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Encounter! is a fast paced arcade game set in a sci-fi environment which features fast moving three dimensional graphics. You command a probe vehicle with which you have to shoot down enemy saucers and homing missiles. When you have shot down the required number of enemies on one level (usually around 10-20) you get the chance to go through a "stargate". In the stargate you have to navigate through a hail of spheres coming at you at high speed. If you succeed you get to a new planet in different color scheme, if you fail you'll have to replay the previous planet. There's eight levels in total.


Encounter! Atari 8-bit This saucer is blue and faster
Encounter! Atari 8-bit Title screen and main menu (USA release)
Encounter! Atari 8-bit I lost all my lives. Game over.
Encounter! Atari 8-bit My current target

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Alternate Titles

  • "Amiga Encounter" -- Amiga Updated Release

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Critic Reviews

Tilt May, 1984 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1989 92 out of 100 92
TeleMatch Mar, 1984 3 out of 6 60
Happy Computer Jun, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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Kabushi (209748) added Encounter! (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 03, 2006
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