Written by  :  Martin Smith (78)
Written on  :  Oct 28, 2003
Platform  :  Amiga

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Summary

Insanely difficult but otherwise the high watermark of Amiga blasters

The Good

The visuals and sound were nothing short of incredible, as with most Team 17 games, and the variety in attack patterns meant that a surprise was always round the corner. The power-up system was delicately designed as well - do you go for plenty of side-shots and homing missiles first, or concentrate on the power of the plasma or laser beam shots?

The Bad

The difficulty level was pitched way too high. Even getting to the third of the six levels was too difficult. Also, it was too dependent on power-ups, and since you lost a selection of those when you lose a life, your game can fall apart very quickly.

The Bottom Line

A demonstration of the Amiga's technical abilities, and a thrilling action game, but most people will never see 2/3 of it.