Rex (ZX Spectrum)

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Rex the dinosaur is fed up of the environmental damage being done by a nearby nuclear plant. As a result, he takes to the heavily-guarded tunnels that lead to it, with the intention of ridding the world of nuclear power forever.

The game is viewed from the side in a flick-screen format. Rex jumps and shoots, staking out various walking and flying enemies. Walking on to a Beam Pad means that upon losing a life, you will resume from the screen on which you died. As enemies are dying, keep shooting at them to keep increasing your score.

There are power-ups to collect, through energy bubbles. Each weapon has 5 possible energy levels, and can only be used if you have enough. Collect a bubble when you weapon is at the top level and you will collect an improved weapon.


Rex ZX Spectrum Showing motion up an invented screen
Rex ZX Spectrum A row of sponges, menacing plants and elevators. A difficult task awaits the mercenary.
Rex ZX Spectrum Double blasting of turrets.
Rex ZX Spectrum A new upgrade of the supreme weapon, firing six shots in a row in six different directions.

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Rex Concept Art
Rex Concept Art "Airbrush artwork painted using inks and acrylic paints. The image is a photograph of the artwork, taken in 2009."

Alternate Titles

  • "Zenith" -- Working title

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Your Sinclair Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User Dec, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Crash! Dec, 1988 82 out of 100 82


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The Light, a fictional company

The Light was a fictional name for the real company Creative Reality. The respective members used the following pseudonyms: Jason Austin (as John Anderson), Neil Dodwell (as Neil Harris) and David Dew (as Richard Allen).

The Title: Rex

For the majority of the game's development, it was called Zenith - the tower Rex is tasked to destroy. But it was decided this might cause problems because of a well known UK double glazing company. So the name was changed to Rex.

Rex's Taxonomy

Despite his name and appearance Rex is not a descendent of a Tyrannosaurus rex, neither a member of the Superfamilly Rhinocerotoidea. Actually Rex is a Rhinoceroid sapiens, an ancient bipedal race of mercenary aliens which look like Rhinoceros.

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Martin Smith (62812) added Rex (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 10, 2006
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