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Penetrator involves guiding your ship through a horizontally-scrolling arrangement of caverns, in a manner similar to Scramble. The ship must avoid crashing into the surface of the caverns (which have a jagged pattern of being higher in some parts than in others), or the mounted radar bases or seeker missiles. Fortunately you are armed with both a forward-shooting laser and downward-arcing bombs.

The game has a training mode, which is useful to help you practice the game with infinite lives, as well as a simultaneous 2-player mode. There's also an editor allowing you to design the cavern layout yourself, and save your creations to tape.


Penetrator ZX Spectrum May the force... (ahamm) ...may the power of the stars be with you Luk... (aaaam!) Loink, Flute, Blug!
Penetrator ZX Spectrum Level 2 has a different background
Penetrator ZX Spectrum Time to turn the X-Wink axis.
Penetrator ZX Spectrum Stage 2. After many many attempts I finally discovered you could also fire horizontally. Yeah!

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1983 28 out of 30 93
Home Computing Weekly Mar 15, 1983 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Crash! Feb, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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Martin Smith (62902) added Penetrator (ZX Spectrum) on Nov 03, 2004
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