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Menace (Atari ST)

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Six ruthless dictators have collaborated to create the planet Draconia, which contains some of the most gruesome and harmful life-forms imaginable, all indulging in some rather unsavoury actions. Thus, you must go in your spaceship to destroy them all.

The game is a side-scrolling R-Type-influenced shoot 'em up consisting of six visually-diverse levels. Waves of enemies come towards you to be shot, and reveal tokens, which when shot at will cycle through several available weapons. These include lasers, cannons, improved ship power and a shield.


Menace Atari ST The introduction screen
Menace Atari ST Attacking a dragon...
Menace Atari ST Gameplay on the second level
Menace Atari ST The second level boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "חיים או מוות" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Draconia" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1989 73 out of 100 73


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Nostalgic Memories 1 Trekster (62)
Jan 25, 2018


Cancelled port

Harlequin Software was preparing an Atari 8-bit conversion in 1990, but serious illness to the programmer prevented it from being completed.


Originally, the levels in Draconia had names such as "Irem Battlestation", "Konamian Graveyard" and "Jungles of Capcom", in reference to the famous coin-op shoot'em'up makers. This was changed at the last minute, along with the title of the game, but not before the July 1988 issue of Commodore User had managed to review it.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith.
Servo (57405) added Menace (Atari ST) on Feb 22, 2004
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3128), Servo (57405) and Tomer Gabel (4643)