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Awesome is a multi-section space-based game. The plot involves an attempt to get across a harsh galaxy despite not having the funds or firepower to make it.

To reach each planet the player has to progress through numerous action sections, starting with some overhead-view shooting of rocks which break into progressively smaller blocks, a scanner tells the player roughly where they are located. This is followed by an into the screen shoot-out against an enemy flying backwards and forwards, and then the final approach to the trading centre, which involves the player progressing on foot from an overhead view, and sees contact with the enemies lose time rather than energy – the player has 3 attempts to get there in time.

Once the player reaches the planet, a trading aspect comes into play. Strategic purchase of the right equipment to boost the ship, as well as extra shields and firepower (which can be balanced depending on the next level).


Awesome Atari ST Inside the space station.
Awesome Atari ST On this screen you can balance your ship's offensive and defensive powers.
Awesome Atari ST Landing on a planet.
Awesome FM Towns Boss battle!

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User Reviews

Essentially lives up to its name Amiga Martin Smith (78737)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1991 900 out of 1000 90
The One Amiga Dec, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1991 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 62 out of 100 62


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