Colony 28


In one bad day for humans, mankind was overwhelmed by an alien's captors. It was written year 2013 and human armies lasted only several weeks. And now it's over. These who had been talented become robots, with embedded control chip to assure theirs obedience, serving as supervisors in remaining human colonies. You are one of them, when your transport is hit by a laser beam coming from the surface on a routine way to your new assignment, shortening out your obedience chip circuits. The transport boat lands in hurry and you see yourself like only one leaving it.

Colony 28 is a side-view shooter. The goal is clear: equipped by a strong robotic body, combining alien and human technologies you must seek how to destroy an alien ship from which they dominate the Earth and control all units. To your robotic arm is mounted machine gun, which supports three sorts of ammo. When it happens that you will run out of it, you can still rely on your robotic fists. Game supports an inventory, provides a few riddles and combat is realized through "Hide and Shoot" strategy - else you are no more.


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Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 2 ratings with 1 reviews)

The best Czech game of the year 97´

The Good
You cannot simply write down, what was the best about this game. On one hand, there was good graphic, previously unseen in any Czech game before. There were rendered cutscenes, which also haven´t been in and Czech game before (and long after...) and there was a very good written story, that showed you, what to fight for, not just shoot&walk. The guru of this project, Jindrich Rohlík (former journalist, his latest release is "Brány Skeldalu 2" - 2004) put together a very good team, which was able to create the best Czech game of the year 97´

The Bad
First minus points are definitely for the animation of the main character. It was made just from two animations. And of course, there was also the problem of difficulty. We, people who have played this game will always remember the 12 seconds limit, in which you had to set the charges and RUN for the elevator. Another problem was associated with the genre of this game - 2D scrolling shooter. While you´ve entered the screen, it was highly possible, that you will be hit from behind with no chance to defend.

The Bottom Line
Bored already of the classic 2D action games like Alcatraz or Flashback? Would also like to check out the Czech game scene in the early stages? Try to find this game. The quality will probably surprise you.

DOS · by jaxx22 (24) · 2005

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Game added January 18th, 2000. Last modified August 15th, 2023.