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atari yars
Written by  :  Martin Smith (78)
Written on  :  Oct 28, 2003
Platform  :  Amiga
Rating  :  4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Technically innovative and highly entertaining at the time

The Good

The graphics are superb, with the four levels each having a distinct style and the enemies all having distinct character and being brightly drawn. The introduction sequence is one of the best seen at the time. The gameplay is exciting, with a real incentive to progress through. the power-up system works better than most.

The Bad

The pace seems strangely sluggish, and it was harder than it needed to be. Sometimes there wasn't enough trigger-finger mentality either.

The Bottom Line

One of the R-Type style action games of the day, involving you shooting at a diverse range of bad guys, with the screen generally scrolling horizontally. As well as the alien enemies you must avoid contact with the walls, for fear of damaging the ship. Most enemies give off money, which can be spent on the usual range of upgrades.

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