Sanxion

aka: Sanxion: The Spectrum Remix
Moby ID: 18103
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Sanxion is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up where you fight your way through wave after wave of colourful enemies, using a futuristic looking aeroplane. The screen is divided in two, with one third at the top of the screen showing a bird's eye panoramic view of the surroundings and your plane, and the two thirds at the bottom showing the actual battlefield. The scrolling speed is controlled by the player, as the scrolling slows down when the plane nears the left side of the screen, and picks up speed as the plane moves towards the middle. The game does not feature any end bosses or power-ups, instead the player is treated to a non-lethal bonus stage after each completed level, where the aim is to shoot, collect or avoid obstacles in a race against time.

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Gold Rush

Thalamus ran a 'Willy Wonka' type competition with the Spectrum release of this game. Some copies of the game were issued on gold coloured cassettes and purchasers were invited to call the Thalamus hotline to claim their free prize.

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The music track Thalamusik from this game, composed by Rob Hubbard, the man who also created themes for such well-known titles, as Commando and Monty on the Run, was very popular after release and there are dozens of remixes available.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Mattias Kreku.

ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, Virgil, piltdown_man.

Game added June 13, 2005. Last modified October 22, 2023.