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This action game combines shoot 'em up and platform elements, as you control a flying man who can gain an exoskeletal suit for extra protection (hence the name). Your task is to progress from left to right in each level, either along the ground or by using the arrangement of platforms. Most of the baddies can be avoided rather than shot, and this is often easier, especially as you can duck or jump to avoid them. As well as a standard gun (activated by tapping fire) you also have a limited number of missiles to take out installations (activated by holding down fire, which makes autofire facilities useless). The scrolling is flick-screen, perhaps as the game was designed for the C64, and the Amiga version was identical to the ST's.


Exolon Commodore 64 The first screen
Exolon Commodore 64 Using a grenade to destroy the satellite dish
Exolon Commodore 64 Using a teleport
Exolon Commodore 64 In this screen you have to doge and shoot your way through tons of deadly little ... thingies

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1987 10.4 out of 12 87
Commodore Format Feb, 1994 80 out of 100 80 Aug, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer 1986 64 out of 100 64


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The Amiga and ST cheat mode in this game takes it name (perhaps coincidentally) from a classic Sinclair Spectrum game (check the Tips section and search for the name if you're curious - it is not posted here as it'd be a spoiler)


  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #41 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

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Martin Smith (66870) added Exolon (Commodore 64) on Aug 19, 2004
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