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Echelon is a space combat simulator with wire-frame graphics. Fly around an alien planet, looking for clues to a "mysterious event" in the planet's past.
The game has a feature that allows people to play without concerning themselves with battle, or turn off the "exploration" and concentrate solely on combat.
Credits (Commodore 64 version)
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Average score: 69% (based on 10 ratings)
Average score: 1.8 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)
**The Bottom Line**
Spaceflight action puzzle game - fly around blasting enemies, collect dozens of useless but necessary futuristic pottery shards, and reconstruct the flight path to solve ancient mysteries.
DOS · by Matt McLaine (51) · 2001
The Commodore 64 version of Echelon shipped with the "Lip Stik", a headset and microphone that purported to take voice commands, but in reality just acted as a firebutton. It plugged directly into the joystick port.
Unmarked even on the Hint Map were several unusual locations and structures, including a McDonalds, the Golden Gate bridge, and others. They could be blown up, and the bridges could be flown under and through (lengthwise).
The game uses Access' "Real Sound" technlogy - digitized sound through the standard PC speaker.
Information also contributed by Matt McLaine
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Game added by Robert Morgan.
Game added November 14th, 1999. Last modified August 20th, 2023.