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Spaceman Sid is a variant of Moon Patrol for the BBC Micro and the basic game play is very similar.

The game is a side scrolling game in which you travel left to right. The object is to drive over the surface of Mars, avoiding obstacles and shooting aliens, while trying to beat your previous score. Points are scored for rocks, drones, alien ships & bases etc. that are blown up.

Obstacles come in the form of rocks, craters and mines that must be jumped over. In the early stages this is surprisingly difficult as the craters are not easily distinguished from the general unevenness of the ground. The alien hazards you must contend with come in two main forms, drones (small missiles that skim the ground) and spaceships that fly overhead.

To combat these you naturally have a gun which fires a missile vertically upwards and a bullet horizontally forward every time the 'Fire' action key is pressed, two for the price of one.


Spaceman Sid BBC Micro High score table that's displayed at the end of the demo
Spaceman Sid BBC Micro That's a drone coming at me low down and just ahead is a crater
Spaceman Sid BBC Micro Finally the game starts but you have to be quick because it goes into demo mode very quickly
Spaceman Sid BBC Micro .. before you get to a choice of keyboard or joystick. After that the game asks if you want instructions...

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piltdown_man (203754) added Spaceman Sid (BBC Micro) on Aug 27, 2010
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