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Altaïr (Atari ST)

Altaïr Atari ST Title Screen


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In this top-down arcade shooter you are a pilot of space craft, breaking through a strongly defended enemy space station somewhere near Altair. Enemy guns are set either behind the indestructible borders or in free positions. All of them are shooting at you in certain directions. Flying on a scrolling playscreen, you may move in four directions and shoot towards you. You should avoid the enemy bullets and blocking structures to do not to be killed. The bosses appear in certain parts, where screen-scrolling mode stops until the boss will be eliminated.

On your way 12 saving points will mark the positions, from where you'll restart after losing one of your lives. You should keep your energy level, shooting certain energy cells to increase it. Also you should shoot a combination of four letters "FIRE" to upgrade your weapon to 2nd level, or 4 items of square to add some kind of missiles for you possession.

Finishing your way after 12th saving point, you'll be transferred to the initial starting position with all points, energy, and missiles, but without weapon upgrade.


Altaïr Atari ST The guns on the sides can't be reached by your shots, but their bullets should be avoided...
Altaïr Atari ST You should shoot the "FIRE" letters to upgrade the weapon to 2nd level...
Altaïr Atari ST You at the very end of enemy space station...
Altaïr Atari ST You have acquired the missile composing the square below you, and you are entering the enemy area...

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Jun, 1987 14 out of 20 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1987 7 out of 12 58


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POMAH (57691) added Altaïr (Atari ST) on Mar 17, 2008