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Dan Dare III: The Escape (Atari ST)

Dan Dare III: The Escape Atari ST From the intro: Dan is in trouble


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In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by the evil Treens, lead by Dan's arch enemy, the Mekon. He is taken to their scientific satellite orbiting Venus, but it doesn't take long for Dan to break free and go down into their ship. While searching it, he eventually finds an escape shuttle sitting in the launch bay, only to discover that it is out of fuel. He returns to the satellite in an attempt to find some.

The fuel cans are scattered around the five levels of the ship, which Dan can get to by using the Mekon's teleporters. To get to them though, Dan needs to destroy any Treen that get in his way using a variety of weapons, bought by using a computer terminal. Along the way, the Mekon can be seen sitting around, and destroying him will more often than not reward Dan with a pod that he needs to access the teleporter. Dan can use his jet-pack to navigate the satellite, but this will eventually run out of fuel.

This is the 16-bit version of the game, which differentiates from its 8-bit cousins. As well as an introduction that leads into the game, more weapons are added, and each of the game's five levels are structured differently.


Dan Dare III: The Escape Atari ST Titles screen
Dan Dare III: The Escape Atari ST That's a big ugly alien
Dan Dare III: The Escape Atari ST The starting point
Dan Dare III: The Escape Atari ST Buy upgrades

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ST Format Jul, 1990 63 out of 100 63
The One Jul, 1990 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1990 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Jun, 1990 43 out of 100 43


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Terok Nor (27771) added Dan Dare III: The Escape (Atari ST) on May 18, 2008
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