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Star Ranger is a comparatively slow-paced side-scrolling Shoot'em Up. The player's ship can shoot in two directions, but the shooting frequency is rather low. Unlike in most other Shoot'em Ups, enemies do not simply fly through the screen and can be either destroyed or dodged. Instead, they stay onscreen, trying to destroy the player's ship until they are defeated. There are numerous different enemy types, each following a unique attacking-pattern. Some enemies try to close in, while others always shoot from a distance. There are also bombers, who fill the screen with indestructible bombs, as well as ships that can become temporarily invisible. To further increase the challenge, there are also passages in which asteroids have to be dodged or the ship has to be maneuvered through narrow passages.


Star Ranger Commodore 64 Entering a moonbase
Star Ranger Commodore 64 Nice, each new passage of a level gets introduced by this alien-thingy.
Star Ranger Commodore 64 Cibolians
Star Ranger Commodore 64 While the two ships in the middle are trying to come as close to your ship as possible, the ship at the right keeps shooting at you from a distance.

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Star Ranger is a more space based version of Scramble Trekster (66) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

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Mobygamesisreanimated (11177) added Star Ranger (Commodore 64) on Feb 16, 2005