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Soldier of Light (ZX Spectrum)

Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum This is the game's load screen. There's a countdown to indicate how fast the load is going


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You play Xain, the Soldier of Light who must visit a number of invaded planets and wipe out the evil hordes that have attacked the human populations. The main bulk of the gameplay is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up, putting you in control of Xain, who can jump or duck to avoid enemies and jump up to higher ledges. Lots of extra weaponry can be collected along the way, although this is lost when one of your five lives is lost.

The planets Lagto, Cleemans and Cleemalt are all available for selection immediately. These each have their own settings – Cleedos is desert, Cleemalt cavernous and Lagto lush and verdant. After completing each planet you must successfully fly to the next one.


Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum The start of the game, sixty seconds to clear this area, three attempts to complete it
Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum This life is ended by being run down by a moon buggy
Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum There is a high score table and after this has been completed the player is returned to the main menu screen
Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum Whoopee, now he shoots three shots at a time

Alternate Titles

  • "Xain'd Sleena" -- Japanese arcade title
  • "Soldier of Light: Xain'd Sleena" -- RAD Games release title
  • "Solar Warrior" -- Arcade title

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1988 499 out of 1000 50


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Martin Smith (63162) added Soldier of Light (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 01, 2005
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