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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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Description

You play as 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 run and gun game, while some stages put you in an horizontal shoot 'em up scenario. You take 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. Each time you defeat a planet's boss, you control Xain's spaceship and have to go through a short horizontal shmup level, before selecting your next target planet.

The planets Cleemalt Soa, Lagto Soa, Cleedos Soa, Kworal Soa and Guwld Soa are all available for selection immediately. These each have their own settings – Cleedos Soa is desert, Cleemalt Soa is moon-like, Lagto Soa is lush and verdant, Kworal Soa is cold and underwater-like and Guwld Soa is a red-hot-steaming Mars type of place. When you clear all planets (plus their respective shmup sections) you gain access to a final planet which resembles the death star from Star Wars. After that,the game is over and you save the planets from the empire invasion.

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Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum The game's main menu. The 'Soldier of Light' text is shown on psychedelic flashing colours
Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum Whoopee, now he shoots three shots at a time
Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum Steps ahead. Won't make them though because the baddies on the left will finish him off
Soldier of Light ZX Spectrum The game starts with a mission statement that basically says 'Kill everything!'

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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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1988 8.8 out of 12 73
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 (63061) added Soldier of Light (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 01, 2005
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