DescriptionSDI: Strategic Defense Initiative is based around classic-style shoot 'em up action. It puts you in control of a satellite which must ensure that the wave of bombs aimed for the United States do not hit. Direction of motion and direction of fire are controlled independently - on the 16-bit versions you rotate the mouse left and right to direct the targeting, move it up and down to increase the range, and use the joystick to move the satellite and thus avoid any contact.
Each level is split into defensive and offensive stages. On defensive levels you must stop each unit as it heads towards the earth, a lá Missile Command. Offensive stages follow the old 'shoot it before it becomes a danger' philosophy, being free-flying shoot 'em up sections among a network of destructible (but worth saving) platforms.
- "SDI - Now The Odds Are Even" -- Spanish title
- "SDI" -- Official abbreviation
- "Mobile SDI" -- Mobile Sega Ages title
- "Global Defense" -- SEGA Master System title
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The Press Says
|Sinclair User||Feb, 1989||90 out of 100||90|
|Crash!||Jul, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|Sinclair User||Jul, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|Your Sinclair||Jul, 1991||64 out of 100||64|
|Your Sinclair||Mar, 1989||6 out of 10||60|
|Crash!||Feb, 1989||59 out of 100||59|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jul, 1991||59 out of 100||59|
|The Games Machine (UK)||May, 1989||37 out of 100||37|
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